Perhaps one of the first things you learned in kindergarten was that you had five senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch. But the actual number is probably way more than that, maybe in the 30s. And there’s a whole lot we don’t know about the senses that we do have.
Meet the titanosaur. It’s the newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and it’s a dinosaur cast so large it doesn’t even fit into a single room.
“It’s impossible to know everything,” Hélène Alonso said. Alonso is the director of exhibit interactives and media for the American Museum of Natural History. It was a week and a half before the opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, and she was discussing the process by which the…
Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t classify Pluto as a planet. But he thinks it’s pretty damn important that we got there.
In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list.
The Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George was the last known member of his subspecies and he has become a symbol of the importance of conservation. This short documentary shows us how the taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History preserved Lonesome George for future generations.
Belmore Browne painting the background for the Bighorn Sheep Group at the American Museum of Natural History in February of 1941.
From the American Museum of Natural History comes this video of kids absolutely schooling us on how to pronounce the names of pterosaurs. They're way cooler than most of us were at their age, I'm sure.
Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto first visited the American Museum of Natural History in 1974 and has returned four times since to add to his "Dioramas" series of photos. With his skill, Sugimoto makes the exhibits appear like nature shots.
Take a look at these fascinating videos explaining the many horrible ways that animals can use their hollow fangs, grooved teeth, lip glands, claws, spurs, spines, stings, and tentacles to deliver venom for the sole purpose of paralyzing and killing other animals—including humans.
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.
With its new show Dark Universe, the American Museum of Natural History in New York has turned an already-awesome planetarium experience into something mind-blowing. Not only will you be filled with wonder, but you'll be treated to an incredible science story about dark matter, dark energy, and all the other strange…
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.
The most interesting room in the American Museum of Natural History is one you'll never see. Its inhabitants are millions of years old, its proprietors among the brightest in their field. This is the big bone room, home to what is arguably the largest and most important collection of mammal bones in the world. And we…
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.
When Charles Bolden enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy for college, he was absolutely sure of two things. The first was that he was never, ever going to fly airplanes. The second was that he was definitely not joining the Marine Corps when he graduated.