Articles | Smithsonian Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 23 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +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 +0000Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panic superstition collided with public health concerns to create a modern monster Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Complicated Relationship Between Latinos and the Los Angeles Dodgers new Smithsonian book and an upcoming exhibition, '¡Pleibol!,' recounts the singular importance of baseball in Latino history and cultureThu, 22 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: November 2020 Issue your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for "Smithsonian" readersThu, 22 Oct 2020 16:26:50 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the New Memorial to Native American Veterans in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedomThu, 22 Oct 2020 15:25:01 +0000Why Are South American Animals Smaller Than Those on Other Continents?'ve got questions. We've got expertsThu, 22 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000Why Reports of Legionnaires' Disease Are on the Rise in the United States less common than in the past, Legionella bacteria and other dangerous pathogens still lurk in drinking waterThu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Global History of the Bandana an Indian export became part of the fabric of American lifeThu, 22 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The True Story of Min Matheson, the Labor Leader Who Fought the Mob at the Polls activist rallied garment workers and combated organized crime interests in northeast Pennsylvania in the mid-20th centuryThu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000How Hedges Became the Unofficial Emblem of Great Britain shear celebration of the ubiquitous boxy bushes that have defined the British landscape since the Bronze AgeThu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000Ralph Steadman's Earlier Work Shows the Artist's Abstract Streak a student, the future caricaturist tried his hand at a different type of brushworkThu, 22 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000To Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and Behaviors the East African Rift Valley transformed dramatically, new weapons arose and trade expandedWed, 21 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0000The Lab Saving the World From Snake Bites deadly shortage of venom antidote has spurred a little-known group of scientists in Costa Rica to actionWed, 21 Oct 2020 13:30:00 +0000Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction With Horten's All-Wing Aircraft Design research dispels some of the myths behind the world's first jet-powered flying wing Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000When Young Americans Marched for Democracy Wearing Capes 1880, a new generation helped decide the closest popular vote in U.S. historyWed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000The Original Selfie Craze Was the Mirror’s social media obsession has its roots in the development centuries ago of the reflective materialWed, 21 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the TV Dinner’s most unexpected legacy is heating up againWed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Trailblazing French Artist Rosa Bonheur Is Finally Getting the Attention She Deserves was an international superstar. And then she was ignored. Now one family is working fervently to restore the forgotten genius to greatnessTue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000How Girls Have Brought Political Change to America history of activism in young girls, who give voice to important issues in extraordinary ways, is the topic of a new Smithsonian exhibition.Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000Eight of America's Most Unusual Polling Places capture democracy in America, photographer Ryan Donnell tracks down polls in surprising locations across the countryTue, 20 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Behind the Scenes With the White House Residence's Long-Serving Staff former first lady salutes the long-serving workers who keep the nation’s foremost home running smoothlyTue, 20 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000What Americans Can Learn From Winter-Loving Cultures large indoor gatherings off-limits, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving everyone more reason to stay outsideMon, 19 Oct 2020 14:35:42 +0000Should Parents Test for Covid if Their Kid Might Just Have a Cold? weigh in on when students with runny noses, fevers, and coughs should be quarantined and checkedMon, 19 Oct 2020 13:31:12 +0000The Long History of Blaming Immigrants in Times of Sickness at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discuss pandemics and scapegoatingMon, 19 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000These Photos Capture the Unity—and Defiance—of the Million Man March Terry’s photographs are now housed at the National Museum of African American HistoryFri, 16 Oct 2020 16:53:24 +0000New Project Aims to Revive Ozark