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

A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to a discovery: a brown dwarf a little more than 100 light years ...

Extinct 'horned' crocodile gets new spot in the tree of life

A study led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History has resolved a long-standing controversy about an extinct "horned" crocodile that likely lived among humans in Madagascar. Based on ancient DNA, the research ...

Lightweight skeletons of modern humans have recent origin

New research shows that modern human skeletons evolved into their lightly built form only relatively recently—after the start of the Holocene about 12,000 years ago and even more recently in some human populations. The ...

Humans spread out of Africa later

Modern humans spread out of Africa 20,000 years later than previously thought, according to new genetic research just published.

Could 2012 be the year we find extraterrestrial life?

Last year came to an exciting end with the discovery of an Earth-like planet, Kepler-22b, orbiting a sun-like star outside of our solar system. It was found by NASA’s Kepler mission and is the first planet detected orbiting ...

A tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs discovered

Dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species from Madagascar that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from extremely small ancestors. The ...

Study identifies new 'hidden' gene in COVID-19 virus

Researchers have discovered a new "hidden" gene in SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—that may have contributed to its unique biology and pandemic potential. In a virus that only has about 15 genes in total, knowing ...

Did modern humans eat Neanderthals?

Modern humans may have eaten Neanderthals, scientists report in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences this month.

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