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Natural History Museum Urged to Cut Ties with David Koch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three dozen scientists say the association with the oil executive taints the Upper West Side institution's integrity.

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WNYC News

A Climate Dance Under the Whale

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Something unlike anything that has ever been done,” said choreographer Karole Armitage about her piece for the Ocean Life hall at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Remix Summit

Intrapeneurship and Harnessing Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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True innovation and transformative ideas come through taking calculated risks and allowing for failure. This panel explores how to do that responsibly and effectively.

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WNYC News

Spiders Move Back into the Museum of Natural History

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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Get up close and personal with some exotic arachnids.

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WNYC News

Massive Reptiles Once Flew, Above the Dinosaurs

Sunday, April 06, 2014

It's a bird, it's a plane? It's ... a pterosaur?

These giant flying reptiles lived alongside the dinosaurs, and are the subject of a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

More than 150 species of pterosaurs have been discovered, according to curator and chair of the ...

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WNYC News

The Dark, Magical and Mysterious Power of Poison

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Poison protects animals, kills people, and cures diseases — and now it's the theme of a new show at the American Museum of Natural History.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

STEM Education at the Museum

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

President of the American Museum of Natural History, Ellen Futter talks about the museum's first graduating class of teachers, and their program to add to New York State's schools through teacher training.

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Three City Students Win Big With Science — and a Fourth With Luck

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three students at city public schools won a hefty prize from the American Museum of Natural History last week: college scholarships worth $30,000. While impressive, the prize was not quite up to the winnings of Robert Salo, a James Madison High School senior who on Tuesday won the New York Lottery’s “Win $1,000 a Week for Life” game.

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Space Cruising: The American Museum of Natural History Unveils a Planetarium-Sized Video Game

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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File this under things that will make you say, Duuuuude. The American Museum of Natural History will transform the 70 foot-wide domed ceiling of the Hayden Planetarium into a multi-player video game called Space Cruiser this Thursday evening as part of its after-hours party series.

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Features

Enter Through the Gift Shop: NYC Museums Step Up Their Retail Game

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Manhattan’s shopping arteries are clogged with last-minute gift buyers. And museum gift shops are going all out to get the attention of consumers in the days remaining before Christmas.

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Features

Sauropods, Inside and Out at the American Museum of Natural History

Friday, April 15, 2011

A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History takes a look at how the biggest dinosaurs that ever existed survived—tiny brains, long necks and all. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Science 101: Ecology and Bio-Diversity

Friday, March 04, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Today, Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about species and bio-diversity. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Science 101: Seasons and Climate

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.  

Today, Edmond Mathez, curator of the department of earth and planetary sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about the age of the earth and climate change.

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History Museum Puts Spotlight on Tibetan Tangkas, Meditation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The American Museum of Natural History is taking some time for meditation. On Tuesday, the museum invted the public to meditation sessions guided by Buddhist monks to celebrate its "Body and Spirit" exhibit of historical Tibetan medicine paintings.

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NY Teens Discover New Species of Cockroach

Monday, December 28, 2009

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Two Trinity High School students have apparently discovered a new species of cockroach. Matt Cost, 18, and classmate Brenda Tan, 17, collected samples of household items for a DNA analysis project with Rockefeller University and the American Museum of Natural ...

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