Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:11 +0000Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking Six National Monuments review, which has been leaked, also suggests changes in uses and/or management of several other monumentsThu, 24 Aug 2017 21:14:37 +0000Man Dresses Up Like a Car Seat for Science a dramatic confrontation with the costumed driver, it turns out it was all a testThu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Triplet of Corpse Flowers Will Soon Release Their Stench in D.C. you can't make it to D.C., you can still catch the action (smell free) via live streamThu, 17 Aug 2017 16:30:47 +0000Explore the High Fashion of Exploration the Arctic to the Moon, a new exhibit shows how the outfits of exploration have impacted the outfits of the runwayMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:11 +0000NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’'I think they're crazy,' the 99-year-old jokingly said of the honor Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:53:04 +0000Museum Devoted to Street Art Opens in Berlin façade of the five-story building is covered in large muralsMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:22 +0000Hubble Spots Strange Pair of Space Rocks in the Night Sky duo, dubbed 288P, may help scientists better understand asteroid evolutionMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:22:45 +0000Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Maze elaborate Wisconsin maze honors the state's geologic historyMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:07:39 +0000How The U.S. Won the Race to Circumnavigate the Globe by Air first round-the-world flight was an achievement but also a surpriseMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000This Ambitious Young Sculptor Gave Us A Lincoln For the Capitol Ream was the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the U.S. governmentMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Amidst Heated Criticism, Queer Art Exhibition Is Shuttered in Brazil accused the exhibit of promoting pedophilia, bestiality, pornography and blasphemyMon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:36 +0000Pop-up Monuments Ask What 21st-Century Public Memorials Should Be collective of artists adds new, thought-provoking works to Philadelphia's parks and plazasFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:53:02 +0000How a Satellite Just Used Earth Like a Slingshot its way to study an asteroid for clues about the origins of life, OSIRIS-REx got a little boost from Earth's gravityFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:10:26 +0000Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters thought you otter know theseFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:06:17 +0000Why Some Woolly Rhinos Grew Ribs on Their Necks misplaced ribs don't grow unless something unusual is going on in the gene poolFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:46:12 +0000New York City Could Finally Lose Its Prohibition-era Dancing Rule infamous "Cabaret Law" is rooted in racismFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:12:02 +0000Maori Translation of ‘Moana’ Is a Hit in New Zealand hope the film will spark a renewed interest in the Maori language Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:26:19 +0000New Exhibit Imagines the Buildings New York Could've Had a gigantic airport, to an urbanized Ellis Island, the show reveals the many fascinating ideas for New York City that never made it off the pageFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:48:04 +0000Scientists Identify the Genes That Paint Butterfly Wings genetic editing, scientists isolated just two genes that play a major role in making butterfly wings as pretty as they areFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:15 +0000Help Find Historic Cartoons in World War I-era Newspapers crowd-sourcing effort is the first project in a new digital workspace that aims to make the Library of Congress' vast resources more accessibleFri, 22 Sep 2017 15:53:38 +0000Those Little Birds On The Backs Of Rhinos Actually Drink Blood think that’s ticks they’re eating? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:39:37 +0000Five Fascinating Facts About the Amazing Cassowary may look pretty scary, but they’re actually pretty coolFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:03 +0000The Amazing, Portable, Edible Ice Cream Cone foods that came before it, ice cream in a cone could be eaten on the go–without a spoonFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:30:00 +0000Even Without a Brain, Jellyfish Still Need to Sleep simple, ancient creatures show just how deeply rooted sleep may be in the animal kingdomFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Wild Bison Was Spotted in Germany for the First Time in Two Centuries. Then It Was Shot conservationists work to restore the once mighty European bison, they must face misunderstandings from concerned citizensFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Study Offers Glimmer of Hope for Sea Turtles numbers are on the rise in many areas of the globe, but the endangered species still needs helpFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Gene Editing of Embryos Gives Insight Into Basic Human Biology genetic tool allows researchers to disable a gene key to human development in a closely regulated experimentThu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:53 +0000Exceptionally Preserved Ancient Ships Discovered in the Black Sea 2015, the Maritime Archaeological Project expedition has uncovered 60 wrecks, covering 2,500 years of maritime historyThu, 21 Sep 2017 17:33:16 +0000Farhad Moshiri, Dubbed ‘the Middle East’s Andy Warhol,’ Gets First Major U.S. Exhibition selection of the pop artist's significant works will be displayed, fittingly, at the Andy Warhol Museum in PittsburghThu, 21 Sep 2017 17:09:51 +0000Did Lager Beer Originate In South America? from 1,000-year-old pots suggests people in Patagonia were fermenting beverages with lager yeast well before the BavariansThu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:34 +0000The Civil War Draft Riots Brought Terror to New York’s Streets dark event remains the largest civil insurrection—the Civil War itself aside—in American historyThu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Science Behind Our Search for Waldo'Where's Waldo' was first published on this day 30 years agoThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000J.R.R. Tolkien Gave the World His Childhood Fascination With Dragons in 'The Hobbit' dragon Smaug--who debuted in <I>The Hobbit</I> 80 years ago today, was inspired by his early reading of mythologyThu, 21 Sep 2017 13:45:00 +0000Discovery of Porpoise Bones at Medieval Site Mystifies Archaeologists remains were found inside a grave at a religious retreat once occupied by monksThu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Barn Owls Do Not Suffer From Age-Related Hearing Loss, Study Shows ranging in age from two to 23 were able to respond equally well to auditory cuesWed, 20 Sep 2017 20:53:28 +0000Intact WWI German U-Boat Found Off the Coast of Belgium's possible that 23 bodies remain inside the main cabin of the submarine, which likely hit a mineWed, 20 Sep 2017 20:27:41 +0000The World’s Biggest and Smallest Animals Face Greatest Risk of Extinction and habitat degradation are largely to blameWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:26 +0000The Story of Muckraker Upton Sinclair’s Dramatic Campaign for Governor of California was as famous in his day as any movie-star candidate who came laterWed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:18 +0000Is Animal Hoarding a Distinct Mental Disorder? are many differences between people that hoard objects and those that collect crittersWed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Researchers Want to Revive These 30 Antique English Words public can vote on their favorite from a list including hugger-mugger, rouzy-bouzy, nickum and sillytonianTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:48:07 +0000Celebrate 150 Years of the Illustrator Who Brought Children's Books to Life Rackham's work defined the style of his era and beyondTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:27:08 +0000Scotland's Oldest Remaining Snow Patch Expected to Soon Disappear as 'The Sphinx,' the icy spot on