Articles | Smithsonian Magazine feed for ArticlesenMon, 28 Sep 2020 17:53:27 +0000Here's What's New to Explore as Smithsonian Museums Reopen more museums, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian, open Friday Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:38:41 +0000How Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 Campaign Broke the Vice-Presidential Glass Ceiling charismatic congresswoman from Queens forged a path for women in American politicsMon, 10 Aug 2020 15:55:59 +0000Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving National Trust for Historic Preservation names these sites as the most endangered cultural treasures in our countryMon, 28 Sep 2020 17:53:27 +0000Here's How You Can Help Amphibians in the Fight Against Extinction now know that the killer chytrid fungus originated in Asia and that humans unintentionally spread it around the worldMon, 28 Sep 2020 16:33:56 +0000Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the Herds Is Women’s Work spellbinding refrains of the kulning call reflect a tradition that offered women freedom and independence Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:38:56 +0000Scientists Use Century-Old Seaweed to Solve a Marine Mystery treasure trove of data trapped in pressed seaweed helps explain the collapse of Monterey Bay's sardine fishery in the 1950sMon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Why Tree-Killing Epidemics Are on the Rise pathogens have caused forest-felling disasters that scientists are doing their best to containMon, 28 Sep 2020 11:30:00 +0000Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red? company has exclusive rights to the source of the iconic pigment—a copper mine's supply of iron deposits that may last just a century moreFri, 25 Sep 2020 17:24:23 +0000The Pandemic Shutdown in San Francisco Had Sparrows Singing Sexier Tunes adapted to singing above the urban noise chirped lower, softer melodiesFri, 25 Sep 2020 14:35:41 +0000A Brief History of the Rubik’s Cube half a century after its humble invention, the cube continues to be a global sensation. What’s the secret?Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000How Do People Picnic Around the Globe? dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air mealWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:45:46 +0000Check Out Pictures and Video of the Giant Panda Cub's First Veterinary Exam one-month-old, all signs point to a healthy, strong cubWed, 23 Sep 2020 14:21:54 +0000The Real Aerial Battles That Inspired 'Star Wars'https://www.smithsonianmag.com one year before the end of World War II, George Lucas turned a boyhood fascination into a space epicWed, 23 Sep 2020 13:42:37 +0000Charlotte's Monument to a Jewish Confederate Was Hated Even Before It Was Built more than seven decades, the North Carolina memorial has courted controversy in unexpected formsWed, 23 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000What Is Math? teenager asked that age-old question on TikTok, creating a viral backlash, and then, a thoughtful scientific debateWed, 23 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Women Writers Who Shaped 20th-Century American Literature new show at the National Portrait Gallery spotlights 24 authors, including Lorraine Hansberry, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong KingstonWed, 23 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: October Issue your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for 'Smithsonian' readersTue, 22 Sep 2020 18:24:34 +0000How the Vampire Got His Fangs incisive history of a Halloween snarlTue, 22 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0000Are There Native Descendants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? And More Questions From Our Readers've got questions. We've got expertsTue, 22 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on How the Institution Builds Its Collections the next awe-inspiring artifact requires flexibility, help from the community—and a healthy dose of good luckTue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000Can Scientists Stop the Plague of the Spotted Lanternfly? voracious, shape-shifting insect native to Asia is attacking crops, vineyards and treesTue, 22 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0000Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York City her new book, author Lori Zimmer reveals some of the city’s best art pieces not found in museumsTue, 22 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000Exactly How Far Should You Distance From Others to Avoid Covid-19? CDC recommends 6 feet or more, the WHO about half that distance, but experts say the science is far from settledTue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000How NASA Marketed Its Space Program With Fantastical Depictions of the Future it came to exploring the stars, Americans had to see it to believe in itMon, 21 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000Germany May Have Banished Nazism, but Its Medieval Anti-Semitism Is Still in Plain Sight the city where Martin Luther revolutionized Christianity, a vile, 700-year-old sculpture openly denigrates Jews. Why is it still there?Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:45:20 +0000Why Covid-19 Patients Are Suffering From Distorted and Phantom Smells increasing number of patients are reporting awful scents that aren’t presentMon, 21 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Researchers Say the Purpose of Sleep Shifts During the 'Terrible Twos' multidisciplinary team offers up an exact age when REM sleep decreasesFri, 18 Sep 2020 18:00:00 +0000Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earth can compare to the healing power of silenceFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeover nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:40 +0000Could Tattoo Ink Be Used to Detect Cancer? new study on medical imaging agents shows common pigments and dyes could help with early diagnosisFri, 18 Sep 2020 15:20:55 +0000Fidel Castro Stayed in Harlem 60 Years Ago to Highlight Racial Injustice in the U.S. Cuban revolutionary shined a light on the stark economic disparities in America, much to the chagrin of the U.S. governmentFri, 18 Sep 2020 14:08:10 +0000Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates Today author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital worldFri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Alexander von Humboldt: The Man History Forgot the 19th-century naturalist who traveled on four continents, wrote 2,500 letters, 36 books and hugely influenced early AmericaThu, 17 Sep 2020 19:00:27 +0000How the Revolutionary Thinker Alexander von Humboldt Helped to Create the Smithsonian 19th-century polymath continues to influence the Institution’s research; a major Smithsonian exhibition explains how and why Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:57:46 +0000Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy Poet unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verseThu, 17 Sep 2020 18:40:22 +0000Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animals Safe launches in Southern California waters to help reduce deaths of the iconic marine mammalsThu, 17 Sep 2020 17:45:50 +0000The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is Open for Visitors—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:54:09 +0000How Algorithms Discern Our Mood From What We Write Online sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it distills meaning from huge amounts of data—and could one day even monitor mental healthThu, 17 Sep 2020 15:48:47 +0000How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built? global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museumsWed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000A New System for Cooling Down Computers Could Revolutionize the Pace of Innovation Swiss team has created tiny, fluid-filled channels in microchips to spirit away heat and save energyWed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Important Hudson River School Archive Is Now Fully Digitized artists like Edwin Austin Abbey, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eastman Johnson are featured in the Weir Family PapersTue, 15 Sep 2020 20:40:14 +0000A New Edition of 'Pride and Prejudice' Crosses Its T's and Dots Its I's Heller used period handwriting—and new material—to bring the novel’s colorful letters to lifeTue, 15 Sep 2020 17:53:35 +0000Why Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color Experience Greater Harm During the Pandemic take a deep dive into how structural racism intersects with public healthTue, 15 Sep 2020 14:35:55 +0000Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earth think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creaturesTue, 15 Sep 2020 11:54:08 +0000Covid-19 Has Designers Reimagining Personal Protective Equipment global pandemic has led to a surge in demand for PPE. Inventors have responded—with mixed results.Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:43:32 +0000Why 'Glory' Still Resonates More Than Three Decades Later added to Netflix, the Civil War movie reminds the nation that black Americans fought for their own emancipationMon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000What the Rhythm of a Maned Wolf's Heart Reveals researchers are monitoring stress rates of this keystone species for better ways to manage themFri, 11 Sep 2020 17:45:25 +0000Japan's Love-Hate Relationship With Cats shapeshifters to demonic corpse eaters, supernatural cats have roamed for centuries in the country's folkloreFri, 11 Sep 2020 13:17:08 +0000What Happens When Children's Covid-19 Symptoms Won't Go Away parents say their kids have been sick for months, and experts aren't sure what's going onFri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch Discusses Music's Role in African American History and Culture Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumphThu, 10 Sep 2020 21:04:14 +0000The Notre-Dame Crypt Reopens for the First Time Since the Fire mark the occasion, a new exhibition in the area under the cathedral's courtyard honors novelist Victor Hugo and architect Eugène Viollet-le-DucWed, 09 Sep 2020 19:49:23 +0000Artist Maren Hassinger Has Spent Her Entire Career Mediating the Current Moment Dorothy Moss and Charlotte Ickes explore the artist’s story ahead of her arrival in the Capital CityWed, 09 Sep 2020 14:59:27 +0000How Cold War Politics Shaped the International Space Station brief history detailing how the United States and Russia led the effort to create the technical marvelWed, 09 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000This Norwegian Island Claims to Be the Fabled Land of Thule of Smøla believe they live in the northernmost location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Other contenders say not so fast.Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:01:21 +0000For Generations, Black Women Have Envisioned a Better, Fairer American Politics new book details the 200-plus years of trenchant activism, from anti-slavery in the earliest days of the U.S. to 21st-century voting rightsTue, 08 Sep 2020 17:49:26 +0000Top 10 Giant Panda Cub Cam Moments National Zoo curators and the panda keeper journal their favorite moments of the new cub's first daysTue, 08 Sep 2020 15:31:35 +0000Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible a new book, Smithsonian curator of religion Peter Manseau tells of how <em>The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth</em> first sparked hot controversyTue, 08 Sep 2020 14:18:55 +0000Born Enslaved, Patrick Francis Healy 'Passed' His Way to Lead Georgetown University the 19th-century college president appeared white, he was able to climb the ladder of the Jesuit communityTue, 08 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000The Papers of Artist Chiura Obata Chronicle Life Inside World War II Incarceration Camps the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the artist's story is one of resilience amidst the upheaval Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:22:46 +0000What Neuroscientists Are Discovering About Stuttering centuries of misunderstanding, researchers are tying the condition to genes and brain alterations.Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:55:32 +0000Catherine the Great's Lost Treasure, the Rise of Animal Rights and Other New Books to Read five September releases may have been lost in the news cycleFri, 04 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Celebrate Five of Nature's Best Beards on World Beard Day the sea, the sky and the land between, organisms sport bristles, fuzz and fur of all styles Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:05:46 +0000How to Make Clothing Dye With Excess Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden are step-by-step instructions for giving your clothes and food scraps a second lifeThu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:48 +0000The Complicated Legacy of 'My Old Kentucky Home' each year at the Kentucky Derby, the tune's original meaning has long been lost to historyThu, 03 Sep 2020 14:49:27 +0000How the Death of George Floyd Sparked a Street Art Movement group of Minnesota faculty and students is documenting and archiving the phenomenon Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Illustrators Brought the Spunky Ramona Quimby to Life different artists have depicted the beloved character in Beverly Cleary's books, making her relatable to generations of childrenThu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Severe Cyclones May Have Played a Role in the Maya Collapse cores from the Great Blue Hole reveal that a series of extreme storms hit the region after 900 A.D.Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the History of Civil Rights Protests in America Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:51:56 +0000The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movementWed, 02 Sep 2020 17:19:36 +0000What a 1,000-Year-Old Seal Skull Can Tell Us About Climate Change a new study, scientists explain how a seal native to the South Atlantic, but found in Indiana, likely swam to the middle of North America Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:23:10 +0000In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Times Sterling Ruby reflects on the recent installation of his sculpture <em>Double Candle</em> at the Hirshhorn Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:43:47 +0000Want to Support Wildlife Conservation in Africa? Start by Going on a Virtual Safari the Covid-19 pandemic, the beleaguered safari industry is livestreaming game drives to draw attention to its causeWed, 02 Sep 2020 14:44:56 +0000When Tuberculosis Struck the World, Schools Went Outside century ago, a deadly disease sparked a novel concept: teaching in the great outdoors to keep kids safeTue, 01 Sep 2020 15:22:01 +0000How 19th-Century Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism Reverberates Today case study for the nation, Minnesota has witnessed racial violence from its inception as a U.S. territoryTue, 01 Sep 2020 14:03:31 +0000The Remarkable Life and Work of Guitar Maker Freeman Vines nearly half a century, the North Carolina native has created instruments out of found wood—including some from a notorious hanging treeTue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Peculiar 100-Plus-Year History of Convalescent Plasma has been considered a viable treatment for infectious disease for over a century, but it has rarely proven to be the best solution. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000How the U.S. Staged the Japanese Surrender to Demonstrate American Strengthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com Douglas MacArthur was a war hero—and an old soldier who knew how to put on a showTue, 01 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000Anthony Fauci and Alan Alda Talk Science and 26 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in September month drop in on events about global climate justice, Picasso's 'Guernica,' bird brains, the Supreme Court, William Faulkner, orchids and moreMon, 31 Aug 2020 14:10:15 +0000See 12 Stunning Portraits of World War II Veterans Zach Coco has spent the past five years documenting more than 100 men and women's storiesMon, 31 Aug 2020 13:55:10 +0000Why Blood Clots Are a Major Problem in Severe Covid-19 clotting can endanger some patients even after the virus has gone. Researchers are trying to understand the problem and how to treat it.Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Long, Painful History of Racial Unrest lethal incident of police brutality in Miami in 1979 offers just one of countless examples of the reality generations of African Americans have facedFri, 28 Aug 2020 18:52:41 +0000Athletes Shut Down Sports to Protest Police Brutality sports curator at the Smithsonian provides his thoughts on the past and future implications of the events of the week Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:10:48 +0000Stanford University Students Flock to a Virtual Campus new digital platform allows students to explore campus and connect in Zoom rooms during the school's Covid-19 shutdownFri, 28 Aug 2020 16:04:33 +0000High-Tech Tracking Reveals 'Whole New Secret World of Birds' study of Kirtland’s warblers found that some continue exploring long distances even after they reach their breeding grounds Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000How Three New Tools Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of the Sun spacecrafts and a telescope are set to jumpstart a new age of solar astronomy Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation's history, regardless of where in the country they livedThu, 27 Aug 2020 16:00:01 +0000How the Desolate Architectural Paintings of Emilio Sanchez Were Crafted From the Artist's Travel Snapshots In the Archives of American Art, a scholar pieces together the Cuban-born painter's complex artistic practice Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:01:27 +0000What Raising the Age of Sexual Consent Taught Women About the Vote many women could vote in the United States, they lobbied male legislators to change statutory rape laws and gained political skills in the processWed, 26 Aug 2020 14:07:27 +0000'Ammonite' Is Historical Fan Fiction About the World's First Great Fossil Hunter new trailer previews the period drama featuring Kate Winslet as pioneering paleontologist Mary AnningWed, 26 Aug 2020 13:31:19 +0000A Brief History of the Mason Jar since 1858, the home canning classic is a sought after item for pandemic gardeners this summerWed, 26 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Discover Exposed Bacteria Can Survive in Space for Years experiment conducted outside the International Space Station leads to a controversial theory about how life might travel between planetsWed, 26 Aug 2020 12:49:55 +0000How Native Americans Bring Depth of Understanding to the Nation’s National Parks National Parks Founders Day, the museum looks at the changing relationship between Native Americans and the National Park Service Tue, 25 Aug 2020 21:53:49 +0000Take a Deep Dive Into This Awesome Example of 1970s Photorealism's Carolyn Russo says to study this 1973 artwork by photorealist painter Audrey Flack is like looking at a plane spotting puzzleTue, 25 Aug 2020 15:07:07 +0000The Little-Known Role of Slavery in Viking Society new book looks at the legendary Scandinavians through their own eyesTue, 25 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Racing to Develop Paper-Based Tests for Covid-19—and potentially at-home—tools could take only minutes to tell if someone is infectedTue, 25 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Wants to Build the International Space Station of the Sea the coast of Curaçao, at a depth of 60 feet, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau is looking to create the world's largest underwater research habitatMon, 24 Aug 2020 18:10:41 +0000A Street-Wise Philosopher Explains What It Means to Be Homeless Amid the Pandemic Folklorist James Deutsch interviews the Washington D.C. man, "Alexander the Grate," about living in the "interstices of the infrastructure"Mon, 24 Aug 2020 17:05:51 +0000Meet the Smithsonian's Mosquito Keeper Yvonne Linton reveals what it means to oversee a world-renowned