Jul
28

America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

Old-fashioned field work and new-fangled technology reveal the identities of four prominent citizens of the first English colony in America and raise some intriguing questions about how they lived and why they died. Continue reading America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

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Jul
08

How does our garden grow? Preserving plant life in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis

How does our garden grow? Preserving plant life in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis

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