Photo: D. Finnin © AMNH AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY’S RICHARD GILDER GRADUATE SCHOOL CONFERS PH.D. AND MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREES GRADUATES INCLUDE NEW EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS FOR HIGH-NEEDS SCHOOLS AND DOCTORAL GRADUATES IN COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY MUSEUM GRANTS HONORARY DEGREE TO VISIONARY ASTROPHYSICIST AND SIMONS FOUNDATION PRESIDENT DAVIDContinue Reading

Reconstruction of the South American giant ground sloth Mylodon darwinii feeding on the carcass of the hoofed native herbivore Macrauchenia. These extinct mammals roamed the Pleistocene landscape of Patagonia and other parts of high and mid-latitude South America, like this reconstructed scene from about 12,000 years ago in front ofContinue Reading

Issue 1, “Dream to Reality,” imagines Callie’s trailblazing path as the first woman on the Moon. Callie and her robot sidekick, RT, overcome setbacks, disappointment, and tragedy along the way. Credits: NASA NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novel on Saturday in celebration of National Comic Book Day. “FirstContinue Reading

This sealed titanium sample tube contains Perseverance’s first cored sample of Mars rock. The rover’s Sampling and Caching System Camera (known as CacheCam) captured this image.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Perseverance rover yesterday completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than aContinue Reading

Launching August 3, New Episodes Will Air Weekly National Geographic’s podcast, Overheard at National Geographic, will return for its seventh season on Tuesday, August 3. Each weekly episode takes listeners behind the conversations overheard at Nat Geo headquarters, Zooms and Slack chats, as editors plan stories with explorers and scientists, photographersContinue Reading

A light-colored “paver stone,” like the ones seen in this mosaic image, will be the likely target for first sampling by the Perseverance rover. This image was taken July 8, 2021, in the “Cratered Floor Fractured Rough” geologic unit at Jezero Crater. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS. NASA is making final preparations forContinue Reading