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‘Little Green Army Men’ Will Soon Feature Female Toy Soldiers
Since the 1930s, kids have been playing with little green army men; those iconic figurines made out of plastic and posed into ...
Grave Hints at Interaction Between Early Humans Living in Great Lakes, American Southeast
A roughly 4,000-year-old burial site discovered on an island off the coast of Georgia points toward ties between early hunter ...
Here’s What’s Brewing in the New Smithsonian Beer Collections
Sam Calagione’s boil kettle—discolored from heavy use and topped with a repurposed kitchen pot lid, looking a bit like a ...
Why the Amsterdam Museum Will No Longer Use the Term ‘Dutch Golden Age’
In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic became a robust world power, its prosperous economy paving the way for a flourishing ...
Common Pesticides Delay Songbird Migration, Trigger Significant Weight Loss
A class of pesticides linked with declining insect numbers across the globe has similarly negative effects on wild songbird ...
The Bahamas and the Caribbean Have Withstood Hurricanes for Centuries
The Bahamas were spared this past weekend when Tropical Storm Humberto's 70 mph winds just brushed by the islands. Only two ...
Once Thought to Be Extinct, This Lucky Clover Has Recovered Enough to Come Off the Endangered List
When the massive herds of bison disappeared from the North America in the 1800s, they took with them a very specific ...
Rats Learned to Play Hide and Seek to Help Study the Brain
Researchers know that play isn’t just for kids. Play—or scientifically speaking, voluntary recreational activity—is ...
A Century Ago, This Eerie-Sounding Instrument Ushered in Electronic Music
The “Play It Loud” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art spotlights the star instruments that made music electronic, ...
The Rise of the Zombie Mall
“Who wants to sit in that desolate-looking spot?” Frank Lloyd Wright carped of the atrium inside the first enclosed shopping ...
Study Reveals Lost Continent Demolished by Europe
Researchers uncovered traces of a lost continent that disappeared under what is today Europe about 120 million years ago.
The Man Who Mentored da Vinci Receives First U.S. Retrospective
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael are widely considered the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. But this ...