Magazine | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenThu, 19 May 2016 17:27:20 +0000The Unlikely, Charming Designer Who Is Changing the Face of Gardeninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/unlikely-charming-designer-changing-face-gardening-180959067/With weeds, critters and Celtic symbols, Mary Reynolds is transforming what it means to gardenThu, 19 May 2016 17:27:20 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-june-2016-180959064/Readers responses to our May issueWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000How an Obscure Photographer Saved Yosemitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/carleton-watkins-yosemite-photographer-national-parks-180959065/The beauty of the national park became clear long before Ansel AdamsWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000Underwater Photographer Heather Perry Dives Deep and Looks Uphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/underwater-photographer-heather-perry-dives-deep-180959075/Is it crazy to think that people are at their most natural in the water?Wed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000Did Neanderthals Die Out Because of the Paleo Diet?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/did-neanderthals-die-out-because-paleo-diet-180959066/A new theory links their fate to a meat-heavy regimenWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000What's the Best Way to Help the Amazon's Indigenous People?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-best-way-help-amazon-indigenous-people-180959063/Can a pioneering computer model save the rainforest's residents from our best intentions?Wed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000Why Do Humans Have Canine Teeth and More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/humans-canine-teeth-questions-readers-180959074/You asked, we answeredWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Inside Story of Christo's Floating Piershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/inside-story-christo-floating-piers-180959072/The renowned artist dazzles the world again, this time using a lake in northern Italy as his canvasWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000This Powerful Stokely Carmichael Portrait Never Made It to the Cover of Time Magazinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/powerful-stokely-carmichael-potrait-never-made-cover-time-magazine-180959073/The artwork, by famed artist Jacob Lawrence, captured the turning point in the Civil Rights MovementWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000A Secret Tunnel Found in Mexico May Finally Solve the Mysteries of Teotihuacánhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/discovery-secret-tunnel-mexico-solve-mysteries-teotihuacan-180959070/The chance discovery beneath a nearly 2,000-year-old pyramid leads to the heart of a lost civilizationWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000Kill All the Mosquitoes?!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/kill-all-mosquitos-180959069/New gene-editing technology gives scientists the ability to wipe out the carriers of malaria and the Zika virus. But should they use it?Wed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Most Treacherous Battle of World War I Took Place in the Italian Mountainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-treacherous-battle-world-war-i-italian-mountains-180959076/Even amid the carnage of the war, the battle in the Dolomites was like nothing the world had ever seen—or has seen sinceWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Fight Against Elephant Poachers Is Going Commandohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fight-against-elephant-poaching-going-commando-180959071/In central Africa, a former Israeli military trainer and his team are deploying battle-tested tactics to stop the runaway slaughter of elephantsWed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Future of Cars Is Already Herehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/future-cars-already-here-180958777/Even before the "Jetsons," people dreamed of flying cars. Now breakthroughs in technology are helping all kinds of vehicles get off the groundWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000An Oral History of "Star Trek"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/oral-history-star-trek-180958779/The trail-blazing sci-fi series debuted 50 years ago and has taken countless fans where none had gone beforeWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Your Questions for Astronaut Tom Jones, Answeredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/questions-astronaut-tom-jones-answered-180958776/Just a sampling of what we can learn from those who have been to spaceWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Discussionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-may-2016-180958785/Reader responses to our April issueWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000How a Psychedelic Concert Poster Rocked the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/psychedelic-concert-poster-rocked-world-180958780/C'mon baby light my flierWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Fashion Photographer Klaus Mitteldorf Captures the Chaos of Modern Identityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fashion-photographer-klaus-mitteldorf-captures-modern-identity-180958781/These images evoke a world of endless distractionWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Deadly Cunning of the Black Widow's Color Schemehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deadly-cunning-black-widow-color-scheme-180958778/Why did the spider evolve to have that crimson hourglass on its back?Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Can Proteins From Living Cells Solve Problems That Vex Supercomputers?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/proteins-living-cells-solve-problems-that-vex-supercomputers-180958783/When nature knows bestWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Who Really Wrote "Citizen Kane"?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-really-wrote-citizen-kane-180958782/Two new books offer divergent theories on the authorship of the much-heralded filmWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/benedict-arnold-turned-traitor-american-revolution-180958786/The story behind the most famous betrayal in U.S. history shows the complicated politics of the nation's earliest daysWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000For Those Clutching Pearls Over Buzzfeed: A History of Newspapers Reveals That It's Always Been This Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/history-newspapers-reveal-always-been-like-buzzfeed-180958789/From user-generated content to political screeds, the future of news happens to look a lot like the pastWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000How to Plug In Your Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-to-plug-in-your-brain-180958775/If neuroscientists are right, you’ll soon be able to sharpen your focus and boost your memory by recharging your brain—with electricityWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Starship Enterprise Is Coming in for a New Landing at the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/starship-enterprise-new-landing-smithsonian-180958788/This artifact in the Air and Space Museum collections boldly returns to public viewWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Inside the Grand Plan to Send Humans to Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/inside-nasa-plan-send-humans-mars-180958787/NASA's innovative deputy administrator Dava Newman explains just how close we are to sending astronauts far, far awayWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000The NASA Robot That Failed to Do Its Jobhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/nasa-robot-failed-do-its-job-180958784/A cautionary tale about the android who just wasn't suited for the task at handWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000