Articles | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 23 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums Reopenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-reopens-four-museums-180975795/Two more museums, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian, open Friday Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:38:41 +0000Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panichttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decomposing-bodies-1720s-gave-birth-first-vampire-panic-180976097/How superstition collided with public health concerns to create a modern monster Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Complicated Relationship Between Latinos and the Los Angeles Dodgershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/complicated-relationship-between-latinos-and-los-angeles-dodgers-180976109/A new Smithsonian book and an upcoming exhibition, '¡Pleibol!,' recounts the singular importance of baseball in Latino history and cultureThu, 22 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: November 2020 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/games/november-crossword-180976098/Test your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for "Smithsonian" readersThu, 22 Oct 2020 16:26:50 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the New Memorial to Native American Veteranshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/secretary-lonnie-bunch-new-memorial-native-american-veterans-180976042/Located in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedomThu, 22 Oct 2020 15:25:01 +0000Why Are South American Animals Smaller Than Those on Other Continents?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/south-american-animals-smaller-than-other-continents-180976043/You've got questions. We've got expertsThu, 22 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000Why Reports of Legionnaires' Disease Are on the Rise in the United Stateshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-reports-legionnaires-disease-are-rise-united-states-180976089/Though less common than in the past, Legionella bacteria and other dangerous pathogens still lurk in drinking waterThu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Global History of the Bandanahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/global-history-bandana-180976040/How an Indian export became part of the fabric of American lifeThu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The True Story of Min Matheson, the Labor Leader Who Fought the Mob at the Pollshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-min-matheson-labor-leader-who-faced-down-mob-at-polls-180976100/The activist rallied garment workers and combated organized crime interests in northeast Pennsylvania in the mid-20th centuryThu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000How Hedges Became the Unofficial Emblem of Great Britainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/history-hedges-scotland-england-180976023/A shear celebration of the ubiquitous boxy bushes that have defined the British landscape since the Bronze AgeThu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000Ralph Steadman's Earlier Work Shows the Artist's Abstract Streakhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/not-so-gonzo-180976041/As a student, the future caricaturist tried his hand at a different type of brushworkThu, 22 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000To Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and Behaviorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-drastic-ecological-change-led-leap-forward-behavior-weapons-and-tools-180976101/When the East African Rift Valley transformed dramatically, new weapons arose and trade expandedWed, 21 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0000The Lab Saving the World From Snake Biteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deadly-shortage-venom-antidote-180976026/A deadly shortage of venom antidote has spurred a little-known group of scientists in Costa Rica to actionWed, 21 Oct 2020 13:30:00 +0000Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction With Horten's All-Wing Aircraft Designhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/truth-stranger-fiction-hortens-all-wing-aircraft-design-180976095/New research dispels some of the myths behind the world's first jet-powered flying wing Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000When Young Americans Marched for Democracy Wearing Capeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/young-americansa-marched-democracy-capes-180976036/In 1880, a new generation helped decide the closest popular vote in U.S. historyWed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000The Original Selfie Craze Was the Mirrorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/history-mirror-selfie-culture-180976038/Today’s social media obsession has its roots in the development centuries ago of the reflective materialWed, 21 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the TV Dinnerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/brief-history-tv-dinner-180976039/Thanksgiving’s most unexpected legacy is heating up againWed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Trailblazing French Artist Rosa Bonheur Is Finally Getting the Attention She Deserveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/redemption-rosa-bonheur-french-artist-180976027/She was an international superstar. And then she was ignored. Now one family is working fervently to restore the forgotten genius to greatnessTue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000How Girls Have Brought Political Change to Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-girls-have-brought-political-change-america-180976070/The history of activism in young girls, who give voice to important issues in extraordinary ways, is the topic of a new Smithsonian exhibition.Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000Eight of America's Most Unusual Polling Placeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eight-americas-most-unusual-polling-places-180976081/To capture democracy in America, photographer Ryan Donnell tracks down polls in surprising locations across the countryTue, 20 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Behind the Scenes With the White House Residence's Long-Serving Staffhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/white-house-residence-staff-behind-scenes-180976017/A former first lady salutes the long-serving workers who keep the nation’s foremost home running smoothlyTue, 20 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000What Americans Can Learn From Winter-Loving Cultureshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-americans-can-learn-from-winter-loving-cultures-180976080/With large indoor gatherings off-limits, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving everyone more reason to stay outsideMon, 19 Oct 2020 14:35:42 +0000Should Parents Test for Covid if Their Kid Might Just Have a Cold?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-should-parents-do-about-covid-testing-if-their-kids-seem-have-cold-180976083/Experts weigh in on when students with runny noses, fevers, and coughs should be quarantined and checkedMon, 19 Oct 2020 13:31:12 +0000The Long History of Blaming Immigrants in Times of Sicknesshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-history-blaming-immigrants-times-sickness-180976053/Panelists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discuss pandemics and scapegoatingMon, 19 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000These Photos Capture the Unity—and Defiance—of the Million Man Marchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/photos-capture-unity-defiance-million-man-march-180976076/Roderick Terry’s photographs are now housed at the National Museum of African American HistoryFri, 16 Oct 2020 16:53:24 +0000New Project Aims to Revive Ozark Cuisine Through Seedshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-project-aims-to-revive-ozark-cuisine-through-seeds-180976072/St. Louis chef Rob Connoley looks to reconnect black farmers to heritage crops, using records from a 19th century seed storeFri, 16 Oct 2020 15:56:16 +0000A T. Rex Sold for $31.8 Million, and Paleontologists Are Worriedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/t-rex-sold-318-million-and-paleontologists-are-worried-180976071/The auction of a famous specimen named "Stan" is likely to raise tensions between scientists, land owners and commercial fossil dealersFri, 16 Oct 2020 13:21:51 +0000What an Asteroid Could Tell Us About Ancient Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/10/15/what-asteroid-could-tell-us-about-ancient-earth/Knowing those rocks’ origins will help scientists learn more about the composition of objects in the solar system and asteroid beltThu, 15 Oct 2020 16:11:53 +0000Meet the Award-Winning Activist Campaigning for Food Justice https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/meet-award-winning-activist-campaigning-food-justice-180976062/Danielle Nierenberg, the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award, is working to make global food systems more equitableThu, 15 Oct 2020 14:57:01 +0000The True Story of 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-trial-chicago-7-180976063/Aaron Sorkin's newest movie dramatizes the clash between protestors on the left and a federal government driven to making an example of themThu, 15 Oct 2020 13:03:50 +0000How Humans Benefit From a Highway of Trails Created by African Forest Elephants https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-humans-benefit-highway-trails-created-african-forest-elephants-180976045/The paths the pachyderms make aid plants, other animals, and local people—whose way of life is threatened by the species’ declineThu, 15 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The So-Called 'Kidnapping Club' Featured Cops Selling Free Black New Yorkers Into Slaveryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/so-called-kidnapping-club-featured-new-york-cops-selling-free-blacks-slavery-180976055/Outright racism met financial opportunity when men like Isiah Rynders accrued wealth through legal, but nefarious, meansWed, 14 Oct 2020 16:12:54 +0000Why Latino History Is American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-childrens-book-proves-why-latino-history-american-history-180976010/The new children's book, 'Nuestra América,’ is chock-full of educators, activists, celebrities and others that make up the American landscapeWed, 14 Oct 2020 14:18:05 +0000The Explosive Hazard Hiding in an African Lakehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/explosive-hazard-hiding-african-lake-180976024/Rwanda's Lake Kivu has dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Ten Places That Could Be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Filmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ten-places-that-could-be-straight-out-wes-anderson-film-180975885/A new book showcases photographs of quirky and colorful places that aesthetically—and accidentally—match the filmmaker’s styleWed, 14 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000When Catherine of Aragon Led England's Armies to Victory Over Scotlandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-catherine-aragon-led-englands-armies-victory-over-scotland-180975982/In 1513, Henry VIII's first queen—acting as regent in her husband's absence—secured a major triumph at the Battle of FloddenWed, 14 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000The Wonderfully Weird World of Deep-Sea Squidshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/10/08/get-know-scientist-discovering-deep-sea-squids/For this month's "Meet a SI-entist," the Smithsonian's curator of cephalopods says these are the "intelligent invertebrates"Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:26:28 +0000Seven Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling to Alaska Forhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/seven-natural-phenomena-worth-traveling-to-alaska-for-180975945/From salmon spawning to the dancing lights of the aurora borealis, Alaska has some of the country's most impressive natural wondersTue, 13 Oct 2020 14:04:18 +0000Tribes Reintroduce Swift Fox to Northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/tribes-reintroduce-swift-fox-northern-montanas-fort-belknap-reservation-180976001/After absence of more than 50 years, the pint-sized predator returns to the prairieTue, 13 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Patients With Eating Disorders Have Been Affected by the Pandemichttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-patients-eating-disorders-have-been-affected-pandemic-180976011/A recent study suggests that worries