Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenTue, 24 Nov 2015 19:02:51 +0000Tennessee Locals Spot Half-Mile-Long Spider Webs baby spiders are making some residents of North Memphis cringeTue, 24 Nov 2015 19:02:51 +0000A New Rose Is Part Plant, Part Color-Changing Machine has never looked so prettyTue, 24 Nov 2015 18:27:45 +0000Lucy the Australopithecus Turns 41 (Plus 3.2 Million Years) gets a Google Doodle for the anniversary of her discoveryTue, 24 Nov 2015 17:05:45 +0000This Visualization of the World’s Carbon Emissions Is Chillingly Beautiful NASA simulation shows how carbon dioxide movesTue, 24 Nov 2015 16:30:00 +0000A Hemingway Book Has Hit the Paris Bestseller List After Recent Attacks<i>A Moveable Feast</i> declares that "there is never any end to Paris"Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:19 +0000The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman"The New Colossus" was actually born in EgyptTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:30:46 +0000The Many Ways to "Dance Your Ph.D" again, researchers get creative in a yearly dance competition to explain their Ph.D. thesis workTue, 24 Nov 2015 13:01:00 +0000Hundreds of Thousands March With Hope for Climate Action around the world have already begun in the days leading up to the Paris climate summitMon, 23 Nov 2015 20:46:32 +0000Check Out These Gluten-Free Versions of Famous Paintings Gluten-Free Museum pokes fun at the popular diet trendMon, 23 Nov 2015 19:30:49 +0000Northern White Rhinos Now Number Three 41-year-old Nola died this week, leaving only three northern white rhinos left in the worldMon, 23 Nov 2015 18:01:10 +0000Introducing Smeagol the Eyeless Arachnid newly discovered cave-dwelling daddy longlegs resembles the fictional Tolkien characterMon, 23 Nov 2015 17:15:00 +0000In Belgium, Twitter Responds to Terror With Cats cuddliest anti-jihadist squad everMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:41:06 +0000A Real Nuclear Apocalypse Would Be More Beautiful Than the World of 'Fallout 4' would also be much, much more devastatingMon, 23 Nov 2015 15:01:23 +0000Here’s Why Men’s and Women’s Clothes Button on Opposite Sides outdated fashion statements and swordfights for the odd switchMon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000These Videos Will Change the Way You Think About Travel Photography Forever new technique lets you zoom through the world without leaving your deskFri, 20 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000A Brief History of Sesame Street’s Snuffleupagus Identity Crisis running joke got canned in response to concern that kids wouldn’t feel safe telling adults hard truthsFri, 20 Nov 2015 20:00:00 +0000Eased Sanctions Could Mean a Comeback for Iranian Caviar this mean tough times for the endangered sturgeon?Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:05:33 +0000The Most Popular Class at Yale Is From Harvard a computer science course that teaches students how to think help Yale beat Harvard in tomorrow's game? Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:00:05 +0000A Gothic Chapel Is Transformed Into a Spectacular Sky at the ceiling has never been so inspiring Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:47 +0000The NIH Lets Its Last Research Chimps Go 50 remaining chimpanzees are headed to sanctuaries to enjoy retirementFri, 20 Nov 2015 14:45:04 +0000Parents Have Been Reshaping Their Kids’ Skulls for 45,000 Years new find in Patagonia adds to the list of possible reasons for such extreme cranial modificationFri, 20 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Plaid highlanders to hipstersFri, 20 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000A Tadpole’s Perspective and More "Life Through a Lens" Images the images from winners of the Royal Society's photography contestThu, 19 Nov 2015 21:07:54 +0000Five Things to Know About the Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved by the FDA seafood or "Frankenfish"? Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:51:16 +0000A Drone Encounters Two Eagles, and the Birds Win pair of arial predators snatched a photographer's drone from the skies of AustriaThu, 19 Nov 2015 18:18:23 +0000This Artist Makes Traditional Carpets That Look Like They Were hit by a Software Bug Ahmed’s Azerbaijani carpets twist and swirl like a bad Photoshop jobThu, 19 Nov 2015 17:30:57 +0000You Could Own One of Julia Child’s Kitchens include a vacation home in ProvenceThu, 19 Nov 2015 16:30:03 +0000Look to the Skies This Month for the Pleiades Star Cluster Seven Sisters will shine bright from dusk till dawn for the rest of NovemberThu, 19 Nov 2015 15:06:16 +0000This Parasite Is Really a Micro-Jellyfish along its evolution this jellyfish-turned-parasite got really strangeThu, 19 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Gamers Raise Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars a Year by Playing the Worst Video Game Ever Made“Desert Bus” lets you undertake an eight-hour-long digital road trip in real timeWed, 18 Nov 2015 20:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know about Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease disease-causing parasite spread by biting bugs has spread beyond the tropical worldWed, 18 Nov 2015 19:40:54 +0000This Is How Bats Can Land Upside Down spin like ice skaters to stick their landingWed, 18 Nov 2015 18:33:31 +0000Domestication Saved the Pumpkin (and Squash) pumpkin in that holiday pie wouldn't be here today without domesticationWed, 18 Nov 2015 16:29:43 +0000Relatives of Shackleton’s Chief Scientist Want to Finish What He Started hundred years after the doomed expedition, James Wordie's descendants plan a 100-mile journey to the South PoleWed, 18 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000DNA from a Huge Tooth Confirms a New Ancient Cousin Denisovans may have co-existed and interbred with Neanderthals and Homo sapiensTue, 17 Nov 2015 21:08:46 +0000The Hidden Costs