collection of 1.9 million specimensMon, 24 Aug 2020 14:05:42 +0000This Artist Uses Thousands of Lego Bricks to Make Lifelike Sculptures of Animals at zoos and gardens across the country, Sean Kenney's works of art often call attention to endangered species and advocate for conservationMon, 24 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Covid-19’s Spread Could Drive an Increase in Malaria Deaths professionals worry the pandemic could stress resources and lead to misdiagnosis in AfricaMon, 24 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Giant Panda Mama Gives Birth to Baby Cub at National Zoo pink, squeaking infant is about the size of a stick of butter and will be named in 100 daysFri, 21 Aug 2020 21:58:40 +0000A Brief History of the United States Postal Service forge a nation, the founders needed an efficient communications networkFri, 21 Aug 2020 18:38:02 +0000Travel the World in a Day at Kew Gardens new exhibition at the British botanic garden brings the landscapes of ten countries and regions across six continents to visitorsFri, 21 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Suffragists Took to the Skies the Air and Space Museum, the archives reveal touch on how women aviators advanced the suffrage movement Thu, 20 Aug 2020 17:41:14 +0000Five Places Where You Can Collect Fossils in the D.C. Area National Museum of Natural History may still be closed, but you don’t have to venture far to make awesome finds yourselfThu, 20 Aug 2020 15:20:29 +0000Fannie Lou Hamer's Dauntless Fight for Black Americans' Right to Vote activist did not learn about her right to vote until she was 44, but once she did, she vigorously fought for black voting rightsThu, 20 Aug 2020 15:13:27 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: September 2020 Issue your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for 'Smithsonian' readersThu, 20 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What the Smithsonian Is Doing to Help Virtual Learning to our educational mission means reaching people where they areThu, 20 Aug 2020 14:30:00 +0000Taking a Closer Look at a Mural From 1968's Resurrection City makeshift wall in Washington, D.C. speaks to a heroic struggle to overcome inequalityThu, 20 Aug 2020 13:37:52 +0000How Did Amelia Earhart Raise the Money for Her Flights?'ve got questions. We've got expertsThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The History of the Asthma Inhaler a brilliant quip led to a treatment that helps millions every minuteThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Sanford Biggers' Quilts Carry Secret Messages by antique “freedom quilts,” the artist stitches encoded icons into his own textured piecesThu, 20 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000How the Smithsonian Is Documenting and Preserving Video Games the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a researcher develops strategy for digital preservationWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:52:41 +0000The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi River Fred Newton found himself neck-deep in history Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000The 70 Million-Year-Old History of the Mississippi River into the secret past and uncertain future of the body of water that has defined a nationWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000What Super-Spreading Events Teach Us About Protecting Ourselves From COVID-19 are increasingly finding that a small number of people may be the source of many casesWed, 19 Aug 2020 12:30:09 +0000Two Women, Their Lives Connected by American Slavery, Tackle Their Shared History descended from an enslaver, the other from the people he enslaved. Together, they traveled to the Deep South to learn their families' pastsWed, 19 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Why Sudan's Remarkable Ancient Civilization Has Been Overlooked by History African nation's pyramids and other archaeological sites are only now emerging from the shadow of its more storied neighbor to the northWed, 19 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Sixteen Snapshots of Life in New York City Under Quarantine outdoor photography exhibition at the New-York Historical Society is helping New Yorkers process the Covid-19 pandemicTue, 18 Aug 2020 17:53:20 +0000What 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Looks Like Through the Eyes of 100 Women Artists new book fills its pages with an illustrated, intersectional exploration of the past centuryTue, 18 Aug 2020 17:30:36 +0000Women Senators Reflect on the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage lawmakers shared testimonials with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American HistoryTue, 18 Aug 2020 16:09:17 +0000The Hunt for the Modern-Day Pirates Who Steal Millions of Tons of Fish From the Seas criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them downTue, 18 Aug 2020 13:07:13 +0000The Scientific Secrets Behind Making Great Sourdough Bread explain how simple steps can change a starter's microbial community and allow bakers to up their gameTue, 18 Aug 