Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenTue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 +0000This Ambitious Landmark Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology Was Successfully Funded's nonprofit record label launched a Kickstarter for help and got itTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:52 +0000Good History Takes Time, So Be Patient With the New JFK Documents are unlikely to be any bombshells, and it’ll be months or years before historians can draw conclusions from the new filesThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000Did Disney Pixar Get Day of the Dead Celebrations Right in Its New Film 'Coco'? folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri says: "It's complicated"Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 +0000The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades 1887, African-American cane workers in Louisiana attempted to organize—and many paid with their livesTue, 21 Nov 2017 16:04:24 +0000The Ten Best Books About Food of 2017 minds would enjoy one of these illuminating books about the world of food and drinkTue, 21 Nov 2017 15:34:43 +0000Can Sugarcane Fuel Airplanes? have engineered sugarcane to increase its oil content, and they are developing renewable jet aircraft fuel from the oilTue, 21 Nov 2017 15:29:30 +0000The Ten Best Board Games of 2017 to be a hit at your next party or family gathering? Bring a board game.Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:25:10 +0000Why California Fishermen Are Throwing Deafening “Seal Bombs” at Sea Lions why no one is stopping themTue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Winston Churchill’s Historic “Fight Them on the Beaches” Speech Wasn’t Heard by the Public Until After WWII recordings we hear today didn’t air over the BBC at the time, but that hasn’t stopped many Britons from remembering otherwiseTue, 21 Nov 2017 13:03:21 +0000This Hero Rallied Wounded USS Indianapolis Survivors, exhausted, and preyed upon by sharks, the surviving crew of the sunken USS Indianapolis was in a living nightmareTue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000What the Housing Market in America Needs Is More Options granny pods to morphing apartments, the future of shelter is evolvingMon, 20 Nov 2017 20:02:16 +0000How This Artist's Archival Discovery Sparked High-Tech Art photograph from a Smithsonian archives piqued Jordan Bennett's creativity; his work is part of a new exhibition that explores technology and tradition Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:30:11 +0000A Brief History of “Alice’s Restaurant” Arlo Guthrie classic starts off retelling the true story of what happened more than 50 years agoMon, 20 Nov 2017 18:40:11 +0000Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readersMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Pressure Suit Helped Pilots Survive New Heights pioneer Wiley Post needed an oxygenated pressure suit to survive a high-altitude transcontinental flight. Enter engineer Russell ColleyMon, 20 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Rare Magical Manuscripts Go on Display at the British Library exhibition, which will also travel to New York, explores the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry PotterFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:22:59 +0000Check Out These Thought-Provoking Additions to the National Portrait Gallery museum is showcasing 25 new artworks through next autumnFri, 17 Nov 2017 18:54:41 +0000What Foods Are Most Likely to Make You Sick? put some common myths to rest—and help you tackle your next turkey dinner with confidenceFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:45 +0000How Fruit Fly Brains Could Improve Our Search Engines flies have a unique way of matching data, which could teach scientists to create better, faster search algorithmsFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:53:05 +0000Tigers Use Urine to Figure Out If They Have Chemistry tiger Kumal is spellbound by a female tiger he encounters in a local stretch of forest. If she's interested, she'll signal her intentFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Before the Fall of the Roman Republic, Income Inequality and Xenophobia Threatened Its Foundations a new book, history podcaster Mike Duncan describes what preceded Caesar’s rise to EmperorThu, 16 Nov 2017 19:30:32 +0000The Blessing and the Curse of Being Bill Nye zany scientist talks about his recent transformation into the public—and controversial—face for scienceThu, 16 Nov 2017 18:50:56 +0000The Invisible Face of the American Worker Is Made Stunningly Visible in This New Show National Portrait Gallery kicks off its 50th anniversary with the exhibition "The Sweat of Their Face"Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:22:28 +0000Can the Museum of the Bible Deliver on Its Promise? highly anticipated museum hopes to offer something for visitors of all faiths, but on a topic as fraught as religion, that may not be possibleThu, 16 Nov 2017 16:36:58 +0000The Man Dead Set On Building an Offshore Wind Farm on Lake Erie Wagner has Cleveland on track to lead a nascent offshore wind industry in the U.S., creating clean energy and jobs for a city in need of bothThu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000USS Indianapolis Crew Battled Sharks and Hallucinations Japanese torpedo attack against the USS Indianapolis leaves the men with no time to launch lifeboats. For four grueling days, the survivors floatThu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000When Carl Sagan Warned the World About Nuclear Winter the official report came out, the popular scientist took to the presses to paint a dire picture of what nuclear war might look likeWed, 15 Nov 2017 19:02:29 +0000When the Next Pandemic Hits, Will We Be Prepared? question isn’t whether a pandemic will strike—it’s how it will play out.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:20:19 +0000How Pete Souza Fits Into the Storied History of Presidential Photography his new book, the former White House photographer frames a clear picture of the Obama yearsWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:54:02 +00001996 Brazilian Flight Crashes Seconds After Takeoff into TAM Flight 402's takeoff from Congonhas Airport, the pilots are stunned when the plane tilts dangerously to the rightWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Norway's Medieval Wooden Churches Look Plucked From a Fairy Tale historic churches feature elaborate carvings that mix Christian and Viking symbolsTue, 14 Nov 2017 20:30:07 +0000A 1957 Meeting Forced the FBI to Recognize the Mafia—And Changed the Justice System Forever director J. Edgar Hoover previously ignored the growing threat in favor of pursuing Cold War bugaboosTue, 14 Nov 2017 18:46:14 +0000Why Don't We Eat Turkey Tails? strange story speaks volumes about our globalized food system—you'll be surprised where the unwanted parts end upTue, 14 Nov 2017 15:56:25 +0000Choosing Between Deadly Options on a Fiery Oil Rig deadly explosion aboard the Piper Alpha oil rig leaves the surviving crew scrambling to reach the evacuation helipadTue, 14 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Your Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:52:30 +0000The Head of the World Bank Believes in Investing in People to Promote Peacehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com the refugee crisis causing high rates of forced migration, Jim Yong Kim looks at the role development plays in preventing future disastersMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:40:14 +0000The Evolutionary Reason Why Fish Don't Swim Upside Down’s a natural question for animals that float, but few scientists have delved into the detailsMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:29:50 +0000What Brings Immigrants to America?https://www.smithsonianmag.com head of the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center recounts her own family’s experience in the U.S.Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:39:26 +0000The United States Is Not Ready for Another Flu Pandemic might think that today, if a pandemic like the 1918 flu hit, we'd be ready for it. You'd be wrongMon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Making a Portrait of a Black Woman Was a Form of Protest Emma Amos, an African-American artist working in the 1970s, the personal was often politicalMon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Lion Couple Mates Over 100 Times a Day newly coupled lion and lioness head to the relative solitude of the higher grounds in their new kingdom of RwandaMon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Did the 1918 Flu Kill So Many Otherwise Healthy Young Adults? a World War I veteran's story provided a genealogist and pharmacologist with some cluesFri, 10 Nov 2017 15:59:06 +0000After 100 Years, This Entire Forest Will Be Turned into Mystery Manuscripts through Norway’s future library, currently in the form of baby treesFri, 10 Nov 2017 15:35:32 +0000Why Puerto Rico's Power Can't Come From Solar 'Microgrids' Alone island could benefit from on-site solar and battery backup, but the strategy isn't a cure-all for its energy woesFri, 10 Nov 2017 15:02:04 +0000What Caused the Giant Piper Alpha Oil Rig Explosion? 14,000 tons and 2.5 times the height of the Statue of Liberty, the Piper Alpha oil rig was one of the largest in the worldFri, 10 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Lonnie Bunch Looks Back on Year One and the Making of the Smithsonian's Newest Museum director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture reflects on what it took to make a dream realityThu, 09 Nov 2017 21:22:45 +0000The Forgotten Women Scientists Who Fled the Holocaust for the United States new project from Northeastern University traces the journeys of 80 women who attempted to escape Europe and find new lives in America during World War IIThu, 09 Nov 2017 18:14:59 +0000The United States Isn’t Alone When It Underestimates the Costs of Immigrationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com commentator David Frum sees little that’s exceptional with the way the U.S. handles its immigration challenges Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:21:58 +0000Australian Pigeons Have a Specially Evolved Feather to Better Annoy the Heck Out of You With the birds’ noisemakers could help researchers better understand why urban avians make so much dang noise Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Inexpensive Scanning Device Could Catch Skin Cancer Early team of biomedical engineers has won this year's Dyson Award for "the sKan," which detects the thermal changes associated with melanomaThu, 09 Nov 2017 16:08:02 +0000Was Vichy France a Puppet Government or a Willing Nazi Collaborator? authoritarian government led by Marshal Pétain participated in Jewish expulsions and turned France into a quasi-police stateThu, 09 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Woman Who Tried to Take Down Darwin a preacher with no scientific training ended up writing the first feminist critique of <em>Origins</em>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:14:08 +0000Why It’s So Crucial to Let Immigrants Tell Their Own Storieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com director of the Smithsonian Latino Center believes that every immigrant has a unique narrative to shareThu, 09 Nov 2017 14:37:26 +0000These Light-Emitting Pajamas Could Help Treat Newborns With Jaundice method has an advantage over traditional phototherapy in that it allows babies to receive treatment in the comfort of their parents' armsThu, 09 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Male Lions Need Lionesses to Help Them Survive might be earmarked as future kings of the jungle, but young male lions are lazy and lack survival skills. Their only hope is to attract a femaleThu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Two Enigmatic Nigerian Figures Reunited After a Century Apart of many highlights in a new exhibition at the National Museum of African ArtWed, 08 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000How Instagram Is Changing the Way We Design Cultural Spaces neighborhoods, restaurants and museums become more photogenic, are we experiencing an "Instagramization" of the world?Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000How to Tell If You're in for a Bumpy Plane Landing March 7, 2007, Garuda Flight 200 was preparing to land. An Air Force security officer on board immediately sensed a problemWed, 08 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Sleek Portable Toilet and Other Design Solutions for Disaster Victims toilet kit, from a Japanese design studio, is part of wave of interest in design fixes for the problems created by disastersTue, 07 Nov 2017 16:26:09 +0000Watch This Musical Celebration of Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Borderhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com in the cultural experience of a “fandango” with this lively, international gatheringTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:39:19 +0000How Scientists Identified the Oldest Known Solar Eclipse ... Using the Bible new research by two physicists adds to astronomical knowledge—and overturns previous Biblical interpretationsTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:17:23 +0000The Medical Practitioner Who Paved the Way for Women Doctors in America Hunt refused to let her gender limit her ambitions—or those of the next generation of physiciansTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:14:28 +0000Laurene Powell Jobs Believes Immigrants Have an Inextricable Place in American Life and Culturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com founder of the Emerson Collective, Powell Jobs has worked in education and the arts to promote cultural understandingTue, 07 Nov 2017 14:40:07 +0000Here's Why Washington’s Beloved Air and Space Museum Is Facing a Sweeping Seven-Year Upgrade museum will remain open as it works to enhance the visitor's experience Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000The 19th-Century Woman Journalist Who Made Congress Bow Down in Fear new book examines the life and legacy of Anne Royall, whose literal witch trial made headlines across the countryTue, 07 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs, May 3, 1999 began like any other spring dayTue, 07 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Watch: Experts Discuss "The Next Pandemic: Are We Prepared?" leaders