Science Museums

Smithsonian Study shows relocated desert tortoises reproduce at lower rate

Four years after conservationists relocated 570 desert tortoises (<i>Gopherus agassizii</i>) in California from a threatened habitat to a new nearby …

Smithsonian

Frost Science taps Leah Melber, Ph.D., as Knight Vice President of Education

“I am so excited about this opportunity,” said Melber, in a recent conversation at her office in the museum’s old Coconut Grove site, as she was …

Education

19 Summer Educational Activities Kids Will Love

Shares 275<p>When it comes time for summer break there is no reason for kids to stop learning. Even if they are not in school there are many great …

Kids

‘The whole man at once:’ scientific identities at the Dibner Library - Edward Jenner - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>“George Sarton, a founder of the history of science as an academic discipline, argued that scholars should pay close attention to portraits. These</i> …

Smithsonian

Robot (Defined)

robot (noun) A machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (such as walking or talking) of a human being. A device that …

Robots

Miami’s Sprawling Frost Science Museum Is Finally Open

The new museum fuses science, art, design, and technology, with a 500,000-gallon aquarium, hammerhead sharks, and trips to the cosmos.<p>The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science opened to the public on May 8, and it's a sprawling, open-air, Death Star-shaped shrine to nature, with exhibitions …

Museums

Narwhal: Revealing an Artic Legend

The narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This new …

Smithsonian

Finally, Miami Opens Its New Science Museum

After years legal wrangling, money woes, and political infighting, downtown Miami has welcomed a new $305 million science museum.<p>The facility, the …

Museums

There’s a 500,000-Gallon Aquarium in Here, and It’s Got Sharks

Soaring through Saturn’s rings.<p>Watching hammerheads do hammerhead things.<p>Trying to make some sense out of a <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> laser light show.<p>All …

Museums

Frost Science Museum holds sneak peek before Monday opening

Five years and $305 million after the groundbreaking, Miami’s Frost Science Museum finally opened Sunday, and Isabella Dunham’s 4-year-old face was …

Museums

Science museum warns members of Rolling Loud traffic snags

The Rolling Loud hip-hop concert had barely begun Friday at Miami’s Bayfront Park when organizers of the Frost Science Museum began advising its …

Museums

Science museum suggests preview day party-goers stay away Sunday

The Rolling Loud hip-hop concert had barely begun Friday at Miami’s Bayfront Park when organizers of the Frost Science Museum began advising its …

Museums

Ready for its close-up: Frost Museum of Science debuts its new home on May 8

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, opening Monday in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, is serious fun.<p>The stunning, 250,000-square-foot …

The Arts

Using a World-Class Telescope to Spy on Venus

In late March, I traveled to Puerto Rico to conduct observations of Venus using the Arecibo Observatory telescope. It was the second time I traveled …

Smithsonian

Science museum and rap fans will converge Sunday in downtown Miami

Whether you’re into sharks or song, astronomy or A$AP Rocky, large dinosaurs or Lil Wayne, you’ll be rubbing sweaty shoulders Sunday in downtown …

Music

With new planetarium, an aquarium and dazzling exhibits, Frost Science museum finally opening in downtown Miami

Saturn appears suddenly on the enormous dome of the cosmos overhead, and it’s coming fast, getting bigger and bigger as it hurtles right at you and — …

Museums

Google-funded ‘Science Playground’ now open at Seoul’s Gwacheon National Science Museum

Google Korea has announced today that a new Science Playground at the Gwacheon National Science Museum in Seoul is now open thanks in part to a grant from Google.org.<p>Starting this week, families visiting the Gwacheon National Science Museum in Seoul can drop by the new Science Playground to dabble …

Kids

Factory Floor rescore Metropolis as a post-industrial noise experience at The Science Museum

The UK electronic duo packed the museum’s IMAX cinema with ponderous beats, bruised analogue tones, and an expertly conjured atmosphere of unease to …

Music (UK)

Photo Album :: Abell 262 :: April 28, 2017

Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the properties of dark matter, the mysterious, invisible substance that …

Dark Matter

Why the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Skipped the March for Science

When thousands of protesters, including prominent scientists and politicians, hit the streets of Denver as part of the national March for Science on …

Science

Planet Nine From Outer Space

<b>7:30 p.m.</b> Meet the lecturer<b><br>8:00 p.m.</b> Lecture begins<b><br>9:00 p.m.</b> Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting<p>The recent …

Astronomy

Scientists At The Smithsonian Institution's Ant Lab Name New Species

Scientists named a silky ant species from Venezuela: Sericomyrmex Radioheadi. The website Phys.org reports the scientists wanted to honor members of the band Radiohead for their conservation work.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Two scientists from the Smithsonian's Ant …

Science

Scientists Name Ant Species After Radiohead

After a new species of pistol shrimp was recently named after Pink Floyd, it seems as though every scientist is trying to get in on the viral …

Radiohead

March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

<b>Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.</b><p>The first-ever March for Science, which was timed to coincide with Earth Day, was aimed at promoting action to protect the environment.<p>Organisers said …

Science

December 28, 2005

Chandra Looks Back At The Earth<p><b>December 28, 2005</b><p>CXC RELEASE: 05-10<p>In an unusual observation, a team of scientists has scanned the northern polar …

Astronomy

Supporting Science is as American as the Constitution and the Founding Fathers

Scientific progress and American democracy are inextricably bound for their mutual survival.<p>WASHINGTON—They named this town—Forgive me, This Town—after a man of science, a surveyor and an experimental farmer from down the cowpaths in Virginia. In 1783, while waiting to hear that the fighting part …

Science

Mark Earth Day Weekend at the Museum!

This Saturday is Earth Day, and around the country, folks are marking the day by celebrating our planet and the important role of science in our …

Earth Day

Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves

<b>7:30 pm</b> Meet the lecturer<b><br>8:00 pm</b> Lecture<b><br>9:00 pm</b> Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting<p>This year's John N. …

Astrophysics

Miami’s Frost Museum of Science to operate floating ‘Science Barge’

Which will be upgraded this summer<p>With the Frost Museum of Science finally opening this May in downtown Miami, the highly anticipated educational space at Museum Park has announced another element to its upcoming operation: An innovative floating environmental lab in the form of the Miami Science …

Science

This robot explains why you shouldn’t worry about artificial intelligence

If you’re freaked out a bit by artificial intelligence, here’s a robot with a potentially reassuring message.<p>A service robot called REEM can tackle the question: “Should I worry about AI?” (Recent concerns along these lines have touched on everything from killer robots to job-destroying automatons.)<p>…

Robots