Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenWed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Slug-inspired Glue Applied to a Pig Hearthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/slug-inspired-glue-applied-to-a-pig-heart/This tough adhesive was applied to a pig heart and stretched to show the strong adhesion and durability. (Credit: Jianyu Li et al., Science 2017)Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Sunbathing Became a National Craze in the 1930shttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-sunbathing-became-a-national-craze-in-th/Tanning was big business in the 1930s, as people sought to recreate the sun-kissed California beach look. Inventive tanning products started to appear, including spray tans and even a tanning juice.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000The First Presidential Wife to Be Called the First Ladyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-first-presidential-wife-to-be-called-the/Dolley Madison, the First Lady of president James Madison was a Jackie Kennedy of her time. Her refined taste and elevated social graces brought an unprecedented sense of style to the White House.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Gains Women Made in WWI Were Quickly Losthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-gains-women-made-in-wwi-were-quickly/In the early 20th century, 96% of all jobs on the U.S. rail network were male. But by the start of WWI, it fell on women to fill in for them as ticket conductors, booth operators and even porters hauling luggage.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Kind of Footage Do Historical Colorists Like Best?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-kind-of-footage-do-historical-colorists/Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Prohibition, the Roaring '20s. According to the historians and art directors from Composite Films who worked meticulously on America in Color, these were some of their favorite subjects to research and bring to life.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jackie Kennedy Was the Undisputed Style Icon of her Erahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/jackie-kennedy-was-the-undisputed-style-icon/To Jackie Kennedy, appearance was everything. That's why, upon arriving at the White House, she immediately set about redecorating to project a new sense of American style.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Climbing the Energy-recycling Assistive Stairshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/climbing-the-energy-recycling-assistive-stairs/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000These WWI Ambulance Trains Could Care for 500 Men at Oncehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-wwi-ambulance-trains-could-care-for-50/During World War I, the British converted a large number of commuter train cars into ambulance cars. These mobile hospitals had the facilities to cater up to 500 men.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Germans Turned Trains Into Massive Artillery in WWIIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-germans-turned-trains-into-massive-artil_1/Railway guns like the German WWII K5 gun had a very narrow aim. To get around that problem, Germans developed a circular track, allowing the gun to rotate and fire in 360 degrees.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000The U.S. Assault on Okinawa Was Met With an Eerie Silencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-us-assault-on-okinawa-was-met-with-an-_1/When U.S. troops launched their assault on the Pacific island of Okinawa, they expected a fierce resistance from an entrenched Japanese army. Instead, they encountered only bewildered civilians.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000U.S. Marines' First Test Against Japanese Defenses on Okinawahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/us-marines-first-test-against-japanese-de_1/As U.S. marines advanced northward in Okinawa, they approached a craggy mass known as Mount Yae-Take. The battle to capture this remote mountain resulted in numerous casualties on both sides.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000As the American Buffalo Declined, Its Symbolism Rosehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/as-the-american-buffalo-declined-its-symbol/Over the years, the American buffalo, or bison, has been a symbol of the American frontier. As their numbers shrank, they began appearing on everything from the nickel to stamps to the $10 bill.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pumahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/puma/Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jordan: Take Your Lens Through Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/jordan-take-your-lens-through-time/Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cheetah Cubs Make Their Debut at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/cheetah-cubs-make-their-debut-at-the-nationa/The National Zoo's cheetah cubs will be named after the fastest American athletes in the 100-meter dash at the OlympicsWed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Prohibition Inspired a New Generation of Rebellious Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/prohibition-inspired-a-new-generation-of-reb/One of the social side effects of Prohibition was it inspired many women to break out and challenge the conservative norms of society. These women were dubbed 'Flappers.'Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watching Cancer in Real Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watching-cancer-in-real-time/This is a 3-D scan of a mouse whose organs were made transparent to better study how cancer spreads through the body. Courtesy University of Tokyo and Cell ReportsWed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pocahontas Redefined How Europeans Saw Native Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/pocahontas-redefined-how-europeans-saw-nativ/Prior to the arrival of Pocahontas in England, indigenous people of the Americas were viewed as cannibals, brutish, and non-Christian. Enter Pocahontas, who arrived in London, baptized and speaking English.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Thailand's Hellfire Pass Got Its Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-thailands-hellfire-pass-got-its-name/During WWII, Hellfire Pass was a notorious Japanese railway construction site. There, Allied prisoners were forced to work at night in grueling conditions, illuminated by the glow of hundreds of burning fires.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Are the Final Moments of Amelia Earhart on the Groundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-are-the-final-moments-of-amelia-earhar/In 1937, Amelia Earhart was about to embark on a record-setting flight around the world. In her final moments, she took her last photograph and set off from a Burbank, California airstrip, captured in recently recovered home movie footage.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Like Humans, Chimps Learn Behavior From One Anotherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/like-humans-chimps-learn-behavior-from-one/Chimps have a range of personalities and the facial expressions to reflect them. But perhaps the thing they most have in common with us is the ability to learn from each other.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000No Wonder Lord of the Rings' Middle-Earth Was Filmed Herehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/no-wonder-lord-of-the-rings-middle-earth-wa/For 18 months, the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy filmed their scenes across the tiny island of New Zealand. In all, over 70 sites were chosen to create writer J. R. R. Tolkien's vision of Middle-earth.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Smithsonian in 2050http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-smithsonian-in-2050/We asked visitors to the National Mall what they thought should be in the Smithsonian collections in 2050. The consensus? Lady Gaga and much more...Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: When Did People Start Keeping Pets?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-when-did-people-start-keeping-pets/Man’s best friend is also one of his oldest.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Long Can a Person Hold Their Breath?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-long-can-a-person-hold-breath/Gasp! The answer will amaze you.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Animals Predict Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-animals-predict-natural-disasters/Our host, Eric Schulze, explains how science is tackling this puzzling question from space.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Would Happen if a Large Asteroid Hit the Moon?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-would-happen-if-a-large-a/Think blockbuster movie and you’ve got an idea of how this story endsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Is It True We Have Taste Buds in Our Stomachs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-is-it-true-we-have-taste-buds/Not one to hide from the bitter truth, our host, Eric Schulze dishes up the answerMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Where Does Space Begin?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-where-does-space-begin/Watch to get the answer that surprised the heck out of usMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Dave Eggers and Mimi Lokhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/05_voice-of-witness_eggers_lok_smithmov/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What’s a Stone Baby?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-a-stone-baby/Prepare to be amazedMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Caroline Hoxbyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/03_hoxby_caroline_smithmov/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pardis Sabeti: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/pardis-sabeti-2012-smithsonian-american-ing/This rock star Harvard professor explains why she believes she has the greatest job in the worldMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Taste Buds Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-taste-buds-work/The sweet science behind our sense of tasteMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Does Acupuncture Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-does-acupuncture-work/Our host, Eric Schulze, looks into the ancient medical techniqueMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Past, Present and Future of Agriculturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-past-present-and-future-of-agriculture/Humans have been modifying plants since the beginning of agriculture, but now, globalization and new technologies have given us more control and more power over our food than ever before.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Does Chicken Soup Really Help With a Cold?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-does-chicken-soup-really-help/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 GreeksMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Museum of Glasshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-museum-of-glass/From decorative urns and plates to chandeliers, the Corning Museum of Glass features glass blown items from today to as far back as ancient EgyptMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Vaccines Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-vaccines-work/Have you ever wondered how a simple shot can keep you from dying a horrible death? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian’s host, Eric Schulze, unravels how vaccines boot-camp our bodies into shape, getting us ready to fight off deadly diseases Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What’s Up With Willpower and Why Don’t I Have it?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-up-with-willpower-and-w/Want better willpower? Learn how to just say no with this step-by-step guide on boosting your self-control. In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze dishes on the science behind willpower – what saps it and what makes it strongerMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What's the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-the-difference-between/The answer…and why you should careMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Don't People Smile in Old Photographs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-dont-people-smile-in-old/Why saying cheese just didn’t happen in the early days of photographyMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Happens to You in Space Without a Spacesuit?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-happens-to-you-in-space-w/Obviously it's a bad idea to go out into space without a trusty spacesuit, but what exactly happens? Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do Songs Get Stuck in Our Heads? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-songs-get-stuck-in-our/The science behind earworms and why they won’t leave us aloneMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Are Lakes Freshwater and Oceans Saltwater?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-are-lakes-freshwater-and-o/Erosion, evaporation, and a leaky faucet, our host Eric Schulze breaks it all downMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes at the United States Patent and Trademark Officehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/behind-the-scenes-at-the-united-states-paten/Every day, thousands of inventors and businesses all over the world turn to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect their intellectual property. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Millipede is the Leggiest Creature in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-millipede-is-the-leggiest-creature-in-t/The newly discovered Lllacme plenipes has up to 750 legs, more than any other known creatureMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Do Your Hair and Nails Grow After You Die?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-do-your-hair-and-nails-grow-af/To find out, we need to get down to the basics. Eric Schulze explainsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Elephant Learned to Speak Koreanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-elephant-learned-to-speak-korean/Koshik, an elephant in a South Korean zoo, learned to say five different Korean words (Still: iStock/ROMAOSLO)Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Which Animal Lives Longest?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-which-animal-lives-longest/Take a guess - the answer might surprise youMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Can You Make a Man Out of a Monkey?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-can-you-make-a-man-out-of-a-mo/Human beings and chimps share as much as 98 percent of their DNA. If our species are so similar, can chimps be genetically engineered to be more like us?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Caroline Wintererhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/06_winterer_caroline_smithmov/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Sleep?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-sleep/Experts may not agree on all the specifics, but here's what we do knowMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Do Animals Laugh?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-do-animals-laugh/The answer may lie between being ticklish and having a sense of humorMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: John Bull Locomotivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/101-objects-john-bull-locomotive/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, explains how the John Bull locomotive became the driving force behind America's economy.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Microwave Ovens Cook Food?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-microwave-ovens-cook-food/You don’t actually see microwaves, you only see what they do to your food. So how, exactly, does it warm up your lunch?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Your Brain Is to Blame - Episode 2: I'll Do It Laterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/your-brain-is-to-blame-episode-2-ill-do/Sponsored content brought to you by PrudentialMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Does the Five-Second Rule Really Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-does-the-five-second-rule-real/You might think twice about picking that chip off the carpet and putting it into your mouthMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Your Brain Is To Blame - Episode 1: Your Future Selfhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/your-brain-is-to-blame-episode-1-your-fut/Sponsored content brought to you by PrudentialMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-noise-canceling-headpho/Our host, Eric Schulze explains how 1 + 1 = 0 when it comes to soundMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: Lincoln's Top Hathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/101-objects-lincolns-top-hat/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, describes the history of President Lincoln's iconic top hat.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Is Fire a Solid, Liquid or Gas?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-is-fire-a-solid-liquid-or-gas/It's been helping humans in myriad ways for over a million years, our host Eric Schulze has moreMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building by Buildinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-citys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-building/The Hestia project paints a detailed picture of a city's greenhouse gas metabolismMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do Bugs Die On Their Backs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-bugs-die-on-their-backs/The science behind going belly upMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet Ken Jenningshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/meet-ken-jennings/Smithsonian.com's puzzle master and your gaming adventure guideMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Boomerangs Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-boomerangs-work_1/It depends on which variety of boomerang you're using. Our host Eric Schulze has moreMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New Type of Electronic Circuit Dissolves in Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/new-type-of-electronic-circuit-dissolves-in/The newly invented temporary electronics could be implanted in the body or used to monitor the environment without a need for cleanup afterwardMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Toe Tastebuds?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-butterflies/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Dolphins Sleep Without Drowning? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-dolphins-sleep-without/Not to worry—shut-eye comes easily to these aquatic mammalsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Carnivorous Plant that Flings Insects Into its Mouthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-carnivorous-plant-that-flings-insects-into/Drosera glanduligera, a small plant native to Australia, features two sets of touch-sensitive tentacles to catapult insects towards its digestive concavity and then draw them in deeperMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Best View of the Baby Panda Yethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/best-view-of-the-baby-panda-yet/The Zoo’s new cub got a thorough grooming and a panda cam close-up Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Gender Bending Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-clownfish/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Why Are These Mice Unafraid of Cats?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/mouse-behaviormov/Scientists are researching how the rodent can become less susceptible to its feline foe.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: The Leading Hotels of the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/sponsor-content-the-leading-hotels-of-the-w/The Leading Hotels of the World invites you to discover some of the most remarkably uncommon destinations from around the globe. Explore Morocco, Switzerland and Uruguay with this fresh take on old clichesMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Partner Video: Mentoring the Next Generation of Women in Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural HIstoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/for-women-in-science-mentoring-the-next-gen/L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellows and Smithsonian scientists discuss their careers in science with students at a special event co-hosted by L’Oréal and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Learning Lab, Q?rius Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is the Anthropocene?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-is-the-anthropocene/Discover why scientists think we are in a new geologic age and what it means for our future.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Geese Fly in a V?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-v-formation/Geese have known something for millions of years that humans have only recently figured out for themselves. Hosted by <a href="/author/eric-schulze/">Eric Schulze</a>.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Partner Video: L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellows and Smithsonian Scientists Discuss "Why Science"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/in-conversation-loreal-usa-for-women-science-fello/L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellows and Smithsonian scientists explain why they chose science and why it is important to have women in the field Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Lyrebird, Nature's Mimichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-lyrebird/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000CMD & CTRL: Tim Wu on Network Neutralityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/cmd-ctrl-tim-wu-on-network-neutrality/We know that technology carries with it all manner of problems, but one of our biggest pickles tends to slip right by usMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An American Manufacturerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/titan_filmmov/See how Goldman Sachs is helping Titan International create jobs in AmericaMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Healthcare Visionaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/1223_hologic_full_youtube-2mov/See how Goldman Sachs is helping Hologic enable better outcomes for patientsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Story of Urban Progresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/goldmansachsnavyyardfilmmov/See how Goldman Sachs is helping the Brooklyn Navy Yard continue its comebackMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Broadcasting Innovatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/yes_filmmov/See how Goldman Sachs is changing the game for employees and fansMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: Antarctica: Discover the Differencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/antarctica-discover-the-difference/Explore Antarctica in a meaningful way. Hike among penguins, kayak peaceful coves, and see more by going aboard 148-guest National Geographic Explorer.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Happens to Your Body in Space Without a Spacesuit? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-happens-to-your-body/Obviously it's a bad idea to go out into space without a trusty spacesuit, but what exactly happens? Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lou Dogshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/mp-31-617-lou-dogsmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Blimphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-614-blimpmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Grandkidshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-612-grandkidsmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Easterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-617-eastermp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hooverballhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-617-hooverballmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alonzo Gardenershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-617-alonzo-gardenersmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: It Snows What on Venus? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-it-snows-what-on-venus/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fishinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/31-mp-611-fishingmp4/Credit: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-MuseumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Ambergrishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-ambergris/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Prototype for a Robotic Flipper Was Inspired by Sea Lions http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/prototype-robotic-flipper-sea-lions/Megan Leftwich, an engineering professor at George Washington University, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lionsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Humongous Fungus http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-humongous-fungus/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: Papua New Guinea — A Million Different Journeyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/papua-new-guinea-a-million-different-journeys/Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition. Located 100 miles north of Australia, PNG is the second largest island in the world – slightly larger than the state of California. With over eight hundred known languages and a population of seven million, travelers can immerse themselves in a vibrant collection of cultural possibilities. </br></br> Papua New Guinea offers a range of vacation activities from hiking remote jungle trails, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing some 8,000 miles of coastline and experiencing some of the world’s best scuba diving amongst coral reefs, wrecks, walls and caves. Travel to Papua New Guinea is best with a PNG Specialist Tour Company. Browse our <a href="http://bit.ly/PNGSmithsonianCultures">custom travel packages</a> and our <a href="http://bit.ly/PNGSmithsonianCultures"> dive packages</a> to start your journey today!</a>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Bionic Suit May Be the Future of Prostheticshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/bionic-suit-future-of-prosthetics/Inventor Scott Summit is personalizing medical devices through 3D printingMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving a Nest of Baby Rabbits Mauled by a Doghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-earth/cottontail-rabbit/After a dog digs up a rabbit's nest and leaves a litter exposed, the team at the Toronto Wildlife Center must rehabilitate the malnourished babies before they can be released back into the wild.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000One of the Strangest, Stealthiest Turtles You've Ever Seenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-earth/matamata-turtle/A mata mata turtle can go 15 minutes between breaths--it's another one of the Smithsonian's National Zoo's many unique animals. Join the Zoo's experts for an inside look at some of its 2,000 rare and extraordinary creatures. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000 Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Mate and Raise Their Younghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-earth/translucent-wonders/When glass frogs emerge during the rainy season, researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute follow their migration out of the forest and along streams. These transparent leaf-lying frogs are mysterious to experts who are only now starting to track their mating rituals and behavior.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Transporting a Live Elephant Is Exactly as Difficult as You Would Imaginehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-earth/elephants-journey/The team at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy needs to transport Kinani, a blind male elephant, to a 4,000-acre compound where he'll be able to roam freely without disturbing other wildlife. Weighing in at nearly eight tons, it'll take careful maneuvering and custom equipment to bring the animal to his new sanctuary.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jaguar vs. Caimanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-earth/jaguar-vs-caiman/When photographer Sally Eagle filmed a jaguar stalking a caiman in the Panantal of Brazil, she became a witness to nature in its purest form. Her award-winning video from the Nature's Best Photography competition captures an apex predator in the moment of a lifetime.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Spiders Make Their Webs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/spiderweb/How do spiders make such intricate webs? Don’t get too tangled up about it. In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, weaves his way to the answer.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/flamingo-legs/Have you ever wondered why these birds strike this peculiar pose? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze walks us through the reasons behind the majestic bird’s one-legged stance.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Remembering the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/remembering-the-march-on-washington/Organizers and speechmakers relive the pivotal moment of the Civil Rights MovementMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch Newsreel Footage from the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/watch-newsreel-footage-from-the-march-on-was/Protestors came by the thousands via buses and trains, it fell to the organizers to figure out how to prepare for the massesMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Angola Prison Tower Heads to the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/an-angola-prison-tower-heads-to-the-smithsonian/After being cut from a concrete base, the guard tower is ready for its ride from Louisiana to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DCMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Female Ferretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-female-ferrets/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Colors Affect Our Moods?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-colors-affect-our-moods/Feeling blue? Try watching this one-minute video. Our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains how colors affect our moods.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Does Rain Have a Distinctive Smell?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-does-rain-have-a-distincti/Nothing beats the sweet smells of a summer rain. But what exactly is it that we’re smelling? Find out in this one-minute video, when Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze breaks down the alluring aromas of rain.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What’s a Freckle?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-a-freckle/What are freckles, and how do they form? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, shines a light on the subject.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000John Lewis' Journey to the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/john-lewis-journey-to-the-march-on-washington/At age 23, the former chairman of SNCC stepped up to the podium to deliver a powerful speech to thousands on the steps of the Lincoln MemorialMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Are Humans the Only Animals to Use the Stars to Navigate? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-are-humans-the-only-animals/Yet another reason to fight light pollutionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Bat Flies in Super Slow Motionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-bat-flies-in-super-slow-motion/(Still Image: ivkuzmin/iStock)Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Tongue Printhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-tongue-print/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000X-Ray of a Bat Taking Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/x-ray-of-a-bat-taking-flight/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Eleanor Holmes Nortonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/march-on-washington-eleanor-holmes-norton/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - John Lewishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/march-on-washington-john-lewis/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Julian Bondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/march-on-washington-julian-bond/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stem Cells Grow into a Liver Budhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stem-cells-grow-into-a-liver-bud/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Toothbrushhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-toothbrush/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Critical Past 2http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/march-on-washington-critical-past-2/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Critical Past 1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/march-on-washington-critical-past-1/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Tunnelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-tunnel/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Does Night Vision Technology Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-does-night-vision-technolo/Who’s afraid of the dark? Our Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze is here to explain the illuminating science behind night vision.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Sneeze?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-sneeze/Feel a sneeze coming on? Don’t hold it in! In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains why we sneeze.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Can Elephants Jump?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-can-elephants-jump/In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, weighs in on whether or not elephants can jump.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Is Wind?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-is-wind/In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains what causes wind. The answer might blow you away.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Space Cloudhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-space-cloud/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton Talks With Michael Bloomberg About Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smithsonian-secretary-david-skorton-talks-wi/The former NYC mayor talks about the solutions that offer real hope for the future of the planetMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000We Asked: Are You Optimistic About the Earth’s Future?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/we-asked-are-you-optimistic-about-the-earth/People on the streets of Washington offered their answers to this challenging queryMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Julian Opie's 'Galloping Horse'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/julian-opies-galloping-horse/Julian Opie's Galloping Horse appears to run alongside the shore of San Clemente Island in Venice. Video courtesy of Edition artCOMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000It’s Raining Texthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/its-raining-text/Viewers catch falling letters in an interactive installation by artists Camille Utterback and Romy AchituvMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Does Anesthesia Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-does-anesthesia-work/A modern medical mysteryMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Explore New York's Contributions to Arts and Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/explore-new-yorks-contributions-to-arts-and/New York State's Path Through HistoryMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-get-prune-fingers/Why are we equipped with this curious modification? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze gives us the info on our wrinkled digits.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do You Mummify a Body?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-you-mummify-a-body/Many cultures have found ways to preserve the human body after death, but how? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, wraps up the answer.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Use One Hand More Than the Other?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-use-one-hand-more-th/So what exactly factors into how we end up being right or left-handed? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze breaks down the science of being a southpaw.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-makes-skunk-spray-smell-s/Did you ever think you’d hear the words "skunk," "anti-aircraft weaponry" and "nipple squirters" in the same sentence? Brace yourself and watch this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze sticks his nose into the science of skunk spray.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Running Fence Revisitedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/running-fence-revisited/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002013 In Motion Video Contest Highlights http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/in-motion-video-contest-highlights-20/Submit your video for a chance to win our grand prize and be featured on Smithsonian ChannelMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How MRC Global Grew to Become a Leading Supplier to the Energy Industryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sponsored-video-see-how-mrc-global-grew-to/MRC Global, now one of the largest suppliers of pipes, valves and fittings, began as a family-owned business that turned to Goldman Sachs for capital and advice.</br></br> Goldman Sachs has worked closely with MRC Global since 2007, helping identify opportunities to grow their business. Today MRC Global is a vital link in the production chain for the entire energy industry, with over 400 service locations, and over 5,000 employees, worldwide.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: American Cruise Lineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-content-american-cruise-lines/Exploring the American ExperienceMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: This Is American Cruise Lineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-content-this-is-american-cruise-l/Small ship cruising done perfectly.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: Discover Your Own "DC Cool" Moment in the Nation's Capitalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-content-destination-dc/Whether it's monuments by moonlight, experiencing a unique art exhibit, sipping a local craft brew or savoring a dish from the hottest new neighborhood eatery, you can discover your own "DC Cool" moment in the nation's capital.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000VIDEO: The CIA Trained These Animals to Spy for Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/video-the-cia-trained-these-animals-to-spy/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Female Ferretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/weird-science-female-ferrets_1/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Right Whale Skeleton Arrives at the Smithsonian http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-right-whale-skeleton-arrives-at-the-smiths/See the process involved when a massive specimen arrives at the Smithsonian Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Humungous Fungushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-humungous-fungus/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tech Trailblazerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/a-tech-trailblazer/See how Goldman Sachs helped SanDisk impact the lives of millionsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Pregnant Dads?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-pregnant-dads/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Hyena Poop http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-hyena-poop/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Headless Cockroachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/weird-science-headless-cockroach/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards: John Rogershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-john-rogers/Ingenuity Award winner John Rogers discusses the future of biosensors—bendy, rubber-band like electronics that can melt in your body.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Presidential Sealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-history-of-the-presidential-seal/Go inside the White House and discover locations where the seal is hiding in plain siteMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seismic Waves Generated by Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/seismic-waves-generated-by-hurricane-sandy/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How Titan International Is Creating American Manufacturing Jobshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sponsored-video-see-how-titan-international/When Titan International set out to become the #1 manufacturer of specialty tires in the world, it turned to Goldman Sachs to help find the funding it needed.<br /><br /> Now, from its six factories throughout the U.S., Titan designs, tests and manufactures wheel and tire products that drive industries at the heart of the American economy – farming, mining and construction – fueling job growth and helping its customers get materials and manpower to where they are needed.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How Hologic's Technology Is Helping Doctors Detect Diseases Earlierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sponsored-video-see-how-hologic-is-enabling/When Hologic, a healthcare technology company, wanted to strengthen its leadership position in early detection solutions, it needed expert advice on how to grow.<br /><br /> For many years, Goldman Sachs has worked closely with Hologic, helping them grow through strategic acquisition from a two device company to become a leader in women’s healthcare and beyond. Today, Hologic is helping doctors diagnose and treat diseases earlier and with more accuracy, leading to longer, healthier lives for patients.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How the Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Creating a New Model for Urban Revitalizationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/sponsored-video-see-how-the-brooklyn-navy-y/When the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) wanted to further revitalize its 300 acres and continue to create local jobs, it needed additional funding and expert advice.<br /><br /> Goldman Sachs helped BNYDC identify previously untapped sources of funding, invested its own capital, and helped manage the complexity of many different parties working together. The result: the renovation of Building 128, which will house innovative and growing businesses and create jobs for Brooklyn residents.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How Solazyme Is Using Algae and Biotechnology to Produce a New Source of Renewable Oilshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sponsored-video-how-solazyme-uses-algae-and/When Solazyme discovered how to produce renewable oils, at large scale and in a matter of days, they turned to Goldman Sachs for financing and expertise to help fund their research and growth.<br /><br /> Today, Solazyme is working with some of the largest companies in the world to create and commercialize tailored oils that meet the specific demands of their products ranging from fuels, to foods, to personal care products, and other applications.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lizard-Inspired Running Robothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/lizard-inspired-running-robot/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A New Miniature 3D Video Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/a-new-miniature-3d-video-display/This compact 3D projection system could show up in the next generation of mobile devicesMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Five False "Facts" About the Human Bodyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-five-false-facts-about-the-h/Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze uncovers the facts behind five popular myths about the human body.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Happens When You Get a Concussion?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-happens-when-you-get-a-co/We all know concussions are a bad thing, but have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your brain when it gets knocked around? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze takes a few whacks to the head in the name of science. (Disclaimer: No brains were harmed during the making of this video.)Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What's Up With Saturn's Rings?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-up-with-saturns-rings/Despite being just one minute long, this Ask Smithsonian video hosted by Eric Schulze is crammed full of strange things you never knew – but should – about Saturn’s rings. Prepare to be amazed.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kelly Slater's Perfect Wavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/kelly-slaters-perfect-wave/An IMAX film explains the science behind the phenomenonMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-would-happen-if-the-yello/Have you ever wondered why Yellowstone is full of hot springs, bubbling mudpots and geysers like Old Faithful? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze explains the supervolcano that lies beneath this national park and answers the life-or-death question: Will it erupt in a fiery inferno anytime soon?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Voyage to the Great Lakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/voyage-to-the-great-lakes/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do People Get Phobias?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-people-get-phobias/How can something like a tiny, harmless spider or a clown make your heart race and your palms sweat? And for the love of all things science, how can you make these fears stop? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze delves deep into the dark recesses of our minds to get at the facts behind our phobias.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Keeps Satellites From Falling Out of the Sky?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-keeps-satellites-from-fal/Host Eric Schulze explains the science behind what is keeping satellites in space.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bees Drink Nectar From a Coffee Flowerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/bees-drink-nectar-from-a-coffee-flower/Honeybees get a caffeine buzz and memory boost when they drink coffee nectarMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do I Love Junk Food?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-i-love-junk-food/There is a lot of design that goes into junk food. Learn how we've all been sucked in.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sloth Bear Cub Plays a Harmonicahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sloth-bear-cub-plays-a-harmonica/Sloth bear cub Remi plays harmonica as part of an animal enrichment program at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The activity encourages the same behavior sloth bears in the wild use to suck insects out of their nestsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What's the Deepest We've Ever Dug Into the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-whats-the-deepest-weve-ever/Eric Schulze takes a look at the deepest any one has ever dug into the earth, and what it would take to go deeper.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Otters Play a Piano at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/otters-play-a-piano-at-the-national-zoo/What's cuter than cats playing piano? Otters playing piano. Asian small-clawed otter paws fly across the keyboard as part of an animal enrichment course.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do Geese Fly in a V?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-geese-fly-in-a-v/Geese have known something for millions of years that humans have only recently figured out for themselves.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Peek of Panda at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sneak-peek-of-panda-at-the-national-zoo/Keeper Juan Rodriguez takes us behind the scenes with the majestic creatureMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Can Chimps Be Genetically Engineered to Be Like Humans?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-can-chimps-be-genetically-engi/Human beings and chimps share as much as 98 percent of their DNA. If our species are so similar, can chimps be genetically engineered to be more like us?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Stretchable Batteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/a-stretchable-battery/This battery can be stretched to 300% its original sizeMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Is Quicksand Real?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-is-quicksand-real/Can quicksand really swallow you up, or does that just happen in the movies? Host Eric Schulze dives in to separate science fact from science fiction."Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Solar Flare Eruptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-solar-flare-erupts/NASA's video of a solar flare from June 7, 2011Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Have an Appendix?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-have-an-appendix/The appendix may not be as useless as commonly thought.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Do Cannibals Still Exist?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-do-cannibals-still-exist/Hungry for an answer? Host, Eric Schulze, dishes one up in less than a minute.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Are the Weirdest Things Pregnant Women Crave?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-are-the-weirdest-things-p/Our host explains why you should never say ‘no’ to a hungry pregnant woman.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000From the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicagohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/from-the-st-lawrence-seaway-to-chicago/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-do-people-really-drill-holes-i/The oldest known form of surgery might have you scratching your head.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Lightning Roundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-lightning-round/How many of your questions can our host, Eric Schulze, answer in 45 seconds?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch Insect Outbreaks From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-insect-outbreaks-from-space/LandTrendr technology shows pine beetles infest a forest in the Pacific NorthwestMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Did King Tut Die?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-did-king-tut-die/It was no doubt a fantastical death, worthy of a pharaoh.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Thought Moving Through a Living Fish's Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-thought-moving-through-a-living-fishs-brain/Japanese scientists monitored a zebrafish's mental response to a parameciumMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Did Ancient Greeks and Romans Lie Down to Eat?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-did-ancient-greeks-and-rom/Reclining and dining in the ancient classical world.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Are Humans the Only Animals to Use the Stars to Navigate?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-are-humans-the-only-animals-to/Yet another reason to fight light pollution.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Teen Inventor Alexis Lewis on Youth and the Innovative Spirithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/teen-inventor-alexis-lewis-innovation/With a patent to her name and more likely on the way, the 15-year-old has made it her mission to inspire young innovatorsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Are Planets Round?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-are-planets-round/The answer has everything to do with falling flat on your face.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Do We Get Goosebumps?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-do-we-get-goosebumps/Saber toothed cats, temperature and things that go bump in the night, Eric Schulze explains.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Have Cats Been Domesticated?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-have-cats-been-domesticated/When did we start getting cuddly with cats? And have those tabbies really been tamed? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze investigates the surprising history and science behind today’s house catMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Do Subliminal Messages Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-do-subliminal-messages-work/This video does not contain hidden messages that will make you want to watch more Smithsonian videos.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Does My Dog Howl at Sirens?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-does-my-dog-howl-at-sirens/Eric Schulze delves into little Rover's mind to see what all that racket is about.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000"Experiments With David Atwood" by Artist Nam June Paikhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/experiments-with-david-atwood-by-artist-na/A clip from the father of video art's 1969 pieceMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Do Boomerangs Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-do-boomerangs-work/It depends on which variety of boomerang you're using.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Artist Nam June Paik's "Electronic Opera #1"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/artist-nam-june-paiks-electronic-opera-1/From the 1969 piece, a clip by the father of video artMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: When Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Topple?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-when-will-the-leaning-tower-of/Have you ever wondered if the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a catastrophe waiting to happen? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze explains how architects and engineers spent the last eight hundred years or so making things go from bad to worse, bringing the gravity-defying tower to the brink of disaster.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Artist Nam June Paik's "Global Groove"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/artist-nam-june-paiks-global-groove/A clip from the 1973 piece by the father of video artMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the World Festival- Closing Ceremonies!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-world-festival-/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: FIRST World Festival- Let the Games Begin!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-first-world-festival-let-the/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the World Festival- Opening Ceremonieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-world-festival-_1/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the World Festival - Spirit of St- Louis!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-world-festival/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Leaving Earth: A Deep Future or Science Fiction? How to Build a Perfect Colony Ship in Three Easy Stepshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/adam-stelznermov/Adam Steltzner is an Engineering Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is leading the development of the Sampling System for the Mars2020 project. He recently led the team that developed the Curiosity Rover’s landing system. Adam joined the JPL in 1991 and has worked on various projects including Galileo, Cassini, Mars Pathfinder, Champollion, and Comet Nucleus Sample Return, Mars Exploration Rovers and the Mars Science Laboratory. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the World Festival: Gearing UP! for the Festivities!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-world-festival_1/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Preparing for the FIRST® World Festival, a Coach’s Perspectivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-preparing-for-the-first-world/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the World Festival: Share Your Knowledge!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-world-festival_2/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: World Class Learning Unleashed!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-world-class-learning-unleashed/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: At the Heart of It All, FLL Core Valueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-at-the-heart-of-it-all-fll-co/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Mihir Robot Programminghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-mihir-robot-programming/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Superior Strategies for a World Class Robothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-superior-strategies-for-a-worl/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Jonathan's Robots, Programming, and the Robot Gamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-jonathans-robots-programming/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Meet the Geared Up Teamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-meet-the-geared-up-team/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Innovation in the Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/innovation-in-the-air/Boeing Chief Technology Officer John Tracy introduces Boeing's new video series and website by sharing his unique perspective on the sources of innovation—and inspirationMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Geared Up! Triumphs and Tribulationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-geared-up-triumphs-and-tribul/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Journey to the FIRST World Festival!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-journey-to-the-first-world-fes/Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Does Stress Turn Your Hair Gray?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-does-stress-turn-your-hair-gray/Take a calming breath, then watch this video to find outMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Why Were Prehistoric Animals So Big?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-why-were-prehistoric-animals-s/Our giant of a host, Eric Schulze, explains why size mattered in prehistoryMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Would Happen if a Solar Flare Hit the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-would-happen-if-a-solar-f/"Be prepared” might not cover it when it comes to super stormsMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: What Is the Origin of Applause?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-what-is-the-origin-of-applause/Put your hands together for our host, Eric Schulze, as he dives into history to answer your questionMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Does Lightning Ever Strike Twice?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-does-lightning-ever-strike-twice/Here’s why old sayings shouldn’t always be trustedMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Does Daylight Savings Affect the Body?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-does-daylight-savings-affe/The answer depends on how you feel about cluster headachesMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: Can Plants Communicate?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-can-plants-communicate/Our host, Eric Schulze, has the answerMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Phantom Eye: The Eye in the Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-phantom-eye-the-eye-in-the-sky/Boeing's Phantom Eye is an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) that serves as an eye in the sky for surveillance, disaster relief, search and rescue, and a multitude of other uses. Program manager Drew Mallow talks about the innovations that made it possibleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tattoo Odyssey: Disappearing Worldshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/tattoo-odyssey-disappearing-worlds/Photographer Chris Rainier focuses his camera on the indigenous Mentawai people and their remarkable full body tattoos.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fallow Groanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/fallow-groan/Fallow deer are the first species outside of primates to be able to make auditory discernment of social dominanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Christ on a Cracker! (Apophenia, Pareidolia and Conspiracy Paranoia)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/christ-on-a-cracker-apophenia-pareidolia/Laura Lanford is a preparedness hobbyist highly skilled in making Type I errors. Ask her about the Post-Apocalyptic World after her second drink!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Dead Rulers of the Han Dynasty Were Plugged With Jade http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/dead-rulers-han-dynasty-jade/During the days of China's Han dynasty, when a ruler died his corpse was carefully packed with jade "plugs." These were believed to guarantee immortality for the deceased.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Saumil Bandyopadhyayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/08_bandyopadhyay_saumil_smithmov/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flexible Flyer: Unmanned Little Birdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/flexible-flyer-unmanned-little-bird/See how innovative Boeing engineers took the ultra-flexible Unmanned Little Bird to a whole new level of capability by turning the proven multi-role helicopter into an optionally-manned air vehicleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Did Frogs Evolve?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-did-frogs-evolve/New research shows that frogs who land on their bellies are among the most primitive of frog speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Feeding the Newborn Penguinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/feeding-the-newborn-penguin/An adult penguin, recently back from a foraging trip, responds to the cheeping of its two-week-old chick and feeds itSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Achieve Flawless Beautyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-achieve-flawless-beauty/The bust of Nefertiti contains one of the most beautiful faces in the world. So beautiful, a mathematical formula was used to sculpt it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airportshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/this-man-controls-the-ways-you-walk-in-airports_1/Many airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport's infrastructure to make sure you get to your gate more efficiently.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Daring Plan to Steal Nazi Radar Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-daring-plan-to-steal-nazi-radar-technology_1/In 1941, a British parachute regiment consisting of 120 men set off toward Bruneval on the northern coast of occupied France. Their mission: to steal German radar secrets.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards: Doug Aitkenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/07_aitken_doug_smithmov/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tailored Arrivals: A Fuel-Efficient Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/tailored-arrivals-a-fuel-efficient-future/There are more than 30,000 flights a day in the U.S alone—all controlled by an air traffic management system conceived in the 1950s. In this video, see how "tailored arrivals" will save fuel, reduce noise and improve on-time performanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tattoo Odyssey: Sneak Peekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/tattoo-odyssey-sneak-peek/Needles, ink and flesh tell a story of self-expression. From urban tattoo parlors to indigenous tattoo ceremonies, humans share a cultural connection through manmade markings.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-john-marshall-juhoan-bushman-film-and/Watch a selection from the Smithsonian Institution's submission for the UNESCO Memory of the World Register of historic artifactsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Mongoose and Black Mamba Fight to Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-mongoose-and-black-mamba-fight-to-death/A mongoose is lightning fast and has razor-sharp teeth. A black mamba can kill 15 grown men with just one bite. Which of these two mortal enemies will win?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Thinnest Burmese Gold Leaf Is Madehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-thinnest-burmese-gold-leaf-is-made/In Burma, goldworking skills have been passed down over generations. Here's a look at the painstaking process required to produce the fine gold leaf that's sold near temples for devotional gilding.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bryan Stevenson: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/bryan-stevenson-2012-smithsonian-american-i/The legal crusader who has given thousands of young people in America's prisons a second chanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Symbolic Vesselhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-symbolic-vessel/A prominent feature of the Sant Ocean Hall, the hand carved Tlingit canoe represents man's connection with the ocean.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hitting the Streetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/hitting-the-streets/Watch free runners take their urban art form to the streets. (Still Image: iStock/aluxum)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Capturing Changes in an Argentine Farming Villagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/capturing-changes-in-an-argentine-farming-vi/The Human Studies Film Archives recently preserved Jorge Preloran's 1972 documentary, <em>Valle Fértil</em>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Pirogue's Eye View of Harper, Liberiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-pirogues-eye-view-of-harper-liberia/A pirogue's eye view of the inlet at the edge of Harper. Some of the first groups of freed American slaves landed on the shores of West Africa near here. (Credit: Clair MacDougall)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is the Glass Palace Chronicle and Why Is It Important?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-is-the-glass-palace-chronicle-and-why-i/One of the most important sources of Burmese history is a document known as the Glass Palace Chronicle. The story it tells isn't always reliable, but it remains a key guide to the region's history and mythology.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Coffee Breaks Became a Staple of American Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/stories-from-the-vaults-coffee-break/Coffee - it's a staple of American life, and inside the vaults of the National Museum of American History, they know the secret to its wide spread success: packagingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-cave/This area of Chatham albatross nesting platforms is called "The Cave." The nests, which are composed entirely of guano and the bodies of dead chicks, may be hundreds of years oldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Godzilla: History, Biology and Behavior of Hyper-Evolved Theropod Kaijuhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/godzilla-history-biology-and-behavior-of-h/Shyaporn Theerakulstit is an actor, writer, director and D-List YouTuber, where he posts videos about drug addicted Easter bunnies, unemployed Superfriends and flying kittens. You can see examples of his internet hackery at youtube.com/shyaporn.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Vaccines Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-vaccines-work/Have you ever wondered how a simple shot can keep you from dying a horrible death? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian’s host, Eric Schulze, unravels how vaccines boot-camp our bodies into shape, getting us ready to fight off deadly diseases.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Burmese Monument That Appears to Defy Gravityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-burmese-monument-that-appears-to-defy-gr/On the peak of Mount Kyaiktiyo is a mind-bending Buddhist monument: a 25-foot rock that balances precariously on the edge of a cliff.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Adam Steltzner of the Mars Rover Teamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/adam-steltzner-of-the-mars-rover-team/Meet the winner of the 2013 American Ingenuity Award for TechnologySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jim Anderson: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/jim-anderson-2012-smithsonian-american-inge/The Harvard chemist who discovered an alarming link between climate change and ozone loss explains his researchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Teddy Roosevelt You May Not Knowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-teddy-roosevelt-you-may-not-know/Our 26th President was a man of many talents - politician, hunter, conservationist and museum curator. That's right, Teddy's personal collection of specimens has a permanent home at the National Museum of Natural HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rome Rebornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rome-reborn/Fly through, and over, ancient Rome's winding streets, broad plazas, forums—even its most famous monumentsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Unlocking the Spear of Destiny's True Powerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/unlocking-the-spear-of-destinys-true-power/It's no secret that Charles IV, king of Bohemia, possessed the Spear of Destiny. But the way he brandished it in public reveals his savvy understanding of mythology and power.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 valuable clues into the elevated status of Nabataean women in the first century AD.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently Byhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/jackie-kennedy-stands-silently-by/After President Kennedy is pronounced dead, a devastated Jackie Kennedy stands silently by as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sebastian Thrun: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sebastian-thrun-2012-smithsonian-american-i/An expert in artificial intelligence is transforming the way people learn around the worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Spotlight on Sant Ocean Hallhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/spotlight-on-sant-ocean-hall/What does Operation Calamari have to do with the Sant Ocean Hall? Find out!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Recovering the Hunleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/recovering-the-hunley/New technologies helped marine archaeologists recover the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War submarineSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Leopards Treat Marula Trees Like Pantries for Their Killshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/leopards-treat-marula-trees-like-pantries-fo/Leopards can lose their kills to scavengers on the ground. That's why storing them in the hard-to-access branches of the Marula tree is a winning strategy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Eyewitness Accounts of Kennedy's Assassinationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/eyewitness-accounts-of-kennedys-assassination/Jackie Kennedy's bodyguard, the doctor who tried to save Kennedy, and other eyewitnesses recount their stories.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Esperanza Spalding: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/esperanza-spalding-2012-smithsonian-america/The winner of Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammys describes what it's like to interact with Duke Ellington's musical scoresSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sharks: Stewards of the Reefhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/sharks-stewards-of-the-reef/In this trailer, experts discuss the importance of sharks to the health of coral reefs. Marine ecologist Enric Sala of Scripps Institution of Oceanography talks about the role of sharks as top predators in ocean ecosystems. Peter Knight, executive director of WildAid, and Sonja Fordham of the Ocean Conservancy detail the decline of shark populations worldwide as a result of fishing pressureSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Science Meets Science Fiction: A Conversation Between Brian Greene and David Brinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/science-meets-science-fiction-a-conversatio/Brian Greene is a professor at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on the New York Times best seller list, and were the basis of two award-winning NOVA mini-series, which he hosted. Greene co-founded the World Science Festival in 2008 and serves as Chairman of the Board.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Engineering Will Be Vital in a Changing Climatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/why-engineering-will-be-vital-in-a-changing/Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough offers personal insights on the realities of climate change and the best ways for society to adaptSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Hungry Snake Finds a Whole Colony of Sociable Weavershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-hungry-snake-finds-a-whole-colony-of-socia/Nesting in close proximity to each other has a lot of advantages for sociable weavers. But if a predator like this venomous boomslang discovers the nests, he can wipe out the entire colony's brood in hours.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000JFK: 50 Years, 50 Conspiracieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/jfk-50-years-50-conspiracies/In the 50 years since JFK’s death, countless conspiracies theories have emerged to explain what really happened on that November day in Dallas.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anne Kelly Knowles: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/anne-kelly-knowles-2012-smithsonian-america/By using cutting-edge technology in the field of geography, this Middlebury College professor can see into the pastSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sounds of Boogie-Woogiehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-sounds-of-boogie-woogie/Smithsonian's own jazz man, John Edward Hasse, gives a lesson on the influential music genreSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Final Takeoffhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-final-takeoff/Watch one of Amelia Earhart's final takeoffs, July 2, 1937Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Predators of the Reefhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/reef-predators/Look out! The predators of the coral reef come in all shapes and sizes, and they have countless ways to catch their next meal.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Secretary on Institution's First Official Climate Change Statementhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/smithsonian-secretary-on-institutions-first/In October 2014, the Smithsonian Institution released its first official statement on climate change. The bold statement acknowledges that the global climate is warming because of human activities. Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough lends perspective to this landmark statement, and explains the valuable role that the Institution can play in research and education around this important issue.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-10-million-race-to-invent-star-treks-tricorder/Fifty years after the show aired, Star Trek's fictional tricorder is far from becoming a reality. But a $10 million prize from the XPRIZE Foundation is hoping to motivate inventors to create one quickly.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Wild Pig Has Fangs That Can Pierce Its Own Skullhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-wild-pig-has-fangs-that-can-pierce-its/A male babirusa's canines are an evolutionary mystery: They never stop growing, they're too fragile to hunt or forage with, and, given time, they end up twisting and penetrating the animal's own skull!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The World's First "Yoga" Filmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-worlds-first-yoga-film/Thomas Edison's 1902 trick film, "Hindoo Fakir," depicts an Indian fakir-yogi performing a magic act.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch the SpaceX Rocket Liftoffhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-the-spacex-rocket-liftoff/The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, the company founded by Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner Elon Musk, takes off from Cape Canaveral, Florida in May 2012Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Serene Smithsonian Gardenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/serene-smithsonian-gardens/Carefully planned gardens provide visitors a place to relax and reflect during their visit to the SmithsonianSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mountain Gorillas Threatenedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/mountain-gorillas-threatened/Venture into Virunga National Park with Smithsonian writer Paul Raffaele as he examines the threats facing mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the CongoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Search for Earth 2.0http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-search-for-earth-20/Sara Seager’s groundbreaking research ranges from the detection of exoplanet atmospheres to innovative theories about life on other worlds to development of novel space mission concepts. Dubbed an “astronomical Indiana Jones”, she is on a quest to discover a true Earth twin. A professor at MIT, she was named in Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential in Space.” Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Which State Looks Most Like Mars?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/which-state-looks-most-like-mars/Soaring over Utah, it's easy to imagine that you've left Earth and have stepped onto another planet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 1968. But for black women all over the country, it redefined the notions of what was possible.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the Assassin Bug More Than Lives Up to Its Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-the-assassin-bug-more-than-lives-up-to-i/The assassin bug's deadly proboscis is both sword and siphon. It uses its sharp nose to pierce and inject toxins into its victims, and then to suck out their liquified insides.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jack Andraka: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/jack-andraka-2012-smithsonian-american-inge/At age 15, this high school sophomore invented a new way to diagnose a deadly form of cancerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Chimpanzees Learnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-chimpanzees-learn/Primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa studies chimps in hopes of uncovering how they learn and communicateSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fado's Rising Starhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/fados-rising-star/Mariza performs "Barco Negro" during a 2003 concert in LondonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Video Recap of the 2013 American Ingenuity Awards Dinnerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/video-recap-of-the-2013-american-ingenuity-a/Highlights from an inspiring evening featuring all of the award winners Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Death by Werwolfhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/death-by-werwolf/Franz Oppenhoff was installed as the mayor of Aachen, Germany, after it was taken by Allied forces. Little did he know, guerrilla Nazi assassins who called themselves "Werwolves" had him in their crosshairs.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s Up With Willpower and Why Don’t I Have It?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-up-with-willpower-an/Want better willpower? Learn how to just say no with this step-by-step guide on boosting your self-control. In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze dishes on the science behind willpower – what saps it and what makes it stronger.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Tomb Raiders Treated This Priceless Gem Like Trashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-tomb-raiders-treated-this-priceless-gem/Why would grave robbers break into the King of Xuzhou's tomb and leave its most priceless jade treasure behind? The answer may lie in the precious stone's status as currency in ancient China.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Great White Can Go Through 20,000 Teeth in Its Lifetimehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-great-white-can-go-through-20000-teeth-in/While a great white shark's 300 serrated teeth are an amazing hunting adaptation, what's even more amazing is their replaceability. In a lifetime, each shark can grow up to 20,000 of them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Journeyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/smithsonian-journeys/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bryan Stevenson on the Injustices in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/bryan-stevenson-on-the-injustices-in-america/The Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner for social progress reminisces about what his meeting with Rosa Parks meant for his life's workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving Haiti's Priceless Artworkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/saving-haitis-priceless-artwork/After the devastating earthquake, Smithsonian conservationists are working to preserve Haiti's cultural heritage.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Encyclopedia of Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/encyclopedia-of-life/Take a virtual tour of the Encyclopedia of Life Web siteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Orphaned Baby Elephant Takes a Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/orphaned-baby-elephant-takes-a-flight/When Gary Roberts found this orphaned elephant next to its dead mother, he made an attempt to fly it to safetySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Carbon in Earth: Quantities, Movements, Forms and Originshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/carbon-in-earth-quantities-movements-form/This video highlights the Midterm Scientific Report of the Deep Carbon Observatory, a 10-year (2009-2019) program of exploration and experimentation, involving a network of scientists from more than 40 countries. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-brown-bears-are-misunderstood/Historically feared by humans, brown bears were once aggressively hunted in the contiguous U.S. Because of this, 95% of these majestic creatures live in Alaska.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Does China's Only Female Emperor Deserve Her Bad Rap?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/does-chinas-only-female-emperor-deserve-her/Wu Zetian, empress of the Tang Dynasty, was believed to be a cunning and ruthless ruler. But new evidence unearthed by archaeologists has challenged this version of her story.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Here's How the Strongest Insect on the Planet Fightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heres-how-the-strongest-insect-on-the-plane/Hercules beetles, as their name suggests, are immensely strong for their size. So when two males fight over feeding rights, you can be sure it's going to be a clash of the titans.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Help Us Name Our Giant Panda Cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/help-us-name-our-giant-panda-cub-at-the-smit/The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on August 23, 2013 has become America's panda sweetheart. And now we need panda supporters from across the globe to help name her! The new cub is part of the successful giant panda partnership between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Her birth is a direct result of our scientists' ongoing dedication to understand the lives, ecology and reproduction of these charismatic bears and ensure a healthy future for them and their mountain habitat.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch the Trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wildhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/watch-the-trailer-for-beasts-of-the-southern/Smithsonian 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner Benh Zeitlin directed this imaginative film that defies categorizationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Grand Staircase of Escalante Monumenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-grand-staircase-of-escalante-monument/Covering nearly 1.9 million acres, this monument's breathtaking landscapes yield major scientific discoveries from the age of dinosaursSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Presidential Shockerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/presidential-shocker/See President Johnson withdraw from the 1968 raceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Bugs Die on Their Backs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-bugs-die-on-their-ba/The science behind going belly upSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Olympus BioScapes 2014 Competition: Keller Amat and Ahrens Zebrafish Brain Calciumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/olympus-bioscapes-2014-competition-keller-a/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 them. With the park's ecosystem at risk, it's up to scientists to figure out where these predators came from and how to contain them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Extraordinary Life Cycle of a Hornet Colonyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-extraordinary-life-cycle-of-a-hornet-colony/After a hornet queen lays hundreds of eggs, her workers set about feeding the larvae chewed-up prey. With tiny waists, the workers can't digest solid food; they instead subsist on drops of amino acid from the larvae.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000eMammalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/emammal/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Secret to Making Food Look Irresistible on Televisionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-secret-to-making-food-look-irresistible/High-speed cameras and special effects help transform watching a commercial into a mouth-watering experienceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Monster Snakes in the Florida Evergladeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/monster-snakes-in-the-florida-everglades/Hunters search for 30-foot exotic pythons that prey on endangered species in the Everglades National Park and surrounding wetlandsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cat and Mousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/cat-and-mouse/Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, thought in images, as this clip from his early 1960s piece "Cat and Mouse" exemplifies. Henson's prolific mind is celebrated in the new Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Jim Henson's Fantastic World."Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Olympus BioScapes 2014 Competition: William Lemon, Fernando Amat and Philipp Keller Drosophila Morphogenesishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/olympus-bioscapes-2014-competition-william/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sage Grouse in the Spotlighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sage-grouse-in-the-spotlight/Federal authorities now recognize that the greater sage grouse deserves more legal protection as their undisturbed habitat disappearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Taste of Traditionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-taste-of-tradition/Learn about the history of wild rice and the OjibwaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Unlocking the Secrets of the Inner Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/deep-carbon-video/1,000 scientists in 40 countries are searching for answers 100 miles below our feetSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000World Science Festival: Misunderstood Geniuses—William Harveyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/misunderstood-geniuses-world-science-festival/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reinventing the Nation's First Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/reinventing-the-nations-first-museum/Today, nearly a dozen Smithsonian museums line the National Mall. But all of those spaces, in some way, grew out of the Arts & Industries Building, first called the National Museum building. Take a look behind the scenes of the building's renovations. Video Credit: Science Media Group, Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alaskan Natives See Gulf Oil Damagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/alaskan-natives-see-gulf-oil-damage/A group of tribal leaders from Alaska tour the Gulf spill area and ponder what might happen to their homelands if offshore oil drilling is approved for Arctic seasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000About Facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/about-face/Anna Coleman Ladd fits soldiers for masks in her studioSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Giant Panda Cub Is Almost Eight Weeks Oldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/giant-panda-cub-is-almost-eight-weeks-old/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Gorilla Family in the Wildhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-gorilla-family-in-the-wild/The World Wildlife Fund films a family of western lowland gorillas in the Dzanga-Sangha reserveSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Aquatic Invadershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/aquatic-invaders/In the American West, simple safeguards can help curb the invasion of exotic snails that are spreading through watersheds and causing damageSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Their Midsthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/in-their-midst/Paul Raffaele explores gorilla tourism, raising gorillas in captivity and the future of the Congo mountain gorillasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: St. Vincenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/09_stvincent_smithmov/St. Vincent sure asks a lot of questions—but it's so rhythmic, they can be forgiven.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Catching Africa's Deadliest Snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/catching-africas-deadliest-snake/Summer in Africa is the busiest time of the year for the resident snake catchers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000If You're a Thrill-Seeker, You Need to Visit This Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/if-youre-a-thrill-seeker-you-need-to-visit_1/From bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge to trekking up Pike's Peak on the Cog Railway, Colorado is the ultimate vacation destination for adventurers everywhere.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: The Wright Flyerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/101-objects-the-wright-flyer/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, chronicles the three journeys the Wright Flyer took to make it to the Smithsonian.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flight of the Butterflieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/flight-of-the-butterflies/Scenes from the 3-D IMAX film in theaters nowSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Red Rock National Conservation Areahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/red-rock-national-conservation-area/Just a few miles from the casinos, Red Rock Canyon offers a spectacular backdrop for outdoor recreation and a peaceful escape from the hustle of Las VegasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000South African Great Whiteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/south-african-great-whites/Learn about this often misunderstood creatureSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Walk with Dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/walk-with-dinosaurs-at-the-national-museum-o/Look out! Dinosaurs on the loose!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What the Completed Great Pyramid Would Have Looked Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-the-completed-great-pyramid-wouldve-lo/Today, the Great Pyramid is tinted by smog and pollution, but when it was first built, the sanded limestone used to make it would have shone magnificently.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ways to Avoid Losing Oxygen in a Submarinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/ways-to-avoid-losing-oxygen-in-a-submarine/In 1940, German U-boat commander Otto Kretschmer's submarine was under siege for hours and his crew grew tremendously stressed. In order to preserve oxygen, they had to find ways to stay calm.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: Electronic Superhighwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/101-objects-electronic-superhighway/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, explores the deeper meaning behind Nam June Paik’s Electronic Superhighway.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flight of the Butterflies Trailerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/flight-of-the-butterflies-trailer/The Monarch butterfly makes the longest known insect migration on EarthSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Florida Everglades Dying of Thirsthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/florida-everglades-dying-of-thirst/With federal funding, scientists and engineers hope to restore the Everglades ecosystem by removing dikes and canals and building the world's largest reservoirSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Clockwise Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/clockwise-attack/A snake attacks a snail with a clockwise-spiraling shellSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2013: Michael Skinnerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/04_skinner_michael_smithmov/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Fastest Punch in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-fastest-punch-in-the-world/Mantis Shrimp have a knockout punch, delivering a killer blow as fast as a 22-caliber bullet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ultra-high-speed-penguin-footage-pliosaurus/How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing an unlikely present-day equivalent: the penguin.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Elk Calves Are Undetectable to Yellowstone's Wolveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-elk-calves-are-undetectable-to-yellowsto/In Yellowstone, elk calves are left unprotected by their herd and are the easiest prey for wolves to catch. Luckily, the newborns have no scent and, if hidden well, can fool a wolf into believing they're not there.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Remembering the Dark Days of the Cuban Missile Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/remembering-the-dark-days-of-the-cuban-missi/Former CIA analyst Dino Brugioni was one of the first to spot missiles in Cuba in October 1962, launching the crisis that put the world on the brink of nuclear warSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Florida Everglades: Restoring the Wetlandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/florida-everglades-restoring-the-wetlands/With an 80-acre scale model of the 1.6 million-acre Everglades wetland system, scientists study how to restore the flow of water that was interrupted years agoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Counter-Clockwise Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/counter-clockwise-attack/A snake attacks a rare counter-clockwise snailSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Blackbeard's Face Was His Greatest Weaponhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/blackbeards-face-was-his-greatest-weapon/Blackbeard and his pirates rarely fought the merchant vessels they commandeered. Their secret? Pure intimidation.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-do-your-checked-bags-get-on-the-plane/Your bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airport.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Submarine Dangerously Tests How Deep It Can Gohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-submarine-dangerously-tests-how-deep-it-ca/The USS Tang was a state-of-the-art Balao class submarine, certified by the Navy to dive up to 400 feet. But in order to test her for battle, commander Dick O'Kane decides to take her even deeper.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Red Hot Kathleen Turner Discusses Molly Ivinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/red-hot-kathleen-turner-discusses-molly-ivins/Before taking the stage in "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins," Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner discusses the woman who inspired the showSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Unearthing the History of the Potatohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/unearthing-the-history-of-the-potato/From the Americas to Europe then back again, there's more to the potato than meets the eyesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000One Smart Crowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/one-smart-crow/A crow named Icarus uses a short tool to extract a long tool, which he then uses to fish out a piece of meat.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of Fort McHenry, Through Francis Scott Key's Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-battle-of-fort-mchenry-through-francis/When the British army held Francis Scott Key captive aboard one of their warships during the Battle of Baltimore, they could never have guessed his stay would inspire their enemy's most-patriotic song.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Maximum Security Meant for Ancient Tomb Raidershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-maximum-security-meant-for-ancient-tomb/The Han dynasty tombs were packed with some of the empire's most valuable relics. To guard against theft, colossal stones, each weighing six tons, were cut to block the passageways from relentless tomb raiders.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of Coffee Culture in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-history-of-coffee-culture-in-america/Merry "Corky" White, author of Coffee Life in Japan, traces the history of coffee culture in the United StatesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Henri Cartier-Bresson's With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/henri-cartier-bressons-with-the-abraham-lin/Filmed by the famous photographer during the Spanish Civil War, this clip debuted at the 2010 Orphan Film SymposiumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Down Under in Georgiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/down-under-in-georgia/Take a virtual tour of the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, GeorgiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Are Emotions Just Electrical Impulses?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/are-emotions-just-electrical-impulses/Scientists believe all mental processes can be converted into a simple binary code of ones and zeroes - using this code, researchers at USC have built microchips that restore memory in rats.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Diphtheria Outbreak Spawned the Iditarodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-a-diphtheria-outbreak-spawned-the-iditarod/Each year, mushers drive a pack of 16 dogs through the rough wilderness between Anchorage and Nome in honor of a famous Alaska medical emergency.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Device Unearthed an Ancient Gladiator Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-device-unearthed-an-ancient-gladiator-s/With its abundant greenery, you'd have no idea there was once an ancient city located just outside of Rome. But by using an electronic scanner, scientists at Vienna's Ludwig Boltzmann Institute have found otherwise.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hot Air Balloons Light Up the Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/hot-air-balloons-light-up-the-sky/In Albuquerque, New Mexico every Fall season is marked by the start of the Balloon FiestaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Music for the Masseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/music-for-the-masses/Tod Machover, an MIT professor whose classroom produced Guitar Hero and Rock Band, talks about a future in which everyone can make musicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Click of the Wild Eland Antelopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/the-click-of-the-wild-eland-antelope/Listen for the subtle clicks of the eland bull's kneesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Old Traditioned Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/old-traditioned-cocktail-recipe-raise-a-gla/Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to the Old Traditioned, Anu Apte's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is String Theory? Brian Greene Explainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/what-is-string-theory-brian-greene-explains/The Columbia University physicist untangles the science behind the idea that the whole universe is built from tiny vibrating stringsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What It Was Like to Parachute Into Enemy Fire in WWIIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-it-was-like-to-parachute-into-enemy-fir/Julian "Bud" Rice, a WWII veteran, recounts the harrowing experience of parachuting out of a C-47 under German fire on the eve of D-Day.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Daring Rescue-by-Submarine, Deep in Enemy Watershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-daring-rescue-by-submarine-deep-in-enemy/When a WWII Australian spy operation in occupied Borneo is uncovered, its operatives go into hiding. Rescuing them involves sneaking a sub into enemy waters and somehow getting to the men before the Japanese do.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: Burgess Shalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/101-objects-burgess-shale/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, describes the importance of the Burgess Shale.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Working With Orangutanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/working-with-orangutans/What makes human and orangutan brains different? Researchers at the National Zoo hope to find out by playing customized computer games with the savvy primatesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Muay Thai Warmuphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/muay-thai-warmup/Muay Thai fighters warm-upSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Colonial Ties Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/colonial-ties-cocktail-recipe-raise-a-glass/Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to the Colonial Ties, Eric Alperin's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000ODJB probably late 1936 - Livery Stable Blueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/odjb-probably-late-1936-livery-stable-blues/Rare production footage discovered by film archivists Mark Cantor and Bob DeFlores shows the entire performance of “Livery Stable Blues,” with breaks for the animal sounds at 1:12 and 1:26. Pianist Henry Ragas has been replaced by J. Russel Robinson.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: Pandahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/101-objects-panda/Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, explains why pandas are among the 101 objects that have shaped America's history.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Optimistic Are You About the Future?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-optimistic-are-you-about-the-future/In an unscientific series of interviews, we asked visitors to the Smithsonian if they were optimistic about the next 40 yearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Muay Thai Fighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/muay-thai-fight/Live footage from a Muay Thai fight in Bangkok, featuring Dow from Saktaywan Boxing Gym and commentary from the gym's owner, Nestor MarteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Of Thread and Theory Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/of-thread-and-theory-cocktail-recipe-raise/Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to Of Thread and Theory, Greg Best's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Smithsonian Celebrated American Invention at an Innovation Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-smithsonian-celebrated-american-inventio/Inventors of patented technologies shared their stories at a two-day event at the National Air and Space Museum (Source: The United States Patent and Trademark Office)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York Public Library Conveyor Belthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/new-york-public-library-conveyor-belt/Jonathan Blanc /New York Public LibrarySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000ODJB makes a record - Livery Stable Blueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/odjb-makes-a-record-livery-stable-blues/For a newsreel, shot in late 1936 or early 1937, the band recreated their first recording session from February 26, 1917.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Land a Boeing 777 Without Any Engineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-to-land-a-boeing-777-without-any-engines/Just one minute away from landing, both of this planes engines suddenly fail.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving Venicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/saving-venice/A siren announces an incoming high tide in this excerpt of "Saving Venice," a documentary in progress Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bread Basket Sour Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/bread-basket-sour-cocktail-recipe-raise-a-g/Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to Bread Basket Sour, Derek Brown's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Could You Have Endured Consuelo Vanderbilt's Upbringing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/could-you-have-endured-consuelo-vanderbilts/Tutored in several European languages for hours on end and strapped to a steel rod for posture, Consuelo Vanderbilt's childhood was anything but easy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000E.O. Wilson on Mapping Diversity of Life on Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/eo-wilson-urges-tomorrows-scientists-to-m/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Trail of Bonnie and Clydehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-trail-of-bonnie-and-clyde/Blazing down back roads and running from the law, notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde fled many crime scenes on these Arkansas roads.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Richard Koshalekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/q-a-richard-koshalek/The Director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum predicts what the museum’s collections will hold in the 40 years Interview by Marian Smith Holmes Special Thanks to Richard KoshalekSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000No Place Like Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/no-place-like-home/Members of the Gullah community discuss the changes facing them todaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Conflagration Nation Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/this-conflagration-nation-cocktail-recipe-r/Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to This Conflagration Nation, Brandon Casey's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible: A Caracal Slaps Down a Bird in Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-a-caracal-slaps-down-a-bird-in-f/The caracal is a fierce and agile predator. And the way it pursues airborne prey is astounding.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 time.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where to Find Vampires in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/where-to-find-vampires-in-america/The tiny town of Forks, Washington became known for its teenage vampires thanks to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. And HBO's True Blood established Natchez, Mississippi as another vampire haven.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Joel Kotkinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/q-a-joel-kotkin/How will populations change in the United States over the next 40 years? Interview by Terence Monmaney Special Thanks to Joel KotkinSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Vulture Chickhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/vulture-chick/Captive Asian vultures tend to a newborn chickSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Utah's Otherworldly Landscapeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/utahs-otherworldly-landscapes_1/Despite its dry desert landscapes, Utah is a land of endless surprises, and Glen Canyon is one of them, rivaling Arizona's Grand Canyon for sheer majesty.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Obama's Historic 2008 DNC Speech Came Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/obamas-historic-2008-dnc-speech/In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama's scheduled speech to the Democratic National Convention fell on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most iconic speech. While preparing, the usually composed Obama was overcome with emotion.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anything but Humble: Hearst Castlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/anything-but-humble-hearst-castle/Fly over the mansion William Randolph Hearst built and George Bernard Shaw deemed, "The place God would've built if he had the money."Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Panda Update, Baby Still Cutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/panda-update-baby-still-cute/The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s female giant panda Mei Xiang gave Panda Cam viewers another sneak peek of her cub.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000High-Tech Construction With Low-Tech Ideashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/high-tech-construction-with-low-tech-ideas/In this time-lapse video, watch how workers built a visitor’s center in South Africa using ancient Roman techniques such as the arched ceiling, or vaultSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Chili and the Food of the Southwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/chili-and-the-food-of-the-southwest/Jane Butel, author and expert on food from the American Southwest, reveals the stories behind how chili peppers, beef and wine became part of the region's cuisine. (Still Image: iStock/Mark Stahl)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Did King Tut Die?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-did-king-tut-die/It was no doubt a fantastical death, worthy of a pharaohSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Two Leopards Battle, But Only One Can Survivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/two-leopards-battle-but-only-one-can-survive/When Jack scores a kill, all kinds of grassland creatures come out of the woodwork to steal it. Even worse, Jack's rival is secretly waiting to ambush him.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 palace on a scale never before seen in China, or the world.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Can Spit Prove This Skeleton Is King Richard III?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/are-these-the-missing-bones-of-richard-iii/In order to prove that this skeleton is King Richard III, scientists compare DNA from the skeleton with DNA from a direct descendant.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Historic Newsreel Footage of the Cuban Missile Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/historic-newsreel-footage-of-the-cuban-missi/Tensions intensified between Cuba and the United States in October 1962 as they appear destined to plunge the planet in global warSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Vinton Cerfhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/q-a-vinton-cerf/Vice president of engineering and chief evangelist at Google on the connected world in 2050 Interview by Terence Monmaney Special Thanks to Vinton Cerf and Mistique CanoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Star-Spangled Salutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/star-spangled-salute/Re-enactors relive the Battle of Baltimore and celebrate the flag that inspired our national anthemSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: World's Sharpest X-Rayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sharpest-x-raymov/The world’s sharpest x-ray beam peers in at nanoscopic levelsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Dragon Killshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-a-dragon-kills/Komodo Dragons kill their prey with a single bite, depending on strong venom to bring down animals that are larger than they are.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Did 16,000 Romans Die at Kalkriese?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-did-16000-romans-die-at-kalkriese/Faced with the force of the Roman legions, the rebel Arminius handpicked a battlefield in which their strategy was useless.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Obama's Powerful Tribute to a Defining Civil Rights Momenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/obamas-powerful-tribute/In 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, the nation's first African American president paid tribute to a defining event in civil rights history.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Camera Drones Capture Africa's Wild Sidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/camera-drones-capture-africas-wild-side/To capture the intense animal interactions of East Africa's wildlife, the producers of Blood River Crossing used camera drones that could fly, float, and drive.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is the Gospel of Jesus's Wife?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-is-the-gospel-of-jesuss-wife/When Dr. Karen King discovered an ancient text that referenced Jesus Christ's wife, she knew it went against years of precedent.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shark Attack!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/shark-attack/The common thresher attack stuns and immobilizes its prey with a rapid strike with its tail, then moves in for the kill. (Still Image: iStock/bearacreative)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Riding to Freedomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/riding-to-freedom/In the spring of 1961, black and white civil rights activists rode buses to protest the segregationist policies of the Deep South Script and narration: Marian Holmes Photos courtesy of Corbis, Getty Images and Library of Congress Audio clips courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways <a href="http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=1071" target="blank">www.si.edu/folkways</a>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Secret of a Shark's Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-secret-of-sharks-eyes/Did you know that great white sharks have an almost identical eye structure to humans? Or that they have a layer of reflective crystals behind them? This is the fascinating science behind sharks' killer vision.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dying for Gold, Only to Find Copperhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/dying-for-gold-only-to-find-copper/Near the turn of the 20th century, Alaska lured thousands of eager prospectors in search of precious minerals to its bountiful mountains. What many found was far more treacherous.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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. It instead turned into a mysterious disaster.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Roswell's Flying Saucerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/roswells-flying-saucer/In 1947, when a local rancher claimed to have found a flying saucer in his field, Roswell became the center of conspiracy theories and a tourist destination for anyone in search of little green men.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000First Glimpse of the National Zoo's Panda Cubhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/first-glimpse-of-the-national-zoos-panda-cub/Panda Cam captures Mei Xiang as she cradles her newbornSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: George Friedmanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/q-a-george-friedman/Looking at the future of geopolitics, the author reveals the surprising results of his research Interview by Terence Monmaney Special Thanks to George FriedmanSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Walking Through Civil War Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/walking-through-civil-war-history/Edwin Bearss lends a dynamic personality and a booming voice to teaching the history of the Civil War in northern VirginiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: 3D Printers in Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/3d-printer-4mov/If you need something while up in space, soon all you'll have to do is print it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Songs Get Stuck in My Head?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-songs-get-stuck-in-m/The science behind earworms and why they won’t leave us aloneSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The National Air and Space Museum Lowers Charles Lindbergh's “Spirit of St. Louis” to the Groundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-national-air-and-space-museum-lowers-cha/The first plane to fly nonstop from New York to Paris will reside on the ground level of the National Air and Space Museum for the next five months as it undergoes preservation (Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bee Training Session #1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/bee-training-session-1/As part of a training session, a fake, plastic bee is used to demonstrate to a real bee how to move a ball to the center of a ring. Once the ball is in the center of the ring, the bees are rewarded with a sucrose solution. Credit: O.J. Loukola et al., Science (2017)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Who Built the Great Sphinx?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/who-built-the-great-sphinx/Until recently, experts thought that King Djedefre was a murderer and outcast who couldn't possibly have had the power to create the Great Sphinx. But new evidence makes him a more likely candidate.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Decoding the National Cryptologic Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/decoding-the-national-cryptologic-museum/Using the Enigma and the Sigaba, world powers encrypted their messages in hopes of catching their opponents by surpriseSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ben Jealous on the Future of Race in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/ben-jealous-on-the-future-of-race-in-america/The NAACP president predicts that in the coming decades, the issue of race will become "much less significant"—but class "could become a much steeper barrier”Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Inaugural House Bandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-inaugural-house-band/The Marine Band, having played at nearly every presidential swearing-in ceremony since Thomas Jefferson's in 1801, readies for Barack Obama's inaugurationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Golden Treasurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/golden-treasuremov/A team of archeologists uncover a treasure trove of golden artifacts during an excavation in JerusalemSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Walk With Dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/walk-with-dinosaurs-at-the-national-museum-o_1/Look out! Dinosaurs on the loose!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bee Training Session #2http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/bee-training-session-2/Credit: O.J. Loukola et al., Science (2017)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Filmmakers Love New York Cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-filmmakers-love-new-york-city/There's something about New York City that Hollywood can't resist, since the early 1900's the city has served as the setting for thousands of films.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Timelapse of the Pacific Northwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/stunning-timelapse-of-the-pacific-northwest/From the stars moving across the night sky to clouds moving over snow-capped mountains, photographer John Eklund captures the beauty of the regionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Simon Johnson on Over-the-Counter Derivativeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/simon-johnson-on-over-the-counter-derivatives/The MIT professor believes many of the financial products sold today will be rightly regarded as not in the best interest of consumersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Yosemite Slideshowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/yosemite-slideshow/Carleton Watkins’ 19th-Century Photographs of Yosemite Valley Text by Bruce HathawaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Fly the Friendly Skies With a Jetpackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/jetpacks-2mov/Tired of waiting to catch your flight? Then strap on your very own jetpack and off you go!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Pit Viper's Sixth Sensehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/pit-vipers-sixth-sense/Green tree vipers can kill in the dark. With special heat-sensing abilities, they can find prey that's all but invisible.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Aftermath of MLK's Assassinationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-aftermath-of-mlks-assassination/In the hours following the assassination of Dr. King, public figures like Jesse Jackson and Bobby Kennedy voiced their reactions publicly.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000If You're a Thrill-Seeker, You Need to Visit This Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/if-youre-a-thrill-seeker-you-need-to-visit/From bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge to trekking up Pike's Peak on the Cog Railway, Colorado is the ultimate vacation destination for adventurers everywhere.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Epic Hermit Crab Migrationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/epic-hermit-crab-migration/One morning on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, photographer Steve Simonsen captures thousands of hermit crabs migratingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Patricia Bloom on Living Longer and Living Betterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/patricia-bloom-on-living-longer-and-living-b/The associate professor, geriatrics department of Mt. Sinai, says we may not routinely live to 120, but hopefully we can extend wellness and shorten decline and disabilitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Photography of Eudora Welty - NOT USINGhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-photography-of-eudora-welty-not-using/At a symposium about Welty’s early photographs, scholars and friends of the writer discuss how her hobby influenced her later worksSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Grass, Water, Cowshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/grass-water-cows/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000MLK's Last Speechhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/mlks-last-speech/"I've seen the Promised Land," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. He was assassinated the following day.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Happened to the Habsburgs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-happened-to-the-habsburgs/The Habsburgs were once the most powerful family in Austria, but as they tried to strengthen the bloodline by intermarrying, a lack of genetic diversity ended up being their downfall.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Butterfly Wings Inspire Innovationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-butterfly-wings-inspire-innovation/Scientists believe the iridescent wings of the morphos butterfly could be used in technology to benefit humansSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mark Bittman on Responsibility for What We Eathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/mark-bittman-on-responsibility-for-what-we-eat/The author and New York Times cooking columnist believes that in 2050, people may eat fewer processed foods and eat foods grown closer to where they liveSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cupcake Presidentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/cupcake-presidents/Pastry artist Zilly Rosen renders Presidents Lincoln and Obama in cupcake form at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Making Gasoline from Bacteriahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-gas-from-bacteria/Researchers from South Korea have discovered a unconventional way to produce gasoline.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stop Telling Women to Smilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/stop-telling-women-to-smile/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Five False ‘Facts’ About the Human Bodyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-five-false-facts-about-th/Think you know everything about your own body? Test your smarts against this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze uncovers the facts behind five popular myths about the human body.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What's the Point of Earwax?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-the-point-of-earwax/The science of earwax in under a minuteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This is What It's Like to Hunt with a Sharkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-is-what-its-like-to-hunt-with-a-shark/These spear fishermen hunt in the shark-infested waters off the coast of South Africa.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Recreating the Discovery Space Shuttle Fly-over With Canshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/recreating-the-discovery-space-shuttle-fly-o/Follow team LEO A DALY as they replicate the Discovery space shuttle flight over Washington, D.C. for CANstructionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jay Parkinson on Creating Health Through Happinesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/jay-parkinson-on-creating-health-through-hap/The co-founder of Hello Health says the health care industry has a "huge opportunity" to change the way it communicates with patientsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian National Zoo Doctorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smithsonian-national-zoo-doctor/Watch Dr. Suzan Murray perform her morning roundsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Animal Spieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-animal-spies_1/The CIA used birds, cats and even dolphins to help them on covert operations.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lighting the Darknesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/lighting-the-darkness/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Do Sharks Associate Boats With Food?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/are-sharks-chasing-boats/In order to see if sharks are following fishermen's boats, two shark experts use acoustic telemetry to see if the sharks have learned to associate the noise of a motor with the expectation of food.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Thomas Edison's Boxing Catshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/thomas-edisons-boxing-cats/From the inventor's New Jersey film studio, the delight of cats doing things on film was discovered early in 1894Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Daniel Okrent on the Future of Newspapershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/daniel-okrent-on-the-future-of-newspapers/The former New York Times Public Editor believes large news organizations will still exist, but more sources of news content will be individuals and small alliances of individualsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Historian Speaks to Lincoln's Legacyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/historian-speaks-to-lincolns-legacy/Author Harold Holzer discusses Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the President's lasting impact on modern American politics and nostalgiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dhobi Khana Laundry Collectivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/dhobi-khana-laundry-collective/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00003D Imaging of the Apollo 11 Capsule - Outsidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/3d-imaging-of-the-apollo-11-capsule-outside/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 nearbySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is This Crystal Skull Really Ancient?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-real-crystal-skull/While many of the legends surrounding crystal skulls have been debunked, the small, roughly carved skull in the National Museum of Anthropology's collection seems to be genuine.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000My Three-Hour Tour of Eight Smithsonian Museumshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/my-three-hour-tour-of-eight-smithsonian-museums/How to build a museum tours app? Send the intern out to see if she can see it all in just three hoursSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Clay Shirky on Openness in an Online Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/clay-shirky-on-openness-in-an-online-world/The NYU interactive telecommunications professor looks for a balance between open and closed systems, but believes technological threats could close everything downSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Joys of Bird Spottinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/the-joys-of-bird-spotting/The Chesapeake Bay watershed is the winter home for a broad variety of birds, and avid bird watchers flock to the region to find the rarest speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Microwave Ovens Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-microwaves/You don’t actually see microwaves, you only see what they do to your food. So how, exactly, does it warm up your lunch? Hosted by <a href="/author/eric-schulze/">Eric Schulze</a>.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Day in the Life of a Ballerinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-ballerina/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rachel Kyte on the True Price of Carbonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/rachel-kyte-on-the-true-price-of-carbon/The World Bank's special envoy for climate change makes the case for putting a price on carbon emissions in a way that reduces the human footprint while maintaining or even improving quality of life.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00003D Imaging of the Apollo 11 Capsule - Insidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/3d-imaging-of-the-apollo-11-capsule-inside/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 umbrellas.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is This the World's First Photograph?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/is-this-the-worlds-first-photograph/Art Historian Nicholas Allen has a radical theory about the image on the Shroud of Turin; he believes it was the world's first photograph, taken 500 years before the known invention of photography.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How does Liu Bolin Make Himself Invisible?