Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenTue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:02 +0000Researchers Find Mysterious Purple Orb in the Channel Islands creature stumped the team and could be a new speciesWed, 27 Jul 2016 18:56:43 +0000After Two Years, Lost NASA Spacecraft Phones Home the Deep Space Network, mission control has reestablished contact with the solar observatory STEREO-B Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:02 +0000Fifty Years Ago, This Photo Captured the First View of Earth From the Moon Earth’s view of itself changed foreverTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:21 +0000Why London's New Abstract Expressionism Show Is a Big Deal's a survey of luminaries from Pollock to De KooningTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaus newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000How the Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection’s not as simple as putting it through a scannerTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Ashes the sale of Capote’s earthy remains a gauche publicity stunt or an act worthy of the audacious author?Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:38:11 +0000Gulp: The World's Highest, Longest Glass Bridge Opens in China new bridge in Hunan's Zhangjiajie Forest Park overlooks the mountains that inspired AvatarMon, 22 Aug 2016 19:10:34 +0000Here's a Panoramic Glimpse of the Curiosity Rover's Next Destination to Murray Buttes. You are now free to rove about the landscapeMon, 22 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000Celebrating at Least 1,075 Years, This Pine Could Be Europe's Oldest Tree Bosnian pine stands in a forest of ancient trees in the Pindus MountainsMon, 22 Aug 2016 17:34:53 +0000Forget Bowling: Taiwan Has Shrimping Alleys Instead shrimp bars are one of Taiwan's tastiest trendsMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:52:12 +0000Summer Heat Turns This Siberian Lake Bright Pink it's not the only oneMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:30:00 +0000A Guide to Ancient Magic antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell awayMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Ranch Is Now a Museum with a car built “one piece at a time”Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:47:04 +0000Tree Rings Help Circle in on Dating Pre-History Events flares create spikes in the Carbon-14 of woody plants that can provide anchor years for more accurate dating of artifactsMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:25:02 +0000Scientists Have Found The Most Efficient Way to Hold a Coffee Mug it is a different storyMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Soon Everyone Will Be Able to Read NASA-Funded Research ready for a lot more space scienceMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Science Officially Debunks Chemtrails, But the Conspiracy Will Likely Live On panel of 77 atmospheric scientists and geochemists weigh in on the controversial streaks in the sky Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Rare Complete T. Rex Skull Found in Montana "Tufts-Love skull" will be cleaned and put on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:45:45 +0000Five Places Where Confederate Monuments Have Recently Disappeared (or Soon Will) University's decision to rename a building to "Memorial Hall" is just one of many ongoing effortsFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:10:08 +0000DOJ Will Say Goodbye to Private Federal Prisons facilities for federal inmates will be phased out—but state use of the practice remainsFri, 19 Aug 2016 17:34:55 +0000This Olympic Medal Is Even Harder to Win Than the Gold International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Does Climate Change Fuel Floods? It’s Complicated’s why that question is hard to answerFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:43:38 +0000Why This Rwandan City Bans Cars Once a Month’s #CarFreeDay is a first for AfricaFri, 19 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000Explorers Find Second Oldest Shipwreck in the Great Lakes merchant sloop <i>Washington</i> went down in a storm in 1803 on Lake OntarioThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:57:55 +0000Use the Phrase “Polish Death Camps” in Poland and You May Go to Jail, saying that Nazi death camps were Polish could earn you three years in prisonThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:18:29 +0000Ginormous Goldfish Are Invading Australian Rivers by their owners, the fish run rampant and impact the environmentThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:17:30 +0000Why the 1980 Olympic Village Is Now a Prison’s one way to deal with leftover infrastructureThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:59 +0000DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper AgeThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Begins believe the Nazis stashed an armored train full of gold and weapons in tunnels in Poland's Owl MountainsWed, 