of Having a Gifted Child talent in children can be a source of financial and emotional stress for parents who don’t feel equippedTue, 17 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000The Last Wild Horses Are Rebounding From Extinction years of breeding programs, the last truly wild horses returnTue, 17 Nov 2015 18:39:15 +0000Steinbeck’s Boat the "Western Flyer" Will Voyage Again for Science $1 million boat will see the water once again as an updated research vesselTue, 17 Nov 2015 18:05:00 +0000Georgetown University Is Trying to Purge Its Slave Trade Connections in part by the sale of 272 people, the school is grappling with its relationship to the institution of slaveryTue, 17 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000Inside the Collective That Turns VHS to Digital Video for Free team of media lovers wants to preserve your memories for history's sakeTue, 17 Nov 2015 15:00:00 +0000Revolution-Era Building Buried Beneath Future Hotel Uncovered by Construction Crew foundations, including wooden beams, floorboards and what might even be a repurposed ship’s mast, were found just 8 feet underground Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:02:46 +0000A Brief History of British Pub Signs colorful signs boast more than good looks—they're like miniature history booksTue, 17 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000The Classic Coca-Cola Bottle Turns 100 Today this day, the shapely glass bottle defines the classic drinkMon, 16 Nov 2015 19:30:06 +0000Watch the Philae Lander's Bouncing Touch Down on Comet 67P year after its crash-landing, researchers reflect on the unexpected successes of the missionMon, 16 Nov 2015 19:00:00 +0000A London Zoo Wants to Hypnotize Away Your Fear of Spiders program turns what phobics perceive as terrifying threats into fuzzy friendsMon, 16 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000Minnesota Is Expanding Its Bike Share to Include Canoes bikes and boats are a perfect pairMon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000A Free Man's Letter to A Former Slaveowner in 1865 asked to return to the farm where he was held in bondage, Jourdon Anderson wrote this thoughtful replyMon, 16 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000X-Rays Unveil Hidden Paintings Beneath an Avant-Garde Classic brightly-colored cubist work below "Black Square" adds new dimensions to a masterpieceMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:00:00 +0000Is $30 Million Enough to Save the Mississippi River Basin? USDA has a plan to help the troubled watershedMon, 16 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Victoria’s Secret Perfume Works Great as Mosquito Repellent scent named “Bombshell” is almost as good as DEETMon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000History and Culture of the 1960s to 1980s Is Disintegrating With the Tapes That Recorded It But a new test and a bit of chemistry can help preserve the pastMon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000Watch 'Swan Lake' Transform Into a Spectacular Light Show classic ballet has never looked so stunningFri, 13 Nov 2015 19:03:24 +0000How to Visit the British Museum Without Going to London new partnership with Google allows art aficionados to take virtual strolls through the museum’s treasuresFri, 13 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000These French Vending Machines Sell Short Stories fiction that's as good as any snackFri, 13 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000A New Earth-Sized Planet Is Getting Astronomers Riled Up could be a rare opportunity for scientists to study an exoplanet’s atmosphereFri, 13 Nov 2015 17:14:13 +0000Does This Brooklyn Sculpture Say 'Oy'? is it saying 'Yo'? Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Cougars Are Returning to the Midwest team of scientists predicts that the big cat could establish new breeding populations in Arkansas and Missouri in the next 25 yearsFri, 13 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Get Your Pickaxe and Spacecraft Ready, Space Mining Might be Legal Very Soon new Space Act would open up the potentially lucrative field of asteroid miningThu, 12 Nov 2015 20:45:00 +0000Help Save the Booster that Sent Apollo Spacecrafts to the Moon Kickstarter campaign hopest to save the only remaining booster rocket from the Apollo launchesThu, 12 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000Why Librarians Should Love Fallout 4 survive this video game's nuclear wasteland, players need to return their library booksThu, 12 Nov 2015 20:03:49 +0000An L.A. Museum Is Turning Salad Into Performance Art there's more to salad than that satisfying, leafy crunchThu, 12 Nov 2015 19:08:47 +0000How Many Genes Does a Body Need? about 15 percent of the human genome or 3,230 genes—that we know of Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:56:01 +0000This Ingenious Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Hunt Down Tomb Raiders satellite imagery help protect humanity's priceless artifacts?Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Our Ancient Ancestors Probably Loved Honey Too scraped from pottery shows humans used bee products as long as 8,500 years agoWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:35:49 +0000Mars' Gravity Is Slowly Shredding Its Moon Phobos grooves on the moon's surface are an early sign of Phobos' grim fateWed, 11 Nov 2015 18:32:00 +0000New Scans Show There Might Be a Hidden Room in King Tut’s Tomb evidence shows that there could still be secrets in Tutankhamun's resting placeWed, 11 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000A Lost Story by Edith Wharton Has Been Discovered in Yale's Library"The Field of Honor" is about a failed marriage during World War IWed, 11 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000Manhattan Project Sites to Be Opened to the Public Project Historical Park will preserve three sites from the beginning of the Atomic AgeWed, 11 Nov 2015 16:45:00 +0000During the Cold War, the Military Had Plans to Wage War in Space U.S. Army's Future Weapons Office proposed theoretical ways to defend non-existant lunar basesWed, 11 Nov 2015 15:44:53 +0000This Is the Second-Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold At Auction Modigliani's Nu Couché drew a stunning $170.4 millionTue, 10 Nov 2015 18:45:35 +0000Now Available: The Ultimate Old-Timey Playlist to digitized recordings of wax cylinders, an obsolete technology that revives turn-of-the-century cultureTue, 10 Nov 2015 17:57:09 +0000This Ear Was Made With Vincent Van Gogh's DNA secrets have been whispered into this creepy, living copy of the most famous ear in art history? