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American Museum of Natural History opens The Power of Poison

. November 23, 2013

The American Museum of Natural History presents The Power of Poison an exhibition on view through August 10, 2014. Discover the toxic species that live in a remote Colombian forest, where poisons are just one of many tools in organisms’ struggles to survive. Learn about a variety of evolutionary strategies that serve animals and plants […]

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Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

. November 20, 2013

May 3-September 1, 2014 Special Exhibits Gallery An elegant example of extreme evolution, New Guinea’s birds-of-paradise show off their feathery flair during elaborate mating rituals. In this special exhibit based on the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell ornithologist Edwin Scholes, visitors will behold the birds’ cinematic courtship dances, puffed-out plumage, wild calls, […]

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San Diego Natural History Museum auctioning fossils

San Diego Natural History Museum auctioning fossils

. November 18, 2013

The San Diego Natural History Museum is selling off 13 fossils by public auction on November 19, 2013. The Museum said “The San Diego Natural History Museum’s mission is to interpret the natural world of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California. The Museum is permanently removing 13 fossils from our collection (called deaccessioning) […]

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Indiana State Museum opens Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Indiana State Museum opens Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

. November 18, 2013

The Indiana State Museum presents Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons, beginning Saturday, Nov. 16 through August 17, 2014. The exhibition explores Ice Age animals and their environments, what happens at a real dig site and the research that helps us to understand prehistoric mammals. The exhibit also features real mounted skeletons […]

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University of Alaska Museum Pacific walrus population study

University of Alaska Museum Pacific walrus population study

. November 13, 2013

Thousands of specimens housed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North will be used as part of a $1.7 million grant to study long-term and ongoing population trends in the Pacific walrus. Curator of Mammals Link Olson likens the collection to a “vast library.” The books are the specimens themselves—some thousands of years […]

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