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The giant ancestors of today's sloths stood 10 feet tall and ate meat, a new study found

An artistic reconstruction of the South American giant ground sloth feeding on the carcass of a prehistoric herbivore related to modern llamas. Jorge Blanco Ground sloths occupied South America during the last ice age before going extinct 10,000 years ago. Scientists thought these giant creatures ate plants like their modern, tree-climbing counterparts. But a study found one ground sloth species also ate meat, scavenging from carcasses when it could. We think of sloths as slow-moving, gent...
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CNN's Brian Stelter tells Stephen Colbert the Chris Cuomo situation is 'definitely awkward' and 'you've got to have boundaries'

Brian Stelter attends the 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on December 9, 2018 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CNN Brian Stelter told Stephen Colbert that the situation with Chris Cuomo is "really complicated." There's "no page for this" scenario in the "journalism ethics book," Stelter said. Cuomo has faced criticism for advising his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on a sexual harassment scandal. See more stori...
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SIU Geologist Shows History of Minerals at New York Museum

A geology researcher from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has created an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on the history of minerals.
Tags: New York, American Museum of Natural History, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, New York Museum, SIU Geologist Shows History of Minerals


'Dragon Man,' a mysterious new human species found in China, could be a closer relative of ours than Neanderthals

An artist's concept of Homo longi, or "Dragon Man." Chuang Zhao Anthropologists found a 146,000-year-old human ancestor called Homo longi, or "Dragon Man," in China. These hunter-gatherers were widespread in the region and may have interbred with ancient humans. New research suggests Homo longi could be more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 146,000 years ago, a hunter died in the forests of what is now northern ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, London, News, China, Trends, American Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum, Fossils, Neanderthals, East Asia, Harbin, Heilongjiang, Arabian Peninsula, Homo


Radio Waves From Earth Have Reached Dozens of Stars

For billions of years, Earth has been playing a cosmic game of hide-and-seek. New research published today in Nature posits that roughly 1,700 stars are in the right position to have spotted life on Earth as early as 5,000 years ago. From a report: These stars, within 100 parsecs (or about 326 light-years) of the sun, were found using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the European Space Agency's Gaia mission. And with thousands of exoplanets already found orbiting other ...
Tags: Energy, Tech, Nasa, Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Cornell, Jackie Faherty, Carl Sagan Institute, Lisa Kaltenegger, Kaltenegger


Theodore Roosevelt Statue at New York Museum to Be Relocated

A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination.
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Life in these star-systems could have spotted Earth

Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems - within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years - that could find Earth merely by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun.
Tags: Science, Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Cornell University


‘Night at the Museum’ Theme Park Concept Art Reveals an Unmade Ride Based on the Film Franchise

While plenty of films lead to theme-park attractions, especially films designed for the whole family, not everything makes the successful shift. But some get close. Recently, some concept art for a theme park ride tied to the Night at the Museum franchise was unearthed online, allowing us to get a glimpse at what might have been. Theme Park University found some concept art for an unmade attraction designed for an un-named park themed to the first movie in the Night at the Museum franchise,...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Fox, Theme Parks, American Museum of Natural History, Ben Stiller, James Cameron, Night-at-the-Museum, Walt Disney Company Now


The American Museum of Natural History’s Gems and Minerals Halls Get a Dazzling Upgrade

If you love things that sparkle with all the colors of the rainbow, glow in the dark, and seem to defy any definition of the term rock, you’ve got to visit the new Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I recently got a preview of the new space, and as someone who grew…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Museums, Jp Morgan, American Museum of Natural History, Minerals, Gemstones, Mineralogy, Crystallography, Natural History Museum Vienna, George Harlow, Mineral Evolution, Azurite


Here are all the states offering cash prizes as an incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Ohio, New York, and Maryland residents will get a shot at cash prizes for getting the COVID-19 shot. They are among other US states trying to get more people vaccinated against the deadly virus. Prizes range from a daily $40,000 prize in Maryland to a $5 million jackpot in New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ohio is offering a $1 million jackpot to five vaccinated adults. Republican Gubernatorial-elect Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine g...
Tags: New York, Science, Maryland, Washington Post, Kentucky, US, Trends, Ohio, American Museum of Natural History, Andrew Cuomo, Lexington Herald, Larry Hogan, Hogan, Louisville Kentucky, Mike DeWine, Kentucky Lottery


