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How Do You Dismantle a Dino? (Very Carefully)

We've learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy since displays of their bones were set up at The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., "anywhere from the early 1900s through 1940s, 50s, and 60s." As a par...

Urban Gardeners Grow Crops in Spare Spaces

Urban garden designer Meredith Sheperd describes how growing fresh fruit and vegetables can be a successful part of city life, despite limited space and resources. From National Geographic, explore a variety of Washin...

The Washington Ballet’s hardest dance moves

From the Washington Post: watch as six Washington Ballet dancers demonstrate their most challenging moves. In the archives: more jaw-dropping ballet moves, including this clip of Mikhail Baryshnikov in ...

Reading Rainbow: How is money printed in the United States?

How is money printed in the United States? Or more specifically, how is 453 million dollars printed in just one day? LeVar Burton visits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington D.C. in this Reading Rainbow ...

Huge and stinky: Titan Arum, The Corpse Flower

The plant with the largest inflorescence (cluster of flowers on a stem) also happens to be one of the stinkiest. Meet the rare titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), otherwise known as the corpse flower, which can be s...

Supermajor: Oil appears to flow back into an oil can

Here’s an excellent discussion starter… what is happening to the liquid in this video? This is Supermajor, a project by teacher and artist Matt Kenyon that was inspired by the BP Deepwater Horizon...

Shanthi, the National Zoo’s Musical Elephant, Plays the Harmonica

When the elephant keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo hear the sound of a harmonica, it’s not the radio they’ve left on. Instead, it’s the Zoo’s 36-year-old Asian elephant, Shanth...

Space Shuttle Discovery rides a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to Dulles

Space Shuttle Discovery, atop its Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905, is shown from various vantage points around the National Capital region on April 17 on the final leg of its ferry flight ...

Cabinet of Wonders: Alfred Russel Wallace’s personal cabinet

Discovered by a Washington, D.C., lawyer in search of antique furniture, this is truly a Cabinet of Wonders, for inside is the 1700-specimen personal collection of 19th Century British naturalist, field biologist an...

Students remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech

Fourth graders from Watkins Elementary School recite a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s pivotal "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 2010, from the Washington Post. Here...