Videos | Smithsonian feed for the videosenThu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000How a Downed U.S. Plane Almost Caused a Nuclear War'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.Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Engineering Job Is Not for the Faint-Hearted 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.Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Reason This South American Tribe Shrunk Their Enemies' Heads 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.Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000How NASA Cut Costs With a New Kind of Spacecraft 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.Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Real Culprit of an Ancient Egyptian Plague Was... Bread? 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.Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Take a Virtual Tour of Macao by Beautiful Destinations for Macao Government Tourism OfficeMon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Taiwan: A Journey of Discovery, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Marine Compares Flying the Harrier to Riding a Dragon 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.Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000U-2 Dragon Lady Gives a Helping Hand to U.S. Troops 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.Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Flying Gas Station Can Carry 200,000 Lbs. of Fuel 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.Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of a Tense Aerial Battle During the Falklands War'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.Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000These Trees Uncover What Plunged Egypt's Climate Into Chaos 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?Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Rise and Fall of an Inland Amazon Sea Carlos Jaramillo, German Bayona and Edward Duarte, using Gplates and VideoPad by NCHsoftwareFri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Arctic Cruise Line Baptizes Its Passengers in Ice 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.Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did a Flood Wipe Out the Mysterious Ancient City of Petra? 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.Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ancient Engineering That Kept One of the Driest Cities Wet 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.Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elusive Arctic Animals Reveal Themselves to an Expedition group of Arctic tourists with an experienced expedition leader run into two unique arctic animals: the hardy muskoxen and a herd of reindeer.Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Some Very Compelling Evidence the Tower of Babel Was Real 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.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Couple Filmed the Everest Avalanche Coming at Them 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.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lifting an Unwieldy 75-Ton Hovercraft Out of the Water 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.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the Alarming Moments Before the Everest Avalanche 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.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Sticky Clue That Links the Tower of Babel to the Bible 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.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Saving a Nest of Baby Rabbits Mauled by a Dog 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, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000One of the Strangest, Stealthiest Turtles You've Ever Seen 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, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000 Fascinating: How Transparent Glass Frogs Mate and Raise Their Young 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, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Transporting a Live Elephant Is Exactly as Difficult as You Would Imagine 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, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jaguar vs. Caiman 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, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Will the Zombie-Makers of Today Yield the Neuroscience and Drug Discoveries of Tomorrow? Weinersmith speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalFri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Christ on a Cracker! (Apophenia, Pareidolia and Conspiracy Paranoia) Lanford is a preparedness hobbyist highly skilled in making Type I errors. Ask her about the Post-Apocalyptic World after her second drink!Thu, 20 Apr 2017 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, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Science Meets Science Fiction: A Conversation Between Brian Greene and David Brin 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.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Engineering Will Be Vital in a Changing Climate Secretary Wayne Clough offers personal insights on the realities of climate change and the best ways for society to adaptThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bryan Stevenson on the Injustices in America Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner for social progress reminisces about what his meeting with Rosa Parks meant for his life's workThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cat and Mouse 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."Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Taste of Tradition about the history of wild rice and the OjibwaThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000E.O. Wilson on Mapping Diversity of Life on Earth, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Arthur Molella on the Habits and Habitats of Inventors director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation explores how personality and environment help creativity flourishThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000What is the Future of Energy? academics look at wind power, carbon capture and storage and material efficiency as examples of how we can cut our C02 emissionsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Northwest England - Rick Steves' Europe 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 presentThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Universe Laureate John Mather explains why the universe is infinite and expanding at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Denmark Beyond Copenhagen - Rick Steves’ Europe the capital city Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis, find great getaways in the Danish countryside in areas like Aero, Arhus, Frederiksborg and RoskildeThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Digitizing a Fossil Whale Graveyard 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" eventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Istanbul - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 BosporusThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Salzburg and Surroundings - Rick Steves’ Europe 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, HalstattThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Belgium: Bruges and Brussels - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 contrastsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best of the Alps: Switzerland's Jungfrau Region - Rick Steves’ Europe up high in the Swiss Alps, with lush valley floors and snow-topped peaks, learn the story of the Swiss people and their breathtaking landThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Climate Change Is in the Past Johnson, Director of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explains how the Earth's temperature cycle at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Best of West Ireland - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 IslandThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Human Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, explains how genomics are revolutionizing medicine at Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" eventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Prague and the Czech Republic - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 childhoodsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Florence City of Art - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 worldThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Exploring the Sun 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" eventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Germany's Black Forest and Cologne - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 ForestThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rome: Baroque, After Dark - Rick Steves’ Europe may be the city of Caesars, popes, and floodlit fountains, but for over three million people, it's home to gelato and trendy night clubsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Heart of England and South Wales - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 WalesThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera - Rick Steves’ Europe returns to his favorite stretch of the entire Mediterranean coastline — Italy's Cinque Terre —to explore its five dreamy port townsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Venice: Serene, Decadent and Still Kicking - Rick Steves’ Europe for centuries La Serenissima, “the most serenely beautiful”, Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charmThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Paris: Grand and Intimate - Rick Steves’ Europe 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 peopleThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Genetic Rescue for Endangered and Extinct Wildlife 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.