Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 24 Apr 2015 18:52:48 +0000How Settlers Wiped Out the Caribbean’s Rodents of Unusual Size eradication of rice rats in the Lesser Antilles was part of a massive mammal extinction eventFri, 24 Apr 2015 18:52:48 +0000The Hubble Space Telescope Has Been In Space for 25 Years, Here's What it Has Seen telescope has sent back some real beauties Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:00 +0000How a Piano Dropped from a Helicopter Paved the Way For Woodstock Piano Drop set the stage for the outdoor rock festival Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:44 +0000The Mystery of Colorado’s “Book Tosser” Has Been Solved litterbug blames Amazon, arthritis for his habit of illegally discarding booksFri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000An Imagined Catalogue of Self-Assembling Furniture furniture of the future will put itself togetherFri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:56 +0000Japan Plans a Trip to the Moon by 2018 lander will use information from Japan’s moon-orbiting satellite to stick the landingFri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Gene Editing in Human Embryos Ignites Controversy researchers have published the results of using a new gene-editing tool on human embryosThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:30:42 +0000Scientists Clash Over Stegosaurus Sexing new paper is causing controversy with claims that dinosaurs’ sex can be determined by their bonesThu, 23 Apr 2015 17:46:55 +0000Recently Translated Papyrus Details 1,900-Year-Old Hangover Cure disappointed by the effectiveness of this 1,900-year old remedy can instead peruse the eye surgery techniques in other ancient textsThu, 23 Apr 2015 15:26:11 +0000Watch A Dangerous Yet Lovely Volcano Erupt in Chile volcano springs to life after more than 40 years of dormancyThu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:33 +0000Vinyl Presses Struggle to Keep up with the Resurgent Demand for Records a handful of pressing plants can make records in the U.S. and their machinery is finicky Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Even an Isolated Amazonian Tribe’s Microbes Are Antibiotic Resistant finding of antibiotic resistance in people who have never taken antibiotics highlights how hard it will be to combat superbugsWed, 22 Apr 2015 17:36:06 +0000A Record-Breaking Clock Won’t Lose a Second For Another 15 Billion Years atomic clocks could eventually help scientists map the Earth’s shapeWed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000Busted: A Years-Long Bourbon Conspiracy distillery employee suspected to be at the center of a huge bourbon theft ring Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:30:00 +0000FBI Admits Pseudoscientific Hair Analysis Used in Hundreds of Cases 3,000 cases included testimony about hair matches, a technique that has been debunkedWed, 22 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000Cognitive Scientists Question a Journal's Gender Balance major journal publishes a special issue with a striking lack of women authors Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:30:00 +0000This is What An Underwater Volcano Sounds Like the noises of magma and bubbles will help scientists study explosions from afar Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:16:53 +0000Here’s How Cinnamon is Harvested in Indonesia as the inner bark from cinnamon trees is cut and stripped down to create the spiceWed, 22 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000There Might Really Be a Planet X, Lurking Beyond Pluto far reaches of our own solar system could contain worlds undiscovered. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:30:00 +0000Lifeless Venus Could Hold the Key to Life on Earth’s sister planet is astonishingly hostile to life, but exactly how it got that way has researchers intriguedTue, 21 Apr 2015 17:25:58 +0000This Is Why You Like to Cry In the Shower, steamy, sad Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000Ice Scientists of the Future Will Study Glaciers That No Longer Exist are stocking up on ice cores to ensure a future for their fieldTue, 21 Apr 2015 16:34:38 +0000Does That Button Really Work, Or Is It a Placebo? buttons are more common than you might think Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:50:04 +0000Scientists Want to Use Lasers to Shoot Down Space Junk idea sounds farfetched, but it may be better than previous solutionsMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:35:55 +0000Dawn Spacecraft Sends First Color Images of Ceres and blue tell the tale of a dwarf planet covered in rock and iceMon, 20 Apr 2015 18:05:45 +0000Why Astronomers Are Fighting Back Against Robotic Lawnmowers’s a feud fueled by radio frequencies Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000An Artist Is Trying To Preserve India’s Fading Street Sounds shopping malls and suburbs come to Delhi, one woman fights to save the sound of its street vendorsMon, 20 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000This Tiny Trackpad Fits on a Fingernail why would you actually want one?Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:05 +0000Disney's Getting Into 3D-Printing Soft, Cuddly Things world of cartoons is going to get a little realer Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:14 +0000Here’s How to Avoid Losing Half of Earth’s Species, don’t stop trying to halt extinctionFri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:06 +0000Meet the First Donut That Went to Space pair of Swedish brothers launched a tasty pastry into the stratosphere—and filmed the entire rideFri, 17 Apr 2015 18:35:07 +0000Scientists Bombard the Earth With Asteroids to Practice Saving It Planetary Defense Conference doesn’t just have papers and seminars. It also has an asteroid disaster scenario to solve.Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:59 +0000Hormones Show Dogs Don’t Just Think of Us As Providers of Food dogs and humans share long looks, a chemical involved in social bonding surges through their bodiesFri, 17 Apr 2015 17:30:08 +0000Levitating Train Breaks Speed Record in Japan magnetic levitation bullet train is capable of speeds of 366 miles per hour—and possibly moreFri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:40 +0000Why You Can’t Listen to Radio On Your Smartphone’s an FM radio on your phone…but you likely can’t use it Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:45:58 +0000The Messenger Probe Will Soon Crash Into Mercury NASA's probe runs out of propellant, it will crash into the planet’s surface at 8,750 MPHFri, 17 Apr 2015 15:00:59 +0000Why Syria’s Protecting Seeds From Its War civil war broke out in Syria, scientists saved more than 80 percent of a priceless trove of seedsFri, 17 Apr 2015 14:30:24 +0000Droves of Elegant Blue Jellies Wash Up on Pacific Shores strong winds have pushed Velella velellas, or "by-the-wind sailors," onto West Coast beaches by the thousandsFri, 17 Apr 2015 13:30:39 +0000This Man Plans to Spend a Year Living in