Feb
23

Getting down and dirty in the fight against invasive species

Getting down and dirty in the fight against invasive species

The list of invasive species that threaten our waterways ranges from Asian oysters to zebra mussels, with hundreds of other animal and plant species in between. In this post marking National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Smithsonian photographer and diving officer Laurie Penland describes the exhausting, dangerous and oddly beautiful work of scraping invasive species off the hull of a giant cargo ship.

Feb
13

Love on the line

Love on the line

Harold Wallace, curator of the Electricity Collections at the American History Museum, takes a look at long-distance love in this shocking exposé. Actually, it’s really not that shocking─pretty tame, really─we just wanted to have some fun with a pun.

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