Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Craters impacts changed landscapes and perhaps even the course of evolution—here's where to see the coolest craters this summerMon, 18 Jul 2016 12:47:36 +0000How to Get Timed-Entry Passes for National Museum of African American History and Culture's finally time to plan your trip to NMAAHCFri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:38 +0000Garbage Can Teach Us a Lot About Food Waste novel and slightly gross study aims to fill in gaps in our understanding of Americans' food wasteFri, 26 Aug 2016 19:26:15 +0000IBM’s Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industryFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:46:15 +0000Keeping the Blues Alive blues music a thing of the past? A festival in Memphis featuring musicians of all ages and nationalities shouts an upbeat answerFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:24:54 +0000Incredible: Five Lions Take Down a Giraffe from their mother's care, five young lions must fend for, and feed, themselves. Their first challenge: a giant giraffe who refuses to be caughtFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:12:08 +0000Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain the country succeeds, it will be the world's best 100th-birthday gift Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Massive Yellowstone Fish Die-Off: A Glimpse Into Our Climate Future? unprecedented kill reveals why we need to keep rivers resilientThu, 25 Aug 2016 20:35:16 +0000Getting Up Close and Personal With America’s First Offshore Wind Farm newly-erected turbines off of Block Island may signal the future of American wind powerThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:17:23 +0000This Is What 3,000 Photos of Teddy Bears Look Like exhibition at The New Museum takes collection obsession to an over-the-top (but adorable) extremeThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:32:09 +0000Here’s an Ingeniously Simple Method for Making Bakailaoa Pil-pilean, the Traditional Basque Meal the lessons that the Basque chefs taught at this summer’s Folklife Festival Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:20:13 +0000How One Millionaire's Promise Led to a National Park millionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr. first visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1926, he vowed to preserve the awe-inspiring landThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:59:44 +0000From Our Photo Contest: Soak Up the Beauty of America's National Parks marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Enjoy these standout images submitted by our photo communityThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:30:00 +0000Ancient Maya Bloodletting Tools or Common Kitchen Knives? How Archaeologists Tell the Difference techniques for identifying the tools of sacrifice sharpen our understanding of the ritualWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:25:19 +0000Why the Universe Needs More Black and Latino Astronomers has one of the worst diversity rates of any scientific field. This Harvard program is trying to change that Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:32:44 +0000Has the Incredible Accuracy of Art Reproduction Ruined the Way We Experience Masterpieces? digital replicas allow more people to own and view great works of art, minus their soulTue, 23 Aug 2016 17:38:59 +0000The “Great Green Wall” Didn’t Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into Something That Might multibillion-dollar effort to plant a 4,000-mile-long wall of trees hit some snags along the way, but there's still hopeTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:51:48 +0000Food Tasting Too Healthy? Just Add Scent scientists use smell to trick tastebuds—and brainsTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:11:02 +0000Now, Let the "Olympics" of Sports Startups Begin companies from around the world specializing in athletics will compete in Rio de Janeiro for a 100,000 Euro prizeTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:28:30 +0000These Five Museums Put the “Culture” in “Agriculture”'s a lot more than just "tractor art"Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:57:42 +0000Karl Marx, My Puppy ‘Max,’ Instagram and Me historian tries hard to understand modern society and buys a #cutepuppyMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:25:23 +0000Jazz Has Never Looked Cooler Than It Does in This New Exhibition These evocative images by photographer Herman Leonard call to mind a bygone eraMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:43:07 +0000How the National Parks Are Playing the Game of “What If” to Prepare for Climate Change agencies are starting to embrace scenario planning, a tool developed by the military to plan for thermonuclear warMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:33:38 +0000These Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures Explore Nature’s Mirrored Structures Matt Shlian folds, cuts and glues paper to create faceted and curved works of artMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000These Simple Fixes Could Save Thousands of Birds a Year From Fishing Boats as basic as adding a colorful streamer to commercial longline fishing boats could save thousands of seabirds a yearMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:20:00 +0000This Helmet Shows What's Going On Inside a Person's Brain say it could help detect Alzheimer's and even explain why some people have exceptional talentsMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Acclaimed Chef Christian Puglisi’s New "Farm