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Museum cancels event honouring Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro

New York's American Museum of Natural History will not now host an event honouring Jair Bolsonaro.
Tags: New York, News, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Jair Bolsonaro


Natural History Museum Will Not Host Gala for Brazil’s President

The museum said that it was “deeply concerned” about renting the space for an event to honor someone whose environmental policies had been widely criticized.
Tags: News, Awards, Museums, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Nonprofit Organizations, Amazon Jungle, Politics And Government, Futter, Decorations and Honors, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Ellen V, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Natural History Museum Will Not Host Gala


US museum of natural history will not host Bolsonaro gala event after outrage

After receiving criticism last week, museum says gala to honor Brazil’s far-right president would no longer go aheadPlans to honor Brazil’s far-right president with a black-tie gala at the American Museum of Natural History have been scrapped after a public outcry that saw New York’s mayor brand Jair Bolsonaro “a very dangerous human being”.Bill de Blasio was among those to speak out after plans for the 14 May event emerged last week, claiming Bolsonaro’s “overt racism and homophobia” and his ho...
Tags: New York, Americas, US, US news, Culture, Museums, Brazil, Bill De Blasio, American Museum of Natural History, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Brazilian President Who Says The Holocaust ‘Can Be Forgiven’ To Be Honored In A Private Event At NY Museum

The American Museum of Natural History said on Twitter that it was “deeply concerned” and “exploring its options” as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to be honored at a gala at the museum. “In a statement Friday, the museum said the event ‘does not in any way reflect the Museum’s position that there is an urgent need to conserve the Amazon Rainforest, which has such profound implications for biological diversity, indigenous communities, climate change, and the future health of our plan...
Tags: Art, Amazon Rainforest, American Museum of Natural History, Issues, Jair Bolsonaro, 04.12.19, NY Museum


Gala Honoree Causes Concern at American Museum of Natural History

The museum said it was “deeply concerned” that the event it is hosting will honor Brazil’s president, whose environmental policies have drawn criticism.
Tags: News, Environment, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Nonprofit Organizations, Amazon Jungle, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce


US natural history museum gala to honor Brazil's far-right president sparks outrage

Institution is ‘deeply concerned’ after being attacked for hosting event to honor Jair Bolsonaro who has rolled back environmental protectionsThe American Museum of Natural History has said it is “deeply concerned” after it was sharply criticized for hosting an event that will honour Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil who has backed aggressive cuts in environmental protections. Related: Bolsonaro backers wage war on the rainforest Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Americas, US, US news, Culture, Museums, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Jair Bolsonaro


A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

For two researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, closing time means the start of an anthropological happy hour that has yielded 10 books and scores of scientific articles and papers.
Tags: News, Research, Museums, Rob, American Museum of Natural History, Ian, Alcoholic Beverages, Manhattan (NYC, Tattersall, DeSalle


10 Books About Ourselves and Our World

I'm an eclectic reader. My shelves contain a healthy mix of literary fiction, fantasy, mystery, and even middle grade novels. Sitting right next to all of that escape reading are a good number of true stories, science, history, essays, and biography. These days, I doubt I could name just one genre or subject as my favorite, but when I was in elementary school, I used to tell people that biography was my go-to. Today's roundup highlights the nonfiction titles I've added to my April reading...
Tags: Books, America, San Francisco, Canada, Britain, Ocean, Jane Austen, John F Kennedy, American Museum of Natural History, Jfk, North America, Jack, Napoleon, The New Yorker, Reed, Roberts


Instead Of Trashing Or Replacing Its Old-Style, Stereotyped Colonists-Meet-Indians Diorama, This Museum Is Interrogating It

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a 1939 diorama purporting to show a diplomatic meeting between governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam (today’s Manhattan) and some Lenape Indians, and — not everything in it is wrong (Stuyvesant really did have a pegleg), but in 2019, you can’t call it accurate. So the Museum decided to make the diorama an exhibit on old stereotypes, with labeling explaining the differences between what’s shown and what’s known of the site’s actual hist...
Tags: Art, New York, Manhattan, American Museum of Natural History, Stuyvesant, Issues, SJ, New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, 03.20.19, Ana Fota


New York Today: Offensive History at the Museum of Natural History

Thursday: A diorama at the American Museum of Natural History was labeled to highlight the inaccuracies it perpetuated.
Tags: News, New York City, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Natural History, Decolonize This Place


New York Today: Offensive History, Revisited

Thursday: A diorama at the American Museum of Natural History was labeled to highlight the inaccuracies it perpetuated.
Tags: News, New York City, American Museum of Natural History, Decolonize This Place


