Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenTue, 20 Mar 2018 17:35:21 +0000Cherry Blossom Forecast Update: When Will Washington, D.C. Reach Peak Bloom? Fri, 09 Mar 2018 21:35:59 +0000A Powerful, Three-Story Video Installation Will Transform the Hirshhorn giant projection by Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko returns to the museum for the first time in 30 years Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:19:37 +0000The Eiffel Tower Could Be Repainted Its Original Vibrant Color Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:35:21 +0000The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn more than a mouse fancier, Abbie Lathrop helped establish the standard mouse model and pioneered research into cancer inheritanceTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:36:58 +0000Why Canada Wants You to Know You’re Eating Crickets some countries, insects may finally be getting their due as affordable, nutritious protein sourcesTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:32:41 +0000How California's Giant Sequoias Tell the Story of Americans' Conflicted Relationship With Nature the mid-19th century, "Big Tree mania" spread across the country and our love for the trees has never abatedTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:30:44 +0000A New Memorial Remembers the Thousands of African-Americans Who Were Lynched month's opening of the monument in Alabama will be a necessary step in reckoning with America's deadly pastTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:21:49 +0000Dogs May Soon Be on the Front Lines in the Fight Against Artifact Smuggling project with the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a new tool in an important battleTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:11:04 +0000What the Founding Fathers' Money Problems Can Teach Us About Bitcoin challenges faced by the likes of Ben Franklin have a number of parallels to today’s cryptocurrency boomTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:03:10 +0000How Do You Make Beer in Space? on your beer goggles and join us on a hops-fueled rocket rideTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000In a Horrifying New Twist, Myanmar Elephants Are Being Poached For Their Skin Asia, the biggest threat to elephant survival has long been habitat loss. That may be changingTue, 20 Mar 2018 14:27:51 +0000This Videographer Strikes Gold with a Dwarf Minke Whale experienced cinematographer hoping to capture close-up footage of dwarf minke whales has to rely on a trick or two to lure them closeTue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Dogs Were Transported Across Great Distances for Ancient Maya Rituals new paper uses chemistry to shed light on the management of Maya animalsMon, 19 Mar 2018 21:01:36 +0000How an Exquisitely Designed Cart for Homeless People Inspired a Wave of Artists’ Activism the 1980s artist Krzysztof Wodiczko’s vehicle of change was also a weapon of social disruption Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Honey Badger Cracks Open a Thick Ostrich Egg eggs can weigh up to three pounds and have some of the hardest shells around. This honey badger, however, isn't about to let any of that get in theMon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000"Timeless" Races Back to the ’50s in ‘Darlington’ second episode of the season highlights an underappreciated NASCAR driver from the sport’s earliest daysMon, 19 Mar 2018 03:00:30 +0000A Never-Ending Poem Grows in the Netherlands Letters van Utrecht is carved into the city streets and will continue indefinitely Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:53:33 +0000How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Twitter Mystery of the Unknown Woman Scientist Minor was not, as some suggested, “support staff.” She was a biological research technician who went on to a 35-year-long scientific careerFri, 16 Mar 2018 19:06:39 +0000How One Impromptu Jam Session Spawned a Sweeping Irish-American Music Revival For 40 years, Green Fields of America has told traditional Irish stories through songFri, 16 Mar 2018 16:07:18 +0000Dozens of U.S. Cities Have ‘Transit Deserts’ Where People Get Stranded in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Honey Badger and Mole Snake Fight to the Death hungry honey badger and a fearless mole snake are locked in a deadly battle, with survival at stakeFri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed in climate and landscape may have spurred these key technological innovations Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000The Prolific Illustrator Behind Kewpies Used Her Cartoons for Women’s Rights O’Neill started a fad and became a leader of a movementThu, 15 Mar 2018 17:04:32 +0000The Math Behind the Perfect Free Throw basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shotThu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0000Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper Bags self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual propertyThu, 15 Mar 2018 15:12:29 +0000In Persia’s Dynastic Portraiture, Bejeweled Thrones and Lavish Decor Message Authority and 19th century photographs offer a rare window into the lives of the royal familyThu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How to Calculate the Danger of a Toxic Chemical to the Public risk of any toxin depends on the dose, how it spreads, and how it enters the bodyThu, 15 Mar 2018 12:30:00 +0000A 1988 Flight From Denver Crashes in Bad Weather's January 19, 1988, and Trans-Colorado Flight 2286 is attempting to land at Durango La Plata AirportThu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Ben Franklin May Be Responsible for Bringing Tofu to America a letter of 1770 may have ushered the Chinese staple into the New WorldThu, 15 Mar 2018 11:59:59 +0000How It All Began: A Colleague Reflects On the Remarkable Life of Stephen Hawking physicist probed the mysteries of black holes, expanded our understanding of the universe and captured the world's imagination, says Martin ReesWed, 14 Mar 2018 14:37:20 +0000This Artist Deconstructed His Love and Fascination for <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> Lewis finds a new way of writing poetry, through artistry, and his assemblage of cut-up dialog balloons from Bill Watterson’s much-loved comic stripWed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000What Frankenstein Can Still Teach Us 200 Years Later An innovative annotated edition of the novel shows how the Mary Shelley classic has many lessons about the danger of unchecked innovationWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:57:30 +0000Can a Computer Model Predict the First Round of This Year's March Madness? mathematicians at Ohio State University are using machine learning to forecast tournament upsetsWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000How the Battle of Jutland Pushed Britain to the Limit into World War I, the British Navy tasted success for well over a century. By 1916, they finally had an adversary that would test their abilitiesWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Peek into the Colorful History of the World's Largest Pigment Collection<i>An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour</i> combs through the rainbow that makes up the Forbes Pigment CollectionWed, 14 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Proliferation of Happiness professor of consumer culture tracks the history of positive psychologyTue, 13 Mar 2018 19:11:55 +0000These Unique Buildings in India Just Won the Biggest Award in Architecture 90-year-old is the first Indian architect to win the Pritzker PrizeTue, 13 Mar 2018 18:48:54 +0000What Doomed the Pterosaurs? off in their prime, the leathery fliers may have been living too large for their own goodTue, 13 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000How the Smithsonian’s Coelacanth Lost Its Brain and Got It Back Again year marks the 80th anniversary of the discovery of a fish believed to have gone the way of the dinosaurs 70 million years agoTue, 13 Mar 2018 17:52:29 +0000How Cheese, Wheat and Alcohol Shaped Human Evolution time, diet causes dramatic changes to our anatomy, immune systems and maybe skin colorTue, 13 Mar 2018 13:11:51 +0000Could Lab-Bred Super Coral Save Our Reefs? are exploring a bold new plan that could help protect the world's coral reefs. Using selective breeding, they aim to produce a new strainTue, 13 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Google Japan Now Has Street View From a Dog's Perspective's like riding an Akita around JapanMon, 12 Mar 2018 20:33:40 +0000Daydream About Summer With These Color-Drenched Photos of the Great American Fair Pamela Littky set off across the United States to discover why these timeless summer festivals have such staying powerMon, 12 Mar 2018 17:17:26 +0000How Do We Restore Trust in Our Democracies? Museums can be a starting point, says David J. Skorton, the Secretary of the Smithsonian InstitutionMon, 12 Mar 2018 15:35:12 +0000Embroidering Electronics Into the Next Generation of 'Smart' Fabrics an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:23:23 +0000The Tragedy of Cattle Kate reported that cowgirl Ella Watson was a no-good thief who deserved the vigilante killing that befell her, when in reality she was anything butMon, 12 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How I Learned About the “Cult of the Lost Cause” mayor of New Orleans offers his reading list for anyone looking to better understand the real history of Confederate monumentsMon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Lioness Underestimates the Strength of an Impala solitary lioness in her new home of Akagera, Rwanda, is tracking a herd of impala. Two problems: The impala here are stronger than the ones back homeMon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Buckle Up, History Nerds — “Timeless” Is Back and As Usual, Gets the Facts Mostly Right a new editorial series, we recap the NBC show that puts a new twist on American historyMon, 12 Mar 2018 03:02:55 +0000How the African-American Syphax Family Traces Its Lineage to Martha Washington at the African American History Museum deliver a wealth of opportunity for genealogical researchFri, 09 Mar 2018 18:03:03 +0000When Doctors Need New Medical Tools, These Students Are Up To the Challenge device design courses are more than just good educationFri, 09 Mar 2018 17:29:23 +0000The 19th-Century “Golden Hours” Convention Brought Young Readers Together to Meet Their Literary Heroes dime novels and story papers entertained boys and launched a popular culture we still consume todayFri, 09 Mar 2018 17:16:00 +0000One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures original arguments Congress made for 'springing ahead' have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used today?Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:29:26 +0000Inside the Colorado Vault That Keeps Your Favorite Foods From Going Extinct heirloom potatoes to honeybee sperm, this collection works to preserve our invaluable agricultural diversityFri, 09 Mar 2018 14:43:15 +0000This Crab Doesn't Take Kindly to Home Intruders crown-of-thorns starfish eats coral reefs; coral reefs happen to be the home of the guard crabFri, 09 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Photos Captured What Happened When the United States Started to Ration Shoes During WWII years ago, the Office for Price Administration wanted to limit the use of leather on the homefrontThu, 08 Mar 2018 19:28:10 +0000York Explored the West With Lewis and Clark, But His Freedom Wouldn’t Come Until Decades Later some ways, he encountered a world unavailable to the enslaved. But in others, the journey was rife with danger and degradationThu, 08 Mar 2018 19:15:42 +0000Foxes and Coyotes are Natural Enemies. Or Are They? environments change the behavior of predator species—and that might have big implications for humansThu, 08 Mar 2018 18:07:14 +0000The Sightless Visionary Who Invented Cruise Control cars were far from Ralph Teetor's mind when he patented his speed control deviceThu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Minor Detour Led to Disaster for Flight 706 July 30, 1998, the pilot of Proteus Airlines Flight 706 made a slight detour so his passengers could watch a famous ocean linerThu, 08 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Historic Gavel Hammers Home the Achievements of Nancy Pelosi… and the United States congresswoman donates to the Smithsonian artifacts tied to her first day as Speaker of the House in 2007Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:03:18 +0000These Flexible Sensors Could Help Monitor a Stroke Patient In Recovery on the throat to evaluate speech, or on the body to track movement, stretchable sensors could lead to better rehabilitationWed, 07 Mar 2018 16:02:24 +0000An Up-Close Look at the Royal Regalia Royal Regalia represent two millennia of a nation's sovereignty and symbolize numerous aspects of its powerWed, 07 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Costa Rican Paradise Shelters Over 1,000 Stray Dogs photographer documents scenes from Territorio De Zaguates, a converted farm in the Santa Bárbara mountains that's giving abandoned dogs a second chanceTue, 06 Mar 2018 19:13:15 +0000No, Getting a Hole Drilled in Your Head Was Never a Migraine Cure The ancient and controversial procedure was used for a slew of reasons, but to 'let the headache out' was not one of themTue, 06 Mar 2018 16:39:44 +0000The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress he was denied his seat in the House, Menard continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western