Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenMon, 30 Mar 2015 19:34:48 +0000Pandas Actually Hang Out Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/previously-thought-reclusive-study-shows-pandas-actually-hang-out-together-180954804/GPS tracking data sheds light on giant pandas secretive societiesMon, 30 Mar 2015 19:34:48 +0000Crossing Your Fingers Could Reduce Pain (No Lie) http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crossing-your-fingers-could-reduce-pain-no-lie-180954800/Researchers find the spatial arrangement of our digits affects the sensations they feelMon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:44 +0000A Tired Brain Could Actually Be More Creativehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tired-brain-could-actually-be-more-creative-one-180954802/The wandering thoughts brought on by fatigue can lead to insightMon, 30 Mar 2015 17:30:27 +0000There's More to This Towering Pink Easter Bunny Than Kitsch http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/nick-caves-towering-pink-easter-bunny-theres-more-to-it-than-kitsch-180954774/Evoking springtime and rebirth, African burial ritual, rhythm, and identity, the "soundsuit" by artist Nick Cave is packed with iconic themesMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:17:38 +0000It Doesn’t Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their Kidshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/it-doesnt-matter-how-much-time-parents-spend-their-kids-180954799/New research shows no link between amount of time spent with children and emotional, behavioral, or academic outcomesMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:11:45 +0000The War on Potholes Has a New Weaponhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/war-potholes-has-new-weapon-180954796/Researchers at Northeastern University have outfitted a van with sensors, microphones and cameras that can spot the early stages of potholesMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:46:41 +0000Why These Stone-Age Farmers Took the Flesh Off Their Deadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-these-stone-age-farmers-defleshed-their-dead-180954798/New research shows evidence of an early burial rite Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:56 +0000How 'Waves' Rippling Through Bird Flocks Help Them Escape Predatorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-waves-rippling-through-bird-flocks-help-them-escape-predators-180954792/Starlings are known for their coordinated movements and a common study animal for researchers seeking to explain such behaviorMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:19 +0000A Rocket Blessing and a Cubist Planet Are Among These Celestial Sightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/best-space-pictures-rocket-blessing-and-cubist-planet-year-nasa-kelly-dark-matter-180954795/Russia sends off the one-year crew and a Saturn probe gets artistic in our picks for this week's best space-related picturesFri, 27 Mar 2015 21:25:42 +0000Closed to the Public: The Iconic Joseff of Hollywood's Studiohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/closed-to-the-public-the-iconic-joseff-of-h/Joseff of Hollywood made jewelry for many of the most important American films of the 20th centuryFri, 27 Mar 2015 20:31:10 +0000