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8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now

Long may Saga reign.
Becky Ferreira
10.4.18
whole lotta love

This 600-Pound Preserved Blue Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

It's the first preserved blue whale heart in the world.
Lisa Cumming
5.18.17
Tradecraft

James Bond Is Nothing Compared To These Relics From The Cold War’s Past

The Berlin Spy Museum is a walk through the history of espionage, from the old days of carrier pigeons to password code-cracking and of course, a James Bond-style laser maze.
Nadja Sayej
3.15.17
Europe

Lisbon’s New Technology Museum Is a Fine Piece of Sci-Fi Architecture

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a $20m project space where aliens could potentially watch you playing with fitness balls
Nadja Sayej
11.3.16
Canada

Photos: Trekkies Gather for the First Stop on a North American ‘Star Trek’ Tour

The tour made a highly illogical first stop in Ottawa.
Elizabeth Howell
5.24.16
Gaming

How Games Are Changing the Museum Experience

From motion capture to augmented reality, here’s how museums are using game design to enhance their collections.
Becky Ferreira
5.1.16
Music

These Zebra Finches Can Play Better Guitar Than You

Watch fifty birds perform an original composition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Matthew Braga
11.26.15
Science

Researchers Say More Than Half of Plant Specimens Could Have the Wrong Name

Distinguishing specimens from each other isn't always easy.
Emiko Jozuka
11.16.15
New York

This New Exhibition Is a Tour of the Human Body’s ‘Hidden Organ’

I, for one, welcome our bacterial overlords.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.15
Photos

Images Captured by the UK's First Female War Photographer Are Going Online

A UK museum was awarded £81,000 to digitize the works of Olive Edis.
Emiko Jozuka
8.20.15
Features

A Troll in the Lost City of the Dead

For decades, museums have sat on droves of Native American bones that aren't rightfully theirs. One anonymous online troll is trying to get them back.
Dylan Brown
8.20.15
Hell or Salt Water

Fishing in the Museum Archives: The Specimens You Won't Often See on Display

One curator is championing the underdog of museum collections: fossil fish.
Victoria Turk
8.13.15
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