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News Posts Senses-Themed Origami Holiday Tree Goes on View The Museum’s 2017 tree features models inspired by the new exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. November 20, 2017 News Posts Ultra-Sensitive Whiskers Let Mountain Lions “See” in the Dark Long, sinewy whiskers called vibrissae can detect the slightest changes in air flow, allowing mountain lions to hunt effectively... November 15, 2017 News Posts Birds of Prey Rely on Super Sight to Hunt Thanks to their specialized eyes, raptors like the Wedge-tailed Eagle can spot prey from a mile away. November 9, 2017 News Posts How Technology Lets Scientists See Hidden Colors in Marine Life Specially designed lights and filters for underwater cameras are allowing scientists to observe marine life in a whole new way. November 8, 2017 News Posts The Star-Nosed Mole Has the World’s Most Sophisticated Sniffer Highly sensitive appendages on the this mole’s nose—all 22 of them—allow this burrowing mammal to navigate its dark underground terrain... November 3, 2017 News Posts Historic Chief’s Chest On View in Haida Gwaii In an innovative collaboration with the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay, a carved wooden chest from the Museum’s collections is... October 26, 2017 News Posts Warwick Thornton Wins the 2017 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Thornton’s winning documentary We Don’t Need a Map examines how white nationalists in Australia have adopted an important Indigenous... October 23, 2017 News Posts Mead 2017: Chronicling Life in Rural Morocco in House in the Fields Filmmaker Tala Hadid spent more than six years documenting the life of a family in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. October 21, 2017 News Posts Mead 2017: Sprit Game Directors Tell Iroquois’ Story Through Lacrosse Directors Peter Baxter and Peter Spirer follow the Iroquois Nationals’ journey to the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships to tell... October 19, 2017 News Posts Mead 2017: How Lust for Sight Director Manuel von Stürler Sees the World Motivated by a condition that will eventually leave him blind, filmmaker Manuel von Stürler explores the subjectivity of sight in... October 17, 2017 News Posts All-New Halls of Gems and Minerals Announced One of the centerpieces of the new Halls—a 12-foot-tall amethyst geode—was unveiled this morning and is now on view in the Grand... October 16, 2017 News Posts How Sulfur Is Born The sulfur specimens in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth were formed in the Kawah Ijen volcano on the island of Java in Indonesia. October 10, 2017
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