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Bear Diorama

New Science for a Classic Hall: Salmon and Bears Nurture Ecosystem Together

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After more than a year of restoration work, the classic habitat dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which reopens this Saturday, seem more vibrant and realistic than ever. Below, the last in a series of posts on new science behind the hall, this one on the diorama of the Alaska brown bear, found at the heart of the Hall of North American Mammals.

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2012-10-10 Maya Podcast

2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

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Did the Maya really predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012? Learn the true story behind this rumor, as noted hieroglyphics expert Mark Van Stone, author of “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya,” unlocks the secrets of the complex Mayan calendars.

The talk, which took place at the Museum on October 10, 2012, was hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 18 mins, 93 MB)

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