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  • A red microscopic image of growth lines in the tooth of Hypacrosaurus

    Science

    Dinosaur Eggs Took 3 to 6 Months to Hatch

    January 3, 2017

    New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch—between about three and six months. The study finds that contrary to previous assumptions, dinosaur incubation is more similar to that of typical reptiles than of birds.

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  • A coluber constrictor snake on the leaf-covered ground

    Science

    Ice Age Vertebrates Had Mixed Responses to Climate Change

    December 6, 2016

    New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that contrary to expectation, the massive glaciers that expanded and contracted across the region affected animal populations in different ways at different times.

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  • The entrance to the ¡Cuba! exhibition at the Museum, featuring a colorful sign and life-size photos of Cubans

    Exhibition

    ¡Cuba! Opens at AMNH

    November 21, 2016

    Cuba is a place of exceptional biodiversity and cultural richness, and now a new bilingual exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will offer visitors fresh insights into this island nation just 94 miles from Florida’s shores.

  • This photo shows curator Mark Norell and other members of the Gobi expedition prepping a fossil for transport.

    Science

    Shelf Life Launches Second Season

    November 1, 2016

    For its second season, which launches today, the American Museum of Natural History’s behind-the-scenes web series Shelf Life packs its bags to travel the world.

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