Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:18 +0000This Dying Star Is the Coldest Place We’ve Found in the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dying-star-coldest-place-weve-found-universe-180953695/The Boomerang Nebula is just one degree above absolute zeroFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:18 +0000Advanced Prosthetics Help a Dog Run And a Man Move Robotic Arms With His Mind http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/advanced-prosthetics-help-dog-run-and-man-move-robotic-arms-his-mind-180953693/Two recent stories showcase the latest advances in prosthetics and the lives they have changedFri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:59 +0000A Photovoltaic Balloon Could Bring Electricity to Disaster Zoneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/photovoltaic-balloon-could-bring-electricity-to-disaster-zones-180953690/Moored to a base with batteries, the Zephyr collects enough solar energy to power 15 relief tents and a telecommunications networkFri, 19 Dec 2014 19:21:59 +0000Top Three Results From a 115-Year-Old Citizen Science Projecthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/top-three-results-learned-115-years-citizen-science-audubon-christmas-bird-count-180953677/The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is touted as the world's longest running citizen science project—so what has it taught us?Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:11:31 +0000Oil Companies Are Pausing Plans to Drill the Arctichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oil-companies-are-struggling-plans-drill-arctic-180953688/Drilling the Arctic is hard, and with oil prices flagging, it may not be worth itFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:50:41 +000010 Thrilling Trips to Take with Smithsonian Journeys in 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/10-Smithsonian-Journeys-trips-take-2015-180952578/From ancient fortresses in Sri Lanka to safaris in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, explore the world with Smithsonian JourneysFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:26:58 +0000How to Give the Best Gifts, According to Sciencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-give-best-gifts-according-science-180953686/Researchers are unwrapping the science behind gift giving, from the value of simplicity to the quality of the bow on topFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:57 +0000At 26,700 Feet, This Is the Deepest-Swimming Fish Knownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/26700-feet-deepest-swimming-fish-known-180953684/Researchers found a new fish in the depths of the Mariana TrenchFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:51 +0000The Tolkien Nerd’s Guide to "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/tolkien-nerds-guide-hobbit-battle-five-armies-180953681/The final chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy strays furthest from the book, but there are still a few buried Easter eggs for die-hard fans to enjoyFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:23:20 +0000Introverts Give Their Extroverted Colleagues Bad Performance Reviewshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/introverts-give-their-extroverted-colleagues-bad-performance-reviews-180953676/Studies of students show that extroverts don’t get rewarded for being outgoing when introverts are judgingFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:21 +0000