The Science Museum Wants Their Plastic Samples. They Refused

The Science Museum Wants Their Plastic Samples. They Refused

When a curator from the Science Museum in London asked Deonie and Steve Allen whether they would like their work to be added to the museum’s permanent collection of artifacts, they jumped at the chance.

Have You Seen A Weasel Lately?

Have You Seen A Weasel Lately?

“The authors of this paper are active field biologists, and we noticed that we just don’t see weasels in our data after field work,” says coauthor Roland Kays, research professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State and head of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Biodiversity Lab.

Shrinking Birds with Longer Wings?

Shrinking Birds with Longer Wings?

Her most recent research, published this summer in the Journal of Animal Ecology , focuses on a unique data set: A collection from the Chicago Field Museum that goes back four decades and includes more than 70,000 birds killed during migration in collisions with the Windy City’s skyscrapers.

Hawaiʻian Snails: A Tale of Discovery and Rediscovery

Hawaiʻian Snails: A Tale of Discovery and Rediscovery

© Kenneth Hayes & Norine Yeung For years, the conventional wisdom was that Hawaiʻi’s land snails were largely gone, with little left to study, let alone conserve.In fact, a research effort conducted over the past ten years has rediscovered dozens of Hawaiʻian land snail species previously thought extinct.

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

During World War I, this stretch of pastoral landscape, which the generals (and now historians) called the Ypres Salient, was one of the most heavily trenched, mined, mortared, bombed, gassed, pillaged, burned, and bullet-riddled places along the Western Front.

Stuck at Home, Scientists Discover 9 New Insect Species

Stuck at Home, Scientists Discover 9 New Insect Species

The BioSCAN project started when Brown bet a museum trustee that he could find a new species of insect in her backyard in West LA.In its first three years, Brown and the backyard collector discovered 30 new species of insects and published their results.

At Home, Robin Schwartz’s Lens Is More Focused Than Ever

At Home, Robin Schwartz’s Lens Is More Focused Than Ever

When she landed in the US, Amelia didn’t immediately return to her family home to avoid infecting her mother.“We don’t know if she had Covid-19,” Schwartz says.

Extremely rare albino shark discovered in Auckland

Extremely rare albino shark discovered in Auckland

The albino lucifer's dogfish found by Dr. Brit Finucci is the first record of albinism in the lanternshark family, Etmopteridae.Because the species of shark lives in near or total darkness, Dr. Finucci says it’s unlikely that the shark’s albino condition had a considerable effect on its life.

Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work

Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work

Simon Denny's “Amazon worker cage patent drawing as virtual King Island Brown Thornbill cage, US 9,280,157 B2: ‘System and method for transporting personnel within an active workspace,’ 2016.”Photograph: Jesse Hunniford/de Young MuseumDenny’s artwork now stands in San Francisco’s de Young Museum, part of a new show that examines humans’ changing role in a world saturated with intelligent machines.

Elon Musk’s Slander Trial, Offensive Ornaments on Amazon, and More News

Elon Musk’s Slander Trial, Offensive Ornaments on Amazon, and More News

Elon is defending and Amazon is offending, but first: a cartoon about a voice assistant betrayal .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

What Happened to the Schomburgk’s Deer?

What Happened to the Schomburgk’s Deer?

Schomburgk’s deer antler on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh © Matthew L. Even a dramatic animal like the Schomburgk’s deer vanishes without a trace. Just as with the Schomburgk’s deer, barasingha are vulnerable on their islands.

Dinosaurs Get Their Close-Ups in These Stunning Photos

Dinosaurs Get Their Close-Ups in These Stunning Photos

A couple years ago, Voigt, best known for his sumptuous interior photography, was shooting inside London's Natural History Museum before visiting hours when a few of the dinosaur skeletons in the paleontology hall caught his eye.

The Surprising Fireflies of the Western US

The Surprising Fireflies of the Western US

She’s the museum’s bug expert and is using science to connect with rural communities by collecting firefly sightings from all over Utah, the second driest state in the nation.

Keeping Pinball History Alive, One Flipper at a Time

Keeping Pinball History Alive, One Flipper at a Time

Game companies cut deals with entertainment industry rights-holders, and the pinball market was soon flooded with machines featuring tie-ins to recent Hollywood hits or popular bands like KISS, The Beatles, and, of course, The Who. The other innovation was computerization.

Long Before Selfies and Memes, People Wanted to Share Pics

Long Before Selfies and Memes, People Wanted to Share Pics

There was a time not so long ago when people snapped photos and didn't think about sharing them until much later. says Clément Chéroux, curator of the new exhibit Snap+Share at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

A gloved technician gently placed those light enough to carry against white and black velvet backdrops for Richards to shoot with his Canon 1DS Mark II, using simple overhead fluorescent lighting for illumination.

Brazil's Museum Fire Proves Cultural Memory Needs a Digital Backup

Brazil's Museum Fire Proves Cultural Memory Needs a Digital Backup

The CELIN archive contained research into roughly 160 of these languages, estimates Franchetta.Linguist Colleen Fitzgerald, who heads the United States’ National Science Foundation’s project on protecting endangered languages, notes that field work of the type that created the collection in Brazil involves deep collaboration with the communities being studied.

Climate Museum Sends Distress Signals to Stimulate Discussion

Climate Museum Sends Distress Signals to Stimulate Discussion

30, among many other events.The artist Justin Brice Guariglia created the signs and included one among his works in Storm King Art Center’s group climate exhibition (through Nov. 11), one of many projects that have recently tackled the topic.Ms. Massie and Mr. Knight are hoping to find a permanent home for the museum, which is temporarily on Governors Island, the site of some of the “Climate Signals” programs coming up.