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2011-04-12 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 30 years of spaceflight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.

2011-04-04 15:15:00

New Series Will Provide Safe Political Space for Important Discussions WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new initiative launching April 8, 2011: The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

2011-03-25 11:56:09

In 1964 biologist William Hamilton introduced Inclusive Fitness Theory to predict and explain phenomena ranging from animal behavior to patterns of gene expression.

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2011-03-21 05:55:00

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington has paid $10,000 to two Lorton Virginia doctors a year after a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed in the examination room of their practice.

2011-03-11 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosts filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro for the U.S.

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2011-03-08 11:40:00

Space shuttle Discovery's crew received the first-ever live wake-up call in the history of the shuttle program Tuesday as it heads home to Earth after completing its final mission.

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2011-03-05 11:12:13

Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American inhabitants is emerging from three sites on California's Channel Islands.

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2011-02-28 07:51:14

The Smithsonian has brought together more than 202,000 wildlife photos from seven projects conducted by Smithsonian researchers and their colleagues into one searchable website.

2011-02-18 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston is chairing a new effort by the United Kingdom's Royal Society to study the impact of population dynamics on sustainable development.

2011-02-18 09:01:00

New report explores escalating confrontation over resources with global implications WASHINGTON, Feb.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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