a Giant Ball on an Iceberg Alex Bellini wants to watch a Greenland iceberg melt while he dwells in a "survival pod"Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:15:40 +0000Learn the Secrets of Ape’s Sleeping Habits sleep better and longer than other primatesThu, 16 Apr 2015 18:30:35 +0000Mysterious "Fairy" Circles Share Qualities With Human Skin noticed that the pattern of Namibia's "fairy" circles strongly resembles that of skin cell growthThu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:08 +0000"Look Ma, No Hands!" A Rock Climber Scales Cliffs Without Using His Hands British rock climber Johnny Dawes puts a twist on his sportThu, 16 Apr 2015 17:40:48 +0000Scientists Are Trying to Figure Out If Humans Can Hibernate of hibernators and experiments inducing short-term torpor in humans may answer whether human hibernation is possibleThu, 16 Apr 2015 17:20:18 +0000Better HIV Prevention Could Be Leading to Higher Syphilis Rates rates increased by 13 percent between 2012 and 2013Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:33 +0000What If Job Interviews Were Automated? study shows that computers can predict how applicants will do at interviewsThu, 16 Apr 2015 14:45:58 +0000Putting Hummingbirds to the Test hummingbird, 20 MPH wind, 1000 frames per secondThu, 16 Apr 2015 13:46:28 +0000Scientists Take a Crack at Explaining That Knuckle-Popping Noise new study takes a closer look to explain the mechanism behind the sound when we crack our jointsThu, 16 Apr 2015 13:00:46 +0000Maybe the World's Loneliest Whale Isn't So Isolated, After All evidence indicates that the singer of a higher-pitched whale song may not be aloneWed, 15 Apr 2015 19:00:40 +0000Female Chimps More Likely Than Males to Hunt With Tools new study investigates the social and hunting behaviors of Fongoli chimpanzeesWed, 15 Apr 2015 18:30:18 +0000Painkillers Might Also Dull Your Emotions study shows Tylenol could affect emotional evaluations, but judging the meaning of that finding is toughWed, 15 Apr 2015 18:08:06 +0000Cuba Could Be Removed From the List of Places That Sponsor Terrorism U.S. has considered Cuba a sponsor of terrorism since 1982. On Tuesday, President Obama announced plans to change that designation.Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:30:36 +0000Forget Fake Meat…How About Fake Milk? over, soy—a group of bio-hackers is trying to turn snippets of DNA into milk-producing yeastWed, 15 Apr 2015 14:30:07 +0000SpaceX Didn’t Land Its Rocket third time was not a charm for the Falcon 9Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:46:20 +0000These Magic Toothbrushes Work Without Toothpaste new brush—and an old one, too—that don't rely on possibly harmful pastes to make your smile shineTue, 14 Apr 2015 19:00:11 +0000The Pony Express Was Short-Lived And Costly service only lasted 18 months, but became an important icon of the WestTue, 14 Apr 2015 16:55:51 +0000Fish Can Adjust Gender Balance in Face of Rising Temperatures waters mean fewer female reef fish. But, over generations, populations can restore the balance.Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:30:37 +0000Escape From the Black Hole’s Abyss! object called G2—previously believed to be a gas cloud—narrowly slipped from the clutches of a supermassive black holeTue, 14 Apr 2015 15:30:18 +0000New York City Ran a Slave Market marker will acknowledge the bustling slave trade that helped build New YorkTue, 14 Apr 2015 14:15:45 +0000Tour the Theater Where Lincoln Was Assassinated on Google Street View years later, a new view of Ford’s TheatreTue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000Rover May Have Found a Water Source for Humans on Mars collected from the Curiosity rover suggests liquid water could be harvested from Martian soilMon, 13 Apr 2015 19:04:29 +0000How Rum Helped the U.S. Win Its Independence may was a key player in America's revolutionary daysMon, 13 Apr 2015 17:38:46 +0000These Were 2014’s Most Challenged Books Americans, Iran and gay penguins top the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged BooksMon, 13 Apr 2015 16:30:37 +0000Here Are the Places Most at Risk of a Volcanic Explosion research will help countries prepare Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:30:48 +0000Nine Out of Ten Americans Consider Themselves Middle Class a day and age when teens are tasked with picking multimillion dollar dream homes, it's not hard to see why Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:30:38 +0000A Smart Algorithm Looked at 16 Billion Emails, And Here Is What It Learned you respond to an email, you mirror the sender's email styleMon, 13 Apr 2015 13:30:04 +0000Sound Waves Could Help Find Elusive Cancer Cells have developed a new device that could help determine the presence of tumor cells circulating in the bloodstreamFri, 10 Apr 2015 19:00:14 +0000How Much Water Does it Take to Grow America's Favorite Foods? beef to beer, here's how the numbers stack upFri, 10 Apr 2015 18:20:20 +0000What Would Closing the Wage Gap Mean? effects for single moms and racial minorities would be particularly significantFri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:06 +0000Ancient Tech Could Help Solve Lima’s Water Crisis out Peru’s Wari people were excellent urban planners...and their 1,500-year-old 'amunas' could soon bring water to LimaFri, 10 Apr 2015 16:30:20 +0000Ocean Acidification Could Have Driven Earth’s Biggest Mass Extinction shows the world's oceans were dangerously acidic during the Permian Extinction EventFri, 10 Apr 2015 16:00:12 +0000Mountaineers Are Taking a New Route Up Everest’ll forge their path sans sherpas or oxygen tanksFri, 10 Apr 2015 15:30:32 +0000Yes, Facebook is Making You Sad comparing your life to flattering photos and carefully-crafted status updatesFri, 10 Apr 2015 15:00:06 +0000Changes in California’s Roadkill Linked to State’s Drought California Roadkill Observation System studies wildlife by mapping out crowd-sourced roadkill sightings Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:30:45 +0000Here’s Why the Dutch Are So Tall new study shows natural selection is alive and well in the Netherlands Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:30:44 +0000Colorado Lake Teems with Feral Goldfish and Wildlife thinks a goldfish owner dumped his pets into a local lake. Now a few years later, the fish swarm the water in thousandsThu, 09 Apr 2015 18:00:27 +0000These Mud Figures Fight Injustice“Figures” challenges British austerity policies—and an artist’s physical endurance Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:30:46 +0000Hawaiians Are Protesting Construction of the World’s Largest Telescope Hawai'ian activists say the volcano-top project is damaging sacred lands Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000Northern Europeans Were Not So Sold on Farming new study of ancient beads shows “an enduring cultural boundary” between northern and southern Europe during the Neolithic AgeThu, 09 Apr 2015 16:30:33 +0000A Plan for a Robot Who Can Impersonate Your Mom has a patent for artificial intelligence with a personality -- and that patent might not be a good ideaThu, 09 Apr 2015 15:50:37 +0000Court Rules Navy Noise Causes Too Much Harm to Marine Mammals federal judge declares the National Marine Fisheries Service did not do its job to protect dolphins and whalesThu, 09 Apr 2015 15:18:33 +0000This Little Kid Discovered a Dinosaur rare nodosaur has been found in a little boyThu, 09 Apr 2015 14:45:08 +0000Study Suggests Thinking Less Is Key to Faster Learning research shows sometimes our own brains get in the way of acquiring new skillsThu, 09 Apr 2015 13:30:03 +0000How Did an Ottoman War Camel End Up in an Austrian Basement? think they have solved the mysteryWed, 08 Apr 2015 18:30:15 +0000Here's Why You Wince at Wasabi structure will help researchers understand pain— and create drugs that could suppress it. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:46:23 +0000Teen Pregnancies Have Hit an All-Time Low teens still aren’t opting for the most effective forms of birth control Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:15:37 +0000Lady Wolf Spiders Use Silk to Flirt to the common wisdom, it’s not just males that do the pursuing Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:50 +0000Meet Your New Favorite Font Unica, Helvetica’s long-lost sibling, is back after 30 years in obscurity Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:10 +0000The Sun Has Seasons you thought it was just "hot" Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:15:07 +0000Paintings Have Become Increasingly Blue over, orange: modern art is all about hues of blue Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:40:42 +0000Drones to Plant 1 Billion Seeds in a Year (Hopefully) by machines is cool, but it won’t save the planet Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:57 +0000Meet a Hermit Crab Who Has Shacked Up in a Lego things can become home sweet home when you are a tiny soft crustaceanTue, 07 Apr 2015 17:15:20 +0000Archaeologists Unfold World's Largest Underground City in Turkey find evidence to believe a site just discovered in 2012 could be a complex subsurface labyrinth Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:36:39 +000070 Percent of Western Canada’s Glaciers Will Disappear by 2100 that’s the conservative side of scientists’ ice melt projectionsTue, 07 Apr 2015 15:30:46 +0000Yet Another Reason Not to Smoke: It Gives Superbugs Superpowers resistant bacteria even more resistant in the presence of cigarette smokeTue, 07 Apr 2015 14:45:55 +0000Amazonian Hallucinogen Could Be an Antidepressant Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea, could change the concentration serotonin in the brainTue, 07 Apr 2015 14:28:53 +0000At Night, Fish Communicate With Special Calls, Whistles and Grunts a hydrophone into an underwater cave helps researchers make sense of the dinMon, 06 Apr 2015 19:13:32 +0000Cash-Strapped Museums are Selling Their Art with budget cuts and debt, museums turn to “deaccessioning” Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:30:33 +0000Urchins Could Be the Next Victim of Sea Star Wasting Disease virus that has struck out Pacific sea star populations could now be affecting their Echinoderm cousins Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:00:25 +0000Male Mice Sing Sexy Songs to Woo Females research shows that mice can change their mating songs according to context Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:50:07 +0000Could NASA Stop on the Moon on the Way to Mars?'s chief of human exploration thinks we'll need a pit stop en route to the fiery planetMon, 06 Apr 2015 14:15:50 +0000Early Flying Machines Were Just Weird’s a reason most designs didn’t stick aroundMon, 06 Apr 2015 13:30:57 +0000High Schoolers Might Code Rather Than Speak French proponents of foreign language schooling aren’t pleasedFri, 03 Apr 2015 19:15:47 +0000Here’s How Europeans Quickly Evolved Lighter Skin skinned people lived in Europe until fairly recentlyFri, 03 Apr 2015 18:30:15 +0000Most Plastic Trash Comes From Farms's what they're trying to do about itFri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:46 +0000An Autonomous Car Just Completed a 3,400-Mile Road Trip’s robo-car drove itself across 15 states in just nine daysFri, 03 Apr 2015 17:12:48 +0000A Sixth Sense Could Help the Blind "See" a new study, blind rats could get around by directly incorporating geomagnetic information Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:49 +0000Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse Will Be The Shortest This Century you spot this weekend's "blood moon"? Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:29 +0000Test Tube Burgers Get a $324,989 Price Cut scientists behind lab-grown meat think they can soon offer it at a price most of us can actually affordFri, 03 Apr 2015 14:15:24 +0000NYC Has So Many Coyotes Living There, They've Started Going to Bars York's urban coyote population is booming — this week, one even ended up on top of a Long Island bar.Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:30:09 +0000A Racing Car Built in 1910 Roars to Life Once More was unofficially the fastest car in its time and still impresses todayThu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:10 +0000A Group of Endangered Orcas Has Gotten Busy Making Babies Resident killer whales have been on the decline, but new babies bring hope for the futureThu, 02 Apr 2015 18:30:42 +0000UV Light Reveals the Colors of Fossil Shells made visible help a researcher discover 13 new species of ancient cone snailsThu, 02 Apr 2015 17:49:25 +0000Here’s What the Apostles Ate at the Last Supper, charoset, and unleavened breadThu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:02 +0000California’s Drought Is Changing the Way Bay-Area Water Tastes And Smells Bay Area’s water is still safe to use, but drought is causing a noxious algae bloom to affect tap waterThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:37:26 +0000Why the ESA’s Astronauts Train Underground European Space Agency is applying protocols from the International Space Station in cavesThu, 02 Apr 2015 15:01:11 +00003D Printing Could Help Developing Countries Predict Natural Disasters development of more affordable, 3D printed equipment could save livesThu, 02 Apr 2015 14:30:29 +0000Houston, We Might Have Some Major Problems Making Babies in Space risky pregnancies to birth defects to problems with inbreeding, it just seems like a bad ideaThu, 02 Apr 2015 13:30:50 +0000This Onion Will Never Make You Cry Japanese food company has designed an onion that won't make you cryWed, 01 Apr 2015 19:31:47 +0000Growing Plants Have Never Looked So Gruesome it takes is a slight shift of perspective to realize plants are far from inanimateWed, 01 Apr 2015 19:00:05 +0000Isaac Newton’s Laundry List of Sin famous physicist kept a catalog of very human transgressions Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:25:39 +0000This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake“Egypt’s Mona Lisa” is likely a shamWed, 01 Apr 2015 17:57:17 +0000Found: The Bacteria That Are Making You Stink have finally discovered the culprit behind smelly armpitsWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:58 +0000There's New Information About Anne Frank's Death research challenges the notion that if the Frank sisters had lived a few days more, they’d have survived the warWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:02:40 +0000Scientists Predict Obesity Rates by Examining Sewage Microbes microbial makeup of a city's sewage can indicate its population's physiqueWed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:00 +0000There Are Communities of People Who Call Themselves Vampires"Their self-described nature begins to manifest around or just after puberty"Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:21 +0000Spending Too Much Time on Homework Linked to Lower Test Scores new study suggests the benefits to homework peak at an hour a day. After that, test scores decline.Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:20:48 +0000Men and Women See Things Differently (No, Literally) perception may actually have something to do with genderTue, 31 Mar 2015 18:45:36 +0000As We Get Older We Get More Tolerant of Discordant Music loss isn’t the only thing that changes our music perception as we ageTue, 31 Mar 2015 18:22:24 +0000Population Growth Can Warm a City As Much As Climate Change in California's Central Valley could raise local temperatures an extra one to two degrees CelciusTue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:51 +0000Turns Out Urine Isn’t Actually Sterile research debunks the myth that urine doesn’t contain bacteria…and calls traditional lab techniques into question Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:53 +0000This Nasty Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA ancient brew could lead to modern-day drugs to fight the superbugTue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:20 +0000Pandas Actually Hang Out Together tracking data sheds light on giant pandas secretive societiesMon, 30 Mar 2015 19:34:48 +0000Crossing Your Fingers Could Reduce Pain (No Lie) find the spatial arrangement of our digits affects the sensations they feelMon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:44 +0000A Tired Brain Could Actually Be More Creative wandering thoughts brought on by fatigue can lead to insightMon, 30 Mar 2015 17:30:27 +0000It Doesn’t Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their Kids research shows no link between amount of time spent with children and emotional, behavioral, or academic outcomesMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:11:45 +0000Why These Stone-Age Farmers Took the Flesh Off Their Dead research shows evidence of an early burial rite Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:56 +0000How 'Waves' Rippling Through Bird Flocks Help Them Escape Predators are known for their coordinated movements and a common study animal for researchers seeking to explain such behaviorMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:19 +0000Gold Nanoparticles Can Remote Control the Brain’s just the latest twist in nanotech that is using gold as medicineFri, 27 Mar 2015 19:30:17 +0000Japan Is Building a 40-foot Wall to Stop Tsunamis the expensive, extensive wall might not be high enoughFri, 27 Mar 2015 18:56:08 +0000Major Science Publisher Admits “Fabricated” Peer Reviews are BioMed Central’s retractions just the tip of the iceberg? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:04:16 +0000Why Craigslist Users Are Flocking to Police Departments “safe lot” programs aim to make buying and selling goods saferFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:30:34 +0000How a Stinging Swarm of Bees Can Save a Life venom might be a potent medicineFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:00 +0000Here’s More About the Drug Behind Indiana’s HIV Epidemic use of Opana, or oxymorphone, is fueling a public health crisis in Scott County, Ind.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:29:48 +0000Hundreds of Car-Sized Fossil Amphibians Found in a Mass Grave huge creature is related to modern-day newts, salamanders and frogsFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:21:14 +0000Watch Two of the World’s Newest Bald Eagles in the Nest a peek into a bald eagle abode where the next fine-feathered generation just emergedFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:04:23 +0000The Navajo Nation Will Have the First Junk Food Tax in the U.S. Navajo National Council approved a 2 percent increase in sales tax on foods like pastries, fried foods, desserts, chips and sodaThu, 26 Mar 2015 17:49:30 +0000Why Would Cooling Rice Make it Less Caloric? suggest a new way to prepare rice that they say could help slow the worldwide obesity epidemicThu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000NASA’s Twin Study May Never Be Published concerns could stymie NASA’s study of Scott and Mark KellyThu, 26 Mar 2015 16:49:08 +0000New Census Data Shows Fastest-Growing Areas, Texas post big gains in 2013-2014 statisticsThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:20 +0000Perfectly Pudgy Newborn Hippo Arrives at the San Diego Zoo to the world, tiny, adorable river horse!Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:26:26 +0000Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced doesn’t have much on this rare piece of greenery sprouted from a seed discovered in an ancient Israeli siteThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:41 +0000An Asteroid Boulder Will Be A Stepping Stone on the Journey to Mars announces details in its plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into lunar orbitWed, 25 Mar 2015 20:57:09 +0000That Time an Astronaut Smuggled a Corned Beef Sandwich To Space sandwich was a joke but its crumbs proved to be too much — for politicians, not for the missionWed, 25 Mar 2015 18:04:02 +0000How Tampons Might One Day Help Detect Cancer research suggests tampons could screen for endometrial cancerWed, 25 Mar 2015 17:30:01 +0000Mozambique has “Kitten-Sized” Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis trained rodents are helping doctors better diagnose TB in a region hard hit by the deadly diseaseWed, 25 Mar 2015 16:45:34 +0000Want to Live Longer? Don’t Sleep So Much research links longer sleep duration with a shorter lifeWed, 25 Mar 2015 16:00:40 +0000Why Forecasters Were Once Banned From Using the Word “Tornado” meteorologists developed reliable prediction techniques, the t-word was off the tableWed, 25 Mar 2015 14:30:01 +0000Here’s How Music Really Could Soothe Your Soul leading scholar theorizes that music developed as an evolutionary adaptation to help us deal with the contradictory nature of lifeWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:30:11 +0000Largest Asteroid Crater Ever Discovered Underground in Australia in Earth’s mantle, scientists find evidence of a colossal impact that could reveal new information about Earth’s historyTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:35:30 +0000How Bad Is California’s