Beginning today, an extraordinary gem is going on temporary display in the Museum's Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems: the 55.08-carat, champagne-colored Kimberley Diamond.
When it comes to chile peppers, how hot is hot? Visitors to Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, open for just one more month, can see a chart ranking varieties of peppers by their level of Scoville Heat Units (SHU), a score created in 1912 by Detroit chemist Wilbur Scoville.
In 1923, in Inner Mongolia, a young paleontological assistant on a fossil-finding expedition came upon “the superb skull of a gigantic beast,” as expedition leader Roy Chapman Andrews described it. It was the skull of Andrewsarchus, a cast of which on the Museum's fourth floor.
From now through Sunday, June 30, chefs and small-batch companies in the working kitchen of Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture will be serving jams, jellies, and marmalades.