Articles | Smithsonian Magazine feed for ArticlesenMon, 10 May 2021 20:28:19 +0000Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Lands at the National Air and Space Museum visitors can watch conservators give the film prop a careful exam before it goes on view in 2022Mon, 10 May 2021 20:28:19 +0000Hear Voices of Women Trailblazers in Science, Technology and Innovation Patricia Bath worked to bring healthcare to underserved communities and teach girls about STEMMon, 10 May 2021 14:54:55 +0000An Ode to the World's Most Average Dinosaurs lacked the gargantuan size and spikes of the species museums often celebrate, but these species are how paleontologists learn about the MesozoicMon, 10 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000A New, Interactive Sculpture by Suchi Reddy Illuminates Our Hopes and Fears About the Future A.I.-powered installation, a hallmark of the Smithsonian's upcoming "Futures" show, promises something never seen or experienced before Fri, 07 May 2021 16:02:57 +000014 Fun Facts About the Science of Motherhood short list of the amazing changes and behaviors that transform both humans and animals on the journey of motherhood Fri, 07 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000New Evidence Suggests Sharks Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Navigate sharks swam in the direction of their home waters when placed in a tank charged with an electromagnetic fieldThu, 06 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000This Odd Early Flying Machine Made History but Didn't Have the Right Stuff No. 5 had to be launched by catapult on the Potomac River on May 6, 1896, but it flew unpiloted 3,300 feetWed, 05 May 2021 16:00:44 +0000Scientists Discover Oldest Known Human Grave in Africa unearthing of a tiny child suggests Africa’s Stone Age humans sometimes practiced funerary rites and had symbolic thoughts about deathWed, 05 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Vibrant History of Lowrider Car Culture in L.A. bright paint jobs and bouncy hydraulics, the 'low and slow' rides are an expression of cultural identity for the city's Mexican American communityWed, 05 May 2021 12:55:53 +0000Will Animals at the Zoo Find Brood X Cicadas a Tasty Snack? will animals think of the impending bug buffet?Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000What Fossil Plants Reveal About Climate Change use fossil plants to reconstruct Earth’s past climate and inform climate change research today.Tue, 04 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000How Norman Granz Revolutionized Jazz for Social Justice remembered for his artful management of legendary jazz musicians, but Granz also saw the potential for themusic to combat racial inequalityTue, 04 May 2021 13:00:00 +0000What Caused the Roaring Twenties? Not the End of a Pandemic (Probably) the U.S. anticipates a vaccinated summer, historians say measuring the impact of the 1918 influenza on the uproarious decade that followed is trickyMon, 03 May 2021 16:20:51 +0000Dive Into National Gems, Study Photography, Discover Women Architects in These 34 Online May Programs online multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours in these offerings from the Smithsonian AssociatesMon, 03 May 2021 15:54:30 +0000Five Agritourism Destinations to Visit This Summer we call could use a vacation right nowMon, 03 May 2021 15:24:15 +0000What's Missing from Classrooms When Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices Aren't Included? grappling with our current moment of increased hate and violence, AAPI students need the educational resources to contextualize what we are witnessingMon, 03 May 2021 14:40:59 +0000African Europeans, Jewish Commandos of WWII and Other New Books to Read May releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topicsMon, 03 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Relocating Nuisance Beavers to Help Salmon the rodents are moved from backyards to wild areas, they make their new watersheds better for fishMon, 03 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000Coming of Age in Poetry: Meet Elexia Alleyne up in D.C.’s barrio, the young poet remembers a vibrant, tight-knit Dominican community.Fri, 30 Apr 2021 17:38:57 +0000The Lasting Riddles of Orson Welles' Revolutionary Film 'Citizen Kane' year’s award-winning "Mank" attracts new attention to the 80-year-old American classic; two Smithsonian curators share insights Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:53:19 +0000Celebrating America's Oldest Family-Run Stained Glass Studio new exhibition spotlights Judson Studios, the Los Angeles group that's been creating iconic pieces of art for nearly 125 yearsFri, 30 Apr 2021 13:32:21 +0000Remembering Michael Collins the third director of the National Air and Space Museum, the former astronaut campaigned for a museum on the Mall in time for the nation’s bicentennialThu, 29 Apr 2021 17:51:36 +0000Blackface Is Older Than You Might Think medieval European theater troupes to American minstrelsy, the harmful tradition has a surprisingly long history Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:08:15 +0000How Scientists Are Deciphering the Many Mysteries of Migratory Birds spring across the forests, lakes and suburbs of North America, millions of birds take a long journey north in search of summer nesting territoryThu, 29 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000How Extreme Temperature Swings in Deserts Stir Sand and Dust the movement of particles, some of which enter the atmosphere, may help scientists improve climate models and forecast dust storms on MarsThu, 29 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Biologists Discover New Species of Glowing Pumpkin Toadlet bright orange amphibian, which shines green under UV light, is different from other pumpkin toadlets due to its appearance and callWed, 28 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000Back in the Day, These Vintage Supplies Kept Libraries Running technology replace these tools and supplies, but these drawings bring back many happy memories of checking out a bookWed, 28 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 A 1722 Murder Spurred Native Americans' Pleas for Justice in Early America a new book, historian Nicole Eustace reveals Indigenous calls for meaningful restitution and reconciliation rather than retribution. Wed, 28 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Thirty-Five Years Later, a First Responder at the Chernobyl Disaster Looks Back her new book, Alla Shapiro shares her experience of one of the worst nuclear disasters in historyTue, 27 Apr 2021 17:44:42 +0000The Little-Known Story of 19th-Century America's Partisan Warfare a new book, Smithsonian curator Jon Grinspan examines the history of America's furious and fractious politics Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:43:13 +0000Watch These Two Videos and You Will Feel More Hopeful About the Future of Tropical Forests Salud's new bilingual videos share the results of tropical reforestation experiments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in PanamaTue, 27 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Photograph of Former President Donald J. Trump Is Newly Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery the museum reopens May 14, the portrait of the 45th president will be on view in the “America’s Presidents” exhibitionMon, 26 Apr 2021 20:19:45 +0000Ten Cultural Experiences to Put on Your Post-Pandemic Bucket List a lantern festival in Korea to camel racing in Oman, these traditions have us dreaming of future travelMon, 26 Apr 2021 16:49:53 +0000How Biominerals are Stepping Stones for Climate Change Research are providing key insight into how the Earth might transform in the coming decades from climate change Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:17:46 +0000The Surprising Success Story of Fish Sticks 1950s convenience food has enjoyed a winning streak—no less so than during the Covid-19 pandemicMon, 26 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Sewage Has Stories to Tell. Why Won't the U.S. Listen? epidemiology has been used in other countries for decades, but not here. Will Covid change that?Mon, 26 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Announces the Zoo and Seven Museums Open in May'll finally be able to see the baby panda in person; here's our comprehensive list of what's on view and tips for visitingFri, 23 Apr 2021 16:30:22 +0000Delivering Air Cargo During a Pandemic Has Been No Small Feathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com former fighter pilot has what it takes to manage Amazon's growing aviation divisionFri, 23 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000Three Craft Artists Explain How Art and Sustainability Come Together in Their Work’s prestigious annual craft show opens online April 24; the nation’s top artists gather in the spirit of optimismFri, 23 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Black Physicians Bringing Covid Vaccines to Hard-Hit Philadelphia Communities Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium is leveraging their medical expertise and connections to provide testing and vaccines where measures are most neededFri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Earth Day Is Digital Again, but Don't Let That Get You Down Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:58:02 +0000The Ill-Fated Idea to Move the Nation's Capital to St. Louis the years after the Civil War, some wanted a new seat of government that would be closer to the geographic center of a growing nationThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:15:45 +0000Walter Mondale Never Won the Presidency, but He Changed American Politics Forever trove of Smithsonian artifacts document the man who was first to put a woman on the presidential ticket and reshaped the vice presidencyThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000We Won't Be the Only Ones Eating Lab-Grown Meat—Our Pets Will Too food companies are looking to the future with cell-cultured meatThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research at the Smithsonian can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reachThu, 22 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000The New Science of Motherhood studies of fetal DNA, researchers are revealing how a child can shape a mom's heart and mind—literallyThu, 22 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000What a Vintage Guidebook Taught Me About Oregon's Past and Present writer takes a quirky trip through Oregon, from a wilderness lodge to a Gilded Age saloon to a town hidden undergroundThu, 22 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000How Cher Helped Rescue the World's Loneliest Elephant new documentary follows the five year struggle to save an elephant named Kaavan from abuse—and seeks to inspire similar efforts around the worldWed, 21 Apr 2021 16:49:54 +0000What If Humans and Artificial Intelligence Teamed Up to Build Better Communities?’s 'Futures' exhibition team and Autodesk announce groundbreaking interactive experience to showcase a bold new problem-solving philosophy Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000This Ultra-White Paint May Someday Replace Air Conditioning by researchers at Purdue University, the paint reflects 98.1 percent of sunlightWed, 21 Apr 2021 15:16:13 +0000When Is Kente Cloth Worn and More Questions From Our Readers've got questions. We've got expertsWed, 21 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Before He Wrote a Thesaurus, Roget Had to Escape Napoleon's Dragnet the dawn of the 19th century, the young Brit got caught in an international crisis while touring EuropeWed, 21 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000An Epic Monarch Migration Faces New Threats butterflies’ path, which stretches thousands of miles, is endangered by an array of challenges, including changes in climate and pesticidesWed, 21 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000How the Associated Press Got Its Start 175 Years Ago newsworthy birthday for a venerable source of trusted reportingWed, 21 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Read Poems Left by Chinese Immigrants Arriving at Angel Island, the 'Ellis Island of the West' primary mission of San Francisco's Angel Island Immigration Station was to better enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other anti-Asian laws Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:39:08 +0000The Unmatched Bravery of the Harlem Hellfighters salute to the all-Black World War I fighting unitTue, 20 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Why the Peace Corps’ Mission Is Needed Now More Than Ever its 60th anniversary, a moment of reckoning arrives for the nation's globe-trotting volunteersTue, 20 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Experts Answer Eight Key Questions About Covid-19 Vaccine Reactions professionals weigh in on why some individuals have different responses to the shots and offer advice on what to expectTue, 20 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Around the World in Eight Plants new book takes readers on a journey across our planet, stopping to smell flowers and appreciate other species along the wayTue, 20 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000An Exclusive Look at James Turrell's Visionary Artwork in the Arizona Desert the American Southwest, the famed light-bending artist is putting the final touches on Roden Crater, his ambitious, mind-boggling masterpieceTue, 20 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000New Study Pushes Origins of Human-Driven Global Change Back Thousands of Years people’s past land use strategies could help us better conserve global biodiversity now. Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:29:37 +0000How to Land on an Alien Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com explorers of old, planetary probes go where there may be dragonsMon, 19 Apr 2021 15:15:00 +0000Meet Water Advocate and Hero Shreya Ramachandran Grey Water Project educates and provides resources to diverse audiences on water recycling at home and in the workplaceMon, 19 Apr 2021 14:48:47 +0000How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:37:19 +0000The Gulf of California May Be an Overlooked Home for Great White Sharks existence of an artisanal fishery in the region shows that these key predators may be more than just occasional visitorsMon, 19 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Before the Civil War, New Orleans Was the Center of the U.S. Slave Trade by their actions, human traffickers like Isaac Franklin built a lucrative business providing enslaved labor for Southern farmersMon, 19 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Why Poetry Is Experiencing an