At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smithsonian-institution/RSS feed for At the SmithsonianenFri, 07 May 2021 16:02:57 +0000A New, Interactive Sculpture by Suchi Reddy Illuminates Our Hopes and Fears About the Futurehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-interactive-sculpture-suchi-reddy-illuminates-our-hopes-and-fears-about-future-180977679/The A.I.-powered installation, a hallmark of the Smithsonian's upcoming "Futures" show, promises something never seen or experienced before Fri, 07 May 2021 16:02:57 +0000This Odd Early Flying Machine Made History but Didn't Have the Right Stuff https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/odd-early-flying-machine-made-history-didnt-have-right-stuff-180977658/Aerodrome No. 5 had to be launched by catapult on the Potomac River on May 6, 1896, but it flew unpiloted 3,300 feetWed, 05 May 2021 16:00:44 +0000The Vibrant History of Lowrider Car Culture in L.A.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/vibrant-history-lowrider-car-culture-in-la-180977652/With bright paint jobs and bouncy hydraulics, the 'low and slow' rides are an expression of cultural identity for the city's Mexican American communityWed, 05 May 2021 12:55:53 +0000Will Animals at the Zoo Find Brood X Cicadas a Tasty Snack?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2021/04/29/cicada-snacks-wild-and-tasty-side-brood-x-zoo/What will animals think of the impending bug buffet?Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000What Fossil Plants Reveal About Climate Change https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/04/29/what-fossil-plants-reveal-about-climate-change/Paleobiologists use fossil plants to reconstruct Earth’s past climate and inform climate change research today.Tue, 04 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000How Norman Granz Revolutionized Jazz for Social Justicehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/04/29/norman-granz/Often remembered for his artful management of legendary jazz musicians, but Granz also saw the potential for themusic to combat racial inequalityTue, 04 May 2021 13:00:00 +0000What Caused the Roaring Twenties? Not the End of a Pandemic (Probably)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/are-we-headed-roaring-2020s-historians-say-its-complicated-180977638/As the U.S. anticipates a vaccinated summer, historians say measuring the impact of the 1918 influenza on the uproarious decade that followed is trickyMon, 03 May 2021 16:20:51 +0000Dive Into National Gems, Study Photography, Discover Women Architects in These 34 Online May Programshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/04/29/smithsonians-national-gem-collection-unearthed-and-34-more-smithsonian-programs-streaming-may/Stream online multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours in these offerings from the Smithsonian AssociatesMon, 03 May 2021 15:54:30 +0000What's Missing from Classrooms When Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices Aren't Included?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/05/03/whats-missing-classrooms-when-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-voices-arent-included/When grappling with our current moment of increased hate and violence, AAPI students need the educational resources to contextualize what we are witnessingMon, 03 May 2021 14:40:59 +0000Coming of Age in Poetry: Meet Elexia Alleynehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/04/27/poetry-interview-elexia-alleyne/Growing up in D.C.’s barrio, the young poet remembers a vibrant, tight-knit Dominican community.Fri, 30 Apr 2021 17:38:57 +0000The Lasting Riddles of Orson Welles' Revolutionary Film 'Citizen Kane' https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/lasting-riddles-orson-welles-revolutionary-film-citizen-kane-180977625/This year’s award-winning "Mank" attracts new attention to the 80-year-old American classic; two Smithsonian curators share insights Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:53:19 +0000Remembering Michael Collinshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2021/04/29/remembering-michael-collins/As the third director of the National Air and Space Museum, the former astronaut campaigned for a museum on the Mall in time for the nation’s bicentennialThu, 29 Apr 2021 17:51:36 +0000How Scientists Are Deciphering the Many Mysteries of Migratory Birdshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/impact/2021/04/26/on-the-wing/Each spring across the forests, lakes and suburbs of North America, millions of birds take a long journey north in search of summer nesting territoryThu, 29 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Back in the Day, These Vintage Supplies Kept Libraries Runninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-libraries-and-archives/2021/04/22/vintage-supplies-kept-libraries-running/Modern technology replace these tools and supplies, but these drawings bring back many happy memories of checking out a bookWed, 28 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000The Little-Known Story of 19th-Century America's Partisan Warfarehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/little-known-story-19th-century-americas-hyper-partisan-warfare-180977586/In a new book, Smithsonian curator Jon Grinspan examines the history of America's furious and fractious politics Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:43:13 +0000Watch These Two Videos and You Will Feel More Hopeful About the Future of Tropical Forestshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute/2021/04/22/reforestation-videos/Agua Salud's new bilingual videos share the results of tropical reforestation experiments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in PanamaTue, 27 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Photograph of Former President