Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:18 +0000This Dying Star Is the Coldest Place We’ve Found in the Universe Boomerang Nebula is just one degree above absolute zeroFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:18 +0000Advanced Prosthetics Help a Dog Run And a Man Move Robotic Arms With His Mind recent stories showcase the latest advances in prosthetics and the lives they have changedFri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:59 +0000Oil Companies Are Pausing Plans to Drill the Arctic the Arctic is hard, and with oil prices flagging, it may not be worth itFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:50:41 +0000At 26,700 Feet, This Is the Deepest-Swimming Fish Known found a new fish in the depths of the Mariana TrenchFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:51 +0000Introverts Give Their Extroverted Colleagues Bad Performance Reviews of students show that extroverts don’t get rewarded for being outgoing when introverts are judgingFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:21 +0000Teachers Can Control Who the Cool Kids Are nestled in the center of the classroom are deemed the coolest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:24:01 +0000The Oldest Olive Oil Ever Found Is 8,000 Years Old analyses unveil traces of olive oil in ancient Israeli potteryFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:38:06 +0000"White Christmas" Is Actually the Saddest Christmas Song season would have reminded composer Irving Berlin of his young son who died Christmas Day in 1928Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:25 +0000Architects Analyze Kevin McCallister's "Home Alone" Booby Traps Home Alone in every way possible — and it still stands up, all these years laterThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:23 +0000Myth Busted: Americans Don’t Gain 10 Pounds Over the Holidays’s more like oneThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:29:04 +0000Congratulations, Humanity! We're Living Six Years Longer Than We Did in 1990, on Average life expectancy is increasing, especially in the developing worldThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:23 +0000Wisdom, the World's Oldest Albatross, Laid an Egg is about the 35th time Wisdom has been a mother-to-be Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:37 +0000You Eat Millions...Even Billions!...of Microbes Every Day, plenty of live microorganisms lurk in your yogurt, but they are everywhere else as wellThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:25:59 +0000After WWII, Scientists Conducted Deadly Tests With an Unexploded Nuclear Bomb Core Richard Feynman called the tests "tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon"Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:50:05 +0000Get Set Up With a Family in NYC for Christmas’t be sad at the prospect of spending the holiday alone, a popular photoblog will match you up with a familyThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:15:32 +0000Even A/C Can't Keep Our Economies From Slacking Off on Hot Days global warming turns up the temperature on the planet, it's going to be tougher to get anything doneWed, 17 Dec 2014 21:54:50 +0000Vinyl Producers Can’t Keep Up With Hipsters’ Demands is cool again, but will it last?Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:58:18 +0000Back When Americans Could Travel Freely to Cuba, Here's What It Looked Like U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:02 +0000Now We Know Where Fat Goes When We Lose Weight breathe it outWed, 17 Dec 2014 17:05:36 +0000The Cutest Climate Change Culprits: Arctic Ground Squirrels digging burrows in permafrost, Arctic ground squirrels help destabilize the vast stores of carbon in the soilWed, 17 Dec 2014 16:43:15 +0000America's Best Butter Is Handchurned in Vermont price for perfection is $49 per poundWed, 17 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +0000When Sperm Meets Egg, Zinc Sparks Fly of tiny zinc particles explode from the surface of mammalian eggs when a sperm cell touches down Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:49:34 +0000The Turing Test of Computer Intelligence Is Too Easy better test our computer programs’ intelligence, we should to ask them for stories and drawingsTue, 16 Dec 2014 19:31:40 +0000Why the Pantheon Hasn’t Crumbled Roman concrete has some benefits over modern equivalentsTue, 16 Dec 2014 16:43:49 +0000Making Dead People's Pulses Beat Again new device can transform 150-year-old printed representations of heart beats into actual sound Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:03:04 +0000Now the Danes Have Staked a Claim for the North Pole, Too ultimate decision over who controls the North Pole will come down to the United NationsTue, 16 Dec 2014 15:40:52 +0000Pollution Is Turning the Taj Mahal Brown must periodically cover the Taj Mahal in clay to remove the pollutants stuck to its marble wallsMon, 15 Dec 2014 21:51:59 +0000You Wobble Like No Other Person on the Planet of the frame movements in footage from head-mounted cameras is just as unique as a fingerprintMon, 15 Dec 2014 19:41:10 +0000A Better Way Than Torture to Obtain Information: Acting Friendly methods get information from suspects faster and more reliably, oh and they don't violate human rightsMon, 15 Dec 2014 18:17:43 +0000If You Looked Out the Window While Returning From Space, Here’s What You’d See bright glow of friction in Earth's atmosphereMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:22 +0000There Are Probably Just Five Northern White Rhinos Left death of a captive rhino at the San Diego Zoo brings the species closer to imminent extinction Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:58 +0000China Just Opened the World's Largest Water Diversion Project unprecedented engineering project sends water to China’s parched NorthFri, 12 Dec 2014 20:00:52 +0000Bad Hangover? Blame It (Partly) On Your Parents to hangovers is partly due to geneticsFri, 12 Dec 2014 19:31:27 +0000Killing Wolves Actually Leads to More Livestock Deaths the surface, killing wolves that kill sheep and cattle seems like a way to control predation, but the data paints a not-so-simple pictureFri, 12 Dec 2014 18:49:36 +0000Found: The Wreckage of the SS City of Rio de Janeiro, the “Bay Area’s Titanic” maritime disaster was the worst in Bay Area historyFri, 12 Dec 2014 17:57:18 +0000NASA Could Actually Get a Budget Boost Next Year pending budget will give NASA even more money than they asked forFri, 12 Dec 2014 17:07:30 +0000The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York City houses some of the world's rarest books on the art of deceptionFri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:34 +0000Chances Are Your Supermarket Tomatoes Were Picked By Mexican Workers Living in Terrible Conditions investigation reveals practices in Mexican farm labor camps that resemble slaveryFri, 12 Dec 2014 14:20:23 +0000Christmas Research Papers Tackle Goofy Problems in Medicine British Medical Journal's holiday issue includes an investigation of old magazines in waiting rooms and finds that men can be idiotsThu, 11 Dec 2014 23:30:35 +0000In the Past 40 Years, 105 City Neighborhoods Gentrified; 2,000 Slipped Further Into Poverty's Move Toward Concentrated PovertyThu, 11 Dec 2014 20:15:44 +0000Scientists Finally Figure Out the “Big Bang” of Bird Evolution genomes of 45 birds contributed to the most in-depth bird evolutionary tree ever created Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:44 +0000Backpackers Walk Across a Completely Clear Frozen Lake cool video raises the question: Why is most ice cloudy?Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:32:28 +0000More Americans Are Pro-Gun Than Pro-Gun Control prioritize gun rights over gun control for the first time in at least 20 yearsThu, 11 Dec 2014 17:21:34 +0000Superbugs Could Become a Top Cause of Death by 2050 left unchecked, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill more people than cancer by 2050Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:43:20 +0000Conserving Tigers Could Hurt Leopards one predator returns, another can be displaced Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:13:13 +0000The Plan to Save Louisiana's Coast Is a 'Moon Shot' plan involves moving silt from upstream down into the delta—but no one knows if there's actually enoughWed, 10 Dec 2014 18:48:22 +0000By Absorbing Smells From Its Food, This Fish Gets Scent Camouflage harlequin filefish is a master of camoufalgeWed, 10 Dec 2014 18:23:50 +0000You've Never Seen Nerve Endings Like These produce the most detailed images of nerve endings ever madeWed, 10 Dec 2014 16:57:27 +0000Typhoons Saved 13th Century Japan From Invasion evidence supports historic accounts of the great "Kamikaze" of 1274 and 1281Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:30:24 +0000A Volcano on Cape Verde Is Wiping Out Whole Towns eruption at the Pico do Fogo volcano has forced 1,200 people to evacuateWed, 10 Dec 2014 15:02:48 +0000Online Students Give Better Reviews to Professors They Think Are Male if the teachers were actually women, if the students thought they were men, the bias stuck Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:39:24 +0000Curiosity Rover’s Mars Crater May Have Cradled Large Lakes of water on Mars aren’t new, but now scientists think water may have been there for a long timeTue, 09 Dec 2014 18:46:28 +0000TGI Fridays Has Dispatched Mistletoe-Carrying Drones in Restaurants's already been one collision between drone and humanTue, 09 Dec 2014 18:30:09 +0000These Adorable Robot Toys Teach Kids How to Code two bots using a basic visual language, and they are just one way to introduce children to computer programmingTue, 09 Dec 2014 18:11:49 +0000Most Vegetarians Lapse After Only a Year vast majority of vegetarians return to eating meatTue, 09 Dec 2014 16:43:32 +0000The First Piece of Code Written by an American President President participated in an introductory coding workshop as part of Computer Science Education WeekTue, 09 Dec 2014 15:33:33 +0000Dreams Are Slow-Motion dreamers are offering insight into the sleeping mindTue, 09 Dec 2014 14:58:50 +0000Body Cameras Help Police in-depth investigation of five cities using police body cameras highlights what the technology addresses and what it doesn’tMon, 08 Dec 2014 18:53:37 +0000Norwegian Nobel Winners Release Their Inner Avant-Garde Musicians laureates in Physiology or Medicine repurposed a Norse folk tune for a science lecture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:30:39 +0000California's Ongoing Drought Is Its Worst in 1,200 Years ring records unveil the severity of California's droughtMon, 08 Dec 2014 17:56:44 +0000Someone Walked Off With a Picasso From a Miami Beach Art Festival $85,000 silver plate went missing late last weekMon, 08 Dec 2014 16:00:10 +0000The Science of the Red Sea's Parting is physically and scientifically possible for a body of water to partMon, 08 Dec 2014 15:31:32 +0000Queen Victoria Dreamed Up the White Wedding Dress in 1840 most people, wearing a white wedding dress wasn't really a thing until the 1950sMon, 08 Dec 2014 14:30:41 +0000That Detox Diet Is Not Going to Rid Your Body of Toxins doesn't matter how many pureed veggies you drink, they won't vaporize those mysterious "poisons" you've heard aboutFri, 05 Dec 2014 19:35:27 +0000It’s Possible to See Exoplanets Without Schmancy Equipment cheap DSLR and some light computer processing can unveil far off exoplanetsFri, 05 Dec 2014 19:26:27 +0000Like Underwater Jedi, Electric Eels Can Remotely Control Other Fish eels can shock prey into both revealing their positions and freezing in placeFri, 05 Dec 2014 19:05:53 +0000Creep Through Albert Einstein’s Love Letters Digital Einstein archive offers a look into the great physicist's writingsFri, 05 Dec 2014 18:14:28 +0000A Successful First Flight For NASA's Orion Spacecraft spaceflight enters a new eraFri, 05 Dec 2014 17:37:16 +0000Listen to the Sounds of a Dying Coral Reef coral reefs produce a medley of sounds that ocean creatures use as homing beacons Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:49:51 +0000Found in "Penny Papers" from the 1800s, A Lost Walt Whitman Poem professor at the University of Nebraska stumbled upon an ode to Whitman’s contemporary William Cullen BryantFri, 05 Dec 2014 15:00:30 +0000Humpback Whales in the Arabian Sea Have Been Isolated for 70,000 Years want this particular population of humpbacks to be classified as critically endangered Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:30:34 +0000Bats Have Specific Brains Cells for Tracking Their Location While in Flight likely carry the same kind of cells in our own brainsThu, 04 Dec 2014 19:17:14 +0000Let Wildlife Recordings From the 1930s Take You Back to Nature African wildlife from the 1930s with the British Library's nature sound archivesThu, 04 Dec 2014 17:38:18 +0000Goodbye CAPTCHA: Just Click a Box to Prove You're Not a Robot is getting rid of spam bots and annoying squiggly text at the same timeThu, 04 Dec 2014 15:26:35 +0000A Wayward Boat And Other Disruptions Delay Test of NASA's Newest Spaceship's quest for space will have to wait until tomorrowThu, 04 Dec 2014 14:52:35 +0000A Worm’s Gut Could Help Dispose of Plastic Trash found in the guts of waxworms like to feast on polyethyleneThu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:16 +0000Tour the Great Wide World of Mushroom Cloud Imagery testing yielded far more, and more diverse, images of mushroom clouds than those that are commonly shownWed, 03 Dec 2014 20:00:52 +0000The Fracking Boom Could Burn Out Decades Before It's Supposed To shale gas estimates may be setting the world up for a fracking crashWed, 03 Dec 2014 18:02:27 +0000Half the Cells in This Mouse’s Brain Are Human implanted immature human brain cells in mouse pups, which then grew and replaced nearly half the mice's own cellsWed, 03 Dec 2014 17:00:37 +0000The Largest Manmade Block Ever Was Just Discovered in Lebanon block was never used, likely because it was too big to transport Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:30:28 +0000Welcome to the Next Era of NASA Mars's long-distance crew capsule, Orion, will get its first test flight tomorrowWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:03:26 +0000Public Bathroom Bacteria: Not as Gross as You'd Think restrooms are of no more of a health risk than your own homeWed, 03 Dec 2014 15:17:22 +0000MIT Is Giving Its Students Bitcoin interested in studying how people use Bitcoin are handing out $100 worth of the currency to whoever wants itWed, 03 Dec 2014 14:34:45 +0000Richard III’s DNA Analysis Reveals Cuckoldry in the Family can trace the monarch’s maternal lineage to modern relatives, but not the male sideTue, 02 Dec 2014 20:32:39 +0000HIV's Ability to Cause AIDS Is Weakening combination of advanced treatments and viral evolution are slowing virus’ reproduction Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:27:15 +0000Hollywood Asked for Freeway Noise Barriers First only makes sense that the problem of road noise cropped up in Los AngelesTue, 02 Dec 2014 18:39:12 +0000Most College Students Don’t Graduate on Time vast majority of students take more than 4 years to earn a bachelor's degreeTue, 02 Dec 2014 16:43:52 +0000A Major Galapagos Conservation Foundation Is Running Out of Cash fight over selling souvenirs on the Galapagos is threatening conservation effortsTue, 02 Dec 2014 16:00:17 +0000Manhattan Insects Eat the Equivalent of 60,000 Hot Dogs Each Year of urban insects act as efficient, largely unnoticed garbage disposals Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:25:06 +0000Do Social Media Death Threats Count as Real Threats Or Just as Venting? Supreme Court is weighting the complex issue of free speech onlineTue, 02 Dec 2014 14:45:36 +0000James Watson Will Be the First Nobel Laureate to Sell His Medallion his racist comments have created a surge of pushbackTue, 02 Dec 2014 14:22:15 +0000The White House Is Going Digital With Its Holiday Decorations dogs, an interactive holiday card and crowd-sourced light shows are a few of the new additions Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:18:53 +0000Russia Has Its Own Classic Version of an Animated Winnie-the-Pooh short films produced from 1969 through 1972 follow the adventures of A.A. Milne's charactersMon, 01 Dec 2014 18:21:14 +0000New Amsterdam's First Laws: Drink Less, Fight Less Amsterdam was controlled by the Dutch from 1624 to 1664Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:46:20 +0000Why Do Families Move for Men's, But Not Women's, Careers? choose jobs that are less flexible in locationMon, 01 Dec 2014 16:15:13 +0000Older People’s Brains Notice More But Filter Less small study shows that elderly people notice patterns even when those patterns aren’t usefulMon, 01 Dec 2014 15:29:54 +0000Girl Scouts Can Now Sell Cookies Online you'll still need to interact with a real, live Girl Scout to gain digital access to their cookiesMon, 01 Dec 2014 15:08:58 +0000Computers Write Novels Faster Than You Do chips don't suffer writer's blockMon, 01 Dec 2014 14:34:58 +0000There's an Airbnb for Fields in England the U.K., you can rent a field for weddings, concerts, sports matches or simply your own enjoyment Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:00:49 +0000Experts Have No Idea Who This Roman God Is recently unearthed carving combines Roman and Mesopotamian elements but may represent a god from an even earlier timeFri, 28 Nov 2014 18:29:37 +0000A 15-Minute Test to Diagnose Ebola Is Going Into Use in West Africa up detection would help everyone get where they need to beFri, 28 Nov 2014 17:45:57 +0000This Computer From 1949 Runs on Water at the time didn’t have displays; one economics student created a visualization using water-filled tanks and tubesFri, 28 Nov 2014 17:15:43 +0000NASA Is Turning Black Friday Into "Black Hole Friday", in the end, even great savings won't save you from a singularityFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:13 +0000A Nurse Describes the Smell of the Civil War overpowering stink of blood and decaying flesh can surprise even trained soldiersFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:00:05 +0000Just in Time for Black Friday, San Francisco Passed the First Ever Retail Worker Bill of Rights Francisco's retail staff will have more stable hours and the possibility to work overtimeFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:08:24 +0000Soon Enough No One Will Remember Bill Clinton mostly remember first and recent US presidents, forgetting almost all the ones that came betweenFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:42 +0000Will Mandatory Calorie Counts Rain on Cinnabon's 8,300-Rolls-Per-Hour Thanksgiving Parade? staffs up to cope with the holiday rush for their 880-calorie cinnamon rollsWed, 26 Nov 2014 19:26:58 +0000The 17th-Century Polish Vampire Next Door 17th century Poland, people pegged as vampires weren't weirdo foreigners but locals who freaked their neighbors outWed, 26 Nov 2014 19:18:47 +0000Lemmings Do Not Explode Or Throw Themselves Off Cliffs popular myth about these arctic rodents has its roots in faked documentary footage from DisneyWed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:34 +0000Reexamining Fossils Revealed a New Dinosaur Species distinct species of Pentaceratops was hiding in a museum's fossil collectionWed, 26 Nov 2014 17:27:06 +0000Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is Even Older Than We Thought ancient astronomical calculator is now dated to 205 B.C. and is 1,000 years more advanced than anything else found from that timeWed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:49 +0000How NASA Censored Dirty-Mouthed Astronauts really didn't want astronauts swearing on airWed, 26 Nov 2014 16:26:23 +0000Pardoned Turkeys Spend a Night in a Hotel First an evening in a $350 hotel room, today President Obama will spare the birds from the butcher's blockWed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26:44 +0000Heroin Use Is on the Rise Again, Thanks