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-does-liu-bolin-make-himself-invisible/Watch how the artist directs his team so when a photograph is taken, Bolin is completely camouflaged by his surroundingsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Charles Ebinger on Real-Time Energy Pricinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/charles-ebinger-on-real-time-energy-pricing/The Director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution says we will be in good shape on the energy front by 2050, though real problems may come in 20 yearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian's Own Crime Scene Investigatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smithsonians-own-crime-scene-investigator/Forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley discusses the skeletal specimens in a new exhibit at the Natural History MuseumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Coast of Arabiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/coast-of-arabia/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Drew Jones Simulates a Potential Climate Change Solutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/drew-jones-simulates-a-potential-climate-cha/The simulation specialist presents a "climate calculator" tool that shows why we need a multi-pronged approach to climate response.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Would a Race Car Driver Invent Speeding Cameras?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/why-would-a-race-car-driver-invent-speed-cams/The irony of speeding cameras is that they were invented by a Dutch race car driver - former Monte Carlo Rally winner Maurice Gatsonides. Here's why.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Giant. For starters, each single yard of steel used to lower it weighs over 100 lbs.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Secret of Nefertiti's Glarehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-secret-of-nefertitis-glare/Nefertiti's likeness is one of the Neues Museum's most popular exhibits - but it isn't just her mark on Ancient Egypt's history that attracts visitors. It's also her mesmerizing glass eye.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bill McKibben on the Symptoms of Global Warminghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/bill-mckibben-on-the-symptoms-of-global-warming/The author and activist says we may see out-of-control rises in sea level, enormous shortfalls in crop yields and wars over available fresh waterSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000One Life: The Mask of Lincolnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/one-life-the-mask-of-lincoln/National Portrait Gallery historian David C. Ward discusses images of Abraham Lincoln that document his life in the White House.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Para Fumarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/para-fumar/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000George Luber on the Health Hazards of Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/george-luber-on-the-health-hazards-of-climat/The CDC scientist highlights some of the physical and mental ailments already affecting people due to climate shifts, and offers some possible ways to re-shape communities to be more resilient and adaptable.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Colors Affect Our Moods?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-colors-affect-our-moods/Feeling blue? Try watching this one-minute video. Our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains how colors affect our moods. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 appeared in the sky. He recounts the rest of that horrific day and how he narrowly survived.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Pharaoh Who Found the Sphinxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-pharaoh-who-found-the-sphinx/King Thutmose IV didn't build the Great Sphinx. He rediscovered it, hidden in the sand, and - according to legend - it made him king in return.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speechhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/aung-san-suu-kyis-nobel-prize-acceptance-sp/Twenty-one years after she won the award, the Burmese leader delivered the Nobel lecture on her fight for human rights in her native countrySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Viktor Mayer-Schönberger on Engagement Through Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/viktor-mayer-schonberger-on-engagement-throu/The Director of the Information & Innovation Policy Research Center, National University of Singapore hopes technology will make us more empowered, motivated and activeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fridays in Floydhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/fridays-in-floyd/Every week, the Floyd Country Store draws musicians and their fans from across southwest VirginiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Is Quicksand Real? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-quicksand/Can quicksand really swallow you up, or does that just happen in the movies? Host <a href="/author/eric-schulze/">Eric Schulze</a> dives in to separate science fact from science fiction. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Chopstickshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/chopsticks/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Thomas Friedman on Nature, Economics and Foreign Policyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/thomas-friedman-on-nature-economics-and-for/The award winning author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times discusses how the natural world influences geo politics. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Hateful Whale That Haunted Melvillehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-really-hateful-whale-that-haunted-melville/At the age of 22, Herman Melville joined a whale ship bound for the South Pacific. Aboard, he's lent a copy of "Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex," a true story about a vengeful whale that will capture his imagination.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Colonial Settlement That Vanished Into Thin Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-colonial-settlement-that-vanished/Just outside North Carolina's Outer Banks is Roanoke Island, the scene of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. history: the disappearance of an entire colony of English settlers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Normandy. In retelling the experience to Weapon Hunter host Paul Shull, he singles out the Bangalore torpedo as a game-changer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Killed the Hunchback King?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-killed-the-hunchback-king/The bones of Richard III reveal how he died in a bloody battle against his enemies, the Tudors.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Flight Through the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-flight-through-the-universe/The Sloan Digital Sky Survey recently released the largest ever 3-D map of the sky with some 540,000 galaxiesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian 40 yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-40-years/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000America's Backyardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/americas-backyard/Take a tour of the National Mall, past and presentSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Have an Appendix?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/appendixcc-h264medmov/The appendix may not be as useless as commonly thought. Hosted by <a href="/author/eric-schulze/">Eric Schulze</a>.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Water in the Cloudforesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/water-in-the-cloudforest/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000James Hack on Modeling a Changing Climatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/james-hack-on-modeling-a-changing-climate/The Oak Ridge scientist presents the latest efforts to model complex climate systems with some of the most powerful computers on the planet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Astounding Facts About Crocodile Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/astounding-facts-about-crocodile-eyes/Crocodile's eyes are an engineering marvel: They can see all around, can track different targets, are retractable in battle, and can even see at night.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Yearlong Migration of the Kirtland's Warblerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/yearlong-migration-of-the-kirtlands-warbler/Credit: Nathan CooperSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Build an Ancient Robothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-build-an-ancient-robot/Using plans from a medieval text called "The Book of Ingenious Devices," experts recreate one of the world's first robots.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Spotlight: Picture Perfecthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smithsonian-spotlight-picture-perfect/See what it takes to win a photo contest, from the lens of the photographers to the scrutinizing eyes of the judges.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Joel Kotkinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/q-a-joel-kotkin_1/How will populations change in the United States over the next 40 years?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dinosaur Trackinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dinosaur-tracking/Watch a video illustration of what scientists can learn from footprintsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Monsoonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/monsoon/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000John Kress Introduces the 2014 "Living In The Anthropocene" Symposiumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/john-kress-introduces-the-2014-living-in-th/The Smithsonian's interim under secretary for science talks about the genesis of this year's presentation and the critical role that Smithsonian scholars play in bringing context to discussions about human-induced change.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bei Bei Visits the Vethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/bei-bei-visits-the-vet/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 society. Instead, an itch for traveling propelled her all over the globe, visiting 12 countries in just six years.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the Vatican Believes in the Shroud of Turinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-the-vatican-believes-in-the-shroud-of-turin/While many experts believe the Shroud of Turin is a medieval forgery, historians at the Vatican have found evidence that leads them to believe it dates back to the time of Jesus Christ.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000May Yohe and the Hope Diamondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/may-yohe-and-the-hope-diamond/The classic American tale of a woman who grew up poor, became queen of the stage and even owned the Hope DiamondSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: George Friedmanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/q-a-george-friedman_1/Looking at the future of geopolitics, the author reveals the surprising results of his researchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tomato Trailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-tomato-trail/From soil to soupSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Chimps Be Genetically Engineered to Be Like Humans?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-can-chimps-be-genetically-e/Human beings and chimps share as much as 98 percent of their DNA. If our species are so similar, can chimps be genetically engineered to be more like us? Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Paul Reverehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/paul-revere/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Thad Allen on Katrina, Deepwater Horizon, and Disaster Responsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/thad-allen-on-katrina-deepwater-horizon-an/The former Coast Guard admiral gives his personal insights on responding to complex risks, gleaned from his work in the aftermath of two major environmental and social disasters.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 mechanism that lowers the temperature of the blood in its head.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ice Age Cannibalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/ice-age-cannibals/Skulls from the end of the last Ice Age show signs of being tampered with and dissected by humans, providing evidence for the theory that during desperate times, early humans resorted to cannibalism.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Jurassic Park Got Wrong About Raptorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-jurassic-park-got-wrong-about-raptors/Real raptors had feathers and, according to one paleontologist, looked a lot more like “prehistoric kickboxing killer turkeys.”Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Richard Koshalekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/q-a-richard-koshalek_1/The Director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum predicts what the museum’s collections will hold in the 40 yearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did New Orleans Invent the Cocktail?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/did-new-orleans-invent-the-cocktail/Cocktail historians differ on the birthplace of the word "cocktail," but they cherish America' invention of drinks like the mint julepSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Riehl Blacksmithhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-riehl-blacksmith/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Deadly Explosives Inspired the Nobel Peace Prizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-deadly-explosives-made-the-nobel-peace-prize/Alfred Nobel's invention of dynamite was a terrifying new addition to mankind's growing arsenal of destruction. Ironically, it also spawned the Nobel Peace Prize.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 world: the flesh-eating pitcher plant, located deep in the forests of Kuching.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Poaching Led to Serial Killer Elephantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-poaching-led-to-serial-killer-elephants/When young bull elephants start killing off females, scientists realize that severe poaching not only skewed the sanctuary's gender balance, it also psychologically damaged these once gentle giants.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Curiosity's Journey to Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/curiositys-journey-to-mars/NASA's Curiosity rover traveled 154 million miles and will now begin the search for the ingredients of life on the red planetSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Q & A: Vincent Cerfhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/q-a-vincent-cerf/Vice president of engineering and chief evangelist at Google on the connected world in 2050Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Gene Therapy Experts Look Ahead in Treating Blindnesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/gene-therapy-experts-look-ahead-in-treating/Two of the preeminent researchers of gene therapy hope to improve their patients' sight in an experimental operationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Apollonia: A Dogumentaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/apollonia-a-dogumentary/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Wallis Simpson Infiltrated British Royaltyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/wallis-simpson-a-polished-arrow/There aren't many rumors that American socialite Wallis Simpson hasn't been subjected to. So here's how she actually infiltrated the British monarchy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sneeze?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-sneeze/Feel a sneeze coming on? Don’t hold it in! In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains why we sneeze.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 flanks. When opened, they extend the width of its body, enabling it to glide gracefully through the air.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 down, but offers 500 pounds more meat than a female.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-robert-zimmerman-became-bob-dylan/When a Minnesota boy named Bob Zimmerman began playing folk music in coffeehouses, he changed his stage name and went on to become the musical genius known as Bob Dylan.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rovers Raise the Barhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/rovers-raise-the-bar/Space rovers can see more detailed information and travel further than humans. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving the Puffinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/saving-the-puffins/Project Puffin, led by Dr. Stephen Kress, has brought puffins back to the Maine coastline Video footage and photos by Jose AzelSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000David Hume Kennerly’s Extraordinary Careerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/david-hume-kennerlys-extraordinary-career/The prize-winning photographer reflects on his images of politics and political figures in a telephone conversationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Light Bulbshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/light-bulbs/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Are We on the Cusp of a Global Volcanic Winter?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/are-we-on-the-cusp-of-a-global-volcanic-winter/If a supervolcano like the one at Yellowstone were to erupt, the world would be engulfed in a global volcanic winter. Estimated cost: $3 trillion.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 away. What he found proved that planets formed billions of years earlier than what scientists originally calculated.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 millennium, when a king was inspired by a legend involving eight strands of Buddha's hair.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Poof! There Goes Perspiration!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/poof-there-goes-perspiration/Watch this commercial for Stopette spray deodorant from 1952Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Johnson-Jeffries Fighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-johnson-jeffries-fight/Filmed for movie theaters in 1910, the heavyweight championship fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries was a nationwide phenomenon Narration: T.A. FrailSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Herman Leonard's Jazz Photographshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/herman-leonards-jazz-photographs/With just a camera as his ticket, Herman Leonard captured jazz icons performing on and off stageSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nakhon Pathom, Thailandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/nakhon-pathom-thailand/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Lie for Your Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-lie-for-your-life/Helias Doundoulakis, a young WWII spy for the U.S., was sent to German-occupied Thessalonike to gather enemy secrets. He was singled out by German soldiers, and the lie he told them would have to be convincing.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dogs Engage in Rapid Mimicryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/dogs-engage-in-rapid-mimicry/A slowed-down recording, made as part of a scientific study, shows one dog quickly mimicking another canine's expression during playtime in a park in Palermo. (Video courtesy Elisabetta Palagi)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Asia. With its 66 antennas sitting 16,400 feet above sea level, ALMA gives us an incredible view of the universe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Crime of the Centuryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-crime-of-the-century/Famous architect Stanford White commissioned scandalous portraits of Evelyn Nesbit, driving her husband Harry Thaw to murder.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-only-footage-of-mark-twain-in-existence/Silent film footage taken in 1909 by Thomas Edison at Mark Twain's estateSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Edward Steichen's World War II Photographershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/edward-steichens-world-war-ii-photographers/At 62 years old, Edward Steichen convinced the U.S. Navy to let him gather a team of photographers to capture the men serving their country in the Pacific Ocean during World War IISat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Myanmarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/myanmar/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Arthur Molella on the Habits and Habitats of Inventorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/arthur-molella-on-the-habits-and-habitats-of/The director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation explores how personality and environment help creativity flourishSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Egyptian Arms Racehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/an-egyptian-arms-race/It's a war of weapons, brute force and tenacity. Threatened by the powerful Hyksos army, the Egyptians have to make a choice: live under the control of the occupiers or risk everything to be free.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 cause. A later study revealed something much more intriguing.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What You Never Knew About Tabasco Saucehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-you-never-knew-about-tabasco-sauce/Tabasco sauce got its start after the Civil War, when Edmund McIlhenny of Avery Island, Louisiana, began fermenting his red pepper plants in order to make a spicy sauce.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Jersey Shore Shark Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-jersey-shore-shark-attack/The 1916 shark attack spree began with an unsuspecting young man going for a leisurely swim off the Jersey Shore.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Keeping the Northern Quoll Alivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/keeping-the-northern-quoll-alive/By training the northern quoll to cease eating a toxic toad, scientists are hoping to bring the marsupial back from the brink of extinctionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Daily Life in Niaqornat, Greenlandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/the-daily-life-in-niaqornat-greenland/Staff writer Abigail Tucker relates her experiences reporting from the small Arctic village of narwhal huntersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mind Uphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/mind-up/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wild Inside the National Zoo: Reptile Rejuvenationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/wild-inside-the-zoo-reptile-rejuvenation/Despite their cold-blooded reputation, reptiles have personalities, too. Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo introduce us to some of their most charismatic creatures...and their particular grooming routines.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Color-Changing Mutant Has Three Heartshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-color-changing-mutant-has-three-hearts/The cuttlefish has the largest brain-to-body ratio of all invertebrates, which explains why its camouflage is so intricate and masterful.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 mark--faster than a jumbo jet taking off.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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? The answer lies high up in the canopy, where a remarkable, prolific species of nest-building ants drops its waste.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scandal in the Biospherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/scandal-in-the-biosphere/A giant 2.2-acre terrarium, Biosphere 2 was hailed as a marvel of modern science - until the scientists who volunteered to live inside it were embroiled in scandalous rumors of sex and deceit.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fishing for Sharks From a Blimphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/fishing-for-sharks-from-a-blimp/Daring anglers hook sharks from the cabin of a huge airship in Fisher IslandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ins and Outs of Court Tennishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/ins-and-outs-of-court-tennis/Between the unusual court shape and specialized equipment, jeu de paume is a game that must be seen to be believedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside Robert Frank's The Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/inside-robert-franks-the-americans/The National Gallery of Art organized a comprehensive exhibit of Robert Frank's workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bern Hyperlapsedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/bern-hyperlapsed/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Keeps Satellites From Falling Out of the Sky?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-keeps-satellites-from/Are you the kind of person who needs to know what keeps satellites from plummeting to the Earth in a big, fiery ball? Then you need to watch this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze gives us the lowdown on what-in-the-name-of-science makes those satellites stay up.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Man Risked His Life to Champion His Inventionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-man-risked-his-life-to-champion-his-invention/In 1916, 32 men were trapped in a mine near Lake Erie. Garrett Morgan saw an opportunity to prove that his fireproof hood worked and went in to rescue them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 flight.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Stinger. In the process, he meets Robert Mueller, a veteran who survived the battle of Iwo Jima, where the Stinger made its debut.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York's Adirondack Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/new-yorks-adirondack-park/Covering twenty percent of New York's total territory, Adirondack Park is the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Protecting Montana's Wildlifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/protecting-montanas-wildlife/With government support, a huge land purchase by conservationists protects prime habitat for grizzlies, mountain lions and other sensitive speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Scurlocks and Black Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-scurlocks-and-black-washington/For over 80 years, the Scurlock photography studio catalogued the lives of the black middle class of Washington, D.C (The exhibit, “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise,” is on view at the National Museum of American History through November 15, 2009. Thanks to Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which co-organized the exhibit)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: New Cars for Small Spaceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smart-news-smartcar/Researchers at MIT may have the solution for city traffic jams.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Lifestoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/a-lifestory/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 crucial.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 fruits. That works well for the average elephant who needs to consume 6% of its own body weight each day and prefers only the ripest fruits.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Volcanoes of Hawaiihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-volcanos-of-hawaii/Hawaii was born around 40 million years ago, from sea volcanoes and the shifting Earth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is This NASA's Earliest Timelapse?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/is-this-nasas-earliest-timelapse/One timelapse enthusiast edited footage from Projects Mercury and Gemini to create a stunning look at early space travelSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Protecting Montana's Forestshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/protecting-montanas-forests/The Montana Legacy Project buys 310,000 acres of prime timber holdings to prevent real estate development and save the lands for public use and sustainable forestrySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tackling Obesity at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/tackling-obesity-at-the-national-zoo/After arriving at the zoo obese, Nikki the Bear was put on a strict diet by the zoo nutritionists with great resultsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In a Matter of Secondshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/in-a-matter-of-seconds/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Three Kinds of Close Encountershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/three-kinds-of-close-encounters/As the head of the US Air Force's official UFO investigation, Dr. Hynek was supposed to use his classification system to debunk so-called "close encounters." Instead, he became a true believer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Night in Review: The 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/2015-smithsonian-american-ingenuity-awards-review/See highlights from Smithsonian magazine's annual celebration of ingenuity Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 dimorphodon. Not only did it possess wings, it was one of the first large vertebrates to travel by air.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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? The answer leads back to Point Pleasant, Maine--home of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Take a Trip to Glacier National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/take-a-trip-to-glacier-national-park/Experience Glacier National Park's awe-inspiring peaks, untouched forests, pristine alpine meadows, and breathtaking lakes.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Real Story of Jawshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-real-story-of-jaws/The Steven Spielberg classic terrified millions in 1975, and decades later, the film still has teeth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dust and Snowmelt in the Colorado Mountainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dust-and-snowmelt-in-the-colorado-mountains/Scientists find the effect of dust on mountain snowpack can be the dominant driver of snowmelt and water supplies downstream, an important discovery for water managers in the drying SouthwestSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The First Ladies' Dresses at the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-first-ladies-dresses-at-the-smithsonian/An exhibit about the first ladies reopens at the National Museum of American History, including dresses worn at inaugural ballsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000People Aren't All Badhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/people-arent-all-bad/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000On the Hunt for a Timeless Vintage New Year’s Eve Dresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/new-year-vintage-LA-frock-stars-dress-fashion/Singer Lynsey Shaw needs a special dress for a wedding on New Year's. Explore styles from the 1920s to 1970s as she looks, with the help of L.A.'s The Way We Wore team, for a piece that fits her look.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 reflexes. But when one goes for a Bombardier beetle, it gets a highly unpleasant chemical surprise.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 them and finds a vivid record of the lives the U.S. and German soldiers who fought here led.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Stone on the Vietnam Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/oliver-stone-on-the-vietnam-war/Oliver Stone's critically acclaimed film Platoon is based on his own actions and experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Grand Canyon Uranium Mininghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/grand-canyon-uranium-mining/With hundreds of new uranium mining claims filed within just a few miles of Grand Canyon National Park, a proposed new law would close the area to mining development and prevent radioactive contamination from discharging into the parkSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Movie Magic at the Museumshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/movie-magic-at-the-museums/The entertainment curator at the American History Museum shows cinematic highlights from the museum's collections, including Dorothy's red slippers and Superman's cape (Produced by: Ryan Reed)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Are the Weirdest Things Pregnant Women Crave?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-are-the-weirdest-thing/Our host explains why you should never say ‘no’ to a hungry pregnant womanSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Home of Milk Chocolate and Beerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-home-of-milk-chocolate-and-beer/Two of the most well-known Pennsylvania pioneers have become household names, with factories that continue to produce two classic American products: Hershey's chocolate and Yuengling's beer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Do You Know About the Golden Gate Bridge?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/golden-gate-bridge-california-aerial-america/Our country's most iconic bridge stretches across one of the world's finest natural harbors.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 off. Luckily, these birds have found a way to use the rising currents of hot air to their advantage.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Making of “Beyond Curie: Celebrating Badass Women in Science”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-making-of-beyond-curie-celebrating-bad/Credit: Amanda PhingbodhipakkiyaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Leveehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/miraculous-plane-landing-on-new-orleans-levee/A severe thunderstorm forced a Boeing 737 to attempt an emergency landing on the most unlikely, impossible place: a New Orleans levee.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Baby Crocs Born at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/rare-baby-crocs-born-at-the-national-zoo/The two Cuban crocodiles are the first for the zoo since 1988Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/abraham-lincoln-an-extraordinary-life/Behind the Scenes with Harry Rubenstein At the National Museum of American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Origin Story of Wonder Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-real-life-lady-who-inspired-wonder-woman/The superhero’s creator, William Moulton Marston, was a Harvard-trained psychologist and inventor and infused his daily life into the comic book.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Contacting the Dead Became a Family Gamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-contacting-the-dead-became-a-family-game/After the Civil War, one man decided there was money to be made in contacting the dead. So he invented a popular, occult board game that lives on today.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 witness. Take a look at what exactly takes place mid-flight and how they're able to move with such control.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Explore South Africa's Cradle of Humankindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/south-africa-tourism/explore-south-africas-cradle-of-humankind/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Wild West's Wild Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-wild-wests-wild-women/Maddie Ross, the young protagonist of True Grit, reflects the independence of the real women of the Wild West, but her story still isn't quite believable.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cheetah Cubs Make Their Debut at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/not-on-site-cheetah-cubs-make-their-debut/The National Zoo's cheetah cubs will be named after the fastest American athletes in the 100-meter dash at the OlympicsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Lightest Bowling Pinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-lightest-bowling-pin/For decades, in a tradition imported from Belgium, bowlers in Michigan have rolled their balls at feathers, not pinsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Love in the Vaultshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/love-in-the-vaults/From Frida Kahlo's passionate love letters sealed with a kiss, to watercolor notes from famous artists, let the Smithsonian's love letter collection inspire your handmade valentines.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is Wind?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-is-wind/In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, explains what causes wind. The answer might blow you away.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Institute. Breeding this threatened species in captivity has always been difficult, but groundbreaking new research into canid in-vitro fertilization at the Cornell-Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program could change that.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lava Stream From Kilauea Volcanohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/lava-stream-from-kilauea-volcano/ A massive lava stream from Kilauea Volcano flows into the ocean from a lava tube at the Kamokuna ocean entry on the southeast side of the Big Island at sunrise. Credit Elyse ButlerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Best Views of the Grand Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/best-views-of-the-grand-canyon/Scientists still don't entirely comprehend the 1.5 billion year history of the Grand Canyon; it's a story of erosion that has created one of the most breathtaking sites in America.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000NASA's Inflatable Spacecraft Heat Shieldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/nasas-inflatable-spacecraft-heat-shield/Experts are working on a unique experiment that will use an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield to protect a spacecraft when entering a planet's atmosphere or returning to EarthSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The March of the Turtleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-march-of-the-turtles/After rescuing the Kemp’s ridleys from Cape Cod beaches in late fall, volunteers bring the turtles back to health and reintroduce to them to their saltwater homes in the warmer summer months amidst cheering onlookersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Finding Evolution at the Natural History Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/finding-evolution-at-the-natural-history-museum/Discover evidence of natural selection and evolution at the Smithsonian's Natural History MuseumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Are Lakes Freshwater and Oceans Saltwater?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-are-lakes-freshwater-an/Erosion, evaporation, and a leaky faucet, our host Eric Schulze breaks it all down.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Happened to Chris McCandless?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/what-happened-to-chris-mccandless/In 1992, Christopher McCandless set off to test if he could survive alone in the wilds of Alaska. It didn't go as planned.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Story of St. Valentinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-story-of-st-valentine/Jesus died for sinners. This saint died for lovers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Extravagant Plot to Make Grace Kelly a Princesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/grace-kelly-million-dollar-american-princess/In 1955, Rainier III, the wealthy Prince of Monaco, knew he had to find a bride to extend his family's legacy. With so few eligible Monacan women around, his spiritual adviser, a Catholic priest, suggested someone who could truly play a princess: movie star Grace Kelly.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 resort.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Mystery of the Hope Diamondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-mystery-of-the-hope-diamond/The legend is a multifaceted as the gem, spanning one billion years, three continents and leaving a trail of intrigue, envy and death.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scanning the World’s Greatest Violinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/scanning-the-worlds-greatest-violins/In between trips to archaeology digs around the world, scientist Bruno Frohlich uses 3-D imaging to uncover what makes a great stringed instrumentSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sultry Jazz of John Eatonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-sultry-jazz-of-john-eaton/Take a walk through jazz history with pianist John Eaton as he recollects his career of the past five decades (Meredith Bragg)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Medical Photos As Modern Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smartnews-medical-photos-as-modern-art/Cirrhosis, emphysema and gallstones challenge the definition of art Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did Halley's Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-halleys-comet-convert-the-irish-to-chri/Many attribute the spread of Christianity in Ireland to St. Patrick. But Medieval history and scientific evidence dating back to 540 A.D. hint at a more cosmic reason.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: A Gumbo of Great Chefshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-video-a-gumbo-of-great-chefs/Louisiana’s unique culinary traditions developed throughout generations and resulted in a broad array of dishes representing global culinary influences as well as the only-in-Louisiana preparations that combine them all into a single cuisine. French, Caribbean, African and Spanish settlers all contributed to Louisiana’s cuisine as they assimilated into the state’s cultural melting pot. Even the names of specialties such as étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya and boudin highlight their global provenance. But once you taste them, you’ll find flavor that could only be from Louisiana.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Taj Mahal Was Really Built for Lovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-taj-mahal-built-for-love/The allure of the Taj Mahal isn't just architectural. Seen as a memorial to true love, the Taj was built out of grief after the death of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 community. That community also happens to be their prey.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The ArtCar Festhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-artcar-fest/Take a look at the outrageous automobiles of the San Francisco ArtCar FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Fast Can an Elephant Run?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-fast-can-an-elephant-run/Researchers at a conservation center in Thailand tested many variables to study an elephant’s gait and how they accelerate when facing dangerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Political Propshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/political-props/Smithsonian curator Larry Bird shows off convention artifacts and other campaign memorabilia from the collection of the National Museum of American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Would You Get This Close to a Goliah Tigerfish?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/would-you-get-this-close-to-a-goliah-tigerfish/The tigerfish is one of the fiercest predators in the Congo River today. But one experienced angler isn't going to let that stop him from fulfilling a lifelong dream.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Strongholdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/churchill-approved-risky-mission-nazi-stronghold/By the winter of 1941, the Allies were desperate: Nazi forces were advancing in Russia, and the Americans were ill-prepared for combat. Churchill knew he needed a very public military success to boost morale back home.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lincoln's Air Forcehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/lincolns-air-force/In 1860, aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe met with President Lincoln to discuss the possibility of using gas-filled balloons for military reconnaissance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Apollo 11 Footage, Remixed and in HDhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rare-apollo-11-footage-remixed-and-in-hd/In 1969, three men traveled to the moon cameras documented their every moveSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Goes Into a Prohibition-Era Cocktailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-goes-into-a-prohibition-era-cocktail/Beverage expert Derek Brown shows how to make three cocktails from the early 20th century at his Washington, D.C. bar.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside the Photoboothhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/inside-the-photobooth/Collector Nakki Goranin leads a tour of her collectionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Luna Moth Wings Deflect Bat Attackshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/luna-moth-wings-deflect-bat-attacks/Spinning tails on the moths' wingtips scramble bats' echolocation signals to keep the moths from being eatenSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Lego Redefined Playhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-lego-redefined-play/Once a company of only 10 employees, Lego is now one of the most recognized brands on the planet-valued at over 14 billion dollars. But none of this could have been possible without Lego's revolutionary approach to play and commerce.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Washington's Wily Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/washingtons-wily-women/As flirtatious and cunning as they were respected and refined, many doyennes of Washington society operated as spies for the Confederacy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/apollo-11-moonwalk-montage/On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Memphis’ Beale Street and Beyondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/memphis-beale-street-and-beyond/The city famous for blues and barbecue is a little “ragged around the edges” according to tour guide Tad Pierson, who drives tourists around in his pink 1955 Cadillac by Lucian PerkinsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Top Chef Shows How to Cook a Geoduckhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/top-chef-shows-how-to-cook-a-geoduck/Hung Huynh, winner of Season 3 of Top Chef, prepares the giant clam two different ways, raw and fried Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Deepest We’ve Ever Dug Into the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-the-deepest-weve-ev/What’s the world record for deepest vertical dig? Go ahead, take a guess. We bet you won’t come close to the surprising answer unearthed in this one-minute video by Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze. Then, stick around to find out what scientists found lurking below.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Jack the Ripper's Identity May Soon Be Provenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-jack-the-rippers-identity-may-soon-be-p/Despite the length of time that has passed since he first terrorized London, enthusiasm and interest in Jack the Ripper has never been stronger. Which is why we're closer than ever to unmasking him.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Zildjian Cymbals Made it From the Ottoman Empire to Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-zildjian-cymbals-made-it-from-the-ottoma/In 1622, Avedis Zildjian, an Armenian metalworker in Turkey, melted a top-secret combination of metals to create the perfect cymbal. Nearly 400 years later, Zildjian's descendants are one of the most well-known cymbal sellers in the world today.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 precision.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where is the Nazi Temple of Doom?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/where-is-the-nazi-temple-of-doom/As the Schutzstaffel grew in numbers, their leader, Heinrich Himmler, needed a base. He chose the remote and mysterious Wewelsburg Castle as their Nazi fortress.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Creator of TED Conference: "I Hate Being Spoken To"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/creator-of-ted-conference-i-hate-being-spo/Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of the popular speaker series, shares his ideas for how to make learning more interestingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seeing Baltimore Through Aubrey Bodine's Lenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/seeing-baltimore-through-aubrey-bodines-lens/A. Aubrey Bodine's daughter reflects on her father's trained eye toward capturing the people of Charm CitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Colombia Dispatch Video: Turco Gil’s Accordion Academyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/colombia-dispatch-video-turco-gils-accordi/In Valledupar, Colombia, Turco Gil operates a school to teach local children how to play vallenato music. Listen to Juan David Atencia, a blind 9-year-old prodigy play the accordion (Kenneth Fletcher/SmithsonianMag.com)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sleep?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-sleep/Experts may not agree on all the specifics, but here's what we do know.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hostshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/air-travel-was-a-party-and-they-were-the-hosts/With the development of better flight technology, commercial air travel received an unprecedented boom in the 1960s. But to fully sell the glamor of flying, the airlines needed these women on board.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000World Pangolin Day 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/world-pangolin-day-2015/A new video from conservation nonprofit Save Vietnam's Wildlife shows the plight of the world's only scaled mammal, the endangered pangolin.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Smiley Face Was Invented for Corporate Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-smiley-face-was-invented-for-corporate-a/A yellow circle with simply drawn eyes and a smile has become one of the most recognized American graphics. It was first created for an insurance company in the 1960s by artist Harvey Ball.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionairehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/meet-the-first-self-made-female-millionaire/Madam C.J. Walker was suffering from poverty and hair loss when she decided to concoct a hair regrowth lotion to heal her damaged scalp. Fast forward a handful of years and millions of dollars later, Walker was leading one of the most successful, and philanthropic, cosmetic companies to date.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 gas. But some say that's just what the government wanted us to believe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did Lincoln Predict His Own Death?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-presidents-premonition/Days before his assassination Lincoln recounts an ominous dream in which he happens upon a corpse covered by a cloth; Lincoln awakes with a start when he discovers that the corpse is his own.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000America’s Largest Military Cemeteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-uncivil-beginning-of-arlington-national/At the end of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers were buried in Arlington. This laid the groundwork for a truly national cemetery.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Perfect Game Heard 'Round the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-perfect-game-heard-round-the-world/Watch newsreel footage of Angel Macias' astonishing performance at the Little League World Series.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Colombia Dispatch Video: Palenque: A Piece of Africa in South Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/colombia-dispatch-video-palenque-a-piece-o/Four hundred years ago, escaped slaves formed the village of Palenque. The town’s younger generations have reconnected with their African roots through cultural traditions handed down from their ancestors (Kenneth Fletcher/SmithsonianMag.com)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Much Stuff Is in Orbit Around the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-much-stuff-is-in-orbit/Much more than you’d think – and it’s whirling around at dangerously high speedsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Documenting War for the First Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/documenting-war-for-the-first-time/As technology changed, cameras got smaller and color film got simpler, it became possible for soldiers to document the war raging around them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Airport Animal Lounge You've Never Heard ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-airport-animal-lounge-youve-never-heard-of/In large airports like Frankfurt's, there is one building you'll probably never see inside, until now. Take a peek at the Animal Lounge, which hosts 300,000 traveling pets and animals each day.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Incredible Things a Hammerhead's Nose Can Dohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-things-a-hammerheads-nose-can-do/A hammerhead shark's scent organs are highly sophisticated. They're capable of detecting a single drop of fish oil in a body of water equivalent to an Olympic-size swimming pool.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 and rice to bananas, plantains, and mangoes.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Outrun a Cheetahhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-to-outrun-a-cheetah/The cheetah may be the fastest animal around, but its speed comes with a price; if it runs for too long and gets too hot, its heart and brain will cook.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of Port Hudsonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-battle-of-port-hudson/Five hundred passionate Civil War reenactors gather every year to live in period tents, wear costumes and play out every step of the little-known battle.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving Amphibians From Deadly Fungushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/saving-amphibians-from-deadly-fungus/Building captive colonies for eventual re-introduction to the wild, scientists from Atlanta rescue endangered frogs and other amphibians threatened with extinction by a fatal fungus spreading through South American forestsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000To the Moon and Back: Apollo 11 Celebrates Its 40th Anniversaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/to-the-moon-and-back-apollo-11-celebrates-i/Sending a man to the moon required an overhaul of the entire space program, involving more powerful rockets and new spacecraftSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Airbags for Skiershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smartnews-airbags-for-skiers/But at speeds nearing 100 mph, there's a fine line between helping and hurtingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Electric Guitarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-history-of-the-electric-guitar/G.E. Smith performs the history of the electric guitar, from steel to squeal, in just one song.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000When Did Our Backbones First Appear?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/when-did-our-backbones-first-appear/When did vertebrates emerge? asks David Attenborough. An exciting fossil find in China points to a 525-million year old sea-dweller who used its new backbone to swim nimbly away from predators.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-is-the-only-color-photo-of-the-first-at/With more than 405,000 American casualties and Japan rejecting unconditional surrender, the United States begins testing the atomic bomb in New Mexico. This is some of the only footage recorded of these powerful tests.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Elephants Jump?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-can-elephants-jump/In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, weighs in on whether or not elephants can jump.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 program. They ended up building it inside a massive Puerto Rican sinkhole.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Killer Whales in Kamchatka Watershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/killer-whales-in-kamchatka-waters/In 2003, a net encircled members of several pods of killer whales in Kamchatka waters. The hunters had no experience in capturing orcas, and as a result, several whales became entangled in the net. Video by Far East Russia Orca Project, courtesy of Erich HoytSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Gold Cauldron's Sinister Secretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-gold-cauldrons-sinister-secrets/The discovery of a golden cauldron in a Bavarian lake may be evidence of a secret Nazi cult formed by Heinrich Himmler.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Battle of Fair Oakshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/battle-of-fair-oaks/In May of 1861, at the Battle of Fair Oaks, the men of the Irish Brigade gave their all to save the Union Army from disaster.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nuclear Power Confronts Scarce Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/nuclear-power-confronts-scarce-water/In Utah, a proposed nuclear power plant would depend on huge amounts of water from the Green River, raising questions about the capacity of the river to support this new development and other claims to its shrinking supplySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, on the Aftermath of the Atomic Bombhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/theodore-dutch-van-kirk-on-the-aftermath/The navigator of the Enola Gay describes the experience of dropping the atomic bomb and his crew's reception back at the U.S. base.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-get-prune-fingers/Why are we equipped with this curious modification? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze gives us the info on our wrinkled digits.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Woman Was Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald's Musehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/woman-muse-picasso-hemingway-fitzgerald-1920s/The wealth and candid charisma of Sara Murphy meant she inspired and was admired by many an artist in 1920s Paris. This included legendary painters and writers alike.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How America's Public Parks Were Bornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-americas-public-parks-were-born/Manhattan is home to one of America's best urban ideas: public parks. Learn how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the country.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Vaagso. Inside, the Germans are waiting for them, greeting them with a hail of bullets.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Killer Whales Perform at the Moscow Aquariumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/killer-whales-perform-at-the-moscow-aquarium/Killer whales perform at the Moscow aquarium, Moskvarium, which opened in 2015. Video by RuptlySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Baby Meerkats at Playhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/baby-meerkats-at-play/When meerkat pups venture out into the world for the first time, their parents watch over them and find them food - leaving them plenty of time to play.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Gas Drilling Supports Conservationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/gas-drilling-supports-conservation/To offset the environmental impact of their drilling in Wyoming's gas fields, energy companies are funding mitigation projects like conservation easements to protect habitat needed by wildlifeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Skiing the Nantucket Slushhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/skiing-the-nantucket-slush/Visitors to Nantucket were able to ski through wide strips of slushy ice left on the beach in February 2015.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Harrowing Accounts From Hiroshima Survivorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/harrowing-account-from-hiroshima-survivors/After an American B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the explosion instantly killed tens of thousands of people and left many wounded. These survivors recount the horrific aftermath.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 -- birds.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 WWI--the infamous Battle of Jutland.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Two Lion Cubs Get a Lesson in Sharinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/two-lion-cubs-get-a-lesson-in-sharing/When a nomadic lioness tries to steal their mother's food, two baby lion cubs don't know what to do.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Beetles Destroy Pines in the Rockieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/beetles-destroy-pines-in-the-rockies/At high elevations in the northern Rockies, mountain pine beetles are killing countless whitebark pine trees, a major source of food for wildlife including grizzly bearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Were Prehistoric Animals So Big?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-were-prehistoric-animal/Our giant of a host, Eric Schulze, explains why size mattered in prehistory.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Slush Waves on Nantuckethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/slush-waves-on-nantucket/Extreme cold in New England caused seawater near shore to take on the consistency of a Slurpee in February 2015.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flythrough Video of the Apollo 11 3D Modelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/flythrough-video-of-the-apollo-11-3d-model/Take a guided trip through the model and then head over to Smithsonian X 3D to zip through it yourself.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 Scream.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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-harmony: the endangered Cuban iguana and the hutia, a type of large rodent.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-man-who-stole-the-mona-lisa/In 1911, one man - without a plan, an escape route, or a buyer - managed to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Here's how he did it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Genius of Design: Designs for Livinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-genius-of-design-designs-for-living/The modernist home: a.k.a. "a machine for living in," a perfect example of form following function. But one man's dream house is another man's house of horrors.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Peep Jousting Experimenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-peep-jousting-experiment/Our Surprising Science blogger tests whether stale peeps or fresh peeps are better for the spring tradition of peep joustingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does the Five-Second Rule Really Work? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-the-five-second-rule-r/You might think twice about picking that chip off the carpet and putting it into your mouth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is the Rover of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-is-the-rover-of-the-future/NASA's new space exploration vehicle features a pressurized cocoon, omni-drive, and a suit port that allows astronauts to easily get in and out of the rover.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: When Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Topple?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-when-will-the-leaning-tower/Have you ever wondered if the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a catastrophe waiting to happen? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze explains how architects and engineers spent the last eight hundred years or so making things go from bad to worse, bringing the gravity-defying tower to the brink of disasterSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mysterious Octopus Pranks Its Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/mysterious-octopus-pranks-its-prey/Rather than pouncing on its prey, the larger Pacific striped octopus extends a tentacle and taps its victim, startling it into the octopus's deadly embrace. (Video courtesy Roy Caldwell, UC Berkeley)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Matehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/fascinating-how-transparent-glass-frogs-mate/Rainy season is also mating season for the glass frogs of Panama. First, the female collects water from a leaf in order to hydrate the eggs inside her. She then releases them for the male to fertilize.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sixteen Sunsets a Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sixteen-sunsets-a-day/If you're traveling on board a space shuttle, you'll have no shortage of picturesque views; as the shuttle orbits around earth, the sun rises and sets 16 times a day.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Influential Irish of the Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/influential-irish-of-the-civil-war/Battle after battle, the men of the Irish Brigade held the front lines. Under the guidance of strong leaders they encouraged a new sense of pride for Irish immigrants living in America.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Athens and Side Trips-Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/athens-and-side-trips-rick-steves-europe/The rich heritage of Greece can be found in Athens, were the foundations of Western civilization were laid, and fascinating sites such as Delphi, Pireaus and HydraSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Maya Beheadingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smartnews-mayan-beheadings/Dismembered war captives from the 17th century uneartherdSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if a Solar Flare Hit the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/what-would-happen-if-a-solar-flare-hit-the-e/"Be prepared” might not cover it when it comes to super storms.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Aerial Acrobatics of the Praying Mantishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/aerial-acrobatics-of-the-praying-mantis/High-speed video captures the unique ability of a leaping praying mantis to control its spin in mid-air and precisely land on a target.