HemisphereTue, 06 Mar 2018 16:21:51 +0000A New Study Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Mind Reading have developed a technique that uses the brainwaves captured by EEG machines to reconstruct the images you see Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:36:37 +0000What’s a "Missing Link"? some still use the term, experts abhor it because it implies that life is a linear hierarchyTue, 06 Mar 2018 14:30:00 +0000Sometimes, a Scientific “Eureka!” Moment Really Does Change the World plastic credit card, microwaveable popcorn and erection enhancers all owe to a fortuitous moment of connectionTue, 06 Mar 2018 13:30:00 +0000Manta Rays Use Tiny Fish to Help Them Stay Clean perform a vital cleaning function for other fish, by ridding their bodies of dead cells and parasitesTue, 06 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative new exhibition 'Americans' at the National Museum of the American Indian prompts a deeper dive for historic truthsTue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Two Museum Directors Say It’s Time to Tell the Unvarnished History of the U.S. isn’t pretty and sometimes it is vastly different than what we’ve been taught, say Lonnie Bunch and Kevin Gover Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:46:42 +0000Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used to Predict Crime. But Is It Biased? software is supposed to make policing more fair and accountable. But critics say it still has a way to go.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:54:59 +0000The Hidden History of Anna Murray Douglass she’s often overshadowed by her husband, Frederick Douglass, Anna made his work possible Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:06:31 +0000Only 18 Alfa Romeo 4Cs Are Created Per Day. Here's Why. the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar is a process that the automaker refuses to rushMon, 05 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Today we need to have historical marker on the site where Charles Guiteau shot the President in 1881Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:58:26 +0000How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women’s Rights the virus disproportionately affected young men, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to themFri, 02 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000The World's Most Ancient, Elusive Sharks Were Finally Caught on Video sharks, which can live more than 400 years, reveal how little we know about life in the coldest oceansFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:30:00 +0000Raw Footage of the China Airlines Flight 120 Explosion the morning of August 20, 2007, a devastating fire broke out on China Airlines Flight 120 which had just landed in Naha airportFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened 50 years ago, the infamous report found that poverty and institutional racism were driving inner-city violenceThu, 01 Mar 2018 20:44:00 +0000During World War I, Many Women Served and Some Got Equal Pay the aspirations, struggles and accomplishments of women who served a century agoThu, 01 Mar 2018 18:15:06 +0000King of The Mud Dragons Higgins has spent his career dredging out tiny creatures from dirt and obscurityThu, 01 Mar 2018 15:30:00 +0000The Woman Who Shaped the Study of Fossil Brains drawing out hidden connections, Tilly Edinger joined the fields of geology and neurologyThu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000Women Who Shaped History the stories of women who forever changed the course of the American storyThu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000Why We Need to Start Building Monuments to Groundbreaking Women brilliant female codebreakers of WWII were forgotten to history, but would that have happened had they been recognized with the same fervor as men?Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:30:00 +0000The Heinous 1961 KKK Attack on the Freedom Riders May 4, 1961, a bus carrying black and white anti-segregation activists called the Freedom Riders rolled into Alabama and was immediately attackedThu, 01 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Classic American Cheerleading Troupe Tumbles to Smithsonian Immortality"America's Sweethearts" are as dedicated to social service as they are to the Dallas CowboysWed, 28 Feb 2018 20:26:45 +0000There’s Great Drama Within the Truths of “The Looming Tower” filmmaker Alex Gibney brought a documentarian’s eye to the story of the 9/11 attacksWed, 28 Feb 2018 19:45:27 +0000Smell-O-Vision, Astrocolor and Other Film Industry Inventions That Proved To Be Flops, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These innovations decidedly did not.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:35:42 +0000Fifty Years Ago, a Grad Student’s Discovery Changed the Course of Astrophysics identifying the first pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell set the stage for discoveries in black holes and gravitational wavesWed, 28 Feb 2018 14:43:44 +0000Will a New Mosquito Emoji Create Some Buzz About Insect-borne Diseases? in mid-2018, the emoji could provide a new means for communicating the science and health implications of mosquitoesWed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000Will a New Law Forever Change the German Language? a language is strongly gendered, it can raise all sorts of challenges to a society that’s increasingly accepting of a wide spectrum of identitiesWed, 28 Feb 2018 13:14:20 +0000The March That Led to MLK's Arrest and Famous Letter 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy led a march through the streets of Birmingham, AlabamaWed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why the Conservation of Orchids Is No Simple Matter researchers are racing to store seeds from the threatened plants, but first, they must understand the conditions they need to grow Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Hawaii’s Last Outlaw Hippies half a century, the counterculture squatters of Kalalau Valley are facing a final evictionWed, 28 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe) foot soup: It’s what’s for breakfastTue, 27 Feb 2018 20:28:38 +0000How a Sneak Attack By Norway's Skiing Soldiers Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb years ago, in Operation Gunnerside, a stealthy group of commandos took out a crucial Nazi chemical plantTue, 27 Feb 2018 19:06:30 +0000This Museum Tour Is the Perfect Guide to Celebrating Women’s History in Style the National Portrait Gallery to the Air and Space Museum, here’s where to find the stories of wondrous women come MarchTue, 27 Feb 2018 19:00:04 +0000A Quest to Find America's Best Craft Chocolate Makers“Chocolate Noise” profiles the most original small-batch chocolatiers across the countryTue, 27 Feb 2018 18:26:56 +0000When It Comes to Counting