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:04:07 +0000Fossils Show Ancient Rats Were the Size of a Small Dog our ancient ancestors likely ate themTue, 10 Nov 2015 13:30:00 +0000Divers Discover 102-Year-Old Shipwreck in Lake Huron Hydrus and her crew were lost during the Great Storm of 1913Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000So Long Shamu Show the face of criticism, SeaWorld is retiring its controversial killer whale showTue, 10 Nov 2015 12:40:58 +0000How to Fossilize a Brain new study shows that brains can can fossilize like bonesMon, 09 Nov 2015 20:00:00 +0000The Mystery of a Titanic Telegram the Titanic's owners know about its collision with an iceberg?Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:30:00 +0000New Hieronymus Bosch Drawing Found in Private Art Collection hellish landscape is "an exceptionally important addition" to Bosch's grim workMon, 09 Nov 2015 18:44:44 +0000This Trunk Stuffed With 17th-Century Letters Is a Historian’s Dream never read these letters, but their loss is history’s gainMon, 09 Nov 2015 18:05:44 +0000Could Climate Change Mean Less Sex and Fewer Babies? if it does, perhaps that's not a bad thingMon, 09 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000How Language Evolved from Climate and Terrain shouting words into the wind, what sounds make it through?Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Star Turned Scientist beauty had brains—after all, she invented the tech behind Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPSMon, 09 Nov 2015 16:20:00 +0000Whisky Grains and Coffee Grounds Could Help Clean up Nuclear Waste could soon be helping save the environment as they bottle up their next batch of brownMon, 09 Nov 2015 15:54:17 +0000How the U.S. Census Defines Race history of America's racial identity, as told by 225 years of population dataMon, 09 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Sleepwalkers Might Not Feel Pain, at Least Until They Wake up day, sleepwalkers may suffer chronic pain, but by night they can jump through windows without feeling a thingMon, 09 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Keyboard Lets You Type in Emoji[heart-shaped eyes] + [clapping hands] + [money bag]Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:20:00 +0000The Antares Spacecraft Explosion in Horrifyingly Beautiful Detail photos show the grim (yet beautiful) blastFri, 06 Nov 2015 18:57:55 +0000NASA is Hiring Astronauts for Future Deep Space Missions you want to head to Mars?Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:50:00 +0000Seattle's Famous 'Gum Wall' Is Getting Scraped Clean estimated 1,000,000 pieces of chewing gum are stuck to the quirky attractionFri, 06 Nov 2015 17:20:00 +0000Watch 30 Minutes of Mesmerizing, Ultra-HD Sun's Solar Dynamics Observatory stares at the sun so you don't have toFri, 06 Nov 2015 16:32:44 +0000New Insights Behind the Sand Dunes That Swallowed a Boy have confirmed that fungus-ridden trees are to blameFri, 06 Nov 2015 13:30:00 +0000Why Russia Is Digging Up The Bones of a 19th-Century Tsar new DNA analysis aims to end speculation about the last Romanovs—but hasn't the mystery already been solved?Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Man Got Cancer from a Tapeworm very strange case challenges some assumptions about parasitesFri, 06 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000The Tragic Aftermath of Mustard Gas Experiments in World War II NPR investigation is looking for victims of the U.S. military testsThu, 05 Nov 2015 20:38:35 +0000Soon, Guinness Will Be Vegan Irish brewery will no longer use fish bladders to make its beerThu, 05 Nov 2015 19:36:13 +0000When Kids Played With Alligators in Los Angeles, dogs and onlookers mixed with snapping reptiles at California's Alligator FarmThu, 05 Nov 2015 18:30:00 +0000The Culprits Behind Mysterious Mass Antelope Deaths Finally Exposed than half of the world's endangered saiga antelopes died suddenly on the Central Asian steppes last springThu, 05 Nov 2015 18:15:00 +0000A Minecraft World Built for Exploring Chemicals new world, called MolCraft, is a virtual chemistry museumThu, 05 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Scientist Live-Tweets Cheetah Hunts nature in all its beauty, viciousness, hilarity and boredomThu, 05 Nov 2015 17:27:14 +0000A 2,000-Year-Old Greek Fortress Has Been Unearthed in Jerusalem fort played a role in the Jewish revolts that inspired HanukkahThu, 05 Nov 2015 15:29:24 +0000Forget the Hazy Clouds—The Internet is in the Ocean new video explores the 550,000 miles of cable that keeps the internet hummingThu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000New Fossils Show Ostrich-like Dinosaurs Sported a Coat of Plumage of ancient feathers and skin still clung to the exquisitely preserved fossilsWed, 04 Nov 2015 20:17:28 +0000This Incredible Street Art Is Also An Evolution Lesson Rome, a giant mural illustrates how life began and evolvedWed, 04 Nov 2015 20:05:51 +0000Hidden Poop Joke Found in 17th-Century Art Owned By Queen Elizabeth newly restored Dutch painting depicts a man relieving himself Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:22:03 +0000Someone Just Paid $826,000 for the Greatest Cat Painting of All