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 2018-01-16 22:08 

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Here's My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App...

Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it better...

 2018-01-16 20:23 

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What the Batmobile Tells Us About the American Dream...

Fans of DC Comics will go batty for this new installation at the National Museum of American History...

 2018-01-16 13:30 

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How Drugged-Up Shellfish Help Scientists Understand Human Pollution...

These involuntary medicine-guzzlers have much tell us about the consequences of pharmaceutical waste...

 2018-01-16 13:00 

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Intense Footage of Kamikaze Attacks During WWII...

On April 6, 1944, U.S. marines faced a battle unlike any they had faced before: the Japanese intentionally crashed over 1,900 planes in suicide kamikaze dives on them....

 2018-01-15 13:00 

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Yes, Putting an Emergency Oxygen Mask on First Is Vital...

Investigators looking into the October 25, 1999 crash of Learjet 35 were faced with a puzzling question: If the supplemental oxygen was working, why didn't the crew use their masks as soon as they ran into trouble?...

 2018-01-12 21:32 

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Sixty-Five Years Later, the Queen Recalls Her Coronation...

New Smithsonian Channel special has rare Queen Elizabeth II interview and offers a closeup of the Crown Jewels...

 2018-01-12 20:51 

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Deeply Grieving MLK's Death, Activists Shaped a Campaign of Hurt and Hope...

At Resurrection City, an epic 1968 demonstration on the National Mall in Washington D.C., protesters defined the next 50 years of activism...

 2018-01-12 20:13 

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Seven Must-See Museums in South Korea...

Get cultured while youre in the country for the Winter Olympics...

 2018-01-12 17:22 

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This Theologian Helped MLK See the Value of Nonviolence...

Minister, theologian and mystic Howard Thurman had a profound influence on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

 2018-01-12 15:32 

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How Proteins Helped Scientists Read Between the Lines of a 1630 Plague Death Registry...

New tech reveals bacterial contamination, what scribes were eating and how many rats were around...

 2018-01-12 15:00 

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What America's First Cookbook Says About Our Country and Its Cuisine...

An 18th-century kitchen guide taught Americans how to eat simply but sumptuously...

 2018-01-12 14:00 

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Ten Myths About the 1918 Flu Pandemic...

The greatest pandemic in history was 100 years ago but many of us still get the basic facts wrong...

 2018-01-12 13:00 

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The Amazing Adaptation That Keeps Tamarin Numbers Up...

Golden lion tamarins have evolved a clever way to keep their population size steady in the face of predation. They almost always give birth to twins....

 2018-01-11 21:05 

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This World Heritage Site in Japan Is One of the Snowiest Places on the Planet...

And you thought Boston got a lot of snow...

 2018-01-11 21:04 

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The True History of Luke Skywalker's Monastic Retreat...

A Smithsonian Librarian delves into centuries of maps and manuscripts to discover ancient stories of this sacred place and sanctuary...

 2018-01-11 19:38 

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Madagascar's Ancient 'Pelican Spiders' Are As Striking As They Are Strange...

New research offers an in-depth look at the island's fascinating spider scene...

 2018-01-11 19:07 

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The Animal Cost of War...

Even low-level human conflict can drive dramatic wildlife declines...

 2018-01-11 18:24 

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations...

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress highlights female artists and their contributions to comic strips, magazine covers and political cartoons...

 2018-01-11 16:27 

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How Graffiti Artists Used iPhones and Paint to Transform the Beatles' Ashram...

Miles Toland describes how he captured Indian street scenes on his phone and recreated them as giant murals that same day...

 2018-01-11 15:00 

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Could Giant "Solar Rigs" Floating On the Ocean Convert Seawater To Hydrogen Fuel?...

Scientists at Columbia University have designed a device that could make the process economically viable...

 2018-01-11 14:00 

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The Reporter Who Helped Persuade FDR to Tell the Truth About War...

After witnessing the bloody struggle with Japan, Robert Sherrod thought the public should face the 'cruel' facts...

 2018-01-11 13:00 

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The Volcanoes That Still Threaten New Zealand's Safety...

Ever since the deadly eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886, New Zealand has invested heavily in a sophisticated warning system - all in an effort to prevent another major tragedy....

 2018-01-11 11:00 

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Think Mountain Time's Confusing? Try Living on Martian Time...

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 2018-01-10 17:14 

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Hitler Created a Fictional Persona To Recast Himself as Germany's Savior...

In 1923, Adolf Hitler wrote an embellished autobiography to convince Germans he was their natural leader...

 2018-01-10 15:30 

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Will Traditional Colleges and Universities Become Obsolete?...

Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, in-person learning...