Cuisine Through Seeds Louis chef Rob Connoley looks to reconnect black farmers to heritage crops, using records from a 19th century seed storeFri, 16 Oct 2020 15:56:16 +0000A T. Rex Sold for $31.8 Million, and Paleontologists Are Worried auction of a famous specimen named "Stan" is likely to raise tensions between scientists, land owners and commercial fossil dealersFri, 16 Oct 2020 13:21:51 +0000What an Asteroid Could Tell Us About Ancient Earth those rocks’ origins will help scientists learn more about the composition of objects in the solar system and asteroid beltThu, 15 Oct 2020 16:11:53 +0000Meet the Award-Winning Activist Campaigning for Food Justice Nierenberg, the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award, is working to make global food systems more equitableThu, 15 Oct 2020 14:57:01 +0000The True Story of 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Sorkin's newest movie dramatizes the clash between protestors on the left and a federal government driven to making an example of themThu, 15 Oct 2020 13:03:50 +0000How Humans Benefit From a Highway of Trails Created by African Forest Elephants paths the pachyderms make aid plants, other animals, and local people—whose way of life is threatened by the species’ declineThu, 15 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000The So-Called 'Kidnapping Club' Featured Cops Selling Free Black New Yorkers Into Slavery racism met financial opportunity when men like Isiah Rynders accrued wealth through legal, but nefarious, meansWed, 14 Oct 2020 16:12:54 +0000Why Latino History Is American History new children's book, 'Nuestra América,’ is chock-full of educators, activists, celebrities and others that make up the American landscapeWed, 14 Oct 2020 14:18:05 +0000The Explosive Hazard Hiding in an African Lake's Lake Kivu has dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Ten Places That Could Be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film new book showcases photographs of quirky and colorful places that aesthetically—and accidentally—match the filmmaker’s styleWed, 14 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000When Catherine of Aragon Led England's Armies to Victory Over Scotland 1513, Henry VIII's first queen—acting as regent in her husband's absence—secured a major triumph at the Battle of FloddenWed, 14 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000The Wonderfully Weird World of Deep-Sea Squids this month's "Meet a SI-entist," the Smithsonian's curator of cephalopods says these are the "intelligent invertebrates"Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:26:28 +0000Seven Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling to Alaska For salmon spawning to the dancing lights of the aurora borealis, Alaska has some of the country's most impressive natural wondersTue, 13 Oct 2020 14:04:18 +0000Tribes Reintroduce Swift Fox to Northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation absence of more than 50 years, the pint-sized predator returns to the prairieTue, 13 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000How Patients With Eating Disorders Have Been Affected by the Pandemic recent study suggests that worries related to Covid-19 may exacerbate conditions including anorexia and binge eatingTue, 13 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000NASA Just Sent a New $23 Million Space Toilet to the International Space Station will test out the expensive commode, which is better designed for “dual ops,” before its eventual use on deep space missionsFri, 09 Oct 2020 18:42:28 +0000For This Year's Crop of Smithsonian Craft Show Artists, the Pandemic Changes Everything Patti Warashina, the winner of the show’s prestigious Visionary Award, reflects on how her artwork reveals the surreal of these timesFri, 09 Oct 2020 17:13:30 +0000From Wider Corn Mazes to Virtual Haunted Houses, Halloween Looks Different This Year coronavirus pandemic has destinations around the country getting creative when it comes to celebrating the holidayFri, 09 Oct 2020 16:15:56 +0000Help This Scholar Reverse the Erasure of Native Contributions in the Creation of These 20th-Century Murals artists working on monumental, public works of art remain unidentified and unrecognized; it's time to change thatFri, 09 Oct 2020 14:19:26 +0000How the Alphabet Got Its Order, Malcolm X and Other New Books to Read five October releases may have been lost in the news cycleFri, 09 Oct 2020 11:00:00 +0000How to Set Up an Off-the-Grid Getaway a change of scenery? A quiet spot away from crowds? Here are some tips for rigging a remote escape with the bare necessitiesThu, 08 Oct 2020 17:26:11 +0000The Outsized Role of the President in Race Relations new podcast series explores how the presidency has shaped the nation's approach to pursuing racial justiceThu, 08 Oct 2020 17:19:03 +0000'Jeopardy!' Champion Ken Jennings on Lessons Learned From Alexander von Humboldt“I’ll take Alexander von Humboldt for $500, Alex” Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:16:26 +0000How an Expedition to the Galápagos Islands Saved One of the World’s Largest Natural History Museums soon-to-be digitized and