Extended! The Doodle 4 Google presentation at the Museum will be on display through Monday, September 2.
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.