2009 brought a baby boom to the National Zoo. Continue reading Must be something in the water
What do two Smithsonian scientists studing tropical mangroves and King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud have in common? More than you might think. Continue reading Along the coast of the Red Sea, pockets of green
Nobody knows how to party like it’s 1899 like the Smithsonian does! Continue reading Ho, ho, ho! Happy Holidays!
Volunteers are needed to help tell the epic story of human evolution at the Natural History Museum’s new permanent exhibition. Continue reading What does it mean to be human?
The warm, watery world orbits a dim star only 40 light-years away. Continue reading Astronomers discover “super-Earth” using amateur technology
Dennis W. Kelly has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., effective Feb. 15, 2010. Continue reading Dennis Kelly is the new director of the National Zoo
This mysterious structure on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. has been intriguing visitors for weeks. Is it an art installation? A giant birdhouse? A new museum?
Continue reading Baird in a box
You may be familiar with wakame if you’ve eaten at a Japanese restaurant, but this invasive species of seaweed threatens to foul the Pacific coast as far north as Alaska. Continue reading When kelp attacks: Repelling invaders with hand-to-hand combat
They’re dragons! They’re chameleons! Actually, they’re neither, but four brand-new agamids have hatched at the Zoo. Continue reading Reptile Discovery Center welcomes four new arrivals
Anyone can buy a greeting card at the drugstore, but the cards that are lovingly saved and treasured are handmade and heartfelt. A new exhibition at the Archives of American Art displays the sometimes whimsical and always unique holiday greetings created by artists as diverse as John Lennon and Yoko Ono and sculptor Alexander Calder. Continue reading Season’s greetings from the Archives of American Art