Latest articles | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenThu, 09 Aug 2018 17:23:04 +0000Behind the Scenes With the Spacecraft That Will Soar Through the Sun's Atmospherehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/behind-scenes-spacecraft-touch-sun-180969951/The probe, which launches Sunday, will attempt to solve enduring mysteries about the sunThu, 09 Aug 2018 17:23:04 +0000The U.S. Military Has Been in Space From the Beginninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-military-has-been-space-beginning-180969403/While the proposed branch of the armed forces may be controversial, the history of the so-called "Space Force" is longstandingTue, 19 Jun 2018 19:56:42 +0000Google Doodle Honors Little-Known Math Genius Who Helped America Reach the Stars https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/little-known-math-genius-helped-america-reach-stars-180962700/It’s time for Mary Golda Ross to be remembered as an aerospace pioneer Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:21:54 +0000You'll Soon Be Able to Stay in This Historic California Ghost Town https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/california-ghost-town-sale-180969322/Cerro Gordo was once a lively mining town. Now its new owners have plans to refurbish it in hopes of attracting visitors to the relic of the Wild WestFri, 15 Jun 2018 14:22:00 +0000The Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Weekhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/centurys-longest-lunar-eclipse-180969498/Including phases where the moon is partially masked, the event will last nearly four hours totalMon, 02 Jul 2018 16:04:03 +0000Egyptian Authorities Open Sealed Ptolemaic-Era Sarcophagushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ptolemaic-sarcophagus-discovered-alexandria-egypt-180969551/Rampant speculation about what was inside the black granite tomb has swirled since the relic was first discovered at a building site in AlexandriaThu, 05 Jul 2018 17:33:00 +0000National Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion Tamarinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-zoo-reports-death-infant-golden-lion-tamarin-180969519/The golden lion tamarin and its sibling were born on Friday, marking the first births of tamarins for the Zoo in a decadeMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:44:45 +0000New Evidence Smashes Assumptions of Crushing Death for Pompeii Skeletonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-man-crushed-stone-block-uncovered-pompeii-180969208/Researchers found the intact skull of the skeleton that made headlines for being pinned beneath a giant stone blockThu, 31 May 2018 15:27:10 +0000This Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American Veteranshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-innovative-memorial-soon-honor-native-american-veterans-180969060/The National Museum of the American Indian has reached a final decision on which design to implementFri, 11 May 2018 18:50:37 +0000Why Juneteenth Celebrates the New Birth of Freedomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/juneteenth-a-new-birth-of-freedom-9572263/The commemoration of the end of slavery holds special meaning for Americans nationwideFri, 19 Jun 2009 12:59:51 +0000