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Published Aug. 10, 2018 3:06 PM

Due to strong winds the Botanical Garden and the rest of the museum had to bee temporarily closed Friday August 10. The museum is now open again with normal hours. 

Published Apr. 9, 2018 12:01 PM

Scientists recently discovered there is not one but four distinct species of giraffe, based on their genetic differences. These findings overturned century old accepted knowledge about a well known species, and may spur renewed efforts to save their threatened populations. Such "camouflaged" biodiversity – or cryptic species – may account for a substantial part of the world's biodiversity. However, searching for processes involved in "hidden" diversity is a daunting task, especially when no consensus even exist for what a cryptic species really is among researchers. A multidiciplinary team of scientists from the Natural History Museum in Oslo has taken on the challenge and proposes a new framework that provides researchers with common grounds in their hunt for biological processes underlying cryptic biodiversity.

Published Dec. 5, 2017 4:48 PM

In conjunction with awarding International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, a ceremonious presentation of seeds from Hiroshima Peace Trees took place at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. 

Lotusblomsten folder seg snart ut i Victoriahuset
Published July 4, 2017 2:58 PM

The lotus is now blooming. View the spectacular flower in Victroriahuset of the Botanical Garden.

Published Dec. 2, 2016 11:31 AM

Assoc. Prof. Lee Hsiang Liow at the Natural History Museum and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo has been awarded an European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC CoG) by the European Research Council for her project macroevolution.abc. The awarded 1.99 million Euros will allow her to erect a model system for studying long-term evolutionary dynamics.