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New Emmett Till Revelations, The Women Who Helped Win The Space Race, A Lava "Firehose" and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    FEBRUARY 2017

Scientists Now Know Exactly How Lead Got Into Flint's Water

New report points blames corrosion and warns that fixing lead poisoning nationwide will require more work than we hoped

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An in-depth chemical analysis of water from the "ground zero" house in Flint's water crisis finds that corrosion is to blame. (Tadhg / Alamy)

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Researchers Think They've Found a Mini Continent in the Indian Ocean

Researchers Think They've Found a Mini Continent in the Indian Ocean

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What the Director of the African American History Museum Says About the New Emmett Till Revelations

What the Director of the African American History Museum Says About the New Emmett Till Revelations

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The Urban Birder Visits the Amazon to Raise Awareness of Threatened Birds Sponsored Story: Hurtigruten

The Urban Birder Visits the Amazon to Raise Awareness of Threatened Birds

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Bag-Like, Big-Mouthed Sea Creature Could Be Earliest Human Ancestor

Bag-Like, Big-Mouthed Sea Creature Could Be Earliest Human Ancestor

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Watch a Lava "Firehose" Spew Out of a Hawaiian Cliff

Watch a Lava "Firehose" Spew Out of a Hawaiian Cliff

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Before “Hidden Figures,” There Was a Rock Opera About NASA’s Human Computers

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Explore in Style: Hybrid Ships Designed by Rolls-Royce

During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security

During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security

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Scotch Tape Can Create X-Rays, and More You Didn't Know About The Sticky Stuff

Scotch Tape Can Create X-Rays, and More You Didn't Know About The Sticky Stuff

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This Robotic Silver Swan Has Fascinated Fans for Nearly 250 Years

This Robotic Silver Swan Has Fascinated Fans for Nearly 250 Years

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The House Where 'Winnie-the-Pooh' Was Written Is for Sale

The House Where ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Was Written Is for Sale

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Get Lost in a Maze of Storybook Canals in this Dutch 'Venice'

Get Lost in a Maze of Storybook Canals in this Dutch 'Venice'

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These 12,000-Year-Old Prostate Stones Likely Led to One Prehistoric Man's Painful Death

These 12,000-Year-Old Prostate Stones Likely Led to One Prehistoric Man’s Painful Death

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