At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:07:40 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Kiss? to philematology, or the science for the study of kissing, romance has little to do with itMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:07:40 +0000One in Four U.S. Deer Is Infected With Malaria suspect the undetected blood parasite has been present in the animals ever since they arrived across the Bering Land Bridge Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:02:01 +0000Jurassic-Era Insect Looks Just Like a Modern Butterfly "butterflies" helped pollinate ancient plants millions of years before the butterfly even existedThu, 04 Feb 2016 19:35:21 +0000Curators Discover New Details in the Etchings on a 6th-Century Chinese Sculpture headless figure, cloaked in a robe covered with complex illustrations, is now better understood thanks to 3D technologyThu, 04 Feb 2016 16:29:51 +0000Opening Day for the New African American History Museum Is Announced years in the making, the museum says it will open its doors September 24, 2016Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:01:56 +0000The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Breaking Ground begins towards the historic opening of the new national museum on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:43:39 +0000Get Stuck on New York's Pop Culture With These Historic Stamps new exhibition at the National Postal Museum spotlights Gotham’s cultural impact Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:58:50 +0000Can the Civil War Still Inspire Today's Poets? epic verse about the American past falls victim to modernism, a poet who is also a historian calls for a revivalWed, 27 Jan 2016 16:54:36 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Elephants Jump? question is why would an animal weighing up to 16,000 pounds need to jump?Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:10:02 +0000Zoo Keepers Hunkered Down with the Animals and Bei Bei Got to Play in the Snow (Photos) few animals got to play outside yesterday, while keepers watched over conditions and took extra precautionsSat, 23 Jan 2016 11:57:59 +0000When Concorde First Flew 40 Years Ago, It Was a Supersonic Sight to Behold aircraft was a technological masterpiece, but at one ton of fuel per passenger, it had a devastating ecological footprintWed, 20 Jan 2016 16:04:37 +0000A Rare and Important Sculpture of Martin Luther King Comes to the Smithsonian Alston’s work is accepted into the African American History Museum’s collections as the nation pauses to honor the great civil rights leaderFri, 15 Jan 2016 20:38:44 +0000Raoul Wallenberg's Biographer Uncovers Important Clues To What Happened in His Final Days writer Ingrid Carlberg investigates the tragedy that befell the heroic humanitarianFri, 15 Jan 2016 19:55:31 +0000For the World’s Wetlands, It May Be Sink or Swim. Here’s Why It Matters of the world’s most long-studied marshes has revealed a wealth of information, but it continues to perplex and intrigue the scientists who analyze itWed, 13 Jan 2016 20:04:01 +0000What It Means to Live Life Working in the U.S. on a Visa piece of paper affixed to a passport is the subject of a new Smithsonian online exhibitWed, 13 Jan 2016 16:02:33 +0000It's Been 50 Years Since Batman Went "Bam!" and "Pow" original Catwoman, Julie Newmar recalls fitting into that distinctive costume—now at the Smithsonian Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:32:08 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is Wind? arriving on a gentle breeze or a stiff gale, air moves like water responding to high and low pressures around the EarthMon, 11 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000Dr. Gustav Zander's Victorian-Era Exercise Machines Made the Bowflex Look Like Child's Play Smithsonian librarian highlights the precursor to today's gym enthusiastsFri, 08 Jan 2016 17:56:23 +0000How Frida Kahlo's Love Letter Shaped Romance for Punk Poet Patti Smith with a kiss, the 1940 note reflects the "earthly human love" between Kahlo and fellow artist Diego RiveraThu, 07 Jan 2016 14:30:00 +0000How Canoes Are Saving Lives and Restoring Spirit maritime communities are rediscovering their heritage by learning how to craft and paddle together aboard the ancient dugout vessels