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Case cracked: Mystery Antarctica fossil is massive prehistoric egg

Jun 18, 2020 - 10:46 AM

The team believe this egg wasn't from a dinosaur

EGG. A fossil egg from the Antarctic Peninsula 66 million-years ago. Photo from Chilean National Museum of Natural History

[OPINION] A lesson from the Paleolithic for this time of pandemic

Jun 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'You have your tools before you. But chief among them are your tribe and your capacity to cooperate and work together.'

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks

May 26, 2019 - 7:58 AM

A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'

NATIONAL MUSEUM. The director of Brazil's National Museum Alexander Kellner shows fossils found among the debris in the building, destroyed by a fire last year, during a press conference on the expo 'When Not Everything Was Ice: New Discoveries in the Antarctic Continent,' based on discoveries and the museum's collection during the Paleoantar Project, part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Christian Bautista, Kat Ramnani's prenup shoot

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

The photos by Pat Dy were shot at the National Museum of Natural History

What you can see at the newly-opened National Museum of Natural History

May 18, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The museum's doors are finally open – and admission is free!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM. The museum finally opens to the public. File photo was taken on the museum's one-day preview in October 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

National Museum of Natural History to open on May 18

May 03, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. The new museum is set to open to the public soon. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Early humans in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – study

May 03, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Until now, the earliest confirmed evidence of hominins – the scientific term used to group modern and early humans – in the Philippines came from a single, 67,000-year old foot bone unearthed in the Sierra Madre Mountains

EARLY HUMANS. This handout image obtained from the French Museum of Natural History on May 2, 2018 shows an archaeologist at work at the site of an archaeological dig at Kalinga in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / MNHN / Thomas INGICCO

IN PHOTOS: A preview of the National Museum of Natural History

Oct 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The National Museum marks its 116th anniversary with a one-day preview of the National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum marked its 116th anniversary with a one-day preview of the new National Museum of Natural History. It is located at the National Complex, near Kalaw Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, which houses the National Museums for Fine Arts, Anthropology, Natural History, and Planetarium.

Briones wants more LGUs to build museums

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Education chief Leonor Briones praises the National Museum of Natural History as a 'non-formal supplement' to classroom learning under the K to 12 program

PLACES OF LEARNING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the inauguration of the National Museum of Natural History. Photo by DepEd

11 hurt after car crashes near London museum

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) Witnesses and footage posted on social media suggest the man was pinned down on the ground by passers-by near the Victoria and Albert Museum

CRASH. A handout picture obtained from the twitter user @StefanoSutter shows damaged vehicles on Exhibition Road, in between the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum, and the Natural History Museum, in London on October 7, 2017, following an incident in South Kensington. Photo by Stefano Sutter/AFP

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

New moth species named after Filipino scientist

Jan 25, 2015 - 6:04 PM

A new moth species is named after a Filipino entomologist and curator from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History

'Use museums to connect science to people'

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Top marine biologist: Connect the science with what people are thinking about most of the time

The Smithsonian Institution's Dr Nancy Knowlton. Photo courtesy of the US Embassy Manila

[Science Solitaire] Humans are getting better

Dec 28, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Humans are indeed generally getting smarter compared to the generation of your grandparents or great grandparents