the mountain Braeriach hasn't completely melted for 11 yearsTue, 19 Sep 2017 18:24:14 +0000Look Into the Creepy-Cute Eyes of This Reconstructed, 500-Million-Year-Old Creature depictions of Agnostus pisiformis are part of comprehensive review of the Cambrian-era arthropodTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:04:26 +0000More Than 5,000 Objects of Espionage Are Coming to the Spy Museum trove of cool artifacts comes from the world's largest private collection of spycraftTue, 19 Sep 2017 14:33:30 +0000Why The Pap Test Could Also Be Called the Stern Test Stern played a vital role in cervical cancer testing and treatmentTue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +0000Ancient Space Debris Created Hottest Temperature Yet Recorded on Earth studying the minerals at a Canadian crater, researchers learn the rocks were nearly half as hot as the sunTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Opening Warm Champagne Leads to a Pop of Blue flash of color is caused by the same process that colors the sky with its blue huesTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Octopus 'City' Found Off the Coast of Australia to live as loners, gloomy octopuses may actually live in groups bustling with activityTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Stunning 'Field of Light' Surrounds Iconic Australian Rock the Sun sets at Uluru, a landscape of lit glass flowers awakensMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:57:06 +0000Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Annihilation Dies at 77 1983, Soviet lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov kept his cool and reported a U.S. missile strike as a false alarm, preventing a massive counterstrikeMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:28:48 +0000How Strong Is a Zap From an Electric Eel? Shockingly Strong biologist learns an eel's power first hand, allowing himself to be repeatedly shocked in the name of scienceMon, 18 Sep 2017 17:27:08 +0000Long Thought Extinct, Javan Tiger May Have Been Spotted in Indonesia sighted in 1976, many are hopeful that the Javan tiger still livesMon, 18 Sep 2017 15:48:05 +0000Three Things to Know About Francesca Caccini, the Renaissance Musical Genius You’ve Never Heard Of first female opera composer, Caccini worked for the super-rich-and-powerful Medici familyMon, 18 Sep 2017 14:31:56 +0000San Diego Is Dousing Its Streets With Bleach to Contain Hepatitis A Outbreak outbreak is primarily affecting the city’s homeless populationFri, 15 Sep 2017 20:29:10 +0000Liquid Cats, Didgeridoo Research and More From the 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes parody of the prestigious Nobel Prizes, the awards celebrate research that makes people laugh, then thinkFri, 15 Sep 2017 20:02:46 +0000Two Rare White Giraffes Filmed in Kenya leucistic mother and baby were filmed by local rangers in AugustFri, 15 Sep 2017 17:29:57 +0000Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Diving Into Google's Huge Latino Art and History Archive features more than 2,500 new works and 69 new exhibits Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:23:30 +0000Brazil Investigates Alleged Murders of "Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Members miners were heard in a bar talking about killing 10 indigenous people in the remote Javari ValleyFri, 15 Sep 2017 16:54:29 +0000House Where Lincoln Died to Close for Renovations Petersen House, across the street from Ford's Theatre, will undergo preservation work to keep it as a museum of the president's final momentsThu, 14 Sep 2017 20:11:21 +0000Carbon Dating Reveals the History of Zero Is Older Than Previously Thought ancient text called the Bakhshali manuscript has bumped zero’s origin story back by 500 yearsThu, 14 Sep 2017 19:50:47 +0000What Cassini's Daring Dives Have Taught Us About Saturn the probe's final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, here’s a look back at what we’ve learned so farThu, 14 Sep 2017 17:59:18 +0000Rare Roman Cavalry Swords And Toys Unearthed Along Hadrian's Wall newly discovered artifacts are the latest discovery at Vindolanda, once a remote outpost of the Roman empireThu, 14 Sep 2017 15:01:30 +0000Why Bacteria in Space Are Surprisingly Tough to Kill how space changes microbes might help fight antibiotic resistance here on EarthThu, 14 Sep 2017 14:29:03 +0000How President William McKinley’s Assassination Led to the Modern Secret Service McKinley's death, the president didn't have one united protective squadThu, 14 Sep 2017 13:49:47 +0000How Do Giraffes Stay So Cool? Perhaps the Secret Is a Long Neck long, thin necks may be used to shade their skin from the hot African SunThu, 14 Sep 2017 13:45:36 +0000‘Spinster’ and ‘Bachelor’ Were, Until 2005, Official Terms for Single People single is hard enough without these pejoratives.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:20:00 +0000Since It's 2017, New Broadway Play Plans to Keep Up With the News the creator of 'House of Cards,' 'The Parisian Woman' plans to capture the political zeitgeist of the momentThu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000400 Children May Be Buried in Mass Grave at Notorious Scottish Orphanage certificates indicate that the children died of illness, malnutrition and blunt force trauma Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:55:27 +0000Researchers Find 98-Million-Year-Old Horned Vampire Ant Encased in Amber newly described species of Hell Ant impaled its tiny victims on its reinforced horn and may have slurped up their bug blood Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:35:41 +0000Christopher Columbus Monument Defaced in Central Park covered the statue’s hands in red paint and wrote “Hate will not be tolerated” on its base Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:23:47 +0000Tattoo Ink May Stain Your Lymph Nodes more research is needed to determine whether this is actually a bad thingWed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:32 +0000Celebrate Cassini's Historic Voyage in Eight Incredible Images 13 years of exploration, one of NASA's most successful probes will crash into Saturn's atmosphereWed, 13 Sep 2017 19:36:42 +0000What to Know About Iconic Gay Rights Activist Edith Windsor trailblazing activist has died at age 88Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:03:17 +0000Settlement Reached in Bananas “Selfie Monkey” Lawsuit to the settlement, the courts had been tasked with deciding whether or not U.S. copyright law applies to animalsWed, 13 Sep 2017 18:09:45 +0000Henry Bliss, America’s First Pedestrian Fatality, Was Hit By an Electric Taxi driver was arrested but released after hitting BlissWed, 13 Sep 2017 17:48:26 +0000This Algorithm Generates Crazy and Terrifying Disease Names new neural network makes lists of diseases we thankfully don't haveWed, 13 Sep 2017 17:06:00 +0000A Brief History of Chocolate in the United States chocolate is a relatively new innovationWed, 13 Sep 2017 16:01:34 +0000Man Poisons Himself by Taking Apricot Kernels to Treat Cancer believe these seeds can fight cancer, but there's no scientific evidence to back up the claimWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:51 +0000How 'Mortal Kombat' Changed Video Games to one of its creators, the infamously gory game got caught up in a transitional moment in video gamingWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:16:53 +0000Palestinian Museum's First Exhibit Opens four sections, 'Jerusalem Lives' uses a variety of mediums to look at Jerusalem's history, political status and daily lifeWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:42:12 +0000'We Shall Overcome' Verse Now in the Public Domain judge recently struck down the copyright for the first verse of the iconic Civil Rights songWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:37:45 +0000Damage From Hurricane Irma Can Be Seen From Space islands that were once lush and green now appear sickly and brownTue, 12 Sep 2017 20:14:23 +0000Rocket Powered by Recycled Tires and Hope Launches in the U.K. a successful test of the Skybolt 2 rocket, Starchaser Industries takes a step towards sending tourists into spaceTue, 12 Sep 2017 19:12:44 +0000How the Nauga and its Fictional Friends Helped Make Synthetic Fabric Cuddly started out as an advertising ploy turned into a low-key cultural phenomenonTue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Art Monet