Volunteer Opportunities at The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC is in search of friendly, outgoing volunteers who will engage with visitors to their museums and galleries and help them plan memorable and exciting experiences so that they can discover all that the Smithsonian has to offer.

Scientists Confirm Early Humans Were From Africa But Their Route Out Was Via Arabia, Not Egypt

- Our ancestors headed into India via Yemen before wandering further east and north
- Researchers used complicated new DNA procedure 'recombination'

How India Mounted the World’s Cheapest Mission to Mars

It will be the only nation so far to reach Mars on its first attempt. It will also have spent the least amount of money to do so.

India Satellite Mangalyaan Reaches Mars Orbit on First Try

India now joins a small club of nations — the U.S., Russia and those in the European Space Agency – to have mastered interplanetary travel, giving it bragging rights over Asian rivals China and Japan whose attempts to get to Mars failed.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

By: Salman Khan

Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows. They’ve found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones.

India Launches First Mission to Mars

India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel.

Rest in Peace, Nalini Ambady.

Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology at Stanford, passed away on October 28, 2013 after a long battle with leukemia.


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