At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian feed for At the SmithsonianenThu, 08 Oct 2015 13:23:34 +0000Alexander Gardner Saw Himself as an Artist, Crafting the Image of War in All Its Brutality National Portrait Gallery’s new show on the Civil War photographer rediscovers the full significance of Gardner's careerThu, 08 Oct 2015 13:23:34 +0000A Man With a Lot of Heart Valves Donates His Unusual Collection entrepreneur Manny Villafana says his collection at the American History Museum is filled with stories of both failure and successTue, 06 Oct 2015 13:37:07 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Work? ability to see in the dark is becoming more accurate and more portable Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Space Rock Hunters Are About to Invade Antarctica with the ANSMET program will endure six weeks near the South Pole during an annual field trip to find meteoritesMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000Even Desert Lizards Are Feeling the Heat Due to Climate Change Smithsonian scientists are probing the flat-tail horned lizard's DNA to save the rare speciesMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000When T. Rex Meets Triceratops in the New Dino Hall, It Will Be a Violent Affair Natural History Museum's dinosaur display highlights the “red in tooth and claw” nature of the Cretaceous way of lifeThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000Wearing Your Art On Your Sleeve three artists come from a long tradition of creating wearable art. See many more at the Smithsonian's upcoming Craft2Wear show this weekendTue, 29 Sep 2015 17:49:42 +0000New Video: The Panda Cub Sneezes (Hilarious!) newly named Bei Bei weighs in now at a hefty 4 poundsTue, 29 Sep 2015 15:53:16 +0000The Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival Demystifies the Invention Process of a number of new technologies shared their stories at a two-day event at the National Museum of American HistoryMon, 28 Sep 2015 17:43:19 +0000How Vaccines, a Collective Triumph of Modern Medicine, Conquered the World's Diseases curators present a virtual tour of several objects from the collections that revolutionized public health careMon, 28 Sep 2015 15:03:11 +0000Can You Guess the Invention Based on These Patent Illustrations? They are all part of the National Museum of American History’s collectionFri, 25 Sep 2015 19:25:09 +0000This Stunning Contemporary Art Captures Terror, Wonder and Wit in the Anthropocene art historian Joanna Marsh selects nine works that tell stories about life in the age of humansFri, 25 Sep 2015 17:30:46 +0000Two Special Visitors to the National Zoo Announce the Panda Cub's New Name: Bei Bei Obama visits Zoo with Madame Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People's Republic of China to make the special announcementFri, 25 Sep 2015 16:13:46 +0000The Age of Humans: Living in the Anthropocene special look at the ways humans are transforming the planet and the projects that may shape a more sustainable futureFri, 25 Sep 2015 15:03:28 +0000Will Catalan Elections Allow an Old Nation to Become a New State In Europe? have long asserted they are not part of Spain, now the historical question of independence is on the ballotFri, 25 Sep 2015 14:58:22 +0000Pope Francis Is Just the Latest to Bridge the Gap Between Religion and Culture Smithsonian curator offers a primer to the complex role of the world’s religions in meeting the challenges of global climate changeFri, 25 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000The Smithsonian Spotlights American Invention at This Weekend’s Innovation Festival, federal agencies, companies and independent inventors will give visitors a glimpse of the futureThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:07:18 +0000Awkward Family Photos Is Playing in Peoria a long family road trip, the hilarious exhibition of awkward photos featuring kith and kin makes a stop in IllinoisThu, 24 Sep 2015 12:55:34 +0000This Interactive Installation Rains a Poem Down on Viewers Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv wrote the software that drives an artwork, in which onlookers catch letters falling on a large screenWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:38:28 +0000Pardoned Turkeys and Voodoo Dolls: Visit These Offbeat Treasures for Free on Museum Day This Saturday're all part of the 100-plus museums that will be free on September 26Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:11:38 +0000How Powerful Is a Volcanic Eruption and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Irving Penn Turned Fashion Photography Into a Fine Art new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum looks back at a photo giant who blurred the linesTue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Unknown Designer of the First Home Pregnancy Test Is Finally Getting Her Due Crane says it was a simple idea, but it met with enormous push back Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:06:47 +0000This Skateboard-Like Device Helps At-Risk Infants Learn to Crawl innovative physical therapy device boosts babies’ movement efforts and helps their brains make critical connectionsMon, 21 Sep 2015 15:48:08 +0000Global Diplomacy Was in Theodore Roosevelt's Hands, But His Daughter Stole the Show Roosevelt's 1905 journey to Japan, Korea and China is documented in rare photographs held by the Freer and Sackler GalleriesThu, 17 Sep 2015 13:49:09 +0000What Artist Martha McDonald Might Teach Us About a Nation Divided fall, a one-woman show staged in one of Washington, D.C.’s most historic buildings will recall the sorrow of the Civil War Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:24:14 +0000The National Zoo Wants Your Cutest Panda Cam Photos't get enough of the panda cam? You're not alone. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:17:52 +0000A Dancer and a Scientist Deliver a New Take on the Moon Walk modern dance collides with science and space history, the result can be a great leap forwardMon, 14 Sep 2015 16:17:23 +0000From Sublime to Wacky, Nothing Says Fashion Forward Like a Collection of Historic Bridal Gowns unforgettable—but not timeless—walk down the aisle from the archives of the now defunct Priscilla of Boston's Bridal Shop Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:10:39 +0000To Save His Dying Sister-In-Law, Charles Lindbergh Invented a Medical Device famous aviator’s biography is incomplete without the story of how the aviator worked to perfect his glass-chambered perfusion pumpWed, 09 Sep 2015 12:55:05 +0000Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project National Air and Space Museum asks "Star Trek" fans for pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of the USS EnterpriseTue, 08 Sep 2015 18:59:42 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Skin Heal? skin is an organ system that is unique to each individual, so not everyone heals the same wayThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:08:39 +0000Denali and America's Long History of Using (or Not Using) Indian Names restoring the Athabaskan name to the country’s highest mountain, President Obama is among those who have wrestled with the issueThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:23 +0000Emmett Till's Open Casket Funeral Reignited the Civil Rights Movement Till Mobley's decision for her slain son's ceremony was a major moment in Civil Rights history.Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:25:50 +0000What’s Inside Jackson Pollock’s Address Book? new exhibition reveals the intimate details inside the “little black books” of some of America's great artistsWed, 02 Sep 2015 14:56:50 +0000Panda Cub Is Growing Cuter and a Little More Black and White (Video) National Zoo releases another video of the ten-day-old cubTue, 01 Sep 2015 22:05:57 +0000New Species of Ancient Dolphin Shows How the Animals Moved From Seas to Rivers newly discovered fossil gives scientists a fresh glimpse into the evolution of ocean lifeTue, 01 Sep 2015 19:25:50 +0000The Big, Refrigerator-Sized Machine That Saved Chocolate cacao production was threatened by disease, the Mars candy company launched a global initiative to sequence the plant's genomeMon, 31 Aug 2015 16:07:19 +0000It's a Boy! The Panda Cub Was Fathered by the National Zoo's Tian Tian (Video) scientists say that their newly developed genetic test determined the sex of the pandaFri, 28 Aug 2015 13:55:01 +0000Why Can’t We Turn Our Eyes Away From the Grotesque and Macabre? Gardner’s photographs of Civil War corpses were among the first to play to the uncomfortable attraction humans have for shocking imagesThu, 27 Aug 2015 17:32:48 +0000Life May Have Spread Through the Galaxy Like a Plague alien life is distributed in a pattern that mirrors epidemics, it could be strong support for the theory of panspermiaThu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:19 +0000Updated: One of the National Zoo's Panda Cubs Has Died Zoo announced on August 26 that the smaller of its newborn twin panda cubs has diedWed, 26 Aug 2015 19:25:51 +0000When Do Pandas Get Their Eye Patches? panda bear's defining features are not present at birth. Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo explain when a panda's eye patches start to appearWed, 26 Aug 2015 17:41:03 +0000Meet Mr. Wizard, Television's Original Science Guy the 1950s and 1960s, Don Herbert broadcast some of the most mesmerizing, and kooky, science experiments from his garageWed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:14 +0000Thirty Years Ago, an Artificial Heart Helped Save a Grocery Store Manager Smithsonian, home to the Jarvik 7 and a host of modern chest-pumping technologies, has a lot of (artificial) heartWed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:53 +0000Panda Update: Giant Panda Mom Mei Xiang Won't Exchange Care of Cubs cub is receiving infant formula and fluids from Zoo veterinariansTue, 25 Aug 2015 18:25:27 +0000What Happens to Spiders That Get Sucked Into a Vacuum? asked, we answeredMon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Broken Promise of the Levees That Failed New Orleans piece of concrete serves as a reminder of how Hurricane Katrina shattered a city's faithMon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000A Second Panda Cub is Born at the Zoo (New Pictures) giving birth to one cub, the Zoo's 17-year-old female panda, hours later, delivers a second cubSun, 23 Aug 2015 11:33:01 +0000BREAKING: A Panda Cub is Born at the National Zoo (Video) 17-year-old female giant panda Mei Xiang gives birthSat, 22 Aug 2015 20:09:57 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg? may be doing their one-legged tree pose to stay warm or just because it's comfortableThu, 20 Aug 2015 17:42:15 +0000Panda Cub (Or Is It Bamboo?) Detected in Mei Xiang's Ultrasound pandas is complicated and frustrating. The Zoo's female Giant Panda has delivered two healthy cubs in the past ten yearsWed, 19 Aug 2015 21:06:59 +0000A Next Gen Museum Show Takes Aim at Inspiring Next Gen Ingenuity are betting high-tech playtime will turn today’s kids into tomorrow’s engineering visionariesMon, 17 Aug 2015 14:25:48 +0000The Story of Mexican Coke Is a Lot More Complex Than Hipsters Would Like to Admit nasty trade war and questionable scientific assumptions make it difficult to discern what is, and what isn't, the real thingTue, 11 Aug 2015 15:47:14 +0000When a Trip to the Zoo Resulted in an Engineering Breakthrough Leftwich, an engineering professor at George Washington University, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lionsMon, 10 Aug 2015 15:20:00 +0000This is the First Known Photo of the Smithsonian Castle the Smithsonian's 169th birthday, a glimpse into the iconic Castle's constructionMon, 10 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000What Gives Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Its Power? the 100th anniversary of the poem’s publication, a Smithsonian poet examines its message and how it encapsulates what its author was all aboutMon, 10 Aug 2015 14:30:47 +0000