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 2021-04-20 19:39 

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Read Poems Left by Chinese Immigrants Arriving at Angel Island, the 'Ellis Island of the West'...

Angel Island Immigration Station was built in 1910 in the San Francisco Bay mainly to process immigrants from China, Japan, and other countries on the Pacific Rim. Its primary mission was to better enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other anti-...

 2021-04-20 13:30 

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The Unmatched Bravery of the Harlem Hellfighters...

A salute to the all-Black World War I fighting unit...

 2021-04-20 13:00 

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Why the Peace Corps' Mission Is Needed Now More Than Ever...

On its 60th anniversary, a moment of reckoning arrives for the nation's globe-trotting volunteers...

 2021-04-20 12:00 

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Around the World in Eight Plants...

A new book takes readers on a journey across our planet, stopping to smell flowers and appreciate other species along the way...

 2021-04-20 12:00 

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Experts Answer Eight Key Questions About Covid-19 Vaccine Reactions...

Medical professionals weigh in on why some individuals have different responses to the shots and offer advice on what to expect...

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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An Exclusive Look at James Turrell's Visionary Artwork in the Arizona Desert...

In the American Southwest, the famed light-bending artist is putting the final touches on Roden Crater, his ambitious, mind-boggling masterpiece...

 2021-04-19 20:29 

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New Study Pushes Origins of Human-Driven Global Change Back Thousands of Years...

Understanding people's past land use strategies could help us better conserve global biodiversity now....

 2021-04-19 14:48 

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Meet Water Advocate and Hero Shreya Ramachandran...

Water insecurity is an increasingly relevant issue for many people around the world and here in the U.S. as a result of our changing climate. Inspired by both droughts in California and water access in India, Shreya Ramachandran has made it her mission to...

 2021-04-19 13:37 

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How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover...

Developed in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song...

 2021-04-19 12:00 

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The Gulf of California May Be an Overlooked Home for Great White Sharks...

The existence of an artisanal fishery in the region shows that these key predators may be more than just occasional visitors...

 2021-04-19 11:30 

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Before the Civil War, New Orleans Was the Center of the U.S. Slave Trade...

Untroubled by their actions, human traffickers like Isaac Franklin built a lucrative business providing enslaved labor for Southern farmers...

 2021-04-16 18:40 

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Why Poetry Is Experiencing an Awakening...

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of April's National Poetry Month with these workshops from the National Museum of African American History and Culture...

 2021-04-16 14:20 

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How Do We Remember Selena?...

Three women on the National Museum of American History staff share their personal connections with Selena and discuss why her legacy matters not just to them but to many Americans....

 2021-04-16 13:26 

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The Florida Resort That Played an Unlikely Role in the Bay of Pigs Fiasco...

Sixty years ago, the CIA-backed invasion of Cuba failed disastrously. It all began, here, on Useppa Island...

 2021-04-15 18:00 

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In a Warming World, Heat Interferes With Sex Determination in These Australian Lizards...

Scientists have discovered how hot temperatures override chromosomes in bearded dragons...

 2021-04-15 16:22 

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This Library in Brooklyn Is Home to the World's Largest Sketchbook Collection...

With more than 50,000 sketchbooks from 50 countries, the Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg is still accepting submissions...

 2021-04-15 14:00 

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What to Expect When the Cicadas Emerge This Spring...

A trillion cicadas expected to invade the Washington metropolitan region when the ground warms to 64 degrees....

 2021-04-14 12:30 

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What I Learned Biking the 10,000-Mile Migration Route of Monarch Butterflies...

I set off to be the first person to cycle alongside the butterflies to raise awareness of their alarming decline...

 2021-04-14 12:00 

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The Nation's Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil...

Researchers used satellite imaging and surface soil color to find out how much of the nutrient-rich earth has eroded away...

 2021-04-13 14:53 

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How Neil Armstrong Avoided Near-Disaster to Make the First Space Docking...

On March 16, 1966, the Gemini Vlll astronauts faced the first life-threatening, in-flight emergency in the short history of the U.S. human spaceflight program....

 2021-04-13 13:00 

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Using Amber-Filtered Bulbs Instead of White Light Attracts Fewer Bugs...

In a tropical rainforest study, 60 percent fewer insects visited traps illuminated in a golden glow. Researchers say the results may be widely applicable...

 2021-04-13 12:30 

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Groundbreaking New Center Unveils World's Largest Collection of Inuit Art...

More than 20,000 works from artists across the Canadian Arctic are on display at Qaumajuq, a new museum-within-a-museum at the Winnipeg Art Gallery...

 2021-04-13 12:00 

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How Do Astronauts Spend Their Weekends in Space?...

They take time off and practice their hobbies, though that wasn't always the case...

 2021-04-12 15:56 

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What to Expect When Ingenuity Takes Flight This Week on Mars...

