Ask Smithsonian | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/ask-smithsonian/RSS feed for Ask SmithsonianenMon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000What Happens to Spiders That Get Sucked Into a Vacuum?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-happens-spiders-sucked-into-vacuum-180956331/You asked, we answeredMon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-why-do-flamingos-stand-one-leg-180956323/Flamingos may be doing their one-legged tree pose to stay warm or just because it's comfortableThu, 20 Aug 2015 17:42:15 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-get-prune-fingers-180956024/Some researchers say that, like tire treads, our fingers and toes could get better traction in wet conditionsThu, 06 Aug 2015 14:33:50 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Us a Righty or a Lefty?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-what-makes-us-righty-or-lefty-180955922/Scientists are interested in studying why some of us are non-right-handers because it might offer insight into how the brain developsThu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:22 +0000