to Suburban White Users is heroin's new gateway drug, experts say Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:48:36 +0000A Dutch Actress Is Journeying to the South Pole on a Tractor pays tribute to great polar expeditions of the past and carries the dreams of thousands with herTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:04:57 +0000Butter And Olive Oil Prices Spike world is about to become much less tasty Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:48:41 +0000One Hummingbird's Unusual Flight: From Minnesota to Texas, on a Plane hummingbirds have no business being in St. Paul amid freezing temperatures Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:41:49 +0000America's Offshore Wind Production Is About to Go Big new federal land lease will open the door to a surge in offshore wind developmentTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:29:35 +0000The Black Sea Devil, a Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish, Filmed for the First Time than half a dozen anglerfish have ever been recorded swimming in their undersea habitatMon, 24 Nov 2014 19:41:06 +0000The Space Station Just Got an Experimental ISSpresso Machine, space coffeeMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:10:39 +0000We Weigh the Most on Mondays weekend’s excesses can pack on a few extra pounds, but routine during the week tends to strip them away againMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:28 +0000An Ancient Egyptian Spellbook Has Been Translated's like the researchers have never seen a horror movieMon, 24 Nov 2014 16:40:07 +0000Nicaragua Is Going Ahead With a Massive Canal That Will Bisect the Country to experts, the project will likely wreak havoc on both Nicaraguans and the country's environmentMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:12 +0000A Simple Way to Reduce Car Crashes: Start the High School Day Later later roll-call time for teens also means improved health, mood, and grades Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:30:54 +0000Americans Are Using Less Water Than We Did in 1970 water was decades agoFri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:23 +0000Light Therapy May Work on Chronic Mood Disorders, Too under fake sun could help heal chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, tooFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:25:54 +0000After the Storm: Floods of Dumped Milk And Melting Snow in Western New York than five feet of snow, and up to eight in some places, over such as short time period is a lot to deal withFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:47:31 +0000In the U.S., Few Heavy Drinkers Are Actually Alcoholics 90 percent of people who drink excessively—more than eight drinks a week for women, 15 for men—are not alcohol dependentFri, 21 Nov 2014 18:15:21 +0000A Tapeworm Crawled Around In This Man's Brain for Years the extracted parasite might help others avoid a similar infestation Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:42:00 +0000One Idea to Get to Mars: Fill the Walls of a Spaceship With Water insulation from radiation would also be drinkable Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:02 +0000How One Crop Allowed Humans to Conquer the Himalaya barley enabled us to survive at altitudes that were previously beyond reach Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:48:09 +0000The Rotational Energy of Black Holes Spits Out Powerful Particle Streams are getting closer to answering some heavy questions about how supermassive black holes workFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:12:03 +0000This New Video of the Earth Is the Best Ever Made video was made with images taken by a Russian satellite Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:50 +0000America to Same-Sex Couples: Sure, You Can Have Legal Rights, Just Don't Kiss in Front of Us are in favor of granting legal rights like property inheritance to same-sex couples. They aren't as in favor of public displays of affection.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:05:31 +0000How to Fold a World Record-Setting Paper Airplane secret lies in the design, but having a football quarterback on hand to throw the plane might help you break recordsThu, 20 Nov 2014 19:15:54 +0000How Small Volcanoes May Have Helped Slow Global Warming reflects heat back into space Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:45:48 +0000Millennials Are Different, Just Not the Way You Think adults today are more optimistic despite facing more economic strain than the previous two generationsThu, 20 Nov 2014 18:14:19 +0000Now a Person Can Scramble Up a Wall Just Like a Gecko use the same material to catch wayward space trashThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:46:50 +0000Having a Complicated Job Might Help Protect Memory Later in Life of your starting IQ, mental function seems to increase or decrease depending on whether your job was challenging or menial Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:39:48 +0000Astronauts Nap on the Launchpad While Waiting for a Ride to Space's not much to do while NASA goes through its pre-launch checks Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:36 +0000City-Sized Landslides Happened in the Past And Can Happen Again has a new claim to fame: it was the site of the world's largest known landslide Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:47:14 +0000We’ve Put a Worm’s Mind in a Lego Robot's Body wheeled Lego robot may not look like a worm, but it "thinks" like one after programmers gave it the neuron connections in a C. elegans roundwormWed, 19 Nov 2014 19:43:49 +0000India Once Released 25,000 Flesh-Eating Turtles Into the Ganges plan to clean up corpses failed due to lack of planning Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:12:05 +0000The Philae Spacecraft Confirmed the Presence of Organic Molecules on the Comet it Landed On hope the finding sheds light on how organic molecules might have first arrived on Earth Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:54:40 +0000This Company Is Crowdfunding a Mission to the Moon reward: a spot in a digital time capsule buried beneath the lunar surfaceWed, 19 Nov 2014 15:42:03 +0000300+ Species Just Joined the List of Threatened Plants And Animals, overhunting and habitat loss drove many of the new additions Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:52:51 +0000This Archaeology Site Is Guarded by 500 Turkish Soldiers excavation of a 5,000 year old city on the Turkey-Syrian border continues despite nearby presence of the Islamic State extremistsTue, 18 Nov 2014 19:22:13 +0000Neurologists Lost Track of Part of the Human Brain And Just