2020 12:30:00 +0000How a Chemical Weapons Disaster in WWII Led to a U.S. Cover-Up—and a New Cancer Treatment physician who led the investigation into a deadly explosion in Italy found the truth, and some hopeTue, 18 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Inside Story of the 25-Year, $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive, and the caper’s final chapter was just writtenTue, 18 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Two Monumental Sculptures Welcome Visitors Back to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden artworks evoke peace in the time of pandemic Mon, 17 Aug 2020 17:54:37 +0000An Interview With 'Playboy' Magazine Nearly Torpedoed Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Campaign pious Georgia Democrat spoke earnestly of his views on sex, a bridge too far for an emerging behemoth voting bloc: conservative ChristiansMon, 17 Aug 2020 15:11:34 +0000Because of Climate Change, Canada’s Rocky Mountain Forests Are on the Move century-old surveying photos, scientists have mapped 100 years of change in the Canadian Rockies to document the climate-altered landscapeMon, 17 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000How the American West Led the Way for Women in Politics territories and states were the first to expand voting rights for womenFri, 14 Aug 2020 21:58:03 +0000Here's What Going Back to School Looks Like in Indian Country During the Pandemic students, teachers, parents and school administrators share their concerns Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:34:28 +0000Is There a New Baby Panda Due at the National Zoo? ultrasound today revealed that the National Zoo's resident giant panda, Mei Xiang, could be expectingFri, 14 Aug 2020 17:21:21 +0000The End of World War II Meant Freedom for These American POWshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com were the airmen in John Swope’s famous photograph of the Omori prison camp?Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:52:19 +0000How 12 Female Cookbook Authors Changed the Way We Eat new book examines the recipes of a dozen cooks who made groundbreaking contributions across the food industryFri, 14 Aug 2020 13:09:20 +0000Mass Die-Offs of Marine Mammals Are on the Rise and bacteria outbreaks are increasingly causing fatalities in a variety of species, including seals and dolphinsFri, 14 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Looking Back on V-J Day 75 Years Later Americans celebrated the end of World War II Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000How the 19th Amendment Complicated the Status and Role of Women in Hawai'i generations, women played a central role in government and leadership. Then, the United States came along Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:53:27 +0000Climate Change, Not Hunting, May Have Doomed the Woolly Rhinoceros of the Ice Age icon were healthy right up until their extinction, suggesting they crashed precipitously as the planet warmedThu, 13 Aug 2020 16:03:51 +0000A Brief History of the Cozy Coupe by a former auto designer, the foot-powered kids toy still outsells engine-powered carsThu, 13 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000What Can You Create With These Five Design Treasures From the Cooper Hewitt Collections? Access means you can share, remix and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s imagesWed, 12 Aug 2020 16:31:20 +0000What Scientists Know About Airborne Transmission of the New Coronavirus experts, from engineers to doctors, weigh in on the ability of tiny droplets to transmit the virus that causes COVID-19Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:07:27 +0000A Washington, D.C. Couple Shares How the Pandemic Complicates Homelessness curator James Deutsch speaks with the Metcalfs, who have long lived on the streets Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:42:58 +0000Will America's Roadside Attractions Survive COVID-19? canceled bus tours and capacity limits, the country’s quirkiest stops are facing some serious challengesWed, 12 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000An Emergency Escape From the Space Shuttle Wasn't Supposed to Be Possible. This Team Showed It Was.https://www.smithsonianmag.com the circumstances had to be just right, and the maneuver carried its own risksWed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Ten Curious Cases of Getting Lost in the Wilderness accounts of disorientation tell us a lot about how people have navigated relationships and space over timeWed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Rare Megamouth Shark Arrives at the Smithsonian and eventually preserving the megamouth will help researchers learn more about the puzzling speciesTue, 11 Aug 2020 15:12:27 +0000Ten American Towns That Feel Like Europe don’t have to travel far to get a taste of European culture right here in the United StatesTue, 11 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0000Inspire Your Toddler’s STEM Career With This ‘Goodnight Moon’ Parody Kimberly Arcand releases her new children’s book ‘Goodnight