Awakening the 25th Anniversary of April’s National Poetry Month with these workshops from the National Museum of African American History and CultureFri, 16 Apr 2021 18:40:20 +0000How Microsoft Made Its Flight Simulator Seem So Realhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com the latest version of the popular software, players can recognize city streets and feel shifts in the windFri, 16 Apr 2021 15:15:00 +0000How Do We Remember Selena? the anniversary of her 50th birthday, honoring the legacy of the first Tejana singer to top the U.S. Billboard charts with her Spanish-language albumFri, 16 Apr 2021 14:20:33 +0000The Florida Resort That Played an Unlikely Role in the Bay of Pigs Fiasco years ago, the CIA-backed invasion of Cuba failed disastrously. It all began, here, on Useppa IslandFri, 16 Apr 2021 13:26:29 +0000In a Warming World, Heat Interferes With Sex Determination in These Australian Lizards have discovered how hot temperatures override chromosomes in bearded dragonsThu, 15 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000This Library in Brooklyn Is Home to the World's Largest Sketchbook Collection more than 50,000 sketchbooks, the Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg is still accepting submissionsThu, 15 Apr 2021 16:22:05 +0000What to Expect When the Cicadas Emerge This Spring trillion cicadas expected to invade the Washington metropolitan region when the ground warms to 64 degreesThu, 15 Apr 2021 14:00:55 +0000What I Learned Biking the 10,000-Mile Migration Route of Monarch Butterflies set off to be the first person to cycle alongside the butterflies to raise awareness of their alarming declineWed, 14 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000The Nation's Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil used satellite imaging and surface soil color to find out how much of the nutrient-rich earth has eroded awayWed, 14 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000How Neil Armstrong Avoided Near-Disaster to Make the First Space Docking curator Michael Neufeld recounts the harrowing details of when Gemini Vlll astronauts faced the first life-threatening, in-flight emergency Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:53:18 +0000Using Amber-Filtered Bulbs Instead of White Light Attracts Fewer Bugs a tropical rainforest study, 60 percent fewer insects visited traps illuminated in a golden glow. Researchers say the results may be widely applicableTue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Groundbreaking New Center Unveils World's Largest Collection of Inuit Art than 20,000 works from artists across the Canadian Arctic are on display at Qaumajuq, a new museum-within-a-museum at the Winnipeg Art GalleryTue, 13 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000How Do Astronauts Spend Their Weekends in Space? take time off and practice their hobbies, though that wasn't always the caseTue, 13 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000What to Expect When Ingenuity Takes Flight This Week on Mars 'Ginny,' the Mars helicopter is set to take off from the surface of the Red Planet no earlier than April 14Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:56:55 +0000How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden Using an Instant Pot your way to planting success with the popular kitchen applianceMon, 12 Apr 2021 15:52:44 +0000See Original Color Photos From World War IIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com of photographs in government archives bring the war to lifeMon, 12 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000Black Protesters Have Been Rallying Against Confederate Statues for Generations Tuskegee student Sammy Younge, Jr., was murdered in 1966, his classmates focused their righteous anger on a local monumentMon, 12 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Next Step in Covid-19 Vaccines May Be Through the Nose vaccines may help prevent transmission and hinder the evolution of new viral variantsMon, 12 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Celebrate National Library Week With Bibliophilic Backgrounds for Your Virtual Meetings Libraries and Archives offers book lovers these nine stylish backdropsFri, 09 Apr 2021 16:21:50 +0000How the Arts Have Inspired Social Change have a long tradition of inspiring and elevating movements for change using benefit concerts, song and other artistic traditionsFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:23:10 +0000Why Some Airports Are Hiring Beekeepershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com create green spaces where you'd least expect themFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Day Soviet Aircraft Attacked American Pilots that April 'Black Thursday' 70 years ago, the air war over Korea changed as the Allies scrambled to counter the superior MiG-15 jet fighterFri, 09 Apr 2021 14:20:12 +0000How Museum Collections Advance Knowledge of Human