Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Did Marco Polo "Discover" America? attributed to the 13th-century traveler sketch what looks like the coast of AlaskaTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000What Can Humans Do to Save the Pacific Northwest's Iconic Salmon? fish is facing an upstream struggle to survive. Can human ingenuity find a solution?Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Its Roots in the Fight Over Radio Freedom's epic battle has been fought before, when radio took to the air a century agoTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000A Remote Cold War Radar System Has New Use in a Warming World stations designed to ring an alarm against nuclear attack may have new responsibilities due to climate changeTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Real Story of the "Football" That Follows the President Everywhere a peek at the mysterious black briefcase that has accompanied every U.S. president since John F. KennedyTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why Was Robert Webster, a Slave, Wearing What Looks Like a Confederate Uniform? remarkable man risked his life to undermine the Confederacy yet remained close to his former owner after the Civil WarTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Inside the Intense Rivalry Between Eliot Ness and J. Edgar Hoover released files shed fresh light on the difficult relationship shared by the “Untouchable” Prohibition Bureau agent and the powerful FBI directorTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Want to See the New Massive Portrait on the National Mall? Go Up project, made of soil and sand, will cover five acres between the Lincoln Memorial and World War II MemorialTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why Does Rain Smell and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Discussion our readersTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000This Artist Finds Strange Beauty in Google's Apocalyptic Glitches Valla makes art out of Google Earth's surrealist irregularitiesTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Even in 1784 America, It Was Impossible to Make a Map Without Infuriating Someone Buell’s map was the first in the country submitted for a copyrightTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why We Must Explore the Sea Ballard, the famed explorer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic, ponders what else is on the ocean floor Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Inside the Brain’s Amazing Ability to Re-Map Your Body only have to go so far before the brain takes over and reconnects the nervous systemTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Revisiting the Timeless Tracks of the Spanish Civil War Folkways is re-releasing its catalog of Spanish Civil War songsMon, 22 Sep 2014 18:20:59 +0000Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz?'s most controversial artist selected America's most notorious prison as the home for his new showThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:54:34 +0000The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman The history of the comic-book superhero's creation seven decades ago has been hidden away—until nowTue, 16 Sep 2014 16:26:06 +0000The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his storyMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000Kennewick Elegy new poem about the famous skeleton by Amit MajmudarMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000100 Years After Her Death, Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Still Resonates famed bird now finds itself at the center of a flap over de-extinctionThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:02 +0000 Famed Illustrator Maira Kalman Takes on the Cooper Hewitt’s Collections her latest book, the noted artist juxtaposes treasured personal objects with items from the Smithsonian design museumThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why Does the Nile Flow North and More Questions From Our Readers Your questions answered by our expertsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Illuminating the Treaties That Have Governed U.S.-Indian Relationships documents were both a cause and a salve for the fraught relations between the United States and Indian NationsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction eventThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Getting Ready for Rosetta to Unlock a Comet’s Secrets lander will hopefully reveal new truths about what the icy objects actually areThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000How Just One Bird Can Urge an Entire Flock to Change Directions equations that describe these movements are equivalent to those that govern wavesThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Forecasters Will Soon Be Able to Predict Heat Waves Weeks in Advance the public imagination, heat waves remain a B-list natural disaster, but in reality, they are deadly Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean technology can precisely recreate eight open-water conditionsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000What New Wave Brought to Rock ‘n’ Roll will always be a new music craze out to getcha, getcha, getchaThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Discussion our readersThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way We Viewed the World century before drones cruised the skies, American camera hounds made photography a personal artThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on thereThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Pioneering Tennis Player Renée Richards Recalls the Glory Days of Wooden Rackets winning the New York State men's title in 1964, Richard Raskind became Renée Richards and a civil rights iconTue, 19 Aug 2014 19:37:20 +0000The 2014 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards ten of the past year's most amazing achievements and the innovators behind themThu, 07 Aug 2014 21:41:53 +0000