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Graffiti in Space

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So it looks like landing on the moon wasn’t the only thing the crew were doing inside the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia in July […]

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Theorists Propose a New Method to Probe the Beginning of the Universe

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How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since discovering that our universe is expanding. […]

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Theorists Propose a New Method to Probe the Beginning of the Universe

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How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since discovering that our universe is expanding. […]

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What happens at the National Zoo when it snows?

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Snowstorms and blizzards send people to raid supermarkets and prepare their homes for days of staying indoors, but how do the animals at the Smithsonian’s […]

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Smithsonian Botanist Discovers New Ground-Flowering Plant in Panama

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Rattlesnake, zebra and peacock plants have a new wild relative, discovered by Rodolfo Flores, Panamanian botanist and intern at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). […]

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X-ray fluorescence shines new light on arthritis in dogs

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Osteoarthritis in dogs is a serious and painful malady that effects many breeds. Recently Janine Brown, a biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in […]

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Agustín Stahl: Scientist Who Introduced the “Arbol de Navidad” (Christmas Tree) to Puerto Rico

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Ubiquitous as they may be today, the origin of the Christmas tree is unknown to most. The tradition of decorating a tree, usually an evergreen […]

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Research shows same growth rate for farming, non-farming societies

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Prehistoric human populations of hunter-gatherers in a region of North America grew at the same rate as farming societies in Europe, according to a new […]

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From Wind-Up Dolls to Handheld Computers, Toys Follow Evolution of Tech

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Got a kid who’s expecting the new Xbox One under the Christmas tree, or a teenager who absolutely must have the latest phablet? You’re not […]

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Smithsonian Scientists Trace Anthropocene Roots to Early Human Activity

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A new analysis of the fossil record by scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has revealed that the structure of plant and […]

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“Star Wars” Roundup: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

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Pulverized planet dust might lie around double stars » A planet like Star War’s Tatooine, which orbits twin suns, would have likely suffered from more […]

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VERITAS Detects Gamma Rays from Galaxy Halfway Across the Visible Universe

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In April 2015, after traveling for about half the age of the universe, a flood of powerful gamma rays from a distant galaxy slammed into […]

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Rare squid “T. danae” captured in new video

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No divers were in danger when two large squid (species Taningia danae) began acting aggressively toward a robot submersible operated deep in the Pacific from NOAA’s […]

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Ancient Ink: Iceman Otzi Has World’s Oldest Tattoos

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The debate about the world’s oldest tattoos is over—they belong to Ötzi, the European Tyrolean Iceman who died and was buried beneath an Alpine glacier […]

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Smithsonian-Cornell Partnership produces First Domestic Puppies by In Vitro Fertilization

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After decades of attempts, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists and researchers at Cornell University have become the first to successfully use in vitro fertilization […]

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Book: Airport Towers as Abstract Art

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“My recurring theme is the transformation of the ordinary…,” explains National Air and Space Museum photographer Carolyn Russo in reference to her new book, Art […]

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Measuring Sloth Bear Blood Pressure

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What is the average blood pressure of a geriatric sloth bear? Asia Trail keeper Stacey Tabellario is hoping to learn exactly that, as she trains […]

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Event Horizon Telescope Reveals Magnetic Fields at Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

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Most people think of black holes as giant vacuum cleaners sucking in everything that gets too close. But the supermassive black holes at the centers […]

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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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Video from Solar Dynamics Observatory wows museum visitors

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Tucked in the shadow of the towering Skylab exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, there’s an inferno raging. Lucky for all of […]

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Water may Have Been Abundant in First Billion Years after big bang

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How soon after the Big Bang could water have existed? Not right away, because water molecules contain oxygen and oxygen had to be formed in […]

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Study: Male bonding brings peace, lets primates live in big groups

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While studying the social dynamics of the bearded saki, a primate living in the rainforests of Suriname, primatologist Tremaine Gregory of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology […]

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Before Apple Watch: A TV watch plus the Hamilton Ventura

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“We may think of the Apple Watch as new and exciting but it is not the first effort to put the latest technology on our […]

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Arthur C. Clarke papers come to Air and Space Museum Archives

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a large collection from the Sir Arthur C. Clarke Trust. The collection consists of 87 cubic […]

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