Smart News | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smart-news/RSS feed for Smart NewsenFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +0000President Obama Just Created the First National Monument to Gay Rightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/president-obama-just-created-first-national-monument-gay-rights-180959562/The Stonewall National Monument tells the story of LGBTQ struggles in the United StatesFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +0000A Strange Case of Dancing Mania Struck Germany Six Centuries Ago Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/strange-case-dancing-mania-struck-germany-six-centuries-ago-today-180959549/Modern experts still don't agree on what caused plagues of compulsive dancing in the streetsFri, 24 Jun 2016 18:52:05 +0000What's the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-difference-between-england-britain-and-uk-180959558/Listen up, would-be Anglophiles: Here's how never to mess up your realms, kingdoms and empires again Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:21:14 +0000Some Genes Remain "Alive" for Days After the Body Dieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-genes-remain-alive-days-after-body-dies-180959552/Studies in animals show that even when a creature has ceased to live, some genes are still busy doing their thingFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000Commemorate the Panama Canal's Expansion With These Photos From Its Constructionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/commemorate-panama-canals-expansion-these-photos-from-its-construction-180959546/The Panama Canal is opening a third lane to accommodate new mega cargo ships, a feat almost—but not quite—as impressive as building the originalFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:04:48 +0000Solving a Neighborhood Mystery Reveals Forgotten African-American Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/solving-neighborhood-mystery-reveals-forgotten-african-american-history-180959536/An abandoned lot in San Antonio turned out to be an important part of the city's storyFri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000Mammals May Have Dinosaurs to Thank for Their Night Visionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/your-cat-can-see-night-because-dinosaurs-180959520/Mammals most likely developed a new pathway to night vision to avoid the jaws of dinos and other daytime predatorsThu, 23 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000A Brief History of Congressional Carpetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-congressional-carpets-180959545/There's more to the House floor than meets the eyeThu, 23 Jun 2016 17:15:56 +0000A Lucky Artist Will Be Marooned on a Deserted Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lucky-artist-will-be-marooned-deserted-island-180959525/An artist-in-residence program invites applicants to consider spending a month alone in paradiseThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:50:29 +0000Murder of Environmental Activists Reaches All-Time Highhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/murder-environmental-activists-reaches-all-time-high-180959528/At least 185 environmental activists were murdered in 2015, according to a new reportThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:15:41 +0000After 52 Years, the "Mississippi Burning" Case Closeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-52-years-mississippi-burning-case-closed-180959533/The Department of Justice and State of Mississippi close the investigation of three civil rights workers killed by KKK members in 1964Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:43:36 +0000The Marines Have Confirmed That One of the Men in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photo Has Been Misidentified for 71 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marines-confirm-identity-man-misidentified-iconic-iwo-jima-photo-180959542/ Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz never publicly spoke about his role during his lifeThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:12:51 +0000Editing of Human Genes May Begin by Year’s End in the U.S.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/editing-human-genes-may-begin-years-end-us-180959532/The first-ever trial of CRISPR in the U.S. will test if it's safe to edit T cells in cancer patientsThu, 23 Jun 2016 13:23:29 +0000UN Report Shows Refugee Numbers Have Hit a Historic Highhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/un-report-shows-refugee-numbers-have-hit-historic-a-historic-high-180959523/More than 65 million people are now displaced from their homes due to extended wars and a lack of new solutionsWed, 22 Jun 2016 19:00:07 +0000New Evidence Strengthens the Case for Pluto's Underground Oceanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-evidence-strengthens-case-wet-ocean-beneath-plutos-surface-180959534/Features on the dwarf planet's smooth surface suggest that not all is frozen on that tiny, distant worldWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:52:17 +0000Land Around the Infamous San Andreas Fault Is on the Movehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-mapped-how-california-rises-and-falls-around-its-most-famous-fault-180959529/Scientists mapped how California rises and falls around its most famous faultWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:23:22 +0000PG&E Announces Closure of California's Last Nuclear Power Planthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-nuclear-power-plant-california-will-shut-down-180959527/One of the most famous, but aging, nuclear power plants in the U.S. will soon see its endWed, 22 Jun 2016 17:06:38 +0000The Event that Wiped out Dinosaurs Also Nearly Did in the Mammalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/event-wiped-out-dinosaurs-nearly-did-mammals-well-180959521/New estimates suggest a measly seven percent of mammals survived the extinctionWed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Trader Joe's Agrees to Fix Its Fridges for the Environmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/trader-joes-agreed-fix-its-fridges-environment-180959524/The retailer just agreed to a pricey settlement with the Environmental Protection AgencyTue, 21 Jun 2016 18:44:29 +0000Every Sperm Whale Alive Today May Have Descended From the Same Femalehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/every-sperm-whale-alive-today-may-have-descended-same-female-180959519/An 80,000-year-old "Eve" was the mother of all modern sperm whales—literallyTue, 21 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000What Brexit Would Mean for U.K.'s Arts, Sciences and Other Sectorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-brexit-would-mean-for-uks-arts-sciences-and-other-sectors-180959516/Exiting the European Union could have far ranging consequences for industries throughout the United KingdomTue, 21 Jun 2016 17:19:53 +0000What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-look-what-happens-brain-when-music-causes-chills-180959481/The brains of people who get chills when the right song comes on are wired differently than othersMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:46:07 +0000This Floating School Was a Design Nerd’s Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/floating-school-was-design-nerds-dream-180959479/…until it sankMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Library Has Books Checked Out by Hamilton and Burrhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-has-books-checked-out-hamilton-and-burr-180959433/The New York Society Library was wide enough for both menMon, 20 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +0000The Contentious History of the Cherry Tomatohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/contentious-history-cherry-tomato-180959420/The salad topper has a long and fraught historyMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:55 +0000Meet Three of Earth's Tiny Celestial Buddieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-guide-earths-other-moons-1-180959468/A handful of quasi-satellites, mini-moons and Trojan asteroids tag along with Earth as it whizzes around the sunMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:08:43 +0000As U.S.-Cuba Relations Warm, This Long-Dead Author Benefitshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-cuba-relations-warm-long-dead-author-benefits-180959465/A new conservation facility is on its way to Hemingway’s home near HavanaMon, 20 Jun 2016 13:54:45 +0000Former SS Guard Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/former-ss-guard-convicted-on-170000-counts-of-accessory-to-murder-180959472/Reinhold Hanning a 94-year-old retired dairy farmer served as a guard at Auschwitz during World War IIFri, 17 Jun 2016 19:59:05 +0000LGBT People Are the Targets of More Hate Crimes Than Any Other Minorityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lgbt-people-are-targets-more-hate-crimes-any-other-minority-180959461/Hate crimes against LGBT people are far from rareFri, 17 Jun 2016 18:40:41 +0000Watch a Horde of Giant Crabs Amass Off of the Australian Coasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-horde-giant-crabs-amass-australian-coast-180959463/Hundreds. Of thousands. Of crabs. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000Mongolia Adopts Address System That Uses Three-Word Nameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mongolia-adopts-address-system-that-uses-three-word-names-180959439/What3words' geo-coding system divides the Earth's surface into 57 trillion squares, and assigns each a unique, memorable string of namesFri, 17 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000India Gives Go-Ahead for Farmers to Cull "Vermin"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/india-gives-go-ahead-farmers-cull-vermin-180959460/The cull will include a range of animals deemed troublesome to people—including rhesus monkeys and wild boar in some placesFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0000Check Out NASA's Retro Mars Recruitment Postershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-releases-retro-mars-recruitment-posters-180959453/Farmers, teachers, surveyors and engineers will all be needed in the envisaged Mars settlementFri, 17 Jun 2016 14:50:00 +0000Scientists Spot Tiny Asteroid Tagging Along Behind The Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/asteroid-tagging-along-behind-earth-lost-puppy-180959459/It's our very own “quasi-moon”Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:30:00 +0000A New Hitch in the Plan for Building a Space Elevatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-may-have-found-fatal-flaw-dream-building-space-elevator-180959417/Carbon nanotubes may not be as strong as scientists once thoughtFri, 17 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Here’s What Will Happen When Juno Gets to Jupiterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-will-happen-when-juno-gets-jupiter-180959454/It all goes down July 4Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:48:18 +0000Japan Honors the Creator of the California Rollhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japan-honors-creator-of-california-roll-180959446/Some may see it as an affront against sushi, others see an ambassador for cultureThu, 16 Jun 2016 18:30:30 +0000New Agreement Will Help Protect the Amazon Basinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-agreement-will-protect-amazon-basin-180959450/Earth's largest tropical rainforest just got a slew of new allies Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:25:00 +0000The Expanded Tate Modern Opens Its Doors Fridayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/expanded-tate-modern-opens-its-doors-friday-180959419/The museum is being called the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British LibraryThu, 16 Jun 2016 17:05:50 +0000Cats Are Adorable Physicistshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cats-are-adorable-physicists-180959435/Beneath that fluffy exterior lies a shrewd understanding of how the world worksThu, 16 Jun 2016 14:33:30 +0000New Footage Shows Rapid Breakdown of Shipwreck 'Andrea Doria'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/submersible-maps-wreck-andrea-doria-180959436/Researchers visited the remains of the Italian luxury liner in a submersible to figure out how quickly wrecks deteriorateThu, 16 Jun 2016 13:21:52 +0000Gravitational Waves Strike Twicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gravitational-waves-strike-twice-180959438/Scientists announce the second detection of gravitational wavesWed, 15 Jun 2016 20:16:24 +0000National Aquarium Will Move Dolphins to Seaside Sanctuary by 2020http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-aquarium-will-move-dolphins-seaside-sanctuary-180959427/Under mounting public pressure, the aquarium's eight bottle-nosed dolphins will soon move to a seaside retreat in the tropicsWed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:02 +0000Report: Nine Out of Ten Refugee Children Travel Alonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/report-nine-out-ten-refugee-children-travel-alone-180959408/Tens of thousands of kids are on the move—and face scary challenges as they migrateWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:33:23 +0000One Day Only: A Chance to View One Map to Rule Them Allhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-day-only-chance-view-one-map-rule-them-all-180959391/A rare Tolkien-annotated map goes on display June 23Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Complicated History Between the Press and the Presidencyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/complicated-history-between-press-and-presidency-180959406/Banning a newspaper like the 'Post' is a move that wouldn't fly even in the Nixon White HouseTue, 14 Jun 2016 20:49:16 +0000This Jupiter-Sized Planet Is the Largest Found Orbiting Two Sunshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jupiter-sized-planet-largest-found-orbiting-two-suns-180959407/Any orbiting moons could be habitable—but scientists have yet to spot themTue, 14 Jun 2016 19:39:37 +0000Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Surpass Long-Feared Milestonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earths-carbon-dioxide-levels-surpass-long-feared-milestone-180959405/Say goodbye to 400 ppm—and hello to Earth's new atmospheric realityTue, 14 Jun 2016 19:03:02 +0000Spy Two Supernovae in June's Night Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spy-two-supernovae-june-night-sky-180959400/After millions of years, their light is finally bright enough to see from EarthTue, 14 Jun 2016 18:26:14 +0000Net Neutrality Was Just Upheld in the U.S. Court of Appealshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/net-neutrality-was-just-upheld-us-court-appeals-180959402/It’s a victory for open internet activists—but will it stick?Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:37:39 +0000This New York Project Wants You to Write on the Wallshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-project-wants-you-write-walls-180959380/Writing On It All gives voice—and a pen—to one and allTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:10:00 +0000This Robot Librarian Locates Haphazardly Placed Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robot-librarian-locates-haphazardly-placed-books-180959381/It's the next best thing since the Dewey Decimal SystemTue, 14 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-children-sent-through-mail-180959372/In the early days of the parcel post, some parents took advantage of the mail in unexpected waysTue, 14 Jun 2016 15:31:23 +0000Herring Spawn in Hudson River Tributary for the First Time in 85 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/herring-spawn-hudson-river-tributary-after-first-many-dam-removals-180959396/River herring are spawning in Wynants Kill tributary after one of the many dams along the Hudson was removedTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:37:09 +0000Laser Scans Reveal Massive Khmer Cities Hidden in the Cambodian Junglehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/laser-scans-reveal-massive-khmer-cities-hidden-cambodian-jungle-180959395/Using Lidar technology, researchers are discovering the extent of the medieval Khmer empireTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:20:00 +0000One of the World's Most Colorful Places Is in Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-most-colorful-place-is-in-taiwan-180959382/Rainbow Family Village shows there's nothing a man with a paintbrush can't do Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Egg Producers Pledge More Humane Fate for Male Chickshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egg-producers-pledge-more-humane-fate-male-chicks-180959394/Better technology could make “maceration” go the way of the dodoMon, 13 Jun 2016 18:39:12 +0000A Brief History of Bog Butterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-bog-butter-180959384/Turf cutters in Ireland regularly find chunks of butter deep in the nation's peat bogs. What is the stuff doing there?Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:11:45 +0000Bronze Buckle Shows Ancient Trade Between Eurasia and North America http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronze-buckle-shows-trade-between-asia-and-north-america-180959378/Metal objects found on Alaska's Seward Peninsula indicate that local people received trade goods from Asia almost 1,000 years agoMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:23:03 +0000Thousands of Objects Taken From Holocaust Victims Have Been Rediscoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-objects-holocaust-victims-have-been-rediscovered-180959376/Almost 16,000 items were forgotten for decadesFri, 10 Jun 2016 18:03:13 +0000Grand Canyon Turns Down Its Lights to Become a Dark Sky Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/grand-canyon-dims-lights-become-dark-sky-park-180959377/Star gazers, rejoice—the skies above the Grand Canyon will never lose their sparkleFri, 10 Jun 2016 17:09:59 +0000The Library of Congress Needs Your Help to Identify These Silent Movieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-library-of-congress-needs-your-help-to-identify-these-silent-movies-180959366/For the fifth year, the "Mostly Lost" film festival calls on its audience to help identify obscure details in movie-making historyFri, 10 Jun 2016 16:55:43 +0000Refugees Are Teaching Germans How to Cook Their Traditional Foodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/refugees-are-teaching-germans-how-cook-their-traditional-foods-180959355/Cooking classes are bridging the gaps between Germans and Middle Eastern refugeesFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:32:00 +0000Help England Crowdsource Its Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-england-crowdsource-its-history-180959348/Historic England is asking the public for information and photos on 21 weird and wonderful sites on its list of historic placesFri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Find Gigantic Ancient Monument in Jordanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-found-gigantic-ancient-monument-jordan-180959368/In the ancient city of Petra, Google Earth and drones helped uncover remnants of a platform the size of an Olympic swimming poolThu, 09 Jun 2016 19:50:14 +0000Extremeophile Worms Discovered Living in Toxic Colorado Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/clumps-extremeophile-worms-discovered-living-toxic-colorado-cave-180959349/Sulphur Cave in Steamboat Springs is home to a new species of blood-red worm capable of living in a cave full of hydrogen sulfideThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:38:34 +0000This New Satellite Project Helps People Find Patterns in City Spaceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-new-satellite-project-helps-people-find-patterns-in-city-spaces-180959336/Terrapattern turns a mad world into a satisfying, matchy-matchy nirvanaThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:34:40 +0000The World’s "Ugliest" Color Could Help People Quit Smokinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-ugliest-color-could-help-people-quit-smoking-180959364/Officials hope hideous packs of cigarette packs will make would-be smokers think twice Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:57:17 +0000Here’s How the Pacific NW Is Preparing for “The Big One”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-how-pacific-nw-preparing-big-one-180959354/It’s the mother of all disaster drills for what could be the worst disaster in American historyThu, 09 Jun 2016 15:01:21 +0000'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the War Against Botshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hamilton-creator-lin-manuel-miranda-joins-war-against-bots-180959339/Ticket-buying bots are snatching up seats and jacking up the price of concert and theater ticketsThu, 09 Jun 2016 14:34:49 +0000The Four Newest Elements Now Have Nameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-newest-elements-now-have-names-180959350/Scientists have proposed names for the newest additions to the Periodic TableWed, 08 Jun 2016 20:39:37 +0000Five Things to Know About the Declaration of Sentimentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-declaration-sentiments-180959352/From seating to suffrage, here’s why the document is relevant todayWed, 08 Jun 2016 20:24:07 +0000This Tropical Fish Can Be Taught to Recognize Human Faceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-fish-can-be-taught-recognize-human-faces-180959340/New study trained fish to spit at human facesWed, 08 Jun 2016 19:17:13 +0000Parisians Are in an Uproar Over Their New Newstandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/parisians-are-uproar-over-their-new-newstands-180959326/Paris’ iconic kiosks are being updated and replacedWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:45:55 +0000Researchers Discover World's Tallest Known Tropical Tree in Sabah's "Lost World"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-worlds-tallest-known-tropical-tree-sabahs-lost-world-180959344/A 293.6-foot endangered yellow meranti tree on the island of Borneo was discovered by scanning its forestsWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:15:35 +0000Artwork by Muhammad Ali Is Going up For Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artwork-muhammad-ali-is-going-auction-180959341/You could own a painting by the Louisville LipWed, 08 Jun 2016 14:38:59 +0000Vandals Destroyed 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Artworks in Tasmaniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vandals-destroyed-8000-year-old-aboriginal-artworks-in-tasmania-180959328/The priceless rock art is damaged beyond repairWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Bison Fossils Offer Clues to Track Human Migration Into the Americashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-bison-track-migration-humans-americas-180959334/DNA analysis of bison fossils show that people likely migrated down the Pacific coast and not through the Rocky MountainsTue, 07 Jun 2016 19:09:17 +0000The Marshall Islands Are Becoming Less Nuclearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marshall-islands-are-becoming-less-nuclear-180959332/A new study finds that the abandoned nuclear test sites aren't much more radioactive than Central Park Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:07:23 +0000Last Known 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dog Dieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-known-911-search-and-rescue-dog-dies-180959331/Bretagne was the last surviving dog from the 300 that worked at the World Trade Center siteTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:40:16 +0000Olympics Allows Refugees to Compete on Their Own Teamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/olympics-allows-refugees-compete-their-own-team-180959321/Ten refugee-athletes from Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo will compete at the Rio OlympicsTue, 07 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Headgear Fit for a Champion: What Muhammad Ali Left Behindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/headgear-fit-champion-what-muhammad-ali-left-behind-180959327/The boxer may be dead, but physical traces of his audacious life remainTue, 07 Jun 2016 11:30:00 +0000Turkey Sunk an Airplane to Turn It Into a Reefhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/turkey-turning-airplane-reef-180959323/An Airbus jumbo jet will soon become home to all sorts of sea lifeMon, 06 Jun 2016 19:49:59 +0000Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Natural Foodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/baby-fish-prefer-plastic-over-natural-foods-180959320/Larval perch gorge themselves on microplastics, which seems to be stunting growth and affecting natural instinctsMon, 06 Jun 2016 17:31:50 +0000After a Century, an Anthropologist Picked up the Trail of the "Hobo King"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-century-anthropologist-picked-trail-original-hobo-king-180959313/One hundred-year-old graffiti by “A-No.1” and others were found by the L.A. RiverMon, 06 Jun 2016 16:18:55 +0000X-Rays Reveal "Hidden Library" on the Spines of Early Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/x-rays-reveal-hidden-library-spines-early-books-180959317/Researchers are uncovering fragments of medieval texts used in early book bindingMon, 06 Jun 2016 15:56:56 +0000What Happens to the Coins Tossed Into Fountains?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-happens-all-coins-tossed-fountains-180959314/All that money has to go somewhereMon, 06 Jun 2016 14:55:38 +0000A Steamy Letter From JFK Is up for Auction http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/steamy-letter-jfk-auction-180959310/The president had a real way with the ladies—and with an em dashFri, 03 Jun 2016 19:32:00 +0000A Rare Blind Salamander’s Eggs Are Finally Hatchinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-blind-salamanders-eggs-are-finally-hatching-180959300/Biologists have waited with bated breath for monthsFri, 03 Jun 2016 15:52:47 +0000There’s a World Cup For Unrecognized Stateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-world-cup-unrecognized-states-180959301/This game is for soccer's international underdogsFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:44:43 +0000Instead of Tagging Real-Life Surfaces, Graffiti Artists Can Use a New Simulatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/instead-tagging-real-life-surfaces-graffiti-artists-can-use-new-simulator-180959302/Fake bombing has never felt so realFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:16:47 +0000This "Lost Underwater City" Was Actually Made by Microbeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-underwater-city-was-actually-made-microbes-180959299/Though these formations may not be evidence of a lost city, they show off some intriguing chemistryThu, 02 Jun 2016 23:01:00 +0000Ruff News: Man’s Best Friend May Have Been Domesticated Twicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mans-best-friend-may-have-been-domesticated-twice-180959297/Where did Fido come from? It’s complicatedThu, 02 Jun 2016 20:40:44 +0000King Tut’s Dagger Was Made From a Meteoritehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/king-tuts-dagger-was-made-meteorite-180959294/X-ray spectroscopy lays a decades-long metal mystery to restThu, 02 Jun 2016 18:15:59 +0000Bordeaux’s New Wine Museum Is Open for Businesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bordeauxs-new-wine-museum-open-business-180959287/The “City of Wine” is a vino lover’s amusement parkThu, 02 Jun 2016 17:43:15 +0000The U.S. Just Announced an Unprecedented Ban on African Ivoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-just-announced-unprecedented-ban-african-ivory-180959291/Will tighter rules help reduce global demand? Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:34:49 +0000Thailand’s Controversial "Temple Tigers" Are Finally Freehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thailands-controversial-tinder-tigers-are-finally-free-180959283/Thai officials found nearly 140 captive tigers as well as 40 dead cubs kept in freezers at the self-proclaimed sanctuaryWed, 01 Jun 2016 18:54:59 +0000New Evidence Shows Peppered Moths Changed Color in Sync With the Industrial Revolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-evidence-peppered-moths-changed-color-sync-industrial-revolution-180959282/Scientists used “jumping genes” as a time machine to track down changes in moths’ appearanceWed, 01 Jun 2016 18:07:49 +0000This Museum Made Art Out of a John Deere Harvesterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-made-art-out-john-deere-harvester-180959281/'Continuous Service Altered Daily' finds life inside a familiar machineWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:38:44 +0000Paris’ Iconic “Love Locks” Bridge Is Now Home to a Set of Creepy Statueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/paris-iconic-love-locks-bridge-now-home-set-creepy-statues-180959275/The rotating art installation on the Pont des Arts bridge was inspired by classical mythology Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:33:00 +0000Emotikis and New Keyboards Bring Indigenous Cultures to Text Messaginghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-smartphone-keyboards-bring-indigenous-languages-and-culture-text-messages-180959274/From Maori emojis to First Nations languagesWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:24:56 +0000Vladimir Nabokov’s Butterfly Drawings Take Flight in This New Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vladimir-nabokovs-butterfly-drawings-take-flight-new-book-180959264/A little-known fact: The author of “Lolita” was also an avid lepidopteristWed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000Are the Fancy New Curling Brooms Fair? Robots and Lasers Will Help Figure It Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canada-using-robots-study-fancy-new-curling-brooms-180959263/So-called “Frankenbrooms” are causing tension amongst the world's curlersTue, 31 May 2016 19:48:04 +0000Bumblebees Detect a Flower's Electric Buzz With Their Fuzzhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bumblebees-detect-flowers-electric-buzz-their-fuzz-180959270/Using the tiny hairs that cover their bodies, bees can tap into the weak electric field in the atmosphere Tue, 31 May 2016 19:05:10 +0000Land of Oz Theme Park Will Temporarily Reopen Its Emerald Gateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/land-oz-theme-park-will-temporarily-reopen-its-emerald-gates-180959268/This June, the yellow brick road will once again take you to see the WizardTue, 31 May 2016 18:55:08 +0000Neanderthals Built Mysterious Stalagmite Semicircleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neanderthals-built-mysterious-stalagmite-semicircles-180959257/But why?Fri, 27 May 2016 15:53:21 +0000Inside the Effort to Digitize Medieval Monks' Chantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inside-effort-digitize-medieval-monks-chants-180959191/Scanning and interpreting centuries-old manuscripts is a challenge because musical notation wasn't formalized yetFri, 27 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000Five Landmarks Threatened by Climate Change http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-landmarks-threatened-climate-change-180959248/Will a warming planet destroy humankinds' most precious cultural treasures? Fri, 27 May 2016 13:52:43 +0000Five Times the United States Officially Apologizedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-times-united-states-officially-apologized-180959254/These are a few instances where the U.S. admitted it had done wrongFri, 27 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000The U.S. Nuclear Program Still Uses Eight-Inch Floppy Diskshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-nuclear-program-still-uses-eight-inch-floppy-disks-180959245/Technological change takes forever to boot up Thu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000Rome Is Looking for People to Adopt Famous, Falling-Apart Siteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rome-looking-people-adopt-famous-falling-apart-sites-180959236/When in Rome, pony up some cash for cultural preservation Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000Tune Into the Smashing Sounds of Large Hadron Collider Data in Real Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tune-smashing-sound-large-hadron-collider-data-real-time-180959240/Grooves made by groundbreaking physicsThu, 26 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000Surf Legend Builds Artificial Wave That Could Bring Surfing to the Masseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/surf-legend-builds-artificial-wave-could-bring-surfing-to-the-masses-180959234/The World Surf League just bought Kelly Slater's artificial wave technology, a move that could bring surfing to places like NebraskaThu, 26 May 2016 17:22:16 +0000The Longest, Deepest Train Tunnel in the World Is About to Openhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/longest-deepest-train-tunnel-world-about-open-180959228/It goes straight through the base of the AlpsThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:38 +0000Dozens of Rare Documents From American History Just Sold at Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dozens-rare-documents-american-history-just-sold-at-auction-180959239/Original copies of the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation just sold for millionsThu, 26 May 2016 13:43:07 +0000Doctors Diagnose Diseases of Subjects in Two Famous Paintingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doctor-will-frame-you-now-mds-diagnose-diseases-two-famous-paintings-180959227/The doctor will frame you nowThu, 26 May 2016 13:14:18 +0000Poverty Linked to DNA Changes That Could Lead to Mental Illnesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poverty-changes-dna-linked-mental-illness-180959235/Could a better understanding of the biomarkers of lower socieconomic status help raise kids out of poverty? Wed, 25 May 2016 18:57:16 +0000Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/research-reveals-more-complete-picture-of-the-devastation-wrought-by-the-black-death-180959233/By examining pottery remains in over 50 rural settlements, archaeologists now better understand the extent that the population was wiped out by the plagueWed, 25 May 2016 16:11:29 +0000A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/painting-georgia-okeeffe-wanted-destroyed-display-first-time-nearly-60-years-180959229/O’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted itWed, 25 May 2016 15:16:26 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Showerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/startup-wants-open-2020-olympics-man-made-meteor-shower-180959219/Could the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Historieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archive-fugitive-slave-ads-could-shed-new-light-lost-histories-180959194/Wanted ads posted by slave owners reveal details of life under slaveryWed, 25 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000These Are America’s Most Well-Read Citieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-americas-most-well-read-cities-180959224/Did your bookish burg make Amazon.com's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fake Blood and All, the Next-Gen Veggie Burger Is Set to Debut at Whole Foodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/next-gen-veggie-burger-fake-blood-and-all-debut-supermarket-180959220/With creations of pea proteins and beet pulp, Beyond Meat hopes to mimic beef as closely as possibleTue, 24 May 2016 20:37:24 +0000Gan Bei! Chinese Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Agohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gan-bei-chinese-brewed-beer-5000-years-ago-180959218/Researchers