Friday, March 31, 2017

A Town Where Every Resident Lives in the Same Building, Cuddling Sourdough Starters, Nanocars Race Across France and More

 
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In This Alaskan Town, Every Resident Lives in the Same Building
 
In This Alaskan Town, Every Resident Lives in the Same Building
 
 
Nanocars Will Race Across (a Very, Very Tiny Bit of) France
 
Nanocars Will Race Across (a Very, Very Tiny Bit of) France
 
 
Gold Miners Kept Their Sourdough Starters Alive By Cuddling Them
 
Gold Miners Kept Their Sourdough Starters Alive By Cuddling Them
 
 
WWII Marine Buried at Arlington, 73 Years After His Death
 
WWII Marine Buried at Arlington, 73 Years After His Death
 
 
National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft
 
National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft
 
 
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Announcing the Winners of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
A Japanese Fleet Killed Over 300 Whales This Season
 
A Japanese Fleet Killed Over 300 Whales This Season
 
 
How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence
 
How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence
 
 
Fractal Patterns in Nature and Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing and Stress-Reducing
 
Fractal Patterns in Nature and Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing and Stress-Reducing
 
 
When the Nazis Tried to Bring Animals Back From Extinction
 
When the Nazis Tried to Bring Animals Back From Extinction
 
 
Why Small Animals Are Huge for Conservation
 
Why Small Animals Are Huge for Conservation
 
 
Take a Walk on the Bright Side at the First Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit
 
Take a Walk on the Bright Side at the First Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit
 
 
Researchers Spot Giant, Deep-Sea Octopus Munching on an Unusual Snack
 
Researchers Spot Giant, Deep-Sea Octopus Munching on an Unusual Snack
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1870, Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to exercise his right to vote as established by the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He cast a ballot in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, voting in favor of revising the town's existing charter. Did you know in the first years after the Revolutionary War about half of the original 13 states did not legally bar African-American men from voting? Bill Pretzer, a senior history curator with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Great blue heron, Ardea herodias, in elegant breeding plumage, catches late afternoon sunshine and breezes at Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico at Ft. Myers Beach. The wildlife area is a haven to resident and migratory birds who nest, rest, and feed there.
 
"Great Blue Heron's Afternoon Breeze" Photo by Sandy Ashley
 
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Where Do Airplanes Go to Die?, A Microwave Helmet Could Help Diagnose TBIs, Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch and More

 
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Unlike Dolphins, Sea Otters That Use Tools Are Not Closely Related
 
Unlike Dolphins, Sea Otters That Use Tools Are Not Closely Related
 
 
A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
 
A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
 
 
Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?
 
Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?
 
 
The Myth of Professional Beggars Spawned Today's Enduring Stereotypes
 
The Myth of Professional Beggars Spawned Today's Enduring Stereotypes
 
 
Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope
 
Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope
 
 
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Announcing the Winners of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind
 
New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind
 
 
Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Mistress of Rodin, Opens in France
 
Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Mistress of Rodin, Opens in France
 
 
What Really Made Primate Brains So Big?
 
What Really Made Primate Brains So Big?
 
 
Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time
 
Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time
 
 
Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship
 
Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship
 
 
This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically
 
This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically
 
 
Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil
 
Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil
 
 
The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University
 
The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University
 
 
The Finnish Baby Box Is Becoming Popular Around the World
 
The Finnish Baby Box Is Becoming Popular Around the World
 
 
Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance
 
Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance
 
 
What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?
 
What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1842, the first documented use of anesthesia during a surgery occurred when physician Crawford Long used ether while removing a tumor. Long got the idea after observing its effects on those using the substance for recreational enjoyment. Just how does anesthesia work? Smithsonian experts have the answer.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
A flock of flamingos fly over textured marshlands and a river in Andalucia, Spain at sunset.
 
"Flamingos in Flight" Photo by Aya Okawa
 
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