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The World's Most Social Landmarks

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

Just in time for summer, Facebook has released its list of the most social places in the world. According to a press release from the social netwo...

High-Tech Human Genome Exhibit Coming To D.C.

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pl...

Taxidermy Went Rogue

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

If you thought taxidermy wasn't weird enough already, have we got the exhibition for you! La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles is hosting their Bien...

Spot On National Mall Will Be Named For Koch Brother

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinos...

LOOK: World's Biggest Snake Coming To Smithsonian

Posted 03.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The world's biggest snake is coming to the nation's capital. A model of it, anyway. The scientifically accurate, realistic model of t...

Astoria Characters: The Good Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Driving the dings and dents out of cars is a delicate art, and Billy Bruckner is a master of this form of metal sculpture. He also loves avant-garde contemporary art, Buddhas and bikes.

Is Darwinism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Is evolution, Darwinian evolution in particular, a religion? To sound like the philosopher that I am, it all depends on what you mean by "religion."

American Airlines, Museum Of Natural History, In Fight Over Dead Fish

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel

In a real-life fish tale a big airline is going head to head with a big museum. American Airlines this week filed court papers in an attempt to limit ...

PHOTOS: SNL Buddies At Natural History Museum Gala

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Your favorite New Yorkers were all together in one magical place last night -- The Museum of Natural History. Anne Hathaway posed by the taxidermied a...

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.

NYPD Bomb Squad Smashes Windows Of Suspicious BMW Parked In Front Of Museum Of Natural History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Police Department's bomb squad smashed out the passenger side windows of an idling SUV in front of the American Museum of Natural History...

Culture Zohn: Happy Summer Culture

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-05-27-outsidepull.jpg If ever there was an argument against the pig-headedness and jingoistic behavior of Arizona, Ellis Island and the Hispanic Society would be it.