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Underpinned by our vast scientific collections and with the expertise of researchers, curators, and collaborators across the world, the Smithsonian is at the forefront of science. We work to save endangered species and conserve biodiversity, mitigate global climate change, explore the Earth’s geological past and present, and understand the cosmos.

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