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Research posts March of the Flamingos A Museum researcher who monitors flamingo populations captured footage of their iconic courtship march. 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 Research posts Parasitic Beetle Revealed in Amber Fossil A 99-million-year-old fossil beetle sheds light on the long evolutionary history of leeching off of social insects. December 19, 2016 Research posts Study Doubles Estimate of World Bird Species New research led by the Museum suggests there may be as many as 18,000 species of birds around the world. December 13, 2016 Research posts Climate Change and Ice Age Vertebrates A Museum-led study reveals that different vertebrate species responded to climate change differently over the last 500,000 years. December 7, 2016 Research posts Helping NASA Sample an Asteroid For Museum research associate Harold Connolly, the most interesting work in geology isn’t on Earth at all. Instead, he’s helping... November 29, 2016 Research posts 2016 Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Akinobu Watanabe Watanabe's fascination with dinosaurs started with a VHS tape and led to the Museum, the Gobi Desert, and beyond. October 28, 2016 Research posts 2016 Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Bernardo Santos Santos has discovered dozens of new species of parasitoid wasps. He even turned over naming duties for one of them to class of students... October 27, 2016
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