Nom nom nom. New research indicates that our ancestors enjoyed a nutritious snack of termites and other insects as much as modern-day primates do.
The Smithsonian welcomes the “Nation’s T. Rex” with special programs, a dance contest, virtual reality and more.
A fire-breathing demon enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…and the Smithsonian’s collections.
What you learn when you learn what you don’t know: Deer are actually beneficial to trees and forest diversity.
Seventy-five years ago today, Marian Anderson made history on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And she looked fabulous when she did it.
Celebrate the return of the Boys of Summer with a quick tour of baseball history around the country–courtesy of the Smithsonian’s affiliate museums.
A single naked mole rat queen can have 900 pups over the course of her life. How does she manage? Scientists have discovered the secret to her mother’s milk.
If you’re offended by the pun in the headline, the rest of this post about the American History Museum’s high-sodium “Conference on Stuff” may rub salt in your wounds.
The gorgeous hanging baskets and towering tropical plants that accent the Smithsonian’s gardens on the National Mall may seem to magically appear each spring. But that magic is months in the making.
Artist Todd McGrain has created a moving memorial to North American birds that have been driven to extinction. Some of these lost birds have found a home in the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden.