Biodiversity What Makes Dragonflies So Extraordinary Before bats, before birds, before pterosaurs, a dragonfly-like insect was probably the first thing to fly on Earth. Dinosaurs and Fossils Paleontologists dig for Jurassic dinosaur fossils Visit the Morrison Formation, one of the sites of many famous dinosaur discoveries, with paleontologists. In the Field Digging the Dinosaur Fossils of South Africa Scientists visit South Africa to learn how dinosaurs survived extinction 200 million years ago–and why other reptiles didn't. Exhibits Six Things You Didn't Know About Elephants Did you know that elephants can “hear” with their feet? Discover six surprising facts about the secret world of elephants. Biodiversity Decoding the Language of Fireflies Did you know that each species of firefly has their own unique light language? Watch to find out more! Research and Collections Special Preview: Insectarium on PBS Terra Museum Curator Jessica Ware hosts a series about the wonders of insects you think you know. Series premieres October 23. Space The Known Universe in 360° Travel from Earth, all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang–now in immersive 360 video, visualized in OpenSpace. Humans Human Population Through Time It took most of human history for our population to reach 1 billion—and just over 200 years to reach 8 billion. SciCafe / Lectures SciCafe: At the Root of Human Hair Why do humans have the bulk of our hair on our heads, not our bodies? Earth and Climate Earth Day 2023: Tipping Points Discover how Earth's climate system has changed drastically and what positive changes could help rebalance the planet. Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate 2023 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Future of Energy What will fuel the future of civilization? In the Field Finding Trilobites on Anticosti Island Hunt for trilobite fossils alongside paleontologists, as they solve the mysteries of Earth's first mass extinction.
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