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Stories from Smithsonian magazine - Digg Digg Skip to content , or skip to search . Home Video Editions Store Search Search Search Sign In / Sign Up Advertising Animals Animation Architecture Archive Art Audio Aviation Beliefs Books Booze Business Cars Cities Comics Crime Culture Curious Cute Design Digg Dialog Digg Original Documentary Drugs Economics Education Election 2016 Explainer Fame Food Funny Gaming Gender Gross Histories Health How-To Human Nature Internet Language Late Night Law LGBT Long Reads Maps Media Movies Music Nature News Photos Politics Race Science Sex Short Film Sleep Space Sports Studies Style Technology Toys TV Video Warfare World Smithsonian magazine RSS   smithsonianmag.com A TRAGEDY BORN OF BIAS The Failure Of Pearl Harbor 29 diggs Smithsonian magazine Histories Human Nature Long Reads Warfare 2w A series of high-stakes gamble and false assumptions failed to resulted in the US's failure to prepare for attack 75 years ago. 29 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain RIBBON CUT The Strange Case Of George Washington’s Disappearing Sash 15 diggs Smithsonian magazine Histories Culture 5w How an early (and controversial) symbol of the American republic was lost to the annals of history. 15 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain DYING DIALECTS How To Save A Dying Language 8 diggs Smithsonian magazine Language 29 Oct How one man is racing to save Aramaic before its last living speakers are gone. 8 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain STUNTIN' ON LAWBREAKERS The 'Girl Stunt Reporters' Of The Late 19th Century 10 diggs Smithsonian magazine Histories Gender Media 26 Oct Writing under pseudonyms, the so-called girl stunt reporters of the late 19th century played a major role in exposing the nation's ills. 10 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain INTO THE MUCK Deep In The Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom 23 diggs Smithsonian magazine Histories Long Reads Nature 12 Sep The Great Dismal Swamp was once a thriving refuge for runaways. 23 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain FOSSIL FOOLED Smithsonian Finds New Kind Of Ancient Dolphin Hiding In Its Own Collections 11 diggs Smithsonian magazine Animals Nature 20 Aug Sometimes, paleontologists don’t have to go into the field to discover a tantalizing new species. 11 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain HOPEFULLY NOT A LARGER METAPHOR A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland’s Melting Ice 17 diggs Smithsonian magazine World 9 Aug They thought the frozen earth would keep it safely hidden. They were wrong. 17 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain WHAT'D HE HAVE TO CHOP DOWN? The Fascinating Story Of How George Washington Got The Key To The Bastille 14 diggs Smithsonian magazine Histories 18 Jul A gift from an old friend is one of Mount Vernon’s most interesting objects. 14 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain WHO KNEW? The Surprising History Of The Infographic 28 diggs Smithsonian magazine Data Viz Histories 11 Jul Slave maps, wage disputes and deaths from disease in the Crimean War: All of these suggest that we’ve been data driven for much longer than you might think. Infographics, it turns out, have a rich history. 28 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain SAUCY AND FILLING The Origin Of The Coney Island Hot Dog Is A Uniquely American Story 18 diggs Smithsonian magazine Food 1 Jul They also have very little to do with the New York City amusement park. 18 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain AN ASTEROID AS BIG AS LUXEMBOURG ITSELF Will Luxembourg Lead The Race For Space Mining? 14 diggs Smithsonian magazine Space 10 May The Rhode-Island-sized Grand Duchy hosts less than 600,000 people, but boasts one of the highest per capita incomes. While it's roaring economy is currently buoyed by banking, the government recently announced its newest industry: asteroid mining. 14 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain BUT THEY'RE ALL VERY BARD Is There Such A Thing As A 'Bad' Shakespeare Play? 9 diggs Smithsonian magazine Culture Art 22 Apr That "King Lear," now the best of Shakespeare’s best, could have been so disliked at certain points in history highlights why it’s difficult to come up with a comprehensive ranking of the Bard’s plays. 9 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain EQUAL TO 100 DUCK-SIZED T-REXES Discovery Of A Tiny, Horse-Sized Tyrannosaur Adds New Insight Into The Origins Of T-Rex 9 diggs Smithsonian magazine Animals Nature Science 14 Mar The horse-sized dino species had smarts and a keen sense of smell, setting the stage for the evolution of the enormous predator. 9 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain COUNT DE MONEY The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower. Twice. 5 diggs Smithsonian