Special Reports

Going the distance: Evolution mavens in the Quantock Hills of England walked for some 3.5 billion years.

Evotourism

Evotourism: Great Places to Celebrate Evolution Around the Globe

From lemurs to Neanderthals, here's our latest guide so you can travel the globe to enjoy what Darwin famously called "endless forms most beautiful"

The oculus in the Pantheon.

Top Cities For the Cultural Traveler: Rome

History, hidden hot spots and what to see now in Rome

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Cracking the Code of the Human Genome

Cracking the Code of the Human Genome

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Powering the 21st Century

Powering the 21st Century

The sun sets on the River Thames winding its way between the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. The 210-mile river flows through several small English towns before it reaches the center of London, and eventually spouts into the North Sea. The 184-mile Thames Path, which hugs the river’s banks, is the longest riverside walkway in Europe.

Top Cities for the Cultural Traveler: London

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Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation

Col. Elmer Ellsworth became the first officer to die in the Civil War when he was gunned down by an innkeeper in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Civil War

The Civil War

2013 Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards

The 2013 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award Winners

We recognize nine of the past year's shining achievements and the innovators behind them

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Top Cities For the Cultural Traveler: New York

History, hidden hot spots and what to see now in New York

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Educating Americans for the 21st Century

Educating Americans for the 21st Century

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2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards

Smithsonian's 2012 American Ingenuity Award Winners

Meet the nine winners, recognized for their groundbreaking achievements in science, technology, art and scholarship

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Anthem For America Activity Guide

Anthem for America Activity Guide

Anthem for America Activity Guide

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