Science Museums

Two British science museums held a majestic, two-day fight on Twitter

Twitter battles tend to descend into a dumpster fire of insults. But when a duel emerged between two of Britain’s most prestigious museums, it wasn’t just entertaining, it was educational.<p>A Twitter user started it all with an innocent question:<p>The NHM responded gloriously:<p>But the Science Museum …

Museums

Thornton triceratops to go on display at Denver science museum this weekend

A total of 12 triceratops bones have been unearthed at a construction site in Thornton, making the discovery a contender for the most complete …

Dinosaurs

In search for life, ultraviolet light may be ultra important

In everyday life, ultraviolet, or UV, light earns a bad reputation for being responsible for sunburns and other harmful effects on humans. However, …

Universe

Blog Archive » Misunderstood dodo gets its due

A new study of bone sections has revealed new information about the life and reproductive cycles of the dodo bird. Because very few skeletal remains …

Dinosaurs

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with Folkways | Smithsonian Folkways

There are few things more awe-inspiring than a solar eclipse. For centuries, people across the globe have met these astronomical events with …

Solar Eclipse

A Microscopic Identity Crisis

Using DNA to identify larval species in the Gulf Stream<p>By Danielle Hall<p>Unseen by the human eye, thousands of microscopic animals hitch rides across …

Oceans

Donkeys, lard, and a telescope: eclipse exploration in 1878 and 1900

Something borrowed, something blue—that is what Samuel P. Langley, director of the Allegheny Observatory in Pennsylvania, was counting on in July …

Astronomy

Five things to do with your kids in London during the summer holidays

What to do with the kids in the summer holidays if you don’t want to go insane<p>So, you’re ready for your London day out with the kids. You’ve got the …

London

Studio Dumbar creates a new identity for NEMO science museum, which “functions like a beacon”

Each project by Rotterdam-based graphic design team Studio Dumbar is contemporary, effortlessly cool and most importantly, very coherent.Read more

Museums

Innovation: Belly gunk from flies used to survey forest animals

The next time you swat a fly ponder this: inside its belly is the DNA of whatever it ate before landing on your picnic dinner—roadkill, animal …

Smithsonian

3D simulations reveals why the Sun flips its magnetic field every 11 years

Using new numerical simulations and observations, scientists may now be able to explain why the Sun’s magnetic field reverses every eleven years. …

Universe

As predictive algorithms become widespread, how do we approach machine bias?

<i>Maschinenmensch (machine-human) on display at the Science Museum at Preview Of The Science Museum's Robots Exhibition at Science Museum.; Credit:</i> …

Southern California

Enrich your solar eclipse experience with this new app!

On Monday, Aug. 21, beginning shortly after 9 a.m. Pacific Time, the sky will darken across North America as the moon’s orbit carries it between the …

Astronomy

Smithsonian Scientist and Partners Revolutionize Vital Conservation Tool With Use of Gold Nanotechnology and Lasers

For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to successfully cryopreserve (or freeze) the embryo of zebrafish, a species that is an important …

University of Minnesota

Gold nanotechnology and lasers used to successfully freeze fish embryos

For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to successfully cryopreserve (or freeze) the embryo of zebrafish, a species that is an important …

University of Minnesota

What Schools Can Learn From a Science Museum That Makes Learning Irresistible for Kids

“We personalize learning all the time, we just don’t call it that,” says special education teacher Gina Tesoriero who has been teaching middle …

Learning

Miami’s New Science Museum Teaches With Architecture

It’s one of the city’s most Instagrammable new buildings–but its design has a deeper mission.<p>Today, science deniers have vaunted positions in federal government, and scientific research is being ignored. So how then do you design a science museum in a climate that’s so hostile toward and skeptical …

Museums

Observe the Solar Eclipse

<i>Check back often for updates to our eclipse programming!</i><p>For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United …

Astronomy

Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 101<p>Your quick guide to everything you need to know about the solar eclipse.<p>Lightning Lessons<p>What is a solar eclipse?<p>A solar eclipse occurs …

National Air and Space Museum

Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines—some fully autonomous, some requiring human input—extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places …

Robots

Is This the Long-Sought Answer to the Question of Tropical Biodiversity?

Visitors to the tropics are amazed by the huge variety of colorful, complex and sometimes ferocious creatures living near the equator. Smithsonian …

Ecology

Invasive ash borer found in Smithsonian Environmental Research Center forest; ash deaths may impact Chesapeake waters

A tiny invasive insect from Asia might have an effect on Chesapeake Bay waters.<p>The emerald ash borer is killing millions of ash trees in the Northern …

Ecology

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Arp 299 :: June 26, 2017

What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA's Chandra X-ray …

Universe

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

<i>The Milky Way</i>, Painting by Miguel Araoz Cartagena, b. 1977, Oil on canvas, 2014. Photo by Doug McMains, NMAI. Courtesy of the Museo del Convento de …

South America

The Main Benefactor for Miami’s New Science Museum is a Climate Change Denier

Caving in to the benefactor's possible demands would mean misinforming the public about what climate change experts know about the subject.

Climate

Headline misleads

The headline and focus of the Herald’s June 12 article on Dr. Phillip Frost, “Namesake of Miami's new Frost Science Museum is a skeptic of man-made …

Opinion

Radiophonic Workshop to play live with surround sound at Science Museum in London

The pioneering synth obsessives will explore the mathematical side of electronic music at the June 16th launch event for their first studio album in …

Music

Photo Album :: R Aquarii :: June 6, 2017

In biology, "symbiosis" refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another. Astronomers have long studied a class of stars — …

Universe

Wear Destructoid shirts without pants at a science museum

Also shirts<p>Somebody just asked us if we had Destructoid shirts. Why yes, we do!<p>There's hoodies and some other nonsense on sale at Ye Olde Destructoid …

Museums

STREAMCODE – Planktonic Diversity of the Gulf Stream

Leann Biancani is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Her research …

Smithsonian