Ingenuity, the small, four-pound autonomous aircraft, will attempt the biggest of feats. The Wright brothers lifted their 1903 Wright Flyer off the ground over a century ago, and now the Mars helicopter will attempt the same. Ginny is set to take off from...

 2021-04-12 15:52 

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How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden Using an Instant Pot...

Hack your way to planting success with the popular kitchen appliance...

 2021-04-12 12:00 

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The Next Step in Covid-19 Vaccines May Be Through the Nose...

Intranasal vaccines may help prevent transmission and hinder the evolution of new viral variants...

 2021-04-12 12:00 

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Black Protesters Have Been Rallying Against Confederate Statues for Generations...

When Tuskegee student Sammy Younge, Jr., was murdered in 1966, his classmates focused their righteous anger on a local monument...

 2021-04-09 16:21 

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Celebrate National Library Week with Bibliophilic Backgrounds For Your Virtual Meetings...

In honor of National Library Week, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives have created nine new virtual meeting backgrounds that bring you into our spaces and, in some cases, right into the pages of our books....

 2021-04-09 15:23 

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How the Arts Have Inspired Social Change...

The long tradition of Americans using the arts to move people to support all manner of philanthropic endeavors has shaped American society by advancing causes while also shaping American culture by fostering appreciation for the arts....

 2021-04-09 14:20 

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The Day Soviet Aircraft Attacked American Pilots...

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 fighter...

 2021-04-08 14:39 

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How Museum Collections Advance Knowledge of Human Health...

The National Museum of Natural History's collections are important sources of information for scientific research on health and medicine....

 2021-04-07 15:29 

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Follow Dante's Footsteps Through Italy...

For the 700th anniversary of the poet's death, visit his birthplace, churches and tomb...

 2021-04-07 15:00 

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Some of Europe's Oldest-Known Modern Humans Are Distantly Related to Native Americans...

Genome sequencing shows some individuals share family ties with surprising populations, and all boast plenty of Neanderthal relatives...

 2021-04-07 14:28 

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Watch How Zookeepers Give Animals Their Meds...

Learn how zookeepers give medicine to animals, from salamanders to siamangs and everything in between....

 2021-04-06 17:45 

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Gender Inclusive Language Puts an End to the Era of 'Manned' Spaceflight...

The era of...

 2021-04-06 13:17 

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Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communities...

The company Zipline is using the technology to provide medical resources to rural areas in markets around the world...

 2021-04-06 13:00 

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Why Are Scientists Studying Coral's Smell?...

Gassy chemicals may tell tales of coral health and climate change...

 2021-04-06 12:00 

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From Books Bound in Human Skin to Occult Texts, These Are Literature's Most Macabre, Surprising and Curious Creations...

A new tome takes readers into collector Edward Brooke-Hitching's...

 2021-04-06 10:00 

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Did Shakespeare Base His Masterpieces on Works by an Obscure Elizabethan Playwright?...

The new book...

 2021-04-05 14:50 

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Why These Five Women Changemakers in American Art Deserve Reconsideration...

Celebrating Women's History Month by illuminating the stories of women who challenged both what art could be and who could be an artist...

 2021-04-05 13:00 

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The Thorny Politics of Presidential Portraiture...

In a new podcast, the National Portrait Gallery reveals that a portrait is being commissioned of the former president...

 2021-04-05 12:00 

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Listening to Nature Gives You a Real Rocky Mountain High...

Sounds like birdsong and flowing water may alleviate stress, help lower blood pressure and lead to feelings of tranquility...

 2021-04-05 11:00 

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This London Building Tells the Story of a Century's Worth of Disease and Epidemics...

In the borough of Hackney, a 'disinfecting station' ostensibly kept the public safe from the spread of infectious illness...

 2021-04-02 12:00 

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These Prehistoric Sharks Had Jaws Shaped Like Circular Saws and Sawtoothed Scissors...

CT scans and visualization tools are now allowing scientists to recreate the weird cartilaginous structures of ancient predators...

 2021-04-02 10:00 

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One Hundred Years Ago, Einstein Was Given a Hero's Welcome by America's Jews...

The German physicist toured the nation as a fundraiser for Zionist causes, even though he was personally torn on the topic of a Jewish nation...

 2021-04-01 18:00 

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How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest...

New evidence from fossil plants shows today's South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth's fifth mass extinction...

 2021-04-01 16:00 

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Learn About Dogs, Mangroves, Community Gardens and Meet a Scientist...

Stream these free programs and more this April through the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History...

 2021-04-01 14:26 

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Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This Richly Illustrated New Graphic Novel...

'Martina and the Bridge of Time'' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girl...

 2021-04-01 13:01 

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These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 18th Annual Photo Contest...

From India to Antarctica, these pictures capture the passion, solitude and surprise of a year unlike any other...

 2021-04-01 13:00 

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In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingway...

An upcoming PBS documentary prompts a deep-dive into the story behind this rarely published Smithsonian portrait of the legendary writer...

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