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2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will commemorate several major milestones in 2014: the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the country's most famous flag, and the moment when it signified the survival of the young nation in 1814; the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the...

2013-12-31 20:20:29

"Ubuhle Women...recognizes the powerful cultural currents and back stories from the artists as central to their every stitch. ...Art is often what happens when our life experiences become too big for our words," notes Lonnae O'Neal, Washington Post, Dec. 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The intersection of artistic ingenuity and women's empowerment is explored in two new exhibitions, "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" (main gallery) and "Home Sewn:...

2013-12-30 23:00:54

Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite data from the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. College Park, Md (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined,...

iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

[ Watch the Video: iPads Can Be A Useful Classroom Tool ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers, the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One example of how the...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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