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2014-09-03 12:23:09

Exhibit Opens Today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept.

2014-08-29 23:04:15

Other Notable Experts – from the Smithsonian to the International Space Station – Take Attendees to Deep Sea and Space Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) August

supernova SN 2014J
2014-08-14 10:48:55

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas witnessed in decades.

digitizing bees
2014-08-13 07:29:13

The Smithsonian is recruiting volunteers to help them digitize documents like handwritten Civil War journals, letters written by famous artists and century-old botany specimen labels so that these nuggets of American history can educate and entertain Web surfers throughout the world.

2014-08-12 23:12:36

The first life-saving Public Safety operated small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the world joins the permanent collection at the National Air and Space Museum for all to see. Saskatoon,

107-year Journey Of The Beetle Rhipidocyrtus Muiri
2014-07-14 03:24:21

Serendipity leads University of Kansas scientists to the discovery and description of Rhipidocyrtus muiri - a 107 year old, lost in collections specimen, which turned out to represent a new genus and species.

2014-07-10 16:21:51

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the symposium "Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a

Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans To Patchwork Evolution
2014-07-04 11:14:48

In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal Science, shifts in climate caused these qualities to evolve separately.

2014-06-26 16:23:11

Grows Its Digital Collections Program with New Archives and the Next Installments of Smithsonian Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.,

2014-06-18 23:09:36

Digital Badges Motivate Students Through Personal Exploration and Online Conferences Reveal the Work of Experts Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.