17 Aug 2016 17:23:33 +0000This 340-Million-Year-Old Ocean Crust Could Date Back to Pangaea believe they've found the world's oldest ocean crustWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:54:44 +0000The So-Called “Superhenge” Was Made of Wood, Not Stone research shows that the ancient structure was also taken down in a hurryWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:26:29 +0000Adorable Stubby Squid Found Off the Coast of Southern California aboard the E/V Nautilus happened across a particularly cute stubby squidWed, 17 Aug 2016 14:33:48 +0000Eerie Video Shows How Coral Bleaches video captures the coral's convulsions while it expels the algae that give it colorTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:51:26 +0000Highest Peak in South Dakota Renamed for Oglala Lakota Medicine Man federal board has officially changed South Dakota's Harney Peak to Black Elk PeakTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:09:51 +0000Finland’s Hot New Karaoke Bar Is a Public Library’t stop believin’ in the power of musicTue, 16 Aug 2016 15:37:49 +0000Part of Your Suntan Comes From Photons That Are Billions of Years Old bodies from beyond the galaxy for a bit of that golden glowMon, 15 Aug 2016 18:44:44 +0000Look Out New Yorkers: Hot Weather Makes Roaches Take to the Skies ew ew ew ewMon, 15 Aug 2016 17:58:00 +0000This Deadly Plant Virus Attracts Bees cucumber mosaic virus alters the scent of tomato plants to attract more bees to their ailing hosts Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:38:48 +0000Did the Ancient Greeks Engage in Human Sacrifice? remains uncovered at an altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion may confirm legends about human sacrifice at the shrineFri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:41 +0000There’s a Price to Pay for Saving Spots at Italian Beaches careful where you lay your towelFri, 12 Aug 2016 15:22:13 +0000Tourists in Hawaii Accidentally Discovered Ancient Petroglyphs stroke of luck on the beachFri, 12 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazi the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Librarians Have an Olympics, Too met brawn in a bookish competition for the agesThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:45:01 +0000First Humans Entered the Americas Along the Coast, Not Through the Ice mounts against the traditional story of early human migration through an ice corridorThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:42:54 +0000Fertility Problems for Man's Best Friend Could Spell Trouble for Man sperm quality has decreased likely from household chemical exposureThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:20:00 +0000Ancient Hominids Used These 250,000-Year-Old Tools for Butchery of blood on the prehistoric tools, suggest our ancestors had a much more varied diet than once thoughtThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:16 +0000World's Oldest Gold Object May Have Just Been Unearthed in Bulgaria small gold bead shows that Copper Age people in the Balkans were processing gold 6,500 years agoThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:21:05 +0000The Robe Volante, the First Comfortable Dress in France, Sells for $150,000 sweatpants of its day for courtiers, the style was a rebellion against the elaborate, corseted dresses of Louis XIV's courtThu, 11 Aug 2016 15:33:42 +0000Not So Fast: Here's Why That Chinese Elevated Bus May Not Be Quite What It Seems TEB is the latest iteration of a concept that's been "floating" for decades, but it has some big problemsThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:17:07 +0000Cupping Isn't the Only Strange Tactic Olympic Athletes Use to Get a Boost painful cupping "hickies" are only the start—athletes go to great lengths to gain an edgeThu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Sorry, Sweetie: American Bar Association Bans Sexist Language in Court a new rule, attorneys could be fined or suspended for using derogatory language while they practice lawWed, 10 Aug 2016 19:16:38 +0000Germany Is Reworking the Commission That Handles Restitution for Nazi-Looted Art lackluster track record and controversial comments led to a shiftWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:47:10 +0000Taiwan's Yehliu Geopark Is Like Disneyland for Rock Lovers mushroom-like mounds are some of the country's greatest geological treasuresWed, 10 Aug 2016 16:51:57 +0000Explore Far Out Views From Mars' Surface With Over 1,000 New Photos's the Martian "magic hour"Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:35:36 +0000NASA Accidentally Sold a Precious Apollo Artifact seemingly simple bag is at the center of multiple lawsuitsWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000When It Comes to West Nile Virus, Atlanta's Cardinals May Be Our Feathered Saviors research suggests the bright red birds are viral “super-suppressors”Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Researchers Discover the Blue Whirl, a New Type of Flame occurring fire tornadoes