Latest Smithsonian Institution Stories

Alien Hunters Should Look For 'City Lights'
2011-11-04 03:42:51

In a new paper, researchers from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Princeton suggest a new technique for finding aliens: look for their city lights.

History, Not Ecology, Makes Rainforests Unique
2011-09-23 08:39:48

History and geology, not current ecology, are likely what has made tropical forests so variable from site to site, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

2011-08-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, AUGUST 10: SMITHSONIAN FOUNDED Profile America -- Wednesday, August 10th.

2011-07-19 11:07:09

Recent botanical exploration efforts in the rugged Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) have increased the known flora of the archipelago by an impressive 20%.

2011-07-15 00:00:37

Tele-engineering technology gives students, public real-time, interactive access to valuable field research on ancient Inka Road. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 A historic Inka Engineering Expedition now underway in the high Andean mountains of Peru will be video cast live to visitors at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, thanks to a joint expedition by universities from the United States, South America, and Asia.

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