Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenThu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Ruby Slippers Are Funded in the Museum's First Kickstarter Campaign Smithsonian asks visitors to help bring back the sparkle and #KeepThemRubyMon, 17 Oct 2016 04:05:00 +0000How Earthquakes and Volcanoes Reveal the Beating Heart of the Planet Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program has stitched together a visual archive of the world’s earthquakes and volcanoes Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:16:45 +0000Finders, Keepers: Five of the Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S. diamonds to emeralds, the United States is full of buried blingFri, 23 Sep 2016 19:39:17 +0000The Great Flying Saucer Mystery of 1966 policemen spotted a "flying saucer" in 1966, an official investigation declared it was an optical illusion created by swamp gasThu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000These Photographs From Space Show What Humans Have Done to the Earth new book, vivid satellite images of the planet evoke what astronauts call "the overview effect" Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:02:36 +0000Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhorn absurdly comedic work of Iceland's top performance artist Ragnar KjartanssonWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:59:49 +0000Memories of a Runaway Cuban Slave former sugar plantation slave recalls fleeing to a cave in the woods and the new dangers that awaited him thereWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:06:54 +0000Humans May Have Hunted Cave Lions to Extinction&mdash;For Throw Rugs cave lions: We're so, so sorry.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Feel the Pain of Climate Change's hard to comprehend the concept of oceans getting more acidic. Unless you become the coral.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:02:57 +0000There's Much More to Cuba Than Cigars and Vintage Cars country’s most celebrated blogger discovers her homeland anew while working as a tour guideWed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000This $1.4 Million "Bird" Makes an African-American Art Collection Soar to New Heights his first major contemporary acquisition, the Detroit Institute of Arts' new director is reinvigorating the museumWed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Rick Bayless Preaches the Gospel of Modern Mexican Cuisine trail-blazing Chicago chef and cookbook author wins the second annual Julia Child Award and makes a donation to the SmithsonianWed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside the Mind of a Killer horror found its inspiration from the real-life criminal investigations of the FBI's Behavioral Science UnitWed, 26 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000How White Lies Snowball Into Full-On Deception brain scans, researchers find evidence that bad feelings associated with lying lessen over timeTue, 25 Oct 2016 19:25:35 +0000How a Genetically Engineered Virus Could Help the Brain Fight Alcohol Cravings drinking can change the brain to make cravings worse. Can gene therapy change it back? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:54:47 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Longest You Can Hold Your Breath? dive into the science shows it is possible to override the system Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:50:59 +0000The Bee That Breaks Your Heart are hard-pressed to get protection as endangered species. Can one fuzzy anomaly beat the odds?Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:16:39 +0000Renaissance Europe Was Horrified by Reports of a Sea Monster That Looked Like a Monk Wearing Fish Scales fishy this way comesTue, 25 Oct 2016 14:33:50 +0000The Answer to India's Energy Crisis Could Be Blowing in the Wind 2016 Young Scientist Challenge winner modeled her energy harvester after a treeTue, 25 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeys Jurassic Park's lizard-like creatures, real raptors had feathers and looked a lot more like their closest relatives -- birdsTue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Venture Inside Cuba's Secret Societies Masons to Santería priests, photographer Nicola Lo Calzo offers a glimpse into the island's many subculturesMon, 24 Oct 2016 19:47:27 +0000Are Pumpkin Beers, Thank God, Finally on the Way Out? breweries are slowing production, as the trend may be fizzlingMon, 24 Oct 2016 17:09:19 +0000How the 2016 MacArthur Genius Award Recipient Lauren Redniss Is Rethinking Biography visual biographer of Marie and Pierre Curie turns to her next subject, weather, lightning and climate changeMon, 24 Oct 2016 15:59:49 +0000Secrets of the Tower of London it was a popular tourist attraction, the Tower of London was, well, just about everything elseMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:40:13 +0000Seeking the Humanity of Al Capone interviews with his descendants, one biographer sees the family man behind the infamous gangsterMon, 24 Oct 2016 13:19:49 +0000Yes, Spiders Eat Spiders spiders, known for their remarkable intelligence, have some of the most astonishing hunting skills in the arthropod communityMon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Celebrate Dino Month With Three New Dinosaur Books PhDs to 4th graders, something for everyoneFri, 21 Oct 2016 20:42:19 +0000Using Math to Build the Ultimate Taffy Machine mathematician dives into taffy-pulling patents to achieve optimum confection creationFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:37:59 +0000This Startup Is Harvesting Wild Algae to Make Your Next Pair of Sneakers Rob Falken found a way to turn algae into a foam that can be used in sneaker soles and on surfboardsFri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:34 +0000Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Stronghold knew he needed a very public military success to boost morale back homeFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Wacky, Wonderful, Wild Hops Could Transform the Watered-Down Beer Industry diversity of hops reflects a diversity of tastes and traditions that are part of an extraordinary evolution in beerThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:05:09 +0000When Was the First Map Produced and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:04:00 +0000I Was a Card-Carrying Member of the "First Moon Flights" Club card is now a historical museum artifact, but I’ll never give up my dream to fly to the MoonThu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:40 +0000Madagascar's Mangroves: The Ultimate Giving Trees already use the trees for food, fuel and building materials. Now they're burning them to make lime clayThu, 20 Oct 2016 16:40:07 +0000The Tragic Fate of the