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Warming temperatures may mean more generations of monarch butterflies in North America during summer months, say scientists who recently finished experiments with monarch caterpillars and […]
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On crime scene investigation shows, forensic scientists use remnants of genetic material to solve mysteries in a matter of hours. Researchers at the Smithsonian Environmental […]
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If you think the American Revolution was an isolated conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies, you know only part of the story. A […]
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Five new species of snail-eating snake, from a group of snakes affectionately known to scientists as “goo-eaters,” have been discovered by a team working in […]
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Color surrounds us. Both outside and inside our homes, color is often the first thing we notice. The natural world is full of color, from […]
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White-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama’s Coiba National Park habitually use hammer-and-anvil stones to break hermit crab shells, snail shells, coconuts and other food items, according […]
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The story of Washington, D.C. is really a collection of story lines, each one focused on a different neighborhood. While some have prospered, others have […]
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Internationally renowned artist Do Ho Suh creates immersive fabric installations, inviting you to step into his former homes. His sculptures offer a glimpse into his […]
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well,” Virginia Woolf once said. Woolf’s sentiment is one that the staff […]
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