Articles | smithsonianmag.com feed for ArticlesenMon, 13 May 2019 21:10:23 +0000Museum Director Discovers His Mother’s Childhood Visit to the Smithsonian raising her son to be curious about the natural world, this mother helped shape the trajectory of the National Museum of Natural HistoryMon, 13 May 2019 21:10:23 +0000Europe’s Megalithic Monuments Originated in France and Spread by Sea Routes, New Study Suggests ancient burial structures, strikingly similar all across Europe and the mediterranean, have puzzled scientists and historians for centuries Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:20:56 +0000The Real Science Behind the Megalodon <I>The Meg</i> hits theaters, dive into what we <i>really</i> know about this chompy predatorFri, 03 Aug 2018 14:37:07 +0000The Student and the Spy: How One Man’s Life Was Changed by the Cambridge Five unlikely friendship with Guy Burgess, the infamous British double-agent, brought unexpected joy to Stanley Weiss Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Podcast: Our Food, Our Selves is a focal point for understanding broader environmental problems. In this podcast, we learn how food buyers are influenced in surprising ways.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000Americans Think National Parks Are Worth Way More Than We Spend On Them independent survey finds that although NPS's annual budget is around $3 billion, Americans are willing to pay much moreFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Podcast: On the Way to Peak Phosphorus this episode of Generation Anthropocene, we dive into one of the most underappreciated elements on the periodic tableFri, 17 Jun 2016 18:45:05 +0000The Smithsonian Gets Experimental and Field-Tests a New Forum for Bringing Artists to the Public Two-Day Festival in the historic Arts & Industries Building brings community, artists and scholars together for a “Culture Lab”Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Tracking Down a Plane Crash in the Alaskan Wilderness the National Transportation Safety Board office in Alaska first hears about a plane going down, protocol is to begin gathering informationWed, 16 Mar 2016 17:01:43 +0000Snail Shells Add a New Twist to the Mystery of Animal Asymmetries more than a century of searching, scientists have discovered a gene in snails that may control asymmetries inside many animalsThu, 25 Feb 2016 17:05:27 +0000