Re-Discovered It major pathway in the brain wasn’t exactly missing, but science literature appeared to have forgotten about it until nowTue, 18 Nov 2014 18:45:58 +0000People Tend to Run Marathons Before Big Birthdays search for achievement and meaning at the end of a decade increases suicide and cheating, tooTue, 18 Nov 2014 17:55:04 +0000Outfitting Football Helmets With Magnets Could Reduce Concussions magnets can repel at least 300 lbs of force, preventing heads from colliding Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:45:51 +0000How to Heat Your House With a Cloud Computer Server German company is installing servers in homes and offices to recycle heat Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:15:49 +0000Bed Bugs Can Transmit the Chagas Disease Parasite parasite is usually associated with Latin and South America, but was recently found throughout Louisiana, tooTue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:41 +0000Some Plants Eavesdrop (And Steal) Via an Underground Fungal Network underground network can be used for friendly communication—or for evil Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:30:50 +0000Antarctic Seals Keep Trying to Have Sex With Penguins isn’t the first time a fur seal has attempted to copulate with a king penguin and scientists think that more seals are learning the behaviorMon, 17 Nov 2014 20:00:24 +0000More Than 35 Million People Around the World Are Slaves are slaves in every one of the 167 countries investigated in a new report, including the United StatesMon, 17 Nov 2014 19:30:56 +0000Physicists Explain Why Coffee Is More Prone to Spills Than Beer all comes down to the foam Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:50:44 +0000We Fall in Love With Space Robots Because They Act Like Animals pets, wires and chips can appear to act with intention Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:46:01 +0000How to Live With Hallucinatory “Voices” Without Drugs European-centered movement is trying to change the perception that hearing voices is badMon, 17 Nov 2014 16:01:11 +0000We're Running Out of Chocolate're eating so much chocolate that plants can't keep upMon, 17 Nov 2014 14:43:29 +0000Eat More Seaweed (It's Good for You) for fresh seaweeds gives you option and the best taste according to this Brittany seaweed eaterMon, 17 Nov 2014 14:31:36 +0000Philae Is Now Asleep lander’s solar panels aren’t getting enough light and the batteries will die, but we already have some fantastic images and dataSat, 15 Nov 2014 02:14:24 +0000Get Past the Vile Smell: Ginkgo Nuts Are Delicious have been feasting on these tasty little morsels since at least the 11th centuryFri, 14 Nov 2014 19:14:53 +0000Lack of Sleep Seems to Be More Deadly for Firefighters Than Fire disorders are rampant among firefighters, and the majority do not seek treatment Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:21:40 +0000Look How 30 Years of Automation Changed How Crayons Are Made years ago, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood showed how people made crayons. Today, crayon-making is a robot's jobFri, 14 Nov 2014 17:00:08 +0000Bullying Pays Off For Chimp Dads male chimps, the meaner you are, the more offspring you have Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:35:01 +0000ISIS Is Making Its Own Currency's the latest step in the insurgent group's attempt to forge a new stateFri, 14 Nov 2014 16:00:37 +0000Playing With Smartphones Isn't Going to Damage Toddlers and TVs can be both good and bad for your childFri, 14 Nov 2014 15:30:15 +0000This Artist Makes E. coli-Shaped Popsicles those who prefer plants to pathogens, there's popsicle cacti, too Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:11 +0000First Ever Experimental Drug Trials on Ebola Patients to Begin Next Month potential Ebola drugs are being fast tracked to trials in west AfricaFri, 14 Nov 2014 14:28:43 +0000Mind Control Turns Mouse Genes On and Off And Could Treat Diseases innovative experiment in mice shows how scientists could develop medications that dispense with the power of thoughtThu, 13 Nov 2014 19:37:06 +0000Giant, Slow-Moving Sharks Are Secretly Everywhere know very little about Greenland sharks, including the extent of their range, but what we do know is intriguingThu, 13 Nov 2014 19:12:57 +0000More Evidence That There's a Connection Between a Person's Gut Bacteria And Brain can affect your brain, but it's still too early to do much with the informationThu, 13 Nov 2014 17:17:47 +0000Why Charging for Plastic Bags Makes People Give Them Up's all about setting up psychological tripping blocks Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:49:56 +0000Russian Tanks And Troops Are Pouring Into Ukraine, Says NATO troops and equipment have traveled from Russia to UkraineThu, 13 Nov 2014 15:14:16 +0000Europeans Thought Coffee Was Satanic the Pope tried it out and became a fanThu, 13 Nov 2014 14:32:31 +0000Californians Will Soon Be Swimming in Fukushima-Irradiated Water took two-and-a-half years to make it across the ocean—but don't worry, the levels of radiation are harmlessWed, 12 Nov 2014 19:38:32 +0000North Korea Subsidizes About 70 Schools in Japan institutions are a way for ethnic Koreans to connect to their culture but are also targets of criticismWed, 12 Nov 2014 18:57:25 +0000What Do Glaciers Say When They Sing? make some curious soundsWed, 12 Nov 2014 18:11:24 +0000Comet 67P Has a Welcome Song for Rosetta And Philae successful touchdown after the comet chase is just the herald of more discoveries to come, including the cause of the comet's strange songWed, 12 Nov 2014 16:47:04 +0000This Is Your Brain on Ideas tuning out the world seems to be a requirement for tapping into an insightful ideaWed, 12 Nov 2014 16:29:01 +0000China's Climate Promises: Necessary, But Not Sufficient new U.S. and Chinese climate goals are important, but they're not enough to stop the problemWed, 12 Nov 2014 15:32:33 +0000Living in Tough Environments Makes People More Prone to Belief in God living in harsh natural environments are more likely to believe in a tough, moralizing godWed, 12 Nov 2014 14:34:07 +0000Beyond Owls And Larks: There Are Four Types of Sleepers two new groups include people who are rather energetic all day and others who are lethargicTue, 11 Nov 2014 20:44:14 +0000A Single Smelly Compound Sparks Carnivores' Lust for Blood given scented wooden blocks soaked in this single chemical, captive carnivores go wildTue, 11 Nov 2014 19:34:41 +0000How Cats Transformed From Wild Animals to Cuddly Companions, there's not that much separating feline pets from jungle beasts Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:55 +0000DARPA Wants Flying Drone Carriers big bombers