Natural History

Corpse Flower Blooming at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Cockrell Butterfly Center

Corpse Flower Blooming at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Cockrell Butterfly Center

The world’s largest and smelliest plant, nicknamed, Lois the corpse flower, has come into bloom at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, attracting thousands of visitors a day. The flower, nicknamed Lois after a staffer’s mother, has been in the museum for six years, after the museum paid 75 dollars for a tuber from a […]

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Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Archaeopteryx is the earliest bird known to science and provides compelling evidence that modern birds are direct descendants of the dinosaurs; yet only ten have ever been found. One of the most complete archaeopteryx fossils known—regarded by many experts as the “world’s most important fossil”—will be on display at The Houston Museum of Natural Science […]

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Natural History Museum Launches Urban Tree Survey

Natural History Museum Launches Urban Tree Survey

The Natural History Museum have announced one of the biggest ever urban tree surveys in the UK. Trees are essential in urban landscapes, helping to reduce noise and air pollution. But relatively little is known about them. A lot more is known about trees in the British countryside. So, scientists want to find out what […]

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New York State Museum Scientist Selected to Investigate Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York State Museum paleontologist has become the only scientist in the U.S. selected to participate in an all-expense paid research program in Spain that will enable him to investigate the effects of climate change on mammals over the last 2 million years. Dr. Robert Feranec, the Museum’s curator of vertebrate […]

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Welcomes New Aircraft Exhibit

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum welcomed the newest and largest aircraft to date for the USS Yorktown’s flight deck on historic Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Thursday, July 8. The aircraft arrived at Patriots Point by barge and a crane was used to place it onto the Yorktown flight deck. The aircraft, […]

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National Museum of Wildlife Art Honors Jerry Pinkney with Bull-Bransom Award

Children’s book author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney is the recipient of the inaugural Bull-Bransom Award, announced the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, which presented the award to the artist at a July 8 ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The museum created the new annual award to recognize excellence in children’s book illustration with […]

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Age of Mammals Exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Part of the oldest museum in Los Angeles County has been turned into a home for the aged — and the ages. With specimens that date back 4 billion years, the Age of Mammals exhibit opens Sunday in the north wing of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It’s the first permanent museum […]

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