Magazine | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artist-kumi-yamashita-amazing-human-figure-shadow-180968743/Coming soon to the National Portrait Gallery, an old art form gets reinventedThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Discussion of our April Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/may18_discussion-180968767/Feedback from our readersThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:59:29 +0000When the Unabomber Was Arrested, One of the Longest Manhunts in FBI History Was Finally Overhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unabomber-arrested-longest-manhunt-fbi-history-over-180968744/Twenty 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/britain-lake-district-immortalized-beatrix-potter-beloved-landscape-180968736/Shepherds and ecologists are butting heads over what's next for the beloved landscapeThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:54:10 +0000The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/great-chinese-dino-boom-180968745/A gold rush of fossil-finding is turning China into the new epicenter of paleontologyWed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:31 +0000The Man Who Saved Havanahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/man-who-saved-havana-180968735/As 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-29https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hunt-notorious-uboat-ub29-180968733/A 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 Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/difference-moths-butterflies-ask-smithsonian-180968766/You asked, we answeredWed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000Why Did the Carolina Parakeet Go Extinct?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-carolina-parakeet-go-extinct-180968740/It 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 Japanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/albert-einstein-visited-japan-180968737/As 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 1968https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remembering-poor-peoples-campaign-180968742/Lenneal 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 Parkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/journey-into-big-unknown-americas-largest-national-park-180968741/If 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 Stoplighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-stoplight-180968734/How 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 Workhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/dna-based-attack-against-cancer-may-work-180968407/A 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 Vaccinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/where-we-are-hunt-cancer-vaccine-180968391/Two new studies have promising resultsThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:35:46 +0000Could Immunotherapy Lead the Way to Fighting Cancer?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/immunotherapy-lead-way-fighting-cancer-180968392/A 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 Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-surveillance-america-180968399/With 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 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/apr_col-discussion-180968411/Feedback from our readersThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:13:29 +0000What Will Be the Next Big Thing to Come Out of Silicon Valley? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-silicon-valley-has-in-store-for-future-180968409/The 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/texas-town-future-renewable-energy-180968410/A 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 Maarhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/pro_art_article-180968395/The 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 Energyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/electric-organ-gave-james-brown-unstoppable-energy-180968397/What 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 Heisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/great-feather-heist-180968408/The 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/artificial-intelligence-future-scenarios-180968403/Will 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.?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-no-fireflies-united-states-180968394/You asked, we answeredWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000How California's Giant Sequoias Tell the Story of Americans' Conflicted Relationship With Naturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-california-giant-sequoia-tell-story-americans-conflicted-relationship-nature-180968389/In 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 Lynchedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-memorial-remembers-thousands-african-americans-lynched-180968405/Next 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 Smugglinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dogs-front-lines-artifact-smuggling-180968398/A 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 Bitcoinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/founding-fathers-money-problems-bitcoin-180968393/The 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-to-make-beer-in-space-180968404/Strap on your beer goggles and join us on a hops-fueled rocket rideTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000Discussion of our January/February Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/mar18_discussion-180968085/Feedback from our readersFri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guineahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/striking-photos-past-present-papua-new-guinea-180968083/From 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"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/21st-century-reimagining-norman-rockwells-four-freedoms-180968086/The 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 Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-first-lady-to-adopt-cause-more-questions-from-readers-180968080/You asked, we answeredThu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:55 +0000The Fantastic Beasts of John James Audubon's Little-Known Book on Mammalshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/fantastic-beasts-john-james-audubon-book-mammals-180968087/The 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? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-hamsters-cannabalizing-their-young-180968071/Scientists are stalking French cornfields to find outWed, 21 Feb 2018 17:08:07 +0000The Archaeology of Wealth Inequalityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/aracheology-wealth-inequality-180968072/Researchers 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 Whitneyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/grant-wood-whitney-retrospective-180968149/The 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 Woodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/search-of-real-grantwood-180968081/The 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 Suffragehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mar18_pro_smalltalk_article-180968073/One 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-whispering-trees-180968084/A controversial German forester says yes, and his ideas are shaking up the scientific worldWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:02:13 +0000