Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenMon, 27 Feb 2017 18:59:22 +0000The History of the National Prayer Breakfast tradition began with President Eisenhower and has often been a place for the chief executive to talk about his faithThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:20:23 +0000Ollie the Bobcat Is Back at the Zoo and Off the Streets of Washington, D.C. Zoo bobcat ends her city sojourn Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:15:39 +0000Eight Places to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Great American Women are grossly under-represented when it comes to recognition in public places, but here are a few places that pay tribute to their contributionsThu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:55 +0000The Original Women's March on Washington and the Suffragists Who Paved the Way fought for the right to vote, but also advanced the causes for birth control, civil rights and economic equalitySat, 21 Jan 2017 17:46:28 +0000Prehistoric Pointillism? Long Before Seurat, Ancient Artists Chiseled Mammoths Out of Dots discovered 38,000-year-old cave art predates the French post-Impressionist art formMon, 27 Feb 2017 18:59:22 +0000The Politics of Viewing Polar Bears flock to this coastal Alaskan town to photograph the vulnerable icons—raising hairy ethical questionsMon, 27 Feb 2017 18:37:27 +0000If We Can Get Past the Ickiness, Hagfish Slime May Actually Be Useful to Us gelatinous glop could be the key to everything from bio-inspired kevlar to shark defense for diversMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:15:09 +0000What's Changed in the 30 Years Since the Smithsonian Opened an Exhibition on Japanese Internment new display at the American History Museum marks the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +0000How Obama's Historic 2008 DNC Speech Came Together candidate Barack Obama's scheduled speech to the Democratic National Convention fell on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speechMon, 27 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Fake Trees Were Used as Spy Posts on the Front Lines of World War I the Western Front, meticulously crafted iron trees were used by both sides to conceal enemy forcesFri, 24 Feb 2017 19:31:02 +0000Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence as they are, bumblebee brains are surprisingly capable of mastering novel, complex tasks Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:44:56 +0000Lights, Camera…Cocktails! Five Historic Bars From Hollywood’s Golden Age the Oscars at one of these Old Holywood watering holesFri, 24 Feb 2017 17:19:53 +0000How Ancient Neanderthal DNA Still Influences Our Genes Today from being silent remnants, Neanderthal genes play a profound role in how modern human genes are expressed Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:06:36 +0000The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys? century ago, a recording of the startlingly novel "Livery Stable Blues" helped launch a new genreFri, 24 Feb 2017 15:10:32 +0000Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts still don’t know why our minds seem so determined to exit the present moment, but researchers have a few ideasFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:53:08 +0000The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them number of researchers are developing tools to defuse or detonate land mines without harming civiliansFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Elk Calves Are Undetectable to Yellowstone's Wolves Yellowstone, elk calves are left unprotected by their herd and are the easiest prey for wolves to catch. Luckily, the newborns have no scentFri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Seven Foods You Have to Try in Chile Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:47:15 +0000The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots for the Underdogs in the Engineering World Greg MacGillivray's latest documentary premieres at the National Air and Space MuseumThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:20:57 +0000Why Is Pennsylvania Ave D.C.'s Main Thoroughfare and More Questions From Our Readers questions answered by our expertsThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappearedThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox deadly scourge goes back for centuries, but how many?Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Could Garbage Fuel Airplanes? BioEnergy wants to divert trash from landfills and create cheap green energyThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:03:54 +0000Why Abraham Lincoln Was Revered in Mexico a young Congressman and later as the nation’s leader, the first Republican president proved to be a true friend to America’s neighbor to the southThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store the 1930s, the world’s most fashionable looks came not from Paris, but from La-La LandThu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:10 +0000A Submarine Dangerously Tests How Deep It Can Go USS Tang was a state-of-the-art Balao class submarine, certified by the Navy to dive up to 400 feetThu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +000015 Perfect Spots to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse as It Crosses the U.S. Next Summer of the most exciting astronomical event in U.S. history is happening this AugustWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:23:03 +0000E.O. Wilson Urges Tomorrow’s Scientists to Seek Earth’s Undiscovered Riches a Smithsonian talk, the eminent biologist argued for more protected areas and greater efforts to map the diversity of lifeWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:10:12 +0000Scientists Spot Seven Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting a Nearby Star newly discovered solar system presents the best opportunity yet to study potentially habitable worlds, NASA scientists reportWed, 22 Feb 2017 20:14:28 +0000Apollo 11 Command Module Makes Another Journey command module "Columbia" will visit four U.S. museums, leaving DC for the first time in 46 years.