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Red Panda Cubs Galore

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia successfully bred all four of their red panda pairs, who bore ten cubs in 2014. Of those 10 cubs, seven have survived. More than 100 Red Pandas have been born at SCBI, including this year's births, and 60 of the newborns survived. Show More Summary

The Culture Of Cars: Real Or Imagined?

I’ve been on the road for the last few weeks and one of the places I was able to visit was the Smithsonian Institution’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport located just outside of Washington DC. Unlike the National Air and Space Museum located on the national mall close to the capitol building, the Udvar-Hazy […]

10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.

National Museum of Natural History (Photo: Smithsonian Institution) Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission fees support and sustain museums, they can add up for tourists looking for artistic experiences on a budget. Show More Summary

Barack Obama Becomes First U.S. President To Be 3D Printed

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Smithsonian Institute revealed the first ever 3D printed sculpture of a U.S. president last week, adding to the collection of Barack Obama portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. The bust was on display at the White House Makers Faire,...

Obama 3D Bust

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

No need for death masks anymore. This is a 3D printed bust of US President Barack Obama (2014). It's a world first unveiled at the White House Maker Faire a few days ago. It was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution using a variety of agencies. Show More Summary

Smithsonian uses 3D printing to create Obama bust, life mask

Forget marble, paint, and plaster — the latest presidential portraits will be done in 3D. The Smithsonian Institute printed a 3D bust and life mask of President Obama, which will become part of the National Portrait Gallery collection. Show More Summary

Smithsonian honors Ralph Lauren for fashion, philanthropy

Ralph Lauren's love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

Ralph Lauren and Hillary Clinton Share the Stage in D.C.

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This morning, Ralph Lauren added a shiny Smithsonian award to his trove of accolades. The designer was honored with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the institution for his contributions to the American experience, with none other than Hillary Clinton delivering the keynote address. Said Lauren in a press release,... More »

Endangered species baby boom at zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute celebrated several births recently. During the past several weeks, 31 new residents have been born, many of which were endangered species. A short-eared elephant shrew was born May 8 at the Zoo's Small Mammal House. Show More Summary

These baby red pandas are quite possibly the cutest things on the planet right now.

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These baby red pandas are quite possibly the cutest things on the planet right now. They were born last week at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which has recently experienced a kind of endangered species baby boom. The...Show More Summary

Patrick Stewart Questions Smithsonian’s ‘Star Trek’ Collection, Donates ‘X-Men’ Costumes

Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor X in the X-Men movies, and Jean-Luc Picard on the Star Trek television series, was in Washington on Saturday afternoon to donate costumes to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. WJLA reports that the 73-year-old actor donated four costumes to the museum – his Professor X costume, Ian

Cooper-Hewitt Honors Etsy with National Design Award — Design News

Etsy is this year's recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate Achievement. One of 10 awards given by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, it recognizes a corporation or institution that strategically uses design in its mission. Past winners include TED, Patagonia, and Nike. READ MORE »

Smithsonian gets clearance to fly drones at D.C. festival

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.

Smithsonian Joins Forces with The Great Courses in Decade-Long Deal

2 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

In a bit of news that is in keeping this week’s fun-yet-educational theme, the Smithsonian Institution has inked a deal with The Great Courses (née The Teaching Company) to produce new courses devoted to history, science, culture, travel, music, and the arts. Show More Summary

Letter from Barro Colorado Island and STRI

For a slight change of pace, I'm happy to present a short summary of today's tour to Barro Colorado Island, on Panama's Gatun Lake, home of a portion of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI.) Our guide was Dr. Helene Miller-Landau, a staff scientist with research interests in ecology and evolution. Show More Summary

U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship

Smithsonian Institution’s great site gives you a chance to see if you have what it takes to pass the U.S. Naturalization Test.

Soon it may be too hot to play a round of golf - and other Smithsonian climate scare stories

The Smithsonian Institution - established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge" - has weighed into the debate on climate change. And the news is grim. Soon golfers in hotter parts of the world - such as Arizona - may find themselves unable to play a round. Show More Summary

400 Tigers/400 Records: Find the song. Spread the message. Ignite the change.

The Vinyl District is honored to have been chosen by the The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National Zoo to participate in the Endangered Song Project. “The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National ZooShow More Summary

What’s it like to be a fossil? Ask the ‘Nation’s T.Rex’ during Thursday’s Twitter chat

Join NewsHour and the National Museum of Natural History’s T.Rex for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Photo courtesy of National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Ever wondered how much work goes into putting...Show More Summary

Smithsonian and DDB Help an Endangered Tiger by Releasing an Endangered Song

3 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

DDB is hoping the Sumatran tiger doesn't go the way of the vinyl record—particularly the quickly degradable one. For Earth Day, DDB New York and the Smithsonian Institute are raising awareness of the endangered animal—of which only 400 are left—by creating an endangered song. Show More Summary

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