How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~25 min
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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
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London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Harvard has digitized 19th-century glass models of 15 marine invertebrates made by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. The 3D models are the result of between 250 to 700 images that had to be taken per glass piece.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
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Harvard and Chinese scientists study Cambrian fossils using micro-CT and 3D models.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~11 min
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Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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New paper argues the Spinosaurus was aquatic, and powered by predatory tail.
April 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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