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  • Lonesome George

    Exhibitions

    Iconic Tortoise Lonesome George on Exhibit

    September 19, 2014

    Lonesome George, the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind and became a global icon for conservation, will be on view for a limited time at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Neotropics

    Science

    Drivers of Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

    September 10, 2014

    An international team of researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest that extends from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America.

  • Mammal reconstruction

    Science

    Researchers Find Extinct Squirrel-like Species

    September 10, 2014

    Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree.

  • Nature's Fury

    Exhibitions

    Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

    September 3, 2014

    Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters will uncover the causes of natural disasters and explore the consequences.

  • Grizzly bear

    Science

    Study Led by Indigenous People Uncovers Grizzly Bear 'Highway'

    July 16, 2014

    A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America.

  • Lyuba

    Science

    Mammoth Calf Mummies Yield Trove of Insights

    July 8, 2014

    Three-dimensional scans of two mummified newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric proboscideans.

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  • Sea anemone

    Science

    New Order of Marine Creatures Discovered

    May 7, 2014

    A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world’s largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals.

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