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.

Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College • conversation
Feb. 26, 2021 ~10 min

Understanding how evolution shaped the insect visual system

Harvard researchers develop in vitro method for probing what colors an insect sees.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Holographic history is making 'Night at the Museum' a reality

Emerging 'mixed reality' technology promises to bring history back to life.

Carl Strathearn, Research Fellow, Computing, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~7 min

Kernowite: New mineral found on rock mined in Cornwall

The dark green mineral has been called kernowite as the rock comes from a mine in Cornwall.

bbcnews
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.

Bryan McLean, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina – Greensboro • conversation
Dec. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Asteroid capsule landing point detected

A search is under way for a capsule carrying the first large quantities of rock from an asteroid.

bbcnews
Dec. 5, 2020 ~2 min

Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.

Rodney Harrison, Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~25 min

Giant 'toothed' birds flew over Antarctica 40 million to 50 million years ago

Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.

Peter A. Kloess, Doctoral Candidate, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~7 min

Fantastic beasts in the real world and where to find them

London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.

bbcnews
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Ammonite: Who was the real Mary Anning?

In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?

bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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