The power of museum collections often comes from volume: with a higher sample size, more can be learned with great precision. But sometimes you can learn a great deal from a single specimen, too. Read more about Things seen in the Bird Division #10: Where did the waxwing go?
Somebody decided to reconstruct an American White Pelican's skeleton. pelican_skeleton_img_0550_small.jpg Read more about Things seen in the Bird Division #6 (or: Pelican skeleton)
When a meteor hits the earth, there is the possibility that it brings something very rare along with it: cosmic stardust older than our Solar System. Dr. Philipp Heck uses a combination of astronomy, geosciences and chemistry, to hunt for these presolar grains, which offer glimpses into our galaxy's past. Read more about Philipp's research and the Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. Read more about Video: We Are All Stardust