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Did T. rex use its tiny arms to do push-ups?
October 10, 2012 | By Brian Switek
This week at the Smithsonian, daily screenings, the best of American cuisine and new arrangements of Chinese folk songs
October 08, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Inspired by the work of Cornell scientists, Los Angeles-based Jessica Rath creates sculptures and photographs of the autumn fruit
October 05, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Conservators at the National Gallery Art restored Gilbert Stuart portraits of our founding figures, making them look good as new
October 05, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, a 99-year old judo legend, a scientist who studies the sun and a season-opener with the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society.
October 04, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
See the results of 98-year-old Irving Olson's kitchen experiments
October 03, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Paleontologists have named scores of dinosaurs, but why is T. rex our favorite?
October 03, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The museum hosts the U.S. premier of a blockbuster show from the controversial artist
October 03, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
What are the key dos and don'ts the candidates should remember when campaigning for the White House?
October 03, 2012 | By Kenneth C. Davis
Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulfurous subterranean stream that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?
October 01, 2012 | By Mike Dash
This week, music and finds from Kazakhstan's nomadic past and daily, guided tours
October 01, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Mark Twain prowled the rough-and-tumble streets of 1860s San Francisco with a hard-drinking, larger-than-life fireman
October 2012 | By Robert Graysmith
A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder
October 2012 | By Henry Wiencek
In this exclusive transcript from the JFK library, hear what he had to say just days after announcing his candidacy for the presidency
October 2012 | By Ted Widmer
Jim des Rivières' portraits of moths capture the insects' exquisite patterns
September 28, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend, get down after dark, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and get an artist's perspective on art in the collection
September 27, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Mao Zedong encouraged critics of his government—and then betrayed them just when their advice might have prevented a calamity
September 26, 2012 | By Gilbert King
This year's Wellcome Image Award winners pull at your "art" strings. The curious seek out the science behind them
September 26, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Carnivorous theropod dinosaurs were once thought to be hydrophobic, but rare swim tracks show that these predators at least sometimes took a dip in lakes and rivers
September 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A new study indicates that the gatekeepers of science, whether male or female, are less likely to hire female applicants to work in labs
September 24, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg