Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Grey Gardens Up for Sale, The Happiest Place in America?, The Future of Batteries and More

 
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Smithsonian Media Curiosity Council (560x70)
 
This Medieval Knight's Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instruments
 
This Medieval Knight’s Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instruments
 
 
The Letters of Abigail and John Adams Show Their Mutual Respect
 
The Letters of Abigail and John Adams Show Their Mutual Respect
 
 
WHO Warns That Pollution Is Killing Millions of Children
 
WHO Warns That Pollution Is Killing Millions of Children
 
 
Grey Gardens Estate Is on the Market for $20 Million
 
Grey Gardens Estate Is on the Market for $20 Million
 
 
Here Are All The Discoveries That Had To Happen Before Two Scientists Could Find DNA's Structure
 
Here Are All The Discoveries That Had To Happen Before Two Scientists Could Find DNA’s Structure
 
 
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Announcing the Finalists of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
What Killed More Than Half a Dozen of the Bahamas' Swimming Pigs?
 
What Killed More Than Half a Dozen of the Bahamas' Swimming Pigs?
 
 
A New Exhibition Explores the Science and Math in Children's Book Illustrations
 
A New Exhibition Explores the Science and Math in Children's Book Illustrations
 
 
Antonin Scalia's Papers Find a Home at Harvard Law
 
Antonin Scalia’s Papers Find a Home at Harvard Law
 
 
Failure at One of These 15,000 American Dams Would Be Fatal
 
Failure at One of These 15,000 American Dams Would Be Fatal
 
 
Is This the Happiest Place in America?
 
Is This the Happiest Place in America?
 
 
Charging Ahead: The Future of Batteries
 
Charging Ahead: The Future of Batteries
 
 
When it Comes to Predicting Solar Storms, Space May Not Be the Place
 
When it Comes to Predicting Solar Storms, Space May Not Be the Place
 
 
Censored Iranian Film Gets First Public Release, 27 Years After Its Debut
 
Censored Iranian Film Gets First Public Release, 27 Years After Its Debut
 
 
The First Breakfast Cereal, Granula, Had to Be Soaked Before Being Eaten
 
The First Breakfast Cereal, Granula, Had to Be Soaked Before Being Eaten
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1933, Monopoly, a "Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game," hit the market and quickly took family game night by storm. Designed to teach the "99 percent" about income inequality, the game's story begins decades before the Great Depression. Read about the fascinating origins of Monopoly and its creator who never got her due.
 
 
 
 
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The singer is singing a tribute song to deceased and Legendary Blues Singer Big Mama Thornton.  This was shot during the Blues Gals musical in Richmond, Virginia.
 
"Singing for Big Mama" Photo by Jared Johnson
 
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