Bookmarks (100)

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    Building Community Through Video Games

    Chris Totten reflects on how the gaming community around SAAM Arcade has grown since the first...

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    How Does the Smithsonian Hold Helium?

    With large and easily tapped natural supplies, the United States became the world’s leading helium producer

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    The Incredible Story of Lesbian Activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

    After first meeting in 1950, the couple was instrumental in founding the nation’s first organization for...

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    Mastering Crosswords and 19 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in August

    Beat the August heat with these 20 Smithsonian Associates online programs

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    The Property Contract that Sheds New Light on James Smithson's Gift to the Smithsonian

    The 1787 Hungerford Deed, donated to the Smithsonian in 2019, offers a glimpse into the family...

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    Exhibition Showcases How Artists Challenge Mythic Conceptions of the American West

    Forty-eight modern and contemporary artists who are reclaiming the narratives of their region

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    How Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Offers Solutions to California’s Wildfires

    “We need to reintegrate Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and cultural and prescribed burning into our landscape,”...

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    Reaching Out to Those Behind Bars

    Learn how the Anacostia Community Museum redesigned its acclaimed exhibition "Men of Change" as a digital...

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    The Science Behind a Faster, Higher, Stronger Team USA

    The unsung heroes behind the Summer Olympics are the scientists and engineers whose inventions and innovations...

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    Seven Bizarre Moths to Celebrate National Moth Week

    With thousands of species of moths worldwide, each with unique characteristics, check out these unusual specimens...

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    Olympian Babe Didrikson Cleared the Same Hurdles Women Athletes Face Today

    The star track and field athlete of the 1930s boisterously challenged gender expectations with her record-setting...

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    The Strangely Scientific Endeavor of Making Ice Cream

    Ice cream's texture is the result of the same processes that govern concepts like forest recovery,...

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Flamingos

    There's more to these birds than their bright pink feathers; get to know these delightfully unusual...

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    Jeff Bezos Gifts Historic $200 Million to the Smithsonian

    The Amazon founder's gift—the largest since the Institution was created in 1846—will support the Air and...

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    Cooking Up History with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Associates

    Cooking Up History programs share fresh insights into American culture past and present through the lens...

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    The Day Germany's First Jet Fighter Soared Into History

    Allied pilots were surprised by the aircraft's speed and armament; but it was a case of...

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    Meet the Reef Expert Collecting Environmental Time Capsules

    Collecting DNA in waters worldwide can help scientists figure out which places are the most important...

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    Sparking Excitement About STEM Through Exposure to Career Pathways

    Ask a child to draw a scientist, and research says they’ll often draw an older, usually...

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    How Yellowstone Was Saved by a Teddy Roosevelt Dinner Party and a Fake Photo in a Gun Magazine

    Chilling photos of slain buffalo in Yellowstone Park helped pass an act outlining punishment for poaching...

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    How Nigeria's Oluwaseyi Moejoh Is Spreading Conservation Activism Across Africa and Beyond

    The founder of U-recycle Initiative Africa, current law student, and all-around force for positive change is...

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    The Record-Setting Latina Player Marge Villa Leveled the Playing Field

    The Mexican American utility player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League receives a curtain call

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    Are You a Friend of Dorothy? Folk Speech of the LGBTQ Community

    A Smithsonian folklorist explain how Dorothy Gale, played by actress Judy Garland in "The Wizard of...

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    Mysterious Bird Deaths in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    Smithsonian bird researchers are calling on citizen scientists to help figure out the cause

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    A Double Header for Béisbol Lovers

    Out of the barrios, into the big leagues came Clemente, Abreu and Martínez. Now the unheralded...

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    Five Free Natural History Programs Streaming in July

    From permafrost to the rainforest canopy to the protection of pollinators, the online events are perfect...

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    Fun (and Free) Ideas to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

    Over 20 unique and creative ideas from across the Smithsonian for engaging learners

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    How to Start Traveling Again and 25 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in July

    Announcing Smithsonian Associates' July offerings—multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours

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    The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of Gay Dads Kissing

    For the Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist J. Ross Baughman, it was the moment he was positioned for...

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    The History of Getting the Gay Out

    Conversion therapy made being different dangerous

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    Women in Science Propose Changes to Discriminatory Measures of Scientific Success

    The scientists advocate shifting the current value system, which is biased against women and minorities, towards...

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    Meet the Marine Scientist Studying How Algae Communicates

    Smithsonian scientist Valerie Paul studies the ways marine biochemicals can potentially help restore coral reefs and...

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    A Golden Symbol of National Identity Returns to Peru

    The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian has sent an ancient, pre-Inca breastplate back home

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    Birds Collected Nearly Two Centuries Ago Still Help Scientists Today

    The specimens gathered during an illustrious expedition by naturalist John Kirk Townsend continue to provide value...

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    The Science Behind Animal Snacks

    Meals to please the palates of giant pandas, flamingos and fishing cats

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    Reef Robots. Predicting Marine Life Like Weather. Meet the Ocean of 2030.

    Imagine a world where an Indigenous fisher can get forecasts of local marine life from a...

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    Matt Shepard's Objects at the Smithsonian Show Us the Familiarity of an Icon

    Being LGBTQ can dangerous and a personal burden, but theses objects show that it can also...

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    How LGBTQ Skateboarders Have Carved Out a Place at the Park

    The Smithsonian has collected from members of the diverse and fiercely dedicated LGBTQ skate community

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    Don’t Miss These Objects When the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum Reopens

    See everything from a giant replica of a mosquito, to an Allosaurus fossil, to a pink...

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    Commemorate Juneteenth With Free Virtual Programs From the Smithsonian

    On June 19, NMAAHC will honor the end of slavery in the U.S. with events featuring...