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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NYC Student Ancestry Project

    DNA of NYC Students Reveals Microcosm of the World

    April 23, 2014

    The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February 2014 for the New York City Student Ancestry Project led by The City College of New York today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Ozarcus mapesae

    Science

    Shark Fossil Reveals New Insights into Jaw Evolution

    April 16, 2014

    The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern sharks, as was previously thought.

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