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    AMNH Announces Inside You

    June 21, 2017

    Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

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    Citizen Scientists Uncover New World Near Sun

    June 2, 2017

    A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to a discovery: a brown dwarf a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun.

  • This photo shows a fossilized beetle with a brown-colored and bumpy exoskeleton. The scale bar indicates that the specimen is about 8 millimeters long
  • This magnified image shows a single green-tinted transparent egg in water with a salamander embryo inside
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    Study Identifies Ancient Shark Ancestors

    March 13, 2017

    New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians. 

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    Ancient Pueblos Traced Descent Through Moms

    February 21, 2017

    New DNA analysis of ancient Pueblo remains suggests that the complex society that once existed at Chaco Canyon in the southwestern United States traced family relationships through the mother’s line, confirming long-held contentions of modern Pueblos that the matrilineal system is centuries-old.

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    Fish Evolution Shaped by Intense Rapids

    February 16, 2017

    New DNA-based research provides compelling evidence that a group of strange-looking fish living near the mouth of the Congo River are evolving due to the intense hydraulics of the river’s rapids and deep canyons.