NASA and two institutions have renewed their search for Antarctic meteorites to learn more about the earliest building blocks of the solar system and Earth’s moon and neighboring planets.
Crocodilians include a variety of modern and ancient alligators, crocodiles and their relatives. A team of researchers recently examined how the diverse species responded to past climate changes and how they might cope in the future.
The world-wide population of pygmy sloths might be 3,000 or more. Still few for a species, but larger than previously thought.
The Smithsonian, the largest assembly of museums and research complexes in the world, has made plans to start digitizing its entire collection, making it available to anyone with a connection to the internet. However, they've already run into a snag in this plan, and are now asking everyone and anyone for help.
What do you do when you have 250,000 bugs but nowhere to put them? That's the problem the Smithsonian Institution currently faces. An entomologist who generously left his life savings and massive bug specimen collection to the Smithsonian is now giving the museum some grief.