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Bedbugs chose humans on several occasions in their evolutionary past

Bedbugs chose humans on several occasions in their evolutionary past


— 18 May 2019

Bedbugs rank high among the list of most unwanted human bedfellows but have been parasitic companions with other animals for more than 100 million years. Work by an international team of scientists, including Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Simov from the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia compared the DNA of dozens of bedbug species in order to understand the evolutionary relationships within the group as well as their relationship with us…
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Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: 99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber

Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: 99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber

[7 May 2019] — Even though we are led to believe that during the Cretaceous the Earth used to be an exclusive home for fearsome giants, including carnivorous velociraptors and arthropods larger than…
New research project by the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Science will study the origin, formation and conservation of the invertebrate fauna on the Balkan Peninsula

New research project by the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Science will study the origin, formation and conservation of the invertebrate fauna on the Balkan Peninsula

[4 April 2019] — On December 17, 2018, the Scientific Research Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science and the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences signed a…
Ex Wunderkammern by Regina José Galindo, Tiziana Pers

Ex Wunderkammern by Regina José Galindo, Tiziana Pers

[11 August 2018] — The National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) hosts a new contemporary art exhibition in its halls. Titled Ex Wunderkammern, the show is an invitation from international artists…
The scientific collections of the National Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at BAS have been recognised as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)

The scientific collections of the National Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at BAS have been recognised as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)

[11 August 2018] — In July 2018, the scientific collections of the members of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) were included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures…
A tribute to the scientist Boyan Petrov

A tribute to the scientist Boyan Petrov

[21 June 2018] — The scientific research and the participation of Boyan Petrov in projects related to environmental protection were presented by his colleagues in 'Prof. Marin Drinov' hall at the Bulgarian…
Historia naturalis bulgarica goes online

Historia naturalis bulgarica goes online

[9 January 2018] — On 3 January the series Historia naturalis bulgarica, along with the previous ISSN for a printed edition got a new one and began to appear as a free access online journal…