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  • Quinoa on ice flow

    Research

    Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts

    January 21, 2014

    A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources.

  • Scorpionfish

    Research

    Rich World of Fish Biofluorescence

    January 8, 2014

    A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in the tree of life of fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns.

  • HR4796

    Press Release

    First-Light Images From Gemini Planet Imager

    January 7, 2014

    After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the Gemini Planet Imager is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds with the help of a special starlight-blocking device built at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Dark matter

    Press Release

    Dark Universe Opens November 2

    October 28, 2013

    Featuring exquisite renderings of cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space, the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

  • Micropteropus pusillus

    Research

    Soaring Variety of Malaria Parasites in Bats

    October 7, 2013

    Researchers have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats as well as new evidence of evolutionary jumps to rodent hosts.

  • Explore21_Gruber

    Press Release

    AMNH Announces Explore21

    September 30, 2013

    This fall, the American Museum of Natural History is launching a comprehensive initiative to foster a series of innovative scientific expeditions that meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

  • Red shift

    Exhibition

    Dark Universe Premieres November 2

    September 19, 2013

    Featuring exquisite renderings of enigmatic cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space, the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration. 

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