A San Francisco resident has learned that wild male turkeys can gobble on cue.

Jukebox: A Choir of Turkeys

Wild turkeys gobble on cue


Dance of the Desert: Hindu Folk Performance Brings Raucous Rhythms to the Mall

Vintage pop-up book.

What's Up

Parade with banner showing head and shoulder portraits of Grover Cleveland, Adlai E. Stevenson and Gov. John Peter Altgeld.

Musical Mudslinging on the Campaign Trail

Before TV came on the scene, presidential candidates relied on campaign songs for negative advertising

"Spirits are taking up residence in the museum; nothing is as it seem, even in this photograph," says game director John Maccabee

Get Your Game On

At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, tech-savvy players gather clues in the alternate reality game "Ghosts of a Chance"

Great white shark with its mouth open.

Wild Things: Life as We Know It

Great white sharks, endangered frogs and more

Bonnie Erickson with Statler in 1975.

The Woman Behind Miss Piggy

Muppet designer Bonnie Erickson on puppet storytelling and inspiration


The Million Word March

What defines a word? Lexicographers and other experts don’t always agree

History's "Global Languages"


On the Mall: Sipping Pinotage at the National Museum of African Art


Out of Time: Chinese Films Mingle Past and Present


Scientists Find Another Species of Forest Robin

Sea spiders (pycnogonids) were found on the slope and base habitats of Davidson Seamount, California.

Most Likely To

A quick guide to the standouts of the National Museum of Natural History's "Ocean Hall Class of 2008"

Puerto Rican government created posters to promote pro-democracy films

What's Up

William Chadwick Jr. and a team from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration were the fist to video tape an erupting underwater volcano

Underwater Discovery

Watch an erupting underwater volcano


Recent History: Michael Phelps at the Portrait Gallery

One of the heroes of the 2008 Olympic Games now hangs from the wall of the National Portrait Gallery


Fear and Loathing in Hong Kong: the Freer Screens Classic Foreign Films

Another warm Washington DC summer, another Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, the Freer Gallery’s 13th annual celebration of Hong Kong


Call the Queen: It's Teatime at the Freer

Drinking tea is a serious business

The Fresco Fiasco: Smithsonian Scientists Examine the Capitol's Art


The Cola Wars. Smear Campaigns in Space?

Sending astronauts into space takes heaps of cash, hours of political wrangling and the kind of engineering prowess that would make Newton weep

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