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Before "Baby Shark" made the Hot 100, "Silly Symphonies" were all the rage
The science behind Shrinky Dinks
Happy Leap Day! Brought to you by Julius Caesar
Immerse yourself in Jane Goodall’s wondrous, chimpanzee-filled life
The first State of the Union address: way shorter, way less clapping
For the first time, a National U.S. Observatory has been named for a female astronomer: Vera Rubin
Meet the illustrator who brought children’s books to life
The true story behind the Harriet Tubman movie
Meet the stars of Smithsonian's new Fossil Hall
The science of keeping New Year’s resolutions
Unraveling the history of the ugly holiday sweater
The children of Pearl Harbor
The woman who invented the green bean casserole
The augmented reality app that lets you experience the moon landing
How the Guinness Book of World Records became an international phenomenon
The roots of computer code lie in telegraph code
The history of trick or treating is weirder than you thought
This interactive map shows fall foliage predictions across the U.S.
Software makes cyberbullies think twice
Rare children’s books digitized by the Library of Congress
Sign language translating devices are cool. But are they useful?
This map lets you plug in your address to see how it’s changed over the past 750 million years
The stories behind "Toy Story's" beloved characters
This supermarket sells only wasted food
Kids who don’t drink water consume more sweetened beverages
This inkless pen lets you write forever
Why Utah might be your next favorite snorkeling destination
Why does every American graduation play "Pomp and Circumstance"?
Ocean heat waves are threatening marine life, biodiversity
Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story
A new look at Anne Frank
How emojis could help people with food allergies
How the music of Hawai'i’s last ruler guided the Island's people through crisis
What can we learn about climate change by studying the climate of the past?
Two Antarctic penguins took an adorable "selfie"
Van Gogh Museum suggests artist's last painting has long been misidentified
Special spit helps frogs get a grip on insects
Anyone can make up their own weird or random holiday
In Switzerland, an exploding snowman helps predict spring
Badges make today's Girl Scouts tomorrow's cybersleuths
Interactive map shines a spotlight on women's cultural contributions in Paris
Celebrating the much-loved Paddington Bear
See rare images depicting life, work at the White House
This radio station broadcasts all over the world, but only at breakfast time
Sweethearts candies won't be available this Valentine's Day
Murals near stadium highlight Atlanta's civil rights legacy
An exhibit in Illinois allows visitors to talk with holograms of 13 Holocaust survivors
7 things you might not know about San Francisco's cable cars
Experience the glory of GingerBread Lane
Step inside Spain's glittering mountain of salt
How centuries-old dice reveal changing attitudes about fate
The farmboy who invented television
World hunger is on the rise for the third year in a row
This 12-year-old girl built a robot that can find microplastics in the ocean
These two small letters heralded the beginning of online communication
You'll soon be able to stay in this historic California ghost town
How to make your own Cheesehead in Milwaukee
Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail
Where should you live? This app will tell you
How decorative gourd season conquered fall
Helsinki’s new subterranean art museum opens its doors
A brief history of taking books along for the ride
You can get an Antarctic passport
How to hear the Met's historic instruments
Library of Congress puts spotlight on 440 snapshots
Fun facts for World Elephant Day
Denmark's earliest kings were also pirates
Step into Scotland with immersive AR app
Library of Congress adds ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘My Girl’ to National Recording Registry
The mystery of Minnesota’s disappearing river
Could ‘nanowood’ replace Styrofoam?
Yet another reason not to smoke: It gives superbugs superpowers
U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall to get first state-commissioned statue of a black American
Get a hole-in-one at the most eye-catching mini golf courses across the U.S.
Meet the female inventor behind mass-market paper bags
Freedom of the press in Poland
How a pizza maker changed the stunt-kite-flying world
Soil has a microbiome, too
Are we living in the Plastic Age?