What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

The American Museum of Natural History corrects a Native American story in full view of visitors, inviting them to “reconsider this scene.”
Tags: News, Museums, Native Americans, American Museum of Natural History, Theodore, Roosevelt


Travel: A rookie’s guide to New York City

A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer The Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributi...
Tags: New York, New York City, John Lennon, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Mta, Broadway, Manhattan, Chrysler, William Shakespeare


Baby T. rexes were covered in peach fuzz and the size of small turkeys — here's what they looked like

Since its discovery more than 110 years ago, the Tyrannosaurus rex has become one of the most popular and widely studied dinosaurs. But paleontologists' understanding of the T. rex has changed significantly over the last 15 years. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History depicts the predator not as the scaly terror shown in "Jurassic Park," but rather as a feathered hunter with vulnerable infants. Scientists also now know that baby T. rexes were the size of turkeys, sported fuzz...
Tags: Trends, Jurassic Park, American Museum of Natural History, James Dean, Amnh, American Museum of Natural History AMNH, Mark Norell, Gregory Erickson


T. Rexes Really Were Just Giant Chickens And I’m Mad About It

I’m so upset Dinosaurs rule. I don’t care what you were into as a kid whether it was Barbies or race cars or Lego, if you weren’t at least a little bit into dinosaurs I definitely wouldn’t have gotten along with you on the playground and I probably wouldn’t like you as an adult either. Dinosaurs rule so hard, they’ve inundated the entertainment industry since, well, the dawn of time. Specifically, the most badass dinosaur of them all, the Tyrannosaurus rex. With the exception of Little ...
Tags: Lego, Humor, Pokemon, American Museum of Natural History, Gracie Hughes, Rexes Really Were Just Giant Chickens, American Museum of Natural History Ok, American Museum of Natural History Adolescent T, American Museum of Natural History LOOK


The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in 'Jurassic Park.' These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the 'king of the dinosaurs.'

The Tyrannosaurus rex has captivated the public imagination ever since the "king of the dinosaurs" ate its way onto the scene in "Jurassic Park."  But when Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster was being made, paleontologists didn't really know  much about the T. rex. Only seven or eight skeletons existed in the fossil record. Since then, a dozen more T. rex skeletons have been found, which has changed our understanding of these creatures. The American Museum of Natural History has created the w...
Tags: Trends, American Museum of Natural History, Steven Spielberg, Amnh, American Museum of Natural History AMNH, Mark Norell, Norell, Barnum Brown


Building a Blockbuster: Behind the Scenes With T. Rex

Fiberglass, resin, glue, feathers and new technology bring the dinosaur to life at the Museum of Natural History.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Dinosaurs, American Museum of Natural History, Paleontology


What Did T. Rex Look Like? A New Exhibit Has the 'Ultimate Predator' in Feathers

The latest fossil discoveries and paleontological research continue to revise our view of the world’s most famous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex. An updated depiction of the extinct giant is now on display in a New York City exhibit that’s bound to ruffle some feathers.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Museums, Dinosaurs, American Museum of Natural History, Tyrannosaurus rex, Paleontology


Fierce, realistic, intimidating – the VR T-Rex experience changing the way we learn about dinosaurs

Queuing in a low-lit room, I was startled by the sharp yelp from the hipster in front of me. He ducked in a sort of fancy basketball-style dodge, whispered “Oh, God!” and then straightened up and somewhat sheepishly shook himself out. Normally in museums, cries of alarm are about as welcome as a loud conversation in a library. The audience around the cordoned-off area laughed and I pitied him, slightly, as I stepped up for my turn at the American Museum of Natural History’s new virtual reality T...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Vienna, Britain, Paris, Rex, American Museum of Natural History, Imperial War Museum, Mark Norell, American Museum of Natural History Credit, Barnum Brown, Hell Creek Montana


Exhibition Review: T. Rex Like You Haven’t Seen Him: With Feathers

Make way for Tyrannosaurus rex, everyone’s favorite killer. A new show at the American Museum of Natural History places T. rex amid a global family of prehistoric predators.
Tags: News, Museums, Dinosaurs, American Museum of Natural History, Paleontology, Skeletons, Norell, Mark A, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator (Exhibit




Watch this massive tarantula drag an opossum it just killed

A team of scientists went to Peru's lowland tropical forest to document invertebrates and saw an uncommon sight: a large tarantula, the size of a "dinner plate" with "massive fangs" catching and eating a baby opossum. Although they didn't capture on video the part where the tarantula caught the animal, they were the first to ever record a tarantula feasting on an opossum. “When we do surveys at night, some of the spiders we see will have prey, typically other invertebrates like crickets and m...
Tags: Video, News, Peru, American Museum of Natural History, National Geographic, Invertebrates, University Of Michigan, Spiders, Rudolf, Grundler, Tarantulas, Michael Grundler, Robert Voss


