Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 31 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Hackers Have Figured Out How to Control Smart Rifles the right code, hackers can control guns from afarFri, 31 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Australian Cities Pass Cat Curfews little murderbeasts may soon be kept under lock and keyFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection in Trial unusual trial design helped prove the vaccine safe and effective in less than a yearFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:55:00 +0000We Crave Comfort Food to Feel Less Alone is why you can't stop eating corndogsFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Maine Brewers Are Selling Lobster-Infused Beer of course they areFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000NYC Subway Technology Goes Way the 1930s's busiest subway system relies on vintage machinesFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000These Super-Dense Galaxies Are Bursting With Stars in these systems would have trouble starting, but the night skies would be spectacular to beholdFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Philae Proves There's More to Comets Than Dust and Ice lander found organic compounds on comet 67PFri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Florida Divers Dig Up $1 Million in Sunken Treasure hunters find 300-year-old coins from a Spanish fleet off the Florida coastThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:02:00 +0000"Happy Birthday to You" Could Soon Have Its Day in the Public Domain of the most popular songs in the world could soon be free to singThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Mystery of Minnesota's Disappearing River a river is missing in the Judge C.R. Magney State ParkThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Muggles, Rejoice: Quidditch is Becoming a Serious Sport Harry Potter-inspired game is now played by more than 300 teams around the worldThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Only Four Northern White Rhinos Are Left on Earth of the species' last females died this weekThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Bully or Bystander? It Could Be in the Genes study says bullying may be nature, not nurtureThu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +000070 Years Ago, a B-25 Bomber Crashed Into the Empire State Building people died in the accidentThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Kids Can Build Their Own Lego Prosthetics system brings a bit of fun to prostheticsThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Queen Guitarist Brian May is Now a New Horizons Science Collaborator new images were transmitted from Pluto, the rock-star-turned-astrophysicist rubbed shoulders with his heroesWed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Plant Murders Bugs and Decorates Itself With Their Dead Bodies about a roundabout defense strategyWed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Here's What Caused a Catastrophic Virgin Galactic Crash say space plane didn’t have enough safeguardsWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Go Ahead, Wise Guy: Sarcasm Makes People More Creative’s science, duhWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Listen to Dr. Kevorkian's Jazz-Funk Album man called "Dr. Death" created a complex and surprising body of artistic workWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Mystery Solved: Why Puddles Don't Go On Forever picture of proper puddle behavior had a few missing piecesWed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Times Square’s Iconic Billboards May Be Illegal lights, big city, breaking the lawWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In Mexico, a Gritty Neighborhood Has Become a 65,000-Square-Foot Mural hillside in Pachuca gets a psychedelic makeoverTue, 28 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000This Huge, Gooey Blob Could Be a Clutch of Squid Eggs blob was the size of a car...and completely baffling to a group of diversTue, 28 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000No One Knew This Plant Existed Until It Was Posted to Facebook's the emoji for "scientific discovery"? Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Why Mammals Have a Monopoly On Milk all started with an eggTue, 28 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000There's Flowing Ice on Pluto maybe an underground oceanTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Venezuela Is About to Run Out of Beer import laws could make Venezuela's taps dry up in just a few weeksTue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Drones Are Getting in the Way of Firefighters Combating Wilderness Blazes need to take to the air to fight fires, but sometimes that air is just too crowdedMon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Officials Had to Use A Snowplow to Reclaim a Bridge in Iowa Swarmed by Mayflies unusually large emergence of aquatic insects created temporarily hazardous conditionsMon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Climate Change Might Break Carbon Dating fuel emissions mess with the ratio of carbon isotopes in the atmosphereMon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Here’s How a Strange Phenomenon Called ‘Hair Ice’ Forms on Dead Trees white ice filaments look a lot like cotton candyMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000Who Were the First People to Eat Chickens? find in Israel shows evidence of chicken consumption from as early as 400 B.C.E.Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Franklin’s Doomed Arctic Expedition Ended in Gruesome Cannibalism bone analysis suggests crew resorted to eating flesh, then marrowMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000This Fungus Eats the Butts off Cicadas’s totally not a big deal, though Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000This Video of Lightning in Slow Motion is Strangely Entrancing yourself with lightning at 2,000 frames per secondMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000These Drones Hunt Whale Snot will make mucus collection less stressful for whalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Carrot Liqueur Could Be Coming to a Cocktail Near You’s Next?! Kale?! Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The First Malaria Vaccine Could Be Released Soon vaccine isn’t as effective as hoped however, and needs several more approvalsSat, 25 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000New Horizons Snaps a Final Shot of Pluto long, dwarf planet! Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:17:08 +0000Carbon Dating Reveals One of the Oldest Known Copies of the Quran fragments found in U.K. library were written between 568 and 645Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:41:02 +0000A List of All the Times People Have Tried to Build a Working Tricorder Trek-style scanning has been a bit more complicated than expected Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:19:43 +0000Your Pupils May Expand When You Daydream researchers aren’t totally sure why or how the two are connectedFri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Brain-Eating Amoebas May Kill You With Help from Your Own Immune System amoeba’s presence in the brain triggers swelling that may do more harm than goodFri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Bakers Are Still Searching for the Perfect Egg Replacement prices are hitting record highs, raising demand for substitutesFri, 24 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000Don’t Freak Out Over the Funky Flowers That Appeared Near Fukushima odd appearance is due to a plant disorder called fasciationFri, 24 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000An Explosion at a National Lab is Being Linked to Meth former combustion research lab seems to have been used for a very different purpose: cooking methamphetamineFri, 24 Jul 2015 12:51:55 +0000Listen to 98 hours of Shakespeare’s Poems and Plays Performed by Great Actors playlist includes the voices of Edith Evans, Dylan Thomas, Orson Welles and Sir Ian McKellenFri, 24 Jul 2015 12:51:41 +0000Great Appetizers Can Spoil the Main Meal contrast is keyThu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000This Plant Calls to Bats So They Will Poop in it shaped reflectors bounce back the squeaks of echolocating batsThu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Are People Still Using Asbestos? story holds parallels with that of the tobacco industryThu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Researchers are Fitting Rhinos With Hidden Horn Cameras non-profit wants to outfit the animals with cameras and heart rate monitors to save them Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Root Beer Is For Adults Again is not your soda fountain’s root beerThu, 23 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Watch Wildfire Smoke from Alaska and Canada Envelop the Arctic’s why that’s badThu, 23 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive years and 100,000 hours of work later, the IOC’s archive has been digitized and preservedThu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000The NSA Has a Summer Camp for Cyberspies camps nationwide teach teens white hat hacking skills Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:24:07 +0000You Can Pay for This Transylvanian Music Festival in Blood would totally approve of this payment systemWed, 22 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Central Park Has 22 Statues of Historical Figures. Every Single One is a Man. a crusade to bring historic women into the park change the face of the city?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:28:49 +0000After 21 Years, the U.S. Has Snagged a Coveted Math Competition Victory decades later, American students grab brag-worthy math titleWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:13:25 +0000A New York City Airport is Building a Luxury Terminal Just for Animals and livestock will soon travel in high style through JFKWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Oldest Bald Eagle in the U.S. Was Killed by a Car Last Month’s to you, 629-03142 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000See the Algerian Sahara From Space’s pretty spectacularTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Think Ocean Water is Gross? Sand Is Way Grosser research shows that microbes take longer to decay in sand than at seaTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000An Internet Billionaire Just Pledged $100 Million to Search