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Tigers Use Urine to Figure Out If They Have Chemistry

Smithsonian Channel
Young tiger Kumal is spellbound by a female tiger he encounters in a local stretch of forest. If she's interested, she'll signal her intent by way of the chemicals she releases in her urine. From the Show: Tiger On the Run

U.S. Troops in the Pacific Treat Themselves to a Little R&R

Smithsonian Channel
A brief respite from the frontlines of the Pacific War sees American troops trying to inject a little comfort into their lives: from more habitable living quarters to enjoying the enemy's hidden supply of liquor. From the Series: Pacific War in Color: Striking Distance

A Big Helping of Beer and Chicken

Smithsonian Channel
What do a Garrison Keillor sketch, Bavarian beer-brewing immigrants and a place where chickens are right to be nervous have in common? Find out. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Best Small Towns

Science Olympiad Reach for the Stars Event 2017 Part 7

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

The Secret Lives of Some Civil War Soldiers

Smithsonian Channel
Hundreds of women secretly joined the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Some women were brazen enough to enlist as self-appointed officers, or double as female spies. From: CIVIL WAR 360: The Union

The Dragons

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
An ARTLAB+ production by Malcolm, Brian, and Danny

Concert - The Blues: Roots, Branches and Beyond Part 1

National Museum of the American Indian

Sewing Machines, Balloons, and Rocket Fuel

National Air and Space Museum
We discuss the process and technologies used to land the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, on Mars. Ian Clark, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, provides historical context for the development of those technologies and talks about the need for improvements as Mars missions move to larger and larger payloads. This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

This Mysterious Event Led to the Spanish-American War

Smithsonian Channel
In early 1898, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor as a show of support for the Cuban revolutionaries. Two weeks later, it would explode in inexplicable circumstances lighting the fuse for the Spanish-American War. From the Series: Combat Ships: Metal War Ships

Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges Conference - part 9

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
How can we power the world with clean energy? How can we improve the quality of life through health-care innovations? Design has emerged as a powerful tool to help businesses offer ingenious and often disruptive solutions to the world's most complex problems. Join us as leading thinkers, scientists and designers share their expertise and discuss how design can accelerate innovation and provide efficient and scalable solutions to the most pressing global needs. This program was a collaboration with GE and Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Design Du Jour, the End of the Plate? - Panel Discussion

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Katsuya Fukushima (minibar, Washington, DC), Homaro Cantu (Moto, Chicago), and Grant Achatz and designer Martin Kastner (Alinea, Chicago) discuss experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food. Moderator: Darra Goldstein, co-curator, Feeding Desire Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewit National Design Museum

A Woolly Mammoth Autopsy Turns Frantic

Smithsonian Channel
Scientists only have three days to examine this 40,000-year-old animal's body before it has to be refrozen to prevent rotting. In these 72 hours, what secrets can they learn from the mammoth's icy flesh? From: HOW TO CLONE A WOOLLY MAMMOTH

From Tarzan to Tonto 1 - Welcome by Kevin Gover

National Museum of the American Indian
From Tonto to Tarzan: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union is a special program that examines the pervasiveness of stereotypes in American culture. In this segment, Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian, welcomes the speakers and the audience to the symposium. He also, along with Richard Kurin, Acting Provost of the Smithsonian Institution, honors Johnnetta Betsh Cole, who is retiring from the directorship of the National Museum of African Art. Kevin Gover (Pawnee) is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and a former professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU). He served on the faculty of the university’s Indian Legal Program and was co-executive director of ASU’s American Indian Policy Institute. From 1997 to 2001 Gover was the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he won praise for his efforts to rebuild long-neglected Indian schools and expand tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs police forces throughout the country. His tenure as Assistant Secretary is perhaps best-known for his apology to Native American people for the historical conduct of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This symposium was webcast and recorded at the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on February 9, 2017.

