August 15, 2013 Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Natural History The work of paleontologist… Continue reading Lifetime achievement, the Bacardi Award and accreditation for Smithsonian Gardens
A team of Smithsonian scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore–the first in the Western Hemisphere in decades. Continue reading Mysterious carnivore has been a victim of mistaken identity for more than a century
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired 100 images–both iconic and little known– from one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. Continue reading Works by legendary photographer Irving Penn join American Art’s collections
Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with this album of artists and their dogs. Submit your own pup pix, too! Continue reading The Dog Days of Summer
Sir Walter Scott’s lock of hair, a piece of Franklin Roosevelt’s birthday cake, John F. Kennedy’s tie clip–why do people collect these things? And why does curator William Bird keep them? Continue reading Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios
Founded in 1846, today the Smithsonian is a global force with scientists, researchers, curators, and other staff working in more than 130 countries around the world. Continue reading Happy 167th birthday to the Smithsonian! You don’t look a day over 165…really!
By examining the impact of humans over millennia, Katie Cramer hopes to create a better future for vital ecosystems in the Caribbean. Continue reading Building on the past to save the future of the coral reef
The winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Awards are now on display at the Natural History Museum. Don’t miss this exhibition of some of the world’s most extraordinary photography. Continue reading Nature’s Best Photography
Two rare Sumatra tiger cubs were born at the Zoo Aug. 5. The cubs represent a major conservation success for this critically endangered species. Continue reading It’s grrrrreat! Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs have been born at the Zoo.
A filly born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is the first Przewalksi’s horse conceived through artificial insemination. Continue reading New hope for the world’s last wild horses