Amateur women’s baseball teams existed as early as 1866
Why women bring their "I Voted" stickers to Susan B. Anthony's grave
How women broke into the male-dominated world of cartoons and illustrations
Meet LEGO's "Women of NASA"
Billions of pieces of plastic spread disease in coral reefs
The town that polar bears built
How to make an authentic Civil War valentine
What you may not know about past presidents
Four Olympic stadiums with unexpected afterlives
The most notorious poet in 18th century America was an enslaved teenager you've never heard of
Tootsie Rolls were WWII energy bars
Martin Luther King, Jr. found inspiration in Henry David Thoreau
Yosemite: A magical winter destination
Why Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol"
Archivist captures New York's past through home movies, historical footage
A detachable airplane cabin and other strange aviation ideas
Native American art will now be part of the Met's American Wing
The history of pardoning turkeys began with Tad Lincoln
Navy bids goodbye to "blueberry" uniform
The origin of the Coney Island hot dog is a uniquely American story
Gen Xers and Millennials out-voted older generations in 2016
Giving fossils a facelift
Google lets you zip through the Amazon jungle
Whale mail is the new snail mail at the world's first underwater post office
3D print your own breakfast
How cool new words are added to American Sign Language
'Spectacular' fall foliage forecast for New England
Discovering weird new species in the open ocean
Battered bronze sphere returns to World Trade Center site
These national parks are less popular, but no less spectacular
This is the gear you need to view the upcoming solar eclipse
This is what happened when an Australian city gave trees email addresses
Comic masterfully shows how climate has changed through time
Move over, steel: The high rises of tomorrow are "plyscrapers"
Coastal cities need to rethink how they deal with rising waters
The animals that helped win World War I
Dubai will get self-flying taxis this year
How a children's toy could help fight malaria
Without Edgar Allan Poe, we wouldn't have Sherlock Holmes
Barns are painted red because of the physics of dying stars
Misty Copeland is bringing "Ballet Across America"
A project to "rewild" Europe, brings a safari-style camp to Portugal
When it rains in Boston, the sidewalks reveal poetry
Five things to know about Little Golden Books
Get out your binoculars—birds are making their annual trek north
Girl Scouting was once segregated
How Mozart outsold Beyonce in CD sales in 2016
Why a Congressional commission wants a national women's history museum
The true story of "Hidden Figures"
Take a look inside these six presidential homes
How E.B. White wove Charlotte's Web
For nearly 150 years, this house told a story about the African American experience
China's lantern makers are gearing up for the new year
Why do we play "Hail to the Chief" for the president?
More than 50 years old, freedom songs still inspire today
Giant holiday displays are taking over malls throughout Asia
Chill ways to recycle last year's snow
The Berger cookie is Baltimore's gift to the chocolate world
Rosa Parks: The misdemeanor that sparked a movement
The puppeteer who brought balloons to the Thanksgiving Day parade
The biography of the real Smokey Bear
The boy who became a World War II veteran at 13 years old
Why do we vote on Tuesdays?
This is how bats can land upside down
The magazine of the future (on floppy disk!)
How would you react if we discovered alien life?
Black history’s home is open
In Japan, autumn means a parade of robot puppets
Judy Blume speaks about her career and what it means to write a "Banned Book"
Recalling an era when the color of your skin meant you paid to vote
Edible forests are sprouting up across America
How an Italian immigrant rolled out the Radio Flyer across America
This is how much water you waste when you throw away food
You're in! Four new sports make the cut for Tokyo Olympics
How photography shaped America's national parks
What would you include in your own “little library”?
The science behind nature’s patterns
Young virtuosos going global
Fairy tales could be older than you ever imagined
What do soldiers around the world eat?
Postal worker finds 108-year-old message in a bottle
Fifth-grader's letter prompts decision on money
Feeling small, in awe of nature, makes people more generous
Beverly Cleary turns 100!
We thought we’d be living in space (or under giant domes) by now
New Zealanders decide to keep their old flag, after all
New app lets you travel back in time
Inventing the perfect umbrella
Happy Pi Day!
It’s way too hard to find statues of notable women in the U.S.
New graphic novel writes the Wright Brothers’ sister back into history
President Obama designates three new national monuments
How George Washington did his hair
TV outpaces Hollywood on diversity
National book award winners announced
Are you willing to travel by drone?
Interactive maps shed new light on American history
Watch a NASA scientist school the empire on how to build a better death star
How much time do you spend online?
Who invented ear muffs?
Author provides maps to classic stories
Get some face time with Lady Liberty
What was on the menu at the first Thanksgiving?
Teens take part in "Great Thanksgiving Listen"
Students find unique way to show respect
Art for autumn: Van Gogh painting is made of pumpkins, watermelons and squash
See original Pixar drawings at Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York
Explore this map of 13 centuries' worth of English metaphors
Who has the best facial hair in baseball history?
Bee stings, research that makes you go 'huh?' win Ig Nobels Awards
Coming soon: helmets made from carrots
What gives Bugs Bunny his lasting power?
Denali, Ongtupqa, and other Native American names for landmarks
Students turn food into non-perishable powder
Australian firefighters "happy to help" in Northwest
Teenage girls have led language innovation for centuries
Are summer jobs a thing of the past?
Review: The chuckles and squeaks of Minions
Space probe transmits stunning new views of Pluto
Virtual reality becoming a greater part of reality
Separating earthquake fact from fiction in "San Andreas"
Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris
Reading Harry Potter might make you a better person
Student made comic book to explain complex chemistry
Countries around the world respond to Nepal earthquake
Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns
Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow
The Navajo Nation taxes junk food to promote healthier living
Read, care, click: An app that will help you help others
Americans love an underdog
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations?
Did your body complain about daylight saving time?
Dress of many colors
How to build the perfect snowman
Kodak agrees to continue making movie film
Birth of the Blues
The long, cherished, and delicious history of chocolate
Teen uses Legos to build braille printer
Mentoring unlocks opportunities for women in STEM careers
This Commuter Bus Runs on Human Waste
A legacy of change: Remembering the March on Washington
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