Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 24 Feb 2017 20:44:40 +0000Poland Is Searching For the Last Living Auschwitz Guards database lays out details of the SS guards and commanders who carried out some of history's most terrible crimesTue, 31 Jan 2017 14:58:02 +0000The National Park Service Warns Inauguration-Goers to Keep Off Its Lawn National Mall finally recovered from President Obama's first inauguration, and rangers want to keep it that wayThu, 19 Jan 2017 16:26:02 +0000In This New Portrait, George Washington Trades His Curls for a Man Bun first president turns hipster at a new D.C. restaurantFri, 06 Jan 2017 17:05:25 +0000Texas Approves Pesticide Targeting Wild Pigs hunters and conservationists are concerned that other animals will be exposed to the toxinFri, 24 Feb 2017 20:44:40 +0000Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour aboard the Pineapple ExpressFri, 24 Feb 2017 17:03:45 +0000This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute was one of a trio of automata that had functions like living creaturesFri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000You Can Still Buy Pig-Hair Toothbrushes's an argument for it, given all the environmental destruction causes by plastic onesFri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Syria Just Made a Major Seed Bank Deposit from 49,000 types of crops will be backed up in Svalbard once more Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:57:30 +0000The Weird Story of “The Man They Couldn’t Hang” ‘Babbacombe’ Lee’s life and almost-death are matters of speculationFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:38 +0000That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar, the award is kept on permanent display in the National ArchivesThu, 23 Feb 2017 21:48:45 +0000Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum hope the iconic warriors can sneak more tourism into the countryThu, 23 Feb 2017 19:44:39 +0000New Map Highlights Bee Population Declines Across the U.S. wild bee populations continue to fall, new research identifies counties that will be hit the hardestThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:27:37 +0000A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman serialized novella was first published anonymously in 1852Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:12:04 +0000Tootsie Rolls Were WWII Energy Bars candies were included in rations because they stayed fresh for a long timeThu, 23 Feb 2017 14:24:23 +0000Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director<i>Within Our Gates</i> was Oscar Micheaux’s response to a racist classicThu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Stolen ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Gate Returns to Dachau identity of the thieves remains a mysteryWed, 22 Feb 2017 19:47:18 +0000The Secret Student Group That Stood Up to the Nazis White Rose was short-lived, but its words were hard to ignoreWed, 22 Feb 2017 18:41:01 +0000How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap recognition software can identify individuals, helping researchers conserve the endangered primateWed, 22 Feb 2017 18:15:19 +0000The U.S. Forcibly Detained Native Alaskans During World War II the name of safety, Aleuts were held against their will under intolerable conditions in internment campsWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:28:36 +0000Here’s How To Make the Margarita’s (Possible) Predecessor, the Daisy cocktail has its roots in the nineteenth century, and some of its first recipes are made with brandy, not tequilaWed, 22 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000With Tens of Thousands Facing Starvation, Famine Is Declared in Parts of South Sudan million more are “on the brink” of famineWed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Albania Wants to Show Off Its Shipwrecks 6th century B.C. Greek cargo ships to WWII wrecks, the Balkan nation is hoping to boost tourism by highlighting its underwater archaeologyTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:32:54 +0000The Country’s Most Famous Bald Eagle Pair Just Laid Another Egg the delight of millions of online viewers, the nesting eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum welcomed a new egg to their nestTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:20:09 +0000President Trump Visits the African American History Museum director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton led the president and his entourage on a tour of the new museumTue, 21 Feb 2017 18:35:22 +0000Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated the Girl Scouts of the USA initially declared itself a space for all girls, the reality was different for girls of colorTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:50:36 +0000Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies World Mother Language Day, read about why many say we should be fighting to preserve linguistic diversityTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0000The Inventors of Upcycling Published Their Manifesto In a Plastic Book. Why? might have heard the term in relation to crafting, but it means a lot moreTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:05:00 +0000The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers came out less than two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the deviceTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:11:07 +0000Old Particle Accelerator Tech Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered of important supplies for nuclear medicine has researchers looking for answers on how to produce technetium-99Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Mining Exploration Begins in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains is divided over a mining company's plans to drill for copper in a beloved state parkFri, 17 Feb 2017 20:54:21 +0000Check Out Yosemite's “Firefall” Illusion Light Up El Capitan firefall is back this year, and it’s just as spectacular as everFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:46:46 +0000Organic Material Found on Ceres Hints at Potential for Life are fired up about these building blocks of lifeFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:14:16 +0000A Leaky Roof Has Forced the Johannesburg Art Gallery to Temporarily Close there’s some good news to comes out of this soggy situationFri, 17 Feb 2017 17:59:04 +0000Another El Niño Could Be On Its Way’s a 40 percent chance of the pattern later this year Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:18:19 +0000The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented the original patent documents can help us learn more about this history of this American iconFri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Wooden Running Machine Was Your Fixie’s Great-Great Grandpa draisine was invented as a potential replacement for the horse during a shortageFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +0000Dubai Will Get Self-Flying Taxis This Year traffic with the taxi of the future Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000How 13th-Century “Mermaid Bones” Came to Be Displayed in a Japanese Temple to legend, the ningyo washed ashore on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 1222Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:39:06 +0000Yellow Fever Outbreak in Congo and Angola Finally Comes to an End almost 1,000 confirmed cases of the disease, the WHO has declared outbreak overThu, 16 Feb 2017 20:31:18 +0000American Girl Announces Boy toy titan’s newest doll is a boy named Logan Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:19:15 +0000Seagrasses Reduce Bacteria in Polluted Waters new study suggests the mesmerizing fields could be important for the health of humans and sea creatures alikeThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000Five Cool Finds From Google Arts & Culture's Presidents' Day Collection platform is sharing more than 2,000 items steeped in political historyThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:08:06 +0000The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman House was the first home computer game ever to include graphics as well as textThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Nick Offerman’s Character in “The Founder” Is Based on This Real Historical Figure “Dick” McDonald’s story in the film is true — to a degreeThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Ancient Reptile Gave Birth to Live Offspring than laying eggs like its modern bird and croc relatives this creature gave birth to live babiesThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:51:45 +0000“9-1-1” Has Meant “Help, Please” For 49 Years first 911 call ever placed came from the small town of Haleyville, AlabamaThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +0000New Report Cautiously Supports Some Gene Editing of Embryos new report suggests that editing embryos to cure some genetic diseases may be permissableWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:13:55 +0000Pentagon Investigates Missing Sailors from the U.S.S. Turner the ship exploded in New York Harbor in 1944, 136 sailors were classified as missing, but new research suggests some were buried on Long IslandWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:01:59 +0000Check Out NASA's Three Options for the 2020 Mars Rover Landing have narrowed down potential sites for the next rover to set wheel on the red planetWed, 15 Feb 2017 20:41:05 +0000New Claims Prove the Henrietta Lacks Controversy Is Far From Over family of the woman who changed science forever is seeking compensationWed, 15 Feb 2017 20:01:35 +0000The Aww-Inspiring Origins of Clifford the Big Red Dog Bridwell, Clifford’s creator, was also a lot like his creationWed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Superspreaders Caused Much of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic three percent of infected people caused two thirds of overall infections Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:47:37 +0000Some of the Most Important (and Cutest) Teddy Bear Moments of the Past 114 Years American toy was introduced in 1903, and almost immediately made its markWed, 15 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000This Sexist 1920s Toy is Part of the Reason for the Women in STEM Gap got Erector Sets. Girls got this stellar consolation prizeWed, 15 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist burglars made out with more than 160 books worth an estimated $2.5 millionTue, 14 Feb 2017 20:46:21 +0000Winning Nature Photos Capture Triumph and Turmoil in the Animal Kingdom poaching to panda recovery, the winners of the World Press Photo competition chronicle human interactions with natureTue, 14 Feb 2017 19:03:46 +0000How a Pompeiian Bakery Became This Year's Hot Date Destination romance never dies at the House of the Chaste LoversTue, 14 Feb 2017 18:18:08 +0000Surprising Levels of Pollution Found in the Depths of the Mariana Trench deep-sea creatures can't escape pollutantsTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:52:21 +0000These Photos Show Just How Colossal the World's Tallest Sandcastle Is new Guinness World Record holder is a 48.8-foot creation on Puri Beach that celebrates world peace. It's <i>shore</i> to impress Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000Despite Dam Danger, California’s Still In a Drought beneath the surface for an unresolved water crisis Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:41:43 +0000Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art Triumphantly Re-Opens museum has restored 160 artifacts damaged by a 2014 truck bomb and has expanded, putting three times as many artworks on displayTue, 14 Feb 2017 16:32:30 +0000How to Make an Authentic Civil War Valentine Valentine cards were popularized (and commercialized) in the U.S. during the Civil War yearsTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Win a Stay at a Castle Fit for "Beauty and the Beast" it's a Scottish castle, not French château, it's sure to be a fairytale tripTue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Genome Mapping Could Lead to Cheaper and More Abundant Quinoa data on the "superfood" could help breed varieties that require less processing and can thrive in poor soil conditionsMon, 13 Feb 2017 20:09:09 +0000Why This Squid Has One Giant and One Tiny Eye creature’s mismatched eyes help it survive in the ocean depthsMon, 13 Feb 2017 18:10:31 +0000Rare Photographs Could Show Paul Gauguin in Tahiti newly discovered photos are from the summer of 1896Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:55:45 +0000New Self-Sustaining “Wheat” Could Change the Farming Industry’s called Salish Blue, and it’s more than a science experimentMon, 13 Feb 2017 16:23:51 +0000When Some 1920s Garbage Was Mistaken for an Ancient Artifact "Coso Artifact" was fuel for those who want to believe that the truth is out thereMon, 13 Feb 2017 15:17:45 +0000Fly Through Space With This “Mixed Reality” Coaster park promises it won't give you motion sickness—well, more than on a regular rollar coaster, that isMon, 13 Feb 2017 13:59:00 +0000Somalia’s New President Is an American Citizen. How Did That Happen? working city, county and state jobs in Buffalo, New York, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed was elected president earlier this weekFri, 10 Feb 2017 21:53:07 +0000Newly Discovered Photo May Depict a Younger Harriet Tubman late 1860s carte-de-visite comes from fellow abolitionist Emily Howland's albumFri, 10 Feb 2017 20:15:08 +0000What Is the Congressional Review Act? U.S. Congress is wiping away rules and regulations finalized in the last months of the Obama administration through a little-used 1996 lawFri, 10 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000Hundreds of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand’s Farewell Spit to 300 have died and volunteers are scrambling to get the remaining creatures back in the waterFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:45:29 +0000Meet the Historically Accurate Mr. Darcy team of experts on fashion and social culture offer their take on Jane Austen's brooding heroFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:04:11 +0000Computers Are Great at Chess, But That Doesn't Mean the Game Is 'Solved' this day in 1996, the computer Deep Blue made history when it beat Garry KasparovFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000New Exhibit Reveals 8,000 Years of London's History Museum of London Docklands highlights 500 finds unearthed by the Crossrail ProjectFri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000World’s Largest Refugee Camp Ordered to Stay Open Kenyan judge called the government's plan to close Dadaab "discriminatory"Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Archive Is Digitizing the History of the Circus a bid to preserve circus culture, Illinois State University's Milner Library is making more than 300 circus route books available onlineThu, 09 Feb 2017 20:05:09 +0000The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf' golf courses had been around before, but Garnet Carter gave it a roadside attraction spinThu, 09 Feb 2017 15:33:39 +0000A Quarter of the World’s Saiga Antelope Are Dead virus is decimating an already fragile species Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:19:01 +0000Bison Back in Banff After 130 Years Canada released 16 of the wooly ungulates in the national park in a pilot project to re-establish the speciesThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:45:59 +0000Mark Twain Museum Battles Mold malfunctioning HVAC system led to mold contaminating 5,000 artifacts in a storage room, which will be restored over the next four monthsThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Discovered a Gigantic, 300,000-Year-Old Landslide Under the Ocean ago, an almost inconceivable amount of sand shifted, changing the surface of the sea floorThu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Might Have Found Another Dead Sea Scroll Cave could be cave number 12Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:10:19 +0000A Comet, Eclipse and a Full Moon Will Light Up the Skies Friday Night will be a lot going on in the night sky, including a pass by the green comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-PajdušákováWed, 08 Feb 2017 19:46:00 +0000375,000 Images From the Met Are Now Yours for the Taking’s a milestone for one of the world's most significant art collectionsWed, 08 Feb 2017 19:36:28 +0000Fans of Dorothy Parker Can Pay to Wear Her