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    The Polynesian 'Prince' Who Took 18th-Century England by Storm

    A new nonfiction release revisits the life of Mai, the first Pacific Islander to visit Britain

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    Why Don't Kids Tend to Get as Sick From Covid-19?

    Some children have been hospitalized and some have died, but at a tiny fraction of the...

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    Smithsonian's Chris Browne Was the Manager at Ronald Reagan National Airport on 9/11

    The acting director of the National Air and Space Museum reflects 20 years later on the...

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    On 9/11, a Flotilla of Ferries, Yachts and Tugboats Evacuated 500,000 People Away From Ground Zero

    Amidst the terror and tragedy of the day came these everyday heroes who answered the call...

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    9/11 Changed How Doctors Treat PTSD

    New research in the 20 years since the September 11th attacks has led to better therapies...

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    Commemorate 9/11 With Free Virtual Programs, Resources From the Smithsonian

    Here's how the American History Museum, the National Postal Museum and more are reflecting on the...

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    Thirty-One Smithsonian Artifacts That Tell the Story of 9/11

    From a Pentagon rescuer's uniform to a Flight 93 crew log, these objects commemorate the 20th...

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    The Art of Remembering 9/11

    Learn about five artworks in SAAM's collection and the stories they tell us about 9/11

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    Frog Foam May Help Deliver Drugs to Human Skin

    A new study suggests the concoction created by mating amphibians may help dispense medicine slowly over...

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    Animals Are Changing Shape to Cope With Rising Temperatures

    Birds, bats, rabbits, mice and other creatures are growing bigger body parts to cool themselves off

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    Seven 9/11 Memorials to Visit Across the United States

    These lesser-known monuments honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago

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    The Heart-Wrenching History of the Breakup Album

    From Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour,' love and loss has an ever evolving soundtrack

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    A Marine Bacteria Shows Promise for Curing an Aggressive Brain Cancer

    A new glioblastoma drug is derived from a microbe found in the ocean at depths of...

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    At 40, MTV Is Officially Over the Hill

    Born in 1981, the network soon grew to include reality TV and the VMAs. But nothing...

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    Cooking French Classics and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in September

    The world's largest museum-based educational program has over 25 events planned for this month

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    After Victory in World War II, Black Veterans Continued the Fight for Freedom at Home

    These men, who had sacrificed so much for the country, faced racist attacks in 1946 as...

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    Endangered Wild Dogs Rely on Diverse Habitat to Survive Around Lions

    A new study shows that bramble and brush help the canines avoid attacks by the big...

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    Can the World's First Space Sweeper Make a Dent in Orbiting Debris?

    A private company has just completed the first successful test of its trash collector

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    Human Remains From the Chilean Desert Reveal Its First Farmers Fought to the Death

    Three thousand years ago desert dwellers fatally stabbed and bashed each other, possibly due to diminishing...

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    Why Isn't My Favorite Artifact on Display?

    These are just a few of the many reasons a specific object might not be on...

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    Race in America

    A new Smithsonian initiative explores how Americans understand, experience and confront racism

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    Pack Your Bags for 1907

    Early 20th century trade catalogs highlight a range of sturdy, vintage satchels and trunks

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    From Supercomputers to Fire-Starting Drones, These Tools Help Fight Wildfires

    As climate change worsens wildfires in the West, agencies are tapping into new technologies to keep...

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    Biodiversity Loss Despite a Century of Protection

    The Barro Colorado bird community has lost about a quarter of its species over time

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    Chronicling Hip-Hop's 45-Year Ascendance as a Musical, Cultural and Social Phenom

    The groundbreaking box set "Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap" features 129 tracks, liner notes and...

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    This Map Details Florida's Disappearing Native American Landscape

    A 19th-century reporter’s invaluable guide offers a look at the earliest residents of the area known...

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    Six Important Questions About Booster Shots Answered

    Experts weigh in who needs the shot first, when it should happen and how it will...

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    The Audubon Mural Project Brings Threatened Birds Back to New York City

    From purple finches to whiskered screech owls, artists are expanding a colorful flock of public artworks...

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    Venomous Sea Snakes That Charge Divers May Just Be Looking for Love

    A new study suggests apparent attacks are actually fleeting cases of mistaken identity

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    The Secret Codes of Lady Wroth, the First Female English Novelist

    The Renaissance noblewoman is little known today, but in her time she was a notorious celebrity

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    The Secret Lives of Mosquitoes, the World’s Most Hated Insects

    While some are a nuisance, others working as nighttime pollinators may be critically important to a...

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    Twenty Years Later, First Responders and Families Remember the People They Lost on 9/11

    These portraits of resilience recall the day when loved ones, friends and colleagues perished in the...

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    The Lost Art of Molding Ice Cream Into Eagles, Tugboats and Pineapples

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ice cream makers used metal casts to create...

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    Study Finds Polygamy Helps Male Acorn Woodpeckers Thrive

    The findings of a new study could help scientists learn more about how social behaviors evolved...

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    Why the Tibetan Plateau Might Be the Ideal Spot for the Telescope of the Future

    A team in China has identified a location that could give the Eastern Hemisphere its first...

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    What a Watch Tells Us About the Titanic's Final Hours

    The handheld item, belonging to an American crew member, stopped minutes before the ship sank

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    At an Old Juke Joint in Mississippi, the Blues Are Alive

    Jimmy Holmes is the last in a line of music legends as he seeks to keep...

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    How Rea Ann Silva Invented the Beautyblender—and Changed Makeup Forever

    Silva’s work as a makeup artist on "Girlfriends" unexpectedly thrust her into the beauty products industry...