Sep
05

A lifetime of achievement, an honorary doctorate and “bird friendly” conservation

A lifetime of achievement, an honorary doctorate and “bird friendly” conservation

Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at torch@si.edu. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Continue reading A lifetime of achievement, an honorary doctorate and “bird friendly” conservation

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Sep
03

Why don’t spiders stick to their own webs?

Chemistry! Smithsonian scientists have shown that spiders’ legs are protected by branching hairs and a non-stick chemical coating. Michael Miller, keeper at the invertebrate exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, explains: Browsing the web › Questions come alive at the Smithsonian. Seriously Amazing.

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