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Real ‘Monuments Men’ Records Go on Display in D.C.

Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.

02/04/2014

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New U.S. Astronaut Candidates Visit D.C.’s Air and Space Museum

The nation’s newest astronaut candidates are making a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

01/30/2014

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Smithsonian Scraps Plan to Reopen Site After $55M Renovation

The Smithsonian Institution won’t reopen one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall this year as an innovation pavilion as planned.

01/28/2014

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T. Rex Skeleton to Arrive at Smithsonian in April

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton bound for the Smithsonian Institution is set to arrive in Washington in April as a new home is built for the specimen on the National Mall.

01/17/2014

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Head of Science Research 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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Star-Spangled Banner, Song to be Joined in D.C.

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

In this handout released by NASA, angular and smooth surface of rocks are seen in an image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Jan. 6, 2003. (credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Cornell University via Getty Images)

Mars Rover Photographs Featured at Smithsonian

Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars on a 90-day mission, one rover is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the Martian surface.

01/07/2014

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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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Watch: U.S. Air Force Band Flash Mobs To Promote Holiday Concerts

The U.S. Air Force Band engaged in a little guerilla advertising Tuesday, as 120 members treated visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to a surprise performance.

12/05/2013

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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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