Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +0000President Obama Just Created the First National Monument to Gay Rightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/president-obama-just-created-first-national-monument-gay-rights-180959562/The Stonewall National Monument tells the story of LGBTQ struggles in the United StatesFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +0000A Strange Case of Dancing Mania Struck Germany Six Centuries Ago Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/strange-case-dancing-mania-struck-germany-six-centuries-ago-today-180959549/Modern experts still don't agree on what caused plagues of compulsive dancing in the streetsFri, 24 Jun 2016 18:52:05 +0000Some Ancient Insects Wore the Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/some-ancient-insects-wore-exoskeletons-other-bugs-disguise-themselves-180959554/New amber specimens show that insects have been mastering the art of disguise for 100 million yearsFri, 24 Jun 2016 18:05:17 +0000What's the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-difference-between-england-britain-and-uk-180959558/Listen up, would-be Anglophiles: Here's how never to mess up your realms, kingdoms and empires again Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:21:14 +0000Some Genes Remain "Alive" for Days After the Body Dieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-genes-remain-alive-days-after-body-dies-180959552/Studies in animals show that even when a creature has ceased to live, some genes are still busy doing their thingFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000A Canadian Company's Quest To Turn Air Pollution Into Fuelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/canadian-companys-quest-to-turn-air-pollution-into-fuel-180959553/Startup 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 Fossilshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/these-are-some-weirdest-ways-paleontologists-find-fossils-180959557/Sometimes 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 +0000Commemorate the Panama Canal's Expansion With These Photos From Its Constructionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/commemorate-panama-canals-expansion-these-photos-from-its-construction-180959546/The Panama Canal is opening a third lane to accommodate new mega cargo ships, a feat almost—but not quite—as impressive as building the originalFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:04:48 +0000Solving a Neighborhood Mystery Reveals Forgotten African-American Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/solving-neighborhood-mystery-reveals-forgotten-african-american-history-180959536/An abandoned lot in San Antonio turned out to be an important part of the city's storyFri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Liveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/natural-history-museum-director-calls-increased-funding-collections-save-lives-180959510/Infectious disease researchers should be using museum collections to fight newly discovered pathogensFri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000