Museum Curator Rob DeSalle, an evolutionary geneticist who is co-author of Race? Debunking a Scientific Myth, recently answered a few questions about the science of race.
Most of us are deluged daily with hundreds of images on billboards and screens of all sizes. But natural history illustrations like those featured in the 2012 collection Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library still retain the power to surprise.
On Tuesday, November 26, Rao speaks at the Hayden about the Comet ISON, which on Thanksgiving Day will be passing within just 750,000 miles of the Sun’s surface. Should the comet stay intact, it will be clearly visible from Earth.
Recently, we spoke with Rao about Comet ISON and his career in meteorology.