Ian Fleming borrowed the name of a real-life American ornithologist for his fictional British spy.
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The Smithsonian’s podcast “Sidedoor” returns Aug. 8 with an episode that takes listeners inside one of the most exclusive places in all of Washington, D.C.: the National Gem Collection vault.
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Smithsonian Releases Its Third Installment of Second Opinion: “The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America”
Today the Smithsonian released its third installment of Second Opinion: “The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America,” which examines the importance, impact and future of the arts in America.
Launched in 2017, Second Opinion is a digital...
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The dwarf lantern shark (Etmopterus perryi) is the smallest shark, and it can fit in a human hand.
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This stamp, featuring the 1993 movie Jurassic Park’s iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, was released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 as part of a souvenir sheet “Celebrate The Century: 1990s.” Legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan illustrated...
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Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses follows the exploits of Dubliner Leopold Bloom during the course of a single day, June 16, 1904. Not long after the book’s publication in 1922, June 16 was rechristened...
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The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— “Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 23. In addition to programs for adults and children, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight....
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Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen.
This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from...
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Threatened coral reefs have a protector in Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn. Based in Oahu, Hawaii, Hagedorn has been a research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute for 20 years. Her innovative, interdisciplinary work uses...
31-Mar-2017 4:10 PM EDT
Smithsonian curator Antonio Curet studies the vast collections from Latin America and the Caribbean at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to develop exhibits that tell the rich histories of these indigenous cultures. He talks...
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Antonio Curet estudia las amplias colecciones de objetos provenientes de Latinoamérica y el Caribe en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano del Smithsonian, para desarrollar exposiciones que cuentan la historia de estas culturas indígenas.
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Margaret Salazar-Porzio ayuda a contar la historia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos, adquiriendo objetos y desarrollando exposiciones en el Museo Nacional de Historia Americana.
6-May-2014 11:30 AM EDT
Smithsonian curator Margaret Salazar-Porzio helps tell the story of Latinos in the United States. She talks about her work in this short video profile.
6-May-2014 11:15 AM EDT