Science Museums

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

National Zoo scientist and partners revolutionize animal conservation with 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

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

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

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

Q&A: Katrina Lohan, Marine Parasite Hunter

by Kristen Minogue<p>Weird truth: There are more parasites on Earth than non-parasites. Katrina Lohan would know, having spent over a decade studying …

Biology

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 Whole Man at Once': Scientific Identities at the Dibner Library - Antoine-François, comte de Fourcroy - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>This post was written by Michelle Farias, intern in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. For more in this series, see</i> …

Smithsonian

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

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

Namesake of Miami's science museum is skeptical of man-made climate change

The namesake and single largest booster of Miami’s new $305 million science museum believes that man’s effect on climate change remains unproven and …

Climate

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

San Proper and Space Dimension Controller are also appearing at Diapason 2017, which takes place in the medieval Castle of Calcione in Tuscany from …

Museums

Schools cancel trips in the wake of London and Manchester terror attacks

The attacks at London Bridge, the Manchester Arena and Westminster have prompted some schools and parents to rethink plans and procedures<p>Schools across the country are cancelling trips to visit museums, theatres and other central London attractions as a result of the recent terrorist attacks in the …

British Museum

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

Hundreds of Thousands of Spiders Sent to Denver Museum, Because Science

The mere idea of 40,000 spiders in a room is a nightmare for most people. But for Paula Cushing, arachnid enthusiast and researcher, it means that …

Denver

DNA is trusty new weapon for detecting slime nets and other invasive marine parasites

Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes, lionfish in the Atlantic and pythons in the Everglades: Large creatures like these generally draw the spotlight …

Biology

Do Stars Fall Quietly into Black Holes?

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, …

Astrophysics

Which of Your Favorite Superheroes Is Destroying the Earth?

Measuring the carbon footprints of your favorite comic book heroes, from Batman to Jessica Jones

Carbon Footprint

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

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

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

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