This week we learned about sexy frogs, mutant moths and some adventurous sea organisms setting sail for shores unknown. We also got a sneak preview of Star Wars CXXXIV: “Han Solo and the Hungry Hungry Hippo.” Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Sept. 24–Sept. 30, 2017
The week’s biggest news was the one-year anniversary of our newest museum—still the hottest ticket in town. We know you didn’t miss it, but just in case…(And some other stuff happened, too.) Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Sept. 17–Sept. 23, 2017
This week, we took our mind off the hideous sea monster Hurricane Harvey washed up by savoring a cup of coffee (thank you, bees) and thinking about the intersection of art, inspiration and money. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Sept. 10–Sept.16, 2017
All three of the world’s manatee species are threatened with extinction. Smithsonian scientists were the first to use sonar to estimate how many of these vulnerable animals are left. Continue reading So near and yet sonar
New research indicates that secretions produced by frogs and other amphibians may have pharmaceutical benefits. But we were kidding about licking toads–don’t do it, they don’t like it. Continue reading Go ahead and lick that toad. It’s good for you.
We dodged a bullet (actually an asteroid), tossed an apple and said goodbye to more than one rare bird this week. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 8 – Jan. 14, 2017
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (perhaps you’ve heard of it?) isn’t the only new Smithsonian facility opening this month. Continue reading Meanwhile, in Panama…