Videos | Smithsonian feed for VideosenMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Were Originally Silver 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? 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 Plane 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 Fake 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 Suspicion 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 Eggs 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 Male 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 Invented 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 Air 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 Speed 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? 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 Telescope 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? 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 Pro, 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 Thought 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 Wrong 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 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 Mantis 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 Ago 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 Sweet 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 Takeoff 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? 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 Sinkhole 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 Book 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 Part 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 1966 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 Killer 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 Turkeys 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 Spiders 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 Stronghold 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 Wolves 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 Petra 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 Impact 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 Species cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat themFri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000