Health, mosquitoes, leeches, parasites, birds and minerals can be important sources for research to fight cancer and prevent diseaseThu, 08 Apr 2021 14:39:05 +0000Follow Dante's Footsteps Through Italy the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, visit his birthplace, churches and tombWed, 07 Apr 2021 15:29:04 +0000Some of Europe's Oldest-Known Modern Humans Are Distantly Related to Native Americans sequencing shows some individuals share family ties with surprising populations, and all boast plenty of Neanderthal relativesWed, 07 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000Watch How Zookeepers Give Animals Their Meds takes more than just a spoonful of sugar to entice compliance from geckos, red pandas, kiwis and monkeysWed, 07 Apr 2021 14:28:32 +0000Gender-Inclusive Language Puts an End to the Era of 'Manned' Spaceflight is time to honor six decades of women's contributions to spaceflight, says the Air and Space Museum, with unbiased verbs like 'crewed' or 'piloted'Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:45:58 +0000Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communities company Zipline is using the technology to provide medical resources to rural areas in markets around the worldTue, 06 Apr 2021 13:17:52 +0000Why Are Scientists Studying Coral's Smell? chemicals may tell tales of coral health and climate changeTue, 06 Apr 2021 13:00:09 +0000From Books Bound in Human Skin to Occult Texts, These Are Literature's Most Macabre, Surprising and Curious Creations new tome takes readers into collector Edward Brooke-Hitching's "madman's library"Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Did Shakespeare Base His Masterpieces on Works by an Obscure Elizabethan Playwright? new book "North by Shakespeare" examines the link between the Bard of Avon and Sir Thomas NorthTue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000The Space Telescope That Could Find a Second Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com will it take to capture images of a distant world capable of harboring life?Mon, 05 Apr 2021 15:45:42 +0000Why These Five Women Changemakers in American Art Deserve Reconsideration rising scholar of equality issues in American Art dives into the Smithsonian collections to find dynamic stories for her upcoming webcomic seriesMon, 05 Apr 2021 14:50:22 +0000The Thorny Politics of Presidential Portraiture a new podcast, the National Portrait Gallery reveals that a portrait is being commissioned of the former president Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Listening to Nature Gives You a Real Rocky Mountain High like birdsong and flowing water may alleviate stress, help lower blood pressure and lead to feelings of tranquilityMon, 05 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000This London Building Tells the Story of a Century's Worth of Disease and Epidemics the borough of Hackney, a 'disinfecting station' ostensibly kept the public safe from the spread of infectious illnessMon, 05 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000These Prehistoric Sharks Had Jaws Shaped Like Circular Saws and Sawtoothed Scissors scans and visualization tools are now allowing scientists to recreate the weird cartilaginous structures of ancient predatorsFri, 02 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, Einstein Was Given a Hero's Welcome by America's Jews German physicist toured the nation as a fundraiser for Zionist causes, even though he was personally torn on the topic of a Jewish nationFri, 02 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest evidence from fossil plants shows today’s South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth’s fifth mass extinction Thu, 01 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000Learn About Dogs, Mangroves and Gardens at Free Online Natural History Programs This Month these free programs and more this April through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural HistoryThu, 01 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This Richly Illustrated New Graphic Novel'Martina and the Bridge of Time' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girlThu, 01 Apr 2021 14:26:17 +0000These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 18th Annual Photo Contest India to Antarctica, these pictures capture the passion, solitude and surprise of a year unlike any otherThu, 01 Apr 2021 13:01:00 +0000In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingway upcoming PBS documentary prompts a deep-dive into the story behind this rarely published Smithsonian portrait of the legendary writer Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Women Resistance Fighters of WWII, the Secret Lives of Ants and Other New Books to Read April releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topicsThu, 01 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Illustrator Jessica Esch Fell Down a 'Rabbit Hole' and Hasn't Emerged Yet During the