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Smithsonian Digitization: Orchid Collection

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 Mass Digitization of the living orchid collection maintained by Smithsonian Gardens.

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Smithsonian Gets “Yarnbombed”

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“Yarnbombed!” If you visit the Smithsonian Castle this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be seeing red—yarn, that is. The entrance gate to the Haupt Garden, light […]

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We are Smithsonian

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We are the world’s largest museum, research and education complex. We are an active institution that opens new doors, analyzes big questions and searches to […]

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Alidé Sans at the Smithsonian

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Musician Alidé Sans, a participant in the Catalonia program at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, performs in the Enid A. Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian Castle […]

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Rare Zebras graze at Smithsonian

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For the first time in more than 15 years zebras will graze the fields at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Three […]

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Smithsonian Symposium: The Anthropocene

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Archived feed of this symposium » The world is changing at a rapid pace. Scientists have documented significant changes during the past century in climate, […]

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Smithsonian Folkways new release

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New on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: This official music video is for “Ripest of Apples” by Anna & Elizabeth, from the new album ‘The Invisible Comes […]

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Smithsonian Affiliates in your neighborhood

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An overview of the Smithsonian Affiliations program and its reach in communities across the United States. Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood?

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Nano Bible donated to Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton will accept a Nano Bible from Peretz Lavie, president of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum […]

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Smithsonian celebrates Panama Canal expansion!

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The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) celebrated with Panama the completion of the Panama Canal expansion project on June 26, 2016. The $5.6 billion engineering […]

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100 Years of Whales @ Smithsonian!

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Did you know the Smithsonian created the world’s first full cast of a whale? It was a blue whale exhibited in 1904 at the St. […]

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David Skorton to lead Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Dr. David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University and a board-certified cardiologist, as the 13th […]

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Smithsonian Channel: Killer hornet war

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A giant killer hornet war is waged between two colonies, and the resources, territories, and survival of a new generation are at stake. Watch the […]

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Meet the Smithsonian’s new maned wolf pups

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Scientists in the US are helping to preserve this near-threatened species native to South America.

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NASA launches IRIS carrying Smithsonian-built telescope

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NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launched at 10:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 26 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Its primary goal is […]

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Armenian carpet-cutting ceremony

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In Armenia, the completion of a carpet and cutting it from its loom is a significant rite of passion for young female weavers.

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National Rose Month image from Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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In recognition of June as National Rose Month this hand colored plate (detail) is offered from an 1807 volume by Robert John Thornton in the collection of […]

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Tragedy, towers, and romance at the Smithsonian

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This 1950 Federal Bureau of Investigation photo shows T. Dale Stewart, M.D., Curator of Physical Anthropology, in his office at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of […]

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Maryland Blue Crab Science at the Smithsonian

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Take to the water with this behind-the-scenes video about Maryland blue crab research at the Smithsonian's Environmental Research Center. Fisheries Ecologist Eric Johnson takes viewers on a journey along the Rhode River to show how scientists tag and monitor Maryland blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Field Research: Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

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The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers a range of compelling residential, hands-on, interdisciplinary programs in conservation biology for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals at […]

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Smithsonian lab receives GreenGov Presidential Award

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Throughout 2015 the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Md., has marked its 50th year of operation. Now there’s another reason for SERC to […]

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Smithsonian Sidedoor Podcast: a crane with a crush

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Chris Crowe, an animal keeper for the Smithsonian, has an unlikely bond with Walnut, a female white-naped crane. Despite their obvious differences, she chose him […]

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Smithsonian Scientists Work to Stop Invasions

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Invasive species have become a problem in marine environments around the world, and the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are no exception. Non-native species of […]

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James Smithson, the scientist who started the Smithsonian

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“The Smithsonian Institution”―When most people hear the name, museums, scientific research, even Dorothy’s ruby slippers and the Wright brothers’ plane come to mind. But many […]

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