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Catch the Pollination Bug

People all over the U.S. were celebrating National Pollination Week last month. What’s to celebrate about pollination? I asked around the Smithsonian and found that there are as many reasons to celebrate pollination as there are types of bugs....Read more
Tags: pollinator
Orange “nectar guides” act like runway lights to attract pollinators into the center of a Miltoniopsis orchid. Smithsonian photo by Devin Reese

A Whale of a 3D Print

Want to see the largest 3D digital print of a fossil ever made? It’s a 20 x 8 foot print of a whale skeleton hanging in Q?rius at the National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian paleontologist Dr....Read more
Tags: fossil, whale
Members of the 3D fossil whale team. Smithsonian photo NHB2014-00826 by James DiLoreto

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