Research & News

Here you can catch up with recent Peabody events and renovation updates, or learn about the groundbreaking academic research and the brilliant scientists at Yale who help make the Peabody a world-class scientific institution.

Bhart-Anjan Bhullar with Fossils

The invisible threads that stitched together 'Life on Our Planet'

October 19, 2023

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Sponge v comb jellies: which was evolution's first trailblazer?

September 9, 2023

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A lizard on a branch

Life Can't Get Much Hotter Than This

August 17, 2023

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Greenfin darter; credit Yale News

River erosion drives fish biodiversity in the Appalachians

May 25, 2023

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Bone plated mammal closeup

Move over, armadillos. There’s a new bone-plated mammal in town

May 24, 2023

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A bioluminescent comb jelly, or ctenophore. Credit: Jacques Julien/Alamy Stock Photo

The Closest Living Relative of the First Animal Has Finally Been Found

May 17, 2023

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Blue rockfish

Study reveals biodiversity engine for fishes: shifting water depth

February 13, 2023

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Iguana and fossils

A pair of lizard ‘kings’ from the old, old West

November 29, 2022

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Sparks flying from welding in RCI's blacksmith shop

Strike a pose: Yale’s iconic dinosaur skeletons get a new look

November 11, 2022

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A gloved hand holding tiny beads

Beads show European trade in African interior used Indigenous routes

September 15, 2022

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Split glacial boulder on Horse Island

Yale’s Horse Island through an artist’s lens

September 2, 2022

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Female Bengal Tiger; Photo credit Charles James Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0

In Tooth and Claw: New Lab at Yale Explores the Human–Carnivore Interface

August 16, 2022

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Mariana DiGiacoma removes documents from the 1923 Peabody time capsule; Photo credit: Dan Renzetti

From beneath the Peabody, a time capsule from 1923

July 27, 2022

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Embryonic quail hindquarters;  (Credit: Christopher T. Griffin and Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar)

Birds and dinosaurs — joined at the hip

July 27, 2022

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Parallel evolution in leave samples from Mexico; Photo credit: YaleNews

Plant study hints evolution may be predictable

July 18, 2022

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Hummingbirds; credit a.–f. Glenn Bartley; g. Wilmer Quiceno; h. John Cahill.

In colorful avian world, hummingbirds rule

June 23, 2022

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Close-up photo of extracellular bone matrix of Allosaurus; credit J. Wiemann

Taking dinosaurs’ temperature with a new biomarker

May 25, 2022

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Peabody researchers position a Brontosaurus model; photo credit Arnold Gold/Hearst Media

Huge fossils in miniature help Peabody scientists bring them to life

May 21, 2022

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A bird killed by a window; credit Javier Román-Nieves, YSE ’19

Yale Launches New Bird-Friendly Building Initiative

May 12, 2022

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Looking for frogs in a wetland area in Alaska; credit: Andis Arietta and Yara Alshwairikh

Frozen Frogs and Climate Change

April 14, 2022

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Volcanic eruption; credit: US Department of the Interior

The oxidation of volcanoes — a magma opus

March 17, 2022

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MLK photo with text on dream hands

26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, January 13-17

January 7, 2022

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The new, light-filled Central Gallery will be home to live plants and the enormous Archelon and Tylosaurus specimens suspended from the ceiling.

Renovated Peabody reopening in 2024 with free admission

November 10, 2021

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Reconstruction of Mylodon with carcass

Extinct Ground Sloth Mylodon Was Not a Vegetarian

October 7, 2021

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Artspace; Courtesy of Artspace New Haven

Artspace New Haven Considers Space and Time

September 27, 2021

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Peabody Museum staff next to Brontosaurus on The Age of Reptiles mural by Rudolph Zallinger

Amid Peabody Museum's renovation, dinosaur mural reveals its 'precious' details

September 4, 2021

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Fossilized horseshoe crab brain

Fossil Brain Reveals How Squishy Organs Can Be Preserved

August 18, 2021

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Final Rendering of Horse Island station

Yale Architecture Students Build a Unique Off-Grid, Outdoor Classroom

August 9, 2021

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu older than expected, study reveals

August 4, 2021

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Pincelli Hull, Erika Edwards, Martha Muñoz, and Jessica Thompson

Peabody curators stimulate wonder through science

July 19, 2021

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Marine diatoms. (Photo by Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu Ramasamy. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Rise of the diatoms — a new timeline

June 28, 2021

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Dendrohyrax interfluvialis

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

June 14, 2021

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Hesperornis (Photo: Robert Lorenz)

What can a dinosaur’s inner ear tell us? Just listen

May 6, 2021

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Excavation site in Malawi (credit: Jessica Thompson under CC BY-ND 4.0)

Did Stone Age Humans Shape the African Landscape With Fire 85,000 Years Ago?

May 6, 2021

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Armand Morgan with The Age of Reptiles mural; Photo by Dan Renzetti

Peabody renovation offers unique view of iconic dinosaur mural

February 22, 2021

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Handling a Stegosaurus skeleton

Yale Peabody’s dinosaurs head to Canada for some TLC

February 6, 2020

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A crowd in the Great Hall for the Peabody's 'Heads-off' ceremony

Peabody Museum bids ‘Heads-Off’ to its beloved Brontosaurus

December 12, 2019

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