for Extraterrestrial Life telescope time, better equipment could help scientists figure out what’s out thereTue, 21 Jul 2015 12:13:28 +0000In the 1960s, One Man Took Washington D.C.’s Rat Problem Into His Own Hands, Literally challenged the city’s race and wealth divide in the processTue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In L.A. There’s a Warehouse Filled with Whale Bones video offers a tour of the Whale Warehouse, which holds a large part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's marine mammal collectionMon, 20 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Here’s What Steam-Powered Cars Were Like Before the Combustion Engine Doble brothers’ built a beautiful steam car in 1924 but mismanagement kept it from being a financial sucessMon, 20 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Someone Stole the Skull of ‘Nosferatu’ Director F.W. Murnau left behind traces of wax, suggesting occult practices might be at play here Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Oldest Fossilized Animal Sperm Comes From a Worm That Lived 50 Million Years Ago discovery points to a new way that microscopic critters might be preserved in the fossil recordMon, 20 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000150 Years Ago, a Fire in P.T. Barnum's Museum Boiled Two Whales Alive tourists and locals alike, the museum mixed freakshow performers with educational collectionsMon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000What Makes Some Screams Scarier Than Others? of fear share sound qualities with car alarmsMon, 20 Jul 2015 13:17:52 +0000One Man Packed and Shipped Over 700 Pounds of Boston Snow This Year they refused to ship snow to anyone in Massachusetts Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:13:20 +0000Of Course Some People Think NASA's Pluto Pictures Are Fake at least doctored to exclude evidence of alien life.Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:37:12 +0000Divers Turn to Robots for Help Scouring the Pacific for Long-Lost WWII Soldiers ongoing effort to recover those missing in action teams military historians, volunteers and scientistsFri, 17 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000What’s the Deal With Wine Baths? investigate the science behind the hypeFri, 17 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Archeologists Have Found 2,000 Ancient Golden Spirals and They Have No Idea What They Are meaning or purpose behind the spirals is unclear, but they probably were part of a ritual Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000What Is a Pentaquark and Why Are Physicists so Excited About It? fifty years scientists have thought they existed, and now they finally have proofFri, 17 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000A Deadly Fungus is Eating the Scales off Snakes in the Eastern U.S. are still not sure why the fungus, usually content to live on dead animals, is now infecting living snakesFri, 17 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Statue of Liberty Arrived in New York in 350 Pieces, she also came with an instruction manualFri, 17 Jul 2015 12:36:15 +0000In Some Ways, Human Hands Are More Primitive Than Chimp Hands suggests our common ancestor had humanlike hands Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:33:45 +0000These Worms Hitchhike in the Belly of Slugs To Get Around study shows that worm their way into slug guts and feces to travel long distancesFri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000How Feeding Prairie Dogs Peanut Butter Could Help Save Ferrets from the Plague recovery of black-footed ferrets is threatened by plagueThu, 16 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000Public Drinking Fountains Are Disappearing, and That's a Bad Thing water divorces people from caring about keeping public water supply cleanThu, 16 Jul 2015 18:51:29 +0000Australians Are Building a Skyscraper Inspired by Beyoncé envision a rippling structure that takes a page from the singer’s famous lookThu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000What Makes Day Old Water Taste Funny? might be full of microbes and carbon dioxide, but a leftover glass of water is still (probably) safe to drinkWed, 15 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Explore This Map of 13 Centuries' Worth of English Metaphors long ago did English speakers start linking chickens with fearfulness?Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Could This Shrub Overthrow the Mighty Rubber Tree? are working to make a shrub found in southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico a viable natural rubber alternativeWed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Here’s Why Some People Have More Bellybutton Lint Than Others secret is on your stomachWed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000There’s Now Wifi on Mount Fuji boots. Water bottle. Laptop? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Did Nobody Notice Five Million Pounds of Rock Fall Off Half Dome? park is always changing, but this time nobody realized itWed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000What to Expect From Harper Lee’s Long-Lost Second Novel still surrounds the release of <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Pluto Got Its Name Horizons carries an instrument named for Venetia Burney, the 11-year-old girl who named PlutoTue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000San Diego’s First Comic-Con Was Held in a Basement original fan gathering only attracted 145 peopleTue, 14 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Here’s What the First Lady Has to Do if She Wants to Redecorate few throw pillows and a touch of new paint? No way.Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000New Horizons Probe Reveals That Pluto is Bigger Than Expected so far it still won’t be considered a "planet"Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:01:17 +0000A Squirrel Virus May Have Killed Three Squirrel Breeders in Germany mysterious set of deaths seem to be linked to the rodentsMon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Heroin Use in the United States Increased 150 Percent Between 2007 and 2013 sources and painkiller addiction are contributing factorsMon, 13 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000Why Was One of Hollywood's First Female Film Directors, Dorothy Arzner, Forgotten? directed 20 feature films Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Lyme Disease is Spreading, and It's People's Fault to climate change and human population growth, cases have been on the rise for decadesMon, 13 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Has the Internet Finally Killed the Greeting Card? like Hallmark are experiencing hard times as social media and ecards gain steamMon, 13 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Why So Few Scientists Are Studying the Causes of Gun Violence has prohibited funds for research advocating gun control since 1996Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Conservationists Want You to Stop Building Rock Piles have a long history and purpose, one that newer stacks sometimes subvertMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:32:07 +0000Obama Just Established Three New National Monuments Covering Over a Million Acres, fossils and natural beautyMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:26:36 +0000Ever Heard of the Bontebok? It’s an African Animal Humans Nearly Destroyed, Then Saved of this conservation success story relies on the bontebok’s inability to jumpFri, 10 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000When This Photographer Got Sick, He Started Taking Beautiful Photos of Painkillers and Tears extreme closeups were one way for the photographer to understand what he was takingFri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000How Do You Give an Iberian Lynx a Pregnancy Test? Use an Assassin Bug used the insects to keep tabs on population growth in the threatened speciesFri, 10 Jul 2015 15:27:18 +0000Real-life Vampires Exist, but They Are Scared to Admit Their Practices to Doctors vampires need non-judgmental help sometimesFri, 10 Jul 2015 15:23:44 +0000Cannabis is Being Used to Build Homes“Hempcrete” turns weed into building materialsFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Here’s How to Make a Record Out of a Tortilla, it’s edibleThu, 09 Jul 2015 18:57:53 +0000How Air Pollution Makes Floods Worse better understanding of how aerosols interact with weather could lead to better flood forecasts, fewer floodsThu, 09 Jul 2015 18:44:47 +0000Washington D.C. Just Got a 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit giant ball pit exhibit allows National Building Museum visitors to experience an indoor oceanThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Playing Tetris Could Stop Traumatic Memories from Becoming Flashbacks visually stimulating game seems to lessen the blow of disturbing events when they are recalledThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Frustrated with Shark Week, This Year Biologists Celebrated Jacques Cousteau with #JacquesWeek French explorer and conservationist had a very different take on ocean lifeThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Researchers Just Found a Surprising Stash of Dinosaur Eggshells in Japan eggs belonged to a slew of different species and represent the first nesting site discovered in JapanThu, 09 Jul 2015 13:52:48 +0000Here’s What the Sun Looks Like Through an X-Ray Telescope of the wonder of Earth’s closest star, none of the retinal damageThu, 09 Jul 2015 13:52:21 +0000The Russian Government is Teaching its Citizens Selfie Safety rash of injuries while taking selfies prompted the new campaign Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000People Who Bring Their Own Grocery Bags are More Likely to Buy Junk Food’s all about perceived virtueThu, 09 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000In South Africa, People Painted with Cow Milk Long Before They Domesticated Cattle need to hunt wild cow relatives would have made this paint valuableThu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000Why Is there Wine on the UNESCO World Heritage List?, Champagne wine regions get world heritage designationsWed, 08 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000This is What Happened When an Australian City Gave Trees Email Addresses get fan mail and even write back to Melburnian residentsWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:24:42 +0000There’s Still (Filthy, Disgusting, Not-Yet-Melted) Snow in Boston Right Now detritus