Mink Coat’s all in the name of preservationWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:59:10 +0000These Spectacularly Preserved Trilobite Fossils Come Complete With Guts, Gills and Legs 478-million-year-old creatures could help explain a series of mysterious fossilized tracksWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:31:44 +0000Meet the Cincinnati Zoo's Three Newborn Malayan Tigers adorable balls of fur could help the zoo diversify their tiger gene poolWed, 08 Feb 2017 17:57:03 +0000The Quest to Save Vincent van Gogh’s Grave final resting place is in disrepair, so fans of the tormented artist are pitching in to save itWed, 08 Feb 2017 17:25:34 +0000Only 30 of the World’s Most Adorable Porpoise Are Left on Earth “the panda of the sea” hurtles toward extinction, scientists stage a last-ditch effort to save the speciesWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:36:53 +0000Watch the Original 1959 Ad for the First Office-Ready Xerox Machine the Xerox 914 entered offices, the working world changed foreverWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:25:50 +0000Mutiny in Space: Why These Skylab Astronauts Never Flew Again 1973, it was the longest space mission — 84 days in the stars. But at some point the astronauts just got fed upWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Blazing Green Meteor Lights Up Midwest Skies Monday morning, the fireball buzzed Wisconsin before breaking up over Lake MichiganWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:38:16 +0000The Little House on the Prairie Was Built on Native American Land was Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday. It's time to take a critical look at her workWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:27:54 +0000#ColorOurCollections Is Back, Turning Your Favorite Cultural Institutions Into Coloring Books its second year, it's more vibrant than everWed, 08 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Species of Fish-Scaled Gecko Can (Literally) Jump Out of Its Skin creature sloughs its skin when predators attack, leaving it looking like a raw chicken tenderTue, 07 Feb 2017 22:13:48 +0000British Parliament Is Losing its Wigs’re itchy, formal—and part of centuries of traditionTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:13:06 +0000Why Romanians Took to the Streets This Weekend to half a million citizens protested a new decree that would have diminished anti-corruption penaltiesTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:08:37 +0000Japan Plans to Make Olympic Medals Out of Electronic Waste hope to reclaim gold, silver and copper from the used electronics for the 2020 gamesTue, 07 Feb 2017 18:02:47 +0000The Chief Designer of the ‘Titanic’ Saved Everyone He Could as His Ship Went Down Andrews had argued for more lifeboats on the ship, but he was rebuffed on the grounds that it would ruin the viewTue, 07 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of Years space rock found in Northwest Africa provides new clues to volcanic activity on MarsTue, 07 Feb 2017 16:12:11 +0000A Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to Burn Their Clothes, Makeup and Art told Florentines the apocalypse was coming, and to save themselves through self-censorshipTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:30:00 +0000Scientists Measure Highest Radiation Levels Yet Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors latest measurements are over seven times the previously measured high—enough to fry a robot in two hoursMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:04:52 +0000Researchers Discover a 17th-Century "Emoji" classic smiley face has been around for a long timeMon, 06 Feb 2017 18:40:13 +0000Why the Military Is Investing in Paper Airplanes drones could save lives—and moneyMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:02:25 +0000Why Was Babe Ruth So Good At Hitting Home Runs? have been using science on the Great Bambino since the 1920sMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco', but not all, of the hesitance to embrace vaccines can be traced back to this event more than 40 years agoMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mary Leakey’s Husband (Sort of) Took Credit For Her Groundbreaking Work On Humanity’s Origins and her husband, Louis Leakey, were a paleoanthropology power coupleMon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Spool of “Holocaust Songs” Found in Mislabelled Container “Henonville Songs” are being heard for the first time in 70 yearsFri, 03 Feb 2017 20:59:24 +0000Science Is Falling Woefully Behind in Testing New Chemicals 10 million new chemicals are synthesized each year, but with little funding science can't keep upFri, 03 Feb 2017 20:01:00 +0000LiDAR Scans Reveal Maya Civilization's Sophisticated Network of Roads aerial images reveal a remarkably ambitious transportation network consisting of 17 roadsFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:39:38 +0000Meaty Finds: Two Studies Claim to Have Isolated Dinosaur Proteins have long thought soft tissues couldn't survive over millennia—but new research suggests that isn't the caseFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:11:16 +0000These 12,000-Year-Old Prostate Stones Likely Led to One Prehistoric Man’s Painful Death walnut-sized stones were found inside a skeleton buried in modern-day SudanFri, 03 Feb 2017 18:09:00 +0000This Robotic Silver Swan Has Fascinated Fans for Nearly 250 Years preens, fishes and impressesFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:59:21 +0000Are "Education Genes" on the Decline? in Iceland with genes associated with educational attainment are having fewer children, which may be affecting the population's smartsFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:37:12 +0000Rachel Carson Wrote Silent Spring (Partly) Because of the Author of Stuart Little book was a turning point for the environmental movementFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:26:53 +0000Diet Deficiency Can Lead to Cannibal Hamsters new study may explain why the rodents are declining in western EuropeThu, 02 Feb 2017 19:57:11 +0000WWII Songstress Croons Her Way to Age 100 With a New Album Vera Lynn "the Forces' Sweetheart" will make the history books with the releaseThu, 02 Feb 2017 19:53:34 +0000Watch a Lava "Firehose" Spew Out of a Hawaiian Cliff is putting on a spectacularly scorching show Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:21:44 +0000The Father of Canning Knew His Process Worked, But Not Why It Worked Appert was trying to win a hefty prize offered by the French armyThu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Researchers Think They've Found a Mini Continent in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius sits on a sunken piece of earth's crust torn apart by plate tectonicsThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:49:51 +0000This Hell-Raising Suffragist’s Name Will Soon Grace an Oregon Hotel Scott Duniway staged a lifelong fight for women's rightsThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:00:06 +0000Lie Detectors Don’t Work as Advertised and They Never Did from use in U.S. court, lie detectors are still used today in other parts of the legal systemThu, 02 Feb 2017 14:50:42 +0000Meet the Inner Circle That Runs Groundhog Day've been holding the ceremony in Gobbler’s Knob every year since 1887Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Google Doodle Sculpts a Tribute to Pioneering Artist Edmonia Lewis the first day of Black History Month by getting to know the 19th-century sculptorWed, 01 Feb 2017 20:49:50 +0000Special Spit Helps Frogs Get a Grip on Insects sticky spit snatches snacks, study showsWed, 01 Feb 2017 20:39:40 +0000Astronaut Twin Study Shows How Hard Space Is on the Body study’s first results suggest that space travel can cause changes on the molecular levelWed, 01 Feb 2017 19:05:47 +0000The House Where ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Was Written Is for Sale 9.5-acre estate was once home to Christopher Robin and A.A. MilneWed, 01 Feb 2017 17:38:16 +0000One of America’s First Female Pediatricians Saved Lives for 74 Years Leila Denmark lived to be 114, and practiced medicine for three quarters of a centuryWed, 01 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000NASA Releases Spectacular New Snapshots of Saturn’s Rings of moonlets appear to be tucked inside the debris that famously circles the planetWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:24:26 +0000How Langston Hughes’s Dreams Inspired MLK’s Hughes wrote about dreams at a time when racism meant that black people’s dreams were silencedWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000Museum Displays the Weasel that Brought Down Particle Physics stone marten that disrupted the Large Hadron Collider in November goes on display in Rotterdam in an exhibit about human-animal mishapsWed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Bag-Like, Big-Mouthed Sea Creature Could Be Earliest Human Ancestor minute wriggly sea blob could represent some of the earliest steps along the path of evolutionTue, 31 Jan 2017 21:04:37 +0000Dig This: Researchers Found a 38,000-Year-Old Engraving in France from a rock shelter, the image of an aurochs covered in dots was made by the Aurignacians, the earliest group of modern humans in EuropeTue, 31 Jan 2017 20:44:53 +0000World's Longest Running Streak Comes to an End running a mile a day for 52 years and 39 days, running legend Ron Hill finally took a day off due to heart problemsTue, 31 Jan 2017 19:21:57 +0000Co-Defendant in €100 Million Art Heist Claims He Threw Five Masterpieces in the Trash investigators are skepticalTue, 31 Jan 2017 18:35:23 +0000This 100-Million-Year-Old Insect Trapped in Amber Defines New Order now-extinct creatures are thought to have been able to secrete a chemical repellant and rotate their heads 180 degreesTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:55:00 +0000Seventeenth-Century Shopping List Discovered Under Floorboards of Historic English Home in 1633, the “beautifully written” list hints at household life 400 years agoTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:12:04 +0000Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children to Enroll in Boys-Only Programs decision is thanks to an 8 year old Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:18 +0000Scotch Tape Can Create X-Rays, and More You Didn't Know About The Sticky Stuff have used it to repair everything from curtains to ceilingsTue, 31 Jan 2017 16:21:26 +0000A Picture History of One of the World’s Greatest Hot Air Balloons by Charles Green, the Great Nassau was big enough to capture the imaginations of an entire countryTue, 31 Jan 2017 15:05:00 +0000Underwater Images Give First Glimpse of Newly Discovered Brazilian Reef Amazon Reef once shocked scientists. Now, for the first time, we know what it looks likeTue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Humans Threaten Over 100 Precious Natural Heritage Sites loss and humans' footprint are endangering the very