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2014 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 went... May 9, 2014 2014 Astronomers "Check the Prescription" of a Cosmic Lens Distant exploding stars act as natural “cosmic lenses,” offering astronomers a magnified view of remote universes. May 1, 2014 2014 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 in evolutionary... April 16, 2014 2014 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-million-year-old... April 10, 2014 2014 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 not closely... April 9, 2014 2014 New Bat Species Discovered by Museum Researchers In early 2012, Museum Curator Robert S. Voss discovered a new bat species in Peru. March 4, 2014 2014 Bioluminescent Fish Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Mating Scientists have shown that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster. March 3, 2014 2014 A Century in the Solomon Islands For nearly a century, the Solomon Islands have beckoned Museum biologists with an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna. February 25, 2014 2014 New Research: Tracking the Birthplaces and "Lost Years" of Green Turtles Research by the Museum and CUNY tracks the birthplaces of Central Pacific green turtles. February 11, 2014 2014 Sucker-Footed Bat Fossils Broaden the Bat Map Madagascar sucker-footed bats are found only on their island home, but new research shows that wasn’t always the case. February 4, 2014 2014 Researchers Describe ‘Animal Pompeii’ in China Well-preserved dinosaurs, mammals, early birds, fish, and reptiles in northern China are the result of lethal volcanic flows. February 4, 2014 2014 Ammonite Jaws Help to Reconstruct Ancient Temperatures Scientists have demonstrated a new way to calculate ocean temperatures 80 million years ago: through the jaws of ammonites. January 30, 2014
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