Afghan Interpreters the U.S. Left Behind men risked their lives for the U.S. military. Now many would like to come to America but are stranded — and in dangerThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:07:38 +0000Ulysses S. Grant Launched an Illegal War Against the Plains Indians, Then Lied About It president promised peace with Indians — and covertly hatched the plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts in the WestThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Newly Discovered Letters Bring New Insight Into the Life of a Civil War Soldier mysterious package holds long-lost correspondence from a young Union infantrymanThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Face an Active Shooter in Virtual Reality, and You May Be Better Prepared to Survive a Real-Life Encounter new VR program called SurviVR aims to train employees how to deal with an active shooter situation in the workplaceThu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Six Places on Earth That Scientists Say Look Like Other Planets eerie resemblance these locales have to Mars and beyond has attracted researchers for yearsThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000Wild Inside the National Zoo: The Future of Maned Wolves three years of being paired, maned wolves Echo and Zayda produce two new pups at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Wild Monkeys Unintentionally Make Stone Age Tools, But Don't See the Point observe a “unique” human behavior in wild animals Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:23:52 +0000Looking at Nature Through Infrared Film Will Have You Seeing Red the world on a whole different spectrumWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:44:11 +0000How Scorpion Venom Is Helping Doctors Treat Cancer injected into the body, Tumor Paint lights up cancers. The drug could lead to a new class of therapeuticsWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:18:11 +0000This Champion Pumpkin Weighs More Than a U-Haul the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-In, a pumpkin weighing 1,910 pounds took the crownWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:11:05 +0000Can Resource Scarcity Really Explain a History of Human Violence? from thousands of California burial sites suggests that a lack of resources causes violence. But that conclusion may be too simplisticWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:48:27 +0000Did John Adams Out Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings? scholar makes the intriguing case that Adams gossiped about the relationship years before the news erupted in publicWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:46:29 +0000These Women Reporters Went Undercover to Get the Most Important Scoops of Their Day under pseudonyms, the so-called girl stunt reporters of the late 19th century played a major role in exposing the nation's illsWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:59 +0000When Curious George Made a Daring Escape From the Nazis authors of the children's book series fled wartime France with the manuscript tied to their bikesWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Fur Real: Scientists Have Obsessed Over Cats for Centuries of the best feline-focused studies shed light on our relationship with these vampire-hunting, sexy-bodied killersTue, 18 Oct 2016 19:19:07 +0000How Bats Ping On the Wing—And Look Cute Doing It reveal how bats turn echolocation signals into a 3-D image of moving preyTue, 18 Oct 2016 17:31:34 +0000What to Make of Marina Abramović, the Godmother of Performance Art her body of work art, magic, theater or masochism?Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:22:54 +0000Homage to Havana Smithsonian director ponders the allure of Cuba's capital cityTue, 18 Oct 2016 16:08:25 +0000The FBI’s Fake Russian Agent Reveals His Secrets an exclusive interview, a retired FBI agent who posed as a KGB officer finally spills the beans about his greatest sting operationsTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000A Pearl Harbor Disappearance May Finally Have Been Solved instructor Cornelia Fort faced a close call on that infamous day, but her plane was thought to have been lost to historyTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Making the Case for the Next American Saint Blandina Segale showed true grit while caring for orphans and outlaws in New MexicoTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcut massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Big Data Just Got Bigger as IBM's Watson Meets the Encyclopedia of Life NSF grant marries one of the world's largest online biological archives with IBM's cognitive computing and Georgia Tech's moduling and simulationTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:15:07 +0000The New Nightspots Transforming Havana's Social Scene is rapidly replacing gritty in many of Havana's newly imagined gathering spotsMon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:01 +0000The Bizarre Tale of the Middle East’s First Space Program Lebanon, reminders of what could have been still standMon, 17 Oct 2016 18:45:19 +0000With This Smartphone Microscope, You Can Play Soccer and Pac-Man With Microbes engineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse built a 3D-printed microscope that allows students to not only observe but also interact with tiny creaturesMon, 17 Oct 2016 13:55:24 +0000Meet an Environmental Activist and an Artist Who Share a Passion for “Trashion” man's trash suit is another woman's work of artFri, 14 Oct 2016 17:38:02 +0000Ajiaco, Cuba in a Cauldron origins in the island’s oldest culture, <i>ajiaco</i> is a stew that adapts to the timesFri, 14 Oct 2016 17:27:03 +0000At the New “Slavery and Freedom” Show, a Mother Finds an Empowering Message for Her Young Daughters child's shackles, a whip, and an auction block deliver a visceral experience of slaveryFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:27:40 +0000Photos: Giant Chinese Lantern Sculptures Light Up Spokane month brings a world of colorful light to WashingtonFri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:00 +0000Is Bob Dylan a Poet? the enigmatic singer, songwriter and troubadour takes the Nobel Prize in literature, one scholar ponders what his work is all aboutThu, 13 Oct 2016 20:13:20 +0000Predicting Chaos: New Sensors Sniff Out Volcanic Eruptions Before They Happen volcanologists brave lung-singeing fumes to monitor eruptions with cutting-edge sensorsThu, 13 Oct 2016 19:12:52 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Point of Earwax? has a job to do; but many are not hearing the messageThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:38:50 +0000Doing Laundry Can Be Deadly for Clams, Mollusks and Other Marine