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 2018-04-23 03:00 

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Somebody's Got a Case of the Blues: Timeless Season 2, Episode 6, Recapped...

The time team's humming a new tune after a run-in with one of the most influential men in American music history...

 2018-04-20 21:06 

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On the Lavash Trail in Armenia...
 2018-04-20 19:45 

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The African American History and Culture Museum Wins Gold for Going Green...

How the Smithsonian's newest museum set the bar for sustainability in architecture...

 2018-04-20 19:41 

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838...

The writer's dystopia, populated by...

 2018-04-20 17:04 

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Could This Futuristic Vest Give Us a Sixth Sense?...

For starters, the new technology—appearing on 'Westworld' before hitting the market—could help the deaf parse speech and ambient noise...

 2018-04-20 16:22 

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Ten Rarely Seen Springsteen Photographs That Capture the Exhilarating Power of The Boss...

A new book reveals the work of David Gahr, who documented the music legend as he rose to worldwide fame...

 2018-04-20 16:00 

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You Can Get Free Admission to Any National Park This Saturday...
 2018-04-20 15:05 

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What We Can Learn From a New Bird Tree of Life...

Sequencing the DNA of more than 10,000 birds could reveal how best to conserve our feathery friends—and when they evolved from dinosaurs...

 2018-04-20 12:00 

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Inside Look at Elon Musk-Funded Mars Simulation Project...

Billionaire Elon Musk has donated money to the Mars Society in Utah. Its purpose is to help scientists prepare for the incredibly hostile conditions on the Red Planet....

 2018-04-19 19:15 

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Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadow...

Coming soon to the National Portrait Gallery, an old art form gets reinvented...

 2018-04-19 17:52 

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How to Talk to Evangelicals About Evolution...

For two years, researchers from the Smithsonian traveled the country explaining the science of our shared origins...

 2018-04-19 17:24 

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Be Part of a Catch-and-Release Aquarium in Scotland...

The Mull Aquarium in Tobermory invites visitors to help stock the tanks...

 2018-04-19 16:51 

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Why Are We Always Searching For "A Quiet Place?"...

Perhaps the real monster is not noise, but instead our own intolerance of unwanted sounds...

 2018-04-19 16:43 

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This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance...

The wave of brilliant red flowers marks the end of a centennial of commemorations of the Great War...

 2018-04-19 16:13 

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Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. Takes Home Another Award, This Time From the Smithsonian...

The Iron Man adds the American History Museum's Great Americans medal to his trophy wall...

 2018-04-19 15:58 

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When the Unabomber Was Arrested, One of the Longest Manhunts in FBI History Was Finally Over...

Twenty years ago, the courts gave Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences, thereby ending more than a decade of terror....

 2018-04-19 15:54 

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Britain's Lake District Was Immortalized by Beatrix Potter, But Is Its Future in Peril?...

Shepherds and ecologists are butting heads over what's next for the beloved landscape...

 2018-04-19 15:20 

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This Tiny Tooth Sensor Could Keep Track of the Food You Eat...

The tooth-mounted device can recognize glucose, salt and alcohol, and researchers hope it can one day detect much more...

 2018-04-19 13:00 

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Would You Trust Drone Software to Pilot Your Flight?...

Drones have already flown more hours than humans have. Now companies are looking to apply that data to commercial flight...

 2018-04-19 12:00 

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Richard Branson Speaks on Plan for Space Tourism...

Billionaire Richard Branson has set up Virgin Galactic as part of his dream to conquer the final frontier. But it's also a bet that could land him at the forefront of a new business: space tourism....

 2018-04-18 18:34 

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In Norway, an Ambitious New Standard for Green Building Is Catching On...

A coalition called Powerhouse is designing buildings that produce more energy than they use in their entire lifecycle...

 2018-04-18 18:02 

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Ten Chinese Museums Where You Can See a Dinosaur Fossil Up Close...

The country's dino explosion has created a mecca for tourists intent on catching a glimpse of feathered dinos and other prehistoric wonders...

 2018-04-18 17:43 

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What Makes the Advice Column Uniquely American...

In a new book, author Jessica Weisberg dives into the fascinating history of the advice industry...

 2018-04-18 16:13 

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The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom...

A gold rush of fossil-finding is turning China into the new epicenter of paleontology...

 2018-04-18 16:06 

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The Man Who Saved Havana...

As its greatest old buildings were falling down, a fearless historian named Eusebio Leal remade the city into a stunning world destination...

 2018-04-18 15:55 

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The Hunt for the Notorious U-Boat UB-29...

