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Perhaps the strangest animals that ever roamed the Cuban landscape were its sloths, distantly related to the tree sloths still living in South and Central America. Fossils show us that sloths were present in Cuba by 18 million years ago and eventually diversified into several species. Visitors will get to see the fossils of one of the largest of these sloths, Megalocnus rodens, in the ¡Cuba!...
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Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation

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Project Describe

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The American Museum of Natural History has recently launched Project Describe, a new initiative to make the Museum’s website more accessible to more people. Our goal is to ensure that all visitors have the same access to information about the Museum's world-famous collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and research initiatives. And we need your help. Get started with Project Describe...
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The “bicitaxi”—part bicycle, part taxicab—emerged in the 1990s, when authorities allowed a variety of private businesses to operate alongside government industries. Bicitaxis represent just one drop in a wave of private enterprise currently sweeping the nation, with the government’s backing. In 1968, President Fidel Castro called small businesses “parasites.” But today, the government...
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You may have heard of the Big Bang – but what was the universe like before that fateful beginning? In this podcast, Brian Keating traces the history and theories that have lead to our current understanding of the universe and the questions that still remain: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Frontiers Lecture: The Twisted Universe

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This #FossilFriday update has an air of extinction--you only have until January 22 to visit the five giant fossils that have been displayed with the Titanosaur before they head back to Argentina, where the amazing sauropod was discovered.

Seen here is the Titanosaur’s femur (thigh bone). It is 8 feet long. Scientists used the relationship between the circumference of the femur and humerus...
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Pack your bags—a new episode of Shelf Life: Season 2 is coming next week. We're heading to Cuba with one of the Museum's resident bat buffs!

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LIVE with Senior Scientific Assistant Carl Mehling talking sauropod fossils!
In this special one-day course, hear from experts including Katie Hinde, a researcher examining how breast milk can affect the microbiome and behavior of babies. Learn more about her research: [ Nyti.ms Link ]

Sackler Brain Course: The Neurobiology of Attachment

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Yesterday, the Museum unveiled developing details about the new spaces, programs, and exhibits that will be housed in the proposed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The 235,000-square-foot project, including 194,000 square feet in a new building, will house resources for education, exhibition, and research, and reveal modern science to visitors of all ages. Read the...
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More Details About Exhibits, Programs for New Gilder Center Announced

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LIVE with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on Vera Rubin and dark matter. Post your questions in the comments below!
To date we’ve eradicated only one human disease: smallpox. But dedicated health workers around the globe are closing in on others. Guinea worm, which once afflicted millions, will soon be gone for good. And efforts are underway to wipe out or control polio, malaria, lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. Learn more about defeating disease in Countdown to Zero,...
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Countdown to Zero

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The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing diversity of life forms. Beginning some 400 years ago, European voyages of discovery began mapping the globe, and knowledge of ocean life flourished as never before. These explorers documented their discoveries in illustrated books—by sketching their own specimens or collaborating with artists and engravers—resulting in images that communicate...
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Opulent Oceans

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In ¡Cuba!, visitors will see a large collection of original posters created in the last decade by a new generation of Cuban artists. Most of the artworks on display were commissioned by government-run cultural institutions to advertise plays, films, festivals, and concerts, but recent years have also seen a blossoming of art and design as a private enterprise. ©AMNH/R. Mickens [ Bit.ly Link ]
It's #TrilobiteTuesday! The 518 million year old Latham Shale, located near the heart of the imposing Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, represents one of the finest Lower Cambrian outcrops in North America. Found within its rust-colored limestone layers are a variety of rare trilobite species, including an intriguing assortment of Olenellid types. Taken together with the...
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Many Caribbean islands are so close they’re within sight of one another. That proximity means butterflies—which are a lot less fragile than they look—are often blown from one island to another. Cuba is home to more than 190 species of butterfly, many of them extraordinarily beautiful, but most are found on other islands as well. At least 35 are unique to Cuba. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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