Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-history-archaeology/RSS feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:58 +0000A Controversial Museum Tries to Revive the Myth of the Confederacy’s “Lost Cause”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/controversial-museum-tries-revive-myth-confederacys-lost-cause-180960820/The ideology has been used to whitewash slavery’s role in the Civil War for generationsThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:35:23 +0000New Analysis Strengthens Claims That Amelia Earhart Died as a Castawayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-photo-amelia-earharts-arms-could-uncover-her-fate-1-180960995/Reexamination of data from a 1940 skeleton, suggests that the long forearms may match those of the missing aviatorWed, 02 Nov 2016 18:03:47 +0000New U.K. Law That Would Pardon Gay Men Once Convicted of Sex Crimes Fails in Parliamenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/alan-turing-law-that-would-pardon-gay-men-once-convicted-sex-crimes-fails-parliament-180960874/The private member's bill will not go aheadFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:46:20 +0000How Maps Shaped Shakespearehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-maps-shaped-shakespeare-180961194/An exhibition in Boston delves into historical maps to show how the Bard saw the wider world Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:58 +0000These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-photos-bring-womens-movement-life-180961283/<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:11 +0000When Women Weren't Allowed to Go to Harvard, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Brought Harvard to Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-women-werent-allowed-go-harvard-elizabeth-cabot-agassiz-brought-harvard-them-180961293/Unlike other women's colleges of the day, the Annex was intimately connected with HarvardMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:56:15 +0000Construction Workers Uncover Ancient Elephant Bones Under L.A.’s Subwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-workers-found-ancient-elephant-bones-while-working-ls-subway-180961278/But it won’t slow the metro downMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:16:45 +0000Goodbye, Barrow, Alaska. Hello, Utqiagvikhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goodbye-barrow-alaska-hello-utqiagvik-180961273/The most northerly city has officially reverted back to the Inupiaq name for the settlement on the Arctic seaFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:29 +0000There’s a Department of Government Ethics? What Does it Do?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-department-government-ethics-what-does-it-do-180961265/What is the agency weighing in on the incoming administrations potential conflicts of interest?Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:15:43 +0000English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/english-mass-grave-sheds-new-light-black-death-180961268/The burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plagueFri, 02 Dec 2016 18:53:20 +0000Yasir Arafat Museum Opens in Ramallahhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yasir-arafat-museum-opens-ramallah-180961226/The three-story building tells the story of the controversial Palestinian leader and includes artifacts like his Nobel Prize and views of his bedroomFri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:03 +0000Sixty-One Years After Rosa Parks Took a Seat in Montgomery, Protest Is Alive in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/61-years-after-rosa-parks-took-seat-montgomery-protest-alive-america-180961262/The civil rights leader likely would have approved of current activists' workThu, 01 Dec 2016 20:52:18 +0000One Hundred and Three Years Ago Today, Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly Line: His Workers Hated Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-hundred-and-three-years-ago-today-henry-ford-introduced-assembly-line-his-workers-hated-it-180961267/It was seen as one more way the automaker could exert rigid control over his employeesThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:32:55 +0000John Lewis’ Arrest Records Are Finally Uncoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/john-lewis-arrest-records-are-finally-uncovered-180961255/“Good trouble” led to real consequences for the civil rights agitatorThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:21:11 +0000The 'Flying Scotsman' Made Train History When The Speedometer Hit 100http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/flying-scotsman-made-train-history-when-speedometer-hit-100-180961257/The first locomotive to hit 100 miles per hour was billed as "The Most Famous Train in the World"Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:09 +0000You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper’s True Identity by Digging Through FBI Fileshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-help-track-down-db-coopers-true-identity-digging-through-fbi-files-180961254/A crowdsourced project is trying to identify the infamous skyjacker once and for allWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:40:38 +0000Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/risk-taker-evel-knievel-was-big-proponent-wearing-helmet-180961246/The daredevil still holds the world record for the most broken bonesWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:24 +0000Women Won’t Register for the Draft After All http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/women-wont--register-draft-after-all-180961247/They’re