Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:56:18 +0000By the Numbers: The United States of Refugeeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/by-numbers-united-states-refugees-180962487/President Trump’s order temporarily barring all refugees and many immigrants has ignited debate about U.S. policies toward outsidersThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:56:18 +0000A Modern Odyssey: Two Iraqi Refugees Tell Their Harrowing Storyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/modern-odyssey-two-iraqi-refugees-tell-story-180962475/Fleeing violence in Iraq, two close friends embarked on an epic journey across Europe—and ended up worlds apartThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:44:51 +0000Fighting the Nazis With Fake Newshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fighting-nazis-fake-news-180962481/A new documentary rediscovers a World War II campaign that was stranger than nonfictionThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/apr17_discussion-180962477/Reader responses to our March issueThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Simpson Family Made Its Television Debut 30 Years Agohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/simpson-family-television-debut-30-years-ago-180962482/When they arrived on the Tracey Ullman show, their look was a little more raggedThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:33:34 +0000What Is Dark Matter and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/dark-matter-ask-smithsonian-180962468/You asked, we answeredWed, 22 Mar 2017 17:57:30 +0000How the Liberty Bell Won the Great Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-liberty-bell-won-great-war-180962471/ As it entered World War I, the United States was politically torn and financially challenged. An American icon came to the rescueWed, 22 Mar 2017 16:14:36 +0000Darwin Would Have Loved the Cliffs of Newfoundland, Where 500-Million-Years-Old Fossils Residehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/darwin-loved-cliffs-newfoundland-500-million-years-old-180962472/Step back in time half a billion years to a world of mysterious sea creatures that would have thrilled DarwinTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:51 +0000The Biggest Tree Canopy on the Planet Stretches Across Nearly Five Acres http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/biggest-tree-canopy-planet-stretches-across-five-acres-180962470/In remote India, a visit to Thimmamma Marrimanu offers a spectacular lesson in the vital coexistence of living thingsTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:46:54 +0000Hawaii's Must-See Lava Flows Are Home to New, Startling Ecosystemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hawaii-startling-lava-fields-home-new-ecoystems-180962476/These stunning volcanoes are creating new islands of evolutionTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:40:00 +0000A New Photo Book Showcases the Absurd Extravagance of the World’s Wealthiest Citizenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-photo-book-showcases-absurd-extravagance-wealthiest-citizens-180962478/Economic recession or not, there are few limits on the ways the mega-rich will flaunt their fortunesTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Ballerina Misty Copeland on Working With Prince, Her Must-See Dances, and Why She Wants to Bring "Ballet Across America"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ballerina-misty-copeland-brings-diverse-ballet-companies-kennedy-center-180962594/Ahead of a performance in Washington, D.C., the prima ballerina talks about ballerina bodies and misconceptions about the art formMon, 20 Mar 2017 17:34:33 +0000Emily Dickinson Was Fiercer Than You Thinkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/emily-dickinson-fiercer-than-think-180962479/A new biopic shows the poet as more than a mysterious recluseMon, 20 Mar 2017 15:23:43 +0000Smithsonian Researchers Are Bringing the Oryx Back to the Wildhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/smithsonian-researchers-bringing-oryx-back-wild-180962480/Reintroducing the species back to north-central Africa shows early signs of successMon, 20 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Why Is Pennsylvania Ave D.C.'s Main Thoroughfare and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/pennsylvania-ave-dc-main-thoroughfare-180962122/Your questions answered by our expertsThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-greenland-vikings-vanished-180962119/Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappearedThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpoxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/child-17th-century-Europe-might-rewritten-history-smallpox-180962114/The deadly scourge goes back for centuries, but how many?Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/mar17_fob_discussion_article-180962113/Reader responses to our January/February issueThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Can a Video Game Capture the Magic of Walden?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/can-video-game-capture-magic-walden-180962125/Henry David Thoreau's famed retreat gets pixelatedWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:40:39 +0000To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/save-giraffes-put-our-necks-out-180962128/With populations plummeting, researchers race to understand a beloved but enigmatic animalWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:37:12 +0000The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/everlasting-awe-inspiring-power-alaska-180962126/For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it's never ceased to amazeWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:21:50 +0000Vladimir Lenin's Return Journey to Russia Changed the World Foreverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/vladimir-lenin-return-journey-russia-changed-world-forever-180962127/On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, our writer set out from Zurich to relive this epic travelWed, 22 Feb 2017 16:15:01 +0000A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Surinamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-age-discovery-happening-right-now-forests-suriname-180962118/Today’s explorers and scientists are identifying new species at a rate that would’ve amazed Charles DarwinTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:14:07 +0000The Lasting Influence Matisse Had on Richard Diebenkorn's Artworkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lasting-influence-matisse-richard-diebenkorn-artwork-180962117/The great American painter owed a luminous debt to the French ModernistTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:31:35 +0000Andrew Jackson Was a Populist Even on His Deathbedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/andrew-jackson-populist-even-deathbed-180962124/This lavishly decorated crypt was considered too ornate for the American presidentTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Holocaust's Great Escapehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/holocaust-great-escape-180962120/A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to lifeTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000