The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies more than 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2). The museum has a full-time scientific staff of 225, sponsors over 120 special field expeditions each year, and averages about five million visits annually.

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    Climate change may seem far away in some parts of the world, but for Pacific Islanders, its effects are very real. In August 2016, anthropologist Jennifer Newell led a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to the Marshall Islands to study how communities there are reacting to flooding, drought, and other effects of climate change, and how they are navigating an uncertain future. The Constantine S. N...

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  • Profile: Frank T. Burbrink

    Snake researcher Frank T. Burbrink is an associate curator in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. His work examines the evolutionary history of reptiles and amphibians across the world, including in North America, South America, Asia, and Madagascar, to help understand how species are generated and how local communities are formed.

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  • Ask a Scientist about Cuba's Reptiles and Amphibians

    Chris Raxworthy answers kids' questions about Cuba in this video interview. He's a herpetologist at the American Museum of Natural History. What is the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? How many kinds of reptiles and amphibians live in Cuba? What do you find most interesting about Cuba's reptiles and amphibians? What are some of the biggest and smallest reptiles and amphibians in Cub...

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  • Meet the OLogist: Ana Luz Porzecanski

    Ana Luz Porzecanski is a conservation biologist, a scientist who studies wildlife, ecosystems, and how humans and nature can coexist and thrive together. Find out more about Ana in this video interview! What does a conservation biologist do? What do you like most about being a scientist? What is your favorite place or object in the Museum? How did you figure out what you wanted to be when you gre...

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  • The Surprising Lives of Insects - AMNH SciCafe

    We may think of insects as being tiny versions of ourselves, but actually, their lives may surprise us. Marlene Zuk, behavioral ecologist at University of Minnesota, helps to elucidate the differences between these six-legged animals and ourselves. To learn about upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe. To listen to the full lecture, download the podcast: http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-...

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  • Mummies: Open March 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018

    Discover when, how, and why ancient Egyptians and Peruvians were mummified in a new show featuring an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies as well as interactive touch tables, rare artifacts, and cutting-edge imaging. Visit Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History from March 20, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Learn more at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mummies Mummies was developed by ...

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  • Modifying Mosquitoes with CRISPR - AMNH SciCafe

    CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. By modifying the DNA of mosquitoes, we could prevent them from reproducing—potentially eradicating them completely. But is that something we should actually want to see? Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is—and wh...

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  • Black Holes with Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan

    Astronomers Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan talk about black holes, and the future of research into these mysterious objects. Original Facebook Live recorded on January 18, 2017. For more great live content, like the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/ *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video cat...

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  • Shelf Life Episode 14 - Into the Island of Bats

    The island of Cuba is a key piece of the puzzle for two bat researchers trying to understand biodiversity in the Caribbean. Find out why on an expedition with mammalogists J. Angelo Soto-Centeno and Gilberto Silva Taboada, joined by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. For more about tracking animal populations through time, visit our episode web...

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  • Pack Your Bags For Bats In Cuba

    Science starts when you pack your bags, so here’s some of the gear Museum bat researchers make sure they have on hand in the field—even if they have to sit on their suitcase to make it fit. Pack your bags for adventure. Season 2 of the Museum’s acclaimed video series, Shelf Life, is here. This season, we’re taking a look at the many expeditions to sites around the world that have helped to build...

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  • When Black Holes Collide - AMNH SciCafe

    When black holes collide, the energy of the event generates intense gravitational waves. These waves were predicted by Einstein in his theories, but scientists have only recently been able to detect them experimentally. In this SciCafe, Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black...

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  • Earth Day 1970 – 2017: What’s Changed?

    The first Earth Day was in 1970. What’s changed since? Our population has doubled. We’re emitting 2.4 times more CO2. Sea levels have risen 4 inches. But the world has also changed for the better. See how our actions since 1970 have added up. For details about the Museum's Earth Day programming and to RSVP for the Earth Day Kickoff, please visit http://www.amnh.org/calendar/earth-day-at-the-museu...

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  • #WhyIScience

    Happy Earth Day 2017! Scientists and staff at the Museum are celebrating by welcoming participants in the March for Science NYC to our front steps for an Earth Day kickoff to celebrate the vital role that that science plays in society and in our individual lives. For details about the Museum's Earth Day programming and to RSVP for the Earth Day Kickoff, please visit http://www.amnh.org/calendar/e...

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  • The Search for Slow Lorises - AMNH SciCafe

    Slow lorises may look like big-eyed Ewoks, but their cute countenance has made these primates a target of the illegal wildlife trade. In this SciCafe, Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking and the ...

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  • 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: De-Extinction

    Neil deGrasse Tyson and panelists discuss de-extinction in the 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History. Biologists today have the knowledge, the tools, and the ability to influence the evolution of life on Earth. Do we have an obligation to bring back species that human activities may have rendered extinct? Does the technology exist to do so? Join Tyson and the ...

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  • The Search for Slow Lorises - AMNH SciCafe

    Slow lorises may look like big-eyed Ewoks, but their cute countenance has made these primates a target of the illegal wildlife trade. In this SciCafe, Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking and the ...

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  • Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

    Climate change may seem far away in some parts of the world, but for Pacific Islanders, its effects are very real. In August 2016, anthropologist Jennifer Newell led a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to the Marshall Islands to study how communities there are reacting to flooding, drought, and other effects of climate change, and how they are navigating an uncertain future. The Constantine S. N...