Drought? it’s pretty badTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:00:44 +0000Jupiter Made Our Solar System Weird gas giant just had to throw its mass aroundTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:30:09 +0000Here’s Why Your Eyes Seem to Be Wired 'Backward' has to pass through nerve cells to get to the rods and cones, but that order is no mistakeTue, 24 Mar 2015 16:45:27 +0000Make Your Mark on Pluto by Helping Name Its Features New Horizons team is asking the public for help labeling the maps of Pluto and one of its moonsTue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:27 +0000Here’s Why the Navy Designed a New Diving Suit design spurred by a global helium shortageTue, 24 Mar 2015 15:30:56 +0000Half of All Local Council Positions in France Will Be Held by Women tickets with men and women running together will lead to councils balanced by genderTue, 24 Mar 2015 13:45:28 +0000This 13-Year-Old Girl Just Finished One of the World's Hardest Rock Climbs Shiraishi scaled Spain's 'Open Your Mind Direct' in about ten minutes after a few days working on the projectTue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:17 +0000Tortoise Defends His Lady in a Super Slow Chase’s what happens when you interrupt two giant reptiles just trying to get in a bit of quality time togetherMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:30:38 +0000Found: A Secret Nazi Hideaway in the Heart of an Andean Jungle of a dark Nazi history found in ArgentinaMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:20:21 +0000Got Allergies? Air Pollution Could Be to Blame research suggests that ozone and nitrogen dioxide can alter allergens, creating more potent immune responsesMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:20:07 +0000What’s Causing This Village’s Weird Sleeping Sickness Epidemic? a quarter of residents in a small town in Kazakhstan have fallen into a deep sleep for days at a time—and no one knows whyMon, 23 Mar 2015 15:45:20 +0000530 Years Later, Richard III Gets a Royal Reburial king’s remains, which were found buried beneath a Leicester parking lot, will be reinterred this week Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:09:40 +0000Trouble Remembering Passwords? Charles Dickens May Be Able Help programmer has devised a creative “password generation scheme” using <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:30:23 +0000The Rules of Wrinkling, From Brain Folds to Pumpkin Ridges, ridges, folds and "delaminated buckles" are all different forms of wrinklingFri, 20 Mar 2015 19:00:56 +0000Mystery Mammals' Ancestry Was Revealed by Proteins, Not DNA huge rhino-like animal and trunked llama-like animal posed a mystery until nowFri, 20 Mar 2015 18:20:35 +0000Every Year Spring Gets 30 Seconds Shorter the good news is that summer will be that much longer thanks to some peculiarities in how the Earth moves Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:22:44 +0000Numbers Don’t Lie: The CD Really Is Dead revenues surpass CD revenues for the first time ever Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:29:13 +0000There's a Good Reason Why People Really Hate Paying Their Taxes a word: corporations Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:30:36 +0000Here’s What The Solar Eclipse Looked Like From Space they orbited the earth, a satellite and an astronaut captured another side of the sun's disappearing actFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:39:34 +0000Drones Are Teaching Falcons How to Hunt of the newest training techniques used by falconers could eventually help conservation efforts to save the birds’ preyFri, 20 Mar 2015 13:55:39 +0000Mars Gets a 'Northern Lights’ Show Too isn't the only planet that sees auroras Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:30:22 +0000We’re Taking All the Water Out of the Ground And Causing Sea Levels to Rise water out of aquifers at the rate we do doesn’t just threaten the water supply, it also exacerbates the effects of climate changeThu, 19 Mar 2015 19:00:08 +0000It's Hard to Protect Arctic Mammals When We Don’t Know How Many Live There a handful of animal populations are well counted — leaving researchers in the dark about how threatened the others areThu, 19 Mar 2015 18:30:16 +0000Too Much Tech Could Be Causing Nearsightedness…But Not in the Way You Might Think eye strain—too much time indoors could cause myopiaThu, 19 Mar 2015 18:00:29 +0000Beetle Species, Weirdly, Almost Never Go Extinct world is disproportionately filled with beetles—now, a new study suggests that’s because few species have ever been wiped outThu, 19 Mar 2015 17:15:19 +0000Wikipedia Editing Shows That Different Countries Have Different Sets of Interests analysis shows that interests are local, not global Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:40:25 +0000You Can Thank the Ancient Maya for Your Grocery Store’s Papaya research suggests the Mesoamerican civilization was responsible for first cultivating the hermaphrodite version of the plant favored by growers Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:00:47 +0000Could Your Browser Make You a Better Employee? answer could be yes…if you use Firefox or ChromeThu, 19 Mar 2015 15:15:46 +0000U.K. to Create the World’s Largest Continuous Marine Reserve immaculate waters around the storied Pitcairn Islands are to be protected from illegal fishing and mining effortsThu, 19 Mar 2015 14:30:55 +0000American Bugs Almost Wiped Out France’s Wine Industry the Great French Wine Blight hit in the mid 1800s, the culprit turned out to be a pest from the New World that would forever alter wine productionThu, 19 Mar 2015 13:30:36 +0000'The Stars and Sun Are Everywhere’: 50 Years of Spacewalks marks five decades since cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in spaceWed, 18 Mar 2015 19:07:32 +0000Chimps Will Work Harder to Get Their Favorite Foods experimental setup shows that chimps will travel farther to get a more preferred rewardWed, 18 Mar 2015 19:00:27 +0000Watching Cooking Shows Could Make You Fat down the remote—new research links cooking shows, higher BMIWed, 18 Mar 2015 17:45:13 +0000The Oldest Known Ancient Roman Fort Has Been Discovered in Italy use laser scanners to identify a Roman military camp that may have initiated the settlement of the modern Italian city of TriesteWed, 18 Mar 2015 17:09:48 +0000Parasites Linked to Cannibalism tiny creature makes shrimp more likely to eat their ownWed, 18 Mar 2015 14:34:59 +0000People Ate Pork in the Middle East Until 1,000 B.C.—What Changed? new study investigates the historical factors leading up to the emergence of pork prohibitionWed, 18 Mar 2015 13:30:36 +0000How an Early 19th Century Journalist Took Lincoln to Task for Travel Reimbursement was a congress member at the time but not the only one charging too much for travelTue, 17 Mar 2015 19:40:56 +0000Remote Controlled Bug-Bots Could be First Responders of the Future studying how beetles steer themselves in flight gather research that may have implications far beyond understanding bug biologyTue, 17 Mar 2015 18:15:09 +0000Why are Dead Geese Falling From the Sky in Idaho? 