of Ideas" Might Be the Next Big Foodie Destination Danish restaurateur is creating a place for food producers, chefs and foodies from around the world to gather and learnMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:30:00 +0000A Beary Happy First Birthday to Bei Bei. Unbearably Cute Celebrations Are in Store's sweetheart celebrates his birthday this weekend at the National ZooFri, 19 Aug 2016 20:24:51 +0000The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn't a Doctor at All Couney carried a secret with him, but the results are unimpeachableFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:28:45 +0000This 400-mile Trail Between the U.S. and Canada Was Planned by a Moose new trail will stretch from the Adirondacks in New York to Algonquin Provincial Park in OntarioFri, 19 Aug 2016 16:53:49 +0000Which National Park Draws 25 Million Visitors a Year? National Mall attracts an unbelievable amount of visitors each year. Here's what they come to see.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:29:35 +0000Why We Have to Play Catch-up Collecting the Portraits of Female Athletes the “Summer of Women” unfolds in Rio, the Portrait Gallery is setting its sights on the futureFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:31:03 +0000Tiny "Neural Dust" Sensors Could One Day Control Prostheses or Treat Disease devices could last inside the human body indefinitely, monitoring and controlling nerve and muscle impulsesFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:20:50 +0000Scientists Know They Should Really Study Important Bugs but OMG a Baby Cheetah conservation science, the cutest animals still get all the attentionThu, 18 Aug 2016 20:08:17 +0000Birds Sing to Their Eggs, and This Song Might Help Their Babies Survive Climate Change learning—things birds pick up from their parents while still in the egg—may play a bigger role than imagined.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Man Claims He Has the World’s Largest Collection of Toy Dinosaurs, and He Loves Them All Knol's stunning array chronicles our evolving knowledge about the prehistoric beastsThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:43:24 +0000The Rise of the Modern Sportswoman have long fought against the assumption that they are weaker than men, and the battle isn’t over yetThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:18:39 +0000100 Years Later, the First International Treaty to Protect Birds Has Grown Wings U.S. and Canada celebrate the centennial of an agreement recognizing that birds see no bordersThu, 18 Aug 2016 14:03:51 +0000This Rio Restaurant Is Using Surplus Food From the Olympic Village to Feed the Homeless Refettorio Gastromotiva, top chefs from around the world are cooking five-star cuisine for the poorThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Seven Items You May Want to Add to Your Back-to-School Shopping List smart lunch boxes to apps for making digital flash cards, these technologies can help students of all ages this coming school yearWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:20:23 +0000Is This a Portrait of One of the World’s Most Influential Philosophers? Dutch art dealer is convinced that he owns the only portrait that Baruch Spinoza sat forWed, 17 Aug 2016 15:41:52 +0000Step Inside 12 of England's Most Beautiful Gardens Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:15:00 +0000Robotics Can Get Girls Into STEM, but Some Still Need Convincing lack of women leaders in STEM creates “a catch-22 death spiral.” Robotics teams try to change thatTue, 16 Aug 2016 18:42:05 +0000The History of the American West Gets a Much-Needed Rewrite, historians and filmmakers alike have been guilty of creating a mythologized version of the U.S. expansion to the westTue, 16 Aug 2016 16:58:14 +0000Give it Up, Sneaky Males: These Lady Fish Have You Outwitted ocellated wrasses have developed a surprising trick to control who fathers their offspringTue, 16 Aug 2016 15:02:53 +0000 Smithsonian Researchers Uncover Extinct, Ancient River Dolphin Fossil Hiding in Their Own Collections, paleontologists don’t have to go into the field to discover a tantalizing new speciesTue, 16 Aug 2016 14:45:31 +0000Move Over, Community Gardens: Edible Forests Are Sprouting Up Across America new urban forests let you pick your own produce. But will the concept take root?Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Unusual Origins of Pink Lemonade’s a pretty scary story. It does involve clowns, after allTue, 16 Aug 2016 13:15:09 +0000A Secret Refuge for Elk Thought to Be Extinct many as 500,000 tule elk once roamed the coast of California, but they were hunted to extinction in the mid-1860s. Or so we thought... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:47:53 +0000Sports History Forgot About Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes, Two Black Olympians Who Never Got Their Shot to the one-two punch of racism and sexism, these two women were shut out of the hero’s treatment given to other athletesMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:43:30 +0000Long After Einstein, Cosmic Lensing Reaches Its Full Potential Hubble is taking advantage of Einstein’s theories to study the most distant galaxiesMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:34:04 +0000 Could This San Francisco Startup Transform Garbage Collecting? uses sensors and software to plot truck routes to empty only dumpsters that are fullMon, 15 Aug 2016 16:19:56 +0000This Scientist Seeks Out the Secret History of Other Worlds Zuber has spent her career enabling discoveries beyond Earth. She says the best is yet to comeMon, 15 