Smart News | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smart-news/RSS feed for Smart NewsenThu, 08 Dec 2016 18:26:40 +0000This Artist Wants to Send a Sculpture of Your Laughs Into Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-wants-send-sculpture-your-laughs-space-180961295/#Laugh is on orbit to become the first art piece created in spaceTue, 06 Dec 2016 16:03:37 +0000A Controversial Museum Tries to Revive the Myth of the Confederacy’s “Lost Cause”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/controversial-museum-tries-revive-myth-confederacys-lost-cause-180960820/The ideology has been used to whitewash slavery’s role in the Civil War for generationsThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:35:23 +0000New U.K. Law That Would Pardon Gay Men Once Convicted of Sex Crimes Fails in Parliamenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/alan-turing-law-that-would-pardon-gay-men-once-convicted-sex-crimes-fails-parliament-180960874/The private member's bill will not go aheadFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:46:20 +0000Check Out New Pictures of Saturn From Cassini’s Latest Orbithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-new-pictures-saturn-cassinis-latest-orbit-180961360/New images of the ringed planet herald the spacecraft’s demiseThu, 08 Dec 2016 18:26:40 +0000Thousands of Snow Geese Die at Abandoned Pit Minehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/toxic-montana-lakes-kills-hundreds-and-maybe-thousands-snow-geese-180961356/Despite attempts to scare them away, thousands of geese landed on the acidic Berkeley Pit, which is full of toxic heavy metalsThu, 08 Dec 2016 18:14:30 +0000This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Trapped in Amber Hints at Feather Evolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amber-fossil-adds-new-dimensions-tale-dinosaur-feathers-180961355/The rare specimen provides new insights into how feathers came to beThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:37:12 +0000Only One Person Voted Against the United States Entering World War IIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jeanette-rankin-feminist-and-pacifist-never-apologized-voting-against-us-entering-world-war-ii-180961357/Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin's dedication to pacifism sprang from her personal brand of feminismThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:27 +0000Help the BBC Close Wikipedia’s Gender Gap http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-bbc-close-wikipedias-gender-gap-180961353/The Beeb’s hosting an edit-a-thon to improve the online encylopedia’s coverage of women Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:59:07 +0000How a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Could Help Future Robots Flyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-goggle-wearing-parrot-flying-through-lasers-could-help-robots-fly-180961336/By flying through a haze and lasers, Obi the parrotlet helped researchers figure out how much lift birds produceThu, 08 Dec 2016 15:10:22 +0000The Ancient Origins of Apple Ciderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-origins-apple-cider-180960662/The classic fall drink has a boozy history going back thousands of yearsThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Discover Cosmic Dust in the Grime of City Guttershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-pull-cosmic-dust-out-city-gutters-180961339/Usually only found in remote locations, a dedicated amateur scientist combed through pounds of urban debris to recover these space specksThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:44:25 +0000Bare Down There? New Study Suggests You’re More Susceptible to STIs http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bare-down-there-new-study-suggests-youre-more-susceptible-stis-180961337/Your pubic preferences could be linked to your sexual health Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:10:43 +0000Sleep-Deprived Drivers Can Be as Dangerous as Drunk Ones http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sleep-deprived-people-drive-badly-drunk-ones-180961341/Getting by on even slightly less sleep could put you at risk Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:30 +0000Thirty-four Years Ago, the First Person Died by Lethal Injection. It Was Controversial Then, Toohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirty-four-years-ago-first-person-died-lethal-injection-it-was-controversial-then-too-180961343/It was seen as more humane and relatively painless, but that's not certainWed, 07 Dec 2016 20:40:03 +0000Historic Photos of Baltimore Show the Real-Life "Hairspray"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historic-photos-baltimore-show-real-life-hairspray-180961342/<i>Hairspray Live!</i> fans, learn the history behind the beloved storyWed, 07 Dec 2016 19:58:08 +0000Oldest Community of Monks in U.K. Discoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-community-monks-uk-discovered-180961327/The find was thanks to a community training digWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:17:36 +0000Why There Won’t Be Any Monuments to Fidel Castro in Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-there-wont-be-any-monuments-fidel-castro-cuba-180961297/El Comandante had one last dictate Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:35 +0000People at the 1904 World's Fair Paid Half the Price of Admission for a Box of Cotton Candyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people-worlds-fair-paid-half-admission-box-cotton-candy-180961332/Celebrating cotton candy's sugary, innovative goodnessWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:37:58 +0000Scientists Finally Spot Giant, Slimy Sea Blob First Found Over a Century Agohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/snotty-sea-blob-missing-century-rediscovered-180961329/Discovered in 1899, the creature recently popped up in Monterey BayWed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:47 +0000The Washington Monument Looks Like an Obelisk Because of Egyptomaniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/washington-monument-built-egyptomaniacs-180961314/In the 1800s, America was desperate to look like it had been around for a while, so it was adopting old styles. Really oldTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:45:44 +0000Ever Wonder Why Encylopedia Is Sometimes Spelled Encyclopædia?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/encylopedia-used-be-spelled-encyclopaedia-because-letter-english-doesnt-have-anymore-180961328/Scribes added the ash to the Roman alphabet so they could phonetically spell sounds that Latin didn't includeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:31:08 +0000What Happened to America’s Most Precious Documents After Pearl Harbor? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-happened-americas-most-precious-documents-after-pearl-harbor-180961325/Librarians and archivists made sure the nation’s records didn’t become casualties of World War II Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:46 +0000Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gate-stolen-dachau-concentration-camp-recovered-norway-180961317/The metal gate bearing the slogan <i>Arbeit Macht Frei</i>was recently found outside the city of BergenTue, 06 Dec 2016 19:08:00 +0000Paris Is Selling Old Love Locks to Raise Money For Refugeeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/paris-selling-old-love-locks-raise-money-refugees-180961315/Putting clipped locks to good useTue, 06 Dec 2016 18:39:06 +0000Researchers Identify Queen Nefertari's Mummified Kneeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-identify-queen-nefertaris-mummified-knees-180961301/Found in 1904, new research confirms the mummified fragments in a Turin museum likely belong to ancient Egypt's beautiful and revered queenTue, 06 Dec 2016 17:16:55 +0000You May Not Have Rhythm, But Your Eyeballs Sure Dohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-may-not-have-rhythm-your-eyeballs-sure-do-180961306/Tracking eye movement gives researchers a peek into how the brain reacts to musicTue, 06 Dec 2016 16:26:07 +0000Archeologists Discover Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Pet Cemetery in Egypthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archeologists-discover-ancient-pet-cemetery-egypt-180961292/Containing 100 lovingly positioned creatures, the site suggests that the ancients could have valued their companion animals as much as we doTue, 06 Dec 2016 15:52:46 +0000Alan Turing’s World War II Headquarters Will Once Again House Codebreakershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/alan-turings-world-war-ii-headquarters-house-codebreakers-180961281/Bletchley Park is being revived as a cybersecurity training centerTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Are Over, For Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dakota-access-pipeline-protests-are-over-now-180961296/The Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not issue an easement to complete the pipeline, but the incoming administration could change courseMon, 05 Dec 2016 21:57:00 +0000Hawaii Faces Down Nearly Three Feet of Snowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-snowing-hawaii-three-feet-180961294/And more of the white stuff is on its way to the Big Island’s tallest peaks Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:44:24 +0000Comfort Foods Aren't Magic, But Memory Might Behttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/comfort-foods-arent-magic-memory-might-be-180961300/On National Comfort Food Day (yeah it's a thing), dig into the powers of food and how it makes us feelMon, 05 Dec 2016 19:16:06 +0000How Maps Shaped Shakespearehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-maps-shaped-shakespeare-180961194/An exhibition in Boston delves into historical maps to show how the Bard saw the wider world Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:58 +0000These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-photos-bring-womens-movement-life-180961283/<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:11 +0000When Women Weren't Allowed to Go to Harvard, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Brought Harvard to Themhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-women-werent-allowed-go-harvard-elizabeth-cabot-agassiz-brought-harvard-them-180961293/Unlike