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    Fish Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Mating

    March 3, 2014

    The new research indicates that bioluminescence—a phenomenon in which animals generate visible light through a chemical reaction—could promote communication and mating in the open ocean.

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    Deep-diving Exosuit on Rare Public Display

    February 27, 2014

    The “Exosuit,” a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down 1,000 feet at surface pressure, will be on temporary display at the American Museum of Natural History from February 27 to March 5 in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life.

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    Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts

    January 21, 2014

    A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources.

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    Rich World of Fish Biofluorescence

    January 8, 2014

    A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in the tree of life of fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns.

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    First-Light Images From Gemini Planet Imager

    January 7, 2014

    After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the Gemini Planet Imager is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds with the help of a special starlight-blocking device built at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    Dark Universe Opens November 2

    October 28, 2013

    Featuring exquisite renderings of cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space, the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.