Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenFri, 27 Feb 2015 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.Fri, 27 Feb 2015 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.Fri, 27 Feb 2015 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 predatorsWed, 25 Feb 2015 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 themMon, 23 Feb 2015 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 belowThu, 19 Feb 2015 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.Thu, 19 Feb 2015 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.Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000What You Never Knew About Tabasco Saucehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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 sauceTue, 17 Feb 2015 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 eatenTue, 17 Feb 2015 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 loversFri, 13 Feb 2015 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 valentinesWed, 11 Feb 2015 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 beerTue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000Jazz 1.movhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/jazz-1mov/Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Sultry Dance of the Bowerbirdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-sultry-dance-of-the-bowerbird_1/A brightly colored male bowerbird mesmerizes a young female with his bizarre danceMon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000Wallis Simpson: A Polished Arrowhttp://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 monarchyFri, 06 Feb 2015 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 convincingFri, 06 Feb 2015 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 upFri, 06 Feb 2015 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 believerFri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000Arthur Molella on the Habits and Habitats of Inventorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/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 flourishThu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000Wild Inside the National Zoo: Reptile Rejuvenationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/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 routinesThu, 05 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 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.Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0000Pardis Sabeti: 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/pardis-sabeti-2012-smithsonian-american-ing/This rock star Harvard professor explains why she believes she has the greatest job in the worldWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building by Buildinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/a-citys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-building/The Hestia project paints a detailed picture of a city's greenhouse gas metabolismWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Meet Ken Jenningshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/meet-ken-jennings/Smithsonian.com's puzzle master and your gaming adventure guideWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Carnivorous Plant that Flings Insects Into Its Mouthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/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 deeperWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Best View of the Baby Panda Yethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/best-view-of-the-baby-panda-yet/The Zoo’s new cub got a thorough grooming and a panda cam close-up Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Geese Fly in a V?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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>.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000John Lewis' Journey to the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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 MemorialWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -00002013 In Motion Video Contest Highlights http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/in-motion-video-contest-highlights-20/Submit your video for a chance to win our grand prize and be featured on Smithsonian ChannelWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Thought Moving Through a Living Fish's Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/a-thought-moving-through-a-living-fishs-brain/Japanese scientists monitored a zebrafish's mental response to a parameciumWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Dave Eggers and Mimi Lokhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ad/05_voice-of-witness_eggers_lok_smithmov/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Caroline Hoxbyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ad/03_hoxby_caroline_smithmov/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Museum of Glasshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/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 EgyptTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Behind The Scenes at the United States Patent and Trademark Officehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/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. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Millipede is the Leggiest Creature in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/this-millipede-is-the-leggiest-creature-in-t/The newly discovered Lllacme plenipes has up to 750 legs, more than any other known creatureTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Elephant Learned to Speak Koreanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/this-elephant-learned-to-speak-korean/Koshik, an elephant in a South Korean zoo, learned to say five different Korean wordsTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Caroline Wintererhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ad/06_winterer_caroline_smithmov/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: John Bull Locomotivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/101-objects/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.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000101 Objects: Lincoln's Top Hathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/101-objects/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.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000New Type of Electronic Circuit Dissolves in Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/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 afterwardTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Toe Tastebuds?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-butterflies/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Gender Bending Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-clownfish/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000SmartNews: Why Are These Mice Unafraid of Cats?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/mouse-behaviormov/Scientists are researching how the rodent can become less susceptible to its feline foe.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: The Leading Hotels of the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/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 clichesTue, 27 Jan 2015 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/category/no-ads/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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Partner Video: L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellows and Smithsonian Scientists Discuss "Why Science" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Lyrebird, Nature's Mimichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-lyrebird/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000CMD & CTRL: Tim Wu on Network Neutralityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/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 usTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Happens to Your Body in Space Without a Spacesuit? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: It Snows What on Venus? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-it-snows-what-on-venus/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Ambergrishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-ambergris/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Humongous Fungus http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-humongous-fungus/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Forensic Anthropologist Confirms Surivival Cannibalism at Jamestownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/forensic-anthropologist-confirms-surivival-c/Findings were proven through collaborative research efforts by Preservation Virginia's Jamestown Rediscovery Project (archaeology), The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (historical context) and Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (forensic anthropology). https://www.facebook.com/historicjamestowne Buy the DVD or book at http://www.historicjamestowne.org/jane/jane_store.phpTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The First Animal to Survive in Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-first-animal-to-survive-in-space/Tardigrades or "Water bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer spaceTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Watch the Eruption of the Bizarre Artificial German Volcanohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/watch-the-eruption-of-the-bizarre-artificial/When a 18th century German prince visited Mt. Vesuvius in Naples, he insisted on building a replica of it on his estate back homeTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Part II — How Many Times Do They Pass the Ball?