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Improbable Replications

Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

Killing the Unkillable

Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

Lessons from the Osprey Garden

Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

Barrens to Blueberries

One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

  • Improbable Replications

    Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

  • Killing the Unkillable

    Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

  • Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

    With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

  • Lessons from the Osprey Garden

    Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

  • Barrens to Blueberries

    One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

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Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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The Blind in the American Museum

The Museum develops programs for the blind.

  • The Crowninshield Elephant

    The surprising story of Old Bet, the first elephant ever to be brought to America

  • Shakespeare in the Bush

    An American anthropologist set out to study the Tiv of West Africa and was taught the true meaning of Hamlet.

  • A Star Is Born

    The fleshy pink "fingers" on the snout of the star-nosed mole point to this animal's unique evolutionary history.

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54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

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  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis

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