Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenTue, 06 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Increasingly Muddled Origins of Homo Naledi analyses of Homo naledi shows a mosaic of both early and modern human featuresTue, 06 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000ISIS Demolished Yet Another Priceless Syrian Monument 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph was destroyed on SundayTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:32:40 +0000In Vietnam, the C.I.A. Paid Spies With Stuff From Sears says "clandestine espionage" like a mail-order catalogTue, 06 Oct 2015 17:06:16 +0000Feast Your Eyes on an Optical Illusion Cake may be the most delicious optical illusionTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:17:27 +0000What Cyclists Can Learn From Schools of Fish weaker athlete might be able to keep up if they stay to the back of a groupTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +0000Butt Dials Blamed for a Spike in 911 Calls put accidental pocket dials at 30 to 50 percent of mobile emergency callsTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Decorative Gourd Season Conquered Fall squash have become big business for farmersTue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000It Wasn’t Just an Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs, Epic Volcanoes Helped new study ignites a decades-old debate about what killed the dinosaursTue, 06 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000How Nature Inspired the Medicine Nobel Prize Winners to Fight Parasites discoveries saved the lives of millions of people around the worldMon, 05 Oct 2015 21:35:43 +0000A Lunch Menu From the Titanic Just Sold for $88,000 "unsinkable" ship served corned beef, mutton chops and custard puddingMon, 05 Oct 2015 19:15:00 +0000Michigan Farmer Stumbles on a Mammoth Skeleton excavated the skeleton, prying the bones from the dark muck of the fieldMon, 05 Oct 2015 18:19:29 +0000The Card Catalog Is Officially Dead live the card catalogMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000Now There Are Diagnostic Codes for Squirrel Bites, Library Injuries and More, it could happenMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:30:00 +0000How a Captain Morgan Advertisement Inspired an Emergency Room Technique Morgan, hip fixerMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000Notoriously Durable Styrofoam Could Be Munched by Mealworms in the beetle larvae's guts help break down polystyreneMon, 05 Oct 2015 13:30:00 +0000Here's What Whale Songs Look Like as Sheet Music notation created by a musician and a designer make whale song look almost like an alien languageMon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Can Now Sequence a Human’s Genome in 26 Hours tools cut sequencing time almost in halfMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000Why Scientists Are Gathering Seeds From Roadside Sunflowers changes threatens commercial sunflower production, where plants are grown for their oilMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000It Will Take Nine Years to Clean the Taj Majal“Mudpack therapy” will help the iconic monument clean up its actMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000Japanese Universities Are Shuttering Social Sciences and Humanities Departments how valuable is that degree in literature?Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000If You Die in This Video Game, You Can Never Play Again do people play when dead means dead?Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Oakland A’s Hire the First Woman to Coach Major League Baseball Siegal will be a guest instructor for the teamFri, 02 Oct 2015 14:30:00 +0000American Women in the 1900s Called Street Harassers 'Mashers' and Stabbed Them With Hatpins are the turn-of-the-century women who fought back when men tried to grab themFri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000An Oregon Brewery Is the First Ever to Go “Salmon-Safe” Urban Brewery is the first in the United States to be certified Salmon-SafeFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:43:33 +0000For $1,600 You Can Own a Genetically Altered Micropig lab animal to potential petFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:38:07 +0000What Fingerprints Can Reveal About Ancestry as to whether people have European or African lineage may show up in the fine details of their fingers Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:16:20 +0000How Helen Keller Experienced Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony"I could actually distinguish the cornets, the roll of the drums, deep-toned violas and violins singing in exquisite unison"Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:13:15 +0000The Nazis Wanted to Beat the British With Exploding Chocolate Bars, but scaryFri, 02 Oct 2015 13:12:11 +0000The Secret to Better Biofuels May Lie in Panda Poop in the panda’s guts might help make biofuels cheaperThu, 01 Oct 2015 17:30:00 +0000General Tso’s Chicken Got its Start in a Fancy Restaurant in Taiwan haute cuisine to takeoutThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:41:43 +0000Researchers Devise Way to Determine Color from Fossils now know how to tell what color an ancient animal was from its fossilsThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:15:45 +0000Scientists Just Found a Sea Turtle That Glows turtle is the first biofluorescent reptile ever found in the wildThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:03:15 +0000Americans Used to Eat Four Meals a Day in peace, “second supper”Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:04 +0000Yet Another Highly-Venomous Snake Discovered in Australia Kimberley death adder is one of the most venomous snakes in the worldThu, 01 Oct 2015 15:53:34 +0000Climate Change Is Turning 500-Year Floods Into 24-Year Ones sea levels and an increase in large storms will continue to threaten the Atlantic coastWed, 30 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000In Honor of Banned Books Week, Here Are the Most Challenged Books of 2014 American Library Association