Wildlife, Drones Are More Accurate Than People Technology could be a conservation gamechanger, but we need to interrogate its impact on wildlife Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:03:15 +0000Chile Announces Protections for Massive Swath of Ocean With Three New Marine Parks almost 450,000 square miles encompass a stunning diversity of marine life, including hundreds of species found nowhere elseTue, 27 Feb 2018 16:20:46 +0000The Political Circus and Constitutional Crisis of Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment the 17th president was accused of high crimes and misdemeanors in 1868, the wild trial nearly reignited the Civil WarTue, 27 Feb 2018 13:16:59 +0000This Major Military Operation Ignited the Vietnam War 1965, the U.S. initiated a military deployment, Operation Rolling Thunder, to help South Vietnam defend its independenceTue, 27 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Art of Armenian Pottery Will Be on Display at This Summer's Smithsonian Folklife Festival artists behind Sisian Ceramics create works evocative of the Armenian landscapeMon, 26 Feb 2018 21:04:31 +0000Are You Buying What These Artists Are Selling? absurdity of American commercialism is laid bare in the Hirshhorn’s latest exhibitionMon, 26 Feb 2018 19:41:22 +0000When Emancipation Finally Came, Slave Markets Took on a Redemptive Purpose the Civil War, the jails that held the enslaved imprisoned Confederate soldiers. After, they became rallying points for a newly empowered communityMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:59:41 +0000Does Pyeongchang Have a Future As a Winter Sports Destination? Korea may fall short of its lofty goal to transform the region into an Asian hub for snow and ice sportsMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:37:20 +0000Rare Mammoth Tracks Reveal an Intimate Portrait of Herd Life piece together a 43,000-years-old tableau of an injured adult and concerned young Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:01:29 +0000This Mysterious Event Led to the Spanish-American War early 1898, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor as a show of support for the Cuban revolutionariesMon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000How the 1988 Olympics Helped Spark a Global Kimchi Craze Summer Games in Seoul introduced a new international audience to the delicious and stinky stapleFri, 23 Feb 2018 22:33:43 +0000Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X? new Smithsonian Channel film, "The Lost Tapes," challenges misconceptions about the charismatic leaderFri, 23 Feb 2018 19:54:05 +0000Four Restaurants Bringing Traditional Dishes into Contemporary Cuisine chefs are putting modern spins on ancient recipesFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:59:48 +0000White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities and early archaeologists credited distant civilizations, not Native Americans, with building these sophisticated complexesFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:56:27 +0000Norman Rockwell's <i>Four Freedoms</i> Brought the Ideals of America to Life wartime painting series reminded Americans what they were fighting forFri, 23 Feb 2018 15:30:16 +0000Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea tribal traditions to urban strife in the island nationFri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:42 +0000Turtle Hatchlings Face Death While Dashing to Ocean the beaches of the Great Barrier Reef, the first turtle hatchlings emerge from their shells and make a run for the oceanFri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Latest IMAX Film Studies History of American Music and Space Museum makes way for the Flying ElviFri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000A 21st-Century Reimagining of Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" iconic paintings helped the U.S. win World War II. What do they mean today?Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:37:51 +0000The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum a 150-year anniversary and a promise kept to return the people to their ancestral homeThu, 22 Feb 2018 19:34:14 +0000Were Neanderthals the Earliest Cave Artists? New Research in Spain Points to the Possibility pushed back the date of cave paintings at three sites to 65,000 years ago—20,000 years before the arrival of humans in EuropeThu, 22 Feb 2018 19:02:00 +0000The Reckoning years ago, an acclaimed series of documentaries introduced the world to an isolated tribe in Papua New Guinea. What happened when the cameras left?Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:31:18 +0000This Low-Cost, Graphene Device Could Help Monitor a Baby's Health have developed a graphene-based liquid that can sense tiny changes in breathing and heart rateThu, 22 Feb 2018 17:04:33 +0000The Tipi Gets a Makeover of evolution and tradition commingle in a new show at the American Indian Museum in New York City Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:43:19 +0000Who Was the First First Lady to Adopt a Cause and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:55 +0000The Fantastic Beasts of John James Audubon's Little-Known Book on Mammals American naturalist spent the last years of his life cataloguing America's four-legged creaturesThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:26:48 +0000Dogs and Humans Didn’t Become Best Friends Overnight, we feared and ate them, a new isotope analysis revealsThu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000Why Building a Carbon Fiber Car Is So Labor-Intensive make the lightest possible sports car, Alfa Romeo knows it needs to build key components using carbon fiberThu, 22 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Smithsonian’s Curator of Religion on Billy Graham’s Legacy was among the most influential religious leaders in U.S. history, says Peter ManseauWed, 21 Feb 2018 19:45:52 +0000To Keep Up With Its Growth, Singapore Has a Grand Plan To Expand Underground densely populated city-state is becoming a global leader in the underground urbanism movementWed, 21 Feb 2018 19:13:34 +0000Why Are These Hamsters Cannibalizing Their Young? are stalking French cornfields to find outWed, 21 Feb 2018 17:08:07 +0000The Archaeology of Wealth Inequality trace the income gap back more than 11,000 yearsWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:45:33 +0000A Preview of Grant Wood's New Retrospective at the Whitney artist who posed as a farmer gets the star treatment at the New York museum in his biggest show everWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:26:57 +0000In Search of the Real Grant Wood denim-clad artist who painted American Gothic wasn’t the hayseed he’d have you believeWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:19:25 +0000How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage