Museum Research News

Research posts Fish Full of Antifreeze Protein Found Off Greenland New research on a biofluorescent snailfish reports the highest expression of antifreeze proteins ever observed. August 16, 2022 Research posts Study Finds T. rex Should Remain One Species Paleontologists refute earlier claim that fossils classified as the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex represent three separate species. July 25, 2022 Research posts More than 30 Brown Dwarf Binaries Discovered by Backyard Worlds “Super User” Amateur astronomer tackles question of how often brown dwarfs, objects on the boundary between planets and stars, travel alone. July 7, 2022 Research posts Ancient Fossils Suggest How Giraffes Evolved Long Necks New study of 17-million-year-old fossils shows that head-butting battles likely played important role in giraffe evolution. June 3, 2022 Research posts Amazon's Small Rivers Spurred Bird Speciation New genome-based study shows that as small river systems change over time, they contribute to bird speciation. April 8, 2022 Research posts After Dinosaurs, Mammals Put Brawn Over Brains In the 10 million years following the dinosaur die-out, mammals bulked up, rather than evolving bigger brains, to adapt. March 31, 2022 Research posts Conservation Efforts Must Work Across Borders, Studies Show As climate change forces species to cross borders, scientists recommend coordinated approaches to prevent biodiversity loss. March 22, 2022 Research posts Octopus Ancestors Had 10 Arms, New Study Shows 328-million-year-old cephalopod reveals that the group that includes octopuses and vampire squid is older than previously thought. March 8, 2022 Research posts Bats Use Different Inner Ear Structures to Echolocate New study points to differences in inner ear structures that led to different echolocation for “yin” and “yang” bats. January 26, 2022 Research posts Scientists Identify New Feathered Velociraptor Relative Birdlike dinosaur from the Gobi Desert adds to the theropod fossil record, and shows similar species coexisted. December 17, 2021 Research posts Gut Microbes Help Fill Gaps in Bats’ Diets Bats’ intestinal bacteria accommodate nutrient-poor diets by producing what’s missing. December 16, 2021 Research posts Citizen Scientists Discover “Outlier” Distant World Missed By Previous Searches The object is 146 light years away and is not quite a planet, not quite a brown dwarf. December 9, 2021
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