CfA scientists have achieved what was thought to be impossible–the first image of a black hole. Continue reading Seeing the unseeable
Smithsonian researchers study a troop of macaques who live at a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in this episode of Field in Focus | Preventing Pandemics. Continue reading Field in Focus | Predicting Pandemics: Kawgun Cave
In this video series from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, we focus on the research scientists are doing in the field to understand how zoonotic diseases make the leap from animal to human. Continue reading Field in Focus | Predicting Pandemics
Nine Smithsonian scholars are among the most cited in the work of others in their disciplines. Continue reading Standing on the shoulders of giants: Smithsonian scholars are among the most influential in their fields
The Smithsonian Provost has announced the Scholarly Studies Awards for FY2019. More than 90 proposals were received, 30 awards were made and more than $1.5M was distributed to support Smithsonian scholarship. Continue reading More than $1.5 million awarded to Smithsonian scholars
Many of us associate mistletoe with the annual tradition of hanging it in the doorway in hopes of a Christmas kiss, but that lingering whisper of old Norse mythology is just one aspect of this intriguing plant that exists all over the world. Continue reading From pagan magic to cancer cure? The mysteries of mistletoe.
Are you conducting research in the Mid-Atlantic region? Do you need money? (Of course you do!) Continue reading Attention underfunded researchers!
October 13, 1993. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute receives a major grant to study plant ecology. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: October 13, 1993
Art, Oprah and a possible panda pregnancy made the news this week. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 3 – June 9, 2018
We took a closer look at some underappreciated women this week (aren’t they all?) and learned that for some species, size really does matter. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was April 8 – April 14, 2018