analyzed deposits on ancient pots and jugs to find out Chinese brewers made sophisticated barley beers 1,000 years earlier than thoughtTue, 24 May 2016 20:16:14 +0000Young Adults Are More Likely to Live at Home Than With Significant Othershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/young-adults-are-more-likely-live-home-significant-others-180959223/Is Mom's basement the battlefield for a new social groundswell? Tue, 24 May 2016 20:03:14 +0000Bug Poop Is Turning the Taj Mahal Greenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bug-poop-turning-taj-mahal-green-180959222/To make matters worse, constant cleaning is damaging the monument’s delicate marbleTue, 24 May 2016 19:33:02 +0000Five Fascinating Details About the Media Mogul Who May Have Written “Mary Had a Little Lamb”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-fascinating-details-about-media-mogul-who-might-have-written-mary-had-little-lamb-180959212/Everywhere that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to goTue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000Where Red Birds Get Their Vibrant Hueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/where-red-birds-get-their-vibrant-hues-180959211/Two studies identify the same gene that makes red birds crimson—and perhaps helps them shed toxins, tooMon, 23 May 2016 19:44:19 +0000Auschwitz Museum Finds Victim's Jewelry in False-Bottomed Mughttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/auschwitz-museum-finds-victims-jewelry-in-false-bottomed-mug-180959210/A women’s ring made of gold and a necklace was carefully wrapped in a piece of canvasMon, 23 May 2016 19:21:05 +0000Four People Have Died on Everest in as Many Dayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-people-have-died-everest-many-days-180959209/The mountain's terrible toll has set the 2016 climbing season off to a rocky start Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/houston-opens-its-huge-underground-cathedral-visitors-180959204/A haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public Mon, 23 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000India’s Space Agency Just Launched a Mini Space Shuttlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indias-space-agency-just-launched-small-reusable-model-space-shuttle-180959208/One small step towards a cheaper space programMon, 23 May 2016 17:27:29 +0000When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-it-rains-boston-sidewalks-reveal-poetry-180959205/Water-resistant spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streetsMon, 23 May 2016 16:40:00 +0000How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to "See" a Dead Person's Last Sighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-forensic-scientists-once-tried-see-dead-persons-last-sight-180959157/Scientists once believed that the dead's last sight could be resolved from their extracted eyeballsMon, 23 May 2016 16:18:42 +0000Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried at Arlington National Cemeteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/female-wwii-pilots-can-now-be-buried-arlington-national-cemetery--180959203/Seventy-five years later, WASPs have won one last battleMon, 23 May 2016 16:01:35 +0000A Giant Flock of Pigeons Is Lighting up New York’s Night Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-giant-flock-pigeons-lighting-new-yorks-night-sky-180959192/The show is meant to illustrate that pigeons aren't rats with wingsMon, 23 May 2016 14:42:52 +0000Geoarchaeologist Proposes There Was a "World War Zero"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/geoarchaeologist-proposes-there-was-a-world-war-zero-180959152/Could an alliance among the "Luwians" have helped caused the collapse of eastern Mediterranean civilizations 3,200 years ago?Fri, 20 May 2016 19:10:28 +0000The "Antibiotic Apocalypse" Is Upon Us: Five Ways We Can Turn Things Around http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antibiotic-apocalypse-upon-us-five-ways-we-can-turn-things-around-1-180959188/Antibiotic-resistant diseases kill 700,000 people per year, but a new report shows all hope is not lostFri, 20 May 2016 18:56:39 +0000Nile Crocodiles Have Moved to Floridahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nile-crocodiles-have-moved-florida-180959189/Three "unusual" crocodilians turned out to be more closely related to South African crocs than American onesFri, 20 May 2016 18:32:26 +0000The World's Longest Pizza Took 250 Chefs More Than Six Hours to Makehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-pizza-took-250-chefs-more-six-hours-make-180959177/No surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwicheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-most-iconic-state-sandwiches-180959180/Choosing a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Say Goodbye to a Historic El Niño and Hello to La Niñahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/say-goodbye-historic-el-nino-get-ready-welcome-la-nina-180959178/Conditions are looking ripe for the cooler climate pattern to take over in the PacificFri, 20 May 2016 14:26:12 +0000Conservationists Are Worried That “Finding Dory” Could Be Bad for Exotic Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/conservationists-are-worried-finding-dory-could-be-bad-exotic-fish-180959179/Nemo and Dory make for problematic petsFri, 20 May 2016 13:46:20 +0000An Archive of Native Americans Portraits Taken a Century Ago Spurs Further Explorationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archive-native-americans-portraits-taken-century-ago-spurs-further-exploration-180959167/Edward S. Curtis' photography is famous, but contemporary Native American artists go beyond stereotypes Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Computer Algorithm Transforms Movies Into Breathtaking Works of Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/computer-algorithm-can-transform-movies-breathtaking-works-art-180959165/These neural networks can make any moving image into a masterpiece from Picasso to van Gogh Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000"Sleeping" Birch Trees Rest Their Branches at Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sleeping-birch-trees-rest-their-branches-night-180959175/Using laser scans of trees in Finland and Austria, researchers tracked interesting arboreal behavior Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-ready-summer-hamilton-180959166/A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society focuses on the "$10 Founding Father"Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:49 +0000Brewery Introduces Edible, Biodegradable Six-Pack Ringshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brewery-introduces-edible-biodegrable-six-pack-rings-180959172/Saltwater Brewery's new packaging is made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea lifeThu, 19 May 2016 16:44:06 +0000New Report Says Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe—But It's Complicatedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-report-says-genetically-engineered-crops-are-safe-but-its-complicated-180959169/The National Academies of Science looked at over 900 studies on GMOs. Here are the five things you need to know Thu, 19 May 2016 15:56:54 +0000Curators Are Preserving Graffiti Scrawled By WWI Conscientious Objectorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/graffiti-wwi-conscientious-objectors-being-preserved-180959156/The cell walls at Richmond Castle are still covered in drawings and notesThu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Story of the Komagata Maru Is a Sad Mark on Canada’s Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/story-komagata-maru-sad-mark-canadas-past-180959160/Why Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to formally apologize is so significantThu, 19 May 2016 13:20:37 +0000The Red Planet and Summer Triangle Will Soon Shine Brighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/red-planet-and-summer-triangle-shine-bright-tonight-180959151/Mars is swooping closer to the Earth this week while the Summer Triangle rises in the skyWed, 18 May 2016 17:47:33 +0000Thousands of People Are Trying to Save BBC’s Recipe Archivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-people-are-trying-save-bbcs-recipe-archive-180959144/Cost-cutting measures may nix the broadcaster's online recipe databaseWed, 18 May 2016 17:03:30 +0000Listen to Robert Frost Read His Poemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-robert-frost-read-his-poems-180959150/Recordings offer a chance to really listen to the meaning behind classics like "The Road Not Taken"Wed, 18 May 2016 16:10:43 +0000Can Wine Made Without Grapes Match the Real Thing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-wine-made-without-grapes-match-real-thing-180959145/A San Francisco start-up is trying to create synthetic wine—just by mixing together the right ingredientsWed, 18 May 2016 16:00:42 +0000Amateur Divers Find Huge Cache of Bronze Artifacts in Israel