Owned new exhibit looks inside the mind of this influential Impressionist through the lens of the works he collectedTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +0000Why Everyone Went on a Wild Goose Chase Looking for the Planet Vulcan idea of a ninth planet in the Solar System would resolve a mathematical conundrum about Mercury–only problem is, it wasn't thereTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:04:43 +0000To Save Australia's Ecosystem, Ecologists Say Eat Kangaroos a soaring population, the iconic marsupials are overwhelming other species and may soon run out of foodTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:52:20 +0000Cargo Ships May Double Lightning Strikes in Their Path exhaust impacts cloud formation, which may influence lightning over busy shipping lanesTue, 12 Sep 2017 12:05:04 +0000Here's What You Need to Know About the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript book has been confounding scholars, cryptologists and sleuths for centuries Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Kingdom Goldsmith's Tomb Discovered in Egypt tomb of Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep includes a statue of the couple, mummies, statues and funerary masksMon, 11 Sep 2017 19:23:58 +0000How a "Snowman" Lasted the Entire Summer In Chicago icy Fischli/Weiss art installation on top of the Art Institute survived the swelter of the Windy City and will go on display next in San FranciscoMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:24:50 +0000Why 30,000 People Came Out to See a Swedish Singer Arrive in New York of them had never even heard Jenny Lind singMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000This High-Ranking Viking Warrior Was a Woman analysis shows that the elaborate grave of what appears to be a Viking officer was a real-life shieldmaidenMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:51:54 +0000Amateur Archaeologists Find ‘Most Exciting’ Roman Mosaic in Britain mosaic tells the story of Bellerophon, a mythical hero who defeats the fearsome ChimeraMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:50:52 +0000Before She Was an Etiquette Authority, Emily Post Was a Road Warrior didn't drive herself, but she laid claim to her own authority on the road in other waysMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:03:29 +0000The Roots of Computer Code Lie in Telegraph CodeÉmile Baudot, born a year after the first long-distance telegraph message was sent, helped advance the technologyMon, 11 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000West Coast Monarch Butterflies Flutter Toward Extinction 1981, the butterfly's numbers have declined 97 percent according to a new surveyFri, 08 Sep 2017 20:43:44 +0000Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam through this large airport could be greeted by America's official mammalFri, 08 Sep 2017 19:34:06 +0000Got Writer's Block? Try Listening to Happy Music new study suggests that an upbeat tune can boost creativityFri, 08 Sep 2017 18:34:21 +0000Two Centuries of Dinosaur Art Come Alive in This Gorgeous New Book<i>Paleoart</i> traces historic depictions of T. rex, mastodons and other ancient creatures through an artistic lens Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:24:32 +0000Swiss Chocolatiers Introduce New Type of Chocolate—Pink ‘ruby chocolate,’ its creators claim the concoction contains no red coloring Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:18:13 +0000Dallas Gets Go-Ahead to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue federal judge has lifted a restraining order that briefly halted the planned removalFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:46:53 +0000Pluto's Surface Features Get Their First Official Names International Astronomical Union approved 14 dark and heroic names for the erstwhile planetFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:37:46 +0000Now You Can Read the Earliest-Known Latin Commentary on the Gospels in English commentary of Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia was lost for 1,500 years before it was rediscovered in 2012Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:10:00 +0000New Book Unearths the Earliest Sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh rotund little drawing, based on E.H. Shepard's son's teddy bear Growler, was found in a pile of the artist's 'rubbish'Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:07:23 +0000 More Than a Century Later, This Texas Hurricane Remains America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster Great Galveston Hurricane helped the city of Houston to rise to prominenceFri, 08 Sep 2017 13:54:03 +0000This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington’s Great-Great-Great... Grandfather Welles's ideas about whiteness were a reflection of his time, and would be continued into the futureFri, 08 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Kate Millett, Pioneering Feminist Author, Has Died at 82 book 'Sexual Politics' was a defining text of second-wave feminism Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:19:19 +0000Harvey's Next Danger: Massive Mosquito Clouds water is breeding billions of post-hurricane mosquitoes, which could transmit diseases like the West Nile VirusThu, 07 Sep 2017 17:40:53 +0000Washington National Cathedral Will Remove Windows Honoring Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee said the windows are "an obstacle to worship in a sacred space"Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:11:07 +0000In the 19th Century, You Wouldn’t Want to be Put on the Treadmill grueling nineteenth-century punishment was supposed to provide a torturous lesson about hard workThu, 07 Sep 2017 16:50:22 +0000This Algorithm Can Tell How Much Pain You're In may soon measure pain with an appThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:43:42 +0000There Are Museums For Everything–Even Salami a tour of a few places showcasing this international favoriteThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000Brush up on Your Ancient Akkadian With New Online Dictionary dead language was once the dominant tongue in MesopotamiaThu, 07 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Gesundheit! African Wild Dogs Sneeze to Vote on Group Decisions new study found that the more the pooches sneeze, the more likely they are to set off on a huntThu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Brain-like Blob Found in Canadian Pond rarely seen creature, which is a type of bryozoan, is comprised of thousands of tiny organisms Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000NASA Captures Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade morning, the sun emitted two X-class flares, disrupting GPS and radio signalsWed, 06 Sep 2017 21:13:43 +0000How to Busk the London Underground's a lucrative gig, but it means passing a strenuous process of auditions to find the very best subway musiciansWed, 06 Sep 2017 19:52:32 +00002.8 Million Stars Sparkle in This Incredible Image of the Milky Way Gaia star surveyor captured a densely packed area near the center of the galaxyWed, 06 Sep 2017 19:49:01 +0000Harvard Law School Marks Ties to Slavery in New Plaque Royall, Jr., who helped found the school in 1817, was a prosperous slaveholder Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:37:36 +0000Ruins of a Roman City Found Off the Coast of Tunisia city destroyed by a 4th-century tsunami is rediscoveredWed, 06 Sep 2017 17:15:14 +0000How Zika Virus Could Be Used to Fight Brain Cancer same properties that make Zika virus devastating to fetal brains could be turned against cancer cellsWed, 06 Sep 2017 17:12:11 +0000The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, the First Self-Service Grocery Store's in a name?Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:56:06 +0000Canada Completes World's Longest Hiking Trail 25 years and millions of dollars, the coast-to-coast hiking, biking and paddling trail has an official routeTue, 05 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000Discovery of Unexploded WWII Bomb Forces Massive Evacuation in Frankfurt Sunday, residents living within a mile of the site left their homes while the 4,000-pound "Blockbuster" was defusedTue, 05 Sep 2017 19:22:30 +0000Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World's Oldest Continuously Run Libraries centuries-old texts were erased, and then written over, by monks at Saint Catherine’s Monastery in EgyptTue, 05 Sep 2017 17:47:53 +0000Why Peter the Great Established a Beard Tax 1697-1698, the tsar visited Europe in disguise to learn about shipbuilding and Western culture. His verdict? ShaveTue, 05 Sep 2017 16:32:50 +0000Freddie Mercury, Musical Genius and Stamp Collector singer-songwriter's childhood stamp album offers an insight to his characterTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:57:05 +0000Prize-Winning Images Capture Birds in All Their Feathered Glory Best Bird Photographer of the Year Awards displays the dynamic lives of the amazing avianTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:49:13 +0000 A Generation Before ‘On the Road,’ This Classic Championed the American Road Trip‘Free Air’ was a classic of the interwar generationTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +0000Experiments Show How Neanderthals Made the First Glue tested three methods the early hominins could have used to get tar from birch barkFri, 01 Sep 2017 18:07:12 +0000Notre-Dame Is in Desperate Need of Repairs archbishop of Paris has launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes of saving the historic structureFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:40:21 +0000Why Are Some Leaves Massive and Others Minuscule? have found that the rainfall, sunshine and the threat of frost or overheating set the maximum size for leavesFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:23:31 +0000Why Internet Ads Are Taking Over New Zealand's Real-Life Wild Spaces‘People who liked this also like...'Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:42:23 +0000Could These Nearby Earth-Sized Exoplanets Harbor Liquid Water? of the TRAPPIST-1 stellar system shows that several of its planets have the right conditions for liquid waterFri, 01 Sep 2017 15:00:44 +0000Long Before Siri, Emma Nutt's Voice Was on the Other End of the Line was the first female telephone operator. Before her, telephone operators were teenaged boys. That didn't go so wellFri, 01 Sep 2017 14:38:42 +0000The 1919 Black Sox Baseball Scandal Was Just One of Many say baseball "lost its innocence" after 1919, but betting and other improper behavior was rampant in early-20th-century baseballFri, 01 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art taken by a British invasion in 1897 could return to Nigeria as a permanent exhibitionThu, 31 Aug 2017 20:53:17 +0000Researchers Discover Italy's Oldest Wine in Sicilian Cave from pots found in a Sicilian cave show grape wine was produced 3,000 years earlier than thoughtThu, 31 Aug 2017 20:44:23 +0000Terry Pratchett's Unfinished Novels Got Steamrolled Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:46:22 +0000Skeleton Stolen From Underwater Cave in Mexico Was One of Americas' Oldest new study shows that the human remains looted in 2012 are more than 13,000 years oldThu, 31 Aug 2017 17:36:57 +0000First Gene Therapy Treatment Approved in U.S. modifying a person's own immune cells, the treatment can effectively target leukemia cellsThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:13:43 +0000Astronomers Detect 15 Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From a Distant Galaxy new cosmic blasts may help researchers finally figure out what's producing the energy in spaceThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:40:58 +0000How Getting Fish Hooked on Drugs Could Help Fight Opioid Addiction fish and humans have similar pathways of addiction, which may make them ideal test subjects for addiction studiesThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:09:29 +0000The First Syphilis Cure Was the First 'Magic Bullet' term 'magic bullet' once just meant a targeted drugThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:56:44 +0000Courageous WWII Spy Jeannie Rousseau Has Died at 98 charm and cunning, she helped uncover Nazi plans to build deadly V-1 and V-2 rocketsWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:17:19 +0000Colorado Construction Crew Unearths 66-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Fossil Thornton’s new Public Safety Facility, the crew happened upon a rare findWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:00:21 +0000The Grave of "China's Shakespeare" Has Been Found of 42 Ming-era graves unearthed in Fuzhou is believed to belong to Tang Xianzu, who penned 'The Peony Pavilion'Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:46:11 +0000Medieval Graveyards Unearth London’s Violent Past new analysis of hundreds of ancient skulls shows how often violent trauma affected the poor and the richWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:34:51 +0000Despite Harvey's Wrath, This 1,000-Year Old Tree Still Stands Tall Big Tree has survived at least 40 hurricanesWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:25:13 +0000Seabirds Use Their Sense of Smell to Navigate Open Water new study suggests shearwaters follow their nose homeWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:00:18 +0000The Vacuum Cleaner Was Harder to Invent Than You Might Think original vacuum cleaner required a number of improvements before becoming the household staple it is todayWed, 30 Aug 2017 17:50:50 +0000A Neural Network Attempted to Write the Next Game of Thrones Book readers can quench their thirst with the awkward, yet fascinating, prose of a neural network trained on George R.R. MartinWed, 30 Aug 2017 17:15:04 +0000New Letters Show Alan Turing Wasn't a Fan of the U.S.A. groundbreaking mathematician and computer scientist who spent 2 years at Princeton wrote that he 'detests America' in newly found documents Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:33:12 +0000The Author of ‘Frankenstein’ Also Wrote a Post-Apocalyptic Plague Novel‘The Last Man’ was derided in its time for being too grim, but today it would fit in with a growing genre of dystopian fictionWed, 30 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Case Thurgood Marshall Never Forgot years ago today, Thurgood Marshall became a Supreme Court justice. He kept telling the story of the Groveland FourWed, 30 Aug 2017 13:20:00 +0000Get Your Hamilton Fix With This New Trove of Digitized Documents Library of Congress has uploaded 12,000 items relating to the 'ten-dollar Founding Father without a father'Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality National Museum of African American History and Culture explores the long legacy of women who shaped the feminist sociological theoryTue, 29 Aug 2017 21:28:13 +0000This Texas Museum Was Devastated by Ike. Here's How It Prepared For Harvey Galveston Arts Center sustained heavy losses when Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. This time around, staff members were readyTue, 29 Aug 2017 20:28:29 +0000Last Person Executed as a Witch in Europe Gets a Museum in 1782, Anna Göldi fell victim to a system that prized the views of powerful men over justiceTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:10:00 +0000Another Danger of the Harvey Flood: Floating Fire Ants stinging insects are floating around Texas floodwaters in giant matsTue, 29 Aug 2017 17:32:20 +0000Remains of 19th-Century Chinese Laborers Found at a Pyramid in Peru 1849 and 1874, more than 100,000 workers traveled from China to Peru, where they faced discrimination and abuseTue, 29 Aug 2017 16:54:07 +0000Chop Suey: An American Classic really knows exactly where this dish came from, but it's not ChinaTue, 29 Aug 2017 14:48:15 +0000A Mysterious Chemical Cloud Descended on the British Coast people were treated for stinging eyes, irritated throats and vomitingMon, 28 Aug 2017 18:10:37 +0000Watch Gentoo Penguins Hunting From a Bird's Eye View footage is helping researchers untangle the meaning behind these tuxedo-clad birds' callsMon, 28 Aug 2017 17:32:32 +0000Ancient Babylonian Tablet May Hold Earliest Examples of Trigonometry true, it would mean the ancient culture figured out this mathematical field more than a millennia before its known creationMon, 28 Aug 2017 14:35:10 +0000The Farmboy Who Invented Television inventor of television’s career presages many of the good and bad things about Silicon ValleyMon, 28 Aug 2017 14:20:00 +0000Texas University Invites Fans to Scour George R.R. Martin’s Archives for Plot Clues author's vast collection is stored in Texas A&M’s Cushing LibraryFri, 25 Aug 2017 20:45:13 +0000In Pakistan, Arsenic-Laced Groundwater Puts 60 Million People at Risk live in the Indus River ValleyFri, 25 Aug 2017 19:24:29 +0000Relive the Great American Eclipse With Art That's Out of This World site-specific Wyoming exhibit uses the occasion of the Sun going dark over a small resort town to reckon with commercial tourism and historyFri, 25 Aug 2017 17:33:12 +0000Why Horses and Their Ilk Are the Only One-Toed Animals Still Standing horses had 15 toes, but life on the plains led to a stronger center toe, leading to life on four hoovesFri, 25 Aug 2017 16:12:00 +0000How Mary Hemingway and JFK Got Ernest Hemingway’s Legacy Out of Cuba, the year Hemingway died, was a complicated year for U.S.