Donald J. Trump Is Newly Acquired by the National Portrait Galleryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-portrait-gallery-announces-newly-acquired-photograph-donald-trump-go-view-180977595/When the museum reopens May 14, the portrait of the 45th president will be on view in the “America’s Presidents” exhibitionMon, 26 Apr 2021 20:19:45 +0000How Biominerals are Stepping Stones for Climate Change Researchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/04/22/how-biominerals-are-stepping-stones-climate-change-research/Geologists are providing key insight into how the Earth might transform in the coming decades from climate change Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:17:46 +0000Smithsonian Announces the Zoo and Seven Museums Open in Mayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/may-youll-finally-be-able-see-baby-panda-person-180977579/You'll finally be able to see the baby panda in person; here's our comprehensive list of what's on view and tips for visitingFri, 23 Apr 2021 16:30:22 +0000Three Craft Artists Explain How Art and Sustainability Come Together in Their Workhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/three-craft-artists-explain-art-sustainability-come-together-180977434/Smithsonian’s prestigious annual craft show opens online April 24; the nation’s top artists gather in the spirit of optimismFri, 23 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Earth Day Is Digital Again, but Don't Let That Get You Downhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/conservation-commons/2021/04/21/earth-day-digital-again/ Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:58:02 +0000Walter Mondale Never Won the Presidency, but He Changed American Politics Foreverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/walter-mondale-never-won-presidency-he-changed-american-politics-180977567/A trove of Smithsonian artifacts document the man who was first to put a woman on the presidential ticket and reshaped the vice presidencyThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research at the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/power-research-lonnie-bunch-smithsonian-180977501/We can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reachThu, 22 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000What If Humans and Artificial Intelligence Teamed Up to Build Better Communities?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-if-humans-and-artificial-intelligence-teamed-build-better-communities-180977541/Smithsonian’s 'Futures' exhibition team and Autodesk announce groundbreaking interactive experience to showcase a bold new problem-solving philosophy Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000When Is Kente Cloth Worn and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/kente-cloth-wear-ask-smithsonian-more-questions-180977464/You've got questions. We've got expertsWed, 21 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000An Epic Monarch Migration Faces New Threatshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/epic-monarch-butterfly-migration-faces-threats-180977449/The butterflies’ path, which stretches thousands of miles, is endangered by an array of challenges, including changes in climate and pesticidesWed, 21 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000Read Poems Left by Chinese Immigrants Arriving at Angel Island, the 'Ellis Island of the West'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/04/20/chinese-poetry-angel-island-immigration-station/The primary mission of San Francisco's Angel Island Immigration Station was to better enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other anti-Asian laws Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:39:08 +0000The Unmatched Bravery of the Harlem Hellfightershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/umatched-bravery-harlem-hellfighters-180977458/A salute to the all-Black World War I fighting unitTue, 20 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000New Study Pushes Origins of Human-Driven Global Change Back Thousands of Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/04/19/new-study-pushes-origins-human-driven-global-change-back-thousands-years/Understanding people’s past land use strategies could help us better conserve global biodiversity now. Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:29:37 +0000Meet Water Advocate and Hero Shreya Ramachandranhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/conservation-commons/2021/04/16/meet-shreya-ramachandran/The Grey Water Project educates and provides resources to diverse audiences on water recycling at home and in the workplaceMon, 19 Apr 2021 14:48:47 +0000Why Poetry Is Experiencing an Awakeninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-poetry-experiencing-awakening-180977530/Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of April’s National Poetry Month with these workshops from the National Museum of African American History and CultureFri, 16 Apr 2021 18:40:20 +0000How Do We Remember Selena?