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Research posts Jaguar Scat Analysis Aids Conservation Efforts Understanding population connectivity is key to helping conserve big cats, and researchers have a new tool to study this important... October 26, 2016 Research posts 2016 Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Jonathan Foox During his time at RGGS, Foox studied the ill-understood lives of parasitic animals called myxozoans. October 24, 2016 Research posts 2016 Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Lauren Oliver Oliver comes from a family of scientists, but ditched the family business of chemistry in favor of studying biology. October 17, 2016 Research posts 2016 Ph.D. Graduate Profile: Stephanie Loria A Queens native whose studies at the Museum began in high school, Loria returned to get her doctorate at the Richard Gilder Graduate... October 14, 2016 Research posts Fossil beardogs shed light on the evolution of dogs and their relatives “By about 15 million years ago, the beardog family had given rise to huge predators bigger than modern lions,” says Research Associate... October 12, 2016 Research posts New Research: Common U.S. Snake Actually Three Different Species A new study of yellow-bellied kingsnakes suggests that different habitats on each side of the Mississippi could be the cause of speciation. October 5, 2016 Research posts Detonating White Dwarfs as Supernovae New model explains how inspiraling dead stars can explode at a rate high enough to match the number of Type Ia supernovae seen in... October 4, 2016 Research posts Finding Fossils in an Antarctic Summer Museum scientists joined an international fossil-finding mission in Antarctica. September 16, 2016 Research posts Respiration Makes Camel Spiders Potent Predators Researchers at the Museum used new technologies to shed light on the anatomy of these ill-understood arachnids. September 15, 2016 Research posts A Fossil Hunt At the Bottom of the World Tens of millions of years ago, the frozen wastes of Antarctica were a temperate zone, thriving with life. Now Museum researchers... September 8, 2016 Research posts Fossil Reveals Ostrich Relatives Once Lived in North America Research reveals that a 50-million-year-old bird fossil on display in the Museum’s special exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us is from... July 7, 2016 Research posts Scorpions Share Similar Tastes in Burrow Architecture New research shows that scorpions from different regions share similar interior design tastes in their burrows. June 21, 2016
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