of their pastWed, 06 Jan 2016 16:34:24 +0000Does Altitude Affect Animals the Same Way it Affects Humans and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredWed, 06 Jan 2016 16:32:15 +0000New Exhibition Featuring Picasso, O'Keeffe, Hopper and Many Others Brings Modernism Into Focus artistic risk and adventure of 20th-century modernism is explored at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 05 Jan 2016 16:37:29 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sneeze? you sneeze because of a cold, or after sex or a good meal or in sunlight, the good old Achoo is the body's way of ridding itself of irritantsTue, 29 Dec 2015 18:19:25 +0000How Native American Artist Fritz Scholder Forever Changed the Art World exhibit in Denver looks at why we should all be grateful that Scholder broke his wordTue, 29 Dec 2015 14:44:06 +0000Why Ellsworth Kelly Was a Giant in the World of American Art artist’s minimalism put the essence of his subjects above allMon, 28 Dec 2015 19:51:14 +0000Have Bad Handwriting? The U.S. Postal Service Has Your Back’t worry, your Christmas gifts and cards will make it to their destination, even if your writing looks like chicken scratchWed, 23 Dec 2015 15:55:33 +0000The History of D.C.'s Epic and Unfinished Struggle for Representation and Self-Governance of the federal city was long dictated by Congress until residents took a stand beginning in the 1960sWed, 23 Dec 2015 15:25:21 +0000From Teeth to Toilets, This Dazzling Exhibit of Gold Artifacts Has the Midas Touch exhibit at New York City's Museum of American Finance tracks the allure of gold through the centuriesTue, 22 Dec 2015 20:07:53 +0000Top Nine Ocean Stories That Had Us Talking in 2015 fossil whales to adorable octopuses, here are some of the marine headliners that caught our attention this yearMon, 21 Dec 2015 14:21:26 +0000Afghanistan’s Artisans Are Experiencing a New Age of Recognition and Prosperity for a lost city, Turquoise Mountain, an organization that is reviving an ancient craft industry, is bringing artists to the SmithsonianFri, 18 Dec 2015 15:36:27 +0000Photos and Videos of the National Zoo's Panda Cub Making a Visit to the Vet check-up reveals that Bei Bei is now a hefty, thriving 18 poundsThu, 17 Dec 2015 19:27:27 +0000Did John Deere's Best Invention Spark a Revolution or an Environmental Disaster? Deere created his now-famous steel plow, he created America's breadbasket and set the stage for many of modern farming's environmental problemsThu, 17 Dec 2015 17:36:29 +0000How the Smithsonian Hopes to Turn Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Into Museumgoers National Museum of American History opens its new "Wonderplace," a space for the youngest members of the familyThu, 17 Dec 2015 16:30:29 +0000Humans Caused a Major Shift in Earth's Ecosystems 6,000 Years Ago upended a pattern held for 300 million years, and that may mean we are causing a new phase in global evolutionWed, 16 Dec 2015 20:46:02 +0000Some Forests Have Outsized Impacts on Local Water comprehensive new report emphasizes the importance of upland forests for providing clean water, mitigating storms and reducing erosion Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:15:13 +0000Cuba’s Fascinating Babalú-Ayé Procession Honors African and Catholic Traditions December 17, Cubans perform a ritual pilgrimage for a powerful deity that can bring good health or can take it awayWed, 16 Dec 2015 16:39:59 +0000A Renowned, But Forgotten, 17th-Century Japanese Artist Is Once Again Making Waves neglected, the 17th-century Japanese artist Tawaraya Sōtatsu influenced Western art 400 years laterTue, 15 Dec 2015 15:42:23 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Colors Affect Our Moods? you are feeling green with envy or you're singing the blues, the link between color and feeling is a highly individual thingTue, 15 Dec 2015 15:11:37 +0000How the African American History Museum Is Curating "Black Lives Matter", posters and other artifacts documenting the protests find a home at the new Smithsonian museumMon, 14 Dec 2015 15:32:07 +0000What Killed These Marine Reptiles Found in a Nevada Ghost Town? are going high tech to solve the mystery of a mass ichthyosaur death near the old mining town of BerlinMon, 14 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000