into drone carriers could make Cold War tech more useful for modern warfareTue, 11 Nov 2014 16:37:35 +0000Tomorrow, a Man-made Spacecraft Will Land On a Comet for the First Time, Ever action starts bright and earlyTue, 11 Nov 2014 15:52:29 +0000Grad Students Carry 40 Percent of All Student Debt they make up just 14 percent of enrollment at U.S. universitiesTue, 11 Nov 2014 14:32:19 +0000Can’t Clap to the Beat? You Might be Beat-Deaf some people, tapping their foot to the beat is a challenge at a fundamental levelMon, 10 Nov 2014 19:52:42 +0000Researchers Are Examining a 9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy well-mummified specimen of a steppe bison, a now-extinct species that lived in the Ice Age, has intact organs Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:34:38 +0000A Lost John Steinbeck Short Story Was Rediscovered, Published short story deals with the racial politics of the mid-20th centuryMon, 10 Nov 2014 17:32:53 +000019th Century Concern Trolling: Chess Is “a Mere Amusement of a Very Inferior Character” writers of Scientific American had some not nice things to say about chessMon, 10 Nov 2014 16:15:39 +0000A Soldier’s Room Has Remained Virtually Untouched Since WWI home's current owner, however, says he feels little connection to the dead soldierMon, 10 Nov 2014 15:56:20 +0000What If There Are Parallel Universes Jostling Ours? could explain a lot of weird, quantum physicsFri, 07 Nov 2014 20:30:03 +0000Large Dinosaurs Had a Nesting Strategy to Avoid Breaking Eggs likely kept their eggs in open nests—more like bird than crocodiles—but needed to arrange their eggs carefullyFri, 07 Nov 2014 20:00:44 +0000The World of Personal Computers in the 1980s Was A Wacky, Wonderful Place can experience early video games and operating systems yourself through retrocomputing and adsFri, 07 Nov 2014 19:00:26 +0000George Washington Didn’t Have Wooden Teeth—They Were Ivory's teeth were made of a lot of things, but not woodFri, 07 Nov 2014 18:00:53 +0000Scientists Figured Out How to Make People "Feel" an Otherworldly Presence like a ghost or an angel is near is likely caused by a blip in how our brain processes self awareness and our sense of place in spaceFri, 07 Nov 2014 17:00:04 +0000Arctic Squirrels Use Steroids to Bulk Up But Don’t Suffer the Consequences alone couldn’t get these squirrels through hibernation in burrows that get almost as chilly as -10 degrees FahrenheitFri, 07 Nov 2014 16:00:32 +0000The Navy SEAL Who Says He Shot Bin Laden Goes Public O'Neill says he is the SEAL who killed bin LadenFri, 07 Nov 2014 15:21:48 +0000The Foolproof Way to Fix a Wobbly Table life's challenges one at a time—with math!Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:02:37 +0000The International Space Station Just Avoided a Collision With Space Junk four-minute maneuver by a docked, unmanned European spacecraft pushed the ISS out of the path of a hand-sized chuck of space debrisThu, 06 Nov 2014 19:00:57 +0000Atari Games That No One Wanted Now Selling for $500 a Pop one wanted Atari's E.T. in 1982, but they want it nowThu, 06 Nov 2014 18:03:32 +0000Smaug the Dragon And Other Unexpected Airport Surprises's more to the world's airports than newsstands and food courts Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:01:04 +0000Virgin Galactic's Aggressive Plan to Get Back in the Air company hopes to resume flying with a new ship by summer 2015Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:30:16 +0000How the Word “OK” Was Invented 175 Years Ago is an editorial joke run wild Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:00:23 +0000Nearly 400 Journalists Have Been Murdered Over the Past Ten Years ten percent of their killers are ever reprimanded Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:07:42 +0000A Lone Gray Wolf May Have Wandered Into the Grand Canyon haven’t confirmed whether the canine is a full-blooded gray wolf, but wolf advocates are pretty convincedWed, 05 Nov 2014 19:00:43 +0000Even Climate Scientists Are Getting Depressed by Our Lack of Progress about the changing environment isn’t just affecting you and professionals are working to understand itWed, 05 Nov 2014 18:32:51 +0000Humans Outnumber Rats in NYC's actually about one rat for every four people Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:10:57 +0000Guy Fawkes May Be the Root of the Word “Guys” word's meaning has changed a lot throughout the centuriesWed, 05 Nov 2014 16:09:09 +0000What Happens When Western And Traditional Chinese Medicine Merge two treatment philosophies were previously seen as being diametrically opposed, but some experts think the systems can complement each anotherWed, 05 Nov 2014 15:02:10 +0000Should We Use Satellites to Keep an Eye on Remote Amazonian Tribes? monitoring could help keep tabs on indigenous people without invasive visits to their remote homes Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000Scratching an Itch Soothes, But Then Your Brain Makes it Worse overrides itchiness temporarily but neurotransmitters released to cope with that pain reactivate the itch neuronsTue, 04 Nov 2014 19:18:45 +0000Left-Handed People Have Less Specialized Brains means flexibility, even if being left-handed can be super annoyingTue, 04 Nov 2014 17:31:57 +0000These Giant Circles in the Mideast Are One of the World's Last Mysteries have found more than a dozen ancient circles in Turkey, Syria and Jordan—but don’t know why they were builtTue, 04 Nov 2014 16:48:56 +0000Scotland Is No Longer Home to the World’s Best Whiskys it comes to whisky, Japan, the US and even England now reign supreme Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:17:53 +0000A Horse Racing Favorite Died Minutes After Completing the Melbourne Cup Rakti wasn't even the only horse to die at the racesTue, 04 Nov 2014 15:53:09 +0000Great Britain Still Has Significant Debt From World War I U.K. is committing itself to paying off a small fraction of that debt next year by issuing new debtTue, 04 Nov 2014 14:43:32 +0000How to Protect the Lincoln Memorial From Crazy Flooding capital city's decades-old system of levees to keep water back during storms and flooding is getting an upgradeMon, 03 Nov 2014 18:39:05 +0000Fanged Deer Not Extinct, Still Roaming the Mountains of Afghanistan Kashmir musk deer was last spotted in 1948 but now researchers report five recent sightingsMon, 03 Nov 2014 18:09:35 +0000What SpaceShipTwo's Crash Means for Virgin Galactic And Private Spaceflight spaceflight may see tighter federal regulationMon, 03 Nov 2014 16:36:50 +0000Get Down With This Year’s "Dance Your PhD" Winners human tornadoes and pair-dancing inertial confinement fusion implosions are among this year's