Happy Halloween! Check out some gorgeous gourds from around the Smithsonian. Continue reading The Great Pumpkin has risen
Happy Halloween! Continue reading Happy Halloween!
In 1896, a smelly ball of muck washed ashore in St. Augustine, Fla. The boys who found it thought it was the remains of a whale but the blob hit the headlines as the “St. Augustine Monster.” A century later, DNA testing proved the boys were right all along. The monster was a ball of… Continue reading What real-life monster mystery was solved at the Smithsonian?
Jet-black skin, red eyes and general creepiness give the vampire squid its name. Continue reading Vampire Squid Illustration, 1889
What do doped-up athletes, genetic modifications and a brain-eating disease have in common? Continue reading Bigger, stronger, faster
Several of our colleagues are honored for their special achievements in collaboration, innovation and spirit. Continue reading Secretary’s Awards for Excellence announced
Welcome your robotic overlords at “Air and Scare” October 27. Continue reading “Air and Scare” is October 27
Learn more about America’s wildlife diversity in a beautiful new setting at the National Zoo. Continue reading Hike the American Trail
Did you know that the Great Chicago Fire and the most destructive forest fire in history began on the same day? Continue reading Not such a hot idea: Putting out a fire with a grenade
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a new program celebrates the impact and achievements of migrant farm workers. Continue reading “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964