Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Did Marco Polo "Discover" America?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/did-marco-polo-discover-america-180952765/Maps 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-can-humans-do-save-pacific-northwests-iconic-salmon-180952769/The 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 Freedomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/debate-over-net-neutrality-has-its-roots-fight-over-radio-freedom-180952774/Today'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 Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remote-cold-war-radar-system-has-new-use-warming-world-180952777/The 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 Everywherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/real-story-football-follows-president-everywhere-180952779/Take 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-was-robert-webster-slave-wearing-what-looks-confederate-uniform-180952781/This 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 Hooverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-intense-rivalry-between-eliot-ness-and-j-edgar-hoover-180952784/Newly 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 Uphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/want-see-new-massive-portrait-national-mall-go-180952785/The 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 Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/ask-smithsonian/why-does-rain-smell-and-more-questions-our-readers-180952786/You asked, we answeredTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-october-2014-180952806/From our readersTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000This Artist Finds Strange Beauty in Google's Apocalyptic Glitcheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artist-finds-beauty-googles-apocalyptic-glitches-180952809/Clement 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 Someonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/even-1784-america-it-was-impossible-make-map-without-infuriating-someone-180952700/Abel Buell’s map was the first in the country submitted for a copyrightTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why We Must Explore the Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-we-must-explore-sea-180952763/Robert 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 Bodyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/inside-brains-amazing-ability-re-map-your-body-180952764/Surgeons 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 Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/playlist-these-spanish-civil-war-classics-are-just-meaningful-today-180952512/Smithsonian Folkways is re-releasing its catalog of Spanish Civil War songsMon, 22 Sep 2014 18:20:59 +0000Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-ai-weiwei-breaking-into-alcatraz-180952742/China'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 Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/origin-story-wonder-woman-180952710/ 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 Secretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/kennewick-man-finally-freed-share-his-secrets-180952462/He’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 Elegyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/kennewick-elegy-180952463/A 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 Resonateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/100-years-after-death-martha-last-passenger-pigeon-still-resonates-180952445/The 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 Collectionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Famed-Illustrator-Maira-Kalman-Takes-on-the-Cooper-Hewitts-Collections-180952440/In 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 Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-nile-flows-north-more-questions-readers-180952438/ Your questions answered by our expertsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Illuminating the Treaties That Have Governed U.S.-Indian Relationshipshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/treaties-governed-us-indian-relationships-180952443/These 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-world-really-set-aside-half-planet-wildlife-180952379/The 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 Secretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/getting-ready-rosetta-unlock-comets-secrets-180952446/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-just-one-bird-can-urge-entire-flock-change-directions-180952426/The 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 Advancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/forecasters-will-soon-predict-heat-waves-weeks-advance-180952428/In 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 Oceanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/navy-tests-ships-indoor-ocean-180952431/New technology can precisely recreate eight open-water conditionsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000What New Wave Brought to Rock ‘n’ Rollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-new-wave-brought-rock-n-roll-180952447/There will always be a new music craze out to getcha, getcha, getchaThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-september-2014-180952424/From our readersThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way We Viewed the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/invention-snapshot-changed-way-we-viewed-world-180952435/A century before drones cruised the skies, American camera hounds made photography a personal artThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-lies-beneath-Stonehenge-180952437/A 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 Racketshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/pioneering-tennis-player-renee-richards-recalls-glory-days-wooden-rackets-180952283/After 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 Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/2014-smithsonian-american-ingenuity-awards-180952277/Recognizing ten of the past year's most amazing achievements and the innovators behind themThu, 07 Aug 2014 21:41:53 +0000