Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Revitalizes Its Mission for Its 50th Anniversary

Museum’s Celebration Includes an Open House and Block Party September 6, 2017 The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is commemorating 50 years of service to communities in the Washington, D.C., area with the yearlong celebration “Your Community. Your Story.” The anniversary is an opportunity for the museum to renew its mission …

Due to Climate Change, One-Third of Animal Parasites May Be Extinct by 2070

Museum Collection of More Than 20 Million Parasites Offers Scientists Data Needed to Understand Conservation Risks September 6, 2017 The Earth’s changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science …

Biodiversity Proves Its Real-World Value

Biodiversity Even More Powerful in Nature Than in Experiments September 6, 2017 Hundreds of experiments have shown biodiversity fosters healthier, more productive ecosystems. But many experts doubted whether these experiments would hold up in the real world. A Smithsonian and University of Michigan study published today in the journal Nature offers a …