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    Fish Evolution Shaped by Intense Rapids

    February 16, 2017

    New DNA-based research provides compelling evidence that a group of strange-looking fish living near the mouth of the Congo River are evolving due to the intense hydraulics of the river’s rapids and deep canyons.

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    Public Invited to Search for New Nearby Worlds

    February 15, 2017

    A new citizen-science tool released today will help astronomers search for new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space. 

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    Dinosaur Eggs Took 3 to 6 Months to Hatch

    January 3, 2017

    New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch—between about three and six months. The study finds that contrary to previous assumptions, dinosaur incubation is more similar to that of typical reptiles than of birds.

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    Ice Age Vertebrates Had Mixed Responses to Climate Change

    December 6, 2016

    New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that contrary to expectation, the massive glaciers that expanded and contracted across the region affected animal populations in different ways at different times.

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  • The entrance to the ¡Cuba! exhibition at the Museum, featuring a colorful sign and life-size photos of Cubans


    ¡Cuba! Opens at AMNH

    November 21, 2016

    Cuba is a place of exceptional biodiversity and cultural richness, and now a new bilingual exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will offer visitors fresh insights into this island nation just 94 miles from Florida’s shores.