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000John Muir's Transformative Climb Up Mt. Rainier 1880, John Muir boldly hiked to the icy summit of one of Washington State's most recognizable landmarksMon, 15 Aug 2016 14:43:13 +0000Rare Afghan Deer Endures Two Major Wars, Is Ultimate Survivor feared the endangered ungulate had gone locally extinct. The Bactrian deer proved them wrong Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:08:38 +0000Synchronized Swimming Has a History That Dates Back to Ancient Rome it reached the Olympics, the sport was a spectacle of the circus and vaudevilleFri, 12 Aug 2016 15:56:57 +0000These Letters Written by Famous Artists Reveal the Lost Intimacy of Putting Pen to Paper of the letters included in a new book provide snapshots of especially poignant moments in the lives of American artistsFri, 12 Aug 2016 14:30:01 +0000New Moon-Formation Theory Also Raises Questions About Early Earth new model of the impact that created the moon might upend theories about earth, tooFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:30:00 +0000These Microbe-Coated Seeds Could Help Us Thrive in a Dark, Dry Future Massachusetts-based startup is prepping for your basic apocalyptic scenarioFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:26:37 +0000The Solar Storm That Nearly Set the Cold War Ablaze radio interference from a 1967 solar storm spooked the U.S. military—and launched space weather forecastingFri, 12 Aug 2016 12:39:30 +0000Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at this Airport colony of 300,000 honey bees lives just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine pollution levelsFri, 12 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Six Places to Spot the World's Most Breathtaking Sand Dunes snow-white sand to dunes taller than the Empire State Building, the Sahara has nothing on these majestic desertsThu, 11 Aug 2016 20:05:02 +0000These Ridiculously Long-Lived Sharks Are Older Than the United States, and Still Living It Up lifespans of these marine methuselahs may double those of oldest living tortoises, a creative dating method finds Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:00:03 +0000Google Thinks These 20 Teenagers Could Change Our World for the Better kids from around the globe have created innovative new technologies, from malaria-testing apps to water-saving agriculture systemsThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:33:56 +0000Growing Hops in Abandoned Lots? Pittsburgh Will Drink to That city's craft breweries may soon be able to make truly local beerThu, 11 Aug 2016 16:10:22 +0000Soil Has a Microbiome, Too unique mix of microbes in soil has a profound effect on which plants thrive and which ones dieThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Media Learned Nothing After Misreporting the Reagan Assassination Attempt the shooter John Hinckley returns to life outside of imprisonment, it’s worth looking back at every thing the media got wrong that day Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:23:40 +0000The Real Way Komodo Dragons Kill Prey dragons aren't physically built to chase after their preyThu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Babe Ruth Hit a Home Run With Celebrity Product Endorsements Great Bambino was one of the first athletes to be famous enough to require a publicity agent to handle his affairsWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:18:39 +0000Could This Painless Brain Stimulation Help Treat Depression and Alzheimer's? researchers have shown that transcranial alternating current stimulation can help improve memoryWed, 10 Aug 2016 17:37:58 +0000Go Deep: 5 Places on Earth to See Seriously Old Rocks geology "in action"—or at least as action-packed as rocks can be—at these five spotsWed, 10 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +000010 New Ways to Use Drones fighting wildfires to coaching people on their tennis game, the aerial devices are becoming a tool of choiceWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:33:14 +0000The Perseid Meteor Shower Looks Even More Beautiful When You Know Where It Comes From streak across the sky is a fragment of the original material of our solar systemWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:30:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? cling to the idea that the beasts of the field could help to make earthquakes predictable, but prognosticators they are not Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000How This Giant 65,000-Ton Vessel Carries Larger Ships is a 732-foot-long, 180-foot-wide transport vessel able to haul some of the world's heaviest cargo across the globeWed, 10 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Six National Parks That Are Best Explored by Boat wildlife to forgotten forts, the water is the place to be at many of America's national parksWed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000Seven Gorgeous Waterfalls to Chase in Taiwan, records and golden water make these majestic falls a can't-missTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:41:35 +0000What You Don’t Know About Olympian Tommie Smith’s Silent Gesture simple act of civil disobedience, thrusting a black-gloved fist in the air, produced shock waves across the nationTue, 09 Aug 2016 16:08:54 +00003D Print Your Own Breakfast team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one timeTue, 09 Aug 2016 15:50:37 +0000What Happened in the Seconds, Hours, Weeks After the Dino-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth? Cretaceous forecast: Tsunamis, a deadly heat pulse, and massive cooling.