 2018-01-10 14:00 

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All Praise The Humble Dung Beetle...

By recycling and removing feces, these unsung insects make the world go 'round...

 2018-01-10 14:00 

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As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines...

Municipalities and military bases are using the bivalve to defend against flooding and damage from climate change-driven storms ...

 2018-01-10 13:00 

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This New Zealand Farmer Revolutionized Modern Planes...

In the early 1900s, a New Zealand farmer named Richard Pearse built what looked like a flying bicycle. Some of the ideas he developed are now standard in modern aviation....

 2018-01-09 21:15 

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For People Living with Disabilities, New Products Prove Both Practical and Stylish...

Cooper Hewitt turns its design eye to beautifully styled wheelchairs, hearing aids and other accessible innovations...

 2018-01-09 20:27 

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Why We Should Rethink How We Talk About "Alien" Species...

In a trend that echoes the U.S.-Mexico border debate, some say that calling non-native animals ...

 2018-01-09 15:32 

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A Brief History of Airport Chapels...

The original, Our Lady of the Airways, can still be visited in Logan...

 2018-01-09 13:00 

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A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain...

Today, archaeologists are still debating just how old the hoard isand what it tells us about the end of the Roman Empire in Britain...

 2018-01-09 13:00 

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These Feisty Female Lemurs Fight With Babies on Their Back...

In ring-tailed lemur society, it's the females who call the shots. They live in groups of up to 30 members and the alpha female will fight hard to protect her territory....

 2018-01-08 17:00 

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It's Official: Fish Feel Pain...

The verdict is in. But will our oceanic friends ever get the same legal protections as land animals?...

 2018-01-08 16:03 

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These Cloths Tell the Story of the Worst Humanitarian Crisis of This Generation...

At the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the strips of fabric, written in blood and rust, serve as a testament to Syria's disappeared...

 2018-01-08 15:36 

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Three Architecture Projects That Will Build Community and Address Inequality This Year...

These projects set to be completed this year are geared toward strengthening communities that have been left out of the economic recovery...

 2018-01-08 14:34 

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How to Save the Paradoxical Axolotl...

Despite being a common pet and beloved cultural icon, the grinning amphibian is nearly extinct in the wild...

 2018-01-08 13:00 

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Kielce: The Post-Holocaust Pogrom That Poland Is Still Fighting Over...

After World War II, Jewish refugees found they could never return to their native landa sentiment that some echo today...

 2018-01-08 13:00 

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Evidence Suggests Stonehenge Was an Elite Cemetery...

Scientists have little doubt that Stonehenge functioned as a Neolithic cemetery. What stands out is that in a violent age, the bodies buried there showed no signs of any kind of conflict....

 2018-01-05 18:12 

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What's an Ancient Roman Temple Doing in Armenia?...

Shrouded in mystery, the Temple of Garni offers a rare glimpse into pre-Christian Caucasia...

 2018-01-05 17:27 

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The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla...

The eccentric inventor and modern Prometheus died 75 years ago, after a rags-to-riches to rags life...

 2018-01-05 16:56 

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January Happenings At the Smithsonian...

Blow away winter blues with our recommended list of film, lectures, concerts and more...

 2018-01-05 15:00 

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How Museums Are Becoming More Sensory-Friendly For Those With Autism...

An increasing number of institutions are developing programs that make exhibitions more accessible to those with developmental disabilities...

 2018-01-05 14:00 

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The Costs and Benefits of Hydropower...

Damming rivers may seem like a clean and easy solution for Albania and other energy-hungry countries. But the devil is in the details...

 2018-01-05 13:47 

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Rage Against the Machine...

A short story reimagines the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the chaos that shocked the world...

 2018-01-05 13:35 

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The Ghosts of My Lai...

In the hamlet where U.S. troops killed hundreds of men, women and children, survivors are ready to forgive the most infamous American soldier of the war...

 2018-01-05 13:00 

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How the Presidency Took Control of America's Nuclear Arsenal...

From Truman onwards, the ability to order a nuclear strike has shaped the office...

 2018-01-05 13:00 

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Forensic Test Reveals a Mummy's Travels Before Death...

A ground-breaking scientific technique is tracing the life of one of the bog bodies of Northern Europe. Amazingly, it's allowing archaeologists to piece together a timeline of that person's movement....

 2018-01-05 13:00 

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America's First "Food Spy" Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Crops...

A new book details the life of adventurer-botanist David Fairchild...

 2018-01-05 11:41 

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Say Hello to Pavel, the National Zoo's Latest Addition, an Amur Tiger...

For the first time since 1948, a 10-year-old male Siberian big cat graces the D.C. menagerie...

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