favorites Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:14:58 +0000Rovers Disguised as Baby Penguins Can Quietly Infiltrate Penguin Colonies wary penguins seem unfazed when there's a smartly dressed robot in their midst Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:47:15 +0000It’s Still Possible to Stop the Worst of Climate Change so long to fossil fuelsMon, 03 Nov 2014 15:01:15 +0000Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Just Crashed in California private spaceflight company was testing a new fuel for their experimental spaceshipFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:38:37 +0000Did the Gladiators Drink an Energy Drink Made of Ash? were getting extra calcium in their dietFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:18 +0000We Can Measure How Traffic Vibrates the Earth instruments called geophones help researchers distinguish the signatures of big trucks rumbling down the highway and planes taking offFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:31 +0000Scientists Are Pretty Sure Survivors Can't Transmit Ebola Sexually suggests Ebola survivors aren't infectious, but scientists aren't ruling it outFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:14:24 +0000Your Reaction to “Gross” Pictures Can Betray Your Political Beliefs and conservative brains show different activity patterns when they look at pictures of things typically thought of as disgustingFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:22 +0000Someone Just Bought an Entire Connecticut Ghost Town for $1.2 Million was once a 62-acre mill villageFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:27:48 +0000Australia’s Koalas Have Chlamydia, But a New Vaccine Could Save Them sexually transmitted disease threatens the health of one of Australia’s iconic marsupialsFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:25 +0000This Newly Forming Planet Will Have Three Suns triple-star system has two disks of gas and dust that could form planetsFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:12:15 +0000Why Doctors Still Don’t Know What's Causing a Paralysis-Inducing Illness in Children children are showing up with limb flaccidness than health officials would expect, but the illness remains rare and mysteriousThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:34:55 +0000Scientists Who Traveled to Ebola-Infected Countries Are Being Asked to Skip a Big Tropical Medicine Meeting from the frontline of the fight against Ebola must cancel their plans to attend an upcoming conference in New Orleans Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:43:09 +0000Researchers Grew Miniature Human Stomachs from Stem Cells tiny lab dish-dwelling organs will help researchers monitor the progression of disease and test new drugsThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:18:27 +0000Pat Yourself on the Back, America: The U.S. Is Not Freaking Out About Ebola (For the Most Part) numbers show most Americans aren't succumbing to the fear over EbolaThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:10:14 +0000The European Space Agency Has Made the Weirdest Short Film ESA's advertising Rosetta with a very unusual sci-fi shortThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:00:45 +0000Aircraft Hunters Think They’ve Found a Scrap of Amelia Earhart’s Plane isn't the first time a seemingly game-changing piece of evidence about Earhart's disappearance has arisen, however Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:13:14 +0000Rainbows Don’t Include Purple Light, So Why Do They Sometimes Seem To? rings, supernumerary rings, supernummringsThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:20:05 +0000Artists In Search of Inspiration Can Now Find Their Muse On a Cargo Ship ships now join Amtrak trains, dune shacks and remote islands in the Arctic circle as sights dedicated to artistic pursuitThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:29:26 +0000A Couple’s First Two Kids Make Them Briefly Happier; the Third Not So Much couples get the most joy from their new addition to the family, teens the least Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:29:13 +0000This Headline Is Trying to Manipulate You, And It's Working headlines stick with you, even if you read the storyWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:46:21 +0000Google Is Working on a Pill That Can Figure Out What Ails You particles will spy on the cells of your body and look for any disease, including cancerWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:45 +0000Giant Tortoises Have Made a Comeback From 15 to 1,000ñola giant tortoises have been reintroduced to Galapagos National Park and are breeding on their own Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:33:15 +0000You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to London And Manchester’s Statues scan a tag near the statues with your cell, and they'll call you with a quick first-person history lessonWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:50:37 +0000Ancient Easter Islanders Likely Sailed Back And Forth to South America 4,600-mile roundtrip couldn't have been easy—even for people who had already migrated from Polynesia in wooden outrigger canoesWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:12:31 +0000The Antares Rocket Explosion Wasn't Orbital Sciences' First Big Malfunction Sciences has lost some of NASA's gear before, because going to space is really, really hardWed, 29 Oct 2014 01:29:45 +0000Found: Millions of Gallons of Missing Oil From Deepwater Horizon that sank to the seafloor left a ring the size of Rhode IslandTue, 28 Oct 2014 19:14:15 +0000What Appears to Be a Complete Mammoth Skeleton Was Discovered in an Idaho Ditch nearby reservoir has just covered the fossil in water, however, postponing the excavation Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:46:47 +0000America's Finally Getting Its First Permanent Cat Cafe and a Siamese, pleaseTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:49 +0000Reminder: Keep Your Boat AWAY From NASA's Rocket Launches mission to the ISS was cancelled because of a wayward boatTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:24:30 +0000The Pope Would Like You to Accept Evolution And the Big Bang Roman Catholic Church is pro evolution and Big Bang, but with a twistTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:53:32 +0000Lava Is Poised to Consume Some Homes in Hawaii is creeping across the Big Island's Puna district at a rate of about 10 to 15 yards per hourTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:21:24 +0000We're Terrible at Distinguishing Real And Fake Schools of Fish can test your fish school savviness in a free online game created