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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
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A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral. Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.
 
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The American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival, October 17–20, features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.This year's festival will be held October 17-20.Visit amnh.org/mead for details.Inspired by anthrop ...…
 
With the use of 21st-century technologies like robotics, satellite monitoring, and more, scientists are revealing the unseen habitats of the oceans’ most mysterious animals and mapping remote, inhospitable areas in unprecedented detail. Experience an ocean you never imagined in UNSEEN OCEANS, a new exhibition opening March 12, 2018 at the Ameri ...…
 
Akomawt is a Passamaquoddy word for the snowshoe path. At the beginning of winter, the snowshoe path is hard to find. But the more people pass along and carve out this path through the snow during the season, the easier it becomes for everyone to walk it together. endawnis Spears (Diné/ Ojibwe/ Chickasaw/ Choctaw) is director of programming and ...…
 
Akomawt is a Passamaquoddy word for the snowshoe path. At the beginning of winter, the snowshoe path is hard to find. But the more people pass along and carve out this path through the snow during the season, the easier it becomes for everyone to walk it together. endawnis Spears (Diné/ Ojibwe/ Chickasaw/ Choctaw) is director of programming and ...…
 
We’re used to seeing the Moon wax and wane when we look up at the sky. But what did Apollo 11 astronauts see from the Moon when they looked back at the Earth? Find out how the lunar phases helped Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon.#astronomy #moon #Apollo #earth #phasesWatch more Skylight episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrfc ...…
 
Cité de l'Espace in Toulouse, France is a museum in the middle. It is in the middle of France’s Aerospace Valley and the European Space Industry. But it is also geographically in the middle of the two competing superpowers in the Space Race that ended with Apollo 11. From its vantage point in the middle, Cité de l'Espace has its own story to te ...…
 
Cité de l'Espace in Toulouse, France is a museum in the middle. It is in the middle of France’s Aerospace Valley and the European Space Industry. But it is also geographically in the middle of the two competing superpowers in the Space Race that ended with Apollo 11. From its vantage point in the middle, Cité de l'Espace has its own story to te ...…
 
Microbes aren't just found in ponds. They're also abundant in and around plants and soils. Mosses, some of the oldest plants on land, are home to many species of microbes.In Episode 3 of Pondlife, Sally and fellow Museum scientist Michael Tessler travel to the Mohonk Preserve in upstate New York to explore microbial communities found in mosses, ...…
 
Happy Cephalopod Week! How many hearts does an octopus have? Why do some squid glow in the dark? And what does a zebra display have to do with the giant Australian cuttlefish? Museum conservation biologist Samantha Cheng takes you through the world of cephalopods, from A to Z.#CephalopodWeek #Octopus #Squid #Ocean #MarineBiology…
 
The most-visited room in the most-visited science museum in the world reopened last week after a massive, five year renovation. Deep Time, as the new gallery is colloquially known, is the latest iteration of the Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. It might not seem like much in geologic time, b ...…
 
The most-visited room in the most-visited science museum in the world reopened last week after a massive, five year renovation. Deep Time, as the new gallery is colloquially known, is the latest iteration of the Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. It might not seem like much in geologic time, b ...…
 
Cyanobacteria are among the most abundant organisms on our planet. Two billion years ago, they were they first organisms to use photosynthesis and helped create Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere.In Episode 2 of Pondlife, join Sally in New York City’s Central Park to find cyanobacteria, see how they form colonies and communities, and find out why t ...…
 
Travel to Turkana, Kenya on a search for hominin fossils with paleoanthropologist Ashley Hammond, assistant curator in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology. Discover the techniques Hammond uses to find fossils in the field, how 3D scanning lets scientists study specimens from anywhere in the world, and what studying the pelvis can tell us abou ...…
 
Everything decays. In the past, human heritage that decayed slowly enough on stone, vellum, bamboo, silk, or paper could be put in a museum—still decaying, but at least visible. Today, human heritage is decaying on hard drives. Sarah Nguyen, a MLIS student at the University of Washington, is the project coordinator of Preserve This Podcast, a p ...…
 
Everything decays. In the past, human heritage that decayed slowly enough on stone, vellum, bamboo, silk, or paper could be put in a museum—still decaying, but at least visible. Today, human heritage is decaying on hard drives. Sarah Nguyen, a MLIS student at the University of Washington, is the project coordinator of Preserve This Podcast, a p ...…
 
We are surrounded by microscopic organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. Follow Museum microbiologist Sally Warring as she reveals the invisible inhabitants of the green slime at the surface of a pond in Central Park.In this first episode of the new Pondlife series, join Sally at the Harlem Meer in Central Park as she uses her m ...…
 
