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

How to DISCO at Home
Creativity powers the DISCO team, no matter where the lab is. 
Silent Envoys
The Japanese Friendship Doll Exchange
There's Climate History at the Bottom of the Ocean
Looking at ocean sediments reveals how Earth has changed over time.
A Fossilized Turtle Revealed
Uncover the methods behind preparing fossils with Vertebrate Paleontology Department preparator Alan Zdinak.
A Different Kind of Prepping
For Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator James Preston, science doesn’t stop.
Feline Forensics
Watch this CAT scan solve a museum mystery.
The How and Why of Colorful Feathers
Equal parts ornithologist and evolutionary biologist, Assistant Ornithology Curator Dr. Allison Shultz has been investigating two questions throughout her research career: how are birds colorful, and why are birds colorful.