other women's colleges of the day, the Annex was intimately connected with HarvardMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:56:15 +0000Ambitious New Public Art Project Will Turn the Thames Into an Illuminated Canvas http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ambitious-new-public-art-project-will-turn-thames-illuminated-canvas-180961087/When <i>Illuminated River</i> launches in 2018, it will be the biggest such project ever undertaken Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:53:25 +0000Escape With a Virtual Ride on the World’s Steepest Train http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/escape-virtual-ride-worlds-steepest-train-180961275/Things are looking up (down, right and left) thanks to a 360-degree video captures a stunning Norwegian fjord Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:40:01 +0000Dallas Proposes the Country's Largest Urban Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dallas-proposes-countrys-largest-urban-park-180961256/A 10,000-acre Nature District could turn the Trinity River into the city’s centerpieceMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:24:22 +0000Construction Workers Uncover Ancient Elephant Bones Under L.A.’s Subwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-workers-found-ancient-elephant-bones-while-working-ls-subway-180961278/But it won’t slow the metro downMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:16:45 +0000Why Vegetarians Hate the U.K.'s New £5 Notehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-vegetarians-hate-uks-new-five-pound-note-180961261/The new currency uses a polymer that contains some animal fat, and it turns out at least 24 other nations use the same productMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000For 50 Years, This Swedish City Has Celebrated Christmas Season With a Giant Straw Goathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/50-years-swedish-city-has-celebrated-christmas-season-giant-straw-goat-180961259/And most of the time it meets a fiery endMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Listen to This Holly, Jolly (and a Little Creepy) A.I.-Penned Christmas Songhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-holly-jolly-ai-generated-christmas-song-180961248/A neural network at the University of Toronto wrote a holiday ditty based on an image of a Christmas treeMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Newly Discovered Pollinators Under the Sea http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-bees-underwater-pollination-180961277/The tiny crustaceans are challenging previous assumptions about how plants grow underwater Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000Unesco Just Added Belgian Beer to Its Heritage List http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unesco-just-added-belgian-beer-its-heritage-list-180961260/The move celebrates the tiny country's huge love of sudsFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:39:32 +0000Goodbye, Barrow, Alaska. Hello, Utqiagvikhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goodbye-barrow-alaska-hello-utqiagvik-180961273/The most northerly city has officially reverted back to the Inupiaq name for the settlement on the Arctic seaFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:29 +0000Massive Cluster of Sinkholes Found Deep in China’s Mountainous Northwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-sinkhole-cluster-found-deep-chinas-mountainous-northwest-180961269/The network of pockmarks is packed with old-growth forests and giant flying squirrelsFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:28:26 +0000There’s a Department of Government Ethics? What Does it Do?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-department-government-ethics-what-does-it-do-180961265/What is the agency weighing in on the incoming administrations potential conflicts of interest?Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:15:43 +0000English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/english-mass-grave-sheds-new-light-black-death-180961268/The burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plagueFri, 02 Dec 2016 18:53:20 +0000Remembering Barney Clark, Whose Ethically Questionable Heart Transplant Advanced Sciencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remembering-barney-clark-whose-ethically-questionable-heart-transplant-advanced-science-180961271/Three decades ago, a dentist agreed to receive the first artificial heart. And then things went downhillFri, 02 Dec 2016 16:22:39 +0000Yasir Arafat Museum Opens in Ramallahhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yasir-arafat-museum-opens-ramallah-180961226/The three-story building tells the story of the controversial Palestinian leader and includes artifacts like his Nobel Prize and views of his bedroomFri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:03 +0000Could Magic Mushrooms One Day Help Cancer Patients Face Down Death?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/could-magic-mushrooms-one-day-help-cancer-patients-face-down-death-180961264/Two new studies show the promise of psilocybin for patients with anxiety and depression Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:12 +0000Sixty-One Years After Rosa Parks Took a Seat in Montgomery, Protest Is Alive in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/61-years-after-rosa-parks-took-seat-montgomery-protest-alive-america-180961262/The civil rights leader likely would have approved of current activists' workThu, 01 Dec 2016 20:52:18 +0000India Inches Closer to Creating World's Largest River Networkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/project-would-create-worlds-largest-river-network-india-180961245/The plan to interlink rivers would connect up to 30 rivers via 30 canals and 3,000 damsThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:56:53 +0000One Hundred and Three Years Ago Today, Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly Line: His Workers Hated Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-hundred-and-three-years-ago-today-henry-ford-introduced-assembly-line-his-workers-hated-it-180961267/It was seen as one more way the automaker could exert rigid control over his employeesThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:32:55 +0000John Lewis’ Arrest Records Are Finally Uncoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/john-lewis-arrest-records-are-finally-uncovered-180961255/“Good trouble” led to real consequences for the civil rights agitatorThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:21:11 +0000The 'Flying Scotsman' Made Train History When The Speedometer Hit 100http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/flying-scotsman-made-train-history-when-speedometer-hit-100-180961257/The first locomotive to hit 100 miles per hour was billed as "The Most Famous Train in the World"Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:09 +0000You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper’s True Identity by Digging Through FBI Fileshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-help-track-down-db-coopers-true-identity-digging-through-fbi-files-180961254/A crowdsourced project is trying to identify the infamous skyjacker once and for allWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:40:38 +0000Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/risk-taker-evel-knievel-was-big-proponent-wearing-helmet-180961246/The daredevil still holds the world record for the most broken bonesWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:24 +0000Watch 32 Years of Our Changing Planet Unfold With Google Timelapsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-earths-new-tools-shows-32-years-changing-planet-180961251/A satellite-eye’s-view of growing cities and climate changeWed, 30 Nov 2016 19:45:55 +0000Women Won’t Register for the Draft After All http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/women-wont--register-draft-after-all-180961247/They’re gaining parity within the U.S. military—but women won’t yet be required to register for compulsory service in case of war Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:31 +0000Was the Speed of Light Even Faster in the Early Universe?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-speed-light-even-faster-early-universe-180961233/Physicists propose a way to test if light exceeded Einstein's constant just after the Big BangWed, 30 Nov 2016 17:26:46 +0000For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Laterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-person-ever-hit-meteorite-real-trouble-began-later-180961238/The "Hodges meteorite" brought problems to the woman it struck, but good fortune to at least one neighborWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:23 +0000Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-uncovered-ruins-reveal-70000-year-old-city-in-egypt-180961235/Ancient huts and tombs could be the final resting places of local elitesWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:32 +0000Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-case-made-burning-flag-legal-180961229/It’s a grand old flag—here’s why the right to burn it was affirmed in 1989Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:36:26 +0000How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalatedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-robert-mcnamara-came-regret-war-he-escalated-180961231/The 'architect of the Vietnam war' never formally apologized, but struggled with its consequences for the rest of his lifeTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:38 +0000In Its Final Hurrah, Cassini Will Swoop Past Saturn’s Ringshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cassini-about-swoop-past-saturns-rings-final-hurrah-180961228/The craft will take one last look at the ringed planet before diving into its depthsTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:10:36 +0000The Beloved, Baffling 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Rejected By 26 Publishers http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beloved-baffling-wrinkle-time-was-rejected-26-publishers-180961227/Author Madeleine L'Engle, whose birthday is today, almost quit writing before it was publishedTue, 29 Nov 2016 18:37:54 +0000Researchers Find Word Optimism Is Linked to National Miseryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-link-national-misery-negative-language-180961212/Even Pollyanna changes her tune in times of war and economic hardshipTue, 29 Nov 2016 17:46:20 +0000Why Xenophobia Is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-xenophobia-dictionarycoms-word-year-180961225/The word derived from Greek roots captured the zeitgeist of 2016Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:36:37 +0000A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/century-old-boston-christmas-tree-tradition-costs-canadians-big-money-180961210/Turns out that Boston’s city Christmas tree is a very valuable gift Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:49:26 +0000Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Betterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/feeling-down-scientists-say-cooking-and-baking-may-help-you-feel-better-180961223/A little creativity each day goes a long wayTue, 29 Nov 2016 16:01:23 +0000Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restoredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-17th-century-map-found-shoved-chimney-restored-180961217/Nothing like an antique document to block a draftTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000NASA Wants to Know What to Do With Its Astronaut Poohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-asks-public-what-it-should-do-astronaut-poo-180961211/The Space Poo Challenge is offering $30,000 for a system that can keep an astronaut clean and dry for 144 hours in a space suitMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:58:52 +0000There Are as Many Names for French Toast as Ways to Cook Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-are-many-names-french-toast-ways-cook-it-180961221/People have been enjoying the eggy bread treat since Roman timesMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:20:59 +0000The Forgotten Car That Won America's First Auto Race http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/The zippy roadster won America's first automobile race in 1895 with an average speed of 5 mphMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000Coconut Crab's Pinch Among the Strongest in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/coconut-crab-among-strongest-pinch-world-180961215/The unusual crustacean's pincer rivals the bite of a lionMon, 28 Nov 2016 19:39:19 +0000The Sticky Science Behind the Deadly Boston Molasses Disasterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-boston-molasses-disaster-was-so-deadly-180961209/Nearly 100 years after the massive molasses tank ruptured, scientists are finally sussing out how this tragedy occurredMon, 28 Nov 2016 19:06:20 +0000This Massive Martian Field of Ice Could Fill Lake Superiorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-martian-ice-deposit-could-fill-lake-superior-180961208/The frosty deposit could be a lifeline for future human explorers on the Red PlanetWed, 23 Nov 2016 20:57:47 +0000Stargazers Help Track Down a Freshly Fallen Meteorite in Western Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stargazers-help-scientists-find-freshly-fallen-meteorite-180961207/A network of cameras and smartphone apps are helping Australian researchers hunt for space rocksWed, 23 Nov 2016 20:05:24 +0000New Doping Tests Are Turning Past Runners-Up Into Olympic Medalistshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doping-tests-turning-past-runners-up-into-olympic-medalists-180961205/Over 75 medal winners from the 2008 and 2012 games have been busted for doping, scrambling the Olympic record booksWed, 23 Nov 2016 18:59:52 +0000Researchers Dig Into the Juicy History of Taming the Turkeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-dig-into-juicy-history-taming-turkey-180961192/Archaeologists talk turkey in two recent studiesWed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Head Transplant Patient Will Use Virtual Reality to Smooth Transition to New Bodyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-system-developed-head-transplant-patients-180961198/The controversial surgical procedure is currently scheduled for next yearWed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:00 +0000This "Perfume" for Toilets Could Help Improve Sanitation Around the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/toilet-perfume-could-help-improve-sanitation-across-globe-180961176/The odor-masking scent could help convince people to choose latrines and prevent pollution of waterways with wasteWed, 23 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Researchers Trace 300-Year-Old Lump of Poop to Danish Bishophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-trace-300-year-old-lump-poo-danish-bishop-180961195/The upper class contents of the little nugget suggests it likely belonged to Bishop Jens Bircherod or his wifeWed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000What Do Astronauts Eat on Thanksgiving? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-do-astronauts-eat-thanksgiving-180961197/It’s not as bad as you might think Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:29:36 +0000New Technology Shows Fetuses From the Inside Using Virtual Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-technology-shows-fetuses-inside-using-virtual-reality-180961193/It's a view that could change prenatal careTue, 22 Nov 2016 18:04:58 +0000Adopt a Piece of Space Junk and Learn About Its Dangershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/adopt-piece-space-junk-and-learn-about-its-dangers-180961190/An amusing project about a very real problemTue, 22 Nov 2016 15:42:27 +0000Homeopathic Remedies Now Require Disclaimers Saying They're Not Scientifichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/homeopathic-remedies-now-require-disclaimers-saying-they-are-not-scientific-180961183/The FTC recently announced a policy requiring alternative treatment labels to acknowledge the lack of scientific founding of their claimsTue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Mercury's Newly-Discovered "Great Valley" Puts Earth's Grand Canyon to Shamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/valley-twice-big-grand-canyon-found-mercury-180961180/The vast scar across the tiny planet is remarkable in itself—but it also reveals that Mercury may still be tectonically activeMon, 21 Nov 2016 21:42:37 +0000Police Spray Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters With Water and Tear Gas in Freezing Temperatures http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/police-spray-dakota-access-pipeline-protesters-water-and-tear-gas-180961179/Latest clash comes over access to a barricaded bridgeMon, 21 Nov 2016 21:39:02 +0000New York’s Upper West Side Has Its Own Whale http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-yorks-upper-west-side-has-its-own-whale-180961177/The mammal is on what seems to be an epic tour of Manhattan Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:11:17 +0000Florida Officials Will Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/florida-officials-will-release-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-fight-zika-180961175/The Florida Keys are the latest front on the war against the virusMon, 21 Nov 2016 19:30:52 +0000Crocodile Mummy Found Packed With Dozens of Smaller Crocodile Mummieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crocodile-mummy-found-packed-dozens-smaller-crocodile-mummies-180961172/The little critters escaped notice until high-powered modern scanners tackled the mummified remainsMon, 21 Nov 2016 18:00:18 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, the Titanic's Sister Ship Exploded While Transporting Injured WWI Soldiershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/100-years-ago-today-titanics-sister-ship-became-casualty-world-war-i-180961167/Bad luck seemed to follow the White Star Line’s infamous steam linersMon, 21 Nov 2016 17:08:07 +0000What Pilgrims Heard When They Arrived in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/documentary-theater-program-brings-back-sacred-sounds-pilgrims-and-native-americans-180961164/They came to America seeking religious freedom, but what did their prayers, and those of the local Native Americans, sound like?Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:22:02 +0000Researchers Dive Into the Science of London's Deadly Foghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rearchers-figure-out-science-behind-londons-deadly-fog-180961138/In 1952, up to 12,000 people died when acidic fog covered the city of London. A new study explains why it happenedMon, 21 Nov 2016 15:21:11 +0000New Dictionary Explains 45,000 English and Irish Surnameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-dictionary-explains-45000-english-and-irish-surnames-180961139/Using sources dating back to the 11th century, researchers have put together the massive Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and IrelandFri, 18 Nov 2016 20:54:46 +0000New Technique Could Supercharge Crop Productionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-technique-boosts-photosynthesis-crops-180961159/Proteins inserted into tobacco plants improved yields by up to 20 percentFri, 18 Nov 2016 19:36:23 +0000Over 40 Ancient Ships Discovered on the Bottom of the Black Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/over-40-ancient-ships-discovered-bottom-black-sea-180961128/Researchers on a geology survey in Bulgarian waters ended up discovering vessels from the Ottoman, Byzantine and Venetian empiresFri, 18 Nov 2016 18:42:25 +0000World’s Largest Herd of Origami Elephants Takes Over the Bronx Zoohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-largest-herd-origami-elephants-takes-over-bronx-zoo-180961161/People around the world folded the paper pachyderms to raise awareness of the elephants' plightFri, 18 Nov 2016 18:37:57 +0000The Newest National Landmark Is Chock-Full of Dinosaur Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newest-national-landmark-chock-full-dinosaur-history-180961158/The West Bijou Site is home to a snapshot of the dinosaurs’ extinctionFri, 18 Nov 2016 17:51:24 +0000Why a Congressional Commission Wants a National Women’s History Museum http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-congressional-commission-wants-national-womens-history-museum-180961156/Will the American Museum of Women’s History ever become reality? Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:06:04 +0000Australia Moves Millimeters In Tune With the Seasons http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australia-moves-millimeters-tune-seasons-180961157/A new study shows how far-off weather patterns affect the continent down under Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:39:22 +0000Google Makes Ledger Art to Celebrate Legendary Native American Author James Welchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-makes-ledger-art-celebrate-legendary-native-american-author-james-welch-180961153/In an exclusive interview with Smithsonian.com, artist Sophie Diao talks about what inspired today's Google DoodleFri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000How Bird Poop Could Help Keep the Arctic Coolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-bird-poop-helps-keep-arctic-cool-180961129/Researchers have discovered that ammonia produced from tons of seabird guano helps form low lying clouds that can partially block sunlightThu, 17 Nov 2016 19:40:15 +0000CRISPR Gene Editing Used to Treat Patient for the First Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crispr-gene-editing-used-treat-patient-first-time-180961136/Chinese scientists injected a cancer patient with T-cells modified to attack tumor cellsThu, 17 Nov 2016 18:43:10 +0000This 6,000-Year-Old Amulet Is an Ancient Metal Marvelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/6000-year-old-amulet-ancient-metal-marvel-180961135/Lost-wax casting is still used in modern manufacturingThu, 17 Nov 2016 18:06:21 +0000Lend Me Your Ears: A Tale of Evolution From a 5,310-Year-Old Corn Cobhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lend-me-your-ears-tale-evolution-from-year-old-corn-cob-180961133/Corn has come a long way since its grassy beginningsThu, 17 Nov 2016 17:07:56 +0000Collection of Fossilized Poo Certified as World's Largesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/collection-fossilized-poo-certified-worlds-largest-180961134/George Frandsen's 1,200-piece coprolite collection earns the Florida man a spot in Guinness World RecordsThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:10:28 +0000A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-racketeer-nickel-180961066/A fraudulent 5-cent piece dug up in Deadwood may not be very valuable, but its story is worth its weight in goldThu, 17 Nov 2016 14:37:16 +0000Global Emissions Plateaued for Three Consecutive Years. That Doesn't Mean We Can Relax.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/global-emissions-flatlined-three-consecutive-years-thats-doesnt-mean-relax-180961109/Several recent studies provided a glimmer of hope, but these developments alone won't halt climate changeWed, 16 Nov 2016 19:28:53 +0000One of Rome’s Most Famous Sculptures Has Been Vandalizedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-romes-most-famous-sculptures-has-been-vandalized-180961112/Bernini’s “Elephant and Obelisk” is missing part of its tuskWed, 16 Nov 2016 17:39:50 +0000Why the U.S. Government Brought Nazi Scientists to America After World War IIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/As the war came to a close, the U.S. government was itching to get ahold of the German wartime technologyWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:44:37 +0000The Colosseum Waits on Funding for Critical Repairs in the Fight Over Rome’s Subway Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/colosseum-waits-funding-critical-repairs-fight-over-romes-subway-system-180961082/Caretakers fear the row over the metro's overspending could endanger the ancient arenaWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:15:02 +0000What Cell Phone Grime Reveals About Lifestylehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cell-phone-grime-reveals-about-lifestyle-180961104/Chemical traces left on cell phones show what people eat, what drugs they take and even what cosmetics they useWed, 16 Nov 2016 14:35:23 +0000Meet the Zeptosecond, the Smallest Slice of Time Yet Recordedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/physicists-record-smallest-slice-time-yet-180961085/Using an two types of lasers, researchers measured the ejection of helium electrons with previously unheard of precisionTue, 15 Nov 2016 19:39:48 +0000Why Scientists Are Psyched About a River-Crossing Pantherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-scientists-are-psyched-about-river-crossing-panther-180961103/This big cat is the first female thought to enter the area in over 40 years Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:50:15 +0000ISIS Has Destroyed a Nearly 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Ziggurathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/isis-has-destroyed-nearly-3000-year-old-assyrian-ziggurat-180961101/The ziggurat of Nimrud was the ancient city’s central templeTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:54:53 +0000The Physical Stock Ticker Is a Relic, But Its Influence Reverberates Loudly Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-physical-stock-ticker-is-a-relic-but-its-influence-reverberates-loudly-today-180961092/On this day 149 years ago, the first digital transmitter debutedTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:10:05 +0000Five Things to Know About Gwen Ifill http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-gwen-ifill-180961088/The late, great reporter turned curiosity into a career that changed journalism Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:03:35 +0000Africa Just Got Its First Bike Share Programhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/africa-just-got-its-first-bike-share-program-180961086/Now you can get around Marrakech on a fleet of bicycles—no air pollution needed Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:01:59 +0000How Astronomy Cameras Are Helping British Muslims Schedule Morning Prayershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cameras-designed-astronomers-are-helping-british-muslims-schedule-their-morning-prayers-180961051/The cameras would help track exactly when the sun risesMon, 14 Nov 2016 18:11:29 +0000These Childhood Delights Just Made It Into the National Toy Hall of Famehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-childhood-delights-just-made-it-national-toy-hall-fame-180961079/<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, Little People and the humble swing are this year’s toy honorees Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:51:18 +0000Scientists May Have Figured Out How to Make Poison Ivy Itch Lesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-may-have-figured-out-how-make-poison-ivy-itch-less-180961076/Researchers identify a protein associated with itchy rash in miceMon, 14 Nov 2016 17:50:10 +0000New Underpass Helps New Zealand Penguins Cross Busy Roadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-underpass-helps-new-zealand-penguins-cross-busy-road-180961081/The blue penguin colony in Oamaru can now cross between their nesting area and the ocean without dodging trafficMon, 14 Nov 2016 17:20:39 +0000Tom Brokaw’s Historic Cache of Papers Will Be Preservedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tom-brokaws-historic-cache-papers-will-be-preserved-180961075/The broadcaster just donated his personal archive to the University of Iowa Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:43:28 +0000A Brueghel Painting Long Thought to Be Made by a Copyist Is Going on Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brueghel-painting-long-thought-be-made-copyist-going-display-180961072/Vindication for Pieter Brueghel the YoungerMon, 14 Nov 2016 15:06:12 +0000Shakespeare May Have Tailored "Henry V" for a Specific Theaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shakespeare-may-have-tailored-henry-v-specific-theater-180961077/Archaeological digs at the Curtain theater suggest it looked very different from the Bard’s usual venuesMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:48:50 +0000Why Seabirds Eat So Much Plastichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-seabirds-eat-plastic-180961056/A new study suggests that algae growing on plastic in the oceans makes it smell like dinnerMon, 14 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000A Massive Collection of Cat Art Is up for Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-collection-cat-art-auction-180961074/The results of an art teacher’s passion project are for saleFri, 11 Nov 2016 19:57:21 +0000It’s Back: La Niña Has Returned http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-back-la-nina-has-returned-180961073/What the phenomenon may mean for winter weatherFri, 11 Nov 2016 19:39:15 +0000Get to Know Man Mound, One of 10 New National Historical Landmarkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-to-know-man-mound-one-10-new-national-historical-landmarks-180961062/The Interior Department has designated new landmarks including James Merrill's house, a silent film studio and the only human-shaped effigy moundFri, 11 Nov 2016 18:53:36 +0000Perfectly Preserved Shipwreck Found in Lake Superiorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfectly-preserved-shipwreck-found-lake-superior-180961070/A team has found the The J.S. Seaverns which sank in Michipicoten harbor in 1884 with its hull intact and dishes still on the shelvesFri, 11 Nov 2016 18:38:07 +0000National Parks and Forests Are Free Todayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-parks-and-forests-are-free-today-180961065/Celebrate Veterans Day on public land Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:34:42 +0000The Biggest Supermoon in 68 Years Will Leave You “Moonstruck”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/next-weeks-supermoon-will-be-biggest-next-18-years-180961068/It hasn't been this close since 1948 and won't be again for the next 18 yearsFri, 11 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Forget Nature’s Majesty. These Photos Show Wildlife’s Goofy Sidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forget-natures-majesty-these-photos-show-wildlifes-goofy-side-180961063/Check out the winners of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsFri, 11 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Oskar Schindler’s Factory Will Become a Holocaust Memorial http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/schindlers-factory-holocaust-memorial-180961059/Long abandoned, the dilapidated factory is where the industrialist put over 1,200 threatened Jews to work during World War II Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:42:51 +0000Is the Endangered Species List Missing Hundreds of Species of Birds?