The Morrison Formation is one of the most famous dinosaur fossil sites in North America. Early expeditions in the 19th century focused on the fossil remains of large animals, but today Curator of Paleontology Mark Norell and his team are searching for fossils of species that were previously overlooked.Since the 1890s, the Morrison Formation has ...…
 
The Space Shuttle Atlantis Experience, which opened at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2013 brings visitors “nose to nose” with one of the three remaining Space Shuttle orbiters. The team that built it used principles of themed attraction design to introduce visitors to the orbiter and the rest of the exhibits ...…
 
The Space Shuttle Atlantis Experience, which opened at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2013 brings visitors “nose to nose” with one of the three remaining Space Shuttle orbiters. The team that built it used principles of themed attraction design to introduce visitors to the orbiter and the rest of the exhibits ...…
 
The amount of daylight we experience varies throughout the year from place to place. Some places have longer days and nights than others, and the length of each day changes with the seasons. Find out why Earth’s tilt is the reason we have seasons.#seasons #astronomy #Earth #orbit #Sun #equinox #solstice #lightThis video and all media incorporat ...…
 
The Museum of Old and New Art opened in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 2011. With a name like that, MONA could include any type of art. But looking at the collection, it’s clear that its creator, millionaire gambler David Walsh, has a fascination with sex and death -- and bets that the rest of us do too. Walsh himself calls MONA a “subversive a ...…
 
The Museum of Old and New Art opened in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 2011. With a name like that, MONA could include any type of art. But looking at the collection, it’s clear that its creator, millionaire gambler David Walsh, has a fascination with sex and death -- and bets that the rest of us do too. Walsh himself calls MONA a “subversive a ...…
 
The first Earth Day was in 1970. What's one of the biggest changes our planet has seen since then? Earth's population has grown by 4 billion people! We produce more than enough to feed everyone, but food is not distributed evenly. Shockingly, one-third of the food produced is lost or wasted. And that means so are the resources used to produce i ...…
 
From lava lakes to hydrothermal vents, microbial communities can survive in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet—and nowhere is that more apparent than the peculiar landscapes of the deep sea. Dive deep with geobiologist Jeffrey Marlowe to explore the hidden worlds inside a volcano and at the bottom of the oceans and discover how t ...…
 
The displays at the Tiagarra Cultural Centre and Museum in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia were built in 1976 by non-indigenous citizens and scientists without consulting Aboriginal Tasmanians. David Gough, chairperson of the Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, remembers visiting the museum when he was younger and seeing his own culture presented ...…
 
The displays at the Tiagarra Cultural Centre and Museum in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia were built in 1976 by non-indigenous citizens and scientists without consulting Aboriginal Tasmanians. David Gough, chairperson of the Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, remembers visiting the museum when he was younger and seeing his own culture presented ...…
 
Celebrate National Library Week by going behind the scenes in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, which contains unique and beautiful natural history illustrations from the past 400 years. Conservation Librarian Barbara Rhodes leads a journey through the history of printmaking, and discusses how the evolution of various techniques—from simple wo ...…
 
Penal transportation from England to Australia from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s was used to expand Britain's spheres of influence and to reduce overcrowding in British prisons. The male convict experience is well-known, but the Cascades Female Factory in Hobart is at the center of a shift in how Australians think of the role that female con ...…
 
Penal transportation from England to Australia from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s was used to expand Britain's spheres of influence and to reduce overcrowding in British prisons. The male convict experience is well-known, but the Cascades Female Factory in Hobart is at the center of a shift in how Australians think of the role that female con ...…
 
Chopping and sautéing aren’t just steps in a recipe, they can fundamentally alter the chemical properties of the foods we eat and the ways our bodies respond to nutrients. Join Harvard University’s Rachel Carmody on a journey behind the chemistry of cooking, the effect it has had on human evolution, and why nutritional information on food label ...…
 
The fight for racial diversity in museums and other cultural institutions is not new: people of color have been fighting for inclusion in white mainstream museums for over 50 years. Dispose these efforts, change has been limited. A 2018 survey by the Mellon Foundation found that 88% of people in museum leadership positions are white. Stephanie ...…
 
The fight for racial diversity in museums and other cultural institutions is not new: people of color have been fighting for inclusion in white mainstream museums for over 50 years. Dispose these efforts, change has been limited. A 2018 survey by the Mellon Foundation found that 88% of people in museum leadership positions are white. Stephanie ...…
 
Will our Sun shine bright forever, or will it die a fiery death? Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains will happen when our Sun runs out fuel, and what that means for the future of Earth and of our solar system.If you want to know about the lifespan of Tyrannosaurus rex, watch this week's Dino video: https://youtu.be/wSTJT1rAhbE#Sun #SolarSyst ...…
 
