Famed lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart was the Honorary Chair of the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show last week. Check out her blog for a video tour. Continue reading It’s a good thing
The challenge of bridging the gap in scientific literacy is one the Smithsonian is willing to accept and one we are unwilling to postpone. Continue reading STEMming the tide of scientific illiteracy
As Earth Week comes to a close, take a stroll through the Enid A. Haupt Garden and enjoy some of the land-art installations that are part of the important exhibition “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” Continue reading Earth Matters
We had no idea what the famed inventor, one of the first to attempt to record sound, sounded like himself–until now. Continue reading Clear as a Bell
Can parasites be the key to controlling the lionfish? Biologist Andrew Sellers counts flatworms and flukes so you don’t have to. Continue reading Invasive, voracious and venomous–is the lionfish becoming the king of the Atlantic?
Haunting, unflinching and mysterious, the winning portraits of the annual Outwin Boochever portrait competition use a variety of media to explore identity. Continue reading A little face time: The Outwin Boochever portrait competition
Not every non-native plant is an invasive bully, but the worst offenders create terrible damage. Horticulturalist James Gagliardi lists the top six to avoid. Continue reading Attack of the killer kudzu!
Secretary Clough explains the impact on the Smithsonian of the sequestration budget cuts. A hiring freeze is in place but there will be no furloughs at this time. UPDATE May 23, 2013. Continue reading Budget cuts mean some galleries may close temporarily
Dr. Melissa McCormick talks about her work with earthworms, explains why orchids are the “pandas of the plant world” and encourages young scientists to find what they love and stick with it. Continue reading The worm has turned…into more bane than boon for native orchids
So you think you can dance? Or sing? Or play the banjo? Here’s your chance to prove it! The call for talent is out for the Smithsonian Staff Picnic! Continue reading Call for talent!