Sep
30

A Nation of Nations

A Nation of Nations

The Latino experience in the United States is a tapestry woven from generations of diverse and colorful stories that speak of adversity and triumph. Secretary Skorton recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by saluting those whose rich cultural contributions have helped make this nation what it is today. Continue reading A Nation of Nations

Sep
01

#PandaStory

#PandaStory

Unless you spent August marooned on a desert island talking to a volleyball (in which case, welcome back–nice tan), you’re probably aware that we’ve experienced a bit of excitement—one might even say, pandamonium—at the National Zoo recently. Continue reading #PandaStory

Sep
01

Marine mammals evolved from walking on land to living in the sea. When did river dolphins turn back?

Marine mammals evolved from walking on land to living in the sea. When did river dolphins turn back?

Over the eons, dolphins and other marine mammals moved from the land to the sea. But at one point some dolphins turned back, heading inland and upriver to fresh water. A new fossil discovery of a previously unknown species sheds light on how and when river dolphins evolved. Continue reading Marine mammals evolved from walking on land to living in the sea. When did river dolphins turn back?

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