Articles by Michael Waters
Huynh Thanh Huy presents a striking portrait of a nation undergoing a dramatic shift from agriculture to manufacturing
In the 1930s, a forgotten federal bureau experimented with ways to make soy and other products more popular in the U.S.
Europeans sought to recreate the luxury of wintering in the Alps with an indoor rink attraction
A little-known patchwork of bureaucratic boards are tasked with deciding when to change the names of geographic places
The latest discovery in the arms race between bats and insects reveals that even silent, motionless dragonflies aren't safe
100 years ago, in the middle of the race, a rider wore the famed jersey for the first time
Before computers randomly issued jury summons, some state laws required that children do the picking
The hugely successful game, patented 50 years ago this week, had its critics at first
On July 2, residents of Chile and Argentina witnessed the first total solar eclipse since August 2017
One activist thought celebrating the founding of the nation would be better spent as a "a quiet day under the trees"
One hundred years ago, the news broke that World War I had officially ended.
Tied to a new series from the Smithsonian Channel, the app is the closest you can get to being on the moon without time-traveling to 1969
A Canadian department store tried to revolutionize buying when it opened a shop with booths and screens for ordering merchandise
A contingent of descendants, related to the founder of the Smithsonian Institution, embarked on a tour of the museums
A look back at how the ceremonies marking major anniversaries of the Allied invasion of Europe have evolved.