Using computer models based on a Smithsonian's fossil collection, evolutionary biologists now believe whales' gigantic size was driven by climate change. Continue reading ? The post Thar she grows! How whales got so big appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The star architect is mapping out a new daring plan for the Smithsonian
The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death. The post How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.
(Smithsonian) A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared along several branches of the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago. Show More Summary
In a new feature, Smithsonian Magazine has declared Joe Pyne America's first shock jock and in doing so, they've created the "Pyne tree" of his industry descendants.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition goes "Down These Mean Streets"
Online visitors can now access and navigate decades of folk recordings from around the world more easily. The post Playlists of Protest Music and Endangered Languages on New Smithsonian Folkways Site appeared first on Hyperallergic.
“Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn,” a focused but sprawling exhibition of recent works, will open at the Smithsonian’s contemporary art museum on June 28.
Julian Raby, the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Smithsonian?s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, has announced that he will retire from his position at the beginning of 2018 after 15 years with the Institution....Show More Summary
They sound horrifying and look worse. A Smithsonian researcher is investigating the cause of these grotesque skin lesions
Colin Kaepernick’s football career remains very much a question mark, but he’s already left an impression on American culture, as his jersey and other gear from his protests in 2016 are now in the hands of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian’s...Show More Summary
Go west, young tree! A study published Wednesday in Science Advances finds the trees of eastern American forests are on the move—and none too slowly, either. The study looked at 86 tree species between 1980 and 2015, Smithsonian reports. Over those 35 years, 73% of the trees saw their...
The quarterback's memorabilia will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Continue reading…
“Mom would meet up with us in the museum, take us to study Impressionist or Modern art. It always made me want to puke, but we did it every weekend for over a year.” Smithsonian Magazine has a lovely piece about the story behind the children’s classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Show More Summary
Let's all meditate on the latest baby boom over at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) By deploying green clay caterpillar models across six continents, researchers unmasked an important global pattern. Their discovery that predation is most intense near sea level in the tropics...Show More Summary
Colin Kaepernick is still currently unemployed as he awaits for just one team to contact him, but none of that has stopped the Smithsonian from immortalizing him in their museum. The former San Francisco 49ers QB’s protest against police brutality and racial inequality is making so much history that Harry Edwards, a prominent sociologist at the University […]
The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues.
Items from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback expected to be on display in next couple years.
The Smithsonian?s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced nearly 160,000 people visited ?Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,? the first exhibition to feature six of Yayoi Kusama?s dazzling Infinity Mirror Rooms, in its world debut that began Feb. Show More Summary