Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenWed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-film-will-simulate-anne-franks-hiding-place-180958996/'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-are-chilean-beaches-covered-dead-animals-180958998/Warm waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sightWed, 04 May 2016 19:35:03 +0000For The First Time in a Decade, Watch Mercury Cross the Sun's Facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-decade-mercury-crossing-face-sun-180958986/Next week's transit of Mercury is one of the major astronomical events of the yearWed, 04 May 2016 17:48:09 +0000Shonda Rhimes and the Cast of 'Scandal' Dish on the Show's Behind-the-Scenes Secretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/shonda-rhimes-cast-scandal-dish-shows-behind-the-scenes-secrets-180958978/The stars of the Washington, D.C.-inspired show reveal the method behind the magic Wed, 04 May 2016 16:56:52 +0000A Brief History of Lee Harvey Oswald's Connection to Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-lee-harvey-oswalds-connection-to-cuba-180958987/For over 50 years, conspiracy theorists have linked JFK’s assassin to Fidel Castro’s CubaWed, 04 May 2016 16:50:53 +0000The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-has-massive-cheese-surplus-180958985/Imagine 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000Was King Tut's Tomb Built for a Woman?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/was-king-tuts-tomb-built-for-a-woman/An archeologist notes that King Tut's chamber was designed and decorated differently from other Egyptian pharaohsWed, 04 May 2016 15:41:59 +0000Can You Really Tell the Difference Between Bourbon and Rye?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/can-you-really-tell-difference-between-bourbon-and-rye-180958989/Drexel University puts professional tasters to the testWed, 04 May 2016 14:17:08 +0000A Fecal Pellet’s Worth A Thousand Wordshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fecal-pellets-worth-thousand-words-180958983/Scientists can learn a surprising amount about an animal just by analyzing its poopWed, 04 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000How the Redesign of U.S. Money Shows the Power of Protesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-redesign-us-money-shows-power-protest-180958982/A Smithsonian curator notes how a heavy dose of social activism prompted the U.S. Treasury to honor historic social and political movementsWed, 04 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000