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2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

New Low-cost, Nonhazardous Way To Cut Risks From Mercury Hot Spots
2013-10-25 10:59:23

Hot spots of mercury pollution in aquatic sediments and soils can contaminate local food webs and threaten ecosystems, but cleaning them up can be expensive and destructive.

2013-10-23 23:04:18

Bionic Man Unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and “The Incredible Bionic Man” Documentary Now Airing on Smithsonian Channel Santa

Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Discovered By Researchers
2013-10-15 04:22:38

Researchers report that they have found a fossilized mosquito specimen that was still blood-engorged from its last meal – a discovery that is detailed in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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