Quantcast

Latest American Museum of Natural History Stories

2ee9999abb0cda1b5e749ebc29f4320c1
2008-05-15 11:25:20

Under the direction of Susan Perkins, Assistant Curator of Microbial Genomics, postdoctoral fellows Gregory Baillie, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, and Eric Waltari sequenced the entire genetic code of 23 strains of the virus that cause St. Louis encephalitis, all from the genus Flavivirus.

2008-04-26 10:15:57

NEW YORK — Stunning images of Saturn and its moons will bring the ringed planet down to Earth for visitors at the American Museum of Natural History here starting Saturday. The new exhibition "Saturn: Images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission" offers just a sample of the more than 140,000 images beamed back to Earth across half a billion miles by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Launched by NASA in 1997, Cassini became the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn in 2004.

ba3ec0b8cc44a7988e444f92fcbdfa2d1
2008-04-17 14:40:00

A selection of the best images from Saturn, its rings and moons will appear in an exhibition opening on April 26 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City .

2397affb8f967c45ae3f008131258d061
2008-03-26 13:40:00

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how new planets form, thanks to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and carried out by a team of astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.

8fa9611aff5679185f0effa395ac90c31
2008-02-13 11:40:00

The discovery of a remarkably well-preserved fossil representing the most primitive bat species known to date demonstrates that the animals evolved the ability to fly before they could echolocate.

7916ecdecef9d73c3c929209d221f5701
2007-09-06 15:13:39

An 80-million-year-old dinosaur fossil unearthed in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia demonstrates that miniaturization, long thought to be a hallmark of bird origins and a necessary precursor of flight, occurred progressively in primitive dinosaurs.

f6208959cb147f7aaf7f5093a322628d
2006-10-02 17:20:00

When the results of its latest survey came back, officials at the American Museum of Natural History were hardly astonished. The survey was trying to find out how much people know about water. Turns out, not much.

c17e76e8155484635b218a5bff5b3bb61
2006-04-12 14:55:00

A meteorite believed to have come from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter sold for $93,000 at an auction of rare space sculptures.

2b1baa6a8ce1a4bc6c38f011a39935001
2005-10-19 07:03:44

With this essay by Steven Soter, Astrobiology Magazine presents the first in our series of 'Gedanken', or thought, experiments - musings by noted scientists on scientific mysteries in a series of "what if" scenarios.

454df36bfc06c5857fdf1c6225a4f5751
2005-05-11 07:34:37

The bones? Waayyyy old. The discoveries, research and technology? Brand spanking, up-to-the-minute new. An exhibition opening this weekend at the American Museum of Natural History introduces viewers to the latest research being done on a perennial favorite subject - dinosaurs. "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries" opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 8.


Latest American Museum of Natural History Reference Libraries

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...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
Related