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:09:14 +0000Can a Video Game Capture the Magic of Walden? David Thoreau's famed retreat gets pixelatedWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:40:39 +0000To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out populations plummeting, researchers race to understand a beloved but enigmatic animalWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:37:12 +0000The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaska 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it's never ceased to amazeWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:21:50 +0000Vladimir Lenin's Return Journey to Russia Changed the World Forever the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, our writer set out from Zurich to relive this epic travelWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:15:01 +0000In the Footsteps of Three Modern American Prima Ballerinas new exhibition shows that classical ballet and the role of the ballerina are rapidly changingWed, 22 Feb 2017 14:12:35 +0000See the Ancient World Through Virtual Reality archaeological VR company wants to show you what ruins looked like before they were, well, ruinsWed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000What Maximum Security Meant for Ancient Tomb Raiders Han dynasty tombs were packed with some of the empire's most valuable relics. To guard against theft, colossal stones, each weighing six tonsWed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Poignant Panda Moments in These Last Photos of Bao Bao National Zoo sends its much-loved giant panda home to ChinaWed, 22 Feb 2017 00:56:34 +0000The True Story of the Reichstag Fire and the Nazi Rise to Power the German parliamentary building went up in flames, Hitler harnessed the incident to seize powerTue, 21 Feb 2017 20:06:02 +0000The Real Reason the Turtle Learned to Hide its Head Will Surprise You retract their heads for protection, but new research suggests that ability evolved for an entirely different reasonTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:09:43 +0000A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Suriname’s explorers and scientists are identifying new species at a rate that would’ve amazed Charles DarwinTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:14:07 +0000The Lasting Influence Matisse Had on Richard Diebenkorn's Artwork great American painter owed a luminous debt to the French ModernistTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:31:35 +0000Andrew Jackson Was a Populist Even on His Deathbed lavishly decorated crypt was considered too ornate for the American presidentTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Holocaust's Great Escape remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to lifeTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000What Will the Autonomous Ship of the Future Look Like? companies are experimenting with self-driving, remotely-operated and crewless vesselsTue, 21 Feb 2017 15:07:05 +0000You Don't Need to Wait for Spring to Enjoy the Smithsonian Gardens new tour guide will help you relax in these urban oasesTue, 21 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000This Device Unearthed an Ancient Gladiator School its abundant greenery, you'd have no idea there was once an ancient city located just outside of RomeTue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy? a new device's flapping leaves can generate a lot of energy, extracting it is far from a breezeMon, 20 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials little gadget could make you look smart, rich, and tech-savvy—all without necessarily fulfilling its real functionMon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Daring Rescue-by-Submarine, Deep in Enemy Waters a WWII Australian spy operation in occupied Borneo is uncovered, its operatives go into hiding. Rescuing them involves sneaking a sub into enemy waterMon, 20 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Twelve Years Ago, the Kyoto Protocol Set the Stage for Global Climate Change Policy predecessor of today’s Paris Agreement got us one step closer to an international plan of action on climate changeFri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:18 +0000Russia’s February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March the downfall of the Romanovs finally came about 100 years agoFri, 17 Feb 2017 15:06:48 +0000This Oven Could Change How We Cook using radio frequency technology, it can prepare all the components of a dinner, at the same time, just rightFri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Robots Could Help Chronically Ill Kids Attend School with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fullyFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Hinged Skull Helps Dragonfish Eat Prey Bigger Than