One Giant Panda Baby Thing:  It’s a Boy!

One Giant Panda Baby Thing: It’s a Boy!

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a new baby panda bear on August 21, but until now the zoo’s biologists did not know whether that little ball of fur is a boy or a girl.  In a gender reveal video released earlier this week we learned it is a boy!  The baby is doing great — […]

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One Cool Thing: National Zoo Says Keep Your Paws Crossed — It’s Baby Panda-mania click button

One Cool Thing: National Zoo Says Keep Your Paws Crossed — It’s Baby Panda-mania

I guess we could say “keep your paws” crossed for many things having to do with nature and the environment.  But this week, in particular, we are waiting hopefully for the birth of a new baby panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington.  The Zoo announced the good news this week saying that an […]

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Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

We are still feeling the warm afterglow of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and thought both these videos captured its essence well.  The one above is from Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which successfully launched nearly 5,000 model rockets at the exact moment Apollo 11 lifted off […]

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One Cool Thing: New Museum Exhibits

One Cool Thing: New Museum Exhibits

The Smithsonian’s dinosaur exhibit in the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. just got a giant facelift (a five-year, $125 million – but it was paid for by David Koch) and the buzz around it is great after it re-opened last weekend.  There is a giant T.rex, a wooly mammoth and an interactive “Fossil […]

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Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

In honor of World Oceans Day, this week we recognize a lifetime of hard work and dedication to ocean conservation by Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History, and Sarah Chasis, the Senior Director for Oceans at the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Dr. Knowlton, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award this week […]

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