It was a busy week in Smithsonian news with lots to celebrate. But this is Washington, after all, so there were plenty of complaints, too. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 9 – June 14, 2019
For four years, the Reptile Discovery Center’s Asian water dragon female lived alone. Then, while examining eggs as part of a study, animal keepers made a shocking discovery—one was fertile! How could a female lay a fertile egg without a mate? Continue reading Life finds a way: Parthenogenesis
Tomorrow is World Turtle Day and a good time to remind ourselves that these engaging reptiles are in danger of disappearing. Continue reading Slow and steady: Will the wood turtle win the race against habitat loss?
You’ve got nothing on the Greater Sage Grouse, the only bird species known to thrive on poisonous sagebrush leaves. A new study shows that the real heroes are microorganisms. Continue reading Stop grousing about your toxic relationship with food
The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System must be be very energetic indeed to capture 300 images a second. On Feb. 22, 2018, as the asteroid Imprinetta passed between the Earth and a distant star known as TYC 5517-227-1, a team of astronomers who had predicted the event captured it with a camera shooting… Continue reading Visiting asteroids help scientists measure the size of distant stars
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
Are you conducting research in the Mid-Atlantic region? Do you need money? (Of course you do!) Continue reading Attention underfunded researchers!