Latest articles | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenMon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:22 +0000Step Inside the World's Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-worlds-most-dangerous-garden-if-you-dare-180952635/The Poison Garden at England's Alnwick Garden is beautiful—and filled with plants that can kill youMon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:22 +0000How Conversations Around Campfire Might Have Shaped Human Cognition And Culturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/late-night-conversations-around-fire-might-have-shaped-early-human-cognition-and-culture-180952790/We can perhaps thank campfire story time for getting us where we are todayMon, 22 Sep 2014 19:05:08 +0000Why We Shouldn't Worry About Growing Plants With Recycled Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/plants-grown-recycled-water-180952805/Trace amounts of common pharmaceuticals show up in crops grown with recycled water, but not as much as you'd think Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:46:21 +0000<em>Paris Match</em> Opens its Archives and Shares a Trove of Images of Artists in Their Studioshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/paris-match-opens-its-photographic-vaults-and-shares-trove-images-artists-their-studios-180952770/A traveling exhibition, curated by Picasso's grandson, reveals an intimate look at the places where artists craft their worksMon, 22 Sep 2014 17:20:13 +0000Ten Unusual National Animals That Rival the Unicornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-unusual-national-animals-rival-unicorn-180952804/Scotland doesn’t have the market cornered on exotic national symbols—check out the mouflon, the takin and the xoloitzcuintliMon, 22 Sep 2014 16:43:07 +0000Waking Up During Anesthesia Can Have Long-Lasting Effectshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/psychological-effects-waking-anesthesia-180952796/Half of people who reported waking up from anesthesia suffered lasting psychological traumaMon, 22 Sep 2014 16:28:21 +0000Building the World's First Carbon-Neutral Cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/building-the-worlds-first-carbon-neutral-city-180952772/Masdar City, near Abu Dhabi, boasts green buildings, a fleet of electric cars and massive solar arrays. But will the experiment work?Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:53 +0000Scientists Have Basically No Idea How Many Cells Are in the Human Bodyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-basically-no-idea-how-many-cells-are-human-body-180952800/Is it 5 trillion or 500 trillion? Who knows.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:23:41 +0000Mars Just Got a New Robotic Explorerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mars-just-got-new-robotic-explorer-180952794/NASA's MAVEN orbiter dropped into orbit last nightMon, 22 Sep 2014 13:57:26 +0000This Smart Lightbulb Adjusts To Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-smart-lightbulb-adjusts-to-you-180952761/Armed with motion and ambient light sensors, Stack's Alba bulb learns and follows your patternsMon, 22 Sep 2014 13:35:08 +0000