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Ocean ‘dead zones’ exist — and there are more of them than we thought

Scientists led by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have discovered dead zones in a place where they least expected them: the Caribbean. More specifically, the tropics. Dead zones are low-oxygen regions in the ocean where few sea life can survive. Show More Summary

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary

Out There: Discover Yoga Therapy at The Smithsonian Institution

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

D.C.-area yogis, head to the Smithsonian Institution this month for an educational weekend exploring yoga's holistic healing power. The post Out There: Discover Yoga Therapy at The Smithsonian Institution appeared first on Yoga Jour...

Smithsonian Scientists Retrace the Mysterious Circumstances of an 1866 Death

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Robert Kennicott was a well-liked and respected young naturalist for the Smithsonian Institution in its early days, when naturalists actually lived in the museum together. He was dedicated to collecting specimens for the institute, up until his untimely death at age 30. Show More Summary

Apollo 11 command module readies for road trip

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

This year, one of the most important artifacts of the Space Age, the Columbia command module of the Apollo 11 mission, will leave its home at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum for the first time in almost 50 years. Show More Summary

Watch live: Giant panda Bao Bao leaves National Zoo for China

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo will say goodbye to giant panda Bao Bao, who is headed to her new home in China. Bao Bao, 3, will...        

Hostility to Technocracy Will Ruin Democracy

Photo from Smithsonian Institution Flickr When we go to a local restaurant, we expect our waiter or waitress to perform superbly in their responsibilities. We hope that they will take our orders correctly and not spill anything on us when they bring us our food. Show More Summary

Here's Why You Should Never Kiss a Toad

A scientist at Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute helped catalog everything known about toxins in the skins of endangered frogs and toads

Researchers list reasons not to lick a toad

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) The cane toad, which overran Australia when introduced there, and Panama's iconic, endangered golden frog both belong to the family Bufonidae. Researchers combed through many research papersShow More Summary

Coral reefs grow faster and healthier when parrotfish are abundant

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) A new study by Smithsonian scientists and colleagues that reveals 3,000 years of change in reefs in the eastern Caribbean provides long-term, compelling evidence that parrotfish, which eat algae that can smother corals, are vital to coral-reef growth and health.

Microbes rule in 'knee-high tropical rainforests'

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical rainforests', support another 20 percent of all plants. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Hears Call for Women’s Museum

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

A commission’s report was cited by prominent women who support a new national institution on the National Mall.

National Museum of African American Culture & History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The museum’s […]

Are tiny grazers the new hope for Caribbean reefs?

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Thirty years ago a mysterious disease wiped out long-spined black sea urchins across the Caribbean, leading to massive algal overgrowth that smothered already overfished coral reefs. Now, marine...Show More Summary

Dr. Anthony Atala Named 2016 Innovator of the Year

Dr. Anthony Atala, leader of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), has been named 2016 Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine and received a Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in life sciences for his efforts to construct living. organs using 3-D printing technology.

Cruz Seeks to Have Justice Thomas’ Legacy More Prominently Displayed in Smithsonian

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is going to bat for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the second African-American to hold a position on the nation’s High Court. On Monday, Cruz petitioned the Smithsonian Institute, asking that they correct...Show More Summary

GOP senator: Museum ignores Clarence Thomas' accomplishments

In a letter to leaders of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, the Texas senator says he was deeply disturbed to learn that Thomas is only briefly noted in the context of his contentious 1991 confirmation hearings, when he faced allegations...Show More Summary

Researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska

Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. In a study by the University of Oklahoma, Boston University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, researchers investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the Arctic ground squirrel on Chirikof Island, Alaska. Show More Summary

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Nearly 100 Works by Self-Taught Artists

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Margaret Z. Robson Collection is the institution's largest acquisition of its kind in two decades. The post Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Nearly 100 Works by Self-Taught Artists appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Predator invasion had devastating, long-term effects on native fish

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) In 1969, 60 to 100 peacock bass imported from Colombia, were introduced into a pond in Panama for sport fishing. Several individuals escaped. By the early 1970s, they colonized the reservoir forming the main channel of the Panama Canal. Show More Summary

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