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Smithsonian Examines History Of Post Office Murals

Hundreds of murals commissioned as public art for U.S. post offices in the New Deal era are the focus of a new online project created by the Smithsonian.

01/10/2014

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Smithsonian Celebrates Mars Rovers Anniversary With New Exhibit

It’s an out of the world exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mars rovers. The Smithsonian is putting together some of the most spectacular pictures from Spirit and Opportunity.

01/08/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

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Head Of Science At Smithsonian To Step Down

The head of science research at the Smithsonian Institution has announced she is stepping down after four years in the post.

01/08/2014

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Cheetahs Kill White-Tailed Deer At National Zoo

Two cheetahs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have met with some unexpected prey. The result was predictable.

12/27/2013

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African Women Artists Featured At Anacostia Museum

The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists’ community is being showcased at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

12/23/2013

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Zebra Attack At National Zoo Blamed On Human Error

Officials with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo say a zebra attack that seriously injured a veteran zookeeper was the result of human error.

12/13/2013

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Animal Care Questioned At National Zoo Amid Cuts

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo’s director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.

12/12/2013

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Smithsonian Gets $1M To Save Endangered Languages

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has received a $1 million grant to launch a long-term initiative to digitize and preserve recordings of endangered languages.

12/04/2013

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Precious Panda Cub: National Zoo Visitors Must Wait A Bit Longer To See Bao Bao In Person

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s prize panda cub officially has a name. The announcement was made on a monumental day in Chinese tradition for the cub.

12/02/2013

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African Art Museum Gets $1.8 Million From Oman

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum’s history.

11/27/2013

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American Indian Museum Evacuated After Man Falls

A Smithsonian Institution spokesman says the Museum of the American Indian was evacuated Saturday after a man apparently jumped over a railing inside the building and fell to his death.

11/25/2013

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