Ask Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for Ask SmithsonianenThu, 19 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000When Did the Vice Presidency Stop Going to the 2nd Place Winner and More Questions From Our Readers up for discussion -- why are oceans seawater and not freshwater?Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is a Freckle? adorable and charming spots splayed across the nose and cheeks might also be an indicator of sun damageTue, 17 Nov 2015 16:05:43 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do You Make a Mummy? has been practiced for eons and the Egyptians are the best known, but not the only practionersTue, 27 Oct 2015 19:25:12 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Is the World Due for Another Massive Plague Outbreak? is highly unlikely, experts say, but a plague-based bioterror assault is another matterThu, 22 Oct 2015 18:48:51 +0000Why Do Astronauts on the International Space Station Float and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredWed, 21 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Work? ability to see in the dark is becoming more accurate and more portable Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000