Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenMon, 15 Sep 2014 19:25:54 +0000The Average Prisoner Only Gets Two Visits While They Are Incarcerated who receive the most visitors, however, tend to do the best after they are released Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:25:54 +0000Leatherback Sea Turtles Can Measure Sunlight Through Their Skulls anatomical skylight allows the turtles to synch up with the seasons Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:08:22 +0000Programmers Are Creating a Way for Your Phone to Get Online Even When Data Is Down Cosmos Browser uses text messages to browse the webMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:31:21 +0000This Is Where Rosetta's Lander Will Touch Down Philae lander will touch down at "Site J" In NovemberMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:01:59 +0000New Study: Blame Defective Wells for Fracking Leaks shoddy wells could mean making fracking safer for the environmentMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:24:05 +0000America: The Land of the (Romantically) Free the first time on record, more Americans are single than marriedMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:03:26 +0000Russia Is Building a New Military Base in the Arctic cold war over the Arctic continuesFri, 12 Sep 2014 18:58:52 +0000How Many Left-Over Mine-Resistant Vehicles Did Your School Get From the Military? police forces also get used military gearFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:20:22 +0000This Map Shows Where All That Carbon Dioxide Is Coming From carbon emissions have an obvious biasFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:34:44 +0000Sinking At Icelandic Volcano Has Scientists Worried About Possible Eruption within Bardarbunga's caldera has researchers watching the volcano closely Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:04:15 +0000Weird Ways People Have Tried To Stop Lava living near volcanoes have tried a lot of different methods to redirect lava flowsFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:29:34 +0000Detroit's Dumps Are Slowly Being Reclaimed By Nature illegal dumping grounds in Detroit are being repopulated by hardy plantsFri, 12 Sep 2014 14:37:59 +0000This Website Wants to Make Your Major Life Decisions for You site could help people who just want their decisions validated or who honestly have no idea what to do with themselves Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:11 +0000A High-Tech, Strength-Boosting Exoskeleton Doesn't Have to Be Heavy next generation of exoskeletons may be less bulky than Iron ManFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:37:05 +0000A 24-Year-Old Woman Just Discovered She's Had a Hole in Her Brain Her Entire Life rare care demonstrates just how incredibly adaptive the human brain is Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:02:28 +0000The International Space Station Is Getting Its Own 3-D Printer are hoping their 3-D printer will work in microgravityThu, 11 Sep 2014 18:05:10 +0000This Is How the Internet Reacted to Two Planes Crashing Into the WTC on 9/11/01 Metafilter page discussing 9/11 is still onlineThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:29:27 +0000Delay-Plagued Virgin Galactic Finds Itself Delayed, Again will be hard for Virgin Galactic to fly by 2015 without a fully tested rocket engineThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:13:34 +0000Dog Movies Create Ten-Year Spikes in Breeds' Popularity"Lassie" alone led to a 40 percent increase in the number of border collies that families adopted Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:52:49 +0000Fish Eat Mammals on the Regular new study indicates that in some ecosystems, mammals are a fairly normal foodstuff for fish Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:25 +0000Libraries Are Great at Lending All Sorts of Things—Not Just Books libraries are now lending more than books Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:19:35 +0000Women Get More Politically Engaged When Their Senator Is Also Female no longer lag far behind men in political savvy when they have a female leader to look toward Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:37:22 +0000The Social Media Fight Between the U.S. and ISIS Is Weirder Than You'd Imagine U.S. has decided to fight propaganda with propaganda Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:21:13 +0000Crowns, Beheadings, Rebellions—Bone Up on the History of Scottish Independence Before Next Week's Referendum vote that could change the direction of Scotland's future is a little over a week awayWed, 10 Sep 2014 17:51:02 +0000Saturn Is Making (And Destroying) Mini-Moons All The Time's F ring is a little moon factoryWed, 10 Sep 2014 16:21:08 +0000Deadly Chinese Earthquake May Have Been Man-Made than 600 people died in the August 3 Yunnan earthquakeWed, 10 Sep 2014 15:17:35 +0000When We're Lonely, Inanimate Faces Come Alive minds are less particular about the source of comfort when we are craving contact with othersWed, 10 Sep 2014 14:35:12 +0000Sir John Franklin’s Doomed Ship Just Turned Up in the Arctic After 170 Years two ships disappeared in 1846 during a British expedition trying to map the Northwest PassageWed, 10 Sep 2014 13:54:01 +0000Enterovirus 68, a Rare Virus, Is Spreading Among Kids in the U.S. CDC reports that patients with the respiratory disease are showing up in hospitals across the countryWed, 10 Sep 2014 13:20:16 +0000Summer Vacation Is Actually About City Kids, Not Farm Kids school breaks were really scheduled around farming needs, then kids would be in the classroom during the summer months Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:50:07 +0000In the Summer, Helsinki's Buildings Are Cooled by an Underground Lake a park in Helsinki, Finland is a lake used to cool buildings in the cityTue, 09 Sep 2014 17:26:01 +0000The World's Carbon Sinks May Be Running Out of Room Earth's biosphere may be absorbing less carbon than it used toTue, 09 Sep 2014 16:45:03 +0000Newly Discovered Viking Fortress Could Have Been a Launch Point for Invading England ring-shaped complex could have been used as a military training groundTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:56:26 +0000A Military Contractor Just Went Ahead And Used an Xbox Controller For Their New Giant Laser Cannon army’s new laser cannon is controlled with an Xbox controllerTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:25:34 +0000Peaches Were Domesticated in China 7,500 Years Ago peach pits reveal the origins of this sweet fruitTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:37:25 +0000Why Networking Can Make You Feel Dirty relationships to forward your career aspirations triggers a sense of moral disgust Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:56:36 +0000Napa Earthquake Turned Dry Creeks Wet Again"Miracle water" wets some of California's dried streams Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:42:25 +0000Every Year for the Next 100 Years, Authors Will Write Books That Won't Be Read Until 2114 Margaret Atwood's new book became the first to go into the century-long time capsule project Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:33:30 +0000Assumed Asteroid Remnant Leaves Crater in Nicaragua small rock from a passing asteroid left a crater in NicaraguaMon, 08 Sep 2014 18:01:17 +0000Cockatoos Learn to Use Tools by Watching Each Other a teacher, Goffin cockatoo learn to use new tools more quickly Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:58:21 +0000The Keeling Curve Gets a Much-Needed Boost from Google's Schmidt long-running carbon dioxide monitoring program got a $500,000 grant from the SchmidtsMon, 08 Sep 2014 15:25:25 +0000Case Solved on Jack the Ripper? Not So Fast author and a scientist claim to have proven the identity of the notorious 19th century killer, but others say the evidence is lackingMon, 08 Sep 2014 13:20:03 +0000Why Environmentalists Should Keep Quiet About Geoengineering it seems like there's a technological fix, people lose interest in helpingFri, 05 Sep 2014 19:05:29 +0000High-tech Chopsticks Developed To Combat Food Safety Issues In China utensils be a way to keep consumers safe? Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:22:20 +0000Approximately a Third of Americans Have Been the Victim of Sexual Violence CDC's latest rape and sexual violence statistics are just as disturbing as everFri, 05 Sep 2014 18:11:40 +0000Rare, Red Mammoth Hair Found on Californian Artichoke Farm mammoths roamed Western North America thousands of years ago, and now we have a better idea of what they looked likeFri, 05 Sep 2014 16:15:10 +0000The World Has a Whopping 117 Million Lakes—For Now new survey catalogs the world's (steadily disappearing) lakesFri, 05 Sep 2014 15:22:33 +0000Once Mexico Had a Wealth of Corn; Now It's Left With a Genetically Boring Monocrop lack of diversity does not bode well for food sustainability and economics in light of climate change Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:40:02 +0000500 Years' Worth of Book Illustrations Have Just Been Liberated From Print internet's about to get a wealth of illustrations from more than two million booksFri, 05 Sep 2014 14:03:50 +0000In the Marathon du Medoc, Run 26.2 Miles—While Stopping to Drink Wine Along the Way running? Like wine? Why not combine the two? Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:56:45 +0000Turns Out We Live in the Laniakea Galactic Supercluster another line to your celestial address: Astronomers just found out we live in the Laniakea Galactic SuperclusterThu, 04 Sep 2014 18:06:04 +0000“Unschooled” Kids Do Just Fine in College used to self-directed learning and intellectual freedom can handle the strictures of collegeThu, 04 Sep 2014 17:39:01 +0000Meet Dreadnought, Largest Dinosaur In The World is the largest dinosaur in the world to be scientifically described Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:15:42 +0000Home-Cooked Meals Are a Burden on Women and time-strapped moms often feel pressured to cook meals for unappreciative kids and men Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:33:33 +0000Lego Is the Biggest Toy Company in the World overtook Mattel this year to become the world's most-profitable toy companyThu, 04 Sep 2014 15:43:01 +0000Contribute to an Asteroid Time Capsule wants to know what your predictions are for the future of Solar System explorationThu, 04 Sep 2014 14:41:15 +0000Nine Different Households, Surrounded by a Week's Worth Garbage Gregg Segal wanted to highlight the problems of waste, pollution and overconsumption Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:14:38 +0000Restoration Of Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid May Be Harming it to save the Pyramid of Djoser could be making things worseThu, 04 Sep 2014 13:58:07 +0000More Evidence That Arctic Warming Is Behind the Weak Polar Vortex lay out how melting sea ice may destabilize the Arctic atmospheric circulationWed, 03 Sep 2014 19:09:26 +0000This Project Wants to Compost People After They Die Seattle-based designer aims to introduce a sustainable way of disposing of bodies Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:11:32 +0000Some Cell Phone Towers Don’t Just Relay Your Call, They Listen In surprisingly affordable way to spy on someone's phoneWed, 03 Sep 2014 17:39:35 +0000The Brain Will Go to Amazing, Sometimes Scary Lengths to Preserve Its Self-Constructed Narrative life narrative gives meaning to chaosWed, 03 Sep 2014 16:45:23 +0000Dry Grass Hints That Stonehenge Was Once a Whole Circle find new evidence about the shape of Stonehenge Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:57:42 +0000Flowering Plants Appeared in Forest Canopies Just a Few Million Years After Dinosaurs Went Extinct new study gives scientists some more insight into the weird history of flowering plantsWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:31:05 +0000Extreme Drought in New Mexico Cost a 650-Year-Old Tree Its Life 7-foot-tall douglas fir named Yoda managed to weather many a drought over the centuries, but not this last one Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:17:35 +0000Action Movies Encourage Charged-Up Viewers to Overeat watching action flicks ate nearly twice as much as those viewing a talk show Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:56:01 +0000Icelandic Volcano Is Erupting Spectacularly (And Relatively Quietly) eruption, currently spewing lava fountains, could go on for a yearTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:39:12 +0000Radioactive Boars Are Roaming Around Germany boar's meat is too contaminated from Chernobyl's radiation to be fit for human consumption Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:31:07 +0000At "Slaves' Hill," Some Workers Ate Better Than Others research suggests that the workers at copper mines in the Levant were valued workers, not slavesTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:08:38 +0000The Surprisingly Complicated Reason Why Stars Look Like They Have Points are star-shaped because of imperfection in our eyesTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:37:42 +0000A Lost Chapter From Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Was Just Released chapter was removed after being deemed "too wild" and subversive Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:30 +0000RIP Sexy Space Geckos five geckos sent to space have all diedTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:30:40 +0000Neanderthal Carvings in a Gibraltar Cave Reveal Some of Europe's Oldest Known Artwork argue, however, that Homo sapiens are responsible for the etchings Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:41:22 +0000Ghostly Neutrinos Created in the Heart of the Sun Are Finally Detected is the most direct evidence supporting researchers’ ideas about how the Sun is poweredFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:01:09 +0000Ebola Drug ZMapp Cured 18 Monkeys well the drug works in humans, however, isn't so clearFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:43:45 +0000This Beach Sculpture Is Modeled After Norwegian Fish Drying Racks's SALT festival involves music, sauna's and architectureFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:12:35 +0000Your House’s Germs Are Yours, And They’ll Follow You If You Move house is laced with microbes shed by your bodyFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:12 +0000States with Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths medical cannabis help prevent the more than 16,500 deaths each year due to opioid overdose? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:10:06 +0000Someday, Okra Could Help Make Ice Cream slime in okra could make for a natural ice cream stabilizer Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:56 +0000Weird Physics Can Make an Invisible Cat Visible cat pictures are brought to you by quantum entanglement as discussed by Einstein and SchrödingerFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:16:47 +0000Meet the Newly Approved Rocket That Will Take People To Mars approval of the Space Launch System is an important step for NASAThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:41:37 +0000This Is Your Brain on Your Favorite Song people listen to music they enjoy, their brains drift into a resting daydream, regardless of the genreThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:18:20 +0000The First People to Settle Across North America's Arctic Regions Were Isolated for 4,000 Years research shows that the first humans in the Arctic lived there for nearly 4,000 yearsThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:53 +0000Walking in Formation Makes Men Feel More Powerful who walk in lockstep see outsiders as less threateningThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:29 +0000Researchers Solve the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Rocks team recorded thin sheets of ice pushing rocks across a desert lake bed, answering a decades-old questionThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:01:43 +0000What Will It Take to Stop Ebola? WHO has a plan for stopping the Ebola outbreakThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:28:15 +0000Is This the Most Efficient Way To Build the Pyramids? new physics study shows another possible method for how the pyramids of Egypt were constructedThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:56 +0000A Few Small Changes Could Make the U.S. Military Trans-Inclusive new report outlines the logistics of letting the estimated 15,500 transgender individuals already in the military serve openly Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:40:32 +0000Whale-Watching Can Actually Be Harmful To Whales can give people a closer look at wildlife, but in the case of whales, it could also harm the wildlife they're looking atWed, 27 Aug 2014 19:17:13 +0000The Secret to Instagram's New Video App Is Already in Your Phone ability to create moving, time-lapse videos is in your hands, thanks to gyroscopesWed, 27 Aug 2014 19:10:44 +0000The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder smell of the Moon is not just the smell of spaceWed, 27 Aug 2014 18:13:03 +0000Dams Removed On Washington State River removal of dams on the Elwha river is the largest dam removal to take place Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:00:06 +0000Hoverbikes Get One Step Closer to Reality Malloy is raising money on Kickstarter to continue development of his hoverbikeWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:14:13 +0000Even on Social Media, People Keep Quiet About Opposing Views 42 percent of Americans said they were willing to post about a controversial topic online whereas 86 percent said they would talk about it in personWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:40:25 +0000In the U.S., Solar Energy Has More Than Doubled Since Last Year voltaic energy is a small, but growing, piece of the American energy pieWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:32:17 +0000What's Replacing Coal In Europe? Imported Wood trying to meet renewable goals, Europe is relying on wood from forests in the Southern United StatesWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:36 +0000Two Maya Cities Found in Mexican Jungle of the sites was re-discovered after being lost for decades Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:51 +0000New Analysis Suggests Utah’s Famous Rock Art Is Surprisingly Recent impressive Barrier Canyon Style images hold clues to the identity of their mysterious paintersTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:31 +0000NASA Has Very Likely Captured the First Space Dust From Beyond Our Solar System handful of rocky particles could tell us about the birth of our Sun and its planetsTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:02:07 +0000Public Health Orgs Are Weighing In on E-Cigarettes AHA is neutral on e-cigarettes in U.S., but the WHO wants to ban them indoorsTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:17:58 +0000Dear Americans: You Don’t Understand What the Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Means to Canadians Hortons is a core component of the amorphous "Canadian identity"Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:31 +0000Tasmanian Sheep May Be Wooliest In World the sheep might beat out the previous champ, Shrek, as the world's wooliest sheepTue, 26 Aug 2014 13:21:02 +0000Fully Functional Thymus Grown In Mouse organs for human transplant is still a long way off, but this study is still a step forwardMon, 25 Aug 2014 18:16:45 +0000Oregon Animals Now Have Some Basic Rights Formerly Reserved for Humans against animals can't be lumped all together—each animal victim has to be recognized individuallyMon, 25 Aug 2014 18:02:46 +0000The Forest Service Is Running Out of Money to Fight Fires and prevention costs now blaze through 51 percent of the U.S. Forest Service budget, compared to 17 percent in 1995Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:15:35 +0000Gas, Probably Methane, Is Seeping From 570 Sites off the East Coast new study shows that we might find additional sources of methane in places we least expected itMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:39:47 +0000A New Way to See Earthquakes: Peoples’ Fitness Trackers's Napa earthquake woke people upMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:50:30 +0000A Separate Outbreak of Ebola Emerges in the Congo think the Ebola outbreak is independent of the one in West AfricaMon, 25 Aug 2014 14:14:25 +0000For the First Time, America's Public School Students Will be Mostly Minorities kids will represent less than half the public school population this yearFri, 22 Aug 2014 18:46:12 +0000Corals And Fish Can Tell a Bad Reef When They Smell It research indicates that young marine species can be picky about where they choose to settleFri, 22 Aug 2014 17:46:07 +0000Bitcoin May Get a Whole Lot More Useful Soon eBay-owned company—that runs payments systems for AirBnB & Uber—is thinking about accepting BitcoinFri, 22 Aug 2014 17:43:02 +0000Scientists Are Actually Talking About Building Giant Space Lasers to Control the Weather is what happens when you refuse to do things the easy wayFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:36:50 +0000New Jersey Will Test Solar-Powered Commuting Pods Straight Out of the Future new form of transportation looks like it came here from the futureFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:39 +0000Women Now Outnumber Adolescent Boys in the Gamer Community likely explain the sudden spike in the number of female gamers Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:44:10 +0000Elephant Poachers Also Targeting Vultures are being targeted by elephant poachers in AfricaFri, 22 Aug 2014 13:55:13 +0000Someone, Somewhere Is Still Emitting A Whole Load of Ozone-Depleting Chemicals of carbon tetrachrloride are still 30% of peak emissionsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:35:39 +0000How British Soldiers’ Gear Has Changed Over the Last 1,000 Years Thom Atkinson traces the evolution of wooden spears to sniper rifles Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:21:04 +0000Give Someone a Virtual Avatar and They Adopt Stereotype Behavior behave differently depending on the appearance of their digital avatarThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:02:03 +0000People in the Stone Age Were Fans of Escargot new study pushes back the date of land snails being consumed in the Mediterranean Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:16:13 +0000Tuberculosis Probably Hitched A Ride To America on Seals new study finds that TB is not only younger than we thought, but it also spread in weird waysThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:33 +0000Geckos Can Control the Movement of Their Toe Hairs take advantage of van der Waals forces to run across ceilings, but a simple shift allows them to drop to the groundThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:38 +0000Scientists Are Hacking Tomatoes To Make Them Keep Growing All Night Long are working to circumvent the tomato's circadian rhythmThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:24:39 +0000Some Zoo Grass Is Electrified zoo landscaping is designed to keep the animals within their cages, not for them to interact withThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:59 +0000You Can Now Inherit Someone’s Facebook Account you die in Delaware, you no longer need to die online. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:37:06 +0000Why You Look Like Your Dog's all in the eyesWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:18:32 +0000Give Teens Access to Birth Control and, Amazingly, the Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops pins its dropping teen pregnancy rate on improved access to birth controlWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:18 +0000Demand for Renewable Energy Is Real the industry still has a few hitches to work out—like solar panels burning birdsWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:11 +0000The Marines Have Equipment Stashed In Norwegian Caves Marines are storing tanks and other large equipment in large caves in NorwayWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:28 +0000Computer Scientists Hack Michigan Traffic Lights To Show Glaring Security Flaws major weaknesses make traffic lights used in almost all U.S. states prone to attacks Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:19:09 +0000The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Not Real biggest meta-analysis of research to date indicates that practice does not make perfectWed, 20 Aug 2014 13:39:39 +0000Help NASA Out by Looking at Beautiful Pictures of Space wants your help identifying astronauts' photos of the earthWed, 20 Aug 2014 13:11:07 +0000This Gorge Is Living Its Life on Fast-Forward quickly carved river gorge may disappear in just a few decades Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:22:33 +0000ICYMI: July Was Really, Really Hot past July was the fourth hottest on recordTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:52:47 +0000Imagine Living on Mars In One of These Structures could call an acropolis, pyramid or beehive home Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:35:39 +0000How You Type Your Password Could Be Its Own Security Measure phone could learn your typing behavior and use that to keep itself safe from intrudersTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:03:07 +0000One of Iceland’s Volcanoes Is Rumbling looks like another one of Iceland's volcanoes is ready to eruptTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:17:48 +0000Facebook Users Want Help Distinguishing Satire From Reality special label could indicate whether content posted on Facebook is in jest Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:38:47 +0000Scientists’ Underwater Microphones Monitored By Militaries is used for hunting whale songs, but Canada and the US worry it could be used for other purposesTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:42:18 +0000Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large chemistry sheds light on the monarch's shifting diet throughout his brief lifeTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:26 +0000200-Year-Old Alcohol Found in Shipwreck Is Still Drinkable found the liquid, originally thought to be mineral water, was actually over-aged boozeMon, 18 Aug 2014 18:20:08 +0000An American Tribe Wants a German Museum to Return Native American Scalps German Museums Association says that scalps are not subject to the same ethical guidelines that govern other human remains Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:06:34 +0000Can We Clean Up the Next Oil Spill With Magnets? new technique may help during the next oil spillMon, 18 Aug 2014 17:29:16 +0000Watch How Jim Henson Animated Jazz With Tiny, Dancing Strips of Paper Henson had a soft spot for jazzMon, 18 Aug 2014 15:33:53 +0000How an American Missionary Helped Capture the First Panda Given to the U.S."Missionaries sometimes have to tackle strange and unusual jobs," David Graham wrote.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:59:57 +0000This Weird, 500 Million-Year-Old Spiky Worm With Legs Actually Has a Descendant velvet worms' jaws are repurposed former claws Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:32:03 +0000Tokyo Has Built Disaster Preparedness Into the Fabric of the City parks stocked with food and water are ready for the next disasterFri, 15 Aug 2014 18:14:18 +0000How to Charm Worms Out of the Ground art of worm gruntingFri, 15 Aug 2014 16:36:10 +0000Why Are People Afraid of Colgate Total Toothpaste? reports that customers are abandoning Colgate's Total brand because it contains triclosanFri, 15 Aug 2014 15:52:39 +0000Ultraviolet Camera Reveals the Secret Price of Sunbathing of the damage done to your skin by UV rays is hard to seeFri, 15 Aug 2014 15:05:43 +0000You Can Visit A Cave Where the Ancient Maya Sacrificed Humans Belize, the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is an eerie experience for visitorsFri, 15 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000America’s Tumbleweeds Are Actually Russian Invaders say the tumbleweed's takeover of the American West was the most aggressive weed invasion in our country's history Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:33:34 +0000Our Personalities Are Most Stable in Mid-Life some ways, our 80-year-old selves mirror our 20-year-old selves Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:34:56 +0000The Latest Commercial Satellite Can See a Dinner Plate from Space's WorldView-3 has a resolution of just over nine inchesThu, 14 Aug 2014 17:32:59 +0000Boko Haram Has Displaced 400,000 People, Even As the Nigerian Military Fights Back situation in Nigeria has only been getting worseThu, 14 Aug 2014 16:43:35 +0000Outlook For Great Barrier Reef Not So Great five year state of the reef reports paints a gloomy picture for the natural wonder Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:50:55 +0000The First Ancient Egyptian Mummies Might Have Appeared 1,500 Years Earlier Than Egyptologists Thought were embalming their dead as far back as 4,100 B.C.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:26:37 +0000Using Sweat To Power Devices Isn’t Far Off intense workout at the gym could one day not only recharge your batteries, but your phone's tooThu, 14 Aug 2014 14:01:34 +0000Why Everyone From Conservationists to Yao Ming to Andrew Cuomo Supports Banning Ivory Sales of corruption and laundering, any system of legal ivory trade threatens the continued existence of elephants Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:29:25 +0000Seagrass Meadows Are Disappearing at the Same Rate as Rainforests underwater habitats are important for several species of sea lifeWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:53:41 +0000Is It Wise to Build a Zoo Without Cages? able to mingle with the animals sounds nice, but is it?Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:09:02 +0000Starting Tonight, You Can Roam the Tate Museum After Hours, Via Robot a virtual night at the museum with robots Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:37:25 +0000The Salmon Cannon Is One Way of Helping Fish Get Over a Dam salmon and other fish momentarily airborne is an efficient way of allowing them to clear obstacles, some innovators think Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:56:42 +0000The NSA Seems to Have a Leaker Problem point to there being more than one NSA leakerWed, 13 Aug 2014 15:09:53 +0000This Female Mathematician Just Became the First Woman to Ever Win the Fields Medal Fields Medal is mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel PrizeWed, 13 Aug 2014 14:46:30 +0000Crawfish Can Convert Blood Cells into Neurons neat invertebrate trick could help researchers eventually figure out how to do the same for human cells Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:05:51 +0000How Plants Could Clean Up Abandoned Mines—And Extract Metal in the Process groups are researching how plants can be used to clean up dangerous metals from the groundWed, 13 Aug 2014 13:34:49 +0000Here's What the Real People Robin Williams Portrayed Had to Say About Him Williams played a number of real people throughout his careerTue, 12 Aug 2014 18:50:33 +0000Hummus and Goat Cheese Are Out; Ramen and Brussels Sprouts Are In trends, as revealed by the New York Times' coverageTue, 12 Aug 2014 17:59:17 +0000WHO Says ZMapp Is Ethical; Too Bad There's None Left supplies of the drug bring up a whole host of other ethical dilemmas Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:04:29 +0000Here's What the Newly Sequenced Cat Genome Might Tell Us addition to teaching us more about kitties themselves, the cat genome could shed light on human disease Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:43:02 +0000Baby Panda Triplets Born In Chinese Zoo 15 days old, the panda cubs are still vulnerable, but are doing well so farTue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:06 +0000The Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight the remains of comet Swift-Tuttle burn up in the atmosphereTue, 12 Aug 2014 14:50:07 +0000A New, Potentially Deadly Species of Jellyfish Was Discovered Floating Around Australia new species' sting can cause Irukandji syndrome, which sometimes leads to stroke and heart failure Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:15:27 +0000Iceland’s Naming Laws Prevented a 10-Year-Old From Getting a Passport's rules for naming children are getting a lot of attention after a few high-profile cases Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:56:06 +0000Watch How the Cultural Hubs of Civilization Have Shifted Over Centuries study follows the births and deaths of notable peopleMon, 11 Aug 2014 17:20:39 +0000Lack of Workplace Support Keeps Women Out of Engineering Careers female engineers say that they perceive little chance of advancing in their field Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:55:27 +0000Are Hard Foods Healthier? In Your Mind, Maybe research shows that texture plays a large role in how we see the nutritional value of food Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:15:12 +0000There Aren't Just Dog People And Cat People; There Are Dog Countries And Cat Countries and cats are not equally popular worldwideMon, 11 Aug 2014 15:36:48 +0000Watch Video From NASA’s "Flying Saucer" Test LDSD test on June 28 went well, and more tests are expected to run next yearMon, 11 Aug 2014 15:09:10 +0000RIP, World’s Oldest Eel eel, 155, passed away in a Swedish well late last week Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:44:09 +0000Joe McConaughy Just Set a New Pacific Crest Trail Record finished all 2,660 miles, from Mexico and Canada, in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutesMon, 11 Aug 2014 11:54:51 +0000Some Who Suffer from PTSD Never Get Better many as 11 percent of Vietnam veterans diagnosed with PTSD still suffer from the disorderFri, 08 Aug 2014 18:42:22 +0000Evidence Shows Neanderthals Ate Birds was apparently on the neanderthal menu for over 40,000 years in Gibraltar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:37:56 +0000Irbil, the Iraqi City the US Is Now Defending, Is One of the Oldest Continuously Inhabited Places in the World, Iraq, has a long, long, long historyFri, 08 Aug 2014 14:55:30 +0000It's a Wrap! The Forest Service Is Wrapping Historic Structures To Protect Them From Wildfires protective covering is used as emergency shelters by firefighters Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:37:42 +0000Losing Weight Makes People Healthy—But Not Necessarily Happy relationship between losing weight and being happy is not at all straightforward Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:02:19 +0000The World's Longest Horse Race Is Going on Right Now in Mongolia wild horses, broken bones and treacherous terrain, this isn't a steeplechase Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:46 +0000Hawaii Braces for Two Hurricanes—Its First in 22 Years doesn't see direct hits from hurricanes very oftenThu, 07 Aug 2014 18:51:07 +0000Who's Better at Pokémon, Anarchist Twitch Players or a Betta Fish? seems to be more effective than a fish, so farThu, 07 Aug 2014 17:08:54 +0000The World’s First Climate Change Refugees Were Granted Residency in New Zealand Tuvalese family said they can't go home because of climate change Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:45:44 +000035 Years Later, Some Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity genocidal Khmer Rouge revolution took place from 1975 to 1979Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:10:05 +0000This Is Why the Park Service Banned Drones—One Just Crashed Into a Famous Hot Spring is why we can't have nice thingsThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:51:22 +0000If a Monkey Takes a Photo, No One Owns Copyright contested photo likely belongs to neither monkey nor man, but to the public domain Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:50:02 +0000The Rise and Fall of PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon lost its cool Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:29:21 +0000Jump on Massive Trampolines in a Giant Cavern in Wales sounds like fun: jumping on trampolines 180 feet above the floor of a giant cavernThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:16:00 +0000Barcelona's Turning Its Old Olympic Stadium Into a Virtual Reality Themepark Barcelona's Olympic Stadium, you can race a virtual OlympianThu, 07 Aug 2014 13:15:41 +0000This Hacker Can Mimic a Car Key Fob you put a computer in it, hackers can get inWed, 06 Aug 2014 18:39:05 +0000Humanity’s Legacy Might Be The Holes We Leave Behind last remnants of human civilizations might be the holes we carve into the earthWed, 06 Aug 2014 17:33:30 +0000Here's One Alternative to Having Your Password Stolen by Russian Hackers in just by clicking your favorite spots on a mapWed, 06 Aug 2014 15:53:59 +0000One Aspirin a Day Helps Keep Cancer Away to the largest analysis conducted to date, daily doses of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of getting some common cancers Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:38:00 +0000The Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone Is the Size of a Small State Gulf of Mexico's dead zone actually shrunk this year—but it's still the size of ConnecticutWed, 06 Aug 2014 15:05:27 +0000Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Are Trapped Without Food or Water on Mountains Surrounded by Militia help by land or air is impossible, humanitarian aid experts say Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:20:09 +0000Rosetta Satellite Is the First to Ever Orbit a Comet's been a long trip, but Rosetta has finally reached its destinationWed, 06 Aug 2014 13:56:45 +0000This Mathematical Equation Predicts Momentary Happiness your expectations low, it seems, is key to achieving fleeting satisfaction Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:08:04 +0000When Scientists, Social Media, and the Kardashians Collide commentary published in a scientific journal sparks a heated debate amongst scientistsTue, 05 Aug 2014 18:46:33 +0000We Don’t Need a Huge Breakthrough to Make Renewable Energy Viable—It Already Is idea that renewable energy can't handle the load is a myth, says Amory LovinsTue, 05 Aug 2014 16:36:13 +0000The Flores "Hobbit" Might Not Be a New Species at All long-standing debate on the original findings has been reignited Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:05:12 +0000Explore Native Alaskan Stories As a Young Iñupiaq Girl in This New Video Game Alone draws on the art, stories and culture of Alaskan InuitTue, 05 Aug 2014 15:30:15 +0000With an Untested New Drug, Two Ebola Patients Are Experiencing "Miraculous" Recovery drug, however, was not "top secret," as some outlets have reported Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:54:43 +0000Copenhagen Might Install a Giant, Energy-Gathering Duck in Its Harbor duck would be both a tourist attraction and a means of helping the city become carbon-neutral by 2025 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:08:02 +0000Bake Sales And Girl Scout Cookies Are Out; Bowl-a-Thons Are In then-and-nows of kids' food-related fundraising Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:33:51 +0000Scientists Can Now Eavesdrop By Watching a Soundless Video of a Glass of Water is pressure, pressure causes motion and motion shows up on filmMon, 04 Aug 2014 17:33:44 +0000Civil War Battlefields Are Overrun With Deer Parks Department is going to spend $1.8 million to have hunters cull themMon, 04 Aug 2014 17:10:36 +0000There’s an Easy (And Tasty) Way to Measure the Speed of Light at Home can make surprisingly accurate calculations using chocolate and a microwaveMon, 04 Aug 2014 16:37:18 +0000Here's How Astronomers Actually Find Planets in Other Solar Systems have found 1,741 exoplanets. But how, exactly?Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:31:00 +0000Fish Oil Could Be a Modern-Day Snake Oil premise that fish oil is good for your heart is based on questionable dataMon, 04 Aug 2014 14:50:21 +00001970s Redux: Lake Erie Is So Polluted, Toledo's Drinking Water Was Cut Off algae bloom in Lake Erie leaves hundreds of thousands without fresh drinking waterMon, 04 Aug 2014 14:14:07 +0000These Diaries, of Poet Siegfried Sassoon, Capture the Chaos of WWI Sassoon's poems captured life in the trenches of WWIMon, 04 Aug 2014 13:43:31 +0000Send Your Pets’ Remains To Space new service offers to launch your pet's ashes into spaceFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:30:48 +0000Quentin Tarantino And Judd Apatow Agree: Kodak Film Can't Disappear—They Need It of Hollywood's most famous directors are pressing studios to buy Kodak film—before it's too lateFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02:36 +0000Mummies From Around the World Had Hardened Arteries from cultures across the globe have one thing in common—plaque in their arteriesFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:41:47 +0000Sometimes Bumblebees Just Want to Do Their Own Thing are strong communicators, but they don't always listenFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:42:18 +0000Suicide Risk Could Soon Be Predicted Through a Blood Test levels of stress-related chemicals in the body seem to correlate with suicide Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:35 +0000How Big Were Romans' Feet? bioarchaeologist proposes one method to answer that questionFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:21:04 +0000The Microbes That Make Cheese Taste Good Are Surprisingly Universal a dozen different types of bacteria and fungi tend to dominate all different cheese types Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:09:42 +0000Tiny Propeller Is 100 Times Smaller Than A Red Blood Cell going where no machine has gone beforeFri, 01 Aug 2014 13:43:44 +0000Why Is Anyone Opposed to Reintroducing American Bison to the Wild? government wants to release some of Yellowstone's bison to the wildThu, 31 Jul 2014 18:03:46 +0000Antibiotic Resistant “Nightmare Bacteria” Have Escaped the Hospital with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae aren't always tied to the healthcare systemThu, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:20 +0000With Wildfire Still Burning in Yosemite, Sequoias, At Least, Are Safe and down the West Coast, extraordinary fire seasons are becoming more common—and making climate change worseThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:28:10 +0000Blame Climate Change for Australia’s 30-Year Long Dry Spell climate change is driving a drop in rainfall across southern AustraliaThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:38 +0000Lady Worms, Beware: Pick the Wrong Mate, End Up Dead from the wrong species of worm will eat through a female worm's innards Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:35 +0000The Difficulty of Burying Ebola's Victims one knows how long Ebola viruses can live in the body of a victimThu, 31 Jul 2014 14:57:23 +0000For the First Time in 300 Years, a New Permanent Sculpture Will Grace Versailles fountain sculpture being installed on the grounds is intended to be the first permanent addition to the collection in centuriesThu, 31 Jul 2014 14:08:49 +0000This Deep-Sea Octopus Tended Her Eggs For More Than Four Years appears that the octopus mom also largely refrained from eating over those 53 months Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:35:34 +0000In 1665, a British Warship Mysteriously Blew Up—And Soon We Might Know Why years ago, the warship The London exploded in the Thames Estuary. Now archaeologists are trying to figure out whyWed, 30 Jul 2014 19:22:22 +0000The Last Crew Member Who Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Died "Dutch" Van Kirk said he never regretted his involvement in the bombing Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:29:10 +0000If Certain Couples in Yemen Choose to Divorce, Their Siblings Must Get a Divorce, Too"Swap" marriages dictate that both marriage vows and divorces must be evenly shared between siblings of two familiesWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:17:23 +0000Natural Chocolate Is Actually a Reddish Color didn't turn brown until chemists got their hands on itWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:53:18 +0000Sardines Take 400 Times Less Fuel To Catch Than Shrimp shrimp cocktail is secretly a major waste of fossil fuelWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:31:09 +0000If You’re Feeling Stressed After Work, Skip the TV who arrived home stressed and then watched TV or played video games wound up feeling guilty about those activities Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:06:01 +0000Rare Half-Albino Redwood Tree Is Safe, For Now rare, half-albino redwood in California was slated to be chopped down, but local outcry has saved itWed, 30 Jul 2014 13:20:44 +0000Don’t Bank on Groundwater to Fight Off Western Drought—It's Drying Out, Too losses in the west have been dominated by dwindling groundwater suppliesTue, 29 Jul 2014 16:51:24 +0000Researchers Crack the Code of First Impressions identifies the subtle facial features that influence how we judge others Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:58 +0000The Average American Household Lost a Third of Its Net Worth During the Recession new study shows how much, exactly, the 2008 recession contributed to rising inequality in AmericaTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:36 +0000DDT Is Still Killing Birds in Michigan was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago, but it's still killing birds in a town in MichiganTue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:27 +0000Meet One of the Last Bornean Elders Who Still Makes Traditional Poison Dart Blowpipes takes two days of constant drilling by hand to create a single pipe, which can be used to hunting animals Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:01:20 +0000This Monet Isn't the Real Thing—But It's Awfully Close can duplicate great artwork with remarkable precisionTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:28:44 +0000Pollution Beat People to the South Pole people ever made it to the South Pole, a pollutant had beaten us thereMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:29:54 +0000Don't Worry Mr. Nixon, the National Zoo's Pandas Figured Out How to Have Sex Nixon wanted to make sure Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing had enough time to "learn the ropes"Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:15 +0000It Will Soon Be Legal (Again) To Unlock Your Phone new law expected to go into effect soon will make it legal to unlock your phoneMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:33 +0000How a Flock of 400 Flying Birds Manages to Turn in Just Half a Second birds' patterns of movement are surprisingly similar to that of superfluid helium Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:08:43 +0000Saharan Dust Helped Build the Bahamas blown off the Sahara fuel the microbes that undergird the Bahaman ecosystemMon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:00 +0000This Guy Simultaneously Raised a Chimp and a Baby in Exactly the Same Way To See What Would Happen treated as a human the baby chimp acted like one, until her physiology and development held her back Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000Texas Just Started Building the Largest Carbon Capture Facility Ever plant will soak up most of the emissions from its coal-fired power productionFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:35:03 +0000These Sexy Geckos are Lost in Space lizards have been accidentally left to fornicate all alone among the starsFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:28 +0000A Wyoming Cave Full Of Ice Age Animal Bones is Finally Being Opened To Scientists being closed for three decades, a remote sinkhole full of ancient bones will be opened to researchersFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:21 +0000Schadenfreude is a Childish Emotion two-year-olds find the twisted joy in others' painFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:06:13 +0000That Weird Siberian Hole Has a Twin permafrost can change the land in really strange—and sometimes dangerous—waysFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:51:11 +0000This Market Along the Burma-China Border Is a Veritable Noah’s Ark of Critically Endangered Animals Alex Hofford exposed the extent of the wildlife trade openly taking place at this infamous market Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:31 +0000Your Dog Might Be Jealous much is that green-eyed doggy in the window? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:51:24 +0000Shale Oil May be Making Railroad Oil Transport More Dangerous rise of shale oil and longer shipping distances have spurred railroad regulators' push to update oil carsThu, 24 Jul 2014 19:12:51 +0000Cycle Through History on the Iron Curtain Trail trail stretches 4,225 miles from the Barents to the Black Sea Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:02:33 +0000Creepy Internet-Style Tracking and Targeting Analytics Are Moving into Real Life company is using cameras and heat sensors to track people in their storeThu, 24 Jul 2014 17:31:07 +0000Moose Spit is Antifungal may use their antifungal saliva to keep the fungus on their favorite foods in checkThu, 24 Jul 2014 16:58:17 +0000Lasers Make a Fiber Optic Cable Out of Thin Air like a fiber optic cable, without the physical cable Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:19:20 +0000Another Horribly Botched Execution Reveals Ongoing Flaws in Lethal Drug Cocktails execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood took nearly two hours Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:14 +0000Playing Outside Enhances Kids’ Love of Nature and Animals to the great outdoors could also influence kids' ideas about the importance of conservationThu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:51 +0000Science Proves That Kids' Eyes Really Are Bigger Than Their Stomachs around the world uniformly clean their plates at dinner time, but not kids Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:20:29 +0000Papa Mongooses Learn Not to Try So Hard When Raising Babies father mongooses push themselves to extremes raising young, then they won't work as hard the next time around Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:22:20 +0000Japan’s Massive Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Fresh Lettuce Every Day innovative farming solution could help cut down on food wasteWed, 23 Jul 2014 18:08:28 +0000Archaeologists Are Excavating the Battleground that Inspired 'The Last of the Mohicans' these students, archaeology field school is taking place on a very famous battlefield Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:07:45 +0000Looking Back at NASA's Strange Mobile Lunar Laboratory, the odd-looking MOLAB remained earthboundWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:38:43 +000030,000 People In Quarantine After Bubonic Plague Kills One in China in China are taking dramatic precautions to ensure the disease doesn't spreadWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:10 +0000Even Toddlers Recognize the Superior Cuteness of Puppies and Kittens notion of cuteness might be hardwired rather than learned Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:30 +0000This is What Millions of Mayflies Emerging All At Once Looks Like massive emergence of mayflies has blanketed parts of the countryWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:46:43 +0000Take a Virtual Reality Trip to the Cambrian Explosion with David Attenborough it, virtual reality David Attenborough is something you've always wantedWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:55 +0000Offshore Wind Farms Offer Seals a Smorgasbord of Fish farms could intentionally be fashioned into artificial reefs to further increase their value to wildlifeWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:23 +0000Early Life May Have Thrived in the Wreckage of a Meteorite rock created by high impact meteorite strikes make a surprisingly pleasant home for microbesTue, 22 Jul 2014 19:22:41 +0000Circumcision Could Help Stem the Spread of HIV to what researchers previously feared, men who undergo adult circumcision don't engage in overly risky behavior compared to uncircumcised ones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:12:02 +0000This Grocery Store Will Be Powered By Its Own Waste digest tossed food, belch up electricity-generating methaneTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:33:20 +0000China's Extra Wide Ladies-Only Parking Spaces Sparked a Backlash Over Sexism mall that created the women-only spaces meant well, but their reasoning is indicative of a bigger problem Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:08 +0000Without Oceans, Earth-Like Life Probably Can’t Evolve on Other Planets's not all about the planet's distance from its star, as researchers previously thoughtTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:59:06 +0000Along I-95, 5,000 Years of History excavations along I-95 are digging up the pastTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:40:56 +0000Spider Silk is a Fine-Tuned Alert System fibers can send a wide range of messages Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:32:51 +000064% Of Surveyed Scientists Have Experienced Harassment During Fieldwork trainees are particularly vulnerableMon, 21 Jul 2014 17:22:29 +0000Suburban Skunks are on the Rise Rapids, Michigan, is basically enveloped in a cloud of stinkMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:12:31 +0000This Smart Cat Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Exclude Greedy Kitties feeder tracks each cat's food intake to make sure no one is taking the lion's share Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:26 +0000Artist Sends a Bouquet and a Bonsai to Space happens when you send a Bonsai tree to space? See for yourselfMon, 21 Jul 2014 14:41:17 +0000This 71-Year-Old Just Set a Record With His 1,673th Ascent of Mt. Fuji mountaineer says that now he's ready to tackle Everest Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:12:51 +0000The ESA is on a Mission to Harpoon a Duck-Shaped Comet if catching a comet wasn't already hard enoughMon, 21 Jul 2014 14:03:06 +0000The Horrific Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Has Echoes in History from history hint at what might happen nextFri, 18 Jul 2014 18:42:18 +0000Worms Can Get Drunk, But Not These Mutant Worms gene could also, theoretically, be modified in humans to prevent some of the effects of boozeFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:06 +0000These Psychologists Think We'd Be Happier If We Talked to Strangers More you should definitely take this on a case-by-case basis.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:54:42 +0000In Microgravity, Some Snakes Tie Themselves in Knots, Others Attack Themselves animals just don't know how to deal when gravity goes awayFri, 18 Jul 2014 15:35:25 +0000Researchers are Tracking House Cats with Tiny Harnesses measurements and collar cameras will tell them where, exactly, kitty goes all dayFri, 18 Jul 2014 15:13:31 +0000Bubble Wrap Can Make Great DIY Test Tubes wrap test tubes could be particularly useful in developing countries Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:35:30 +0000