Study reveals abundance of microplastics in the world's deep seas
The deep sea is becoming a collecting ground for plastic waste, according to research led by scientists from Plymouth University and Natural History Museum.
American Museum of Natural History plans addition
The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean
In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered. Paul Valentich-Scott, from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History ...
Is there intelligent life in the universe? 5 questions with astrobiologist Caleb Scharf
Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century Polish astronomer and mathematician, wasn't the first to suggest that the Earth wasn't the center of the universe—the idea originated with the ancient Greeks—but ...
Chicago museum lifts lid on Egyptian mummy coffin
Not until the lid was off the wood coffin—exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy—could J.P. Brown relax.
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
A rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display at London's Natural History museum on Thursday—the first to be exhibited there in a century.
American mastodons made warm Arctic, subarctic temporary home 125,000 years ago
Existing age estimates of American mastodon fossils indicate that these extinct relatives of elephants lived in the Arctic and Subarctic when the area was covered by ice caps—a chronology that is at odds ...
Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
In the slippery tide pools of Point Fermin in Los Angeles' San Pedro neighborhood, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and small octopuses hiding between gaps in ...
Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?
Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation due to pro ...
New volume documents the science at the legendary snowmastodon fossil site in Colorado
Four years ago, a bulldozer operator turned over some bones during construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado. Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science were called to the scene and confirmed ...
Scanning robot helps put insect collection online
A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University ...
Captive mice and native mice don't care to breed together, study finds
New Megaselia fly inspires the invention of innovative method for streamlined descriptions
Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles describe a new distinctive fly species of the highly diverse genus Megaselia. The study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal proposes an innovative ...
Weeds yet to reach their full potential as invaders after centuries of change
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have yet reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW Australia scientists have discovered.