Who says old books have to be dry and dusty tomes? Richard Naples turns that idea on its head (and upside down and inside out) in a series of charming–and slightly surreal–animations.
Get the straight dope on this summertime scourge
Remember the olinguito? The adorable combination of teddy bear and meerkat immediately became a top contender for world’s cutest animal when it stepped into the spotlight last year. Find out what we’ve learned about this elusive creature since then.
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Find out more about its history and the Smithsonian’s long connection with Panama in this post from Pamela Henson.
Volunteers are transcribing the Smithsonian’s collection in days, rather than decades. Be a part of our grand mission to increase and diffuse knowledge!
Laura Blanton shares the stories behind the collections in this look at objects from the Academy Award-winning film, “Glory,”
Investigators from Rock County, Wisconsin, are one step closer to solving the mystery surrounding the death of an unknown teenager thanks to Smithsonian scientists.
U.S. Customs agents recently seized 35 pounds of live African giant snails being shipped to California. With few predators (other than humans) the slow-moving snails are fast becoming one of the world’s most destructive invasive species. Ellen Strong of the Natural History Museum tells you everything you need to know. Plus recipes!
Watch Albert Tong’s stirring portrait of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival–One Village: China and Kenya.
Heading out on a road trip this summer? Our digital archivist has some tips on making the memories last. Quick tip: Edit down those photos!