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Maggy Benson and anthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner at a table that has human fossils on it. Dr. Pobiner is holding a skull.

Early Human Diets Webcast with Briana Pobiner

In this video, anthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner explains how cut marks on animal bones reveal early human diets.

Maggy Benson and archeologist Dr. Torben Rick at table with marine invertebrates in containers.  He is holding a fossil rock.

Island Biodiversity Webcast with Torben Rick

In this video, archaeologist Dr. Torben Rick talks about the impacts early inhabitants of North America had on island and coastal ecosystems.

Maggy Benson and anthropologist David Hunt at a table that has mummy specimens in boxes. He is holding some spine bones.

Mummy Science Webcast with David Hunt

In this video, anthropologist Dr. David Hunt explains how he uses modern technology to unwrap the secrets of mummies.

Shot of Maggy Benson and Dr. Joshua A. Bell at table with blue cloth that has cellphones, shells, and gems and minerals on it

Cellphone Natural History with Joshua A. Bell

In this video, anthropologist Dr. Joshua A. Bell discusses the life cycle of a cellphone and the social implications of the device becoming one of our most intimate...

Two women sitting at a table in front of a tropical forest backdrop. There are cards and other printed materials on the table.

Sustaining Linguistic Diversity Webcast with Gabriela Pérez Báez

In this video, Smithsonian linguist Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez discusses language diversity, endangerment, and revitalization.

Kris Helgen

Bilingual Hangout: Mammal Scientists from the Smithsonian and Beyond

Join Kristofer Helgen (Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History), Roland Kays (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) and Miguel Pinto (American Museum of...

Maggy Benson and zoologist Dave Pawson look at an artifact while sitting at a table covered with sea stars and other specimens.

Sea Urchins Webcast with Dave Pawson

In this video, zoologist Dave Pawson shares how he studies echinoderms in the deep sea, and how deep ocean research techniques have changed over the years.

young woman in blue sweater in Q?rius

Learning to Identify Fossil Plants Using Living Plants

Tiffany is a high school student from Maryland who has been a Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) intern at the Museum for three years – one in the Fossil Lab in the...

Maggy Benson and geologist Ben Andrews with protective glasses on, while conducting a laser demonstration during a webcast.

Volcanic Eruptions Webcast with Ben Andrews

In this video, geologist Ben Andrews shares how explosive volcanic eruptions happen and demonstrates how he studies them.

YES! intern Carlos in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk - 'Cultural Anthropology, from Canoes to iPhones'

Carlos, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, talks about his life-changing experience working with cultural anthropologist...

YES! intern Maiss in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk - 'Mislabeling of Fish in the Caribbean'

Maiss, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, worked in the Vertebrate Zoology department. At first, she found lab work difficult, but with the...

YES! intern Evelin in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk - 'Learning about Lunar Craters, Meteorites, and the Universe'

Evelin, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, did not know much about space before her internship. But once here, she learned about lunar...

YES! intern Livia in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk – 'Tiny Shells Hold Big Clues to the Past'

Livia, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, spent her summer working with microscopic fossil shells, called foraminifera. Scientists study...

YES! intern Bibiana in a red polo shirt and black jacket, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk – 'Learning by Doing at the National Zoo'

Bibiana, an intern at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is used to learning from lectures in school. During her internship, her mentor taught her how to care for and feed...

Close-up photo of green, red, and beige dinosaur tooth fossil, from a video by the National Museum of Natural History

How Paleontologists Identify Dinosaur Teeth

Paleontologist Dr. Matthew Carrano shows how dinosaur teeth can be identified. Different tooth shapes indicate different dinosaur diets. Video from the National Museum of...

black & white video of steam or hot and mineral-rich fluids from the seafloor coming from a hydrothermal vent

Submarine Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents

Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms that thrive in the dark depths of the ocean near hydrothermal...

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