-Cuba relationsFri, 25 Aug 2017 15:25:30 +0000Canadian Town’s Swastika-Adorned Anchor Causes Anger and Confusion anchor appears to predate the Nazi era, but an activist says it should nevertheless be removed from a public parkFri, 25 Aug 2017 15:24:03 +0000The Father of Modern Chemistry Proved Respiration Occurred by Freezing a Guinea Pig he got the guinea pig from remains a mysteryFri, 25 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Amateur Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey radio underwent a resurgence in the United States after Hurricane KatrinaThu, 24 Aug 2017 21:16:11 +0000This Is the Best Image of a Star Beyond Our Solar System (Yet) detailed convection map of the red supergiant Antares is spectacular, but it also shows we don't know everything that's going onThu, 24 Aug 2017 19:09:25 +0000Thousands of Invasive Salmon Escape From Farm in Pacific Northwest are urging fishers to catch the salmon in the waters off WashingtonThu, 24 Aug 2017 18:47:51 +0000Interactive Map Tracks Ireland’s Mysterious Naked Sculptures, which appear to depict elderly women exposing exaggerated genitals, have long fascinated scholars and amateur historians Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:41:06 +0000Could Astronauts Harvest Nutrients From Their Waste? new study suggests that modified yeast feeding on human waste can make useful byproducts for long missions in spaceThu, 24 Aug 2017 16:53:56 +0000Bite Into the Whys Behind State Fair Food American institution has changed a lot, but some things remain just the sameThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:46:48 +0000Australian Zoo Asks For Help Naming Rare White Koala the suggestions thus far are “Tofu” and “Daenerys”Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:57:53 +0000Woman Wins $417 Million in Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer the association between talc and cancer continues to be debated by the scientific community Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:41:35 +0000Why the Can Opener Wasn't Invented Until Almost 50 Years After the Can first 'can opener' was a hammer and chiselThu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000PSA: Do Not Place Your Child in an 800-Year-Old Coffin sarcophagus on display at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in England was damaged when visitors did just thatWed, 23 Aug 2017 20:35:49 +0000German Abstract Art Pioneer K.O. Götz Dies at 103 broad strokes and large-scale paintings helped re-establish Germany as post-war cultural hubWed, 23 Aug 2017 20:02:50 +0000A Decade Ago, the Hashtag Reshaped the Internet humble origins, this ancient punctuation mark has gained new life as a symbol to connect us all on social mediaWed, 23 Aug 2017 18:12:10 +0000Fannie Farmer Was the Original Rachael Ray was the first prominent figure to advocate scientific cookery. Her cookbook remains in print to this dayWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:46:32 +0000This Enzyme Is Why Onions Make You Cry out the how the tear-inducing fumes form could give surprising insights into our own human proteinsWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:36:46 +0000This Lab Replicates Weapons to Reveal Stone Age Feats of Engineering Kent State archaeologist is testing the innovative engineering of the Clovis people, one of the earliest communities to inhabit North AmericaWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:03:56 +0000Violent Snowstorms May Rack the Martian Night show how the water snow falling on Mars may fall much differently than we're used to here on EarthWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:01:34 +0000The Six-Day Hostage Standoff That Gave Rise to ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ it is widely known, 'Stockholm syndrome' is not recognized by the APAWed, 23 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000The True Story of the Short-Lived State of Franklin counties in what is today Tennessee tried to form their own independent stateWed, 23 Aug 2017 13:30:00 +0000X-Rays Reveal Details of Portrait Once Hidden Under Vesuvius' Ash X-ray fluorescence, researchers have mapped the pigments used on a crumbling painting in HerculaneumTue, 22 Aug 2017 21:03:53 +0000It May Rain Diamonds Inside Neptune and Uranus have finally simulated the long-proposed shower of gemsTue, 22 Aug 2017 19:11:16 +0000Photo Competition Highlights Splendor of Earth’s Ecosystems winning and commended images of BMC Ecology’s fifth annual photo contest are now available onlineTue, 22 Aug 2017 18:14:17 +0000Meet Florence, the Giant Asteroid That Will Buzz by Earth This September 2.7-mile-long, near-Earth object will give astronomers a chance to study the asteroid up closeTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:46 +0000Indian Court Grants Woman Divorce Over Husband’s Refusal to Install a Household Toilet oneself in open fields is common practice in many parts of India, but the government is trying to change thatTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:16:25 +0000The Mysterious Motives Behind the Theft of ‘The Scream’ versions of ‘The Scream’ have been stolen and recovered in NorwayTue, 22 Aug 2017 13:35:56 +0000How Microscopic Algae Kick-Started Life As We Know It 650 million years ago, algae took over the seas, which may have been a needed spark in the formation of complex lifeTue, 22 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues L. Fenves, the president of the university, says the monuments “have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism” Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:59:20 +0000What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses? are several options, including recycling, upcycling and donating them to children in the path of the next eclipseMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:48:01 +0000New Exhibit Captures Nearly Eight Decades of Protest Art show incorporates the various ways artists have responded to the politics and social problems of their times since the 1940sMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000After 72 Years, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found, Closing Chapter on Tragic Tale the ship was sunk by a Japanese torpedo, surviving crew members had to battle dehydration, exposure and deadly shark attacksMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:02:34 +0000Stunning Photos Capture the Solar Eclipse Across America stellar phenomenon delighted millions today as it transited across the United StatesMon, 21 Aug 2017 16:22:42 +0000The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)'t worry if you can't make it to the path of totality. These unique livestreams have you coveredMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:45:18 +0000How America’s First Adding Machine is Connected to ‘Naked Lunch’ Seward Burroughs (no, not that one) was the first man to invent a commercially practical calculatorMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:04:03 +0000This Russian Monument Honors the Humble Lab Mouse peculiar Russian monument praises the scientific achievements of a tiny mammal Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again original artmobile cruised through the state between 1953 and 1994, carrying immensely valuable masterworks in towMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:35 +0000One of the World’s Most Famous Hospitals Was Originally a Makeshift Tornado Relief Clinic could say the first Mayo Clinic was a dance hall that had been converted into a makeshift field hospitalMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000How the Silk Road Created the Modern Apple genetic study shows how wild Kazakhstan apples disbursed by