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  • Profile: Frank T. Burbrink

    Snake researcher Frank T. Burbrink is an associate curator in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. His work examines the evolutionary history of reptiles and amphibians across the world, including in North America, South America, Asia, and Madagascar, to help understand how species are generated and how local communities are formed.

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  • Ask a Scientist about Cuba's Reptiles and Amphibians

    Chris Raxworthy answers kids' questions about Cuba in this video interview. He's a herpetologist at the American Museum of Natural History. What is the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? How many kinds of reptiles and amphibians live in Cuba? What do you find most interesting about Cuba's reptiles and amphibians? What are some of the biggest and smallest reptiles and amphibians in Cub...

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  • Meet the OLogist: Ana Luz Porzecanski

    Ana Luz Porzecanski is a conservation biologist, a scientist who studies wildlife, ecosystems, and how humans and nature can coexist and thrive together. Find out more about Ana in this video interview! What does a conservation biologist do? What do you like most about being a scientist? What is your favorite place or object in the Museum? How did you figure out what you wanted to be when you gre...

  • The Surprising Lives of Insects - AMNH SciCafe

    We may think of insects as being tiny versions of ourselves, but actually, their lives may surprise us. Marlene Zuk, behavioral ecologist at University of Minnesota, helps to elucidate the differences between these six-legged animals and ourselves. To learn about upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe. To listen to the full lecture, download the podcast: http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-...

  • Mummies: Open March 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018

    Discover when, how, and why ancient Egyptians and Peruvians were mummified in a new show featuring an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies as well as interactive touch tables, rare artifacts, and cutting-edge imaging. Visit Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History from March 20, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Learn more at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mummies Mummies was developed by ...

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  • Scorpions, Centipedes & Other Invertebrates With Entomologist Stephanie Loria

    Entomologist Stephanie Loria answers your questions about scorpions, centipedes, and other invertebrates from the Museum's Invertebrate Zoology collections. Original Facebook Live recorded on October 19, 2016. For more great live content, like the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/ *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHO...

  • 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything

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    Exhibition staff members Dean Markosian and Jack Cesareo describe how they created a Cuban coral reef diorama for the American Museum of Natural History. Original Facebook Live recorded on October 5, 2016. For more great live content, like the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/ *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg ...

  • Vampire Bats With Mammalogist Nancy Simmons

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  • Moon Questions Answered With Astronomer Emily Rice

    Astronomer Emily Rice provides a Moon 101 and gives us the basics on Earth's satellite. Original Facebook Live recorded on October 28, 2016. For more great live content, like the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/ *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video catalog: ‪http://www.youtube.com/user/AM...

  • Human Population Through Time

    It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? Download the video in HD: http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/AMNH_HumanPopulation_DOWNLOAD.mp...

  • Modifying Mosquitoes with CRISPR - AMNH SciCafe

    CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. By modifying the DNA of mosquitoes, we could prevent them from reproducing—potentially eradicating them completely. But is that something we should actually want to see? Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is—and wh...

  • Black Holes with Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan

    Astronomers Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan talk about black holes, and the future of research into these mysterious objects. Original Facebook Live recorded on January 18, 2017. For more great live content, like the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory/ *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video cat...

  • Shelf Life Episode 14 - Into the Island of Bats

    The island of Cuba is a key piece of the puzzle for two bat researchers trying to understand biodiversity in the Caribbean. Find out why on an expedition with mammalogists J. Angelo Soto-Centeno and Gilberto Silva Taboada, joined by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. For more about tracking animal populations through time, visit our episode web...

  • Pack Your Bags For Bats In Cuba

    Science starts when you pack your bags, so here’s some of the gear Museum bat researchers make sure they have on hand in the field—even if they have to sit on their suitcase to make it fit. Pack your bags for adventure. Season 2 of the Museum’s acclaimed video series, Shelf Life, is here. This season, we’re taking a look at the many expeditions to sites around the world that have helped to build...

  • When Black Holes Collide - AMNH SciCafe

    When black holes collide, the energy of the event generates intense gravitational waves. These waves were predicted by Einstein in his theories, but scientists have only recently been able to detect them experimentally. In this SciCafe, Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black...

  • What's unique about Cuban wildlife?

    Islands like Cuba are like natural experiments, where evolution becomes more dramatic. Its complex politics and vibrant music have attracted the attention of the world. But Cuba, the largest island nation in the Caribbean, is also home to the unexpected. It’s a place of stunning contrasts: mysterious caves and bright boulevards, sweltering fields and cool forests, hard challenges and high energy...

  • Tropical Butterflies Alive in New York

    See over 500 free-flying tropical butterflies from all corners of the globe at The American Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Conservatory. Learn more about the life-cycle and ecological importance of these beautiful fliers from December 10, 2016 through May 28, 2017. *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHorg Check out our full video catalog...

  • Ask a Scientist about Cuba's Biodiversity

    Ana Luz Porzecanski answers kids' questions about Cuba in this video interview. She's a conservation biologist at the American Museum of Natural History. What is Cuba? What kinds of environments exist in Cuba? What is biodiversity? Why is it so important, anyway? Why is the biodiversity of Cuba so important? What plants or animals live only in Cuba? How does the biodiversity of Cuba differ from ...

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