pandemic, the Archives of American Art provided refuge and a place for artistic inspirationWed, 31 Mar 2021 19:00:00 +0000Meet With an Egyptologist at Tell el-Amarna and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in April out tapestry weaving, lunch with a curator and virtual study tours produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational programWed, 31 Mar 2021 18:04:54 +0000Men Have Feared Women for Millennia. Just Look at the Monsters of Greek Mythology new collection of essays considers how the villainous women of classical antiquity, from Medusa to the Sphinx, resonate in contemporary Western societyWed, 31 Mar 2021 15:38:16 +000014 Fun Facts About Cicadas details about the buzzing insects set to storm the United States this springWed, 31 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Quarter-Century Reign of the All-Women Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles from a “girl band” or pop novelty, the group’s success is a hard-earned triumph of gender justiceTue, 30 Mar 2021 17:24:20 +0000The Surprising Story of the Smithsonian Sunburst Pontes was the Institution’s first official graphic designer and the designer of the iconic sunburst symbolTue, 30 Mar 2021 13:43:23 +0000How the Rosenwald Schools Shaped a Generation of Black Leaders Andrew Feiler's years-long journey through 15 Southern states rescued stories of the fading buildings and the lives they changedTue, 30 Mar 2021 13:33:11 +0000Why You Can't Spot a Liar Just by Looking say you can't confirm deception by the way a person acts—but experts are zeroing in other methods that might actually workTue, 30 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000Female Fire Lookouts Have Been Saving the Wilderness for Over a Century smoke from towers on high peaks could have been deemed 'man's work,' but a few pioneers paved the way for generations of women to do the jobMon, 29 Mar 2021 18:00:53 +0000How Educators Can Boost and Activate Teen Voices the voices of teens, share their suggestions on how to support young leaders’ efforts without disrupting their individual agencyMon, 29 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Meet Sophia Kianni, the Young Climate Change Changemaker founder of Climate Cardinals assembled a team of global volunteers to breakdown language barriers by translating climate science and research Mon, 29 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Meet Naturalist Graceanna Lewis, Who Played a Key Role in the Underground Railroad of the first three woman to be accepted into the Academy of Natural Sciences, Lewis left behind a legacy of science and soclal progressFri, 26 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000A Friendship Forged in the Archives writer and illustrator Jessica Esch happened upon the Archives of American Art by chance; but destiny followedFri, 26 Mar 2021 14:43:48 +0000Honor the Tradition of Viewing Cherry Blossoms in These Signature Japanese Works of Art timeless glory of the early spring bloom can be found In the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:22:56 +0000This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection winning a state science fair and becoming a finalist in a national competition, Dasia Taylor now has her sights set on a patentThu, 25 Mar 2021 18:16:40 +0000Meet the Scientist Studying How Dogs Evolved From Predator to Pet about how humans of the past helped build the bond between us and our favorite furry friendsThu, 25 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000How Isabella Aiukli Cornell Made Prom Political citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a prom dress became the perfect vehicle to signal the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous womenThu, 25 Mar 2021 15:20:12 +0000Extremely Rare Orchid Tricks Horny Beetles Into Carrying Its Pollen flower found in southern Africa releases a chemical so irresistible to longhorn beetles that they attempt to mate with it Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000Did the Black Death Rampage Across the World a Century Earlier Than Previously Thought? Monica Green combined the science of genetics with the study of old texts to reach a new hypothesis about the plagueThu, 25 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000How Do You Help a Gorilla With a Toothache? primate keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo noticed Baraka wasn't eating his meals, they wondered if this masked something more seriousWed, 24 Mar 2021 17:54:26 +0000Five Things to Know About Vaccine Passports travelers venture out, countries and states are experimenting with forms of documentation that show proof of Covid-19 vaccinationWed, 24 Mar 2021 15:04:37 +0000The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen Soars on the Wing of This World War II Aircraft 80th anniversary of the first Black flying unit is a time to recall the era when military service meant confronting foes both at home