reported 311 formal, written challenges to booksWed, 30 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Babies Time Their Adorable Smiles to Manipulate Adults timing their grins, babies can get adults to grinWed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Spain Has Turned a Ghost Town Into an Off-Grid Eco-Village photographer documents the remote, self-sufficient lifestyleWed, 30 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000How Mason Jars Went from Thrifty to Hip jar that can be used to store pickles, serve cocktails and, with some craftiness, light up a room (just not all at the same time)Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Italian Police Finally Busted Thieves for Nabbing $875,000 in Cheese is the most stolen food in the worldWed, 30 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000This Man Tracked his Sneezes for Five Years and Fixed his Pollen Allergy a little bit of data about health can doWed, 30 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000King Crabs Are About to Take Over Antarctica oceans warm, Antarctica braces for an invasion of shell-cracking crabsWed, 30 Sep 2015 11:30:00 +0000A Popular Coral for Home Aquariums Can Release Deadly Toxin coral produces a toxic mist that can cause serious health problemsTue, 29 Sep 2015 20:33:24 +0000Mold Is Threatening Boston Public Library’s Rare Books spores are found in the stacks, it's time to battle a fuzzy foeTue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Bat's Tongue Works Like a Conveyor Belt unique tongues are raising new questions for scientistsMon, 28 Sep 2015 19:30:00 +0000Pope Francis is Dropping a Prog Rock-Inspired Album the PopeMon, 28 Sep 2015 19:00:00 +0000NASA Unveils Giant Ice Cube With Wheels for Exploring Alien Oceans underwater rover might one day explore otherworldly seasMon, 28 Sep 2015 18:13:11 +0000Artisanal Pizza is Boosting the Coal Industry are a new and growing market for coal companiesMon, 28 Sep 2015 18:11:17 +0000Volunteers are Struggling to Maintain New Orleans’ Iconic Tombs cemetery vaults are crumbling due to weather, vandalism and disrepairMon, 28 Sep 2015 17:56:00 +0000Here is a Map of Earth’s Antineutrinos are the antimatter siblings of the elusive particles called neutrinos and show up where radioactive materials decayFri, 25 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Nose Job Dates Back to the 6th Century B.C. for a long time, the nose was built up instead of shaved downFri, 25 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000The Biggest Dinosaur to Walk the Earth Will Soon Be in a Museum as-yet-unnamed sauropod was about 130 feet long and will barely fit in the American Museum of Natural History in New York CityFri, 25 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000Early Australians May Have Lived With Giant Lizards discover early Australians shared the continent with enormous lizardsFri, 25 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Scientists Discover 9,000-Year-Old Case of Decapitation in the Americas with their head and handsFri, 25 Sep 2015 14:07:30 +0000The “Happy Birthday” Song is Officially in the Public Domain without fear of being suedFri, 25 Sep 2015 14:02:28 +0000Supreme Court Justices Have a Thing for Shakespeare brief's the thingFri, 25 Sep 2015 14:00:32 +000050-Year-Old Moon Data Reveals Unseen Earthquakes have identified four different types of moonquakes in data left over from Apollo 17Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000Saving Bats Could Reduce Pesticide Use already install bat houses to attract the insect-eating mammals, but one researcher is working to quantify exactly how much they may helpThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:30:00 +0000People Can Now Have Their Tattoos Framed After They Die new service turns skin art into a gift that keeps on givingThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:24:41 +0000Netflix Has Figured Out The Exact Moment Viewers Get Addicted to a Show doesn’t take many episodesThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:21:32 +0000Humans Have a Unique Death Smell out the chemical signature of death could help train dogs that aid law enforcement Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:17:40 +0000PETA Wants a Selfie-Snapping Monkey to be Granted Copyright to its Photo Wants a Selfie-Snapping Monkey to be Granted Copyright to its PhotoThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:10:24 +0000How Doughnut-Loving Cops Became a Stereotype sugar-sweet symbol for beat cops around the countryThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:07:35 +0000A Man Once Bought Stonehenge for his Wife, and She Was not Pleased at least, so the story goes of a British barrister’s decision to purchase the neolithic site for the equivalent of about $1 millionThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000Earth’s Gravity Is Reshaping the Moon cracks on the surface as it slowly contractsThu, 24 Sep 2015 15:58:20 +0000A Letter About Darwin’s Belief in God Just Sold for Nearly $200,000 41 words long, it provides a missing link for historians who have long wondered what the naturalist thought about religionThu, 24 Sep 2015 15:56:57 +0000People Can’t Tell Which of Their Toes Is Being Touched piggy that stayed home and the piggy that got roast beef get mixed up the mostThu, 24 Sep 2015 15:30:00 +0000Pope Francis: The World "Still Has Time" to Act on Climate Change pontiff spoke strongly about environmental action in an address to President Obama and the American peopleThu, 24 Sep 2015 15:14:19 +0000American Kids Are Obsessed With Apples make up 29 percent of the total fruit eaten by teens and kids in the United StatesThu, 24 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Americans Dump Twice as Much Trash as Previously Thought Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 estimate was more than 50 percent offThu, 24 Sep 2015 14:37:37 +0000The More You Have to Pee, The Easier Lying May Be bladders make for better fibsThu, 24 Sep 2015 14:35:56 +0000Edward Snowden Thinks Alien Transmissions Might Be Hidden by Encryption chat