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.
April 10, 2014
Living harvestmen—a group of arachnids more commonly known as daddy longlegs—have a single pair of eyes. But new research indicates that primitive harvestmen had two pairs of eyes, adding significant details to the evolutionary story of this diverse and highly successful group.
April 9, 2014
New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic area—are able to coexist.
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.
Science, Press Release
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.
January 27, 2014
An international group of astrophysicists has found evidence strongly supporting a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe.
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.
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.