are scary, but a new clean-burning, controlled version could help clean oil spillsTue, 09 Aug 2016 19:41:11 +0000Why India’s “Iron Lady” Went on a Hunger Strike for 16 Years Chanu Sharmila resisted a draconian law with her own bodyTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:56:50 +0000Humans Still Threaten Endangered Condors to industrial byproducts and pesticides, birds face more contamination than their cousins inlandTue, 09 Aug 2016 16:53:33 +0000"New Lucy" Is Unveiled Nearby "Scary Lucy" in Lucille Ball's Hometown's a tale of two LucysTue, 09 Aug 2016 15:28:22 +0000Cute Sand Cat Spotted for the First Time in a Decade in the United Arab Emirates set out to photograph the elusive cat to help create a conservation plan for the endangered felineMon, 08 Aug 2016 20:24:56 +0000What Is the Role of the Emperor in Modern Japan? the role is ceremonial, abdication could mean a political battleMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:36:27 +0000Rare Maya Burial Temple Discovered in Belize at Xunantunich have uncovered the remains of a body and hieroglyphics that tell the story of the snake-head dynastyMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:01:56 +0000Bookworms, Rejoice: You May Live Longer a new study, readers showed "a survival advantage" over those who don't ever crack open a book Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:19:53 +0000Last Journalists Exit the Birthplace of Modern News 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stopMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:04 +0000These Meals Are Made of Paper spaghetti? Yes, pleaseMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:25:33 +0000This Museum's Giant Collection of Paper Peepshows Offers a Pinhole into the Past art pieces were created during the 19th and earth 20th centuries to celebrate coronations, world events and illustrate children's storiesMon, 08 Aug 2016 14:39:31 +0000Research Reveals How and Why Sunflowers Turn Their Golden Heads new study shows sunflowers have an internal clock and face east to keep bees and other insects happyFri, 05 Aug 2016 18:30:24 +0000Navy Bids Goodbye to “Blueberry” Uniform is <i>so</i> 2010Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:34:35 +0000Does a Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth? shows a cataclysmic flood occurred along the Yellow River 3,200 years agoFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:23:50 +0000Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Going to Be a Doozy This Year number of shooting stars could double this yearFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:34:25 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Library and his friends are clean, fluffy and filled with stories Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:16:31 +0000A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplace at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kingsFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:44:43 +0000An Insect Could Make Ash Baseball Bats a Thing of the Past invasive emerald ash borer is threatening the forests where Rawlings and Louisville Sluggers come from, putting the bats in jeopardyFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Take a Spin Around Mars in NASA’s New Rover Game the Red Planet without the risk of a multi-million dollar crashFri, 05 Aug 2016 11:30:00 +0000Scientists Uncover a “Hidden” Portrait by Edgar Degas powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough draftsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:31:47 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnest's West Pier comes back to a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000 World’s Climate Hit Extremes, Shattered Multiple Records in 2015 rising temperatures and ocean levels to record greenhouse gas levels, 2015 was a rough year for planet EarthThu, 04 Aug 2016 16:32:56 +0000Thieves Are Making Off With Millions of Dollars in Stolen Nuts's a hard case to crackThu, 04 Aug 2016 15:14:01 +0000One of the Earliest Images of Skiing Was Destroyed by Youths Trying to “Improve It” petroglyph was made 5,000 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Sorry, Soda: The U.S. Is Just Not That Into You will buy more bottled water than soda for the first time ever in 2016Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Meet Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlands forensic artist has recreated the face of a woman alive 3,700 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000EU Releases Its First Invasive Species Blacklist squirrels, raccoons and crayfish were among the prohibited speciesWed, 03 Aug 2016 19:48:56 +0000The First Private Lunar Landing Was Just Approved Express will head to Earth’s nearest neighbor in 2017Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:33:02 +0000Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russia man who designed the Nazi concentration camps switched easily between recording domestic life and mass murderWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:15:39 +0000The First Armed Art Heist in History Is Being Made Into a Movie <i>Ocean’s 11</i>, this isn’tWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:48:03 +0000California’s Joshua Trees Are Under Threat change could decimate the iconic tree for future generationsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:42:41 +0000The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinketsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:18:55 +0000This Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had a Rare Case of Arthritis like a bum legWed, 03 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000Taiwan's President Issues First Formal Apology to Nation's Indigenous Peoples Ing-wen is also setting up new programs and implementing laws to guarantee basic rights for native inhabitantsTue, 02 Aug 2016 17:33:18 +0000This Ball of Thread Is 3,000 Years Old it is simply held in the wrong way, the priceless artifact could crumble to piecesTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:51:10 +0000Future Deep Sea Mining Sites Are Bursting With Rare Marine Species area is full of rare metals, but a new study shows it's a hub for deep-sea diversity, tooTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:20:00 +0000Forget the Hive, Now Wild Bees Can Check in to These Swanky Hotels't six-legged guests also deserve the best bang for their buzz?Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:50:59 +0000Going Home Sick? Your Substitute Could Spread Disease More Widely it may seem counterintuitive, bringing in a sub isn’t necessarily the best solution Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:40:00 +0000Explore Some of the World's Deepest Blue Holes Dragon Hole in the South China Sea is now the "world's deepest" underwater sinkhole. Learn why these geologic wonders form in oceans around the globeTue, 02 Aug 2016 15:19:38 +0000The Evolutionary Reason Why Women Orgasm research suggests the female orgasm is tied to ovulation, not reproductionMon, 01 Aug 2016 20:25:46 +0000How Engineers Got a Vinyl Record to Play in the Stratosphere, it took notes from Carl SaganMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:51:46 +0000For Sale: 400 Awesome Vintage Boomboxes New Zealand aficionado is auctioning off his collection of iconic 1980s music machinesMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000A New Installation Turns the L.A. River Into Art river’s surreal landscape is the perfect place to make a statement about water useMon, 01 Aug 2016 17:21:20 +0000Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Miners boom in outlaw mining activity in the last five years is polluting rivers, poisoning people and destroying forests in the Peruvian AmazonMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000Summer Produce Could Last Longer With These Five New Technologies seek solutions to slow the inevitable process of decompositionMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:25:32 +0000Protesters Prevent Chinese Museum From Evicting a Family of Cats furry family is famous on the internetFri, 29 Jul 2016 18:37:13 +0000Chernobyl Might Get a Second Life as a Solar Power Plant nuclear disaster to renewable energyFri, 29 Jul 2016 17:49:22 +0000Tour the London of Yore With a Gigantic New Photo Map London Picture Map brings an old city to new lifeFri, 29 Jul 2016 14:39:19 +0000How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to Help End Slavery groundbreaking orator embraced newfangled technology to make her message heardThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:14:07 +0000Scientists Find New Type of Antibiotics Hiding in the Human Nose whiff of success could be just the beginning of many new antibioticsThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:19:54 +0000The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music<i>The Hubble Cantata</i> brings the stars down to earthThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:25:39 +0000Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Also Red Hot The giant storm pipes out temperatures over 2,400 degrees FahrenheitThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:09:10 +0000Gouda Find: Divers Discover 340-Year-Old Dairy Product in Shipwreck researcher compared the scent to a mixture of yeast and a type of unpasteurized cheese called RoquefortThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:59:39 +0000How to Spot Added Sugars's all in the wordingThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:44:14 +0000New Species of Beaked Whale Discovered in Alaska analysis and a washed up corpse confirm this a new dark-colored species of beaked whaleThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Track the Whereabouts of This Rare White Whale on Twitter beautiful creatures have long delighted those lucky enough to catch a glimpseThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Watch the Chincoteague Ponies Complete Their 91st Annual Swim nine decades, the local fire department has herded the horses