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Opening the Space Race to the Entire World new era of collaboration and affordable technology has scientists across the globe sending spacecraft into outer spaceTue, 09 Aug 2016 13:34:52 +0000Why Is This Lizard Doing Push-Ups? lizards have an interesting technique of performing upper body workouts to get the attention of their potential matesTue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Today’s Smooth-Running Horses May Owe Their Genetics to the Vikings have determined the likely origin for the "gaitkeeper" gene, which controls gaitedness in horsesMon, 08 Aug 2016 18:23:45 +0000How Chuck Taylor Taught America How to Play Basketball shoe-in for the first ever basketball game in the Olympics, Converse All Stars have a long history both in and out of sportMon, 08 Aug 2016 17:41:08 +0000Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rush decades after the Klondike Gold Rush, Chaplin recast the hardships of prospectors as comedyMon, 08 Aug 2016 17:39:21 +0000How Climate Change Will Transform the National Parks’ Iconic Animals and Plants changes may force park managers to choose which species will live, and which will dieMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:06:36 +0000Seismic Slowdowns Could Warn of Impending Earthquakes "earthquake machine" in the lab is helping scientists understand what goes on just before a quakeMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:01:00 +0000Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors new findings put a wrench in conservation of one of the world's rarest birdsMon, 08 Aug 2016 14:01:00 +0000The Insanely Ambitious and Corrupt Plot to Grow L.A. 1898, the mayor of Los Angeles, Fred Eaton, came up with an audacious plan to drive up the value of local real estateMon, 08 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Humans Have Promoted the Reef Shark to Apex Predator these diverse predators ended up getting all the creditFri, 05 Aug 2016 19:36:04 +0000The Double Eagle Investigation after all double eagles were supposedly destroyed, the Secret Service traces the reappearance of two of the rare coins back to a deal with a jewelerFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:31:48 +0000A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland’s Melting Ice thought the frozen earth would keep it safely hidden. They were wrongFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:35:46 +0000This Sculpture Is Controlled by Live Honeybees Wolfgang Buttress collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to create a giant, metallic hiveFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:18:31 +0000Visit the Original Lorax Tree in Dr. Seuss's San Diego out these Seuss-related sites in Theodore Geisel's adopted hometownFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +0000Death Valley: One of the Most Extreme Places on Earth 1913, temperatures in Death Valley reached a world-record high of 134 degrees FahrenheitFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Indochinese Leopard Is Down to Just a Few Lives threatened cats now occupy just 8 percent of their historic range in Cambodia, new population estimate findsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:09:13 +0000Defying Critics, Paleontologist Paul Olsen Looks for Hidden Answers Behind Mass Extinctions a childhood spent discovering fossils to tangling over questions of ancient life and death, this scientist constantly pushes the boundaries.Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:03:25 +0000Japan's Most Mouthwatering Dishes Are Made of Plastic <i>sampuru</i>, the art of mind-blowingly realistic fake foodThu, 04 Aug 2016 17:01:52 +0000The Ocean's Great Garbage Patches Might Have Exit Doors isn't destined to swirl in the ocean forever; new models show it eventually washes up on shore.Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:08:03 +0000In the Canary Islands, Tiny El Hierro Strives for Energy Independence photojournalist goes behind the scenes at a hybrid power station that could help the island reach its goal to be powered entirely by renewablesThu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000What It’s Like to Light the Olympic Cauldron, retired Olympian Rafer Johnson carries a powerful legacy that honors the pride and spirit of the gamesThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:36:53 +0000What Is a Rattlesnake's Rattle Actually Made Of? time rattlesnakes shed their skin, a scale remains behind which, in time, becomes the infamous rattleThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Rare Wolf or Common Coyote? It Shouldn't Matter, But It Does concept of species is flawed, but it still has a huge bearing on conservation policyWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:47:10 +0000Richer Homes Are Also Richer in Biodiversity find that wealthier neighborhoods sport a greater diversity of bugsWed, 03 Aug 2016 16:44:23 +0000The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics for cheating and bribery in the Olympics of Ancient Greece could include fines, public flogging and statewide bans from competitionWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:27:29 +0000Technology for the Poor Should Help, Not Hurt: An Interview With MIT's Cauam Cardoso PhD candidate is working on ways to systematically evaluate new technologies for the developing worldWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0000How to Visit the Florida Keys Like a NASA Aquanaut prepare for space, astronauts spend some time under the seaWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:10:11 +0000The Amazing Rise of Parliament's First Female Member Nancy Astor's husband gave up his seat in British parliament, she decided to run in his placeWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:36:25 +0000What Does a Beer Historian Do? American History museum’s latest job opening made headlines. But what does the job actually entail?Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:47:03 +0000Solving a Mystery of Mammoth Proportions freshwater sealed the demise of the St. Paul woolly mammoths, and could still pose a threat todayTue, 02 Aug 2016 18:09:05 +0000A Neuroscientist Tells You What’s Wrong With Your Brain Burnett’s new book, Idiot Brain, explains why your mind evolved to thwart you Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:48:08 +0000Why the Universe Is Becoming More Habitable universe is far more welcoming to life today than it was when microbes on Earth arose—and will only grow more soMon, 01 Aug 2016 19:50:46 +0000When Frogs Pull the Curtain: The Benefits of Mating in Secret's new curator of frogs explains why some frogs seek privacy when they mateMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:35:50 +0000Is Sustainable Trash-Burning a Load of Rubbish? experts say it lets us get away with producing more and more garbage. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five Ways National Parks Are Embracing Technology phones and other screens don't have to detract from the park experienceMon, 01 Aug 2016 15:42:28 +0000Director Guillermo del Toro Shares the Monsters in His Closet With the Public filmmaker talks about artifacts from his collection that are featured in the LACMA's new exhibition, <i>At Home with Monsters</i> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:26:23 +0000How the Abduction of Patty Hearst Made Her an Icon of the 1970s Counterculture new book places a much-needed modern-day lens on the kidnapping that captivated the nationMon, 01 Aug 2016 15:08:49 +0000On a Deep Dive in a Custom-Built Submarine, a New Species of Scorpionfish Is Discovered Smithsonian scientist dives deep to a coral reef and finds much to discoverMon, 01 Aug 2016 14:03:04 +0000Back to Basics: Saving Water the Old-Fashioned Way the world, communities are reviving old ways of saving or storing water—with promising resultsMon, 01 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000How the American Civil War Built Egypt’s Vaunted Cotton Industry and Changed the Country Forever battle between the U.S. and the Confederacy affected global trade in astonishing waysMon, 01 Aug 2016 12:27:16 +0000These Sleek, Sexy Cars Were All Inspired By Fish’ve heard about the Stingray, but what about the Bionic Boxfish? Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:11:24 +0000Learn to Be a Viking (Without the Pillaging) in Ribe, Denmark back in time in this Viking villageFri, 29 Jul 2016 18:10:04 +0000Bulldogs Are Dangerously Unhealthy, But There May Not Be Enough Diversity in Their Genes to Save Them we loved this dog into a genetic bindFri, 29 Jul 2016 16:26:02 +0000To Uncover Earth’s Origins, Scientists Must Look Beyond It to study the other planetary bodies in our solar system could help solve the mystery of how our own came to be.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:32:57 +0000Fighting Fake Pharmaceuticals with Tiny, Edible Bar Codes have created bar codes so small they can be embedded in medications, creating a tool to combat the global problem of drug fraudFri, 29 Jul 2016 12:54:27 +0000Being a Deep Space Astronaut Could Be Bad for Your Hearthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com astronauts have died from cardiovascular problems at a much higher rate than other astronauts. Why?Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:13:36 +0000Must the Molecules of Life Always be Left-Handed or Right-Handed? are on Earth, but life on other planets could play by different rulesThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:56:36 +0000Dive into a Pool of Sprinkles at the Museum of Ice Cream in New York your spoons—this delicious popup will melt in a monthThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:35:17 +0000Podcast: The Weird, Wild, Endangered Solenodon solenodon survived the impact that killed the dinosaurs, but after all that, we might be its downfall.Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000How to Regulate the Incredible Promise and Profound Power of Gene Drive Technology evolutionary ecologist argues that cutting-edge genetic research that could lead to species extinction should be handled with careThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:44:00 +0000From Playboy to Polar Bears: A Fashion Photographer’s Journey to Document Climate Science in Northernmost Alaska Mazza Ramsay traveled to Barrow, the northernmost town in the United States, to document life and research on the front lines of climate changeThu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:56 +0000How Do Smithsonian Curators Decide What to Collect at the Political Conventions? Smithsonian’s Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Jon Grinspan, it’s trying to guess what people of the future will want to know about 2016Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:55:34 +0000Watch: Hammerhead vs. Stingray hammerhead shark locates a stingray hiding beneath the ocean floor. Unnerved, the stingray makes a dash for freedom—but is it too late?Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:54:45 +0000The Future of Libraries lending books, the local institutions are training young journalists, renting garden plots and moreWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:41:17 +0000Sarah Winnemucca Devoted Her Life to Protecting Native Americans in the Face of an Expanding United States 19th-century visionary often found herself stuck between two culturesWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:22:34 +0000Photographing the Glory of Abandoned NASA Launch Padshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com new book captures key sites in space race historyWed, 27 Jul 2016 14:55:14 +0000The Only Time a Major Party Embraced a Third-Party Candidate for President Greeley was the choice of the splinter grip named the Liberal Republican Party and that of the DemocratsTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:22:40 +0000Meet the Man Who Dropped a Boulder on a Chrysler rebel sculptor Jimmie Durham's funny work is celebrated in the capital of the country he leftTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:56 +0000Is Donald Harvey the Most Prolific Serial Killer in America? Harvey, a mild-mannered hospital worker, called himself the "Angel of Death"Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:27:49 +0000All the Extremely Absurd Ways People Are Fighting Zika at the Rio Olympics facial masks, wearing Zika-proof uniforms and freezing sperm: Does any of this stuff actually work?Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:11:05 +0000Meet SwagBot, the Robot Cowboy That Can Herd and Monitor Cattle On Its Own of Sydney engineers have developed a four-wheeled robot to keep tabs on massive farms in Australia's outbackTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:49:51 +0000Forced Closer to Humans, Crocodiles Face Their Greatest Existential Threat armored reptiles have long been considered indestructible, but new threats are shifting the equationTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:45:40 +0000The Secret Meaning of Food in Art 17th-century drinking games and coded political messages in this unique food tour of the Metropolitan Museum's art collectionTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:40:20 +0000This Dutch Startup Is Making Bricks From Industrial Waste turns ceramic tiles and toilets, discarded glass and insulation into new, eco-friendly building materialsTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:33:25 +0000How Miraculous Microbes Help Us Evolve Better, Faster, Stronger yet crucial, our microbial partners add a gene-swapping plot twist to evolutionary theory Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Can the Art of Divination Help People Cope With Climate Anxiety? Brooklyn-based artist strives to create emotional connections with the looming threat of climate change.Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:10:39 +0000The Tiny World of Glacier Microbes Has an Outsized Impact on Global Climate living on glaciers collectively cover an area the size of New Hampshire—and they could have a big influence on global climateMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The History of Women Presidents in Film the science-fiction genre was the first to imagine a female commander-in-chiefMon, 25 Jul 2016 15:24:43 +0000What Is Eskimo Ice Cream? Not your typical summer dessertMon, 25 Jul 2016 11:20:44 +0000Does 'The Last Supper' Really Have a Hidden Meaning? the painting actually contain a message from Leonardo?Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:02:43 +0000The Only Place on the Appalachian Trail Where You Can See Wild Ponies than 100 ponies roam free on the slopes of Virginia's highest peakFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:44:16 +0000Metaphorically Speaking, Your Nervous System is a Dictatorship Except when it's an oligarchy. Or a democracy. Or all three.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:22:05 +0000Are We Close to Having a Blood Test That Detects Cancer? research into "liquid biopsies" is promising, but there's still not proof they can find cancer in a healthy personFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:50:57 +0000Star Trek ’s Simon Pegg on Making an Alien Franchise Less Alienatinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com actor/co-writer behind the new film envisions Star Trek as “the ultimate expression of humanity’s potential.”Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:27:10 +0000How You Wound Up Playing <em>The Oregon Trail</em> in Computer Class the 1970s to 1990s, the government-owned Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium dominated the educational software market with more than 300 gamesFri, 22 Jul 2016 15:12:57 +0000Podcast: Our Food, Our Selves is a focal point for understanding broader environmental problems. In this podcast, we learn how food buyers are influenced in surprising ways.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Egyptian Pharaoh With the Biggest Ego little is known about Khufu, the pharaoh who oversaw the Great Pyramid's construction, vicious rumors about him persist todayFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:36:27 +0000How to Avoid the Pitfalls in the Politics of Graphic Messaging director of the National Portrait Gallery offers a few pointers on how to acquire visual intelligenceThu, 21 Jul 2016 18:31:47 +0000Forget Bees: This Bird Has the Sweetest Deal With Honey-Seeking Humans effectiveness of the honeyguide call sheds light on why this golden relationship has stuck around so longThu, 21 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Essence of Alaska Lies Somewhere Between Myth and Reality Alaska native grapples with the meaning of his home stateThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:41:36 +0000Instead of Painkillers, Some Doctors Are Prescribing Virtual Reality reality therapy may be medicine's newest frontier, as VR devices become better and cheaperThu, 21 Jul 2016 15:25:13 +0000Chew on This: Powerful Jaws Fueled a Jurassic Herbivore Boom, not flowers, might be the key to the duckbills’ successThu, 21 Jul 2016 14:47:25 +0000How Did a Grizzly Bear Get on California's Flag? more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, a chain of events led to the Bear Flag RevoltThu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Enduring Climate Legacy of Mauna Loa years after a trailblazing climate scientist scaled its heights, the Hawaii-based observatory remains essentialWed, 20 Jul 2016 20:22:37 +0000Check Out the Lunar Dust That Still Lingers On Neil Armstrong’s Gloves http://www.smithsonianmag.com historic artifacts come out of the cold, but only for a year.