hundred years later, the campaign for the women’s vote has many potent similarities to the politics of todayWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:05:29 +0000Do Trees Talk to Each Other? controversial German forester says yes, and his ideas are shaking up the scientific worldWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:02:13 +0000When Scientists "Discover" What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries When it supports their claims, Western scientists value what Traditional Knowledge has to offer. If not, they dismiss itWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:54:50 +0000How Rosa Parks's Protest Sparked a Momentous Chain of Events December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white male. Her arrest sparked a citywide boycott against Montgomery busesWed, 21 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000In Obama's Official Portrait the Flowers Are Cultivated From the Past Wiley’s painting is full of historical art references says Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait GalleryTue, 20 Feb 2018 21:46:52 +0000How One Amateur Historian Brought Us the Stories of African-Americans Who Knew Abraham Lincoln John E. Washington started to dig, he found an incredible wealth of untapped knowledge about the 16th presidentTue, 20 Feb 2018 18:45:14 +0000How the Creators of <em>Loving Vincent</em> Brought the First Fully Painted Animated Film to Life van Gogh’s swirling coats of paint really move in the Oscar-nominated film thanks to 62,450 original oil paintingsTue, 20 Feb 2018 17:39:01 +0000The New Director of the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum Reflects on the Look and Fashion of <em>Black Panther</em> blockbuster movie borrowed from multiple African peoples to create a unique Wakandan styleTue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:05 +0000The Countries Poised To Become "Renewable Superpowers" fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of nations will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals in high demandTue, 20 Feb 2018 17:16:08 +0000Joseph McCarthy's Downfall Was Accusing the Army of Communism mid-1954, a riveted nation watched Senator Joseph McCarthy accuse the U.S. Army of being infiltrated by communistdTue, 20 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Bond Between Mary Todd Lincoln and Her Seamstress connection between first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her African-American seamstress Elizabeth Keckley was a remarkably strong oneMon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Some Stories About George Washington Are Just Too Good to Be True there's a kernel of truth to many of them because Washington was a legend in his own timeFri, 16 Feb 2018 19:51:28 +0000The Indomitable Spirit of American POWs Lives On in These Vietnam Prison Keepsakes seven years an internee at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," Congressman Sam Johnson entrusts his story to the SmithsonianFri, 16 Feb 2018 16:45:04 +0000Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Travels from Court to Classroom to Highlight History of African-American Inventors NBA all-star says he hopes young students realize the power and influence they can achieve in STEM-related fieldsFri, 16 Feb 2018 15:39:21 +0000In a World Striving To Cut Carbon Emissions, Do the Olympics Make Sense? there is still a case for the greenhouse-gas gushing games if host cities amplify their efforts to showcase green tech and innovationsFri, 16 Feb 2018 15:33:12 +0000A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher reminder of centuries-old history was sitting in plain sight all alongFri, 16 Feb 2018 15:22:06 +0000The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw Johnson’s cantankerous nature carried over to even the more engaging parts of being Commander in ChiefFri, 16 Feb 2018 15:13:32 +0000Sleep-Learning Was a Myth, But You Could Strengthen Memories While You Snooze Neuroscientists find that sound and smell cues could solidify lessons you learn during the dayFri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000Here's How a Mercedes-AMG V8 Engine Is Built Mercedes-AMG GT engine is put together by one person, not by an assembly line. In total, it takes that person 11 steps, and approximately three hoursFri, 16 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors? team of molecular biologists wants you to forget about strawberries and, instead, take "cell jam" for a whirlThu, 15 Feb 2018 18:05:07 +0000Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City encourage playful learning, Urban Thinkspace and other projects put miniature playgrounds along the paths kids travelThu, 15 Feb 2018 17:24:46 +0000The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants mysterious serial killer prowled in a city rife with xenophobia and racismThu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:20 +0000Do Other Animals Besides Humans Go Bald? Andean bears to Rhesus macaques, non-human mammals have hair woes of their ownThu, 15 Feb 2018 15:47:34 +0000How Engine Placement Gives This Mercedes-AMG Its Edge secret to the high performance of the Mercedes-AMG is the placement of the front end engine: right behind the axleThu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Smithsonian Horticulturist Goes on a Quest for an Historic Seedling live oak tree from a South Georgia island community will one day enhance the grounds of the African American History Museum Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Is Drone Delivery Good for the Environment? the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much?Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:17:10 +0000The Odd, Tidy Story of Rabbit Domestication That Is Also Completely False study lends weight to the idea that domestication isn’t a point, but a processWed, 14 Feb 2018 18:46:05 +0000The Gory Origins of Valentine's Day holiday began as a feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So how did it become all about love?Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:22:30 +0000Women Were Better Represented in Victorian Novels Than Modern Ones data shows that women used to be omnipresent in fiction. Then men got in the wayWed, 14 Feb 2018 14:59:12 +0000The Dubious Science of Genetics-Based Dating love really just a cheek swab away?Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000Never-Before-Seen Footage of Clownfish Hatching to the use of a specialized infrared camera, we're now able to witness a never-before-seen phase of clownfish developmentWed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao chocolate makers have set up shop in the only state—and the coldest place—that can sustain cacao plantationsWed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Obamas' Official Portraits Break New Ground With Their Boldness picture-perfect reveal ceremony was by turns heartfelt and humorousTue, 13 Feb 2018 20:50:00 +0000This AI Bot Fights Workplace Harassment new app, Spot, uses AI to help harassment and discrimination victims create and file reports without having to talk to a humanTue, 13 Feb 2018 16:49:10 +0000For Mark Twain, It Was Love At First Sight aspiring author knew Olivia Langdon was the one when he first laid eyes on a photograph of herTue, 13 Feb 2018 15:35:23 +0000How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good engaged carried some legal consequences until the news media got a hold of a sensational storyTue, 13 Feb 2018 15:16:01 +0000What's Behind Cape Town's Water Woes? climate change intensifies droughts, the city's crisis may signify a new normalTue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000This 1977 Plane Crash Occurred Right on the Runway March 27, 1977, at Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife, Pan Am Flight 1736 was sitting on the taxiway waiting to take offTue, 13 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Capture the Unflinching Gaze of the President and First Lady nation's first African-American presidency is marked by two prominent African-American portraitistsMon, 12 Feb 2018 23:19:52 +0000How Korea’s Demilitarized Zone Became an Accidental Wildlife Paradise of rare animal species take shelter in the 155-mile no man's land between North and South KoreaMon, 12 Feb 2018 21:01:43 +0000A Brief History of Bulgogi, Korea's Most Delicious Export (Recipe) how you can get some of the tender, marinated beef statesideMon, 12 Feb 2018 16:32:21 +0000How Climate Change is Fueling Innovation in Kenya new generation of start ups are working to help farmers in a region that faces myriad challenges Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000What Reddit Can Tell Us About the Afterlives of Banned Olympic Drugs analyzed 150,000 comments to find that the Internet is still openly discussing these mind-bending stimulantsMon, 12 Feb 2018 13:30:00 +0000Watch This Male Mantis Shrimp Dance to Attract a Mate shrimp have a reputation as fighters and it's well deserved. But they also have a romantic side to themMon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Hirshhorn's Redesigned Lobby Sheds New Light on a Classic Washington D.C. Building Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, known for his pensive images, is taking on the role of architect and designerMon, 12 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Eight Instagrammers to Follow for an Insider's View of the Olympic Games art and food to skis and skates, these Instagrammers give you a behind-the-scenes look at #Pyeongchang2018Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:38:54 +0000How Driftwood Reshapes Ecosystems one of nature’s remarkable second acts, dead trees embark on transformative journeysFri, 09 Feb 2018 18:49:58 +0000A Brief History of Openly Gay Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are the latest LGBTQ athletes to go for the goldFri, 09 Feb 2018 17:58:24 +0000Explore the Subterranean Chambers of the World's Longest-Operating Hologram Gallery Laser has been creating holograms inside his NYC laboratory since the 1970sFri, 09 Feb 2018 17:35:47 +0000When Treating Sports Injuries, Does the West Do It Best? the Olympics kick off in South Korea, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on displayFri, 09 Feb 2018 16:57:25 +0000Your Burning Questions About the Olympic Torch, Answered minds will want to know that the blaze is lit not with matches or a lighter, but using a method that dates to Ancient GreeceFri, 09 Feb 2018 15:46:18 +0000How Americans Found a Clever Loophole in the Prohibition Act because the country had voted to outlaw alcohol, didn't mean that people would comply. The legal case wasn't much helped by a quirky loopholeFri, 09 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000What a Walking Fish Can Teach Us About Human Evolution research on the little skate reveals the genes it shares with land animals—and a common ancestor from 420 million years agoThu, 08 Feb 2018 18:30:42 +0000Should U.S. Cities Use Congestion Pricing To Ease Traffic? York may soon charge a fee to drive into central Manhattan as a way of reducing traffic and raising funds for public transitThu, 08 Feb 2018 17:46:12 +0000The Book That Spooked the South Walker’s “Appeal” laid bare the ethical bankruptcy of slavery moreso than any other book of its timeThu, 08 Feb 2018 15:04:34 +0000The Meteorite That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Also Triggered Underwater Volcanoes In a new study, scientists peered into 100 million years of seafloor history to find something strangeThu, 08 Feb 2018 13:30:00 +0000How Edith Roosevelt Completely Transformed the White House Roosevelt was a reluctant First Lady. Despite this, she had the presence and determination to bring about a major innovation to the White HouseThu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Invites Remembrance and Reflection Douglass Day, celebrate an icon’s bicentennial while helping to transcribe the nation’s black historyThu, 08 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Is SpaceX Being Environmentally Responsible? Heavy’s flashy space car may not have been the best idea—for Mars Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:52:58 +0000A Winter Boom of Snowy Owls Masks a Host of Climate Threats their seeming abundance, these far-flung raptors are in dangerWed, 07 Feb 2018 17:35:12 +0000How Physics Keeps Figure Skaters Gracefully Aloft twist, turn and jump relies on a mastery of complex physical forcesWed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000In 1968, Three Students Were Killed by Police. Today, Few Remember the Orangeburg Massacre shootings occurred two years before the deaths of students at Kent State University, but remain a little-known incident in the Civil Rights MovementWed, 07 Feb 2018 15:53:40 +0000Rare Home Movies of the Secret Manhattan Project Grounds physicist Hugh Bradner was brought to work on the Manhattan Project in 1943, the level of secrecy was unparalleledWed, 07 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000There's a New Job in the Solar Industry it involves shepherding a landscaping crew of hungry sheepTue, 06 Feb 2018 18:47:36 +0000A Brief History of Women’s Figure Skating might be surprised to learn that this sport where women now shine was initially seen as solely the purview of male athletesTue, 06 Feb 2018 16:11:53 +0000Meet the Robots of the 2018 Olympics Pyeongchang games will have bots to clean, dance, serve drinks, provide translation and moreTue, 06 Feb 2018 15:17:50 +0000The Unbreakable Spirit of American Paralympians is Embodied in These Artifacts’s Sports History collections honor the indomitable innovators of the Paralympic communityTue, 06 