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2011-06-25 00:00:30

A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum may seem unusual.

2011-06-20 16:35:00

New Exhibition Offers Indigenous Voices on Climate Change WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," a multimedia exhibition opening Friday, July 22, that explores the impact of global climate change from the perspective of 15 tribal communities in 13 countries.

2011-06-16 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m.

2011-06-13 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Institution's process to repatriate thousands of Native American human remains and funerary objects in its collections is lengthy and resource intensive and it may take several more decades to return items to tribes under its current system, according to the U.S.

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2011-06-08 10:09:21

A new smartphone application is now available that allows any budding botanist to instantly identify tree types by snapping a picture of its leaf.

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2011-05-26 10:10:18

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are often thought to be solitary behemoths that live and feed in the open ocean.

2011-05-24 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the Lee Hamilton Lecture Series on Civil Discourse and Democracy will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2011-05-24 11:00:00

You don't have to be a rocket scientist or an astronaut to work for NASA.

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2011-04-24 16:25:43

NASA has targeted research investigating the intersection of climate and biological studies.

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2011-04-14 14:24:03

On Friday, scientists will join together at Yale University for a forum that could overturn the three century old method for naming newly discovered nature.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.