Tropical Diversity Takes Root in Relationships Between Fungi and Seeds

October 3, 2017 A team led by Smithsonian scientists in Panama exposed a key to understanding tropical tree diversity by studying how fungi interact with seeds that linger in the ground. Despite a smorgasbord of species available to choose from, tropical fungi and seeds are picky about associating with one …

Smithsonian Associates Presents October Program Highlights

October 3, 2017 The October issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, including seminars, lectures, studio arts classes, performances for adults and children and local and regional study tours. Highlights this month include: Mindshift: Learning How to Learn Wednesday, Oct. 18; 6:45 …

Smithsonian Books Releases “It’s Treason, by George!”

Third Volume of Secret Smithsonian Adventures Graphic Novel Series Available Oct. 3 October 3, 2017 Smithsonian Books is publishing a graphic novel series called Secret Smithsonian Adventures in which four middle-schoolers visiting the Smithsonian discover that someone is tampering with history, so they must use their history and science knowledge …