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Littlest Shop of Horrors: Hungry Green Algae Prefer to Eat Bacteria Alive New study points to widespread phagocytosis among green algae. March 2, 2021 Scientists Discover New Spectacular Bat From West Africa Scientists from AMNH and Bat Conservation International discover new species of bat in a mountain range in West Africa. January 13, 2021 Opening of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals Postponed The opening of the redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be moved to Spring 2021. December 8, 2020 Study Identifies New Hidden Gene in COVID-19 Virus Overlapping gene in SARS-CoV-2 may have affected its biology and ability to spread. November 10, 2020 All New Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals to Open on February 17, 2021 Opening of the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be moved to Spring 2021. October 28, 2020 Newly Discovered Gene May Give "Sea Pickles" Their Glow Finding could be first bioluminescent gene identified in a chordate. October 20, 2020 Seeking Ancient Rainforests Through Modern Mammal Diets A new study finds that the paradigm used to identify closed-canopy rainforests through dietary signatures needs to be reassessed. October 5, 2020 U.S. National Science Foundation Awards Three Grants to Museum Scientists Scientists have received three grants to conduct research in wide-ranging areas. October 1, 2020 Process That Might Have Led to First Organic Molecules New research could have relevance to search for extraterrestrial life. September 8, 2020 Mastodons Took Frequent Trips North When Climate Changed New ancient DNA study finds that northern mastodon populations were less genetically diverse and more vulnerable to extinction. September 1, 2020 Reopening Announcement In anticipation of reopening, the Museum announces new operating days and hours and ticketing procedures. July 31, 2020 Growing Up Trilobite New study describes growth rate of one of the most common and abundant trilobites. July 15, 2020
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