At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenThu, 25 May 2017 15:00:45 +0000How Does Earth's Geomagnetic Field Work? asked, we answeredThu, 25 May 2017 15:00:45 +0000The Next Generation of Military Prosthetics Is Breaking New Ground the Smithsonian’s Military Invention Day, visitors experienced how military innovation is helping society Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Catalan Folk Singer Refused to Bow to Oppression director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage recognizes the lifetime work of the singer activist RaimonThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Key to Protecting Life on Earth May Be Barcoding It easier way to read DNA is helping scientists tease apart species and ecosystems in nuanced waysThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Watch How One Harlem Storefront Changes Over Nearly Four Decades Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition goes "Down These Mean Streets" Tue, 23 May 2017 17:51:35 +0000Why Langston Hughes Still Reigns as a Poet for the Unchampioned years after his death, Hughes’ extraordinary lyricism resonates with power to peopleMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:58 +0000Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too portrait photographer captured 24 staffers from the National Museum of Natural History posing with their favorite artifacts from the collectionsMon, 22 May 2017 16:32:52 +0000How a Tiny Worm is Irritating the Most Majestic of Giraffes sound horrifying and look worse. A Smithsonian researcher is investigating the cause of these grotesque skin lesions Fri, 19 May 2017 18:12:01 +0000What Does It Mean to Be a Species? Genetics Is Changing the Answer DNA techniques let us see animals in finer and finer gradients, the old definition is falling apartFri, 19 May 2017 13:47:40 +0000Spring Brings a Wave of Baby Animals to the Zoo different endangered species born so far at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteWed, 17 May 2017 20:35:56 +0000How the Military Helmet Evolved From a Hazard to a Bullet Shield the development of Kevlar and advanced industrial design, soldiers are now better protected from traumatic brain injury Tue, 16 May 2017 17:53:18 +0000JFK's Presidency Was Custom Made for the Golden Age of Photojournalism new exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum concentrates on the White House's most photogenic couple Mon, 15 May 2017 15:18:10 +0000A Rare Public Display of a 17th-Century Mayan Manuscript the book newly digitized, scholars are reinterpreting a story of native resistance from within its pagesFri, 12 May 2017 18:18:49 +0000For Black Photographers, the Camera Records Stories of Joy and Struggle African American History Museum showcases for the first time signature photographs from its new collectionsWed, 10 May 2017 15:46:17 +0000Cats Had Clout Long Before the Internet artists, cats prove to be more than elegant studio companions, but inspirations as well, says a new exhibitionTue, 09 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Vast and Now Vanished Amazon Sea Is Discovered 18 million years ago, the Caribbean Sea seasonally flooded inland forests, where enormous crocodiles and turtles roamedFri, 05 May 2017 18:32:07 +0000What Really Felled the Hindenburg? the 80th anniversary of the conflagration, mysteries still remainThu, 04 May 2017 15:10:19 +0000How Scientists And Indigenous Groups Can Team Up to Protect Forests and Climate collaboration between Smithsonian researchers and the Emberá people of Panama aims to rewrite a fraught narrativeWed, 03 May 2017 18:43:56 +0000From This Desk, 100 Years Ago, U.S. Operations in World War I Were Conceived's defeat could be traced to pins in a map now on display at the Smithsonian's American History MuseumSun, 30 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Using a New Roadmap to Democratize Climate Change new tool aims to bypass governments and put the power of climate action in the people’s handsFri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000A New Poem is Commissioned to Honor the Soldiers Who Fight America’s Wars Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa writes “After the Burn Pits” for the National Portrait Gallery Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants look at a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, "The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now"Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Bones of the Hawaiian Petrel Open Up a Window Into the Birds' Changing Diet fishing may play a role in the shiftWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000After Nearly a Century in Storage, These World War I Artworks Still Deliver the Vivid Shock of War from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Claggett Wilson's watercolors are in a traveling showTue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000When Artists Became Soldiers and Soldiers Became Artists rare opportunity to see works by the American Expeditionary Force's World War I illustration corps, and newly found underground soldier carvings Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:58:29 +0000How Jazz, Flappers, European Émigrés, Booze and