- Even dinosaurs need their baths… The Office of Exhibits Central gives a behind-the-scenes peek into the dino maintenance of Uncle Beazley—the Smithsonian’s loveable life-sized fiberglass triceratops.
- Scientists think that reconstructing one of the two Buddhas infamously dynamited by the Taliban might be possible. And check out recent visuals that show the Buddhas rendered in their original blue, white, and red splendor.
- The National Museum of the American Indian's blog has lots of advice to share on researching your Native American roots, as well as links to more general genealogical resources on the web.
- Cheeky! A Benjamin Franklin letter kept out of many collections of his writings because of its “obscene” nature.
- A “minibar for the mind.” A new shop in London offers, among other things, sessions with a “bibliotherapist” who listens to your literary history and prescribes titles to fill the holes in your knowledge.
- An exciting new Smithsonian website for photo and animal lovers: Smithsonian Wild documents hundreds of thousands of camera trap images from around the world.
- What websites do students want to save for future generations? The Library of Congress and the Internet Archive are asking just that question with their K12 Web Archiving Program [via What’s New at the Internet Archive]:
K12 Web Archiving Program Students, Courtesy of the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive, from the Internet Archive.