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Research posts Two “Hidden” Bat Species Revealed in Haiti Museum-led research shows the island is home to more flying mammals than previously thought. June 14, 2017 Research posts Tropical Birds Have More Genetic Diversity than Temperate Species The Earth’s tropics are home to more animal species than temperate zones. New research shows that tropical birds also have more genetic... June 7, 2017 Research posts Southern California Climate Has Been Stable for 50,000 Years Museum researchers are analyzing fossil insects from the La Brea Tar Pits in an effort to tease out new information about ancient... May 30, 2017 Research posts Community-led Conservation in Catamarca Museum researcher Felicity Arengo monitors flamingo populations in South America, and helps teach local communities to do the same. May 17, 2017 Research posts Salamander Symbiosis Stresses Green Algae It’s not easy being green. A close relationship between two very different species turns out to be rough on one of the partners. May 2, 2017 Research posts What Just Happened to the Dinosaur Tree of Life? Danny Barta, a paleontology Ph.D. student at the Museum, explains what a new paper might mean for scientists studying dinosaurs. March 27, 2017 Research posts March of the Flamingos Museum researcher Felicity Arengo participates in an annual trip to monitor flamingo populations, and this year she returned with... March 24, 2017 Research posts New Study Confirms Sharks’ Ancient Ancestors Research spearheaded by the Museum confirms that modern sharks belong to an ancient lineage stretching back to ancient fishes called... March 16, 2017 Research posts Ant Mimicry Evolved Many Times in Beetles Across the world and for millions of years, army ant colonies have been infiltrated by impostors—beetles that pass for ants and make... March 9, 2017 Research posts River Rapids Boost Species Diversity The turbulent waters of the lower Congo River drive the rise of new fish species, according to new DNA analysis of the river’s rock-dwelling... February 16, 2017 Research posts Island Life Drove Lemur Evolution Found only on the African island of Madagascar, lemurs are thought to be a perfect example of adaptive radiation. New research shows... January 19, 2017 Research posts A New Look Inside Dinosaur Eggs A study by Curator Mark Norell and others suggests dinosaur embryos took a surprisingly long time to develop—a factor that may have... January 3, 2017
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