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Great news for #whales
New data just published in the journal Marine Mammal Science may help save the whales, or at least a good many of them. Using vertebrae …
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Starting today, all our museums will prohibit the use of "selfie sticks." Please still take those selfies but leave the sticks in your bag
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Where was corn first grown in what is now the U.S.? Smithsonian scientists solve the debate over the crop's 4,000-year-old history
A new DNA study of ancient corn kernels and cobs from archaeological sites across North America has settled a long debate as to exactly where …
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It's not hard to be an orchid fan based on its beauty, but here are five facts about the flower that will make you love them even more 
Why do we love orchids so much? Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Gardens orchid collection specialist, believes it is partly because orchids seem to look back at …
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Attn #makers! +The White House just issued its first 3D printed ornament challenge. Winning designs will be featured on our 3D site 3d.si.edu and after display at the White House, will become part of the Political History collection at +National Museum of American History 
For the first time ever, we’re inviting makers and innovators around the country to participate in the White House 3D Printed Ornament Challenge.
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Are you ready for a summer vacation? 

Sit back and relax as +Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum sweeps you away to the early days of travel in the new "Hawaii by Air" exhibit: http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/hawaii-by-air/online/
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Smithsonian is the only way to fly..lol
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An ant attack inspires one of our scientists to learn more about nectar organs on plants
Scientific inspiration springs from many sources. In the case of Smithsonian botanist David Kenfack, ant bites were the inspiration for a recent paper he co-authored …
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Smithsonian Statement on Willie Soon, researcher at the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory 

The Smithsonian is greatly concerned about the allegations surrounding Dr. Willie Soon’s failure to disclose funding sources for his climate change research. 

The Smithsonian is taking immediate action to address the issue: Acting Secretary Albert Horvath has asked the Smithsonian Inspector General to review the matter. Horvath will also lead a full review of Smithsonian ethics and disclosure policies governing the conduct of sponsored research to ensure they meet the highest standards.

Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon is a part-time researcher at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. He was hired to conduct research on long-term stellar and solar variability. The Smithsonian does not fund Dr. Soon; he pursues external grants to fund his research. 

The Smithsonian does not support Dr. Soon’s conclusions on climate change. The Smithsonian’s official statement on climate change, based upon many decades of scientific research, points to human activities as a cause of global warming.

Smithsonian Statement on Climate Change: 
http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-statement-climate-change
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Just announced: We're working with +Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to explore a possible Smithsonian space in London
The Smithsonian Regents give museum officials the thumbs-up to explore opening a new gallery in London and the mayor there says,
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"REGULATORS!" 30 years old today: Def Jam Recordings. Founded in Rick Rubin's New York University dorm room with Russell Simmons, its recording artists have included LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Warren G, the Beastie Boys, Foxy Brown, DMX, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna.

The cassette tape is "Spring Breaks and Beats" from 1997 in our collection. The leather jacket was worn by Def Jam's Arts Director and Creative Marketing Specialist Darius Wilmore, "D-Rucka," around 2000.

More Def Jam collections in the Smithsonian: http://bit.ly/1u9tibw

#DefJam30   #HipHop   #TodayInHistory  
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Happy #MuseumCats  Day! (Yes, that's a thing.) These purrfect selections from the meowseum's collection may provide some feline fun. 

• 19th century, cats were sometimes depicted in popular illustrations on subjects much weightier than today’s memes. In this circa 1866 lithograph titled “The Question Settled,” three cats vie for 1 saucer. These felines represent Jefferson Davis, “contraband” (formerly enslaved people), and Abraham Lincoln fighting for control of the American South in the wake of the Civil War. 
• Hello Kitty bento box, made around 2000, is part of our large collection of school lunch boxes. Containers designed specifically for children to carry their lunches to school became popular in the years following World War II. 
• This splatterware cat was photographed by Bonnie Campbell Lilienfeld, the Deputy Chair and Curator of the museum’s Division of Home and Community Life. 
• 1985 metal lunch box from the television series “Thundercats,” which aired from 1985 to 1987, mixed the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and mythology.

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