Is U.S.law concerning Native Americans based on historical errors? Continue reading Fact or fiction? History and Native American law
This 1893-94 Duryea is one of the earliest American-made automobiles. On Sept. 21, 1893, in Springfield, Mass., Frank Duryea road-tested a second-hand carriage with a gasoline engine. In 1896, Duryea, his brother Charles and financial backers founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Co., the first American company to manufacture and sell automobiles. The Duryea automobile’s one-cylinder,… Continue reading Duryea Automobile, 1893-94
THE GREAT RED SPOT: Here’s a close up of The Great Red Spot of Jupiter. It’s a vast anticyclone located in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere, and is about three times the size of Earth. Visible even through small backyard telescopes, its color changes as different chemicals and gases are churned from the bottom layers up to… Continue reading From Earth to the Solar System: Jupiter’s surface
The National Zoo’s Don Moore has been honored by Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Continue reading In the news: Don Moore
Hitchhiking snails win a biodiversity “sweepstakes.” Continue reading It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a flying snail?
After the earthquake I could have titled this article “there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on,” but we are not going to let a little earthquake damage get in the way of some big plans we have. Continue reading From the Secretary: Top 10 Reasons I get excited about facilities
Direct from D.C. The Smithsonian Associates promotes learning in local classrooms by bringing experts and students face-to-face. The Lafayette, Louisiana, public school system is a case in point. In 2010, scholars and researchers from the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, among others, delivered hands-on lessons about Earth and space science to 700 local eighth-graders.
A rare Persian onager foal born at the Conservation Biology Institute is the first in 19 years. Continue reading Persian princess makes (Front) Royal debut
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free exhibitions, films, performances, lectures and hands-on activities. Continue reading Savor the flavor of American Sabor
Astronomers have discovered a planet that orbits two suns, just as the planet Tatooine does in the epic “Star Wars.” Continue reading In a galaxy not so far away: Luke Skywalker’s home planet?