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Discovery of Extinct Bat Doubles Diversity of Native Hawaiian Land Mammals The Hawaiian Islands have long been thought to support just one endemic land mammal in the archipelago’s brief geologic history,... March 22, 2016 Dinosaurs Among Us Opens at the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaurs never really vanished from Earth. Most did go extinct, but their evolutionary legacy lives on all around us, in birds.... March 15, 2016 Extinct Otter-like 'Marine Bear' Might Have Had a Bite Like a Saber-Toothed Cat New research suggests that the feeding strategy of Kolponomos, an enigmatic shell-crushing marine predator that lived about 20 million... March 1, 2016 The Prolonged Death of Light from Type Ia Supernovae Three years after its explosion, a type Ia supernova continues to shine brighter than expected, new research finds. The observations... February 24, 2016 Dodos Might Have Been Quite Intelligent, New Research Finds New research suggests that the dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually... February 23, 2016 Mysterious Extinct Glyptodonts Are Actually Gigantic Armadillos, Says Their DNA New research reveals that the evolutionary history of glyptodonts—huge, armored mammals that went extinct in the Americas at the... February 22, 2016 100-Million-Year-Old Amber Preserves Oldest Animal Societies Fighting ants, giant solider termites, and foraging worker ants recently discovered in 100-million-year-old amber provide direct... February 11, 2016 Researchers Sequence First Bedbug Genome Scientists have assembled the first complete genome of one of humanity’s oldest, and least-loved, companions: the bedbug. The new... February 2, 2016 Tiny Australian Leech Named for Best-selling Author Amy Tan Museum researchers have named a new leech after best-selling author Amy Tan based on an innovative method for peering inside soft-bodied... January 21, 2016 The American Museum of Natural History Announces New Exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us Dinosaurs Among Us will examine how one group of dinosaurs evolved into the fascinating living creatures we call birds. The exhibition... January 20, 2016 The Titanosaur Main Release Generations of visitors have flocked to see the renowned blue whale and iconic Tyrannosaurus rex at the American Museum of Natural... January 14, 2016 Fossil Wasp Galls From La Brea Tar Pits Indicate Little Change in Southern California Habitats Since Ice Age The La Brea Tar Pits, the world’s richest Ice Age fossil site, is famous for saber-toothed cats, mammoths, and giant sloths, but... November 9, 2015
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