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Scientists have conducted a mathematical analysis of a rare cavernicolous crustacean

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

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

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 […]

Scientists at Smithsonian Accidently Discover New Species of Ancient Dolphin

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.

New dolphin species discovered in decades-old box in the Smithsonian

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Tropical sea urchins caught between a rock and a hot place

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

Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to Smithsonian African-American History Museum

Last month, he donated $1 million each to the NAACP and the new Institute for Community-Police Relations.

Dream Job Alert: This Museum Is Hiring A 'Beer Historian'

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Beer Historian

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(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

Smithsonian’s Senior Historian Asks ‘Should We Hate Poetry?’

The conversation surrounding Ben Lerner’s new book Hatred of Poetry has reached the SmithsonianSmithsonian Magazine, that is. The institution’s Senior Historian, David C. Ward, remarks that while the collection begins with “certitude...Show More Summary

Smithsonian gathers African-American racing artifacts

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

First Aid for Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites

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

USS Enterprise takes its place as one of the Milestones of Flight

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 Enterprise Studio Model, Restored and on Display

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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 celebrates the Panama Canal expansion

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

Teapot is Smithsonian’s millionth digitized object

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 [...]

What it's like to lead the Smithsonian

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

What it’s like to lead the Smithsonian

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 […]

Video captures tadpole escape artists in Panama

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

Smithsonian intends to create permanent exhibition space in London with the Victoria and Albert Museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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 Smithsonian to Open a Location in London

The 170-year-old American institution will team up with a local partner -- the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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