We’re welcoming the weekend with Lonesome George.
Be among the first visitors to see the famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind when he died in 2012. Lonesome George will be on display at the Museum till January 4, 2015, when he will be returned to Ecuador as part of that country’s national patrimony.
Interesting stories from the past week:
- See the fossil finds from a recent expedition to the Gobi Desert.
- Black widows are among the few spider species harmful to people.
- In a "bachelor band" of bighorn sheep, horn and body size determine rank.
- Watch a trailer for Jalanan, featured in the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival.