Science | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/science-nature/RSS feed for ScienceenThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Shootings and Mass Murders Seem to Be Contagioushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/shootings-and-mass-murders-seem-be-contagious-180955804/Data spanning decades shows how high-profile events can cause outbreaks of similar killings that mirror the spread of diseaseThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Seahorses Have Square Tailshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-seahorses-have-square-tails-180955802/Engineers show that the animals' prism-like tails are mechanically superior to cylindrical onesThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Can Science Help People Unlearn Their Unconscious Biases?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-science-help-people-unlearn-their-unconscious-biases-180955789/Social events, sleep training and even meditation may offer ways for people to erase biases they probably didn't know they heldThu, 02 Jul 2015 17:10:36 +0000The Great Moon Hoax Was Simply a Sign of Its Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/great-moon-hoax-was-simply-sign-its-time-180955761/Scientific discoveries and faraway voyages inspired fantastic tales—and a new Smithsonian exhibitionThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:33:53 +0000How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-transparent-fish-may-help-decode-brain-180955734/An outspoken Harvard neuroscientist is tackling the wondrous challenge of understanding the workings of the brainWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:03:29 +0000A Deep Dive Into the Skeleton of the Oldest-Known Modern Birdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deep-dive-skeleton-oldest-known-modern-bird-180955738/A fossil found in China may offer new clues about avian evolutionWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000What Did Insects Evolve From And More Questions From Our Readershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-did-insects-evolve-from-more-questions-from-readers-180955758/You asked, we answeredWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Captivating Long-Exposure Photos of New Zealand’s Glowworm Caveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/captivating-long-exposure-photos-new-zealands-glowworm-caves-180955776/These new shots show the otherworldly magic created by a carnivorous fungus gnatWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:37:21 +000014 Fun Facts About Marine Bristle Worms http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-marine-bristle-worms-180955773/In honor of the first ever International Polychaete Day, learn about the bristly worms that are everywhere in the oceanWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin's Bacteriahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/stop-mosquito-bites-silence-your-skins-bacteria-180955772/Texas scientists tricked mosquitoes into skipping a blood meal by modifying the way bacteria talk to each otherTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +0000Here's How U.S. Groundwater Travels the Globe Via Foodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/heres-how-us-groundwater-travels-globe-food-180955752/Major aquifers are being drained for agricultural use, which means the water moves around in some surprising waysMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Warming and Overfishing Sent Seabirds Flocking to Californiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/warming-and-overfishing-have-seabirds-flocking-california-mexico-180955715/Mexico's elegant terns have begun nesting farther north in years when their traditional food is scarceFri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Heart Line or Life Line: Can You Tell?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/heart-line-or-life-line-can-you-tell/We all know the heart and life lines are two of the most important measures of palmistry. But can you tell which is which?Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:07:06 +0000Seven Surprises From the First Flybys of Each Planet in the Solar Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/seven-surprises-first-flybys-each-planet-pluto-new-horizons-180955713/As the New Horizons probe approaches Pluto, find out what wonders were uncovered by the first spacecraft to zip past other worldsFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000"Combing" Through Light May Give Us Faster, More Powerful Internethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/combing-through-light-may-give-us-faster-more-powerful-internet-180955705/A lab experiment used a device called a frequency comb to send fiber optic data a record-breaking distance with no signal lossThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Does Rain Have A Distinctive Smell?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-why-does-rain-have-distinctive-smell-180955685/Summertime humidity—and our own memories—help create the conditions for how we perceive the sharp, fresh odor of a rain stormThu, 25 Jun 2015 15:21:26 +0000This 5,300 Year-Old Corpse Was Found by Accidenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-5300-year-old-corpse-was-found-by-acci/Hikers Erika and Helmut Simon stumbled upon a frozen body deep in the Ötztal Alps, little did they know it belonged to one of the oldest preserved corpsesWed, 24 Jun 2015 20:05:19 +0000This Ancient Creature Shows How the Turtle Got Its Shellhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-creature-shows-how-turtle-got-its-shell-180955688/The 240-million-year-old "grandfather turtle" may be part of the evolutionary bridge between lizards and shelled reptiles Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +000014 Fun Facts About the Animals of "Jurassic World"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-animals-jurassic-world-180955671/While the lead predator of the film might be a genetically modified fiction, these real fossil species were just as amazing and bizarreTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000People Get Seasonal Depression in the Summer, Toohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/people-get-seasonal-depression-summer-too-180955673/Millions suffer from SAD in summer as well as winter, and evidence hints that birth season plays a role in who develops the disorderMon, 22 Jun 2015 20:00:33 +0000Why Taxidermy Is Being Revived for the 21st Centuryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-taxidermy-being-revived-21st-century-180955644/A new generation of young practitioners is leading a resurgence in this centuries-old craftFri, 19 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Maker’s Week at the Zoo is Business as Usualhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/makers-week-zoo-business-usual-180955639/When the right product doesn't exist for a fish ultrasound or other procedure, scientists build it themselvesThu, 18 Jun 2015 18:35:25 +0000Where Do Important Ivory Artifacts Fit in the Race to Save Elephants from Poaching?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/where-do-important-ivory-artifacts-fit-race-save-elephants-poaching-180955636/The fight against poaching and trafficking came to a head in Times Square last week with the destruction of a one-ton cache of illegal ivoryThu, 18 Jun 2015 18:12:55 +0000DNA and Databases Help Untangle the Web of the Illegal Wildlife Tradehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dna-databases-untangle-web-illegal-wildlife-trade-180955634/Two new data-driven approaches help identify key hotspots for poaching and traffickingThu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Genome Analysis Links Kennewick Man to Native Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/genome-analysis-links-kennewick-man-native-americans-180955638/Ancient DNA sequenced from the skeleton adds to the controversy over the individual's ancestryThu, 18 Jun 2015 17:21:19 +0000Kangaroos Are Lefties, and That Can Teach Us About Human Handednesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/kangaroos-are-lefties-and-can-teach-us-about-human-handedness-180955630/The discovery strengthens the case that upright posture drove the evolution of dominant hands in humansThu, 18 Jun 2015 16:36:11 +000011 Reasons to Love Bacteria, Fungi and Sporeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/11-reasons-love-bacteria-fungi-and-spores-180955627/From medicines to jet fuel, we have so many reasons to celebrate the microbes we live with every dayThu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000The Hottest New Accessory for Songbirds: Tiny GPS-Enabled Backpackshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hottest-new-accessory-songbirds-tiny-gps-enabled-backpacks-180955625/Peter Marra and Michael Hallworth of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center test a groundbreaking device that tracks birds' migrationsThu, 18 Jun 2015 12:54:57 +0000Eight New Things Science Says About Being a Dadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/eight-new-things-science-says-about-being-dad-180955616/They're still not very good at cooing to toddlers, and their testosterone levels start to drop even before a baby is bornThu, 18 Jun 2015 10:20:18 +0000Six Ways the Civil War Changed American Medicinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/six-ways-civil-war-changed-american-medicine-180955626/150 years ago, the historic conflict forced doctors to get creative and to reframe the way they thought about medicineWed, 17 Jun 2015 21:00:00 +0000Protecting Land in Brazil Reduces Malaria and Other Diseaseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/protecting-land-brazil-reduces-malaria-and-other-diseases-180955604/Areas under strict protection see the most benefit in shielding people from illness and infectionMon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hey-scientist-who-are-you-mentoring-summer-180955593/The director of education at the National Museum of Natural History delivers a clarion call to all scientists: Be a Mentor. Raise Up the Next GenerationMon, 15 Jun 2015 12:39:06 +0000Earth's Oxygen Levels Can Affect Its Climatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/earths-oxygen-levels-can-affect-its-climate-180955572/Models of past eras show that oxygen can influence global temperature and humidity as its concentration changesThu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Hovering Hawkmoths Slow Down Their Brains to See in the Darkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/hovering-hawkmoths-slow-down-their-brains-see-dark-180955567/The insects’ night vision appears to be finely tuned to the movement of their flower food sourcesThu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-what-makes-skunk-spray-smell-so-terrible-180955553/When the omnivorous cat-size mammals take aim, the malodorous spray can hit with pin-point accuracy up to 20 feet awayThu, 11 Jun 2015 15:12:06 +0000A "Mangrove Forest" of Magnetism May Help Heat the Sun's Corona http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mangrove-forest-magnetism-may-heat-suns-corona-180955556/New simulations might explain why the sun's atmosphere is bizarrely millions of degrees hotter than its surfaceWed, 10 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Six Ways to See Bioluminescence in the World's Oceanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/six-ways-see-bioluminescence-worlds-oceans-180955541/From shimmering squid in Japan to illuminated clams in France, here are some of the top spots for basking in nature's glowTue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000Dinosaur Soft Tissue Recovered From Eight Cretaceous-Era Fossilshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-soft-tissue-recovered-eight-cretaceous-era-fossils-180955538/New sampling methods yielded cells and fibers from relatively ordinary fossils, broadening the possibilities for paleontologyTue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000Support for the Death Penalty May Be Linked to Belief in Pure Evilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/support-death-penalty-may-be-linked-belief-pure-evil-180955535/People who think evil exists in the world are more likely to demonize criminals, regardless of their character traitsTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +0000A Flexible Circuit Has Been Injected Into Living Brainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/flexible-circuit-has-been-injected-living-brains-180955525/Tested on mice, the rolled mesh fits inside a syringe and unfurls to monitor brain activityMon, 08 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000Does Dieting Actually Make Your Stomach Shrink?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/does-dieting-actually-make-your-stomach-shrink-180955521/Not exactly, says science—stretchiness and psychology seem to play bigger roles than size in determining how much a person can eatMon, 08 Jun 2015 14:03:41 +0000The New Shanghai Natural History Museum is Ancient, Modern and Uniquely Chinesehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/shanghai-natural-history-museum-and-new-age-museums-180955392/The nautilus-shaped building draws on Chinese traditions and 21st century design to house amazing specimens found nowhere elseMon, 08 Jun 2015 12:43:40 +0000Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Cratershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/big-boom-best-places-see-meteorite-impact-craters-180955460/Ancient impacts changed landscapes and perhaps even the course of evolution—here's where to see the coolest craters this summerFri, 05 Jun 2015 11:00:00 +0000There Is No Global Warming Hiatus After Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/there-no-global-warming-hiatus-after-all-180955501/Improved data and better analysis methods find no slowdown in the pace of global temperature rise, NOAA scientists reportThu, 04 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000The 'Hellboy' Dinosaur, a New Cousin of Triceratops, Is Fossil Royaltyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/hellboy-dinosaur-new-cousin-triceratops-fossil-royalty-180955496/The horned dinosaur wears a built-in crown and offers evidence of many more undiscovered species in North AmericaThu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000Mouse Noses Can Bypass the Brain to Make Females Blind to Maleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mouse-noses-can-bypass-brain-make-females-blind-males-180955500/Hormones direct the nose to signal when potential mates are about—and when to erase their scentThu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000Weird Orbital Behaviors Offer Clues to the Origins of Pluto's Moonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/weird-orbital-behaviors-offer-clues-origins-plutos-moons-180955490/Solving the mystery of these satellites could help astronomers understand "Tatooine" exoplanets that orbit binary starsWed, 03 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Discover a Fossil Jackpot Off the Las Vegas Striphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/discover-fossil-jackpot-las-vegas-strip-tule-springs-ice-age-180955475/Remains of mammoths, camels and other beasts of the Ice Age tempt visitors out of Sin City and into Tule Springs National MonumentTue, 02 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Migrating Monarch Butterflies Might Actually Take to the Highwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/migrating-monarch-butterflies-might-actually-take-to-the-highway-180955436/Threatened pollinators get a trans-continental right of wayMon, 01 Jun 2015 19:10:19 +0000Big African Animals Are Pickier Eaters Than We Imagined http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/big-african-animals-are-pickier-eaters-we-imagined-180955472/To the surprise of ecologists, plant-eaters manage to coexist on the savanna by each choosing different favorite foods Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000How "Meat Banks" Are Helping Farmers Preserve Precious Livestockhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-meat-banks-are-helping-farmers-preserve-precious-livestock-180955465/Frozen sperm and tissue are being stored to protect commercial animals and help save rare heritage breedsMon, 01 Jun 2015 15:00:16 +0000Smithsonian to Receive Artifacts From Sunken 18th-Century Slave Ship Found Off the Coast of South Africahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sunken-18th-century-slave-ship-found-south-africa-180955458/In 1794, the Portuguese slave ship São José wrecked with 400 slaves aboard; iron ballast and a wooden pulley from that ship will come to Washington, D.C.Sun, 31 May 2015 14:36:11 +0000Warmer Waters Are Making Pacific Typhoons Strongerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/warmer-waters-are-making-pacific-typhoons-stronger-180955443/Decades of storm data show that tropical cyclones in the Pacific are getting more intense as ocean temperatures riseFri, 29 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000See a Bubbly Nebula, an Artistic Earth and Other Spacey Treatshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/see-bubbly-nebula-artistic-earth-and-other-spacey-treats-180955455/A celebratory star nest and a painterly view of home feature among our picks for this week's best space picturesFri, 29 May 2015 17:23:53 +0000To Make Lobster Fisheries More Sustainable, Scientists Attempt to Decode Crustacean DNAhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/to-make-lobster-fisheries-more-sustainable-scientists-attempt-decode-crustacean-dna-180955400/As the battle escalates to combat illegal fishing, Smithsonian scientists offer up a possible genetic tool Thu, 28 May 2015 15:57:47 +0000Instead of Being Swallowed by a Mine, This Arctic Town is Movinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/instead-being-swallowed-mine-swedish-arctic-town-moving-180955314/The people of Kiruna are moving their entire town brick-by-brickThu, 28 May 2015 15:48:12 +0000The Many Ways Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains a Boosthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/many-ways-baby-talk-gives-boost-infant-brains-180955435/From a higher vocabulary to mastering mouth motion, the lilting babble seems to play a key role in helping babies process languageThu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-will-really-happen-california-when-san-andreas-unleashes-big-one-180955432/A major earthquake will cause plenty of destruction along the West Coast, but it won’t look like it does in the moviesThu, 28 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: What Happens When You Get a Concussion?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-what-happens-when-you-get-concussion-180955411/It's scary what we don't know about the lasting effects after a knock to the nogginThu, 28 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000Investigating the Case of the Earliest Known Murder Victimhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/investigating-case-earliest-known-murder-victim-180955409/A 430,000-year-old skull discovered in a Spanish cave bears evidence of deliberate, lethal blunt force trauma Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000These Instruments Will Help NASA Figure Out If Life Can Thrive on Europahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/these-instruments-will-help-nasa-figure-out-if-life-can-thrive-europa-180955407/The space agency has announced the suite of experiments that will fly on a mission to the icy moon of JupiterTue, 26 May 2015 21:45:05 +0000UPDATE: Second Critically Endangered Tortoise Hatches from a Cracked Egghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/adorable-baby-tortoise-hatchling-zoo-signals-breeding-success-story-180955369/To get the critically endangered Madagascar spider tortoises to breed successfully took both tenacity and a whole lot of luckFri, 22 May 2015 12:44:35 +0000Scientists Discover Sudden Melting in the Antarctichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-discover-sudden-melting-antarctic-180955367/Warmer waters are eating away at protective ice shelves, letting glaciers flow into the seaThu, 21 May 2015 18:00:34 +0000These Sparrows Sing to the Beat of Their Own Drumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/these-sparrows-sing-beat-their-own-drum-180955354/Java sparrows amp up their tunes with acoustic beak taps synchronized with chirps Wed, 20 May 2015 18:02:04 +0000One Man's Lifelong Pursuit of Pluto is About to Get Realhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/one-man-lifelong-pursuit-pluto-real-180955303/When the New Horizons spacecraft races by the quasi-planetary body, Alan Stern will have finally met his matchWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000What Makes the "Lion Whisperer" Roar?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-makes-lion-whisperer-roar-180955290/He's famous for getting dangerously close to his fearsome charges, but what can Kevin Richardson teach us about ethical conservation—and ourselves?Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Shaky Science Behind Predicting Earthquakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/shaky-science-behind-predicting-earthquakes-180955296/A powerful earthquake in Italy killed hundreds of people—and set in motion a legal battle and scientific debate that has kept seismologists on edgeWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Do Humans Have Chins?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-humans-have-chins-1-180955299/The most distinctive human feature might be that bony protrusion that made Jay Leno famousWed, 20 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Oldest Stone Tools Yet Discovered Are Unearthed in Kenyahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/oldest-known-stone-tools-unearthed-kenya-180955341/3.3 million-year-old artifacts predate the human genus Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:02 +0000The Mother of All Snakes Looked Surprisingly Modernhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mother-all-snakes-was-surprisingly-modern-180955349/New research indicates why the slithery beast's body appears pretty much as it did 110 million years agoWed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000Why Do Hyenas Laugh?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-do-hyenas-laugh/Are hyenas the most misunderstood animals in the wild? They're intelligent, have a sophisticated social order, and their famous laugh isn't even a laughTue, 19 May 2015 22:44:19 +0000Vampire Healing: Young Blood Can Mend Old Broken Boneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/vampire-healing-young-blood-can-mend-old-broken-bones-180955336/It's old blood, not old bones, that makes fracture healing difficult among the elderlyTue, 19 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000Meet the Prize-Winning Spiders From the British Tarantula Society's Annual Competitionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/best-in-show-spiders-british-tarantula-society-180955306/Now in its 30th year, the arachnid-equivalent of the Westminster Dog Show showcases the strange beauty of an eight-legged obsessionMon, 18 May 2015 15:58:35 +0000Dark Globs, a Salty Moon and More of This Week's Stellar Wondershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dark-globs-salty-moon-and-more-weeks-stellar-wonders-180955305/Mysterious star clusters and Europa in a can feature in our picks for this week's best space imagesFri, 15 May 2015 20:47:23 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Many Rings Does Saturn Have?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-how-many-rings-does-saturn-have-180955254/The age, origin and purpose of Saturn's rings have mystified scientists since the days of GalileoFri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000El Niño Is Here, But It Can’t Help Parched California (For Now)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/el-nino-here-it-cant-help-parched-california-for-now-180955266/Three national agencies have confirmed that the natural phenomenon has arrived, but not in time to bring much-needed rains in the WestThu, 14 May 2015 18:25:50 +0000Rare Quartet of Quasars Found in the Early Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rare-quartet-quasars-found-early-universe-180955263/The quirky set of extremely bright black holes challenges theories for how the cosmos reached its current structureThu, 14 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Is This Plan to Combat Climate Change Insane or Insanely Genius?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/is-this-plan-combat-climate-change-insane-insanely-genius-180955258/Harvard physicist David Keith wants to use two jets and one million tons of sulfur dioxide a year to halt global warmingThu, 14 May 2015 17:46:14 +0000Watch These Ants Hurl Themselves Out of Death Traps With Their Mouths http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/watch-these-ants-hurl-themselves-out-death-traps-their-mouths-180955237/At least one trap-jaw ant species has coopted its exceptionally strong mandibles to escape its nemesis, the ferocious antlionWed, 13 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000Paper Turtles and Frisky Skates Bring This Indoor Seashore to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/paper-turtles-and-frisky-skates-bring-indoor-seashore-life-180955202/A new exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore takes visitors on a trip to the beach and into the dark depths of the AtlanticMon, 11 May 2015 15:30:00 +0000A Lopsided Supernova, Orbital Espresso and More Cosmic Wondershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lopsided-supernova-and-orbital-espresso-more-cosmic-wonders-180955220/An exploding star reveals its secrets and an astronaut takes a coffee break in this week's best space picturesFri, 08 May 2015 20:05:57 +0000Your Online Dating Profile Picture Affects Whether People Trust Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/your-online-dating-profile-picture-affects-whether-people-trust-you-180955207/Attractiveness is linked to trust, but the responses are very different between men and womenFri, 08 May 2015 19:00:00 +000010 New Things Science Says About Being a Momhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/10-new-things-science-says-about-being-mom-180955215/Such as, how much time she spends with her child doesn’t matter as much as we think Fri, 08 May 2015 16:18:51 +0000How the Giant "Cosmic Navel" Formed in Utahhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-giant-cosmic-navel-formed-utah-180955188/The unique landform in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is essentially one of the biggest potholes on EarthWed, 06 May 2015 19:49:54 +0000DNA Testing Could Identify Litterbugs and Dog Poop Miscreantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/DNA-testing-could-identify-litterbugs-dog-poop-miscreants-180955178/Anonymous crimes may not be quite so anonymous anymoreWed, 06 May 2015 17:02:15 +0000