An unusual collaboration has joined Plato’s “sister sciences” of music and astronomy into a true “music of the spheres.” Continue reading Star Songs: the music of the spheres
Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at email@example.com. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Alexander Dalgarno, senior atomic… Continue reading Benjamin Franklin, White House women, Prince Charles, new citizens and green elephants
Scientists have long been confounded by when turtles first began developing their unique shell. New discoveries indicate it may have occurred much earlier than previously thought. Continue reading How the turtle got its shell (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)
“Suited for Space” looks at spacesuit design from the inside out. Continue reading X-rayed Spacesuit, 2008
It’s not always easy to put that art degree to work, but those who master the history of decorative arts with the Smithsonian are in high demand. Continue reading Going for a decorative degree (and we don’t mean that it looks nice hanging on the wall)
Another bath? I just had one last year! Continue reading Another bath? I just had one last year!
Bozie’s arrival brings the National Zoo’s herd of Asian elephants to four. Continue reading Hi, y’all! Bozie arrives at the National Zoo from Baton Rouge
This looks like the most fun you could have while doing something extremely serious. Continue reading We’ve got a diver down!
Volunteer for the 47th Smithsonian Folklife Festival and see the world from the National Mall. Continue reading Volunteers needed for the 47th Smithsonian Folklife Fesitval
As young students embark on a lifelong quest for learning they can earn digital badges from the Smithsonian to mark their progress along the way. Continue reading On a quest for a digital merit badge