of Boston’s most severe winter ever has yet to melt away Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:13:33 +0000This Pac-Man Spacecraft Will Devour a Satellite researchers are designing a tiny satellite to eat their defunct cube satellite and clean up space junkWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:13:18 +0000Do Shark Repellents Really Work? not, not even the one made by Julia ChildWed, 08 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Behold the World’s Tallest Sandcastle, 41 Feet Tall battle for tallest sand structure rages onWed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In 1915 a Former Harvard Professor Tried to Blow Up the U.S. Capitol by anti-war sentiment, he went on to carry out several terrorist attacks in NYC to protest U.S. involvement in WWIWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000Despite Their Industrious Reputation, Some Ants Are Super Lazy suggests that some worker ants excel at inactivityWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000Adidas Just Made a Running Shoe Out of Ocean Trash apparel company recently released a prototype that incorporates recycled ocean plasticWed, 08 Jul 2015 10:57:53 +0000Look Up: Clouds Could be the Next Movie Screens abandoned military strategy leads to the first “cloud movie” Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000Ultrasonic Fingerprint Readers Can Unlock Phones Even When Your Fingers are Gross and Sweaty say ultrasound fingerprint sensors are harder to hackTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:25:21 +0000Researchers Are Using Facial Recognition Software To Save Lions algorithms offer a non-invasive way to track the big catsTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:21:08 +0000Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving storytelling brings a bit of sobering reality to would-be donorsTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:15:00 +0000There’s More Bourbon in Kentucky Right now Than any Other Time in the Last 40 Years lovers, take note: the state currently boasts 5.7 million barrels of aging bourbonTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:49:06 +0000Croquet Was Once the Big Thing at Wimbledon club has croquet to thank for its famous lawnsTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:47:06 +0000Researchers Are Trying to Genetically Engineer Cows to Stay Cool the planet warms, researchers are trying to engineer a cow that can beat the heatMon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Researchers Strapped a Go-Pro to a Sea Turtle, and Here’s What They Got the Great Barrier Reef from a turtle's viewMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:46 +0000In 1950, the U.S. Released a Bioweapon in San Francisco was one of hundreds of bioweapon simulations carried out in the 1950s and 1960sMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:37:28 +0000This Scorpion-Shaped Robot Will Enter One of Fukushima’s Reactors nuclear power plant's owners still don't know exactly what is going on inside the three reactors that melted downMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:13 +0000These Two Mutations Turned Not-so-Deadly Bacteria Into the Plague ancestor of the bacterium responsible for the Black Plague isn’t nearly as deadlyMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:29:25 +0000Meet the Doctor Who Convinced America to Sober Up Benjamin Rush, father of the temperance movement, signer of the Declaration of IndependenceMon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Sculpture Meant to Celebrate the Renewal of the Gowanus Canal Just Got Caught on Trash and Sank Harvest Dome 2.0Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000More than 1,200 Miles of China’s Great Wall Have Been Destroyed a small fraction of the remaining wall is in good conditionFri, 03 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000One of the Earliest Feature Films Was This Italian Adaptation of Dante’s Inferno's the earliest surviving complete feature-length film, made in 1911Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Almost Half of Black and Latina Scientists Report They’ve Been Mistaken for Administrative Assistants or Janitors of color in science are more likely to experience some forms of bias Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Is Country Air Really Better Than City Air? scientist thinks it’s because of toxic plant chemicals Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:35:09 +0000A Danish Festival Will Recycle Partiers’ Urine To Make Beer of urine will be used to fertilize barley for future festivalgoersThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000SpaceX Failure Puts Dozens of Satellites on Hold losses have left other SpaceX customers in limboThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Smelling a Fish May Improve Critical Thinking Skills research shows that gross smells can foster a healthy sense of distrustThu, 02 Jul 2015 15:12:01 +0000For Veterans' Sake, Make A Little Less Noise With Your 4th of July Fireworks can trigger PTSD in some veterans, and one organization is trying to raise awarenessThu, 02 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000This Boomerang-Shaped Aircraft Could be the First to Fly on Mars lightweight glider would search for potential