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To get a better idea of just what is going on with the current volcanic eruption of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, take a […]
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An old black-and-white photograph shows a crowd of people gathered around something, but it is not clear just what. There’s something eerie about it but […]
The post By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Study of bacteria inside guts of wild Canada geese shows greater danger than earlier studies exposed
In the early 20th century, Canada geese were considered endangered in the U.S. So in the 1950s and 1960s, birds from the Midwest were released […]
A new study by Florida State University and Smithsonian Institution biologists shows that bleaching events brought on by rising sea temperatures are having a detrimental […]
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Invertebrate Zoology Scientists studying pollinators of the yellow poppy (Meconopsis integrifolia) in the highlands of southern China have discovered a striking new species of flower fly […]
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A few images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko just sent back by the European spaceship Rosetta appear to be a snowboarder’s dream: pristine slopes covered in powder. […]
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Unless you live under a lunar rock, you’ve probably heard about or seen director Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster “Interstellar.” Starring Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, […]
The post Interstellar exploration – five planets where humans may (or may not) be able to live someday appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
A full 94 percent of the dead zones in the world’s oceans lie in regions expected to warm at least 2 degrees Celsius by the […]
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Have you ever had a pet that seemed just a little bit crazy or odd? Can you be sure that it was in control of […]
The post Crazy eyes and mind control – the power of parasites appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Millions of people across the United States will sit down Nov. 27 to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, potatoes, squash, corn and cranberries. These […]
The post Where did your favorite Thanksgiving Day food originate? Anthropology has the answer appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Among the bats, rats and other ferocious animals that lie within the storage drawers of the mammal collection in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural […]
The post The world’s scariest rabbit lurks within the Smithsonian’s collection appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
When Gary Graves cranks up his boom box and drives remote back roads through pine plantations in Texas, Louisiana and other southern states, a few […]
The post Rare American warbler surprises scientists by adapting, thriving in a new ecosystem appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Scientists have long known that in the tropics shade-grown coffee plantations provide critical habitat for migratory and resident birds. Now a new survey conducted in […]
The post Shade-grown coffee plantations are mammal friendly as well, study shows appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
Like most icons of cool, bats are highly complex and the often-misunderstood rock stars of the animal kingdom. Check out these seven little-known facts about […]
The post From spines to tequila and heavy-metal music — admit it, bats are cool appeared first on Smithsonian Insider.
The moon passed between the Earth and the sun on Thursday, Oct. 23. While avid stargazers in North America looked up to watch the spectacle, the […]
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