by scientistsTue, 28 Oct 2014 13:56:43 +0000When Becoming a Man Means Sticking Your Hand Into a Glove of Ants men must subject themselves to a ritual involving bullet ant-filled gloves not once but 20 times Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:56:33 +0000Do You Make Better Decisions When Hungry? from tests on university students contradict the notion that hunger makes you impulsive, instead it might make you intuitiveMon, 27 Oct 2014 18:43:26 +0000A Zoo Python Had Six Babies in a "Virgin Birth" 20-foot-long reptile hadn't had a chance to meet a mate, but she still laid 61 eggsMon, 27 Oct 2014 16:28:31 +0000Newsflash: Technology Cannot Guarantee a Baby unregulated egg freezing industry is profitable for those involved, but prone to failure for those looking to get pregnantMon, 27 Oct 2014 15:35:06 +0000Your Cat Has No Idea What You Want And Is Kind of Scared of You don't do social skillsMon, 27 Oct 2014 15:07:32 +0000Rosetta’s Comet Smells Really, Really Bad you could breathe in space, you wouldn't want to breathe this airMon, 27 Oct 2014 14:27:09 +0000How the Gates Foundation Is Making Cassava the Next Corn plant breeding techniques (but no GMOs) and lots of money are aimed at improving this staple crop of the tropicsFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:46:24 +0000 40 Percent of Adult Internet Users Have Been Harassed Online runs rampant onlineFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:58:12 +0000Stone Age Shelter in Peru is the Oldest, Highest Human Settlement found campfires and rock art at nearly 14,700 feet, suggesting ancient people lived high just 2,000 years after they reached South AmericaFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:14 +0000How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin!Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:52:08 +0000Antarctic Explorer’s Journal Found In Melting Ice Murray Levick served as a photographer, zoologist and surgeon with the North PartyFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:11 +0000Invaders From Cuba Force Florida Lizards to Quickly Evolve (Or Get Out) just 15 years, green anoles changed their behavior and evolved bigger, stickier toes to escape alien competitors Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:56 +0000Build a Cloud Chamber for Cheap And See Particles From Outer Space simple device lets you see cosmic rays' effects with your own eyesFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:36 +0000Male Great Bustards Eat Poison to Look Sexier for the Ladies toxic compound can kill mammals - including humans - but helps the birds rid themselves of pests Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:31 +0000Vibrating Micro-Bubbles Let Drugs Sneak Across the Blood-Brain Barrier technology and micro-bubbles together have pried open one of the most resistant barriers in the bodyThu, 23 Oct 2014 19:04:10 +0000Quarrying for Marble Looks Unreal film excerpt follows the boss at an open-pit marble quarry in Carrara, Italy Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:18 +0000 From Lightning on Jupiter to Apollo 13's Call for Help, Hear Some of NASA's Greatest Recordings audio archive captures some iconic moments of space historyThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:43:20 +0000A Swarm of Comets Around an Alien Star Hints at Our Solar System's Youth comets fall in two groups — one older and one younger — and have to contend with the orbit of a gas giantThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:51 +0000This Awesome Synthesizer Turns the Weather Into Song the pitter-patter of rain in a new wayThu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:41 +0000Lose Ice in Alaska, See Temperatures Spike By 7°C puts the goal of keeping temperature rises below 2°C to shame Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:25:19 +0000The Amazon Rainforest Disappeared Way More Quickly This Year deforestation is even worse than you thinkThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:34:38 +0000Sea Coral Makes Excellent Human Bone Grafts’s porous structure, with some chemical tweaks, is the perfect place for new bone and tissue to growThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:24:40 +0000Wreckage of a Nazi U-Boat Was Found Off the Coast of North Carolina freighter lost in that skirmish was also discovered in the "graveyard of the Atlantic"Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:24:24 +0000Why Hawaii Cares About a Massive Tsunami That Hit Centuries Ago 500 years ago, a 30-foot tsunami caused by a 9.0-magnitude quake in the Aleutian Islands slammed into HawaiiWed, 22 Oct 2014 19:00:17 +0000Like Ants, Small Backpackers Are Adept at Carrying Proportionally Heavier Loads weight a person or animal can carry does not increase uniformly with size Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:42:24 +0000Newest King Tut Theory: He Suffered Severe Disorders From Inbreeding included a club foot that prevented him from walking unaided Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:10:05 +0000You Don’t Even Want to Know About All the Stuff Living on Your Eyeball eyes can't escape the microbiomeWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:29:21 +0000What Happened to All the Women in Computer Science? low numbers of female computer science majors may have roots in the mid-1980s and the rise of personal computersWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:40:03 +0000This Glacier in Iceland Is Fighting to Stay Alive Falljökull glacier has cut off its lower reaches but the upper portion is advancing once againTue, 21 Oct 2014 19:32:20 +0000Plants Can Sense When Insects Are Eating Them can sense munching vibrations that insects make, and respond accordingly with heightened defensesTue, 21 Oct 2014 19:19:28 +0000To Find Out How Healthy Whales Are, Send in the Drones custom-built drone got close enough to whales to capture individuals' distinctive markingsTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:50 +0000Finally, a Working (Though Limited) Hoverboard! you have a huge aluminum or copper sheet, this hoverboad looks pretty funTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:45 +0000Nose Cells Transplanted to a Paralyzed Man’s Spine Let Him Walk Once Again cells from the nose can promote the regeneration of nerve cellsTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:47:22 +0000Prozac Doesn't Make Birds Happy on Prozac lose their appetite and libido Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:16:54 +0000The Case for Sending Women to Mars women are smaller than men, they're cheaper to send into spaceTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:22:33 +0000