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  • Crocodile scene

    Research

    Crocs Rocked Pre-Amazonian Peru

    February 24, 2015

    Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru, new research shows.

  • Sea urchins

    Research

    Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars Thrived with Time

    February 23, 2015

    A new study about echinoids—marine animals like sea urchins and sand dollars—gives scientists a reason to rethink a classical pattern of evolution.

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    Exhibition

    Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View at AMNH

    January 12, 2015

    Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on January 13, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease explores the factors that determine if a disease is eradicable as well as the scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions. 

  • Bone illustration

    Lightweight Skeletons of Modern Humans have Recent Origin

    December 22, 2014

    New research shows that modern human skeletons evolved into their lightly built form only relatively recently—after the start of the Holocene about 12,000 years ago and even more recently in some human populations.

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  • Protoclaviger

    Research

    52-million-year-old "Ant-loving" Beetle

    October 2, 2014

    Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a 52-million-year old beetle that likely was able to live alongside ants—preying on their eggs and usurping resources—within the comfort of their nest.

  • 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.

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