related to Covid-19 may exacerbate conditions including anorexia and binge eatingTue, 13 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000NASA Just Sent a New $23 Million Space Toilet to the International Space Stationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/nasa-just-sent-new-23-million-space-toilet-international-space-station-180976037/Astronauts will test out the expensive commode, which is better designed for “dual ops,” before its eventual use on deep space missionsFri, 09 Oct 2020 18:42:28 +0000For This Year's Crop of Smithsonian Craft Show Artists, the Pandemic Changes Everythinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-years-artists-pandemic-smithsonians-prestigious-craft-show-180976025/Ceramicist Patti Warashina, the winner of the show’s prestigious Visionary Award, reflects on how her artwork reveals the surreal of these timesFri, 09 Oct 2020 17:13:30 +0000From Wider Corn Mazes to Virtual Haunted Houses, Halloween Looks Different This Yearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/from-wider-corn-mazes-to-virtual-haunted-houses-halloween-looks-different-this-year-180976030/The coronavirus pandemic has destinations around the country getting creative when it comes to celebrating the holidayFri, 09 Oct 2020 16:15:56 +0000Help This Scholar Reverse the Erasure of Native Contributions in the Creation of These 20th-Century Muralshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-institution-office-fellowships-and-int/2020/10/09/reversing-erasure-native-contributions-muralism/Native artists working on monumental, public works of art remain unidentified and unrecognized; it's time to change thatFri, 09 Oct 2020 14:19:26 +0000How the Alphabet Got Its Order, Malcolm X and Other New Books to Readhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-alphabet-got-its-order-secrets-urban-design-and-other-new-books-read-180976015/These five October releases may have been lost in the news cycleFri, 09 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000How to Set Up an Off-the-Grid Getawayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-set-grid-getaway-180976014/Need a change of scenery? A quiet spot away from crowds? Here are some tips for rigging a remote escape with the bare necessitiesThu, 08 Oct 2020 17:26:11 +0000The Outsized Role of the President in Race Relations https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/outsized-role-president-race-relations-180976022/A new podcast series explores how the presidency has shaped the nation's approach to pursuing racial justiceThu, 08 Oct 2020 17:19:03 +0000'Jeopardy!' Champion Ken Jennings on Lessons Learned From Alexander von Humboldt https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2020/09/30/jeopardy-champion-ken-jennings-lessons-learned-alexander-von-humboldt/“I’ll take Alexander von Humboldt for $500, Alex” Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:16:26 +0000How an Expedition to the Galápagos Islands Saved One of the World’s Largest Natural History Museumshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-expedition-galapagos-islands-saved-one-worlds-largest-natural-history-museums-180976009/A soon-to-be digitized and publicly accessible collection of specimens helped resurrect the California Academy of SciencesThu, 08 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2020/10/07/indigenous-peoples-day-2020/Honor Native American ideas, make your garden a native ecosystem, read these books, or take in one of these online programs with Native guestsWed, 07 Oct 2020 15:27:12 +0000What to Expect When Covid-19 and the Flu Season Collidehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-expect-when-covid-19-and-flu-season-collide-180976000/Experts weigh in on the necessary steps to ensure a mild flu season during the pandemicWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:53:22 +0000The Alaskan Island That Humans Can’t Conquerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaskan-island-humans-cant-conquer-180975999/Faraway St. Matthew Island has had its share of visitors, but none can remain for long on its shoresWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:25:37 +0000Calling All Portrait Artistshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-portrait-gallery/2020/10/05/portrait-competition-2022/The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is seeking submissions now through Jan. 29, 2021, to its triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait CompetitionTue, 06 Oct 2020 16:07:20 +0000Why Elaine de Kooning's Portrait of JFK Broke All the Ruleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-elaine-de-kooning-jfk-portrait-broke-rules-180975959/After the assassination, the grief-stricken artist painted the president’s image obsessively; finally saying she caught only "a glimpse" of himTue, 06 Oct 2020 14:41:42 +00003-D Printed Sea Turtle Eggs Reveal Poaching Routes https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/3-d-printed-sea-turtle-eggs-reveal-poaching-routes-180975991/Scientists put GPS locators inside plastic eggs to find trafficking destinations in Costa RicaTue, 06 Oct 2020 13:54:03 +0000When Opera Star Jenny Lind Came to America, She Witnessed a Nation Torn Apart Over Slaveryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/jenny-lind-swedish-opera-star-slavery-180975990/Born 200 years ago, the Swedish soprano embarked on headline-grabbing tour that shared the spotlight with a political maelstrom Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:31:51 +0000How Women Vote: Separating Myth From Realityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-have-women-voted-suffrage-180975979/Suffragists said women voting would transform politics. Here’s how women have wielded the ballot in the past century, according to a political scientistTue, 06 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000'The Good Lord Bird' Paints a Different Portrait of Abolitionist John Brownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/good-lord-bird-paints-different-portrait-abolitionist-john-brown-180975983/In a year of anti-racism protests, the new Showtime series focuses on the polarizing abolitionist who led a raid on Harper's FerryMon, 05 Oct 2020 19:24:38 +0000Why It Takes a DNA Test to Determine a Panda Cub's Sex https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-it-takes-dna-test-determine-panda-cub-sex-180975988/The National Zoo announces