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/04/15/memories-of-selena/On the anniversary of her 50th birthday, honoring the legacy of the first Tejana singer to top the U.S. Billboard charts with her Spanish-language albumFri, 16 Apr 2021 14:20:33 +0000What to Expect When the Cicadas Emerge This Springhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/04/15/what-expect-when-cicadas-emerge-spring/A trillion cicadas expected to invade the Washington metropolitan region when the ground warms to 64 degreesThu, 15 Apr 2021 14:00:55 +0000How Neil Armstrong Avoided Near-Disaster to Make the First Space Dockinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2021/04/12/gemini-viiis-near-disaster/Smithsonian curator Michael Neufeld recounts the harrowing details of when Gemini Vlll astronauts faced the first life-threatening, in-flight emergency Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:53:18 +0000Using Amber-Filtered Bulbs Instead of White Light Attracts Fewer Bugshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/using-amber-filtered-bulbs-instead-of-white-light-attracts-fewer-bugs-180977495/In a tropical rainforest study, 60 percent fewer insects visited traps illuminated in a golden glow. Researchers say the results may be widely applicableTue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000What to Expect When Ingenuity Takes Flight This Week on Marshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2021/04/09/wright-moment-ingenuity-prepares-flight/Nicknamed 'Ginny,' the Mars helicopter is set to take off from the surface of the Red Planet no earlier than April 14Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:56:55 +0000Celebrate National Library Week With Bibliophilic Backgrounds for Your Virtual Meetingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-libraries-and-archives/2021/04/09/celebrate-national-library-week-virtual-meeting-backgrounds/Smithsonian Libraries and Archives offers book lovers these nine stylish backdropsFri, 09 Apr 2021 16:21:50 +0000How the Arts Have Inspired Social Changehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/04/08/power-of-giving/Americans have a long tradition of inspiring and elevating movements for change using benefit concerts, song and other artistic traditionsFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:23:10 +0000The Day Soviet Aircraft Attacked American Pilots https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/seventy-years-ago-soviet-mig-15s-attacked-american-pilots-180977440/On that April 'Black Thursday' 70 years ago, the air war over Korea changed as the Allies scrambled to counter the superior MiG-15 jet fighterFri, 09 Apr 2021 14:20:12 +0000How Museum Collections Advance Knowledge of Human Healthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/04/07/how-museum-collections-advance-knowledge-human-health/Surprisingly, mosquitoes, leeches, parasites, birds and minerals can be important sources for research to fight cancer and prevent diseaseThu, 08 Apr 2021 14:39:05 +0000Watch How Zookeepers Give Animals Their Meds https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2021/04/06/how-do-you-give-medicine-zoo-animals/It takes more than just a spoonful of sugar to entice compliance from geckos, red pandas, kiwis and monkeysWed, 07 Apr 2021 14:28:32 +0000Gender-Inclusive Language Puts an End to the Era of 'Manned' Spaceflight https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2021/04/05/seat-cockpit-recognizing-and-replacing-biases-gender-inclusive-language/It is time to honor six decades of women's contributions to spaceflight, says the Air and Space Museum, with unbiased verbs like 'crewed' or 'piloted'Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:45:58 +0000Why These Five Women Changemakers in American Art Deserve Reconsiderationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2021/03/31/artists-women-history-month/A rising scholar of equality issues in American Art dives into the Smithsonian collections to find dynamic stories for her upcoming webcomic seriesMon, 05 Apr 2021 14:50:22 +0000The Thorny Politics of Presidential Portraiturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thorny-politics-presidential-portraiture-180977400/In a new podcast, the National Portrait Gallery reveals that a portrait is being commissioned of the former president Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-spurred-evolution-modern-rainforest-180977390/New evidence from fossil plants shows today’s South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth’s fifth mass extinction Thu, 01 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000Learn About Dogs, Mangroves and Gardens at Free Online Natural History Programs This Monthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/03/30/11-free-natural-history-programs-streaming-april/Stream these free programs and more this April through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural HistoryThu, 01 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This Richly Illustrated New Graphic Novelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute/2021/03/31/young-comic-book-heroine-travels-through-panamas-deep-history/'Martina and the Bridge of Time' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girlThu, 01 Apr 2021 14:26:17 +0000In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/search-authentic-ernest-hemingway-180977368/An upcoming PBS documentary prompts a deep-dive into the story behind this rarely published Smithsonian portrait of the legendary writer Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Illustrator Jessica Esch Fell Down a 'Rabbit Hole' and Hasn't Emerged Yethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2021/03/25/treasure-trove-archives-inspiration/ During the pandemic, the Archives of American Art provided refuge and a place for artistic inspirationWed, 31 Mar 2021 19:00:00 +0000Meet With an Egyptologist at Tell el-Amarna and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in Aprilhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/03/25/excavations-tell-el-amarna-and-25-other-smithsonian-associates-programs-streaming-april/Check out tapestry weaving, lunch with a curator and virtual study tours produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational programWed, 31 Mar 2021 18:04:54 +0000The Quarter-Century Reign of the All-Women Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/03/30/reign-of-mariachi-reyna-de-los-angeles/Far from a “girl band” or pop novelty, the group’s success is a hard-earned triumph of gender justiceTue, 30 Mar 2021 17:24:20 +0000The Surprising Story of the Smithsonian Sunbursthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-libraries-and-archives/2021/03/29/surprising-story-smithsonian-sunburst/Crimilda Pontes was the Institution’s first official graphic designer and the designer of the iconic sunburst symbolTue, 30 Mar 2021 13:43:23 +0000How Educators Can Boost and Activate Teen Voiceshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/24/how-educators-can-boost-and-activate-teen-voices/Amplify the voices of teens, share their suggestions on how to support young leaders’ efforts without disrupting their individual agencyMon, 29 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Meet Sophia Kianni, the Young Climate Change Changemakerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/conservation-commons/2021/03/23/meet-sophia-kianni/The founder of Climate Cardinals assembled a team of global volunteers to breakdown language barriers by translating climate science and research Mon, 29 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Meet Naturalist Graceanna Lewis, Who Played a Key Role in the Underground Railroadhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-libraries-and-archives/2021/03/23/Graceanna-Lewis/One of the first three woman to be accepted into the Academy of Natural Sciences, Lewis left behind a legacy of science and soclal progressFri, 26 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000A Friendship Forged in the Archiveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/archives-american-art/2021/03/24/friendship-forged-archives/Maine writer and illustrator Jessica Esch happened upon the Archives of American Art by chance; but destiny followedFri, 26 Mar 2021 14:43:48 +0000Honor the Tradition of Viewing Cherry Blossoms in These Signature Japanese Works of Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/honor-tradition-viewing-cherry-blossoms-signature-japanese-works-art-180977330/The timeless glory of the early spring bloom can be found In the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:22:56 +0000Meet the Scientist Studying How Dogs Evolved From Predator to Pethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/03/23/meet-scientist-studying-how-dogs-evolved-predator-pet/Learn about how humans of the past helped build the bond between us and our favorite furry friendsThu, 25 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000How Isabella Aiukli Cornell Made Prom Politicalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/03/22/making-prom-political/As citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a prom dress became the perfect vehicle to signal the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous womenThu, 25 Mar 2021 15:20:12 +0000How Do You Help a Gorilla With a Toothache?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2021/03/24/how-do-you-help-gorilla-toothache/When primate keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo noticed Baraka wasn't eating his meals, they wondered if this masked something more seriousWed, 24 Mar 2021 17:54:26 +0000The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen Soars on the Wing of This World War II Aircraft https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wing-war-ii-training-aircraft-legacy-tuskegee-airmen-180977313/The 80th anniversary of the first Black flying unit is a time to recall the era when military service meant confronting foes both at home and abroadWed, 24 Mar 2021 14:27:28 +0000How the Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl Inspired an Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-affiliations/2021/03/18/how-extraordinary-life-ordinary-girl-inspired-exhibition/The discovery of a forgotten document leads to a deep dive into a Jewish family's Eastern European history that was all but lostTue, 23 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Who Were the Scottsboro Nine?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/who-were-scottsboro-nine-180977193/The young black men served a combined total of 130 years for a crime they never committedTue, 23 Mar 2021 13:36:11 +0000Chicanx Graphic Artists Inexpensively Fomented Revolution, Using Recycled Materials https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2021/03/18/recycling-revolution-alternative-media-chicanx-protest-art/For protest artists, what receives the image is often of little importance; it is the image’s political message that is vitalTue, 23 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Culinary Expert Grace Young Is Documenting the Toll of the Pandemic and Anti-Asian Hate on NYC's Chinatownhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/chinese-culinary-expert-grace-young-quest-save-chinatown-180977282/The award-winning cookbook author recently donated prized family heirlooms to the SmithsonianMon, 22 Mar 2021 14:48:30 +0000How Film Helps Preserve the World's Diversityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/03/18/how-film-helps-preserve-worlds-diversity/The Smithsonian's Human Studies Film Archive houses eight million feet of film which can help future generations reflect on the pastMon, 22 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Trove of Early Yayoi Kusama Works to Go on Public View for the First Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beginning-her-career-yayoi-kusama-donated-11-works-her-doctor-now-they-may-sell-14-million-180977271/The Japanese artist gifted the pieces, which will be exhibited ahead of a May auction, to her doctor as thanks for free medical careFri, 19 Mar 2021 19:18:31 +0000Understanding the Power of Primary Sources https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/17/understanding-power-primary-sources-through-home-hand-and-heart/Artifacts and archives are silent until they come out from the attic, the shoebox, or a museum’s archive to find life again through shared discoveryFri, 19 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What Makes for a Great