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  • Gravitational waves

    Research

    Gravitational Waves in the Stars

    September 22, 2014

    Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be “seen” by looking at the stars.

  • Lonesome George

    Exhibition

    Iconic Tortoise Lonesome George on Exhibit

    September 19, 2014

    Lonesome George, the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind and became a global icon for conservation, will be on view for a limited time at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Countdown to Zero_comic book

    Exhibition, Special Exhibition

    AMNH Announces Countdown to Zero

    September 19, 2014

    The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic benefits. Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will open at the American Museum of Natural History on January 13, 2015.

  • Neotropics

    Press Release, Research

    Drivers of Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

    September 10, 2014

    An international team of researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest that extends from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America.

  • Mammal reconstruction

    Press Release, Research

    Researchers Find Extinct Squirrel-like Species

    September 10, 2014

    Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree.

  • Nature's Fury

    Special Exhibition

    Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

    September 3, 2014

    Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters will uncover the causes of natural disasters and explore the consequences.

  • Grizzly bear

    Press Release

    Study Led by Indigenous People Uncovers Grizzly Bear 'Highway'

    July 16, 2014

    A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America.

  • Lyuba

    Press Release

    Mammoth Calf Mummies Yield Trove of Insights

    July 8, 2014

    Three-dimensional scans of two mummified newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric proboscideans.

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