Natural History

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

Evolutionary Biology

Fascinating examples of how baby animals survive by eating each other, or their mother

Cannibalizing the same species is a common behavior in the animal world. A zoologist at the Natural History Museum and author of "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History", Bill Schutt, explains why some species consume their own.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

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Warp Speed Won’t Get Us to the Stars, But This Just Might

People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn't it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn't it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?<p>Hollywood makes it seem easy. We …

Space Travel

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events February 25th – March 3rd, 2017

Heading into March with unseasonably warm weather, NYC seems to be fully embracing its diversity with celebration of Mardi Gras, inquiries into human …

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These Are the 6 Biggest Meteorites to Ever to Be Found on Earth

These guys are huge.<p>Often, when rocks from space hurtle towards Earth, they burn up in the atmosphere before actually reaching us. The ones that …

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New DNA Evidence Just Gave Us Unprecedented Insight Into the Mysterious Chaco Civilisation

A female-dominated dynasty.<p>Archaeologists say they've figured out who ruled the ancient Chaco civilisation in New Mexico - thought to be the most …

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Cannibalism: It’s ‘Perfectly Natural,’ A New Scientific History Argues

There are very few scenarios where I could see myself considering the flesh of a fellow human being as food, and the ultimatum “eat today or die …

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'Ultimate Dinosaurs' at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Never heard of the Eoraptor or the Giganotosaurus? Most people probably haven’t because they’re part of a number of prehistoric species that were …

Natural History Museums

E.O. Wilson Urges Tomorrow’s Scientists to Seek Earth’s Undiscovered Riches

As a boy, Edward O. Wilson wandered Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park with a butterfly net and marveled at the living wonders at the nearby National …

Natural History Museums

Little Italy's Italian American museum will get a residential addition

The museum will shutdown for two years and be part of a new 12-story apartment building<p>It might be one of NYC’s lesser known museums, but the Italian American Museum is the latest cultural establishment in the city set to undergo a transformation. Developers Oved Group and Nexus Building …

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Extinct Giant Rodents' Family Tree Rewritten by New Fossil Finds

Scientists have found a near-complete skull and a jaw from a pair of giant rodents belonging to a group that lived millions of years ago in South …

Paleontology

Archaeogenomic evidence reveals prehistoric matrilineal dynasty

Article |<p>Open<p>Douglas J. Kennett<br>• , Stephen Plog<br>• , Richard J. George<br>• , Brendan J. Culleton<br>• , Adam S. Watson<br>• , Pontus Skoglund<br>• , Nadin Rohland<br>• , Swapan …

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The Math That Shows Humans Could Live Ten Times Longer - Motherboard

In nature, there are numerous species that die immediately after reproducing, like the female octopus. Others, like the alligator, may not age at all. So what do they have in common? They're evidence that aging may not be an inherent trait, but a product of how species evolve in given …

Longevity

Ending Child Marriages in America, How Internment Camps Influenced American Architecture

4 segments<p>hide<p>show<p>Ending Child Marriage in America<p><i>Audio not yet available</i><p>Why Classical Music is Seen Differently in the U.S. and Europe<p><i>Audio not yet available</i><p>One Man's Journey to Find a Lost Notebook<p><i>Audio not yet available</i><p>From Japanese Internment Camps to Mid-Century Modern<p><i>Audio not yet</b> …

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Climate Change and Ice Age Vertebrates

A new study led by Museum researchers and published in the journal <i>Ecology Letters</i> reveals that, contrary to expectations, vertebrate species in the …

Climate Change

River Rapids Boost Species Diversity

Museum researchers working in the lower Congo River have long been impressed by the remarkable biodiversity of the region—and curious as to what …

Biological Species

Sauropod Fossils

These sauropod specimens are drawn from the Museum's extensive paleontology collection and include dozens of fossil bones, along with elements of the …

Natural History Museums

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

The earth's eighth continent is believed a piece of the ancient super-continent Gondwana.<p>Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New …

UK News

Happy #WorldWhaleDay! Whales first emerged around 55 million...

Happy #WorldWhaleDay! Whales first emerged around 55 million years ago. The earliest known member of the lineage is <i>Pakicetus</i>, which had a feature on …

Museums

Migration to America took long enough for evolution to happen on the way

Similarities in Native American genomes suggest adaptation in ancient history<p>The Bering land bridge plays a central role in our picture of how humans …

Anthropology

6 Ridiculously London Things You Have To Do At Least Once

Calling London overwhelming and/ or expensive is quite the understatement. There's so much to see, do and eat (the food doesn't suck!) that travelers …

London

Incredible US Museum of Natural History Secret Collections Backstage

When the Museum of Natural History opens their backstage’s doors to the photographer Chip Clark, it is a real cave of Ali Baba that the artist …

Natural History Museums

10 Things to Do in NYC Now

_____<p>It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. This guide is a sampling of cultural highlights taking place in New York this weekend and over the week ahead. And there’s much more where these came from.<p>POP & ROCK<p><b>A Hitmaking Diva With Serious Pipes</b><p><b>Ariana Grande at Madison Square Garden</b><p>…

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This Hinged Skull Helps Dragonfish Eat Prey Bigger Than Its Head

Don't try to eat anything bigger than your own head. That's good advice for most living things, but a group of creatures called the dragonfishes …

Natural History Museums

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas

Mike Tauber, a photographer, shoots luxurious homes for architects, real estate companies and developers. Most of his pictures show elegant interiors, but he’ll also turn his back on a sunken living room or paneled library and point his camera out the window. More than 200 of his …

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Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration, 1909

Identifier<p>319969<p>Title<p>Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration, 1909<p>Medium<p>Film negatives<p>Format<p>8 x 10<p>Date<p>1909<p>Coverage<p>New York, New York, United …

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NASA Wants You to Be the Rando Who Finds Our Solar System’s Hidden Planet - Motherboard

No new planets have been spotted in our solar system since Neptune was identified in 1846 (I'm excluding Pluto, discovered in 1930, because it has been since demoted to a dwarf planet). But this doesn't necessarily mean that our solar family is complete. There may be stragglers out there we haven't …

Astronomy

Best photos of the day: drone-busting eagle and Kim Jong-il tribute

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including snow in China, eagle training and a fashion show in Melbourne

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Still Feeling Romantic? Here’s A Visual Tour Of 2017’s Best Places To Get Engaged

Valentines Day has come and gone. We can all go back to romance being dead now, right?<p>Not so fast. You might have gotten drunk. Plus the sex was on fire, the food was good, and… maybe you said some stuff. Whoa, are you about to propose? Seriously? Are you ready for that step when you’ve killed …

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NASA-funded website invites public to search for new nearby worlds

NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighbouring interstellar …

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