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Treblinka Camp Secrets: More Proof Holocaust Existed

NBC News tells us of the grim secrets recently found by archaeologists at a Nazi death camp. The findings were also documented by filmmakers and shown Saturday on the Smithsonian television channel. Treblinka is an Eastern Poland Nazi camp that …

Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures …

Star-Spangled Banner To Be Displayed At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. is doing something that is believed to have never been done before – showcase the original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the lyrics. These pieces of history have been …

Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere

The Smithsonian, like most museums, have a strict “Do Not Touch” policy. It goes without saying that many of the objects in the museum’s collection are very old and very fragile. Merely touching them could do immeasurable damage to the …

Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood

Smithsonian Magazine just put out a blog that chronicles the strange journey of a fossilized mosquito with ancient blood still contained in its stomach, reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. The ancient mosquito was unearthed in Montana’s Glacier National …

Bionic Man Brought To Life With Artificial Parts

Bionic man, previously a term that was only associated with science fiction, has now become a reality. The term was made popular in the 1970s with the help of a popular television show called The Six Million Dollar Man. The …

Space Spider Dies In D.C. After Traveling 42 Million Miles
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The “space spider”, Nefertiti, has died of natural causes after spending 100 days outside Earth and traveling around 42 million miles. Also called “Spidernaut”, Nefertiti was launched into space as part of a YouTube Space Lab experiment which invited teenagers …

Space Shuttle Enterprise Set For One Last Flight

The space shuttle “Enterprise”, which has been a museum display in the Smithsonian for the past 25 years, is about to take to the skies once again. The “Enterprise” was never flown in space, but rather served as NASA’s test …

Titanoboa: Snake was 48 Feet Long and Weighed 2,500 Pounds
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The Smithsonian has installed an exhibit in Grand Central Station called “Titanoboa” that showcases a 48 foot long replica of the world’s largest snake. The serpent grew longer than a bus. The replica of the 2,500-pound snake was unveiled Wednesday …

The Art Of Video Games Opening At The Smithsonian Friday
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One of the most passionately discussed arguments of our time, especially to gamers, is the question of whether or not video games can be classified as art. Art, is of course, a completely subjective concept. There are some people, however, …