Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Smithsonian scientists are among those helping NASA find out. Continue reading Alien Ocean
We’re making history (again) at the Smithsonian staff picnic June 30. Come out to the Mall at 10:30 and join us! Continue reading Say cheese!
In the wake of this week’s horrific racist hate crime in South Carolina, “Juneteenth” is a sadly ironic day to reflect on the economic and cultural legacy of the business slavery. Continue reading Depicting the Business of Slavery
The first greeting visitors receive when they visit a Smithsonian museum comes from an officer with our Office of Protection Services. But some of our finest officers also reach out into the community to represent the Smithsonian. Take a look behind the scenes with the OPS Honor Guard. Continue reading An honor to be chosen, an honor to serve
It’s been just a year since the National Fossil Halls closed for renovation and the last fossils, models, dioramas and paintings have been removed. Find out what’s involved in dismantling these giant specimens as we prepare for an entirely new, bigger and better Fossil Hall coming in 2019. Continue reading How do you dismantle a dinosaur? (Very carefully.)
With most Americans seamlessly connected to the Internet through their smartphones, it’s easy to forget how technology has changed our daily lives. Here are six objects that illustrate the ubiquity of the Internet. Continue reading Thinking of going off the grid? Think again–The Internet is everywhere.
William Shatner and George Takei weren’t the only familiar faces at last week’s Awesome Con. Continue reading ARTLAB+ brings the Awesome
Next week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will begin notifying 4 million current and former Federal employees that their personal information may be at risk. You might be one of them. Continue reading Have you been hacked?
Three special coordinators join the Special Events team, The Office of Protection Services has a new deputy director and American Art appoints a new photography curator. Continue reading On the Move at Special Events, Protection Services and American Art
Do you have what it takes to bake the cake that takes the cake? Find out at the Smithsonian Staff Picnic June 30! Continue reading Food fights!