A bipartisan group of activists and elected officials have been working to create a national Latino museum since 1994, and a Senate vote is set for this week.
A graphic displayed in the guidelines, entitled "Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness in the United States," declares that rational thinking and hard work, among others, are white values.
Scientists say an artificial replica of the skin could have a huge range of applications, including in developing telescopes and camouflage.
Researchers announce there are three different species of electric eel, 250 years after first being found.
"If we don't think about this now, we will go ahead as we always have, and in a few hundred years we will face an extreme crisis, much worse than we have on Earth now," Martin Elvis said.
A total of 19 museums, galleries, gardens and zoos that operate as part of the Smithsonian are closed.
"We miss you guys, and we miss the way those who worked with us on this incredible journey carried yourselves," the former president said.
"It was important for us not to follow any recipe for a 'First Lady gown,'" the dress designer said
With the Smithsonian's pair undergoing conservation and others in storage, fans of the 1939 film will just have to wait to see Dorothy's pumps.
The National Museum of American History launched a fundraising campaign to preserve the artifact from "The Wizard of Oz."
Pope Francis' affection for beauty vloggers and author Lindy West's memoir are among the five things we loved this week.
A hundred years and $540 million in the making, the museum opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in September.
The opera singer's Lincoln Memorial performance is considered by some to have helped launch the civil rights movement.
A painting of Kevin Spacey as his 'House of Cards' character is on view starting Wednesday at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Inspired by the plaster mask of Lincoln, the White House and the Smithsonian decided to make a 3-D printed version of Barack Obama.
The theme of this year's New York City Veterans Day Parade honors The Star Spangled Banner's 200th anniversary.