sites humans want to preserveMon, 30 Jan 2017 19:05:21 +0000One of the Last Links to the Inner Nazi Circle Dies at 106 Pomsel worked with Joseph Goebbels until the final days of the Third ReichMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:31:49 +0000In One 1968 Presentation, This Inventor Shaped Modern Computing Engelbart’s career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanityMon, 30 Jan 2017 16:17:16 +0000Take a Rare Look Inside FDR’s WWII Information Center: The Map Room before Google Earth, this was how the president saw the worldMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000Did an Earthquake Make Mount Everest Shorter? New Expedition Aims to Find Out and Nepal both plan to determine if the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal caused the world's highest peak to lose an inchMon, 30 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Calculations Reposition the Geographical Center of North America an 90-year-reign, the title moves from Rugby, North Dakota, to the city of Center, in Oliver CountyMon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why Croatian Jews Boycotted This Year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day neo-fascism grows in Croatia, the country is at a crossroads between denial and realityFri, 27 Jan 2017 20:46:40 +0000Haunting Twitter Account Shares the Fates of the Refugees of the St. Louis 1939, Cuba and the United States turned back a ship full of German Jews, 254 of whom were later killed during the HolocaustFri, 27 Jan 2017 19:48:27 +0000Human-Pig Chimeras Created for the First Time hybrid embryos are the first step in interspecies organ transplantsFri, 27 Jan 2017 18:53:36 +0000‘Aspartame Causes Cancer' Was a Classic Internet Hoax aspartame myth goes back to a letter circulating on the '90s internetFri, 27 Jan 2017 14:45:44 +0000This Artist Creates Roses From Weapons Left Behind By War"Two Roses for Peace" brings together people on both sides of a 1982 conflictFri, 27 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000Happy(?) Birthday to the Father of the Nuclear Navy G. Rickover pushed to nuclearize the Navy's submarines, but admitted he’d rather ‘sink them all’ to protect humanityFri, 27 Jan 2017 14:03:00 +0000America Just Won the Olympics of Cooking You Probably Haven't Heard Of's the first time the USA has been awarded goldFri, 27 Jan 2017 13:30:00 +0000The LBD Gets an Update With the Debut of the First Dress Made with Graphene made from the world's thinnest, strongest material, lights on the dress change color based on the wearer's breathing rateThu, 26 Jan 2017 20:58:53 +0000Check Out Breathtaking Images From NOAA’s Newest Satellite a word: wowThu, 26 Jan 2017 17:10:38 +0000Robo-Dermatologist Diagnoses Skin Cancer With Expert Accuracy neural network can recognize and categorize skin lesions as well as MDs and may lead to a cancer-screening mobile appThu, 26 Jan 2017 16:28:33 +0000Here’s What Happens in a "Comic Book" Drawn by Medieval Monks<i>Psychomachia</i> pits vice against virtue in a battle for human souls Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:50:26 +0000Why Did People Think Steam-Powered Cars Were a Good Idea? the early days, steam cars were as common as gas ones. Why aren’t we driving them today?Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000The 'Queen of the Sky' Is Finally Getting Her Due her 125th birthday, we're remembering Bessie Coleman's incredible achievementsThu, 26 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000America’s First Immigration Center Was Also an Amusement Park Garden went from fort to pleasure grounds to precursor of Ellis Island Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Remembering Mary Tyler Moore and Her Groundbreaking Sitcom That Almost Wasn't iconic entertainer died today. She was 80 years oldWed, 25 Jan 2017 22:18:58 +0000One of These Five Finalists Could Make It to the Moon in 2017 clock is ticking for a trip to the moon and a $20 million prize Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:28:19 +0000Historians, Government Officials Clash Over Polish History at New Museum between nationalism and documentation, a Polish museum grapples with how to tell its storyWed, 25 Jan 2017 18:38:59 +0000Australian Zoo Calls for Public Help Collecting One of the World's Deadliest Spiders antivenin in short supply and funnel-web spider activity higher than average, Reptile Park needs a handWed, 25 Jan 2017 17:27:38 +0000New Exhibition Highlights Art Inspired by Standing Rock as a lens to understand the protestWed, 25 Jan 2017 17:21:37 +0000This Famous American Clown Was (Probably) a Model for Uncle Sam Rice was the John Oliver of the mid-nineteenth centuryWed, 25 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Gung Haggis Fat Choy: This Canadian Celebration Combines Robert Burns Night and Chinese New Year by "Toddish McWong" in 1998, the annual dinner has grown and grownWed, 25 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Ancient Asteroid Collision Is Still Raining Space Rocks Down on Earth new study shows that today's meteorites considerably differ from those of the ancient pastWed, 25 Jan 2017 15:19:55 +0000TV's Longest-Running Soap Opera Was First Broadcast 80 Years Ago Light had over 15,700 episodes between radio and televisionWed, 25 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Mark Twain Fairy Tale Unearthed previously unknown—and unfinished—story was hiding in plain sightWed, 25 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000More Women Die of Cervical