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    Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species

    March 31, 2015

    Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Speciesa new exhibition opening April 4 at the American Museum of Natural History in the LeFrak Family Gallery, offers a fascinating glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the natural world and the power of natural selection to shape exceptional responses to the challenges, and opportunities, of life on Earth.

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    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.

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    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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    Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View at AMNH

    January 13, 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. 

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    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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    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.


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