Latest articles | Smithsonian feed for with the latest articlesenFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:18 +0000This Dying Star Is the Coldest Place We’ve Found in the Universe 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 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 Zones 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 Project 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 Arctic 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 2015 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 Science 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 Known 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" 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 Reviews of students show that extroverts don’t get rewarded for being outgoing when introverts are judgingFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:21 +0000