Royal Ontario Museum

8.3.17

Who Needs Aliens When Prehistoric Anus-Faced Worms Already Existed

“Darting from the water depths, the spines would have been a terrifying sight to many of the smallest marine creatures that lived during that time.”

5.18.17

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

It's the first preserved blue whale heart in the world.

5.9.17
8.12.15

The Plan to Give Every Ocean Species a Genetic Barcode

A wildly ambitious plan made even more difficult beneath the waves.

6.15.15

Why This Blue Whale's Massive Heart Is Being Blown Up Like a Beach Ball

The months-long process of thawing, inflating, preserving and displaying a blue whale's heart has never been done before.

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5.7.15

Ancient Fossil Brain Gives Clues on How Arthropods of Today Got Heads

Shedding light on how soft bodied creatures became hard.

1.22.15

Know Your Hashtag: It's #MuseumSelfie Day

Follow the #ArtSelfie's cousin, the #MuseumSelfie, through the art institutions of the world.