Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow soon to the National Portrait Gallery, an old art form gets reinventedThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Discussion of our April Issue from our readersThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:59:29 +0000When the Unabomber Was Arrested, One of the Longest Manhunts in FBI History Was Finally Over years ago, the courts gave Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences, thereby ending more than a decade of terror.Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:58:07 +0000Britain's Lake District Was Immortalized by Beatrix Potter, But Is Its Future in Peril? and ecologists are butting heads over what's next for the beloved landscapeThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:54:10 +0000The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom gold rush of fossil-finding is turning China into the new epicenter of paleontologyWed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:31 +0000The Man Who Saved Havana its greatest old buildings were falling down, a fearless historian named Eusebio Leal remade the city into a stunning world destinationWed, 18 Apr 2018 16:06:06 +0000The Hunt for the Notorious U-Boat UB-29 wreck-diving archaeologist and his quest to discover a missing submarineWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:55:52 +0000What's the Difference Between Moths and Butterflies and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000Why Did the Carolina Parakeet Go Extinct? hasn't been seen for a century. But will the bird species ever fly again?Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000When Albert Einstein Visited Japan he traveled through Asia, including a trip to Palestine, the brilliant scientist discovered much he didn’t understand Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:18:37 +0000Fifty Years Later, Remembering Resurrection City and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 Henderson and thousands of other protesters occupied the National Mall for 42 days during the landmark civil rights protestTue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000A Daring Journey Into the Big Unknown of America's Largest National Park dangling from a rope inside a melting glacier is your idea of a vacation, then come with us to Alaska's Wrangell-St. EliasTue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Stoplight a bright idea shaped our cities and gave the go-ahead to our love affair with the carTue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000This DNA-Based Attack Against Cancer May Just Work newly approved treatment is a milestone in gene therapy for cancer Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:36:05 +0000Where We Are in the Hunt for a Cancer Vaccine new studies have promising resultsThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:35:46 +0000Could Immunotherapy Lead the Way to Fighting Cancer? new treatment that uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer is offering hope to patients with advanced diseaseThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:35:37 +0000A Brief History of Surveillance in America wiretapping in the headlines and smart speakers in millions of homes, historian Brian Hochman takes us back to the early days of eavesdroppingThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:27:54 +0000Discussion of our March Issue from our readersThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:13:29 +0000What Will Be the Next Big Thing to Come Out of Silicon Valley? titans of technology tell us what they think is coming soon to a planet near youThu, 22 Mar 2018 14:52:01 +0000Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy? high-wattage Republican Mayor of Georgetown, Texas, has become the unlikeliest hero of the green revolutionWed, 21 Mar 2018 16:29:31 +0000A Look Back at the Artist Dora Maar photographer best remembered as Picasso’s muse steps out of his shadowWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:59:11 +0000The Electric Organ That Gave James Brown His Unstoppable Energy was it about the Hammond organ that made the 'Godfather of Soul' say please, please, please?Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:52:59 +0000The Great Feather Heist curious case of a young American’s brazen raid on a British museum’s priceless collectionWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:39:55 +0000What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere? robots become self-aware? Will they have rights? Will they be in charge? Here are five scenarios from our future dominated by AIWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000Why Don't We See Fireflies in the Western U.S.? asked, we answeredWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000How California's Giant Sequoias Tell the Story of Americans' Conflicted Relationship With Nature the mid-19th century, "Big Tree mania" spread across the country and our love for the trees has never abatedTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:30:44 +0000A New Memorial Remembers the Thousands of African-Americans Who Were Lynched month's opening of the monument in Alabama will be a necessary step in reckoning with America's deadly pastTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:21:49 +0000Dogs May Soon Be on the Front Lines in the Fight Against Artifact Smuggling project with the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a new tool in an important battleTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:11:04 +0000What the Founding Fathers' Money Problems Can Teach Us About Bitcoin challenges faced by the likes of Ben Franklin have a number of parallels to today’s cryptocurrency boomTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:03:10 +0000How Do You Make Beer in Space? on your beer goggles and join us on a hops-fueled rocket rideTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000Discussion of our January/February Issue from our readersFri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea tribal traditions to urban strife in the island nationFri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:42 +0000A 21st-Century Reimagining of Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" iconic paintings helped the U.S. win World War II. What do they mean today?Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:37:51 +0000Who Was the First First Lady to Adopt a Cause and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:55 +0000The Fantastic Beasts of John James Audubon's Little-Known Book on Mammals American naturalist spent the last years of his life cataloguing America's four-legged creaturesThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:26:48 +0000Why Are These Hamsters Cannibalizing Their Young? are stalking French cornfields to find outWed, 21 Feb 2018 17:08:07 +0000The Archaeology of Wealth Inequality trace the income gap back more than 11,000 yearsWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:45:33 +0000A Preview of Grant Wood's New Retrospective at the Whitney artist who posed as a farmer gets the star treatment at the New York museum in his biggest show everWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:26:57 +0000In Search of the Real Grant Wood denim-clad artist who painted American Gothic wasn’t the hayseed he’d have you believeWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:19:25 +0000How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage hundred years later, the campaign for the women’s vote has many potent similarities to the politics of todayWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:05:29 +0000Do Trees Talk to Each Other? controversial German forester says yes, and his ideas are shaking up the scientific worldWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:02:13 +0000