Latest Smithsonian Stories
When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government.
Scientists from the Smithsonian and the University of Rhode Island have found unsuspected linkages between the oxidation state of iron in volcanic rocks and variations in the chemistry of the deep Earth.
New Evidence suggests the settlers at Jamestown, Virginia in 1609-1610 resorted to cannibalism in the face of a harsh winter with a shortage of food stock. Archeologists working closely with the Smithsonian have made the discovery after careful analysis of human remains unearthed at the site in 2012.