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3 years 8 months ago

Smithsonian app can I.D. your trees

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you've ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn't have a guide book, finding the answer is now as easy as a snapshot. Scientists are introducing the first mobile app to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The iPhone and iPad...

4 years 11 months ago

Smithsonian refuses OJ Simpson suit

The Smithsonian Institution has rejected a donation of the suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend. The decision announced Tuesday comes a day after a judge approved the donation as the solution to a long court battle over the clothing. Smithsonian...

5 years 3 months ago

Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo crew in Panama

A crew from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is in Panama, teaming with the Smithsonian and other organizations to save amphibians from possible extinction as they battle a fungus. The five-person expedition team includes Kevin and Jaime Kratt, Dr. Della Garelle, Bob Chastain and Dr. Mark Kombert. They go out...

5 years 4 months ago

Colorado artist wins Smithsonian portrait contest

A Colorado artist has won a national portraiture competition and will have his work shown at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The museum announced Thursday that 37-year-old Dave Woody of Fort Collins, Colo., will win the $25,000 prize and a separate commission. His photograph titled "Laura," portraying a fellow graduate...

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