Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenThu, 21 May 2015 18:20:53 +0000Did This Map Guide Columbus? decipher a mystifying 15th-century documentThu, 21 May 2015 18:20:53 +0000Why We'd Be Better Off if Napoleon Never Lost at Waterloo the bicentennial of the most famous battle in world history, a distinguished historian looks at what could have been Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000What Makes the "Lion Whisperer" Roar?'s famous for getting dangerously close to his fearsome charges, but what can Kevin Richardson teach us about ethical conservation—and ourselves?Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Shaky Science Behind Predicting Earthquakes powerful earthquake in Italy killed hundreds of people—and set in motion a legal battle and scientific debate that has kept seismologists on edgeWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000When Colorado Was (And in Many Ways Still Is) the Switzerland of America hundred years ago, city slickers looking for wild times in Rocky Mountain National Park invented a new kind of American vacationWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Ill-Fated History of the Jet Pack space-age invention still takes our imaginations on our wild ride Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Inside the Daily Lives of Iraq's Kurds's most important ally in the battle against ISIS is closer than ever to fulfilling their hope of founding a new nationWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Discussion responses to our May issueWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Brief History of the Ferris Wheel the American answer to the Eiffel Tower, the summertime amusement became a hallmark of summer funWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Scenes From the Calgary Stampede photographer Richard Phibbs has a new book that sends him back home on the rangeWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Do Humans Have Chins? most distinctive human feature might be that bony protrusion that made Jay Leno famousWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents And More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000One Man's Lifelong Pursuit of Pluto is About to Get Real the New Horizons spacecraft races by the quasi-planetary body, Alan Stern will have finally met his matchWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The World's Largest Picture Frame? government of Dubai is taking this abstract structure to the next levelWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Finding a Voice for Iranian Women Shirin Neshat uses Persian poetry to reveal the conflict between tradition and modernityThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Filipino Cuisine Was Asian Fusion Before "Asian Fusion" Existed wave of Filipino families in Las Vegas is putting a Pacific spin on fried chicken, hot dogs and Sin City itselfThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Russell Crowe Takes a New Look at an Old Battle Australian actor/director's controversial film views the legendary Gallipoli from the Turkish sideThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Quest to Upload Your Mind Into the Digital Space idea is about as science fiction as it gets. But surprising progress in neuroscience has some entrepreneurs ready to press "send"Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Stroke of Genius Could Allow You to Write With Your Brain Impossible Labs has developed a breakthrough approach to communicationThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000How to Predict a Famine Before It Even Strikes of miles about Earth, orbiting satellites are becoming a bold new weapon in the age-old fight against drought, disease and deathThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Hoverboard Fantasy Comes True, Just As "Back to the Future" Predicted onto your flux capacitors; the future is hereThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000How Do Seals Find Their Prey and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Protecting the World's Last Isolated Communities From Above in satellite technology mean that untouched villages can remain that wayThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000We're Not That Far From Being Able to Grow Human Bones in a Lab company EpiBone could be on the verge of a major breakthroughThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000How Farms Became the New Hot Suburb new real estate trend has developments planted around working farms. But are these communities sustainable?Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000These Are the Extinct Animals We Can, and Should, Resurrect Beth Shapiro offers a guide to the science and ethics of using DNA for de-extinctionThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Nylons' Run is Over were a craze when they debuted 75 years ago, but have since been replaced by new social normsThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Beautiful Drawings by Darwin's Artist-in-Residence the famous HMS Beagle voyage, painter Conrad Martens depicted the sights along the journeyThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Discussion from our readersThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Soon, Your Doctor Could Print a Human Organ on Demand a laboratory in North Carolina, scientists are working furiously to create a future in which replacement organs come from a machineThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Personal Writings of Arthur C. Clarke Reveal the Evolution of "2001: A Space Odyssey" donated from the author's archives in Sri Lanka include letters to Kubrick and an early draft of his most famous novelThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Taking Stock of 75 Years of McDonald's the original fast-food restaurant finally reached the end of its success?Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000The U.N. Uses Satellites to Track Humanitarian Crises Around the World help from George Clooney, the United nations embarks on a new frontier in monitoring the world from aboveThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Artist Transforms Beach Trash Into Stunning, Majestic Images Barker didn't have spend too much time on the shores to collect enough debris for her masterpiecesThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Decoding the Deadly Secret of Snake Venom world's animals have developed an incredible variety of venoms. But how?Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Brain-to-Brain Communication Is No Longer Unthinkable uncharted territory, neuroscientists are making strides with human subjects who can "talk" directly by using their mindsThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000Extreme Makeover: ISS Edition to give the International Space Station a little bit more roomThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000