The Berlin Natural History Museum houses some 30 million artefacts. Among them are objects that Alexander von Humboldt brought home from his travels. Museum director Johannes Vogel shows you around and describes the significance of the collection.
Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt are viewed as cosmopolitans and adventurers. But rather than painting a heroic picture, the first major show on the brothers in Germany depicts them in their historical context.
Seahorses are adorable, we all agree on that. But they are also a bit helpless. That's why we should take better care of them.
Scientists in the US have found thousands of fossils charting the rise of mammals after dinosaurs were wiped out. The find is a first, shedding light on how mammals survived and thrived in the post-apocalyptic landscape.
Humboldt's private life was revealed in two watercolors painted by Eduard Hildebrandt. One from 1856 shows him in his Berlin library and encapsulated his entire life by revealing the cluttered rooms of a wunderkind.
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