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
How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~25 min
Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
April 23, 2020 • ~9 min