Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Sticky Clue That Links the Tower of Babel to the Biblehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-sticky-clue-that-links-the-tower-of-babe/Evidence is piling up that the Tower of Babel really existed. It's a conclusion that's partially borne out by an astounding discoveryFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Couple Filmed the Everest Avalanche Coming at Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-couple-filmed-the-everest-avalanche-com/A young couple hiking in a Himalayan valley are caught in the middle of an earthquake that sets off a giant avalancheThu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why Jesus's Miracles Seemed Apocalyptic to the Gospel Writershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-jesuss-miracles-seemed-apocalyptic-to-t/Jesus gained renown as a preacher of a particularly apocalyptic form of Judaism. This was further strengthened by his ability to perform miraclesWed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Dismantling a Huge Howitzer for a Precarious Movehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/dismantling-a-huge-howitzer-for-a-precarious_1/This 200-ton howitzer artillery gun is too heavy to transport in one piece. The answer is to split it in twoTue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Did Judas Actually Betray Jesus to Force a Rebellion?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-judas-actually-betray-jesus-to-force-a-r/There are numerous theories, from money to the intriguing idea that Judas may have actually been an overzealous believer anxious to provoke a confrontationMon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Ocean Is Running Out of Fish. Here's the Alarming Mathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-ocean-is-running-out-of-fish-heres-the/Based on reporting, the ocean has long appeared to offer an infinite bounty of fish. But research paints a grim picture, with annual catch on a declineFri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Exploring the Ancient Region Where Jesus Rose to Prominencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/exploring-the-ancient-region-where-jesus-ros/The Sea of Galilee contains the lowest freshwater lake in the world, and it's the area where a young Jesus of Nazareth first gained popularityThu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000How to Understand the Three Wise Men, Frankincense & Myrrhhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-understand-the-three-wise-men-franki/The story of the nativity is actually a blend of both the gospels of Luke and Matthew. They reveal the significance of the gifts carried by the three kingsWed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Threading an Oil Pipe 3,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean Floorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/threading-an-oil-pipe-3000-feet-beneath-the/The brief is simple: Plunge a 22-inch-diameter casing pipe through a wider 36-inch conductor pipe 3,000 feet underneath the bottom of the oceanFri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Alaskan Fishing Boat Does Not Answer to Stormshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-alaskan-fishing-boat-does-not-answer-to/Since the Northern Leader first set sail three years ago, it's never postponed a fishing trip due to bad weatherThu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Giant Floating Naval Hospital's Amazing Humanitarian Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/a-giant-floating-naval-hospitals-amazing-hu/During times of peace, the USNS Comfort provides medical services for people in need, all over the worldWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000How 1950s Las Vegas Sold Atomic Bomb Tests as Tourismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-1950s-las-vegas-sold-atomic-bomb-tests-a_1/Between 1950 and 1960, the population of Las Vegas grew by 161%--partly due to the burgeoning casino industryTue, 04 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Intense Footage of Fake Towns Used for 1950s Nuclear Testshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/intense-footage-of-fake-towns-used-for-1950s_1/To test the impact of an atomic blast on populated areas, technicians built entire fake towns, with houses, shops, and even mannequin familiesMon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Feuding Iguanas and Giant Rodents Rule This Cuban Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/feuding-iguanas-and-giant-rodents-rule-this/In the Jardines de la Reina, an archipelago in the southern part of Cuba, two species have managed to co-exist in not-quite-harmonyFri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Lionfish Are a Plague. Can Training Sharks to Eat Them Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/lionfish-are-a-plague-can-training-sharks-t/Lionfish, which are native to the Indo-Pacific but were accidentally introduced to the Caribbean, are decimating native fish speciesThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000The $15,000 Robotic Cleaning That Removes a Ship's Sludgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-15000-robotic-cleaning-that-removes-a/The remote-controlled robot that cleans the hull of a ship as big as Tonsberg costs $15,000 for its servicesWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Complex Maneuvering of WWI's Biggest Naval Battlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-complex-maneuvering-of-wwis-biggest-nav/On May 31, 1916, a small skirmish between British and German warships would pave the way for the biggest naval confrontation of WWITue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Matehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/fascinating-how-transparent-glass-frogs-mate/First, the female collects water from a leaf in order to hydrate the eggs inside her. then releases them for the male to fertilizeMon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Elephants Can Afford to Be Picky About This Kind of Fruithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elephants-can-afford-to-be-picky-about-this/A single marula tree can provide up to 1.5 tons of fruit each season--as much as 90,000 fruitsFri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why 10 Daily Tons of Ant Poop Keep This Rainforest Thrivinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-10-daily-tons-of-ant-poop-keep-this-rain/The soil in the rainforests of Barro Colorado is packed with nutrients, but where does it come from?Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Did WWI Soldiers Leave Behind in Their Secret Bunkers?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-did-wwi-soldiers-leave-behind-in-their/The French-German border is littered with as many as 500 underground sites used during World War I. Researcher Jeff Gusky explores themWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Do Native American Carvings in French WWI Quarries Mean?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-do-native-american-carvings-in-french-w/Why is there a Native American canoe carved in an abandoned quarry inhabited by U.S. soldiers during WWI?Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000What It Was Like to Be on the Ground at Iwo Jimahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-it-was-like-to-be-on-the-ground-at-iwo/Weapon Hunter host Paul Shull is tracing the history of the iconic American gun known as the StingerMon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000What It Took to Travel the World Solo as a 19th-Century Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-it-took-to-travel-the-world-solo-as-a-1/Marianne North was not your typical Victorian noblewoman content to simply enjoy the comforts of British high societyFri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the Desert Oryx Stops Its Brain From Fryinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-the-desert-oryx-stops-its-brain-from-frying/How does the desert-dwelling oryx survive a body temperature that would kill other mammals? The answer lies in a panting mechanismThu, 16 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Buddha's Hair Inspired Burma's Most Sacred Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-buddhas-hair-inspired-burmas-most-sacr/The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred site in Burma. Its origins can be traced back to the first millenniumWed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Marianne North's Obsession with the Carnivorous Pitcher Planthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/marianne-norths-obsession-with-the-carnivor/Painter Marianne North's obsession with local Borneo vegetation led her to one of the most unusual and rare plants in the worldTue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Lions Look for in the Perfect Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-lions-look-for-in-the-perfect-prey/For lions hunting buffalo in the Manyeleti, calculation is always at play: An adult male buffalo may be harder to bring downMon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Allied Troops Used These Massive Pipe Bombs at Omaha Beachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/allied-troops-used-these-massive-pipe-bombs/World War II veteran John Raaen Jr. was there the day Allied troops stormed Omaha Beach at NormandyFri, 10 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Adorable Ground Squirrels Playing in Sweltering Heathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/adorable-ground-squirrels-playing-in-swelter/Ground squirrels in the Kalahari have devised a remarkable method to guarantee portable shade: they use their tails as umbrellasThu, 09 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Pearl Harbor Veteran Tells His Harrowing Story of Survivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-pearl-harbor-veteran-tells-his-harrowing-s_1/Mickey Ganitch, a U.S. sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, was gearing up for a football game on December 7, 1941, when hundreds of fighter pilots appearedWed, 08 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Installing Massive Machinery on the Seafloor Is Incredibly Diceyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/installing-massive-machinery-on-the-seafloor/Lowering a massive compressor 984 feet down onto the seafloor isn't easy, even for a ship the size of North Sea GiantTue, 07 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Incredible: A Cheetah Sprints to Catch a Springbokhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-a-cheetah-sprints-to-catch-a-spr/A cheetah mother caring for her cubs stumbles across an opportunity too good to pass up: a herd of springbok, grazing casually nearbyMon, 06 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Watch a Male Seahorse Give Birth to Hundreds of Babieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-a-male-seahorse-give-birth/Male seahorses are the ones who carry children and give birth. And when they do, they can produce up to 2,000 babies at one timeFri, 03 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Plane Landing in Arctic Conditions Ends in Tragedyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-plane-landing-in-arctic-conditions/It should have been a routine landing for First Air Flight 6560 at Canada's Resolute Bay Airport, despite the harsh Arctic conditions.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000How a Chinese Empress Built the Largest Palace in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/chinese-empress/Seeking to consolidate her grip on the Chinese throne, Empress Wu Zetian embarked on an audacious project: expanding the imperial palaceWed, 01 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000