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -000015 Minutes of Wet Clay Has Never Been More Hypnotic Russian potter Mikhail Sadovnikov adds different strokes, the design spins and melds and transforms in front of your eyes.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Elaine de Kooning Paints a Portrait and produced by Betty Jean Thiebaud. Digitized from original 1976 16mm color film. Courtesy of Wayne Thiebaud/Matt Bult.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Archival Footage of D-Day June 6, 1944, allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi GermanyThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The National Museum of Natural History Gets a Facelift Facebook Live EventThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Seth Shostak: Are We Looking for the Right Extra-Terrestrials? + Q&A, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alexandra Cousteau: Save the Oceans, Feed the World: The Future of Fish, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The Mattering Map, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Dava Newman, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Kirk Johnson: The Future of Rocks, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Jim Green: The Martian: Science Fiction and Science Fact, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Anthony Fauci, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Martine Rothblatt, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Chris Carter, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sara Seager: Mapping the Nearby Stars for Habitable Worlds + Q&A, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bruce Sterling: Inspiring Tomorrow, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sheldon Brown: How to Design the Future, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Sacks and The Mind's Eye Burns speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Tim Miller and Aditya Sood, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000ArcAttack: Creators of the Original Singing Tesla Coil, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future Is in Your Genes Venter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Interview With Andy Weir and Aditya Sood, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Céline Cousteau: Tribes on the Edge, a Story of Our Global Human Tribe Set in the Midst of the Amazon Jungle, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Parker Abercrombie and Alexander Menzies: Augmented Exploration, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Adam Steltzner: NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission—and Beyond, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Tony Antonelli: Paving the Way for Human Exploration of Deep Space, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Vint Cerf: Internet Is Evolving—A Glimpse at 2016-2036, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000You're Surrounded! The Internet of Things Meets Artificial Intelligence Ashton speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of the Amazonéline S. Cousteau speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000An Evening with E.O. Wilson 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.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Wolves Return to the Rockies and wildlife advocates are at odds over how to handle the gray wolf's return to the RockiesThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 76-81, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 82-106, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Biodiversity Decline years ago, the Amazon comprised 14 percent of the Earth's surface. Now, it covers just 6 percentThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 38-48 Rob Mckinney reads the feature article, Resurrecting the Czar by Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from the November issue of Smithsonian magazineThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 25-36 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 UpThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 1-13 John Maloney reads the first 13 pages of the November issue, including From the Editor, Letters, Indelible Images, and Wild ThingsThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 14-24 Bonnie Favin reads from the November issue, including My Kind of Town, Your, and This Month in HistoryThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Leaving Earth: A Deep Future or Science Fiction? How to Build a Perfect Colony Ship in Three Easy Steps 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. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 50-59 Greg Gay reads the feature article, Male Bonding by Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from the November issue of Smithsonian magazineThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Nov 60-68, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Sampler of Apocalypses Lanford speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lemur Biology in the Axis of Evil: A Schistosomiasis Love Story in 10 Easy Lessons 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 ProgramThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Microalgae: Food Fertilizer and Fuel of the Future Jochum speaks at Smithsonian magazine's Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Fecal Matters: The Ins and Outs of Fecal Transplants 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.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alice in Quantum Wonderland Ghose speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000What Would Dr. McCoy Make With a Star Trek Replicator? Wong speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Brood Parasitism in Indigo Birds Balakrishnan - Founder/Godfather of Nerd Nite and Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Behavioral Genomics at East Carolina University.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Food: Why We Need Urban Bee Geeks Crocker speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Should We Build Terminators? Schechter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Robot Intimacy: The Inevitable Leap to Love and Sex With Robots Phillips speak at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Poster Child: How Ghana, Thailand, and Poland Interpreted Futuristic Worlds of Classic Movies Through Posters Leach speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Humanity in the Solar System 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.”Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Anatomy of a Space Shuttle Launch 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. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000My Four Apocalypses 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.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "America's Founding Fathers by The Great Courses Plus, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs" by The Great Courses Plus, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Trailer: "Introduction to Paleontology" by The Great Courses Plus, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Exploring the Ancient Region Where Jesus Rose to Prominence 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.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Ocean Is Running Out of Fish. Here's the Alarming Math 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.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Did Judas Actually Betray Jesus to Force a Rebellion? 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.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Why Jesus's Miracles Seemed Apocalyptic to the Gospel Writers 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.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dismantling a Huge Howitzer for a Precarious Move 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.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000How Coffee Breaks Became a Staple of American Life - 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: packagingTue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000On the Hunt for a Timeless Vintage New Year’s Eve Dress 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.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000What It Takes to Master North America’s Tallest Mountain challenges and thrills that come with reaching the summit of Denali, the highest peak in North America.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to Understand the Three Wise Men, Frankincense & Myrrh 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.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Threading an Oil Pipe 3,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean Floor 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.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Sneak Peek: The Lost Tapes: LA Riots 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.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Alaskan Fishing Boat Does Not Answer to Storms 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.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The First Step to Shipping a Chopper? Remove the Blades 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.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Giant Floating Naval Hospital's Amazing Humanitarian Work 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.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000How 1950s Las Vegas Sold Atomic Bomb Tests as Tourism 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.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Intense Footage of Fake Towns Used for 1950s Nuclear Tests 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.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000