People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is planning a major building renovation but plans to keep sections of the museum open during construction.
An art project has transformed a large portion of the national mall into a portrait that can be seen from the sky.
Two hundred years after a massive flag was hoisted over the fort in Baltimore that withstood a British attack, Americans from Maine to California may still have fragments from the original “Star-Spangled Banner.”
One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.
American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park’s creation in the 1880s.
The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a work for the National Mall, a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres.
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”
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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Smithsonian organizations are engaging in some serious smack talk as they battle to win the “most iconic” title during the Smithsonian Summer Showdown. Objects (and Bao Bao the panda cub) were […]