In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list.
The latest video in the American Museum of Natural History’s “Shelf Life” explores foraminifera, tiny sea creatures also called “forams.”
The latest episode of the American Museum of Natural History's outstanding series "Shelf Life" is about the discovery of the olinguito, a ridiculously adorable species of mammal first identified in 2013 – ninety years after its remains were first collected, in 1923.
The Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George was the last known member of his subspecies and he has become a symbol of the importance of conservation. This short documentary shows us how the taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History preserved Lonesome George for future generations.
Tonight we're introducing a new feature: Drunk Museum Reviews. We love museums. We love drinking. Why not combine the two for the best weekend plans there are? This week: alcohol laws, the American Museum of Natural History, and me drunk-flying a pterosaur to its doom.
From the American Museum of Natural History comes this video of kids absolutely schooling us on how to pronounce the names of pterosaurs. They're way cooler than most of us were at their age, I'm sure.
Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto first visited the American Museum of Natural History in 1974 and has returned four times since to add to his "Dioramas" series of photos. With his skill, Sugimoto makes the exhibits appear like nature shots.
If you're in the New York City area and love outer space, then you won't want to miss a chance to score free tickets to io9's special invitational screening of Dark Universe, the new Hayden Planetarium show about dark matter at the American Museum of Natural History. Here's how to win!
Delia Akeley is probably best remembered as a "wife-of," having spent two decades married to famed taxidermist and conservationist Carl Akeley. But Delia was a fascinating adventurer in her own right, an early primatologist, anthropologist studying the pygmy peoples of Belgian Congo, and skilled museum-backed…
Over at Brain Pickings, Maria Popova has assembled a great little preview of Mapping Manhattan, a newly published collection of 75 hand-drawn maps, submitted by strangers and famous New Yorkers alike to cartographic curator Becky Cooper. One of our favorites of the bunch is this sketch from astrophysicist Neil…
This visualization of our solar system's neighboring stars takes you on a dizzying journey away from Earth, leaving you floating among all the other known solar systems in our local area of the Milky Way. And it is so beautiful that it might leave you a little misty-eyed.
Will you be in New York this weekend? Have you got a mysterious rock, bone, insect, or artifact tucked away and in need of professional, scientific assessment? Bring it to the American Museum of Natural History's annual Identification Day — they want to check it out!
Every year, in memory of Isaac Asimov, the American Museum of Natural History invites leading scientists from around the world to debate the finer points of questions and problems that are emerging at the frontiers of scientific discovery.
Last week, researchers studying a dinosaur named Microraptor published the results of a remarkable discovery: this small, four-winged dinosaur was covered from head-to-toe in black feathers, but shone with a glossy hint of blue. In other words, its plumage was iridescent.
Don't miss your chance to participate in a live talk about dinosaurs with members of the American Museum of Natural History's Paleontology Division, today at 12:30 ET!
Wasps are among the most fascinating creatures in the insect world. Their nests are incredible architectural achievements, which they often make by manufacturing their own paper out of leaves. Many of them live in vast hives, sometimes with multiple queens, while others are loner parasites who implant their eggs…
It's no secret that the U.S. education system is hurting, especially when it comes to science teachers. Public schools are chronically underfunded, and the most talented college graduates shy away from entering the teaching profession when its future seems so grim. But hope isn't lost. A pioneering program at New…
In this io9 interview with Earth Scientist Jim Webster at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, you'll learn why the technological revolution is dependent on volcanoes. They're the source of most metals we use in our machines.
Are our brains still evolving? How do we sequence genomes to figure that out? Is technology changing the way our brains evolve? Now you can get the answers from Rob DeSalle, an evolutionary biologist.