gathered at the National Museum of Natural History on November 13 to discuss the past, present and future of the fluMon, 06 Nov 2017 16:41:08 +0000How Winnie-the-Pooh Became a Household Name true story behind the new movie, "Goodbye Christopher Robin"Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:09:52 +0000A Portrait of Eliza Hamilton and a Costume Worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda for 'Hamilton' Arrives at the Smithsonian homage to the spirit of philanthropy, the museum honors the Eliza Project and the Graham Windham orphanageMon, 06 Nov 2017 15:52:48 +0000These Photographs Capture the Complexities of Life at Guantánamo a new book, photographer Debi Cornwall casts the naval base as "Camp America"Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:23:10 +0000This Family Hid From a 300 MPH Tornado in a Water Pipe family caught in the midst of an epic tornado seek refuge in a nearby drainage pipeMon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Spot the Ultra-Rare Caucasian Leopard in Armenia's Caucasus Wildlife Refuge local fauna is thriving again in Southern Armenia's new Caucasus Wildlife RefugeFri, 03 Nov 2017 18:58:06 +0000These Five Artists Will Help You Better Understand American Immigrationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com by a Smithsonian curator, these brilliant minds give the salient topic a new lookFri, 03 Nov 2017 18:17:56 +0000How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Archival Museum Research new study shows off a computer program’s specimen-sorting prowessFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:42:08 +0000In Defense of Keeping the Indiana University Mural That Depicts (But Doesn't Glorify) the KKK artist Thomas Hart Benton thought it crucial to highlight the dark spots in the state's historyFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:03:28 +0000Breaking Down the Numbers of American Immigrationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com Pew Research Center lends its expertise to looking at the true population figuresFri, 03 Nov 2017 16:17:46 +0000The History of Five Uniquely American Sandwiches tuna fish to the lesser-known woodcock, food experts peer under the bread and find the story of a nationFri, 03 Nov 2017 16:02:47 +0000Computer Systems and Sensors Could Put a Stop To Car-Based Attacks aid systems and self-driving vehicle control systems could override a driver who is trying to strike peopleFri, 03 Nov 2017 14:47:43 +0000Is the Mysterious Sea Cucumber Slipping Out of Our Grasp? slimy, tasty enigmas have long been over-harvested. An indigenous community in Canada could be close to finding a sustainable solutionFri, 03 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000How a Ripped-Off Sequel of Don Quixote Predicted Piracy in the Digital Age anonymous writer's spinoff of Cervantes' masterpiece showed the peril and potential of new printing technologyFri, 03 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Were Lithium Batteries the Cause of This Plane Crash? Airlines Flight 6 crashed into a military base 10 miles from Dubai Airport on September 3, 2010Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000Inside the Mind-Bending World of the Museum of Illusions or reality? This museum in Vienna, Austria, may cause you to do a double takeFri, 03 Nov 2017 11:20:00 +0000Is it Time We Built a Museum of the History of American History? better understanding of how we interpret our past, and what and who we choose to remember, would go a long way to healing our nation’s woundsThu, 02 Nov 2017 18:24:29 +0000How Researchers Uncovered a Massive Void in the Great Pyramid of Giza cavity could hold clues to how the pyramids came to beThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:57:57 +0000Concentration Camps Existed Long Before Auschwitz Cuba to South Africa, the advent of barbed wire and automatic weapons allowed the few to imprison the manyThu, 02 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Chilling Footage of the 1989 Cypress Freeway Collapse Oakland fire department rushed to the scene of the Cypress Freeway, after the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake hits. They were greeted by a catastropheThu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000What a Smithsonian Folklorist Thinks about Marvel's Cleaned-Up Version of Thor Hollywood’s hands, the Thor of ‘Ragnarok’ is a hunk with a heart compared to the brutish thug of loreWed, 01 Nov 2017 20:38:07 +0000The Mysterious Murder Case That Inspired Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ the center of the case was a beautiful young woman named Grace Marks. But was she really responsible for the crime?Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:38:19 +0000When You Die, You'll Probably Be Embalmed. Thank Abraham Lincoln For That president was an "early adopter" of embalming technology, helping to bring the modern death industry to the mainstream Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:06:30 +0000Why the 1989 San Francisco Quake Was So Disastrous 1989 San Francisco earthquake delivered a myriad of deadly disasters, all unfolding at the same timeWed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000Color-Soaked Photographs Capture Norway's Watery Wonderlands“One Eye Project” explores liquid landscapes and reflections of Norway’s greatest sitesWed, 01 Nov 2017 11:20:00 +0000These Dramatic Photos Reveal the Soul Behind the Day of the Dead Mexican Photographer Miguel Gandert allows his subjects to narrate their own storyTue, 31 Oct 2017 19:11:49 +0000The Impulsive "Teen Brain" Isn't Based in Science, adolescent brains crave novelty. But they have the cognitive control to go with itTue, 31 Oct 2017 18:38:20 +0000Where Do New Ideas Come From? close study, the genealogies of even the most original ideas can be tracedTue, 31 Oct 2017 16:50:42 +0000The Founder of the Minutemen on His Vision for U.S. Immigration Policyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com Gilchrist became known for his anti-immigration opinions. What does he hope will happen next?Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:50:04 +0000What the Neutron Star Collision Means for Dark Matter latest LIGO observations rekindle a fiery debate over how gravity works: Does the universe include dark matter, or doesn’t it?Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:44:20 +0000A Deported American on Why Immigrant Rights Are Human Rightshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com Landa immigrated to the U.S. as a child, but now advocates on the Mexican side of the border for a change to policyTue, 31 Oct 2017 13:36:44 +0000Five Questions You Should Have About Evaporation as a Renewable Energy Source’s the big deal with evaporation-driven engines?Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Signpost From Standing Rock, Now in the Smithsonian Collections, Shows the Power of Solidarity new addition to the National Museum of the American Indian links current events to a long and problematic history Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000From Escaped Nuns to a Knight in Disguise, 10 Facts About the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther the 500th anniversary of his 95 Theses, look back at some of the surprising aspects of the man who changed Christianity and the worldTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:40:47 +0000Gelada Baboon Reacts to Being Cheated on With Fury a gelada queen doubts her king's influence, she'll happily play the field. But when she gets caught, it's up to the alpha to fight for what's hisTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Hair-Raising Gimmicks of the Abominable Showman Castle went all-out to fright audiences with his horror movies and marketing strategyTue, 31 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000These Breathtaking Images Are the Cat’s Meow in Nature Photography incredible outdoor scenes are now on view at the National Museum of Natural HistoryMon, 30 Oct 2017 20:30:27 +0000Yes. The Night Before Halloween Is a Real Holiday New Jersey, it's known as 'Mischief Night." In Detroit, it's 'Devil's Night.' And in Cincinnati, it's ... 'Cabbage Night'?Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:51:41 +0000You Can’t Walk Around London’s Cemeteries Without Seeing Someone Famous (and Dead) tour of the city’s dead can unearth some fascinating storiesMon, 30 Oct 2017 14:55:29 +0000The British Museum Was a Wonder of Its Time—But Also a Product of Slavery new book explores the little-known life and career of Hans Sloane, whose collections led to the founding of the British Museum Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:35:07 +0000How Spanish-Language Broadcasters Gave Voice to America's Hispanics a country where more than 37 million people speak Spanish, stations like Telemundo reach under-served communitiesMon, 30 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Do Scientists Measure the Public Health Impacts of Natural Disasters? the wake of this year's hurricanes, epidemiologists are assessing the effects of mold, toxic leaks and other threatsMon, 30 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Female Geladas Consider Replacing Their Lazy King is the undisputed alpha male of this band of gelada baboons. But he's been displaying a passive attitude toward his queenMon, 30 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Mobile Wine-Tasting Rooms Could Revolutionize Armenian Wine Country“Wine Cubes” will be popping up on Armenian vineyards—and building up the country’s enotourism industry Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:32:20 +0000Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires people actually did to prevent the dead from rising again was very different than what Hollywood would have you think Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:37:38 +0000Are Immigrants Good for the American Economy?https://www.smithsonianmag.com economist from a libertarian think tank argues in the affirmativeFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:28:21 +0000What Happens in the Brain When We Feel Fear And why some of us just can't get enough of itFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:04:13 +0000Six Books to Read About the History of Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com curator at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum selects some must-reads Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:58:25 +0000When Halloween Was All Tricks and No Treats urbanization unleashed the nation's anarchic spirits, turning holiday mischief into mayhemFri, 27 Oct 2017 15:11:58 +0000This Philly Transformation Plan Rethinks the Neighborhood School city housing authority’s designs for a mixed-income community include a once-shuttered high school that could guard against displacement amid changeFri, 27 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens became the largest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. historyFri, 27 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Speedy History of America’s Addiction to Amphetamine a startling parallel to today’s opioid crisis, the drugs were liberally—and legally—prescribed despite little information on safetyFri, 27 Oct 2017 11:21:38 +0000Fats Domino's Infectious Rhythms Set a Nation in Motion Rock ’n’ Roll maverick was a true New Orleans originalThu, 26 Oct 2017 20:27:52 +0000This Adorable Bandit-Faced Dinosaur Will Steal Your Heart dinos were small, fluffy and frankly adorable, a new analysis showsThu, 26 Oct 2017 19:33:50 +0000How a Deadly Flesh-Eating Fungus Helped Make Bats Cute Again silver lining to the worldwide epidemic of white nose syndrome: People like bats more nowThu, 26 Oct 2017 17:07:48 +0000Is Black Light the Path to a Stink-Free Livestock Farm? at Iowa State University are using a new technique involving the UV-light producing device to curb bad odors Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Do So Many Train Stations Have the Same Name? asked, we answeredThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Who Really Wrote "Merry Christmas, Baby" co-author of a classic holiday song still can’t catch a breakThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Hidden in a Basement for 70 Years, Newly Discovered Documents Shed Light on Jewish Life and Culture Before WWII 170,000 pages found might be “the most important collection of Jewish archives since the Dead Sea Scrolls.”Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:46:02 +0000How Elysian Brewing Company Turns a 1,790-Pound Pumpkin Into a Keg is this insane thing really a pumpkin?Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:26:27 +0000How a Psychologist’s Work on Race Identity Helped Overturn School Segregation in 1950s America Phipps Clark came up with the oft-cited "doll test" and provided expert testimony in Brown v. Board of EducationThu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Kara Walker Boldly Rewrote Civil War History artist gives 150-year-old illustrations a provocative update at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumThu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Nazis' Plan to Infiltrate Los Angeles And the Man Who Kept Them at Bay new book explores the deadly and nefarious plots designed by Hitler and his supportersThu, 26 Oct 2017 12:00:30 +0000This Breathtaking Railway Was Built in Just Two Years White Pass & Yukon railway system was built in 1898, connecting Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, CanadaThu, 26 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How to Eat Like a Local in Vienna, Austria Sothany Kim dishes on nicotine breakfasts, third-wave coffee houses and enemy bakers in Austria’s capitalThu, 26 Oct 2017 11:23:00 +0000Photos Document Dramatic Wildlife Migrations Across Yellowstone new book documents the growing challenges faced by wildlife as they migrate across the Greater Yellowstone EcosystemWed, 25 Oct 2017 19:53:42 +0000Follow the Paths of Viking Raiders from Norway to North America these preserved settlement sitesWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:55:04 +0000VIDEO: Conflict, Insight, Hope -- A Conversation About Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com the full transcript from the latest Second Opinion roundtableWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:15:53 +0000An Open, Candid Conversation About Immigration in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com series of conversations about one of our nation's