Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:54 +0000Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on His Love of History, Youth Sports and Which Books Everyone Should Readhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/kareem-abdul-jabbar-his-love-history-youth-sports-which-books-everyone-should-read-and-more-180959753/The basketball legend has always had a writer's touchMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:54 +0000Do Insects Have Consciousness?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/do-insects-have-consciousness-180959484/A new theory has scientists buzzingThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:40:43 +0000What's the Difference Between Invasive and Nonnative Species? Plus, More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/difference-invasive-nonnative-species-questions-readers-180959500/You asked, we answeredThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:31:45 +0000Why Twitter's "Poet Laureate" Has No Plans to Unmask His Real Identityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/twitter-poet-laureate-no-plans-unmask-real-identity-180959486/He tweets under the guise of @Brian_Bilston and uses the platform to reinvent the age-old form of writingWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:20:09 +0000Why Betty and Veronica Are the Real Stars of Riverdalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/betty-veronica-real-stars-riverdale-180959498/In a reboot of the classic Archie comics, the two female leads take chargeWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:12:13 +0000These Abandoned Buildings Are the Last Remnants of Liberia's Founding Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/liberia-created-former-slaves-fading-into-history-180959503/The world created by former slaves in Liberia was a cruel paradox for more than 150 yearsWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000The Residents of This Louisiana Island Are America's First "Climate Refugees"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/residents-louisiana-island-americas-first-climate-refugees-180959585/As the sea levels rise, these photos provide a big picture view of a place losing the battle against climate changeWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000For More Than 100 Years, the U.S. Forced Navajo Students Into Western Schools. The Damage Is Still Felt Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decades-us-government-forcibly-placed-native-students-western-schools-effects-felt-today-180959502/Photographer Daniella Zalcman explores how native populations had a new nation foisted upon themWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000American Exiles: Leaving Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/american-exiles-leaving-home-180959492/A series of three photo essays explores how America has treated its own people in times of crisisWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000Shooting Penguins in the Falkland Islands to Save Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/shooting-penguins-falkland-islands-save-them-180959491/Photographer Neil Ever Osborne hopes that his work helps save the speciesWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-july-2016-180959490/Reader responses to our June issueWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000A Bold New History of the Battle of the Sommehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bold-new-history-battle-somme-180959488/British generals have long been seen as the bunglers of the deadly conflict, but a revisionist look argues that a U.S. general was the real donkeyTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:44:13 +0000Novelist Edna O'Brien Explores the True Nature of Evilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/novelist-edna-obrien-true-nature-evil-180959499/Celebrated for her books about love, the writer might finally win a Nobel Prize for something darkerTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:30 +0000Childhood Leukemia Was Practically Untreatable Until Dr. Don Pinkel and St. Jude Hospital Found a Curehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/childhood-leukemia-untreatable-dr-don-pinkel-st-jude-180959501/A half century ago, a young doctor took on a deadly form of cancer—and the scientific establishmentTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:24 +0000History Forgot This Rogue Aristocrat Who Discovered Dinosaurs and Died Pennilesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-forgot-rogue-aristocrat-discovered-dinosaurs-died-penniless-180959504/Now fallen into shadow, the Romania-born Baron Franz Nopcsa was a groundbreaking scientist, adventurer -- and would-be kingTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:42:19 +0000The Discovery of a Roman Gladiator School Brings the Famed Fighters Back to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/discovery-roman-gladiator-school-brings-famed-fighters-to-life-180959489/Located in Austria, the archaeological site is providing rich new details about the lives and deaths of the arena combatantsMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:46:49 +0000The Surprising History of the Infographichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/surprising-history-infographic-180959563/Early iterations saved soldiers' lives, debunked myths about slavery and helped Americans settle the frontierMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Fantastic Mr. Dahlhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fantastic-roald-dahl-BFG-180959487/The British author’s world—antic, subversive, wildly inventive and monstrously humane—returns to the screen in Steven Spielberg’s <i>The BFG</i>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000