traders combined with other wild species to create today's popular fruitMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Melting Sea Ice Forces Walruses Ashore in Earliest Gathering Yet Observed ice melts, the Pacific walruses are losing their icy resting platforms Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Scientific Reason You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey computer simulation shows that diluting whiskey brings flavor molecules to the surface, improving the aroma and taste of the tippleMon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000This 'Extinct' Penguin Likely Never Existed in the First Place analysis helps untangle the species behind a jumble of bone fragmentsMon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation"The Sands," currently on view at Essex Flowers, projects elaborate creations in a physically empty spaceFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:26 +0000Scientists Find Record 2.7-Million-Year-Old Ice Core in Antarctica may offer a frosty relic from the beginning of the ice ageFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:02:46 +0000Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Scientists Unlock Magic Mushrooms' Mysterious Chemical Compound new study has uncovered the enzymatic pathways that allow 'shrooms to make psilocybinFri, 18 Aug 2017 18:25:53 +0000Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced 1843 daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams was discovered by a descendant of Vermont Representative Horace EverettFri, 18 Aug 2017 18:16:34 +0000Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House, the fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court, wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott caseFri, 18 Aug 2017 17:06:27 +0000ISS Astronauts Get a Sweet Taste of Real Ice Cream latest shipment to the station includes some frozen goodness for the crewFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:46:00 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River a converted barge, the Floating Museum reflects on Chicago's industrial past and cultural presentFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:27 +0000AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways team at Google is using neural networks to create tools that they hope will inspire and channel creativityFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:31:30 +0000England’s Witch Trials Were Lawful might seem like collective madness today, but the mechanisms for trying witches in England were enshrined in lawFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:19:26 +0000The Science of Soft Serve's just like regular ice cream–with a few big differencesFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:19:12 +0000Part of Henry VIII's Birthplace Discovered uncovered two rooms of Greenwich Palace while building a visitors center at the Old Royal Naval College in LondonFri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000U.S. Veteran Returns Flag to Family of Dead Japanese Soldier Strombo took the flag from the body of Sadao Yasue during the Battle of Saipan, but promised that he would one day return itThu, 17 Aug 2017 21:06:43 +0000Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating in the Harmonic Convergence traveled to places like Chaco Canyon and Stonehenge to welcome aliens, the resurrected Maya and wait for world peaceThu, 17 Aug 2017 19:47:06 +0000What a 6,000-Year-Old Knee Can Teach Us About Arthritis studying bones dating back thousands of years, researchers find that the disease may not be just a part of getting oldThu, 17 Aug 2017 19:04:18 +0000German Art Museum Tackles Legacy of Colonialism hard at its own collection, Kunsthalle Bremen aims to challenge the racism of colonialism that persists todayThu, 17 Aug 2017 18:34:01 +0000Yayoi Kusama Secretly Built a Museum October 1, the Tokyo museum will showcase art and archives from the visionary avant-garde Japanese artistThu, 17 Aug 2017 16:48:22 +0000Chemist Hazel Bishop's Lipstick Wars said her advantage in coming up with cosmetics was that, unlike male chemists, she actually used themThu, 17 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000You Can Own Mark Twain's Connecticut Farmhouse author gifted the property to his daughter in 1909. Not long after, tragedy struckThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:38:50 +0000The Romance of Fermat's Last Theorem left a lot of theorems lying around. Mathematicians proved them all–except oneThu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:03 +0000Elusive Butterfly Spotted in Scotland For the First Time in 133 Years white-letter hairstreak has come under threat due to an outbreak of Dutch elm diseaseThu, 17 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Brilliantly White Moose Photographed in Sweden took a local politician three years to finally capture a video of the elusive ghostly creatureThu, 17 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Silver Composition in Coins Confirms the Story of the Rise of Rome isotopes in Roman coins reveal the defeat of Carthage financed Rome's expansion throughout the MediterraneanWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:55:46 +0000Baltimore Quietly Removes Four Confederate Monuments Catherine Pugh said the statues “needed to come down”Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:35 +0000Artists Can Now Buy One of the World’s Blackest Blacks Black is not the blackest hue out there, but it is the darkest color currently available to the general publicWed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:53 +0000Once Plundered by Thieves, Ancient Cave Reopens with 3-D Replicas of Stolen Fossils took multiple attempts—and two broken printers—to get the recreations rightWed, 16 Aug 2017 15:53:28 +0000Cloth Smuggled Out of Syrian Prison Bears Witness to Atrocities Wrought by the Civil War U.S. Holocaust Museum has received the cloth scraps, which bears the names of 82 inmates written in chicken bones, rust, and bloodTue, 15 Aug 2017 18:26:46 +0000Watch Free Live Streams of Outer Space astronomy website Slooh has lifted the paywall on footage from its telescopesTue, 15 Aug 2017 17:55:30 +0000Prince Now Has His Own Shade of Purple Pantone Color Institute has debuted “Love Symbol #2,” a deep purple based on the late star's custom-made piano Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:48:10 +0000Napoleon's Lifelong Interest in Science was a Frenchman of his time, which means he was interested in how science could do good–he just took it farther than mostTue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000If You Think ‘Bambi’ Seems Too Mature For Kids, You’re Not Wrong popular novel was even a Book-of-the-Month Club selectionTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Florence Harding, Not Eleanor Roosevelt, May Have Created the Modern First Lady did things her own way, and helped to set a precedent for the First Ladies who followed herTue, 15 Aug 2017 13:20:00 +0000Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project is the longest time that Big Ben has been paused during its 157-year history Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Untouched, Century-Old Fruitcake Found In Antarctica generations of penguins refused to touch the concoction believed to have been brought south by the Terra Nova ExpeditionTue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Months Before Pearl Harbor, Churchill and Roosevelt Held a Secret Meeting of Alliance two leaders met in a warship off the coast of northern Canada to talk strategyMon, 14 Aug 2017 19:21:33 +0000Lion Saved from Syrian Zoo Gives Birth hours after reaching its new home following a daring rescue, the lion gave birth to a healthy cubMon, 14 Aug 2017 19:17:46 +0000How Do Goldfish Survive Winter? They Make Alcohol mutant enzyme allows goldfish and carp to live in low oxygen ponds by turning toxic lactic acid into ethanol Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:57:35 +0000WWII Anti-Fascist Film Goes Viral After Charlottesville“Don’t Be A Sucker,” which was released in 1943, urged viewers to take a stand against divisive, prejudicial rhetoricMon, 14 Aug 2017 18:33:04 +0000World's Oldest Man, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 113 maker Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and celebrated his bar mitzvah 100 years after turning 13Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:21:53 +0000‘Casey at the Bat’ Leaves a Lot of Unanswered Questions there a Casey? Where did he strike out? Does it really matter? Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:56:22 +0000A Virtual Exhibit Unites Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers global collaboration features five of the six surviving canvasesFri, 11 Aug 2017 20:36:06 +0000Cremation Rates Reach All-Time High in the U.S. practice has surpassed burial rates for the second year in a rowFri, 11 Aug 2017 19:01:38 +0000Ruth Pfau, "Mother of Leprosy Patients," Has Died five decades, the German-born physician and nun treated thousand of patients and got the leprosy epidemic under control in PakistanFri, 11 Aug 2017 17:04:01 +0000A Brief History of Trans-Atlantic Balloon Crossings time’s the charm, evidentlyFri, 11 Aug 2017 16:31:11 +0000Two ‘Lost’ Alberto Giacometti Drawings Found in Antique Dealer’s Collection works were “buried under piles of dust-covered antiques, paintings and drawings”Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Alcatraz Wasn't Always 'Uncle Sam's Devil's Island' it was a prison for more than a century, it didn't become the famous maximum-security penitentiary until 1934Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:05:00 +0000Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothic author's alma mater will take over and maintain the Savannah-born author's final homeFri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue from powdered organs, the flexible paper could be used as a sophisticated bandage during surgeryFri, 11 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Is This Baby Animal the Last Common Ancestor of Humans and Apes? 13-million-year-old skull found in Kenya combines early ape and gibbon-like features Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:50:50 +0000Exceptional Fossils Show Ancient Winged Mammals May Have Glided Above the Dinosaurs discovery of two flying squirrel-like fossils suggest mammal diversity began earlier than previously thoughtThu, 10 Aug 2017 20:05:47 +0000New Analysis Indicates Early Britons Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism zigzag pattern on an arm bone indicates around 15,000 years ago, humans in Britain may have consumed others as part of a funeral riteThu, 10 Aug 2017 19:43:43 +0000 Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower's Fiery Show the moon will partially obscure the normally dazzling sight, the shower's peak is still worth a peekThu, 10 Aug 2017 19:14:58 +0000New Art Exhibit Remembers Trashy Tabloid Culture of 2000s Brooklyn show highlights art inspired by the age when celebrity scandals and gossip reigned supremeThu, 10 Aug 2017 18:32:26 +0000Tate Modern’s Modigliani Exhibition Ventures Into Virtual Reality upcoming retrospective couples works by the famed modernist with the museum's first VR experienceThu, 10 Aug 2017 17:26:02 +0000The Centuries-Old Tradition of Military Quilting Is Getting Its First Exhibition in the U.S. display celebrates the art and craft of soldiers at war and offers insight into life in the militaryThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:45:28 +0000The Bizarre Story of 'Vasa,' the Ship That Keeps On Giving'Vasa' sunk in front of horrified onlookers on this day in 1628, claiming 30 livesThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0000Three Things to Know About the Louvre's History home of the Mona Lisa has a history that's almost 1000 years longThu, 10 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0000Aspirin's Four-Thousand-Year History's 2000 B.C. and you have a headache. Grab the willow barkThu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Horizon's Next Target Is an Oddly Shaped Asteroid data shows that MU69 is less than 20 miles long and may actually be two asteroids orbiting one anotherThu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000America's Fancy Pet Food Addiction Is a Big Problem for the Environment pets have been increasingly served up prime cuts of meat, but this food comes at a costThu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Lights Are Driving Bats From Their Belfries trend of pointing floodlights at churches in Sweden has driven some long-eared bat colonies out of their historic roostsWed, 09 Aug 2017 20:32:45 +0000U.S. Army To Return Remains of Three Native Boys Who Died at Assimilation School Carlisle Indian Industrial School was founded by a military officer who wanted to “kill the Indian … [and] save the man in him” Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:29:10 +0000The German Language Adds 5,000 New Words latest edition of the Duden dictionary includes <i>tindern,</i> or online dating, and <i>postfaktisch</i>, meaning post-truthWed, 09 Aug 2017 17:03:40 +0000Survey Finds Most People Are Biased Against Atheists, Including Atheists findings revealed that the bias was strongest in more religious countries including the United States, United Arab Emirates and IndiaWed, 09 Aug 2017 16:14:04 +0000This Obscure Fishing Book is One of the Most Reprinted English Books Ever'The Compleat Angler' is much more than an instruction manual on fishing. It's a Walden-like meditation on nature and friendshipWed, 09 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Send a Birthday Message to Voyager 1, Humanity's Most Distant Traveler mark its 40th anniversary, NASA is asking for your help crafting a messageWed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Chantek, an Orangutan Who Knew Sign Language, Has Died at 39 ape was raised by an anthropologist who taught him to clean his room, use the toilet and bargain for cheeseburgers Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:13:09 +0000Eighty Years Later, Two Exhibits Confront the "Degenerate Art" Purge 1937, the Nazis confiscated modernist art from museums and put it up for ridicule in an exhibit that still reverberates todayTue, 08 Aug 2017 18:28:16 +0000This Is What Global Dissent Sounds Like new project maps almost 200 recordings taken in 27 different countries over the past 26 yearsTue, 08 Aug 2017 15:14:30 +0000The CIA Experimented On Animals in the 1960s Too. Just Ask ‘Acoustic Kitty’ out that cats really don't take direction wellTue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Storm as Big as Earth Is Stirring Up Neptune's Atmosphere aren't sure if the 5,600-mile-wide storm will peter out or if a deep vortex will keep it churningTue, 08 Aug 2017 13:45:26 +0000Is One A Number? According to ‘Mathematicks Made Easie,' Yes ancient Greeks, and people for almost 2,000 years after them, argued over whether one was a numberTue, 08 Aug 2017 13:20:00 +0000Two Pierogi Festivals Face Off Over Trademark’s an epic battle for dumpling dominationTue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Taiwanese Museum Just Digitized Its Massive Collection of Chinese Art,000 images are available for download via the National Palace Museum's website Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:42:35 +0000Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Legacy of Lynching’ Exhibition Confronts Racial Terror testimony and research findings supplement selections from the museum’s holdings Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:08:17 +0000America's Oldest Coal-Powered Steamboat Chugs Along a two-year restoration, the 109-year-old Sabino is ready to sail for many years to comeMon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:00 +0000William R. Maples Popularized Forensic Anthropology Long Before CSI worked on a number of high-profile cases that helped to bring the field of forensic anthropology to prominenceMon, 07 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Amid Soaring Produce Prices, Indian City Launches “State Bank of Tomato” bank began as a tongue-in-cheek protest, but residents are taking it seriously Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:29:20 +0000The Cuddly Tail of Guide Dogs have been assisting blind humans for a very long time, but the arrangement only became formal recentlyMon, 07 Aug 2017 13:10:00 +0000What Does the Architecture of Anime Look Like? new exhibit brings together the creative design behind some of the most iconic cyberpunk anime filmsMon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Sun's Core Spins Roughly Four Times Faster Than Its Surface data lets scientists peer into the