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  • NYC Student Ancestry Project

    Education, Science

    DNA of NYC Students Reveals Microcosm of the World

    April 23, 2014

    The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February 2014 for the New York City Student Ancestry Project led by The City College of New York today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Ozarcus mapesae

    Science

    Shark Fossil Reveals New Insights into Jaw Evolution

    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.

  • Harvestman

    Science

    Scientists Discover Four-eyed Daddy Longlegs Fossil

    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.

  • Red panda
  • Lanternfish

    Science

    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.

  • Exosuit_front

    Science

    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.

  • Very Large Array
  • Quinoa on ice flow

    Science

    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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