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/part-ii-how-many-times-do-they-pass-the-ball/Even after people have seen researcher Daniel Simons’ first video, they still are stunned by the secondTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000How Many Times Do They Pass the Ball?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/how-many-times-do-they-pass-the-ball/Before reading the story, watch Daniel Simons' famous video on selective attentionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Los Texmaniacs perform "Por una mujer casada"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/los-texmaniacs-perform-por-una-mujer-casada/On July 31, Smithsonian Folkways will release GRAMMY-Award winning conjunto group Los Texmaniacs' 'Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds.' The 18-song album features a blend of polka, boleros, ballads, and Western swing, drawing from the rich tradition of Tex-Mex culture. This is their second album with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings following the GRAMMY-winning 'Borders y Bailes' in 2009, and features renowned Western swing singer Ray Benson and fiddle player Jason Roberts from the group Asleep at the Wheel, as well as GRAMMY-winning fiddler Bobby Flores. Max Baca, a virtuoso of the bajo sexto (a type of 12-string guitar), formed Los Texmaniacs in 1997 after his decade-long career with popular and innovative group the Texas Tornados. The San Antonio-based quartet Los Texmaniacs have performed for US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia/Kosovo, and have also played in China, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, acting as ambassadors of conjunto music and Texas culture worldwide. They also performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on three occasions. For more information on Los Texmaniacs, visit their website: http://texmaniacs.com/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The History of Keeping Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-history-of-keeping-time/Where did time-telling come from? What are time zones and why are there so many of them? Get the answers to these questions and more in this journey through the history of timeTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/archival/the-only-footage-of-mark-twain-in-existence_1/Silent film footage taken in 1909 by Thomas Edison at Mark Twain's estateTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The (Secret) City of London Part 1: Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-secret-city-of-london-part-1-history/How did the United Kingdom end up with two Londons, one inside of the other? The answer begins with the RomansTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Tractor Square Dancinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/archival/tractor-square-dancing/In 1957, popular travel lecturer Thayer Soule filmed this unique tradition during a rehearsal for Early, Iowa's Fourth of July celebrationTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/calculating-the-odds-of-intelligent-alien-life/Explore the answer with Jill Tarter and the Drake Equation—a mathematical formula that calculates the possibility of undiscovered lifeTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ten Natural Wonders You've Never Heard Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/ten-natural-wonders-youve-never-heard-of/From the Gates of Hell to a forest made from limestone needles, these wonders are lesser known but just as amazingTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Remembering the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/remembering-the-march-on-washington/Organizers and speechmakers relive the pivotal moment of the Civil Rights MovementTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Dancing Ice Crystalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/dancing-ice-crystals/In "Cascades," a music video for British artist Ryan Teague, a homemade machine is used to animate the growth of ice crystalsTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Watch Newsreel Footage from the March on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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 massesTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000How to View the Transit of Venushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/how-to-view-the-transit-of-venus/At sunset on June 5, the planet Venus will pass directly between the sun and earth. This phenomena won't be see again until the year 2117Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Is Pluto a Planet?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/is-pluto-a-planet/Demoted from its planetary status, Pluto is now relegated to the Kuiper Belt. Is the word "planet" to blame?Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The History of English in 10 Minuteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-history-of-english-in-10-minutes/A compilation of ten videos on the history of the English language. I compiled the videos into a film to make it a little easier to watch them all. While I do not own the originals. They originals are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Licence agreement. The origin webpage can be found here http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language/the-history-english-ten-minutes?track=378501f80bTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000An Angola Prison Tower Heads to the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/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 DCTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -00005 Historical Misconceptions Rundownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/5-historical-misconceptions-rundown/5 common misconceptions about history debunked. **NEW: Shirts now available: http://goo.gl/k3hpK Get one to support the channel.** http://www.scribd.com/doc/51267328/Frank-Invention-of-Horned-HelmetTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Routehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/music-of-central-asia-vol-10-borderlands/In these exuberant recordings, pipa master Wu Man and her Uyghur, Tajik, and Hui collaborators explore connections between the musical worlds of China and Central Asia. Featuring the stirring vocals of Sanubar Tursun and Abdulla Majnun along with newly arranged and composed instrumental pieces, Borderlands is a masterful blending of kindred traditions. 14 tracks, 72 minutes, 48-page color booklet, and photos; DVD contains series introduction, 2 documentary films, interactive glossary, and map. Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region. Courtesy of Smithsonian FolkwaysTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Female Ferretshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-female-ferrets/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Bat Flies in Super Slow Motionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/a-bat-flies-in-super-slow-motion/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Tongue Printhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-tongue-print/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000X-Ray of a Bat Taking Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/x-ray-of-a-bat-taking-flight/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Eleanor Holmes Nortonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-eleanor-holmes-norton/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - John Lewishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-john-lewis/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Julian Bondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-julian-bond/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Stem Cells Grow into a Liver Budhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/stem-cells-grow-into-a-liver-bud/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Toothbrushhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-toothbrush/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Critical Past 2http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-critical-past-2/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Critical Past 1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-critical-past-1/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Tunnelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-tunnel/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -000015 Minutes of Wet Clay Has Never Been More Hypnotichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/15-minutes-of-wet-clay-has-never-been-more-h/As Russian potter Mikhail Sadovnikov adds different strokes, the design spins and melds and transforms in front of your eyes.