Latest articles | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +0000Joshua Tree National Park Closes Due to Damage to Namesake Trees https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goverment-shutdown-taking-toll-national-parks-180971149/Many national parks remain understaffed during the government shutdown while instances of vandalism and destruction riseWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +0000Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/hike-footsteps-teddy-roosevelt-180963004/Energetic Teddy was a hiking fanatic—follow his trail on these tripsFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:28:28 +0000Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo Close for the U.S. Government Shutdownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-museums-and-national-zoo-close-180971127/Museum buildings and research centers shuttered, most federal employees furloughed, while excepted Zoo staff continue care of the animals Thu, 27 Dec 2018 23:00:33 +0000From Opossums to Bologna: Weird Things Cities Drop on New Year's Evehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/possums-200-pounds-bologna-weird-things-cities-drop-new-years-eve-180953755/Who needs a ball? Cities get creative on New Year's Eve by dropping objects that reflect local products and cultureWed, 31 Dec 2014 23:23:27 +0000Why the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Makes for a Complicated Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/was-history-fair-triangle-waist-factory-owners-180971019/Charged with manslaughter, the owners were acquitted in December 1911. A Smithsonian curator reexamines the labor and business practices of the era Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000Seven Places Reinventing the Christmas Treehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/christmas-trees-reinvented-180961280/From rocket gardens to tumbleweeds, here are some of the most imaginative holiday trees in the United StatesWed, 14 Dec 2016 21:15:57 +0000The Best Places to See Reindeer Around the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-places-see-reindeer-winter-180967552/From Norway to Alaska, here's where to see members of Santa's herd in personThu, 21 Dec 2017 20:05:55 +0000Looking Back at George H.W. Bush’s Lifelong Career of Public Servicehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/looking-back-george-hw-bushs-lifelong-career-public-service-180970936/The former President, dead at 94 years old, was noteworthy for his “humanity and decency,” says a Smithsonian historian Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:28:34 +0000Watch NASA Land the InSight Spacecraft on Marshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/watch-nasa-attempt-land-spacecraft-mars-180970884/The InSight lander has successfully touched down on MarsMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:36:14 +0000The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/garfield-assassination-altered-american-history-woefully-forgotten-today-180968319/A newly installed historical marker recognizes the site where Charles Guiteau shot the president in 1881Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:58:26 +0000