Natural History museum to mark 150th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History announced big plans Wednesday for its big 150th anniversary, including exhibits, an anniversary website and a new space show in the planetarium. The slate of events is starting next month to commemorate the museum’s incorporation in April 1869, with the opening of the “T. rex: […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, American Museum of Natural History


World’s largest bee, thought to be extinct, found in Indonesia

The giant bee was first discovered in 1859, but since has only officially sighted once.An international team of researchers set out to rediscover the bee in January. Determining exactly when a species is extinct is difficult, especially for small animals like insects. None In 1859, while exploring the remote island of Bacan in the North Moluccas, Indonesia, the renowned naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace made an astounding discovery: the Megachile pluto — the world's largest bee. Wallace described...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ebay, Animals, Environment, Bbc, Conservation, Innovation, American Museum of Natural History, Bolt, Wallace, National Audubon Society, Alfred Russel Wallace, Audubon, Robin Moore, Global Wildlife Conservation


Leech smuggler busted at Toronto airport

A fellow was recently busted at Toronto Pearson International Airport for allegedly attempting to "import" 5,000 live leeches in his luggage. Apparently an airport security beagles sniffed out the parasites. From National Geographic: The man claimed that the leeches in his possession were for personal use and that their waste water would enrich his orchids, (says André Lupert, manager of intelligence for the Wildlife Enforcement Directorate at Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ontario ...
Tags: Post, News, Airports, Toronto, Canada, Smuggling, American Museum of Natural History, Parasites, Leeches, Leech, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Pearson International Airport, André Lupert, Wildlife Enforcement Directorate, Climate Change Canada Ontario, Lupert


Grace Notes: How to Move 2.8 Million Dead Fish

The American Museum of Natural History is demolishing the area that houses its ichthyology collection to make way for a new (and controversial) addition.
Tags: News, Museums, American Museum of Natural History, Richard, Ny, Center for Science, Fish and Other Marine Life, Gilder, Education and Innovation, Theodore Roosevelt Park (Manhattan


Take a Virtual Tour of Brazil’s National Museum & Its Artifacts: Google Digitized the Museum’s Collection Before the Fateful Fire

How to describe the magnitude of the loss when Brazil's Museu Nacional caught fire in September? The New Yorker's Alejandro Chacoff ventured an analogy that would resonate with readers of that magazine: "It’s as if, in New York, the American Museum of Natural History and the New School, or a part of the Columbia campus, had been built on the same spot, and then was reduced to ashes." The 200-year-old museum lost an estimated 92.5 percent of its 20-million-item archive, one of the largest collec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, College, Americas, Museums, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History, Seoul, Columbia, Facebook Twitter, New School, LUZIA, Colin Marshall, Alejandro Chacoff, 21st Century Los Angeles


4,000-year-old game board carved into floor of ancient rock shelter

An archaeologist is studying a 4,000-year-old game board carved into the floor of a rock shelter in Azerbaijan. According to American Museum of Natural History researcher Walter Crist, the board was used to play an ancient game called "58 Holes" or "Hounds and Jackals." From : (Previously), British archaeologist Howard Carter found a game set with playing pieces fashioned like those animals in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenemhat IV, who lived in the 18th century B.C. The di...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Archaeology, Azerbaijan, American Museum of Natural History, Board Games, Crist, Howard Carter, Walter Crist


Neil DeGrasse Tyson accused of rape and sexual harassment by 4 women

Tchiya Amet says Neil DeGrasse Tyson raped her in the 1980s. As his star rose, no one believed her. Three additional women, one for the first time, now say Neil sexually harassed them. This isn't looking good for the popular science entertainment personality. Allegations against Neil DeGrasse Tyson were previously detailed on this website, patheos.com. Now there's reporting from Azeen Ghorayshi for BuzzFeed News: With three women now making allegations on the record, the Patheos article spr...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Science, News, Media, Entertainment, Sexual Assault, New York City, Rape, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Watson, American Museum of Natural History, BuzzFeed News, Neil, Tyson, Hayden Planetarium


Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Misconduct Accusations

In a lengthy Facebook post responding to three women’s accounts, the well-known astrophysicist described two as benign and suggested the third did not occur.
Tags: Facebook, News, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Watson, American Museum of Natural History, National Geographic, Ashley, Tyson, Fox Broadcasting Co, Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse, Allers, MeToo Movement, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Program, Katelyn N, Amet El Maat