Climate change, loss of habitat and many other factors are causing the Earth’s plants to become extinct at an alarming rate. The Smithsonian has an ambitious plan to capture and preserve the genetic biodiversity of half the world’s flora in just two years. Continue reading How does our garden grow? Preserving plant life in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis
Think your summer road trip to the beach takes a lot of planning? At least you’re not piloting the family truckster on Mars, where the days are almost 25 hours long. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!) Continue reading Sol Man: John Grant is on a road trip across Mars
It’s science! It’s fiction! It’s both! Travel to the surface of the moon, the center of the earth and the depths of the ocean in a new exhibition from Smithsonian Libraries. Continue reading Is it science? Is it fiction? Whatever, it’s fantastic!
A new exhibition at the American History Museum chronicles the story of how the United States grew from a small, dependent, agricultural nation to one of the world’s most vibrant economies. It does not, however, explain Donald Trump. Continue reading American Enterprise: The story of labor and power, success and failure, and the rise of the global economy
Dr. David Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian, and his wife, Dr. Robin Davisson, made a surprise appearance at the Smithsonian staff picnic Tuesday, where they introduced themselves to staff, chatted with researchers and sampled some of the Peruvian goodies available at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Continue reading 2015 Smithsonian Staff Picnic
The Smithsonian welcomes Dr. David J. Skorton, the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in its 169-year history. Continue reading The doctor is in
Dr. David Skorton begins his tenure today as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He and his wife, Dr. Robin Davisson, take a break from unpacking to introduce themselves. Continue reading The doctor is in