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2009-10-06 07:50:00

Carnivorous but smaller T. rex relative shared environment with larger cousins.

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2009-09-25 09:02:59

When the ancestors of living cetaceans—whales, dolphins and porpoises—first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed animal group.

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2009-09-18 06:05:00

A new T Rex ancestor found in China meaures only 10 feet tall and 150 pounds - aptly nicknamed “Raptorex.”

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2009-09-14 13:56:40

Demonstrating that short genetic sequences identify migratory marine species.

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2009-08-31 11:50:00

Travelers to the neotropics—the tropical lands of the Americas—might be forgiven for thinking that all of the colorful insects flittering over sunny puddles or among dense forest understory are butterflies.

2009-08-26 09:49:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Museum of Natural History has produced a short documentary film on climate change and is distributing it online to students and teachers, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

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2009-07-09 10:40:00

A signed agreement between the American Museum of Natural History and the US National Park Service will see samples from endangered species in America's parks added to the museum's existing DNA collection.

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2009-06-01 09:25:00

The first analysis of the effect of habit changes on migrating grazers.

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2009-05-28 11:10:00

Actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg narrates Journey to the Stars, a new space show opening July 4 at New York's Hayden Planetarium.

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2009-05-26 07:11:04

Packs of hunting dogs, troops of baboons, herds of antelope: when people observe social animals, they are often struck by how intelligent they seem, and recent studies suggest that sociality has played a key role in the evolution of larger brain size among several orders of mammals.


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2014-04-22 14:52:09

Edwin Harris Colbert (September 28, 1905 – November 15, 2001), known as “Ned” to his friends and colleagues, was a distinguished American Paleontologist. He helped popularize the study of dinosaurs through his prolific research, writings, and 40 years of work as a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Colbert was born in Clarinda, Iowa, but moved to Maryville, Missouri during infancy. Like many young children, and most of his predecessors and contemporaries,...

Barnum Brown
2013-10-14 11:03:30

Barnum Brown (February 12, 1873 – February 5, 1963) was an American Paleontologist best known for his contributions to the American Museum of Natural History, and his discovery of the first documented Tyrannosaurus rex remains. Brown was known less as a published paleontologist and more often as an energetic excavator, perhaps the greatest fossil collector of all time. Barnum Brown was born in Carbondale, Kansas, and was named after P.T. Barnum – of traveling circus fame, but no...

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