Birds do it, bees do it—but how did pterosaurs fly? A video explains more.
The extinct mollusks known as ammonites inhabited the planet for more than 300 million years—almost twice as long as dinosaurs—before disappearing in the mass extinction event more than 65 million years ago.
If you want to spoil budding paleontologists, says Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the new Pterosaurs exhibition, send them on their first dig to the Romualdo Formation in the Araripe Basin, in northeastern Brazil.
The powerful venom of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), which is featured as one of the live species in The Power of Poison, has medicinal capabilities as well: one of its components has been used to develop a diabetes drug.