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Smithsonian MagazineSmithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

May 2019

Smithsonian Magazine takes you on a journey through history, science, world culture and technology with breathtaking images from around the world.

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United States
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English
Éditeur:
Smithsonian Institute
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SMITHSONIAN.COMEDITOR IN CHIEFMichael CarusoDEPUTY EDITORTerence MonmaneyART DIRECTORMaria G. KeehanDIRECTOR OF EDITORIAL OPERATIONSDebra RosenbergSENIOR EDITORS Kathleen M. Burke, Arik Gabbai, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, April WhiteCHIEF PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Quentin A. NardiCOPY CHIEF Karen LarkinsDIGITAL EDITOR, SMITHSONIAN.COM Brian WollyCOPY EDITOR Jeanne MaglatyASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Erik K. WashamPHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR JeffCampagnaDESIGNER Eritrea DorcelyASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Donny BajohrCORRESPONDENTS JeffMacGregor, Ron Rosenbaum, Matthew Shaer, Abigail TuckerART SERVICES COORDINATOR Tiffany Y. AtesCONTRIBUTORS Richard Conniff, Amy Crawford, Richard Grant, Joshua Hammer, Franz Lidz, Holly Millea, Michelle Nijhuis, Tony Perrottet, Paul Theroux, Clive ThompsonASSISTANT EDITOR Anna DiamondEDITORIAL ASSISTANTS N. Hamilton, Michelle StrangeDIGITAL EDITOR, MUSEUMS Beth Py-LiebermanSENIOR WEB EDITOR Megan GambinoASSOCIATE WEB EDITOR Jay BennettASSISTANT WEB EDITORS Rachael Lallensack, Jackie ManskyDIGITAL EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lila ThulinINTERNS Jane Recker, Anna White…

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from the editors

READERS ROSE UP to support “America’s Second Revolution,” in our April issue, about the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago. “I’m delighted to see women of color as your focus,” Judy Schultheis wrote. “They have been neglected for far too long.” J.R. Colon of Piedmont, California, said the “photographs from all types of women were very helpful and educational.” B. Kent Harrison of Provo, Utah, noted that the story “is a strong reminder that women’s rights have required much struggle in the past, and struggle continues to be needed.” Our interview with Robert Reid, mayor of Middletown, Pennsylvania, at the time of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident (“Meltdown”), provoked a reaction from John Elliott, who grew up there: “We weren’t…

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smithsonian magazine future con @awesome con

APRIL 26 – 28, 2019WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTERWASHINGTON, DCWHERE SCIENCE MEETS SCIENCE FICTIONSPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDEMAX BROOKSAuthor of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War ZMARC GOODMANFuturist, Global Strategist and author of The Future of CrimeDR. ERIN MACDONALDAstrophysicist, Science Fiction Consultant, Aerospace Engineer and host of Dr. Erin Explains the UniverseFEATURED PANELSSPACEHIDDEN WORLDS: JUPITER AND ITS MOONSROBOTS IN SPACE: SCIENCE, EXPLORATION, AND THE SEARCH FOR LIFEPEERING INTO THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPESUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES: MONSTERS IN THE UNIVERSE!HUMANSINTELLIGENCE SUPER MODELS: 3D MODELING IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITYSCIENCE FICTION TO FACT: THE VOYAGE OF BIOMETRICSSPACE FOOD’S NEXT STEP: WHAT YOU’RE AFRAID TO ASKCRISPRING OUR WAY TO GATTACAPOP CULTUREHARRY POTTER AND THE GENETICS OF WIZARDINGSCIENCE OF AQUAMANPUTTING THE POP CULTURE IN STEM EDUCATIONFOR MORE INFORMATION & TO PURCHASE TICKETSSmithsonian.com/futurecon# FUTURECON…

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buzz words

LATER THIS MONTH, hundreds of kids from all over the United States and a handful of other countries will arrive in Washington, D.C., having sacrificed many hundreds of hours of free time to a singular kind of intensive study. In the most extreme cases, they will have tried to memorize every word in a nearly 3,000-page dictionary. I know the work they have put into preparing for their big day and the pressure they will be feeling, because I was one of them.In 1996, as a 12-year-old, I won my school spelling bee (I was home-schooled), a district bee and a grueling New York City regional finals under the bright lights of a large auditorium. Then I stood apprehensively on the stage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington…

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how to win a spelling bee

START EAR LYContestants in the national competition must be under 15, and most champs have been 13 or 14. The youngest was 11 years old. (Only three first-timers have won since 1999.)STUDY, STUDY, STUDYIn the year they compete in the national bee, kids train for almost 500 HOURS. Some, like the 2018 winner, hire a past competitor as a coach.V-I-C-T-O-R-YBEWARE THE GRAY GHOSMemorize “metastasize,” “metonymy” and “Weimaraner,” the most commonly misspelled words of the last 22 YEARS. Double L’s are also a danger, tripping up 83 finalists since 1996.PLAY WITH WORDSHow do you spell r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n? A 1986 survey reported that more than 80 percent of competitors kicked back by playing word games such as Scrabble and Boggle.HOPE FOR THE WORSTAn analysis of 13 YEARS of bee data found that a…

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torch song

A new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island (and companion photo book) debuts this month, featuring the original 16-foot-tall, 3,600-pound torch.WHEN the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) sailed into New York Harbor just before dawn on June 21, 1871, he was seized by a “marvelous feeling of movement, animation.” The trans-Atlantic voyage had been rough, but it wasn’t only the thought of terra firma that roused his spirits. From the ship, he spotted a small island, “the ideal spot” for his planned masterwork, officially titled “Liberty Enlightening the World.” Funding, designing and building Bartholdi’s colossus would take 15 years and an army of workers who assembled the 225-ton iron frame, shaped 300 copper plates for the statue’s skin and manufactured 300,000 rivets to hold it together. (A visitor to…

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