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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 Opening of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals Postponed The opening of the redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be moved to Spring 2021. December 8, 2020 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 All New Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals to Open on February 17, 2021 Opening of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be moved to Spring 2021. October 28, 2020 Newly Discovered Gene May Give "Sea Pickles" Their Glow Finding could be first bioluminescent gene identified in a chordate. October 20, 2020 Seeking Ancient Rainforests Through Modern Mammal Diets A new study finds that the paradigm used to identify closed-canopy rainforests through dietary signatures needs to be reassessed. October 5, 2020 U.S. National Science Foundation Awards Three Grants to Museum Scientists Scientists have received three grants to conduct research in wide-ranging areas. October 1, 2020
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