Torch writer John Barrat is not afraid to ask world expert Richard Robbins what he knows about these blood-sucking arachnids. (Warning: Contains graphic descriptions of tick sex.) Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about ticks, but were afraid to ask.
Most Smithsonian employees will be seeing a little bit extra in their checks in 2019. Continue reading Mo money, mo problems?* We’ll take the risk
As we all get back into the swing of day-to-day activities, there are a few important updates on pay, leave and benefits, which will help you get off to a fresh start. Continue reading Update: Important Benefit Reminders
We all hear about the superstars—the colleagues who make scientific breakthroughs or uncover brilliant young artists or unravel historic mysteries—but what about those colleagues who do exceptional work at indispensable jobs that never make the news? This is your opportunity to nominate those Unsung Heroes who, day in and day out, help make the Smithsonian a great Institution. And after the recent shutdown, we know there are a lot of nominations to make! Continue reading Sing the praises of our Unsung Heroes!
January 22, 1987. An annoyed bison is compelled to complain to the management after a snowstorm closes the National Zoo. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: January 22, 1987
January 13, 1982. The crash of Air Florida Flight 90 into the Potomac river takes 78 lives, including that of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientist Robert Elliot Silberglied. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: January 13, 1982
Amy Kehs introduces Stacey Havard, whose favorite Smithsonian things range from live bait to opera. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Stacey Havard
Love (and cocktails) are in the air this holiday season! Continue reading love actually happy hour
To bee or not to bee? It’s time to dazzle your coworkers with a display of ostentatious orthography at the 2019 Smithsonian Spelling Bee! Continue reading What’s the buzz?
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet to Hollis Gentry, especially if it’s blooming beneath a family tree. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Hollis Gentry