landing spots to be used by a future manned mission to MarsThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000To Better Understand Lava, an Artist and Scientist Make Their Own lab at Syracuse University creates melts basaltic rock in a modified furnaceThu, 02 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000After the Dinosaurs Died, Earth Experienced the Age of Fish fossil record shows how ray-finned fishes took over the planet's oceansThu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Where Should Humans Land on Mars? NASA Wants to Hear Your Suggestions October, the agency will hear proposals on where to put a Mars baseThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In the Future, Grocery Stores May be More Like ATMs and motion detection expand the idea of what it means to shopWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:12:08 +0000How the Internet Tracked Down the Designer of the Beloved Jazz Paper Cup Gina, the woman behind the iconic paper cup pattern Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:02:07 +0000How Many Craters Are There On Earth? as many as you might thinkTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000This Beautiful Valley in Turkey is Home to 100 Species of Butterflies valley's remote location keeps the butterflies happy and thrivingTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Canned Goods and Cucumber Seeds: Food Banks Are Starting to Give Out Garden Starters goods take a backseat to freshly-grown produceTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:49:43 +0000Travel Inside a Human Heart With This Video informative video shows off a research team’s simulation of the beating heartTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:33:02 +0000Germany is Turning its Old Military Bases Into Nature Reserves downsizing the military, Germany sets aside land for wildlifeTue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000See Three of Saturn’s Moons Pose in a Family Photo in orbit, Cassini captures a stunning shot of three crescents Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Here's How Plastic Toy Dinosaurs are Made series of molds help the toy creators’ vision pop into 3-DTue, 30 Jun 2015 16:30:00 +0000Someone is Still Decapitating Animals in Sacramento headless animals (and surveillance video) have been foundTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:42:47 +0000Move Over, Clooney: This Japanese Gorilla is the Internet’s Newest Heartthrob’s sexy looks are responsible for a spike in zoo attendanceMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +0000Here’s Why Scientists Want to Flood the Grand Canyon sediment flowing through the canyon, it loses sandbars vital to the river ecosystemMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:03:05 +0000A 93 Year Old Miscalculation Helped Create Today's Western Drought a miscalculation led to modern water shortages in seven Western statesMon, 29 Jun 2015 13:59:27 +0000Scale El Capitan From Your Couch Using Google Street View latest expansion of the Maps project takes users up Yosemite’s iconic climbFri, 26 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000The First Human Clinical Trial of Synthetic Blood Will Begin Soon could receive artificial blood transfusions as early as 2017Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000That Time a Mushroom Coral Ate a Sea Slug observed the rare event off the coast of ThailandFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:59:33 +0000Jumping Worms Have Invaded Wisconsin wriggling worm is becoming a problem in the MidwestFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:52:31 +0000Urine (Not Chlorine) Causes Red Eyes in Pools spreads the word about the peril of pee in poolsFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000Summer Jobs May Be a Thing of the Past than one third of American teens snag summer employmentFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Pet Goldfish Released into the Wild Are Getting Really Huge goldfish are trouble for native fishFri, 26 Jun 2015 12:30:00 +0000Norway is Building a Highway for Bees world’s first superhighway for bees sends Oslo bee traffic from east to westFri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000Racehorse Speed Hasn’t Peaked Yet how will horses fare in the race to get faster?Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:00:00 +0000Mustard Is A Product Of Evolutionary Warfare Between Plants And Caterpillars produce mustard oils to fight off pests in a chemical conflict that’s been waged for millions of yearsThu, 25 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000Here’s A Map of All the Trees in California meter covered by trees shows upThu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Have Something Rude to Say? Put it on This 2300-Year Old Statue in Rome cardinal started the tradition of decorating this statue with snarky poems and insultsThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:20:00 +0000This Mockumentary Explains the Appeal of Skateboarding to Scared Parents“The Devil’s Toy” looks “an epidemic from which no one was secure”: having fun on skateboardsThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:08:44 +0000Lakes on Saturn’s Moon are Really Sinkholes Filled With Liquid Methane and Ethane and changeable