These Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists Are Each Stunning in Totally Different Ways

Smithsonian Magazine has just announced the (absolutely incredible) finalists in what is now their 10th annual photography contest. Here are some of our favourites; they'll take your breath away. Read More >>

RIP Spidernaut: The Space-Traveling Arachnid Is Dead

Her name was Nefertiti. Her species was Phidippus johnsoni. She was the first jumping spider to make it all the way to space and live to tell about it. After spending 100 days aboard the ISS, she successfully readjusted to life on earth where she enjoyed just five days of retirement at the National Museum of Natural History's Insect Zoo. And sadly yesterday, she breathed her last. Read More >>

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The Smithsonian Turns To 3D Printing To Share Their Collection

According to The Creators Project, the Smithsonian has over 137 million pieces in its collection, but only enough room to display about 2 percent of them. So it's turning to 3D printing to share as much as it can. Read More >>


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