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
Tags: birds asteroid dinosaurs extinction fish fossils reptiles jaws specimens ice-age antarctica ice new-zealand ducks earth snow museums penguins squid marsupials skeleton southern-ocean continents cretaceous-period natural-history 1980s pterosaurs vultures southern-hemisphere albatross university-of-california-berkeley
Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: dna biodiversity covid-19 pandemic zoonotic-diseases infectious-disease-research natural-history-collections museums genetic-research
Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: astrophysics space geology ice-age native-americans museums meteorites oregon native-american-culture washington outer-space
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