Cigarettes Transformed Design new Cooper-Hewitt exhibition explores the Jazz Age as a catalyst in popular styleFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000What's the Difference Between Horns and Antlers and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:33:19 +0000Exoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope Technology call LHS 1140b one of the "best targets" for hunting liquid water with NASA's James Webb Space TelescopeWed, 19 Apr 2017 17:52:48 +0000The Unsavory History of Sugar, the Insatiable American Craving the nation got hooked on sweetsWed, 19 Apr 2017 16:24:21 +0000How to Resurrect a Lost Language together the language of the Miami tribe, linguists Daryl Baldwin and David Costa are creating a new generation of speakersWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:48:59 +0000The Ceramicist Who Punched His Pots by avant-garde poets, writers and Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos experimented with the increasingly unconventionalWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Would the Legendary Babe Ruth Still Be a Star if He Played Today? Award-winning sportswriter Jane Leavy says the Bambino would be as big a personality as he was in his own timeTue, 18 Apr 2017 19:03:29 +0000Meet Stinky ‘Bucky,’ the Bulbophyllum Orchid that Shutdown a Smithsonian Greenhouse expert Tom Mirenda says history records the stench of this plant as reminiscent of a thousand dead elephants rotting in the sunMon, 17 Apr 2017 20:27:24 +0000Reports on the Death of the Circus Have Been Greatly Exaggerated the arts, business, history and culture of the circus, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival brings 400 performers to the National Mall this summerFri, 14 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000The U.S. Is Too Ornery for Totalitarianism, According to Margaret Atwood author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> discusses the continued impact of the bleak 1985 novel, now being adapted into a series on HuluFri, 14 Apr 2017 12:27:04 +0000These 20th-Century Technologists Sure Knew How to Throw a Party mark the centennial of the American Patent System in 1936, a group of innovators gathered to throw a deliciously creative celebrationThu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Ants Became the World’s Best Fungus Farmers climate change may have spurred a revolution in ant agriculture, Smithsonian researchers findWed, 12 Apr 2017 16:06:16 +0000The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI if they had to use shell casings as rolling pins, the donuts still got madeWed, 12 Apr 2017 14:43:06 +0000A Smithsonian Historian Wanders the “Bardo,” Exploring the Spiritual World of the 19th Century Saunders’ new novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo” recalls the melancholy that hung over a nation at war Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Director James Gray Discovered the Insanity Behind the Search for “The Lost City of Z” story of Victorian-age madness and exploration in the South American jungle is coming to a theater near youTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Is the Pentagon a Pentagon? battled to ensure the building kept its unique shapeMon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Smithsonian and Library of Congress Purchase Rare 1860s Photo of Harriet Tubman of an album of 44 photos of prominent abolitionists, the unique photo was recently acquired at auctionFri, 07 Apr 2017 14:44:16 +0000Two Litters of Adorable Cheetah Cubs Born in One Week's cheetah conservation program welcomes the springtime births after careful planning Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000World War I Letters From Generals to Doughboys Voice the Sorrow of Fighting a War exhibition at the National Postal Museum displays a rare letter from General John Pershing Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:25:33 +0000This Rare Display of a Japanese Triptych is Only Usurped by the Great Mysteries Surrounding It’t miss this singular showing of Kitagawa Utamaro's three works reunited at the Sackler GalleryThu, 06 Apr 2017 19:55:25 +0000These Powerful Posters Persuaded Americans It Was Time to Join the Fight Smithsonian offers a rare opportunity to see an original iconic Uncle Sam "I Want You" poster, among others, of the World War I era Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:17:02 +0000How World War I Influenced the Evolution of Modern Medicine technology and roles during World War I are highlighted in a new display at the National Museum of American History Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:29:55 +0000World War I Letters Show Theodore Roosevelt's Unbearable Grief After the Death of his Son rich trove of letters in the new book “My Fellow Soldiers” tells the stories of generals, doughboys, doctors and nurses, and those on the home frontMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:33:38 +0000Take a Walk on the Bright Side at the First Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit an antidote to doom and gloom, a conference on Earth Day weekend, takes a look all the good that is being done Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:11:11 +0000