Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:44:16 +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 +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. But that number is actually surprisingly lowWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:19:00 +0000Were Ants the World's First Farmers? new study shows that a group of ants have been conducting a subsistence type of farming since shortly after the dinosaurs died outWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:10:41 +0000Should We Hate Poetry? was precisely because poetry wasn’t hated that Plato feared it, writes the Smithsonian’s senior historian David Ward, who loves poetryWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000What the Candidates (and Journalists) Can Learn From the 1948 Democratic Convention first time television was beamed into millions of homes meant that presidential politics would have to changeTue, 19 Jul 2016 16:34:05 +0000Please Touch the Art: This Artist Creates Tactile Portraits for the Blind Myers uses screws to make 3-D masterpieces for curious fingersTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:10:00 +0000The Incredible Things a Hammerhead's Nose Can Do hammerhead shark is capable of detecting a single drop of fish oil in a body of water equivalent to an Olympic-size swimming poolTue, 19 Jul 2016 03:46:11 +0000There’s No Wrong Way to Make a Tadpole (or Froglet) frogs, “vomit frogs” and foam-spewers reveal the glorious range of frog baby-making techniquesMon, 18 Jul 2016 17:23:06 +0000Why Chemicals in the U.S. Are Still “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” new chemical bill makes major strides, but doesn’t fix the root problemMon, 18 Jul 2016 16:02:00 +0000Meet Eight Young Energy Innovators With Ingenious Ideas community "solar gardens" to energy pellets made from coffee grounds to a phone-charging device that you plug into soilMon, 18 Jul 2016 15:42:15 +0000When the GOP Picked a Nominee for Vice President, Only to Be Rejected unrequited choice seemed utterly uninterested in the roleMon, 18 Jul 2016 14:28:41 +0000Move Over, Madagascar: This Island Has the World’s Greatest Concentration of Unique Mammals majority of them are found nowhere else on Earth, making Luzon is a biological treasure troveFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:42:01 +0000Mapping Rio's Favelas of the Olympics, Google and a Brazilian nonprofit have been recruiting locals to pinpoint businesses and other landmarks in the city's shantytownsFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:02 +0000Dinosaurs Literally Reshaped The Planet didn't just leave behind footprints and fossil bones—they also changed the landscapes in which they livedFri, 15 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Best Night Markets for Midnight Snacking in Taipei light on dinner, these magnificent markets add rich flavor to Taipei's nightlifeFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:32:43 +0000Americans Think National Parks Are Worth Way More Than We Spend On Them independent survey finds that although NPS's annual budget is around $3 billion, Americans are willing to pay much moreFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Taste-Testing the History of the Hamburger intrepid reporter cooked three different versions of the burger to uncover just when, exactly, the sandwich was inventedFri, 15 Jul 2016 12:10:20 +0000How the Key to the Bastille Ended Up in George Washington’s Possession gift from an old friend is one of Mount Vernon’s most fascinating objectsThu, 14 Jul 2016 18:06:26 +0000Defying Stereotypes, Ducklings Are as Clever as They Are Cute ducks understand abstract concepts such as sameness and difference with no training whatsoeverThu, 14 Jul 2016 18:03:27 +0000Few Artifacts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Still Exist. These Iron Blocks Help Tell That Gut-Wrenching Story profound symbol of the horrific conditions aboard a slave ship is the ballast used as a counterweight for human cargoThu, 14 Jul 2016 15:56:48 +0000When Did Today’s Whales Get So Big? recently than you might think, say scientists who scoured the fossil recordThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:57:39 +0000Gotta Catch ‘Em All on the National Mall Nadia Tyler, a security guard at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is collecting Pokémon creatures dailyWed, 13 Jul 2016 19:35:08 +0000Arm Day at the Gym Apparently Not a Thing for Newly Found, Tiny-Armed Dino out <i>T. rex</i> doesn’t have a copyright on those adorably awkward, itty-bitty armsWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:01:14 +0000Can You Put A Price Tag On Nature? Actually, Yes's what happens when you try to account for the monetary value of natureWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Fight for the "Right to Repair" have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting backWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:40:07 +0000New Schemes Pay You to Save Species—But Will They Work? being set up in the American West are taking a radical new approach: paying landowners to preserve animal habitat.Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Here's What Happens When Neuroscientists and Designers Team Up to Explain Scientific Research new interdisciplinary project results in a moving sculpture, an animated piece, a song that evolves and moreWed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Can There Be Real Estate on the Moon? Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist thinks a legal crisis is waiting for us on the surface of the moon.Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why We Pretend to Clean Up Oil Spills years after Deepwater Horizon spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we still have no idea what we're doingTue, 12 Jul 2016 20:02:51 +0000How Fetus Dissections in the Victorian Era Helped Shape Today’s Abortion Wars teaching us about disease and human development, they molded modern attitudes of the fetus as distinct entity from the motherTue, 12 Jul 2016 19:04:56 +0000What Gives "Seinfeld" Its Staying Power? a new book, pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong analyzes how the show about nothing changed everythingTue, 12 Jul 2016 18:33:52 +0000Six Monumental New Outdoor Art Installations to See This Summer the museum and head to one of these large-scale installations insteadTue, 12 Jul 2016 16:38:16 +0000Women Ruled the Floor When the GOP First Came to Cleveland 1924 Convention was the first to feature female delegates, and they made their presence knownTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:22:16 +0000Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on His Love of History, Youth Sports and Which Books Everyone Should Read basketball legend has always had a writer's touchMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:54 +0000These Paleo Pets Made Fossil Hunting Less Lonely the solitary hunt for bones, furry companions provide company, act as field assistants and sometimes even make the ultimate sacrificeMon, 11 Jul 2016 15:34:23 +0000The Brain-Freezing Science of the Slurpee than 60 years ago, a broken soda fountain led to this cool inventionMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:32:49 +0000For a Truly Authentic Alaskan Experience, Hop Aboard America's Last Flag-Stop Train off-the-grid homesteads and cabins, the Hurricane Turn train stops for anyone who flags it downFri, 08 Jul 2016 21:28:19 +0000Eskimo Yo-Yos, Muskox Knitting Yarn and Other Unique Gifts to Buy in Alaska Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:18:12 +0000Tide Shifts Against the Concept of a Keystone Species challenge a key ecological concept, ushering in a slightly-more democratic era for tide pools everywhereFri, 08 Jul 2016 18:29:15 +0000The Colonial Settlement That Vanished Into Thin Air entire colony of English settlers disappeared from Roanoke Island, just outside North Carolina's Outer BanksFri, 08 Jul 2016 15:32:49 +0000Podcast: Does Anybody Even Care About the Arctic Anymore? week's episode of Warm Regards asks why our coldest region has gotten the cold shoulderFri, 08 Jul 2016 15:10:46 +0000Where and How to (Safely) Bear Watch in Alaska à la <i>Revenant</i> are a statistical blip. An Alaska expert outlines the dos and don'ts of sharing wilderness with the state's 133,000 bearsFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:48:46 +0000 The World Is Finally Ready to Understand Romaine Brooks early 20th-century artist, Brooks was long marginalized, her work overlooked, in part because of her fluid sexual and gender identityFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:32:33 +0000Study Says Earth's Plate Tectonics May Be Just a Phase models suggest that earth's plates could grind to a halt in about five billion years.Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat a bicycle mister to ice energy, here are a few innovative ways for cooling downFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Sorry, Tiger Dudes: Your Ladies Are Faking It’s tigresses may be feigning interest in sex as the result of shrinking habitat and overlapping territoriesFri, 08 Jul 2016 12:42:51 +0000Photographer Captures the Enduring Grandeur of the Steinway Piano Factory Payne's new book strikes a chordFri, 08 Jul 2016 11:45:00 +0000The Heiress to a Gun Empire Built a Mansion Forever Haunted by the Blood Money That Built It Winchester inherited a fortune and used it to construct a mysterious mansion in northern CaliforniaThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:08:08 +0000<em>Wired</em> Founder Kevin Kelly On the Technologies That Will Dominate Our Future optimistic futurist says we'll share more, own less and spend far more time on our devicesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:10:46 +0000Awkward Robots Show How Tails Propelled First Land Walkers to New Heights 3D-printed bot designed to move like amphibious fish suggests that the first land animals needed tails to climb slippery slopesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Most Diverse Neighborhood in the U.S. May Surprise You housing and job opportunities have brought people from all over the world to Mountain View, AlaskaThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:31:27 +0000Tracing Alaska's Russian Heritage onion domes to tsarist-era Russian dialects, evidence of the Russian colonialism remainsThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:31:24 +0000Guide to Awesome: 14 Reasons to Visit Alaska Now the tallest North American peak to the world’s largest bears, Alaska is home to unparalleled experiencesThu, 07 Jul 2016 17:30:30 +0000Which Great American Should Be Immortalized With the Next Big Broadway Musical?