Time"My Wife's Lovers" pays tribute to the wealthiest cats of the 1890sWed, 04 Nov 2015 17:39:06 +0000According to This 1919 Writing Guide, There Are Only 37 Possible Stories love and disaster to "a miracle of God," the 96-year-old manual outlines every known plotWed, 04 Nov 2015 15:19:26 +0000Weak Skeletons May Have Spelled the End for Mammoths results suggest that weak bones made the beasts more susceptible to human huntersWed, 04 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Orion's Return, Falling Fireballs and Other Treats in November's Night Skies constellation rises as the Leonid and Taurid Meteor Showers returnTue, 03 Nov 2015 19:30:00 +0000Amazon Just Opened An Actual Bookstore in Seattle just like its online marketplace, Amazon's brick-and-mortar shop aims to shake up the industryTue, 03 Nov 2015 18:47:47 +0000What is Happening to Antarctica's Ice Sheets parts of Antarctica get icier, others are on the verge of collapseTue, 03 Nov 2015 17:16:18 +0000Coywolves are Taking Over Eastern North America are not 'shy wolves'—they are coyote-wolf hybrids (with some dog mixed in) and now number in the millionsTue, 03 Nov 2015 16:27:50 +0000The World of Competitive Curling Has Its Very Own Scandal new technology too dominant for the Olympic sport?Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:34:23 +0000A Black American's Guide to Travel In the Jim Crow Era decades, <i>The Green Book </i> was the black traveler's lifeline Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:44:24 +0000How Computers Learned to Play Nintendo Mario World is a great test for artificial intelligenceTue, 03 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Why the Sands of Many Dunes Sing, Boom, and Even Burp to Marco Polo's tales, it's not because they're full of mysterious spiritsTue, 03 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000This Extremely Slow Rube Goldberg Device Lasts More Than Six Weeks whimsical invention uses molasses, a tortoise, and sprouting grass to move a golf ballMon, 02 Nov 2015 18:14:13 +0000The Modern Cost of Cattle Rustling the Old West crime is still a multimillion-dollar problemMon, 02 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000Tiny Ancient Skeleton Redefines the Split Between Monkeys and Apes last common ancestor of all apes may have been smaller than previously thoughtMon, 02 Nov 2015 17:14:39 +0000NASA is Helping Study These Massive Earthworks from Space satellite photographs decipher the meaning behind Kazakhstan's mysterious geometric designs?Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:18:21 +0000Pink Gumdrops Are Solving a Sticky Crisis in London receptacles are part of the world's first chewing gum recycling programMon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000Wyoming Has a Crack Problem (And It’s Not What You Think) mysterious tear in the ground is the state's new social media star and a testament to the fast fury of Mother NatureMon, 02 Nov 2015 15:50:28 +0000Mexico’s Navy is Battling Seaweed Along the Caribbean Coast of seaweed are blanketing beaches around the Caribbean Sea and the government is calling everyone to armsMon, 02 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000Russia Wants to Send Monkeys to Mars and Women to the Moon Russian space agency has announced plans for space missions through 2029Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000African Vultures Could Go Extinct Within the Next Century, poison and collisions with wind turbines are killing these important scavengersMon, 02 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000Candy Corn Hasn't Changed Since the 19th Century Halloween sweet was invented in the 1880sFri, 30 Oct 2015 20:13:54 +0000Why Do Witch Hunts Still Happen? the globe, witchcraft fears still lead to torture and murderFri, 30 Oct 2015 19:24:57 +0000People Who Believe in Ghosts Are More Fearful Overall research finds a link between paranormal beliefs and fears of things like natural disastersFri, 30 Oct 2015 17:45:00 +0000Inside the Italian Art Hospital That Rescues Old Paintings catastrophic flood gave this Florence workshop a new missionFri, 30 Oct 2015 17:14:56 +0000The Mind-Blowing 'Rain Room' Comes to Los Angeles wildly popular installation art creates an indoor storm—but visitors don't get wetFri, 30 Oct 2015 14:45:56 +0000The World’s Driest Desert Is in Breathtaking Bloom historic rains, Atacama, Chile is exploding with vibrant wildflowersFri, 30 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000How 'Bewitched' Helped Salem Embrace Its Grim Past popular 1960s sitcom helped the New England town turn witches into big businessThu, 29 Oct 2015 19:05:00 +0000Ice Age Cave Lion Cubs and a Look Back at Permafrost Mummies recent find in Siberia is the latest on a list of well-preserved Ice Age mammalsThu, 29 Oct 2015 18:49:26 +0000By Scanning Pyramids, Will Scientists Unravel Secrets of Ancient Egypt? new project uses thermal imaging to look for hidden chambersThu, 29 Oct 2015 16:04:04 +0000China Says It Will End One-Child Policy new rules, Chinese families can have two childrenThu, 29 Oct 2015 15:07:36 +0000In the Future, Facebook Will Describe Photos for Blind People visual internet poses many challenges for people that are visually impaired Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:08:49 +0000This Haunted House is Actually a Lab for Studying Fear scared for scienceThu, 29 Oct 2015 13:13:28 +0000The Incredible Treasures Found Inside the 'Griffin Warrior' Tomb was a Mycenaean soldier buried with so many riches?Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:39:17 +0000The Hard Labor of Apple Picking skilled farm worker can pick six tons of apples a dayWed, 28 Oct 2015 16:30:00 +0000Ice Age Babies Buried in Alaska Reveals Early Genetic Diversity in North America infants’ DNA shows that humans may have stayed near the Bering Strait for thousands of years before moving farther southWed, 28 Oct 2015 16:13:36 +0000A Forgotten Piece of Space Junk is Headed for Earth object could be a lost piece of a rocket dating back to the Apollo missionsWed, 28 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +0000Hiker Accidentally Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway wrought iron weapon is an extraordinary findWed, 28 Oct 2015 15:03:18 +0000How Tourism Shaped Photography in 19th Century Japan were obsessed with geisha, samurai and cherry blossomsWed, 28 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Paris Has a 'Love Lock' Problem it's not the only city that wants to get rid of themTue, 27 Oct 2015 20:19:52 +0000Genetically Edited Hercules Dogs Can Pack on Extra Muscles use a natural mutation that produces extra muscle to tweak dogs genesTue, 27 Oct 2015 18:57:19 +00005 Things to Know About the WHO’s Statement on Red Meat and Cancer's announcement created widespread confusion for carnivoresTue, 27 Oct 2015 16:31:28 +0000Ai Weiwei Wants Your Legos dissident artist needs millions of toy bricks for his next projectTue, 27 Oct 2015 15:57:53 +0000Drones Captured These 'Killer' Whale Family Portraits just beautiful, these photos show that raising killer whale calves is a family affairTue, 27 Oct 2015 14:30:17 +0000These Brilliant Literary Maps Will Help You Understand Your Favorite Book lavishly illustrated atlas for Huckleberry Finn and other classicsTue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Albert Einstein Has a Social Media Team the famed physicist tweets from beyond the graveMon, 26 Oct 2015 18:21:42 +0000Would You Drink a Cocktail Invented By a Computer? IBM's Watson become the world's most creative bartenderMon, 26 Oct 2015 16:04:27 +0000Utah’s Danger Cave Will Soon Open For a Rare Tour cave houses evidence of human habitation from over 11,000 years agoMon, 26 Oct 2015 14:56:56 +0000Comet Lovejoy is One Boozy Space Rock greenish comet that lit up the sky last January releases as much alcohol as 500 bottles of wine every second during its peakMon, 26 Oct 2015 13:46:40 +0000Adding Faint Scents to Healthy Food Could Make it Taste Better of salty food may be all it takes to make low-salt items deliciousFri, 23 Oct 2015 19:41:04 +0000Future Cops May Track Down Criminals By Making Fingerprints Glow scientist's revenge could be the ultimate crime-fighting toolFri, 23 Oct 2015 18:30:00 +0000How Contact Lenses Were Made in 1948 you put this on your eye?Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:45:00 +0000This Norwegian Modern Art Museum Is Also a Bridge ingeniously twisted design blends art with infrastructureFri, 23 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +000092 Percent of Possible Earth Twins Have Yet to Be Born young universe promises trillions of more planets to comeFri, 23 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +000027 Percent of U.S. Adults Didn't Read a Single Book Last Year new survey on reading habits isn't all doom and gloom, thoughFri, 23 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Mysterious Case of the Adirondacks Sugar Maple trees are on the decline, but why?Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000Lead Poisoning Rampant for Wealthy Medieval Europeans wasn't just the Romans that accidentally poisoned themselvesThu, 22 Oct 2015 18:30:00 +0000A Town Founded By Nazis Was Just Sued for Housing Discrimination parts of Yaphank, laws require homeowners to be of German descentThu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0000Sesame Street Just Welcomed Its First Autistic Muppet“Julia” is geared towards raising awareness and acceptanceThu, 22 Oct 2015 17:31:08 +0000Instead of Eyelids, This Fish Retracts Its Eyeballs giant guitarfish can pull its eyes nearly 1.6 inches inside its headThu, 22 Oct 2015 14:53:27 +0000Arctic Explorers Uncover (and Eat) 60-Year-Old Food Stash of jam and crackers hidden in Greenland’s Arctic desert made for a delicious surpriseThu, 22 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000An Asteroid Will Buzz by Earth on Halloween't worry—it won't interrupt your Halloween plansWed, 21 Oct 2015 20:03:56 +0000There’s an Elephant Buried Underneath the Vatican forgotten remains of a beloved, 16th-century papal petWed, 21 Oct 2015 18:24:07 +0000Great Scott! Stanford Invented a Self-Driving DeLorean Just in Time for Back to the Future Day does it use 1.21 gigawatts of electricity?Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:02:12 +0000The Robo-Journalists Are Coming did a machine write this story?Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:31:10 +0000Sunscreen May Be Destroying Coral Reefs a tiny amount of a common chemical in sunscreen can bleach and break delicate coralWed, 21 Oct 2015 15:10:54 +0000Man’s Best Friend May Hail From Central Asia analysis of over 5,000 dogs suggests that they were originally domesticated in Mongolia and NepalWed, 21 Oct 2015 13:18:47 +0000Did Life on Earth Really Start 4.1 Billion Years Ago? Not So Fast’t rewrite the Earth’s history just yetTue, 20 Oct 2015 20:44:35 +0000The Orionid Meteor Shower and Rare Planetary “Dance” Make This a Lucky Week for Stargazers’s what the night sky has to offer this weekTue, 20 Oct 2015 17:04:12 +0000Google Books Isn't Copyright Infringement landmark court ruling allows the tech giant digitize library booksTue, 20 Oct 2015 15:45:00 +0000The Sunken Ruins of a 450-Year-Old Church Rise From a Mexican Reservoir a historic drought, a 16th-century church has reemerged Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:57:57 +0000This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees"Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:30:00 +0000Air Force One is Getting a Makeover best presidential perk is about to get even betterTue, 20 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000The Search For Elusive Neutrinos in Antarctica Generates Massive Amounts of Data IceCube observatory at the South Pole collects roughly 36 terabytes of data a year in the search for 'special' neutrinosTue, 20 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California Beach, and El Niño May Be to Blame lost sea snake isn’t the only problem the California can expect to face during a strong El Niño yearMon, 19 Oct 2015 19:30:58 +0000Where Do Hallucinations Come From? It May Just Be What You've Seen may be our brains overriding what is there with what it expects to see, according to new researchMon, 19 Oct 2015 18:37:50 +0000This Is What 14,000,000,000 Years of History Looks Like designer's ingenious timeline covers the Big Bang to the InternetMon, 19 Oct 2015 17:43:56 +00003D Model Showed Controversial Photo of John F. Kennedy’s Assassin Is Not a Fake surrounded the incriminating photo since Kennedy was assassinated in 1963Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:32:27 +0000For Sale: Edith Wharton’s $16,500 Baby Rattle Teething device. Ever.Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:23:17 +0000New Video of Floating Blobs of Fizzy Water in Space is the best place to figure out why raindrops are roundMon, 19 Oct 2015 15:45:00 +0000Lego Superfans Built This Epic Model of Hadrian's Wall edge of the Roman Empire, recreated with tiny toy blocksMon, 19 Oct 2015 15:07:34 +0000Falcons Protect This Deep Space Antenna birds and their droppings can keep space scientists’ telescopes from getting a clear signalMon, 19 Oct 2015 14:41:38 +0000Stunning New Views of Enceladus, Saturn's 6th-Largest Moon new flyby has revealed a spidery network of cracks crisscrossing its northern poleMon, 19 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000Why a Denmark Zoo Publicly Dissected a Lion zookeepers say it is an educational opportunityFri, 16 Oct 2015 20:17:26 +0000When You Space Out, Parts of Your Brain go to Sleep drowsiness might mean you’re already drifting offFri, 16 Oct 2015 19:30:38 +0000Prosthetics Could Soon Have a Sense of Touch technology suprisingly inspired by Darth VaderFri, 16 Oct 2015 18:19:29 +0000See at a Bee’s Eye Level With 9 Award-Wining Microscopic Photos winners of Nikon’s annual photomicrography competition have an eye for detailFri, 16 Oct 2015 16:45:17 +0000Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Is Your New Favorite Trivia Game over, Kevin!Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:14:35 +0000Why Does the Internet Hate Renoir? tongue-in-cheek protest movement wants to remove the artist's paintings from museumsFri, 16 Oct 2015 14:59:20 +0000The Origins of the King James Bible handwritten draft of the world's most famous bible has been discovered in EnglandFri, 16 Oct 2015 14:42:10 +0000This Halloween, Who Wants to Spend a Night in the Paris Catacombs? is looking for two brave souls to sleep with the deadFri, 16 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000Fossilized Teeth Reveal Humans Were in Asia Long Before Europe humans might have been more inclined to roam than scientists previously thoughtThu, 15 Oct 2015 20:03:37 +0000Hunter-Gatherers Sleep Little and Get Up Early ancestors probably didn’t need nine hours of sleep eitherThu, 15 Oct 2015 18:32:15 +0000There's a Fake Egyptian City Buried in California incredible, nearly forgotten story behind one of Hollywood's most expensive movie sets Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:47:56 +0000This Is What a 50-Lane Traffic Jam Looks Like Chinese highway looked like a parking lot after this massive traffic snarlThu, 15 Oct 2015 16:24:53 +0000Can Eggshells Crack the Case of Whether Dinosaurs Ran Hot or Cold? may not be cold or warm blooded, but somewhere in betweenThu, 15 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Technical Challenges of Photojournalism in a War Zone short documentary reveals what it's like to work in AfghanistanThu, 15 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000High Definition Video of Jupiter Reveals New Weather in the Great Red Spot portrait shows massive storm changing as it shrinksThu, 15 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000The Oldest Chemistry Lab in America? classroom designed by Thomas Jefferson was rediscovered Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:40:43 +0000The People Who Built Stonehenge Loved BBQ evidence that Neolithic settlers roasted pork and beefWed, 14 Oct 2015 17:48:27 +0000Does Ecotourism Hurt or Help? critters get used to tourists, they may be less aware of both predators and poachersWed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:00 +0000Declassified Spy Maps Show Melting Arctic Ice reveal how climate and politics are heating up in the ArcticWed, 14 Oct 2015 16:25:08 +0000Invader Tags European Space Agency With Alien Art anonymous street artist strikes againWed, 14 Oct 2015 16:06:12 +0000JetBlue Goes Green with a Farm at JFK Airport airline hopes to produce herbs and around 1,000 pounds of blue potatoes each seasonWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:10:05 +0000America's in the Midst of a Lobster Boom the lobster catch up sixfold in the last 30 years, can we eat without worry?Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000Remember These Free AOL CDs? 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Sign on today!Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:33:04 +0000Chicago's Newest Library Is on a Train during your morning commute? #BooksOnTheL can help.Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:00:01 +0000Learn Physics From Nobel Prizewinner Richard Feynman for Free physicist’s legendary lectures are now available onlineTue, 13 Oct 2015 18:24:40 +0000Orson Welles Wrote a 'Citizen Kane' Sequel greatest movie never made?Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:13:45 +0000How the Journalist Who Broke the News of World War II Got Her Scoop needs to make a movie about Clare HollingworthTue, 13 Oct 2015 16:11:19 +0000Watch These Giant Rats Sniff Out Landmines rats can detect TNT decades after it was buriedTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Gene Might Be Why Elephants’ Don't Get Cancer large bodies and many cells mean more elephants should be dying of cancer, scientists are trying to figure out why notTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000These Brave Playwrights Want to Rewrite Shakespeare“They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol’n the scraps.”Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:32:37 +0000How a Metronome Could Save a Life simple device could help save lives by keeping CPR on the beatMon, 12 Oct 2015 18:07:40 +0000Who Will Save the World’s Chocolate? climate change threatens cocoa crops, rival food companies are banding togetherMon, 12 Oct 2015 17:00:00 +0000This Swiss Watchmaker is Teaching Apprentices For Free U.S. desperately needs new watchmakers. Will a new generation save the industry?Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000Wet Weather Causes Shortage of Pumpkins (and Pie) summer rains cut pumpkin yields in halfMon, 12 Oct 2015 15:37:31 +0000Here's how NASA Wants to get to Mars unveils roadmap to building a Mars colonyMon, 12 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Woman Bought a House For $100,000, Then Learned Frank Lloyd Wright Built It had no idea her Madison, Wisconsin home was part of the famous architect's affordable housing projectMon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000How the Giraffe Got Its Long Neck: It Happened in Spurts fossils resolve this lengthy debateFri, 09 Oct 2015 16:36:52 +0000A Car-Free Day in Paris Cut Pollution by 40 Percent will the city say <i>non</i> to smog for good?Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000How the Tetris Theme Song Was Made small piece of hardware produced the iconic sounds of gamingFri, 09 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +00005 Things to Know About Svetlana Alexievich, Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature Belarusian journalist is best known for her tragic investigations of war and disaster in eastern Europe Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:02:57 +0000The Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week skies and little moonlight make for great meteor watchingThu, 08 Oct 2015 18:40:11 +0000The Past and Present of Mars Look Wetter and Wetter salty streaks of flowing water to an ancient system of rivers and lakes, Mars seems more hospitable to life than previously thoughtThu, 08 Oct 2015 18:20:34 +0000Thanks to Augmented Reality, These Coloring Books Come to Life new technology takes 2D pictures and turns them into 3D magicThu, 08 Oct 2015 17:40:13 +0000Listen to the Sweet Sounds of Slime Mold artists transform the bioelectricity of microorganisms into songThu, 08 Oct 2015 14:48:24 +0000The Only Eyewitness Painting of Lincoln's Assassination Is Finally Being Restored a forgotten portrait of the president's dying hours was savedThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000Watch Drones Drop Thousands of Moths on Crops of sterile moths could be coming to a cotton farm near youThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Ray Harryhausen's Movie Memorabilia Goes Up For Auction, models, and a treasure trove of collectibles from Hollywood's first king of special effectsThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Ancient Romans in Pompeii Had 'Perfect Teeth' new study reveals what life was like in Pompeii — and how it ended when Mount Vesuvius eruptedWed, 07 Oct 2015 18:48:00 +0000Another Step Closer to Male Birth Control Pills protein might lead to an oral contraceptive for menWed, 07 Oct 2015 17:44:07 +0000Iraqi Museum Discovers Missing Lines From the Epic of Gilgamesh of the world's first great stories just got a new chapterWed, 07 Oct 2015 13:43:28 +0000The Increasingly Muddled Origins of Homo Naledi analyses of Homo naledi shows a mosaic of both early and modern human featuresTue, 06 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000ISIS Demolished Yet Another Priceless Syrian Monument 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph was destroyed on SundayTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:32:40 +0000In Vietnam, the C.I.A. Paid Spies With Stuff From Sears says "clandestine espionage" like a mail-order catalogTue, 06 Oct 2015 17:06:16 +0000Feast Your Eyes on an Optical Illusion Cake may be the most delicious optical illusionTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:17:27 +0000What Cyclists Can Learn From Schools of Fish weaker athlete might be able to keep up if they stay to the back of a groupTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +0000Butt Dials Blamed for a Spike in 911 Calls put accidental pocket dials at 30 to 50 percent of mobile emergency callsTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Decorative Gourd Season Conquered Fall squash have become big business for farmersTue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000It Wasn’t Just an Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs, Epic Volcanoes Helped new study ignites a decades-old debate about what killed the dinosaursTue, 06 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000How Nature Inspired the Medicine Nobel Prize Winners to Fight Parasites discoveries saved the lives of millions of people around the worldMon, 05 Oct 2015 21:35:43 +0000A Lunch Menu From the Titanic Just Sold for $88,000 "unsinkable" ship served corned beef, mutton chops and custard puddingMon, 05 Oct 2015 19:15:00 +0000Michigan Farmer Stumbles on a Mammoth Skeleton excavated the skeleton, prying the bones from the dark muck of the fieldMon, 05 Oct 2015 18:19:29 +0000The Card Catalog Is Officially Dead live the card catalogMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000Now There Are Diagnostic Codes for Squirrel Bites, Library Injuries and More, it could happenMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:30:00 +0000How a Captain Morgan Advertisement Inspired an Emergency Room Technique Morgan, hip fixerMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000Notoriously Durable Styrofoam Could Be Munched by Mealworms in the beetle larvae's guts help break down polystyreneMon, 05 Oct 2015 13:30:00 +0000Here's What Whale Songs Look Like as Sheet Music notation created by a musician and a designer make whale song look almost like an alien languageMon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Can Now Sequence a Human’s Genome in 26 Hours tools cut sequencing time almost in halfMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000Why Scientists Are Gathering Seeds From Roadside Sunflowers changes threatens commercial sunflower production, where plants are grown for their oilMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000It Will Take Nine Years to Clean the Taj Majal“Mudpack therapy” will help the iconic monument clean up its actMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000Japanese Universities Are Shuttering Social Sciences and Humanities Departments how valuable is that degree in literature?Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000If You Die in This Video Game, You Can Never Play Again do people play when dead means dead?Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Oakland A’s Hire the First Woman to Coach Major League Baseball Siegal will be a guest instructor for the teamFri, 02 Oct 2015 14:30:00 +0000American Women in the 1900s Called Street Harassers 'Mashers' and Stabbed Them With Hatpins are the turn-of-the-century women who fought back when men tried to grab themFri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000An Oregon Brewery Is the First Ever to Go “Salmon-Safe” Urban Brewery is the first in the United States to be certified Salmon-SafeFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:43:33 +0000For $1,600 You Can Own a Genetically Altered Micropig lab animal to potential petFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:38:07 +0000What Fingerprints Can Reveal About Ancestry as to whether people have European or African lineage may show up in the fine details of their fingers Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:16:20 +0000How Helen Keller Experienced Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony"I could actually distinguish the cornets, the roll of the drums, deep-toned violas and violins singing in exquisite unison"Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:13:15 +0000The Nazis Wanted to Beat the British With Exploding Chocolate Bars, but scaryFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:12:11 +0000The Secret to Better Biofuels May Lie in Panda Poop in the panda’s guts might help make biofuels cheaperThu, 01 Oct 2015 17:30:00 +0000General Tso’s Chicken Got its Start in a Fancy Restaurant in Taiwan haute cuisine to takeoutThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:41:43 +0000Researchers Devise Way to Determine Color from Fossils now know how to tell what color an ancient animal was from its fossilsThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:15:45 +0000Scientists Just Found a Sea Turtle That Glows turtle is the first biofluorescent reptile ever found in the wildThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:03:15 +0000Americans Used to Eat Four Meals a Day in peace, “second supper”Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:04 +0000Yet Another Highly-Venomous Snake Discovered in Australia Kimberley death adder is one of the most venomous snakes in the worldThu, 01 Oct 2015 15:53:34 +0000Climate Change Is Turning 500-Year Floods Into 24-Year Ones sea levels and an increase in large storms will continue to threaten the Atlantic coastWed, 30 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000In Honor of Banned Books Week, Here Are the Most Challenged Books of 2014 American Library Association reported 311 formal, written challenges to booksWed, 30 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Babies Time Their Adorable Smiles to Manipulate Adults timing their grins, babies can get adults to grinWed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Spain Has Turned a Ghost Town Into an Off-Grid Eco-Village photographer documents the remote, self-sufficient lifestyleWed, 30 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000How Mason Jars Went from Thrifty to Hip jar that can be used to store pickles, serve cocktails and, with some craftiness, light up a room (just not all at the same time)Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Italian Police Finally Busted Thieves for Nabbing $875,000 in Cheese is the most stolen food in the worldWed, 30 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000This Man Tracked his Sneezes for Five Years and Fixed his Pollen Allergy a little bit of data about health can doWed, 30 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000King Crabs Are About to Take Over Antarctica oceans warm, Antarctica braces for an invasion of shell-cracking crabsWed, 30 Sep 2015 11:30:00 +0000A Popular Coral for Home Aquariums Can Release Deadly Toxin coral produces a toxic mist that can cause serious health problemsTue, 29 Sep 2015 20:33:24 +0000Mold Is Threatening Boston Public Library’s Rare Books spores are found in the stacks, it's time to battle a fuzzy foeTue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Bat's Tongue Works Like a Conveyor Belt unique tongues are raising new questions for scientistsMon, 28 Sep 2015 19:30:00 +0000Pope Francis is Dropping a Prog Rock-Inspired Album the PopeMon, 28 Sep 2015 19:00:00 +0000NASA Unveils Giant Ice Cube With Wheels for Exploring Alien Oceans underwater rover might one day explore otherworldly seasMon, 28 Sep 2015 18:13:11 +0000Artisanal Pizza is Boosting the Coal Industry are a new and growing market for coal companiesMon, 28 Sep 2015 18:11:17 +0000Volunteers are Struggling to Maintain New Orleans’ Iconic Tombs cemetery vaults are crumbling due to weather, vandalism and disrepairMon, 28 Sep 2015 17:56:00 +0000