Stories

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

Year of the Tiger
Celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year with highlights from the collection
Fragmentary Fossils Help Tell the Whole Evolutionary Story
Paleontological “twigs” from our fossil past can help us reconstruct branches on the tree of life
Tooth Fast, Tooth Curious?
A new study uncovers a novel approach to a plant-based diet, unique to long-necked dinosaurs
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.
Toothy Grins from the Past
The first 3D reconstructions of extinct Cretaceous birds reveal a reptilian tooth replacement pattern
Something Winged This Way Comes
Our spookiest month brings one of our most maligned birds
Noggins for Noshing?
Animal diets, skull shapes and the limits of convergent evolution
Armenia's White Storks
Nest Neighbors Bring Good Fortune Across the Globe