with aliens, scientists might have to crack codesThu, 24 Sep 2015 14:32:28 +0000Crimean Officials Are Suing Putin for Drinking a 240-Year-Old Bottle of Wine and Berlusconi opened up a world of trouble along with a vintage bottle of boozeWed, 23 Sep 2015 16:07:20 +0000People are Leaving Secret Letters to Fellow Fans in Harry Potter Books was designd to warm the hearts of future readersWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:36:08 +0000This is the First Detailed Public Map of the U.S. Internet Infrastructure location of major cables was once a secret, but now researchers hope knowledge of it will spark conversations on how to keep the system safeWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:33:49 +0000How to Pose Like a 1980s Model collection of clips from real videos proves to be silly — and not just due to the fashion of the 1980sTue, 22 Sep 2015 17:18:24 +0000Mark Twain Was not a fan of the Mona Lisa"The complexion was bad; in fact it was not even human," he wrote of Da Vinci’s mysterious smiling ladyTue, 22 Sep 2015 17:14:35 +0000How to Give a Robin an IQ Test whether individual animals are smarter than others of their species is trickyMon, 21 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Awareness Ribbons Awards attendees sported green ribbons this year. But can ribbons really affect climate change?Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:54:30 +0000This Tower Scrubs the Air of Smog project is intended to draw attention to the problem of air pollutionMon, 21 Sep 2015 16:30:00 +0000The Ig Nobel Prize Turns 25 a quarter-century of the goofiest work in scienceMon, 21 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000Giraffes Spend Their Nights Quietly, Constantly Humming so silent after allMon, 21 Sep 2015 15:38:16 +0000How to Build a Seven-Mile-Wide Scale Model of the Solar System takes three-and-a-half miles to get from the Sun to PlutoMon, 21 Sep 2015 15:29:20 +0000Preserving Old Computer Games Is Harder Than it Seems’s an art and a science to resurrecting now-defunct PC gamesMon, 21 Sep 2015 14:36:20 +0000Why Are Urban Planners Collecting City Soundscapes? is a journey into soundMon, 21 Sep 2015 14:32:56 +0000The World’s Largest Aircraft Might Lose its Title to a Blimp despite having a wingspan almost as long as a football fieldFri, 18 Sep 2015 15:30:00 +0000The Arctic Now Has a Big Mosquito Problem bugs are growing bigger and living longer thanks to climate changeFri, 18 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Flour Was Part of the Human Diet 32,000 Years Ago stone pestle inside an Italian cave bears traces of starch from wild oatsFri, 18 Sep 2015 14:39:25 +0000Making a Sandwich From Scratch Took This Man Six Months chicken sandwich also racked up a total cost of $1,500Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:34:06 +0000It Is Officially Legal to Ritually Kill Chickens on the Streets of New York City judge ruled that there was not enough evidence that the practice was a public nuisanceFri, 18 Sep 2015 14:16:10 +0000This Camera Refuses to Take Clichéd Photos art project demands a unique perspective of its userFri, 18 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000Reaching the End of a Task Makes People More Likely to Cheat study shows that when given a repetitive task and the ability to get away with cheating, people will be sneakyThu, 17 Sep 2015 19:00:00 +0000Ancient Cats Drove Ancient Dogs to Extinction rivalry runs deepThu, 17 Sep 2015 18:30:00 +0000Half of American Catholics Have Lapsed 11 percent eventually return to the churchThu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Recreate 4,000-Year-Old Hittite Feast to Better Understand Their History chef crushed buckwheat on stones and used no kitchenware other than a knifeThu, 17 Sep 2015 17:30:00 +0000Some Ocean Populations Declined by Nearly 50 Percent Between 1970 and 2012 there still a chance to stave off a growing crisis beneath the waves?Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:52:43 +0000A Brief History of the Popemobile sedan chair to Mercedes-BenzThu, 17 Sep 2015 16:49:13 +0000Here’s Why Chimps and Humans Look So Different genes for the lack of family resemblance.Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:30:00 +0000Competitive Tree Climbing Is a Thing’s on, arboristsThu, 17 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Scientists Recently Realized That 1,240 Miles of Volcanoes Were Connected the Cosgrove Volcano Track is the longest on EarthThu, 17 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Microbiologists Keep Finding Giant Viruses in Melting Permafrost find several new species in a single soil sample.Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000Ozone Is Making Flowers Smell Different to Bees research shows that ozone-exposed flowers aren’t as delicious to pollinating insectsThu, 17 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000The LAPD Is Testing Teslas Los Angeles changes its vehicle procurement policies, visions of an all-electric fleet are dancing in Angelenos’ headsThu, 17 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000Dining in the Future: Predictions for Restaurant Eating in 2040 may include more tech and fewer humans on staffWed, 16 Sep 2015 14:10:46 +0000Mysterious “Vampire Squirrel” Finally Caught on Camera newly discovered squirrel has the fluffiest tail of any animal, may also disembowel deerWed, 16 Sep 2015 13:03:20 +0000Here Are the Winners of Getty Images’ First-Ever Instagram Grant photographers come from Bangladesh, Brazil and RussiaTue, 15 Sep 2015 19:21:13 +0000Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Just Hit a 500-Year Low last time California was this dry, European explorers hadn’t yet reached San DiegoTue, 15 Sep 2015 18:19:46 +0000Colorado Once Lost Pikes Peak to Texas in a Bet friendly wager raised the stakes to a whole new elevation.Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000Here’s What Would Happen if All the World’s Fossil Fuels Burned Up at the Same Time knowing you, AntarcticaTue, 15 Sep 2015 13:58:17 +0000A One-of-a-Kind Museum Was Just Lost in California’s Wildfires JKL Museum of Telephony featured hundreds of old-fashioned phonesTue, 15 Sep 2015 13:51:08 +0000Amsterdam Has a Museum for Microbes is devoted to the world of the unseenTue, 15 Sep 2015 13:45:55 +0000Visit the Giant Galápagos Tortoises Using Google Street View 15-sided camera of the Street View Trekker followed migration routes for the giant reptilesMon, 14 Sep 2015 12:31:44 +0000These Scientists Survey Rainforest Diversity Using Leeches and the Blood They Suck from their host animals can persist in adult leeches for at least four monthsMon, 14 Sep 2015 12:17:49 +0000Meet the 17th Century Female Entomologist Who Illustrated Butterfly Life Cycles Sibylla Merian’s work fought superstition and societal normsMon, 14 Sep 2015 12:06:47 +0000Meet the Bear Who Earned the Rank of Corporal in the Polish Army had a penchant for cigarettes, booze and arm wrestlingFri, 11 Sep 2015 20:33:29 +0000Detailed Pluto Photos Reveal Dunes, Melted Plains and More“If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby, I probably would have called it over the top — but that’s what is actually there.”Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:45:25 +0000Japan Is in the Midst of Catastrophic Flooding floods are the worst seen in over 60 yearsFri, 11 Sep 2015 18:41:04 +0000Here’s How a Crew Survived an 1813 Shipwreck Neva’s remaining crew managed to live an entire month in an Alaskan winter with just the wreckage of their shipFri, 11 Sep 2015 18:40:49 +0000Why Elon Musk's Idea to Nuke Mars Won't Happen the planet with thermonuclear weapons: Best idea ever or disaster waiting to happen?Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:20:06 +0000Intel Drops Sponsorship of the Science Talent Search prestigious competition has been held every year since 1942Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:07:14 +0000These Women Reduced Poaching on one South African Reserve by 76 Percent "Black Mambas" just received a prestigious award for their work on behalf of rhinos, lions and cheetahsFri, 11 Sep 2015 17:47:57 +0000Sleep Scientists Say School Days Should Start Later better learning, some researchers say school days should start at 10 AM.Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:08:41 +0000Why A Single Vial Of Antivenom Can Cost $14,000’s not because all antivenom is expensive to make.Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:05:22 +0000Sweden Has a Hotel for Sourdough Starters bread is the new doggy day care.Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:00:15 +0000NASA Has Specific Rules For Naming Its Spacecraft Project Mercury to Space Shuttle Atlantis.Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:49:03 +0000New Fossil Discovery May Change What We Know About Human Evolution ancient species Homo naledi had small brains and seems to have intentionally carried their dead into cavesThu, 10 Sep 2015 15:15:56 +0000Invasive Ants Could Be Beaten Back With a Targeted Virus idea is sound, but work needs to be done to ensure the virus doesn’t take out other insects as wellThu, 10 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Liverpool, England Has a Mysterious Network of Tunnels know who built them, but they don’t know whyThu, 10 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000A Californian Highway May Get A Cougar-Only Overpass proposed bridge could soon bring wildlife populations together.Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:51:49 +0000Whales Have Dialects. Could They Have Cultures Too? click patterns point to the possibility of differing cultures among groups of sperm whalesThu, 10 Sep 2015 12:48:59 +0000Early Americans Went to Great Lengths to Get Caffeine shards reveal 1,000-year-old traces of caffeine in places where it wasn't readily availableThu, 10 Sep 2015 12:35:13 +0000There Are About 600,000 Dahlias on These Van Gogh Themed Floats colorful floats can be covered in up to one million dahlias apiece.Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:25:59 +0000Quebec Might Become The New Napa Thanks To Climate Change a few years, Qubecois pinot noir might be among the best in the worldWed, 09 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000When Seals Molt, They Leave Behind Mercury collects at the top of the food chain.Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000This Computer Can Track How Fashion Spreads From the Runway to the Street created an algorithm to recognize and analyze fashion on the runway and in the streetWed, 09 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Invasive Rabbits Change the Soil so Drastically you Can See the Effects Decades Later French islands in the Indian Ocean have a bunny problemWed, 09 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000To Find New Rice Species, Scientists Head to Remote Tropical Swamps remote peninsula in northern Australia beckons a rice research expeditionWed, 09 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000Tour This Japanese City from the Viewpoint of a Cat “cat street view” shows Hiroshima Prefecture’s Onomichi through the eyes of its fluffiest residentsWed, 09 Sep 2015 12:45:25 +0000Melting Ice Might not Spell Doom for Polar Bears geese, their eggs and caribou may offer enough calories for the polar bears to survive long ice-free seasonsWed, 09 Sep 2015 12:41:39 +0000New Proof That Ancient Egyptians Bred Birds of Prey recent 3-D scan of a mummified falcon shows it was force fed sparrows and miceWed, 09 Sep 2015 12:41:31 +0000People Have Always Been Obsessed with the End of the World ancient times, art and fiction love to play in the fertile ground of the apocalypse, but it hasn't always been healthyTue, 08 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000The U.S. Military Named Their Swarming Drones After This Fairy Tale "Gremlins" take their cue from WWII fighter pilots' lucky charmsTue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000The World’s Rarest Silk Is Made of Clam Spit one person in the world is thought to be able to dive for, spin and create rare "sea silk" Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:27:51 +0000How Climate Change is Messing with Bees and ongoing research points to issues with bee ranges and the early emergence of flowersTue, 08 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000Construction Workers Found, and Then Tried to Hide an Ancient Sarcophagus turns out the now-damaged coffin is actually quite a findTue, 08 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000How to Reconstruct Lewis and Clark's Journey: Follow the Mercury-laden Latrine Pits campsite has been identified using the signatures left by men who took mercury-laced purgative pills to treat constipation and other illsTue, 08 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Starfish-Killing Robot Could Help Save The Great Barrier Reef starfish bewareFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000This Indonesian Volcano Erupts Electric-Blue Streams Of Molten Sulfur blue rivers illuminate Java’s Blue Fire Crater.Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000There’s new Hope for Preserving the Wreck of the Titanic years after its discovery, the Titanic is crumbling.Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:30:00 +0000This Box Can Bring Dead Hearts Back To Life device could widen pool for heart transplants, but raises ethical questionsFri, 04 Sep 2015 12:53:53 +0000Archaeologists Had a Huge Reenactment Party to Verify Ancient Pit Oven prehistoric-style barbecue helped feed 200 guests — and prove archaeologists’ hypothetisFri, 04 Sep 2015 12:41:14 +0000Six American States Have Official Guns and handguns represent some states alongside official flowers, snacks and birds.Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:32:59 +0000In 1965, 45 Percent of Americans Smoked, Today It's Only 15 Percent’s the lowest percentage ever recordedFri, 04 Sep 2015 12:24:49 +0000Many Young Female Athletes Are Malnourished athletic teen girls aren’t getting enough to eat.Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000A Single Video Game Character Can Cost Around $80,000 To Make takes money to make money.Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:30:00 +0000Earth is Home to 3.02 Trillion Trees’s a few more than expectedThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:14:27 +0000Here's What Our Future World Might Look Like warmer planet would favor fast-growing tropical trees and oceans full of algae but a lack of biodiversityThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000Is the Appalachian Trail Getting too Crowded? and books bring popularity to the long trails in the U.S. and concerns over the trails’ healthThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0000An 1830s Steamship From the Texas Navy May Be Buried Near Galveston Harbor Clive Cussler first discovered the wreckage in 1986, now the port’s expansion forces an archeological excavationThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Melting Ice in Yellowstone is Revealing Ancient Artifacts Faster Than Researchers Can Handle tools, spears and even baskets from ancient Native Americans are emerging faster than archeologists can collect themThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000Argentinian Grandmothers Are Using DNA to Track Down Stolen Children national genetic bank and novel identification techniques have helped identify over 100 children abducted during Argentina’s “Dirty War”Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:44:56 +000090 Percent of Seabirds Have Eaten Plastic plastic pollution will threaten even more birds as production growsThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:41:00 +0000One Japanese Company Makes Half Of The World’s Zippers YKK came to dominate pants around the world.Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:34:36 +0000Here’s How Victorians “Photoshopped” Photos photographers used pencils to touch up photographic plates — and the results look pretty freakyWed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:47 +0000Google’s Driverless Car Got Confused By A Cyclist just wants to protect soft, perishable humans.Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000Comedy Group Wants To Build a Wall To Keep Burners out of the Bay Area ban would apply to people armed with glowsticks and art cars alike.Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:41:04 +0000See How the Plague Swept Through London research shows that during mass burials, bodies were given more respect than previously thoughtTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:38:18 +0000Legendary Nazi Gold Train Might Exist After All culture minister is “99 percent sure” the train has been foundTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:30:00 +0000The History of the Bloody Mary Meat Straw straw is one potential upgrade to drink known for its penchant for carrying a little extra protein, among other thingsTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:04:47 +0000Pigs Aren't Quite as Domesticated as People Once Thought partially unravel the complexity of domesticated swine geneticsTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000Scientists Invented Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt as Fast involves a protein that some bacteria use as a kind of protectant coatingTue, 01 Sep 2015 16:42:49 +0000A Toilet Museum is Opening in Japan’s a love story to the lavatoryTue, 01 Sep 2015 16:01:57 +0000Chicago’s Corpse Flower Is Kind of a Disappointment failing to bloom as planned, horticulturists had to force "Spike" openTue, 01 Sep 2015 15:57:15 +0000Denali, Ongtupqa, and Other Native American Names for Landmarks McKinley was recently renamed Denali, but it's not the only one with a Native American nameTue, 01 Sep 2015 13:34:09 +0000U.S. Court Says A Chicken Sandwich Can’t Be Copyrighted claims intellectual property theft for putting chicken on a bun.Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000How Glistening Egyptian Blue Pigment Was Forgotten then Lost may be the oldest artificial pigmentMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000The American West is Full of Old Mines Threatening to Pollute Waterways can be learned from the recent spill in the Animas RiverMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Once Again, Thousands of Walruses Have Been Forced Ashore in Alaska the animals can’t find sea ice to rest on, they haul themselves ashore in crowded massesMon, 31 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000These Century-Old Stone "Tsunami Stones" Dot Japan’s Coastline"Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Some Sexually Transmitted Microbes Might Be Good for You’s a whole lot of bacteria and viruses that pass from person to person, using any means they can findMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Marine Biologists Find Rare Nautilus For The First Time In 30 Years “Crusty Nautilus” was believed to have gone extinct.Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Denmark’s Earliest Kings Were Also Pirates piracy laid the groundwork for the Danish monarchyMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:46:32 +0000Neanderthals Had Houses With Hot Water bad for a cavemanMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:39:13 +0000Here’s Every Nuclear Detonation Ever all 2,153 nuclear detonations since 1945 in this bleak visualizationMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:33:56 +0000Confused Construction Workers Tore Down an Ancient Tomb and Replaced it With a Picnic Table the tomb's picnic table-like appearance to blame? Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000What Does Neuroscience Know About Meditation? There are still many unknowns, but the practice seems to improves attention and memoryFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000Meth Lab Injuries Are Increasing laboratories can cause burns, respiratory problemsFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Studies With Shorter Titles Are Cited More Often titles may lead to greater impact factors.Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000African Wildlife May Be Acquiring Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From Nearby Humans finding points to ways that 'superbugs' might spreadFri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000These Drum Pants Might Help People Who Can’t Speak electronic drum kit could give a voice to some people who can’t talk.Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:08:27 +0000An Astrobiologist Is Already Fighting For Martian Independence colonists on the Red Planet be free from Earth’s influence from the get-go?Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Some Brands Are Labeling Products “GMO-free” Even if They Don’t Have Genes companies are paying to label their food as non-GMO, whether they need it or not.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Soon, Red Fireworks Might Not Contain Carcinogens Anymore discover alternative to cancer-causing chemicals that give red fireworks their color.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000During Prohibition, Vintners Sold "Wine Bricks" Rather Than Wine, ferment, enjoyThu, 27 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000New York City Might Get a Climate Change Museum museum will be the first of its kind in the U.S.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000Big Ben is Running Fast is it slow? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Woman Just Found a Message in a Bottle From a Century-old Experiment German tourist spotted the bottle, which had been intended to measure deep ocean currentsThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:45:00 +0000The Grand Canyon is Full of Mercury find high levels of mercury and selenium in plants and animals along the Colorado RiverThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:26:22 +0000Drought Could Kill Off Many of the West Coast’s Fish managers are already struggling with low water and disease brought by warmthThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:22:53 +0000Breeding Pandas Is Incredibly Hard National Zoo's newborn panda twins are practically miracles.Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:46:19 +0000Execution Ballads Once Spread the News of Punishment to the Public grisly tunes deliberately pull on emotions to discourage crimeWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Putting Eyeballs on Billboards Might Help Stop Crime feeling of being watched makes human change their behavior, even if it comes from a poster.Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Utah Has the First Tar Sands Mine in the U.S. mine will operate on land in the Book Cliffs areaWed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Manhattan-Sized Glacier Chunk Just Broke Off in Greenland calving creates monster icebergsWed, 26 Aug 2015 13:49:20 +0000There’s Now Whiskey On the ISS astronauts can't drink it)Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:45:54 +0000Psychopaths Might Be Immune to Contagious Yawning less empathetic someone is, the less likely they are to yawn back.Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:30:00 +0000"Full Blood Resurrection" and Other Gaming Terms Are Entering Chinese Vernacular online gaming is so popular in China, it’s changing the way people talk.Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:30:00 +00003D Printing Molten Glass Is Beautiful innovation comes out of the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTue, 25 Aug 2015 11:59:45 +0000ISIS Recently Blew Up an Ancient Temple in Palmyra temple of Baalshamin was over 2,000 years oldMon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000How a Single Wedding Ring Led to a $6 Billion Gold Hoax really wanted to believe there were 13 million pounds of gold there for the taking Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:40:13 +0000Two Men Say They’ve Found a Mythical Train of Nazi Gold hunters have searched for it since the end of World War II, but it may have never existed in the first placeMon, 24 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Fossilized Poop is Rare, Fossilized Poop Inside a Fossilized Dinosaur is Even Rarer feces are always interesting, and researchers may have just found an extra special exampleMon, 24 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Utah's Winged Monster Rock Painting Isn’t A Monster at All picture shows a collection of figures, none of which have wingsMon, 24 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000There’s a Conference in the U.K. All About Werewolves Next Month transformations in literature and history and their significance take the stageMon, 24 Aug 2015 12:39:28 +0000See, in Slow Motion, how Ladybugs Fit Wings Inside Their Spotted red Shells view of the insects that is rarely seenFri, 21 Aug 2015 20:00:00 +0000Biologists Have Spotted the First Wolf Pack in California in 100 Years adults and five pups make up the newly-named Shasta PackFri, 21 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000A 15-Foot-Tall, 250-Pound Inflatable Ball Got Loose in Toledo, Ohio like the inspiration for a Pixar movie.