lakes might form just as certain water-filled lakes do on EarthThu, 25 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Did an Auction of Hitler’s Art Go Too Far? collection of Hitler’s paintings just sold for $450,000Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000People Used to Wear Dunce Caps to Shower“Extinguisher caps” were nineteenth-century shower caps Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Murky Tale of John Smith and the Mermaid Dumas probably just made it up Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:30:00 +0000An Art Dealer Just Found a Forgotten Monet Pastel Hidden Behind Another Drawing pastel depicts a lighthouse and jetty near Monet’s childhood homeThu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000These Are the Most Threatened Historical Places in America Grand Canyon, The Factory and the A.G. Gaston Motel are just a few of the 11 names on the listWed, 24 Jun 2015 16:58:54 +0000In Sweden the Blood Bank Will Text You When Your Blood is Used’s blood bank uses text messages and Facebook posts to remind donors to give againWed, 24 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Catch and Release: This Device Could Help Accidentally Caught Fish Survive SeaQualizer returns fish safely to the depths of the oceanWed, 24 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000A Genetically Modified Sheep was Sent to a Slaughter House and Sold for Meat lamb came from a agricultural research lab and was equipped with a jellyfish gene Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000In Egypt, There Was Once a Tomb Full of Eight Million Dog Mummies of the Ancient Egyptian deity Anubis buried dogs at the necropolis of SaqqaraWed, 24 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Is This a Photograph of Vincent Van Gogh? scholars think the camera shy artist can be spotted in an image taken by an amateur photographer, while others disagreeWed, 24 Jun 2015 12:41:21 +0000Can Hookworms Cure Hayfever? But we need to learn a lot more about them before they hit pharmacy shelvesTue, 23 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Poachers Are Killing Andean Camels for Their Wool meet a growing demand for vicuña wool in Europe and Asia, gangs are massacring herds of the animals in South AmericaTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +000016 Million Years Ago This Giant Bat Walked the Jungles of New Zealand new fossil gives clues to just how long ago bats arrived on the islandsTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Demand for Sand is so High There are Illegal Sand Mining Operations certain kinds of sand can be used in construction and mining it causes problemsTue, 23 Jun 2015 12:33:32 +0000The Mystery of the Failed Chlamydia Vaccine the 1960s, a vaccine for chlamydia made patients more susceptible to chlamydia. Now scientists know whyMon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Creators of Super Mario Drafted The Game on Graph Paper levels were originally planned out one at a time by handMon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Here’s What People Are Asking Google About Climate Change visualization reveals what people want to know about the environmentMon, 22 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000How Do Scientists Weigh a Supermassive Black Hole? new method puts the mass of one black hole at 140 million times the mass of our SunMon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Venus (Probably) Has Active Volcanoes they’re (probably) erupting! 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It's me Philae"Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Half of All Languages Come From This One Root Tongue. Here’s How it Conquered the Earth., three billion people speak Indo-European langaugesTue, 16 Jun 2015 12:15:40 +0000Dinosaurs (Probably) Never Saw the Grand Canyon canyon likely didn't exist in time to be a hang out for giant lizardsFri, 12 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000Which Wine Should You Pair With Your Weed? the cheese and charcuterie Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Saturn’s Rings Extend Farther Than Thought — Nearly 4 Million Miles From the Planet outermost ring is dark and dustyFri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Worried About the Robot Takeover? 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to build a campfire really is the best way to build a campfireThu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000West African Chimps Regularly Drink Alcoholic Palm Sap over 17 years show this isn’t just an experiment for the apesThu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000Restaurants are Facing an Egg Shortage Thanks to Avian Flu outbreak, which spread surprisingly fast, hit farms that produce liquid eggsWed, 10 Jun 2015 18:10:05 +0000About 12,200 People Are Erroneously Declared Dead Every Year by the U.S. Government officially dead because of a typo makes living life difficultWed, 10 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000This Computer Runs on Water new class of computers takes advantage of the physical properties of waterWed, 10 Jun 2015 15:57:28 +0000Salty Groundwater is Threatening New Mexico’s Chiles plus salt equals bad news for a state’s signature cropWed, 10 Jun 2015 15:50:59 +0000This Film