Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:21:19 +0000Past and Presence: The Power of Photographshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/past-and-presence-power-of-photographs-180955759/The shattering nature of violence. The resilience of the human spirit. The power of photographs. A Smithsonian special project Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:21:19 +0000How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-transparent-fish-may-help-decode-brain-180955734/An outspoken Harvard neuroscientist is tackling the wondrous challenge of understanding the workings of the brainWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:03:29 +0000A Photographic Requiem for America's Civil War Battlefieldshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/photographic-requiem-americas-civil-war-battlefields-180955746/Walking far-flung battlefields to picture the nation's defining tragedy in a modern lightWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Mad King and Magna Cartahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mad-king-magna-carta-180955745/How did a peace treaty signed — and broken — 800 years ago become one of the world's most influential documents?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000There Were Listicles That Went Viral Long Before There Was an Internethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/listicles-went-viral-long-before-internet-180955742/Digital scholars are zeroing in on stories that were trending way back in the 19th centuryWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000What's Changed, and What Hasn't, in the Town That Inspired "To Kill a Mockingbird"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/whats-changed-what-hasnt-in-town-inspired-to-kill-a-mockingbird-180955741/Traveling back in time to visit Harper Lee's hometown, the setting of her 1960 masterpiece and the controversial sequel hitting bookstores soonWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000What It's Like to Travel the Inca Road Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-its-like-travel-inca-road-today-180955740/A rocky rollicking journey to Machu Picchu along one of the greatest engineering feats in the AmericasWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000A Deep Dive Into the Skeleton of the Oldest-Known Modern Birdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deep-dive-skeleton-oldest-known-modern-bird-180955738/A fossil found in China may offer new clues about avian evolutionWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Photos From the Heart of the Ferguson Protestshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/photos-from-heart-ferguson-protests-180955737/The events sparked by the killing of young Michael Brown gave rise to a new civil rights movement that's still growingWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/julaug15_fob_discussion_article-180955736/Readers respond to our June issueWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Hyperloop Will Be Only the Latest Innovation That's Pretty Much a Series of Tubeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/hyperloop-latest-innovation-pretty-much-series-of-tubes-180955735/The idea of using pneumatics to send objects has been around for ages. But people?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeiihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fall-rise-fall-pompeii-180955732/The famous archaeological treasure is falling into scandalous decline, even as its sister city Herculaneum is rising from the ashesWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000What Did Insects Evolve From And More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-did-insects-evolve-from-more-questions-from-readers-180955758/You asked, we answeredWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000One Photographer's Personal Endeavor to Track Down Survivors of the Armenian Genocide, 100 Years Laterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-photographer-personal-endeavor-track-down-survivors-armenian-genocide-100-years-later-180955763/As children, they escaped ruthless state-sponsored violence. Now, these Armenian women and men visit the aching memory of what they left behindWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Latest Sign That the Robot Uprising Is Nigh? Camel Racinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/latest-sign-camel-racing-robotos-180955765/A centuries-old pastime in the United Arab Emirates gets a rebootWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Before Moby-Dick, There Was "Two Years Before the Mast"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/before-moby-dick-there-was-two-years-before-the-mast-180955766/This salty memoir by Richard Henry Dana Jr. was one of America's first literary classicsWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Did This Map Guide Columbus?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/did-this-map-guide-columbus-180955295/Researchers decipher a mystifying 15th-century documentThu, 21 May 2015 18:20:53 +0000Why We'd Be Better Off if Napoleon Never Lost at Waterloohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/we-better-off-napoleon-never-lost-waterloo-180955298/On 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-makes-lion-whisperer-roar-180955290/He'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 Earthquakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/shaky-science-behind-predicting-earthquakes-180955296/A 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 Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/colorado-switzerland-america-180955293/A 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 Packhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ill-fated-history-jetpack-180955294/The 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 Kurdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-daily-lives-iraq-kurds-180955297/America'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 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/jun15_discussion_article-180955292/Reader responses to our May issueWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Brief History of the Ferris Wheelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-ferris-wheel-180955300/Originally 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 Stampedehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/scenes-calgary-stampede-180955304/Noted 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-humans-have-chins-1-180955299/The 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 Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-did-Americans-Lose-British-accents-ask-smithsonian-180955291/You asked, we answeredWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000One Man's Lifelong Pursuit of Pluto is About to Get Realhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/one-man-lifelong-pursuit-pluto-real-180955303/When 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/worlds-largest-picture-frame-180955302/The government of Dubai is taking this abstract structure to the next levelWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000