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  • Lyuba

    Press Release

    Mammoth Calf Mummies Yield Trove of Insights

    July 8, 2014

    Three-dimensional scans of two mummified newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric proboscideans.

  • oPhone

    Press Release

    New Scent-based Messaging Platform Demonstrated at AMNH

    June 17, 2014

    The first international scent messages were exchanged today between the American Museum of Natural History and the Le Laboratoire Paris in France using a new iPhone application called oSnap.

  • Sea anemone

    Research

    New Order of Marine Creatures Discovered

    May 7, 2014

    A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world’s largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals.

  • NYC Student Ancestry Project

    Press Release, Research

    DNA of NYC Students Reveals Microcosm of the World

    April 23, 2014

    The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February 2014 for the New York City Student Ancestry Project led by The City College of New York today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Ozarcus mapesae

    Research

    Shark Fossil Reveals New Insights into Jaw Evolution

    April 16, 2014

    The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern sharks, as was previously thought.

  • Harvestman

    Research

    Scientists Discover Four-eyed Daddy Longlegs Fossil

    April 10, 2014

    Living harvestmen—a group of arachnids more commonly known as daddy longlegs—have a single pair of eyes. But new research indicates that primitive harvestmen had two pairs of eyes, adding significant details to the evolutionary story of this diverse and highly successful group.

  • Red panda
  • Lanternfish

    Research

    Fish Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Mating

    March 3, 2014

    The new research indicates that bioluminescence—a phenomenon in which animals generate visible light through a chemical reaction—could promote communication and mating in the open ocean.

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