the 6-week-old giant panda is a boyMon, 05 Oct 2020 19:15:50 +0000A Native American Community in Baltimore Reclaims Its Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/native-american-community-baltimore-reclaims-its-history-180975948/Thousands of Lumbee Indians, members of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi, once lived in the neighborhoods of Upper Fells Point and Washington HillMon, 05 Oct 2020 14:10:57 +0000Why Eleanor Roosevelt's Example Matters More Than Everhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-eleanor-roosevelts-example-matters-more-ever-180975980/A new biography shows how decency, determination and generosity of heart can change the worldMon, 05 Oct 2020 13:54:11 +0000How Cannibalism in the Womb May Have Made Megalodon a Titanic Terrorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cannibalism-womb-may-have-made-megalodon-titanic-terror-180975969/A new analysis of shark body size offers clues as to why the 50-foot-long prehistoric shark grew so largeSun, 04 Oct 2020 23:01:00 +0000Top Designers Strut Their Stuff at Cooper Hewitt Galahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/top-designers-strut-their-stuff-cooper-hewitt-gala-180975967/Kickstarter, Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, TELFAR and others take home awardsFri, 02 Oct 2020 16:03:10 +0000Why Astronomers Want to Build a SETI Observatory on the Moonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-astronomers-want-build-seti-observatory-moon-180975966/Researchers say the location would offer a quiet spot from which to hear a signal from an intelligent civilizationFri, 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Explore the History and Natural Wonders of America's Last Frontierhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/alaska-180959379/Explore the history and natural wonders of America's last frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:24:20 +0000Let These Photos Take You to Alaska's Abandoned Mining Townshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/let-these-photos-take-you-alaskas-abandoned-mining-towns-180975933/Photographer Paul Scannell recounts stories of perilous treks and quiet reflection on his journey to capture the ruins of the northern frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:16:14 +0000Work, Float, Eat, Dream: Life on the International Space Stationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/work-float-eat-dream-180975861/Astronauts who've spent the most time on the ISS talk about what life in space is really likeThu, 01 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000How NASA’s New Telescope Will Help Astronomers Discover Free-Floating Worldshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-nasas-new-telescope-will-help-astronomers-find-hundreds-planets-without-stars-180975922/The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to detect small, distant planets without starsWed, 30 Sep 2020 12:44:18 +0000A Virtual Tour of Old Town Alexandria and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in Octoberhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2020/09/28/virtual-tour-old-town-alexandria-and-27-other-smithsonian-programs-streaming-october/Join programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Servehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2020/09/29/national-vfw-day/National Veterans of Foreign Wars Day, September 29, recognizes the men and women who have served honorably in the U.S. military overseas Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:24:58 +0000Six Videos From the Natural History Museum That Put the Pandemic in Contexthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/09/23/six-videos-put-pandemic-context/Explore the life cycle of modern outbreaks, from infection to immunity and vaccines to combat themTue, 29 Sep 2020 19:21:10 +0000A Quarter of All Reptile Species, Many of Them Endangered, Are Sold Onlinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/quarter-all-reptile-species-many-them-endangered-are-sold-online-180975937/A new study finds 75 percent of the species sold are not regulated by any trade agreementTue, 29 Sep 2020 15:48:35 +0000The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unsuccessful-wwii-plot-fight-japanese-radioactive-foxes-180975932/An outlandish idea codenamed ‘Operation Fantasia’ aimed to demoralize the Axis power by mimicking legendary spiritsTue, 29 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Savinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-11-historic-places-in-america-desperately-need-saving-180975924/The National Trust for Historic Preservation names these sites as the most endangered cultural treasures in our countryMon, 28 Sep 2020 17:53:27 +0000Here's How You Can Help Amphibians in the Fight Against Extinctionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-institution-office-fellowships-and-int/2020/09/22/back-dead-amphibians-continue-fight-against-extinction/We now know that the killer chytrid fungus originated in Asia and that humans unintentionally spread it around the worldMon, 28 Sep 2020 16:33:56 +0000Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the Herds Is Women’s Work https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-swedens-ancient-tradition-calling-home-herds-womens-work-180975904/The spellbinding refrains of the kulning call reflect a tradition that offered women freedom and independence Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:38:56 +0000Scientists Use Century-Old Seaweed to Solve a Marine Mysteryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-use-seaweed-to-solve-marine-mystery-180975900/A treasure trove of data trapped in pressed seaweed helps explain the collapse of Monterey Bay's sardine fishery in the 1950sMon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Why Tree-Killing Epidemics Are on the Risehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-tree-killing-epidemics-are-rise-180975917/Globetrotting pathogens have caused forest-felling disasters that scientists are doing their best to containMon, 28 Sep 2020 11:30:00 +0000Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-are-all-swedish-cottages-painted-red-180975914/One company has exclusive rights to the source of the iconic pigment—a copper mine's supply of iron deposits that may last just a century moreFri, 25 Sep 2020 17:24:23 +0000The Pandemic Shutdown in San Francisco Had Sparrows Singing Sexier Tuneshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/pandemic-shutdown-san-francisco-had-sparrows-singing-sexier-tunes-180975913/Birds adapted to singing above the urban noise chirped lower, softer melodiesFri, 25 Sep 2020 14:35:41 +0000A Brief History of the Rubik’s Cubehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-rubiks-cube-180975911/Nearly half a century after its humble invention, the cube continues to be a global sensation. What’s the secret?Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000How Do People Picnic Around the Globe?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-do-people-picnic-around-globe-180975823/Outdoor dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air mealWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:45:46 +0000Check Out Pictures and Video of the Giant Panda Cub's First Veterinary Examhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2020/09/22/giant-panda-cubs-first-veterinary-exam/At one-month-old, all signs point to a healthy, strong cubWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:21:54 +0000The Real Aerial Battles That Inspired 'Star Wars'https://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/air-battles-became-star-wars-1-180975832/Born one year before the end of World War II, George Lucas turned a boyhood fascination into a space epicWed, 23 Sep 2020 13:42:37 +0000Charlotte's Monument to a Jewish Confederate Was Hated Even Before It Was Builthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/charlottes-monument-jewish-confederate-was-hated-even-it-was-built-180975887/For more than seven decades, the North Carolina memorial has courted controversy in unexpected formsWed, 23 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000What Is Math?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-math-180975882/A teenager asked that age-old question on TikTok, creating a viral backlash, and then, a thoughtful scientific debateWed, 23 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Women Writers Who Shaped 20th-Century American Literaturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/women-writers-who-shaped-20th-century-american-literature-180975872/A new show at the National Portrait Gallery spotlights 24 authors, including Lorraine Hansberry, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong KingstonWed, 23 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: October Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/games/play-smithsonian-magazine-crossword-october-2020-180975876/Test your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for 'Smithsonian' readersTue, 22 Sep 2020 18:24:34 +0000How the Vampire Got His Fangshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/history-vampire-fangs-180975783/An incisive history of a Halloween snarlTue, 22 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0000Are There Native Descendants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? And More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/native-descendants-lewis-clark-expedition-questions-readers-180975785/You've got questions. We've got expertsTue, 22 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on How the Institution Builds Its Collectionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/lonnie-bunch-secretary-collections-180975784/Finding the next awe-inspiring artifact requires flexibility, help from the community—and a healthy dose of good luckTue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000Can Scientists Stop the Plague of the Spotted Lanternfly?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-is-the-spotted-lanternfly-180975778/The voracious, shape-shifting insect native to Asia is attacking crops, vineyards and treesTue, 22 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0000Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eight-works-art-hiding-new-york-city-180975873/In her new book, author Lori Zimmer reveals some of the city’s best art pieces not found in museumsTue, 22 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000Exactly How Far Should You Distance From Others to Avoid Covid-19?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/exactly-how-far-should-you-distance-others-avoid-covid-19-180975870/The CDC recommends 6 feet or more, the WHO about half that distance, but experts say the science is far from settledTue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000How NASA Marketed Its Space Program With Fantastical Depictions of the Futurehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/nasa-marketed-moon-future-180975781/When it came to exploring the stars, Americans had to see it to believe in itMon, 21 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000Germany May Have Banished Nazism, but Its Medieval Anti-Semitism Is Still in Plain Sighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/germany-nazism-medieval-anti-semitism-plain-sight-180975780/In the city where Martin Luther revolutionized Christianity, a vile, 700-year-old sculpture openly denigrates Jews. Why is it still there?Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:45:20 +0000Why Covid-19 Patients Are Suffering From Distorted and Phantom Smellshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-covid-19-patients-are-suffering-distorted-and-phantom-smells-180975826/An increasing number of patients are reporting awful scents that aren’t presentMon, 21 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Researchers Say the Purpose of Sleep Shifts During the 'Terrible Twos'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/researchers-say-purpose-sleep-shifts-during-terrible-twos-180975867/A multidisciplinary team offers up an exact age when REM sleep decreasesFri, 18 Sep 2020 18:00:00 +0000Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photographs-last-quiet-places-180975765/Little can compare to the healing power of silenceFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeoverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-nicer-nero-history-roman-emperor-180975776/For nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:40 +0000Could Tattoo Ink Be Used to Detect Cancer?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-tattoo-ink-be-used-detect-cancer-180975848/A new study on medical imaging agents shows common pigments and dyes could help with early diagnosisFri, 18 Sep 2020 15:20:55 +0000Fidel Castro Stayed in Harlem 60 Years Ago to Highlight Racial Injustice in the U.S.