Shows a Glimpse of Amelia Earhart Before Her Final Flight 70 years in storage, the footage shows the pilot posing for press photographsWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:55:08 +0000Engine Misfire Jolts the ISS, Shifting its Position engine firing on a Soyuz capsule pushed the station into a different orbitWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:21:06 +0000How Non-stick Frying Pans Are Made the pans helps coatings apply evenly and makes the process hypnoticWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Behind the Scenes at a Tyrannosaurus Rex Dissection of work went into creating a model, life-sized dinosaur for experts to dismember and cut openWed, 10 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Researchers Are Training Robots Using Minecraft popular game helps robots learn real-world skillsWed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000Houghton Mifflin Once Sued Another Publisher on Behalf of Hitler and Mein Kampf versions of the book once vied for American readersTue, 09 Jun 2015 18:58:44 +0000How George Washington Did His Hair the powder and curls it wasn't a wig at allTue, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000100-Year-Old Chalkboards, With Drawings Still Intact, Discovered in Oklahoma School find includes lessons on pilgrims, math and musicTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +0000Here's What Happens When You Culture the Bacteria on an Eight-Year-Old’s Hand of cooties growTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Auction House is Selling Decades-Old Slices of Royal Wedding Cake slices of wedding cakes from British royals are not-so-edible pieces of history Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000Meet the Mites That Live on Your Face microscopic organisms live and die on your faceTue, 09 Jun 2015 12:56:55 +0000Amateur Women's Baseball Teams Existed as Early as 1866 typically challenged local a men’s teams to playTue, 09 Jun 2015 12:42:22 +0000This is What it Looks Like When a GoPro Falls From Space put a camera in a payload fairing for its Falcon 9 rocketMon, 08 Jun 2015 17:49:39 +0000There's Only One Way to Make a Dark 'n' Stormy Without Breaking the Law cocktail has a surprising, and litigious history Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:35:59 +0000The Most Popular Eating Banana Might Soon Go Extinct Cavendish banana is succumbing to a disease that wiped out its predecessorFri, 05 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000Visit the Pacific’s Deepest Hydrothermal Vents With Underwater Robots spotted the vents nearly 12,500 feet beneath the surface during an expedition mapping the floor of the Pescadero BasinFri, 05 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000French Government Plans to Fine Grocery Stores That Throw Away Food regulations require that markets donate extra food or face finesFri, 05 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000Water Wives: Men in India Marry Extra Women to Fetch Them Water regions of India depend on women who take on the time-consuming, inconvenient task of obtaining and carrying waterFri, 05 Jun 2015 18:04:02 +0000There’s no Sound Evidence That Placenta Eating is a Good Idea scientific literature is skimpy and the organ’s biology indicates there might be reasons to abstainFri, 05 Jun 2015 17:43:45 +0000An Oregon Town Tried (and Failed) to Scare Off Sea Lions With a Fake Orca“Fake Willy" nearly drowned on its mission to drive sea lions out of Astoria, OregonFri, 05 Jun 2015 15:32:28 +0000NASA Will Lose Contact With Mars for 14 Days This Month conjunction with the sun will cause a two-week pause in commands to NASA Mars missionsFri, 05 Jun 2015 15:27:31 +0000Stop Calling Flibanserin "Female Viagra" the FDA weighs the merits of a new drug to boost female libido, it's clear this is not a little blue pill for womenFri, 05 Jun 2015 14:10:41 +0000Mini Beavers Once Roamed Oregon of a squirrel-sized from in eastern Oregon may be related to modern beaversFri, 05 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000There is an Ikea Museum at the Company’s Headquarters in Sweden main focus is Ikea's designs throughout the decadesFri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000Yes, Lions Will Hunt Humans if Given the Chance tragic attack at a South AFrican park serves as a reminder that lions are predators and humans are preyFri, 05 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000The Civil War’s Division of North and South is Reflected in Cookbooks blockades kept the South starving for salt and other foods, a fact reflected in the recipes of the timeThu, 04 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000Chimpanzees Can Learn to Cook a microwave-like tool, chimpanzees become chefsThu, 04 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000In 1938, the NY Times Wrote About a Weird New Food: The Cheeseburger, cheese on meat needed some explanationThu, 04 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000NASA Will Launch a Flying Saucer Soon has kept the test vehicle, designed to land softly on Mars, grounded for the moment but the launch window is still openThu, 04 Jun 2015 16:30:00 +0000Japanese Elevators May Soon Have Toilets travelers could have access to running water in elevatorsThu, 04 Jun 2015 15:41:23 +0000