most intractable concernsWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:13:34 +0000There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porpoises Left on the Planet fascinating vaquita is heading for oblivion, the victim of a ravenous black market for a dubious remedyWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Healing Power of Greek Tragedy plays written centuries ago have the power to heal modern day traumas? A new project raises the curtain on a daring new experimentWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Ironic History of Mar-a-Lago deep dive into an obscure archive reveals that the Palm Beach property had once been envisioned as a "Winter White House"Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000You Should Thank Maurice Hilleman for Helping You Live Past the Age of 10 “Greatest Scientist of the 20th Century” created vaccines for pandemics and childhood illnessesWed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Could Video Gamers Make Our Food Supply Safer? effort to combat poisonous molds that contaminate crops is looking to tap the puzzle-solving skills of amateur gamersWed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000At This Spectral Subway Platform, Trains Approach But Never Arrive otherworldly art installation debuts at the Renwick just in time for HalloweenWed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the Black Decree Led to This Mexican Emperor's Doom French-backed Emperor Ferdinand Maximilian of Mexico was losing the raging civil war. In 1865, this prompted him to issue a savage decreeWed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Next Pandemic Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Museum of Natural History, we look at the past, present and future of the fluTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:05:52 +0000Ten Famous People Who Survived the 1918 Flu notables who recovered from the pandemic included a pioneer of American animation, world-famous artists and two U.S. presidentsTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000What's In Your Flu Shot? influenza expert at Johns Hopkins University explains how the cocktail for this year's flu vaccine was developedTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America toll of history’s worst epidemic surpasses all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. And it may have begun in the United StatesTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How to Stop a Lethal Virus tens of millions of lives at stake, medical researchers are racing to create a revolutionary flu vaccine before the next devastating epidemicTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic? there have already died of a new bird flu, putting world health authorities on high alertTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Why Did So Few Novels Tackle the 1918 Pandemic? few U.S. writers touched by the 1918 pandemic wrote about it. But flu lit appears more popular today than everTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Forensics Tell Us About This Odd Plane Crash analysis of the engine from El-Al Flight 1862, which crashed on October 4, 1992, finds no explosive residue on itTue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Fresh Look for Smithsonian's Oldest Art Museum Freer's renovation comes with a new thematic presentation of Asian Art—and the Peacock Room is reopened, as wellTue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000No One’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf—And That’s a Problem Vancouver Island, habituation to humans has made wolves aggressive, fearless and more prone to clashes with peopleMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:55:13 +0000How the 1867 Medicine Lodge Treaty Changed the Plains Indian Tribes Forever peace agreement set up reservations for the tribe—only to break that agreement in the following decadesMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:45:30 +0000What a Simple Pen Reminds Us About Ulysses S. Grant's Vision for a Post-Civil War America Grant’s signature on the 15th Amendment was a bold stroke for equalityMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000A Paradise for Grizzly Bears Gets an Up-Close Look unique North American sanctuary lets a few lucky observers see the besieged species in its wildest stateMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Why Hedy Lamarr Was Hollywood’s Secret Weapon starlet patented an ingenious technology to help with the war effort, but it went unrecognized for decadesMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000This Brave Student Captured the Mount St. Helens Blast of the most breathtaking photos of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens were taken by a graduate student camped nearbyMon, 23 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000What a Pair of Empty Blackboards Can Teach Us About Art and Social Change art alter the course of history? Should artists even try? Joseph Beuys said yes and yesMon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Melania Trump Donates Her Inaugural Ball Gown to the Smithsonian Trump, who confesses a passion for design, had a precise idea of what she wanted to wear on that historic eveningFri, 20 Oct 2017 20:59:09 +0000Fifty Years Ago, a Rag-Tag Group of Acid-Dropping Activists Tried to "Levitate" the Pentagon March on the Pentagon to end the Vietnam War began a turning point in public opinion, but some in the crowd were hoping for a miracleFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:31:30 +0000Western Chimpanzees Have Declined By 80 Percent Over The Past 25 Years largest population of these animals—the only critically endangered chimp subspecies—sits in a region riddled with bauxite minesFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:10:01 +0000In 2014, Americans Feared Walking Alone at Night. Now They’re Worried about Government Corruption survey on American fears by Chapman University sociologists has produced some surprisingly frightful resultsFri, 20 Oct 2017 12:57:16 +0000This 5,300-Year-Old Corpse Was Found by Accident and Helmut Simon stumbled upon a frozen body deep in the Otztal Alps, little did they know it belonged to one of the oldest preserved corpsesFri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Shocking World of Electric Fishes like eels use electricity to navigate their worldsFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Ties That Bind Muhammad Ali to the NFL Protests new biography reveals new details about the history of the boxer—“a heavyweight of contradictions”Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:44 +0000Fake News and Fervent Nationalism Got a Senator Tarred as a Traitor During WWI fiery progressive Robert La Follette responded with a classic defense of free speech in wartimeThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:30:46 +0000Could This Bionic Vision System Help Restore Sight? technology gives hope that blind patients, who lost sight from disease, might one day emerge from the darkThu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +0000How Flowers Manipulate Light to Send Secret Signals to Bees Come-hither blue haloes are just one of the effects employed by nature’s first