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Biodiversity How Ants Make Our Cities Healthier There are incredible miniature civilizations booming within our concrete jungles, making our cities healthier: ants! Dinosaurs and Fossils Behind the Scenes in a Dinosaur Fossil Laboratory Dinosaur fossils are extracted from the Earth with hammers and chisels, but in the lab, scientists turn to newer technology. Biodiversity Why Bumble Bees Are the Fuzzy Heroes We Need Bumble bees—vital and fuzzy pollinators—face unique threats amidst global insect declines. Space All Total Solar Eclipses From 2024 Through 2043 See all the total solar eclipses forecasted for the next 20 years. Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate Did the James Webb Space Telescope Change Astrophysics? | 2024 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate How did the earliest galaxies form, and what implications does that have for fundamental laws of physics? Space An Astronomer’s Guide to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse What can eclipse chasers expect to see on April 8, 2024, when the Moon aligns with the Sun for a total solar eclipse? Biodiversity The Curious Case of the Disappearing Butterflies Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? They're part of a decades-long vanishing act that has scientists worried. Dinosaurs and Fossils Where are All the Tiny Dinosaurs? A dinosaur as small as a mouse—pretty hard to imagine, right? It could be because tiny dinosaurs simply didn’t exist. Biodiversity For Your Consideration: The Incredible... Roach! You need roaches in your life. Not the pests you might recognize scurrying by, but some of their amazing, underrated cousins. Biodiversity Ladybugs Have a Killer Secret Beneath ladybugs' charming spots and vibrant colors lie killer instincts that can help support sustainable farming. Research and Collections How Do We Measure the Ages of Stars? With Astrophysicist Ruth Angus Join Museum curator Ruth Angus on a quest to answer one of the most challenging (and important) questions about stars. 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.
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