Special Report

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The Innovative Spirit

The Innovative Spirit: Changing Our World For the Better

In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we look at the innovative spirit within the Smithsonian and beyond

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Future of Art

Future of Art

A new generation of artists is merging innovation with tradition to tell the important stories of our time

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Future of Energy

Future of Energy

Bold new ideas to meet the world's burgeoning need for power

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The Next Pandemic

The Next Pandemic

With Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Museum of Natural History, we look at the past, present and future of the flu

Going the distance: Evolution mavens in the Quantock Hills of England walked for some 3.5 billion years.

Evotourism

Evotourism: Great Places to Celebrate Evolution Around the Globe

From lemurs to Neanderthals, here's our latest guide so you can travel the globe to enjoy what Darwin famously called "endless forms most beautiful"

Special Report

Game Changers: Innovation For Good

When you see these creative solutions to society's most pressing problems, the future looks pretty darn good

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Cracking the Code of the Human Genome

Cracking the Code of the Human Genome

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Powering the 21st Century

Powering the 21st Century

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Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation

Col. Elmer Ellsworth became the first officer to die in the Civil War when he was gunned down by an innkeeper in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Civil War

The Civil War

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Educating Americans for the 21st Century

Educating Americans for the 21st Century

Inauguration History

From Washington to Biden, Inauguration History

Every four years, D.C. celebrates the presidential inauguration

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