gaining parity within the U.S. military—but women won’t yet be required to register for compulsory service in case of war Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:31 +0000For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Laterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-person-ever-hit-meteorite-real-trouble-began-later-180961238/The "Hodges meteorite" brought problems to the woman it struck, but good fortune to at least one neighborWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:23 +0000Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-uncovered-ruins-reveal-70000-year-old-city-in-egypt-180961235/Ancient huts and tombs could be the final resting places of local elitesWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:32 +0000Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-case-made-burning-flag-legal-180961229/It’s a grand old flag—here’s why the right to burn it was affirmed in 1989Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:36:26 +0000How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalatedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-robert-mcnamara-came-regret-war-he-escalated-180961231/The 'architect of the Vietnam war' never formally apologized, but struggled with its consequences for the rest of his lifeTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:38 +0000A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/century-old-boston-christmas-tree-tradition-costs-canadians-big-money-180961210/Turns out that Boston’s city Christmas tree is a very valuable gift Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:49:26 +0000Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restoredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-17th-century-map-found-shoved-chimney-restored-180961217/Nothing like an antique document to block a draftTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Forgotten Car That Won America's First Auto Race http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/The zippy roadster won America's first automobile race in 1895 with an average speed of 5 mphMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000Researchers Dig Into the Juicy History of Taming the Turkeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-dig-into-juicy-history-taming-turkey-180961192/Archaeologists talk turkey in two recent studiesWed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Researchers Trace 300-Year-Old Lump of Poop to Danish Bishophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-trace-300-year-old-lump-poo-danish-bishop-180961195/The upper class contents of the little nugget suggests it likely belonged to Bishop Jens Bircherod or his wifeWed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Crocodile Mummy Found Packed With Dozens of Smaller Crocodile Mummieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crocodile-mummy-found-packed-dozens-smaller-crocodile-mummies-180961172/The little critters escaped notice until high-powered modern scanners tackled the mummified remainsMon, 21 Nov 2016 18:00:18 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, the Titanic's Sister Ship Exploded While Transporting Injured WWI Soldiershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/100-years-ago-today-titanics-sister-ship-became-casualty-world-war-i-180961167/Bad luck seemed to follow the White Star Line’s infamous steam linersMon, 21 Nov 2016 17:08:07 +0000What Pilgrims Heard When They Arrived in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/documentary-theater-program-brings-back-sacred-sounds-pilgrims-and-native-americans-180961164/They came to America seeking religious freedom, but what did their prayers, and those of the local Native Americans, sound like?Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:22:02 +0000New Dictionary Explains 45,000 English and Irish Surnameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-dictionary-explains-45000-english-and-irish-surnames-180961139/Using sources dating back to the 11th century, researchers have put together the massive Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and IrelandFri, 18 Nov 2016 20:54:46 +0000Over 40 Ancient Ships Discovered on the Bottom of the Black Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/over-40-ancient-ships-discovered-bottom-black-sea-180961128/Researchers on a geology survey in Bulgarian waters ended up discovering vessels from the Ottoman, Byzantine and Venetian empiresFri, 18 Nov 2016 18:42:25 +0000The Newest National Landmark Is Chock-Full of Dinosaur Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newest-national-landmark-chock-full-dinosaur-history-180961158/The West Bijou Site is home to a snapshot of the dinosaurs’ extinctionFri, 18 Nov 2016 17:51:24 +0000Why a Congressional Commission Wants a National Women’s History Museum http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-congressional-commission-wants-national-womens-history-museum-180961156/Will the American Museum of Women’s History ever become reality? Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:06:04 +0000Google Makes Ledger Art to Celebrate Legendary Native American Author James Welchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-makes-ledger-art-celebrate-legendary-native-american-author-james-welch-180961153/In an exclusive interview with Smithsonian.com, artist Sophie Diao talks about what inspired today's Google DoodleFri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000This 6,000-Year-Old Amulet Is an Ancient Metal Marvelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/6000-year-old-amulet-ancient-metal-marvel-180961135/Lost-wax casting is still used in modern manufacturingThu, 17 Nov 2016 18:06:21 +0000Why the U.S. Government Brought Nazi Scientists to America After World War IIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/As the war came to a close, the U.S. government was itching to get ahold of the German wartime technologyWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:44:37 +0000The Colosseum Waits on Funding for Critical Repairs in the Fight Over Rome’s Subway Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/colosseum-waits-funding-critical-repairs-fight-over-romes-subway-system-180961082/Caretakers fear the row over the metro's overspending could endanger the ancient arenaWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:15:02 +0000ISIS Has Destroyed a Nearly 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Ziggurathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/isis-has-destroyed-nearly-3000-year-old-assyrian-ziggurat-180961101/The ziggurat of Nimrud was the ancient city’s central templeTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:54:53 +0000The Physical Stock Ticker Is a Relic, But Its Influence Reverberates Loudly Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-physical-stock-ticker-is-a-relic-but-its-influence-reverberates-loudly-today-180961092/On this day 149 years ago, the first digital transmitter debutedTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:10:05 +0000Five Things to Know About Gwen Ifill http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-gwen-ifill-180961088/The late, great reporter turned curiosity into a career that changed journalism Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:03:35 +0000These Childhood Delights Just Made It Into the National Toy Hall of Famehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-childhood-delights-just-made-it-national-toy-hall-fame-180961079/<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, Little People and the humble swing are this year’s toy honorees Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:51:18 +0000Tom Brokaw’s Historic Cache of Papers Will Be Preservedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tom-brokaws-historic-cache-papers-will-be-preserved-180961075/The broadcaster just donated his personal archive to the University of Iowa Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:43:28 +0000Shakespeare May Have Tailored "Henry V" for a Specific Theaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shakespeare-may-have-tailored-henry-v-specific-theater-180961077/Archaeological digs at the Curtain theater suggest it looked very different from the Bard’s usual venuesMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:48:50 +0000Get to Know Man Mound, One of 10 New National Historical Landmarkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-to-know-man-mound-one-10-new-national-historical-landmarks-180961062/The Interior Department has designated new landmarks including James Merrill's house, a silent film studio and the only human-shaped effigy moundFri, 11 Nov 2016 18:53:36 +0000Perfectly Preserved Shipwreck Found in Lake Superiorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfectly-preserved-shipwreck-found-lake-superior-180961070/A team has found the The J.S. Seaverns which sank in Michipicoten harbor in 1884 with its hull intact and dishes still on the shelvesFri, 11 Nov 2016 18:38:07 +0000Oskar Schindler’s Factory Will Become a Holocaust Memorial http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/schindlers-factory-holocaust-memorial-180961059/Long abandoned, the dilapidated factory is where the industrialist put over 1,200 threatened Jews to work during World War II Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:42:51 +0000Orlando Will Buy Pulse Nightclub and Create a Permanent Memorial http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/orlando-will-buy-pulse-nightclub-and-create-permanent-memorial-180961050/The city announced plans to take over the now-vacant nightclub where 49 guest were gunned down Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:05:04 +0000See the Cold War-Era Trains Berlin Is Bringing Back Into Servicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/berlin-bringing-cold-war-era-trains-back-service-180961041/The “Dora” is returning to the tracks of the U-BahnWed, 09 Nov 2016 18:59:45 +0000Europe's Oldest Polished Axe Found in Irelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europes-oldest-polished-axe-found-ireland-180961043/The 9,000-year-old tool shows that Mesolithic people had sophisticated burial rituals and even cremated their deadWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:55:45 +0000Diver Found Possible Inactive 1950 Nuke Off the Coast of British Columbiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diver-found-possible-inactive-1950-nuke-coast-british-columbia-180961040/The purported bomb was discovered by a man searching for sea cucumbersTue, 08 Nov 2016 20:27:52 +0000Explore the Flickering, Forgotten Past of African-Americans in Silent Filmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-the-flickering-forgotten-past-african-americans-silent-film-180961034/An estimated 80 percent of silent movies with all-black casts are thought to be lost, but a new project is making sure the people who made them aren't Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:46:30 +0000Today We Honor the Only Woman Who Ever Voted to Give U.S. Women the Right to Votehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/today-we-honor-the-only-woman-who-ever-voted-to-give-women-the-right-to-vote-180961029/100 years