The donated meteorite NWA 7325 is an ungrouped achondrite and comes from a planetary body that has not been sampled before. Thanks to private collector Terry Boudreaux the Museum has now access to this incredibly rare and scientifically valuable rock.
I think species delimitation falls into the realms of both basic and applied science… and so does a lot of other research
The Bird Division hosts the two largest North American Ornithologcal societies for their annual meetings at the Palmer House
The last volume of the Handbook on Birds of the World is a real treat for fans of avian biodiversity