Can you curl your tongue? Do you have a "hitchhiker's thumb?" Investigate which of these four traits you share—and which of them are rare.
How are you like a chimpanzee? In what ways do you differ from a Neanderthal? Find out with this detailed, interactive look at humans and their closest cousins.
Meet an AMNH scientist who manages one of the world's largest frozen tissue collections. Then take a peek inside her cryovats, where animals on the brink of extinction remain frozen in time.
Once humans gained control over their food supplies, they were no longer limited by their environment's natural productivity. What costs have come along with this tremendous benefit?
Did you know only 10 percent of people in rural Madagascar have access to safe drinking water? Or that Africa has the worst infant mortality rate? Take a global look at important health issues.
Today, at least 16 million hectares of forests are lost each year to timber harvesting and the conversion of forests to farmland. See the dramatic decline of the Earth's original forest cover.
Answer: This arthropod may not be welcome at picnics, but it does help clean up the world by eating dead insects. Question: What is an ant? Turn your arthropod knowledge into a game of Jeopardy.
From the discovery of the Titanic to the undersea riches of black smokers, a number of magazine articles have taken a close look at deep sea vents. Get a guide to the best deep sea reads.
In the 10 years since the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation began working in Vietnam, they have found a small zoo's worth of animals. Meet some of these newly discovered species.
Larger and larger catches of fish may be good for commercial fishing operations, but they're not good for the world. Find out which regions and species are at the greatest risk.