Videos | Smithsonian feed for VideosenFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Sticky Clue That Links the Tower of Babel to the Bible 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 Them 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 Writers 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 Move 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? 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 Math 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 Prominence 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 & Myrrh 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 Floor 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 Storms 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 Work 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 Tourism 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 Tests 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 Island 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?, 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 Sludge 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 Battle 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 Mate, 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 Fruit 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 Thriving 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? 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? 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 Jima 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 Woman 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 Frying 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 Site 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 Plant 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 Prey 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 Beach 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 Heat 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 Survival 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 Dicey 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 Springbok 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 Babies 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 Tragedy 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 World 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