Lonnie Bunch to become new Smithsonian Institution leader

U.S. 05/28/19, 10:26

The founding director of the Smithsonian's museum about African American history will now lead the entire system of museums and parks. The Smithsonian Institution on Monday named Lonnie Bunch as its 14th secretary. Bunch was the first director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He'll now lead ...

‘Brilliant’ man who was an inventor of the calculator dies

Texas 03/05/19, 21:17

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the hand-held electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense of humor, has died. He was 86. Merryman died Feb. 27 at a Dallas hospital from complications of heart and kidney ...

Shutdown to close DC museums and galleries by midweek

Politics 12/28/18, 11:39

Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on.So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall.The attractions have stayed open by using unspent funds, but they are ...

Venezuela’s vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up

America 11/01/18, 12:04

Images of a tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of one's hand appear everywhere in Venezuela — printed on money, labels of craft beer bottles and the cover of children's school books. But the finch-like red siskin is vanishing from the wild at an alarming rate, falling prey to ...

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