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By Geoff Bennett, Kaisha Young, Juliet Fuisz
The Smithsonian will commemorate Women's History Month in March by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues depicting women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
It was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago. Now, a 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king is finally headed back to Iraq.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo.
With much of the temporary fencing around the White House coming down, there’s an effort to preserve the hundreds of pieces of instant American history.
By Ashraf Khalil, Nathan Ellgren, Associated Press
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has just become the 14th head of the Smithsonian Institution -- and its first black leader. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the challenges…
By William Brangham, Kira Wakeam
The dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History now boast new accommodations. After a four-year, $125 million renovation, the Hall of Fossils now features state-of-the-art technology and new exhibits housing more than 700 specimens. As William…
By Vicky Stein
Sneak a peek at the Smithsonian's new Hall of Fossils. After a four-year renovation, the hall brings back old favorites and introduces lessons for humanity's future.
By Julia Griffin
Conservators put the FBI’s slippers through a battery of scientific tests. Their conclusion? These weren’t just any pair of heels.
By Nsikan Akpan
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.
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