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Marine scientist and author Stephen Palumbi and his son Anthony will show some short films and sign their new book, August 10. Photo courtesy of Stephen Palumbi.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Aug 1, 2014

We’re offering a diverse lineup of events this month, including some films, a few ocean-related events, and one about fungi.

All events are...

Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) off the coast of Cuba. Photo by Alex Chernikh, via Wikimedia and EOL, CC-BY.
by Devin Reese -- Aug 1, 2014

You may have heard that more people die from vending machine accidents every year than from shark bites. My fourth grader knew that, and it's not...

NSTA members crowd the Collections Zone to examine the some of the 6,000 objects in Q?rius. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Jul 29, 2014

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) members who came to the Q?rius open house July 18 were like kids in a candy store. They peered...

Male fox moth (Macrothylacia rubi) with a magnificent set of antennae. Photo by Biopix, via EOL, CC-BY-NC
by Devin Reese -- Jul 24, 2014

Browsing through moths in the Q?rius Collections at the National Museum of Natural History during...

Entomologist David Adamski holds a non-gelechioid moth in Thailand. He'll share his insights into moth adaptations in a talk on July 19. Photo courtesy of David Adamski, Smithsonian.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Jul 1, 2014

During any given week, you’ll find a Smithsonian expert giving a public talk in Q?rius at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The...

Orange “nectar guides” act like runway lights to attract pollinators into the center of a Miltoniopsis orchid. Smithsonian photo by Devin Reese
by Devin Reese -- Jul 1, 2014

People all over the U.S. were celebrating National Pollination Week last month. What’s to celebrate about pollination? I asked around the...


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