Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-history-archaeology/RSS feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000Rule Allows Native Hawaiians to Form Their Own Governmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rule-allows-native-hawaiians-form-their-own-government-180960598/A rule by the Interior Department will allow indigenous Hawaiians to vote on creating a sovereign government similar to those of Native American tribesWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000Channel Childhoods Gone By With This Digital Archive of Victorian Children’s Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/channel-childhoods-gone-digital-archive-victorian-childrens-books-180960330/From nursery rhymes to religious lectures, this digital archive shows how kids read in a bygone ageTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Documentary Series Will Teach You About World War I in Real Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/documentary-series-will-teach-you-about-world-war-i-real-time-180960329/A week-by-week approach to the Great WarTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows How Cats Spread Around the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-study-details-spread-cats-around-world-180960573/Felines spread in two waves including moving around Europe on Viking ships, according to researchersTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:15 +0000An 1885 Ship Just Sailed Back to New York Cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1885-ship-just-sailed-back-nyc-180960587/After a 16-month-long overhaul, the Wavertree has been restored to her former gloryTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000This Letter Tells What Al Capone Was Up to in Alcatrazhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/letter-tells-what-al-capone-was-alcatraz-180960578/Two words: prison bandMon, 26 Sep 2016 15:42:54 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Societyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-tests-suggest-aboriginal-australians-have-oldest-society-planet-180960569/The group was the first to split after a single wave of migration out of Africa took place between 51,000 and 72,000 years ago, study showsFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:28 +0000Scientists Virtually Peek Inside Ancient Biblical Charred Scrollshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-virtually-peak-inside-ancient-biblical-charred-scrolls-180960559/A completely burned Biblical text is now readableFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 +0000George Washington’s Biracial Family Is Getting New Recognitionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/george-washingtons-biracial-family-new-recognition-180960553/The National Park Service is finally acknowledging the first president’s biracial familyThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:24 +0000Colombian Statue Heads Home After 80 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/colombian-statue-heads-home-after-80-years-180960548/The slab figure disappeared from Colombia's National Musuem in 1939Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:18:28 +0000World's Oldest Fish Hooks Discovered in Okinawahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-oldest-fish-hooks-discovered-okinawa-180960529/The 23,000-year-old barbs are made from snail shell. The discovery shows that early people had the resources to survive on the isolated islandTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:46:00 +0000A British Jail Is Paying Artistic Tribute to Oscar Wilde, its Most Famous Inmatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-jail-paying-artistic-tribute-oscar-wilde-its-most-famous-inmate-180960510/Patti Smith, Ai Weiwei and others envision what it's like to be <i>Inside</i>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:41:25 +0000Skeleton Pulled From the Antikythera Shipwreck Could Give Clues to Life Aboard the Vesselhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-could-unlock-new-details-about-life-aboard-antikythera-shipwreck-180960515/Archaeologists hope to analyze DNA taken from a skeleton found among the wreckageTue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:56 +0000A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-americas-complicated-relationship-horses-180960493/The iconic symbol of the Wild West has a tangled and controversial storyTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Amateur Archaeologist Discovers Significant Amount of Scotland's Ancient Rock Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-archeologist-discovers-significant-amount-scotlands-known-rock-art-180960511/Musician and avid walker George Currie has catalogued 670 pieces of prehistoric rock art in the HighlandsMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:24 +0000A New Choral Work Was Inspired by the Death of Matthew Shepardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-choral-work-was-inspired-death-matthew-shepard-180960484/“Considering Matthew Shepard” finds hope inside a story of hateMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:44 +0000Visit the Manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' in New Yorkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/visit-manuscript-jane-eyre-new-york-180960483/The handwritten novel is in the United States for the first time—along with an exhibition of artifacts from Charlotte Brontë’s brief and brilliant lifeMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:19 +0000You Could Own F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Househttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-could-own-f-scott-fitzgeralds-house-180960474/Live in the Victorian rowhouse where a career was bornFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:19:26 +0000The Oldest Lighthouse in the United States Just Celebrated 300 Years of Servicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-lighthouse-united-states-just-celebrated-300-years-service-180960472/The Boston Light still welcomes sailors to Boston HarborFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:11:45 +0000Archaeologists Find Ancient Pot With Traces of 3,000-Year-Old Burnt Cheesehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-find-ancient-pot-traces-3000-year-old-burnt-cheese-180960475/This ancient mishap gives researchers a peek into Bronze Age lifeFri, 16 Sep 2016 15:29:49 +0000Saplings From the 9/11 Survivor Tree Are