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Duck-billed dinosaur tooth topography

Grinding Teeth of Duck-bill Dinosaurs More Advanced Than Horses'

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A new scientific study shows that duck-billed dinosaurs pulverized tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses, and other well-known modern grazers. The researchers, which included Mark Norell, the chair of the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, are the first to recover material properties from fossilized teeth.

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Snowy Owl

Theodore Roosevelt's Snowy Owl

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In 1867, two years before this Museum was founded, eight-year-old wildlife enthusiast Theodore Roosevelt Jr. created his own Roosevelt Natural History Museum in his family’s New York City home. The collection included the skull of a seal, birds’ nests, insects, and mouse skeletons. He collected and mounted this Snowy Owl near Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1876.

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Michael J. Novacek

SciCafe Returns October 3

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Kick off the new season of SciCafe, the Museum's popular first-Wednesdays series featuring science, cocktails, and conversation, on October 3 with paleontologist Michael J. Novacek

Dr. Novacek, who is also the Museum's Provost of Science, will discuss why and how we should create a comprehensive inventory of species, understand the evolutionary relationships of the major branches of life, and probe the connections between the genome and the more external traits of organisms that their genomes influence.  

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