Smithsonian serves 170,360 registered teachers and 1,662,061 students

slider image
School’s favorite cookie banned from cafeteria
slider image
Un-bee-lievable! 50,000 bees invade apartment
slider image
378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward”
slider image
Obama balks at bucket, but Bush accepts challenge
slider image
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles!
slider image
Slow down! This Corvette is watching you.
slider image
Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator
slider image
Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series
slider image
Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player
slider image
Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming!


Drones descending on Washington!
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones an...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
“Do you want seasoning with your fries?”
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ...
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ...
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Teen catches whale of a fish barehanded
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more th...
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more th...
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding ...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Which animal lives longest?
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 years. It’s not giant tortoises either, even though they often ripen to be well over 100 years old. It’s not even that record-breaking, 507-year-old Arctic clam na...
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 years. It’s not giant tortoises either, even though they often ripen to be well over 100 years old. It’s not even that record-breaking, 507-year-old Arctic clam na...
Sticking with recorded history, the answer might surprise you. It’s not elephants, which live for about 30 or 40 ye...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Getting blood from dogs? Easy! But cats? Not so much
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without h...
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina. The four canines recently donated precious pints of blood to their fellow pooches. And they did it without h...
Dogs giving blood? Sure! But cats? Not so much. If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
How do microwave ovens cook food?
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. This spectrum ranges from radio waves and microwaves, to infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet, and x-rays. Now when you press start on your microwave oven, i...
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. This spectrum ranges from radio waves and microwaves, to infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet, and x-rays. Now when you press start on your microwave oven, i...
Here's a hint – it's in the name of the machine, and it's not the word “oven.” Microwave ovens use microwaves. ...
- Posted on May 14, 2014
Wanna go to Gringotts?
The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank. There, they can help to retrieve a magical object. The ride will be called "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts." It re-creates a scene from the fin...
The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank. There, they can help to retrieve a magical object. The ride will be called "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts." It re-creates a scene from the fin...
The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts ban...
- Posted on May 14, 2014
Columbus discovered America. Is this his ship?
A shipwreck off northern Haiti may be the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship vessel, the Santa Maria. But experts expressed caution about a discovery that was far from confirmed. Explorer Barry Clifford thinks the wreck he found is the Santa Maria. It struck ground an...
A shipwreck off northern Haiti may be the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship vessel, the Santa Maria. But experts expressed caution about a discovery that was far from confirmed. Explorer Barry Clifford thinks the wreck he found is the Santa Maria. It struck ground an...
A shipwreck off northern Haiti may be the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship vessel, the Santa Maria. But expe...
- Posted on May 14, 2014
Why do we sleep?
That's a good question. But we don't have a good answer. We know that sleep is important. Without it, we get tired and irritable. We get headaches and suffer from lack of concentration. Our immune system suffers. After a number of days without sleep, we can hallucinate or ev...
That's a good question. But we don't have a good answer. We know that sleep is important. Without it, we get tired and irritable. We get headaches and suffer from lack of concentration. Our immune system suffers. After a number of days without sleep, we can hallucinate or ev...
That's a good question. But we don't have a good answer. We know that sleep is important. Without it, we get t...
- Posted on May 13, 2014
Do animals laugh?
Why couldn’t the pony talk? Because he was a little horse. But seriously, we don’t know how the brain makes us laugh. But we can say that there are two kinds of laughter. Complex social laughter is the kind that requires a sense of humor to “get” it. The other...
Why couldn’t the pony talk? Because he was a little horse. But seriously, we don’t know how the brain makes us laugh. But we can say that there are two kinds of laughter. Complex social laughter is the kind that requires a sense of humor to “get” it. The other...
Why couldn’t the pony talk? Because he was a little horse. But seriously, we don’t know how the brain make...
- Posted on May 13, 2014
Boy Scouts rescue TV star
Ann Curry has reported on television from the most dangerous places on earth. She appeared on NBC's “Today” show for many years. But when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her fa...
Ann Curry has reported on television from the most dangerous places on earth. She appeared on NBC's “Today” show for many years. But when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her fa...
Ann Curry has reported on television from the most dangerous places on earth. She appeared on NBC's “Today” show ...
- Posted on May 13, 2014