Headed to Paris, San Bernardino and Orlandohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/saplings-911-survivor-tree-are-headed-paris-san-bernardino-orlando-180960476/The tree is a powerful symbol of resilience and life, even in the most tragic circumstancesFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:40:30 +0000The U.S. Government Is Suing for a Set of Lighthouse Lenseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-government-suing-for-set-lighthouse-lenses-180960459/The lenses could be worth up to $600,000Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:32:06 +0000Obama Declares the First Atlantic Ocean National Marine Monumenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/obama-declares-first-atlantic-ocean-national-marine-monument-180960478/With the announcement of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, Obama solidifies his legacy as an ocean guardianThu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:47 +0000Earliest Evidence of Indigo Dye Found at Ancient Peruvian Burial Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-evidence-indigo-dye-found-ancient-peruvian-burial-site-180960477/The dyed fabrics represent the earliest known use of indigo in the world, predating Egyptian samples by about 1,600 yearsThu, 15 Sep 2016 19:44:00 +0000New Analysis Shows Disputed Maya “Grolier Codex” Is the Real Dealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maya-codex-once-thought-be-sketchy-real-thing-180960466/Archaeologists long thought the document was forged, but a recent study suggests otherwiseThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:01:25 +0000Five Things to Know About the Most Recent Census Income Reporthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-most-recent-census-income-report-180960462/Income’s up, but the picture is more complicated than thatThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:46:54 +0000Understanding the Controversy Behind the Dakota Access Pipelinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/understanding-controversy-behind-dakota-access-pipeline-180960450/What to know as protesters and the oil company continue to clashWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:13 +0000The Woman in the Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Died at 92, Here's Her Storyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/woman-iconic-v-j-photo-died-age-92-heres-her-story-180960435/There’s more to the image than meets the eyeWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Second Ship From Sir John Franklin's 19th-Century Expedition Foundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/second-ship-sir-john-franklins-19th-century-expedition-found-180960437/Two years and a day after its sister ship was discovered, Canadian researchers find the H.M.S. <i>Terror</i>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:51:28 +0000Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Paintinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/curators-are-one-piece-closer-solving-mystery-magrittes-missing-painting-180960421/<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a timeTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:30 +0000These Early Infographics Illustrated the Plight of America’s Poorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-early-infographics-illustrated-plight-americas-poor-180960414/Florence Kelley used hard numbers to effect changeMon, 12 Sep 2016 19:06:01 +0000This Digital Collection of Babe Ruth’s Scrapbooks Is a Piece of Home Run Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/digital-collection-babe-ruths-scrapbooks-piece-home-run-history-180960406/The Baseball Hall of Fame is sharing its collection with the internetFri, 09 Sep 2016 19:48:56 +0000Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It’s up for Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/even-napoleon-had-unpublished-manuscript-and-now-its-auction-180960400/His handwritten novella captures his feelings toward love at age 26Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:37 +0000Austria and Turkey Are Butting Heads Over an Archaeological Dighttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/austria-and-turkey-are-butting-heads-over-archaeological-dig-180960379/Turkish authorities have shut down a major dig early due to international tensionsFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Five Times Aleppo Was the Center of the World’s Attentionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-times-aleppo-was-center-worlds-attention-180960390/Will the once-regal city survive this moment in the spotlight?Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:25:33 +0000Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-pledging-millions-clean-bombs-laos-180960351/Decades later, a once-secret war still threatens LaotiansThu, 08 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Explore Skulls and Artifacts From a 16th-Century Warshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/website-lets-anyone-study-skulls-and-artifacts-16th-century-warship-180960352/The <i>Mary Rose</i> was the pride of Henry VIII’s fleet before it sank at seaWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:10:22 +0000Fuel Your Design Obsession With 200,000 Newly Digitized Artifactshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fuel-your-design-obsession-200000-newly-digitized-artifacts-180960360/Explore 30 centuries of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum without leaving your computerWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:10 +0000Remembering the Tasmanian Tiger, 80 Years After It Became Extincthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remembering-tasmanian-tiger-80-years-after-it-became-extinct-180960358/Today, the animal’s memory is alive and well in AustraliaWed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decisionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historic-loving-decision-marriage-license-display-180960323/Visitors can see the document that led to the Supreme Court case that overturned laws barring interracial marriage in the U.S. on displayFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:44:00 +0000Scholars Uncover Secret Message from Mussolinihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scholars-uncover-secret-message-mussolini-180960312/The dictator's self-image lives on deep beneath an obelisk he built to commemorate his own greatnessThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:53:30 +0000New York's Highest Court Has Expanded the Definition of What it Means to Be a Parenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-highest-court-expanded-definition-of-what-it-means-to-be-a-parent-180960308/Under New York law, parental rights have now become more inclusiveWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:31:40 +0000You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-thank-these-depression-era-workers-your-national-parks-180960284/Daily life in the Civilian Conservation Corps is preserved in a new National Park Service archiveTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:54:32 +0000The Remains of 400-Year-Old Scottish Soldiers Will Be Reburied in Englandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-400-year-old-scottish-soldiers-will-be-reburied-england-180960270/The soldiers were captured by Oliver Cromwell's forces following the Battle of DunbarTue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000Read a Chilling Letter From Bonnie and Clydehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/read-chilling-letter-bonnie-and-clyde-180960277/Got $40,000? You could own an angry letter from the vengeful duo Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:08:03 +0000After 52 Years, the War Between Colombia and the FARC Will End http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-52-years-war-between-colombia-and-farc-will-end-180960267/Four out of five of the decades-long conflict's dead were civiliansFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:28 +0000The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home From Gentrificationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/langston-hughes-harlem-home-180960260/A new kind of Harlem renaissance is threatening the home of one of America's greatest poetsFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:16:11 +0000Help Crowdsource the History of Winehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-crowdsource-history-wine-180960201/The University of California, Davis, is looking for online volunteers to help catalog and describe 5,200 wine labelsFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptian-stories-will-be-published-english-first-time-180960244/Translated from hieroglyphics on monuments, tombs and papyri, the book will present tales few outside of academia have readThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:48 +0000Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscripthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/publisher-set-to-release-exact-replicas-of-worlds-most-mysterious-manuscript-180960225/There will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich Manuscript, which has stumped scholars for over a centuryWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:40 +0000Scan Reveals Rare, 500-Year-Old Mesoamerican Manuscripthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scan-reveals-Mesoamerican-manuscript-180960218/Hyperspectral imagery reveals hidden Mixtec paintings and glyphs on the 16-foot, deer-hide Codex SeldenWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:40:00 +0000Inside the Upcoming Memorial and Museum Dedicated to Lynching Victimshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inside-upcoming-memorial-and-museum-dedicated-to-lynching-victims-180960219/Spanning slavery to segregation to mass incarcerationWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harvard-just-launched-fascinating-resource-all-about-bauhaus-180960156/The newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Asheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/love-truman-capote-buy-his-ashes-180960216/Is the sale of Capote’s earthy remains a gauche publicity stunt or an act worthy of the audacious author?Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:38:11 +0000A Guide to Ancient Magichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/guide-ancient-magic-180960129/In antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell awayMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000Five Places Where Confederate Monuments Have Recently Disappeared (or Soon Will) http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-confederate-monuments-have-recently-disappeared-or-soon-will-180960173/Vanderbilt University's decision to rename a building to "Memorial Hall" is just one of many ongoing effortsFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:10:08 +0000DOJ Will Say Goodbye to Private Federal Prisonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doj-will-say-goodbye-private-federal-prisons-180960193/Private facilities for federal inmates will be phased out—but state use of the practice remainsFri, 19 Aug 2016 17:34:55 +0000This Olympic Medal Is Even Harder to Win Than the Goldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/olympic-medal-even-harder-win-gold-180960188/The International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Explorers Find Second Oldest Shipwreck in the Great Lakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/second-oldest-great-lakes-shipwreck-found-180960178/The merchant sloop <i>Washington</i> went down in a storm in 1803 on Lake OntarioThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:57:55 +0000Use the Phrase “Polish Death Camps” in Poland and You May Go to Jailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/use-phrase-polish-death-camps-in-poland-and-you-may-go-to-jail-180960167/Soon, saying that Nazi death camps were Polish could earn you three years in prisonThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:18:29 +0000Why the 1980 Olympic Village Is Now a Prisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-1980-olympic-village-now-prison-180960161/It’s one way to deal with leftover infrastructureThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:59 +0000DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Gravehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-analysis-reveals-what-otzi-iceman-wore-his-grave-180960170/He rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper AgeThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Beginshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dig-find-fabled-nazi-gold-train-begins-180960165/Explorers believe the Nazis stashed an armored train full of gold and weapons in tunnels in Poland's Owl MountainsWed, 17 Aug 2016 17:23:33 +0000The So-Called “Superhenge” Was Made of Wood, Not Stonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/so-called-superhenge-was-made-wood-not-stone-180960152/New research shows that the ancient structure was also taken down in a hurryWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:26:29 +0000Highest Peak in South Dakota Renamed for Oglala Lakota Medicine Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/highest-peak-south-dakota-renamed-oglala-lakota-medicine-man-180960133/A federal board has officially changed South Dakota's Harney Peak to Black Elk PeakTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:09:51 +0000Did the Ancient Greeks Engage in Human Sacrifice?