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Divest Now to Invest in the Future

James Lawrence Powell | Posted 09.27.2016 | Green
James Lawrence Powell

As a long-standing member of both the scientific community and museum sector, I have worked to better understand the world and to share this understa...

See The Nature Photos That Made Judges Go Wild

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

Here are some reminders of just how breathtaking nature can be. A brutal shot of fox-on-fox violence earned Don Gutoski "Wildlife Photographer of the ...

Los Angeles's 30 Newest Species

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

LOS ANGELES -- A recent study has revealed 30 previously unknown species of flies, living right here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. This is remarkable because we usually don't think of urbanized areas as being particularly biologically diverse. But our lack of information on urban environments has allowed for an interesting research opportunity. A few years ago, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County initiated a project called BioSCAN to search for biodiversity in heavily urbanized areas.

Over 800 Living Folk Artists Come Together For Massive Iboamerican Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

Leave it to the Natural History Museum to present an art show poised to put most art-specific museums to shame. This fall, the museum brings together ...

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

How a Trip to The Museum Changed My Life

Kalyani Sharma | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Kalyani Sharma

At the end of the day, I was ashamed at the fact that I originally saw the afternoon as an obligation, when it ultimately proved to be a privilege and an uplifting experience.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Labor Day weekend arrives with a plethora of street festival and fairs. Come one, come all and revel in the last days of summer. And, pssst... We have a few ways to get the kids ready for the classroom, as well.

Here's What Dinosaur Poop Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to feast your eyes on a 65-million-year-old hunk of poop? A replica of Tyrannosaurus rex feces is en route to the Smit...

Jurassic Park For Real (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The hotly anticipated 3D version of Jurassic Park opens today, 20 years after Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking classic first debuted in...

Forgotten 'Father' Of Evolution Emerges From Darwin's Shadow

| Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By James Poskett and Nature magazine Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace are credited for co-discovering evolution by natural selection in e...

A Lesson in Extinction

Yao Ming | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Yao Ming

Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand for ivory and rhino horn.

Lucas Kavner

Your Burning Dinosaur Questions: Answered | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

There's something about wandering into empty halls filled with dinosaur fossils at the American Museum of Natural History that immediately awakens the...

Lucas Kavner

Will Smith Tells High Schoolers The Secret To His Career | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's Natural History Museum has been home to many famous voices over the last decade. Tom Hanks, Liam...

PHOTOS: 'Animal Inside Out' Exhibition Shows Guts, Blood Vessels

Posted 04.05.2012 | Science

Do the 'plasticized' cadavers in German anatomist Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds exhibitions take your breath away, or get under your skin? Whatever...

On the Culture Front: Gatz, 4000 Miles, Rediscovering the Natural History Museum, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's heartening that one of the hottest theater tickets of the season is a word-for-word staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Occupy The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles

FRIDAY Dinosaurs, Languages & Hip Hop What: The Natural History Museum opens its doors for another "First Fridays" evening of discussions, performan...

Adults Are Kids, Too: Dinosaurs, Dr. Suess & More

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

FRIDAY Fashion On Wheels What: Get fashionable this Friday with Kate Spade and Brooklyn indie band Vivian Girls's traveling bus tour. The bus is dec...

PHOTOS: Meet Your 'Cave Parents'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

What did our 'cave parents' look like? Without a family album going back 7 million years, it can be tough to imagine them, especially when all we see ...

Will This Building Do "What The Sydney Opera House Did For Australia?"

Jacob Slevin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

In just over a week, the Natural History Museum of Utah will re-open to the public along the Wasatch Range, a the 17-acre site at the edge of the City and the University of Utah campus, viewing out towards the Great Salt Lake, the Oquirrhs mountain range, Kennecott copper mines, Mount Olympus and Salt Lake City.

Lucy Blodgett

My LA: Allis Markham on Taxidermy, Pinot Noir & Weddings In LA | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles

MY LA: Allis Markham Current Gig: Owner of Prey Taxidermy, volunteer taxidermist at the Natural History Museum. LA Transplant or Native Angele...

PLAN ForYourArt: October 6-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, and Betye Saar were emerging L.A. artists, and the Natural History Museum exhibited the work of all three.

'Carmageddon' Was A Cultural Boon For LA: Report

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

All the people praising the 405 closure for its effect on Los Angeles actually have some numbers on their side. Culturally, "Carmageddon" boosted muse...

PLAN ForYourArt: July 14-20

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Design's ability to move us towards a more sustainable and creative urban lifestyle is at the heart of Little Tokyo Design Week, which will be open to the public from July 14 - July 17.

She-Male Butterfly Is Born

Posted 09.11.2011 | Weird News

Is this Madame Or Monsieur Butterfly? A rare half-female, half-male hatched from its cocoon at London's Natural History Museum, stunning researche...

Museum Of Natural History And Carl Akeley's Jounrey To Build Its African Wing

Jay Kirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jay Kirk

Renowned taxidermist Carl Akeley joined the hunters rushing to Africa, where he risked death time and again as he stalked animals for his dioramas and hobnobbed with outsized personalities of the era such as Theodore Roosevelt and P. T. Barnum.