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Research posts Earth’s First Organic Molecules May Have “Hatched” in Hydrothermal Vents Researchers find a chemical process that may have led to life emerging on Earth—and could occur elsewhere in the universe. September 16, 2020 Research posts Mastodons Marched North When Ice Retreated Researchers found that as regions thawed, mastodons moved toward new food sources—but became more vulnerable to extinction. August 31, 2020 Research posts Warming Oceans Mean Extinction for Reef-Building Corals, Study Finds While hard corals won’t survive changing oceans, softer-bodied relatives like sea anemones will endure. August 31, 2020 Education posts Museum Receives Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact on STEM Students The research team will look at how students from the Science Research Mentoring Program and similar programs navigate 2020. August 25, 2020 Research posts Citizen Scientists Discover Almost 100 Cool Brown Dwarfs Some of these newly found cool worlds near the Sun have temperatures that approach those on Earth. August 17, 2020 News Posts Museum Scientist Awarded Major Dragonfly Research Grant Assistant Curator Jessica Ware is part of a project with four other institutions to study the long evolution of dragonflies. August 3, 2020 Research posts Three Bizarre Brown Dwarfs Discovered by Citizen Scientists One brown dwarf may be the coldest star-like object ever found. Two have unusual composition. All were spotted by volunteers. July 10, 2020 Research posts New Observations Point to Light Flare from Black Hole Merger A new study describes what might be the first light ever detected from a collision of two black holes. June 25, 2020 Research posts First Dinosaur Eggs Were Soft Like a Turtle’s A new study led by the Museum and Yale University contradicts the long-held thought that all dinosaur eggs were hard-shelled. June 17, 2020 Education posts High School Herpetologists Study Gemsnakes NYC high school students in the SRMP program work with Museum scientists on research about snakes, spider venom, more. June 16, 2020 News Posts Students Across Globe Participate in Museum’s OLogy Challenge The Museum is helping students around the world continue learning from home with hands-on activities for families. May 4, 2020 Research posts Museum Research Investigates COVID-19 and Climate A new study examines whether the prevalence of COVID-19 in particular areas might be linked to climate. April 10, 2020
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