Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenFri, 03 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000A Sculpture Meant to Celebrate the Renewal of the Gowanus Canal Just Got Caught on Trash and Sankhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/toxic-gowanus-canal-dragged-down-sculpture-meant-celebrate-its-renewal-180955812/R.I.P. Harvest Dome 2.0Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000More than 1,200 Miles of China’s Great Wall Have Been Destroyedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/erosion-and-human-damage-have-destroyed-more-1200-miles-chinas-great-wall-180955810/Only a small fraction of the remaining wall is in good conditionFri, 03 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000How a Hot Dog Eating Contest Became One of the Fourth of July's Greatest Traditionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/theres-nothing-more-american-nathans-famous-hot-dog-eating-contest-180955785/Why the American dream is shaped like a hot dogFri, 03 Jul 2015 13:01:21 +0000One of the Earliest Feature Films Was This Italian Adaptation of Dante’s Infernohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-earliest-feature-films-was-italian-adaptation-dantes-inferno-180955805/It's the earliest surviving complete feature-length film, made in 1911Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Can You Crack a Medical Mystery?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/can-you-crack-medical-mystery-180955575/A startup called CrowdMed asks volunteer detectives to study cases of patients with symptoms that baffle doctorsFri, 03 Jul 2015 12:08:50 +0000Why Milo's Sunrises Are a Symphony of Color in The Phantom Tollboothhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-milos-sunrises-are-symphony-color-phantom-tollbooth-180955811/Norton Juster, who will be speaking at the Smithsonian, says one boon to his magical writing is that he was born with synesthesia and hears colorsFri, 03 Jul 2015 12:04:36 +0000Almost Half of Black and Latina Scientists Report They’ve Been Mistaken for Administrative Assistants or Janitorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/almost-half-black-and-latina-scientists-report-theyve-been-mistaken-administrative-assistants-or-janitors-180955808/Women of color in science are more likely to experience some forms of bias Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Smithsonian-Kickstarter Collaborationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonianmag/smithsonian-kickstarter-collaboration-180955814/The Institution is looking to crowdfund projects that will further its mission of increasing and diffusing knowledgeThu, 02 Jul 2015 21:26:05 +0000The Back to the Future Movies Are Obsessed With Television, Rightfully Sohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/back-future-movies-are-obsessed-television-rightfully-so-180955807/The McFlys' constant attention to the TV was a perfect reflection of life in post-war AmericaThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:36:07 +0000Is Country Air Really Better Than City Air?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-country-air-better-city-air-180955803/One scientist thinks it’s because of toxic plant chemicals Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:35:09 +0000