Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenTue, 22 Nov 2016 20:08:35 +0000The Ruby Slippers Are Funded in the Museum's First Kickstarter Campaign http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ruby-slippers-take-center-stage-kickstarter-campaign-180960760/The Smithsonian asks visitors to help bring back the sparkle and #KeepThemRubyMon, 17 Oct 2016 04:05:00 +0000Sonny Assu Uses Graffiti to Reassert Native Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/sonny-assu-graffiti-native-culture-180961143/The 41-year-old artist mashes decades-old depictions of indigenous peoples with modern-day styleTue, 22 Nov 2016 20:08:35 +0000Where Did Harriet Tubman Escape to and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/harriet-tubman-escape-ask-smithsonian-180961148/You asked, we answeredTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:53:50 +0000The First Patented Animal Is Still Leading the Way on Cancer Researchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-patented-animal-still-leading-way-cancer-research-180961149/Oncomouse was a genetically engineered animal designed to help scientists learn more about tumorsTue, 22 Nov 2016 18:57:59 +0000A Photographic Chronicle of America's Working Poorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/photographic-chronicle-america-working-poor-180961147/<i>Smithsonian</i> journeyed from Maine to California to update a landmark study of American lifeTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:30:01 +0000How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harborhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-almost-everyone-failed-prepare-pearl-harbor-1-180961144/The high-stakes gamble and false assumptions that detonated Pearl Harbor 75 years agoTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:10:00 +0000Getting to the Bottom of How Apes Thinkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/getting-bottom-how-apes-think-180961151/Great apes show an ability to discern what others are thinking that we once only attributed to humansTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:01:54 +0000The Christmas Tale Spoken Record That Launched the Audiobookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/christmas-tale-first-audiobook-180961152/Narrated by Dylan Thomas, the album would go on to sell 400,000 copiesTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Surprising New Theory of How Dinosaurs Got So Hugehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-dinosaurs-got-so-huge-180961150/Those species with adorned skulls increased in body size faster than those withoutTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Untangling the History of Christmas Lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/untangling-history-christmas-lights-180961140/This bright idea was ahead of its timeTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-december-2016-180961145/Reader responses to our October and November issuesTue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Remarkable Comeback of Przewalski's Horsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remarkable-comeback-przewalski-horse-180961142/Once nearly extinct, the population of these wild horses has rebounded on the dusty steppes of MongoliaTue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Director David Lynch Wants Schools to Teach Transcendental Meditation to Reduce Stresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/peacemaker-david-lynch-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-education-180961126/The acclaimed filmmaker has become the champion of the practice that's now been adopted by thousands of kidsThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Without These Whistleblowers, We May Never Have Known the Full Extent of the Flint Water Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/whistleblowers-marc-edwards-and-leeanne-walters-winner-smithsonians-social-progress-ingenuity-award-180961125/A concerned mother and a renowned scientist spearheaded the investigation that exposed the dangers lurking in the water supply of the Michigan cityThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Meet the Team of Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/wave-catchers-ligo-team-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-physical-sciences-180961124/This year, the geniuses behind LIGO announced that they had finally found what Albert Einstein had predicted a century agoThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Christopher Gray's Scholly App Is Bringing Millions of Dollars to College Students in Needhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/financial-aide-christopher-gray-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-youth-180961123/The entrepreneur's new digital platform has helped applicants land $50 million in scholarshipsThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000With "Master of None," Aziz Ansari Has Created a True American Originalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/modern-romantic-aziz-ansari-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-performing-arts-180961122/The star of the breakout television series brings the voice of his generation to the massesThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Need a New Organ? Surgeon Anthony Atala Sees a Future Where You Can Simply Print It Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/miracle-maker-anthony-atala-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-life-sciences-180961121/When you can order a new body part online, you’ll have this doctor to thankThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/space-archaeologist-sarah-parcak-winner-smithsonians-history-ingenuity-award-180961120/The Indiana Jones of low Earth orbit harnesses 21st-century technology to uncover long-buried treasuresThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Is Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin the Future of Space Exploration?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/rocketeer-jeff-bezos-winner-smithsonians-technology-ingenuity-award-180961119/No one had ever launched, landed and relaunched a rocket into space until the company's historic achievementThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000How OK Go Has Revolutionized the Music Videohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/ingenuity-ok-go-visual-arts-anti-gravity-180961102/To pull off one of their most daring videos, they needed a borrowed Russian transport jet, spreadsheets and calculus, and a lot of motion-sickness medicineThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000When Was the First Map Produced and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/nov16-ask-smithsonian-180960780/You asked, we answeredThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:04:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-november-2016-180960781/Reader responses to our September issueThu, 20 Oct 2016 16:51:14 +0000The Tragic Fate of the Afghan Interpreters the U.S. Left Behindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/tragic-fate-afghan-interpreters-left-behind-180960785/These men risked their lives for the U.S. military. Now many would like to come to America but are stranded — and in dangerThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:07:38 +0000Ulysses S. Grant Launched an Illegal War Against the Plains Indians, Then Lied About Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ulysses-grant-launched-illegal-war-plains-indians-180960787/The president promised peace with Indians — and covertly hatched the plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts in the WestThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Newly Discovered Letters Bring New Insight Into the Life of a Civil War Soldierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/newly-discovered-letters-bring-insight-life-civil-war-soldier-180960784/A mysterious package holds long-lost correspondence from a young Union infantrymanThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Looking at Nature Through Infrared Film Will Have You Seeing Redhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/looking-nature-through-infrared-film-seeing-red-180960777/See the world on a whole different spectrumWed, 19 Oct 2016 16:44:11 +0000Did John Adams Out Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/john-adams-out-thomas-jefferson-sally-hemings-180960789/A scholar makes the intriguing case that Adams gossiped about the relationship years before the news erupted in publicWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:46:29 +0000These Women Reporters Went Undercover to Get the Most Important Scoops of Their Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-reporters-undercover-most-important-scoops-day-180960775/Writing under pseudonyms, the so-called girl stunt reporters of the late 19th century played a major role in exposing the nation's illsWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:59 +0000When Curious George Made a Daring Escape From the Nazishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/curious-george-daring-escape-nazis-180960779/The authors of the children's book series fled wartime France with the manuscript tied to their bikesWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000How Bats Ping On the Wing—And Look Cute Doing Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bats-echolocation-signals-3D-180960791/Researchers reveal how bats turn echolocation signals into a 3-D image of moving preyTue, 18 Oct 2016 17:31:34 +0000The FBI’s Fake Russian Agent Reveals His Secretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fbi-fake-russian-agent-reveals-secrets-180960788/In an exclusive interview, a retired FBI agent who posed as a KGB officer finally spills the beans about his greatest sting operationsTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000A Pearl Harbor Disappearance May Finally Have Been Solvedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pearl-harbor-disappearance-may-finally-have-been-solved-cornelia-fort-180960786/Flight instructor Cornelia Fort faced a close call on that infamous day, but her plane was thought to have been lost to historyTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Making the Case for the Next American Sainthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/next-american-saint-sister-blandina-regale-immigrants-womens-history-180960782/Sister Blandina Segale showed true grit while caring for orphans and outlaws in New MexicoTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beneath-mountain-switzerland-worlds-longest-shortcut-gothard-base-tunnel-travel-180960776/The massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000