Two New Dog-Faced Bat Species Discovered in Panama and Ecuador

January 16, 2018 A study in the journal Mammalian Biology describes two new species of dog-faced bats: Freeman’s dog-faced bat, collected by Smithsonian researchers in Panama, and the Waorani dog-faced bat from Ecuador. “Identifying two mammal species new to science is extremely exciting,” said Ligiane Moras, who did part of …

Renwick Gallery’s First Outdoor Extension Brings Art of Burning Man to DC Streets in Collaboration With Golden Triangle BID

January 16, 2018 Artworks from the legendary desert event known as Burning Man will activate the streets and parks of Washington, D.C.’s central business district for the first time through a collaboration between the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). “No Spectators: …

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Presents the 2018 “Exploring Space Lectures”

January 16, 2018 The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announces the 2018 “Exploring Space Lecture” series. This year’s four-part series will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope, in preparation for its 2019 launch. Each of the lectures will take place at 8 p.m. in the museum’s Lockheed Martin …