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Satellites Show Land Changes in Rondôniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/satellites-show-land-changes-in-rondonia/Images of the Brazilian state show how farms spread into the rainforest between 1975 and 2011. (Video courtesy USGS)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/russia-gave-us-a-discount-on-alaska/Many ridiculed Secretary of State William Seward for purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. But he turned out to be quite the shrewd businessman.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 species. To help limit their damage, scientists are teaching sharks to prey on them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Top 5 Techniques of a Ninja Masterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/top-5-techniques-of-a-ninja-master/Food pills, knockout drugs, and body-hardening beatings - the last ninja master teaches his secrets only to a lucky few.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Frog Derby Queen Pageanthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-frog-derby-queen-pageant/Pageant contestants trade in the traditional evening gown for galoshes, rubber gloves and the chance to get a little muddy in the bayou.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Chuck Berry Performs “Johnny B. Goode”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/chuck-berry-performs-johnny-b-goode/In a clip from the groundbreaking The T.A.M.I. Show, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry plays one of his signature hitsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Is Fire a Solid, Liquid or Gas?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-is-fire-a-solid-liquid-or/It's been helping humans in myriad ways for over a million years, our host Eric Schulze has moreSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Dolphins Sleep Without Drowning?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-dolphins-sleep-witho/Not to worry—shut-eye comes easily to these aquatic mammalsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Soul of Louisianahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-soul-of-louisiana/Where the first American mafias, Louis Armstrong, and chef Emeril Lagasse started out, New Orleans remains the soul of Louisiana.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mesmerizing: Pufferfish Twirling in Bubble Lassos http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/mesmerizing-pufferfish-twirling-in-bubble-l/In the Socorro Islands, the change of seasons is marked by a swirling vortex of bubbles which catches the local pufferfish by surprise. It's caused by a collision of cold and warm deep water currents.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better at 37,000 Feethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-tomato-juice-tastes-better-at-37000-feet/We are four times more likely to order tomato juice on a flight than on the ground. Lufthansa wanted to find out why, so they conducted a taste test in a simulated, pressurized plane.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is Donald Harvey the Most Prolific Serial Killer in America?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/donald-harvey-most-prolific-serial-killer-america/Find out how forensic pathologists determined that Donald Harvey, a mild-mannered hospital worker who called himself the "Angel of Death," murdered nearly 100 people.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 services. But with a soccer field's worth of sea guck to be removed, it certainly earns its keep.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Luxuries of the Titanichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-luxuries-of-the-titanic/Fresh flowers, beautiful cafes, and a heated pool: Titanic survivor Archibald Gracie recalled the style and grace of the ship in his testimony after the crash.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nature Inspires Water Resistant Clotheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/nature-inspires-water-resistant-clothes/If you've ever seen a lotus leaf, you might have noticed that their leaves are water proof. Designers took note and applied the same principles to clothing to produce a new kind of rain gear.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Beach Boys Perform “I Get Around”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-beach-boys-perform-i-get-around/The Beach Boys were arguably the most popular group on the radio when they performed their number one hit on The T.A.M.I. ShowSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Scientists Are Tagging Reindeer to Track Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-scientists-are-tagging-reindeer-to-track/In the Arctic regions of Norway, researchers track down reindeer to measure how the warming winters affect the species at largeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Lions Choose Their Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-lions-choose-their-prey/"Lion Whisperer" Kevin Richardson and a team of wildlife experts are handing out the final exams to their students of the South African plains. Watch these apex predators play a numbers game deciding how and who to attack.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Spiders Glide From Tropical Treeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/these-spiders-glide-from-tropical-trees/New research shows that species from the <em>Selenops</em> genus navigate falls by gliding to the nearest tree trunk. (Video courtesy Stephen P. Yanoviak)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Polar Bears Like to Wrestle in the Winterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-polar-bears-like-to-wrestle-in-the-winter/Polar bears enjoy a good wrestle. It's an activity which reinforces social ties and may help get them in shape for the hunting season ahead.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Battle of the Bisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/battle-of-the-bison/A violent competition erupts between two male bison vying for the right to mate.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elephant Training Gameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elephant-training-games/For a group of rescued elephants, exercise and training are welcome rewards, the peanuts are great, too!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Photography of Timothy H. O’Sullivanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-photography-of-timothy-h-osullivan/After his start capturing the horrors of the Civil War for Mathew Brady’s studio, 19th century photographer Timothy H. O’Sullivan uncovered the beauty of the great expanses of the American westSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wild Inside The National Zoo: Bao Bao's First Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/wild-inside-the-national-zoo-bao-baos-firs/Bao Bao, the baby panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo, is celebrating her first birthday. Giant pandas are endangered and fewer than 2,000 remain on Earth, making Bao Bao's very existence special and the act of raising her all the more critical. Track her evolution with her caretakers, from a scrawny 4.5 oz. cub to a playful 40 lb. bear who spends her days scaling trees and devouring sweet potatoes. And learn about the bittersweet transition that Bao Bao will undergo when she leaves her mother's care and grows into independent adulthood.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do People Get Phobias?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-people-get-phobias/How can something like a tiny, harmless spider or a clown make your heart race and your palms sweat? And for the love of all things science, how can you make these fears stop? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze delves deep into the dark recesses of our minds to get at the facts behind our phobias.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-flamingos-stand-on-one-leg/Have you ever wondered why these birds strike this peculiar pose? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze walks us through the reasons behind the majestic bird’s one-legged stance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Kiss?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-kiss/Is a kiss really just a kiss? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, explains why we pucker up.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Egyptian Pharaoh With the Biggest Egohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-egyptian-pharaoh-with-the-biggest-ego/Though little is known about Khufu, the pharaoh who oversaw the Great Pyramid's construction, vicious rumors about him persist today.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Experiments in Invisibilityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/experiments-in-invisibility/The art of designing deceptive camouflage, once improvised and hand-painted by soldiers in the field, has made tremendous technological and scientific advancements since the First World War.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Gladiator Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/gladiator-school/Before the gladiators battled, they were sent to specialized schools where they were fed and groomed for success in the fight.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Cowboys of R.A. Brown Ranchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-cowboys-of-ra-brown-ranch/Donnell Brown and his fellow cowboys combine modern science with their decades of experience with cattle ranching to create the perfect specimen of beefSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Town That Breeds Olympic Runnershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-town-that-breeds-olympic-runners/Bekoji, a small town in the Ethiopian highlands, has produced five Olympic champions in the past ten years. For the hundreds of children sent there to train, the unlikely chance of victory is their only way out of poverty.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Woman Invented Monopoly to Combat Greedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-woman-invented-monopoly-to-combat-greed/Monopoly, arguably the most-famous board game, was invented by Charles Darrow. But many attribute the original idea to Lizzie Magie, a Quaker and the creator of the Landlord's Game, which bears striking resemblance to its more-popular successor.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Did a Grizzly Bear Get on California's Flag?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-did-a-grizzly-bear-get-on-californias-flag/As more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, the local Mexican authorities regarded them with suspicion. This would set off a chain of events culminating in the Bear Flag Revolt.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Crocodile's Ultimate Stealth Networkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-crocodiles-ultimate-stealth-network/Deep caves and secret tunnels provide the crocodile with a stealthy advantage in stalking its prey. (Courtesy of Paul Scofield)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Incredible Flying Car of the 1950shttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-incredible-flying-car-of-the-1950s/Equipped with wings and a propeller, Moulton Taylor Aerocar aerobile was capable of taking off from a stoplight or the runwaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Campshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-art-of-gaman-arts-and-crafts-from-the-j/During World War II, Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps used scraps and found materials to create beautiful works of art Produced by Amelia KnightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Surfs Up at the Naval Surface Warfare Centerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/surfs-up-at-the-naval-surface-warfare-center/New technology can precisely recreate eight open-water conditionsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Rare Look Inside Doris Raymond's Inspiration Roomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-rare-look-inside-doris-raymonds-inspirati/Many influential designers come to see Doris Raymond. Most of the time, it's not just clothes they're looking for, but inspiration.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Beware the Treacherous Waters of the Aran Islandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/irelands-incredible-landscapes-from-the-ar/Ireland's high winds and strong weather deposit shipwrecks along the shores of the Aran Islands and carve amazing designs into the limestone of the Burren.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mood Cities 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/mood-cities-2015/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hammerhead vs. Stingrayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/hammerhead-vs-stingray/A hammerhead shark locates a stingray hiding beneath the ocean floor. Unnerved, the stingray makes a dash for freedom — but is it too late?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Disappearance of Alexander's Tombhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-disappearance-of-alexanders-tomb/References to Alexander The Great's Tomb stop suddenly in the fourth century; experts believe that its disappearance is related to the rise of Christianity.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Endangered Orchids of North Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-endangered-orchids-of-north-america/The North American Orchid Conservation Center is working to ensure the survival of some of the most unique plants in the worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Silky Sifakas: The Angels of the Foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/silky-sifakas-the-angels-of-the-forest/For the first time ever, filmmakers have caught these elusive white lemurs of Madagascar on tapeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Do Animals Laugh? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-do-animals-laugh/The answer may lie between being ticklish and having a sense of humor. (Still Image: Kristian Bell)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is the Origin of Applause?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-is-the-origin-of-appla/Put your hands together for our host, Eric Schulze, as he dives into history to answer your questions.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stay Away From Packs of Hungry Lionfishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stay-away-from-packs-of-hungry-lionfish/With giant pectoral fins and colorful stripes, the lionfish is an imposing underwater predator. What's even more intimidating is how it hunts.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS Kunstmuseum Bernhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-kunstmuseum-bern/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bringing a 60-Year-Old Billboard Back to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/bringing-a-60-year-old-billboard-back-to-life/Two curators and their team at the National Museum of American History piece together a World War II-era advertising relicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Celebrating the Woody Guthrie Centennialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/celebrating-the-woody-guthrie-centennial/Deep in the Smithsonian Folkways collections are never before seen artifacts from the life of one of the greatest musicians of all timeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of Color Photographyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-history-of-color-photography/While Levi Hill supposedly invented color photography in the 1850s, it was the Lumiere brothers who devised the first commercially viable photographic process.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Who Were the First Yogis?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/who-were-the-first-yogis/Controversy surrounds the exact origins of yoga, but Dr. Jim Mallinson has been studying the practice for years and he has some interesting insight on the true origins.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000When Do Pandas Get Their Eye Patches?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/when-do-pandas-get-their-eye-patches/A panda bear's defining features are not present at birth. Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo explain when a panda's eye patches start to appear.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS LAC Lugano Arte e Culturahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-lac-lugano-arte-e-cultura/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Does 'The Last Supper' Really Have a Hidden Meaning?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/da-vinci-last-supper-hidden-meaning/Da Vinci's The Last Supper plays a key role in the 2006 blockbuster hit The Da Vinci Code. Although the film's claims are more fiction than fact, could the painting actually contain a message from Leonardo?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Train a Cat to Star in a Television Commercialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-train-a-cat-to-star-in-a-television-c/It was these ads featuring very talented animals that got the CIA interested in Bob BaileySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Dogs are Replacing Drugs in the Treatment of PTSDhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-dogs-are-replacing-drugs-in-the-treatmen/Paws for Purple Hearts is a unique program that uses dogs to treat soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress DisorderSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Northwest England - Rick Steves' Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/northwest-england-rick-steves-europe/From Iron Bridge Gorge to Blackpool and from the pristine Lake District to Durham's magnificent cathedral, learn about England's fascinating past while enjoying its friendly presentSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Lightning Ever Strike Twice?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-lightning-ever-strike/Here’s why old sayings shouldn’t always be trustedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sneaky Reason Why Plants Bear Fleshy Fruithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-sneaky-reason-why-plants-bear-fleshy-fruit/Many plants rely on the wind to transport their seeds. However, in thick forests this system proved difficult. How did plants solve the problem?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch a Determined Cheetah Mother Search for Her Lost Cubshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-a-determined-cheetah-mother-search-for/When a female cheetah loses a cub to a lion attack, she can't afford to grieve for long. Her other cubs are missing, and there's a chance they might still be alive.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS Musée d'Elyséehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-musee-delysee/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-history-of-the-universe/Nobel Laureate John Mather explains why the universe is infinite and expanding at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Cycle Opera Rehearsalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-cycle-opera-rehearsal/Theater students in Scunthorpe, England, rehearse for their performance celebrating the life of homegrown cyclist Lal WhiteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Denmark Beyond Copenhagen - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/denmark-beyond-copenhagen-rick-steves-europe/While the capital city Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis, find great getaways in the Danish countryside in areas like Aero, Arhus, Frederiksborg and RoskildeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Love Junk Food?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-love-junk-food/What is it about junk food that makes it so hard to resist? Find out how this empty-calorie food is designed to keep us wanting more in this one-minute video with Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Museum Day: A Welcome From Johnnetta Colehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/museum-day-a-welcome-from-johnnetta-cole/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Former Afghan Interpreter for the U.S. Military Recalls the Dangers of the Jobhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/afghan-interpreter-us-military-recalls-dangers/(Footage: Erin Trieb. Video Editing: Nicole Boliaux)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 world. It's a wide-scale humanitarian initiative that delivers a level of care unavailable in smaller countries.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Digitizing a Fossil Whale Graveyardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/digitizing-a-fossil-whale-graveyard/Nick Pyenson, curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at National Museum of Natural History explains paleontology rescue in the digital age at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/curiositys-seven-minutes-of-terror/Team members share the challenges of Curiosity's final minutes to landing on the surface of MarsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Istanbul - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/istanbul-rick-steves-europe/For thousands of years, Istanbul, where East meets West, has been the crossroads of civilizations. Few places on earth have seen more history than this sprawling metropolis on the BosporusSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Race Against the Tide to Recover the Fossil of a New Genus and Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-race-against-the-tide-to-recover-the-fossi/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS Mamco, Musée d'art moderne et contemporainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-mamco-musee-dart-moderne-et-contemporain/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 industry. But another reason was a chance to glimpse actual nuclear tests in person.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Measure Forest Height and Biomass From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/how-to-measure-forest-height-and-biomass-fro/NASA Earth Scientist Explorer Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh explains how she uses tools made for space exploration to map the planet at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Opening Jim Thorpe's Wheatieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/opening-jim-thorpes-wheaties/Smithsonian conservators go to extreme lengths to prepare an iconic box of cereal for displaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Salzburg and Surroundings - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/salzburg-and-surroundings-rick-steves-europe/In Salzburg, be sure to explore its delightful old town filled with Mozart history and relaxing beer gardens; then settle into a farmhouse B&B, survive a mountain luge run and cruise to one of the jewels of Austria's Lake District, HalstattSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000EchoPixel Medical Education Viewerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/echopixel-medical-education-viewer/The True3D Viewer lets doctors examine holographic scans to diagnose conditions and prep for surgery. The software can also be used as a teaching tool for patients. (EchoPixel)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Puerto Rico's Killer Bees Stopped Killinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-puerto-ricos-killer-bees-stopped-killing/Upon their arrival in Puerto Rico, killer bees caused one human death a year. But something strange began to happen...they became gentler.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS Kunsthaus Zürichhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-kunsthaus-zurich/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 families. These settlements went by an ominous name: doom towns.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Buzz Aldrin's Vision for Space Explorationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/buzz-aldrins-vision-for-space-exploration/The Apollo 11 astronaut discusses the importance of traveling to Mars at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Dolley Madison Saved George Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-dolley-madison-saved-george-washington/As the British marched towards the White House, the first lady ordered a portrait of George Washington to be savedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Belgium: Bruges and Brussels - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/belgium-bruges-and-brussels-rick-steves-eu/From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, to quaint back lane bike rides in small-town Bruges, Belgium is a land of contrastsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Closed to the Public: The Iconic Joseff of Hollywood's Studiohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/closed-to-the-public-the-iconic-joseff-of-h/Joseff of Hollywood made jewelry for many of the most important American films of the 20th century. When Doris and Shelly Lyn of L.A. vintage shop The Way We Wore visit his studio, they have one goal: no drooling on the designs.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Skin Heal?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-does-skin-heal/Our skin is an endlessly complex organ. Luckily, in this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze is here to explain exactly what happens after you get a scrape.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AMoS Museum fur Gestaltunghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/amos-museum-fur-gestaltung/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is Volcano Breath?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/what-is-volcano-breath/Elizabeth Cottrell, director of Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program, explains the gasses that are released during a volcanic eruption at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Happens When Galaxies Collide?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-happens-when-galaxies-collide/In about four billion years from now, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will crash together Visualization: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, STScI Simulation credit: NASA, ESA, G. Besla, Columbia University, and R. van der Marel, STScISat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best of the Alps: Switzerland's Jungfrau Region - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-best-of-the-alps-switzerlands-jungfrau/From up high in the Swiss Alps, with lush valley floors and snow-topped peaks, learn the story of the Swiss people and their breathtaking landSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is Jazz?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/what-is-jazz/Members of the National Museum of American History’s jazz program discuss the legacy of jazz in the United StatesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jays Robbing a Hummingbird Nesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/jays-robbing-a-hummingbird-nest/A new study shows that hummingbirds often nest near hawks to avoid egg-robbing Mexican jays, like the pair seen here. (Video by Harold F. Greeney, Yanayacu Biological Station)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Climate Change Is in the Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-future-of-climate-change-is-in-the-past/Kirk Johnson, Director of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explains how the Earth's temperature cycle at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Swim with the Mola Molahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/swim-with-the-mola-mola/The ocean sunfish can grow more than 10 feet long and weigh 5,000 pounds but the unusual fish remains a mystery to researchersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best of West Ireland - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-best-of-west-ireland-rick-steves-europe/Starting on the remote Aran Islands, Steves cruises to Galway, hikes the rugged Burren, and marvels at the Cliffs of Moher before venturing to Dingle and finishing on Great Blasket IslandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Stone Baby?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-a-stone-baby/Prepare to be amazed.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Warm Blood Is Better Than Cold Bloodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-warm-blood-is-better-than-cold-blood/Mammals didn't used to be at the top of the food chain. See how one key adaptation gave them a leg up on their reptilian contemporaries.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Whale Shark Cooperates With a Diver Saving Himhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-whale-shark-cooperates-with-a-diver-saving/A diver stumbles across a whale shark trapped in a commercial fishing line. Sensing the diver is there to help, the goliath lies still while the rope is cut.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Human Genome: Unlocking Life's Codehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-human-genome-unlocking-lifes-code/Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, explains how genomics are revolutionizing medicine at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Last Transit of Venus Until 2117http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-last-transit-of-venus-until-2117/The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this epic footage of Venus crossing the face of the sun on June 5, 2012Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Prague and the Czech Republic - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/prague-and-the-czech-republic-rick-steves-e/Prague was always beautiful, now it's fun, too, and the streets are filled with young people who seem determined to make up for their parents' Stalin-gray childhoodsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Observing the Unexpected Enhances Infants' Learning and Explorationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/observing-the-unexpected-enhances-infants-l/Babies learn best when they encounter events that surprise them, according to research by Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson of Johns Hopkins University. (Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications; Len Turner, Dave Schmelick and Deirdre Hammer)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Man Invented the Way You Bankhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-man-invented-the-way-you-bank/Part of an astonishing rags-to-riches story, Amadeo Giannini, a first-generation American, founded the Bank of Italy, a San Francisco institution that would later become one of the world's largest commercial banks.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Snow Leopard Investigates a Camera Traphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/snow-leopard-investigates-a-camera-trap/(Credit: Panthera/Burgut)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Exploring the 50 Percent of America That Is Underwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/exploring-the-50-percent-of-america-that-is/Ocean explorer Robert Ballard explains how he uses Tele-presence to explore the depths of the ocean at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Transit of Venushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-transit-of-venus/On June 5, 2012 at sunset, the planet Venus will make its final trek across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Florence City of Art - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/florence-city-of-art-rick-steves-europe/Visiting Florence leaves lovers of art and good living with rich memories. And while much of the great art of the Renaissance remains here, the influence of Florence reverberates throughout the worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000First Lady Michelle Obama Introduces the Special Edition of Museum Day Live!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/first-lady-michelle-obama-introduces-the-spe/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Exploring the Sunhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/exploring-the-sun/Justin Kasper, solar astrophysicist at Harvard-Smithsonian, explains the benefits of sending a probe into the atmosphere of the sun at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oasis of the Seas: The Biggest Cruise Ship in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/oasis-of-the-seas-the-biggest-cruise-ship-i/With twenty-one swimming pools, its own version of New York's Central Park, and room for 5,400 passengers, the Oasis of the Seas is the most massive cruise ship ever built. (Still Image: iStock/Paul Dickerson)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Germany's Black Forest and Cologne - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/germanys-black-forest-and-cologne-rick-stev/After a stop at historic Cologne, ride the train to the resort spa of Baden Baden, then hop south through the highlights of Germany’s Black ForestSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Native American Tribes Suffer When the Truckee River Slows to a Tricklehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/native-american-tribes-suffer-when-the-truck/Several communities rely on the 121-mile-long river, fed by snowpack melting into Lake Tahoe. (Carla Schaffer/AAAS)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 kings, as well as clues to their origins and symbolism.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Technology Behind Understanding How Our Brains Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-technology-behind-understanding-how-our/André Fenton, NYU neuroscientist and biomedical engineer, explains how breakthroughs in neuroscience are helping collect data on brain activity at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where Do Fingerprints Come From?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/where-do-fingerprints-come-from/From cradle to grave, no matter how much fingers grow, everyone's fingerprints are unique and unchanging.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rome: Baroque, After Dark - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/rome-baroque-after-dark-rick-steves-europe/Rome may be the city of Caesars, popes, and floodlit fountains, but for over three million people, it's home to gelato and trendy night clubsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 ocean. The crew of Maersk Viking makes the painstaking maneuver with delicacy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian's "The Future Is Here" Eventhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/smithsonians-the-future-is-here-event/From neuroscience to volcanism, this groundbreaking event showcases the leading minds helping to shape tomorrowSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SpaceX Launches the First Commercial Rocket Into Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/spacex-launches-the-first-commercial-rocket/On May 22, 2012, after numerous delays, the unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off towards the International Space StationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Heart of England and South Wales - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/heart-of-england-and-south-wales-rick-steves/Like the Continent, Great Britain is a delight to explore. Tour the quaint villages of the Cotswolds, two hours west of London, then head circle south to Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and into South WalesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Peek: The Lost Tapes: LA Riotshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/sneak-peek-the-lost-tapes-la-riots/On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles erupted into chaos after four white LAPD officers were acquitted for beating African-American motorist Rodney King. Revisit the LA riots, shown entirely through news reports, home video, and police footage.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/remembering-the-birmingham-church-bombing/A former Freedom Rider describes what it was like walking among the rubble of the 16th Avenue Baptist ChurchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Funeral Parade for the Last Veteran of the War of 1812http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-funeral-parade-for-the-last-veteran-of-t/In 1905, New York City hosted a grand procession for the last living soldier of a war that ended 90 years earlierSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/cinque-terre-italys-hidden-riviera-rick-st/Rick returns to his favorite stretch of the entire Mediterranean coastline — Italy's Cinque Terre —to explore its five dreamy port townsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hunting for Deep Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/hunting-for-deep-life/This time-lapse video shows researchers collecting samples inside a South African gold mine. (by Gaetan Borgonie)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 weather. And with potentially $2 million worth of fish at stake each trip, it's understandable.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bringing Back the Olympia Oystershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/bringing-back-the-olympia-oysters/What the tiny shellfish lacks in size, it makes up for in taste. Meet the farmers who are counting on the Olympia's success Video, photos and audio Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy SteeleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Venice: Serene, Decadent and Still Kicking - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/venice-serene-decadent-and-still-kicking-r/Nicknamed for centuries La Serenissima, “the most serenely beautiful”, Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charmSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The First Step to Shipping a Chopper? Remove the Bladeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-first-step-to-shipping-a-chopper-remove/When a high-tech helicopter like the Sikorsky S-92 needs to be transported on a cargo plane, it's crucial that every rotor blade is dismantled and stowed away with care. That's because each one costs over $200,000.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Listen to the Sounds of the Music Boxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/listen-to-the-sounds-of-the-music-box/The artists behind the most eccentric place in New Orleans present their wacky homemade instrumentsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Paris: Grand and Intimate - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/paris-grand-and-intimate-rick-steves-europe/While in Paris, tour the Louvre and stroll the Champs-Elysees, but don’t ignore the pulse of Paris... in village-like neighborhoods, in cafes and in the peopleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Baby Humpbacks Need 150 Gallons of Whale Milk a Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/baby-humpbacks-need-150-gallons-of-whale-milk/Whale milk is some of the richest milk available to any mammal. A baby whale will drink 150 gallons of it a day to sustain its dramatic growth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Explore the Million Dollar Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/explore-the-million-dollar-man/The bionic man features an artificial heart capable of pumping 2.5 gallons of blood per minute.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Julia Child Makes Crepe Suzettehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/julia-child-makes-crepe-suzette/Watch the famous chef make the classic French dish, but stay for her inventive use of a blowtorchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Story Behind Gene Kranz's Vesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-story-behind-gene-kranzs-vest/Listen to a short lecture given by curator Margaret Weitekamp on Gene Kranz career with NASA and how his vest ended up at the SmithsonianSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Plot to Kidnap Lincoln?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-plot-to-kidnap-lincoln/John Wilkes Booth knew he had to act quickly to save the South. But his original plan wasn't to kill Lincoln, it was to kidnap himSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hank Aaron's Boundary-Shattering 715th Home Runhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/hank-aarons-boundary-shattering-715th-home-run/In 1974, Hank Aaron was closing in on Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. But in the run up to this amazing feat, he faced a number of racially motivated threats. Here, we examine what breaking that record meant. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Teach a Robot to Walkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-to-teach-a-robot-to-walk/One of the final steps in creating the bionic man is attaching the legs and getting it to put one foot in front of the other.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00003D Scanning: Bringing History Back to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/3-d-scanning-bringing-history-back-to-life/Specialists are using new technology to unravel a mystery in the Smithsonian collections.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mustangs: Spirits of the Wild Westhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/mustangs-spirits-of-the-wild-west/Photographer Melissa Farlow traveled across the American West capturing the majestic beauty of wild mustangs before they become a relic of the past Music by David Guy BakerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Booth Said After He Killed Lincolnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-booth-said-after-he-killed-lincoln/John Wilkes Booth certainly saw himself as a dramatic figure in history. Upon shooting Lincoln, he jumped onto the stage and condemned his victim in LatinSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Pauline de Rothschild Had the Best Tastehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-pauline-de-rothschild-had-the-best-taste/Pauline de Rothschild brought sophistication and flair to every aspect of her marriage—this included completely transforming her husband's famous home: Chateau Moutin.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Timelapse of Bustling Midtown Manhattanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/stunning-timelapse-of-bustling-midtown-manha/Production company District 7 condenses more than 50,000 frames shot in 100 different locations into a brief, beautiful tour of New York CitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In the Kitchen With Top Chef Dale Taldehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/in-the-kitchen-with-top-chef-dale-talde/From the kitchen of his new restaurant in Brooklyn, the chef talks about what it takes to fuse Asian cuisine with an American twistSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sights and Tastes of Hanoihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-sights-and-tastes-of-hanoi/In Vietnam's capital city, pho restaurants dot the streets and fill them with the aromas of the flavorful soupSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Space Shuttle Discovery's Biggest Accomplishmentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/space-shuttle-discoverys-biggest-accomplish/Space Shuttle Discovery clocked more time in space than any other shuttle and was the catalyst for many historic space firsts - including the mission to deploy the Hubble Space TelescopeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch This Intense Hyena Hazing Ritualhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-this-intense-hyena-hazing-ritual/Hyena clans have a very strict social hierarchy. When two 18-month-old hyena brothers join a new clan, alpha male Bongo shows us how he establishes dominance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Music in One of the World's Most Violent Citieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/music-in-one-of-the-worlds-most-violent-cities/Fifteen-year-old Esteban, a clarinetist from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, uses music to survive his chaotic environment Reporting by Dominic Bracco II / Prime and Susana SeijasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Pollinating Crickethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-pollinating-cricket/For the first time ever, researchers observed a cricket as a pollinator for a flowerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-would-happen-if-the-ye/Have you ever wondered why Yellowstone is full of hot springs, bubbling mudpots and geysers like Old Faithful? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze explains the supervolcano that lies beneath this national park and answers the life-or-death question: Will it erupt in a fiery inferno anytime soon?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Volcanic Islands of the Pacific Came to Behttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-the-volcanic-islands-of-the-pacific-came-to-be/Volcanic islands, such as San Benedicto, are part of a 25,000-mile volcanic chain that runs around the Pacific Ocean. It's known as the Ring of Fire.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Most Impressed Harry Belafonte About the March on Washington?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-most-impressed-harry-belafonte-about-th/Standing at the podium, the singer/songwriter saw a sea of people from many different backgroundsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Efforts to Save the African Penguinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/efforts-to-save-the-african-penguin/With populations in steep decline, researchers are raising African penguins and releasing them into the wild Special thanks to <a href="http://www.bcsf.org.uk"target="_blank">BCSF</a> and <a href="http://www.sanccob.co.za"target="_blank">SANCCOB</a>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Echoes of Elvishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/echoes-of-elvis/Fans strap on their blue suede shoes and join the celebration of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday at the National Portrait GallerySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L15_Clip01_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/04_experiencingamerica_l15_clip01_v10mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ancient Lizards Revealed in 3D Scanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/ancient-lizards-revealed-in-3d-scans/A short movie explores 3D scans of some of the mid-Cretaceous lizards found trapped in amber. (courtesy of Daza et al., Science Advances)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "America's Founding Fathers by The Great Courses Plushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/americas-founding-fathers-by-the-great-courses/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Joyce Ladner and the Media of the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/joyce-ladner-and-the-media-of-the-march-on-w/The SNCC activist's meeting with Lena Horne turned into a nationally televised interview with Nancy DickersonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Devastating Decline of the Tasmanian Devilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-devastating-decline-of-the-tasmanian-devil/An infectious cancer is wiping out this iconic marsupial. Is there hope to stop the infection before it's too late?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Quirky Ways of the Postal Servicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-quirky-ways-of-the-postal-service/Over the years, the mail has been delivered by train, donkey, bus, truck and even rocket Photos Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution; Tom Norvelle Mix Courtesy of The Dexter Street Stompers Special Thanks to Nancy Pope and Meradyth Moore Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -000004_Experiencing_America L1_Clip01_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/04_experiencing_america-l1_clip01_v20mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Are Mosquito-Borne Infections?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/what-are-mosquito-borne-infections/This animation explains how diseases, like dengue, are transmitted. Credit: C. Schaffer/AAAS.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs" by The Great Courses Plushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/decoding-egyptian-hieroglyphs-by-the-great-c/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Genius of Bayard Rustinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rep-eleanor-holmes-norton-on-the-genius-of/The former SNCC activist explains how the Civil Rights leader pulled off the perfect marchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Meaning Behind Hulahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-meaning-behind-hula/For Hawaiians, both native and those who have made it their adopted home, the Hula is more than just a dance, it is a artistic representation of the islands themselves Video and Sound by Susan SeubertSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Farewell, Tai Shanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/farewell-tai-shan/Visitors to the National Zoo have enjoyed watching their baby panda grow up over the last four yearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L5Clip02_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/04_experiencingamerica_l5clip02_v20mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alaska’s Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/alaskas-glaciers-take-up-more-space-than-al/There are about 30,000 square miles of glaciers in Alaska, many of which have been melting rapidly. The largest, the Bering Glacier, deposits 6.5 trillion gallons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "Introduction to Paleontology" by The Great Courses Plushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/intro-to-paleontology-by-the-great-courses/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Courtland Cox's View From the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/courtland-coxs-view-from-the-march-on-washi/The former SNCC activist describes seeing the stream of celebrities who followed Harry Belafonte to lend their supportSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Lost Map of the Hindenburghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-lost-map-of-the-hindenburg/Seventy-five years after the tragedy, a curator at the National Postal Museum made a discovery that shed new light on what happened to the doomed dirigible Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Poaching the Venus Flytraphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/poaching-the-venus-flytrap/Researchers are able to track Venus flytrap plants that were stolen from protected areasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Apps for Apeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smartnews-apps-for-apes/Zookeepers at the National Zoo keep orangutans mentally stimulated with an innovative use of iPadsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Top of the Wallhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/top-of-the-wall/Watch a time-lapse build of the Top of the WallSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 is famous for two things: It contains the lowest freshwater lake in the world, and it's the area where a young Jesus of Nazareth first gained popularity with his preaching.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hang Ten With Kelly Slater in Fijihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/hang-ten-with-kelly-slater-in-fiji/Quiksilver captures stunning aerial views of the world champion surfer's dazzling techniqueSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/women-spirit-catholic-sisters-in-america/This traveling exhibit reveals the mystery behind some of the women that helped shape this country's social and cultural landscapeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Course Intro_FINAL_H264.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/course-intro_final_h264mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 recent, more accurate research paints a far grimmer picture, with annual catch on a precipitous and potentially catastrophic decline.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000VoyagerVideo_NASA.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/voyagervideo_nasamp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Remembering the Horrors of Auschwitzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/remembering-the-horrors-of-auschwitz/From the moment they arrived at the concentration camp, Jews and other Holocaust victims were treated like animals, and only a lucky group survived the experienceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week3_FINAL_H264.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week3_final_h264mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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/What motivated Judas to cross Jesus? There are numerous theories, from money to the intriguing idea that Judas may have actually been an overzealous believer anxious to provoke a confrontation with the Romans.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Can Contemporary Art Be Made of Anything?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-can-contemporary-art-be-made-of-anything/Evelyn Hankins, curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, explains how artists from the last century have used almost anything to create masterpiecesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hiding in a Coconuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/hiding-in-a-coconut/Scientists filmed octopuses near Indonesia using coconut shells as a tool, a first for invertebratesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Cracking the Code on Camouflagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-cracking-the-code-on-camouflage/Scientists are looking at the sea to help protect our soldiers in the fieldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week4_FINAL_H264.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week4_final_h264mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 miracles that seemed to signal the coming end times.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Science Off the Sphere: Lenses and Vorticeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/science-off-the-sphere-lenses-and-vortices/International Space Station Expedition 30 astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates physics in spaceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Making of The Workshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-making-of-the-works/Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke discusses how she used Woody Guthrie’s lyrics to create her folk album. (Still Image: Kirk Stauffer/Flickr)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Decorated War Hero Singlehandedly Saved 8,000 Menhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-decorated-war-hero-singlehandedly-saved/When the Chinese army besieged his unit, Chew-Een Lee proved himself and inspired his men by singlehandedly driving the attackers away.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Smithsonian Channel Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Acthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-smithsonian-channel-commemorates-the-50t/Aerial America: Wilderness premieres Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9PM ET/PTSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week1_FINAL_H264.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week1_final_h264mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 two, with the barrel going on one truck and the carriage onto another. Easier said than done.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scenes From the 21st Century Promhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/scenes-from-the-21st-century-prom/Learn more about the high school students featured in Mary Ellen Mark's photography and about what prom means to them Film by Martin Bell. Clips from the film, "Prom."Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Making of Go Waggaloohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-making-of-go-waggaloo/Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion talk about the joy of making an album with their family and friendsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the First Asian American Marine Officer Overcame Racismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-first-asian-american-marine-officer/As a lieutenant, Chew-Een Lee faced an uncommon obstacle -- his men had never before seen an Asian marine.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Genetic Rescue for Endangered and Extinct Wildlifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/genetic-rescue-for-endangered-and-extinct-wi_1/Stewart Brand is co-founder of Revive & Restore, The Long Now Foundation, The WELL, Global Business Network, and founder/editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. His books include Whole Earth Discipline, The Clock of the Long Now, How Buildings Learn, and The Media Lab. He was trained as a biologist at Stanford and served as an Infantry officer in the US Army.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week2_FINAL_H264.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week2_final_h264mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Hydra Vulgaris Eatshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-the-hydra-vulgaris-eats/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Amazing Rise of Parliament's First Female Memberhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/amazing-rise-of-parliaments-first-female-member/When Nancy Astor's husband gave up his seat in British parliament, she decided to run in his place. Her victory immortalized her as the first woman to hold a seat in parliament.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Some Very Compelling Evidence the Tower of Babel Was Realhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/some-very-compelling-evidence-the-tower-of-b/Biblical scholars have long debated whether the Tower of Babel really existed. Now, a remarkable stone tablet never before shown on film appears to settle that question.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Multimedia Spectacle at the Hirshhornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-multimedia-spectacle-at-the-hirshhorn/Watch how artist Doug Aitken transforms the outside of the art museum into a panoramic movie screen. (Still Image: Postdlf via Wikicommons)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Gingerbread Smithsonian Castlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-gingerbread-smithsonian-castle/The Smithsonian Castle is recreated in gingerbread by Charles Froke, executive pastry chef of Washington’s Four SeasonsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Boomerangs Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-boomerangs-work/It depends on which variety of boomerang you're using. Our host Eric Schulze has moreSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oxytocin Affects Bonding Between Dogs and Humanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/oxytocin-affects-bonding-between-dogs-and-hu/When a female dog was sprayed with oxytocin (left), she gazed longer toward her owner, and the owner's oxytocin levels increased as a result. Credit: Miho NagasawaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Experience Heroes & Legends at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex℠http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/experience-heroes-legends-at-the-kennedy-s/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 avalanche. They turn their camera on and seek shelter beneath a nearby tree, hoping to survive.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes: Making the Monster Snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/behind-the-scenes-making-the-monster-snake/See Titanoboa coming to life! The life-size replica is as big and bad as the real boa.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reporting From the Serengetihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/reporting-from-the-serengeti/Smithsonian staff writer Abigail Tucker came across imperiled zebras, dusty savannahs and perilous roads while researching the Tanzanian lionsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002016 FLAP Canada Bird Layouthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/2016-flap-canada-bird-layout_1/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at this Airporthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/honey-bees-are-crucial-employees-at-this-airport/A colony of almost 300,000 honey bees lives just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine the pollution levels in that area.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lifting an Unwieldy 75-Ton Hovercraft Out of the Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/lifting-an-unwieldy-75-ton-hovercraft-out-of/When you're crane-lifting a giant hovercraft into a ship's hold, plenty can go wrong. If the supporting straps aren't completely even, the vehicle could snap in half. Even a gust of wind could send it slamming into the side of the cargo ship.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Many Beads Can You Glue to the Outside of a VW Beetle?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-many-beads-can-you-glue-to-the-outside-o/The Huichol people of west-central Mexico have designed the Vochol—a car turned work of artSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Art of Sausage Makinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-art-of-sausage-making/Stanley Feder, founder of Simply Sausage, walks us through what it takes to make truly outstanding linksSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Suicidal Sloths?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-suicidal-sloths/Why three-toed sloths risk life and limb when nature callsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Are Home Movies From Hitler's Vacationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-are-home-movies-from-hitlers-vacations/Hitler's relationship with Eva Braun was a closely kept secret. If she hadn't been such a home-movie buff, their vacations in the Bavarian Alps would have remained that way.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Slo-Mo Footage of a Bumble Bee Dislodging Pollenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/slo-mo-footage-of-a-bumble-bee-dislodging-pollen/Buzz pollination is a special technique for dislodging pollen from certain types of plants - and bumble bees are among the few species of bee capable of doing it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the Alarming Moments Before the Everest Avalanchehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/footage-of-the-alarming-moments-before-the-e/An earthquake in Nepal fills hikers on Everest with fear. Once the tremors subside, however, a new threat begins to loom on the horizon: an avalanche.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Cherry Blossoms in Under a Minute (Timelapse)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/the-cherry-blossoms-in-under-a-minute-timel/In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Japan's gift to Washington, D.C., we set out to capture the scenes surrounding the Tidal BasinSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-many-faces-of-sherlock-holmes/Over 50 different actors have portrayed the famous detective on the big screen, from Basil Rathbone to Robert Downey, Jr. Photos Courtesy of The Internet Archive; Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection; TM and © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, Courtesy: Everett Collection; © United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection; © Paramount/ Courtesy: Everett Collection; © Orion Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection; Everett CollectionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cowboys Without Horseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/cowboys-without-horses/The nomadic people of Arctic Siberia depend on reindeer, a crucial source of food and warmth. But when they escape, the only way to herd them back is on foot.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lou Gehrig's Toughest Day in Yankee Stadiumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/lou-gehrigs-toughest-day-in-yankee-stadium/Lou Gehrig faced ALS with courage and dignity. When it was time to retire at Yankee stadium, he faced what was arguably another giant challenge for him: being honored.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How This Giant 65,000-Ton Vessel Carries Larger Shipshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-giant-65000-ton-vessel-carries-large-ships/Hawk is a 732-foot-long, 180-foot-wide transport vessel able to haul some of the world's heaviest cargo across the globe. It's next challenge? Transporting the 36,000-ton Mighty Ship Maersk Interceptor from Singapore to Norway.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 discovery: an ancient brick with traces of an unusual material.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-girl-who-struck-out-babe-ruth/On April 2, 1931, 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell struck out the New York Yankees sluggerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Preview of Titanoboa: Monster Snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sneak-preview-of-titanoboa-monster-snake/A new Smithsonian Channel documentary will tell you everything you need to know about the beast that eats crocodiles for breakfast and makes modern anacondas look like a garter snakes.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Water Beads Formhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-water-beads-form/Duke University scientists used vibrations from a loudspeaker to understand how water beads and rolls off lotus leavesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How DC Water Is Helping Restore Rivers and Revitalize Communitieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-video-see-how-dc-water-is-helping/When DC Water needed to finance its Clean Rivers Project, Goldman Sachs helped structure a first-of-its-kind financing solution.<br /><br /> The DC Clean Rivers Project will help restore and protect the ecosystems and biodiversity in and around the waterways of Washington D.C. It will encourage waterfront restoration, increase recreation, and become a catalyst for economic and community development. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Nose Run When It’s Cold Outside?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-does-my-nose-run-when-its-cold/Host Eric Schulze opens the floodgates of knowledge to reveal the answer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Is This Lizard Doing Push-Ups?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-is-this-lizard-doing-push-ups/It can be challenging to engage someone from a distance. Draco lizards, however, have an interesting technique of performing upper body workouts to get the attention of their potential mates.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Arctic Cruise Line Baptizes Its Passengers in Icehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/arctic-cruise-line-baptizes-its-passengers-i/MS Fram has just crossed the Arctic Circle, so far north that the sun practically never sets. To celebrate, the crew stage a frosty mock baptism for the guests... led by the sea god Neptune.