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Cuba in All Its Natural Glory at the American Museum of Natural History

Cuba in All Its Natural Glory at the American Museum of Natural History

Genaro Mauricio at work on a 3-D version of a coral reef for the American Museum of Natural History exhibition “iCuba!”
Exhibition Review: Sure, It’s Castro and Cigars, but Cuba Is Coral and Crocodiles, Too

Exhibition Review: Sure, It’s Castro and Cigars, but Cuba Is Coral and Crocodiles, Too

A two-tone 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, with Cuban music wafting from the radio, starts off the “¡Cuba!” exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in dazzling style.
Museum Trustee, a Trump Donor, Supports Groups That Deny Climate Change

Museum Trustee, a Trump Donor, Supports Groups That Deny Climate Change

A trustee of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan donates millions to organizations skeptical of climate change.
How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

David Kohn, director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Darwin Manuscripts Project, in a rare-book room at the museum.

Trilobites: Scorpions Are Ancient, but Some Species Are New to Science

Scorpion scientists have identified three new species among these ancient arachnids.
Trilobites: Casting Light on Mystery of a Star That Vanished After 14 Days

Trilobites: Casting Light on Mystery of a Star That Vanished After 14 Days

The ball of glowing gas is a remnant of an explosion that occurred in 1437 and was spotted by astronomers in Korea. The red lines point to the “cataclysmic variable” system that produced an explosion.
This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

What’s so special about human perception? The exhibition “Our Senses” at the American Museum of Natural History includes an interactive presentation that explains it all.
This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

What’s so special about human perception? The exhibition “Our Senses” at the American Museum of Natural History includes an interactive presentation that explains it all.
Art for the Holidays: A New York Visitors’ Guide

Art for the Holidays: A New York Visitors’ Guide

Yayoi Kusama’s “With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever,” from 2011. It’s one of the many eye-catching works in her show “Festival of Life” at David Zwirner Gallery on 19th Street.
Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which was listed as receiving about $13.1 million from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation in 2012, opened the Sackler Courtyard in June.
Profs Call to Censor Public Art by Removing NYC Statues of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt

Profs Call to Censor Public Art by Removing NYC Statues of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt

More than 100 artists and academics call on the city of New York to censor public art that memorializes figures they dislike.
Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars

Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars

A new planetarium at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City that opens this week will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

Bill Clinton Honored at Conservation International’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The night at the American Museum of Natural History included a virtual reality experience centered on conservation in Kenya.
Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

The Patricia Emerald is one of the largest uncut emeralds in the world, weighing 632 carats. Many of the qualities that make rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds so exceptional — their hardness,
Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

The Patricia Emerald is one of the largest uncut emeralds in the world, weighing 632 carats. Many of the qualities that make rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds so exceptional — their hardness,
How Our Bodies Sense the World is Misunderstood

How Our Bodies Sense the World is Misunderstood

Perhaps one of the first things you learned in kindergarten was that you had five senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch. But the actual number is probably way more than that, maybe in the
Researchers Warn of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

Researchers Warn of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

The timber rattlesnake, one of about two dozen species of snakes that are susceptible to infection with a deadly fungus. The fungus may decimate snake populations, scientists say.
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