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Now there are near-perfect copies of the Hope Diamond @NMNH.
"The viruses keep changing, that's why we need a new vaccine each year," -Dr. David Vaughn @NMNH #NextPandemic
These two small letters heralded the beginning of online communication. #InternationalInternetDay
How to keep your jack o'lantern looking dapper longer.
When Halloween was all tricks an no treats.
Tour this Japanese city from the viewpoint of a cat. #NationalCatDay
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Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta offers advice to a new generation of activists.
Read the statement from @NMAAHC on Charlottesville and Confederate memorials…
Other museums take note—collections in music exhibition @NMAAHC near encyclopedic in scope.
The musical legacy behind the Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me." #HipHop
The ballad of the boombox: What @PublicEnemyFTP tells us about #HipHop, race and society. @NMAAHC
On view until Aug. 20: The unconventional artist Peter Voulkos, who punched his pots @americanart Renwick Gallery.
.@NMAAHC has collected hundreds of photos from #HipHops early years.
What ten artifacts from @amhistorymuseum can tell us about the crazy history of politics.
On view until Aug. 20: @cooperhewitt exhibition explores the Jazz Age as a catalyst in popular style.
Scientists are using this collection of wood samples to combat illegal logging.
Take a peek @NMAAHC's photography holdings in this new exhibition.
A monumental clock showcases American democracy at the @amhistorymuseum.
How the military helmet evolved from hazard to bullet shield @SI_Invention.
Why Langston Hughes still reigns as a poet for the unchampioned. @NMAAHC
What skateboarding tells us about innovation.
You’re gonna need a bigger Q-Tip for this plug of whale earwax @NMNH #ObjectsofWonder
How soccer is changing the live of child refugees.
This little-known math genius helped America reach the stars.
When artists became soldiers and soldiers became artists. @airandspace
American culture's unlikely debt to a British scientist. #SmithsonianDay
This boombox @NMAAHC is from Public Enemy's debut "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" tour.
This stunning coralline algae @NMNH new exhibition #Wonder holds secrets of climates past.
Artifacts show the sometimes-violent nature of American democracy. @amhistorymuseum
A scholar follows a trail of dead mice, discovers a lesson in why museum collections matter. @Harvard_Press
The founder of the @smithsonian figured out how to brew a better cup of coffee. #SmithsonianDay
When Congress looked James Smithson's gift horse in the mouth. #SmithsonianDay
How the Green Book helped African-American tourists navigate a segregated nation.
Would the legendary Babe Ruth be a star if he was playing today? @NPG #Yankees
Toxins from a single [Panamanian golden] frog skin can kill 130 to 1,000 mice @stri_panama.
Read new poem by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, “After the Burn Pits.” @NPG
The Hope Diamond was once a symbol for Louis XIV, the Sun King.
Authoritarian brutality in Legos; Ai Weiwei’s “Trace” opens @hirshhorn in Washington, D.C.
Beads made from meteorite reveal ancient trade network.
The restaurant doodle that launched a political movement.
Jam-packed show @amhistorymuseum on why religious freedom flourished in early America.
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