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/endangered-species-list-missing-hundreds-birds-180961058/A new study suggests the IUCN's methods are underestimating the risks to many species, but the organization say the research is flawedThu, 10 Nov 2016 18:02:40 +0000New Delhi Scrambles to Curb Record Smog http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-delhi-scrambles-curb-record-smog-180961054/Will the measures be enough to help the smoke-choked city improve air quality? Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:04:25 +0000Why Humans Don't Have More Neanderthal DNAhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-reveals-why-humans-dont-have-more-neanderthal-dna-180961047/The mutations humans acquired from Neanderthals are slowly being purged from the genome overtimeThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:39:01 +0000Researchers Are Recording New York to Make it Quieterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-are-recording-new-york-make-it-quieter-180961038/A high-tech aural map could reduce noise nuisances throughout the city Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000U.S. Military Tests Brain Stimulation to Sharpen Mental Skillshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/military-tests-brain-stimulation-improve-members-mental-skills-180961039/Could electrodes one day replace pill bottles in the theatre of war? Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000What Happens to Obama's Social Media Accounts When He Leaves Office?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-happens-obamas-social-media-accounts-when-he-leaves-office-180961053/The White House and National Archives have come up with a strategy to smoothly transition the POTUS Twitter and other communications channelsWed, 09 Nov 2016 21:02:29 +0000Orlando Will Buy Pulse Nightclub and Create a Permanent Memorial http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/orlando-will-buy-pulse-nightclub-and-create-permanent-memorial-180961050/The city announced plans to take over the now-vacant nightclub where 49 guest were gunned down Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:05:04 +0000Four American Cities Voted for Taxes on Soda Last Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-american-cities-voted-taxes-soda-last-night-180961048/One step forward in tackling obesity in AmericaWed, 09 Nov 2016 19:02:36 +0000See the Cold War-Era Trains Berlin Is Bringing Back Into Servicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/berlin-bringing-cold-war-era-trains-back-service-180961041/The “Dora” is returning to the tracks of the U-BahnWed, 09 Nov 2016 18:59:45 +0000Europe's Oldest Polished Axe Found in Irelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europes-oldest-polished-axe-found-ireland-180961043/The 9,000-year-old tool shows that Mesolithic people had sophisticated burial rituals and even cremated their deadWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:55:45 +0000Naturally Formed Snowballs Cover Beaches in Siberiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/natural-snowballs-cover-beaches-siberia-180961036/Thousands have washed up on an 11-mile stretch of shore of the Gulf of ObWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:34:21 +0000The Louvre Has Restored "St. John the Baptist"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-louvre-has-restored-st-john-baptist-180961037/To clean, or not to clean?Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Diver Found Possible Inactive 1950 Nuke Off the Coast of British Columbiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diver-found-possible-inactive-1950-nuke-coast-british-columbia-180961040/The purported bomb was discovered by a man searching for sea cucumbersTue, 08 Nov 2016 20:27:52 +0000American TV Watchers Spend Over a Year of Their Life Channel Surfinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/it-can-take-year-your-life-find-something-watch-tv-180961026/As options of shows and ways to watch them increase, so does the time it takes to find something to watchTue, 08 Nov 2016 17:08:44 +0000Explore the Flickering, Forgotten Past of African-Americans in Silent Filmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-the-flickering-forgotten-past-african-americans-silent-film-180961034/An estimated 80 percent of silent movies with all-black casts are thought to be lost, but a new project is making sure the people who made them aren't Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:46:30 +0000Major Renaissance Painting Restored 50 Years After It Was Covered in Flood Watershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-renaissance-painting-restored-50-years-after-it-was-covered-flood-waters-180961028/Giorgio Vasari's "Last Supper" was heavily damaged during Florence's 1966 flood. Conservationists finally figured out how to save it Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:30:12 +0000Legal Dispute Over Maurice Sendak’s Epic Book Collection Gets Wild http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/legal-dispute-over-maurice-sendaks-epic-book-collection-gets-wild-180961018/A legal rumpus has concluded—but have concerns about the author's legacy only just begun? Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Today We Honor the Only Woman Who Ever Voted to Give U.S. Women the Right to Votehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/today-we-honor-the-only-woman-who-ever-voted-to-give-women-the-right-to-vote-180961029/100 years ago, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to CongressMon, 07 Nov 2016 21:27:13 +0000These Places Have the Nation’s Worst Roads http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-places-have-nations-worst-roads-180961027/Bumps and potholes are par for the course on more than two-thirds of America’s roads Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:17:34 +0000R.I.P., Dave the U.K.'s Largest Earthwormhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rip-dave-uks-largest-earthworm-180961025/Measuring 16 inches long and weighing an ounce, the worm pulled from a Cheshire garden has become a prized specimen at the Natural History MuseumMon, 07 Nov 2016 20:15:00 +0000A “Cursed” English Well Has Been Rediscoveredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cursed-english-well-has-been-rediscovered-180961019/An old photograph led archaeologists to the long-lost wellMon, 07 Nov 2016 18:29:27 +0000Why Certain Songs Get Stuck in Our Headshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earworm-begone-study-explores-why-certain-songs-get-stuck-our-heads-180961016/A survey of 3,000 people reveals that the most common earworms share a fast tempo, unusual intervals and simple rhythmMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:08:17 +0000Canada Can’t Figure Out Why the Ocean Floor Is Beepinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canada-cant-figure-out-why-ocean-floor-beeping-180961022/A mysterious sound has baffled residents of a far-flung hamletMon, 07 Nov 2016 14:56:51 +0000Library Launches Campaign to Preserve Shrines to Slain Dallas Police Officershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-launches-campaign-to-preserve-shrines-to-slain-dallas-police-officers-180961017/A fundraising effort looks to make remnants of the city's tragic shootings available for future generations Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:49:48 +0000New Digital Collection Unveils the Other Stories of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Creatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-digital-collection-unveils-other-stories-anne-green-gables-creator-180961015/<i>KindredSpaces</i> brings together kindred spirits interested in the life and legacy of Lucy Maud MontgomeryFri, 04 Nov 2016 16:51:46 +0000Hi-Res Photography Reveals New Details of the Centuries Old Aberdeen Bestiaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hi-res-photography-reveals-new-details-aberdeen-bestiary-180961011/Fingerprints, wear marks and other details show the beautiful manuscript was once a teaching tool, not a royal collectibleFri, 04 Nov 2016 15:26:14 +0000Five Things to Know About Walter Cronkitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-walter-cronkite-180961012/Over four decades of TV broadcasting, “Uncle Walter” defined a nation’s newsFri, 04 Nov 2016 14:46:12 +0000Hanging Out With Friends Makes Chimps Less Stressedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hanging-out-friends-makes-chimps-less-stressed-180960996/We all need somebody to lean onFri, 04 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Most Lithium in the Universe Is Forged in Exploding Starshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/most-lithium-universe-forged-exploding-stars-180961009/The recurring explosions of white dwarf stars produce the vast majority of this important elementFri, 04 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000This Is What the World Looked Like the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Serieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-is-what-the-world-looked-like-last-time-cubs-won-world-series-180961013/Here are 10 ways life was different in 1908Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:35:54 +0000Stunning Images Capture the Carina Nebula's "Pillars of Destruction"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/telescope-captures-stunning-images-pillars-destruction-carina-nebula-180961003/Caught by ESO's Very Large Telescope, the ten pillars of gas and dust are a hazy star nursery 7,500 light years awayThu, 03 Nov 2016 18:24:53 +0000Aboriginal Australians Lived In Country's Interior 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aboriginal-australians-lived-countrys-interior-10000-years-earlier-thought-180961006/Excavations at a rock shelter in the Flinders Range shows people were there 49,000 years ago, hunting megafauna and developing new toolsThu, 03 Nov 2016 18:17:06 +0000Astronomers Just Watched an Asteroid Skim Through Earth’s Shadowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-just-watched-asteroid-skim-through-earths-shadow-180961001/The short video was tricky to shootThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:49:22 +0000How Experts Are Digitizing Ancient Manuscriptshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-experts-are-digitizing-ancient-manuscripts-180960685/Digital preservation is more work than it might seemThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:37:59 +0000Six-Lane Highway Threatens Nigeria's Last Rainforestshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/six-lane-highway-threatens-nigerias-last-rainforests-180960997/A proposed project in Cross River State would cut through protected areas and threaten endangered species like the Cross River gorillaWed, 02 Nov 2016 19:11:14 +0000What to Make of Renewed Claims That Amelia Earhart Died as a Castawayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-photo-amelia-earharts-arms-could-uncover-her-fate-1-180960995/Reexamination of data from a 1940 skeleton, suggests that the long forearms may match those of the missing aviatorWed, 02 Nov 2016 18:03:47 +0000Four Stunning Exhibitions From Scotland’s Recently Closed Inverleith Househttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-stunning-exhibitions-scotlands-recently-closed-inverleith-house-180960847/After 30 years, funding cuts caused one of Edinburgh’s most popular public art galleries to shut its doorsWed, 02 Nov 2016 18:00:00 +0000Demand for Coffee Hits Record High as Global Supply Tightenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/demand-coffee-record-high-global-supply-tightens-180960987/Millennials have led the surge in java consumptionWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:44:58 +0000An Artist Is Building a Parthenon of Banned Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-building-parthenon-banned-books-180960923/More than 100,000 books will become a monument to intellectual freedom in Germany next yearWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Oil Drilling Could Be to Blame for Devastating 1933 California Quake and Othershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oil-drilling-may-have-caused-some-20th-century-quakes-la-180960986/Human-induced earthquakes could be much older than once thoughtWed, 02 Nov 2016 16:10:09 +0000Visually Impaired People Can Now Explore Andy Warhol’s Work With Their Ears and Fingershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/visually-impaired-people-can-now-explore-andy-warhols-work-their-ears-180960935/"Out Loud" adds depth to an artist obsessed with the surface of thingsWed, 02 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Canary Islands Selected as Alternative Spot for the Thirty Meter Telescopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirty-meter-telescope-might-end-canary-islands-instead-hawaii-180960982/This alternate fate could help smooth tensions over the embattled instrumentWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:21:21 +0000Britain’s First Robot Lives Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britains-first-robot-lives-again-180960886/A recreation of the spark-spitting Eric the Robot is once again delighting audiencesWed, 02 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Spinach: The Superfood That Could Help Detect Bombshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-spinach-can-detect-bombs-180960981/Now more than Popeye’s favorite food, carbon nanotubes are turning the leafy green into a bomb detectorTue, 01 Nov 2016 19:58:28 +0000Why We Call the Axis Powers the Axis Powershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-we-call-axis-powers-axis-powers-180960980/On this day in 1936, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared an axis between Berlin and Rome, coining a term that would be used by both sides in WWIITue, 01 Nov 2016 18:34:36 +0000Pope Francis Isn’t Using His Summer House, so the Vatican Is Letting the Public inhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pope-francis-isnt-using-his-summer-house-so-vatican-letting-public-in-180960883/Get a rare look at the pope’s luxurious vacation homeTue, 01 Nov 2016 17:32:23 +0000The Oldest-Known Carving of the 10 Commandments Is Going up for Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-known-carving-10-commandments-going-auction-180960949/But the buyer won’t be able to take it homeTue, 01 Nov 2016 16:29:57 +0000Why Japan Is Asking Foreigners About Racismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-japan-asking-foreigners-about-racism-180960956/Just how widespread is racism in Japan? An unprecedented survey aims to find outTue, 01 Nov 2016 15:07:43 +0000Chill Ways to Recycle Last Year's Snowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chill-ways-recycle-last-years-snow-180960954/Let it snow!Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000How Giant Rats Could Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade From Squeaking Byhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-giant-rats-could-fight-illegal-wildlife-trade-180960925/The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently awarded grants for some innovative ways to combat wildlife tradeTue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000Walls of "Jesus' Tomb" Exposed for the First Time in Centuries http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/walls-jesus-tomb-exposed-first-time-centuries-180960953/During repair work, archaeologists removed the marble slabs that covered the walls of the limestone cave where Jesus was purportedly laid after crucifixionMon, 31 Oct 2016 20:38:24 +0000A Fish Prized Among King Henry's III's Court Could Soon Swim Back Into British Watershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kings-favorite-fish-could-soon-return-british-waters-180960976/Fish passes will allow shad to finally return to their historic spawning groundsMon, 31 Oct 2016 19:49:28 +0000Space Makes Astronauts Grow Taller, But It Also Causes Back Problemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/space-makes-astronauts-grow-taller-and-also-backs-180960922/The inches gained during long stays in space don't stick around once the adventurers return to EarthMon, 31 Oct 2016 18:46:45 +0000Are You Descended From Witches? New Digital Document Could Help You Find Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/are-you-descended-witches-new-digital-document-could-help-you-find-out-180960952/The Wellcome Library manuscript lists people accused of witchcraft during the Scottish witch panic of 1658-1662Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:58:56 +0000Join an English Scavenger Hunt for Spooky, Supernatural Scratches http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/join-english-scavenger-hunt-spooky-supernatural-scratches-180960945/"Witch marks" are all over old buildings in England—and this Halloween, a preservation group is calling on the public to help document themMon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000World's Largest Marine Sanctuary Declared Off Coast of Antarcticahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-largest-marine-reserve-declared-antarctica-180960943/The 25 parties to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources voted to protect 600,000 square miles of the Ross SeaFri, 28 Oct 2016 19:12:15 +0000 133-Million-Year-Old Pebble Discovered to Be First Fossilized Dinosaur Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-first-bit-fossilized-dinosaur-brain-180960941/Found on a beach in England, the small fossil contains blood vessel, cortex and part of the membrane that surrounds the brainFri, 28 Oct 2016 16:32:13 +0000Scientists Find That Frankenstein’s Monster Could Have Wiped Out Humanityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-find-frankensteins-monster-could-have-wiped-out-humanity-180960936/Thank goodness his creator never finished his proposed girlfriendFri, 28 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000New Patch Could Help Reduce Peanut Allergieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-patch-could-help-reduce-peanut-allergies-180960930/A new study shows that a transdermal patch delivering tiny doses of peanut protein could help allergy sufferers tolerate larger exposure to peanutsFri, 28 Oct 2016 15:34:22 +0000Retro-Futuristic "House of Tomorrow" Declared a National Treasurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/retro-futuristic-house-tomorrow-declared-national-treasure-180960893/The property in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is seeking $2 million to return it to its 1933 World's Fair gloryFri, 28 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About Evangelical Cartoonist Jack Chickhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-jack-chick-evangelical-cartoonist-180960917/The controversial artist died after 50 years of publishing comicsFri, 28 Oct 2016 14:24:41 +0000National Geographic’s Iconic “Afghan Girl” Arrested in Pakistanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-geographics-iconic-afghan-girl-arrested-180960928/Sharbat Gula was recently detained on charges of having a fake I.D.Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:42:00 +0000New Method Could Store Massive Amounts of Data in Diamond Defectshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-diamonds-store-data-180960932/Scientists use lasers to probe the gem's flaws, creating data storage that could potentially last foreverThu, 27 Oct 2016 19:05:35 +0000Genetic Sleuthing Clears “Patient Zero” of Blame for U.S. AIDS Epidemichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-long-blamed-bringing-aids-us-didnt-180960929/Scientists debunk the myth of the man once thought to have brought the virus to the statesThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:46 +0000A Brief History of Wizard Rockhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-wizard-rock-180960888/This Halloween, check out a genre devoted to Harry Potter's Wizarding WorldThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Swirling Storm Above Saturn’s North Pole Changed Colorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swirling-storm-saturns-north-pole-has-switched-colors-180960927/The years-long shift may be a sign of changing seasonsThu, 27 Oct 2016 15:13:50 +0000How Hacking Neural Networks Can Help Amputees Flawlessly Crack an Egghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-crack-code-how-brain-distinguishes-intensity-touch-180960916/By tapping into the body's nervous system, researchers could create touch-sensitive prostheticsWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000Jive to the Academic Beat With This Year's "Dance Your Ph.D." Winnershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/winners-annual-dance-your-phd-competition-announced-180960921/Sometimes explaining complex scientific research requires a cow doing the worm, glittering e. coli and an immune cell with a killer plie Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:20:53 +0000Magnificent Millipede Has 414 Legs and Four Peniseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-has-414-legs-and-4-penises-180960913/Meet <i>Illacme tobini,</i> a newly described species of millipede discovered in a cave in Sequoia National Park Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:57:44 +0000The Vatican Just Banned Scattering Asheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vatican-just-banned-scattering-ashes-180960907/A new doctrinal rule requires Roman Catholics to store cremains at cemeteriesTue, 25 Oct 2016 19:19:08 +0000Dragged-Out Drought May Make for Fainter Fall Foliagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fall-may-seem-duller-year-due-drought-180960904/Parched conditions in New England equal milder colors Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:55:27 +0000What to Know About Shakespeare's Newly Credited Collaborator Christopher Marlowehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-know-shakespeares-newly-credited-collaborator-chistopher-marlowe-180960902/Textual analysis convinced the editors of <i>The New Oxford Shakespeare</i> to make Marlowe a co-author on the "Henry VI" plays, parts 1, 2 and 3Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:34:53 +0000Two-Million-Year-Old Jaw Has a Lot to Say About the Origins of Human Handednesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-right-handed-human-fossils-say-about-their-brains-180960906/Scientists have discovered one of the earliest examples of handedness in an ancient humanTue, 25 Oct 2016 18:00:26 +0000Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatricehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italian-preservationists-save-900-artworks-ruins-earthquake-struck-amatrice-180960899/The “Blue Helmets” spent months scouring rubble for priceless piecesTue, 25 Oct 2016 17:04:55 +0000Pediatricians Switch Up Screen Time Rules for Totshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pediatricians-switch-how-limit-screen-time-tots-180960882/Doctors say there’s no “one size fits all” approach to introducing kids to technologyMon, 24 Oct 2016 17:49:37 +0000American Scientists Took the First Photo of Earth From Space Using Nazi Rockets http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/70-years-ago-today-nazi-rockets-and-american-scientists-took-first-photo-earth-space-180960890/70 years ago, researchers at White Sands Missile Base strapped a movie camera to a V2 rocket to get a bird's-eye view of our planet Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:27:44 +0000Kids Ditch Princess Costumes in Favor of Superheroes This Halloweenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kids-ditch-princess-costumes-favor-superheroes-180960871/For the first time in over a decade, princesses falter on the chartsMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:40:42 +0000If You Want to Adopt a Black Cat, You May Have to Wait Until Halloween Is Overhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-you-want-adopt-black-cat-you-may-have-wait-until-halloween-is-over-180960868/Why some adoption centers wait till after the spooky season to give some kitties a homeMon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Hijacked Tobacco Plants to Make Malaria Drugshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-figured-out-how-hijack-tobacco-plants-make-malaria-drugs-180960877/A promising new advance could make the world's best anti-malarial drug more widely availableMon, 24 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Just Discovered a Missing Link Between San Francisco’s Faultshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-study-finds-two-faults-san-francisco-are-actually-one-180960881/Two of California's most active fault lines appear to be a 118-mile-long fault insteadFri, 21 Oct 2016 19:13:40 +0000London's Natural History Museum Selects Best Wildlife Photos of the Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/londons-natural-history-museum-selects-best-wildlife-photos-year-180960878/From crows in the local park, to fish in the Pacific and lions in Africa, this year's images show the variety and beauty of life on earthFri, 21 Oct 2016 19:00:14 +0000Iggy Pop Bares More Than Abs in New Art Exhibition About Masculinityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/iggy-pop-bares-more-than-abs-in-new-art-exhibition-about-masculinity-180960876/Punk meets pencil in an art show that examines the portrayal of masculinity throughout the centuriesFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:58:54 +0000Scientists Stumble on a New Way to Tackle Carbon Emissions: Turn It Into Alcoholhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-stumble-new-way-tackle-carbon-emissions-turn-it-alcohol-180960834/A surprising new use for nanotechnology essentially reverses combustionFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:21:22 +0000Italy Has a Free Wine Fountain http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italy-has-free-wine-fountain-180960823/Quench your thirst with what could be the world's most welcome glass of wineFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000This Breathtaking Map Traces Hydrogen Throughout the Milky Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/map-leads-way-milky-ways-hydrogen-atoms-180960873/Scientists have made the most detailed map of our home galaxy’s hydrogen currently possibleThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:56:42 +0000Neanderthals May Have Given Us Both Good Genes and Nasty Diseaseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-studies-show-neanderthals-gave-us-some-good-genes-and-nasty-diseases-180960870/DNA analysis shows ancient hominds transmitted genes that may have helped us adapt quicker to Europe and Asia. They also gave us HPV.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:01:51 +0000First Dinosaur Fossils Discovered in Alaska's Denali National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-dinosaur-fossils-discovered-denali-national-park-180960867/Paleontologists found four small fragments of dino fossils, proving the acidic soil 70 million years ago could have preserved bonesThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:06:56 +0000Schiaparelli Mars Lander Likely Crashed on Descenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/european-mars-lander-likely-crashed-descent-180960866/The European Space Agency lost contact with the Schiaparelli probe after it jettisoned its heat shield and deployed its parachuteThu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:32 +0000How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War Ihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-poppy-came-symbolize-world-war-i-180960836/Red blooms help the world commemorate a bloody warThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:25 +0000Cave Paintings Help Unravel the Mystery of the ‘Higgs Bison'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-cave-art-helped-dig-new-animal-species-180960833/The hybrid bovine has been a missing link in the ancestral tree of modern European bisonWed, 19 Oct 2016 19:19:53 +0000How Many Comedy Writers Does It Take to Help A.I. Tell a Funnier Joke?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/comedy-writers-ai-funnier-joke-180960759/Jokesters from Pixar and <i>the Onion</i> are on the case to make artificial intelligence seem more humanWed, 19 Oct 2016 19:00:07 +000010,000 Scrotum Frogs Found Dead Near Lake Titicacahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scrotum-frogs-found-dead-lake-titicaca-180960835/Over 10,000 of the world's largest water frogs were found dead along the Coata River, a tributary of the heavily polluted lakeWed, 19 Oct 2016 18:06:54 +0000What to Know About NASA's Historic Astronaut Beach Househttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hurricane-matthew-damages-nasas-historic-astronaut-beach-house-180960810/The famous bungalow is on track to be repaired by 2018 when SpaceX is hoped to launch humans into space once againWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:46:07 +0000The History of Presidential Politics' Most Important Dinner Date http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/history-presidential-politics-most-important-dinner-date-180960818/For decades, the Al Smith Dinner has helped Catholic voters dine and decideWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:49:43 +0000Prize-Winning Photos Capture the Big Beauty of a Microscopic Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/awesome-photos-show-how-science-intersects-art-microscopic-level-180960814/Nikon's Small World Photography Competition celebrates the gorgeous details of natureWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:01:00 +0000A Skeleton Found in a Castle Could Be the Key to Cracking a 17th-Century Cold Casehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-found-castle-could-be-key-solving-17th-century-cold-case-180960813/A murder mystery complete with royal intrigueTue, 18 Oct 2016 18:49:09 +0000Did a Comet Set Off Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-comet-set-global-warming-56-million-years-ago-180960799/Tiny glass beads found in New Jersey and Bermuda suggest this dramatic warming period began with an impactTue, 18 Oct 2016 18:41:32 +0000Goodbye, Jia Jia: World's Oldest Captive Panda Dies at Age 38http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goodbye-jia-jia-worlds-oldest-captive-panda-dies-age-38-180960819/Throughout her long life, Jia Jia helped the dwindling number of pandas bounce backTue, 18 Oct 2016 17:36:22 +0000Hungry for Morel Mushrooms? Head to Yosemitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hungry-morel-mushrooms-head-yosemite-180960806/It turns out that the shriveled shrooms love forests ravaged by fireTue, 18 Oct 2016 16:19:27 +0000Archaeologists Detect Two Previously Unknown Cavities Beneath Giza’s Great Pyramidhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-detect-two-previously-unknown-cavities-beneath-gizas-great-pyramid-180960809/But don't get too excited just yetTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:53:39 +0000Uranus May Have Been Hiding Two Moonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/uranus-may-have-two-hidden-moons-180960811/Researchers spotted ripples in the planet's rings, which may be tracks left from two tiny moonsTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:56:04 +0000Countries Agree to Cut Harmful Refrigerants: What You Need to Knowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-kigali-agreement-180960807/Over the weekend, nearly 200 nations agreed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a super greenhouse gas used in air conditioners and refrigerators Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:26:48 +0000An Artist Blanketed Bogota’s Bolívar Square With the Names of Victims of Colombia’s Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-blanketed-bogotas-bolivar-square-names-victims-colombias-civil-war-180960798/Remembering the dead as the country struggles to make peaceMon, 17 Oct 2016 18:59:09 +0000China Now Has a 20th-Century Architectural Heritage Listhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-now-has-20th-century-architectural-heritage-list-180960805/A country with an uneasy relationship to its past will preserve 98 buildings of the 20th century for future generationsMon, 17 Oct 2016 17:27:44 +0000Five Things to Know About the Schiaparelli Probe Heading for a Touchdown on Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-schiaparelli-probe-180960803/A lot is riding on the European Space Agency’s first Mars landerMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:29:00 +0000Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/reach-out-and-touch-version-klimts-kiss-180960769/A 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artworkMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:08:52 +0000New Art Exhibition Celebrates 5,000 Years of Syria's Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-art-exhibition-celebrates-syrias-history-180960683/Syria is more than just a refugee crisisMon, 17 Oct 2016 14:46:52 +0000Craters Are Forming on the Moon Faster Than Anyone Predictedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/moon-getting-new-craters-faster-anyone-predicted-180960800/New research digs into the changes on the pockmarked lunar surfaceMon, 17 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Creating an Atlas of Human Cellshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-are-creating-atlas-human-cells-180960794/The Human Cell Atlas will boldly go where science, surprisingly, hasn’t gone beforeMon, 17 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000There Are Ten Times as Many Galaxies as Previously Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-are-10-times-many-galaxies-previously-thought-180960796/By these latest estimates, two trillion galaxies are scattered throughout the vast universeFri, 14 Oct 2016 19:43:38 +0000China Will Finally Release the Last Tiananmen Square Prisonerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-will-finally-release-last-tiananmen-square-prisoner-180960797/Miao Deshun has been in prison for the majority of his lifeFri, 14 Oct 2016 18:59:32 +0000Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-greeks-help-sculpt-chinas-terracotta-warriors-180960771/New analysis and DNA evidence suggests the 8,000 life-sized figures in emperor Qin Shi Huang's necropolis owe their inspiration to the GreeksFri, 14 Oct 2016 16:45:01 +0000What to Know Now That the King of Thailand Has Diedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-to-know-now-king-thailand-has-died-180960773/Political uncertainty and potential unrest follows the death of the beloved Bhumibol AdulyadejFri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:32 +0000Commercial Modules Are Coming to the International Space Station. But You Can't Visit Anytime Soonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/commercial-modules-are-coming-iss-you-wont-be-able-visit-anytime-soon-180960767/Small, slow steps for private spaceflightFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:42:06 +0000Antarctic Fossil Suggests Ancient Birds Honked Not Sanghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-dinosaurs-sound-birds-new-study-suggests-no-180960766/Recent analysis of two fossils provides the first evidence of ancient noisemakers Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About Bob Dylanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-bob-dylan-180960763/When it comes to awards, the times are a' changin'—and now the iconic musician is a Nobel laureateThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:37 +0000Many of NASA's Recent Successes Actually Date Back to the Bush Administrationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-recent-success-date-bush-administration-180960744/Some leaps, launches and grand plans for the futureThu, 13 Oct 2016 17:56:53 +0000Discover One of History’s Most Ambitious Mapshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/discover-secrets-one-historys-most-ambitious-maps-180960728/Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 map was the oldest document to use "America" to describe the body of land between Africa and AsiaThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:50:16 +0000It’s 2016. Here’s How Hungry the World Ishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-2016-heres-how-hungry-world-180960755/More than 21 percent of the developing world is in “serious” need of food, according to a new reportThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:06:35 +0000Say Hello to Our Solar System’s Newest Dwarf Planethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/say-hello-our-solar-systems-newest-dwarf-planet-180960758/Spotting the dwarf planet could help in the search for Planet NineThu, 13 Oct 2016 15:45:03 +0000Capsules Reveal Once Highly Classified Pieces of WWII Air Campaignhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/time-capsule-reveals-once-highly-classified-pieces-wwii-air-campaign-180960754/Two shipping barrels opened by the Commemorative Air Force contain one of the more intriguing technologies of the second world warThu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Feeding Silkworms Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Makes Super-Tough Silkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/feeding-caterpillars-carbon-nanotubes-makes-super-tough-silk-180960752/A diet rich in graphene or carbon nanotubes causes the creatures to produce a fiber twice as strong as normal silkThu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Obama Just Signed a Law Mandating Diaper Changing Tables in Men's Restroomshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/obama-just-signed-law-mandating-diaper-changing-tables-mens-restrooms-180960753/The BABIES Act will put changing tables in men's rooms in public, federal facilities Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:08:51 +0000Australian Researchers Brew Beer With Yeast Believed to Be from a 220-Year-Old Shipwreckhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australian-researchers-brew-beer-yeast-220-year-old-shipwreck-180960748/A glimpse into the boozy pastWed, 12 Oct 2016 18:18:07 +0000How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-virtual-reality-helping-prosecute-nazi-war-criminals-180960743/A new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living NazisTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:47:52 +0000Athletes Rejoice: Study Shows Sex Before Competitions Is Probably Finehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/athletes-rejoice-study-shows-sex-compeitions-probably-not-bad-thing-180960742/There's no evidence that getting down and dirty before sporting events has negative effects—and it may have benefitsTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:40:54 +0000Five Things to Know About Ada Lovelace http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-ada-lovelace-180960745/The “Countess of Computing” didn’t just create the world’s first computer program—she foresaw a digital futureTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:16:39 +0000Landmark Settlement Seeks to Address Decades of Harassment Faced by Female Mountieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/landmark-settlement-addresses-decades-of-harassment-faced-by-female-mounties-180960739/The historic apology to women in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police comes with steps to prevent future abuseTue, 11 Oct 2016 17:50:35 +00001,600-Year-Old Feast Unearthed in Albertahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1600-year-old-untouched-feast-unearthed-alberta-180960738/Archeologists at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump have excavated a rare roasting pit with the meal still left insideTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:53:48 +0000Civil War-Era Cannonballs Unearthed by Hurricane Matthewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-war-era-cannonballs-unearthed-hurricane-matthew-180960737/The destructive storm dug up some old historyTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:24:53 +0000Major Martian Dust Storms Might Soon Envelope the Red Planethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-dust-storm-might-soon-blanket-mars-180960734/A plus for meteorologists but perhaps bad news for roversTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:15:51 +0000 New Study Highlights Coke and Pepsi's Uncomfortable Links to Health Organizationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-big-soda-tries-influence-health-organizations-180960731/In five years, the two soda companies sponsored at least 96 health and medical groupsTue, 11 Oct 2016 13:48:33 +0000Why Ethiopia Just Declared a State of Emergencyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ethiopia-just-declared-state-emergency-180960733/Anti-government protests have roiled the fast-growing countryTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Why a Ghanaian University Is Getting Rid of a Statue of Gandhihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ghanaian-university-getting-rid-statue-gandhi-180960725/The civil rights leader’s legacy is complicatedMon, 10 Oct 2016 15:42:32 +0000