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    Foot of Human Relative Illustrates the "Messiness" of Bipedal Walking

    October 6, 2015

    A new study on Homo naledi, the extinct human relative whose remains were discovered in a South African cave and introduced to the world last month, suggests that although its feet were the most human-like part of its body, H. naledi didn’t use them to walk in the same way we do.

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    Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Technology in Arctic Ecosystem Study

    September 29, 2015

    In a portion of Manitoba, Canada, so remote you have to fly in by helicopter, a research team led by the University of North Dakota and the American Museum of Natural History spent the summer deploying the latest tool in a nearly five-decade-old ecological study: unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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    Gigantic Dinosaur Inspires New Permanent Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

    September 25, 2015

    Generations of visitors have flocked to see the renowned blue whale and iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, among other fossil dinosaurs, at the American Museum of Natural History. In January 2016, the Museum will add another must-see exhibit when a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur will be installed on the fourth floor. Paleontologists have inferred that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants.

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    Polar Bears May Survive the Ice Melt

    September 4, 2015

    As climate change accelerates ice melt in the Arctic, polar bears may find caribou and snow geese replacing seals as an important food source, shows a recent study.

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    AMNH Announces The Secret World Inside You

    August 17, 2015

    This fall, the American Museum of Natural History presents The Secret World Inside You, a special exhibition that explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

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    Butterfly Conservatory

    August 13, 2015

    The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 5.

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    Saber-toothed Cats's Canines Took Years to Grow

    July 1, 2015

    New research shows that the fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. 


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