from Assateague to Chincoteague Island to auction off the foals Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:02:05 +0000Walmart Once Pulled a Shirt That Said “Someday a Woman Will Be President” From Its Shelves Hillary Clinton was living in the White House, no lessWed, 27 Jul 2016 19:35:55 +0000Why Ancestral Puebloans Honored People With Extra Digits research shows having extra toes or fingers was a revered trait among people living in the Chaco Canyon, New MexicoWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:08:17 +0000Skip the Stench: Watch Three Massive Corpse Flowers Bloom Online tropical flowers only bloom once every four to five yearsWed, 27 Jul 2016 16:30:56 +0000Sadly, Eating Curry Probably Won't Keep You From Going Bald new survey sponsored by wigmakers equates correlation with causationWed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Civil Rights Legend John Lewis Won a Prestigious Comic Book Award <i>March</i>, Lewis brings his life story to a whole new generationTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:00 +0000Behold LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor of Life on Earth discoveries suggest life likely descends from the inhospitable environment of deep sea ventsTue, 26 Jul 2016 18:14:40 +0000The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaves with the Capitol and other iconic buildings in Washington, D.C.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:19:53 +0000Stunning Images Capture Peacock Spiders’ Flashy Colors and acrobatic, these tiny, vibrant creatures shake their tail fuzz in elaborate mating dancesTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:50:00 +0000Archaeologists Are Trying to Digitally Preserve an Ancient Cave Before It's Demolished 5th-century cave is in the way of an airport expansionTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:13 +0000The World Trade Center's Only Surviving Art Is Headed Back Home, but not broken, Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" will be reinstalled near its original location at Ground Zero Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:39 +0000Bloody Leaves Help Solve 82-Year-Old Royal Mystery Albert's untimely death sparked a range of conspiracy theories about the causeTue, 26 Jul 2016 15:37:37 +0000Why VHS and Five Other Formats May Live Forever final VCRs will ship later this month, but if recent history is any indicator, it doesn't mean the VHS format will vanish for goodTue, 26 Jul 2016 14:24:53 +0000Ancient "Poop Sticks" Offer Clues to the Spread of Disease Along the Silk Road parasites found within the 2,000-year-old-feces smeared on bamboo suggest more than commodities made the tripTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000For Kiwis' Sake New Zealand Declares War on Rats country unveils an ambitious plan to protect its national birdMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:33:05 +0000NASA Is Finally Digitizing the Viking Mission's 40-Year-Old Data more microfilmMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Italy Just Hosted the First Olympics-Like Competition for People With Down Syndrome unique competition drew 1,000 athletesMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:40:31 +0000This App Puts a Museum in Your Phone out and get some culture with a newly released app that gives art a smart spinMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000An Artist Will Slice Up a Peninsula to Remember Norway's 2011 Massacre"Memory Wound" will evoke the brutal losses of the July 22 tragedyMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:22:31 +0000War Correspondents Are No Longer Spies in the Eyes of the Pentagon Law of War manual removes references that equate journalism to participation in hostilitiesFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:25:49 +0000Researcher Discovers First Written Evidence of Laws of Friction in Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks scientific breakthrough was dismissed as a useless doodle—until nowFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:56 +0000Common African Union Passport to Allow Free Movement Across the Continent African Union unveiled a new passport earlier this week that will allow citizens to cross between its 54 member states without visasFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:55:35 +0000Police Request 3D-Printed Copy of a Dead Man’s Fingers to Unlock His Smartphone more guessing passwordsFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:35:25 +0000The Media Village at the Rio Olympics Is Built on a Mass Grave of Slaves Brazil looks forward to an Olympic future, it buries its pastFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Horrifying Sculpture Depicts a Human Evolved to Survive a Car Crash you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee itFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Why the Turtle Grew a Shell—It's More Than Safety armor may have developed for more than safetyFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000New