Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Chicken Soup Really Help With a Cold?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/does-chicken-soup-really-help-with-a-cold/Don't suffer through one more miserable cold-and-flu-season without getting an answer to the burning question: can chicken soup cure your cold? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian's host Eric Schulze reveals the secrets and the science behind the classic remedy offered up since the time of the ancient Greeks. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Surprising Culprit Threatening Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-surprising-culprit-threatening-yellowsto/Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's most protected ecosystems. But that's still not enough to keep its grizzly bears completely safeTue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000How Were Easter Island's Gigantic Statues Actually Carved?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-were-easter-islands-gigantic-statues-ac/Thousands of massive stone monuments, known as Moai, preside over Easter Island. The way they were carved, using only stone tools, seems unfathomableFri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Is It True That Your Hair and Nails Keep Growing After You Die?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-is-it-true-that-your-hair-a/To find out, we need to get down to the basics. Eric Schulze explainsWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-noise-canceling-head/Our host, Eric Schulze explains how 1 + 1 = 0 when it comes to soundWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-a-single-asteroid-wiped-dinosaurs-off-th/It's commonly known that a single asteroid set off the dinosaurs' extinction. Even more destructive than its impact was the chain of events it set into motionWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Look Inside This See-Through Froghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-look-inside-this-see-through-frog/Blood vessels, intestines, the heart - all of the reed frog's organs are visible through its translucent skin. It's a great adaptation for camouflage...and just plain grossTue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/who-decided-to-put-60-seconds-in-a-minute/One highly influential ancient Middle Eastern civilization established some of the essential systems we still use today. Think you know which it is?Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-dont-people-smile-in-o/Why saying cheese just didn’t happen in the early days of photographyThu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000America's First Multimillionairehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/americas-first-multimillionaire/In 1828, John Jacob Astor built a trading post on the Missouri River. Business was so profitable that it only took four decades for Astor to become America's first multimillionaireTue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Daylight Savings Affect the Body? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-does-daylight-savings-a/The answer depends on how you feel about cluster headachesFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Do Cannibals Still Exist?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-do-cannibals-still-exist/Hungry for an answer? Host, Eric Schulze, dishes one up in less than a minuteFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Devil on the Insidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-devil-on-the-inside/The spine-chilling events made famous by the film The Exorcist were based on the real-life accounts of Father Albert HughesThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Inspiration Behind Scream's Ghostfacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-inspiration-behind-screams-ghostface_1/Scream's iconic villain Ghostface was inspired by a real serial killer who preyed on young students in the college town of Gainesville, FloridaWed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-can-cats-really-make-rats-i/The science behind rat zombiesFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Night in Review: The 2014 American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards/night-in-review-the-2014-american-ingenuity/See highlights from Smithsonian magazine's annual celebration of ingenuity Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Steve Ramirez and Xu Liuhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-steve-ram/In a neuroscience breakthrough, the duo implanted a false memory in a mouseFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Palmer Luckeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-palmer-lu/In his parents' garage, he dreamed up Oculus Rift, a homemade headset that's creating a new realityFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Rosanne Cashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-rosanne-cash/The singer-songwriter traveled to new artistic terrain in the land of her Southern ancestorsFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Max Kennerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-max-kenner/His program to offer a college degree to prison inmates gives them a second chanceFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Kimberly Bryanthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-kimberly/She's engineering an answer to the tech world's diversity problem: teaching black girls to codeFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Francis Halzenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-francis-h/His amazing experiment in Antarctica heralds the beginning of a new era in astronomyFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Janet Echelmanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-janet-ech/Suspended above city spaces, her dazzling woven sculptures cast a magical spellFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Hugh Herrhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-hugh-herr/The brains behind an amazing bionic prosthesis is ready to enhance everyone's capabilitiesFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2014: Bill Morrisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2014-bill-morr/The filmmaker's found-footage masterpiece about the Great Flood immerses you in historyFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-the-difference-betwe/The answer…and why you should careThu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-do-people-really-drill-hole/The oldest known form of surgery might have you scratching your headThu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Anesthesia Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-does-anesthesia-work/A modern medical mysteryThu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Time Trial of Andrew Jackson.wmvhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-time-trial-of-andrew-jacksonwmv/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Time Trial of Benedict Arnold (Low).mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-time-trial-of-benedict-arnold-lowmp4/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Time Trial of John Brown (Low).mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-time-trial-of-john-brown-lowmp4/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Pardis Sabeti: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/pardis-sabeti-2012-smithsonian-american-ing/This rock star Harvard professor explains why she believes she has the greatest job in the worldFri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Pardis Sabeti's New Look at Infectious Diseasehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/pardis-sabetis-new-look-at-infectious-disease/The American Ingenuity Award winner is on the brink of using the human genome to provide better diagnostics for deadly diseasesFri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Lightning Roundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-lightning-round/How many of your questions can our host, Eric Schulze, answer in 45 seconds?Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000