Videos | Smithsonian Magazine feed for the videosenFri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000Arctic Fox Couple Reunites in the Freezing Cold male Arctic Fox is searching for his mate amid the snow-cloaked landscape. Arctic foxes separate and unite every year–but their bonds are lifelong.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000How to Stop a New York Skyscraper From Swaying you’ve paid over $75 million for a luxury apartment in this New York skyscraper, you also get state-of-the-art protection against winds. Left unchecked, these can be powerful enough to sway the entire structure!Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000The Great Diving Beetle Is an Impressive Underwater Hunter great diving beetle is a fast underwater swimmer and a voracious hunter. It can stay submerged for periods of up to 30 minutes a time—thanks to a makeshift oxygen tank in its wing case.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000These Monkeys Have Complex Communication Skills by primate standards, cotton-top tamarins have highly complex communication abilities. Adults produce 40 distinct sounds–each with their own meaning. They even have one for humans! And while tasks are shared, including raising a family, it’s the alpha female that makes all the big decisions.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000This Greek Island Has Been Partying for 2,500 Years by Odysseus, historian Bettany Hughes is embarking on a journey through the Greek Islands. But at the island of Naxos, a different Greek hero appears to be calling: Dionysius, the God of wine and good times.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000Constantine's Death Threatened to Split the Roman Empire's death would drive a crack through the Roman Empire, splitting it into West and East. Over the next several hundred years, parts of it would even fall to foreign invaders. But a new capital would rise to take its place: Constantinople.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000A Pair of Leopard Cubs Take Advantage of Mom's Absence pair of leopard cubs chase, pounce and play among the craggy rocks. Their mother is away searching for food, and it’s a great opportunity for them to hone their own hunting skills.Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000This River Otter Is Bracing for a Harsh Michigan Winter takes a special breed of animal to handle the Michigan winter—and the river otter is better prepared than most. But preparation is half the battle, and it starts with a roll in the snow to keep its fur coat insulated. The waters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan freeze over fast in winter–and river otters need to work just as fast to keep holes open in the ice. If they close, the otters lose access to fish.Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0000