Brain Map Doubles Number of Known Regions have found 97 new areas in the brain and expect to add even moreThu, 21 Jul 2016 19:34:08 +0000Museum Unveils Henry VIII's Flagship <i>Mary Rose</i> sank almost 500 years ago, but following more than 30 years of restoration, the remains of the warship are open to the publicThu, 21 Jul 2016 17:52:45 +0000Cave Graffiti Shows Natives and Europeans Had Early Dialogue in the Caribbean art from both Taíno people and Spanish explorers in a cave on Mona Island shows the two had some early cultural understandingThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:47:38 +0000Lucifer Has Long Had His Hands in Politics the earliest days of Christianity, people have accused their political rivals of being in league with the DevilWed, 20 Jul 2016 19:04:51 +0000This Classical Mandolinist Makes Music With...Instagram?“InstaConcerto for Mandolin and Orchestra” plays with a genre known more for its selfies than its chamber musicWed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Study Shows Primates Prefer a Little Booze With Their Nectar prosimian primates, the aye-aye and slow loris, show a preference for sugar-water with a higher alcohol contentWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:13:19 +0000Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind”Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:43:09 +0000After 6,000 Years of Farming, Barley Is Still (More or Less) the Same about an ancient grainWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:09:35 +0000Alexander McQueen Is Being Turned Into Leather late designer's DNA is part of a bizarre experiment in fashion ethicsWed, 20 Jul 2016 13:53:08 +0000Physicists May Have Finally Figured Out Why Knuckleballs Are So Hard to Hit with the help of a ball-throwing robotWed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Likely Norovirus Outbreak Strikes the GOP Convention’s a short-lived bug with explosive—and contagious—resultsTue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:23 +0000India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours than 800,000 volunteers planted saplings in public spaces in the state of Uttar Pradesh hoping to reduce greenhouse gases and reforest the countrysideTue, 19 Jul 2016 19:24:08 +0000These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Warned Against Giving Women the Vote are always those who resist societal changeTue, 19 Jul 2016 18:15:28 +0000Tides Trigger Tiny Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault spring tides trigger small tremors deep in the fault, revealing the fault's structureTue, 19 Jul 2016 17:51:23 +0000Kepler Just Found 104 New Planets Outside of Our Solar System anyone home?Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:36 +0000The World’s Largest Picnic Basket Faces an Uncertain Future fast decline of a kitschy landmarkTue, 19 Jul 2016 16:49:18 +0000Watch Historic Footage of Seven Consequential (and Cringeworthy) Convention Moments tidbits of political theater past must be seen to be believedMon, 18 Jul 2016 19:33:40 +0000Keep Your Eyes to the Sky for the Delta Aquarid Meteors This Month late-July meteor shower heralds the popular PerseidsMon, 18 Jul 2016 17:48:11 +0000Jane Austen’s Music Collection Is Now Online piano like a Darcy with nearly 600 Austen-approved tunesMon, 18 Jul 2016 14:28:44 +0000Unesco Names New World Heritage Sites art, irrigation and education add to the organization's growing list of sites worthy of protectionFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:27:29 +0000Five Things to Know About the New GMO Labeling Bill just passed a bill requiring GMO labeling, but it's not as straightforward as you might thinkFri, 15 Jul 2016 18:33:27 +0000Browse Though the Amazon's 12,000 Tree Species in This New Master List count 'em allFri, 15 Jul 2016 15:06:42 +0000Anyone Can Contribute to This Giant Poem...if You Can Find This Typewriter roving typewriter tries to capture New York's subconsciousFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:41:22 +0000Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Library’s a gardener’s fragrant fantasyFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:53:20 +0000Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings? new study suggests the old master also knew his opticsFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Mice Watching "Touch of Evil" Teach Scientists About the Mind's Eye tracking mice neurons, scientists hope to understand consciousness Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Watch Corals in Action With New Underwater Microscope Benthic Underwater Microscope opens up a whole new age of ocean explorationFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000No, China's Tiangong-1 Will Not "Rain Molten Metal Down Onto Earth"'s not spiraling out of control, and even if it was, it wouldn't enter the atmosphere until 2017Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000Meet Your New Librarian of Congress Hayden will make history as the first African-American in the