A scientific collaboration of researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Smithsonian Institution has discovered previously unknown regularities of arthropod limbs based on studies of the remipede Speleonectes tulumensis, a rare crustacean found in saline waters of caves. Show More Summary
When we think of the war against Islamic State terrorists, the Defense Department, the State Department and the intelligence agencies come to mind. We should add the Smithsonian Institution to the list. The Smithsonian, better known for museums ringing the Mall, is one of a half-dozen agencies cited in a Government Accountability Office report on […]
A fossil forgotten for over 60 years in a storehouse of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History appears to be the remnant of an undiscovered species of an ancient dolphin that lived millions of years ago.
The Smithsonian isn’t merely a museum, it also serves as a research institute. Boxes and boxes of remains, archives of artwork and libraries of rare books are stacked in warehouses and line shelves in the research centers. The teams of scientists and other experts comb their way through the...
The balmy waters of the Caribbean could turn into a deadly heat trap for countless tiny creatures. Authors of a new study conducted at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama discovered that microscopic sea urchin...Show More Summary
Last month, he donated $1 million each to the NAACP and the new Institute for Community-Police Relations.
If you’ve ever headed to the bar after a long day at work and thought, “Ugh, I wish beer could just be my job,” you may be in luck. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. is seeking a “beer...Show More Summary
(Photo: @joefoodie) And you should apply! It requires not just an appreciation for beer, but a rich understanding of its roles and development in American history. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC wants a beer scholar on staff to explore and explain beer in American life. Show More Summary
The conversation surrounding Ben Lerner’s new book Hatred of Poetry has reached the Smithsonian—Smithsonian Magazine, that is. The institution’s Senior Historian, David C. Ward, remarks that while the collection begins with “certitude...Show More Summary
Leonard Miller poses with Benny Scott’s Formula Vee Lola, circa 1974. Images courtesy Historic Vehicle Association. The Smithsonian Institution is in the process of collecting exhibits for its new National Museum of African-American History and Culture that opens in September in Washington, D.C. A lot of research and just plain looking has yielded some artifacts […]
Recently, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intergovernmental organization based in Rome, Italy, joined forces with the Smithsonian Institution to teach an innovative international cour
Almost two years ago the original studio model of the USS Enterprise left it's home in the gift shop of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum to spend some time in spacedock for a major overall. After months ofShow More Summary
The original starship USS Enterprise from the 1966-68 series Star Trek has been sitting neglected at the Smithsonian Institution for years. Now it’s on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall in the National Air and Space Museum, after a painstaking restoration job. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) celebrated with Panama the completion of the Panama Canal expansion project on June 26, 2016. The $5.6 billion engineering effort allows ships with triple the carrying-capacity of current vessels to transit the canal. Show More Summary
A teapot made by 19th century silversmith Peter Bentzon is the one millionth object digitized by the Smithsonian’s Mass Digitization Program. There are 154 million objects in the many collections of the Smithsonian Institute, so just 153 million more to go. Peter Bentzon was born on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West [...]
David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president...Show More Summary
David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president of the University of Iowa and Cornell University, and his interests seem as varied as the Smithsonian's offerings. He has had a […]
Although red-eyed treefrog embryos appear helpless within their jelly-coated eggs, they can hatch up to two days ahead of schedule, reacting within seconds to attacks by egg thieves. At the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, scientists used high-speed video to uncover their rapid-hatching secret. read more
The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announced plans today to work together to create a major new international collaboration. The institutions have agreed to develop, over the course of this year, a plan for a jointly...Show More Summary
The 170-year-old American institution will team up with a local partner -- the Victoria and Albert Museum.