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2009-12-22 08:47:07

A spear-shaped hunting tool used by savanna chimpanzees in Senegal and provided by Iowa State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Jill Pruetz will be displayed in a new exhibition hall opening next year at the Smithsonian's National Museum of History.

2009-08-19 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most famous diamond, the HOPE DIAMOND, will undergo a special re-design to honor the 50th Anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

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2009-05-30 05:45:00

The prestigious Smithsonian Museum has been overrun with insects.

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2008-12-11 17:04:42

A group of five endemic and recently extinct Hawaiian songbird species were historically classified as "honeyeaters" due to striking similarities to birds of the same name in Australia and neighboring islands in the South Pacific.

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2008-12-02 13:08:45

Researchers are getting a more detailed understanding of what people ate thousands of years ago in what is now Peru, thanks to poor dental hygiene back then.

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Buden, Donald W Abstract: Eleven species of reptiles are reported from Nauru in the first systematic treatment of the herpetofauna. Four of the species are marine; the seven others include six lizards (four geckos, two skinks) and one snake. Gehyra mutilata (Wiegman), G.

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2008-06-19 09:21:02

In time for National Pollinator Week, June 22 through June 28, biologists have completed an online effort to compile a world checklist of bees. They have identified nearly 19,500 bee species worldwide, about 2,000 more than previously estimated.

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2008-04-10 01:00:00

Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France used a high-powered super camera to validate their suspicions about the fossilized reptile.

2008-02-14 00:30:00

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will open a new butterfly pavilion this Friday.

2007-05-25 07:59:27

A new exhibit that really dishes the dirt is in the planning stages at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.


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'.