role—and the first womanThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000Researchers Travel to the Amazon to Find Out if Musical Taste is Hardwired of the Tsimane tribe showed no preference between consonant and dissonate tones, meaning Western music is probably not biologically basedThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:04:56 +0000The Girl Scouts' Newest Badges Bring Art Outside designed and voted on the new badgesThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Meet William Merritt Chase, the American Master Coming Back into Fashion the turn of the century, Chase was one of the most well-known painters and teachers in the United States. A new exhibit revisits his revolutionary skillThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +000010 Downing Street’s “Chief Mouser” Is Keeping His Job Despite Brexit the Cat will outlast David Cameron at the Prime Minister’s residenceThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:42 +0000The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois And Booker T. Washington visualizations shed light on the living conditions of black people decades after the end of slaveryThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000New Zealanders Just Crowdfunded a New Addition to this National Park 40,000 people donated to buy Awaroa Beach and gift the site to Abel Tasman National ParkThu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000After 45 Years, the FBI Has Officially Stopped Looking for D.B. Cooper mysterious skyjacker got away cleanWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Breathtaking New Images Capture Failed Stars and Planet-Sized Objects Inside the Orion Nebula’s the deepest look into the nebula ever seen beforeWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Britain’s Most Famous Plundered Art Could Finally Go Home’s a new attempt to return the Parthenon marbles to GreeceWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000Impatient Islanders Create Google "Sheep View" won’t forget this unique look at the Faroe IslandsWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:34:04 +0000The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public renovations wrap up in September, the library at Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin University will debut an exhibition section for non-scholarsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:23:36 +0000Did Ancient Pacific Islanders Use Obsidian to Make Their Tattoos? team of Australian researchers think they may have found tools used to ink the ancientsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:05:29 +0000New Discoveries Double the Size of Ancient Greek Shipwreck Graveyard in the Fourni archipelago found 23 ships dating between 525 B.C. and 1850Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:57 +0000Before Pokémon Go, These Scavenger Hunts Were All The Rage"X" marks the spotWed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:16 +0000Van Gogh Cut Off a Lot More Than His Earlobe self-inflicted wound was even worse than most thoughtTue, 12 Jul 2016 18:01:12 +0000Here's What Malcolm X Thought About Race in 1964 revealing postcard to Redd Foxx is up for auctionTue, 12 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Secret Life of Urban Hedgehogs city-dwelling hedgehogs have adapted to metropolitan life, some need a little help to thriveTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:36:43 +0000Why Britain’s New Prime Minister Wasn’t Elected May will become the U.K.’s newest Prime Minister tomorrowTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:25:31 +0000New Dig Shows the Philistines Weren’t Such Philistines graveyard containing over 200 sets of remains is giving researchers their first deep look into the little-known biblical tribeTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Tragic Story of Dallas' First African-American Police Officer William McDuff was killed, it took Dallas 50 years to replace himTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000A Seattle Dump Just Got Some Clever Public Art rebar will make the Seattle North Transfer Station more beautifulTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Give Me a Drink, HAL: Artificial Intelligence Helps Design New Beer uses AI to guide its brewmaster's tweaksTue, 12 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000The Code That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon Just Resurfaced Online and Is Chock-Full of Jokes on GitHub, the array of in-jokes, pop culture and Shakespeare asides in the comments on the code show the human side of the projectMon, 11 Jul 2016 18:37:27 +0000 How an Anti-Lynching Banner From the 1920s and '30s Is Being Updated to Protest Modern-Day Violence artist took inspiration from the NAACP's iconic flagMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:53:21 +0000This Exhibit Captures the Magic of Being a Kid Metropolitan Museum of Art peeks into the idealized lives of kids pastMon, 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