Using computer models based on a Smithsonian's fossil collection, evolutionary biologists now believe whales' gigantic size was driven by climate change.
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…
Watch our full report on the opening of the museum tonight on PBS NewsHour.
By Joshua Barajas
The new African-American history museum in Washington, D.C. now plans to acknowledge the dozens of sexual allegations against comedian Bill Cosby in its exhibit on black entertainers and artists, Smithsonian officials announced Thursday.
Smithsonian, Cornell breed the first puppies using in vitro fertilization and cryopreserved embryos…
Think your freeloading kid is bad? Black-crowned night herons have crashed at the Smithsonian National Zoo each summer for over a century.
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