ago, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to CongressMon, 07 Nov 2016 21:27:13 +0000A “Cursed” English Well Has Been Rediscoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cursed-english-well-has-been-rediscovered-180961019/An old photograph led archaeologists to the long-lost wellMon, 07 Nov 2016 18:29:27 +0000New Digital Collection Unveils the Other Stories of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Creatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-digital-collection-unveils-other-stories-anne-green-gables-creator-180961015/<i>KindredSpaces</i> brings together kindred spirits interested in the life and legacy of Lucy Maud MontgomeryFri, 04 Nov 2016 16:51:46 +0000Hi-Res Photography Reveals New Details of the Centuries Old Aberdeen Bestiaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hi-res-photography-reveals-new-details-aberdeen-bestiary-180961011/Fingerprints, wear marks and other details show the beautiful manuscript was once a teaching tool, not a royal collectibleFri, 04 Nov 2016 15:26:14 +0000Five Things to Know About Walter Cronkitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-walter-cronkite-180961012/Over four decades of TV broadcasting, “Uncle Walter” defined a nation’s newsFri, 04 Nov 2016 14:46:12 +0000This Is What the World Looked Like the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Serieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-is-what-the-world-looked-like-last-time-cubs-won-world-series-180961013/Here are 10 ways life was different in 1908Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:35:54 +0000Aboriginal Australians Lived In Country's Interior 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aboriginal-australians-lived-countrys-interior-10000-years-earlier-thought-180961006/Excavations at a rock shelter in the Flinders Range shows people were there 49,000 years ago, hunting megafauna and developing new toolsThu, 03 Nov 2016 18:17:06 +0000An Artist Is Building a Parthenon of Banned Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-building-parthenon-banned-books-180960923/More than 100,000 books will become a monument to intellectual freedom in Germany next yearWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Why We Call the Axis Powers the Axis Powershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-we-call-axis-powers-axis-powers-180960980/On this day in 1936, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared an axis between Berlin and Rome, coining a term that would be used by both sides in WWIITue, 01 Nov 2016 18:34:36 +0000Pope Francis Isn’t Using His Summer House, so the Vatican Is Letting the Public inhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pope-francis-isnt-using-his-summer-house-so-vatican-letting-public-in-180960883/Get a rare look at the pope’s luxurious vacation homeTue, 01 Nov 2016 17:32:23 +0000The Oldest-Known Carving of the 10 Commandments Is Going up for Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-known-carving-10-commandments-going-auction-180960949/But the buyer won’t be able to take it homeTue, 01 Nov 2016 16:29:57 +0000Walls of "Jesus' Tomb" Exposed for the First Time in Centuries http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/walls-jesus-tomb-exposed-first-time-centuries-180960953/During repair work, archaeologists removed the marble slabs that covered the walls of the limestone cave where Jesus was purportedly laid after crucifixionMon, 31 Oct 2016 20:38:24 +0000Are You Descended From Witches? New Digital Document Could Help You Find Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/are-you-descended-witches-new-digital-document-could-help-you-find-out-180960952/The Wellcome Library manuscript lists people accused of witchcraft during the Scottish witch panic of 1658-1662Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:58:56 +0000Join an English Scavenger Hunt for Spooky, Supernatural Scratches http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/join-english-scavenger-hunt-spooky-supernatural-scratches-180960945/"Witch marks" are all over old buildings in England—and this Halloween, a preservation group is calling on the public to help document themMon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000Genetic Sleuthing Clears “Patient Zero” of Blame for U.S. AIDS Epidemichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-long-blamed-bringing-aids-us-didnt-180960929/Scientists debunk the myth of the man once thought to have brought the virus to the statesThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:46 +0000Kids Ditch Princess Costumes in Favor of Superheroes This Halloweenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kids-ditch-princess-costumes-favor-superheroes-180960871/For the first time in over a decade, princesses falter on the chartsMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:40:42 +0000How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War Ihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-poppy-came-symbolize-world-war-i-180960836/Red blooms help the world commemorate a bloody warThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:25 +0000What to Know About NASA's Historic Astronaut Beach Househttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hurricane-matthew-damages-nasas-historic-astronaut-beach-house-180960810/The famous bungalow is on track to be repaired by 2018 when SpaceX is hoped to launch humans into space once againWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:46:07 +0000The History of Presidential Politics' Most Important Dinner Date http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/history-presidential-politics-most-important-dinner-date-180960818/For