At the March SciCafe, Museum researchers will recount their time in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. Here, ornithologist Paul Sweet talks life in the field—and the importance of good hiking boots.
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.