and abroadWed, 24 Mar 2021 14:27:28 +0000Decades Before the Civil War, Black Activists Organized for Racial Equality they were just a small percentage of the state’s population, African Americans petitioned the state of Ohio to repeal racist lawsWed, 24 Mar 2021 13:54:12 +0000How the Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl Inspired an Exhibition discovery of a forgotten document leads to a deep dive into a Jewish family's Eastern European history that was all but lostTue, 23 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Who Were the Scottsboro Nine? young black men served a combined total of 130 years for a crime they never committedTue, 23 Mar 2021 13:36:11 +0000Chicanx Graphic Artists Inexpensively Fomented Revolution, Using Recycled Materials protest artists, what receives the image is often of little importance; it is the image’s political message that is vitalTue, 23 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000The Press Made the Polio Vaccine Trials Into a Public Spectacle a medical breakthrough unfolded in the early 1950s, newspapers filled pages with debates over vaccine science and anecdotes about kids receiving shotsTue, 23 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000How Will Commercial Fishing Pressure Affect Skipjack Tuna? world’s most abundant tuna is resilient, but can the fish outswim our demand?Tue, 23 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000Culinary Expert Grace Young Is Documenting the Toll of the Pandemic and Anti-Asian Hate on NYC's Chinatown award-winning cookbook author recently donated prized family heirlooms to the SmithsonianMon, 22 Mar 2021 14:48:30 +0000You Can Still Visit These Six Former National Parks being delisted by the NPS, these spots are worth exploring thanks to their rich history and sheer beauty Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:25:38 +0000How Film Helps Preserve the World's Diversity Smithsonian's Human Studies Film Archive houses eight million feet of film which can help future generations reflect on the pastMon, 22 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How Microbiologists Craft Stunning Art Using Pathogens mix microorganisms with agar, a jelly-like substance from seaweed, to create amazing illustrations in petri dishesMon, 22 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000How the 1943 Khatyn Massacre Became a Symbol of Nazi Atrocities on the Eastern Front after the murder of 149 residents of a Belarusian village, the tragedy has taken on layers of meaning far removed from the attack itselfMon, 22 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0000Understanding the Power of Primary Sources and archives are silent until they come out from the attic, the shoebox, or a museum’s archive to find life again through shared discoveryFri, 19 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What Makes for a Great Museum Exhibition well-curated show makes the unknown feel familiar—and reveals the unexpected Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000How Mrs. Edge Saved the Birds a forgotten hero of our natural world whose brave campaign to protect birds charted a new course for the environmental movementFri, 19 Mar 2021 14:15:57 +0000Looking at Leisure Through Early 20th-Century Trade Catalogs did people a 100 years ago spend their free time outside? The Trade Literature Collection offers a few clues to some very recognizable pastimesFri, 19 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000This Summer, a New Smithsonian Exhibition Takes You Inside Béisbol the American History Museum, cover all the bases with Latino ballplayersFri, 19 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000How the Baseball Cap Went From Athletic Gear to Fashion Statement tip of the cap to the nation’s crowning accessoryFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Harmonica the world’s handiest instrument took over American musicFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000Is the Artwork of Sophie Taeuber-Arp Still Avant-Garde? after she painted this canvas, a new show reconsiders a misunderstood Swiss artistFri, 19 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000Dogs Infected With a Deadly Human Parasite Smell Better to Insect Vectors research suggests female sand flies that pass the protozoa that causes visceral leishmaniasis to humans are attracted to affected caninesThu, 18 Mar 2021 18:00:00 +0000Biologist Marie Fish Catalogued the Sounds of the Ocean for the World to Hear once thought marine life kept quiet. Then the Navy tapped an aptly named researcher with an open mindThu, 18 Mar 2021 15:48:44 +0000Indian Country Weighs In on Deb Haaland's Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior as "one giant leap for Native women, "Haaland (Laguna and Jemez Pueblos) is hailed for her experience, strength and wisdom Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:34:49 +0000The True Story Behind 'The Courier' new