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    Butterfly Conservatory

    August 13, 2015

    The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, September 5.

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    Saber-toothed Cats's Canines Took Years to Grow

    July 1, 2015

    New research shows that the fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. 

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    A Close Look at Formidable Camel Spider Jaws

    June 22, 2015

    For the first time, researchers have created a visual atlas and dictionary of terms for the many strange features on the fearsome-looking jaws of a little known group of arachnids. 

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    Using Tiger Spray as a Conservation Tool

    June 18, 2015

    Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the “breadcrumb” that researchers have traditionally used to track the endangered animals. 

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    Spiders Alive!

    June 16, 2015

    Back by popular demand at the American Museum of Natural History, Spiders Alive! is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibition’s live animals are 16 species of spiders, two species of scorpion, a chemical-spewing vinegaroon, and several long-legged tailless whip spiders—which aren’t spiders at all.

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    Building Better Skull Models For Ancient Carnivores

    April 29, 2015

    New modeling and tests based on living species done at the American Museum of Natural History show that the link between animal diets and skull biomechanics is complex, with a stronger influence from ancestry than previously thought.

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