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saying Goodbye to Singaporehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/saying-goodbye-to-singapore/A traveler bids farewell to the island country and finds comfort in the lights of its shopping mallsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Titanoboa vs T-Rexhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/titanoboa-vs-t-rex/It's the ultimate battle of the predators - the monster snake's unbelievable power against the tyrannosaurus' giant bite. They lived in different times and places, but if they ever met, who would win?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Battle Over Prairie Dogshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-battle-over-prairie-dogs/Ranchers defend their land from the destruction of prairie dogs while conservationist claim they are vital to the prairie ecosystemSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Are Planets Round? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-are-planets-round/The answer has everything to do with falling flat on your faceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Plymouth_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L3Clip01_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/plymouth_04_experiencingamerica_l3clip01_v2/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Fast Does a Snake Strike?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/how-fast-does-a-snake-strike/Slowed-down recordings from a lab experiment show two snake species striking at a test glove. (Video clips courtesy of David Penning)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Death Valley: One of the Most Extreme Places on Earth http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/death-valley-one-of-the-most-extreme-places/Southern California is home to some of the most extreme landscapes on the planet — none more so than Death Valley where, in 1913, the temperatures reached a world-record high of 134 degrees Fahrenheit. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did a Flood Wipe Out the Mysterious Ancient City of Petra?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-a-flood-wipe-out-the-mysterious-ancient/Why did the ancient Nabataeans desert the city of Petra? The answer lies in traces of white sand found in its rubble, suggesting a massive flood.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Vicious Siege on Vicksburghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-vicious-siege-on-vicksburg/Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Clemente Meant to Baseballhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-clemente-meant-to-baseball/Biographer David Maraniss says that in order to truly understand Clemente’s importance to the sport, you have to look beyond his spectacular numbersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York City Street Ratshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/new-york-city-street-rats/Rats thrive in New York City due to an ample food supply coming in the form of garbage left on the streetsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Massachusetts: Pilgrims, Provincetown and Plymouthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/massachusetts-pilgrims-provincetown-and-pl/When they first arrived on the coastline, the Pilgrims anchored in Provincetown before crossing Cape Cod Bay and settling in the more sheltered haven of Plymouth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Emancipation_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L5_Clip01_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/emancipation_04_experiencingamerica_l5_clip0/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tracking Down a Plane Crash in the Alaskan Wildernesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/tracking-down-an-alaskan-plane-crash/When the National Transportation Safety Board office in Alaska first hears about a plane going down, protocol is to begin gathering information: how bad the crash is, the number of survivors, and where exactly the wreckage is located.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Real Way Komodo Dragons Kill Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-real-way-komodo-dragons-kill-prey/Komodo dragons aren't physically built to chase after their prey. Remarkably, they've mastered the technique of stalking, biting, and secreting deadly venom in them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 errors.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ancient Engineering That Kept One of the Driest Cities Wethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/ancient-engineering-that-kept-one-of-the-dri/The ancient Nabataeans' water storage and irrigation system was a marvel of engineering. It was the biggest reason they were able to thrive in the harsh desert for hundreds of years.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Bloodiest Battle of the Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-bloodiest-battle-of-the-civil-war/The deadliest battle of the Civil War took place on this small piece of farmland that has become known simply as Gettysburg. (Still Image: iStock/rewindtime)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/seizing-justice-the-greensboro-4/Witness the story of four young men who stood up to racism and social injustice by taking a seat. This is the story of the Greensboro Four.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000African Ape Smugglinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/african-ape-smuggling/Endangered chimpanzees and gorillas in Africa face a new threat as investigators uncover what appears to be an undercover ape smuggling operationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sedona, Arizona's Mysterious Energy Fieldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/arizona-sedonas-mysterious-energy-field/New-Agers have been coming to Sedona for years because of its mysterious spiritual energy, but they weren't the first to believe in its religious power.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shackles_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L4_Clip01_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/shackles_04_experiencingamerica_l4_clip01_v1/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is What You're Paying for When You Buy a Bentleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/what-youre-paying-for-when-you-buy-a-bentley/Manufacturing a Bentley in the traditional way is a time-consuming nod to their brand heritage. Each hand-crafted wheel, for example, can take four and a half hours to finish.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Insanely Ambitious and Corrupt Plot to Grow L.A.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/insane-ambitious-corrupt-plot-to-grow-los-angeles/In 1898, the mayor of Los Angeles, Fred Eaton, came up with an audacious plan to drive up the value of local real estate. He would secretly divert the water from an entire river valley in the north to the city.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 union. But in 1947, when the wedding took place, many in the royal family were concerned.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elusive Arctic Animals Reveal Themselves to an Expeditionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elusive-arctic-animals-reveal-themselves-to/A group of Arctic tourists with an experienced expedition leader run into two unique arctic animals: the hardy muskoxen and a herd of reindeer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Price of Freedomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-price-of-freedom/Before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln signs into law the Compensated Emancipation Act. Costing nearly one million dollars, the act buys freedom for all District of Columbia slaves.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Savior of the Wild Tigerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-savior-of-the-wild-tiger/Conservation scientist Ullas Karanth is still optimistic about the future of the majestic cats of the south Asian jungle Photos by Julie Larsen MaherSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Writing Letters to Everyone in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/writing-letters-to-everyone-in-the-world/Two British artists travel to Pittsburgh for their second installment of their "Mysterious Letters" art projectSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ketchum, Idaho: Hemingway's Sunny Home Away from Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/idaho-hemingways-sunny-home-away-from-home/Hemingway, who moved to Ketchum in 1960, was often spotted in town at the Sawtooth Club, when he wasn't writing, hunting, or fly-fishing.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tubman_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L4_Clip02_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tubman_04_experiencingamerica_l4_clip02_v10/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why You Should Take the Honey Bee Shortage Seriouslyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/you-should-take-the-honey-bee-shortage-seriously/Our entire agricultural system relies on the wellbeing of honey bees. And for them to do well, they need diverse vegetation, not just farmland.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Is a Rattlesnake's Rattle Actually Made of?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-is-a-rattlesnakes-rattle-actually-made-of/Rattlesnakes are born with tiny buttons at the end of their tails. Each time they shed their skin, a scale remains behind which, in time, becomes the infamous rattle.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 eggs, which comprise 50% of her bodyweight.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Rise and Fall of an Inland Amazon Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-rise-and-fall-of-an-inland-amazon-sea/Credit: Carlos Jaramillo, German Bayona and Edward Duarte, using Gplates and VideoPad by NCHsoftwareSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Personal Root of Lincoln’s Anti-Slavery Stancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-personal-argument-against-slavery/Famous for his anti-slavery stance, Abraham Lincoln's political position may have been rooted in the trials and tribulations of his youth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000People of a Feather - D.C. Environmental Film Festival Trailerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/people-of-a-feather-dc-environmental-fil/An award-winning documentary film examines the impact of ecosystem devastation on the lives and culture of the Sanikiluaq people of the Belcher Islands in Hudson BaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Mariachis of Pueblahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-mariachis-of-puebla/The streets of Puebla, Mexico are filled with the sound of Mariachis who sing at most traditional Mexican ceremonySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nauvoo_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L3Clip02_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/nauvoo_04_experiencingamerica_l3clip02_v20mp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Metamaterials Inspired by Islamic Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/metamaterials-inspired-by-islamic-art/See how geometric designs are inspiring new ways to make stretchy materials. (Video by Ahmad Rafsanjani and Damiano Pasini/McGill University)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Double Eagle Investigationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-double-eagle-investigation/Years after all double eagles were supposedly destroyed, the Secret Service traces the reappearance of two of the rare coins back to a deal between jeweler Israel Switt and Mint cashier George McCann.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 along the way. This puts the cubs at risk from an unlikely predator: famished male polar bears.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000North Country Stargazinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/north-country-stargazing/The northern lights over Lake Superior and Lake Michigan - produced by Shawn MaloneSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Semper Fi: Always Faithful - D.C. Environmental Film Festival Trailerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/semper-fi-always-faithful-dc-environmen/After the death of his daughter, a Marine Corps drill instructor uncovers one of the largest water contamination incidents – and cover-ups - in American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sing Along to the Messiahhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/sing-along-to-the-messiah/The story within Handel’s famous piece is what drives its enduring popularity, and it is also what keeps D.C.’s Metropolitan Chorus excited for their annual performanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Physicists Try to Make Star Trek's Warp Drive a Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/physicists-try-to-make-star-treks-warp-driv/In Star Trek, an antimatter warp drive allows the Enterprise starship to travel the universe effortlessly, but is this faster-than-light propulsion system actually possible?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anderson_04_Experiencing_America L22_Clip01_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/anderson_04_experiencing_america-l22_clip01_/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Artist Michael Najjar Travels to the Stratospherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/artist-michael-najjar-travels-to-the-stratos/(Credit: Michael Najjar/Courtesy of Benrubi Gallery, NYC)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 1900. Now, the luxury car brand is looking to the past for its new model.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Travel to Veracruzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/travel-to-veracruz/A journey into the diversity and folklore of the Mexican citySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Space Junk in 3D – D.C. Environmental Film Festival Trailerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/space-junk-in-3d-dc-environmental-film-f/Man has been exploring space for over 50 years. We’ve left a lot behind. A new 3D film takes viewers on a journey through this whirling cloud of trashSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Baby Talk From a Rhesus Macaquehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/baby-talk-from-a-rhesus-macaque/Watch how a mother rhesus makes funny faces to her infant child to grab its attentionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Brains Behind Star Trekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-brains-behind-star-trek/Sci-fi fan Gene Roddenberry was a freelance writer with a futuristic vision. He had high hopes for his script about a peacekeeping spaceship seeking new life forms.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sugimoto_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L10Clip02_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/sugimoto_04_experiencingamerica_l10clip02_v1/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Take a Virtual Tour of Macaohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/take-a-virtual-tour-of-macao/Provided by Beautiful Destinations for Macao Government Tourism OfficeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Journey Through the Himalayashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/a-journey-through-the-himalayas/The sights and sounds of northern IndiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Man Who Stopped the Desert – D.C. Environmental Film Festival Trailerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-man-who-stopped-the-desert-dc-enviro/Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from Burkina Faso, has become a pioneer in the fight against desertification – succeeding where many international agencies have failedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flipping Out Over Pinballhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/flipping-out-over-pinball/David Silverman has collected more than 800 pinball machines to preserve their history and create a national pinball museumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Flies in Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-flies-in-space/How flies are making space safer for humansSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000AIDSQuilt_04_Experiencing_America L16_Clip01_v1.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/aidsquilt_04_experiencing_america-l16_clip01/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Amazing Chicago Timelapsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/amazing-chicago-timelapse/Fascinated by the city, Eric Hines shot over 30,000 photographs to complete his cityscape - produced by Eric HinesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Identify a Bird From a Single Featherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-to-identify-a-bird-from-a-single-feather/Ornithologist Carla Dove explains how the microscopic structure of a bird's feather can help identify the species and at the same time, make air travel safer for humansSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Coral Reefs Spawnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-coral-reefs-spawn/Watch breathtaking underwater footage off the Panama coast, where coral reefs reproduce in a flurry of carefully-timed actionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Don't Fall Asleep on Dutyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/dont-fall-asleep-on-duty/One scene in Platoon is directly based on Oliver Stone's first encounter with enemy soldiers in Vietnam. (Still Image: iStock/inhauscreative)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Suffrage_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L17Clip01_v2.0.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/suffrage_04_experiencingamerica_l17clip01_v2/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Exotic World of Muay Thai Boxinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/the-exotic-world-of-muay-thai-boxing/An anthropological exploration of the athletes on the island of Koh Tao, ThailandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Segway of Airplaneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-segway-of-airplanes/The Hiller Flying Platform had the potential to be a space age personal flying machine. But it didn't quite take off.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reviving the Ohlone Languagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/reviving-the-ohlone-language/Using archived ethnographic research, Linda Yamane is bringing back the language of the Ohlone, a Northern California tribeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Stone's Actor Boot Camphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/oliver-stones-actor-boot-camp/In order to turn the young cast of Platoon into battle-hardened soldiers, Oliver Stone put his actors through a rigorous, two-week boot camp.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New Magma Reservoir Found Under Yellowstonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/new-magma-reservoir-found-under-yellowstone/This animation shows the volcanic plumbing system of the Yellowstone supervolcano, including a newfound magma reservoir (red) about 28 miles below the surface. The green lines represent the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. (Credit: Hsin-Hua Huang, University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Marine Compares Flying the Harrier to Riding a Dragonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-marine-compares-flying-the-harrier-to-r_1/The Harrier's unique takeoff style and agility owes a lot to its 47-foot frame and mere 15,000 pounds in weight--almost half the size of most modern fighter jets.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Travel by Daydreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/travel-by-daydream/A subway ride transforms into a meditative journeySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Scientist: Carlos Jaramillohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/meet-the-scientist-carlos-jaramillo/For Carlos Jaramillo, a paleobotanist with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the excitement of finding a fossil never seems to get old.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tidbitting Roosterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-tidbitting-rooster/How do hens react when they see the movement of a rooster's waddle?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Could You Survive Three M16 Bullets to the Chest? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/could-you-survive-three-m16-bullets-to-the-c/A weapons expert and a trauma surgeon recreate a scene from Platoon using high-speed cameras to show the damage caused by a single M16 bullet to the human body.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Daniel Boone's Wilderness Roadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/daniel-boones-wilderness-road/Forbidding mountains were no match for Daniel Boone. When he was hired by a wealthy businessman to forge a trail through the Cumberland Gap, he emerged on the other side of the mountain two weeks later.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000U-2 Dragon Lady Gives a Helping Hand to U.S. Troopshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/u-2-dragon-lady-gives-a-helping-hand-to-us/When a U.S. convoy in Afghanistan has vehicle problems and is forced to stop for repairs, a U-2 aircraft spots a Taliban ambush coming their way.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Revolutionizing the Urban Farmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/revolutionizing-the-urban-farm/Ben Greene's farmery turns industrialized produce on its head by allowing food to be grown and sold in the same space - A film by Gary Breece and Russell Hawkins.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Titanoboa at the Zoo?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/titanoboa-at-the-zoo/In the wild, titanoboa probably ate large crocodiles, fish and other snakes—but if there were a titanoboa at the National Zoo today, what would the zoo keepers feed it?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Street Painting the Book of Omenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/street-painting-the-book-of-omens/Artist Michael Kirby spent four days painting an image from "Falnama: The Book of Omens" in front of the Arthur M. Sackler GallerySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Stone on the Vietnam Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/oliver-stone-on-the-vietnam-war_1/Oliver Stone's critically acclaimed film Platoon is based on his own actions and experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Reason Why DC Is Between Maryland and Virginiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-reason-why-dc-is-between-maryland-and-vi/Washington, D.C. is named after the first U.S. president. But do you know how he chose its location?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Spectacular Footage of a Butterfly Leaving Its Cocoonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/spectacular-footage-of-a-butterfly-leaving-i/The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Observe one caterpillar as it developments into a gorgeous winged insect.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Flying Gas Station Can Carry 200,000 Lbs. of Fuelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-flying-gas-station-can-carry-200000-lb/The KC-135 Stratotanker plays a crucial role in keeping U.S. fighter jets up in the air. That's because this 136-foot long aircraft is a flying gas tank capable of performing air refueling -- carrying a whopping 200,000 pounds of fuel.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Piano Barhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-piano-bar/A bartender and piano player, frozen in time, recall their past and present, as well as the future that is certain to leave them behind - produced by Katherine GorringeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Do You Know About Snakes?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-do-you-know-about-snakes/These five-year-olds know a thing or two about snakes, but what do they know about titanoboa?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tour of the C&O Canalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-tour-of-the-co-canal/Dating back to 1831, the C&O Canal was an essential link in connecting a vastly growing countrySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Have Cats Been Domesticated?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-have-cats-been-domesticated/When did we start getting cuddly with cats? And have those tabbies really been tamed? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze investigates the surprising history and science behind today’s house cat.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Do We Finally Know How the Holy Grail Disappeared?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/do-we-finally-know-how-the-holy-grail-disapp/How did an onyx cup thought to be the Holy Grail disappear from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 909 AD? This historian's breakthrough might provide some intriguing answers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of a Tense Aerial Battle During the Falklands Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/footage-of-a-tense-aerial-battle-during-the-_1/It's 10 weeks into the Falklands War, and two British Harriers find themselves protecting a damaged ship, the HMS Hermes. Suddenly, Argentine Skyhawks appear on the horizon and a fight ensues.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Life of Samiullahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/life-of-samiulla/When his father died in a bomb blast at a Bazaar in Pakistan, Samiulla had to give up his dream of going to school and provide for his familySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Art of Video Gameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-art-of-video-games/Chris Melissinos, guest curator of an exhibit about video games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explains what makes the genre an art formSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Ju/’Hoansi Tribe in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-juhoansi-tribe-in-action/Over the course of 50 years, John Marshall filmed the African tribe, tracking how their nomadic culture slowly died outSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 headachesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Driving While Blackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/driving-while-black/Watch this exclusive clip from the upcoming Ric Burns documentary about the "Green Book"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 a different look to begin with.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Trees Uncover What Plunged Egypt's Climate Into Chaoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/these-trees-uncover-what-plunged-egypts-cli/Examining tree rings inside the world's oldest trees reveal a seismic event that took place around 3,500 years ago. Could this be scientific evidence that the biblical plagues of Ancient Egypt really happened?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Coffin Makerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-coffin-maker/The first coffin Marcus Daly built was for his own child. Now, he has mastered the art of creating a final resting place for so manySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Understanding What Makes Fish Fleehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/understanding-what-makes-fish-flee/A new study reveals the secrets and chemical makeup behind "Shreckstoff"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch the Gecko’s Tail Fliphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-the-geckos-tail-flip/Leopard geckos can shed their tail to distract predators, and the tails can leap up to 3 cm in one jumpSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Cyber Crimes You Never Hear Abouthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-cyber-crimes-you-never-hear-about/Financial institutions go to great lengths to protect themselves against cyber attacks, but as in Live Free or Die Hard, very little stops these elite hackers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Trigger a Bolt of Lightninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/how-to-trigger-a-bolt-of-lightning/To study otherwise unpredictable thunder and lightning, SwRI scientists launch small rockets trailing grounded copper wire into thunderclouds in Florida. The copper wire creates a conductive path for the bolt so the team can focus their instruments and conduct multiple experiments. Credit: UF/FIT ICLRTSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 contributed to a loss of grazing habitats, which eventually drove them to extinction.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Heroes of the Tabletophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/heroes-of-the-tabletop/A day in the life of a group of friends who gather at their local comic book shop to transform themselves via roleplaying gamesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History and Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-groundbreaking-for-the-national-museum-o/President Barack Obama presided over the milestone moment in Smithsonian history, as ground was broken for the Institution's 19th museum.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Rare Look at Tucker Carshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-rare-look-at-tucker-cars/Collector David Cammack owns three of the 47 remaining cars in existence designed by Preston Tucker, which he puts on display in a secluded museum in VirginiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hacking a Popular Social Networking Sitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/hacking-a-popular-social-networking-site/In October 2005, a popular social networking site was brought to its knees by a nineteen year old hacker.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elaine de Kooning Paints a Portraithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/elaine-de-kooning-paints-a-portrait/Directed and produced by Betty Jean Thiebaud. Digitized from original 1976 16mm color film. Courtesy of Wayne Thiebaud/Matt Bult.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Incredible History of Sunken Ships in San Franciscohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-incredible-history-of-sunken-ships-in-SF/In 1850, hundreds of migrant ships arrived in San Francisco harbor, fueled by gold rush. But many of these ships weren't needed after that and were simply sunk, making the city a maritime archaeologist's dream.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -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 endeavor, from the Hubble Space Telescope to Skylab. Now it's time for the bizarre aircraft to get a check-up.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Discovering New Species in the Amazonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/discovering-new-species-in-the-amazon/The rainforest still harbors many secrets waiting to be discovered. Fortunately, there are people whose job is to find these secrets - produced by Federic PardoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Art of Video Gameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-art-of-video-games_1/Chris Melissinos, guest curator of an exhibit about video games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explains what makes the genre an art formSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Residents of Arlington Cemeteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-residents-of-arlington-cemetery/While President Kennedy may be one of the best known gravesites in Arlington, there are many other notable Americans buried in these sacred groundsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000"Die Hard" Explained: Extinguishing Your Enemieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/extinguishing-your-enemies/The hallmark of every Die Hard movie is John McClane's ability to get out of the most dangerous situations with the minimum of effort - often using the most unlikely props. But would it really work?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s Up With Saturn’s Rings?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-up-with-saturns-rings/Despite being just one minute long, this Ask Smithsonian video hosted by Eric Schulze is crammed full of strange things you never knew – but should – about Saturn’s rings. Prepare to be amazed.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Portland Timelapsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/portland-timelapse/A collection of 260,000 images documenting the Pacific Northwest and its endless beautySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Tamir Ben Kalifahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-tamir-ben-kalifa/Selected by Eli Reed for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Mix of Classical and Jazzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-mix-of-classical-and-jazz/In a performance filmed for World War II soldiers, Hazel Scott begins with a section from Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" and ends with a jazzy tuneSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000"Die Hard" Explained: Could John McClane Really Shoot Through His Own Shoulder?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/surviving-a-bullet-wound-to-the-shoulder/In Live Free or Die Hard, John McClane shoots through his own shoulder in order to take out his captor - ballistics experts put this climactic scene to the test.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Video: #WeGotThis DChttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/sponsor-video-wegotthis-dc/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Timelapse of a Dragonfly Growing Wingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stunning-timelapse-dragonfly-growing-wings/A dragonfly larva emerges from the water with four distinctive lumps on its back. These lumps will turn into the most powerful wings in the insect kingdom. Watch the transformation unfold before your eyes.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hawaiian Landscapeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/hawaiian-landscapes/A view of the big island with an emphasis on the diversity of landscapes and climate zonesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Tomeu Collhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-tomeu-coll/Selected by Donna Ferrato for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Driving Art Aroundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/driving-art-around/Art car designers tour the country with their cars, some thousands of miles a year, not for fame or money, but just to make people smileSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000See a Hoverboard in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/see-a-hoverboard-in-action/At Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future is Here conference, the company Hendo showed off its hoverboard technology.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000John Muir's Transformative Climb Up Mt. Rainierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/john-muirs-transformative-climb-up-mt-rainier/In 1880, John Muir boldly hiked to the icy summit of one of Washington State's most recognizable landmarks. He would later go on to became one of nature's greatest advocates.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Full Moon Silhouetteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/full-moon-silhouettes/A real-time capture of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria lookout in the capital city of Wellington, New ZealandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Robin Maddockhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-robin-maddock/Selected by Martin Parr for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Eastern Pacific Black Ghost Sharkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-eastern-pacific-black-ghost-shark/The ghost shark's tentaclum on its head is used to facilitate copulation with a femaleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Butterflies Zigzag Wildly for a Reasonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/butterflies-zigzag-wildly-for-a-reason/A butterfly's slow wing beat enables it to make rapid and unpredictable changes of direction. Here's why that's such a useful trait.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Taiwan: A Journey of Discoveryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/taiwan-a-journey-of-discovery/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Credible Egghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-credible-egg/The industrialization of food inspires an unexpected alliance between technology and natureSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Pilar Belmontehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-pilar-belmonte/Selected by Sylvia Plachy for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses her workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Removed From its Setting, the Hope Diamond Stands Alonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/removed-from-its-setting-the-hope-diamond-s/The naked stone is on exhibit at the Natural History museum through next springSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Find: The $30,000 Sword George Custer Used in Battlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rare-sword-george-custer-battle/General George Custer was a U.S. cavalry officer best known for leading troops into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he met his fate. Here's how one of his rare swords found itself in the hands of a lucky collector.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Secret Refuge for Elk Thought to Be Extincthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-secret-refuge-for-elk-thought-to-be-extinct/As many as 500,000 tule elk once roamed the coast of California, but they were hunted to extinction in the mid-1860s. Or so we thought...Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Day on the Tundrahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/filming-in-tough-weather1mp4/Sherry recaps a very cold day and exciting encounter with polar bears.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Downed U.S. Plane Almost Caused a Nuclear Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-a-downed-us-plane-almost-caused-a-nucl/It's 1962, and tensions are high between the U.S. and Cuba. When the Cubans accidentally shoot down a U.S. U-2 aircraft, the threat of nuclear war becomes a serious possibility.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Goldfish in Liquid Nitrogenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/goldfish-in-liquid-nitrogen/An abstract yet hopeful hypothesis in regards to communication in relationships and how it currently parallels with technological modernitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Keith Colemanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-keith-coleman/Selected by Albert Watson for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000High Lonesome Hongahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/high-lonesome-honga/Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys blend bluegrass and klezmer during a performance in New York CitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Footage of Duke Ellington Playing Baseballhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/rare-footage-of-duke-ellington-playing-baseball/[Harry Carney Home Movies], Ruth Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Do Hyenas Laugh?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-do-hyenas-laugh/Are hyenas the most misunderstood animals in the wild? They're intelligent, they have a sophisticated social order, and their famous laugh isn't even a laugh.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Timelapse of Artist Han Seok Hyun Installing "Super-Natural" at Boston's Museum of Fine Artshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-timelapse-of-artist-han-seok-hyun-installi/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Engineering Job Is Not for the Faint-Heartedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-engineering-job-is-not-for-the-faint-he/The engineers working on 3 World Trade Center in New York are among the most daring around. Not only do they operate their machinery up to 1,000 feet above street level, they do it without a safety harness.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: José Antonio Martínezhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-jose-antonio-martinez/Selected by Mary Ellen Mark for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Raid on Harpers Ferryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-raid-on-harpers-ferry/In one fateful night, John Brown brought the country closer to Civil WarSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Tobacco Hornwormhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/smartnews-tobacco-hornworm/Researchers investigating nicotine poisoning discover the “breath of death”Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How One Millionaire's Promise Led to a National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/john-rockefeller-grand-teton-national-park/When millionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr. first visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1926, he vowed to preserve the awe-inspiring land, and began secretly buying thousands of acres to open a national park.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Reason This South American Tribe Shrunk Their Enemies' Headshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-reason-this-south-american-tribe-shrunk/The Shuar of South America is the only tribe to have never been conquered by the Spanish Empire. But the thing they're most famous for is a macabre tradition: shrinking the heads of their enemies.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Life in New Yorkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/life-in-new-york/Days, dinners and debaucheries as seen through an iPhone using the Vine appSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Sirio Magnaboscohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-sirio-magnabosco/Selected by David Burnett for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Shorebirds of Delaware Bayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-shorebirds-of-delaware-bay/Staff writer Abigail Tucker recounts the scene of a beach littered with horseshoe crabs and a sky filled with red knotsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Google Street View Angkorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/google-street-view-angkor/Thanks to Google's Trekker technology, you can see the sights of Angkor from anywhere in the world.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The "New Jerusalem" of Ethiopiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-new-jerusalem-of-ethiopia/No one knows for certain why the Lalibela churches share many similarities with Judaism, but scholars propose a handful of holy theories.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Which National Park Draws 25 Million Visitors a Year?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/which-national-park-draws-25-million-visitors/The National Mall attracts an unbelievable amount of visitors each year. Here's what they come to see.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How NASA Cut Costs With a New Kind of Spacecrafthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-nasa-cut-costs-with-a-new-kind-of-spacec_1/With budgets for space exploration falling toward the end of the 1960s, NASA began to make plans for a new kind of reusable spacecraft to save money: the space shuttle.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000London Timelapsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/london-timelapse/Using an iPhone 4S, Mario Baluci traveled around the English capital capturing important landmarks that span the city Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Chris Linderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-chris-linder/Selected by Steve Winter for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jellyfish are Stirring Up the Oceanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/jellyfish-are-stirring-up-the-ocean/Researchers in Palau are studying how the movement of jellyfish through the open water helps with ocean mixingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Is Angkor Wat Still Standing Today?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-is-angkor-wat-still-standing-today/The engineering masterpiece is strikingly tall and covers an area four times larger than the Vatican City. But without the surrounding moat, the structure would never have survived.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Semysmauchenius sp1, ventral viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/semysmauchenius-sp1-ventral-view/This <em>Semysmauchenius</em> spider can make a strike with its chelicerae in just 0.56 milliseconds. The spider was recorded at 3,000 frames per second (fps), but the video is playing at 20 fps, so in real life its movements would be 150 times as fast as seen here.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Real Culprit of an Ancient Egyptian Plague Was... Bread?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-real-culprit-of-an-ancient-egyptian-plag/According to the Bible, the 10th plague to befall Ancient Egypt killed the first born child of every family. Now, new scientific evidence suggests that this may have actually occurred - and that a fungal infection was responsible.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Story of the Wall Street Bullhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-story-of-the-wall-street-bull/From ticker tape parades to the Occupy Wall Street movement, "Charging Bull" has seen it allSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Delphine Diaw Diallohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-delphine-diaw-diallo/Selected by William Coupon for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses her workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Books of Thomas Jefferson’s Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-books-of-thomas-jeffersons-library/Jefferson’s respect for the Enlightenment ideals of Memory, Reason and Imagination shaped how he organized his librarySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Danger Lurks in a Roman Latrinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/sharing-toilets-with-friends-and-evil-spirits/Passing around the communal sponge made a visit to ancient Rome's public toilets both a social event and a hazard to your health.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Happens When You Get a Concussion?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-happens-when-you-get-a/We all know concussions are a bad thing, but have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your brain when it gets knocked around? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze takes a few whacks to the head in the name of science. (Disclaimer: No brains were harmed during the making of this video.)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mecysmauchenius sp1, dorsal viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/mecysmauchenius-sp1-dorsal-view/Mecysmauchenius sp1, dorsal view: This species uses power-amplified cheliceral strikes; this video was recorded at 20,000 frames per second (fps), but is playing at 20 fps, so in real life the movements would be 1,000 times as fast. At 20,000 fps the high-speed camera records at a small frame size (255 x 60 pixels), making it difficult to capture the entire specimen in the frame. A team of researchers led by Smithsonian scientist <a href="http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/WoodH.html">Hannah Wood</a> has discovered that trap-jaw spiders have a surprising ability to strike their prey at lightning speed and with super-spider power, according to new findings reported in the scholarly journal <em>Current Biology</em>.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Secret Refuge of the Swamp Foxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/secret-refuge-of-the-swamp-fox/The swampy, cypress-covered Francis Marion National Forest was once an escape route for a controversial figure in America's fight for independence.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Artist Profile: Haidee Beckerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/artist-profile-haidee-becker/An artist's view on the concept of art and the figure of the artist in modern societySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Farzana Wahidyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-farzana-wahidy/Selected by Reza for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses her workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Festival of St. Efisiohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/the-festival-of-st-efisio/Since 1656, thousands of Sardinians have filled the streets of Cagliari to honor St. EfisioSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Did Michelangelo Complete the Sistine Chapel in Such a Short Time?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/pouncing-on-the-sistine-chapelpouncing-on-th/When Michelangelo was asked by an aging Pope to rush his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he had to get creative with classic techniques.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Juliana Dog Sleddinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/juliana-dog-sledding/Shot in 4K on the HTC Bolt™ with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Beauty of Letterpresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-beauty-of-letterpress/Paul Collier of Plymouth University explains why moveable-type printing is making a comeback - produced by Danny CookeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shooting Stars: Jeremy Everetthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/shooting-stars-jeremy-everett/Selected by Bruce Weber for our special issue, this up-and-coming photographer discusses his workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000When Tentacled Snakes Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/when-tentacled-snakes-attack/Watch a slow-motion video of a tentacled snake lie in wait and scare its prey into escaping right into its mouthSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Video Exposes Hitler's Secret Illnesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-video-exposes-hitlers-secret-illness/This propaganda footage, shot right before the fall of the Third Reich, was supposed to be destroyed. And for good reason - it reveals the medical condition Hitler tried to hide.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Hare Krishna Palace of Goldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-hare-krishna-palace-of-gold/Set in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, New Vrindaban is home to the largest Hare Krishna community in America. It's also known as "America's Taj Mahal"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000MACHINE: A Profile of Artist Aaron Murphyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/machine-a-profile-of-artist-aaron-murphy/A sculptor gives his answer to the question, "Why should anyone care?" - produced by Refah Seyed MahmoudSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Billy Collins Reads "The Unfortunate Traveler"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/billy-collins-reads-the-unfortunate-traveler/Smithsonian magazine's poetry consultant recites his poem commissioned for a special photography issueSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Visiting Lafcadio Hearn’s Japanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/visiting-lafcadio-hearns-japan/The temples and scenery of Japan’s San-in coast are as captivating now as they were when Lafcadio Hearn wrote about them in the 19th century Narration by T.A. Frail Music by Kevin MacLeod Photos by Hans Sautter / Aurora SelectSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mount Rushmore Was Supposed to Look Very Differenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-dakotas-mount-rushmore-was-supposed-to/It took more than 14 years for Mount Rushmore to be completed. During it's construction, unstable stone forced the the sculptor to dynamite Jefferson's original face.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A New View of Vegashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/a-new-view-of-vegas/Started by mobsters and ruled by Wall Street, the Las Vegas strip has become the capitol of extravagance...and bad behaviorSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Delicate Art of Rolling Tapehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-delicate-art-of-rolling-tape/Using masking tape and empty boxes, artist Sarah Ann DiNardo crafts intricate sculptures that represent a moment in timeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes of the Smithsonian Apphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/behind-the-scenes-of-the-smithsonian-app/What does it take to bring the award-winning magazine to the iPad?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Stamp Collector in Chiefhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-stamp-collector-in-chief/Franklin Roosevelt, a stamp collector since childhood, designed postage stamps to help promote his presidential agendaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Catherine the Great Used This Mechanical Table to Avoid Scandalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-table-that-serves-up-everything-but-secrets/Catherine the Great’s mechanical dinner table created a luxurious private affair. Guests arrived by invite only and wait staff were kept out of earshot to minimize gossip and scandal.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Black Blizzards of Oklahomahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-black-blizzards-of-oklahoma/What the farmers who settled Oklahoma's lands didn't know was that the years of plentiful rain were only a brief segment of a cycle that would bring drought, dust storms, and devastationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York Minutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/new-york-minute/A fast-paced trip around Manhattan's iconic landmarksSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes at the World Orchid Conventionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/behind-the-scenes-at-the-world-orchid-conven/The global orchid community convenes in Singapore to compete for the title of best in showSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Long-Legged Prehistoric Spiderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-long-legged-prehistoric-spider/Using a CT scanner, scientists have created a 3-D model of Eophrynus prestiviciiSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Oarfish Sightinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/rare-oarfish-sighting/During a March Shedd Adventures trip to Baja, participants witnessed not one, but two rare oarfish in shallow waters. Here's a video of one of their encounters. ©Shedd Aquarium/Un-Cruise AdventuresSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000White Mountain National Foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/white-mountain-national-forest/Whether on foot, by raft or from a car, no experience of the White Mountain National Forest beats the view from aboveSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Here's What Bat Echolocation Sounds Like, Slowed Downhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-bat-echolocation-sounds-like/Bats use a perceptual system called echolocation that allows them to produce high pitch sounds that bounce off nearby objects and living things. Humans can't normally hear these sounds, unless they're slowed down.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Massive Supercell In North Texashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/massive-supercell-in-north-texas/On June 3, 2013 near Booker, Texas, photographer Mike Olbinski pulled his car to the side of the road to capture one of nature's most amazing sightsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Playing the Unplayable Recordshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/playing-the-unplayable-records/Researchers and scientists work together together to find a way to play recordings made by the studio of inventor Alexander Graham BellSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ambushed by a Prehistoric Spiderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ambushed-by-a-prehistoric-spider/Using a CT scanner, scientists have created a 3-D model of Cryptomartus hindiSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Extinct Frog Resurrectedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smartnews-extinct-frog-resurrected/The gastric-brooding frog eats its young, well sort of - our Kelly Carnes explainsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexicohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/georgia-okeeffes-new-mexico/The famous American painter Georgia O'Keeffe found inspiration in New Mexico, repeatedly painting its natural and manmade landmarksSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Terrifying Spider Hunts Fish Underwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-terrifying-spider-hunts-fish-underwater/If the prospect of a spider that catches fish wasn't scary enough, the fishing spider is disturbingly well-adapted to its task. This includes walking on water, as well as breathing underneath it as it stalks its prey.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rebuilding a Life as a Quadriplegichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rebuilding-a-life-as-a-quadriplegic/A profound tragedy echoed through a small town in Michigan and changed the plans for a young prodigy in inspired waysSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Introducing Ask Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/introducing-ask-smithsonian/Now it's your turn to ask the Institution's experts your questions about science, history, art or culture Music: "Photosphere" by <a href="http://charles-atlas.com"target="_blank">Charles Atlas</a>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Joy of Cooking With Julia Childhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-joy-of-cooking-with-julia-child/Through her television shows, Julia Child shared her love for culinary arts with the worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Goosebumps?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-get-goosebumps/Saber toothed cats, temperature and things that go bump in the night, Eric Schulze explains Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000On the Shores of the Great Lakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/on-the-shores-of-the-great-lakes/Surrounded by four of America's Great Lakes, Michigan has more freshwater shoreline than any other state. Each of its shores has its own unique landscape, from forests, to beaches, to giant walls of sandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is the Closest Thing to a Dragon You'll Ever Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/closet-thing-to-a-dragon/Draco lizards use specialized sideflaps to launch themselves into the air while evading predators. They're so skilled at steering, they can even choose which tree trunk to land on.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where Does 'Beyond the Pale' Come From?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/where-does-beyond-the-pale-come-from/Trim Castle in County Meath, Ireland, is most famous for two things: It was a primary location in Mel Gibson's historic epic 'Braveheart,' and it also played a key part in originating the phrase 'beyond the pale.'Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Introducing Ask Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/introducing-ask-smithsonian_1/Now it's your turn to ask the Institution's experts your questions about science, history, art or culture - oldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A "Big Man" at the Hirshhornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-big-man-at-the-hirshhorn/Ron Mueck's "Big Man" sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum is a crowd favorite, sparking a wide variety of reactionsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Samuel Clemens Became Mark Twainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-samuel-clemens-became-mark-twain/Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River fueled the imagination of a young boy named Samuel Clemens. The world would later know him as Mark TwainSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Evergladeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-a-giant-lazy-river-became-the-everglades/The Florida Everglades are home to a patchwork of ecosystems in a constant state of change—so much so, they look different from one year to the next. Here's how this magnificent floating landscape came to be.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Stunning & Dramatic Irish Island Once Inhabited by Monkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-stunning-dramatic-irish-island-once-inha/Over seven miles off the Irish coast, lie the sea crags of Skellig Michael, a breathtaking island once home to a community of reclusive monks. More recently, a different kind of hermit used it as his fictitious home: Luke Skywalker.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Conserving the Jefferson Biblehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/conserving-the-jefferson-bible/Archivists at the Smithsonian Institution detail the painstaking process of preserving the 200-year-old book.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Subsonic Boomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/subsonic-boom/Researchers say they now understand the mysterious boom that can emanate for miles from sand dunes by Cheryl CarlinSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 explainsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Horrific Tragedy at Frank Lloyd Wright's Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/a-horrific-tragedy-at-frank-lloyd-wrights-home/One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved properties, Taliesin, was inspired by Wisconsin's natural beauty. But its history is mired in tragedySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Footage of a Kubong Gliding Through the Treeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stunning-footage-of-a-kubong/Kubongs, also known as colugos, are by far the most skillful and powerful of the forest gliders. With a single leap, they can travel over 100 meters. Here's one in action.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Do These Monkeys Have Such Outrageous Noses?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-do-these-monkeys-have-such-outrageous-no/Proboscis monkeys may look ridiculous to us, but they are in fact perfectly adapted to their swamp surroundings. Their pot-bellied stomachs are able to digest toxic leaves, while their huge noses play a role in attracting mates.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ice Skating on an Iceless Rinkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/ice-skating-on-an-iceless-rink/Winter in Washington, D.C. may be too warm for outdoor ice skating, so organizers at the National Zoo brought in a special kind of rink for their annual "Zoo Lights" celebrationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Is Beatboxing Safer Than Singing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/smartnews-is-beatboxing-safer-than-singing/Our Kelly Carnes explainsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Without Fort Lee, There'd Be No Hollywoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/without-fort-lee-thered-be-no-hollywood/While Thomas Edison is best-known for inventing the lightbulb, it's often forgotten that he also set up the world's first movie studio, in Fort Lee, New JerseySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Original Country Musichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-original-country-music/Country music star Trace Adkins stops by the Smithsonian to examine some authentic sheet music from the Civil War.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Astronauts Drink Recycled Urine to Stay Hydratedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/these-astronauts-drink-recycled-urine-to-sta/Astronauts themselves are important sources of water in outer space. With the help of a special centrifuge, their urine is distilled, then processed to provide clean drinking water.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Natural Hair Takes Roothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/natural-hair-takes-root/From her salon in Maryland, Camille Reed sees more black women embracing natural hairSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Haleakala: A Sacred Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/haleakala-a-sacred-place/The Hawaiian volcano, with its unique vegetation and meditative winds, has a spiritual connection to the native population Chant of "E Ala E" by Clifford Nae'ole Video and sound by Susan SeubertSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tracking Coastal Wolves in Canadahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/tracking-coastal-wolves-in-canada/From Smithsonian Channel comes a story about one woman’s passion to track and study a rare species of wolves in British Columbia.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The T-Rex's Journey to D.Chttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-t-rexs-journey-to-dc/Follow the "Nation's T-Rex" as it travels from Montana to WashingtonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Plane Crash That Claimed Three Rock Legendshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-plane-crash-that-claimed-three-rock-legends/The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as "The Day the Music Died" after the 1971 Don McLean songSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Fastest Animal on Earth Attacks Its Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-the-fastest-animal-attacks-prey/The Peregrine falcon is not your average avian predator. When hunting, this remarkable bird will fly to great heights, then dive bomb its prey abruptly at speeds of up to 242 mph.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Don't Be Jealous of These Oyster-Slurping Beach Monkeyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dont-be-jealous-of-these-oyster-slurping-be/Long-tailed macaques spend much of the day frolicking on tropical sands and taking a dip in the ocean to cool off. And when it's time to eat, they prove surprisingly adept at cracking open the clams and oysters nearby.