Cancer Than Previously Thought studies significantly underestimated cervical cancer deaths—and racial disparities Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:26:16 +0000Researchers Finish Separating World's Largest Celtic Coin Hoard took nearly three years to separate the more than 68,000 coinsTue, 24 Jan 2017 20:04:13 +0000This Map Shows Over a Century of Documented Lynchings in the United States the history of racial terrorTue, 24 Jan 2017 18:05:26 +0000Police Recover More Than 3,500 Stolen Artifacts in Europe Pandora involved 18 nations and pan-European police agencies to recover paintings, coins and artifiactsTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:23:25 +0000The Weird, Brief History of the Eskimo Pie Corporation was America’s first chocolate-covered ice cream bar, patented on this day in 1922Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000A London Music Hall Hid a Long-Forgotten Storeroom Packed With Condiments workers uncovered the tasty trove while excavating its foundationsTue, 24 Jan 2017 14:51:04 +0000Why Food Experts Are Warning Not to Burn Your Toast it time to bid brown toast farewell?Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:55:05 +0000Did Neanderthals Like Pretty Rocks? unusual rock in a cave inhabited by Neanderthals in Croatia suggests the hominids may have picked up interesting stonesMon, 23 Jan 2017 20:40:42 +0000Scientists Capture a "Sonic Boom" of Light new, ultra-fast camera recorded the phenomenon for the first timeMon, 23 Jan 2017 20:21:18 +0000American Librarians Just Chose 2017’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults the 2017 Newbery, Caldecott and Printz award winnersMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:58:59 +0000The First Non-Browning GMO Apples Slated to Hit Shelves Next Month new Arctic apples take weeks (rather than minutes) to turn brownMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:41:18 +0000Ötzi the Iceman's Last Meal Included Goat Bacon of the 5,300-year-old mummy's stomach contents shows he ate dry-cured meat from a mountain ibexMon, 23 Jan 2017 17:28:21 +0000This Necklace Contains All of the World’s Languages cultural preservation never goes out of fashion Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:46:48 +0000Remembering Paul Robeson, Actor, Sportsman and Leader other things, Robeson transformed one of history’s most famous showtunes into a protest song Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Only Time in History When Men on Horseback Captured a Fleet of Ships Dutch fleet stuck in the ice. A group of French soldiers sent to capture it. What could go wrong? Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Second "Three-Parent" Baby Born. This Time, It's a Girl baby was produced through a controversial technique that requires implanting a fertilized nucleus into a donor eggThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:57:01 +0000New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History $7.5 million grant program will fund 39 projects in over 20 statesThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:22:15 +00002016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded in modern memory has the Earth's surface and sea temperature been so highThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:08:52 +0000Who Was the Poe Toaster? We Still Have No Idea Baltimore, they’re keeping the tradition of visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for his birthday—but without the mysteryThu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant Galaxies mysterious substance may suck gas from the galaxies—and a gasless galaxy is a dead galaxyThu, 19 Jan 2017 16:58:46 +0000Iva d'Aquino Toguri Remains the Only U.S. Citizen Convicted of Treason Who Has Ever Been Pardoned was an American DJ who served six years in prison for her wartime radio broadcasts from JapanThu, 19 Jan 2017 15:26:30 +0000Dueling Theories on the Cause of “Fairy Circles” Could Both Be Right research brings together competing concepts to describe how the mysterious features formWed, 18 Jan 2017 21:03:28 +0000Second Group of the Once-Extinct African Oryx to Be Released Into the Wild wiped out wild populations of the scimitar-horned creatures, but breeding programs are helping them make a comeback Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:19:23 +0000One in Five People May Be Able to "Hear" a Flash of Light thought to be a rare condition, some forms of synesthesia may be fairly commonWed, 18 Jan 2017 19:43:44 +0000Over 12 Million Pages of CIA Documents Are Now Accessible Online, clairvoyants, invisible inkWed, 18 Jan 2017 18:03:02 +0000Where We Got the Term “Banana Republic” it’s not a great moment in American historyWed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000What the First European to Visit Hawaii Thought About Surfers Europeans were fascinated by Pacific Islanders' comfort in the waterWed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Colo, the World's First Gorilla Born in Captivity, Is Dead miracle baby turned matriarch was 60 years old Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:29:49 +0000Eugene Cernan: The Last Man on the Moon and So Much More experience helped make spaceflight saferTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:02:08 +0000This Altar Cloth Might Have Been Elizabeth I’s Skirt belonged to a parish church for centuriesTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:12 +0000Scores of Dolphins Are Stranded in the Everglades far, at least 82 false killer whales