Under the Restaurant in Crawl Cay

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Short video showing the abundance of fishes and other organisms found under a waterfront restaurant's terrace at Crawl Cay, Bocas del Toro. Video by: Rafael Riosmena and Rachel Collin, Edited by: Rachel Collin For more information about the Bocas del Toro Research Station, see / To follow Bocas del Toro Research Station's activities on Facebook:

Countdown to Launch

National Air and Space Museum
Sending anything into space, from NASA's exciting small research satellites to their spacecraft missions, takes a lot of careful planning and execution. Representatives from NASA's Launch Services discuss the mission flow up to launch.

Interview with Casey Anderson

Smithsonian Channel
Take a look at our interview with wildlife filmmaker Casey Anderson, creator of The Mountain Lion & Me on Smithsonian Channel (premiering March 14) and Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks on Smithsonian Earth (streaming March 26). We talked to Casey about his work and how he prepares for intense filming trips in the wilderness of Yellowstone. The Mountain Lion and Me Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks

The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima (Full Episode)

Smithsonian Channel
In 1945, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the image of five U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Corpsman hoisting the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo Jima, but one Marine was never identified. Join us as we examine the iconic photo like never before. From the Show: The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

Chucalezna 1968

Human Studies Film Archives
title from credits (published work)--archival collection

Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.

Archives also holds English language version released under the same title.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing and the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Smithsonian Latino Center supported preservation of the Jorge Preloran Film Collection.

Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Donated by Jorge Preloran in 2007.

Edited documentary film by Jorge Preloran presents a portrait of the children of a small rural school in Chucalezna, in Humahuaca Canyon, Jujuy Province, Argentina. In addition to working in the fields and attending their classes, the children paint. Their colorful depictions of the life and landscape of Chucalezna, painted on donated paper tacked to the exterior walls of the school, have garnered international recognition. Filmed in October 1966. Produced at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán with assistance from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

East-West Interchanges in American Art: Franklin Odo and Patricia Johnston

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Welcome, Franklin Odo, director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Patricia Johnston, professor of art history, Salem State College "Global Knowledge in the Early Republic: The Circulation and Display of Objects from the East Indies and China Trades" "A Long and Tumultuous Relationship" East-West Interchanges in American Art October 1--2, 2009 This two-day symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explored the complicated interactions between American and Asian artists and visual traditions from the eighteenth century to the present. The history of American art has long been discussed primarily in terms of European training and influence. When scholars have looked eastward, they often have considered the Asian influence on art of the United States as a unidirectional and limited development, suggesting that Asian culture was monolithic and unchanging while characterizing American artists as dynamic and original in their ability to absorb and meld the best of diverse global outlooks. For more information, visit the website:

Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better at 37,000 Feet

Smithsonian Channel
We are four times more likely to order tomato juice on a flight than on the ground. Lufthansa wanted to find out why, so they conducted a taste test in a simulated, pressurized plane. From: X-RAY MEGA AIRPORT: Crossroads of the World

The Real Story - Pirates of the Caribbean: Sneak Peek

Smithsonian Channel
Join us on a treasure hunt for the truth as we dive into the mythology of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. From: THE REAL STORY: Pirates of the Caribbean

What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means in the U.S. Navy

Smithsonian Channel
On February 7, 1943, the USS Wahoo sailed proudly into Pearl Harbor, a broom tied to her periscope. It was a wink to an old Naval tradition signifying a clean sweep of her enemies. From: HELL BELOW: America Fights Back

Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales | PANAMA

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Singing and the Silence online interview with Joann Brennan (long version)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Joann Brennan speak about her work in the exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition examines mankind’s relationship to birds and the natural world through the eyes of twelve major contemporary American artists, including David Beck, Rachel Berwick, Lorna Bieber, Barbara Bosworth, Joann Brennan, Petah Coyne, Walton Ford, Paula McCartney, James Prosek, Laurel Roth Hope, Fred Tomaselli, and Tom Uttech.
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