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000These Men Risked Their Lives to Build 1920s New York Skyscrapers skyscrapers of Manhattan needed a new, bolder type of construction workerTue, 06 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam: Two Portraits, Two Methods of Persuasion Sajet, director of the Portrait Gallery, says that while Uncle Sam orders, Rosie inspires collective actionTue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000Gun Control Is as Old as the Old West to the popular imagination, bearing arms on the frontier was a heavily regulated businessMon, 05 Feb 2018 17:26:50 +0000Now You Can Genetically Test Your Child For Disease Risks. Should You? is cheaper and more available then ever, but its usefulness for parents has yet to be provenMon, 05 Feb 2018 16:58:21 +0000Can a Video Game Train You To Hear Better In a Crowded Room? new study finds it's possible to teach the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noiseMon, 05 Feb 2018 16:17:03 +0000The Cleveland Museum of Art Wants You To Play With Its Art digital-savvy museum is using more than a dozen interactive games to collect data on how visitors digest artworkMon, 05 Feb 2018 15:34:24 +0000The Epic Fight Over the Enigmatic Eel slippery fish is at the center of a Canadian national debate about economics, conservation and Indigenous rights Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:30:00 +0000This Man Filmed Life Inside an Internment Camp Tatsuno was one of the 120,000 Japanese-Americans rounded up in the U.S. in 1942 and placed in an internment campMon, 05 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Portraits Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of What It Means to Be an Olympian Sonja Henie to Shaun White, see these rare images from the collections of the National Portrait GalleryMon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Does Foucault's Pendulum Prove the Earth Rotates? elegant scientific demonstration has been delighting everyday people for nearly 200 yearsFri, 02 Feb 2018 18:44:04 +0000A Primer on the Four Olympic Events Debuting in Pyeongchang Winter Games hope to stay popular, with new disciplines that create shareable videos or feature men and women competing togetherFri, 02 Feb 2018 16:46:17 +0000What the First Radio Commercial Jingle Sounded Like was one of the first companies to recognize the enormous potential of radio as an advertising toolFri, 02 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Captive-Bred Frogs Are Facing Predators and the Chytrid Fungus to Make It in the Wild in Panama release 500 harlequin frogs, some wearing transmitters, in a first attempt to reintroduce the endangered speciesFri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice the ideal ice rink or bobsled course takes patience, precision and the skill of an Ice MasterThu, 01 Feb 2018 20:16:43 +0000How UFO Reports Change With the Technology of the Times of Zeppelins, rockets and drones have replaced the "celestial wonders" of ancient timesThu, 01 Feb 2018 16:15:09 +0000Five Questions You Should Have About Amazon's New AI-Powered Store it destroy retail as we know it? Is it spying on you? Will it weaken your resolve not to buy that $8 gourmet chocolate bar? Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:04:56 +0000Why the Flamingo Signaled the Birth of Sin City Flamingo was the first luxury resort to capture the public's imagination in Las VegasThu, 01 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Musical Instruments Are All Made of Ice out at Norway's Ice Music Festival this FebruaryWed, 31 Jan 2018 22:46:30 +0000The Ben Franklin-Inspired Super Bowl Recipes You Never Knew You Needed don't know who Ben Franklin would root for, but we do know what he'd eat on Super Bowl SundayWed, 31 Jan 2018 17:30:49 +0000The True Story of ‘Waco’ Is Still One of Contention new mini-series hopes to humanize those in and outside the doomed compoundWed, 31 Jan 2018 17:28:05 +0000Heart-Stopping Arrow Poison Could Be the Key to Male Birth Control A non-toxic version of the compound interrupts fertilization in ratsWed, 31 Jan 2018 15:57:31 +0000Why Thomas Jefferson Owned a Qur’an in America dates to the founding fathers, says Smithsonian’s religion curator Peter ManseauWed, 31 Jan 2018 15:30:00 +0000Inside the First Solar-Powered Flight Around the World new documentary highlights the challenges overcome by the experimental aircraft, Solar ImpulseWed, 31 Jan 2018 15:23:58 +0000Can Scientists Forecast Algal Blooms and Pest Outbreaks Like We Do the Weather? big data, ecologists have the ability to predict short-term ecological phenomena over the span of days and seasons rather than decadesWed, 31 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Evolution of Petface same traits that make these dogs adorable threaten their health and well-being Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:30:00 +0000Why the Shift to Farming Ruined This Ancient City's Health switch from a hunter gatherer society to a farming one appears to have resulted in a more sedentary lifestyle for the inhabitants of CatalhoyukWed, 31 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000In Iceland, There's a Word for an Ice Cream Road Trip. Here's Where to <i>Ísbíltúr</i> This Winter Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:06:16 +0000Ten Major Anniversaries Worth Traveling For This Year Austria to the Appalachian Trail, there’s plenty to celebrate this yearTue, 30 Jan 2018 20:29:36 +0000Wendell Castle, The Man Who Made Furniture Dance, Dead at 85 haunting sculpture <em>Ghost Clock</em> is a favorite Smithsonian artwork and a powerful example of the artist’s skill and craftTue, 30 Jan 2018 19:47:04 +0000The Pandemic Everyone Fears Is Flu In the Wrong Place At the Wrong Time should constantly be preparing for outbreaks, instead of just hastily responding to threats as they ariseTue, 30 Jan 2018 19:29:05 +0000The Science of Swearing new book explains the neuroscience of why we swear—and how it can sway our listenersTue, 30 Jan 2018 15:59:23 +000030 Workers Fell While Building the Golden Gate Bridge the construction of the Golden Gate bridge, the construction companies had a grim rule of thumb: one worker fatality for every million dollars spentTue, 30 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Leader Who Helped Launch the American Indian Museum Dies at 91 a mission to create a diverse and dynamic Smithsonian, Robert McCormick Adams is remembered as an intense but humble leaderMon, 29 Jan 2018 21:40:12 +0000These 3D-Printed Objects Can Turn Any Color You Want researchers hope a process that uses a special photochromic dye to change an object's color in response to light will one day reduce wasteMon, 29 Jan 2018 16:43:01 +0000After Claims of Animal Cruelty, Can the Circus Survive? the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, an unlikely figure