nanotechnologists Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Your Tears Can Generate Electricity protein found in human tears can create electricity when placed under pressure, potentially paving the way for better biomedical devicesThu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Climb a 2,500-Rung Ladder Up New Zealand's Towering Twin Falls in and follow 3,200 feet of newly-laid cable up this stunning waterfall in WanakaThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000These Collegiate Innovators Are at the Vanguard of Technology and Art massive three-day festival spotlights the achievements of the Atlantic Coast ConferenceThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How This Vienna Suburb Became the Center of the "Raw Art" Movement a psychiatric clinic, the Art Brut Center Gugging now serves as a museum exhibiting the works of some of the world’s best self-taught artistsWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:50 +0000Every Modern Architecture Lover Should Take This Three-Day Road Trip Connecticut, works by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century are hiding in plain sight. Take the wheel for this sightseeing tourWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:46:14 +0000The "Science" Behind "Geostorm", the Newest Weather-Fueled Doomsday Flick have long sought control over the weather, but have yet to find a realistic way to master itWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:46:49 +0000These Windows Tint With a Flick of a Switch engineers are developing electric windows that block glare without blocking your viewWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:31:20 +0000A Senator Speaks Out Against Confederate Monuments… in 1910 in his stand, Weldon Heyburn despised that Robert E. Lee would be memorialized with a statue in the U.S. CapitolWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:09:20 +0000How Japan's Bear-Worshipping Indigenous Group Fought Its Way to Cultural Relevance a long time, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to bury the Ainu. It didn't workWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Could This Strange Fluid Prevent Concussions and Twisted Ankles? researchers, academics and industry have been using shear thickening fluids for body armor, better football helmets, rehabilitation tools and moreWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The $5 Million Dollar Ferrari of wheeling and dealing collectible cars have taught Robert M. Lee that it never hurts to askWed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Korean Fried Chicken, AKA "Candy Chicken" Became a Transnational Comfort Food new Smithsonian Folklife Project, Forklife, traces the journeys of immigrant food traditions taking root in the United StatesWed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Minister Who Invented Camping in America William H.H. Murray accidental bestseller launched the country's first outdoor crazeTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:41 +0000Inventing a Vocabulary to Help Inuit People Talk About Climate Change team is working with Inuvialuit elders to come up with a renewable energy terminology—and maybe revive a dying languageTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Never-Before-Seen Photos From "The New York Times" Offer a New Glimpse Into African-American History editors of the new book, “Unseen” talk about recognizing the paper of record’s biasesTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:28:48 +0000These Are the Three Main Categories of Bloodstain Patterns pattern analysis is used in murder investigations - analysts draw on chemistry, mathematics and physics to determine the area of originTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Ten Technologies That Will Change Our Lives, Soonish scientist and admired cartoonist explore how today’s research is becoming tomorrow’s innovations in a new bookMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:42:38 +0000Why NASA Needs To Establish Martian Law Mars colonists may want to form their own legal system. What would stop them?Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:55:24 +0000The Release of JFK Assassination Files Later This Month Has Conspiracy Theorists On the Edge of Their Seats material is expected to spark new interest in the 35th president's deathMon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Battle of Fort McHenry through Francis Scott Key's Eyes the British army held Francis Scott Key captive aboard one of their warships during the Battle of Baltimore, his stay inspired enemy's patriotic songMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Home Is Where the Corpse Is—At Least In These Dollhouse Crime Scenes Glessner Lee's ‘Nutshell Studies’ exemplify the intersection of forensic science and craftMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Inside Taiwan’s Craft Beer Renaissance a state-run industry, beer-making in Taiwan is blending globally-minded brewing with local flavorsFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:20:20 +0000Everything in This Museum Is Fake Vienna art museum pays homage to the art of forgeryFri, 13 Oct 2017 19:25:12 +0000Mothers Adopt a Universal Tone of Voice When They Talk To Babies other surprising facts about how we speak to infantsFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:58:53 +0000Like Octopus Skin, This New Material Goes From 2D to 3D in Seconds are masters of disguise, able to change both the color and texture of their skin. Engineers have developed a material that can do similar tricksFri, 13 Oct 2017 13:57:45 +0000This Mapping Tool Could Help Wilderness Firefighters Plan Escape Routes may soon get safety help from a new technology that assesses terrain and plots a course outFri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Evel Knievel's Famous Snake River Canyon Jump September 8th, 1974, famous daredevil Evel Knievel climbed into a steam-powered rocket and attempted to blast across Idaho's Snake River CanyonFri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Have We Been Building Chairs All Wrong? Dutch designer Joris Laarman uses algorithms and digital technology to innovate through constraintFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The 1938 Hurricane That Revived New England's Fall Colors epic natural disaster restored the forest of an earlier AmericaThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:55:07 +0000This Is Why France Invaded Mexico refused to pay back the sizable debt it owed to countries like France. It was a decision that would prompt France to launch a full-scale invasionThu, 12 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Take a Tour of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Collections this Autumn artifacts all across the Smithsonian Institution captivate and confound in equal measureThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Mobility for Disabled People? machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles could revolutionize how people with disabilities get around their communitiesWed, 11 Oct 2017 18:16:05 +0000How Marie Curie Brought X-Ray Machines To the Battlefield World War I, the scientist invented a mobile x-ray unit, called a "Little Curie," and trained 150 women to operate itWed, 11 