Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

There's a Feather for That
Bird Curator Allison Shultz lays out the surprising powers of plumage and how understanding feathers helps humans—and helps humans to help birds.
Giant Robot and the Aesthetics of Fun
Eric Nakamura | Giant Robot
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How Old Is Your Oak?
A How-to by NHMLAC
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A How-to by NHMLAC
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Edible Garden Fun Facts
Mulch and drip irrigation keep our Edible Gardens bountiful without wasting water. Learn more about the tastiest part of NHM's Nature Gardens in the video below.
The Fabric of Memory 
Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Esparza Ahrens | Tonalli Studio
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Minerals with Lead-busting Superpowers
Our scientists are harnessing the properties of a mineral to encapsulate dangerous lead in soil in South L.A. backyards, demonstrating how NHM discoveries coupled with community partners can power environmental change.
Wildflower Power
The Museum's manager of horticulture, Daniel Feldman, has tips on how you can create a rainbow of super blooms in your garden this spring without guzzling too much water. 
Global Community Science
How crowd-sourced science projects like the City Nature Challenge fuel research to protect our planet