National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-divers-find-huge-cache-bronze-artifacts-israel-national-park-180959143/Recreational divers discover a Roman shipwreck full of rare bronze statues, coins and other artifacts in Caesarea National ParkWed, 18 May 2016 14:16:30 +0000It’s Lamprey Breeding Time in Britainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-lamprey-breeding-time-britain-180959138/The bloodsucking fish are returning rivers that were once too polluted for them to live inWed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Climate Fight Moves From the Streets to the Courtshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-fight-moves-streets-courts-180959100/Recent actions by both youth and state attorneys are making climate change a legal issue, not just an environmental causeTue, 17 May 2016 18:58:31 +0000British Barber Proposes Beard Taxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-barber-proposes-new-beard-tax-180959136/Inspired by historical examples, Antony Kent wants men to pay a 100-pound fee to rock a bushy beardTue, 17 May 2016 18:15:31 +0000This Latin Thesaurus Has Been in Progress Since 1894 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/latin-thesaurus-has-been-progress-1894-180959137/Scholars are still working on the letter "N"Tue, 17 May 2016 17:05:02 +0000Rare Beaked Whale Washes Ashore in Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-beaked-whale-washes-ashore-australia-180959139/Sporting unusual teeth, the young female offers researchers a chance to study an elusive cetaceanTue, 17 May 2016 16:51:02 +0000Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Try to "Save" Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/baby-bison-euthanized-after-tourists-try-save-it-180959142/Don't touch the wildlifeTue, 17 May 2016 15:56:22 +0000A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ridehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-taking-books-along-for-the-ride-180959116/Have books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-you-might-start-seeing-disney-other-brands-in-national-parks-180959106/Relaxed rules on donor recognition could allow corporate sponsors to fund items within National ParksMon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000Astronomers Recreate Ancient Skies to Date a Nearly 2,600-Year-Old Greek Poemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-recreate-ancient-skies-date-nearly-2600-year-old-greek-poem-180959135/Researchers narrow down the dates for when the lonely poet Sappho wrote "Midnight Poem"Mon, 16 May 2016 16:23:11 +0000Wander About an Art Installation Inspired by the Large Hadron Colliderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wander-about-art-installation-inspired-large-hadron-collider-180959117/Art from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000China Will Start Publicly Shaming Tourists Who Graffiti Mount Everesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-will-start-publicly-shaming-tourists-who-graffiti-mount-everest-180959097/Leave nothing but footprintsMon, 16 May 2016 14:53:09 +0000Massive Effort Underway to Recover More Than 700 Migrants Drowned at Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-effort-underway-recover-700-migrants-drowned-sea-180959112/Forensic scientists hope to use DNA to identify the remainsMon, 16 May 2016 14:44:29 +0000NASA Finally Caught This Crazy Space Weather in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-just-watched-fundamental-part-space-weather-action-180959113/The interactions between the Earth and the Sun’s magnetic fields drive explosive space weatherFri, 13 May 2016 20:36:11 +0000These Temporary Tattoos Can Help ID a Food Allergyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-temporary-tattoos-can-help-id-buckwheat-allergies-180959079/Plus, the tattoo is inspired by historical Japanese printsFri, 13 May 2016 18:08:56 +0000Meet the Man Who Helped Define How Science Fiction Lookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-the-man-who-helped-define-how-science-fiction-looks-180959080/The renowned cartoonist Jean Giraud had a hand in some of science fiction’s most iconic filmsFri, 13 May 2016 17:07:43 +0000For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-150-years-anyone-can-buy-one-worlds-rarest-teas-180959099/Go straight to the sourceFri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000See Mercury's Landscape in Stunning Detailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-mercurys-landscape-stunning-detail-180959096/A new map of the planet's surface captures the depths of craters and the peaks of volcanic mountainsFri, 13 May 2016 16:04:54 +0000Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-royal-oak-popular-pub-name-uk-180959098/The story goes back to the English Civil Wars and a prince on the runFri, 13 May 2016 15:43:15 +0000Chinese Cops Are Temporarily Patrolling the Streets of Rome and Milanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chinese-cops-are-temporarily-patrolling-streets-rome-and-milan-180959088/A new experimental program put international police at Italy's tourist hubs to help the influx of Chinese travelersThu, 12 May 2016 18:32:12 +0000Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts Is Often Overlookedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madame-de-pompadours-legacy-patron-arts-often-overlooked-180959062/A new exhibit explores the creative works of one of history's most famous mistressesThu, 12 May 2016 16:38:15 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-museum-rebuilding-eric-britains-first-robot-180959055/Eric impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000During the Cold War, the Air Force Dropped an Unarmed Nuke on South Carolinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/during-cold-war-air-force-dropped-an-unarmed-nuke-on-south-carolina-180959078/Amazingly, none of the Gregg family of Mars Bluff were seriously hurt, not even the catThu, 12 May 2016 14:47:59 +0000Mice Show How the Zika Virus Can Cause Birth Defectshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mice-show-how-zika-virus-can-cause-birth-defects-180959059/A new study offers the first experimental evidence of the virus crossing the placenta and damaging fetal brainsThu, 12 May 2016 10:00:00 +000050,000-Year-Old Axe Shows Australians Were at The Cutting Edge of Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nearly-50000-year-old-stone-chip-shows-australians-were-innovators-axe-technology-180959050/A polished stone chip is the earliest-known example of a ground-edge axe yetWed, 11 May 2016 17:59:20 +0000Central Park Opens Up Its "Secret Sanctuary"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/central-park-opens-its-secret-sanctuary-180959058/Closed for 80 Years, the Park recently announced it will open the restored Hallett Nature Sanctuary to vistorsWed, 11 May 2016 16:37:53 +0000A Dalit Man Dug His Own Well When He Was Denied Water During a Droughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dalit-man-dug-his-own-well-when-he-was-denied-water-during-drought-180959051/India’s “untouchables” still face daily discriminationWed, 11 May 2016 15:14:01 +0000Five Things to Know About the Diamond Sutra, the World’s Oldest Dated Printed Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Five-things-to-know-about-diamond-sutra-worlds-oldest-dated-printed-book-180959052/Printed over 1,100 years ago, a Chinese copy of the Diamond Sutra at the British Library is one of the most intriguing documents in the worldWed, 11 May 2016 13:58:00 +0000Kepler Discovers More Than 1,000 New Exoplanetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kepler-discovered-more-1000-new-exoplanets-180959049/The space telescope is still alive and kickingTue, 10 May 2016 20:54:05 +0000New Polymer Successfully Smooths Wrinkleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-polymer-successfully-smooths-wrinkles-180959044/This "second skin" tightens wrinkles and could be used to cover wounds as well as deliver medicationsTue, 10 May 2016 17:20:40 +0000Wasting Disease Clears Way for Young Sea Stars, for Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wasting-disease-clears-way-young-sea-stars-now-180959034/Whether or not the devastated populations are on the road to recovery remains uncertainTue, 10 May 2016 17:03:15 +0000Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-rembrandt-found-in-basement-goes-on-display-180959036/The painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenagerTue, 10 May 2016 15:47:56 +0000Leprosy Threatens U.K. Red Squirrel Populationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/leprosy-threatens-red-squirrel-populations-uk-180959039/Researchers have launched a new study to try to save the furry rodentsTue, 10 May 2016 14:58:43 +0000Victoria Woodhull Ran for President Before Women Had the Right to Votehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/victoria-woodhull-ran-for-president-before-women-had-the-right-to-vote-180959038/Her 1872 campaign platform focused on women’s rights and sexual freedomTue, 10 May 2016 14:35:52 +0000The Bison Is Now the Official Mammal of the United Stateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bison-now-official-mammal-united-states-180958921/The big beasts are the first official mammals recognized by the federal governmentMon, 09 May 2016 20:07:42 +0000Will Luxembourg Lead the Race for Space Mining?