Aki Watanabe, a student in the comparative biology doctoral program at the Museum's Richard Gilder Graduate School, was recently chosen as a beta-tester for Google Glass. In this video, Watanabe shows his first fossil find of the trip: an oviraptor nest.
While surveying for lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus) in Vietnam, researcher Mary Blair is encountering other nocturnal animals including including civets, owls, flycatchers, and gaurs—the world's largest living wild bovines.
Thanks to a major donation from Ohio University, 15,000 pounds of marine fossils hundreds of millions years old recently have been added to the Museum’s paleontology collection, including fossil sharks and ammonites.
New study, led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, shows that living sharks are actually quite advanced in evolutionary terms, despite having retained their basic “sharkiness” over millions of years.