is leading the charge to transform the circus for the 21st centuryMon, 29 Jan 2018 15:10:32 +0000Five Whimsical Words of the Winter Olympics, from 'Skeleton' to 'Salchow' sports are hard. The words are harder. We're here to helpMon, 29 Jan 2018 14:42:13 +0000Look at the High-Tech Gear Olympians Will Be Wearing jackets heated with electronic ink to personal airbags for skiers, these are some of the most innovative wearables you'll be seeing in PyeongChangMon, 29 Jan 2018 14:40:05 +0000Civil War Submarine Battles Were Often Suicide Missions the Civil War, the North imposed a suffocating blockade of a number of key Confederate portMon, 29 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000When Mass Murder Is an Intimate Affair new book reveals how neighbors turned on neighbors in an Eastern European border townFri, 26 Jan 2018 19:36:19 +0000The Executioners Who Inherited Their Jobs centuries, carrying out executions in France was a family affairFri, 26 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000How 9/11 Drastically Altered U.S. Flight Security months after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government created the Transportation Security Administration, or TSAFri, 26 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Earliest Human Remains Outside Africa Were Just Discovered in Israel accepted as <i>Homo sapien</i>, the jaw-dropping jawbone would push back the human exodus out of Africa by nearly 100,000 yearsThu, 25 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0000Expose Talented Kids From Low-Income Familes To Inventors and They're More Likely To Invent new analysis sheds light on how we might better serve America's "Lost Einsteins"Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:49:04 +0000Your Brain Knows What Songs Are For, No Matter Where They Came From find that people easily recognize lullabies and dance songs from around the worldThu, 25 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000Can Virus Hunters Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Happens? global project is looking to animals to map the world's disease hotspots. Are they going about it the right way?Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:13:59 +0000How Eleanor Roosevelt Redefined the Role of First Lady dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of the oppressed, including pushing FDR to set up the National Youth AdministrationThu, 25 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Ugliest Sculpture Ever, Says the Portrait Gallery’s Director bizarre sculpture of a baby Hercules strangling two snakes set this art historian on a course of discoveryThu, 25 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000Five Places Where You Can Still See Remnants of the Great Chicago Fire the city was completely rebuilt within two years, you can still see evidence of the fire that destroyed itWed, 24 Jan 2018 21:20:40 +0000The First Ice Skates Weren’t for Jumps and Twirls—They Were for Getting Around from animal shin bones, these early blades served as essential winter transportWed, 24 Jan 2018 17:53:08 +0000The Toxic Rise of the California Strawberry Growing this popular fruit year-round has long relied on harmful chemicals. Is there another way?Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:50:38 +0000Is Reunification Possible for North and South Korea? Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history suggests that unity is not as close as it may seemWed, 24 Jan 2018 16:34:31 +0000How the New Deal Left Out African-Americans the Great Depression, unemployment among African-Americans was twice that of whites – mostly due to segregationWed, 24 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Visit Bavaria corner of Germany is the ultimate cold-weather playground, a place where sledding down a mountain, or knocking back beers are equally worthy pursuitsWed, 24 Jan 2018 11:45:00 +0000Fifty Years Ago, North Korea Captured an American Ship and Nearly Started a Nuclear War provocative incident involving the USS Pueblo was peacefully resolved, in part because of the ongoing Vietnam WarTue, 23 Jan 2018 15:30:26 +0000How Dodge City Became a Symbol of Frontier Lawlessness news and smoking guns gave the Kansas town its reputation as the ultimate wild westTue, 23 Jan 2018 15:07:23 +0000A Counterintuitive Idea for Treating Severe Depression: Stay Awake are finding that sleep deprivation actually helps lift some people out of depression. Now they want to know whyTue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:10 +0000With Fungi in the Mix, Concrete Can Fill Its Own Cracks fungus might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to repair any damage, without the need for human interventionTue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000Rare Footage of FDR Walking With Leg Braces contracted polio at the age of 39, which left his legs partially paralyzed. Fearing this would impact his bid for presidency, he came to an agreementTue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Fighter Jet Turned the Tide During Vietnam's Decisive Tet Offensive years ago, America won this huge battle, but lost the warTue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island ignored by U.S. travelers, this French island is finally enjoying its moment in the sunMon, 22 Jan 2018 21:18:14 +0000Probing the Paradoxes of Native Americans in Pop Culture new exhibition picks apart the cultural mythologies surrounding the first “Americans”Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:01:39 +0000How the Civil War Taught Americans the Art of Letter Writing and their families, sometimes barely literate, wrote to assuage fear and convey loveMon, 22 Jan 2018 20:04:46 +0000A Saline Shortage This Flu Season Exposes a Flaw in Our Medical Supply Chain IV saline bags used in U.S. hospitals are made in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria has shown how troubling it can be to rely on one producerMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:18:16 +0000How a Mother’s Depression Shows Up in Her Baby’s DNA Researchers find that at just 18 months, infants can have cellular damage related to stress Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:08:30 +0000Have Scientists Found a Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans? engineered strain of <em>E. coli</em> bacteria can produce a precursor to synthetic indigo using fewer nasty chemicals than traditional methodsMon, 22 Jan 2018 16:19:09 +0000Four Olympic Stadiums With Unexpected Afterlives happens to old Olympics facilities after the medals have all been awarded?Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:40:39 +0000This Priest Witnessed the 9/11 Pentagon Plane Crash Stephen McGraw has just witnessed Flight 77 crash into the west wall of the PentagonMon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000