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/will-luxembourg-lead-race-space-mining-180959031/The tiny nation announced its private industry partners for asteroid miningMon, 09 May 2016 19:03:09 +0000Brawny American Lobsters Are Muscling in on Their European Cousinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brawny-american-lobsters-are-muscling-their-european-cousins-180959027/Sweden wants to ban live American lobsters for fear they will out-claw their ownMon, 09 May 2016 17:13:58 +0000Kenya Moves to Shut Down the World's Largest Refugee Camphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kenya-moves-shut-down-worlds-largest-refugee-camp-180959030/Over the weekend, Kenya announced plans to shut the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, which house hundreds of thousands of Somali refugeesMon, 09 May 2016 16:40:59 +0000Video Calls Are Replacing In-Person Visits at Some Prisonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/video-calls-are-replacing-in-person-visits-at-some-prisons-180959025/For some companies, bans on in-person prison visits mean big businessMon, 09 May 2016 15:36:31 +0000Super 8 Said Farewell to Its Kitschy Motel Art With a Gallery Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/super-8-said-farewell-its-kitschy-motel-art-gallery-show-180959028/Sending mediocre art off in styleMon, 09 May 2016 14:52:34 +0000What Caused the 2011 D.C. Earthquake?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-caused-dc-earthquake-2011-180959019/A thinning mantle led to the 5.8 magnitude shake in the Southeast, and more may be in storeMon, 09 May 2016 14:28:36 +0000Scientific A-Team Plans to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genomehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientific-team-plans-reconstruct-leonardo-da-vincis-genome-180959022/Art historians, geneticists and other researchers are working together to compile the great artist's DNA Mon, 09 May 2016 13:58:11 +0000Want to Browse Some National Park Maps? There’s a Site For Thathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/want-browse-some-national-park-maps-theres-site-180959021/Can you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fossil Hunters Uncover 71-Million-Year-Old Trove in Antarcticahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fossil-hunters-uncover-17-million-year-old-trove-antarctica-180959018/After a plane flight, boat ride, helicopter lift and a lot of hiking, the scientists returned with a massive cache of fossilsFri, 06 May 2016 18:24:18 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/build-your-own-library-first-ever-little-library-festival-180959017/The book-sharing stations have popped up all across the United StatesFri, 06 May 2016 17:57:07 +0000A Modernist Sculpted Ceiling Was Uncovered in a U-Haul Showroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modernist-sculpted-ceiling-was-uncovered-u-haul-showroom-180959016/The Isamu Noguchi work is being shown once againFri, 06 May 2016 16:26:56 +0000These Little-Known Nuns Helped Map the Starshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-little-known-nuns-helped-map-stars-180959012/A century later, the identities of women who mapped over 481,000 stars are finally knownFri, 06 May 2016 15:43:57 +0000Australians Make Beer Out of Belly Button Linthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australians-make-beer-out-belly-button-lint-180958999/Melbourne's 7 Cent Brewery will debut a Belgian-style Witbier later this month brewed using yeast strains cultivated from its founders' navelsFri, 06 May 2016 14:21:31 +0000 'The Shining' Looks to Raise Hairs and Octaves in Its Opera Debuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-shining-looks-raise-hairs-and-octaves-in-opera-debut-180958997/The Minnesota Opera will debut its take on the horror novel in a new production by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Paul MoravecThu, 05 May 2016 19:23:46 +0000The Oldest Species May Win in the Race to Survive Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-species-may-win-race-survive-climate-change-180959011/It's survival of the fittest, and the oldest may be the fittest, new study saysThu, 05 May 2016 19:07:13 +0000Why Making “Derby-Pie” Might Land You a Lawsuithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-making-derby-pie-might-land-you-lawsuit-180959007/The Kentucky Derby’s traditional dessert has a tangled legal historyThu, 05 May 2016 18:32:41 +0000Drought Forces Zimbabwe to Sell Its Wild Animalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/zimbabwe-selling-animals-cope-epic-drought-180959010/Facing food and water shortages, the country hopes to save it's wildlifeThu, 05 May 2016 17:41:52 +0000Say Au Revoir to France's Foie Gras (Only For a Bit)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/france-banning-foie-gras-bit-180959006/Fowl flu fuels foie gras fearsThu, 05 May 2016 16:41:36 +0000NASA Announces World's New Lightning Hotspothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-announce-worlds-new-lightning-hot-spot-180958994/The electric capital tops the charts with lightning storms 297 nights per yearThu, 05 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000Meet Mary Kies, America’s First Woman to Become a Patent Holderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-mary-kies-americas-first-woman-become-patent-holder-180959008/Brains plus bonnets equal a historic firstThu, 05 May 2016 14:15:50 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-film-will-simulate-anne-franks-hiding-place-180958996/'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-are-chilean-beaches-covered-dead-animals-180958998/Warm waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sightWed, 04 May 2016 19:35:03 +0000For The First Time in a Decade, Watch Mercury Cross the Sun's Facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-decade-mercury-crossing-face-sun-180958986/Next week's transit of Mercury is one of the major astronomical events of the yearWed, 04 May 2016 17:48:09 +0000A Brief History of Lee Harvey Oswald's Connection to Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-lee-harvey-oswalds-connection-to-cuba-180958987/For over 50 years, conspiracy theorists have linked JFK’s assassin to Fidel Castro’s CubaWed, 04 May 2016 16:50:53 +0000The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-has-massive-cheese-surplus-180958985/Imagine 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000Marines Are Investigating the Identity of a Flag Raiser in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marines-investigating-identity-flag-raiser-iconic-iwo-jima-image-180958979/Amateur historians have called into question the identity of a soldier in Joe Rosenthal's 1945 Pulitzer prize-winning imageTue, 03 May 2016 19:49:27 +0000Mountaineers Have Discovered the Bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridgeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Mountaineers-Have-Discovered-the-Bodies-of-Alex-Lowe-and-David-Bridges-180958977/The climbers died in an avalanche on Shishapangma in 1999Tue, 03 May 2016 18:24:59 +0000Yellowstone’s Most Famous Bear Is Deadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yellowstones-most-famous-bear-dead-180958980/Who shot “Scarface”?Tue, 03 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000A Historic Cathedral in New York City Goes up in Flameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historic-cathedral-new-york-city-goes-flames-180958973/The Cathedral of St. Sava caught fire just hours after the Orthodox congregation celebrated EasterTue, 03 May 2016 15:55:11 +0000Boiling Water Could Explain Mysterious Dark Streaks on Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boiling-water-could-explain-mysterious-dark-streaks-mars-180958976/Researchers simulate some of the Red Planet's unique features in an Earth-bound chamberTue, 03 May 2016 15:23:25 +0000Between Bleaching and Boats, Florida’s Coral Reefs Are Struggling to Survivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/between-bleaching-and-boats-floridas-coral-reefs-are-struggling-survive-180958974/The reefs are crumbling in acidifying waters and buried from dredging, according to new reportsTue, 03 May 2016 14:48:54 +0000Five Things to Know About Megacitieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-to-know-about-megacities-180958937/Urbanization is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000The First Delivery Drone in the United States Lands a Spot at the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-delivery-drone-united-states-lands-spot-smithsonian-180958964/The Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter touches ground at the National Air and Space MuseumMon, 02 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000Nepal