Jul
13

Hubble Trouble

Hubble Trouble

Prepare for liftoff, as we explore how America’s first large space telescope went from a “billion-dollar blunder” to one of history’s most important scientific instruments. Continue reading Hubble Trouble

Jul
13

Smithsonian scientists work to save Maryland’s marshes and beyond

Smithsonian scientists work to save Maryland’s marshes and beyond

The Chesapeake Bay’s marshes have been called the lungs of the bay. They provide habitat for fish and waterfowl. The marshes clean polluted bay waters and slow the power of floods and storms.
That’s why the scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are studying how to preserve marshes in face of rising sea levels prompted by climate change. Continue reading Smithsonian scientists work to save Maryland’s marshes and beyond

Jul
05

The Smithsonian stands with Ukraine: Our efforts to preserve cultural heritage in a war zone

The Smithsonian stands with Ukraine: Our efforts to preserve cultural heritage in a war zone

As the tragic invasion of Ukraine continues to unfold, the Smithsonian stands with the people of Ukraine during their most urgent time of need. As an institution, we are working on ways we can most effectively help, including developing plans with our partners to host displaced and at-risk scholars. Continue reading The Smithsonian stands with Ukraine: Our efforts to preserve cultural heritage in a war zone

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