In museums all over the world, skeletons of sauropod dinosaurs are reconstructed with their heads held high. It seems like the most natural position for these animals, but a short letter recently published in Science has questioned whether it is correct. According to biologist Roger Seymour, saurop...
April 14, 2009 | By Brian Switek
Half a millennium later, the story of the painting of the Sistine Chapel is as fascinating as Michelangelo’s masterpiece itself
April 10, 2009 | By Jamie Katz
If you're a paleo fanatic in the vicinity of Melbourne, Australia, you might want to stop by the Melbourne Museum this weekend. The museum has been undergoing a massive renovation and the first of the completed exhibits, the Dinosaur Walk, is now open.The exhibit promises to include some fossils no...
April 03, 2009 | By Brian Switek
April 2009 | By G. Wayne Clough
Notoriously difficult to breed, two new clouded leopards are born at the National Zoo’s research facility
March 25, 2009 | By Cristina Santiestevan
The British Library’s Spoken Word albums of recordings by British and American writers shed new light on the authors' work
March 20, 2009 | By Matthew Gurewitsch
New Orleans Audubon Zoo Exhibit
Exhibitions of robotic dinosaurs seem to be back on the upswing. They were very popular when I was growing up but have been harder to find in recent years. According to reports released over the weekend, however, zoos in Cleveland and New Orleans will be fea...
March 16, 2009 | By Brian Switek
The Los Angeles County Museum aims to draw new visitors and historic insights with a landmark costume acquisition
March 06, 2009 | By Jeanne Maglaty
The excavation of a notorious jail recalls Virginia's leading role in the slave trade
March 2009 | By Abigail Tucker
The basilica believed to mark the birthplace of Jesus Christ has survived invasions, rebellions and earthquakes
March 2009 | By Abigail Tucker
This collection of ancient Buddhist cave temples date back to the fifth and tenth centuries, A.D.
March 2009 | By Lyn Garrity
The fate of the 14th-century abbey has been darkened by ethnic violence in the Balkans
March 2009 | By Kathleen Burke
Built by a self-taught black architect, the Arkansas church has hosted leaders in the black community for over a century
March 2009 | By Marian Smith Holmes
Tucked away in libraries across the country are unexpected archives and world-class treasures
March 01, 2009 | By Kristin Ohlson
You don't have to be Ben Stiller to spend the night behind the scenes at a museum
March 01, 2009 | By Robin T. Reid
In an Institution-wide pursuit of a greener future, researchers and engineers are furthering the cause of energy sustainability
February 27, 2009 | By Megan Gambino
How do paleontologists and artists bring dinosaurs back to life? Museums are filled with dinosaur skeletons and books are packed with restorations of what dinosaurs may have looked like, but how does a pile a bones get turned into a reconstruction of the living animal?It all starts with the bones. ...
February 11, 2009 | By Brian Switek
If you happen to be in the vicinity of the Mall of Asia in Manila before January 11 you might want to stop in to check out the Dinos Alive! Tour. Promising over 12,000 square meters of “Dino Action!” the exhibit features lots of animatronics, movies, and dinosaur themed games. Walking With Dinosaur...
January 06, 2009 | By Brian Switek
In Iraq, the restoration of the shattered Mosque of the Golden Dome brings together Sunnis and Shiites in an unlikely alliance
January 2009 | By Joshua Hammer
For Vincent Van Gogh, fantasy and reality merged after dark in some of his most enduring paintings, as a new exhibition reminds us
January 2009 | By Paul Trachtman