Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance
Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance
Host vouchering, the practice of preserving species known to harbor infectious diseases, can be used to help determine a pathogen’s source, scientists say.
Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance
Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance

Host vouchering, the practice of preserving species known to harbor infectious diseases, can be used to help determine a pathogen’s source, scientists say.

Host vouchering, the practice of preserving species known to harbor infectious diseases, can be used to help determine a pathogen’s source, scientists say.

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Yet Another Brazilian Museum Suffers Fire, Loss Of Specimens
Yet Another Brazilian Museum Suffers Fire, Loss Of Specimens
Lisa Winter | Jul 3, 2020
The Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden is still assessing the damage from a June 15 fire.
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Amy Schleunes | Apr 1, 2020
Advances in imaging technology over the last century have allowed increasingly sophisticated glimpses into the ancient processes of mummification.
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2020
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.
The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
DNA analysis of a bizarre, 30-year-old whale skull serves as a reminder of the secrets that museum specimens keep about the natural world.
Image of the Day: Baked with Ancient Yeast
Image of the Day: Baked with Ancient Yeast
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 22, 2019
Scientists extracted 4,500-year-old yeast from Egyptian pottery to use in breadmaking.
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 11, 2019
The answer has broad implications for paleontology research—and maybe for museum collections, too.
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil’s National Museum Tries to Recover
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil’s National Museum Tries to Recover
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 11, 2019
Nine months after a fire destroyed priceless collections, scientists are working restore the archives and keep their research afloat.
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2019
Charles R. Knight’s illustrations shaped the public’s view of prehistoric life.
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
Marcia Triunfol | Sep 4, 2018
Scientists work to help relocate colleagues who lost everything.