Videos | Smithsonian feed for the videosenMon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Plymouth_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L3Clip01_v2.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Emancipation_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L5_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Shackles_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L4_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Tubman_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L4_Clip02_v1.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Nauvoo_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L3Clip02_v2.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Anderson_04_Experiencing_America L22_Clip01_v2.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sugimoto_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L10Clip02_v1.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000AIDSQuilt_04_Experiencing_America L16_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Suffrage_04_ExperiencingAmerica_L17Clip01_v2.0.mp4, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000These Are Home Movies from Hitler's Vacations's relationship with Eva Braun was a closely kept secret. If she wasn't such a home-movie buff, their vacations in the Bavarian Alps would've remained that wayFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Cowboys Without Horses 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 footFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See how DC Water is helping restore rivers and revitalize communities 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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Godzilla: History, Biology and Behavior of Hyper-Evolved Theropod Kaiju 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, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Oxytocin Affects Bonding Between Dogs and Humans 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 NagasawaThu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Course Intro_FINAL_H264.mp4, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Week3_FINAL_H264.mp4, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Week4_FINAL_H264.mp4, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Week1_FINAL_H264.mp4, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Week2_FINAL_H264.mp4, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L7_Clip02_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L10_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L18_Clip03_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L11_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L18_Clip02_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L18_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L14_Clip02_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted? 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?Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L15_Clip01_v1.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_Experiencing_America L1_Clip01_v2.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -000004_ExperiencingAmerica_L5Clip02_v2.0.mp4, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Top of the Wall a time-lapse build of the Top of the WallThu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Plot to Kidnap Lincoln? 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 himWed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000What Booth Said After He Killed Lincoln Wilkes Booth certainly saw himself as a dramatic figure in history. Upon shooting Lincoln, he jumped onto the stage and condemned his victim in LatinWed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Space Shuttle Discovery's Biggest Accomplishments 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 TelescopeWed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000Observing the Unexpected Enhances Infants' Learning and Exploration 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)Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0000EchoPixel Medical Education Viewer 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)Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Closed to the Public: The Iconic Joseff of Hollywood's Studio 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 designsFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000What Is Jazz? of the National Museum of American History’s jazz program discuss the legacy of jazz in the United StatesFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Sneaky Reason Why Plants Bear Fleshy Fruit plants rely on the wind to transport their seeds. However, in thick forests this system proved difficult. How did plants solve the problem?Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Love Junk Food? 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 SchulzeThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Who Were the First Yogis? 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 originsTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Stay Away From Packs of Hungry Lionfish giant pectoral fins and colorful stripes, the lionfish is an imposing underwater predator. What's even more intimidating is how it huntsMon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Rare Look Inside Doris Raymond's Inspiration Room influential designers come to see Doris Raymond. Most of the time, it's not just clothes they're looking for, but inspirationThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Town That Breeds Olympic Runners, 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 povertyWed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do People Get Phobias? 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 phobiasTue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Soul of Louisiana the first American mafias, Louis Armstrong, and chef Emeril Lagasse started out, New Orleans remains the soul of LouisianaFri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000How 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. How will Welgedacht Game Reserve's lions and hyenas measure up to these tests designed to explore their ability to learn, recognize, and hunt in new and unfamiliar settings? Witness the last of these remarkable experiments as these apex predators play a numbers game deciding how and who to attackTue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: When Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Topple? 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 disasterWed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Aerial Acrobatics of the Praying Mantis video captures the unique ability of a leaping praying mantis to control its spin in mid-air and precisely land on a target.Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0000Skiing the Nantucket Slush 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 Nantucket 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? 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 Time 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 -0000