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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:

Sergey Jivetin on Joan Parcher—Connections: Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum
An early encounter with Joan Parcher’s “Graphite Pendulum Pendant”—via images—transformed Sergey Jivetin’s understanding of the possibilities of artistic expression in a jewelry format. “Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery” highlights the evolution of the craft field as it transitions into a new phase at the hands of contemporary artists, which in some way echoes the communal spirit and ideology of the pioneers of the American Studio Craft Movement in their heyday.

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

NGC 7793 in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This composite image shows the nearby galaxy NGC 7793 that contains a powerful microquasar in its outskirts.

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

The Art of Video Games: "Bioshock" Exhibition Video

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bioshock Footage courtesy of 2K Games, Inc, and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. This video is one of 80 displayed in The Art of Video Games exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For more information, visit

Ask an Expert: Charles Lindbergh and American Popular Culture

National Air and Space Museum
The massive celebrations that followed Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight of 1927 come to life in an extensive display of "Lucky Lindy" memorabilia at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Composed of more than 400 artifacts, the presentation illustrates the popular culture phenomenon that turned the reserved young pilot from Minnesota into the first media superstar of the 20th century. In honor of the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight, aeronautics curator Jenifer Van Vleck explored this collection of rare and beautiful artifacts in this presentation originally presented on Facebook Live.

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

Lincoln's Deathbed: Images of a Martyred President

Smithsonian Education
In this online session, join a Smithsonian historian as she examines how the public first heard of President Abraham Lincoln's death and how Lincoln's death was portrayed in popular images. Presented by: Pamela M. Henson Director, Institutional History Division Smithsonian Institution Archives Original Airdate: February 4, 2009 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.:

This Maverick Paleontologist Influenced Jurassic Park

Smithsonian Channel
Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park's scientist hero, was based on a real man -- Jack Horner, one of the most famous paleontologists in the US. From: THE REAL STORY: Jurassic Park

Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales | PANAMA

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Soils– Materials Distribution: Roles and Responsibilities

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII

Smithsonian Channel
After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, many Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps. Betty Taira was only eight when her family was sent to the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Melting Pot

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.

Maserati's Family Sedan Can Go 0-60 in Under 4.8 Seconds

Smithsonian Channel
Maserati takes their top-performing sedan and shrinks it into a smaller, faster, and more affordable car, the Ghibli. How did they accomplish this? Building it with less-expensive materials. From: SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD: Maserati

Extracting Dinosaur DNA

Smithsonian Channel
The science behind the movie's dinosaur resurrection is more accurate than you might think. From: THE REAL STORY: Jurassic Park
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