Two rare and genetically valuable white-naped cranes have hatched at the Conservation Biology Institute. Continue reading Two rare cranes herald a victory for conservation
Museum of Natural History Centennial—through March 20, 2011 NMNH marks its 100th birthday with a special exhibit highlighting the Museum’s research, field expeditions, vast collections and engaging public programs. Explore the Museum’s history through documentary photos of milestones—from laying the building’s cornerstone, to modern DNA research.
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain…” Blade Runner, 1982. Continue reading “Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System”
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center held it’s annual open house on May 15. Click through for a slide show of the day’s events. Continue reading Close encounters of the science kind
The Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program takes field research to new depths. Continue reading Taking the plunge
Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden— May 20 to Sept. 12 The first American retrospective in nearly 30 years of this highly influential French artist’s career examines his life and work from the mid-1950s to his untimely death in 1962. Klein was a multifaceted talent who believed in the transformative… Continue reading Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
June is National Safety Month. Help the Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management achieve our goal of zero work-related illnesses and injuries. Find out how at the kick-off rally June 2. Continue reading Stay safe!
UPDATED May 21, 2010. An African lion cub has been born at the Zoo, and more may follow. Continue reading The pitter-patter of tiny paws at the Zoo
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has been headline news for more than a month now and it shows no sign of stopping soon. Check out Smithsonian volcanologist Liz Cottrell to learn more about it and most importantly, how to pronounce it name!
Continue reading How do you say Eyjafjallajökull? With a Boston accent.
Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia Freer and Sackler Galleries—through Jan. 23, 2011 The story of Khmer bronze sculpture and casting in Cambodia is revealed through 36 exceptional works, dating from the prehistoric period to the post-Angkorian period. The exhibit showcases the work of a new conservation lab developed at the… Continue reading Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia