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2014-11-19 20:22:44

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr.

New Species Of Sea Bass Identified Based On Larval, Adult Specimen
2014-05-14 13:14:48

Thanks to a lot of hard work and a little luck – two scientists from National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution have identified a mysterious larval fish and the same fish in its adult stage as a new species of sea bass.

Whale Skeletons, Other Fossils Discovered at Chilean Construction Site
2011-11-20 06:19:37

A team of researchers from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History have been racing the clock to extract whale skeletons and other marine fossils from the Atacama Desert Region of northern Chile.

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2011-03-21 05:55:00

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington has paid $10,000 to two Lorton Virginia doctors a year after a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed in the examination room of their practice.

2010-10-25 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the donation of the world's most famous diamond to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Channel will premiere a one-hour special, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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2010-10-06 09:50:00

A new species of dinosaur discovered in Arizona suggests dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural catastrophe that wiped out their competitors.

2010-03-16 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new exhibition hall dedicated to the discovery and understanding of human origins opens March 17 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Based on decades of cutting-edge research by Smithsonian scientists, the David H.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.