with a ridged back amp fierce bite the wheel bug is not to be underestimated when hunting prey say a caterpill
With a ridged back & fierce bite, the wheel bug is not to be underestimated! When hunting prey, say a caterpillar or a Japanese beetle, it relies on a toxic substance in its saliva to paralyze and kill its target. [📸: Audrey, flickr]
for go behind the scenes w conservation librarian barbara rhodes in the museums rare book collection discover
For #WorldBookDay go behind the scenes w/ Conservation Librarian Barbara Rhodes in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection. Discover how the evolution of various printmaking techniques allowed naturalists to create more intricate & vivid imagery. Full video >> https://t.co/AOcG4Y1y8O📚
happy scientists think that the 5 cm long eye stalks of the russian trilobite neoasaphus kowalewski allowed it
Happy #TrilobiteTuesday! Scientists think that the 5-cm-long eye stalks of the Russian trilobite Neoasaphus kowalewski allowed it to bury itself under a protective layer of sea sediment while keeping a wary eye on the dangerous world around it.
did you know one third of all food produced is lost or wasted and that means so are the resources used to prod
Did you know one-third of all food produced is lost or wasted? And that means so are the resources used to produce it, which add greenhouse gas emissions. This #EarthDay, find out how you can minimize your food waste. Full video >> https://t.co/ZXOPHbiOnk
did you know t rex had eyes the size of oranges or that its sense of smell was better than that of most dinosa
Did you know T. rex had eyes the size of oranges? Or that its sense of smell was better than that of most dinosaurs? Find out more about this hunter’s exceptional abilities to track its prey. >> https://t.co/XegJyg3lE1🦖
join us for the next frontiers lecture on may 13 planetary scientist jani radebaugh will discuss the storms am
Join us for the next Frontiers Lecture on May 13! Planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh will discuss the storms & structures Cassini revealed in Saturn's colorful atmosphere, the movement & order of its complex rings, & the surface of its moons. Details: https://t.co/pmJDb3l5dj
its time for meet the marsupial panda of new guinea hulitherium tomasetti it weighed about 220 lbs 100 kg and
It’s time for #MegafaunaMonday! Meet the marsupial “panda” of New Guinea, Hulitherium tomasetti. It weighed about 220 lbs (100 kg) and had proportions not unlike the modern panda. Another similarity? It was also a “browser” and fed on leaves. [🎨: Peter Schouten]
since the first in 1970 our population has more than doubled feeding nearly 8 billion people is a global chall
Since the first #EarthDay in 1970, our population has more than doubled. Feeding nearly 8 billion people is a global challenge, especially since 32% of food produced is never eaten. How can you minimize food waste? Watch our 2019 Earth Day video: >> https://t.co/ZXOPHbiOnk
what s that the granulated sea star sometimes referred to as the doughboy starfish it grows 10 in 25 cm in siz
What's that? The granulated sea star, sometimes referred to as the “doughboy starfish.” It grows ~10 in (25 cm) in size & hangs out around reefs in shallow Indo-Pacific waters, feeding on coral & other small invertebrates, as well as scavenging dead animals. [📸:Edward Callaghan]
meet the european roller this colorful bird has a wide range across europe as well as parts of africa amp asia
Meet the European Roller! This colorful bird has a wide range across Europe, as well as parts of Africa & Asia. For protection, hatchlings vomit on themselves to deter foes with a foul stench. The smell also lets parents know that something went awry. [📸: Koshy Koshy]
with mutual respect for the work amp goals of our individual organizations we jointly agreed that the museum i
With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner. This traditional event will go forward at another location on the original date & time.
next time you eat guacamole thank a giant ground sloth the lestodon these 15 ft animals ate avocado whole trav
Next time you eat guacamole, thank a giant ground sloth: the Lestodon! These 15-ft animals ate avocado whole, traveled, and then pooped, depositing the pits in new places. Most mammals couldn't handle large seeds, so it was up to megafauna to disperse (and fertilize!) avocados.
com respeito mutuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizacoes individuais concordamos em conjunto
Com respeito mútuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizações individuais, concordamos em conjunto que o Museu não é o local ideal para o jantar de gala da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-EUA. Este evento tradicional terá lugar em outro local na data e hora originais.
the external private event at which the current president of brazil is to be honored was booked at the museum
The external, private event at which the current President of Brazil is to be honored was booked at the Museum before the honoree was secured. We are deeply concerned, and we are exploring our options.
it s did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aqu
It's #ManateeAppreciationDay! Did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aquatic vegetation in check? Sometimes referred to as “sea cows,” they are actually more closely related to elephants. #Respect the manatee!
behold the rainbow eucalyptus what gives it such a spectrum of color bark starts out in shades of green but ch
Behold the rainbow eucalyptus! What gives it such a spectrum of color? Bark starts out in shades of green, but changes to a range of purple, red, & orange as it peels and ages. Variety of color may help the tree absorb a wider range of light to aid in photosynthesis.
1 3 the museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the brazilian ameri
(1/3) The Museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce event. We want you to know that we understand and share your distress.
not all blood is red a horseshoe crabs is blueand it clots in the presence of disease causing bacteria so manu
Not all blood is red. A horseshoe crab’s is blue—and it clots in the presence of disease-causing bacteria, so manufacturers test drugs with it to make sure their products aren’t contaminated. If you’ve been vaccinated against measles, mumps & smallpox, thank a horseshoe crab.