Oct 2017 18:09:28 +0000Collection of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Writing Captures the First Lady’s Lasting Relevance the 133rd anniversary of her birth, "ER"'s influence lives onWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:55:16 +0000The Musk Turtle Beer Koozie and Other Household Items We Use for Science the going gets tough, creative researchers turn to plastic lizard protectors, monkey loofahs and deer vagina trackersWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000As Wildfires Rage Across California Wine Country, a Historical Structure Turns to Ash iconic Round Barn was destroyed at Fountaingrove, once home to a Utopian community and one of America’s first Japanese immigrantsWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Why the Ancient Egyptians Loved Their Kitties show opening at the Sackler dramatizes the various meanings that the people of Egypt once associated with catsWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000America's Undead Are Immortalized at the Smithsonian cast of "The Walking Dead" donates a set of perfectly macabre Halloween giftsTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:38:54 +0000Check Out These Massive Straw Art Sculptures on Japan's Honshu Island students are giving leftover rice wara a second lifeTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:31:36 +0000Natural Phenomena (Other Than Foliage) You Can Glimpse This Fall to look beyond the leaves for a taste of the season's wondersTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:36:42 +0000Inside the House of Zyklon B iconic Hamburg building, built by Jews and now a chocolate museum, once housed the distributors of one of Nazi Germany's most gruesome inventionsTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:05:23 +0000The True Story of the Death of Stalin“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s upcoming dark comedy pulls from the stranger-than-fiction real-life events surrounding Stalin’s deathTue, 10 Oct 2017 11:14:37 +0000Meet Mr. Mumler, the Man Who “Captured” Lincoln’s Ghost on Camera America’s first aerial cameraman met an infamous spirit photographer, the chemistry was explosiveTue, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Island Where Scientists Bring Extinct Reptiles Back to Life (Nope, Not That One) a long-dead Galapagos tortoise will take Jurassic Park-esque tactics—but have humans already intervened too much?Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Unlikely Animal That Built Australia's Ghan Railway the 1860s, the Australian Outback was the scene of major railroad expansion. At the heart of it was an unusual animal helping haul people and cargoMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Territorial Land Grab That Pushed Native Americans to the Breaking Point 1809 treaty that fueled Tecumseh’s war on whites at the Battle of Tippecanoe is on view at the American Indian MuseumMon, 09 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How Armenia Plans to Become the Next World-Class Hiking Destination new trails in the Armenian Highland are putting the country's outdoor offerings on the mapFri, 06 Oct 2017 20:00:39 +0000The True Story Behind “Marshall” really happened in the trial featured in the new biopic of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:43:18 +0000Trinity Site Offers a Rare Chance to Visit Ground Zero of the World’s First Atomic Bomb Explosion detonation site is only open to civilians twice a yearFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:51:16 +0000How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving Magic Tricks scientists have designed a trick that uses an algorithm to search the internet for the words most associated with imagesFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:20:39 +0000Use Your Hand (or Your Coffee Cup, or Your Cat) as a Remote Control new gesture recognition technology could allow users to turn almost any item into a remote for controlling televisions, tablets and moreFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:38:23 +0000How This Ship Handles Seas Loaded With Icebergs Ocean Endeavour is sailing toward a famous glacier near the Arctic town of Ilulissat. It's a route packed with dangerous icebergsFri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Get Lost Inside These Golden Spires Transforming the Sackler Pavilion<em>Terminal,</em>the work of acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta, recalls an urban cityscapeFri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How to Give Dead Animals a Second Life: The Art of Skeleton Articulation deRoos and Michi Main build beautiful models from the remains of Pacific sea creaturesThu, 05 Oct 2017 16:12:12 +0000The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country's largest library systemsThu, 05 Oct 2017 14:57:42 +0000This Is How You Stop an Old Train Tunnel from Flooding Albula Tunnel, the second longest on the Glacier Express line that cuts through the Swiss Alps, was opened in 1903Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War new book documents the triumphs and challenges of more than 10,000 women who worked behind the scenes of wartime intelligenceThu, 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Canadian Lake Hides an Underwater Ghost Town Minnewanka in Alberta was once home to a bustling resort, but today its eerie landscape can only be seen by scuba diversThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Rare Collection of Bronze Age Chinese Bells Tells a Story of Ancient Innovation rarely played ancient bells are newly analyzed with their acoustics remastered and digitized for a new exhibition at the Sackler GalleryThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000You've Never Tasted "Street Food" Like This Before its grand reopening, a hub of Asian-American culture serves up a culinary wonderlandWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Thought Lost to History, These Rare, Early Films Survived Thanks to a Crafty Showman and a Savvy Collector new documentary focuses on the incredible story of Frank BrintonWed, 04 Oct 2017 12:54:25 +0000New Sackler Buddhist Exhibition Doubles the Immersive Experiences of Sri Lankan site joins popular shrine room as part of three-year exhibition and we finally learn why one Buddha’s hair is blueWed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Next Generation of Biofuels Could Come From These Five Crops are currently developing biofuels from these abundant species, which require relatively little land, water and fertilizerTue, 03 Oct 2017 18:51:23 +0000Are Blade Runner’s Replicants “Human”? Descartes and Locke Have Some Thoughts philosophers asked the same questions about what makes humans, humans as we see in the cult classicTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:55:32 +0000How Cultural Resilience Made a Difference After Hurricane Hugo And Could Help Again the 1989 hurricane devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, Smithsonian folklorists were working on an upcoming Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Oct 2017 15:26:48 +0000Explore the Secret Lives of Animals With These Marvelous Maps new book considers how sophisticated tracking technology and the data it collects can improve conservation strategiesTue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000What Stinky Cheese Tells Us About the Science of Disgust does this pungent delicacy give some the munchies, but send others reeling to the toilet?Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Tom Petty, Standard-Bearer for Classic Rock, Dies at Age 66 <i>Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen</i>, Bill Bentley remembers the singer-guitarist who forged a unique place in American rockTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:03:34 +0000What Can Cities Do to Go "Blue"? a number of projects and proposals, architects and urban planners are working with water instead of against itMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:14:04 +0000How Does Human Echolocation Work? since he was very young, Daniel Kish is the world's foremost proponent of using vocal clicks to navigateMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:45:57 +0000Inside the Founding Fathers’ Debate Over What Constituted an Impeachable Offense not for three sparring Virginia delegates, Congress’s power to remove a president would be even more limited than it already isMon, 02 Oct 2017 12:25:26 +0000Want to Learn Cherokee? 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This Startup Is Teaching Endangered Languages founder Inky Gibbens explains how saving languages is a means of preserving different worldviewsFri, 29 Sep 2017 18:21:31 +0000One Hundred Years Later, the Tense Realism of Edgar Degas Still Captivates this groundbreaking artist, greatness was always one more horizon awayFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:50:21 +0000Can a Chatbot Help You Prepare For Death?'re being designed to tee up end-of-life conversations, prep documents and provide spiritual counselingFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:27:19 +0000With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic the urgency of climate change becomes tangible to those in the Arctic, federal funds are growing harder to come byFri, 29 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories an innovative protein analysis technique helped solve a decades-old mystery Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Rock Lobster From a Farm Could Soon Be Coming To a Menu Near You lobster isn't just a B52's song, it's a beloved meal around the world. And now scientists have figured out how to raise them on a farmThu, 28 Sep 2017 19:59:20 +0000Army Scientists Put the "Pee" in Power combining urine and aluminum powder, soldiers may be able to produce energy in the fieldThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:45:04 +0000The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee science helps your barista brew your espresso perfectly every timeThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:26:03 +0000What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution? journey through Vladimir Putin’s Russia to measure the aftershocks of the political explosion that rocked the world a century agoThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:04:41 +0000What Makes This Canadian Train So Special? Canadian passenger train has a unique streamlined design that goes back to the 1930s. It’s a rare aesthetic, perfectly captured by this fanThu, 28 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Rainbow Shines Anew in National Portrait Gallery's Iconic George Washington Portrait glistening Lansdowne Portrait refresh harkens the reopening of "America's Presidents" Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Revolutionized Public Health death changed how we think about illness, and government's role in treating itWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:49:25 +0000This Snap-On Sensor Could Tell Farmers Exactly How Much To Water Their Crops team at Penn State University is developing a clip-on leaf sensor that measures water stress on individual plantsWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:11:45 +0000Fall in Love With This Newly Discovered Giant Island Rat Vangunu rat is the first rodent species to come to light on the Solomon Islands in 80 years—and it’s already endangeredWed, 27 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Cruise Ship Chef Hunts for Big Fish. Will He Succeed? luxury liner Europa 2 docks into port, its chef de cuisine has a major challenge ahead: prepare lunch for his very discerning clienteleWed, 27 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Tom Brokaw’s Journey From Middle America to the World Stage history-making path of the former NBC Nightly News anchor is honored with a Smithsonian Lewis and Clark compassWed, 27 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Doctors Once Prescribed Terrifying Plane Flights to "Cure" Deafness pilots, including a young Charles Lindbergh, took willing participants to the skies for (sometimes) death-defying ridesTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:46:58 +0000How Japanese High-Speed Trains Handle Earthquakes being on a Japanese high-speed train when an earthquake hits. This is a scenario that the Tokaido Shinkansen railway team has been planning forTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Breathtaking Greek Island Is Home to More Than 700 Churches major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, Tínos has long been overlooked by other travelersTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Summer of Yoko Ono Ends with Shrieks and Screams concert, a broken vase and unfettered adoration for the avant-guard artist marks the Hirshhorn’s finale to its appreciation Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000How Your Frustration Helps Your Baby Learn adults struggle with a difficult task can teach young children the value of hard workMon, 25 Sep 2017 17:11:53 +0000These Origami Clothes Grow With Your Child Ryan Yasin is creating pleated garments that could save on money and wasteMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:24:59 +0000This Keyboard Cover Lets Users Actually Feel the Letters They Type college students found a way have a keyboard tap into our muscle memory of the alphabetMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:45:27 +0000Check Out These Stunning Photographs of a Tibetan Horseback Sport in ancient Tibet promoted the sport to save money on military trainingMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Do You Dock a Ship Into a Port That's 200 Feet Short? Viking Sea is docking into the Scottish port of Lerwick. It's a major challenge considering the port is over 200 feet shorter than the shipMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Over 130 Factories Get New Lives as Tourist Destinations in Taiwan glassblowing to ribbon weaving, baking to soap making, the island offers innovative tourism attractions for every type of visitorFri, 22 Sep 2017 21:07:09 +0000Turning Irregular Heartbeats Into Music set of piano pieces could help doctors better understand heart rhythm disordersFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:12:21 +0000Modern Humans and Neanderthals May Be More Similar Than We Imagined remarkably preserved 49,000-year-old skeleton shows that Neanderthal kids may have grown slowly, like usFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:03:41 +0000