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2014-05-14 08:23:39

AKRON, Ohio, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry, the leading off-mall destination specialty retail jewelry chain in the U.S., recognized for its amazing selection, has partnered with the Smithsonian, one of the world's most celebrated gemstone authorities, to introduce Earthly Treasures Smithsonian(TM). This new jewelry collection featuring highly treasured, richly colored, natural gemstones is now exclusively available at select Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry...

2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

2014-05-05 12:25:47

10-Year Deal Combines the Content and Expertise of the Smithsonian with the Leading Creator of Educational Digital Media WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian and The Great Courses, a leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning, announced a 10-year licensing agreement to produce new courses devoted to history, science, culture, travel, music and the arts. "The Great Courses has a proven track record of creating...

2014-05-01 23:05:14

LUNAR, one of the world’s leading product design and engineering firms, announced today it has won the prestigious National Design Award for Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 LUNAR, one of the world’s leading product design and engineering firms, announced today it has won the prestigious National Design Award for Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Founded...

2014-05-01 12:27:53

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 15th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 9, at Pier...

2014-04-30 12:28:08

One in Four Americans Turns to Ethnic Media for News WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82472...

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2014-04-24 04:00:41

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two instruments that played critical roles in discoveries made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope now are on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. "Repairing Hubble" recognizes the 24th anniversary of Hubble's launch into space aboard space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. The exhibit features Hubble's Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) instrument and the Wide...

2014-04-18 12:20:59

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m. EDT April 23 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope's launch into space with the opening of the "Repairing Hubble" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, located at 600 Independence Ave. SW in Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The exhibit features two Hubble instruments that played a crucial...

2014-04-01 23:30:36

The youngest group of children to build an intelligent robot from idea to prototype in eight months will present ARVI (Autonomous Robot for the Visually Impaired) during National Robotics Week in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., April 4 and April 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ARVI was created by The Robotics Inventors Club™ or The RIC, with sponsorship from ENSCO, Inc., an engineering, science and advanced technology solutions company headquartered in...

2014-04-01 23:27:36

Conference Will Encourage Students to Become Environmental Stewards (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference for teachers and students on April 9. An expert from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum will discuss the “Citizen Science: A Watershed Study” program, in which Washington, D.C. high school students explore the Anacostia Watershed. As a project-based educational immersion experience,...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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