An initial sampling period conducted at the Museum this summer has provided the Healthy Human Microbiome Project with microbiome samples from individuals from more than 50 countries—and some fascinating preliminary results.
Decades ago, this extinct flightless species would have been called a bird, full stop. Today, this not-so-distant relative of Velociraptor is recognized as one more fascinating fossil organism in the unbroken line between one group of dinosaurs and modern birds.
Just like you, your house or apartment has its own microbiome—a unique, invisible population of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living within it.
First described in 1861, Archaeopteryx represents a turning point in paleontologists’ understanding of the relationship between ancient dinosaurs and modern birds.