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How cats conquered the world
— [20 June 2017] — Cats conquered the (ancient) world long before they conquered the Internet, reports a paper published this week in Nature Ecology and Evolution. The DNA analysis of over 200 cats spanning…
International team of scientists presents evidence that the oldest pre-humans lived 7.2 Ma ago on the Balkans
— [23 May 2017] — An international scientific team from Germany, Bulgaria, Greece, Canada, France and Australia, headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme (The Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and…
'Nature and people in the mountains of Pakistan' — Boyan Petrov's photo exhibition and his debut book 'The first seven'
— [4 February 2017] — The National Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sofia and VAKON Publishers present 'Nature and people in the mountains…
Opening of a permanent exhibition on the invasive alien species at NMNHS
— [20 January 2017] — At 2:00 PM on 26 January 2017, in the Leventis Hall of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (NMNHS) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences a permanent exhibition devoted to the…
Prof. Zlatozar Boev from the National Museum of Natural History awarded by the Bulgarian Translators' Union
— [4 October 2016] — At a ceremony on the International Day of the translator, 30 September, in the Literary Club 'Peroto' of National Palace of Culture, the Bulgarian Translators' Union presented its annual…
Wikipedia awards finalists in the competition 'Wiki Loves Earth'
— [28 September 2016] — On 1 October, 6 PM, the National Museum of Natural History will be host of the awards ceremony of the winners in the competition for encyclopedic photography from the protected natural…
A night with scientists of the National Museum of Natural History
— [28 September 2016] — Welcome on 30th September, at 6 PM in the museum to take a part in workshops, demonstrations and games. Bet on your knowledge and good mood to gather unforgettable experience!…
The National Museum of Natural History presents the final publication 'PESI — a taxonomic backbone for Europe'
— [6 October 2015] — As a national coordinator for Bulgaria of the project PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure), the National Museum of Natural History presents the final publication…
NMNHS expedition went on the trail of an unknown population of the rare dhole in Turkey
— [16 August 2015] — On 15 August zoological expedition of the National Museum of Natural History, BAS composed by Prof. Nikolai Spassov, Assen Ignatov and Ilya Acosta went to Northern Anatolia (Turkey)…
The National Museum of Natural History presents the exhibition Metamorphosis by Bora Petkova
— [24 February 2015] — The National Museum of Natural History presents the exhibition Metamorphosis by Bora Petkova, 7 March — 5 April 2015…
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