Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
Global database connects collections from the world’s 73 largest natural history museums
With their 15 million objects the scientific collections of the LIB are now part of a global database of the world’s largest natural history museums.
Scientists discover giant insect genome
The largest genome of any insect, seven times the size of the human genome, was recently discovered in a grasshopper.
Study proves collision of fin whale with ship
Finnis’ imposing skull with its powerful shoulder section cannot be overlooked in the foyer of the Museum der Natur Hamburg.
Alien land snail species are increasing exponentially
Invasive land snail species can displace native species and harm human health.
„Big muscles and wrinkled skin”: the Hercules pseudoscorpions
In their latest publication, researchers at LIB have discovered and described three new genera with a total of twelve new species of pseudoscorpions.
Dinosaur teeth reveal what they didn’t eat
Comparison of microscopic tooth surface textures of Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus shows no difference in uptake of abrasive bone with food.