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Field Museum Insights Into Deadly Coral Bleaching Could Help Preserve Reefs

| May 2, 2013

An interdisciplinary research team from Northwestern University and The Field Museum of Natural History has a surprising answer: The corals themselves play a role in their susceptibility to deadly coral bleaching due to the light-scattering properties of their skeletons. No one else has shown this before. Using optical technology designed for early cancer detection, the […]

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Field Museum Ant Research Constructs Family Tree, Confirms Date of Evolutionary Origin, and Underscores Importance of Neotropics

| May 2, 2013

Anyone who has spent time in the tropics knows that the diversity of species found there is astounding and the abundance and diversity of ants, in particular, is unparalleled. Scientists have grappled for centuries to understand why the tropics are home to more species of all kinds than the cooler temperate latitudes on both sides […]

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Tickets on sale today for Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana

Tickets on sale today for Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana

| May 2, 2013

Blockbuster exhibition makes U.S. premiere June 13 at Cincinnati Museum Center CINCINNATI – Forget about the dinosaurs that you know – prepare for a whole new breed of beast! Opening June 13, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes some of the largest and most unusual dinosaurs to have ever roamed the planet in the U.S. premiere of […]

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The Allure of Deadly Snakes is Captured in the New Exhibit Serpentine, June 15 – Sept. 15, 2013

The Allure of Deadly Snakes is Captured in the New Exhibit Serpentine, June 15 – Sept. 15, 2013

| April 30, 2013

PHILADELPHIA — The contrasting qualities of snakes—their allure and danger, passivity and aggression—have captivated the imagination for thousands of years. A new exhibit this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University captures these extremes—and extreme beauty—of some of the world’s deadliest snakes. Fine-arts photographer Mark Laita spent more than a year in […]

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Thomas Cole National Historic Site 2013 Guided Hikes

| April 30, 2013

The Thomas Cole Historic Site is pleased to present a series of guided hikes on the Hudson River School Art Trail, which brings you into the magnificent landscapes that inspired Thomas Cole and other luminaries of 19th-century landscape painting. The hikes are made possible through the Carol T. Savage Art Trail Docent Program, named in […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces Tiny Taxonomy Landscape Installation in Exterior Gardens

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces Tiny Taxonomy Landscape Installation in Exterior Gardens

| April 27, 2013

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents Tiny Taxonomy an outdoor installation by Rosetta Sarah Elkins in its exterior gardens, on view May 15 through September 2, 2013. Tiny Taxonomy classifies plants through their shared and common traits, derived from micro-characteristics. The plants exhibit taxonomically useful features, such as a cushion-like form to resist wind, large […]

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becomes Natural History Museum Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becomes Natural History Museum Patron

| April 20, 2013

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has become a patron of the Natural History Museum London. The announcement follows The Duchess opening the Museum’s Treasures exhibition in November last year and her recent visit with The Duke of Cambridge to Borneo, where they met Museum scientists researching rainforest biodiversity. Speaking at the launch of the Museum’s […]

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