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Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals to Open June 12 Joyful return of the dazzling new halls marks a celebratory moment in the reopening of New York City. May 6, 2021 Review: Studying Fossil Apes Key to Human Evolution Research Fossil apes can inform us about essential aspects of ape and human evolution, including the nature of our last common ancestor. May 6, 2021 Extinct Horned Crocodile Gets New Spot in the Tree of Life Ancient DNA-based study on Madagascar crocodile suggests that modern crocodiles likely originated in Africa. April 27, 2021 New York City COVID Vaccination Site Opens Today at the Museum The vaccination site opens under the blue whale in the Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. April 23, 2021 Creativity and Community: How Modern Humans Overcame the Neanderthals Study identifies creativity genes that set Homo Sapiens apart from close living and extinct relatives. April 21, 2021 Study Cements Age and Location of Skull From Early Human Homo Erectus Scientists also discover two new, nearly 2-million-year-old specimens. April 13, 2021 Scientists Discover Two New Species of Ancient, Burrowing Mammal Ancestors 120-million-year old animals evolved "scratch-digging" traits independently. April 7, 2021 Skin Deep: New Study Suggests Aquatic Skin Adaptations of Whales and Hippos Evolved Independently Hippos and cetaceans are close relatives, but their shared "aquatic" skin traits did not come from a common ancestor. April 1, 2021 Scientists Document First Bioflourescent Fish in the Arctic Snailfish living in iceberg habitats of Greenland display green and red glow. March 18, 2021 Littlest Shop of Horrors: Hungry Green Algae Prefer to Eat Bacteria Alive New study points to widespread phagocytosis among green algae. March 2, 2021 Scientists Discover New Spectacular Bat From West Africa Scientists from AMNH and Bat Conservation International discover new species of bat in a mountain range in West Africa. January 13, 2021 Study Identifies New Hidden Gene in COVID-19 Virus Overlapping gene in SARS-CoV-2 may have affected its biology and ability to spread. November 10, 2020
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