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    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.

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    Science

    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.

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    Science

    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.

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    Science

    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.

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    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. 

  • Sutter's Mill meteorite

    Science

    Rare Meteorite Acquired

    August 21, 2013

    The main mass of a rare meteorite that exploded over California’s Sierra foothills in April 2012 will be preserved for current and future scientific research thanks to the collaborative efforts of five U.S. academic institutions.

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    Science

    Bird Brains Predate Birds

    July 31, 2013

    New research provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds.

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