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  • Big dino

    Exhibitions

    Gigantic Dinosaur Inspires New Permanent Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

    September 25, 2015

    Generations of visitors have flocked to see the renowned blue whale and iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, among other fossil dinosaurs, at the American Museum of Natural History. In January 2016, the Museum will add another must-see exhibit when a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur will be installed on the fourth floor. Paleontologists have inferred that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants.

  • Polar bear mother and cub

    Science

    Polar Bears May Survive the Ice Melt

    September 4, 2015

    As climate change accelerates ice melt in the Arctic, polar bears may find caribou and snow geese replacing seals as an important food source, shows a recent study.

  • Bacteria on cellulose

    Exhibitions

    AMNH Announces The Secret World Inside You

    August 17, 2015

    This fall, the American Museum of Natural History presents The Secret World Inside You, a special exhibition that explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

  • Butterfly Conservatory

    Exhibitions

    Butterfly Conservatory

    August 13, 2015

    The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 5.

  • Baby saber tooth

    Science

    Saber-toothed Cats's Canines Took Years to Grow

    July 1, 2015

    New research shows that the fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. 

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  • Camel spider

    Science

    A Close Look at Formidable Camel Spider Jaws

    June 22, 2015

    For the first time, researchers have created a visual atlas and dictionary of terms for the many strange features on the fearsome-looking jaws of a little known group of arachnids. 

  • Tiger spraying

    Science

    Using Tiger Spray as a Conservation Tool

    June 18, 2015

    Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the “breadcrumb” that researchers have traditionally used to track the endangered animals. 

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