Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

The Splendor of Sapphires
Earth’s history through the lens of a precious gem
Talking Tar Pits Turkeys
Dig into some ancient turkey with our Tar Pits team member, Preparator Laura Tewksbury.
Tooth Fast, Tooth Curious?
A new study uncovers a novel approach to a plant-based diet, unique to long-necked dinosaurs
We're Inspired by Jane
Our Museum community reflects on the life's work of Dr. Jane Goodall
A Message From Dr. Jane Goodall
“Every single one of us makes a difference every single day.”
These Hips Don’t Lie: 3D Imaging of a Pelvis Suggests Social Care for Saber-Tooths
A new study reveals saber-toothed cats suffered from hip dysplasia, an affliction common in pet cats and dogs, and points to supportive social structures for Smilodon.
Halloween Is Coming
The Museum's ghosts are ready
The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
She opened doors for women in science and her discoveries reshaped our understanding of chimpanzees and what it means to be human.
Toothy Grins from the Past
The first 3D reconstructions of extinct Cretaceous birds reveal a reptilian tooth replacement pattern