A wreck-diving archaeologist and his quest to discover a missing submarine...

 2018-04-18 15:14 

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Smithsonian Curators Reflect on How Barbara Bush Will Be Remembered...

As both the First Lady and the mother of a President, Mrs. Bush leaves a legacy of a national grandmother with an iron backbone...

 2018-04-18 15:00 

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What's the Difference Between Moths and Butterflies and More Questions From Our Readers...

You asked, we answered...

 2018-04-18 15:00 

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Why Did the Carolina Parakeet Go Extinct?...

It hasn't been seen for a century. But will the bird species ever fly again?...

 2018-04-18 14:38 

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How the Panama Canal Took a Huge Toll On the Contract Workers Who Built It...

The project was a tremendous American achievement, but the health costs to the mostly Caribbean contract workers were staggering...

 2018-04-18 12:00 

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This Female Gladiator Captive Had to Fight for Her Life...

In 2nd century AD, Celtic warrior Ardala is taken to Rome and tossed in a dark dungeon while her captors decide what to do with her. Little does she know that she'll have to fight if she wants to survive....

 2018-04-17 17:24 

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There's No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Cat...

With its short tight curl, many claim that the Cornish Rex is proof that cats can be allergen-free. Nope...

 2018-04-17 15:18 

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When Albert Einstein Visited Japan...

As he traveled through Asia, including a trip to Palestine, the brilliant scientist discovered much he didn't understand...

 2018-04-17 15:03 

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This Implantable Chip Could Monitor Alcohol Intake...

Engineers have developed a tiny sensor that could potentially replace regular Breathalyzer or blood tests for patients in rehabilitation programs...

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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Fifty Years Later, Remembering Resurrection City and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968...

Lenneal Henderson and thousands of other protesters occupied the National Mall for 42 days during the landmark civil rights protest...

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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A Daring Journey Into the Big Unknown of America's Largest National Park...

If dangling from a rope inside a melting glacier is your idea of a vacation, then come with us to Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias...

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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A Brief History of the Stoplight...

How a bright idea shaped our cities and gave the go-ahead to our love affair with the car...

 2018-04-17 13:00 

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A Curator's College Find Is Revisited in the New PBS Showcase 'Civilizations'...

Debra Diamond's story, says the show's producer, exemplifies the 'joy of discovery' in a whole new way...

 2018-04-17 12:00 

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Meet the Nomad Girl Who Hunts With a Golden Eagle...

Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Kazakh girl trained by her father from childhood to be an eagle huntress and is the star of the award-winning documentary...

 2018-04-16 19:17 

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What the Large Penises of Tiny Crustaceans Tell Us About Evolution...

Massive male sex organs have their perks, but in the long run, a little modesty pays...

 2018-04-16 18:42 

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First Infant Gorilla Born at the Zoo in Nine Years; Watch a Video of the Birth...

Little "Moke" and his first-time mother "Calaya" are doing well...

 2018-04-16 17:49 

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This Remarkable Charm Bracelet Chronicles a Life Inside a Concentration Camp...

Greta Perlman survived the Holocaust. The mementos she saved offer clues about how Jews endured the indignities and horrors of the Nazis...

 2018-04-16 17:28 

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JFK's Excellent Adventure: "Timeless," Season 2, Episode 5 Recapped...

We learn a lot about the once and future President, and he learns way too much about himself, in a tense twist with the past coming to the present...

 2018-04-16 16:22 

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth's Past Climates...

They have a lot to tell us about our future...

 2018-04-16 13:00 

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Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Days...

A Smithsonian ornithologist follows the songbird migration north from the Gulf of Mexico. A new book tells his story...

 2018-04-16 12:00 

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The Significance Behind Ancient Scythian Tattoos...

Scythian women adorned themselves with tattoos portraying the animals they hunted. It was believed that these tattoos offered magical protection, and also used to commemorate acts of bravery....

 2018-04-13 17:38 

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Take a Last Look at Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms (Photos)...

See them while you can...

 2018-04-13 14:34 

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When "Bricklayer Bill" Won the 1917 Boston Marathon, It Was a Victory For All Irish Americans...

William J. Kennedy crossed the finish line wrapped in the American flag...

 2018-04-13 13:21 

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Bad News, Night Owls: You Might Have a Higher Risk of Dying Early...

Researchers found a 10 percent higher risk of early death in late night sleepers, but aren't sure why...

 2018-04-13 12:30 

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Illuminating the Ocean's Teeming Twilight Zone, Before It Disappears...

Like underwater islands, these deep reefs harbor countless creatures that scientists have never heard of, and many they never will...

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