Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Photo by Jazmine Johnson.
Irene Hirano Inouye
New and improved plant sex: Plants produced attractive flowers containing sugary rewards for insects who carry pollen (basically the male sperm of the plants) to other flowers, helping plants reproduce. This strategy was so successful that flowering plants took over tropical forests, and the world.
Credit: Hace Tiempo. Un viaje paleontologico ilustrado por Colombia. Instituto Alexander von Humboldt e Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales. Banco de Imágenes (BIA), Instituto Alexander von Humboldt.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Gift of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, JMU
Tropical trees may grow to be more than 250 feet (77 meters) tall. Note person in red on the forest floor, below. Credit: Evan Gora, STRI
A view of M87’s supermassive black hole in polarized light. The lines mark the orientation of polarization, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole. Credit: EHT Collaboration
Artist rendering of the Wright Brothers exhibition. Credit: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Image credit: duncan1890
Credit: Smithsonian Gardens
Diana Al-Hadid, photo by Lisa DeLong; Jacolby Satterwhite, portrait by photographer Sam Waxman; Teresita Fernandez, photo: Natalia Mantini, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London; Catherine Opie, photo credit: Heather Rasmussen; Riva Lehrer, courtesy of the artist; Charles Gaines, © Charles Gaines, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photo: Fredrik Nilsen.
To estimate recreational versus commercial crabbing, biologists outfitted crabs with these pink tags, offering a reward to crabbers who found them and reported the catch. Credit: Kim Richie, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Galaxy J0437+2456 is thought to be home to a supermassive moving black hole. Credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Michael Hurwitz, Twelve Leaf Resin Table, 2012, Ash, wenge and epoxy resin, 16 x 40 x 40 in.
Sunshine and Shadow, 1930, 89 x 86 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Faith and Stephen Brown. Image courtesy of Faith and Stephen Brown
Two vials and Nurse Sandra Lindsay’s vaccine record card. Courtesy of the National Museum of America History
Photo credit: Gil Myers, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci holds his personal 3D-printed model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion during the “Great Americans Awards Program.” Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History
Photo by Jim Preston, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
“The Bias Inside Us” is a community engagement project from the Smithsonian about the psychology of implicit bias, the impact of this bias and what people can do about it. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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