Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Were Originally Silverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-ruby-slippers/Bright red is how we remember them, but Dorothy's famous shoes had another look at the startMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000What Really Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-really-killed-off-the-woolly-mammoth/What caused woolly mammoths to die-off so quickly? New evidence suggests an unfavorable climate may have drove them to extinctionFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000NASA's Unusual Giant Air Cargo Transport Planehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/nasas-unusual-giant-air-cargo-transport-plane/The Super Guppy is a one-of-a-kind mega transport plane that's been involved in moving aerospace hardware crucial to nearly ever major NASA endeavorThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Typos on This Dead Sea Scroll Don't Mean It's Fakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/typos-on-dead-sea-scroll-dont-mean-its-fake/When the Dead Sea copper scroll was unveiled, doubts were quickly raised about its authenticity. For one thing, it was riddled with spelling errorsMon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-queen-elizabeth-iis-marriage-was-questioned/The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip is now widely regarded as a symbol of enduring unionFri, 25 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Watch This Mother Tick Lay 1,500 Eggshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-this-mother-tick-lay-1500-eggs/The birthing process for a female tick is very involved. Once she's matured, she can take up to 20 days to lay her eggsThu, 24 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Polar Bear Mom Protects Her Cubs From a Hungry Malehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/polar-bear-mom-protects-her-cubs-from-hungry-male/As they embark on their long summer migration, a polar bear mother and her cubs need frequent breaks, putting the cubs at riskWed, 23 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Inventedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-porsche-is-revisiting-the-hybrid-car/Though Porsche isn't naturally associate with hybrid cars, it actually invented them in 1900Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:59:38 +0000Stunning Slo-Mo Footage of Hummingbirds Hovering in Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/stunning-slo-mo-footage-of-hummingbirds-hovering/The hovering technique of a hummingbird is one of the most mesmerizing sights to witnessMon, 21 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-expensive-material-behind-the-huayras-i/While much of the Pagani Huayra's speed comes down to innovative design, one material used in its Formula 1-inspired monocoque is crucialFri, 18 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-do-insects-hate-the-smell-of-peppermint/The stick bug primarily depends on its camouflage to avoid predators. But when enemies get too close, this insect deploys peppermint as a last resortThu, 17 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Behold: The World's Largest Radio Telescopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/behold-the-worlds-largest-radio-telescope/The Atacama Large Millimeter Array, located in the Atacama Desert, is the product of a 20-year global effort by Europe, North America, and East AsiaWed, 16 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-was-king-tuts-tomb-prepared-in-such-a-r/When archeologists discovered mold formations in King Tut's tomb, they worried the sweat and breath of tourists were the causeTue, 15 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Reptiles Can't Fly. But This One Glides Like a Prohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/reptiles-cant-fly-but-this-one-glides-like/Draco, a type of lizard that lives in trees in Southeast Asia, has evolved flaps of skin on its flanksMon, 14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000ALMA Reveals Planets Born Earlier Than We Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/alma-reveals-planets-born-earlier-than-we-th_1/In 2014, astronomer David Wilmer aimed the ALMA Array at a young star 450 light years awayFri, 11 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000A Heroic Mission to Disarm Nazi Snipers Goes Very Wronghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-heroic-mission-to-disarm-nazi-snipers-goes/Two British commandos impulsively storm a Nazi-occupied warehouse on the Norwegian island of VaagsoThu, 10 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Surprising Reason Birds First Grew Feathers http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-surprising-reason-birds-first-grew-feath/When birds first grew feathers 150 million years ago, their function was not necessarily to help with flightWed, 09 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Watch a Bombardier Beetle Mace a Praying Mantishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-a-bombardier-beetle-mace-a-praying-mantis/Praying mantises are adept at ambushing their prey with their specialized legs and swift reflexesTue, 08 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Incredible Reptiles That Flew 200 Million Years Agohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-incredible-reptiles-that-flew-200-millio/A 200-million-year-old fossil reveals the amazing body structure of a reptilian creature known as the dimorphodonMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Puerto Rico's #1 Crop Isn't Sugar, But It's Still Sweethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/puerto-ricos-1-crop-isnt-sugar-but-its/Puerto Rico's agricultural economy was once dominated by sugar plantations. Today, the same fields hold everything from corn to bananasFri, 04 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Pagani Huayra Is Faster Than a Jumbo Jet at Takeoffhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-pagani-huayra-is-faster-than-a-jumbo-jet_1/The optimum effects of the Pagani-designed dual aerodynamic system are embodied by the Huayra. In just 25.8 seconds, it crosses the 185 MPH markThu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Griffon Vultures Depend on the Sun to Fly. Why?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/griffon-vultures-depend-on-the-sun-to-fly-why_1/The Griffon vulture is one of the largest vulture species. Because of its giant stature, it uses an immense amount of energy to take offWed, 02 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000This Puerto Rican Telescope Was Built in a Massive Sinkholehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-puerto-rican-telescope-was-built-in-a-m/In 1958, the Pentagon wanted to build a 1,000-foot-long telescope for its ballistic missile programTue, 01 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Exorcist's Rule Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-exorcists-rule-book/A serious manifestation of evil is never a pretty thing, but Catholic priests face down demons with precisionMon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Killers Don't Always Look the Parthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/killers-dont-always-look-the-part/The tragic true story of an innocent man suspected of murder is a classic motif of the Hollywood thriller and is used as a subplot in ScreamFri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Great Flying Saucer Mystery of 1966http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/great-flying-saucer-mystery-of-1966/When policemen spotted a "flying saucer" in 1966, an official investigation declared it was an optical illusion created by swamp gasThu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Inside the Mind of a Killerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/inside-the-mind-of-a-killer/Hollywood horror found its inspiration from the real-life criminal investigations of the FBI's Behavioral Science UnitWed, 26 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/prehistoric-kickboxing-killer-turkeys/Unlike Jurassic Park's lizard-like creatures, real raptors had feathers and looked a lot more like their closest relatives -- birdsTue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Yes, Spiders Eat Spidershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/yes-spiders-eat-spiders/Portia spiders, known for their remarkable intelligence, have some of the most astonishing hunting skills in the arthropod communityMon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Strongholdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/churchill-approved-risky-mission-nazi-stronghold/Churchill knew he needed a very public military success to boost morale back homeFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Wild Inside the National Zoo: The Future of Maned Wolveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/future-of-maned-wolves-national-zoo/After three years of being paired, maned wolves Echo and Zayda produce two new pups at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteThu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000What These Mysterious Scrolls Tell Us About Women in Petrahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-these-mysterious-scrolls-tell-us-about/In 1961, archaeologists in southern Israel discovered a mysterious set of documents. They provide clues into the elevated status of Nabataean womenTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impacthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/star-treks-nichelle-nichols-on-uhuras-radi/Star Trek's decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as major character on the show was an almost unheard-of move in 1968Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000How Yellowstone Scientists Really Combat Invasive Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-yellowstone-scientists-really-combat-inv/Yellowstone cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat themFri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000