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Gorgeous Video Postcard from Moroccohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/gorgeous-video-postcard-from-morocco/Take a minute-long trip to a faraway land.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Astronomers Just Discovered an Asteroid With Ringshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/astronomers-just-discovered-an-asteroid-with/They aren't supposed to be there, but...there they are.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Space Cloudhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/weird-science-space-cloud/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Story of the Wall Street Bullhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/the-story-of-the-wall-street-bull/From ticker tape parades to the Occupy Wall Street movement, "Charging Bull" has seen it allTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000What's It Like to BASE Jump from the World's Tallest Building?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/whats-it-like-to-base-jump-from-the-worlds/Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen set a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the 2,717-foot-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The stunt was organized by Skydive Dubai.</br></br> Brought to you by Dubai Film Production. Music Licensed by The Rights WorkshopTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Right Whale Skeleton Arrives at the Smithsonian http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/a-right-whale-skeleton-arrives-at-the-smiths/See the process involved when a massive specimen arrives at the Smithsonian Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Pregnant Dads?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-pregnant-dads/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Hyena Poop http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-hyena-poop/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Weird Science: Headless Cockroachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/weird-science-headless-cockroach/Sometimes, in fact, nature is stranger than fictionTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - John Rogershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ad/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.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Presidential Sealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/the-history-of-the-presidential-seal/Go inside the White House and discover locations where the seal is hiding in plain siteTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Seismic Waves Generated by Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/seismic-waves-generated-by-hurricane-sandy/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000villar6movie.movhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ads/villar6moviemov/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Lizard-Inspired Running Robothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/lizard-inspired-running-robot/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A New Miniature 3D Video Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/a-new-miniature-3d-video-display/This compact 3D projection system could show up in the next generation of mobile devicesTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Kelly Slater's Perfect Wavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/kelly-slaters-perfect-wave/An IMAX film explains the science behind the phenomenonTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Bees Drink Nectar from a Coffee Flowerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/bees-drink-nectar-from-a-coffee-flower/Honeybees get a caffeine buzz and memory boost when they drink coffee nectarTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Orangutan Plays Xylophone Like a Prohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/orangutan-plays-xylophone-like-a-pro/With the tap of a finger, orangutan musician Bonnie makes the xylophone sing. With music, zookeepers hope to tap into the orangutans' creative side.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sloth Bear Cub Plays a Harmonicahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/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 nestsTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Otters Play a Piano at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/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.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Peek of Panda at the National Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/sneak-peek-of-panda-at-the-national-zoo/Keeper Juan Rodriguez takes us behind the scenes with the majestic creatureTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Stretchable Batteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/a-stretchable-battery/This battery can be stretched to 300% its original sizeTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Solar Flare Eruptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/a-solar-flare-erupts/NASA's video of a solar flare from June 7, 2011Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Watch Insect Outbreaks From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/watch-insect-outbreaks-from-space/LandTrendr technology shows pine beetles infest a forest in the Pacific NorthwestTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000"Experiments with David Atwood" by Artist Nam June Paikhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/experiments-with-david-atwood-by-artist-na/A clip from the father of video art's 1969 pieceTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Artist Nam June Paik's "Electronic Opera #1"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/artist-nam-june-paiks-electronic-opera-1/From the 1969 piece, a clip by the father of video artTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Artist Nam June Paik's "Global Groove"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/artist-nam-june-paiks-global-groove/A clip from the 1973 piece by the father of video artTue, 27 Jan 2015 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. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 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 bodyThu, 22 Jan 2015 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 strongerWed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000The National Air and Space Museum Lowers Charles Lindbergh's “Spirit of St. Louis” to the Groundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/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)Fri, 16 Jan 2015 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 publiclyFri, 16 Jan 2015 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 dayFri, 16 Jan 2015 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 majestyFri, 09 Jan 2015 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 himFri, 09 Jan 2015 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 uselessFri, 09 Jan 2015 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 treacherousFri, 09 Jan 2015 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 astoundingWed, 07 Jan 2015 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 easyTue, 06 Jan 2015 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 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 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>Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Adam 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 TechnologyMon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000Olympus BioScapes 2014 Competition: Keller Amat and Ahrens Zebrafish Brain Calciumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/olympus-bioscapes-2014-competition-keller-a/Mon, 05 Jan 2015 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/Mon, 05 Jan 2015 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 stringsMon, 05 Jan 2015 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 stormsMon, 05 Jan 2015 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 faceMon, 05 Jan 2015 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 answerMon, 05 Jan 2015 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 outMon, 05 Jan 2015 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 answerMon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0000