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2014-02-06 12:26:12

Opening in May 2014, "News for All" Explores How Ethnic Media Shaped America WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, 2014, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60416) Ethnic...

2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The annual lights festival, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), begins on November 29, and lasts until January 1. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 One of DC’s most popular holiday events, ZooLights includes fun for the whole family, from train rides and tubing, to special holiday drinks like hot chocolate, eggnog, and more. From 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., the Zoo is filled with fun...

2013-11-26 23:00:13

Education World’s Science and Technology Pinterest board has been listed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as one of seven boards to follow for STEM resources. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Education World’s Science and Technology Pinterest board has been listed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as one of seven boards to follow for STEM resources. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is a national priority, aimed at making U.S. students more...

2013-08-28 23:20:05

Conferences Will Highlight Biodiversity and Urban Waterways Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting two online education conferences for teachers and students Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 that offer a look into how Smithsonian conservation biologists are helping save frog populations from extinction and ways to facilitate citizen scientist projects for students. The sessions bring together experts from the Smithsonian Conservation...

Changing Eating Habits Of The Hawaiian Petrel And Other Sea Birds Concern Scientists
2013-05-14 08:29:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changes in the eating habits of endangered Hawaiian petrels have scientists concerned about the impact that the growth of industrialized fishing will have not only on the seabirds but upon other species of animals as well. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) looked at both ancient and modern remains of the birds, which spent much of their lives foraging for food in the Pacific...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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