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-ancient-greeks-engage-human-sacrifice-180960111/The remains uncovered at an altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion may confirm legends about human sacrifice at the shrineFri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:41 +0000Tourists in Hawaii Accidentally Discovered Ancient Petroglyphshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tourists-hawaii-accidentally-discovered-ancient-petroglyphs-180960104/A stroke of luck on the beachFri, 12 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rules-about-how-to-address-us-flag-came-about-because-no-one-wanted-to-look-like-a-nazi-180960100/During the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Hominids Used These 250,000-Year-Old Tools for Butcheryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/250000-years-ago-ancient-humans-used-these-tools-butchery-180960102/Traces of blood on the prehistoric tools, suggest our ancestors had a much more varied diet than once thoughtThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:16 +0000World's Oldest Gold Object May Have Just Been Unearthed in Bulgariahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-gold-object-unearthed-bulgaria-180960093/A small gold bead shows that Copper Age people in the Balkans were processing gold 6,500 years agoThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:21:05 +0000Germany Is Reworking the Commission That Handles Restitution for Nazi-Looted Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/germany-reworking-commission-handles-restitution-nazi-looted-art-180960087/A lackluster track record and controversial comments led to a shiftWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:47:10 +0000NASA Accidentally Sold a Precious Apollo Artifacthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-accidentally-sold-precious-apollo-artifact-180960081/A seemingly simple bag is at the center of multiple lawsuitsWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why India’s “Iron Lady” Went on a Hunger Strike for 16 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-indias-iron-lady-went-on-a-hunger-strike-for-16-years-180960075/Irom Chanu Sharmila resisted a draconian law with her own bodyTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:56:50 +0000What Is the Role of the Emperor in Modern Japan?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/role-emperor-modern-japan-180960053/While the role is ceremonial, abdication could mean a political battleMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:36:27 +0000Rare Maya Burial Temple Discovered in Belizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-maya-burial-temple-discovered-belize-180960054/Excavations at Xunantunich have uncovered the remains of a body and hieroglyphics that tell the story of the snake-head dynastyMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:01:56 +0000Last Journalists Exit the Birthplace of Modern Newshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-journalists-exit-birthplace-modern-news-180960051/After 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stopMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:04 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/original-pooh-bear-gets-makeover-returns-new-york-public-library-180960034/Winnie and his friends are clean, fluffy and filled with stories Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:16:31 +0000A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/palace-unearthed-king-arthurs-birthplace-180960035/Archaeologists at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kingsFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:44:43 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-observation-tower-worlds-thinnest-180960028/Brighton's West Pier comes back to life...as a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000One of the Earliest Images of Skiing Was Destroyed by Youths Trying to “Improve It”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norwegian-youth-destroys-one-earliest-images-skiing-trying-improve-it-180960013/The petroglyph was made 5,000 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Meet Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-ava-bronze-age-woman-scottish-highlands-180959988/A forensic artist has recreated the face of a woman alive 3,700 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diaries-holocaust-architect-heinrich-himmler-discovered-russia-180960005/The man who designed the Nazi concentration camps switched easily between recording domestic life and mass murderWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:15:39 +0000The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/government-just-won-long-legal-battle-over-rare-coins-180959993/The enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinketsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:18:55 +0000Taiwan's President Issues First Formal Apology to Nation's Indigenous Peopleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-president-makes-first-formal-apology-taiwans-indigenous-peoples-180959990/Tsai Ing-wen is also setting up new programs and implementing laws to guarantee basic rights for native inhabitantsTue, 02 Aug 2016 17:33:18 +0000This Ball of Thread Is 3,000 Years Oldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ball-thread-3000-years-old-180959978/If it is simply held in the wrong way, the priceless artifact could crumble to piecesTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:51:10 +0000Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Minershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/peru-cracks-down-on-illegal-gold-miners-180959954/A boom in outlaw mining activity in the last five years is polluting rivers, poisoning people and destroying forests in the Peruvian AmazonMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000