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Thar she grows! How whales got so big

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.

Bjarke Ingels Makes the Impossible Concrete

The star architect is mapping out a new daring plan for the Smithsonian

How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey

(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

Smithsonian Mag Ranks Maddow, Coulter, Hannity, and More on Scale of Rudeness, Entertainment

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

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.

Watch How One Harlem Storefront Changes Over Nearly Four Decades

The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition goes "Down These Mean Streets"

Playlists of Protest Music and Endangered Languages on New Smithsonian Folkways Site

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

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’s Lego Portraits of Activists Head to the Hirshhorn Museum

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

“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.

Director of Smithsonian's Asian Art Galleries announces plan to retire

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

How a Tiny Worm is Irritating the Most Majestic of Giraffes

They sound horrifying and look worse. A Smithsonian researcher is investigating the cause of these grotesque skin lesions

Colin Kaepernick's jersey, gear donated to Smithsonian

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

American Trees Are Moving West, Flummoxing Experts

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...

Colin Kaepernick's Jersey to Hang in the Smithsonian: 'He's This Generation's Ali'

The quarterback's memorabilia will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Continue reading…

Straightening up the Files

“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

Photos: Enjoy These Photos Of Zoo Babies Before The Evening News Dump

Let's all meditate on the latest baby boom over at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]

Predators are real lowlifes

(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’s Jersey To Be Featured at The Smithsonian Museum

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 […]

Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change

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.

Colin Kaepernick is making history in the moment with items headed to Smithsonian

Items from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback expected to be on display in next couple years.        

Hirshhorn's "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" breaks records

last weekArts : Artdaily

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

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