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Archival Footage of D-Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/archival-footage-of-d-day/On June 6, 1944, allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi GermanySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sounds of the Sperm Whalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-sounds-of-the-sperm-whale/Watch underwater footage of the mammal and hear its strange clicking sounds that are crucial to their survival Video footage by Tony WuSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Crawling Crophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/crawling-crop/A wheat seed burrowing into the ground. Under dry, daytime conditions, the two "awns" that project from the seed bend away from each other. Under humid, nighttime conditions, they straighten. This action pushes the seed downwardSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000See D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms in Less Than a Minutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/see-dcs-cherry-blossoms-in-less-than-a-mi/In case you missed the city’s famous flora, see the Tidal Basin in full bloomSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Amelia Earhart in the Air Capitalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/amelia-earhart-in-the-air-capital/Home of Amelia Earhart and the first commercially produced plane in the country, Kansas has earned its reputation as the capital of flightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Happened to the Habsburgs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-happened-to-the-habsburg/The Habsburgs were once the most powerful family in Austria, but when they tried to strengthen their bloodline by intermarrying, a lack of genetic diversity led to their downfall.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Ship's Crew Eats in the Middle of Combathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-a-ships-crew-eats-in-the-middle-of-combat/In battle, mealtimes for the HDMS Peter Willemoes are tightly orchestrated affairs. The 160 person crew is divided into three teams, and each team has only six minutes to eat their meal.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Take a Tour of New York State's Leadership in Canals and Transportationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/take-a-tour-of-new-york-states-leadership-i/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Clyfford Still: The Man in a Long Black Coathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/clyfford-still-the-man-in-a-long-black-coat/See how the painter’s appearance and attire was as distinctive as his artwork in this clip from the documentary, STILLSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Shedding Light on Dark Matterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/shedding-light-on-dark-matter/Astrophysicist Stephen Murray explains how X-ray energies can be used to understand dark matter and its place in the universeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Workshop: Maraquitahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/in-motion-workshop-maraquita/'Maraquita' explores one woman's false incarceration in an Australian mental hospital, as remembered by her son Tony. Maraquita spent 22 years of her life in Sunbury Asylum on a diagnosis that was later to be found incorrect. George Clipp & Matthew Cleaves discuss their process. <br></br>Smithsonian Video Contest 2013 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mount St. Helenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/mount-st-helens/Mount St. Helens sits quietly now, but her legacy is one of devastating destructionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fishing With Irrawaddy Dolphinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/fishing-with-irrawaddy-dolphins/Local Burmese fisher Maung Lay shows how his family has traditionally teamed up with rare river dolphins and explains why their partnership is now at risk. (Video by Demelza Stokes and Mark Scialla)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Coral Bleaching 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/coral-bleaching-2016/Images collected by Professor Terry Hughes, Director ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. James Cook UniversitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Nazi Engineer Who Created the First Ballistic Missilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-nazi-engineer-who-created-the-first-ball_1/Wernher Von Braun became interested in space flight from an early age. This passion would lead him to become a key figure in the development of one of the Nazi's most devastating weapon: the V2 rocket.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Explore New York's Majestic Natural Siteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/explore-new-yorks-majestic-natural-sites/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Restoration of the Elwha Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-restoration-of-the-elwha-river/As the dams begin to come down, the National Park Service looks back at the region’s history and prepares for the welcome changes to the ecosystemSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reconnecting to Nature Through Designhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/reconnecting-to-nature-through-design/A Nature Conservatory scientist discusses how design can encourage communities to embrace sustainability and the use of natural resourcesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Workshop: MACHINEhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/in-motion-workshop-machine/Filmmaker Refah Seyed Mahmoud reveals the two-way trickery behind the magic of <em>MACHINE: A Profile of Artist Aaron Murphy</em> <br></br>Smithsonian Video Contest 2013 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best Rock Pillar for Sport Climbinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/climbing-monkey-face/First conquered in 1992, the climb up the east side of a 300-foot rock pillar named "Monkey Face" has become the ultimate rock-climbing challengeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Bee Works 50 Times Harder Than the Honey Beehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-bee-works-50-times-harder-than-the-honey-bee/Using blue orchard bees to pollinate crops is an idea with a lot of promise. For one thing, they visit 50 times more flowers than honey bees.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Devoted Mother Is Also a Cockroachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-devoted-mother-is-also-a-cockroach/Unlike most insects, female giant burrowing cockroaches look after their young for up to six months. In an eight-year lifespan, they can produce around 150 young.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York's Role in the Revolutionary Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/new-yorks-role-in-the-revolutionary-war/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Clyfford Still: Classic American Man of the Westhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/clyfford-still-classic-american-man-of-the/Learn about what the “rugged individualist” artist loved about San Francisco and the American landscape with a clip from the documentary, STILL Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Paradise Lost...and Found?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/paradise-lostand-found/Watch a video on the restoration of Gorongosa Park. The video was originally featured on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria and produced by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Workshop: Rose of Jerichohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/in-motion-workshop-rose-of-jericho/Sean Steininger talks about the process behind his time lapse of a Selaginella lepidophylla <br></br>Smithsonian Video Contest 2013Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Providence Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/providence-canyon/Its gorges are gorgeous! Locals call this geological beauty "Little Grand Canyon"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tree Video PAL Cutdownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/tree-video-pal-cutdown/Listen to the crackling sounds of air bubbles breaking through the xylem of a red cedar, <em>Juniperus virginiana</em>. Credit: Stefan Mayr, University of InnsbruckSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hippo Climbs Down a Steep Cliff...With Difficultyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/hippo-climbs-down-a-steep-cliffwith-diffi/A 15-foot male hippo carefully negotiates his enormous body down a sheer cliff. It's the shortest and most direct route to the water--and he's not one to back down from a challenge.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York's Colonial Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/new-yorks-colonial-history/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Blowing Up the Damhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/blowing-up-the-dam/Section by section, demolition crews are slowly exploding the Elwha River damSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Berry or Ant?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/berry-or-ant/An infected ant's bright red abdomen looks like a berrySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jefferson's Monticellohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/jeffersons-monticello/With gardens, skylights, and the famous dome room, Jefferson designed his home to be more than a place to live; it was his architectural legacySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Half of All North American Shorebirds Use This Rest Stophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/half-of-all-north-american-shorebirds-use-th/Cheyenne Bottoms is the nation's largest inland marsh, an area of over 60 square miles. It's also the favored resting spot of many species of migrating birds, from pelicans to 27 species of ducks.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Human Feature Gives Squirrel Monkeys Their Precise Griphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-spider-monkeys-only-have-four-fingers/Squirrel monkeys find it easy to leap fearlessly from one distant branch to another, some over 130 feet high. Their secret? Human-like fingerprints that give them a better grasp.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of New York's Business and Industrial Developmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-history-of-new-yorks-business-and-undus/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Brief History of the Jefferson Biblehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-brief-history-of-the-jefferson-bible/In this clip from a Smithsonian Channel program, curators discuss the significant impact the Enlightenment had on Jefferson’s thoughts and religious beliefs.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Augustine Eruptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/augustine-erupts/Watch St. Augustine in Alaska erupt and create lightningSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - Bipolarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/20214-smithsonian-in-motion-video-contest-ed/Bipolar is an experiment in using the human form as a medium for sound visualization. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Birthplace of the Atomic Bombhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-birthplace-of-the-atomic-bomb/In 1942, one thousand families were pushed out of Oak Ridge, Tennessee as part of The Manhattan Project - the US government's top secret initiative to engineer an atomic bombSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Self Portrait, Submergedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/self-portrait-submerged/NPG Excerpts - Bill Viola StudioSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Spider Monkeys Only Have Four Fingershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-human-feature-gives-squirrel-monkeys-th/Unlike virtually every other primate, spider monkeys have no thumbs, which could snag on the branches. Instead, their four long fingers form a perfect hook to help them swing on branches.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Portraits of Thomas Jeffersonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-portraits-of-thomas-jefferson/At the turn of the 18th century, Americans learned what their leaders looked like through paintings and drawings, explains a historian at the National Portrait GallerySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Assessing Coral Populationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/assessing-coral-populations/Marine biologist Nancy Knowlton discusses a research trip to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in Panama, where she and her collaborators collected data on coral reef populations. Reef sustainability is closely tied to coral reproduction. Then director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Knowlton, who has since been hired to lead the Smithsonian's Ocean Initiative, has reservations about the long-term future of coralsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Oldest Animal?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-the-oldest-animal/Take a guess - the answer might surprise youSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sandy Shores of Myrtle Beachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-sandy-shores-of-myrtle-beach/At the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand lies Myrtle Beach, the state's most famous coastal townSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Dreamers Installation Viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-dreamers-installation-view/NPG Excerpts - Bill Viola StudioSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You Should Thank This Man for Inventing Jet Boatshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/you-should-thank-this-man-for-inventing-jet/In 1954, a man named Bill Hamilton invented the water-jet propelled boat, ideal for exploring the shallow rivers of his native New Zealand. This later revolutionized boating worldwide.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Explore the Birthplace of Four U.S. Presidentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/explore-the-birthplace-of-four-us-presidents/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Did the Rebel Yell Sound Like?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-did-the-rebel-yell-sound-like/In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying crySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Brief History of Chocolatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-brief-history-of-chocolate/Uncover the bittersweet story of this ancient treat (Amanda Bensen)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Could a Plague Pandemic Strike Again?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/smartnews-could-a-plague-pandemic-strike-ag/Digging up the past to find out what caused one of the world’s deadliest pandemicsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Vermont Is the Best Place for Fall Foliagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/autumn-in-the-air/Take a journey over the fiery red foliage of fall and the covered bridges of Montgomery, VermontSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Pocahontas May Not Have Rescued John Smith After Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-pocahontas-may-not-have-rescued-john-smi/According to legend, Pocahontas threw herself between the leader of the Jamestown colony, John Smith, and a warrior's club to save him. But experts have some doubts about whether she was even present.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York's Native American Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/new-yorks-native-american-history/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Caring for a Wounded Rhino Calfhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/caring-for-a-wounded-rhino-calf/In this clip from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, researchers care for a baby rhino orphaned by poachers and wounded by a bullet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, the Tangerinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/louise-bourgeois-the-spider-the-mistress/In this trailer for a documentary about the acclaimed sculpturist, Louise Bourgeois discusses her life workSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where Cars Drive Over 230 MPHhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/where-cars-drive-over-230-mph/Nearly 300,000 people gather every Memorial Day to witness the legendary Indianapolis 500, one of the greatest spectacles in U.S. racingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You've Never Seen This Many Sharks in One Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/youve-never-seen-this-many-sharks-in-one-place/Every year, thousands of sharks pour in to the waters around the Socorros for a coordinated summer of feeding, and none of the other species are safe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why These Vegetarian Monkeys Have Sharp Predator Teethhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-these-vegetarian-monkeys-have-sharp-pred/In the Ethiopian highlands, native Geladas have impressive canines despite being grass eaters. The reason is simple: The males need to defend themselves and their group against potential challengers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Immigration in the Empire Statehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/immigration-in-the-empire-state/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Hirshhorn Transforms for After Hourshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-hirshhorn-transforms-for-after-hours/Art and music lovers who attended the museum's premier event were treated to Andy Warhol's "Shadows" and live musicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Newborn Elephant Shrew Caught on Filmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/newborn-elephant-shrew-caught-on-film/Last month, a new baby elephant-shrew was born at the Zoo’s Small Mammal House, but keepers didn’t even know about it until recently and then trained a camera on itSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Do Subliminal Messages Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/ask-smithsonian-do-subliminal-messages-work/This video does not contain hidden messages that will make you want to watch more Smithsonian videos. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Restorative Power of North Dakotahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-restorative-power-of-north-dakota/Theodore Roosevelt made his was to North Dakota to hunt bison, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the wild, western landSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Technology Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-does-night-vision-techn/Who’s afraid of the dark? Our Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze is here to explain the illuminating science behind night vision.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Miracle on Ice, Cooperstown and the Boxing Hall of Famehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-miracle-on-ice-cooperstown-and-the-boxi/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Long History of 3D Photographyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-long-history-of-3d-photography/A museum in Portland, Oregon highlights the multi-layered path of 3D imagery, from stereoscopes of the American West to blockbuster moviesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Curators' Tour Through Inaugurations Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-curators-tour-through-inaugurations-past/Two curators from the American History Museum show the highlights of the archives of inauguration relicsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Listen to This Endangered Songhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/listen-to-this-endangered-song/Only 400 of these records were made to raise awareness about the less than 400 Sumatran tigers still alive in the wild today. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Wolf of Omaha's Streetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-wolf-of-omahas-streets/After his arrival in Omaha in 1892, Tom Dennison - nicknamed the "Grey Wolf" - controlled the city's street's for more than 30 yearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000CCRCVidFInal.mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/ccrcvidfinalmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York's Crucial Role in the Women's Rights Movementhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/new-yorks-crucial-role-in-the-womens-right/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Andy Warhol's Headlineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/andy-warhols-headlines/Ever the media gadfly himself, the pop artist was fascinated by newspapers, especially the tabloids, as explored in a new exhibit at the National Gallery of ArtSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Whistling Orangutanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-whistling-orangutan/Bonnie, the subject of a recently published paper, is the Smithsonian National Zoo’s famous whistling orangutanSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Breaking an Elephant's Spirithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/breaking-an-elephants-spirit/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000One of Nature's Most Amazing Sightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/one-of-natures-most-amazing-sights/One of Yellowstone's most popular attractions, the Grand Prismatic Spring is home to some of the earliest forms of life on EarthSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where the Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion of Stolen Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/where-the-nazis-hid-35-billion-of-stolen-art/In the spring of 1945, with the Third Reich crumbling, the Nazis hid their stolen art in a sealed salt mine. But when U.S. troops arrived, they found that the opening to the mine had been destroyed.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Babe Ruth Was the Ultimate Symbol of the Roaring '20shttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-babe-ruth-was-the-ultimate-symbol-of-the-20s/In the 1920s, American industry and clout were exploding. Babe Ruth captured the times, lived large and demonstrated an insatiable appetite for pleasure and achievement.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New York: Center for Abolitionism and the Birthplace of the NAACPhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/new-york-center-for-abolitionism-and-the-bi/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bavaria's Beer Gardenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/bavarias-beer-gardens/Some people may relax and read a newspaper with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, but in south Germany, they do it with a beerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000American History Museum Transformedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/american-history-museum-transformed/A step-by-step tour of the renovation of the National Museum of American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rare Burmese Forests, Secluded for 50 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/rare-burmese-forests-secluded-for-50-years/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where Rosa Parks Inspired a Nationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/where-rosa-parks-inspired-a-nation/More than half a century ago, civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality in Montgomery, inspiring a national movement through acts of nonviolenceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The National Museum of Natural History Gets a Facelifthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-national-museum-of-natural-history-gets/Smithsonian Facebook Live EventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The War of 1812 in New York Statehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-war-of-1812-in-new-york-state/New York State's Path Through HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Bird Whispererhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-bird-whisperer/From the Qinghai Privince in China, Buddhist monk Tashi Sange studies one of the world's rarest birds, the Tibetan buntingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seismic Waves Shake L.A.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/seismic-waves-shake-la/An animation depicts how seismic waves will impact Los AngelesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is Actually America's First Small Townhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-is-actually-americas-first-small-town/Founded by Spaniards four whole decades before Jamestown, St. Augustine, Florida, is our oldest town.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Defense of Fort McHenryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry/Do you know how our National Anthem came to be? We have a raging battle, a young poet and Maryland to thankSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You Do Not Want to Get Tased by This Eelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/you-do-not-want-to-get-tased-by-this-eel/The electric eel generates electric shocks of up to 1,000 volts, 80 times the electric voltage of a car battery. Watch as a caiman learns this fact the hard way.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Unroll a Dead Sea Scroll Without Destroying Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-to-unroll-a-dead-sea-scroll-without-destroying/In 1952, a remarkable copper scroll was uncovered by archaeologists near the Dead Sea. It would take four years for scientists to agree on a way to open it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Director David Lynch Wants Schools to Teach Transcendental Meditation to Reduce Stresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/david-lynch-schools-transcendental-meditation/The acclaimed filmmaker has become the champion of the practice that's now been adopted by thousands of kids.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Photographing the Elusive Jaguarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/photographing-the-elusive-jaguar/Deep in the jungles of Brazil, photographer Steve Winter explains how he managed to capture stunning images of one of the world's top predators Photography and Narration by Steve Winter Special Thanks to Panthera.orgSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Traveling Seismic Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/traveling-seismic-waves/An animation from the USGS shows a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in southern CaliforniaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Clint Eastwood Was This Town's Mayorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/clint-eastwood-was-this-towns-mayor/Carmel, California, is home to thriving marine population and breathtakingly gorgeous coasts. No wonder the actor wanted to run it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fall in Connecticuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/fall-in-connecticut/With fields full of pumpkins and forests full of ghosts, this New England state might be the perfect place for tricks and treatsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monsterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-waves-could-have-created-the-loch-ness-m/Despite very little scientific evidence supporting the Loch Ness Monster's existence, people routinely report it surfacing from the water. Dr. Tom Davey believes waves may be responsible for this phenomenon. Watch him test this hypothesis with a state-of-the-art wave pool.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/space-archaeologist-sarah-parcak-satellites/The Indiana Jones of low Earth orbit harnesses 21st-century technology to uncover long-buried treasures.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Examining an Orangutanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/examining-an-orangutan/At the National Zoo, primates undergo routine checkups to ensure a healthy lifestyleSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jupiter and Ganymedehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/jupiter-and-ganymede/Galileo never saw Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, but this NASA video shows the moon orbiting behind Jupiter in just two hoursSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Here’s a Glimpse of What American Life Used to Behttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/a-rich-colonial-past/Tucked away from modernity, New Castle gives us a glimpse of what American life used to look likeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Bug Wears Its Victims' Carcasses as Camouflagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-bug-wears-its-victims-carcasses-as-camouflage/The assassin bug is one of the most cunning predators in the micro world, gluing the exoskeletons of its prey to its back as camouflage. While disturbing, it's a very effective survival strategy.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Need a New Organ? Surgeon Anthony Atala Sees a Future Where You Can Simply Print It Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/3d-printing-human-organ-surgeon-anthony-atala/When you can order a new body part online, you’ll have this doctor to thank.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Laura Bush Remembers Sept. 11http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/laura-bush-remembers-sept-11/In an extended interview from the Smithsonian Channel documentary, former First Lady Laura Bush recalls what her day was scheduled to be like before the terrorist attacks.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Gorilla Conflicthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/gorilla-conflict/A scuffle between silverback and male blackback gorilla reveals much about the social structures of the speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Nazi General Who Turned on Hitlerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-nazi-general-who-turned-on-hitler/Erwin Rommel was the toast of the Nazi Party and a German national treasure. That all changed when he tried to assassinate Hitler.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Harbor Island: Man's Inhumanityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/harbor-island-mans-inhumanity/The beauty of Harbor Island shrouds the secrets of a dark history.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-state-produces-270-million-pounds-of-po/A large portion of Indiana's economy relies on an invaluable crop: corn. Popcorn plants like Pop Weaver have perfected the production of our favorite movie snack down to a science.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin the Future of Space Exploration?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/is-jeff-bezos-blue-origin-the-future-of-space/No one had ever launched, landed and relaunched a rocket into space until the company's historic achievement.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Cook in a Space Kitchenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-to-cook-in-a-space-kitchen/Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield prepares a 0-g treatSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Logbook From Flight 93http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-logbook-from-flight-93/In this excerpt from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, learn about flight attendant Lorraine Bay's logbook, one of the objects from the wreckage of the hijacked plane that now reside in the Smithsonian collection.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Spark!Lab Ignites the Imaginationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sparklab-ignites-the-imagination/Interpretive exhibits coordinator Steven Madewell’s demonstrates a few experiments at Spark!Lab, an interactive exhibit at the National Museum of American HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000 Marie Antoinette Didn't Actually Say "Let Them Eat Cake”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-let-them-eat-cake-line-is-a-lie/Did Marie Antoinette really say, "Let them eat cake"? Discover the truth about France's most infamous queen though her coded letters written to Swedish diplomat and alleged lover, Axel von Fersen.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Avoid Your Neighborshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-to-avoid-your-neighbors/J.S. Lovering Wharton built this house on a rock off the coast of Rhode Island because, as legend has it, he wanted a place where no one could bother him.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Was King Tut's Tomb Built for a Woman?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/was-king-tuts-tomb-built-for-a-woman/An archeologist notes that King Tut's chamber was designed and decorated differently from other Egyptian pharaohs. One theory is that his tomb was originally created for a member of the opposite sex.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000With "Master of None," Aziz Ansari Has Created a True American Originalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/master-of-none-aziz-ansari-american-original/The star of the breakout television series brings the voice of his generation to the masses.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the 726-Foot-Tall Hoover Dam Was Built Ahead of Schedulehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/an-icon-of-american-ingenuity/The world's biggest dam at the time of its construction, Hoover Dam solved the problem of the overflowing Colorado river with sleek design and brilliant American engineering.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Peek of "Dinosaur Revolution"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/sneak-peek-of-dinosaur-revolution/Watch an exclusive preview of the Discovery Channel's series set to premiere on September 4Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Udvar-Hazy’s Six Million Dollar Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/space/udvar-hazys-six-million-dollar-day/Efforts to build another wing on the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was boosted by a $6 million gift from Airbus AmericasSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Did Ancient Greeks and Romans Lie Down to Eat?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-did-ancient-greeks-and/Reclining and dining in the ancient classical worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000King Ferdinand's Love of Clockshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/king-ferdinands-love-of-clocks/Grieving after the loss of this beloved wife, King Ferdinand's sorrows were eased thanks to a cutting-edge clock.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Defeated Colonel Custerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/where-sitting-bull-and-crazy-horse-defeated-custer/Custer's Last Stand took place at the Little Bighorn River, where he led over two hundred soldiers into battle against thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. (Still Image: Library of Congress/Wikicommons)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Team of Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/these-scientists-discovered-gravitational-waves/This year, the geniuses behind LIGO announced that they had finally found what Albert Einstein had predicted a century ago.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Build a Windfarmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-to-build-a-windfarm/Every windmill in this huge windfarm will need to be put together piece by piece in a delicate procedure that takes the power of a machine and the precision of human hand.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You Have V-Mailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/you-have-v-mail/Victory Mail allowed servicemen during World War II to transmit letters to their loved ones back home quickly and easilySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Project Loonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/project-loon/Rich DeVaul is the leader of the Google[x] Rapid Evaluation Team and Design Kitchen, two small groups inside Google[x] who prototype, build, and test ideas, searching for the “Next Big Thing” for Google. He is co-founder and first project leader of Project Loon, a Google[x] project to explore delivering balloon-powered internet to the 2 out of 3 people in the world who don’t currently have access.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Illinois: Al Capone and Chicago's Violent Mobster Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/al-capone-and-chicagos-violent-mobster-past/Soar over Chicago and back through the city's violent past. Illinois is the final state to be captured in Smithsonian Channel's "Aerial America" series. See clips from the other 49 states below.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000FBI Cerberus Undercover Footagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/fbi-cerberus-undercover-footage/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Breathtaking Views of the Largest Glacier in North Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/breathtaking-the-largest-glacier-in-north-america/Alaska's Bagley Icefield is a gargantuan pool of solid ice that spans 120 miles. It produces many glaciers, including the massive Bering Glacier, which deposits 6.5 trillion tons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Without These Whistleblowers, We May Never Have Known the Full Extent of the Flint Water Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/whistleblowers-marc-edwards-leeane-walters-flint/A concerned mother and a renowned scientist spearheaded the investigation that exposed the dangers lurking in the water supply of the Michigan city.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Largest Machine Ever Builthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-largest-machine-ever-built/One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, the North American power grid is gigantic, widely connected and vulnerable to massive failure.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet Neal Cassady as Dean Moriartyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/meet-neal-cassady-as-dean-moriarty/In this clip from the documentary, see how Cassady embodied the spirit of Jack Kerouac's iconic character from On the RoadSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Finding a Black Holehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/finding-a-black-hole/After mapping the movement of stars for years, astronomers believe they have found a black hole at the center of the Milky WaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations With Help From Eight Million Volunteershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/are-we-alone-the-search-for-extraterrestria/Dan Werthimer is SETI@home Chief Scientist and director of the SETI Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He also directs the Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and is associate director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center. Werthimer was in the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Everyone in the Homebrew club became filthy rich except him. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Making of Modern Day San Antoniohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-making-of-modern-day-san-antonio/After Spanish conquistadors crossed the Rio Grande In the 1500s, they built a string of native missions in an area that would later become San AntonioSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Wisconsin, Evidence of Human Sacrificehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/in-wisconsin-evidence-of-human-sacrifice/Wisconsin's Aztalan State Park is home a mysterious pyramidal mound built by the prehistoric Native Americans who once lived there. Excavations of the site have yielded intriguing, and grisly, findings.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Was the Grand Canyon Formed?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-was-the-grand-canyon-formed/In the 19th century, many people believed that landscapes like the Grand Canyon were shaped by volcanoes and earthquakes. But one American geologist named John Newberry had different ideas.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How OK Go Has Revolutionized the Music Videohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-ok-go-has-revolutionized-the-music-video/To pull off one of their most daring videos, they needed a borrowed Russian transport jet, spreadsheets and calculus, and a lot of motion-sickness medicine.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Energy of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/energy-of-the-future/As engineers look at new ways to produce electricity some hope that hydrogen will one day provide energy to our homes and take the strain off our current electric grid.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ned Kahn's Avalanchehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/ned-kahns-avalanche/The sculpture, composed of a mixture of sand and glass beads, evokes the dynamics of moving soil, sand and snowSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Rhythms of Gamelan Musichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-rhythms-of-gamelan-music/Bells and gongs are the sounds behind Gamelan music, which has different variants from one Indonesian island to the nextSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Dog Howl at Sirens?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-does-my-dog-howl-at-sir/Eric Schulze delves into little Rover's mind to see what all that racket is aboutSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Biltmore Estatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-biltmore-estate/Just a quaint summer home for the Vanderbilt family, The Biltmore Estate and its grounds are as stunning from the air as they are from the groundSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000François Morellet, "Wave Motion Thread," 1965http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/francois-morellet-wave-motion-thread-1965/Video by Cathy CarverSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016/Smithsonian magazine honored innovators in nine categories: Technology, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Life and Physical Sciences, Education, History, Social progress and Youth Achievement, at its 5th annual American Ingenuity Awards.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Growing Coffee in Brazil's Countrysidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/growing-coffee-in-brazils-countryside/Using family traditions, farmers in Carmo de Minas are able to grow some of the best organic coffee in the worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ned Kahn's Rain Oculushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ned-kahns-rain-oculus/This giant whirlpool is capable of circulating 6,000 gallons of water per minute and funtions as a kinetic sculpture, skylight and waterfallSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wax Paper as Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/wax-paper-as-art/Sarah Muehlbauer’s “Rustle” earned her the grand prize in “Green Light,” a juried exhibit of emerging artists with disabilitiesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000For Bourbon Fans, Kentucky Is the Holy Landhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/for-bourbon-fans-kentucky-is-the-holy-land/Kentucky's Old Crow Bourbon Distillery is the birthplace of the spirit favored by Mark Twain and President Ulysses S. Grant.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the Germans Torpedoed the Lusitaniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-germans-torpedoed-the-lusitania/When German U-boat Commander Walther Schwieger ordered a torpedo strike on the Lusitania, he didn't know it would be the shot that eventually led the U.S. into WWI. But it wasn't a mistake, eitherSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Did the Plague Kill So Many? Could It Happen Again?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-did-the-plague-kill-so-many/The plague’s deadliest outbreak was in the 1300s – but is it gone for good? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, explains what causes the plague and what we are doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Phil Plaitt - Future Is Here Moderatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-moderator/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Christopher Gray's Scholly App Is Bringing Millions of Dollars to College Students in Needhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/christopher-gray-scholly-app-ingenuity-awards/The entrepreneur's new digital platform has helped applicants land $50 million in scholarships.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Are Spelunkers Carrying the White-Nose Fungus?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/are-spelunkers-carrying-the-white-nose-fungus/Concern that cavers using contaminated equipment may be unwittingly transporting the syndrome responsible for killing thousands of bats from cave to caveSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Night at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/a-night-at-the-national-zoo/The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Snore & Roar program gives visitors a behind the scenes lookSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jetpack Demo at the Future Is Here Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/jetpack-demo-at-the-future-is-here-festival/See the flight in the Ronald Reagan BuildingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-makes-skunk-spray-smel/Did you ever think you’d hear the words "skunk," "anti-aircraft weaponry" and "nipple squirters" in the same sentence? Brace yourself and watch this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze sticks his nose into the science of skunk spray.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Deceptive Vehicle Destroyed Hitler's Tankshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-deceptive-vehicle-destroyed-hitlers-tanks/Tanks played a special role during WWII. They were used to support infantry and packed quite the punch. This tank, however, is not your ordinary tank. In fact, it's not a tank at all.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Marco Tempest - Cyber Illusionisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/cyber-illusionist/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mae Jemison Reads the Letter Written by John Glenn to Honor Jeff Bezos for Blue Originhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/letter-john-glenn-jeff-bezos-blue-origin/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Don't Touch the Whalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/dont-touch-the-whale/This clip from the documentary "The Whale" highlights the difficulties of rebuilding the barrier between Luna and humansSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Having Fun in “Jim Henson’s Fantasic World”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/having-fun-in-jim-hensons-fantasic-world/“Around the Mall” bloggers sit down and talk with a few old friends from Sesame StreetSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Astronomers Create First Realistic Virtual Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/astronomers-create-first-realistic-virtual-u/This video from the Illustris project simulates 13 billion years of the universe in just two minutesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Fight Crime with…Water?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smartnews-fight-crime-withwater/A new law enforcement tool is marking alleged criminals without their knowledgeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week of Making: Coralshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week-of-making-corals/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do You Mummify a Body?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-you-mummify-a-body/Many cultures have found ways to preserve the human body after death, but how? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, wraps up the answer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stephen Hawking Congratulates the LIGO Team on Winning the 2016 American Ingenuity Award in Physical Scienceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stephen-hawking-congratulates-the-ligo-team/"They have given mankind a completely new way of looking at the universe." Stephen Hawking, congratulates Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Ronald Drever, the first scientists to detect gravitational waves, at the 2016 Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Awards.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Panda Enrichmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/panda-enrichment/Mei Xiang plays with a log, solves a puzzle and chows down on bambooSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside Dogfish Head Breweryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/inside-dogfish-head-brewery/One of the brains behind the famed Delaware brewery talks about what goes into producing one of their beersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Hall of Presidentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-hall-of-presidents/Senior historian Sid Hart discusses the highlights of the National Portrait Gallery’s “Hall of Presidents"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Plants Communicate?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-can-plants-communicate/Our host, Eric Schulze, has the answerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Week of Making: Rick Quinterohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/week-of-making-rick-quintero/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Electric Eels Curl Up to Boost Their Powerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/electric-eels-curl-up-to-boost-their-power/In these clips, an electric eel in the lab attacks a dead fish attached to wire, which is shaken to simulate a struggle. The sounds represent the change in voltage level the eel is producing. (Video courtesy Kenneth Catania)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seth Shostak: Are We Looking for the Right Extra-Terrestrials? + Q&Ahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-right-extra-terrestrials/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Erin Brockovich Congratulates Marc Edwards and LeeAnne Walters on Winning the 2016 American Ingenuity Award for Social Progresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/erin-brockovich-marc-edwards-leeanne-walters/“Superman isn’t coming. It is a moment in our time when we must look to ourselves, and not take for granted or wait for something from the top to come down, but rather…pick up the torch, carry the torch, to find information and the truth…” – Erin Brockovich applauds Marc Edwards and LeeAnne Walters for their work exposing the Flint water crisis at the 2016 Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Awards.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Amp Up the Classroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/amp-up-the-classroom/At Fairmont Heights High School in Maryland, a unique class is aimed at students with the gift of musicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Music During the American Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/music-during-the-american-civil-war/The musicians of the Union and Confederate armies provided strong memories of the homes left behind for the battlefieldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Portrait Gallery Exit Pollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/portrait-gallery-exit-poll/Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery share their presidential thoughts on the eve of Election DaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Amphetamines That Kept German Troops Goinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-amphetamines-that-kept-german-troops-going/The same intense uppers that Hitler's dubious physician, Dr. Theodor Morell, gave him were also dispensed to German soldiers during battle.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Vietnam POWs Refused This CIA Rescue Missionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-vietnam-pows-refused-this-cia-rescue-mis/In May 1972, the CIA launched Operation Thunderhead to rescue escaped American soldiers from a North Vietnamese prison. Here's why James Bond Stockdale and the other "Hanoi Hilton" POWs decided to shut it down.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Renwick Gallery Openshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-renwick-gallery-opens/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Nolinor 737 Prevents Gravel From Crashing Its Engineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-the-nolinor-737-prevents-gravel-from-cra_1/A "vortex dissipator" sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. In fact, it's a sophisticated gravel protection device, used in planes like the Nolinor 737, that protects the engine from being destroyed on the runway.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Civil War Ballooninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/civil-war-ballooning/The story of how Thaddeus Lowe reinvented reconnaissance at the encouragement of President LincolnSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Love at First Site for Two Red Pandashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/love-at-first-site-for-two-red-pandas/Tate and Sharma, two red pandas at the National Zoo, began breeding seconds after being introducedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Monk Invented Champagnehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-monk-named-dom-perignon/Find out how a humble monk's innovation helped him overcome the constraints of cold weather, sluggish yeast, and double fermentation to create "the best wine in the world."Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Rollercoaster Was Invented to Save America From Satanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-rollercoaster-was-invented-to-save-ameri/In the 1880s, LaMarcus Thompson was troubled by America's slide into hedonism and immorality. Out of that concern, we got the rollercoasterSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Women Were Some of the Fiercest Samurai Warriors Everhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/women-were-some-of-the-fiercest-samurai-warriors/In ancient Japan, battle was typically reserved for male samurai. That all changed when Takeko Nakano and her sister, Yuko, decided to fight for their clan's independence after a deadly village invasion.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wynton Marsalis Plays at the Installation of Smithsonian Secretary David Skortonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/wynton-marsalis-smithsonian-secretary-skorton/Credit: Leah L. JonesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alexandra Cousteau: Save the Oceans, Feed the World: The Future of Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-of-fish/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Beloved Alpha Polar Bear Near the End of His Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-beloved-alpha-polar-bear-near-the-end-of-h/Saint Pete, as he's known by locals in nearby Churchill, Manitoba, is an elderly polar bear who's been visiting the town for decades. Possibly 25 years or older, Pete is now deteriorating physically but continues to hunt for food.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flash Mob at the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/flash-mob-at-the-smithsonian/In an effort to celebrate World Oceans Day, organizers planned a "splash" mob at the National Museum of Natural History's Sant Ocean HallSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Folk Dances of Jodhpurhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-folk-dances-of-jodhpur/Hailing from an area known for its raucous music and dance traditions, the Kalapriya Dance Troupe perform at the opening of the "Garden and Cosmos" exhibitSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cameras Capture the Birth of 14 Black Mambashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/cameras-capture-the-birth-of-14-black-mambas/Cameras capture a black mamba mother depositing her eggs in a den. After 30 days, all 14 eggs hatch and the deadly mambas emerge from their nursery.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wingsuit Flying: The Most Extreme Sport of All?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/wingsuit-flying-the-most-extreme-sport-of-all/Wingsuit flying is famous for two things: a sense of thrill that's hard to match in any other sport, and a terrifyingly high death rateSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tennenbaum Family Films, November 1937-1938http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tennenbaum-family-films-november-1937-1938/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The Mattering Maphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/mattering-map/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Angry Hippo Charges a Trespassing Lionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/an-angry-hippo-charges-a-trespassing-lion/A lion ventures into an area of the river that's part of a hippo bull's territory. The enraged hippo wastes no time in asserting his dominance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Video Contest Highlightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/in-motion-video-contest-highlights/Feeling inspired? Check out Smithsonian.com/inmotion to submit your video for a chance to win our grand prizeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Getting to Know Sharkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/getting-to-know-sharks/Author Juliet Eilperin reveals what she learned about the predators of the sea and how humans have little to fear of themSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Puerto Rican Propaganda-Dramashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/puerto-rican-propaganda-dramas/The Puerto Rican government’s Division of Community Education (Divedco) enlisted famous artists to make poster art and short films regarding social issuesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Only Remaining Remnant from Napoleon’s Shiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-only-remaining-remnant-from-napoleons-ship/This lightning rod may have protected Napoleon and his crew from nature, but it couldn’t protect them from the British.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Does Rain Have a Distinctive Smell?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-does-rain-have-a-distin/Nothing beats the sweet smells of a summer rain. But what exactly is it that we’re smelling? Find out in this one-minute video, when Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze breaks down the alluring aromas of rain.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Monson Collection: Vienna 1938http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/monson-collection-vienna-1938/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Dava Newmanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/dava-newman/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Only Live News Report from the Attack on Pearl Harborhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-only-live-news-report-from-the-attack-on_1/On December 7, 1941, an NBC radio affiliate in Honolulu made an urgent phone call to New York. In it, he begins to describe what the world would later know as the attack on Pearl HarborSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Do You 3D Scan a Dinosaur?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-do-you-3-d-scan-a-dinosaur/Using laser scanners and high-tech computer software, Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo are recreating a digital Dinosaur Hall before it's dismantledSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New Rules for Yellowstone Bisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/new-rules-for-yellowstone-bison/Under relaxed federal rules, bison are now allowed more room to roam outside Yellowstone National ParkSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Funny Guyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/funny-guy/Watch Steve Martin's groundbreaking 1974 appearance on "The Tonight Show" with host Johnny Carson and guest Sammy Davis Jr.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Roswell's Bizarre Aircraft Boneyardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/roswells-bizarre-aircraft-boneyard/This ordinary small town holds extraordinary significance for aviation: it's home to Elvis' private jet, an airplane demolition yard, and the most famous aircraft that no one's ever seen.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This 5,300 Year-Old Corpse Was Found by Accidenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-5300-year-old-corpse-was-found-by-acci/When hikers Erika and Helmut Simon stumbled upon a frozen body deep in the Ötztal Alps, little did they know it belonged to one of the oldest preserved corpses on the planetSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Amateur Shots in Vienna, Spring 1938http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/amateur-shots-in-vienna-spring-1938/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kirk Johnson: The Future of Rockshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-of-rocks/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the British Cleverly Diverted Nazi Missileshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-british-cleverly-diverted-nazi-missiles_1/Operation Double Cross was the British response to the threat of Nazi V2 rockets. It involved relaying bogus information about British targets to decrease the accuracy of future attacks.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Earth Art for Earth Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/earth-art-for-earth-day/Four artists take over the Smithsonian grounds for the first time everSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dance of the Dumbo Octopushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dance-of-the-dumbo-octopus/In 2005, members of the VISIONS 05 expedition crew captured the first high-definition video of a white deep-sea octopusSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Going Deep Into Coral Reefshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/going-deep-into-coral-reefs/Nancy Knowlton talks about the dangers facing our oceans’ coral reefsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Honey Badger vs. Porcupinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/honey-badger-vs-porcupine/It's not called a honey badger because of its sweet nature. Follow this daring little devil of the Kalahari Desert as he effortlessly repels his enemies.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Save Wolf Lakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/save-wolf-lake/The home of the largest old growth red pine forest in the world is under attack from minersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000See the USA in a Minutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/see-the-usa-in-a-minute/America is one of the most breathtaking and diverse geographical places on Earth. From monuments to mountains and canyons to coastlines, take a speedy aerial tour through our country's most stunning sitesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Baker Family Films: Austria, Family and Hitlerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/baker-family-films-austria-family-and-hitler/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jim Green: The Martian: Science Fiction and Science Facthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/science-fiction-science-fact/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stephen Colbert Congratulates OK Go on Winning the 2016 American Ingenuity Award for Visual Artshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/stephen-colbert-congratulates-ok-go-ingenuityaward/"OK Go made music videos relevant again." – Stephen Colbert | OK Go, Damian Kulash Jr. and Trish Sie won the Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Award for Visual Arts for pushing the music-video envelope with their zero-gravity video for "Upside Down & Inside Out." Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Homemade Rock Climbing Wallhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-homemade-rock-climbing-wall/Inspired by professional climbers, 8-year-old Kathrin Houston and her father constructed a wall for her to practice her passionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pikas and Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/pikas-and-climate-change/Related to rabbits and hares and adapted to high-elevation habitat, the American pika faces a bleak future as temperatures rise and snow cover disappearsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Taking the Plungehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/taking-the-plunge/Watch newly hatched turtles head for the oceanSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Stress Turn Your Hair Gray?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-stress-turn-your-hair/Take a calming breath, then watch this video to find outSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Heart Line or Life Line: Can You Tell?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heart-line-or-life-line-can-you-tell/We all know the heart and life lines are two of the most important measures of palmistry. But can you tell which is which?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch This Piece of Paper Fold Itself Up and Walk Away http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/watch-this-piece-of-paper-fold-itself-up-and/Scientists create graphene-based paper that inches around Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Anthony Faucihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/anthony-fauci/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002nd Place - Charles Krebshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/2nd-place-charles-krebs/Charles Krebs Photography / Issaquah, Washington, USA / The predatory ciliate (Lacrymaria olor) / Differential Interference Contrast / 200x/400xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch the ScanEagle Drone in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/watch-the-scaneagle-drone-in-action/This unmanned aerial vehicle can be launched from, and land on, a moving ship thanks to new technology Narrated by T.A. Frail Script by Brendan McCabe Video courtesy of InsituSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dancing Hot Doghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/dancing-hot-dog/Watch a classic drive-in theatre trailer from 1957Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Demonstration of Perfect Samurai Swordsmanshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-demonstration-of-perfect-samurai-swordsman/The daughter of grand master Tanaka demonstrates her sword-handling skills using stalks of bamboo - which are said to have the same density as human bone.