Famed American biologist Patricia Wright explores an astonishing breadth of biodiversity in the wilderness of Madagascar
America’s fascination with trains is fast-tracked in this study of passing freight
The Bohorodchany Iconostasis has withstood religious persecution, revolutions and world wars. Can it survive Russia’s brutal assault?
Rather than head north, many of those in bondage made a different treacherous journey in a bold quest for freedom that historians are now unearthing
A mountain range in the Pacific Northwest is a last bastion for a unique canine
An unabashed tribute to the wild Arkansas waterway that became the nation’s first national river 50 years ago
Allied victory in the Pacific depended on strategy, bravery and military might. It also depended on a brilliant marine scientist from Massachusetts
With astonishing new discoveries in the cosmos and pivotal research much closer to home, Smithsonian science proves indispensable
The humble origins and complex future of cowboy competition
A mid-century modernist and native son elevated ordinary Cuban life
Back in the 19th century, coal was the nation's newfangled fuel source—and it faced the same resistance as wind and solar today
The piece of paper went missing for nearly 200 years, leaving some scholars to question whether it even existed
Long ridiculed, the Howard Chandler Christy artwork of the signing of the U.S. Constitution shows democracy at its most realistic
Roughly two million years ago, simple items like the Kanjera tool sparked a revolution in the way humans lived
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