All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Ben Folds (Photo: Joe Vaughn)
Michael Ancher, “Kunstdommere” (Art Judges), 1906, oil on canvas, 156.2 x 222.9 cm
The Danish Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
The Zoo's porcupette. Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo
Chief Justice John Roberts presents Secretary Lonnie Bunch with the ceremonial key to the Smithsonian Castle.
Credit: Jaclyn Nash
Green Book Cover 1940
Courtesy Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, New York Public Library.
The common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, in flight. Credit: Sherri and Brock Fenton
Emperor tamarin. Photo: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Children participating in art-making projects on the Hirshhorn’s Plaza. Photo by Kate Warren. Courtesy Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Credit: “A Portrait of Berenice Sarmiento Chávez” by Hugo Crosthwaite, stop-motion drawing animation (3:12 min.), 2018. Collection of the artist, courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Lesser kudu female Rogue with her newborn male calf behind the scenes at the Zoo’s Cheetah Conservation Station.
Credit: Gil Myers, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The sclerite composition of this white and fan-shaped coral is characteristic for this species and differentiates it from others in the same genus. Credit: Héctor Guzmán/STRI
A new study published in PNAS by researchers at the Smithsonian, Academia Sinica and The George Washington University analyzed more than 47 million animal DNA sequences from GenBank, the most commonly used tool used to identify environmental DNA, and found that animal DNA identification errors are rare, but sometimes funny. The researchers want to be able to identify DNA of marine animals in ocean water samples to better monitor the ocean health.
Credit: Ian Cooke Tapia (cartoonist), Matthieu Leray (author)
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