A video series on amnh.tv delves into the topic of dinosaurs, which arose some 230 million years ago and thrived until most large dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. Why? In the video series, paleontologists Mark Norell, Michael Novacek, and Lowell Dingus explain extinction and more.
The dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals have always been splendid, but after more than a year of painstaking restoration, they look better than ever. A multi-video series documents their renovation. In these videos, Museum artists Stephen C. Quinn and Joianne Bittle Knight describe how the 3-D foregrounds and 2-D backgrounds of the dioramas were originally created.
This Sunday marks the first day of the year 4711 in the Chinese lunar calendar—the Year of the Snake. And to get the new year off to an auspicious start, families will gather to share delicious meals.