A handful of recent discoveries have changed our understanding of how the T. rex hunted, roamed, and grew

A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex weighed about 6 to 9 tons and stood about 12 to 13 feet high at the hip. Illustration by Zhao Chuang/Courtesy of PNSO Already in the first few months of 2021, new findings about the Tyrannosaurus rex have shifted paleontologists' picture of how the dinosaur hunted, moved, and grew into a fearsome predator. Examinations of adult T. rex skeletons have revealed that the animal preferred to walk slowly and couldn't run. Researchers also determined that th...
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T. rexes liked to walk as slowly as humans do - at a leisurely 3 miles per hour, a new study finds

The skeleton of a T. rex named Trix at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands. Mike Bink Tyrannosaurus rex couldn't run without shattering its bones, so its max walking speed was 25 mph. But a new study suggests the dinosaur's preferred walking pace was even slower: just 3 mph. The research indicates humans and T. rexes had similar walking speeds. See more stories on Insider's business page. For all the awe Tyrannosaurus rex inspires, the "king of the dinosaurs" was...
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Scientists discover two new species of ancient, burrowing mammal ancestors

A joint research team led by Dr. MAO Fangyuan and Dr. ZHANG Chi from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. MENG Jin from the American Museum of Natural History have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million years ago in what is now northeastern China.
Tags: Science, American Museum of Natural History, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Zhang Chi, Meng Jin, MAO Fangyuan


Neil deGrasse Tyson on stars, Santa's location and jokes for third graders

The famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, asks how many planets out there might harbor life forms -- and when they might visit -- in his new book, "Cosmic Queries."
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Scientists Document First-Ever Biofluorescent Fish in the Arctic

There’s so much about our planet that scientists are still learning about. Case in point: American Museum of Natural History researchers recently documented biofluorescent fish in the Arctic for the first time ever. Their find was published on the museum’s online research library on Thursday. The report shows how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Arctic, Bioluminescence, American Museum of Natural History, Seas, Regions, Bering Sea, David Gruber, Snailfish, Fluorescence, Physical Geography, Technology Internet, Liparis Tunicatus, Liparis


Scientists document first biofluorescent fish in the Arctic

For the first time, scientists have documented biofluorescence in an Arctic fish species. The study, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History who spent hours in the icy waters off of Greenland where the red-and-green-glowing snailfish was found, is published today in the American Museum Novitates.
Tags: Science, Arctic, Greenland, American Museum of Natural History


Complete list of nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES — Complete list of nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards: Best motion picture, drama: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.” Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.” Best motion picture, foreign language: “Another Round”; “La Llorona”; “The Life Ahead”; “Minari”; “Two of Us.” Best actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand, “Nomadland...
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The 34 most awe-inspiring scientific achievements of 2020 include ancient mummy tombs, historic rocket launches, and the fastest vaccine in history

Scientists in a lab test COVID-19 samples at New York City's health department, April 23, 2020. Astronomers, archaeologists, geneticists, and many other scientists made mind-boggling breakthroughs in 2020. Some highlights include work that uncovered stashes of mummies, launched the first-ever crewed commercial spaceflight, and produced COVID-19 vaccines in record time. These are 34 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Cdc, Washington, Mexico, China, New York City, Americas


New satellite images show the Arecibo Observatory before and after its violent collapse in Puerto Rico

The Arecibo Observatory as seen by Maxar's WorldView-2 satellite on December 6, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory violently collapsed on December 1. Engineers had been planning to dismantle the radio telescope since a support cable snapped in November.  But before that could happen, the telescope's 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the bowl-shaped disk below, destroying the facility. Maxar imaging satellites in low-Earth orbit photog...
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When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. In its 57 years of radio astronomy, Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the world's...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, James Bond, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History, Biden, Einstein, Venus


The Arecibo telescope tracked dangerous asteroids, broadcast to potential aliens, and starred in a Bond film. Here's what the world lost when it collapsed.