Animals your wardrobe carefully—the lives of sea animals may depend on itThu, 13 Oct 2016 17:02:09 +0000How Artists, Mad Scientists and Speculative Fiction Writers Made Spaceflight Possible new book chronicles spaceflight’s centuries-long journey from dream to realityThu, 13 Oct 2016 15:21:57 +0000Can We Capture Energy From a Hurricane? with power, massive storms may be another conduit for renewable energyWed, 12 Oct 2016 15:13:55 +0000In a Groundbreaking Exhibit at Mount Vernon, Slaves Speak and History Listens at the home of George Washington is told anewWed, 12 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +0000A New Tool From This American Life Will Make Audio as Sharable as Gifs tech company best known for creating Twitter bots has put its skills to help make podcasts go viralTue, 11 Oct 2016 16:03:55 +0000How to Clean Water With Old Coffee Grounds researchers have figured out how to turn spent coffee grounds into a foam that can remove heavy metals from waterTue, 11 Oct 2016 14:55:38 +0000The Strange History of the October Surprise assiduous editorials to destructive superstorms, the last weeks of presidential elections have seen shocking campaign twistsTue, 11 Oct 2016 14:41:10 +0000The History and Future of the Once-Revolutionary Taxidermy Diorama their heyday, these dead animal displays were virtual reality machinesTue, 11 Oct 2016 14:22:39 +0000What These Mysterious Scrolls Tell Us About Women in Petra 1961, archaeologists in southern Israel discovered a mysterious set of documents. They provide clues into the elevated status of Nabataean womenTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Timeline History of Celebrating (and Not Celebrating) Columbus Day holiday has been controversial practically since its inceptionMon, 10 Oct 2016 18:31:09 +0000Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact Trek's decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as major character on the show was an almost unheard-of move in 1968Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo With the World’s Most Dangerous Bird zoo's cassowary “still has that mysterious aura about her—that prehistoric, dinosaur-walking-through-the-rainforest-quality."Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:39:56 +0000Charles Osgood's Love Affair With the Bow Tie Began With a Dire Warning About Clip-Ons one of his iconic bow ties arrives at the Smithsonian, Osgood reflects on good and bad doggerel and how to tie a good knot Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:43:26 +0000Understanding the Gospel of Nat Turner leader of the deadly slave revolt had a deep Christian faith that propelled his rebellious actionsFri, 07 Oct 2016 13:35:00 +0000Mapping the World's Great Cities in a Most Unusual, Yet Visually Arresting, Fashion urban planner, part cartographer, sculptor Norwood Viviano uses state-of-the-art mapping tools to make powerful works of art Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:27:42 +0000With Deformed Frogs and Fish, a Scientist-Artist Explores Ecological Disaster and Hope 20-year retrospective of Brandon Ballengée's artwork explores humans' connection to cold-blooded creaturesFri, 07 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000How Yellowstone Scientists Really Combat Invasive Species cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat themFri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000No, I Don’t Need a Flu Shot: I’m an Alpha Female spotted hyenas, like humans, social wealth equals better healthThu, 06 Oct 2016 20:07:08 +0000Havana's Hidden Architectural Gems city's eclectic architecture is both extraordinary and imperiledThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:10:55 +0000The History of the Town Hall Debate origins go back to America’s earliest days, but its appearance on the national stage is relatively newThu, 06 Oct 2016 16:07:12 +0000The Sounds and Images of Black Power Take Center Stage in This Post-Civil Rights Exhibition Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, black leaders and cultural influencers encouraged community self-reliance and pride Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000A Hungry Snake Finds a Whole Colony of Sociable Weavers in close proximity to each other has a lot of advantages for sociable weaversThu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000These Wild Sculptures Actually Generate Green Energy winning designs of the LAGI 2016 competition range from giant sailboat sculptures that harvest fog to floating gardens that harness wave powerWed, 05 Oct 2016 18:24:25 +0000Beautiful Photos from America’s Six Least-Visited National Parks parks are less popular, but no less spectacularWed, 05 Oct 2016 16:26:27 +0000Here's What You Missed At the White House's First-Ever South By South Lawn Festival Monday, artists, musicians, tech enthusiasts and other innovators gathered in the president's backyard to celebrate a bright futureWed, 05 Oct 2016 15:22:37 +0000How Drones in the Sky Unlock Secrets of the Sea are using aerial technology to track coastal erosion, map coral reefs and even give whales a breathalyzerWed, 05 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Tomb Raiders Treated This Priceless Gem Like Trash would grave robbers break into the King of Xuzhou's tomb and leave its most priceless jade treasure behind?Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England blazes in these off-the-beaten-path locationsTue, 04 Oct 2016 18:59:55 +0000The Strange Reappearance of the Once-Vanished Green Sea Turtle's a conservation biology riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a hard shellTue, 04 Oct 2016 14:52:06 +0000This Game of Monopoly Is Made Entirely of Clay Morgin’s playful illusions explore ideas of abandonment and the American dreamTue, 04 Oct 2016 14:44:02 +0000What Is the Glass Palace Chronicle and Why Is It Important? of the most important sources of Burmese history is a document known as the Glass Palace ChronicleTue, 04 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000North America Used to Have its Very Own Hyena giggly beasts didn’t just roam Africa and the Middle East. They were right here in our backyardMon, 03 Oct 2016 20:29:29 +0000Bones and Blood Lurk Within These Stunning Works of Art Jennifer Trask sees a rich backstory in her materials Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Mobile Factory Turns Earthquake Rubble Into Bricks For Permanent Homes Netherlands-based company makes Lego-like blocks from debris using portable equipment that fits in two shipping containersMon, 03 Oct 2016 15:25:25 +0000Steven Young Lee Crafts Perfectly Imperfect Pottery trained, this artist makes works that look woefully brokenMon, 03 Oct 2016 14:51:04 +0000Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail legendary trail has carved itself into American history—and, in some places, into the earth itselfMon, 03 Oct 2016 14:50:17 +0000The Daring Plan to Steal Nazi Radar Technology British parachute regiment set off toward Bruneval on the northern coast of occupied France. Their mission: to steal German radar secretsMon, 03 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000How Did Smithsonian Curators Pack 200 Years of African-American Culture in One Exhibition? curators of the Cultural Expressions exhibition collected stories and artifacts and brilliantly packed 200 years into one round roomFri, 30 Sep 2016 18:20:48 +0000The Animals That Venom Can’t Touch the creatures who look into the face of venomous death and say: Not todayFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:32:10 +0000Move Over, Steel: The High Rises of Tomorrow Are ‘Plyscrapers’, strong and renewable, wood may change how tall buildings are builtFri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000George Kennan’s Love of Russia Inspired His Legendary “Containment” Strategy’s impossible to overstate the impact the American diplomat had on the United States’ Cold War policyFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:37 +0000A Photographer's 40,000-Mile Journey to Find What Peace Means to Americans Noltner has driven across the country in an effort to document the many definitions of peaceFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +0000Go Waist Deep Into the Largest Sunflower Farm in Northern Taiwan season is in full bloom in TaoyuanFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000When It Comes to Mars, SpaceX’s Elon Musk Has More Ambition than NASAhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com Musk’s biggest, boldest plan yetThu, 29 Sep 2016 21:32:01 +0000What Living Like Goats and Badgers Can Teach Us About Ourselves Englishmen won the Ig Nobel Prize for eating grass, earthworms and worse in the name of scienceThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:26:36 +0000The Hyperreal Magnetism of the Truly Huge "Big Man" Ron Mueck's showstopper returns to the exhibition floorThu, 29 Sep 2016 15:31:23 +0000Mercury Is Tectonically Active, Making It Uniquely Like Earth whole new picture of Mercury's geologic history emerges, showing its crust is being thrust up and its surface is changing over timeThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:02 +0000Loud Sounds Can Make Your Drink Seem Stronger scientific reason that clubbing and cocktails go hand in hand—but shouldn't alwaysThu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside the World's First Large-Scale Effort to Harness Tidal Energy month, the UK-based company MeyGen will install four underwater turbines off the coast of ScotlandThu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Can This Electric Bus Really Go 350 Miles On a Single Charge? think a breakthrough by a California company could be the beginning of the end for smoky, noisy busesWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:35:39 +0000History Grabs the Headlines, But the Quiet Authority of the Art Gallery in the New Smithsonian Museum Speaks Volumes the visual arts exhibition the tone and the ambience suddenly shift Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:13:46 +0000The Burmese Monument That Appears to Defy Gravity the peak of Mount Kyaiktiyo is a mind-bending Buddhist monument: a 25-foot rock that balances precariously on the edge of a cliffWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:41 +0000The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired beyond being insubordinate, the military leader seemed to not grasp the consequences of his desired strategyWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:34 +0000Ask Smithsonian: When Did People Start Keeping Pets? human-pet timeline is still being put together, but turns out man’s best friend might also be his oldestWed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000King of the Playground, Spencer Luckey, Builds Climbers That Are Engineering Marvels 46-year-old architect and his crew build multi-story climbing structures for museums and malls around the worldWed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Does China's Only Female Emperor Deserve Her Bad Rap? Zetian, empress of the Tang Dynasty, was believed to be a cunning and ruthless rulerTue, 27 Sep 2016 18:22:58 +0000In the Early 19th Century, Firefighters Fought Fires ... and Each Other fires in early America was about community, property and rivalryTue, 27 Sep 2016 17:44:30 +0000The Russian-U.S. Relationship Goes Way Back to John Quincy Adams he became president, Adams was the nascent country’s first ambassador to RussiaTue, 27 Sep 2016 17:31:50 +0000A New Photo Book Reveals the Objects That Tell the Stories of the Rich and Famous Henry Leutwyler usually shoots his camera at celebrities. For this book, he looked at their stuffTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:50:00 +0000From Star Trek to Killer Baby Unicorns, Five Over-the-Top Themed Corn Mazes to Visit This Fall Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:52 +0000Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Is 3D Printing Coral Reefs Cousteau, descendant of the famous sea explorer, is working on a project to bring 3D printed coral reefs to the Caribbean island of BonaireTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:37:34 +0000How a Couple of Guys Built the Most Ambitious Alien Outreach Project Ever might think it takes vast governmental resources to launch an extraterrestrial communication effort. NopeMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:29:31 +0000Inside the Alluring Power of Public Opinion Polls From Elections Past digital-savvy historian discusses his popular @HistOpinion Twitter accountMon, 26 Sep 2016 15:55:20 +0000Thousands Converge on the National Mall For Music, Family, Remembrance and Celebration from all over the country arrive to celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and CultureSat, 24 Sep 2016 20:48:08 +0000Live: Watch the National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony the live stream of today's museum opening Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:25:40 +0000What You Need to Know About the September 24 NMAAHC Grand Opening Passes are all gone for today, but there is plenty to see and do on the National MallSat, 24 Sep 2016 14:07:34 +0000Two Hungry Reporters Dig Into the Sweet Home Café at the African American History Museum're still digesting the rich narrative—but mostly, the Georgia shrimp and Anson Mills stone ground gritsFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:03:49 +0000The Music Is Turned Up High at the Freedom Festival (PHOTOS) to go and who to hear as the celebrations begin at the concert on the National Mall "Freedom Sounds"Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:09:45 +0000The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder Trek's fictional tricorder is far from becoming a reality. But a $10 million prize from the XPRIZE Foundation is hoping to motivate inventorsFri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The New Exhibition on Black Music Could Give Other Museums a Run for Their Money collections in the show "Musical Crossroads" at the African American History Museum are near encyclopedic in their scopeThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:56:18 +0000How a Two-Time Iditarod Racer Fell in Love With Dogsledding one in mushing class: Don’t let go!Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:01:08 +0000The Return of the Great American Jaguar story of tracking a legendary feline named El Jefe through the Arizona mountainsThu, 22 Sep 2016 18:53:27 +0000Why Do We Still Have Morse Code and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answerThu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:36 +0000Is Oilfield School a Path to a Working-Class Future or an Anchor to the Past? new federal program designed to train the next generation of Wyoming oil workers signed up lots of eager students. Will any jobs await them?Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:18:43 +0000To Save the Woodrat, Conservationists Have to Deal With an Invasive Species First: House Cats an island in Florida, a rare wild rodent faces a dangerous, feline threatThu, 22 Sep 2016 16:00:08 +0000Paleontologists Probe the Bonehead that Foreshadowed Domed Dinos striking skull shape evolved at least twice. But what was its purpose?Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000How the Thinnest Burmese Gold Leaf Is Made Burma, goldworking skills have been passed down over generationsThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:52:27 +0000Is Timber the Future of Urban Construction? celebrated architect goes out on a limb with a bold new take on building tallThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:12:47 +0000What Langston Hughes’ Powerful Poem “I, Too" Tells Us About America's Past and Present historian David Ward reflects on the work of Langston HughesThu, 22 Sep 2016 13:35:57 +0000Trace a Watery Path Through Taiwan's Lush Landscape's a reason river tracing has become the country's newest adventure crazeThu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000Addict Ants Show That Insects Can Get Hooked on Drugs, Too researchers got a non-mammal hooked on drugs for the first timeWed, 21 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0000Astronauts Tell All About Their One Year on “Mars” an unprecedented simulation, NASA learned that its astronauts are a bunch of overachieversWed, 21 Sep 2016 20:41:36 +0000Historic Bell Helps Ring in New African American History Museum President Obama won’t cut a ribbon when the new museum opens this SaturdayWed, 21 Sep 2016 17:55:36 +0000The Many Futuristic Predictions of H.G. Wells That Came True 150 years ago, H.G. Wells predicted, and inspired, inventions from the laser to emailWed, 21 Sep 2016 17:40:59 +0000This Farm Harvests Spider Webs for Art's Spider Web Farm is Vermont’s original "web site"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:11 +0000Why Dead Rulers of the Han Dynasty Were Plugged With Jade the days of China's Han dynasty, when a ruler died his corpse was carefully packed with jade "plugs"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:42:07 +0000Photographer Adrien Broom Sheds Light on Old Structures in Her Work eerie vision of the luminous magic we find in ourselvesWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:18:54 +0000How Cuba Remembers Its Revolutionary Past and Present the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s secret landing on Cuba’s southern shore, our man in Havana journeys into the island’s rebel heartWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:19 +0000Get Face to Face With the Tribes of Tanzania safari parks encroach on their ancestral lands, indigenous groups struggle to maintain their ways of lifeWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Myth and Reason on the Mexican Border renowned travel writer journeys the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at life along the blurry 2,000-mile lineWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Where to See Thousands of Fluttering Butterflies in Taiwan's a reason Taiwan is known as the "butterfly kingdom"Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:54:30 +0000The Shoes With No (Carbon) Footprint company NRG has made a pair of sneakers from carbon emissionsWed, 21 Sep 2016 14:42:16 +0000A Mural on View in the African American History Museum Recalls the Rise of Resurrection City 1968 Hunger Wall is a stark reminder of the days when the country's impoverished built a shantytown on the National MallWed, 21 Sep 2016 12:57:51 +0000Male Widow Spiders Prefer Younger Ladies—So They Don’t Get Eaten strategy means they live to mate again, upending assumptions about these arachnidsTue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 +0000The Moral Cost of Cats bird-loving scientist calls for an end to outdoor cats "once and for all"Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:00:11 +0000How the Heated, Divisive Election of 1800 Was the First Real Test of American Democracy banner from the Smithsonian collections lays out the stakes of Jefferson vs. AdamsTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Sordid History of Mount Rushmore sculptor behind the American landmark had some unseemly ties to white supremacy groupsTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000Migratory Birds May Come Programmed With a Genetic Google Maps hybrid avians inherit some mixed directional messagesTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Founder of the Smithsonian Institution Figured Out How to Brew a Better Cup of Coffee two hundred years ago, James Smithson devised a method for better brewing. We recreated it.Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:12:38 +0000Visiting Melting Glaciers Can Be Profound. But Is It Morally Wrong? to weigh the moral costs of your climate change tourTue, 20 Sep 2016 13:11:36 +0000Were the Women of Petra More Important Than Men? Nabataeans worshipped powerful female deities and built lavish shrines in their honorTue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Is It Too Late to Save Red Sea Sharks? anti-fishing laws virtually unenforced, sharks off the coast of Saudi Arabia are being fished to death Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:02:52 +0000Even When He Was in His 20s, Winston Churchill Was Already on the Verge of Greatness future Prime Minister became known throughout Britain for his travails as a journalist during the Boer WarMon, 19 Sep 2016 12:30:00 +0000Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoes Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in ChinaMon, 19 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Find Out Why Boudin Is Louisiana's Most Famous Sausage state is studded with shrines to the rice-filled pork treatFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:48:27 +0000American Safaris: Where to See the Biggest Mammals in the U.S. wild for the United States' largest mammals and take an American SafariFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:01 +0000Ancient Oyster Shells Are Windows to the Past thousands of soap-dish-sized Rosetta stones, the shells can reveal clues about the past—if you know what you’re looking forFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:00:00 +0000Why Rare Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Lining Up to Get Their Shots devastating disease, researchers are vaccinating a wild marine mammal for the first timeFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:32:35 +0000Life Bounced Back After the Dinosaurs Perished devastation was immediate, catastrophic and widespread, but plants and mammals were quick to take overFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:31:56 +0000Timelapse Footage of a Giant Caterpillar Weaving Its Cocoon six weeks, luna moth caterpillars gorge themselves on the leaves of the marula tree. Then, when they're ready, they instinctively weave giant cocoonsFri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000In Defense of Studying City Rats By placing a taboo on researching these “disease sponges,” we leave ourselves at their mercyThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:31:25 +0000Can This App Cure Your Fear of Flying?, you're not plummeting from the sky. But the SkyGuru app can help explain why it might feel that way, using real-time flight dataThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:07:12 +0000Photographer Nish Nalbandian on Bearing Witness to the Violence in the Syrian Civil War a new book, “A Whole World Blind,” the American photographer documents the tragedy in the Middle EastThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:03:09 +0000Breeding a Better Chicken in the Name of Art (and Science) 20 years, Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen has been selectively breeding chickens for his Cosmopolitan Chicken ProjectThu, 15 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Do Giraffes Have Patches? dark patches on a giraffe's body hide an intricate network of blood vessels and glands. These allow blood to flow through them, releasing heat Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000How AltSchool Is Personalizing Education By Collecting Loads of Data on Its Students Max Ventilla founded AltSchool to prepare students for the 21st century. Now, he's spreading his model and software to partner schoolsWed, 14 Sep 2016 22:36:11 +0000Exclusive Photography From Inside the African American History Museum Offers a Hint of What Is to Come photographer Jason Flakes brings his unique lens to the Smithsonian's brand new museumWed, 14 Sep 2016 21:32:30 +0000Visit the Site of the Biggest Witch Trial in History 7,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Basque SpainWed, 14 Sep 2016 18:50:54 +0000A Chemist and a Designer Team Up to Weave Solar Panels Into Fabric Andrew and Marianne Fairbanks are developing a solar textile that could end up in clothing, curtains, car seats and tentsWed, 14 Sep 2016 16:29:46 +0000Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC's First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development't it be great if all apartment complexes came with an urban farm?Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:37:32 +0000How Should South Africa Remember the Architect of Apartheid? years after H.F. Verwoerd was assassinated in Parliament, the nation he once presided over reckons with its pastWed, 14 Sep 2016 13:41:20 +0000Google Is Redefining 3D Tech at the New African American History Museum spring, visitors will interact with artifacts beyond those in the physical exhibitions Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:03:00 +0000Brazil's Most Dangerous Landing Strip among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight and tricky place to landWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000UPDATE: Meet the National Zoo's Latest Bouncing Baby—an Orangutan (New Video) historical birth of a male Bornean orangutan, the first in 25 years, took place in Washington, D.C.Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:00:05 +0000Nat Turner's Bible Gave the Enslaved Rebel the Resolve to Rise Up Bible belonging to the enslaved Turner spoke of possibility says curator Rex Ellis of the National Museum of African American History and CultureTue, 13 Sep 2016 18:54:36 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does the World Look to the Color Blind? people who are color blind can see colors, they just have trouble distinguishing between specific kindsTue, 13 Sep 2016 14:28:50 +0000Will AI Revolutionize Wall Street? handful of new hedge funds promise to beat human traders by using artificial intelligenceTue, 13 Sep 2016 13:54:06 +0000The Biggest Mass-Production Submarine of WWII into service just five months after Pearl Harbor, the USS Wahoo was built for sizeTue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Anthrax Letters That Terrorized a Nation Are Now Decontaminated and on Public View of the deadly anthrax bacteria, these letters—on loan from the FBI—can be seen at the National Postal MuseumMon, 12 Sep 2016 18:48:55 +0000The Crisis in Syria partners with the Wilson Center to provide some much-needed context on the deadly civil warMon, 12 Sep 2016 18:29:22 +0000Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes have found that stalagmites can help determine if and when a region was struck by an earthquake.Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:26:36 +0000The Motorcycle That Rode the Tsunami Harley, washed out to sea, traveled more than 4,000 miles to its current homeMon, 12 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +0000Designing Classrooms For the 21st Century being a "Pinterest for teachers," room2learn provides ideas for improving classroom layout and functionalityMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:58:05 +0000Oklahoma Just Had Its Biggest Quake Ever, and There May Be More to Come's recent string of earthquakes are something new for the stateMon, 12 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work elites with a fancy hobby teamed up with rural farmers in a movement that transformed the nationMon, 12 Sep 2016 12:25:42 +0000How a Deep-Sea Offshore Drilling Rig Works 22 hours, the crew of the Maersk Interceptor have assembled and lowered 551 feet of pipes into the waterMon, 12 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Expert Fills in the Missing Science Behind the Movie “Sully” ornithologist Carla Dove shares her story of analyzing the bird remains or “snarge” scraped from the engines of flight 1549Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:44:40 +0000Why It Takes a Great Rivalry to Produce Great Art historian David Ward takes a look at a new book by Sebastian Smee on the contentious games artists playFri, 09 Sep 2016 15:43:46 +0000This NASA-Developed AI Could Help Save Firefighters' Lives, an artificial intelligence system created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, helps firefighters navigate through blazesFri, 09 Sep 2016 14:21:48 +0000These Rarely Seen Photographs Are a Who's Who of the Harlem Renaissance Van Vechten captured and archived images of most of the era’s great artists, musicians and thought leadersFri, 09 Sep 2016 14:07:18 +0000Cameras Capture a Hornet Hatching Up-Close two weeks of encasement, it's time for the larvae, now adult hornets, to leave their silk cocoons. Get an intimate look at the moment one hatchesFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space new book documents the lives and accomplishments of NASA’s black “human computers” whose work was at the heart of the country’s greatest battlesThu, 08 Sep 2016 18:45:34 +0000The Musical Lineup for the Opening of the African American History Museum Is Announced and It's Great 'Freedom Sounds' Festival includes D.C. Go-Go band Experience Unlimited, Public Enemy, The Roots, Living Colour and moreThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:58 +0000The Story of a Resurrected Antiviral Could Hold Lessons for Combating Zika Stanford scientists used two genetic screening techniques in tandem to unravel the mystery of a discarded antiviralThu, 08 Sep 2016 15:55:32 +0000The Brains Behind Star Trek fan Gene Roddenberry was a freelance writer with a futuristic vision. He had high hopes for his script about a peacekeeping spaceshipThu, 08 Sep 2016 15:55:14 +0000These Photos of Deconstructed Devices Reveal Their Hidden Beauty Todd McLellan finds marvel in blowing out the mundaneThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:23:57 +0000These 12 New Museum Exhibitions Are Fall Must-Sees heads, punk rock and robots make for an action-packed autumnThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:26 +0000How the Olympic Mountains Got Their Name 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic mountains of northwest Washington. The peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek godsThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:20:14 +0000Remembering 9/11, From a Scrawled Note to a Scrap of Fuselage objects both ordinary and extraordinary help us reflect on the devastationThu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Future of Energy: Special Report new ideas to meet the world's burgeoning need for powerWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:32:33 +0000What Gladiator School Was Like's uncertain whether gladiator school was run like a prison or was completely voluntary. However, a reasonable amount of comfort was providedWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:30:27 +0000Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels beneath the surface of OppenheimWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:53:44 +0000Astrophysicist Mario Livio on the Intersection of Art and Science scientist considers both a response to the vastness of the universeWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:47:36 +0000Is Rent-to-Own Solar Power the Answer? Canadian entrepreneur is using a business model familiar from ‘70s daytime TV to get Indians to embrace solarWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:28:16 +0000The New Deal Origins of Homeland Security FDR’s administration, the First Lady and the Mayor of New York clashed over guns, butter and American liberalismWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:18:36 +0000How Eight Conglomerates Dominate Japanese Industry <em>keiretsu</em> can have as many as 30 sub-companies—from breweries to camera and auto makersWed, 07 Sep 2016 14:32:20 +0000For Nearly 150 Years, This One House Told a Novel Story About the African-American Experience view in the new museum, the woodframe dwelling evokes the aspirations and limitations of the era following enslavementWed, 07 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Captive Komodo Dragons Share Their Teeming Microbiome with Their Environment, Just Like Us could be the perfect model for studying host-microbe interactionsWed, 07 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Witness a Real-Life Wild West Buffalo Roundup one day only, the old West lives on in South Dakota's Custer State ParkTue, 06 Sep 2016 18:29:05 +0000It’s Sherbet, Not Sherbert, You Dilettantes frozen treat has been mispronounced by generations of AmericansTue, 06 Sep 2016 16:01:07 +0000How Yosemite Became the Setting of a Chaotic 1970 Riot Day in 1970 at Yosemite National Park should have been an occasion for celebration. Instead, it became a day of violenceTue, 06 Sep 2016 14:20:56 +0000How a Sponge, Bubble Wrap and Sunlight Can Lead to Clean Water simple materials, MIT researchers have developed a cheap, easy-to-build device to desalinate water and treat wastewaterTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Inside a Remarkable Repository that Supplies Eagle Parts to Native Americans and Science repository, which has long provided feathers to tribes for traditional uses, also helps bird conservation researchersTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Life Aboard a Renovated World War II Tugboat help from friends, a transplanted Philadelphian embarks on a voyage of discovery through Alaska's watersMon, 05 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +0000Laser Scientists Are Developing Star Trek's Phaser of the technology from Star Trek is already coming to life in the Lockheed Martin labSun, 04 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Mission to Restore the Original Starship Enterprise beloved 1960s studio model stars in <em>Building Star Trek</em>, a documentary premiering on Smithsonian Channel this SundayFri, 02 Sep 2016 19:40:41 +0000Dogs Know When You're Praising Them. That Doesn't Mean They Understand Human Speech dose of caution with the results of an intriguing new studyFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:20:05 +0000The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy metalworker George Stephen, Sr. put two halves of a buoy together, he didn't