Teachers, bring a Smithsonian expert into your classroom on May 11, with the next “Science How” live webcast. The program, “Human Impacts and Extinction of Freshwater Snails,” will feature zoologist Ellen Strong. The webcast supports standards in Life Science and Earth Science. Register today, it's free! [ Qrius.si.edu Link ]
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To explore long-term changes in the ocean’s food web, scientists turn to bird bones.
To explore longterm changes in the ocean’s food web scientists turn to bird bones

Bones of the Hawaiian Petrel Open Up a Window Into the Birds' Changing Diet

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Happening Now! Timothy Beatley discusses the Biophillic Cities Project at the University of Virginia, and the global Biophillic Cities Network, which aims to extend and expand the role that nature can play in the growth and development of cities around the world. #EarthOptimism
If you’re looking for something to talk about at dinner, this should work.

The Smithsonian's Human Origins Program has already been discussing this finding. You can read their comments in the article below!
If you’re looking for something to talk about at dinner this should work

Archaeology shocker: Study claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago

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Who’s on our Entomology Department's playlist? Radiohead. These are not fake plastic ants. They are real AND they farm!
Whos on our Entomology Departments playlist Radiohead These are not fake plastic

Radiohead now has a fungus-farming ant named after it

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What do our bird experts and specimens have to do with your air travel? Ornithologist Carla Dove (yes, that is her name) explains.
What do our bird experts and specimens have to do with your

Feathers And Snarge: Identifying What’s Left After Birds And Planes Collide - Science Friday

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It's the final day of the Smithsonian's #EarthOptimism Summit, tune in, attend, and participate!
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"We can only be as healthy as the global ecosystem in which we live," says Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History anthropologist Sabrina Sholts.
We can only be as healthy as the global ecosystem in which

This Earth Day, the Planet’s Health is Your Health

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#EarthOptimism Summit begins today--it's a master class on saving the planet and finding out what works in conservation science.
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It's hard work to revitalize an endangered language, but our archival collections can help, along with our Recovering Voices program.
Its hard work to revitalize an endangered language but our archival collections

How to Resurrect a Lost Language

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Want to help the planet? Focus on finding solutions to conservation challenges, urges renowned marine scientist Nancy Knowlton, co-organizer of the Smithsonian's inaugural #EarthOptimism Summit.
Want to help the planet Focus on finding solutions to conservation challenges

Doom and gloom won't save the world

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These colors are au naturale. Each species of tinamou—a nearly-flightless bird from South and Central America—lays a different color of glossy egg. The males build the nest and incubate the eggs, while the females nest-hop, laying eggs in multiple nests.

For all you bird enthusiasts: Brown=Nothoprocta perdicaria; Pink=Tinamus major fuscipennis; Yellow=Eudromia elegans; Blue= Tinamus major...
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These colors are au naturale Each species of tinamoua nearlyflightless bird from
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Our friends at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute are making progress on the science of conservation. Here's an #EarthOptimism story about their work with the scimitar-horned oryx.
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Say hello to the newly described Tenasserim Mountain bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus payarhtanesnsis), a resident of Myanmar's lowland forests. [ Goo.gl Link ]
Say hello to the newly described Tenasserim Mountain benttoed gecko Cyrtodactylu
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A behind-the-scenes look at our cowrie (sea snail) collection with a scientist who studies them.
A behindthescenes look at our cowrie sea snail collection with a scientist

Are the world’s most stunning shells too beautiful for their own good?

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Come Celebrate #EarthOptimism with the National Museum of Natural History! For the first time ever, Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be closed to the public and open only to a limited number of registered teens + conservation leaders,...
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In D.C. there are rain showers, so we have our mind on sunflowers. Each one is actually composed of multiple, smaller flowers, called florets. This explains why the Sunflower family, is also called Compositae. Bell-shaped “disk” florets form the middle of each head. “Ray” florets extend out like petals from the center. Some species have flowers with only disk or only ray florets.

If two...
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In DC there are rain showers so we have our mind on