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wrongfully Admitted to Sunbury Asylumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/wrongfully-admitted-to-sunbury-asylum/In 1945, Maraquita Sargeant was admitted to a mental institution in Australia against her will and remained their for 22 years - produced by Matt Cleaves and George Clipp Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why You Can Thank Arthritis for the Photocopierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-you-can-thank-arthritis-for-the-photocopier/When patent attorney Chester Carlson starts to develop arthritis in his hands, he realizes he needs an easier way to copy documents. Little did he know it would transform the office environment foreverSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Rudolph Tanzi and Doo Yeon Kimhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-tanzi-kim/The duo’s “Alzheimer’s in a dish” is a breakthrough for testing new treatmentsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Martine Rothblatthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/martine-rothblatt/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A German Wasp - Jan Rosenboomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-german-wasp-jan-rosenboom/Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany / A German wasp (vespula germanica) awakening / Light Microscopy / 30xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Healthy Truth About Traditional Childbirthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-healthy-truth-about-traditional-childbirth/When a baby is born surgically via C-section, it may miss out on the health benefits of passing through the birth canal.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Food Science in Slow-Motionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/food-science-in-slow-motion/Watch a piece of charcoal catch fire and see what happens when a cube of gelatin is dropped on a flat surfaceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Avian Warning Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/avian-warning-system/The Siberian jay screeches at predators when they are near, but uses a different call for each deadly intruderSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Beyond Hollywood: Aliens and the Wild Westhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/beyond-hollywood-aliens-and-the-wild-west/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why is a Piece of Joan of Arc's Dungeon in the Smithsonian?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-is-a-piece-of-joan-of-arcs-dungeon-in-t/Larry Bird, author of Souvenir Nation, reveals rare artifacts from deep within the American History Museum's archivesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Françoise Moulyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-francoise-mouly/With Toon Books, her comics for kids, she’s putting the fun back in literacy and learningSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Chris Carterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/chris-carter/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cheese Mites - Dr. Scott Chimileskihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/cheese-mites-dr-scott-chimileski/Harvard Medical School / Boston, Massachusetts, USA / Hundreds of harmless cheese mites (Tyrophagus casei) bustle across a rind of cheddar cheese / Stereomicroscopy / 5xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Microbes We're Made Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-microbes-were-made-of/The human body hosts more than ten thousand different kinds of microbes. Most of these bacteria aren't harmful - in fact, many of them actually aid the immune system.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Look Inside the Peacock Roomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-look-inside-the-peacock-room/In this 2010 clip from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, take a closer peek at the resplendent and unique room in the Freer Gallery of Art.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Magnificent Shells of the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-magnificent-shells-of-the-smithsonian/Home to the world's largest shell collection, the Smithsonian catalogues and studies shells both large and small, spiky and smoothSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Eating the Amputated Arm of Another Octopushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/eating-the-amputated-arm-of-another-octopus/The octopus places the arm in its mouth, treating it like food. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Grill Caveman T-bone Steakshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-to-grill-caveman-t-bone-steaks/In a clip from his PBS show “Primal Grill,” Steve Raichlen cooks T-bone steaks by placing them directly on the charcoal to delicious effectSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Theaster Gateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-theaster-gates/The artist and activist is using art to revitalize Chicago’s beleaguered South SideSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sara Seager: Mapping the Nearby Stars for Habitable Worlds + Q&Ahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/mapping-nearby-stars/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible: Five Lions Take Down a Giraffehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-five-lions-take-down-a-giraffe/Free from their mother's care, five young lions must fend for, and feed, themselves. Their first challenge: a giant giraffe who refuses to be caught.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00001st Place - William Gilpin, Vivek N. Prakash, and Manu Prakashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/1st-place-william-gilpin-vivek-n-prakash/Stanford University / Stanford, California, USA / An eight-week-old starfish larva creates vortices in order to capture its main food source, swimming algae / Dark Field / 4xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tour of Georgetownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/a-tour-of-georgetown/By avoiding areas well traveled by tourists, Jin Young Lim was able to highlight architecture and the streets we walk onSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Life of George Aulthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-life-of-george-ault/Alexander Nemerov looks back at the artist’s life and how early misfortunes shaped his interpretation of the 1940sSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Canvas with Artist Alex Katzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/behind-the-canvas-with-artist-alex-katz/The figurative painter talks about the artistic process, his education and his influencesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Researchers Discover the Oldest, Most Complete Skeleton Discovered in the New Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/researchers-discover-the-oldest-most-comple/The 12,000 year old skeleton of a teenage girl was found in Hoyo Negro, an underwater cave system on the Yucatan Peninsula.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Stonehenge's Mass Grave Meanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-stonehenges-mass-grave-means/Using cutting-edge digital mapping technology, scientists of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project find signs of a "long barrow," a sophisticated mass grave that reveals strange burial rituals and the arrival of a new era.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Rana el Kalioubyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-rana-el-kaliouby/So long emoticons. The scientist is developing technology that can detect and read our expressionsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bruce Sterling: Inspiring Tomorrowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/inspiring-tomorrow/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Zebrafish Embryo - Dr. Philipp Keller and Raghav K. Chhetriihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/zebrafish-embryo-dr-philipp-keller-and-ra/Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute / Ashburn, Virginia, USA / Spatially isotropic whole-animal functional imaging of a behaving Drosophila larva labeled with a calcium indicator / Custom-built IsoView light-sheet microscope / 16xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Solo Symphonyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/solo-symphony/Choreographer Allison Orr created a unique piece based off of Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay's movement and passion for musicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Was Mary Surratt a Lincoln Conspirator?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/was-mary-surratt-a-lincoln-conspirator/The southern widow's Maryland house was a crucial stop on the escape route for assassin John Wilkes Booth the night he shot the president.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Counting Down for the Liftoff to the Moonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/counting-down-for-the-liftoff-to-the-moon/Photographer David Burnett focused his camera on the many tourists who flocked to Florida in 1969 to watch the launch of Apollo 11 (Produced by Molly Roberts; Photographs by David Burnett/Contact Press Images)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - Jellyfish Lakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/swim-with-millions-of-golden-jellyfish/Jellyfish lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau, an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean which is part of the larger island group of Micronesia. Jellyfish Lake is around 12,000 years old and is home to millions of golden jellyfish. The jellyfish migrate twice daily in order to expose the algae, symbiotically living in their body, to the sun. This then allows the algae to process the sunlight to produce sugar that nourishes the jellyfish. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Great Riffs, Ex-Boyfriends, Hit Singleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/great-riffs-ex-boyfriends-hit-singles/With lyrics inspired by conversations Debbie Harry had with her ex-boyfriend, and the musical collaboration of Nigel Harrison and Jimmy Destri, "One Way or Another" rocketed up the charts.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Lin-Manuel Mirandahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-lin-manuel/The playwright, composer and actor has created a Broadway musical like no other in history Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Surprise: Gladiators Were Vegetarianshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/surprise-gladiators-were-vegetarians/A huge factor in a gladiator's physical fitness was a meatless diet. During training, he primarily ate beans for protein and barley for carbohydrates.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00003rd Place - Wim van Egmondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/3rd-place-wim-van-egmond/Micropolitan Museum / Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands / The fungus Aspergillus niger growing fruiting bodies Stacking/Time Lapse / 10xSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes of Born to Be Wild 3Dhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/behind-the-scenes-of-born-to-be-wild-3d/The crew behind the IMAX documentary talks about why they focused on Birute Mary Galdikas and her orangutans for their new movieSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/transitions-photographs-by-robert-creamer/Transitions: Photographs by Robert CreamerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Animation of Merging Black Holeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/animation-of-merging-black-holes/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Was This Man Sacrificed at Stonehenge?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-was-this-man-sacrificed-at-stonehenge/Discovered in a ditch at Stonehenge, a skeleton reveals signs of human sacrifice. Scientists puzzle over how and, more importantly, why it happened.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is the Inca Maiden the World's Best-Preserved Mummy?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/is-this-the-worlds-best-preserved-mummy/At least 500 years old, the Inca maiden found at the top of the Andes is so well-preserved that visitors find themselves whispering, for fear of waking herSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Alan Sternhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-alan-stern/His New Horizons space mission is bringing us our first-ever close-up views of Pluto Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sheldon Brown: How to Design the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/design-the-future/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kitchen of the Golden Templehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/kitchen-of-the-golden-temple/The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class Narrated by Arnab DattaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Volvox Dancing the "Minuet" and the "Waltz"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/volvox-dancing-the-minuet-and-the-waltz/Single-celled algae colonies cross-fertilize in two different types of movementSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Animation of a Supermassive Black Holehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/animation-of-a-supermassive-black-hole/Material is ejected in a narrow jet of particles traveling at almost the speed of lightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stonehenge Scientists Find Evidence of Britain’s First Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/stonehenge-scientists-find-evidence-of-brita/Hundreds of arrow heads and several skeletons discovered at Crickley Hill give scientists the first signs of large-scale warfare in prehistoric Britain.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Virgins of the Sun and the Incan Human Sacrificehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/virgins-of-the-sun-and-the-incan-human-sacri/In Incan times, a select group of girls called "Virgins of the Sun" were taken from their families and prepared for what was believed to be the highest honor: a human sacrifice to the GodsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Bill Hader and Fred Armisenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-hader-armisen/The “SNL” alums slay it with love in their sendups of nonfiction films in the TV series “Documentary Now!” Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why You Should Know This Prolific Princess of Paleontologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/prolific-princess-of-paleontology-mary-anning/Mary Anning was a 19th-century working-class woman from Dorset with no formal education. She became one of the most celebrated fossil collectors in history.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Dimple?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-a-dimple/Host Eric Schulze digs into the science behind these depressions.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Risky Way a Polar Bear Attack Victim Confronts Her Fearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/polar-bear-mom-and-cub-accidentally-separate/For Erin Greene, walking up to a polar bear requires even more courage than most of us can imagine. After all, it's been just a year since she survived a near-fatal attack by one.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Michael Craig-Martin Drawingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/michael-craig-martin-drawings/Timelapse of a British artist creating a site-specific piece for the Ulster MuseumSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000When Tarantulas Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/when-tarantulas-attack/A Smithsonian entomologist demonstrates how tarantulas feed by placing live crickets inches from their jaws.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alvin Ailey Revelationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/alvin-ailey-revelations/The Alvin Ailey dance troupe performs from its signature RevelationsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Wasn't Supposed to Be a Sphinxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-wasnt-supposed-to-be-a-sphinx/Some archeologists have noticed that the human head of the Great Sphinx of Giza is too small for it's lion body. One theory is that the sphinx was originally not a sphinx at all.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-taste-buds-work/The sweet science behind our sense of tasteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Man Filmed the Inside of a Hurricane and Lived to Tellhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-man-filmed-the-inside-of-a-hurricane-an/Crewman Joseph Bussey filmed Hurricane Ike aboard The Odyssey in the Galveston, Texas, bay. Thankfully, both he and his incredible footage made it out in one pieceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Lilianna Zyszkowskihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-lilianna-youth/The teenager has wowed Silicon Valley with a potentially life-saving invention, the PillMinderSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the U.S. Army Guarded the 23 Remaining American Buffalohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-us-army-guarded-the-23-remaining-a/In 1882, General Philip Sheridan's expedition to the protected buffalo haven in Yellowstone National Park revealed a gruesome reality: Poachers were continuing to slaughter the last remnants of America's big-game icon.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Algorithm Predicts the Images in a Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/an-algorithm-predicts-the-images-in-a-dream/A learning simulation, combined with fMRI readings, is able to predict the visualizations seen by a dreamer in real timeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Amazing Look at Solar Flareshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/an-amazing-look-at-solar-flares/New telescopes have given scientists unprecedented views of the Sun, helping them to better understand solar activitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Home Movies of the Patton Familyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/home-movies-of-the-patton-family/The grandson of Gen. George S. Patton shares his family's home moviesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Frog Dive: How To Fall With Stylehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/frog-dive-how-to-fall-with-style/This gliding tree frog uses its webbing as a parachute. It's a great escape mechanism, especially when being pursued by a deadly boaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Zoe Crosher and Shamim Mominhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2015-crosher-momin/Their 2,400-mile-long “Manifest Destiny Billboard Project” conquers AmericaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why This Giant Puerto Rican Fort Kept Growinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-this-giant-puerto-rican-fort-kept-growing/In 1539, the Spanish began building a fort in San Juan to fend off attacks from European rivals. The fort was known as "El Morro," and as the attacks on it multiplied, so too did its defenses.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Can We Make Packaging Sustainable?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/how-can-we-make-packaging-sustainable/Consumers can do many things to reduce their packaging footprint – but to make a real impact, solutions need to start with the industry. BASF is committed to improving packaging sustainability.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Fertile Polar Bear's Hard Journey From Mating to Motherhoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-fertile-polar-bears-hard-journey-from-mat/After mating takes place, a female polar bear will prepare for her impending pregnancy by eating voraciously. In all, she will pack on more than 400 pounds, to sustain her during winter.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Edward Curtis: Photographing the North American Indianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/edward-curtis-photographing-the-north-ameri/A close look reveals how the famed photographer altered his glass negatives, creating the popular image of Native Americans that still exists todaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Acting Batty, Part 1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/acting-batty-part-1/A red bat captures a moth that doesn't produce soundSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Naturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-w-john-kress/W. John Kress speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Unearthed Eyewitness Reports of Hitler's Final Dayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/unearthed-eyewitness-reports-of-hitlers-final-days/After WWII, Nuremberg judge Michael Musmanno set out to quash rumors that Hitler was secretly still alive. This footage is part of a series of fascinating, unearthed video interviews he conducted with the last people to see the Führer alive.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Polar Bear Mom and Cub Accidentally Separated by a Carhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-risky-way-a-polar-bear-attack-victim-con/A car horn outside Churchill, Manitoba, causes a curious polar bear mom and her cub to scurry in opposite directions. They find themselves farther apart than they've ever been before.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00003D Printer Creates Human Tissue-Like Structures From Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/3d-printer-creates-human-tissue-like-structu/Researchers at the University of Oxford developed a synthetic material whose resemble the biological properties of brain and fat tissueSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Sequoia Circle of LIfehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-sequoia-circle-of-life/The park rangers at Sequoia National Park let wildfires burn free, as they are necessary for new trees to take root in the unique northern California landscapeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Acting Batty, Part 2http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/acting-batty-part-2/An experienced red bat avoids a noxious tiger moth, which clicks in response to the bat's echolocation attackSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Sacks and The Mind's Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-ric-burns/Ric Burns speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000EXCLUSIVE: Hitler and Eva Braun's Disturbing Wedding​http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/hitler-and-eva-brauns-disturbing-wedding/For 14 years, Hitler refused to marry his mistress Eva Braun, fearing it would alienate his female fans. Toward the end of his reign, he changed his mind—but their wedding came with a sinister caveat.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Tim Miller and Aditya Soodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/interview-with-tim-miller-and-aditya-sood/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Can We Rethink Urban Mobility?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/how-can-we-rethink-urban-mobility/Mobility start-up Floatility created the e-floater®, a solar-powered electric scooter for short-distance city travel, made possible by BASF’s lightweight plastic solutions.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Michigan's Spectacular Upper Peninsulahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/michigans-spectacular-upper-peninsula/From the Porcupine Mountains to the northern lights over Marquette, this timelapse captures the true beauty of the UPSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Will Happen to Puerto Maldonadohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-will-happen-to-puerto-maldonado/A local fisherman talks about the uncertain future facing locals when the new bridge connecting Peru and Brazil is completedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elephants Keeping Their Ears to the Groundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elephants-keeping-their-ears-to-the-ground/Male elephants use both audible sounds and seismic frequencies to locate a female elephant, according to recent researchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Most Recognizable American Iconhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-most-recognizable-american-icon/The American flag: its history, beauty and splendor are on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The $100 Million Brain Mapping Initiativehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-thomas-insel/Thomas Insel speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Freckle?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-a-freckle/What are freckles, and how do they form? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, shines a light on the subject.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000ArcAttack: Creators of the Original Singing Tesla Coilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/arcattack-creators-of-the-original-singing/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Can We Cut Down on Plastic Waste?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/how-can-we-cut-down-on-plastic-waste/With enough plastic thrown away each year to circle the earth four times, we’re reaching a saturation point. BASF is committed to finding alternative uses for recycled plastic.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Underwater Footagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/stunning-underwater-footage/Off the shores of Koh Tao, Thailand lies a fascinating world of plants and wildlifeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Zebra Trackinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/zebra-tracking/In Bostwana’s Makgadikgadi Pans, researcher James Bradley studies how the zebras travel across the great expanse of landSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fishermen’s Fatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/fishermens-fate/In the town of Fort Bragg, California, fishermen scramble to make a living amidst the ban on chinook salmon fishingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why This Early Boy Band Was Unavoidablehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/a-formula-for-success/Long hair, loose plots and a style unique to television catapults four young actors to pop-star status.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000IBM's Watson Predicts the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-marc-teerlink/Marc Teerlink speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Tragic Bad Axe Massacre of 1832http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-tragic-bad-axe-massacre-of-1832/In 19th-century Illinois, tensions between settlers and local Native American tribes led to a series of escalating confrontations. The violent culmination of these conflicts drove Sauk leader Black Hawk and his tribe out of the state.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Can We Ensure a Safe Water Supply?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/how-can-we-ensure-a-safe-water-supply/BASF’s high-tech ultrafiltration membranes have pores 3,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This even makes it possible to turn wastewater into drinking water.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Vancouver Timelapsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/vancouver-timelapse/Using a GoPro camera, Luc Poletto captures the holiday atmosphere in the Canadian citySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Distill Texas Whiskeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-to-distill-texas-whiskey/Garrison Brothers use local ingredients and antique machinery to create the smooth spiritSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bobbing to the Backstreet Boyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/bobbing-to-the-backstreet-boys/Snowball the cockatoo bobs his head and lifts his leg to the beats of the Backstreet Boys' "Everbody"Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Final Assessmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/18-final-assessmentmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future Is in Your Geneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-craig-venter/Craig Venter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000James Smithson and the Chemical Blowpipe: Conversion Testhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/james-smithson-and-the-chemical-blowpipe-co/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Andy Weir and Aditya Soodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/interview-with-andy-weir-and-aditya-sood/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Do We Help Feed a Growing World Population?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/how-do-we-help-feed-a-growing-world-population/BASF created a seven-step program to educate farmers in planting and maintaining milkweed on their land – which helps ensure there are more butterflies in our gardens and biodiversity on the farm.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Tour of the Alpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/travel/a-tour-of-the-alps/The mountain range system that stretches across eight countries in Europe captured in this stunning high definition timelapseSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sticky Rice in Laoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/sticky-rice-in-laos/From the fields to the monasteries to the markets, this rice dish is everywhere in this Asian nation Written & Narrated by Mike Ives Music by Tuxedo Special thanks to Vilayluck Onphanmany & Eliza BerrySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mating and Sentinel Callshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/mating-and-sentinel-calls/Hear audio of mouse lemurs and pied babblers (Note: Lemur calls have been slowed down to one-tenth their speed so that scientists can analyze their differences.)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Death Race in Canada's Rocky Mountainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/death-race-in-canadas-rocky-mountains/Only one in three participating runners are able to finish this grueling, mountainous, 77-mile triple marathon without breaking down.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Taking Informed Action: National Youth Summithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/17-taking-informed-actionmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why We Sleephttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-matt-walker/Matt Walker speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000James Smithson and the Chemical Blowpipe: Calamine Testhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/james-smithson-and-the-chemical-blowpipe-ca/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Céline Cousteau: Tribes on the Edge, a Story of Our Global Human Tribe Set in the Midst of the Amazon Junglehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/celine-cousteau-tribes-on-the-edge-a-story/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mary Beard on Pompeii's Showiest Familyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/mary-beard-on-pompeiis-showiest-family/The Valentes were a wealthy family in Pompeii that used lavish, high-end parties to gain political clout. Classicist Mary Beard walks us through the remains of their opulent home and imagines what an evening in their company would be like.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Making Music After Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/making-music-after-hurricane-sandy/Three months after the devastating storm forced the students of PS 317 to put down their instruments, the band is back and making music againSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Thiebaud on Being a Pop Artisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/thiebaud-on-being-a-pop-artist/The artist discusses where his work fits among the many genres of paintingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside the Denhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/inside-the-den/Watch Masai Mara hyenas in their natural habitatSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Famous Ohio Nativeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/ohio-famous-ohio-natives/From actor Paul Newman to astronaut Neil Armstrong, Ohio is home to some of the most influential and recognizable people in history.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Communicating Conclusions in Museum Exhibitionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/16-comm_conclusions-museum-exhibitionsmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The End of Time as We Know Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-scott-wing/Scott Wing speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/frank-sinatra-a-voice-on-air/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Parker Abercrombie and Alexander Menzies: Augmented Explorationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/parker-abercrombie-and-alexander-menzies-au/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Foodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/native-americans-saw-buffalo-as-more-than-ju/The relationship between some Native American tribes and the American buffalo was a sacred one. Not only did it provide the former with food, clothing, and weapons, it also played a central role in their spiritual life.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What's a Kolache Doing in Brooklyn?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/whats-a-kolache-doing-in-brooklyn/Czech immigrants brought the pastry to Texas; Autumn Stanford brought them to New YorkSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000No Need for a Plane, This Snake Can Flyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/no-need-for-a-plane-this-snake-can-fly/Watch as researchers study the paradise tree snake that is capable of launching itself as far as 330 feetSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Strength in Numbershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/strength-in-numbers/See a pack of hyenas mob a lionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Workshop: North Country Dreamland http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/in-motion-workshop-north-country-dreamland/Shawn Malone discusses the process of time-lapse photography <br></br>Smithsonian Video Contest 2013Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/15-comm_conclusions-taking-informed-actionmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of the Human Spirit in a World of Machineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-walter-isaacson/Walter Isaacson speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Adam Steltzner: NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission—and Beyondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/adam-steltzner-nasas-mars-2020-mission-an/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Two Giant Killer Hornet Colonies Battle to the Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/giant-killer-hornet-colonies-battle-to-the-death/A giant killer hornet war is waged between two colonies, and the resources, territories, and survival of a new generation are at stake. Watch the battle unfold as these huge hornets risk their lives for their kingdoms.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredibly Cute Polar Bear Cubs See the World for First Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredibly-cute-polar-bear-cubs-see-the-worl/After a long winter in their den, a polar bear mother and her cubs emerge at the first signs of spring. It's a magical moment when the youngins experience the world for the first time--and photographers are there to capture it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wayne Thiebaud: Beyond the Cakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/wayne-thiebaud-beyond-the-cakes/He made a name for himself painting pastries and other everyday objects, but his other work--cartoons and cityscapes--showcase the scope of his talentsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New Window on the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/new-window-on-the-universe/Take an animated tour of the future Giant Magellan TelescopeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - The Heartless Machinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/2014-smithsonian-in-motion-video-contest-edi/Sculptor Christopher Locke discusses his analog "Tele-Phonographer" Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Web Resourceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/14-smithsonian-web-resourcesmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Building a Cognitive Exoskeletonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-william-casebeer/William Casebeer speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Army Ants Build Better Bridgeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/how-army-ants-build-better-bridges/In Panama, researchers recorded army ants crafting living bridges to take the most efficient route along the forest floor. (Christopher R. Reid, Matthew J. Lutz, Simon Garnier, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tony Antonelli: Paving the Way for Human Exploration of Deep Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/tony-antonelli-paving-the-way-for-human-exp/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Plasma Downpour on the Sunhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-plasma-downpour-on-the-sun/When plasma falls to the surface it results in a dazzling display known as coronal rainSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mentawai Tattooshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/0_0_136658_eps02-tattoo-odyssey-mentawai-tat/The painful tattoos that are driven into the skin of the Mentawai are considered to be the proud marks of a complete man.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sea Stallion from Glendaloughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/sea-stallion-from-glendalough/Watch a video about the Viking ship replica’s construction and first voyageSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What It Takes to Master North America’s Tallest Mountainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/climbing-13000-feet-in-100-degrees-below-zero/The challenges and thrills that come with reaching the summit of Denali, the highest peak in North America.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Evaluating Sources and Using Evidencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/13-evaluating-sources_using-evidencemp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Evolving Ourselves: How Humans Drive Evolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-juan-enriquez/Juan Enriquez speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Simulating Bubbles in the Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/simulating-bubbles-in-the-brain/This video shows a laser being fired into neurons grown in a gel, re-creating the shock wave-induced cavitation that may cause brain damage in blast victims. (Jon Estrada, Christian Franck/Brown University)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Vint Cerf: Internet Is Evolving—A Glimpse at 2016-2036http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/vint-cerf-internet-is-evolvinga-glimpse-at/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Robotic Ants Mimic Navigation of Argentine Antshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/robotic-ants-mimic-navigation-of-argentine-ants/Researchers use miniature robots to replicate the behavior of a colony of Argentine ants on the move, navigating from their nest entrance to a food sourceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Photography of Eudora Weltyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-photography-of-eudora-welty/At a symposium about Welty’s early photographs, scholars and friends of the writer discuss how her hobby influenced her later works Narration by T.A. Frail Photos courtesy of Museum of the City of New York, Eudora Welty / Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Eudora Welty / Corbis, Bettmann / CorbisSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trap-jaw ant "Escaping"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/trap-jaw-ant-escaping/An example of the trap-jaw ant escaping by snapping its mandibles against a hard surface to "escape" which launches the ant a few inches into the airSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Whose Face Is on the Sphinx?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/whose-face-is-on-the-sphinx/The Great Sphinx is carefully placed within Giza, protecting the tombs of Khafre and Khufu. But when was the sphinx given a face? And whose face would serve to protect these important pharaohs?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Teaching in Practice: Classroom Demonstrationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/12-teaching-in-practicemp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Future of Precision Medicinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-eric-green/Eric Green speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Archival Footage of Parachuting Military Dogshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/archival-footage-of-parachuting-military-dogs/Since WWII, the U.S. military has trained dogs to become some of their most useful soldiers. Shot in 1948, this incredible footage shows paratroop dogs landing in the Arctic to learn how to rescue plane crash victims.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Magnificent Leaf Homes Woven by Australian Green Antshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/magnificent-leaf-homes-woven-by-ants/Green ants build their grand nests out of leaves, which they pull and join together with silk. Amazingly, this silk is produced by their newborn larvae.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Personality of a Wardrobehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-personality-of-a-wardrobe/A woman's aunt passes away and she invites Doris to search through the vintage treasures hidden away inside her late aunt's closet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Swim Like a Stingrayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/swim-like-a-stingray/Learn how the southern stingray moves through the ocean waters in search of prey Video footage by Ziggy Livnat, www.ForTheSea.comSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nematocyst Dischargehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/nematocyst-discharge/This cell is one of thousands on the tentacles of this starlet sea anemone and other cnidarians, including hydra and jellyfish. These cells contain poison darts that sting with as much impact as a speeding bulletSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 soundSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Using Questions in the Classroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/09-using-questions-in-classroommp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seeing the Power of the Human Mindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-rebecca-saxe/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Drones Are Now Being Used to Battle Wildfireshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/drones-are-now-being-used-to-battle-wildfires/A fire crew fighting a large blaze in Yosemite National Park lose contact with their command. Their only hope of survival is an aerial drone with an infrared camera sent out to find them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Three Ways to Test if Something Is Truly Solid Goldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/three-ways-to-test-if-something-is-solid-gold/When a stolen Kentucky Derby trophy from 1924 is uncovered, a series of tests are used to determine its authenticity. If it's real, they'll confirm that it's made of solid 14-karat gold.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dealing with a Vintage Addictionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/dealing-with-a-vintage-addiction/In order to meet the needs of her insatiable, fashion-hungry clients, Doris, a self-confessed vintage junkie, delights in finding new pieces for the store.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Surgeon Fish Goes to Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-surgeon-fish-goes-to-school/How does schooling among species like surgeonfish keep them alive? Video footage by Ziggy Livnat, www.ForTheSea.comSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Altruistic Lizardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/altruistic-lizards/A blue-throated side-blotched lizard defending his territory against an orange-throated side-blotched lizardSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Matt Mahurin's Vision of the Star-Spangled Bannerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/matt-maharins-vision-of-the-star-spangled-b/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Disciplinary Tools and Conceptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/11-disciplinary-tools-and-conceptsmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Seahorses Have Square Tailshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/why-seahorses-have-square-tails/Used more for grasping than locomotion, seahorse tails are both flexible and uniquely strong. (Video courtesy Dominique Adriaens, UGent)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Microdots: The CIA's Tiny Secret-Message Holdershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/microdots-the-cias-tiny-secret-message-holders/In 1971, the CIA sent coded messages to the Hanoi Hilton's prisoners of war through powdered-drink packages. How they hid these cryptic messages was quite ingenious.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Stories From the Vaults: Ponghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/stories-from-the-vaults-pong/Tom discovers that in the gaming world, it takes a little practice to walk away with first place.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Symphony in Glasshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/symphony-in-glass/William Zeitler plays the glass harmonicaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pioneering Video Artist Peter Campus Presents His Version of the Star-Spangled Bannerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/pioneering-video-artist-peter-campus-present/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inspiring Questions in the Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/10-inspiring-quest-with-cotton-ginmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You're Surrounded! The Internet of Things Meets Artificial Intelligencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-kevin-ashton/Kevin Ashton speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Impalas and Baboons Share a Feasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/impalas-and-baboons-share-a-feast/Research in Tanzania shows that impalas follow baboons to sausage trees to share fruits and feel safer from predators. (Video courtesy Brooke Davis)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best Way to Find IEDs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-best-way-to-find-ieds/A dog's sense of smell is 100,000 more sensitive than a human's. That's why the U.S. military uses them to detect improvised explosive devices from long distances.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Home for the 100 Year Herdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/home-for-the-100-year-herd/The National Zoo gets a new state of the art Elephant Community Center complete with 8,943 square meters of romping roomSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Can a Spacesuit Be "Home"?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/can-a-spacesuit-be-home/These babies provide oxygen, shelter, even a bathroom!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Mark Testhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-mark-test/The researchers place a white "X" on one side of Happy's head. When Happy sees the "X" in the mirror, she repeatedly touches the mark with her trunkSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Capital Wheel Light Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/light-show-on-the-capital-wheel/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000C3 in the Classroom: Supporting Questionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/08-supporting-questionsmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Geo-engineering the Earth's Atmospherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-david-keith/David Keith speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000One of the Most Remote Places in the U.S.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/one-of-the-most-remote-places-in-the-us/The northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, less than two miles wide, is a secluded home to numerous wineries, wheat fields and picturesque lighthouses.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Yes, the Nation's Attic Collects Underwearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/yes-the-nations-attic-collects-underwear/Tom looks at the National Museum of American History's collection of undies.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Boreholehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/borehole/A camera is guided down a borehole, narrated by glaciologist Erin PettitSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000C3 in the Classroom: Compelling Questionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/07-compelling-questionsmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Architecture of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-greg-henderson/Greg Henderson speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Doesn't the Willis Tower Topple Over?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/why-doesnt-the-willis-tower-topple-over/Chicago is home to one of the tallest buildings in the world: the Willis Tower. So tall that on a windy day, the topmost floors can sway as much as three feet. But what keeps it from falling?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/whats-the-waggle-dance-and-why-do-honeybees-do-it/Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers. And when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Play It Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/play-it-again/At the Music Division of the National Museum of American History, conservation doesn't mean restoring priceless instruments, it means making music.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Zombie Caterpillarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/zombie-caterpillar/A dying caterpillar’s unusual reaction to a predatory bugSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Gannets Plunge Into the Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/gannets-plunge-into-the-sea/Diving into the ocean, the Cape Gannet adopts an aquatic version of flight, an unbelievable sight you have to see to believe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Object Based Learning in Practice: A Cookbookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/06-obj-based-learn_cookbookmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Spiders Make a Web?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-spiders-make-a-web/How do spiders make such intricate webs? Don’t get too tangled up about it. In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, weaves his way to the answer.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Largest Bat Collection in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-largest-bat-collection-in-the-world/The collection of 140,000 bat specimen at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is providing a key resource for tracking the epidemic that is wiping out the world's bat population.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Golden Lion Tamarins of the National Zoo!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/meet-the-golden-lion-tamarins-of-the-nationa/When the weather warms up these Brazilian natives take to the treetops. Fitted with radio collars and tracked by volunteers, this family of golden lion tamarins roams free on the grounds of the National Zoo.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Happy Tests Mirrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/happy-tests-mirror/On her third day of mirror exposure, Happy engages in repetitive trunk raises while backing in and out of the mirror location. This behavior appears to be a form of mirror-testing, say researchersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Lincoln Memorialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-lincoln-memorial/In a city filled with monuments this guy really stands out.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Object Based Learninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/05-object-based-learningmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scorpions Choose Their Mates by Dancing With Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/scorpions-choose-their-mates-by-dancing/Before a female scorpion chooses a mate, she must test the strength of her potential suitor. The only way to be certain it's the right match is to dance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tracking Bat Colonies With High-Speed Camerashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/tracking-bat-colonies-with-high-speed-cameras/Scientists place high-speed cameras at the mouth of a cave and catch thousands of bats in action as they fly off to feed.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elephants Investigate Mirrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elephants-investigate-mirror/Elephants Maxine and Patty show investigative behavior on the first day of mirror exposure. Maxine climbs the wall to search behind the novel apparatusSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Course Introductionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/01-course-introductionmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What the Oregeon Trail Looks Like Today From Abovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/what-the-oregeon-trail-looks-like-today-from-above/One of America's greatest highways is barely visible from the ground. It's only from the air that you can pick out the remains of the Oregon Trail.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible: This Underwater Spider Has an Actual Scuba Tankhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-underwater-spider-has-scuba-tank/The scuba spider is the only arachnid to live exclusively underwater, despite lacking gills. Its secret, like its name suggests, is a makeshift oxygen supply.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Civil War Tour: Echoes of the Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-civil-war-tour-echoes-of-the-past/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Smithsonian's Gun Roomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-smithsonians-gun-room/Inside the Smithsonian's gun collectionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Give the Devil His Duehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/give-the-devil-his-due/The shy and timid Tasmanian devil gained its reputation for fierceness in part from its ferocious-looking yawn when cornered or frightenedSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -00002014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - A Riehl Blacksmithhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/2014-smithsonian-in-motion-video-contest-edi_1/Sam Riehl, the youngest professionally operating blacksmith in Louisiana, breathes new life into an old profession, infusing form and function through metal arts.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The C3 Framework and the Common Corehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/03-cr-framework_common-coremp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Really Happened to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Ball?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-happened-to-wilt-chamberlains-100-point-ball/An NBA expert has interviewed over 150 people in a quest to track down the ball used in Wilt Chamberlain's 1962 100-point game. But his findings only produce more questions.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Publichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-a-fire-opened-buckingham-palace-to-public/In 1992, a fierce backlash about the repair cost of a fire-damaged Windsor Castle led to a startling royal decision: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace would be opened to the public, to raise money for the renovation.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000J. Henry Fair on Devastating Beautyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/j-henry-fair-on-devastating-beauty/The photographer talks about what he aims for in his shots of industrial scars on the American landscapeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Platypushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-platypus/The bizarre-looking Australian native takes a swim. (Still Image: JohnCarnemolla/iStock)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best Place to Find a Blue Whalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-best-place-to-find-a-blue-whale/It's one of the most amazing sights in the ocean, and until now only fishermen knew where to find it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Overview of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Frameworkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/02-overview-c3-frameworkmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Can Tree Rings Explain the Demise of a Lost Civilization?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/can-tree-rings-explain-demise-of-lost-civilization/Archaeologists believe the sudden destruction of a pre-Columbian civilization found in southern Illinois occurred around 1150 AD. But to find the cause of such upheaval, they look to the surrounding trees.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/queen-elizabeth-II-decided-to-televise-coronation/The BBC's request to air Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on TV was quickly dismissed by a royal court anxious to maintain decorum. Here's why the Queen herself overruled them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving the Coral Reef One Stitch at a Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/saving-the-coral-reef-one-stitch-at-a-time/Margaret Wertheim talks about how math and climate change inspired her to start the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef projectSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Termites as the Ultimate Fighting Machineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/termites-as-the-ultimate-fighting-machines/New research indicates that termites can strike their enemies at 230 feet per second, a recordSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The C3 Framework in the Classroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/04-c3-framework-in-classroommp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Spectacular Draw of Devils Tower National Monumenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/spectacular-devils-tower-national-monument/In the wilderness of Wyoming, there's a magnificent pillar of ancient lava so unique, that even geologists are at odds on exactly how it was formed.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Was This Hidden Tunnel Used by the Knights Templar?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/hidden-tunnel-used-by-the-knights-templar/It's unclear if the Knights Templar created the secret tunnel in Acre, Israel, as an escape route or a way to secretly export valuable items. One thing is certain: It's a remarkable showcase of their engineering.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Cyrus Cylinder: An Artifact Ahead of Its Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-cyrus-cylinder-an-artifact-ahead-of-its/This relic from ancient Persia had a profound influence on the Founding FathersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside American History’s Dollhousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/inside-american-historys-dollhouse/Curator Larry Bird takes you inside the history of the Bradford dollhouseSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Performing Ask Your Mamahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/performing-ask-your-mama/In a workshop at the University of Michigan, composer Laura Karpman oversees a rehearsal of Ask Your Mama, a musical rendition of the Langston Hughes epic poem, with George Manahan conductingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of the Amazonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-future-of-the-amazon/Céline S. Cousteau speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Letters From Camphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/letters-from-camp/"Letters From Camp" shows young Muslim Americans reading letters from WW2 Japanese American incarceration camps. Credit: DC filmmaker Frank ChiSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Biggest Mass-Production Submarine of WWII http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-biggest-mass-production-submarine-of-wwii/Brought into service just five months after Pearl Harbor, the USS Wahoo was built for size: 312 feet long by 27 feet across. This would allow it to stay out in the open sea, for longer periods of time.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Knights Templar Came to Behttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-knights-templar-came-to-be/After a group of pilgrims were murdered in 1119, nine crusaders formed a pact to protect any others like them from harm. This pact is now famously remembered as the Knights Templar.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Arcimboldo: More Than Meets the Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/arcimboldo-more-than-meets-the-eye/The Hapsburg Dynasty’s court painter’s unique style of portraiture, using fruits, vegetables and animals to compose his faces -- has fascinated artists and the general public for centuries Special Thanks to David BrownSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Growing Into a New Shellhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/growing-into-a-new-shell/After molting (note the discarded shell in the background), a black-backed land crab struggles to move its flimsy new exoskeletonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ice Cyclehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-matthew-burtner/Matthew Burtner speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Should Humans Care About Biodiversity Loss?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-should-humans-care-about-biodiversity-loss/Humans don't just impact the interconnected web of life—we depend on it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Helping Underpriviledged Children Hearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/helping-underpriviledged-children-hear/By 2020, the Starkey Hearing Foundation plans to donate one million hearing aids to kids in the developing worldSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Take a Ride on a Norryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/take-a-ride-on-a-norry/In the jungles of Cambodia, villagers travel along abandoned railway tracks on a norry, a rickety transport of spare lumber with a speedy (and loud) motor attached Video, Photographs and Narration by Russ JuskalianSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Feeding the Leopardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/feeding-the-leopards/Caretakers feed the new baby clouded leopards at the Zoo's research facility in VirginiaSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-acupuncture-work/Our host, Eric Schulze, looks into the ancient medical technique.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Live iPad Painting by Jeremy Suttonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/live-ipad-painting-by-jeremy-sutton/Digital artist Jeremy Sutton paints a real-time depiction of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "America Now! Innovation in Art" eventSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Deep-Sea Offshore Drilling Rig Workshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-a-deep-sea-offshore-drilling-rig-works/After 22 hours, the crew of the Maersk Interceptor have assembled and lowered 551 feet of pipes into the water. Through them, a hydraulic hammer will operate to drive these pipes 131 feet below the seafloor.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/taking-the-stage-african-american-music-and/Credit: Don Mischer ProductionsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Comet Zooms Close to Earth This Monthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-comet-zooms-close-to-earth-this-month/Viewable to the unaided eye, the comet PanSTARRS will speed past our planet for the first and only timeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Building the Udvar-Hazy Centerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/building-the-udvar-hazy-center/Find out what it takes to build a museum large enough to house 130 aircraftSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000In the Footsteps of Lincoln's Assassinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/in-the-footsteps-of-lincolns-assassin/Tom Cavanagh, host of Smithsonian Channel's award winning series "Stories from the Vaults," joins Civil War historian Ed Bearss to retrace John Wilkes Booth's steps in the days surrounding his assassination of President Lincoln.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Grow a Human Arm in a Labhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/how-to-grow-a-human-arm-in-a-lab/Nina Tandon speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Gladiator School Was Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-gladiator-school-was-like/It's uncertain whether gladiator school was run like a prison or was completely voluntary. However, a reasonable amount of comfort was provided alongside strict training. Spectators wanted to see muscular men, which required a healthy diet and constant exercise.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Very BIG Birthday Partyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-very-big-birthday-party/Celebrate Kandula the Asian Elephant's 5th Birthday at Smithsonian's National Zoo.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Directed Scratchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-directed-scratch/An example of wild chimpanzees using 'directed scratches' to request grooming of specific body areas. (Still Image: Megan Lorenz/iStock)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Oceanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-future-of-oceans/Nancy Knowlton speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Evening with E.O. Wilsonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/an-evening-with-eo-wilson/E.O. Wilson discusses his new book, "Half-Earth," and his recent and thought-provoking proposal to devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. The livestream video features E.O. Wilson and Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cameras Capture a Hornet Hatching Up-Closehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/cameras-capture-a-hornet-hatching-up-close/After two weeks of encasement, it's time for the larvae, now adult hornets, to leave their silk cocoons. Get an intimate look at the moment one hatches and begins to experience life in its shiny new form.