Scientists have uncovered the oldest and only known drawing of a mastodon in the Americas. Continue reading Ice Age artwork is a mammoth discovery
The Zoo has reached a milestone with the hatching of its 50th kori bustard chick since 1977. Continue reading Cute little bustard!
Secretary Clough’s place in history is now assured. Continue reading People who matter
Hell on Earth. Bumpass Hell is a hydrothermal (hot water) area in California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. Groundwater heated by hot magma below the surface forms steam that vents through fumaroles, condenses to form boiling springs, and decomposes the surrounding volcanic rock to create bubbling mud pots. The beautiful, pastel palette of colors arises from… Continue reading From Earth to the Solar System
Good Humor, the well-known “ice cream on a stick,” was created by candy-maker Harry Burt in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1920. His first candy invention was the Jolly Boy Sucker, a lollipop on a stick. While working in his ice cream parlor, Burt created his own recipe for a smooth chocolate coating that would be compatible… Continue reading Good Humor Ice Cream Truck, 1938
Alexander Calder’s uncanny ability to use bent wire to create portraits of his friends is on display at the Portrait Gallery. Continue reading Calder’s Portraits: A new language
In this thoughtful essay, Johnnetta Betsch Cole explains that there is only a single human race that encompasses us in all our diversity. Continue reading Personal reflections on race, racism and anthropology
In the good old summertime. Elementary school students tended vegetable and flower gardens outside the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum for a summer science project in 1982. (Photo by Chris Capilongo)
Nature can still be “red in tooth and claw” even in a serene suburban backyard. Continue reading Backyard garden proves a haven for catbird research
Join the people of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for a four-day celebration at the American Indian Museum. Continue reading Halito Okla Homma!