spy thriller draws on the fascinating life—and whopping lies—of one of the U.K.'s most famous intelligence agentsThu, 18 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000How Can Suburbs Control Deer Populations? And More Questions From Our Readers've got questions. We've got expertsThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000The Wild World of a New Nature Preserve in Ecuador have already begun discovering new species in the hotbed of biodiversityThu, 18 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000Can New Technologies Eliminate the Grim Practice of Chick Culling? the U.S. egg industry continues to kill male chicks, scientists are racing to develop accurate and affordable ways to sex a chick before it hatchesWed, 17 Mar 2021 17:23:03 +0000Molly Pitcher, the Most Famous American Hero Who Never Existed don't need to rely on legends to tell the stories of women in the RevolutionWed, 17 Mar 2021 16:15:00 +0000How the World's Largest Aquamarine Gem Came to Be Dom Pedro Aquamarine is one of the largest mineral crystals found inside Earth's rocksWed, 17 Mar 2021 14:17:46 +0000How to Build a Better Homemade Face Mask, According to Science Covid-19 hit, Smithsonian researchers set up makeshift home laboratories to conduct groundbreaking studies on mask fabric materials Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Looking Back at the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 Years Later the murderous attack on the most prosperous black community in the nationWed, 17 Mar 2021 12:01:00 +0000Australia's Cats Kill Two Billion Animals Annually. Here's How the Government Is Responding to the Crisis new report from the federal parliament recommends cat registration, nighttime curfews and spaying and neuteringWed, 17 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000The Unrealized Promise of Oklahoma the push for statehood led a beacon of racial progress to oppression and violenceWed, 17 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000How Alicia D. Williams Is Reviving Storytelling for Black Children wanted a different story for her daughter—and for herself. So, she set out to write itTue, 16 Mar 2021 17:09:59 +0000This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs wildlife refuge, research destination or restored traditional homeland, the fate of Nomans Land is up for debateTue, 16 Mar 2021 16:00:27 +0000Ancient Lightning May Have Sparked Life on Earth than a billion strikes a year likely provided an essential element for organismsTue, 16 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000The Wolf That Discovered California a century after the last wolf was eradicated in the state, a lone female arrived and established a pack. Not everyone is cheeringTue, 16 Mar 2021 14:20:00 +0000A Small Band of Panamanian Golden Frogs Is Saving Their Species From Oblivion of a deadly fungus, the amphibians are now being selectively bred through a program at the Smithsonian's National ZooTue, 16 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000The World's First 3-D Printed School May Soon Be a Reality Huts, a nonprofit founded by a 15-year-old, plans to kick off construction in Madagascar this summerMon, 15 Mar 2021 17:24:59 +0000How Ida Holdgreve's Stitches Helped the Wright Brothers Get Off the Ground 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright hired an Ohio seamstress, who is only now being recognized as the first female worker in the American aviation industryMon, 15 Mar 2021 16:09:33 +0000Partially Protected Marine Areas Have Little Benefit, Scientists Say to fully safeguarded marine protected areas, the zones don't show a lot of positive effects for marine life or people’s enjoymentMon, 15 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000How to Take the Museum to Learners Who Can't Be There can make a big difference in the lives of young students who have never met a scientist, seen a microscope, or been to a museumFri, 12 Mar 2021 18:42:02 +0000Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures Offer Live Learning Experiences for Kids online experiences offer children opportunities to explore, discover, create and go behind the scenes at the museums—onlineFri, 12 Mar 2021 16:25:05 +0000Why Automakers Flock to This Small Swedish Town Every Winter January to April, the population of Arjeplog more than quadruples, as almost every brand test drives its vehicles on the region's frozen lakesFri, 12 Mar 2021 13:57:28 +0000A Dictionary of Science Fiction Runs From Afrofuturism to Zero-G long-running project found a new online home, one that showcases the literary genre’s outsized impact on popular culture Fri, 12 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How the 1996 Dunblane Massacre Pushed the U.K. to Enact Stricter Gun Laws devastating attack at a Scottish primary school sparked national outcry—and a successful campaign for gun reformFri, 12 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000