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fidel-castro-harlem-60-years-ago-180975863/The Cuban revolutionary shined a light on the stark economic disparities in America, much to the chagrin of the U.S. governmentFri, 18 Sep 2020 14:08:10 +0000Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/robert-pirsig-zen-art-motorcycle-maintenance-resonates-today-180975768/The author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital worldFri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Alexander von Humboldt: The Man History Forgothttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/alexander-von-humboldt-man-who-history-forgot-180975777/Rediscover the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early AmericaThu, 17 Sep 2020 19:00:27 +0000How the Revolutionary Thinker Alexander von Humboldt Helped to Create the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-revolutionary-thinker-alexander-von-humboldt-helped-create-smithsonian-180975790/The 19th-century polymath continues to influence the Institution’s research; a major Smithsonian exhibition explains how and why Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:57:46 +0000Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy Poethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/saddle-up-badger-clark-americas-cowboy-poet-180975770/The unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verseThu, 17 Sep 2020 18:40:22 +0000Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animalshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/innovative-new-whale-detection-system-aims-prevent-ships-striking-animals-180975839/Whale Safe launches in Southern California waters to help reduce deaths of the iconic marine mammalsThu, 17 Sep 2020 17:45:50 +0000The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is Open for Visitorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-first-entirely-virtual-art-museum-is-open-for-visitors-180975759/VOMA—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:54:09 +0000How Algorithms Discern Our Mood From What We Write Onlinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-algorithms-discern-our-mood-what-we-write-online-180975840/While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it distills meaning from huge amounts of data—and could one day even monitor mental healthThu, 17 Sep 2020 15:48:47 +0000How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-will-covid-19-change-way-future-museums-are-built-180975022/The global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museumsWed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000A New System for Cooling Down Computers Could Revolutionize the Pace of Innovationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/researchers-craft-revolutionary-invention-cool-computers-180975807/A Swiss team has created tiny, fluid-filled channels in microchips to spirit away heat and save energyWed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Important Hudson River School Archive Is Now Fully Digitizedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2020/09/15/hudson-river-school-legacy-weir-family-papers-now-fully-digitized/Prominent artists like Edwin Austin Abbey, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eastman Johnson are featured in the Weir Family PapersTue, 15 Sep 2020 20:40:14 +0000A New Edition of 'Pride and Prejudice' Crosses Its T's and Dots Its I'shttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-edition-pride-prejudice-crosses-its-ts-and-dots-its-is-180975808/Barbara Heller used period handwriting—and new material—to bring the novel’s colorful letters to lifeTue, 15 Sep 2020 17:53:35 +0000Why Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color Experience Greater Harm During the Pandemichttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-blacks-indigenous-and-other-people-color-experience-greater-harm-during-pandemic-180975773/Scholars take a deep dive into how structural racism intersects with public healthTue, 15 Sep 2020 14:35:55 +0000Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-birds-survived-and-dinosaurs-went-extinct-after-asteroid-hit-earth-180975801/Paleontologists think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creaturesTue, 15 Sep 2020 11:54:08 +0000Covid-19 Has Designers Reimagining Personal Protective Equipmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovations/covid-19-has-designers-reimagining-personal-protective-equipment-180975782/The global pandemic has led to a surge in demand for PPE. Inventors have responded—with mixed results.Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:43:32 +0000Why 'Glory' Still Resonates More Than Three Decades Laterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-glory-still-resonates-more-three-decades-later-180975794/Newly added to Netflix, the Civil War movie reminds the nation that black Americans fought for their own emancipationMon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000What the Rhythm of a Maned Wolf's Heart Revealshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2020/09/08/what-rhythm-maned-wolfs-heart-reveals/Smithsonian researchers are monitoring stress rates of this keystone species for better ways to manage themFri, 11 Sep 2020 17:45:25 +0000Japan's Love-Hate Relationship With Catshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/japans-love-hate-relationship-with-cats-180975764/From shapeshifters to demonic corpse eaters, supernatural cats have roamed for centuries in the country's folkloreFri, 11 Sep 2020 13:17:08 +0000What Happens When Children's Covid-19 Symptoms Won't Go Awayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-happens-when-childrens-covid-19-symptoms-wont-go-away-180975761/Some parents say their kids have been sick for months, and experts aren't sure what's going onFri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch Discusses Music's Role in African American History and Culturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/conversations-in-context-music/From Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumphThu, 10 Sep 2020 21:04:14 +0000The Notre-Dame Crypt Reopens for the First Time Since the Firehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/notre-dame-crypt-reopens-for-first-time-since-fire-180975753/To mark the occasion, a new exhibition in the area under the cathedral's courtyard