This month, the American Museum of Natural History is adding another must-see to its legendary Fossil Halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long sauropod dinosaur. Putting it together is a pretty tall order, too.
Over the past few months, a number of museums have begun digitizing their rare and beautiful pieces of art, historical documents, and rare artifacts, and offering them online in high-resolution, downloadable formats.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of Gizmodo's favorite places in NYC, and today's an especially cool day to visit: it's Identification Day, when you can bring in your fossils, unidentified plants, unknown family heirlooms, or just about anything else old or unusual, and have it identified by museum…
The American Museum of Natural History here in New York just kicked off an exhibit about those ancient flying reptiles called pterosaurs. These rulers of the sky happen to be the least understood of prehistoric creatures, so we've got Mark Norell, the curator in charge of the paleontology department at the AMNH and …
Today, the American Museum of Natural History put online their entire catalog of archival images. The Digital Special Collection consists of over 7,000 photos, slides, and illustration spanning the world over. We sifted through the pile and picked out a few favorites.
You’re a high school science teacher and your class is learning about dinosaurs. You can’t exactly run to the local dino bone barn and buy some bargain bones for them to see first-hand. But what if you had access to a 3D printer? Enter the American Museum of Natural History’s education department, which is…
Poison can be a curse, a killer, and even a medicine—an alchemical substance that appears in everything from myth to literature. You might not think of poison as being this multifaceted, but that's exactly what the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit—The Power of Poison—delightfully urges you to do.
At the American Museum of Natural History's two-week camp Capturing Dinosaurs: Reconstructing Extinct Species Through Digital Fabrication, a group of teens learned the processes and tools used by paleontologists for studying dinosaur bones and digitally reconstructing them. And we got to tag along for some of it.
We don't know much about this photo snapped in 1940. It shows Ludwig Ferraglio making a cast of a fish called Acrotus Willoughbyi but that's about all we know.
The Hall of North American Mammals reopens this month at the American Museum of Natural History in New York CIty, after a pretty thorough restoration effort that involved—among much else—replacing all of the older lighting fixtures with fixtures that are more energy efficient.
Unless someone discovers the fountain of youth in the next few decades, almost everyone alive right now won't see another Venus transit after today's. That's why everyone is watching it, from astronaut Don Pettit at the International Space Station's cupola to every telescope on Earth to a navy of space vessels in…
The transit of Venus over the Sun is tomorrow and it has already appeared in NASA's SOHO wider field coronagraph's field of view. It's the proton torpedo heading into the Sun. The one getting away was fired from a cloaked Klingon ship. Or perhaps it's Mercury.
The transit of Venus is one of the rarest astronomical events in our solar system. It happens in pairs, every century. This awe-inspiring video shows the first of this century's pair, which happened in 2004. The next one is about to happen—on June 5, 2012.
I love these letters sent to the American Museum of Natural History by wannabe space explorers from the 1950s. They are so wonderfully naive and full of hope, some of them really funny, others quite sad in hindsight.
One of the things I loved about the AMNH's Beyond Planet Earth exhibition was a seemingly gimmicky, but quite surprising device: a machine that allows you to sniff what the Moon smells like! It was... weird.
One of the coolest things at the AMNH's Beyond Planet Earth exhibition is the next-generation spacesuit, made of a stretchy fabric made of spandex, nylon and a new substance that will eliminate baggy suits forever. Skinny is in on Mars.
Even if you are not a space nerd who wears NASA underpants, you can't miss Beyond Planet Earth, the new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. It will make you understand why we need to move forward in space.
Atten-shun, spacenerds! The American Museum of Natural History and Vimeo are hosting a private screening party in anticipation for the museum's next amazing exhibit: Beyond Planet Earth. If you are in NYC on October 4, you can't miss this.
Last night, a few hundred lucky readerfolk and museum fanboys got the chance to steal away into the American Museum of Natural History for an after hours, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the great nerd meccas in the world.