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A remarkable first occurred recently at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History when ornithologists used 700- to 1,100-year-old feathers from a long extinct species of Hawaiian ibis to help determine the bird's place in the ibis family tree.
Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from? You might be surprised that a great percentage of the technology we rely on each day was developed or enhanced by NASA.
A team of researchers from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History have been racing the clock to extract whale skeletons and other marine fossils from the Atacama Desert Region of northern Chile.
A fragment of whale rib found in a North Carolina strip mine is offering scientists a rare glimpse at the interactions between prehistoric sharks and whales some 3- to 4-million years ago during the Pliocene.
A recent survey documented the crustaceans, mollusks, algae and other marine organisms that make a home on the bodies Olive Ridley and green sea turtles living in the Pacific.