Celebrates Two Years Free From Rhino Poachinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nepal-celebrates-two-years-free-rom-rhino-poaching-180958970/Increased education and a law enforcement crackdown has helped the tiny nation keep its rhinos safe for 730 days in a rowMon, 02 May 2016 17:02:13 +0000Deep-Sea Researchers Spot a Mysterious Jellyfish Near The Mariana Trenchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/deep-sea-researchers-spot-mysterious-jellyfish-near-mariana-trench-180958961/The glowing jellyfish was previously unknown to scienceMon, 02 May 2016 16:37:27 +0000Eerie Footage of Over 100 Tons of Burning Ivory http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eerie-footage-over-100-tons-burning-ivory-180958967/The Kenyan government burned tusks from over 6,000 elephants to reduce stockpiles of ivory and raise awareness of poachingMon, 02 May 2016 16:20:00 +0000“New” 2,000-Year-Old Geoglyph Spotted in Peruhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-2000-year-old-geoglyph-spotted-peru-180958968/There’s always more to learn about the mysterious Nazca linesMon, 02 May 2016 16:01:22 +0000Meteors Will Streak the Skies This Week Thanks to Halley’s Comethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meteors-streak-skies-week-thanks-halleys-comet-180958898/Don't miss this annual showMon, 02 May 2016 15:23:39 +0000A "Merbot" Retrieved Artifacts From Louis XIV’s Sunken Flagshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-merbot-retrieved-artifacts-louis-xivs-sunken-flagship-180958950/The humanoid diving robot could help researchers explore fragile wrecks from the surface of the seaMon, 02 May 2016 15:09:13 +0000Scientists Use "The Moth Radio Hour" to Create Brain Atlashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-use-moth-radio-hour-create-brain-atlas-180958960/Using a functional MRI, scientists created a visual dictionary to show how areas of the brain process languageFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:50:38 +0000Spanish Ditch Diggers Unearth 1,300 Pounds of Roman Coinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spanish-ditch-diggers-unearth-1300-pounds-roman-coins-180958958/Workers near Seville, Spain, found a hoard of 19 amphora filled with mint-condition coins from the third and fourth centuriesFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:34:40 +0000James Monroe’s House Was Way Bigger Than Historians Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/james-monroes-house-was-way-bigger-historians-thoughts-180958956/It turns out that Highland was more "castle" than "cabin"Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:51:36 +0000The Swiss Have Made Cheese Since the Iron Agehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swiss-have-made-cheese-iron-age-180958952/This discovery pushes Swiss cheesemaking traditions back millenniaFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:56:04 +0000Astronomers Deploy a Laser System for a Clearer View of the Skieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-deploy-laser-system-aid-stargazing-180958946/A new four-laser system at the Paranal Observatory will help the massive telescope compensate for atmospheric turbulenceFri, 29 Apr 2016 14:05:00 +0000Ancient Arabic Text Shines Light on Massive Supernovahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-arabic-text-shines-light-massive-supernova-180958942/A new look at records from an ancient astronomer yields insights into one of the brighest supernovas ever seen from EarthFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:46:10 +0000Eating Toxic Algae Might Make Some Plankton Act Drunkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eating-toxic-algae-might-make-some-plankton-act-drunk-180958948/Though it may seem funny, it could have serious environmental consequencesFri, 29 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Over 9,000 Years Later, Kennewick Man Will Be Given a Native American Burialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/over-9000-years-later-kennewick-man-will-be-given-native-american-burial-180958947/Five Native American nations will join together to bury his remainsThu, 28 Apr 2016 20:15:21 +0000Unesco: Don’t Worry, Palmyra Is Still Authentichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unesco-dont-worry-palmyra-still-authentic-180958944/The ancient city may have been destroyed, but it is still a treasured cultural siteThu, 28 Apr 2016 17:03:16 +0000A Robot Monk Is Spreading Buddhist Teachings in Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robot-monk-spreading-buddhist-teachings-china-180958938/An adorable robot serves up automated mantrasThu, 28 Apr 2016 16:22:31 +0000Biographer Uncovers Unsigned Feature Article by Harper Leehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/biographer-uncovers-unsigned-feature-article-harper-lee-180958935/The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author published a profile of a Kansas investigator in an FBI magazine while helping Truman Capote research 'In Cold Blood'Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:58 +0000Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Had Great Eyesight and a Droopy Headhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-dinosaur-species-had-great-eyesight-and-droopy-head-180958933/Sarmientosaurus weighed as much as two elephants but had a brain the size of a limeWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:26 +0000Hubble Spies a Tiny Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hubble-discovered-new-moon-hiding-kuiper-belt-180958934/Our solar system still has plenty of surprisesWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:37 +0000Japanese Priests Collected Almost Seven Centuries of Climate Datahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japanese-priests-collected-almost-seven-centuries-climate-data-180958929/Historic records from "citizen scientists" in Japan and Finland give researchers centuries of data on ice conditionsWed, 27 Apr 2016 16:07:03 +0000A German City Installed Traffic Lights For Textershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/german-city-installed-traffic-lights-texters-180958926/In Augsburg, distracted smartphone users don't have to look up to stay safeWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:57:14 +0000A British Store Will Go Quiet For Customers With Autismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-store-will-go-quiet-customers-autism-180958917/Shh—people are shoppingWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:03:44 +0000Audubon Pranked Fellow Naturalist by Making Up Fake Rodentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/audubon-pranked-fellow-naturalist-making-fake-rodents-180958907/Annoyed with naturalist and houseguest Constantine Rafinesque, John J. Audubon dreamed up 28 non-existent speciesWed, 27 Apr 2016 14:32:03 +0000Prince’s Paisley Park Studios Will Become a Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/princes-paisley-park-studios-will-become-museum-180958920/A la GracelandTue, 26 Apr 2016 20:02:22 +0000"Shark Vision" Shines Light on Biofluorescent Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-shark-vision-record-neon-species-180958919/Using a specially designed filter, divers uncovered the glowing patterns on the skin of catsharksTue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:59 +0000Indian Artists Are Protesting a Private Takeover of a Public Art Galleryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indian-artists-are-protesting-private-takeover-public-art-gallery-180958885/Local artists want the Venkatappa Art Gallery to stay publicTue, 26 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000Take in the Beauty of This Gravity Web That Connects Galaxies Across the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/web-gravity-connect-galaxies-across-universe-180958918/A new simulation visualizes how distant galaxies might be connectedTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:40:00 +0000For the First Time, See Two Early Medieval Books Written By Women On Display Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/for-the-first-time-see-two-early-medieval-books-written-by-women-on-display-together-180958884/The manuscripts detail the authors' experiencesTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:19:14 +0000Thirty Years Later, a Gigantic Arch Is Set to Cover Chernobylhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirty-years-later-gigantic-arch-set-cover-chernobyl-180958915/The New Safe Confinement is one of history’s most ambitious engineering projects—and it comes not a moment too soonTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:16:08 +0000Fire Devastates New Delhi's National Museum of Natural Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fire-devastates-new-delhis-national-museum-natural-history-180958914/A late night blaze guts one of India's favorite museums, destroying valuable collections and exhibitsTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:02 +0000