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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • oPhone

    Press Release

    New Scent-based Messaging Platform Demonstrated at AMNH

    June 17, 2014

    The first international scent messages were exchanged today between the American Museum of Natural History and the Le Laboratoire Paris in France using a new iPhone application called oSnap.

  • Sea anemone

    Research

    New Order of Marine Creatures Discovered

    May 7, 2014

    A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world’s largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals.

  • NYC Student Ancestry Project

    Press Release, Research

    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.

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