depths of our star, uncovering hints to its formationMon, 07 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Was the "Sleeping Dragon" Dinosaur a Red Head? new study suggests the perfectly preserved armored nodosaur camoflauged itself against marauding meat-eatersFri, 04 Aug 2017 19:16:36 +0000DNA Analysis Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the Ancient Greeks have long puzzled over the ancestry of the Minoans and Myceneans, two important Bronze Age cultures Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:12:46 +0000Fire Breaks Out at Historic Tokyo Fish Market Tsukiji Market faces an uncertain future, a fire torches several stores at the edge of the century-old landmarkFri, 04 Aug 2017 17:44:08 +0000How the Bristol Sessions Created Country Music years ago, a yodeller named Jimmie Rodgers laid down two of the tracks he would be remembered for Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:03:31 +0000A Brooklyn Basketball Court Is Named After Notorious B.I.G. attempts to honor the rapper were stymied by community board members who took offense to Biggie’s lyrics, criminal history and even his weight Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:07 +0000Telephones Were Silenced for One Minute After Alexander Graham Bell Died the time Bell died, he had moved on to other inventions. But the telephone made a huge mark on American societyFri, 04 Aug 2017 14:30:00 +0000This 1814 Beer Flood Killed Eight People than a hundred thousand gallons of beer burst onto the streets of London when a vat brokeFri, 04 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000NEH Announces Last Grants for 2017 for digitization, preservation, education and more are supported with $39.3 million in fundingThu, 03 Aug 2017 20:45:57 +0000Archaeologists Discover a "Little Pompeii" in Eastern France in a Roman neighborhood in Sainte-Colombe helped preserve ancient homes, shops and artifactsThu, 03 Aug 2017 18:23:59 +0000Five Things to Know About the Latest Gene Editing Breakthrough it's not the first case of genetically modifying human embryos, the study has reignited a long-running controversyThu, 03 Aug 2017 18:17:44 +0000Human Artifacts Found at 46 Ancient Lakes in the Arabian Desert finds add to evidence that a wetter "Green Arabia" was an important stop in the migration of early humansThu, 03 Aug 2017 17:15:42 +0000Bepob Over Here Nitwit: Study Identifies the Funniest Words in the English Language rated 4,997 random words on how funny they were, with Booty, Booby, Egghead and Twerp making the top 12Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:18:08 +0000“Corduroy Road” From Civil War Era Found in Michigan to stabilize swampy pathways, corduroy roads are among the earliest types of manufactured thoroughfaresThu, 03 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Byzantine Wine Press Found in Israeli Desert fermentation pool could hold 6,500 liters of the good stuffWed, 02 Aug 2017 21:13:03 +0000Aboriginal Rangers Uncover Trove of Rock Art in Northern Australia of examples of art dating back centuries were found by rangers while they were conducting burn offsWed, 02 Aug 2017 20:15:29 +0000Lost Play By J.M. Barrie Discovered in Texas Archive newly published <i>Reconstruction of the Crime</i> features comedic detective exploits and audience participationWed, 02 Aug 2017 18:36:25 +0000Can the ‘Textalyzer’ Stop New Yorkers From Texting and Driving? device would allow police to check if phone usage could be to blame for a car crash, but critics have raised privacy concernsWed, 02 Aug 2017 18:30:06 +0000What Did the Ancestor of All Flowers Look Like? back the genetic tree of flowering plants millions of years, scientists recreate the predecessor of Earth's flowersWed, 02 Aug 2017 17:47:08 +0000Aging Chimps Show Signs of Alzheimer's Disease been thought unique to humans, a new study suggests that our close ancestors exhibit some of the hallmarks of the illnessWed, 02 Aug 2017 17:13:56 +0000Dig Uncovers Artifacts From One of "Europe's Lost People" archaeological excavation in Burghead Fort has uncovered a longhouse from the Picts, a late Iron Age and early Medieval powerhouseWed, 02 Aug 2017 16:33:03 +0000New Archival Donations Put Edward Hopper's Life in Sharp Focus of drawings, letters and more are coming to the Edward Hopper House and the Whitney MuseumWed, 02 Aug 2017 15:18:14 +0000Why JFK Kept a Coconut Shell in the Oval Office this week in 1943, a 26-year-old Kennedy and his crew were marooned on a deserted island and then rescued thanks to two daring menWed, 02 Aug 2017 14:22:40 +0000The First US Census Only Asked Six Questions’s founders agreed that the census was important, but it wasn’t longWed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +000019th-Century Londoners Walked Under the Thames in This Creepy Tunnel Tower Subway tunnel was only seven feet in diameterWed, 02 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Study Gives Hope to Victims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome system imbalances may lie behind this crippling illness—a discovery that could lead to more effective treatments in the futureWed, 02 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Gen Xers and Millennials Out-Voted Older Generations in 2016's the first time the younger generations have beat out Baby Boomers, Silent Generation voters and Greatest Generation votersTue, 01 Aug 2017 21:18:09 +0000Berlin Exhibit Confronts Hitler's Rise to Power 'Hitler--how could it happen,' the exhibit warns the dangers of dictatorshipTue, 01 Aug 2017 20:05:51 +0000This Tiny, Bulbous-Nosed Shark Glows in the Dark 17 years of study, scientists finally confirm that the oddball creature is a new speciesTue, 01 Aug 2017 19:01:47 +0000The World Wide Web Was Almost Known as “The Mesh” inventor of the World Wide Web had a few different name ideasTue, 01 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Salmon Sperm DNA Could Revolutionize Sunscreen thin layer of the genetic material seems to effectively block the sun's rays and becomes more effective over timeTue, 01 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Dachau Survivor's Harrowing Art Is on Display for the First Time Tauber’s paintings detail medical experiments, beatings and eventual liberationMon, 31 Jul 2017 20:03:44 +0000Telegraph Recovered from the Wreck of the 'Lusitania' a botched salvage effort last year, the artifact used to communicate with the engine room has now been brought to the surfaceMon, 31 Jul 2017 20:02:38 +0000Thieves Steal Solid Gold Lunar Lander Model From Armstrong Museum five-inch model was created by Cartier as tribute from French newspaper readers to the Apollo 11 astronautMon, 31 Jul 2017 17:57:38 +0000Medieval Manuscripts Are a DNA Smorgasbord are finding animal DNA in the parchment pages as well as genetic fingerprints from humans (like kissing priests)Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:42:38 +0000Potential Ingredients for Life Found on Saturn's Moon Titan that life likely wouldn't look like what we're used to here on EarthMon, 31 Jul 2017 15:58:05 +0000The Author of 'Robinson Crusoe' Used Almost 200 Pseudonyms Defoe honed his pen on political writing before he came to the novelMon, 31 Jul 2017 14:30:00 +0000What the First Three Patents Say About Early America, fertilizer, soap, candles and flour were all important to AmericansMon, 31 Jul 2017 13:20:00 +0000Reasons Why the Royal Navy Bribed Sailors With Booze rum ration existed until 1970Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:07:25 +0000Legal Fight Over Nazi-Looted Painting Ends After 26 Years 80 years ago as a 'degenerate art,' the heirs of the Paul Klee masterpiece have finally reached a settlement with the city of MunichFri, 28 Jul 2017 20:50:07 +0000Half of Our Atoms May Come From Other Galaxies to computer simulations, large galaxies may grow by sucking in matter smaller star clusters expelFri, 28 Jul 2017 19:51:58 +0000New Excavation Will Examine Germany's Legendary "Founding Battle" dig hopes to find conclusive evidence that Kalkriese is the site of the Battle of Teutoburg ForestFri, 28 Jul 2017 17:59:29 +0000Astronaut Captures 'Awesome Sauce' of Aurora From Space have been amazed for millennia by these atmospheric eventsFri, 28 Jul 2017 17:42:06 +0000The Columnist Who Shaped Hollywood's Most Destructive Witch Hunt Wilkerson's complicated legacy has only 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