Leaping lizards! Actually, we’re talking about amphibians on this leap day. Check out some fun facts about why and how frogs jump. Continue reading Happy Leap Day!
High above the forest canopy and deep beneath the surface of the earth, Smithsonian scientists are hard at work. Continue reading On the Road in Panama: Part two of the Secretary’s travel journal
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture broke ground today where once a slave market stood. Continue reading Historic moment for all Americans as new museum breaks ground
Congratulate the newest class of of Smithsonian leaders. Continue reading Best and brightest chosen for leadership development program
The Smithsonian celebrates Women’s History Month in March with a series of films, lectures and performances at museums around the Institution.
A new teacher’s website looks at the long struggle for civil rights through the lens of the Smithsonian’s collections. Continue reading Oh Freedom!
Smithsonian scientists say that obesity begins before we even have a choice in the matter. Continue reading Are we doomed to be fat?
Smithsonian astronomers have identified an entirely new kind of planet only 40 light-years away. Continue reading Hubble Space Telescope reveals a giant “Waterworld.” (No sign of Kevin Costner.)
This famous garment has become one of the most timeless fashions of the modern age. Continue reading Levi Strauss Jeans, 1875–96
The four pups born last month get a clean bill of health during routine exam at the Conservation Biology Institute. Continue reading Putting the ow! in howl: Maned wolf pups get their vaccinations