Thursday, March 30, 2017

Where Do Airplanes Go to Die?, A Microwave Helmet Could Help Diagnose TBIs, Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch and More

 
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Smithsonian Media Curiosity Council (560x70)
 
Unlike Dolphins, Sea Otters That Use Tools Are Not Closely Related
 
Unlike Dolphins, Sea Otters That Use Tools Are Not Closely Related
 
 
A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
 
A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
 
 
Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?
 
Where Do the Largest Airplanes Go to Die?
 
 
The Myth of Professional Beggars Spawned Today's Enduring Stereotypes
 
The Myth of Professional Beggars Spawned Today's Enduring Stereotypes
 
 
Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope
 
Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope
 
 
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Announcing the Winners of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind
 
New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind
 
 
Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Mistress of Rodin, Opens in France
 
Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Mistress of Rodin, Opens in France
 
 
What Really Made Primate Brains So Big?
 
What Really Made Primate Brains So Big?
 
 
Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time
 
Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time
 
 
Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship
 
Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship
 
 
This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically
 
This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically
 
 
Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil
 
Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil
 
 
The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University
 
The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University
 
 
The Finnish Baby Box Is Becoming Popular Around the World
 
The Finnish Baby Box Is Becoming Popular Around the World
 
 
Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance
 
Never Mind Her Stellar Jazz Career, Young Ella Fitzgerald Just Wanted to Dance
 
 
What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?
 
What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1842, the first documented use of anesthesia during a surgery occurred when physician Crawford Long used ether while removing a tumor. Long got the idea after observing its effects on those using the substance for recreational enjoyment. Just how does anesthesia work? Smithsonian experts have the answer.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
A flock of flamingos fly over textured marshlands and a river in Andalucia, Spain at sunset.
 
"Flamingos in Flight" Photo by Aya Okawa
 
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