Its Head have discovered the world's only group of fish that has this unbelievable abilityFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Wild Pig Has Fangs That Can Pierce Its Own Skull male babirusa's canines are an evolutionary mystery: They never stop growingFri, 17 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Biologist Defies Gravity (and Glass Ceilings) to Document the Effects of Climate Change one of five American women in this role, Heather Wilson blends aviation and birds to bolster climate change recordsThu, 16 Feb 2017 20:53:41 +0000The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life he was president, Lincoln's lasting relationship with Joshua Speed brought him out of the doldrums of despairThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:16:26 +0000Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better? new generation of wineries are going to painstaking lengths to acquire hundreds of historic clay karasesThu, 16 Feb 2017 18:49:38 +0000With Patents or Without, Black Inventors Reshaped American Industry slaves couldn't hold property, including patents on their own inventions. But that didn't stop black Americans from innovating in our countryThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:10:22 +0000When Lincoln Was More a Politician Than an "Honest Abe" resorted to a dirty trick to embarrass a rivalThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:59:20 +0000“Are We Alone in the Universe?” Winston Churchill's Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No famed British statesman approached the question of alien life with a scientist's mindThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:47:46 +0000Sticky Rice Mortar, the View From Space, and More Fun Facts About China’s Great Wall not-so-effective wall was a lengthy, pricey project that stretched across thousands of yearsThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:03:36 +0000What If You Could Take a Vitamin 3D Printed to Meet Your Personal Nutrition Needs? Parietti, CEO and cofounder of Multiply Labs, wants personalized nutritional supplements to start a whole new movementThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000How to FedEx a Giant Panda February 21, the United States says #ByeByeBaoBaoThu, 16 Feb 2017 13:10:35 +0000Why the Assassin Bug More Than Lives Up to Its Name assassin bug's deadly proboscis is both sword and siphon. It uses its sharp nose to pierce and inject toxins into its victimsThu, 16 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Play Paul Simon's Piano or Croon Into Elvis' Mic at These Seven Historic Recording Studios a tour through Americana music historyWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:27:10 +0000What Do Insects Do in Winter? winter comes, most bugs either migrate or time travel. But some get far more creativeWed, 15 Feb 2017 18:39:35 +0000The 1977 Conference on Women’s Rights That Split America in Two and the conservative movement clashed over issues such as abortion and LGBTQ rightsWed, 15 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Great White Can Go Through 20,000 Teeth in Its Lifetime a great white shark's 300 serrated teeth are an amazing hunting adaptation, what's even more amazing is their replaceabilityWed, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Eight Secrets of the Taj Mahal of the world's greatest memorials to love remains a place of mysteryTue, 14 Feb 2017 18:25:19 +0000The Complicated Racial Politics of Going “Undercover” to Report on the Jim Crow South one journalist became black to investigate segregation and what that means todayTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:47:49 +0000Will This App Turn More Readers On to Serialized Fiction? a chapter at a time, Radish could have us binge reading romance and mystery novelsTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:11:11 +0000Unearthing Armenia’s Giant, Ancient Earthenware 240-gallon clay karases, crucial to the early development of winemaking, once held enormous valueTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:07:19 +0000Demystifying the Love Lives of Pandas experts weigh in on panda porn, panda Viagra and other biological mythsTue, 14 Feb 2017 16:48:26 +0000Could This Tiny Drone Covered in Sticky Goop Do the Work of Bees?, it may not replace bees. But it's a fun project nonethelessTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Fall in Love With Cannibalism This Valentine's Day your red wine and chocolate hearts with another delicious accompaniment: cannibalism, in the form of a new bookTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Here's How the Strongest Insect on the Planet Fights beetles, as their name suggests, are immensely strong for their sizeTue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Are Oysters an Aphrodisiac?, if you think soMon, 13 Feb 2017 20:12:57 +0000These Flowers Come Straight From the Farm to Your Door cutting out the middleman, this startup is aiming for better bouquets and a greener flower industryMon, 13 Feb 2017 19:09:10 +0000The Lesser-Known History of African-American Cowboys in four cowboys was black. So why aren’t they more present in popular culture?Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:28:23 +0000Doctors Can Use Robotic Telemedicine to Assess Coma Patients new study shows that a remote specialist can be just as effective at reporting a comatose patient's condition than a medical professional in the roomMon, 13 Feb 2017 16:37:51 +0000The Century-Long History of Tapping Wall Street to Run the Government to the one-percent to lead the country goes back to the era of World War IMon, 13 Feb 2017 16:04:23 +0000The History and Science Behind Your Terrible Breath mouth-stink has been dousing the flames of passion for millennia. Why haven’t we come up with a cure?Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Extraordinary Life Cycle of a Hornet Colony a hornet queen lays hundreds of eggs, her workers set about feeding the larvae chewed-up prey. With tiny waists, the workers can't digest solid foodMon, 13 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000It’s Easy to Fall in Love With a Panda. But Do They Love Us Back? admire them, but have no illusions. Pandas are solitary creatures Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Here's Why You Should Never Kiss a Toad scientist at Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute helped catalog everything known about toxins in the skins of endangered frogs and toadsFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:39:36 +0000Turning Dragonflies Into Drones DragonflEye project equips the insects with solar-powered backpacks that control their flightFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:31:36 +0000Nothing Says ‘I Hate You’ Like a ‘Vinegar Valentine’ at least a century, Valentine’s Day was used as an excuse to send mean, insulting cardsFri, 10 Feb 2017 15:08:34 +0000 In the Congressional Fight Over Slavery, Decorum Went Out the Door today's dissent over proper Senate behavior, take a look back at when an assault in the Senate divided the nationFri, 10 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Astrophysicists Found a Black Hole Where No One Else Could new method could help scientists peer inside universe's densest star clusters to find undiscovered black holesFri, 10 Feb 2017 14:46:59 +0000How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR and firewater are the founding fathers of our nation’s racing pastimeFri, 10 Feb 2017 13:37:00 +0000What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means in the U.S. Navy February 7, 1943, the USS Wahoo sailed proudly into Pearl Harbor, a broom tied to her periscope. It was a wink to an old Naval traditionFri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa African food culture fosters connection, he saysThu, 09 Feb 2017 18:58:42 +0000Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist? food lovers set out to learn whether the Paris dining experience of their youth can still be foundThu, 09 Feb 2017 17:40:15 +0000The Ballad of the Boombox: What Public Enemy Tells Us About Hip-Hop, Race and Society years after Public Enemy's debut album, the group's sonic innovation and powerful activism resonate powerfully todayThu, 09 Feb 2017 17:32:05 +0000The Patents Behind the Roses You Receive on Valentine's Day probably never thought of the perennials as inventions, have you?Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:03:01 +0000These "Smart Glasses" Adjust To Your Vision Automatically glasses' liquid lenses change shape according to the distance of objects, making reading glasses and bifocals unnecessaryThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:13:28 +0000Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul’s Cultural Heritage the battle to save Iraq from ISIS continues, Smithsonian experts are helping local people preserve their historyThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Americans really so outraged by a semi-topless Lady Liberty that the U.S. Mint had to censor this coin?Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:36:47 +0000Why the USS Wahoo and Its Skipper Were a Perfect Match new skipper of the Wahoo was the formidable Dudley Morton--a Kentucky Baptist with an aggressive philosophy on how submarine warfare should be wagedThu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Contraceptive Gel Called the “IUD For Men” Makes It Through Monkey Trials aims to make contraception for men as easy and effective as IUDs have for womenWed, 08 Feb 2017 20:27:16 +0000Five Questions You Should Have About California’s New Tesla-Powered Battery Bank storage facility will collect energy when it’s readily available, and release it when demand is high. What does this mean for the future of energy?Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:16:26 +0000Why Orchids Belong in an Art Museum's much-anticipated annual flower show moves to the Hirshhorn for the flora that loves to performWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:59:47 +0000The Soprano Who Upended Americans' Racist Stereotypes About Who Could Sing Opera Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield was in many ways the nation's first black pop starWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:38:37 +0000Where Did the FDA Come From, And What Does It Do? unglamorous origins, the federal agency has risen to ensure the safety of everything from lasers to condoms Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:23:24 +0000The Invention of Vintage Clothing all began with the Davy Crockett coonskin hat craze and a bunch of Bohemians yearning to swathe themselves in decades-old furWed, 08 Feb 2017 14:48:05 +0000Chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte on Why Mexican Cuisine Is a UNESCO Treasure the woman dedicated to preserving traditional Mexican cuisineWed, 08 Feb 2017 14:11:00 +0000Stunning, Surreal Concepts Cast a Spell on