Museum Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/lonnie-bunch-great-museum-exhibition-180977158/A well-curated show makes the unknown feel familiar—and reveals the unexpected Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000Looking at Leisure Through Early 20th-Century Trade Catalogshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-libraries-and-archives/2021/03/16/looking-leisure-through-early-20th-century-trade-catalogs/How did people a 100 years ago spend their free time outside? The Trade Literature Collection offers a few clues to some very recognizable pastimesFri, 19 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000This Summer, a New Smithsonian Exhibition Takes You Inside Béisbolhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inside-beisbol-180977165/At the American History Museum, cover all the bases with Latino ballplayersFri, 19 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Indian Country Weighs In on Deb Haaland's Confirmation as Secretary of the Interiorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2021/03/18/reactions-indian-country-deb-haalands-confirmation-secretary-interior/Seen as "one giant leap for Native women, "Haaland (Laguna and Jemez Pueblos) is hailed for her experience, strength and wisdom Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:34:49 +0000How Can Suburbs Control Deer Populations? And More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/suburbs-control-deer-populations-ask-smithsonian-180977159/You've got questions. We've got expertsThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000How the World's Largest Aquamarine Gem Came to Behttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/03/16/how-worlds-largest-aquamarine-gem-came-be/The Dom Pedro Aquamarine is one of the largest mineral crystals found inside Earth's rocksWed, 17 Mar 2021 14:17:46 +0000How to Build a Better Homemade Face Mask, According to Sciencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/using-store-bought-microscopes-and-eye-detail-heres-what-smithsonian-scientists-have-learned-about-mask-effectiveness-180977216/When Covid-19 hit, Smithsonian researchers set up makeshift home laboratories to conduct groundbreaking studies on mask fabric materials Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How Alicia D. Williams Is Reviving Storytelling for Black Childrenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/03/16/alicia-d-williams-reviving-storytelling/Williams wanted a different story for her daughter—and for herself. So, she set out to write itTue, 16 Mar 2021 17:09:59 +0000A Small Band of Panamanian Golden Frogs Is Saving Their Species From Oblivionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/small-band-panamanian-golden-frog-saving-species-oblivion-180977151/Victims of a deadly fungus, the amphibians are now being selectively bred through a program at the Smithsonian's National ZooTue, 16 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How to Take the Museum to Learners Who Can't Be Therehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/10/bringing-smithsonian-learners-beyond-museum/Educators can make a big difference in the lives of young students who have never met a scientist, seen a microscope, or been to a museumFri, 12 Mar 2021 18:42:02 +0000Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures Offer Live Learning Experiences for Kidshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/03/11/smithsonian-summer-virtual-adventures-offer-live-learning-experiences-kids/These online experiences offer children opportunities to explore, discover, create and go behind the scenes at the museums—onlineFri, 12 Mar 2021 16:25:05 +0000How the Pandemic Changed Scientific Explorationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/03/11/how-pandemic-changed-scientific-exploration/Seven Smithsonian scientists continued to discover the secrets of the natural world safely during the pandemicThu, 11 Mar 2021 17:00:00 +0000How Failed Quarantines Led to 20th-Century Measles Outbreakshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/03/10/measles/In 1904, measles epidemics were spiraling across the state of ConnecticutThu, 11 Mar 2021 15:53:00 +0000Baby Vampire Bat Adopted by Mom's Best Friendhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute/2021/03/09/baby-vampire-bat-adopted-moms-best-friend/The strong relationship formed between two female adult vampire bats may have motivated one of the bats to adopt the other’s babyWed, 10 Mar 2021 18:36:32 +0000How Gen. Henry 'Hap' Arnold, the Architect of American Air Power, Overcame His Fear of Flyinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-gen-henry-hap-arnold-architect-american-air-power-overcame-his-fear-flying-180977206/Despite his phobia, the five-star general built the U.S. Air ForceWed, 10 Mar 2021 14:15:37 +0000How Do You Weigh a Hummingbird?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-zoo/2021/03/09/how-do-you-weigh-hummingbird/Find out how animal keepers weigh Spot, the hummingbird, and get tips on attracting the tiny beauties to your backyardTue, 09 Mar 2021 17:00:00 +0000First Vial Used in U.S. Covid-19 Vaccinations Joins the Smithsonian Collectionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-vial-used-us-covid-19-vaccinations-joins-smithsonian-collections-180977194/The empty vial, a vaccination card and scrubs worn by nurse Sandra Lindsay, first to be injected, will go on view in a new exhibition in 2022Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000Step Into the Mossy World Where Tiny Plants Play an Outsized Role in the Environmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute/2021/03/08/tiny-plants-big-changing-world/Bryophytes are an important part of our environment, but in the tropics, there's still much to learn about themTue, 09 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000