Whale Cast in South Hall of United States National Museum, 1885. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Image no. 2002-12204.

Link Love: 12/21/2018

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

The Nation's Attic—or the Whale Warehouse? In a recent video, the “Brain Scoop” web series tours the National Museum of Natural History's facility for storage of whale specimens. [via Washington Post]

Whale Cast in South Hall of United States National Museum

Following a recent restoration, the UK Oak Project dated a medieval Welsh house using chemical analysis of the oxygen isotopes in its oak timbers. [via Art Newspaper]

The CDC has released its very own limited-edition version of Oregon Trail, 1918 Pandemic Trail. [via Center for Preparedness and Response]

Smithsonian Magazine profiles two early 20th-century paleontology volunteers who composed Christmas greetings with their microfossil specimens. [via Smithsonian Magazine]

Colossal has posted a list of its ten most popular articles from 2018, including one where crayons get squelched. [via Colossal]

If a recent paleontological study is right, feathers might be seventy million years older than previously thought! [via the New York Times]

A recent episode of Science Friday's “Undiscovered” details the rise of the once-spurned house cat. [via WNYC]

After months of speculation, the National Zoo’s naked mole-rat colony finally has a queen. [via DCist]

London’s Natural History Museum has digitized a once-lost fragment from a Megatherium (not Megatherium Club) fossil collected by Charles Darwin. [via infoDOCKET]


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