How environmental change can begin at the president's home
March 02, 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
The excavation of a notorious jail recalls Virginia's leading role in the slave trade
March 2009 | By Abigail Tucker
The "Great Wall of the Alps" covers 320 acres and is one of the largest fortified structures in Europe
March 2009 | By T. A. Frail
The basilica believed to mark the birthplace of Jesus Christ has survived invasions, rebellions and earthquakes
March 2009 | By Abigail Tucker
This collection of ancient Buddhist cave temples date back to the fifth and tenth centuries, A.D.
March 2009 | By Lyn Garrity
The fate of the 14th-century abbey has been darkened by ethnic violence in the Balkans
March 2009 | By Kathleen Burke
The famed fort has withstood earthquakes and sandstorms for a millenia, but now shifts and crumbles
March 2009 | By Anika Gupta
Controversy swirls as to whether an archaeologist's claim to fame as the discoverer of Machu Picchu has any merit
March 2009 | By Peter Eisner
Built by a self-taught black architect, the Arkansas church has hosted leaders in the black community for over a century
March 2009 | By Marian Smith Holmes
Tucked away in libraries across the country are unexpected archives and world-class treasures
March 01, 2009 | By Kristin Ohlson
You don't have to be Ben Stiller to spend the night behind the scenes at a museum
March 01, 2009 | By Robin T. Reid
In an Institution-wide pursuit of a greener future, researchers and engineers are furthering the cause of energy sustainability
February 27, 2009 | By Megan Gambino
The curator of an exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights case studies of community involvement in energy conservation
February 27, 2009 | By Brian Wolly
How do paleontologists and artists bring dinosaurs back to life? Museums are filled with dinosaur skeletons and books are packed with restorations of what dinosaurs may have looked like, but how does a pile a bones get turned into a reconstruction of the living animal?It all starts with the bones. ...
February 11, 2009 | By Brian Switek
Bo, the Obama’s First Pooch, has a legacy to live up to in Laddie Boy, the family pet of President Harding
January 22, 2009 | By Diane Tedeschi
In a state park full of amateur diamond miners, one prospector dug up a valuable stone worth thousands of dollars—or did he?
January 09, 2009 | By Brendan Borrell
If you happen to be in the vicinity of the Mall of Asia in Manila before January 11 you might want to stop in to check out the Dinos Alive! Tour. Promising over 12,000 square meters of “Dino Action!” the exhibit features lots of animatronics, movies, and dinosaur themed games. Walking With Dinosaur...
January 06, 2009 | By Brian Switek
In Iraq, the restoration of the shattered Mosque of the Golden Dome brings together Sunnis and Shiites in an unlikely alliance
January 2009 | By Joshua Hammer
For Vincent Van Gogh, fantasy and reality merged after dark in some of his most enduring paintings, as a new exhibition reminds us
January 2009 | By Paul Trachtman
When I was about five years old, my parents took me to a traveling robotic dinosaur exhibit at a local museum. I could hardly wait, but when I finally came face-to-face with the roaring beasts, I was terrified. I loved dinosaurs, but the gnashing teeth and waving horns were just too much for me; I ...
December 31, 2008 | By Brian Switek