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:54:46 +0000Meet the Brilliant Apollo Mastermind You’ve Never Heard Of http://www.smithsonianmag.com quiet presence, research engineer Bob Gilruth helped NASA send the first manned spaceflight to the moonWed, 20 Jul 2016 16:52:37 +0000How America's Public Parks Were Born how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the countryWed, 20 Jul 2016 15:20:48 +0000How Parasites Became So Popular new study finds that parasitism evolved independently 223 times. 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A panel of Smithsonian writers and curators suggest who's next.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:43:01 +0000The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica, some tour operators and cultural historians are calling attention to the country's little-known Jewish heritageThu, 07 Jul 2016 15:46:27 +0000If Telescopes Are Time Machines, the JWST Will Take Us the Furthest Back Yet James Webb Space Telescope promises to peer back into the making of the first galaxiesThu, 07 Jul 2016 14:40:49 +0000Ways to Avoid Losing Oxygen in a Submarine 1940, German U-boat commander Otto Kretschmer's submarine was under siege for hours and his crew grew tremendously stressedThu, 07 Jul 2016 13:07:39 +0000Lady Bird Johnson Wielded Power With a Delicate Touch First Lady was a trailblazer who flew under the radar as a quiet champion of Civil Rights and protecting the environmentWed, 06 Jul 2016 15:27:37 +0000It's Easy to Forget That Just Fifty Years Ago, Equality for Women Was a Strange Concept 50th anniversary of the National Organization for Women is at hand and it’s still personal—and politicalWed, 06 Jul 2016 15:14:36 +0000How a Young Jupiter Acted as Both Protector and Destroyer a boisterous older sibling, the gas giant both beat up and protected young EarthWed, 06 Jul 2016 14:46:37 +0000Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstood feared by humans, brown bears were once aggressively hunted in the contiguous U.S.Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:49:50 +0000Explore Frida Kahlo's Mexico City are four places with connections to the late Mexican artist to visit on her birthday, July 6, and beyond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:15:00 +0000The FarmBot Genesis Brings Precision Agriculture to Your Own Backyard by a team from California, this machine plants seeds, pulls weeds and waters plants individuallyTue, 05 Jul 2016 15:19:46 +0000Child Refugees Pose Unique Challenge for Mental Health Practitioners the crisis deepens, mental health experts move from questions of short-term survival to ones of longer-term rehabilitationTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:31:27 +0000The Sleepy Japanese Town Built Inside an Active Volcano’s been about 230 years since the last eruption killed half the population. But locals won't let the volcano dictate their futureTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:56:37 +0000It's Official: We Are Now in Orbit Around Jupiter a nerve-wracking entry, NASA spacecraft Juno successfully entered the gas giant's orbitTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:48:16 +0000One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel in California and China have discovered a new method for breaking polyethylene into liquid fuel and solid waxTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Harvard Professor Who Shot a Financial Titan and Fomented Anti-German Sentiment in a Pre-WWI America on July 4, 1915 learned the story of a would-be assassin who said he was trying to keep the U.S. out of the European conflictSat, 02 Jul 2016 12:08:21 +0000There’s a Lot More to This Basque Boat Than Meets the Eye lost story of the Basque heritage is just waiting to be discovered and could be revealed just by watching craftsmen rebuild an ancient whalerFri, 01 Jul 2016 18:40:02 +0000"Armenian Public Radio" Brings Nirvana Attitude to the Folklife Festival Armenian-American trio performs traditional folk songs with a modern American sensibilityFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:53 +0000Visit Canada's Jaw-Dropping National Parks for Free honor of Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, explore its spectacular parks gratisFri, 01 Jul 2016 14:16:12 +0000How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane? bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airportFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:29:54 +0000How Real-time Translation Apps and Online Tools Are Helping Refugees in Turkey Forge New Lives and the technology of exileFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:15:00 +0000Plastic is Forever: The Art of Mass Consumption International Bag Free Day, an intimate look at American mass consumption through