Polar bears have captivated artists' imaginations for centuries, but what they've symbolized has changed over time
Do you see a fearsome predator? A fragile icon of impending extinction? What these arctic giants have stood for in art has continually evolved.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~10 min
Harvard researchers develop in vitro method for probing what colors an insect sees.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~8 min
Emerging 'mixed reality' technology promises to bring history back to life.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~7 min
The dark green mineral has been called kernowite as the rock comes from a mine in Cornwall.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~2 min
Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving collections is crucial to future scientific discoveries
Specimen preservation means researchers don't need to reinvent the wheel each time they ask a new question, making it critical for the advancement of science. But many specimens are discarded or lost.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
A search is under way for a capsule carrying the first large quantities of rock from an asteroid.
Dec. 5, 2020 • ~2 min
How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~25 min
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~8 min