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  • 30. Hurricane Sandy interactive_DF

    Exhibitions

    Nature's Fury

    November 11, 2014

    From earthquakes and volcanoes to tornadoes and hurricanes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters will uncover the causes of these natural disasters, explore the consequences, and consider the risks they pose.

  • Protoclaviger

    Science

    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

    Science

    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

    Exhibitions

    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

    Exhibitions

    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

    Science

    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

    Science

    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

    Exhibitions

    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.

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