Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By Nsikan Akpan
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, nearly five decades after the historic Apollo 11 Command Module brought man to the moon and back, the spacecraft is part of a new adventure in a four-stop traveling exhibition across America.
By PBS NewsHour
The Smithsonian Institution is prepping the 9,000-pound capsule used during Apollo 11 for a two-year road trip.
By Julia Griffin
Using computer models based on a Smithsonian's fossil collection, evolutionary biologists now believe whales' gigantic size was driven by climate change.
By Andrew Wagner
By PBS NewsHour
A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery…
By Alison Thoet
A bipartisan congressional commission is calling for a women’s history museum to be erected on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz will shine for years to come, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign by the Smithsonian Institute.
By Jesse J. Holland and Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Decades of planning culminate today with the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
One hundred years in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Saturday in Washington. The museum presents history through objects both celebratory and sobering -- showcasing everything from Michael Jackson’s fedora to a…
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