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News Posts Meteor Shower Might “Surprise” Stargazers on May 31 Disintegrating comet may offer a once-in-a-lifetime sky show this Tuesday. May 26, 2022 Research posts Amazon's Small Rivers Spurred Bird Speciation New genome-based study shows that as small river systems change over time, they contribute to bird speciation. April 8, 2022 News Posts Museum and Colombia’s Humboldt Institute To Collaborate on Conservation Satellite-based biodiversity monitoring system, supported by NASA grant, will help Colombia achieve biodiversity targets. April 1, 2022 Research posts Conservation Efforts Must Work Across Borders, Studies Show As climate change forces species to cross borders, scientists recommend coordinated approaches to prevent biodiversity loss. March 22, 2022 Education posts Study Identifies Strategies to Support STEM Students During Pandemic Taking stock of 2020-2021 for STEM college students, study recommends how to mitigate pandemic disruptions in 2022 and ahead. February 18, 2022 Research posts Bats Use Different Inner Ear Structures to Echolocate New study points to differences in inner ear structures that led to different echolocation for “yin” and “yang” bats. January 26, 2022 News Posts Museum Astrophysicist Named American Astronomical Society Fellow Jackie Faherty’s selection highlights outstanding research on brown dwarfs and exoplanets, public outreach, and service as mentor. January 13, 2022 Research posts Scientists Identify New Feathered Velociraptor Relative Birdlike dinosaur from the Gobi Desert adds to the theropod fossil record, and shows similar species coexisted. December 17, 2021 Research posts Gut Microbes Help Fill Gaps in Bats’ Diets Bats’ intestinal bacteria accommodate nutrient-poor diets by producing what’s missing. December 16, 2021 Research posts Citizen Scientists Discover “Outlier” Distant World Missed By Previous Searches The object is 146 light years away and is not quite a planet, not quite a brown dwarf. December 9, 2021 Research posts Museum Fossil Confirmed as Distinct Sauropod Species Amphicoelias altus fossil also suggests that the western U.S. was home to greater variety of sauropods in the Jurassic. November 19, 2021 Research posts New Bat Species Appears in Ancient Andean Ceramic Researchers identify a new bat species—and spot its features on a ceramic vessel made by the Moche people. October 28, 2021
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