the eyes of photographer Chris JordanFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Where’s the Debate on Francis Scott Key’s Slave-Holding Legacy? his lifetime, abolitionists ridiculed Key’s words, sneering that America was more like the “Land of the Free and Home of the Oppressed”Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurus did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing the penguinThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:43:14 +0000The Origin of the Coney Island Hot Dog Is a Uniquely American Story also have very little to do with the New York City amusement parkThu, 30 Jun 2016 18:25:21 +0000Do Insects Have Consciousness? new theory has scientists buzzingThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:40:43 +0000What's the Difference Between Invasive and Nonnative Species? Plus, More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:31:45 +0000A Maze of Palatial Icebergs Has Floated Into a Washington, D.C. Museum new exhibition touches on design, landscape architecture, the life of icebergs and climate changeThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:14:53 +0000The Pioneers of Video Game Technology Are About to Become the Stuff of History American History Museum's Lemelson Center will record 20 oral histories from early video game innovatorsThu, 30 Jun 2016 15:54:52 +0000How Roundup Ready Soybeans Rocked the Food Economy 1980s-era “gene gun” fired the shot heard around the worldThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:58:47 +0000Video: The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture and new technologies have given us more control and more power over our food than ever before. What's next?Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Proud Sea Lion Mom Shows Off Her New Pup in These Adorable Pictures From the Zoo, the 11-year-old sea lion gave birth on June 26; mother and pup are bonding and doing wellThu, 30 Jun 2016 12:21:54 +0000Discover Taipei's Local Hangouts from the Front Seat of an In-service Taxi along through this Taiwanese city's back alleys and far-flung neighborhoodsThu, 30 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Plan a Back-40 Getaway at One of These Four Exceptional Farm Stays an overnight adventure on a working farmThu, 30 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000Fraises Des Bois, the Best Strawberry You’ve Never Had strawberries are big, perfectly red, perfectly heart-shaped, and perfectly flavorless—at least compared with what they could beWed, 29 Jun 2016 19:30:41 +0000Catch the Spiffy New Look for the Hall that Houses The Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1 and Other Famous Flyers in time for its 40th birthday, the museum revamps its main exhibition hall and Star Trek "Enterprise" debuts Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:35:00 +0000Ten Great Moments in Aerospace Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com all about them in one trip to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space MuseumWed, 29 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000Unfortunately, Reducing Deforestation Isn’t Enough To Protect Amazon Biodiversity, wildfires and other human disturbances lead to species die-offs Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:59:50 +0000Why Twitter's "Poet Laureate" Has No Plans to Unmask His Real Identity tweets under the guise of @Brian_Bilston and uses the platform to reinvent the age-old form of writingWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:20:09 +0000Why Betty and Veronica Are the Real Stars of Riverdale a reboot of the classic Archie comics, the two female leads take chargeWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:12:13 +0000These Abandoned Buildings Are the Last Remnants of Liberia's Founding History world created by former slaves in Liberia was a cruel paradox for more than 150 yearsWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000What Is Bertsolaritza and Who Are the Basque Poets Who Know It? the Folklife Festival, be sure to catch the singing, improvisational poetry slam that’s keeping a language aliveWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:06:51 +0000The Residents of This Louisiana Island Are America's First "Climate Refugees" the sea levels rise, these photos provide a big picture view of a place losing the battle against climate changeWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000For More Than 100 Years, the U.S. Forced Navajo Students Into Western Schools. The Damage Is Still Felt Today Daniella Zalcman explores how native populations had a new nation foisted upon themWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000American Exiles: Leaving Home series of three photo essays explores how America has treated its own people in times of crisisWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000Shooting Penguins in the Falkland Islands to Save Them Neil Ever Osborne hopes that his work helps save the speciesWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000Studying the Climate of the Past Is Essential for Preparing for Today's Rapidly Changing Climate Smithsonian scientist explains why in the new Age of Humans, we must turn from crisis management to planet managementWed, 29 Jun 2016 14:37:50 +0000Sharks and Humans: A Love-Hate Story short history of our relationship with the ocean’s most intimidating fish Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:23:51 +0000Why People Abandon High-Tech Prosthetics Luke Skywalker prosthetic arm may strike the average user as less than sensationalWed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000