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The Pope vs. the Koch Bros

On June 15, environmental activists gathered at the Smithsonian Castle for the institution's Board of Regents meeting, and marched to the National Museum of Natural History to protest climate-denier-oil-baron David Koch being on the museum's advisory board. Show More Summary

You Asked for a National Bible Museum, Right?

The founder and owner of Hobby Lobby is building the new national bible museum, right on the edge of the national mall, to join the Smithsonian, the national science museum and all the other real museum.

Great Wall of China Is Disappearing

In a 2008 article headlined "The Great Wall of China Is Under Siege," Smithsonian reported that "no one knows just how much of the wall has already been lost." A Sunday report in the Beijing Times changed that. It reported via the State Administration of Cultural Heritage that 1,219...

Video: Red baby panda cubs astonishingly adorable

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

These fluffy panda infants are too cute for words! Born to mothers who weren't able to care for their babies (one had cancer, another wasn't able to properly care for them) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is hand-feeding them up to seven times a day. So far they are doing great and breaking hearts around the world.

Red Panda Cubs Born At The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Are A Whole Load Of Cute

Cue the squeals. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, welcomed seven teeny furballs red panda cubs into the world over the past month -- and they're precious beyond measure. The cubs were born to mothers Nutmeg, Regan and Leo Mei. Show More Summary

Wegmans gives $1.5 million to support new Early Childhood Learning Space at the Smithsonian

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History will open ?Wegmans Wonderplace? Dec. 9 as the first exhibition on the National Mall designed for the learning needs of children 6 and under. Made possible by a $1.5 million gift and...Show More Summary

Historic Freedmen's Bureau records released

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

On the 150th anniversary of ?Juneteenth? (June 19), the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and FamilySearch announced the digital release of 4 million Freedmen?s Bureau historical records. Show More Summary

Friday Funny 941: Zookeepers Posing Like Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

Even if you haven't seen the movie (I haven't), you've probably seen Chris Pratt "taming" the raptors in Jurassic World: Zookeepers have been recreating this shot (as seen on Imgur): The Smithsonian has even played along: See more funny things posted 10x a day at steveinaspeedo.tumblr.com. Steve in a Speedo http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/

D.C. people went semi-nuts for ‘breadstick sandwiches’ on Thursday

You can never have too many breadsticks.At least, that's how eager taste-testers felt as they lined up to sample breadstick sandwiches from Olive Garden's Breadstick Nation food truck, parked outside of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History this afternoon. Show More Summary

New Smithsonian Exhibit a Big Hit

F ew would argue with the fact that most people who walk away from a long visit at any of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., would be very favorably impressed with what they experienced. The same could be said of the Smithsonian's newest addition to its permanent exhibition spaces -- the David H. Show More Summary

Inka road remains a monumental achievement in engineering after 500 years of continuous use

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of the American Indian presents ?The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire,? the first major bilingual exhibition on one of the greatest civilizations in South America, June 26 through June 1, 2018....Show More Summary

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has just The...

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has just The Internets proud and won the #JurassicZoo meme (previously featured here). They’ve got real dinosaurs, you see. Sure, they may be fossilized remains, but they’re still the real McCoy and Dinosaur Curator Matthew Carrano is clearly an expert at keeping those pesky prehistoric bones in line. [via Smithsonian’s NMNH]

The Smithsonian posted a #Prattkeeping meme with real dinosaurs, so everyone else can go home

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

In a scene of the recent film Jurassic World, actor Chris Pratt is wrangling a bunch of genetically engineered dinosaurs -- as you do -- and spreads his arms to take on a crouching, "nope don't even think about it buddy" sort of stance.Read full article >>

Smithsonian Dinosaur Curator Keeps Dino Fossils at Bay Pratt Style [Pic]

The Smithsonian recently tweeted this awesome picture, and I just had to share it with you guys: #PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job! [Source: Smithsonian’s NMNH] The post Smithsonian Dinosaur Curator Keeps Dino Fossils at Bay Pratt Style [Pic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

#PrattKeeping with REAL Dinosaurs

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Remember when all those zookeepers imitated Chris Pratt's velociraptor training pose from the movie Jurassic World? Well, museum curators want in on the fun, too! Here's one tweeted by The Smithsonian: #PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job!

Smithsonian scientist and collaborator discover key link in turtle evolution

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

An international team of researchers from the United States and Germany have discovered a key missing link in the evolutionary history of turtles. The new extinct species of reptile, Pappochelys, was unearthed in an area that was an ancient lake in southern Germany about 240 million years ago during the Middle Triassic Period. Show More Summary

Family records for slavery-era black Americans to be made available, free, online

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The records will be online by late next year, to coincide with the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. Read the rest

Come Play With Us: Five Questions (+1) with Game Designers Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is thrilled to take part in America Now! a three-part collaboration jointly organized with the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History. In our inaugural year, all three museums have been focused on highlighting a fundamental part of the American experience: innovation!

So how real are those creatures in ‘Jurassic World’?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Based on a small sample size, the “Jurassic Park” film franchise has a special place in the heart of paleontologists. This is probably why I was able to persuade the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Director Kirk Johnson...Show More Summary

Dartmouth’s Brian D. Miller on photography from NatGeo to ‘dumbass doggy pictures’

last weekReligion : Iconia

While reporting an article about National Geographic wildlife photographer Frans Lanting for Smithsonian Magazine, I emailed with Brian D. Miller (personal site), a senior lecturer in studio art at Dartmouth College and a photographer, to better understand some of the context around Lanting’s work. Specifically, I was seeking a better understanding of how this sort […]

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