After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to…
A forgotten fossil from the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery has just now been shown to be a wholly new species of ichthyosaur. The fossil, brought to the museum in the 80s, was thought by the museum to be a plaster cast, until 25-year-old paleontologist Dean Lomax realized it was real in 2008. It's been named …
Seattle's EMP Museum dedicates most of its square footage to rock music (including an entire room of historically significant guitars), but the venue also hosts a steady stream of exhibits and events dedicated to other pop-culture avenues, especially science fiction.
Most museums content themselves with advertising whatever new exhibit they currently have going on. Science World, located in Vancouver, tried something different — actually, they tried a lot of of things different, and the results are some of the greatest, most clever ads we've ever seen.
George is a male Lambeosaurus, except for his head, which is female, and one of his toes, which is fake. George hails from the prehistoric swamps of Alberta, but relocated to Vancouver where his bones are squished in plaster on a cramped museum wall. George is my first dinosaur.
The Final Member is a cute little documentary about a sweet little Phallological Museum in Iceland, and their journey to acquire the last piece to their collection: a human penis. And all the wacky hijinks that follow. We've got an exclusive clip from the movie, so you can see for yourself.
Today's junk could be tomorrow's artifact. We want to know what things from today you would choose to be preserved in a museum in the future.
This indie documentary follows Iceland's Phallological Museum's quest to get the final jewel of their collection: a human penis. And from what we're hearing, everyone loves this movie.
Talk about spooky: There's a statuette in a Manchester Museum display case that's slowly rotating — completely on its own — over the course of the day until it's facing the opposite direction. It might be the curse of Neb-Sanu — or perhaps something much simpler.
In what is one of the most dramatic dioramas in the Museum, a giant squid is caught in the sperm whale’s mouth, its tentacles grasping at the whale’s head, which is actually an oversized snout. Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephulus) interpret reflections of sounds generated by this uniquely shaped snout, employing a…
Photographer Klaus Pichler gained access behind the scenes of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna and captured the exhibits while they aren't on display. What he found were striking and often amusing views of sharks out of water, unexpected collections of cobras, and prehistoric humans stored alongside classical…
There's only one place in the world where you can view row after row of brains afflicted by mad cow disease, Alzheimer's, and alcoholism. It's Lima's Museo de Cerebros, home to the largest collection of gray matter that can be viewed by the public.
New York City's American Museum of Natural History is about to unveil a new exhibition spotlighting the artsy side of science. In this video, the curators behind the exhibition explain why they're taking a good long look at scientific beauty.
In 1925, archaeologist Leonard Woolley discovered a curious collection of artifacts while excavating a Babylonian palace. They were from many different times and places, and yet they were neatly organized and even labeled. Woolley had discovered the world's first museum.
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, a few cities are scrambling for one of the biggest gifts imaginable: a space shuttle. Now that the shuttles are retiring, it's time to decide their final homes.
At Seattle's Sci Fi Museum, a Battlestar Galactica exhibit opens this weekend - including life-sized ship props. In this video, curators explain how they cut a new hole in the museum walls to squeeze the ships into the gallery.
There are lots of folks out there making replica vampire killing kits, but the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums have the real deal: kits earnestly prepared to combat bloodsuckers and packed with silver bullets, wooden daggers, and anti-vampire potions.
The first Night At The Museum was a whimsical little fantasy flick for all ages — except for Ben Stiller's obnoxious delivery. Can new additions Amy Adams and Bill Hader rescue the sequel?
In many cultures, creatures like sea serpents, griffins, and dragons were more than legends; their existence seemed a provable fact. An exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Science explains the real scientific discoveries that inspired the myths.