Paleontologist Aki Watanabe reveals what took Tyrannosaurus rex from tiny hatchling to mega predator, as well as the evidence scientists use to learn more about a dinosaur’s lifespan.If you want to learn even more about the ultimate predator, visit our new exhibition all about T. rex: https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/t-rex-the-ultimate-predator ...…
 
There’s a new tool in young-Earth creationists' quest for scientific legitimacy: the museum. Over the past 25 years, dozens of so-called creation museums have been built, including the Answers in Genesis (AiG) Creation Museum in Kentucky. Borrowing the style of natural history museums and science centers, these public display spaces use the for ...…
 
There’s a new tool in young-Earth creationists' quest for scientific legitimacy: the museum. Over the past 25 years, dozens of so-called creation museums have been built, including the Answers in Genesis (AiG) Creation Museum in Kentucky. Borrowing the style of natural history museums and science centers, these public display spaces use the for ...…
 
All dinosaurs went extinct during the Cretaceous era, right? Wrong! Paleontologist Aki Watanabe explains how birds are evolved from dinosaurs, and how T. rex had more in common with a turkey than a turtle.If you want to know if life exists elsewhere in the universe, watch this week’s Space video: https://youtu.be/wxZLWezpYss#Dinosaurs #Birds #M ...…
 
Will we ever find intelligent life in the universe? Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains two ways scientists approach answering this age-old question.If you want to know if there are dinosaurs still alive today, watch this week’s Dinosaur video: https://youtu.be/xw1AMr55fp4#Universe #Aliens #AreWeAlone #SpaceVsDinos #AMNH***Subscribe to our c ...…
 
Oxytocin, the so-called “love drug,” has been the subject of ongoing debate surrounding its impact on the human brain—but what does the latest science show? Bianca Jones Marlin, a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, looks at the brains of female mice to see how oxytocin affects the behavior of mothers, and explore ...…
 
It’s possible to see many of the planets in our solar system just by looking up at the night sky—but only those that are largest and closest to our Sun. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains a few of the more advanced astrometric techniques used to detect exoplanets, objects that orbit distant stars.If you’re curious how we find new dinosaur f ...…
 
In popular culture, paleontologists are often seen brushing sand off of a complete dinosaur skeleton with ease—but is digging for dinosaurs really that easy? Paleontologist Aki Watanabe reveals what really goes on during a fossil finding expedition. Spoiler: real paleontologists need more than a brush in the field!If you’d like to know how we f ...…
 
Joe Galliano came up with the idea for Queer Britain, the UK’s national LGBTQ+ museum, during the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in England and Wales. Discouraged by the focus on male homosexuality and on legislation, he launched a bid to preserve histories that have been ignored or destroyed. If all goes w ...…
 
Joe Galliano came up with the idea for Queer Britain, the UK’s national LGBTQ+ museum, during the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in England and Wales. Discouraged by the focus on male homosexuality and on legislation, he launched a bid to preserve histories that have been ignored or destroyed. If all goes w ...…
 
Did you know that when Tyrannosaurus rex was a hatchling it was most likely covered in fluffy feathers? Go behind the scenes of the new exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, now open at the American Museum of Natural History, with paleontologist Mark Norell and the model makers to find out how they create the stunningly detailed, life-sized ...…
 
One theory for why the dinosaurs went extinct is that an asteroid hit Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period. But since no one was alive to see it, how can we know that it really happened? Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty reveals how clues found in sedimentary rock and on the ocean floor have helped scientists piece together this millennia-old ...…
 
Around 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs went extinct. Was the culprit a 6-mile wide asteroid that collided with Earth? Or did other factors contribute to the dinosaurs’ die-off? Paleontologist Aki Watanabe looks at other theories for why dinosaur populations declined during this famous mass extinction.If you want to know how scient ...…
 
In American history most often told, the vitality of Black activism has been obscured in favor of celebrating white-lead movements. In the 19th century, an enormous network of African American activists created a series of state and national political meetings known as the Colored Conventions Movement. The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a ...…
 
In American history most often told, the vitality of Black activism has been obscured in favor of celebrating white-lead movements. In the 19th century, an enormous network of African American activists created a series of state and national political meetings known as the Colored Conventions Movement. The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a ...…
 
The next generation of robots won’t just work harder—they’ll also work smarter. Robots that can learn by example, mimicking the way that human beings learn by experience, have the potential to revolutionize everything from manufacturing to healthcare.Julie Shah of MIT introduces the fascinating new robots that are launching us into the future.T ...…
 
Lana Pajdas is the founder of Fun Museums, a heritage and culture travel blog with a radical idea: museums are fun. It is the guiding principle of her museum marketing, consulting work, and even her photographs. In this episode, Pajdas describes Heritage Sites in her native Croatia, from the interpretation of the 1991 Battle of Vukovar at the V ...…
 
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