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  • A coluber constrictor snake on the leaf-covered ground

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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

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    ¡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.

  • This photo shows curator Mark Norell and other members of the Gobi expedition prepping a fossil for transport.

    Science

    Shelf Life Launches Second Season

    November 1, 2016

    For its second season, which launches today, the American Museum of Natural History’s behind-the-scenes web series Shelf Life packs its bags to travel the world.

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  • A photo of Lampropeltis calligaster, the yellow-bellied kingsnake that lives in prairies west of the Mississippi
  • This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of supernova 1994D

    Science

    Detonating White Dwarfs as Supernovae

    October 4, 2016

    A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History details a way that dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe.

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