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

A New Skink in Town
How an iNaturalist observation of a non-native lizard could help protect Southern California’s native species—and its economy
Chocolate's Natural History
Learn about cacao’s journey from seedling to confection in this fascinating video.
Earth's Green Giant
Fossil bones of Gnatalie, the long-necked dinosaur soon to be on display in NHM's new wing, were prepared in the Dinosaur Lab.
Spaceport Fossils from French Guiana
How one small step for a spaceport in French Guiana led to a giant leap for Pleistocene fossils
A Taste of Tradition
Joe Ter-Poghossian | Mignon Chocolate 
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A Rare Journey: The Jonker Diamond
Mineral Sciences Curator Aaron Celestian talks about the spectacular rare gem featured in the current NHM exhibition, 100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World.
NHM at the Movies
Discover the films that where shot at the Museum.
Ready For It?
What Taylor Swift and silent film era icon Mary Pickford have in common may surprise you.