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:58:29 +0000Over 14,000 Miles of America's Coastline is Covered in Concrete percent of America’s coastline is coated in concrete — and that could actually be really bad Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:41:48 +0000Japan’s Subways Now Have Drunk-Spotting Cameras pilot program seeks to save drunken passengers from the dangers of busy train tracksFri, 21 Aug 2015 18:40:28 +0000Ancient Diamonds Came From Seawater and Future Diamonds Might Come From The Air diamonds give some scientists new clues to how they formed underground, others find ways to make them out of thin air.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:38:44 +0000For A Better-Tasting Tomato, Dip It In Hot Water Before Sticking It In The Fridge simple chemical trick could make supermarket tomatoes taste way better.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000The Story of the Butterfly That Got Adopted by A Red Ant unexpected infanticide and toxic chemicals, it’s a story loved by allFri, 21 Aug 2015 13:42:31 +0000Grimy City Buildings Re-Pollute the Air urban surfaces “breathe” pollutants when they’re exposed to sunThu, 20 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000Russia Wants Rachmaninoff’s Remains Back a composer who abandoned his home forever be returned there 72 years after his death? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000Burning Man is Currently Infested With Biting, Stinky Desert Bugs plague of insects is really harshing the vibeThu, 20 Aug 2015 17:34:48 +0000American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past the creators of corn flakes and graham crackers for veggie burgers and not-dogsThu, 20 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Human Bones Found Near Pennsylvania Highway Could Be From the 1918 Flu construction reveals mass gravesiteThu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Follow a Piece of Luggage on a Rollercoaster Ride Through the Airport bag's journey through Amsterdam’s Schiphol AirportThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Medieval Chastity Belts Are a Myth probably chuckled just as much then about the idea as they do todayThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Banksy May Be Opening A Dystopian Disneyland Park elusive street artist’s take on Disneyland is chock-full of dystopiaThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:34:55 +0000Americans Used to Eat Robin Pie and Calf’s Foot Jelly food historian points out some forgotten favoritesThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:31:49 +0000Hummingbird Tongues Are Pumps, Not Straws tiny, quick pump mechanism lets birds slurp up nectar at a rate of 14 licks per secondThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:25:51 +0000Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Sleep Over at Versailles them eat cake (at a five-star hotel)Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:03:26 +0000Scientists Just Identified a Pinkie That’s Almost 2 Million Years Old it could be a major evolutionary breakthroughWed, 19 Aug 2015 16:01:01 +0000Black Holes Might Catapult Rogue Supernovas Into Space being fired from a slingshot at 4.5 million miles an hourWed, 19 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This is a Robot Taking a Leisurely, Terrifying Walk in the Woods humanoid robots have never been so relaxedWed, 19 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000The First Two Female Army Rangers Are About to Graduate completing a grueling course, two women have proved they have what it takes to join the Army's bestWed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Plants Might Move with the Moon Just as the Oceans Do with Tides researcher calls it the "leaftide"Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:30:25 +0000Go to the Moon for Less than $10,000! One Catch: Dead People Only’s the cheapest option yet for choosing the Moon as a final resting placeTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:46:39 +0000Why Airplane Seats Come With Barf Bags of the last remaining luxuries of airplane travelTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:25:59 +0000Elizabeth II Isn’t England’s Longest-Ruling Monarch Just Yet she's about to set a royal recordTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:24:22 +0000This Pesticide Doesn’t Kill Spiders, But It Does Mess With Their Heads because a chemical isn’t lethal doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous to other insectsTue, 18 Aug 2015 15:39:42 +0000Drone Racing Wants to Become a Professional Sport Drone Racing League just got $1 million from Miami Dolphins owner Stephen RossTue, 18 Aug 2015 14:30:55 +0000Future Antibiotics for Humans Could Come From Ant Fungus Gardens unique symbiotic relationship exists between leaf-cutter ants, fungi and bacteriaMon, 17 Aug 2015 18:40:29 +0000Why Satellites Are a Biologist's Best Friend tracking penguins to coral reefs, satellites are changing the way scientists study ecology Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Is Chocolate Milk the Next Sports Drink? all comes down to cowsMon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Why Humans Love Things That Fit into Other Things's comfort in unexpected orderMon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000When Will the Next Solar Superflare Hit Earth? year 2209 just got a lot scarierMon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Lightning Strikes Can Change Rocks' Atomic Structure research suggests that rock crystals melt under the intense force and heat of lightningMon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Cadavers Are Teaching Doctors to Be More Empathetic getting to know the person behind the cadaver, new doctors are honing the skills they'll use on living patientsMon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000A New Cooking Oil Can Be Reused 80 Times it make for better French fries and disrupt a worldwide black market at the same time? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:45:00 +0000The Color White Has a Dark Past race to wealth to cleanliness, the color's connotations have a long historyFri, 14 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000How a Hellish Road Trip Revolutionized American Highways, food rationing, and embarrassment may have prompted Ike to push for a better highway systemFri, 14 Aug 2015 18:05:00 +0000Would You Pass This 1910 Museum Curator Test?'t know how to steer a canoe? Instant failFri, 14 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Modern Life Could Be Making Dementia More Common is affecting people more and earlier than ever before — but is pollution the culprit? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000The European Space Agency Wants to Build a Moon Village soon, the hot new European vacation spot could have a great view of the planet EarthFri, 14 Aug 2015 15:10:00 +0000Dinosaurs May Have Lived (and Died) Among Ancient Daisies<i>Triceratops</i> loves me, <i>Triceratops</i> loves me not...Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000It's Strangely Difficult to Measure Big Explosions is it time for a makeover? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Why Infectious Tropical Diseases Are Returning to America, geography and economy are just a few risk factorsFri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000What Killed Over 134,000 Endangered Antelopes? are closer to an answerThu, 13 Aug 2015 16:30:00 +0000The World's Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Was Too Fragile to Read...Until Now 1633 book has now been digitizedThu, 13 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Why Coffee Makes Some People Poop's not the caffeineThu, 13 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000Watch a Robot Evolve's the mother of all robotsThu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Animation Is Made of Embroidery took a year and a half to create a short film using "embroidermation" Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Corals still haven't cracked the mystery of "white syndrome"Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:14:00 +0000Could a Door in King Tut's Tomb Lead to Nefertiti? could be more in Tutanhkamun's burial chamber than meets the eyeWed, 12 Aug 2015 17:10:00 +0000Falcons Can’t Fly Without Passports in the United Arab Emirates documents are helping stamp out smuggling for the prized birdsWed, 12 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000Scientists Are Still Baffled by Monarch Migration it comes to declining winter butterfly populations, something just doesn't add upWed, 12 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This is How Bread Takes Shape in Tajikistan poke, a slap, a prized traditionWed, 12 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Watch the Perseids Peak This Week's stunning meteor shower is sure to please stargazersWed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Modern Milk is Kind of Miraculous least in the USATue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend? over, Lara Croft: raiding tombs is an increasingly viable career in ChinaTue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Inside a Dutch Police Academy...for Rats rats are creating new job opportunities for their fellow rodentsTue, 11 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Do Animals Find Food? The Answer's in Their Eyes shape provides differing advantages to those who crave the hunt and those who hide Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Russia Might Own the North Pole to global warming, Russia has claimed a new ocean in the ArcticTue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot? pipes in the Bard’s backyard may retain traces of cannabis, but some historians remain skeptical Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries've been on the cutting edge of the English language since at least the 1500sMon, 10 Aug 2015 18:45:00 +0000Search Engines Can Sway Undecided Voters research uncovers "the search engine effect" and its potential to influence election outcomesMon, 10 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000Humans Evolved to Be Moved by Art research shows that while people respond to art for very different reasons, the ability to be moved in the first place is universalMon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Why Don't Balancing Boulders Fall During Earthquakes? interaction of nearby fault lines may lessen ground shaking around some balancing rocks Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000What's Next for the Animas River? efforts are underway at the river, which turned a bright orange-yellow after a catastrophic chemical spillMon, 10 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000This is the First Known Photo of the Smithsonian Castle the Smithsonian's 169th birthday, a glimpse into the iconic Castle's constructionMon, 10 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000Bats and Balloon Bombs: The Weird Weapons That Could Have Won WWII War II's lesser-known weapons were ingenious, indeedMon, 10 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Washing Machine of the Future May Use Beads Instead of Water new washing machine cuts down on water use with deep-cleaning polymer beadsMon, 10 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000