honors novelist Victor Hugo and architect Eugène Viollet-le-DucWed, 09 Sep 2020 19:49:23 +0000Artist Maren Hassinger Has Spent Her Entire Career Mediating the Current Momenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/artist-maren-hassinger-has-spent-her-entire-career-mediating-current-moment-180975746/Curators Dorothy Moss and Charlotte Ickes explore the artist’s story ahead of her arrival in the Capital CityWed, 09 Sep 2020 14:59:27 +0000How Cold War Politics Shaped the International Space Stationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cold-war-politics-shaped-international-space-station-180975743/A brief history detailing how the United States and Russia led the effort to create the technical marvelWed, 09 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000This Norwegian Island Claims to Be the Fabled Land of Thulehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/this-norwegian-island-claims-to-be-fabled-land-thule-180975740/Residents of Smøla believe they live in the northernmost location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Other contenders say not so fast.Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:01:21 +0000For Generations, Black Women Have Envisioned a Better, Fairer American Politicshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/black-women-who-have-envisioned-change-american-politics-generations-180975741/A new book details the 200-plus years of trenchant activism, from anti-slavery in the earliest days of the U.S. to 21st-century voting rightsTue, 08 Sep 2020 17:49:26 +0000Top 10 Giant Panda Cub Cam Momentshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/top-10-giant-panda-cub-cam-moments-180975739/Two National Zoo curators and the panda keeper journal their favorite moments of the new cub's first daysTue, 08 Sep 2020 15:31:35 +0000Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Biblehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-thomas-jefferson-created-his-own-bible-180975716/In a new book, Smithsonian curator of religion Peter Manseau tells of how <em>The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth</em> first sparked hot controversyTue, 08 Sep 2020 14:18:55 +0000Born Enslaved, Patrick Francis Healy 'Passed' His Way to Lead Georgetown Universityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/born-enslaved-patrick-francis-healy-passed-his-way-lead-georgetown-university-180975738/Because the 19th-century college president appeared white, he was able to climb the ladder of the Jesuit communityTue, 08 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000The Papers of Artist Chiura Obata Chronicle Life Inside World War II Incarceration Campshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2020/09/02/acquisitions-chiura-obata-papers/At the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the artist's story is one of resilience amidst the upheaval Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:22:46 +0000What Neuroscientists Are Discovering About Stutteringhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-neuroscientists-are-discovering-about-stuttering-180975730/After centuries of misunderstanding, researchers are tying the condition to genes and brain alterations.Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:55:32 +0000Catherine the Great's Lost Treasure, the Rise of Animal Rights and Other New Books to Readhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/catherine-greats-lost-treasure-securing-animal-rights-and-other-new-books-read-180975721/These five September releases may have been lost in the news cycleFri, 04 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Celebrate Five of Nature's Best Beards on World Beard Dayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/09/03/five-natures-best-beards-world-beard-day/In the sea, the sky and the land between, organisms sport bristles, fuzz and fur of all styles Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:05:46 +0000How to Make Clothing Dye With Excess Fruits and Vegetables From Your Gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-make-clothing-dye-with-excess-fruits-vegetables-from-your-garden-180975720/Here are step-by-step instructions for giving your clothes and food scraps a second lifeThu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:48 +0000The Complicated Legacy of 'My Old Kentucky Home'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/complicated-legacy-my-old-kentucky-home-180975719/Sung each year at the Kentucky Derby, the tune's original meaning has long been lost to historyThu, 03 Sep 2020 14:49:27 +0000How the Death of George Floyd Sparked a Street Art Movementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-death-george-floyd-sparked-street-art-movement-180975711/A group of Minnesota faculty and students is documenting and archiving the phenomenon Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Illustrators Brought the Spunky Ramona Quimby to Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-illustrators-brought-spunky-ramona-quimby-to-life-180975702/Five different artists have depicted the beloved character in Beverly Cleary's books, making her relatable to generations of childrenThu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Severe Cyclones May Have Played a Role in the Maya Collapsehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/severe-cyclones-may-have-played-role-maya-collapse-180975717/Sediment cores from the Great Blue Hole reveal that a series of extreme storms hit the region after 900 A.D.Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the History of Civil Rights Protests in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/conversations-in-context-marches/ Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:51:56 +0000The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketballhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-paralyzed-world-war-ii-veterans-invented-wheelchair-basketball-180975710/In the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movementWed, 02 Sep 2020 17:19:36 +0000What a 1,000-Year-Old Seal Skull Can Tell Us About Climate Changehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/09/02/what-1000-year-old-seal-skull-can-say-about-climate-change/In a new study, scientists explain how a seal native to the South Atlantic, but found in Indiana, likely swam to the middle of North America Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:23:10 +0000In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Timeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/washington-dc-these-towering-candles-grace-dark-times-beacon-hope-180975700/Artist Sterling Ruby reflects on the recent installation of his sculpture <em>Double Candle</em> at the Hirshhorn Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:43:47 +0000Want to Support Wildlife Conservation in Africa? Start by Going on a Virtual Safarihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/want-to-support-wildlife-conservation-in-africa-start-by-going-on-virtual-safari-180975656/During the Covid-19 pandemic, the beleaguered safari industry is livestreaming game drives to draw attention to its causeWed, 02 Sep 2020 14:44:56 +0000When Tuberculosis Struck the World, Schools Went Outside https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-outdoor-schooling-180975696/A century ago, a deadly disease sparked a novel concept: teaching in the great outdoors to keep kids safeTue, 01 Sep 2020 15:22:01 +0000How 19th-Century Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism Reverberates Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-19th-century-anti-black-and-anti-indigenous-racism-reverberates-today-180975692/A case study for the nation, Minnesota has witnessed racial violence from its inception as a U.S. territoryTue, 01 Sep 2020 14:03:31 +0000The Remarkable Life and Work of Guitar Maker Freeman Vineshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/remarkable-life-and-work-guitar-maker-freeman-vines-180975694/For nearly half a century, the North Carolina native has created instruments out of found wood—including some from a notorious hanging treeTue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Peculiar 100-Plus-Year History of Convalescent Plasmahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/peculiar-100-plus-year-history-convalescent-plasma-180975683/Blood has been considered a viable treatment for infectious disease for over a century, but it has rarely proven to be the best solution. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000How the U.S. Staged the Japanese Surrender to Demonstrate American Strengthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/surrender-spectacle-180975607/General Douglas MacArthur was a war hero—and an old soldier who knew how to put on a showTue, 01 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in Septemberhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2020/08/26/anthony-fauci-and-alan-alda-talk-science-and-26-other-smithsonian-programs-streaming-september/This month drop in on events about global climate justice, Picasso's 'Guernica,' bird brains, the Supreme Court, William Faulkner, orchids and moreMon, 31 Aug 2020 14:10:15 +0000See 12 Stunning Portraits of World War II Veteranshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/see-twelve-stunning-portraits-world-war-ii-veterans-180975638/Photographer Zach Coco has spent the past five years documenting more than 100 men and women's storiesMon, 31 Aug 2020 13:55:10 +0000Why Blood Clots Are a Major Problem in Severe Covid-19https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-blood-clots-are-major-problem-severe-covid-19-180975678/Out-of-control clotting can endanger some patients even after the virus has gone. Researchers are trying to understand the problem and how to treat it.Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Long, Painful History of Racial Unresthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-painful-history-racial-unrest-180975681/A lethal incident of police brutality in Miami in 1979 offers just one of countless examples of the reality generations of African Americans have facedFri, 28 Aug 2020 18:52:41 +0000Athletes Shut Down Sports to Protest Police Brutalityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sports-strikes-police-brutality-180975679/A sports curator at the Smithsonian provides his thoughts on the past and future implications of the events of the week Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:10:48 +0000Stanford University Students Flock to a Virtual Campushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/stanford-university-students-flock-to-virtual-campus-180975675/A new digital platform allows students to explore campus and connect in Zoom rooms during the school's Covid-19 shutdownFri, 28 Aug 2020 16:04:33 +0000High-Tech Tracking Reveals 'Whole New Secret World of Birds'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/high-tech-tracking-reveals-birds-movement-beyond-migration-180975673/A study of Kirtland’s warblers found that some continue exploring long distances even after they reach their breeding grounds Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000How Three New Tools Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of the Sunhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-three-new-tools-will-revolutionize-our-understanding-sun-180975650/Two spacecrafts and a telescope are set to jumpstart a new age of solar astronomy Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-myth-liberal-north-erases-long-history-white-violence-180975661/Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation's history, regardless of where in the country they livedThu, 27 Aug 2020 16:00:01 +0000How the Desolate Architectural Paintings of Emilio Sanchez Were Crafted From the Artist's Travel Snapshots https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2020/08/27/how-painter-emilio-sanchez-used-vacation-snapshots-aesthetic-experimentation/ In the Archives of American Art, a scholar pieces together the Cuban-born painter's complex artistic practice Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:01:27 +0000What Raising the Age of Sexual Consent Taught Women About the Votehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-raising-age-sexual-consent-taught-women-about-vote-180975658/Before many women could vote in the United States, they lobbied male legislators to change statutory rape laws and gained political skills in the processWed, 26 Aug 2020 14:07:27 +0000'Ammonite' Is Historical Fan Fiction About the World's First Great Fossil Hunterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ammonite-historical-fanfiction-about-worlds-first-great-fossil-hunter-180975655/A new trailer previews the period drama featuring Kate Winslet as pioneering paleontologist Mary AnningWed, 26 Aug 2020 13:31:19 +0000