know he was making a charcoal grill that would stand the test of timeFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:56:20 +0000How the Next Generation of Mars Rovers will Search for Signs of Life Mars 2020 rover doesn’t even have a name yet—but it already has an ambitious goalFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:15:04 +0000In a Remote Alaskan Town, a Centuries-Old Russian Faith Thrives of Nikolaevsk remain true to the traditions of their ancestors, who fled religious persecution in the 17th-centuryFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:50:16 +0000The Great Fire of London Was Blamed on Religious Terrorism scores of Londoners thought the fire of 1666 was all part of a nefarious Catholic conspiracyFri, 02 Sep 2016 12:58:54 +0000SpaceX Explosion Sets Back Launch Date, Hopeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com Falcon 9 blow up may be a sign that Elon Musk is moving too fastFri, 02 Sep 2016 12:30:00 +0000Crazy Vintage Footage of Park Visitors Feeding Bears management in national parks has come a long way in recent decades. In the '70s, visitors were regularly encouraged to feed bearsFri, 02 Sep 2016 11:30:00 +0000 Solving the Mystery of the Milky Way’s Missing Mass scientists have discovered a huge cloud of super hot gas expanding from the middle of our galaxyThu, 01 Sep 2016 19:05:02 +0000Is Plastic the Secret to Clothes That Will Keep You Cool? it allows infrared radiation to escape your body, polyethylene could become key to what we wear in a warming worldThu, 01 Sep 2016 18:10:00 +0000Your Questions About African-American History, Answered special edition of Ask Smithsonian on the occasion of the opening of a new Smithsonian museumThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:56:58 +0000Two Giant Killer Hornet Colonies Battle to the Death giant killer hornet war is waged between two colonies, and the resources, territories, and survival of a new generation are at stakeThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:26:25 +0000Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom Great Dismal Swamp was once a thriving refuge for runawaysThu, 01 Sep 2016 13:52:17 +0000The Children of Civil Rights Leaders Are Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize next generation is following in the footsteps of its forebearsThu, 01 Sep 2016 13:02:09 +0000Melting Glaciers Are Wreaking Havoc on Earth's Crust levels are dropping, earthquakes and volcanoes are waking up, and even the earth's axis is moving—all because of melting iceThu, 01 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System conservation research and scientific expeditions laid the groundwork and helped to convince the public national parks were a good ideaThu, 01 Sep 2016 12:44:35 +0000The Quest to Build the First Robotic Vagina reproductive tract is a biological miracle, and researchers are trying to recreate itWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:31:23 +0000Black Tweets Matter the tumultuous, hilarious, wide-ranging chat party on Twitter changed the face of activism in AmericaWed, 31 Aug 2016 17:19:25 +0000The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration millions of African-Americans fled the South in search of a better life, they remade the nation in ways that are still being feltWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000Take an Interactive Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to expect when you visit the Smithsonian’s newest museumWed, 31 Aug 2016 14:55:57 +0000Inspired by Squid, Scientists Create New Materials That Change Color and Texture technology has a number of potential uses, from anti-glare screens to color-changing clothingWed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Eleven Years After Katrina, What Lessons Can We Learn Before the Next Disaster Strikes? and playwright John Biguenet offers his thoughts on the narrative of destructionWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:44:38 +0000Mary Beard on Pompeii's Showiest Family Valentes were a wealthy Pompeii family that used lavish, high-end parties to gain political clout. Classicist Mary Beard walks us through the remainsTue, 30 Aug 2016 21:47:07 +0000Where in the World Is the Anthropocene? geologists believe we’ve entered a new era. Now they have to search for the rocks that prove itTue, 30 Aug 2016 20:19:19 +0000Here's a Food Wrapper You Can Eat from milk protein, it not only keeps food from spoiling, but it also could keep a lot of plastic out of landfillsTue, 30 Aug 2016 14:30:51 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is a Dimple? Jordan, Vanessa Hudgens and all those celeb dimples to die for? Just a result of a double zygomaticus major muscleTue, 30 Aug 2016 14:19:05 +0000Slow Earthquakes Are a Thing earthquakes regularly move more earth than deadly fast quakes, but no one feels a thingTue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Seeing Is Believing: How Marie Tharp Changed Geology Forever Tharp's maps helped prove continental drift was real. But her work was initially dismissed as "girl talk"Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Surprise: Gladiators Were Vegetarians huge factor in a gladiator's physical fitness was a meatless diet. During training, he primarily ate beans for protein and barley for carbohydratesMon, 29 Aug 2016 18:42:50 +0000I Am Officially in Love With Cockroaches after you read this, you will be tooMon, 29 Aug 2016 18:11:09 +0000The Definitive Story of How the National Museum of African American History and Culture Came to Be courting Chuck Berry in Missouri to diving for a lost slave ship off Africa, the director's tale is a fascinating oneMon, 29 Aug 2016 16:50:35 +0000The Powerful Objects From the Collections of the Smithsonian's Newest Museum artifacts each tell a part of the African-American storyMon, 29 Aug 2016 16:50:03 +0000The Blasphemous Geologist Who Rocked Our Understanding of Earth's Age Hutton was a leading light of his time, but is rarely talked about todayMon, 29 Aug 2016 16:33:36 +0000The Dog Aging Project Wants to Help Your Pet Live Longer at the University of Washington are launching a long-term study that involves testing medications that could enhance dogs' life spansMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:33:25 +0000Did Anthropologists Just Solve the 3-Million-Year-Old Mystery of Lucy’s Death? think they've reconstructed the fatal plunge and last terrifying seconds of the hominin's lifeMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:29:48 +0000Michael Jackson's Costumes Show Why Nobody Can Beat the King of Pop When it Comes to Style from the Jackson's "Victory" tour will be part of an inaugural exhibition at the African American History MuseumMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:02:20 +0000