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Kids at the Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/meet-the-kids-at-the-zoo/They're young, curious and feisty - meet the wild animal babies of the National Zoo. (Still Image: Terri Kieffer/iStock)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Erebus Eruptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/erebus-erupts/Mount Erebus in Antarctica eruptsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if a Large Asteroid Hit the Moon?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-would-happen-if-a-big/Think blockbuster movie and you’ve got an idea of how this story endsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What the Real Watson and Holmes Did for a Livinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-the-real-watson-and-holmes-did-for-a-li/Edwin Holmes, a burglar alarm pioneer, and Thomas Watson, an electrician who worked for Alexander Graham Bell, decided to join forces in 1878. Not to solve mysteries, but to form the Bell Telephone CompanySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Brazil's Most Dangerous Landing Striphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/brazils-most-dangerous-landing-strip/Notorious among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight and tricky place to land.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Accordion Queenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-accordion-queen/Young accordion phenom Yeime Arrieta Ramos is the first female accordion player to ever win the Vallenato Kings Festival.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lizards Pop Wheelieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/lizards-pop-wheelies/Australian lizards adapt to rapid accelerationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Can 3D Printing Save Lives?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/can-3d-printing-save-lives/The applications of 3D printing are nearly endless - but it's in the medical world where they're making a huge difference. The story of this 12-year-old boy from South Sudan shows us howSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: Visit Taiwan, Asia's Hottest New Cruise Destinationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsor-content-visit-taiwan-asias-hottes/Explore Taiwan's rich culture, history and natural wonders.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Danger at the Watering Holehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/danger-at-the-watering-hole/Elephant families clash over access to the best spot at the watering hole.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A 1970s Visit to Bamiyanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-1970s-visit-to-bamiyan/As a part of a television broadcast, world travelers Hal and Halla Linker toured the Afghan countryside in 1973, years before the Soviets invaded and the Taliban took control of the Buddhist siteSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Velocityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/velocity/Student Tiffany Riesenberg measures the velocity of a stream's flowSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dave Shealy's 2000 Skunk Ape Cliphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dave-shealys-2000-skunk-ape-clip/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bumblebees Are Feeling the Heathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/bumblebees-are-feeling-the-heat/While bumblebees are not expanding northward, some are retreating to higher elevations as the temperature warms. This animation shows the range compression for a hypothetical North American species forced to shift its elevation by more than 300 meters—a figure consistent with newly observed data. (Animation by Jeremy T. Kerr)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Olympic Mountains Got Their Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-olympic-mountains-got-their-name/In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic, snow-covered mountains of northwest Washington - the peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek gods, so he named them the Olympic Mountains.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Elephant Whispererhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-elephant-whisperer/Caitlin O'Connell has been studying the interactions of elephants for 20 years. She is one of the few people in the world who is able to translate their language and decipher their power struggles.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sounds of Vallenatohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-sounds-of-vallenato/Carlos Vives and La Provincia perform "Tierra del Olvido" (Land of Forgetting) in a special studio session recorded for the documentary The Accordion Kings.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Coral Reefs and Creatureshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/coral-reefs-and-creatures/In the remote Pacific, the Phoenix Islands provide an unspoiled center for marine scienceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Is It True We Have Taste Buds in Our Stomachs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-is-it-true-we-have-taste-bu/Not one to hide from the bitter truth, our host, Eric Schulze dishes up the answerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Strange History of the Jet Pack, and Where it's Headinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-strange-history-of-the-jet-pack-and-whe/When jet packs were first revealed in 1961, they quickly captured the public's imagination. Its design hasn't varied much since it debuted, but one man is looking to change that.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000TweenTribune: How Much Stuff Is in Orbit Around the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/tweentribune-how-much-stuff-is-in-orbit-aro/Much more than you’d think – and it’s whirling around at dangerously high speeds.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Darwin Letter Recovered, Returned to Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/darwin-letter-recovered-returned-to-smithso/A letter by Charles Darwin that was stolen more than 30 years ago was recovered by the FBI’s Art Crime Team and returned to the Smithsonian on May 26, 2016. Credit: FBISat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Yosemite Became the Setting of a Chaotic 1970 Riothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-yosemite-became-setting-of-chaotic-1970-riot/Independence Day in 1970 at Yosemite National Park should have been an occasion for celebration. Instead, it became a day of violence between park rangers and young campers.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the Templar Secret Rituals Were So Controversialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-templar-secret-rituals-were-so-contr/From spitting on the Christian cross to strange sexual acts, the Knights Templar's secret rituals were controversial. But were they using these ceremonies to praise a different religion entirely?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Accordion Queenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-accordion-queen_1/Young accordion phenom Yeime Arrieta Ramos is the first female accordion player to ever win the Vallenato Kings Festival.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trap-Jaw Ant "Bouncing"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/trap-jaw-ant-bouncing/An example of the trap-jaw ant bouncing by snapping its mandibles against a hard surface to "bounce" a few inches into the airSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Live Shark Is Worth 1,000 Times More Than a Dead Onehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-live-shark-is-worth-1000-times-more-than/When the remote island of Palau created the first national shark sanctuary in the world, the tourist revenue began flooding in. This is the fascinating socio-economics of sharks.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Who Was King Tut's Father?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/who-was-king-tuts-father/To untangle Tut's family tree, experts examined DNA from 10 royal mummies suspected to be related to the pharaoh. The results are in.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Can a Puff Adder Snake Bite Do to a Rhino?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-can-a-puff-adder-snake-bite-do-to-a-rhino/A puff adder's bite can do serious damage, even to an animal with skin as thick as a rhino's. The photographic evidence we have is not pretty.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inventing the Future in 1939http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/inventing-the-future-in-1939/Cigarette-smoking robots and super highways were just a few of the futuristic new inventions presented at the 1939 New York World's Fair.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trap-Jaw Ant Manidble Close-Uphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/trap-jaw-ant-manidble-close-up/A close-up of the trap-jaw ant mandible in actionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000You’ve Never Seen a Shark Feeding Frenzy Like Thishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/youve-never-seen-a-shark-feeding-frenzy-lik/Contrary to popular belief, skilled divers can feed a large group of sharks without becoming dinner themselves. See how.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Use One Hand More Than the Other?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-use-one-hand-more/So what exactly factors into how we end up being right or left-handed? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze breaks down the science of being a southpaw.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Electric Eel Shocks a Fake Human Armhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/an-electric-eel-shocks-a-fake-human-arm/Credit: Ken Catania, PNAS, 2016Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Laser Scientists Are Developing Star Trek's Phaserhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/laser-scientists-are-developing-star-treks-phaser/Some of the technology from Star Trek is already coming to life in the Lockheed Martin lab. One high-energy laser beam, similar to the phaser from the series, can even track and destroy rockets.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Here's What Makes Komodo Dragons So Powerfulhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heres-what-makes-komodo-dragons-so-powerful/Not only is the Komodo dragon the largest lizard in the world, its powerful claws, tail, and bite make it one of the deadliest.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Art and Science of Taxidermyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-art-and-science-of-taxidermy/"Immortalized," a new show on AMC, pits taxidermists against each other in a high-stakes competitionSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Milky Way Moveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/milky-way-moves/Researchers led by Andrea Ghez, an astrophysicist at UCLA, used telescope images taken from 1995 though 2006 to create this animation showing the movement of select stars at the center of the Milky Way. The orbits of these stars, and calculations made using Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, provide the best evidence yet for the existence of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Of particular note are star S0-2, which orbits the black hole once every 15.56 years, and star S0-16, which comes within 90 astronomical units (the distance from the earth to the sun) of the black holeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The View From Abovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-view-from-above/Now on view at the National Air and Space Museum, See Dragon eye, the five-pound unmanned aerial vehicle, in flightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Funkadelic Mothership Footagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/funkadelic-mothership-footage/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Provoking Presidential Portraitshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/provoking-presidential-portraits/Pat Oliphant's searing sketches cross party lines. But the portraits are all in good clean fun...or are they?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Could Star Trek's Invisibility Cloak Become a Reality?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/could-star-treks-invisibility-cloak-become-reality/On Star Trek, the Romulans possess a cloaking device that renders its ship, the Bird-of-Prey, invisible. Now, years later, a group of scientists may have found a way to turn this technology into reality.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Strange Link Between Bats and Tequilahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-strange-link-between-bats-and-tequila/As a nectar feeder, the lesser long-nosed bat follows the trail of cactus blooms between Mexico and the U.S. One of the plants it also plays a major role in pollinating is agave, which gives us tequila.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Plymouth-FINAL.movhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/plymouth-finalmov/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving Lunahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/saving-luna/Watch a trailer for Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit's documentarySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000From Slave to Soldier to Forever Freehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/from-slave-to-soldier-to-forever-free/When Congress declared that slaves who enlisted in the Union Army would be forever free, African Americans seized the opportunity and rushed to join.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: Explore Ireland's Wild Atlantic Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/explore-irelands-wild-atlantic-way/Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Electric Eel's Defensive Responsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/an-electric-eels-defensive-response/Credit: Ken Catania, PNAS, 2016Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Crazy Vintage Footage of Park Visitors Feeding Bearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/crazy-vintage-footage-park-visitors-feeding-bears/Wildlife management in national parks has come a long way in recent decades. In the '70s, visitors were regularly encouraged to feed bears, resulting in a spate of injuries and wild home videos.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Komodo Dragons Can Taste Their Prey From Miles Awayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heres-what-makes-komodo-dragons-so-powerful_1/A Komodo dragon's strongest sensory organ is its deeply forked tongue. It acts as a meal detector that samples the air for dead or dying animals.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Final Farewell to the Space Shuttlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/final-farewell-to-the-space-shuttle/As the space shuttles complete their final missions, curator Valerie Neal at the National Air and Space Museum highlights the spacecraft’s history and legacy in manned space flightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Colorful Lionfish Under the Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-colorful-lionfish-under-the-sea/Two lionfish in Papua New Guinea swim gracefullySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Excavating a Secret Gas Chamberhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/excavating-a-secret-gas-chamber/The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka's gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing the death camp's sinister workings.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: From World Heritage Sites to Vibrant Cities: Experience Irelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/visit-ireland/Discover ancient tombs, engaging artistic traditions and some of the world’s friendliest people.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Craterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-entire-bay-of-santorini-is-an-active-volcano/What happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis? The answer may be the island of Santorini... all of it.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lin-Manuel Miranda Accepts the 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards/lin-manuel-miranda-accepts-2015-ingenuity-award/The playwright, composer and actor has created a Broadway musical like no other in history Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Secret Plot to Kill Lincolnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-secret-plot-to-kill-lincoln/During his inauguration tour in 1861, the president's life was threatened in the city of BaltimoreSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Under the Sea With Dolphinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/under-the-sea-with-dolphins/Swim with bottlenose dolphins in the Red Sea and learn about their amazing intelligenceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Spotted Owls Endangered by the Encroaching Barred Owlhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/spotted-owls-endangered-by-the-encroaching-b/Learn about the spotted owl’s new nemesis, the barred owl, in a video produced by Assignment EarthSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Checklist That Might Tell if You're a Psychopathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-checklist-that-might-tell-if-youre-a-psyc/While studying prisoners in 1980, psychologist Dr. Robert Hare developed the Psychopathy Checklist - a list that evaluates people based on twenty basic traits, including lying and lack of remorse.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Puff Adder Swallowing a Rat Is Something You Can't Unseehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-puff-adder-swallowing-a-rat-is-something-y/A puff adder has just bitten a rat, injecting it with enough venom to finish it off. The next step is to swallow it whole--an act that's as mesmerizing as it is gruesome.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Emancipation Proclamationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/behind-the-emancipation-proclamation/Director of the African American History and Culture Museum Lonnie Bunch looks at the forces that brought about the January 1, 1863 orderSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving the Endangered Monk Sealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/saving-the-endangered-monk-seal/Monk seals living off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are increasingly put at risk by the effects of human encroachment on their habitat Video footage by Ziggy LivnatSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Mosquito’s High-Pitched Love Duethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-mosquitos-high-pitched-love-duet/When two mosquitoes of opposite sex approach each other, they synchronize the beating of their wings to create a unique love song.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Time Trial of Benedict Arnold (Low).mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-time-trial-of-benedict-arnold-lowmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Is Martha, the World's Last Known Passenger Pigeonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/martha-last-known-passenger-pigeon/Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History houses one of largest bird collections in the world. One of their most prized birds, Martha, was the last passenger pigeon to ever fly.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000MIT's New Water-Powered Artificial Muscleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/mits-new-water-powered-artificial-muscles/Scientists have created thin polymer sheets that expand and contract when in contact with waterSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How an Octopus Eatshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-an-octopus-eats/While camouflaged on the ocean floor off the coast of Israel in the Red Sea, octopods use their arms to grab unsuspecting preySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nikita Khrushchev's Great American Tourhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/nikita-khrushchevs-great-american-tour/As part of a diplomatic mission, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev traveled across the United States, meeting Americans from New York to Iowa to California. Photographs: Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images / Associated Press / Library of CongressSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Secret Lives of Civil War Soldiershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-secret-lives-of-civil-war-soldiers/Hundreds of women secretly joined the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Some women were brazen enough to enlist as self-appointed officers, or double as female spies.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Time Trial of John Brown (Low).mp4http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/the-time-trial-of-john-brown-lowmp4/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Museum Secrets Revealed: Pouncing on the Sistine Chapelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/museum-secrets-revealed-pouncing-on-the-sis/When Michelangelo was asked by an aging Pope to rush his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he had to get creative with classic techniques.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Muhammad Ali's Brother on Racism and the Medal Mythhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/muhammad-alis-brother-on-racism-and-the-medal-myth/Still fresh from his Olympic win, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was, incredibly, turned away from a restaurant in his hometown that didn't serve African Americans. The champ's own brother recalls that fateful day.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-a-gaboon-viper-strikes-a-bird-in/Gaboon vipers don't have the fastest strike in the snake world--but they don't need to be faster than other snakes, just their prey. In this case, a passing bird stands no chance.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Decoding Immortalityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/decoding-immortality/Meet the woman behind the amazing scientific breakthrough that may put immortality within our grasp.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mathew Brady's Visionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/mathew-bradys-vision/Under appreciated during his life, Mathew Brady is known for his Civil War photography and groundbreaking work in the field Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeodSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Navy Plebe Re-Meets His Matchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-navy-plebe-re-meets-his-match/Photojournalist Lucian Perkins reunites Naval Academy graduates Sandee Irwin and Don Holcomb, 30 years after his photo captured the new gender dynamics at the schoolSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What You Never Knew About Harriet Tubmanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-you-never-knew-about-harriet-tubman/One of our nation’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman led slaves north to freedom via secret paths and waterways, but her skills also made her a valuable military asset to the Union Army.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 mysterySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Teenager From Idaho Invented TVhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-a-teenager-from-idaho-invented-tv/In 1921, radio ruled the airwaves and TV was a distant dream no one could turn into reality. Enter a scarily smart teenage sharecropper named Philo Farnsworth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did Atlantis Really Have Indoor Plumbing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-atlantis-really-have-indoor-plumbing/In 1967, archeologists discovered Akrotiri, an ancient city buried beneath Santorini. It may be the missing city of Atlantis, as well as the origin of the modern toilet.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes of a Historic Photo Shoothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/behind-the-scenes-of-a-historic-photo-shoot/What did it take to pull together a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln's inkwell and his pen?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Learning From Meteoriteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/learning-from-meteorites/At the lab in the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, scientists research the out-of-this-world rocks to unlock the mysteries of the universeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wolves Return to the Rockieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/wolves-return-to-the-rockies/Ranchers and wildlife advocates are at odds over how to handle the gray wolf's return to the RockiesSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 head.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Artists Shaped Amy Winehouse's Careerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/these-artists-shaped-amy-winehouses-career/In 2006, Amy Winehouse headed to the town of Dingle, Ireland to sing at Other Voices music festival. In a candid interview, she opens up about her musical idols and inspirations.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The World's First Camels Roamed...South Dakota?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-worlds-first-camels-roamed-south-dakota/The Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animals: saber-toothed cats, large-headed pigs, and even the first camels.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Strange Link Between Bats and Tequilahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-strange-link-between-bats-and-tequila_1/As a nectar feeder, the lesser long-nosed bat follows the trail of cactus blooms between Mexico and the U.S. One of the plants it also plays a major role in pollinating is agave, which gives us tequila.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Climate Change 101 With Bill Nye the Science Guyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/climate-change-101-with-bill-nye-the-science/The famous scientist cuts through the global warming noise and lays out the factsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 76-81http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-76-81/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dead Zonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/dead-zone/Take a video tour of the dead zone off the Pacific Northwest coastSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Something Ate This Shark... But What?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/something-ate-this-shark-but-what/The film crew tags a number of great white sharks to study their movement patterns along Australia's coast. When one of the devices washes ashore, could a killer whale be to blame?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 careSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Communicating With Brain Signalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-mick-ebeling/Mick Ebeling speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built in Two Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/breathtaking-110-mile-alaskan-railroad/Built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sight. Given its speedy, two-year construction, this narrow gauge railroad, with its sky-high beams, is quite the marvel.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 70-75http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/nov-70-75/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Photoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/behind-the-photos/In a telephone interview, Gregory Crewdson remarks on the genesis and production of some of the photos included in the storySat, 24 Jun 2017 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 mouseSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 in a Centuryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-60-million-bison-became-1000-in-a-century/In the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers down until, by the end of the 19th century, there were just a 1,000 left.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 82-106http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-82-106/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Biodiversity Declinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/biodiversity-decline/Fifty years ago, the Amazon comprised 14 percent of the Earth's surface. Now, it covers just 6 percentSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible Footage of Killer Whales Playing Underwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-footage-of-killer-whales-playing/Using an innovative camera he specially crafted, David Riggs captures thrilling activity in this marine mammal hot spot.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 realitySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The One Place JFK Felt He Could Be Alonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-one-place-jfk-felt-he-could-be-alone/In the midst of the biggest crises of his presidency, John F. Kennedy always knew there was one place he could go to collect his thoughts alone: his decadent family summer home in Hyannis Port.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 108http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/nov-108/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Charles Babbage's Difference Machine No. 2http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/charles-babbages-difference-machine-no-2/The first computer is thought to be the invention of a 19th century mathematicianSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Shark's Entire Body Is an Earhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-sharks-entire-body-is-an-ear/Great whites have two lateral lines running from their complex ears all the way down both sides of their body. Because of them, they can sense the slightest vibrations of a seal from hundreds of feet away.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 ancestorsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Largest Flying Bird of All Time Stayed Airbornehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-largest-flying-bird-ever-stayed-airborne/With a 24-foot wingspan, how did the prehistoric Pelagornis sandersi, the largest known flying bird of all time, manage to fly so well? It relied on two key factors: a light frame and an ability to soar with the ocean currents.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000D.C. Politics on Camerahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/dc-politics-on-camera/Artist Lincoln Schatz interviewed 89 movers and shakers, from Nancy Pelosi to Vernon Jordan, for The NetworkSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 38-48http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-38-48/Narrator Rob Mckinney reads the feature article, Resurrecting the Czar by Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from the November issue of Smithsonian magazineSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Constructing the Guggenheimhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/constructing-the-guggenheim/Videos from the 1950s show architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the site of the Guggenheim MuseumSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 chanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became a Place of Horrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/civil-war-prisoner-camp-place-of-horror/The Confederate Civil War prisoner camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was an utter nightmare for the many soldiers held within. It was dangerously overcrowded, rife with disease, and food and medical supplies were always in short supply.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Video Recap of the 2012 American Ingenuity Awards Dinnerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards/video-recap-of-the-2012-american-ingenuity-a/Highlights from an inspirational evening honoring all of the award winnersSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 25-36http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-25-36/Narrator Betsy Johnson reads from the November issue, Around the Mall, From the Castle, Behind the Scenes, The Object At Hand, Q&A/Interview, and What’s UpSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Father of Camouflagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-father-of-camouflage/Artist Abbot Thayer illustrated the prevalence of camouflage in the animal world and advocated using it as a military tacticSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Where Does Space Begin?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-where-does-space-begin/Watch to get the answer that surprised the heck out of usSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 codeSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: Space Video (Sponsor Video by Goldman Sachs)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsor-content-space-video-sponsor-video/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000"Sonic Boom" of lighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sonic-boom-of-light/Using an ultrafast camera, scientists successfully imaged the scattering of light in different materials. Credit: Science AdvancesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anne Kelly Knowles Uses GIS Tools to Re-Write Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/anne-kelly-knowles-uses-gis-tools-to-re-writ/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner is using geographic information systems to map history's most iconic landscapesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 1-13http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-1-13/Narrator John Maloney reads the first 13 pages of the November issue, including From the Editor, Letters, Indelible Images, and Wild ThingsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Moab Musichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/moab-music/The Moab Music Festival combines timeless music with nature's beautySat, 24 Jun 2017 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 astronomySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Pardis Sabeti's New Look at Infectious Diseasehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/pardis-sabetis-new-look-at-infectious-disease/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner is on the brink of using the human genome to provide better diagnostics for deadly diseasesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 14-24http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-14-24/Narrator Bonnie Favin reads from the November issue, including My Kind of Town, Your Smithsonian.com, and This Month in HistorySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Underwater Volcanohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/underwater-volcano/A remote camera captures the first-ever video of an erupting underwater volcanoSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 spellSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bryan Stevenson: The Legal Crusaderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/bryan-stevenson-the-legal-crusader/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner is giving new hope to thousands of young people in America's prisonsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 50-59http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-50-59/Narrator Greg Gay reads the feature article, Male Bonding by Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from the November issue of Smithsonian magazineSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Face to Face With Antshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/face-to-face-with-ants/Using new technologies, Smithsonian entomologists are using detailed photo of ant faces to understand the differences among the 12,000 speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The New Horizons Message: One Earth http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/albert-linmov/Albert Lin is a National Geographic Explorer and a Research Scientist at UC San Diego’s Calit2. He is an expert in merging remote exploration with crowdsourced citizen science and emergent collective reasoning. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 capabilitiesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Does the World Look Like When You’re Color Blind?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/what-does-the-world-look-like-when-color-blind/Seeing the world through different eyesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Vampire Bats Suck Blood for 30 Minutes Unnoticedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-vampire-bats-suck-blood-30-minutes-unnoticed/Thanks to a local anesthetic in their spit, vampire bats are able to drink blood from their prey without being detected. That way, they can feed undisturbed for up to a half hour at a time.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jack Andraka's Pancreatic Cancer Breakthroughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/jack-andrakas-pancreatic-cancer-breakthrough/What was the motivation behind the 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner's medical breakthrough that will save thousands of lives?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 60-68http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/needs-to-be-moved/nov-60-68/Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Deploying the Wave Energy Buoyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/deploying-the-wave-energy-buoy/See a prototype of a wave energy buoy bob up and down on the water’s surface as researchers from Oregon State University study its efficacySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Otherness: Will We Meet Beings with Different Minds than Ours? Will We Make Them? Or Become Them?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/david-brin/David Brin is an astrophysicist whose international best-selling novels include The Postman, Earth, and recently Existence. His nonfiction book about the information age - The Transparent Society - won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 historySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Sampler of Apocalypseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-laura-lanford/Laura Lanford speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Do Giraffes Have Patches?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-do-giraffes-have-patches/The dark patches on a giraffe's body hide an intricate network of blood vessels and glands. These allow blood to flow through them, releasing heat and cooling the body.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Echidna, an Incredible, Fire-Proof Spiny Anteaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/meet-the-echidna-an-incredible-fire-proof-anteater/The echidna, or spiny anteater, is a marvel of defensive self-preservation, from its impenetrable spikes to its amazing ability to breathe through bushfires.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elon Musk's Journey to Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/elon-musks-journey-to-mars/How the 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner plans to build a self-sustaining civilization on MarsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Discovering Titanoboa, the World's Largest Snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/discovering-titanoboa-the-worlds-largest-s/Fossils found in Colombia indicate that a giant snake may have roamed the earth 60 million years agoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lemur Biology in the Axis of Evil: A Schistosomiasis Love Story in 10 Easy Lessonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/lemur-biology-in-the-axis-of-evil-a-schisto/Dr. Alex Dehgan, Co-founder Conservation X Labs, and Senior Visiting Fellow, Duke University. Previously, Dehgan also worked in the Department of State where he developed a science diplomacy strategy towards Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and previous to that he was the founding Afghanistan Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan ProgramSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 zombiesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Microalgae: Food Fertilizer and Fuel of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-mike-jochum/Mike Jochum speaks at Smithsonian magazine's Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Coconut Octopus Uses Tools to Snatch a Crabhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-coconut-octopus-uses-tools-to-snatch-a-crab/Coconut octopuses are among the most intelligent invertebrates around: They use tools, carry their shelters around for when they need them, and, fittingly, adopt an underwater walking motion that's very similar to humans.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sebastian-thrun-on-the-future-of-learning/Why the 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner believes higher education should be a basic human rightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inside American History’s Dollhouse - Not Usinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/inside-american-historys-dollhouse-not-using/Curator Larry Bird takes you inside the history of the Bradford dollhouseSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Zooming in on Antshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/zooming-in-on-ants/Biologist and videographer Mark Moffett’'s footage of ants gets up close and personal with the leaf-cutter species of the insectSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fecal Matters: The Ins and Outs of Fecal Transplantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/fecal-matters-the-ins-and-outs-of-fecal-tra/Since reading about Ebola in The Hot Zone as a child, Anna Seekatz has been interested in infectious diseases. This interest morphed into a BS in biology at Western Washington University, followed by a PhD in microbiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Now, as a postdoc in Dr. Vincent Young’s lab at the University of Michigan, she studies Clostridium difficile infection, an antibiotic-associated pathogen of the GI tract, and its relationship with gut microbes.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alice in Quantum Wonderlandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-shohini-ghose/Shohini Ghose speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish From the Ocean Floorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/terrifying-worm-snatches-fish-from-ocean-floor/Sand strikers, also known as bobbit worms, are primitive-looking creatures that lack eyes, or even a brain. Despite this, they are savage predators who shoot out grapple-like hooks to reel in passing fish.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Benh Zeitlin and the Beasts of the Southern Wildhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/benh-zeitlin-and-the-beasts-of-the-southern/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner describes what it takes to tell a great storySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Mystery of the Hope Diamond: The Science of Stoneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/mystery-of-the-hope-diamond-the-science-of/Smithsonian scientists use cutting-edge technology to extract atoms from the surface of the Hope Diamond to unravel its unique DNA.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Historic Neighborhoods of Buenos Aireshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-historic-neighborhoods-of-buenos-aires/Take in the sights and sounds of the European influences of Argentina’s capital citySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Is Human Evolution Over?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/is-human-evolution-over/Briana Pobiner’s research centers on the evolution of human diets (especially meat-eating) in Africa and Asia, but has included topics as diverse as cannibalism in the Cook Islands and chimpanzee carnivory. Her favorite moments include watching lions eat a zebra carcass on the equator and discovering fossils last butchered and eaten by one of her 1.5 million year old ancestors.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Would Dr. McCoy Make With a Star Trek Replicator?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-julielynn-wong/Julielynn Wong speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Carnivorous Plant That Feasts on Micehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-carnivorous-plant-that-feasts-on-mice/While the carnivorous cravings of most flesh-eating plants are limited to small insects, one exception is the pitcher plant. It can consume anything that fits in its mouth—including a mouse!Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Explosive Event With Cai Guo-Qianghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/an-explosive-event-with-cai-guo-qiang/The world famous Chinese artist uses pyrotechnics to turn a 40-foot-tall pine tree into an optical illusion. (Still Image: Ed Schipul/Flickr)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Palladio: America's Architectural Grandfatherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/palladio-americas-architectural-grandfather/The grand buildings of Washington, D.C. would look quite different were it not for the work of a Renaissance architect and his influence on Thomas JeffersonSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Endangered Gorillas of the Congohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-endangered-gorillas-of-the-congo/In the Virunga National Forest, the mountain gorilla population sits in the middle of a war zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as forest rangers track and keep a watchful eye on the threatened primates Music: Kevin MacLeod Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Brood Parasitism in Indigo Birdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/brood-parasitism-in-indigo-birds/Chris Balakrishnan - Founder/Godfather of Nerd Nite and Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Behavioral Genomics at East Carolina University.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Will the Zombie-Makers of Today Yield the Neuroscience and Drug Discoveries of Tomorrow?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-kelly-weinersmith/Kelly Weinersmith speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Can a Puff Adder Snake Bite Do to a Rhino?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/what-can-a-puff-adder-snake-bite-do-to-a-rhino_1/A puff adder's bite can do serious damage, even to an animal with skin as thick as a rhino's. The photographic evidence we have is not pretty.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Esperanza Spalding's New Take on Jazzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/esperanza-spaldings-new-take-on-jazz/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner on the connection between history and musicSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Call of the Elkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-call-of-the-elk/During the rut, or mating season, the male elk's distinctive call brings female elk and tourists alike to Estes Park, ColoradoSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Building the Onrusthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/building-the-onrust/From steaming the wooden planks to hoisting the ship into the water, this replica of a 17th century ship needed the work of many volunteers to set sailSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Enabling Ability: The Future of Human-Machine Interactionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/enabling-ability-the-future-of-human-machin/Corinna Lathan is an entrepreneur, engineer, and activist for STEM education. As co-founder and CEO of AnthroTronix, she works at the intersection of robotics, sensors, and mobile computing platforms. Lathan has been recognized in MIT Technology Review’s “Top 100 World Innovators” and was named a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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, Florida.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Food: Why We Need Urban Bee Geekshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-jocelyn-crocker/Jocelyn Crocker speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000New Hermit Crab Species Pylopaguropsis mollymulleraehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/new-hermit-crab-species-pylopaguropsis-molly/This is video of the new hermit crab species Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae taken by Ellen Muller at dive site 'Something Special', southern Caribbean. Credit: Rafael Lemaitre and Ellen MullerSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jim Anderson's Quest to Solve Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/jim-andersons-quest-to-solve-climate-change/The 2012 American Ingenuity Award winner warns that no place on Earth is safe from the dangers of global warmingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of the Greasy Grasshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-battle-of-the-greasy-grass/Each year, the Lakota of the Great Plains commemorate their victory over the United States army at the Battle of the Greasy Grass, better known in American history as the Battle of Little Bighorn Photographs by Aaron Huey Directed and Edited by Kristin MooreSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cooking with Cricketshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/cooking-with-crickets/Chef Darin Nesbit demonstrates how to cook cricket-crusted redfish. (Still Image: Natthanan Chumphookaew/iStock)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dancing with Black Holeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/dancing-with-black-holes/Daniel Evans is a black hole hunter and astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He has made pioneering observations of supermassive black holes using NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory, and led the team that discovered the famous “Death Star Galaxy”. He currently serves as one of the youngest Program Directors at the National Science Foundation, and is responsible for funding the next great astrophysical discoveries.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Should We Build Terminators?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-erik-schecter/Erik Schechter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of the Greasy Grass - badhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-battle-of-the-greasy-grass-bad/Each year, the Lakota of the Great Plains commemorate their victory over the United States army at the Battle of the Greasy Grass, better known in American history as the Battle of Little BighornSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Restaging the Greensboro Counter Sit-Inhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/restaging-the-greensboro-counter-sit-in/Learn how to stage a sit-in right next to the Greensboro lunch counter, the location of one of the civil rights movement’s most famous protests Video: Katy June-FriesenSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Are You Ready for Your Own Drone?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/are-you-ready-for-your-own-drone/Christopher Vo is a roboticist at George Mason University and drone technology educator who develops motion planning algorithms for autonomous swarms of drones to fly safely, quickly, and robustly. As the Director of Education for the DC Area Drone User Group, he has taught hundreds of everyday users how to build and fly a drone of their own.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 minute.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Robot Intimacy: The Inevitable Leap to Love and Sex With Robotshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-beth-phillips/Beth Phillips speak at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Instant Access: Maintenance Data Goes Digitalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/instant-access-maintenance-data-goes-digital/Molly Boose, technical fellow with Boeing Research & Technology, is part of a team revolutionizing the way airplanes are maintained. See how digitizing paper maintenance manuals results in safer, faster and more efficient airplane maintenanceSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Meet the Elephantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/meet-the-elephants/Keepers and pachyderms alike are enjoying the new Asian elephant exhibit, Elephant Trails, at the National Zoo, where the animals have opportunities to play and visitors can learn more about the endangered speciesSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Hummingbirds and Moths Flyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/how-hummingbirds-and-moths-fly/Researchers reveal how birds and flying insects flap their wings differently to control a turnSat, 24 Jun 2017 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 multimillionaire.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Poster Child: How Ghana, Thailand, and Poland Interpreted Futuristic Worlds of Classic Movies Through Postershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-ben-leach/Ben Leach speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kīlauea Volcano | 29 January 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/kilauea-volcano-29-january-2017/Credit: USGSSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000747-8: A New Lift in Performancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/747-8-a-new-lift-in-performance/The Boeing 747 revolutionized long-range flight. Boeing engineer and designer of the wings for the new 747-8 discusses how innovation resulted in the best fuel efficiency of any large passenger airplane in the sky todaySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kennedy for Presidenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/kennedy-for-president/The curators at the American History museum delve into the archives to show artifacts from the 1960 election, when Sen. John F. Kennedy branded pins, hats, bumper stickers and more with family name Special thanks to Larry Bird and Harry RubensteinSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Albert Einstein Lives Onhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/albert-einstein-lives-on/Through the science of robotics, researchers in California have created a lifelike bust of Albert Einstein to teach others, and themselves, about the breakthroughs made with robotsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000From Hal to Siri to Us: Voices of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/from-hal-to-siri-to-us-voices-of-the-future/Combining ethnographic fieldwork with research in museums and archives, Joshua A. Bell examines the shifting local and global network of relationships between persons, artifacts and the environment. These interests have involved him in long-term fieldwork with communities in the Purari Delta of Papua New Guinea and a collaborative project investigating the intimate and global relations materialized in cell phones. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 photography.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means in the U.S. Navyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-a-broom-tied-to-a-periscope-means-in-th/On February 7, 1943, the USS Wahoo sailed proudly into Pearl Harbor, a broom tied to her periscope. It was a wink to an old Naval tradition signifying a clean sweep of her enemies.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Designed for the Environment: Planning In-Aircraft Recyclinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/designed-for-the-environment-planning-in-ai/Boeing is designing jetliners with the environmental impact of their life span in mind. From the fuselage to the carpet, Boeing Director of Environmental Performance Jeanne Yu explains why Boeing considers how entire airplanes will be recycled before they're ever builtSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elephant Fight Clubhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/elephant-fight-club/Bull elephant Kevin, crazed with testosterone, challenges Greg, the most powerful elephant in the groupSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Uncovering the Terra Cotta Soldiershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/uncovering-the-terra-cotta-soldiers/A curator from the Houston Museum of Natural Science explains how the terra cotta warriors were discovered and what they reveal about China’s Qin dynastySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Humanity in the Solar Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/humanity-in-the-solar-system/Kim Stanley Robinson’s seventeen novels and six story collections have been translated into 24 languages. Collectively, his Mars trilogy has won all the major science fiction and fantasy awards. His recent novel 2312 is a New York Times best-seller, and winner of the Nebula Award for best novel; it confirms Time magazine’s celebration of Robinson as a “Hero of the Environment.”Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 motion.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Hagfish Is the Slimy Sea Creature of Your Nightmareshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-hagfish-is-the-slimy-sea-creature-of-you/The hagfish is a slime-emitting ocean-dweller that's remained unchanged for 300 million years--and it shows. It has a skull (but no spine), velvet smooth skin, and a terrifying pit of a mouth that's lined with rows of razor-sharp teeth.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Blended Wing Body: The Shape of Things to Come?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/blended-wing-body-the-shape-of-things-to-come/Learn about Blended Wing Body aircraft, a remotely piloted experimental jet shaped like a manta ray. Engineer Bob Liebeck explains how Boeing is working with NASA to explore fuel savings and other potential benefits of this exciting airplane designSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Endangered Dolphins in New Zealandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/endangered-dolphins-in-new-zealand/Reduced to just a few thousand, Hector's dolphins are being decimated by fisheries bycatchSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Underwater Archaeology in Pensacola Bayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/underwater-archaeology-in-pensacola-bay/Researchers from the University of West Florida are slowly uncovering the remains of a 16th-century shipwreck of a Spanish galleon in the shallow, murky waters near PensacolaSat, 24 Jun 2017 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?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why the USS Wahoo and Its Skipper Were a Perfect Matchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-uss-wahoo-and-its-skipper-were-a-per/The new skipper of the Wahoo was the formidable Dudley Morton--a broad-shouldered Kentucky Baptist with an aggressive philosophy on how submarine warfare should be waged.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fueling the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/fueling-the-future/Increasing world demand is pushing up the cost of fossil fuels—a finite resource our world cannot sustain. Boeing Chemist James Kinder tells us how his team is leading the way in the development of a renewable source of energy: biofuelsSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Afghan Energyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/afghan-energy/Without a national power grid, some isolated communities in Afghanistan rely on wind and solar systems to generate affordable energySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Egg Hatcheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/an-egg-hatches/A chick in the process of hatching as the female adult looks onSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anatomy of a Space Shuttle Launchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/anatomy-of-a-space-shuttle-launch/From 2004 – 2010 Joshua Moskowitz worked as a Mechanical Systems Flight Control Officer in NASA’s Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, supporting 19 space shuttle missions. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 gross.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Watch This Virtual “Fly Through” of a Human Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/watch-this-virtual-fly-through-of-a-human/SNAP, by Cleveland-based company Surgical Theater, gives surgeons a three-dimensional view of their patients. (Credit: Surgical Theater)Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Does This Scenario Explain JFK Jr.'s Plane Crash?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/does-this-scenario-explain-jfk-jrs-plane-c/A distracting radio issue, a hazy night, and a new pilot unsure of his instruments. According to investigators, these were some of the possible factors that led to John F. Kennedy Jr.'s tragic plane crash.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000787: Game-Changing Innovationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/787-game-changing-innovation/To get the breakthrough innovations in Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing had to rethink the way it makes airplanes. Tom Cogan, director of Airplane Development, explains how the game-changing jetliner that is built in a revolutionary waySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Climate Change and the Colorado Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/climate-change-and-the-colorado-river/Serving 30 million people in seven states and Mexico, the drying Colorado River can still be saved by sustainable measures and collaborationSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ready to Fledgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ready-to-fledge/The biological urge is too strong to resist for penguin chicks as they fledge and dive into the water for the first time.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000My Four Apocalypseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/my-four-apocalypses/Paleobotanist Kirk Johnson has studied the effects of the dinosaur-killing asteroid and led expeditions that resulted in the discovery of more than 1,400 fossil sites on all continents. His work has been featured in NOVA documentaries, including “Ice Age Death Trap” and the upcoming “Making of North America”. Most recently, Johnson has overseen the acquisition of the Nation’s T. rex, a 66 million-year-old skeleton that will be the centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s new dinosaur hall that will open in 2019.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 unfathomable.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Here's Why Our Brains Trick Us Into Seeing Thingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heres-why-our-brains-trick-us-into-seeing-things/The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, but it can make mistakes while interpreting the world around us. A scientist explains how Bigfoot might be one of them.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Timelapse Footage of a Giant Caterpillar Weaving Its Cocoonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/giant-caterpillar-weaving-cocoon-timelapse/For six weeks, luna moth caterpillars gorge themselves on the leaves of the marula tree. Then, when they're ready, they instinctively weave giant cocoons around themselves in preparation for their stunning metamorphosis.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the Crash of Flight 4590 Destroyed Concorde's Mystiquehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-crash-of-flight-4590-destroyed-conco/The Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelers. But the horrific 2000 crash of flight 4590 marked a turning point for this iconic aviation brand.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000747-8 Engine: Balance of Powerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/747-8-engine-balance-of-power/The Boeing 747-8 represents innovation on a massive scale. Go behind the scenes to find out how Boeing engineers integrate its incredibly powerful engines so that it flies like a dreamSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Discovering Secrets on the Seashorehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/discovering-secrets-on-the-seashore/Mineralogist Bob Hazen talks about what he loves about walking along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, hunting for fossils and shark teeth hidden in the sandSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flapping Their Wingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/flapping-their-wings/As chicks mature, they strengthen their breast muscles by flapping their wings vigorouslySat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The New Horizons Message: One Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-new-horizons-message-one-earth/Jon Lomberg is an artist expert in the design of “deep time” messages including NASA’s Mars rover sundials, 10,000 year nuclear waste warning markers, and the Galaxy Garden in Kona, Hawaii.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Were the Women of Petra More Important Than Men?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/important-women-of-petra/The Nabataeans worshipped powerful female deities and built lavish shrines in their honor. Could this religious order be a clue into the elevated status of women in Petra?Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sugar Volt: Envisioning Tomorrow's Aircrafthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/sugar-volt-envisioning-tomorrows-aircraft/NASA asked a Boeing-led team to explore the possibilities of a hybrid electric aircraft. Marty Bradley, Boeing Research and Technology, explains how the SUGAR Volt concept is defining the future of flightSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Chris Rainier’s Body of Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/chris-rainiers-body-of-work/While travelling with the Mentawai tribe in Indonesia, the photographer explains his method for how he shoots his tattooed subjects.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Bray of the Wild Penguinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/wildlife/the-bray-of-the-wild-penguin/Two male penguins show they displeasure for each other by bill-dueling, braying and head-waggingSat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Let’s Make Light of the Situationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/lets-make-light-of-the-situation/Mitch Anstey is a chemist by day and a sleeping chemist by night. He made esoteric metal chemistry his specialty at UC Berkeley. Thankfully, someone found that useful in the job market, and he now makes metals emit light for the good of the nation at Sandia National Labs.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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 safe.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/wu-zetian-spectacular-longmen-grottoes-china/The Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in China. Which is why they were a perfect place for Wu Zetian, the country's first female ruler, to make a statement about her power.Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000