Two scientists from London’s Natural History Museum will be assisting NASA’s team in their research about the potential for past life on Mars.
The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History’s Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death.
WASHINGTON, DC — Much of science is observation, being attuned to what others overlook.
Iceland, more than most places on the planet, frequently reveals the cataclysmic activity below its crust through volcanoes, fissures, and geothermal pools.
The question of whether oil giants seek to control the messages at museums they sponsor may have been answered.
In an open letter posted today, 39 scientists call for natural history and science museums to sever connections with climate change deniers.
What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.
Once ubiquitous in North America, by 1914 the population of passenger pigeons had been reduced by relentless hunting to a single bird named Martha at the Cincinnati Zoo. When Martha herself was found dead in her cage on September 1 of that year, she was packed on 300 pounds of ice and rushed to the Smithsonian Institution for preservation.
A few paragraphs in the New Yorker story about the Tea Party-funding Koch brothers should scare the hell out of you and make you wonder if the Smithsonian has gone to far.