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. The disaster ended 57 years of historic radio astronomy. Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, James Bond, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History, Biden, Einstein, Venus


The Arecibo telescope's 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

The radio-antenna platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as well as three support towers, is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse and falling into the facility's 1,000-foot-wide dish. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF; Business Insider The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. The telescope's suspended platform, which weighed 900 tons, crashed into its bowl-shaped disk below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. Ar...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Congress, China, Virginia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alien Life, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History


Tonight, you can watch a lunar eclipse, or at least try to

As you sneak some late-night Thanksgiving leftovers, take a moment to marvel at the full moon. Do you notice anything different? It’s subtle, but Sunday night on the west coast or early Monday elsewhere, the full moon should appear a bit darker than usual. That’s because you’re witnessing a penumbral lunar eclipse, a celestial occurrence in which the moon dips behind Earth’s faint, outer shadow, or penumbra. Penumbral eclipses are slight, verging on imperceptible in some cases, says Jackie Faher...
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They've covered the popular "Lion Attacking a Dromedary” diorama at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh — do you see why?

Here's the article in USA Today:  The museum’s interim director says the scene... has disturbed some because it depicts violence against a man described as an Arab courier. Wait! Is the human figure a taxidermied human being?! The director, Stephen Tonsor, also says recent X-rays showed that the 1860s-era taxidermy was performed with real human bones from an unknown person. Tonsor says the museum’s ethics policy requires that any human remains respect the person’s cultural traditions and be don...
Tags: Usa, Law, France, Wikipedia, Museums, Paris, American Museum of Natural History, Black Lives Matter, Taxidermy, Pittsburgh, Lions, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Ann Althouse, Mike Steele, Verreaux, Stephen Tonsor


'Hoax' author Brian Stelter on why he's 'mad as hell,' how Fox News directs Trump's policies, and CNN's haters

Brian Stelter attends the 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on December 9, 2018 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CNN The CNN media reporter and host of "Reliable Sources" has a new book that's already a New York Times bestseller, "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth." Stelter's sources for the book include over 140 current Fox News employees. "This is the Fox-ification of America. The presid...
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Study pinpoints process that might have led to first organic molecules

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History and funded by NASA identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth about 4 billion years ago, before the origin of life. The process, which is similar to what might have occurred in some ancient underwater hydrothermal vents, may also have relevance to the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
Tags: Science, Nasa, American Museum of Natural History


New Cretaceous Jehol fossil sheds light on evolution of ancestral mammalian middle ear

A joint research team led by Dr. MAO Fangyuan from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. MENG Jin from the American Museum of Natural History identified various evolutionary stages and ancestral phenotypes of the mammalian middle ear from a new multituberculate mammal from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota in Northeast China.
Tags: Science, American Museum of Natural History, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Meng Jin, MAO Fangyuan


"Whose story is being told with this monument? The hierarchy is very evident. White commander out front; Black soldiers in the background. It’s the first thing you see...."

"It’s not enough to just see the piece. You have to go deeper. There’s so much not told, but the monument is so moving that it can lead you to those things, if you’re curious."Said L’Merchie Frazier, the education director at the nearby Museum of African American History in Boston, quoted in "Black soldiers monument faces scrutiny amid racial reckoning/Amid the national reckoning on racism, an unlikely monument is facing scrutiny: a Boston memorial to a famed Civil War unit made up of Black sold...
Tags: New York, Law, Boston, Sculpture, American Museum of Natural History, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Floyd, Shaw, Theodore Roosevelt, Faneuil Hall, Crispus Attucks, Massachusetts Statehouse, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Kevin Peterson


'Black Lives Matter' Mural Outside Trump Tower Is Vandalized Multiple Times

In five incidents, people have thrown paint on the bright-yellow street display on Fifth Avenue. Each time, city workers have restored the lettering.
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How Carolyn Everson made Facebook an ad juggernaut, with ski trips, cocktails, and exclusive clubs

Facebook went from a college-networking site into a $70 billion digital-ad machine by cultivating close relationships with top marketers and the agencies that manage their multibillion-dollar budgets.  The company developed its ad business gradually and sold marketers on a cheap product with unprecedented growth and scale. It hired executives away from Google and mimicked its approach by dedicating teams to individual brands and agencies. The 2011 hire of Carolyn Everson and her development of...
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