The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 and is located on 79th Street and Central Park West in New York City. The American Museum of Natural History is both an exquisite example of 19th and 20th century architecture. It possesses one of the largest collections of natural history artifacts, art, and fossils. The Northwest Native American Seacoast exhibit is the oldest of its kind in the world. Today, the American Museum of Natural History has many affiliate universities, scientists and scholars working in concert with the museum to discover new information about our natural history past. The museum publishes on-going research, discoveries, news, books and journals.

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Citizen scientists uncover a cold new world near sun

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Study warns that snake fungal disease could be a global threat

New research suggests that a potentially fatal snake fungus found in several species in the United States and three in Europe could be global in scale. The study, published today in the journal Science Advances, shows that ...

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