decades, the Al Smith Dinner has helped Catholic voters dine and decideWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:49:43 +0000A Skeleton Found in a Castle Could Be the Key to Cracking a 17th-Century Cold Casehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-found-castle-could-be-key-solving-17th-century-cold-case-180960813/A murder mystery complete with royal intrigueTue, 18 Oct 2016 18:49:09 +0000Archaeologists Detect Two Previously Unknown Cavities Beneath Giza’s Great Pyramidhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-detect-two-previously-unknown-cavities-beneath-gizas-great-pyramid-180960809/But don't get too excited just yetTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:53:39 +0000China Now Has a 20th-Century Architectural Heritage Listhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-now-has-20th-century-architectural-heritage-list-180960805/A country with an uneasy relationship to its past will preserve 98 buildings of the 20th century for future generationsMon, 17 Oct 2016 17:27:44 +0000China Will Finally Release the Last Tiananmen Square Prisonerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-will-finally-release-last-tiananmen-square-prisoner-180960797/Miao Deshun has been in prison for the majority of his lifeFri, 14 Oct 2016 18:59:32 +0000Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-greeks-help-sculpt-chinas-terracotta-warriors-180960771/New analysis and DNA evidence suggests the 8,000 life-sized figures in emperor Qin Shi Huang's necropolis owe their inspiration to the GreeksFri, 14 Oct 2016 16:45:01 +0000Five Things to Know About Bob Dylanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-bob-dylan-180960763/When it comes to awards, the times are a' changin'—and now the iconic musician is a Nobel laureateThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:37 +0000Discover One of History’s Most Ambitious Mapshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/discover-secrets-one-historys-most-ambitious-maps-180960728/Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 map was the oldest document to use "America" to describe the body of land between Africa and AsiaThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:50:16 +0000Capsules Reveal Once Highly Classified Pieces of WWII Air Campaignhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/time-capsule-reveals-once-highly-classified-pieces-wwii-air-campaign-180960754/Two shipping barrels opened by the Commemorative Air Force contain one of the more intriguing technologies of the second world warThu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Australian Researchers Brew Beer With Yeast Believed to Be from a 220-Year-Old Shipwreckhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australian-researchers-brew-beer-yeast-220-year-old-shipwreck-180960748/A glimpse into the boozy pastWed, 12 Oct 2016 18:18:07 +0000Five Things to Know About Ada Lovelace http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-ada-lovelace-180960745/The “Countess of Computing” didn’t just create the world’s first computer program—she foresaw a digital futureTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:16:39 +00001,600-Year-Old Feast Unearthed in Albertahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1600-year-old-untouched-feast-unearthed-alberta-180960738/Archeologists at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump have excavated a rare roasting pit with the meal still left insideTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:53:48 +0000Civil War-Era Cannonballs Unearthed by Hurricane Matthewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-war-era-cannonballs-unearthed-hurricane-matthew-180960737/The destructive storm dug up some old historyTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:24:53 +0000Why Ethiopia Just Declared a State of Emergencyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ethiopia-just-declared-state-emergency-180960733/Anti-government protests have roiled the fast-growing countryTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Why a Ghanaian University Is Getting Rid of a Statue of Gandhihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ghanaian-university-getting-rid-statue-gandhi-180960725/The civil rights leader’s legacy is complicatedMon, 10 Oct 2016 15:42:32 +0000How to Save Family Heirlooms from Natural Disastershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-save-family-heirlooms-natural-disasters-180960726/It isn't easy to save cultural heritage from the ravages of nature, but a national task force thinks it's worth tryingFri, 07 Oct 2016 20:26:26 +0000This Is What 18th-Century Paris Sounded Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-18th-century-paris-sounded-180960724/A bygone age comes back to life in this painstaking reconstruction of the sounds of 1739Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:30:05 +0000Check Out This 3D Tour of a Villa in Ancient Pompeiihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-3d-tour-villa-ancient-pompeii-180960698/The Swedish Pompeii Project has digitally recreated a wealthy bankers villa and an entire city block using 3D scans from the devastated cityFri, 07 Oct 2016 16:02:57 +0000Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Colombian President Who Got Guerillas to Come to the Tablehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nobel-peace-prize-awarded-colombian-president-who-got-guerillas-come-table-180960715/As Colombia faces an uncertain future, the Nobel Committee recognizes its president who has worked to broker peaceFri, 07 Oct 2016 14:34:32 +0000