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Leviathans in the Library

Basilosaurus
(Mary Parrish / NMNH, SI)

Ends April 27, 2014
Smithsonian researchers have been studying whales since the 1850s, and the Museum of Natural History’s collection of modern and fossil specimens is unmatched. But how do scientists glean new insights from old bones? Find out at Natural History’s “Whales: From Bone to Book,” a joining of art (above: a Basilosaurus) and science.

About Paul Bisceglio
Paul Bisceglio

Paul Bisceglio is an editorial fellow at Pacific Standard and co-editor of the website "Land That I Live." He was previously the editorial intern for Smithsonian magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulBisceglio

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