publicly accessible collection of specimens helped resurrect the California Academy of SciencesThu, 08 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020 Native American ideas, make your garden a native ecosystem, read these books, or take in one of these online programs with Native guestsWed, 07 Oct 2020 15:27:12 +0000What to Expect When Covid-19 and the Flu Season Collide weigh in on the necessary steps to ensure a mild flu season during the pandemicWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:53:22 +0000The Alaskan Island That Humans Can’t Conquer St. Matthew Island has had its share of visitors, but none can remain for long on its shoresWed, 07 Oct 2020 13:25:37 +0000Calling All Portrait Artists Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is seeking submissions now through Jan. 29, 2021, to its triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait CompetitionTue, 06 Oct 2020 16:07:20 +0000Why Elaine de Kooning's Portrait of JFK Broke All the Rules the assassination, the grief-stricken artist painted the president’s image obsessively; finally saying she caught only "a glimpse" of himTue, 06 Oct 2020 14:41:42 +00003-D Printed Sea Turtle Eggs Reveal Poaching Routes put GPS locators inside plastic eggs to find trafficking destinations in Costa RicaTue, 06 Oct 2020 13:54:03 +0000When Opera Star Jenny Lind Came to America, She Witnessed a Nation Torn Apart Over Slavery 200 years ago, the Swedish soprano embarked on headline-grabbing tour that shared the spotlight with a political maelstrom Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:31:51 +0000How Women Vote: Separating Myth From Reality said women voting would transform politics. Here’s how women have wielded the ballot in the past century, according to a political scientistTue, 06 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000'The Good Lord Bird' Paints a Different Portrait of Abolitionist John Brown a year of anti-racism protests, the new Showtime series focuses on the polarizing abolitionist who led a raid on Harper's FerryMon, 05 Oct 2020 19:24:38 +0000Why It Takes a DNA Test to Determine a Panda Cub's Sex National Zoo announces the 6-week-old giant panda is a boyMon, 05 Oct 2020 19:15:50 +0000A Native American Community in Baltimore Reclaims Its History of Lumbee Indians, members of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi, once lived in the neighborhoods of Upper Fells Point and Washington HillMon, 05 Oct 2020 14:10:57 +0000Why Eleanor Roosevelt's Example Matters More Than Ever new biography shows how decency, determination and generosity of heart can change the worldMon, 05 Oct 2020 13:54:11 +0000How Cannibalism in the Womb May Have Made Megalodon a Titanic Terror new analysis of shark body size offers clues as to why the 50-foot-long prehistoric shark grew so largeSun, 04 Oct 2020 23:01:00 +0000Top Designers Strut Their Stuff at Cooper Hewitt Gala, Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, TELFAR and others take home awardsFri, 02 Oct 2020 16:03:10 +0000Why Astronomers Want to Build a SETI Observatory on the Moon say the location would offer a quiet spot from which to hear a signal from an intelligent civilizationFri, 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000Explore the History and Natural Wonders of America's Last Frontier the history and natural wonders of America's last frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:24:20 +0000Let These Photos Take You to Alaska's Abandoned Mining Towns Paul Scannell recounts stories of perilous treks and quiet reflection on his journey to capture the ruins of the northern frontierThu, 01 Oct 2020 20:16:14 +0000Work, Float, Eat, Dream: Life on the International Space Stationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com who've spent the most time on the ISS talk about what life in space is really likeThu, 01 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0000How NASA’s New Telescope Will Help Astronomers Discover Free-Floating Worlds Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to detect small, distant planets without starsWed, 30 Sep 2020 12:44:18 +0000A Virtual Tour of Old Town Alexandria and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in October programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Serve Veterans of Foreign Wars Day, September 29, recognizes the men and women who have served honorably in the U.S. military overseas Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:24:58 +0000Six Videos From the Natural History Museum That Put the Pandemic in Context the life cycle of modern outbreaks, from infection to immunity and vaccines to combat themTue, 29 Sep 2020 19:21:10 +0000A Quarter of All Reptile Species, Many of Them Endangered, Are Sold Online new study finds 75 percent of the species sold are not regulated by any trade agreementTue, 29 Sep 2020 15:48:35 +0000The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes outlandish idea codenamed ‘Operation Fantasia’ aimed to demoralize the Axis power by mimicking legendary spiritsTue, 29 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need 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 +0000