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Blog Post Helping Fossils Find Their Place in the Tree of Life A single tooth, part of a jaw, a piece of a skull: sometimes, that is all scientists have to tell the story of animals that w... Blog Post Astronomers "Check the Prescription" of a Cosmic Lens Distant exploding stars observed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers with a powerful tool to check the... Blog Post Ancient Shark Fossil Reveals New Insights into Jaw Evolution New study, led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, shows that living sharks are actually quite advanced... Blog Post Fossil: Daddy Longlegs Once Had Second Set of Eyes Living harvestmen—a group of arachnids commonly known as daddy longlegs—have a single pair of eyes. But a newly described 305... Blog Post Research: How Do Bamboo-eating Red and Giant Pandas Coexist? New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are no... Blog Post New Bat Species Discovered by Museum Researchers There are more than 5,400 mammal species—and more than one-fifth of them are bats. In early 2012, Museum Curator Robert S. Vo... Blog Post Bioluminescent Fish Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Mating Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying int... Blog Post A Century in the Solomon Islands For nearly a century, the Solomon Islands—an archipelago of nearly 1,000 islands just east of Papua New Guinea—have beckoned... Blog Post New Research: Tracking the Birthplaces and "Lost Years" of Green Turtles New research led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York provides insight... Blog Post Sucker-Footed Bat Fossils Broaden the Bat Map Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats are found only on their island home, but new research from the American Museum of Natura... Blog Post Researchers Describe ‘Animal Pompeii’ in China Mixed graveyards filled with exceptionally well-preserved dinosaurs, mammals, early birds, fish, and reptiles in northern Chi... Blog Post Ammonite Jaws Help to Reconstruct Ancient Temperatures Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Stony Brook University have demonstrated a new way to calculate the...
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