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
In a year often marked by divisiveness, the Smithsonian strove to be more inclusive—reaching out to make our vast resources of collections, research and people more accessible, more relevant and more universal in 2017. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading Carrying the Torch into a new year: 2018
This week, our scientists second-guessed Einstein, caught the North Koreans in a fake-out and proved once and for all that naked mole rats are THE MOST ADORABLE. Really, who woudn’t love that little face? Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Dec. 3 – Dec. 9, 2017
Misappropriation was a theme this week as we pondered news of copyright disputes, cultural ownership and bank robbery. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Nov. 19 – Nov. 25, 2017
It was a tough week for everyone as we focused on healing both the human damage from natural disasters and devastation to the natural world caused by human action. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 1 – Oct. 7, 2017