<em>Hamilton</em> has caught the nation's attention. 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 +0000The Inside Story of How a Nazi Plot to Sabotage the U.S. War Effort Was Foiled Edgar Hoover’s FBI took the credit, but it was really only because of a German defector that the plans were blownTue, 28 Jun 2016 18:23:55 +0000No, a Mitochondrial "Eve" Is Not the First Female in a Species latest story about a sperm whale “Eve” shows how people misunderstand the evolutionary term. Fear not: we can clarify.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:12:38 +0000These Adorable Rescue Dogs Lead Truffle Hunting Tours in Australia's Majura Valley Australian farmer trains these abandoned canines to sleuth out a gourmet delicacyTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:23:19 +0000A Bold New History of the Battle of the Somme generals have long been seen as the bunglers of the deadly conflict, but a revisionist look argues that a U.S. general was the real donkeyTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:44:13 +0000Novelist Edna O'Brien Explores the True Nature of Evil for her books about love, the writer might finally win a Nobel Prize for something darkerTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:30 +0000Childhood Leukemia Was Practically Untreatable Until Dr. Don Pinkel and St. Jude Hospital Found a Cure half century ago, a young doctor took on a deadly form of cancer—and the scientific establishmentTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:24 +0000History Forgot This Rogue Aristocrat Who Discovered Dinosaurs and Died Penniless fallen into shadow, the Romania-born Baron Franz Nopcsa was a groundbreaking scientist, adventurer -- and would-be kingTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:19 +0000How Augmented Reality Will Change How You Buy Furniture to a new Google 3D technology named Tango, mobile devices will be able to insert virtual images into a real placeTue, 28 Jun 2016 14:23:54 +0000The Best Caribbean Island You’ve Never Heard Of tropical paradise is packed with lush landscapes and secret pleasuresMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:01 +0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airports airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport's infrastructureMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:13:32 +0000Mama Bears Use Humans To Keep Their Cubs Safe mating season, humans might stress female bears out, but male bears stress them out moreMon, 27 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000Stop 'Naming and Shaming' Polluted Cities. It Doesn't Work calling out 'Most polluted cities' sometimes backfiresMon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Discovery of a Roman Gladiator School Brings the Famed Fighters Back to Life in Austria, the archaeological site is providing rich new details about the lives and deaths of the arena combatantsMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:46:49 +0000Podcast: "Warm Regards" and the Challenge of Humanizing Climate Change Eric Holthaus and others seek the bright side of an often gloomy conversationMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:42:52 +0000Steven Spielberg on Why He Made The BFG director talks about the new adaptation, the cast and having John Williams compose the score of the filmMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:05:31 +0000The Surprising History of the Infographic iterations saved soldiers' lives, debunked myths about slavery and helped Americans settle the frontierMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Fantastic Mr. Dahl British author’s world—antic, subversive, wildly inventive and monstrously humane—returns to the screen in Steven Spielberg’s <i>The BFG</i>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000“Weak Lensing” Helps Astronomers Map the Mass of the Universe making galaxies a little bit brighter, it points the way to elusive galaxies and lets us detect that most mysterious of substances: dark matterMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:43:12 +0000How the Nazis “Normalized” Anti-Semitism by Appealing to Children new museum and exhibit explore the depths of the hatred toward Europe’s JewsMon, 27 Jun 2016 13:13:07 +0000Some Ancient Insects Wore the Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselves amber specimens show that insects have been mastering the art of disguise for 100 million yearsFri, 24 Jun 2016 18:05:17 +0000A Canadian Company's Quest To Turn Air Pollution Into Fuel Carbon Engineering has opened a prototype plant in Squamish, British Columbia, that captures carbon dioxide emissionsFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:26:05 +0000These Are Some of the Weirdest Ways Paleontologists Find Fossils you pee on them, sometimes you’re just trying to get away from other paleontologists. Here are the discovery stories scientists won’t tell youFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:09:27 +0000Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Lives disease researchers should be using museum collections to fight newly discovered pathogensFri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Honeybees are the Stars at New York City’s Coolest Field Trip are buzzing about world’s largest rooftop soil farmFri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000See the Gutenberg Bible, 32,000 3D Mechanical Puzzles and a Lock of Edgar Allen Poe’s Hair at This Rare Library is a credential at Indiana University Library’s Lilly LibraryThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:02:35 +0000Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place seashore used to be a scary place, then it became a place of respite and vacation. What happened?Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:34:06 +0000Why We're Giving People 20 Percent Doses of the Yellow Fever Vaccine stores in Africa have repeatedly been depleted. The WHO's decision to allow mini-doses reflects a precarious—and cyclical—shortageWed, 22 Jun 2016 19:32:34 +0000Nine Northern Italian Destinations to Visit After You View Christo's "Floating Piers" and historical treasures abound near Lake Iseo Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:16:23 +0000How Photography Shaped America's National Parks M. Allen explores how conservation and consumerism have impacted America's natural heritageWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:09:15 +0000The Origins of the Term "Affirmative Action" words trace all the way back to employment law from the early 20th centuryWed, 22 Jun 2016 17:53:41 +0000The Revolutionary War Patriot Who Carried This Gunpowder Horn Was Fighting for Freedom—Just Not His Own Simbo, an African-American patriot, fought for his country's liberty and freedom even as a large population remained enslavedWed, 22 Jun 2016 16:36:54 +0000How Realistic Is the Shark Science in "The Shallows"? ask shark expert Chris Lowe whether the science in the upcoming shark thriller has any teeth. Beachgoers: You're welcome.Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:00:44 +0000This Is Martha, the World's Last Known Passenger Pigeon, was the last passenger pigeon to ever flyWed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Global Price of Invasive Species U.S. and China pose the greatest threat as exporters of invasive species, but other countries have more to loseTue, 21 Jun 2016 18:47:51 +0000Immerse Yourself in Italian Cuisine at These Eight Cooking Schools local women to world-renowned chefs, here's a delicious way to get in touch with your inner ItalianTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:10:18 +0000Did Atlantis Really Have Indoor Plumbing? 1967, archeologists discovered Akrotiri. It may be the missing city of Atlantis, as well as the origin of the modern toiletTue, 21 Jun 2016 15:33:39 +0000This Painting Shows What It Might Look Like When Zika Infects a Cell S. Goodsell's watercolor-and-ink artworks use the latest research to illustrate viruses, proteins and moreTue, 21 Jun 2016 14:25:55 +0000Diamonds Illuminate the Origins of Earth's Deepest Oceans could be the key to where our water came from, and what that means for finding life on other planetsTue, 21 Jun 2016 13:07:03 +0000In a Historic First, a Large Collection of Islamic Qur'ans Travels This Fall to the U.S. art of the ancient Qur'an is showcased with the loan of some 48 manuscripts and folios from Istanbul, Turkey, and on view at the SmithsonianTue, 21 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The One Place JFK Felt He Could Be Alone the midst of the biggest crises of his presidency, John F. Kennedy always knew there was one place he could go to collect his thoughts aloneMon, 20 Jun 2016 20:51:29 +0000Will Medicine Survive the Anthropocene? to ten percent of major drugs contain plant-derived ingredients, but a warming world could put those—and other medicines—at riskMon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000Will Skyscrapers of the Future Be Built From Wood? cross-laminated timber might become the newest trend in urban architectureMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:33:15 +0000Relive 'Don Quixote' With a Trip Through Miguel de Cervantes’ Spain at windmills for the 400th anniversary of the author's deathMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:13:52 +0000Nine Days of a Sailor-Scholar’s Life Aboard the Canoe Circumnavigating the Globe Smithsonian expert learns the hard-knock lessons of when to be quiet and how to take a poopMon, 20 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Podcast: On the Way to Peak Phosphorus this episode of Generation Anthropocene, we dive into one of the most underappreciated elements on the periodic tableFri, 17 Jun 2016 18:45:05 +0000The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Bollywood the history of Mumbai's iconic "cut-to" Switzerland shotFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:48:24 +0000It's a Global Solstice Party and You're Invited artist Charlie Morrow organized artists and scientists from around the Earth to celebrate the solsticeFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:04:34 +0000From Lack Of Diversity To Lack Of Funding, Seed Banks Face a World Of Challenges banks are meant to protect biodiversity, yet they themselves are in need of protectionFri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became a Place of Horror Confederate Civil War prisoner camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was an utter nightmare for the many soldiers held withinFri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Mike Collins on the Moon, Mars and Handling Apollo Hoaxershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com"I’ll see a nice moon, and say, 'Hey, that looks good.' Then I’ll say, 'Oh shit, I went up there one time!'"Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:19:43 +0000For Rolling Stones Fans, This Book Is a Dream Come True and author Rich Cohen first covered the Stones on tour in the 90s. Now he revisits that trip and the band’s epic historyThu, 16 Jun 2016 18:17:20 +0000These Eclectic Images Reveal Taiwan's Many Moods highlight from our photo contest: Local photographer Yingting Shih captures surprising and unique moments in his travelsThu, 16 Jun 2016 16:49:40 +0000Sadly, “Ankylosaur Fight Club” Is Probably Wishful Thinking armor may have had more to do with communication than combatThu, 16 Jun 2016 15:09:50 +0000What Will Future Monuments in the Nation's Capital Look Like? times and tastes leave little room for monolithic marble on the Mall Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:51:48 +0000The World's First Camels Roamed...South Dakota? Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animalsThu, 16 Jun 2016 12:22:27 +0000A New Museum Is Bringing Relics of the Revolutionary War Into Public View for the First Time in Decades to open next year in Philadelphia, the museum will immerse visitors into the time when the American colonies became the United StatesThu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Hunting Lost Worlds in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin geology tour with Kirk Johnson, Director of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, and Will Clyde, a geology professor at University of New HampshireWed, 15 Jun 2016 18:53:54 +0000Amazon's Jeff Bezos Honored at Citizenship Ceremony Smithsonian awarded the internet mogul during a ceremony welcoming newly naturalized citizens Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:46:12 +0000Something Super Cool Just Turned Up in Your Digital Toolbox Smithsonian unveils a game-changing online tool designed to empower anyone to discover and use digital museum resourcesWed, 15 Jun 2016 18:45:46 +0000Rare 'Family Guy' Mammal Dads Give Us All Something to Strive For’s give a Father’s Day shout-out to mammal dads who put family first—and benefit themselves as wellWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:45:23 +0000How the Lowly Mosquito Helped America Win Independence blood-sucking insect has played a leading role in the rise and fall of empires throughout historyWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:34:49 +0000Diamond Planets Might Have Hosted Earliest Life new study pushes back the earliest date that extraterrestrial life might, maybe, could appear; if so, it'd be on planets made of diamondWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:26:10 +0000Muhammad Ali's Brother on Racism and the Medal Myth fresh from his Olympic win, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was turned away from a restaurant in his hometown that didn't serve African AmericansWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:12 +0000A Recently Acquired Hot-Air Balloon Reminds a Smithsonian Curator of Another Tale of Ballooning Adventure the Udvar-Hazy Center this weekend, see the Smithsonian’s new modern hot-air balloonWed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000With Her Ultrasound Broadcast on Facebook, the Zoo's Orangutan Is Confirmed Pregnant female named Batang should deliver her new infant in mid-SeptemberTue, 14 Jun 2016 19:20:46 +0000A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built in Two Years during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sightTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:04:46 +0000Smithsonian to Partner with Victoria and Albert Museum to Open a London Gallery the U.S. museum and research complex originally funded by Englishman James Smithson, the announcement brings the 19th-century gift full circleTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:52:09 +0000The Frog Kamasutra Gains a Chapter, Thanks to Camera-Wielding Biologists newly described sexual position for frogs could mean one giant leap for frog conservationistsTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:50:15 +0000The Deadly Lake Where 75 Percent of the World's Lesser Flamingos Are Born Natron will kill a human, but flamingos breed on its salty waterTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:31:50 +0000Architects Reimagine Detroit new exhibition in Venice showcases how 12 teams would reinvent four sites in Detroit badly in need of faceliftsTue, 14 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era and not-so-subtle reminders of a time when local and state laws forced racial segrationMon, 13 Jun 2016 17:50:20 +0000The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Crater happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis? The answer may be the island of Santorini...all of itMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:43:12 +0000Andrew Brennen Believes Education Reform Begins With a Simple Question UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore has been traveling the country asking students, "What would you change about your school?"Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:12:42 +0000Even in 'Pristine' National Parks, the Air's Not Clear cleaning it up might take centuriesMon, 13 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 in a Century the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers downFri, 10 Jun 2016 15:53:51 +0000Could This New Armband Prevent Thousands of Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Each Year? CEO Campbell Macdonald describes his cloud-connected wearable that detects high-voltage areasFri, 10 Jun 2016 15:51:36 +0000Visit Seven Storybook Castles in Germany magnificent structures are straight out of a fairy taleFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:23:55 +0000Walker Evans Wrote the Story of America With His Camera of the greatest historians of 20th-century America was a man who used his camera to stare, pry, listen, and eavesdropFri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000How the Largest Flying Bird of All Time Stayed Airborne a 24-foot wingspan, how did the prehistoric Pelagornis sandersi, the largest known flying bird of all time, manage to fly so well?Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:10:10 +0000The Summer of Nantucket’s Sublime Sea Serpent travels fast in small towns — especially when it involves huge footprints of a rumored mythical creatureThu, 09 Jun 2016 19:27:45 +0000Iceland Carbon Capture Project Quickly Converts Carbon Dioxide Into Stone than 95 percent of gas injected into the ground precipitated out as harmless carbonate, scientists calculateThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:01:00 +0000Smithsonian's Wildflower: The Illustrious Life of the Naturalist Who Chronicled America's Native Flora life and legacy of renowned Smithsonian illustrator Mary Vaux Walcott goes beyond the works that she createdThu, 09 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000How a Museum Cancelling a Controversial Mapplethorpe Exhibition Changed My Life an intern at the Corcoran, I suddenly understood the power of artThu, 09 Jun 2016 12:34:38 +0000When the Painting Is Also Poetry sublime new show honors the Chinese tradition of the ‘Three Perfections’—poetry, painting and calligraphyThu, 09 Jun 2016 11:35:29 +0000Podcast: How Humans Caused Mass Extinctions Thousands of Years Ago have been the dominant species for longer than thoughtWed, 08 Jun 2016 20:00:41 +0000Way More Fish Can Make Their Own Light Than We Thought evolved a whopping 27 separate times among finned fishes living in the open oceanWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:01:37 +0000The “Hobbit” Lineage May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought new find hints that the short-statured hominins could have been living in Indonesia over a half a million years earlier than previous estimatesWed, 08 Jun 2016 17:01:00 +0000How One Woman Helped End Lunch Counter Segregation in the Nation’s Capital Church Terrell’s court case demanded the district’s “lost laws” put an end to racial discrimination in dining establishmentsWed, 08 Jun 2016 16:46:00 +0000The World's First Computer May Have Been Used To Tell Fortunes have decoded more writing on the 2,000-year-old Antikythera mechanism and found it may have an astrological purposeWed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000Did Deforestation Contribute to Zika's Spread? is growing that deforestation causes disease outbreaks by changing animal carriers' behavior.Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:12:29 +0000Using Virtual Reality To Walk in the Shoes of Someone With Alzheimer's British nonprofit has launched an app that simulates life with the neurodegenerative diseaseWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:54:30 +0000The Smithsonian Gets Experimental and Field-Tests a New Forum for Bringing Artists to the Public Two-Day Festival in the historic Arts & Industries Building brings community, artists and scholars together for a “Culture Lab”Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000What the Politics of Andrew Jackson’s Era Can Tell Us About Today correspondent Steve Inskeep speaks about his book <em>Jacksonland</em> and what it says about America’s democratic traditionWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Rise of Ocean Optimism news of little wins for the environment fuels hope.Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Since the Late Pleistocene Humans Were Already Radically Transforming the Earth new study suggests that trying to return habitats to a non human-impacted environment might not be realistic Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Spacecraft Just Measured Movement Less Than the Width of an Atom successful results pave the way for a future mission that could detect low-frequency gravity wavesTue, 07 Jun 2016 16:42:49 +0000Scientists May Be Able To Pack All Your Medications Into One "Personalized" Pill nine other things you never thought could be made on a 3D printerTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:29:22 +0000The 29 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals of 2016 out and enjoy the summer sun—we've compiled a list of the best ways to enjoy the summer splendor across North AmericaTue, 07 Jun 2016 13:01:24 +0000These Drone-Lit Photos of the American West Are Straight Out of a Science Fiction Novel Reuben Wu casts new light on a familiar worldTue, 07 Jun 2016 12:53:46 +0000Herbert Hoover's Hidden Economic Acumen an Awful President's Secret Strength Could Teach Today's Financial Leaders About CapitalismTue, 07 Jun 2016 12:18:28 +0000Science Proves Electric Eels Can Leap From Water to Attack confirm the curious case of eels striking animals above the water's surfaceMon, 06 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000Martin Puryear’s Hometown Retrospective Brings the World Renowned Artist Back to His Roots treks to Africa, Scandinavia and Japan, Puryear’s works go on display at the Smithsonian, where he first developed his curiosity for world culturesMon, 06 Jun 2016 18:23:59 +0000Taking a Closer Look at Global Water Shortages aim to identify truly "water stressed" areas and help policy-makers better plan for the futureMon, 06 Jun 2016 16:37:49 +0000Even in the Most Polluted Cities, You Can Exercise Outdoors (A Little) new model finds that the health benefits of outdoor exercise can outweigh the hazards of air pollution.Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:55:37 +0000Before There Was “Hamilton,” There Was “Burr” Gore Vidal’s book never became a hit on Broadway, the novel helped create the public personae of Alexander Hamilton’s nemesisMon, 06 Jun 2016 13:07:06 +0000There’s a Bunch of Animals at the Zoo this Summer Made Out of Ocean Garbage whimsical, the sculptures drive home the message that there’s a whole lot of trash washing ashoreMon, 06 Jun 2016 12:03:07 +0000A Letter Written by Charles Darwin, Twice Stolen, Returns to the Smithsonian being snatched by an intern in the mid 1970s, the missive written by the scientist returns to WashingtonFri, 03 Jun 2016 19:08:29 +0000See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum's hard to look, and hard to look away, at this unique, and medically valuable, collection of wax blisters, hives and soresFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:23:28 +0000Six Critically Acclaimed African Artists Explore the Dimensions and Complexities of Time more abstract than seconds, minutes and hours, time in the hands of artists becomes even more perplexingFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:07:29 +0000An Elegant Tool Called Squidpop That Scientists Want to Crowdsource device is so easy to use, researchers are asking for a “squidpop blitz” for World Oceans DayFri, 03 Jun 2016 15:44:25 +0000How an Italian Immigrant Rolled Out the Radio Flyer Wagon Across America generations and 99 years later, the company is still flying highFri, 03 Jun 2016 15:12:48 +0000What Really Happened to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Ball? NBA expert has interviewed over 150 people in a quest to track down the ball used in Wilt Chamberlain's 1962 100-point gameFri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Dig Into the History of Food at the Supreme Court American History Museum and the Supreme Court Historical Society brought the justices together to share tales from the highest courtThu, 02 Jun 2016 19:41:14 +0000Studying Bacon Has Led One Smithsonian Scholar to New Insights on the Daily Life of Enslaved African-Americans Camp Bacon, a thinking person’s antidote to excess, historians, filmmakers and chefs gather to pay homage to the hog and its culinary renownThu, 02 Jun 2016 18:39:11 +0000In This Jurassic Boneyard, It's Not Size That Counts rich cache of fossils in Colorado is valuable not for the big dino bones but the relatively tiny fossils that are still being dug up.Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:04:04 +0000Is the Internet an Enormous Work of Realist Art? Virginia Heffernan makes a compelling case that it is in a new bookThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Urchin Sunscreen and Other Ways Animals Beat the Burn have come up with a variety of ways to protect themselves from the sunThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Hunt for High-Energy Photons Takes Place From a Mountaintop in Mexico new telescope built from water tanks might help answer some of the biggest questions in astronomyThu, 02 Jun 2016 12:36:34 +0000The Spectacular Draw of Devils Tower National Monument the wilderness of Wyoming, there's a magnificent pillar of ancient lava so unique, that even geologists are at odds on exactly how it was formedThu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Podcast: What Our Garbage Can Teach Us this episode of Generation Anthropocene, tracking trash and why there's so much garbage on the moon.Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000How Ferris Bueller's Day Off Perfectly Illustrates the Power of Art Museums decades after it premiered, the coming-of-age film remains a classicWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:45:33 +0000Finding Lessons on Culture and Conservation at the End of the Road in Kauai the remote, tropical paradise called Ha‘ena, the community is reasserting Native Hawaiian stewardship of the land and seaWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000Tofu Power and Other Cool New Alternative Energy Sources fueling homes with tofu wastewater to lighting up bathrooms with the power of pee, these are some of the most unusual, hyperlocal fuel sourcesWed, 01 Jun 2016 15:50:23 +0000Can Tree Rings Explain the Demise of a Lost Civilization? look to trees to determine the destruction of a pre-Columbian civilization found in southern IllinoisWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:07:58 +0000Reimagining Portraiture Through Dance Dana Tai Soon Burgess joins forces with the National Portrait GalleryWed, 01 Jun 2016 12:35:14 +0000Malaria, Zika and Dengue Could Meet Their Match in Mosquito-Borne Bacteria common bacteria that infects mosquitoes seems to prevent them from carrying more deadly diseases.Tue, 31 May 2016 18:28:04 +0000Why Archaeologists Are Intentionally Setting Early American Sites on Fire, who typically consider fire to be a destructive force, are now finding that it can be useful as tool of discoveryTue, 31 May 2016 17:26:31 +0000Scientists Explore Breathtaking Hydrothermal Vents in Virtual Reality a high-tech remotely operated vehicle, a team is able to map a dark, hot and toxic vent field on the ocean floorTue, 31 May 2016 15:44:38 +0000Guy Consolmangno, the Vatican’s Chief Astronomer, on Balancing Church With the Cosmos MIT graduate speaks to how he ended up studying the stars for the Catholic ChurchTue, 31 May 2016 13:32:23 +0000Spelunking in Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com for life on other planets? You're going to have to go deep.Sun, 29 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Best Way to Find IEDs? dog's sense of smell is 100,000 more sensitive than a human's. That's why the U.S. military uses them to detect improvised explosive devicesFri, 27 May 2016 17:57:14 +0000How Drunk Are You? Ask Your Bracelet BACtrack Skyn, a wearable similar in style to a Fitbit, tracks your blood alcohol level in real timeFri, 27 May 2016 16:34:49 +0000For One Day Only, Visit the Farm and Cryogenics Laboratory Trying to Save Endangered Livestock Breeds a farm tour, cryogenics demonstration and a heritage-breed beef burger at Newport, Rhode Island's Swiss Village FarmFri, 27 May 2016 15:27:37 +0000The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II daring seamen kept the Allied troops armed and fed while at the mercy of German U-boatsFri, 27 May 2016 14:13:30 +0000This Edible Supercapacitor Could Transform Ingestible Electronics materials for a new electronic component that could power a tiny camera sound more like breakfast than scienceFri, 27 May 2016 13:28:15 +0000A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years agoFri, 27 May 2016 11:50:03 +0000This Burger King Has a Spa Now designer Teuvo Loman adds a 15-person sauna to a Burger King storefrontThu, 26 May 2016 20:42:23 +0000From Sticks and Stones, Two Artists Make Pinhole Cameras Janesko and Adam Donnelly are using materials found in nature to photograph natureThu, 26 May 2016 19:02:58 +0000Native Americans Decry the Auctioning-Off of Their Heritage in Paris leaders convene at the National Museum of the American Indian to push for changeThu, 26 May 2016 15:58:25 +0000Does Snot Help Dolphins Echolocate? cetaceans can perform acoustic gymnastics, but how they produce ultrasonic noises has long eluded scientistsThu, 26 May 2016 14:33:03 +0000The Public Puts Great Trust in Museums, and Now It’s Time Museums Trust the Public new exhibition, curated by the community, debuts this weekend at the SmithsonianThu, 26 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside Alabama's Abandoned Buildings Birmingham flourishes again, an urban explorer documents what is left behindThu, 26 May 2016 11:30:00 +0000This Coral Restoration Technique Is 'Electrifying' a Balinese Village technique is also changing attitudes and inspiring locals to preserve their natural treasuresWed, 25 May 2016 18:23:22 +0000Experts Have Been Studying Income Inequality for Decades. Has Anything Changed? author of the blockbuster book Evicted talks about those who came before himWed, 25 May 2016 17:51:06 +0000Listening In on Alienshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com we broaden our search, will we hear extraterrestrials? $100 million says yes.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Welcome to the Meerkat's World of Competitive Eating vying for dominance, meerkats increase their food intake to bulk up and maintain their place on the social pecking orderWed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Could It Be? A Quiet, Comfortable and Bluetooth-Connected Breast Pump breast pumps to bottles, the Silicon Valley startup Naya Health is making smarter products for parents and infantsWed, 25 May 2016 15:33:39 +0000Meet the First and Only Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams 200 years ago, the wife of John Quincy Adams set a precedentWed, 25 May 2016 12:56:38 +0000