the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition architect Mykhailo Ponomarenko came in first this year for his sci-fi meditation "Last Day"Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:58:39 +0000The Hagfish Is the Slimy Sea Creature of Your Nightmares hagfish is a slime-emitting ocean-dweller that's remained unchanged for 300 million years--and it shows. It has a skull (but no spine)Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Take a Tour of France’s “Bestiary of Machines” Les Machines de l'île’s Mechanical Animal Theme ParkTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:33:21 +0000What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall to erecting a marble palace or high-steepled church, a wall may seem relatively straightforward—it isn’tTue, 07 Feb 2017 20:03:52 +0000How One Black Family Drove an Auto Racing Association to the Winner’s Circle new collection at the National Museum of American History reveals the untold story Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:32:19 +0000Found in the Remains of a Former Gilded Age Mansion, an Ancient Roman Artifact Reveals Its Secrets three periods of income inequality, the gravestone of a former slave finds a new homeTue, 07 Feb 2017 18:26:51 +0000How the Passport Became an Improbable Symbol of American Identity idea of having documents to cross borders is ancient, but when it became popularized in the U.S., it caused quite the stirTue, 07 Feb 2017 15:12:30 +0000Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century before today’s anxiety about terror attacks, Spain and England feared that enslaved Africans would be more susceptible to revolt if they were MuslimTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:37:31 +0000These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home designating the realm of technology as 'male,' we overlook key inventions that took place in the domestic sphereTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Does This Scenario Explain JFK Jr.'s Plane Crash? distracting radio issue, a hazy night, and a new pilot unsure of his instruments. According to investigators, these were some of the possible factorsTue, 07 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Birds Struggle to Keep Their Marriages in Rapidly Changing Urban Environments whether to get divorced is a complex calculation, even for birdsMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:36:35 +0000Literacy Tests and Asian Exclusion Were the Hallmarks of the 1917 Immigration Act hundred years ago, the U.S. Congress decided that there needed to be severe limits on who was coming into the countryMon, 06 Feb 2017 19:52:21 +0000Australia Wants to Streamline Its Border Control Using Biometrics country envisions a system that would eliminate the need for paper passports or identity cards for a number of the 35 million who visit each yearMon, 06 Feb 2017 18:41:57 +0000Patients With Locked-in Syndrome May Be Able to Communicate After All new use for brain-computer interfaces gives insight to life with ALSMon, 06 Feb 2017 15:16:27 +0000Why the Scrumptious Date Is So Important to the Muslim World Prophet Muhammed said that Ajwah dates—grown in the Madinah region of Saudi Arabia—are from paradiseMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000How the Crash of Flight 4590 Destroyed Concorde's Mystique Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelersMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Ten Fun Facts About Falcons, the Birds the Atlanta Falcons prepare to play in the Super Bowl, learn about the remarkable raptors behind the nameFri, 03 Feb 2017 21:15:43 +0000Before “Hidden Figures,” NASA’s Human Computers Had Their Own Rock Operahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com Johnson’s inspirational story hit the Baltimore stage in 2015, thanks to another space scientistFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:51:43 +0000Scientists Now Know Exactly How Lead Got Into Flint's Water report points blames corrosion and warns that fixing lead poisoning nationwide will require more work than we hopedFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:05:35 +0000For Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, Life Was a Banquet, But the Afterlife Was the Greatest Feast of All after death for the Ancient Egyptian elite included lots, and lots, of foodFri, 03 Feb 2017 18:55:03 +0000Ten Fun Facts About the Original Patriots football team may only have a 57-year history, but its mascot stretches back to the country's foundationFri, 03 Feb 2017 18:09:35 +0000What the Director of the African American History Museum Says About the New Emmett Till Revelations after his death, the wife of his murderer confesses she lied under oath Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:06:39 +0000How Much Should Youth Football Change to Reduce Concussions? kickoff returns? Cut the number of players? Shrink the field?Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:23:48 +0000How the U.S. Postal Service Could Tackle Food Insecurity team of Washington University students has a plan: use postal workers to pick up food, deliver it to food banks and even store it in post officesFri, 03 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000How Vampire Bats Suck Blood for 30 Minutes Unnoticed to a local anesthetic in their spit, vampire bats are able to drink blood from their prey without being detectedFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Get Lost in a Maze of Storybook Canals in this Dutch 'Venice' picturesque village of Giethoorn is best navigated by boat (or ice skate)Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:31:28 +0000During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security executive order that forced Japanese-Americans from their homes also put immigrants from Italy under the watchful eye of the governmentThu, 02 Feb 2017 19:08:17 +0000What Death Threats Against My Parents Taught Me About Taking a Stand stories are an ideal way to explore themes like “where have I come from?” and “where am I going?”Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:51:16 +0000Ocean Preserves Keep Fishing Boats Away from Grey Reef Sharks tracked hundreds of reef sharks to find that massive marine refuges can work—with one caveatThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:29:16 +0000Take Three Zucchinis and Call Me in the Morning: The Power of Produce Prescriptions Wave's fruit and vegetable prescription program meets mega-retail, as Target joins the causeThu, 02 Feb 2017 15:58:13 +0000The Mass Shooting That Reshaped the Canadian Debate About Guns and Political Identity 1989 Montreal Massacre set the stage for discussions about insane killers and targeting womenThu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Meet the Echidna, an Incredible, Fire-Proof Spiny Anteater echidna, or spiny anteater, is a marvel of defensive self-preservation, from its impenetrable spikes to its ability to breathe through bushfiresThu, 02 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Inside Every Frog's Mouth Is a Sticky, Grabby Bullet frog tongues—and some human ones!—in the name of scienceWed, 01 Feb 2017 20:15:33 +0000Why Do Chinese Restaurants Have Such Similar Names? and familiarity is the traditionWed, 01 Feb 2017 16:18:35 +0000Can Eagle-Eyed Artificial Intelligence Help Prevent Children From Going Blind? learning pinpoints cataracts more accurately than humans, and could help prevent this form of vision loss in childrenWed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Coconut Octopus Uses Tools to Snatch a Crab octopuses are among the most intelligent invertebrates around: They use tools, carry their shelters around for when they need themWed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Nine New Must-See Museums Opening This Year the American Revolution to fashion design, these are the new museums to see in 2017Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:38:45 +0000Local Lens: Our Favorite Instagram Tongue Teasers from Vietnam, Turkey and Italy, these photographers show that a love of beautifully arranged food knows no bordersTue, 31 Jan 2017 20:13:55 +0000Forget Substitute Teachers. "Parachute Teachers" May Be the Future. the teacher is out, why not have a local chef or engineer lead a lesson?Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:02:30 +0000Smithsonian Scientist and a Reef-Diving Grandmother Team Up in Discovery of New Hermit Crab new species of hermit crab is named to honor her 7-year-old granddaughter MollyTue, 31 Jan 2017 18:37:17 +0000The Story of the Astrolabe, the Original Smartphone times likely paved the way for this multifunctional device, conceptual ancestor to the iPhone 7Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:56:06 +0000Mexico’s Famous Floating Gardens Return to Their Agricultural Roots of the capital city’s iconic tourist sites doubles as an experiment in urban farmingTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:41:54 +0000How Beatrix Potter Invented Character Merchandising with rejection, the author found her own path to fame and fortuneTue, 31 Jan 2017 15:23:32 +0000Humans May Have Arrived in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought 24,000-year-old horse jawbone is helping rewrite our understanding of human habitation on the continentTue, 31 Jan 2017 15:18:08 +0000This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish from the Ocean Floor strikers, also known as bobbit worms, are primitive-looking creatures that lack eyes, or even a brainTue, 31 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000When Happy Hour Was "Green Hour" in Paris the clock struck five, 19th-century Parisians turned to absintheMon, 30 Jan 2017 22:31:02 +0000The Royal Archives Reveals the Hidden Genius Behind George III’s “Madness” are salivating at the opportunity to gain new insights into the massively misunderstood monarchMon, 30 Jan 2017 20:23:52 +0000Canadian Scientists Explain Exactly How Their Government Silenced Science wasn’t just climate research. Rock snot, sharks and polar bears: All were off-limits during the Harper administrationMon, 30 Jan 2017 19:14:17 +0000This Spit-Powered Biobattery Is Made From a Single Sheet of Paper at Binghamton University are developing inexpensive paper biobatteries to power simple sensors that monitor things like blood sugarMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:59:12 +0000On the Eve of the Russian Revolution, a Palace Coup Seemed Inevitable, But Where Would it Come From? elites were upset, but the working class was primed for insurrectionMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:13:57 +0000What Is it Like to Be a Refugee? Here’s Your Chance to Ask One the U.S. Holocaust Museum, an immersive video chatting experience allows you to talk in real-time with refugees living in campsMon, 30 Jan 2017 17:53:14 +0000Fred Korematsu Fought Against Japanese Internment in the Supreme Court… and Lost 75 years later, the infamous decision has yet to be overturnedMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:45:19 +0000Raise a Glass to the Smithsonian's First Beer Scholar McCulla is ready to start the “best job ever” chronicling the history of American brewingMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:03:00 +0000Using Your Heartbeat as a Password have developed a way of turning the unique rhythms of your heart into a form of identificationMon, 30 Jan 2017 14:43:36 +0000Why Paleontologists Should Love Meat-Eaters… Particularly the ones that feasted on human flesh. Thanks, guys!Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Carnivorous Plant That Feasts on Mice the carnivorous cravings of most flesh-eating plants are limited to small insects, one exception is the pitcher plantMon, 30 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Town in Iceland Is a Modern Pompeii’s ‘Mountain of Fire’ volcano wreaked havoc with an island and the island fought backFri, 27 Jan 2017 21:23:16 +0000By Age Six, Girls Have Already Stopped Thinking of Their Gender as 'Brilliant''re more likely to assume that someone who is 'very, very smart' is male, new research findsFri, 27 Jan 2017 19:50:04 +0000Can This Trash Can Turn Food Waste Into Garden Treasure? Zera Food Recycler may not transform scraps into ready-to-use soil, but it could still help take a bite out of landfill-bound wasteFri, 27 Jan 2017 17:44:57 +0000This Handheld Ultrasound Scanner Could Be the Next Stethoscope co-founder and CEO Laurent Pelissier believes the affordable, wireless device could revolutionize health careFri, 27 Jan 2017 15:27:38 +0000Celebrated Middle Eastern Food Writer Claudia Roden Shares Stories and Recipes From Her Kitchen Roden, food is a lens to understand historyThu, 26 Jan 2017 20:26:25 +0000Changing Climate, Not Humans, Killed Australia’s Massive Mammals that mass extinction could help us predict what today’s human-wrought climate change may bringThu, 26 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0000The Quest to Return Tomatoes to Their Full-Flavored Glory’ve bred the original tomato taste out of existence. 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Think againWed, 04 Jan 2017 15:12:12 +0000A Hurricane Destroyed This Louisiana Resort Town, Never to Be Inhabited Again destruction of Isle Derniere resonates as history’s warning for our era of rising seasWed, 04 Jan 2017 13:30:57 +0000There's a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching American biologist wields an innovative weapon against the illegal trade in African ivoryTue, 03 Jan 2017 17:22:02 +0000How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experience entertainment company has been in the business of Americana since its inceptionTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:21:01 +0000Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President? Scottish rebel features prominently in the anthemTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Is the "Jass" Record That Introduced Millions of Americans to a New Kind of Music record that introduced millions of Americans to a new kind of musicTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job marketTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World's Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Riches, malaria and pirates are just some of the challenges these scientist-explorers face in their quest to map the world’s diversityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000English Is the Language of Science. That Isn't Always a Good Thing a bias toward English-language science can result in preventable crises, duplicated efforts and lost knowledgeMon, 02 Jan 2017 17:09:16 +000010 of the World's Best Snorkeling Destinations into the new year in these water wonderlandsFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:52:58 +0000The Top History Books of 2016 are some of the best titles to hit shelves this past yearFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:34:32 +0000Why 2016 Is Only the Most Recent Worst Year Ever year has been miserable for many, but it has plenty of competition from its predecessors in the 20th centuryFri, 30 Dec 2016 17:26:15 +0000Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold the common plastic water bottle to the shoes of tsunami victims, one recycling organization tries to find a home for all ocean refuseFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:30:09 +0000Hear This, 2017: Scientists Are Creating New Ears With 3D-Printing and Human Stem Cells decades after the "earmouse," researchers have mastered a powerful technique for growing ears from fat-derived stem cellsFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:44:10 +0000The Tradition of Presidential Portraiture, Explained transition of office holders includes the official commissioning of the portrait of the outgoing First Lady and PresidentFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Why Holograms Will Probably Never Be as Cool as They Were in "Star Wars" those that do exist must be preserved and archivedFri, 30 Dec 2016 13:57:21 +0000A Photographer Captures Emptiness and Longing in Longfellow's Nova Scotia Mark Marchesi spent four years tracing images from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline"Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:45:00 +0000The Bug That Had the World Seeing Red a Mesoamerican insect once created the globe's most coveted colorThu, 29 Dec 2016 20:03:17 +0000