2,000 birds have been felled by fast-moving avian choleraTue, 17 Mar 2015 17:06:12 +0000Did Stonehenge Hold Up a Giant Stage? new theory poses that the prehistoric structure could have been something like an “ancient Mecca on stilts”Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:41 +0000Watch a Drone Explore the World’s Largest Cave’s Son Doong cave is a magnificent not-so-microcosmTue, 17 Mar 2015 14:25:12 +0000Science Is Still Unclear About the Evolutionary Origin of the Anus newly published scientific review attempts to “get to the bottom” of how animals acquired what some might call the most indecent part of the body Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:30:32 +0000A Special Facility in England Keeps the World’s Chocolate Safe cocoa tree is very sensitive to disease and pests, so someone checks every plant bound for international tradeMon, 16 Mar 2015 18:30:49 +0000Here’s How to Lay Claim to a Brand New Island’s pretty complicated (surprise!)Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:33 +0000The Children’s Book That Caused Japan’s Raccoon Problem the story of one man’s childhood pet raccoon became a hit in 1970s Japan, it heralded a biological invasion still troubling the country todayMon, 16 Mar 2015 17:30:10 +0000Will 2015 Be the Best Mushroom Year Ever? braces itself for the biggest morel mushroom harvest in world history Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:15:03 +0000There’s Finally Free Wifi in Cuba becomes more connectedMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:15:30 +0000The First Green Beer Was Made With Laundry Whitener food coloring, St. Patrick’s Day’s most festive brew got its hue from a different kind of dyeMon, 16 Mar 2015 14:15:10 +0000Slime Mold Has an Uncannily Accurate Sense of Where Rome Built Its Roads strange organisms are remarkably good at mapping the most efficient route from place to place—and that's exactly what roads doMon, 16 Mar 2015 13:30:37 +0000Scientists Have Been Studying Two Fake Human Pheromones for Decades chemicals provided by a perfume company appear in a 1991 research paper and side-track years of work on human pheromonesFri, 13 Mar 2015 20:27:02 +0000There’s an Invader in the International Space Station Invader mosaic has found its way to space Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:00:34 +0000Would You Pass Thomas Edison’s Employment Test? not. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:30:16 +0000Did the Age of Humans Begin in 1610? over when the Anthropocene began is starting to narrow in on a few dates — 1610, when the Old World met the New, is one promising candidateFri, 13 Mar 2015 17:49:42 +0000Did a Recent Expedition Really Discover a “Lost City” in Honduras? surrounds the recent announcement of a re-discovered ancient settlement in the jungles of Central AmericaFri, 13 Mar 2015 15:00:07 +0000Now the Turing Test Goes Visual proposed test would have computer programs not only pick out what is in a photo but what is happeningFri, 13 Mar 2015 14:00:26 +0000Adorable Monkey New to Science Identified in Threatened Rainforest in the Brazilian rainforest describe a previously undocumented species of titi monkey whose habitat faces man-made threatsFri, 13 Mar 2015 13:00:37 +0000Neanderthal Jewelry Is Just as Fiercely Cool as You'd Imagine re-examination of a cave find indicates that the early human species sported eagle talons like some kind of prehistoric punk rockersThu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:14 +0000When Breathtaking Rock Billboards Dominated the Sunset Strip new exhibition showcases the Sunset Strip's "rock 'n' roll billboards"Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:30:44 +0000A Hint That a Saturnian Moon Could Have Hydrothermal Vents—And Support Life of silica from Saturn’s magnetosphere likely came from Enceladus and may mean the moon has hydrothermal ventsThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:27:33 +0000Sorry, ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake...No Circus Maximus for You blocks the remake from filming at the historic stadiumThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:10 +0000Scary Lobster-Like Fossil Was Once One of the Earth's Largest Animals of the earliest arthropods was giant, weird-looking—and played a big role in the course of evolutionary historyThu, 12 Mar 2015 15:05:46 +0000This is How Earth Welcomed Back Soyuz a bad re-entry after months on the International Space Station Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:40:02 +0000We Now Have a Toll of All the Whales Killed by Hunting in the Last Century whaling industry killed nearly 3 million for their oil, researchers estimate. But the true total is likely higher.Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:01:29 +0000The Desire to Conform Starts In Toddlers don’t have this problem — if they know the answer to a puzzle, they’ll do it, regardless of what their friends might thinkWed, 11 Mar 2015 18:30:31 +0000Celebrating the Women of the Supreme Court With LEGOs better way to hail the female trailblazers of the bench than miniaturizing them into tiny toys?Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:00:36 +0000Who’s Beheading Animals in Sacramento? can’t figure out who’s behind a bizarre rash of animal mutilations in California’s capitalWed, 11 Mar 2015 17:30:18 +00001,800 Studies Later, Scientists Conclude Homeopathy Doesn’t Work major Australian study debunks homeopathy—againWed, 11 Mar 2015 16:45:40 +0000The Galaxy May Be Way Bigger Than We Thought data analysis suggests that the Milky Way may be 50-percent larger than previously believedWed, 11 Mar 2015 16:04:07 +0000How the Sugar Industry Influenced Dental Research uncovered “sugar papers” reveal that the sugar lobby played a major role in 1970s dental public health policies Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:00:48 +0000We Finally Know How Chameleons Change Their Color' secret involves tiny crystals under their skin Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:04:16 +0000When Even the Simplest Word Looks Weird And Wrong You Have Wordnesia don’t really know why it happens, but at least there is a term for itWed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:52 +0000Our Brains Hate Waiting So We Sped Up Everything Else rage, road rage and anger at slow-loading web pages are all part of our evolutionary inheritanceTue, 10 Mar 2015 18:00:23 +0000One of the Oldest Known Animals Is This Tiny, Ancient Sponge new fossil find pushes back the start of the evolution of multicellular animalsTue, 10 Mar 2015 17:19:55 +0000Catch a Glimpse of the Zodiacal Light Show This Month some in the northern hemisphere, a celestial treat sometimes referred to as “false dusk” is lighting up the nightTue, 10 Mar 2015 16:30:03 +0000London’s Congestion Pricing Plan Is Saving Lives charging $17.34 for a trip downtown during peak hours, London has reduced traffic fatalities by 40 percentTue, 10 Mar 2015 15:30:53 +0000Why’s Wikimedia Suing the NSA? Foundation joins Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others to protest mass surveillance onlineTue, 10 Mar 2015 14:45:56 +0000Saving the World’s Oldest Mummies From Rot in a Warmer, Wetter World are the ancient bodies of the Chinchorro people stored in a Chilean museum rapidly degrading into black ooze?Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:00:14 +0000China’s Smog Might Be to Blame for the East Coast’s Rough Winter NASA visualization shows how particles from East Asia can swirl into Pacific storms—a source of precipitation for the U.S. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:41:34 +0000How Long Do Cultural References Last? foreverMon, 09 Mar 2015 17:00:18 +0000The Loud Noise of Melting Glaciers May Actually Be Good for Animals glacier ice has been found to the loudest noise in the ocean—what does that mean for marine animals?Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:30:49 +0000How Dick Tracy Invented the Smartwatch detective’s two-way wrist radio paved the way for the Apple Watch and other wearablesMon, 09 Mar 2015 16:03:13 +0000Here’s What Music Specially Composed for Your Cat Sounds Like shows that cats prefer “species-specific” with frequencies and tempos that mimic the sounds of purring and birdsMon, 09 Mar 2015 15:30:24 +0000Can You Draw the Apple Logo From Memory? research shows you probably can’tMon, 09 Mar 2015 14:49:45 +0000These Moths Remember Where They Mated for the First Time locale of the African cotton leafworm moth’s first experience pairing up forms its future preferences, a new study shows Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:30:38 +0000This Treehouse Has It All fence boards, given new life, help Jay Nelson create dwellings that blend with natureFri, 06 Mar 2015 18:29:23 +0000Centuries of Poison-Laced Water Gave These People a Tolerance to Arsenic citizens of a remote village in the Andes have a genetic adaptation that allows them to quickly process high levels of arsenic, a new study showsFri, 06 Mar 2015 18:00:58 +0000Gear Up for a Scorcher of a Year: El Niño Has Officially Arrived’s later than usual and weak, but definitely hereFri, 06 Mar 2015 16:45:09 +0000This Is Next-Level Origami dancing cranes to protective structures, origami is popping up in science and techFri, 06 Mar 2015 16:04:03 +0000UN: Destroying the Ancient City of Nimrud Was a “War Crime” outcry after ISIS razes 3,000-year-old archaeological site with bulldozersFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:12:57 +0000Dawn Has Arrived at Ceres connection confirms that the spacecraft is in orbit around the dwarf planetFri, 06 Mar 2015 14:48:50 +0000St. Barts Is Like the Galapagos for Linguistic Diversity the glitz of tourism, St. Barts natives speak in unique varieties of FrenchThu, 05 Mar 2015 19:15:06 +0000Ringling Brothers Is Phasing Out Its Elephant Act years of fielding controversy and claims of abuse, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will soon be retiring its trained elephants for goodThu, 05 Mar 2015 18:45:22 +0000NASA’s Next Space Robot Was Inspired by a Baby’s Toy the Super Ball Bot, a flexible robot that could explore new planets Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:18 +0000Metal Rain Could Explain Why the Earth Made of Different Stuff Than the Moon new study shows that iron-rich asteroids could have vaporized when they hit the early EarthThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:55:43 +0000U.S. Heroin Overdose Rate Nearly Quadruples prescription painkillers become more difficult to abuse, the face of heroin addiction is changing Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:29 +0000Who's Inside the Lead Coffin Found Near Richard III? mysterious identity of a female skeleton discovered in a coffin-within-a-coffin stumps archeologistsThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:03:28 +0000Rain Took This Fruit Bat's Happy Away, a Banana Gave it Back Australia-dwelling flying fox needed rescue after rains drove it to search for foodThu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:25 +0000Should People Be Allowed to Boat Through Yellowstone? and recreational paddlers are split on whether to open up remaining National Parks waterways to boatersThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:30:09 +0000The First Photos of Free-Falling Snowflakes Reveal Their Imperfections in mid-air often produce ice crystal aggregates, rather than single symmetrical flakesWed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:37 +0000This Might Be Why Handshaking Evolved new study shows that shaking hands is a covert way for us to unconsciously sniff out each other’s chemical signalsWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:42 +0000Microsoft Billionaire Finds Enormous Sunken Japanese Battleship Allen used his megayacht to locate the long-lost ship, which has been missing since World War IIWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:02 +0000There’s a Competition to Be the Last to Hear About the Super Bowl Winner’s hard to last past Monday morningWed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 +0000A Paralyzed Woman Operated a Flight Simulator Using Only Her Thoughts implanted in the brain are shown to enable those with quadriplegia to achieve amazing featsWed, 04 Mar 2015 16:50:21 +0000Officials Figure Out What Was Making Louisville Stink musty smell permeating the city can be blamed on a naturally-occurring chemical largely responsible for the smell of dirtWed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:17 +0000Mars Rover Is Out of Commission (For Now) circuit halts Curiosity in its tracks Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:45:06 +0000A Beefalo Invasion Is Causing Trouble in the Grand Canyon of the hybrid animals are drying up water resources and messing with the ecosystem, eliciting calls for cullingWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:59 +0000Vigilantes in Quito Have A Mission to Correct Graffiti Artists' Spelling and Grammar is important, the group says to explain their illicit copyediting dutiesTue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:12 +0000Are Climate Change And the Conflict in Syria Connected? new study shows a link between the nation’s recent unrest and a major drought spurred on by global warmingTue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:17 +0000This Could Be the Tiniest Organism on Earth capture an image of ultra-small bacteriaTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:29 +0000Bet You Didn’t Know About the Earth’s "Second Moon" astronomers didn’t realize it was following the Earth until 1997Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:50:41 +0000Chilean Volcano Erupts in the Early Morning 9,000-foot volcano spewed ash, smoke and lava high into the airTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:36:24 +0000The Real Smokey Bear Has A New Biography’s officially licensed by the Forest Service and written from Smokey’s point of viewTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:20:26 +0000Amazing Ruins of a Long Lost City Discovered in Honduras scientific expedition into the depths of the Honduran rain forest discovered a lost cityTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:31 +0000Grave Robbers Once Held Charlie Chaplin’s Body For Ransom after his death, thieves stole the actor’s body in hopes of a $600,000 payout; it didn’t turn out as they had hopedMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:00 +0000Americans Can’t Agree on What Shapes Health research shows that Americans think a broad variety of factors can make us sickMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:37 +0000The Fourth Tallest Man-made Structure Isn’t a Building at All towers and power station chimneys are some less well-known record-breakers in the history of super-tall structuresMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:47 +0000How Armadillos Can Spread Leprosy tank-like creatures are the only animals besides us known to carry leprosyMon, 02 Mar 2015 16:45:12 +0000Someone Found Chris Hadfield’s Flight Suit in a Thrift Store astronaut isn’t sure how his suit made its way to a Toronto second-hand shopMon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:37 +0000Popular Music Changed the Most in 1964 use genomic data to show how pop music evolves Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:30:14 +0000It's Now Legal to Book a Cruise to Cuba Canadian cruise line is allowing Americans to legally book a trip around CubaMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:01:14 +0000Allergy Treatments Could Someday Start Before You Are Born in mice are showing that it might be possible treat disorders that have a genetic basis during pregnancyFri, 27 Feb 2015 20:02:03 +0000Victor Hugo Also Created Dramatic Pen and Ink Drawings sketches, many done with pen and ink, are almost modern and surrealFri, 27 Feb 2015 19:39:54 +0000The Great Goldfish Swallowing Craze of 1939 Never Really Ended Harvard undergrad’s $10 bet set off a sensation among college students that still echoes on the Internet todayFri, 27 Feb 2015 18:48:46 +0000The Dawn Spacecraft Is About to Reach Its Next Destination—the Dwarf Planet Ceres might just learn what the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet are—and much moreFri, 27 Feb 2015 17:30:58 +0000Statisticians Reveal the Best Place to Wait Out a Zombie Apocalypse’ll want to head for the Rocky MountainsFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:26 +0000Would You Live in an Antarctic Penguin Post Office? soar at post office in Port Lockroy, AntarcticaFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:32 +0000Sharks Have Scary-Good Memories research on one species reveals an astounding ability to learn complex tricks and remember them for at least a yearFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:05:27 +0000How 1960s Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity Calhoun studied behavior during overcrowding in mice and ratsThu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:22 +0000Adultery Is Now Legal in South Korea years after the passage of a morality law, spouses can’t be prosecuted for extramarital affairsThu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:34 +0000The FCC Just Voted to Preserve Net Neutrality passes “Preserving the Open Internet” rules by 3-2 voteThu, 26 Feb 2015 18:09:11 +0000This Is How New Words Enter the Vernacular of ASL, photobomb and five-second rule all have signs in progressThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:45:22 +0000Like People, Bees Can Be Fooled by False Memories gravitate toward unfamiliar flowers that merge two patterns they know—a classic error of long term memoryThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:16:33 +0000How One Doctor Proposes to Conduct the First Human Head Transplant Italian neuroscientists says that the surgery could be ready in as few as two years, but the scientific community remains very skepticalThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:42:53 +0000Germans Brace for the Re-Release of ‘Mein Kampf’ Hitler’s 90-year-old manifesto too dangerous to be on bookshelves? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:45:21 +0000Watch the Sunset from Mars rover helps capture a hauntingly blue view of nightfall on the Red PlanetThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:16:33 +0000Tiny Bits of Plastic May Be Clogging Up Corals find that microplastic pollution has become a new threat to the health of ocean reefsWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:30:36 +0000Impatient Scientists Used Paint-By-Numbers Technique to Create the First Image From Mars used raw data to create their first image of the red planetWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:00:55 +0000The First African American Senator Was Sworn in 145 Years Ago Today R. Revels made history when, amid the tensions of Reconstruction, he became a senator from MississippiWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:15:10 +0000Determine Your Ideal Eyelash Length With Science the “one-third rule” protects your eyes Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:45:00 +0000The Population of a Rare Leopard Has Nearly Doubled new census shows that there are now at least 57 elusive Amur leopards in RussiaWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:16:43 +0000Young People Mistrust Government So Much They Aren’t Running for Office advancing age of Congress isn’t just due to reelection ratesWed, 25 Feb 2015 14:36:07 +0000Forget the Race to the Moon. These Rovers Will Race on the Moon.'s going to be a pretty slow race, howeverTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:30:49 +0000See Shipping Traffic Move Through Straits Around the World visualization shows a week’s worth of vessel movementTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:06:31 +0000Meet the Man Who Can Taste Words some, taste mixes with other sense—a form of synesthesia that isn't as common as experiencing the colors of wordsTue, 24 Feb 2015 18:00:54 +0000Alaska’s Freshwater Is Draining Into the Sea at an Astounding Rate data shows that snow and glacial melt are partially to blame for an annual freshwater output 1.5 times that of Mississippi RiverTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:30:21 +0000Amsterdam Is Out of Bike Parking city will create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:51:27 +0000This Mysterious Plant Doesn’t Have Time for Junk DNA gibba has less DNA, but more genesTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:45:17 +0000How 16th Century Trade Made Fire Ants an Early Global Invader inadvertently stowing away in Spanish ships, one pesky little insect quickly spread throughout much of the worldTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:59 +0000The Russian Village Entirely Populated by Tightrope Walkers circus-skill tradition goes back so far in tiny Tsovkra-1 that no one knows quite how or why it started—but it may end before longTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:19 +0000