Exomoon’Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:25:20 +0000How America Became Obsessed With Horses new book explores the meaning the animal holds for people—from cowboys to elite show jumpers—in this countryTue, 11 Aug 2020 12:30:00 +0000The Forged Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, Hidden Castes and Other New Books to Read five August releases may have been lost in the news cycleTue, 11 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Celebrate the Smithsonian's 174th Birthday With a Look at Its First Collections museum specimens help us learn more about what a species once was like and what it could be like in the futureMon, 10 Aug 2020 19:39:10 +0000Monkeys’ Attraction to Burned Grasslands May Offer Clues to Human Ancestors’ Mastery of Fire new study finds monkeys enter charred savannahs to avoid predators, lending support to a controversial theory about what drew hominins to blazes Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:35:09 +0000How a Once-Hidden Cache of Art and Archives Expands the Narratives of Mexican Modernism The works and writings of American artist and art critic Walter Pach are newly available to scholars and the resource is rich with historyMon, 10 Aug 2020 14:53:07 +0000Why the Black National Anthem Is Lifting Every Voice to Sing agree the song, endowed with its deep history of black pride, speaks to the universal human conditionMon, 10 Aug 2020 13:42:49 +0000How a Choral Director and Her Students Found Joy in the Folkways Archives this uplifting video giving voice to stalwarts of the American songbookFri, 07 Aug 2020 18:31:53 +0000How to Identify Rocks and Other Questions From Our Readers't miss the season finale of the National Museum of Natural History's popular YouTube series, the "Doctor Is In"Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:40:50 +0000Seabird Poop Is Worth More Than $1 Billion Annually put a price tag on guano's global benefits, which range from agricultural fertilizer to coral reef enricher Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:32:03 +0000Seven Ideas for Do-It-Yourself Backyard Pools a personal oasis with everything from hay bales to scrap wood to a shipping containerThu, 06 Aug 2020 17:57:33 +0000Continuing Conservation in a Planet on Lockdown building and local community involvement are key to continuing conservation during the current pandemicThu, 06 Aug 2020 14:11:12 +0000Will Rogers Was One of a Kind popular raconteur touched Americans with his humor, newspaper columns, movie star power, philanthropy and as political agitatorWed, 05 Aug 2020 18:13:06 +0000Did Einstein Understand the Limitations of Testing? fellow Kimberly Probolus looks into the past and future of knowledge testsWed, 05 Aug 2020 15:27:52 +0000Nine Harrowing Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki years ago, the atomic blasts killed an estimated 200,000 peopleWed, 05 Aug 2020 14:43:29 +0000River Otters Take 'Party Pooping' to a New Level keep otters up to date on who is around, how they are feeling, and who’s ready to have babiesTue, 04 Aug 2020 18:06:09 +0000This Drone Made the First Home Delivery in the United States’s tether-toting drone delivered a winter vest to a retiree in Virginia and now its headed to the Air and Space MuseumTue, 04 Aug 2020 16:06:33 +0000Dinosaurs Suffered From Cancer, Too bone containing signs of cancer is the first of its kind found in the fossil recordMon, 03 Aug 2020 22:30:00 +0000Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic? Consider Camping (Legally) on Private Land five sites will help you find the perfect spot to avoid the summer crowdsMon, 03 Aug 2020 14:57:58 +0000Why We Need to Save the Parasites will have lasting and far-reaching consequences for biodiversity, and subsequently for humansMon, 03 Aug 2020 14:46:31 +0000Should Plants and Animals That Relocate Because of Climate Change Be Considered Invasive? researchers are calling for a more nuanced approach when it comes to flora and fauna that adjust their range to accommodate a warming worldMon, 03 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Researchers Discover How Human Sperm Really Swim new 3-D microscopy study overturns hundreds of years of reproductive scienceFri, 31 Jul 2020 18:00:00 +0000The Air Force's First Female Fighter Pilothttps://www.smithsonianmag.com 1993, before the Air Force permitted women to fly in combat, new pilot Jeannie Flynn requested the F-15Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:12:49 +0000How the 1918 Pandemic Got Meme-ified in Jokes, Songs and Poems newspapers across the country, the public dealt with the heartache of the moment by turning to humorFri, 31 Jul 2020 14:58:51 +000020th-Century Slavery in a California Sweatshop Was Hiding in Plain Sight El Monte sweatshop case exposed a web of corruption—and the enslavement of more than 70 Los Angeles-area garment workersFri, 31 Jul 2020 14:00:34 +0000What a Crowdsourced Study Taught Us About How Dogs Learn new study looks at the genes that underlie traits from self control to communicationFri, 31 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000