have diedTue, 17 Jan 2017 19:13:29 +0000Scientists Spot Massive Wave in Venus' Atmosphere 6,200-mile long bow-shaped wrinkle may have been caused by gravity wavesTue, 17 Jan 2017 18:03:03 +0000Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women) founding father wrote letters in the voice of female pseudonyms throughout his lifeTue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Scientists Make the Coldest Object on Earth cooled a tiny aluminum drum almost to absolute zero and think they can go even furtherTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Cuban Cartoonist Drew the Cold War for MAD Magazine Black Spy and the White Spy have been chasing each other around in <i>MAD</i> Magazine for 56 yearsTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Austrian Town Seeks Professional Hermit beautiful locale makes up for the spartan lifestyle expected of successful applicantsTue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space International Space Station’s resident fish shed light on life in microgravityMon, 16 Jan 2017 21:08:26 +0000SpaceX Gets Back in Orbit: Watch Its Latest Rocket's Remarkable Landing successfully deploying ten satellites into orbit, the rocket's first stage adeptly landed on a floating platformMon, 16 Jan 2017 19:58:02 +0000Japan Tries (and Fails) to Launch a Tiny Rocket teensy satellites into space isn’t just an experiment in cute—it's an effort to reduce the cost of sending tech into spaceMon, 16 Jan 2017 19:07:19 +0000Necklace Similar to One Owned by Anne Frank Found at Nazi Death Camp say the remarkable find likely belonged to another victim who may have known Frank and her familyMon, 16 Jan 2017 18:54:12 +0000How Escaped Exotic Pet Birds Could Help Save Threatened Species usually seen as a threat to local populations, these escapees could also help in the recovery of creatures in troubleMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:13 +0000In 1957, The U.S. Flew a Jet Around the World to Prove it Could Drop a Nuclear Bomb Anywhere B-52 bomber that made the flight was part of a new bomber class that was still proving its worthMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000Some States Celebrate MLK Day and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday on the Same Day Luther King, Jr. has been celebrated on the third Monday in January since the federal holiday was first observed in 1986Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Remains From 800-Year-Old "Trojan Woman" Record Early Maternal Infection nodes on the skeleton and DNA from her fetus show the woman likely died from an infection of her placentaMon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000New $100 Coin Features First-Ever African-American Lady Liberty'll put a new face on a familiar allegoryFri, 13 Jan 2017 22:05:39 +0000Watch the First Footage of the Rare Ruby Seadragon Alive in the Wild sneaky critter has never been seen in its natural habitat beforeFri, 13 Jan 2017 21:15:08 +0000Orca Moms Might Go Into Menopause Because of Their Daughters could explain this evolutionary mysteryFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:35:11 +0000Austin Is Looking for Its First Artist-in-Residence artists will be embeded in city agencies to help bring in new eyes to reconsider old problemsFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:30:22 +0000A Four-Year-Old Bibliophile Is the Library of Congress' Latest Guest Librarian Maria Arana has read more than 1,000 booksFri, 13 Jan 2017 19:23:31 +0000New National Monuments Highlight Reconstruction and Civil Rights History Obama designated three Southern sites critical to sharing that storyFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:20:59 +0000Since First Successfully Used 75 Years Ago, Ejection Seats Have Saved Thousands faster an airplane is moving, the harder it is to get out of: that's why ejection seats are so importantFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This 1951 Prison B-Movie Inspired “Folsom Prison Blues” Cash's live prison concert made him the voice for rehabilitation over punishmentFri, 13 Jan 2017 16:25:25 +0000You Can Write Inside Mark Twain’s Library with Clemens in his historic homeFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:40:21 +0000A Physicist Figured Out the Best Way to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle the “57” has nothing to do with itFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:14:51 +0000Bruce Springsteen Is Getting His Own Archive new center will celebrate the glory days of Boss and other American musical iconsFri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Turmeric May Be Tasty, But It’s Not a Cure-All study shoots down the trendy “remedy”Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Muslim and Sikh Troops Can Now Wear Beards, Turbans and Headscarves U.S. Army just changed its grooming regulations to accommodate observant soldiersThu, 12 Jan 2017 20:46:19 +0000Tiny Cone-Shaped Creature Gets a Twig on the Tree of Life have confused scientists for 175 years, but researchers have finally worked out a few of their close relativesThu, 12 Jan 2017 20:24:57 +0000Department of Defense Calls for Biodegradable, Seed-Planting Ammo seed bombs could make Army training easier on the environment Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:40:08 +0000The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today, we still have no idea if the process will ever produce resultsThu, 12 Jan 2017 19:29:08 +0000Norway Killed the Radio Star Scandinavian country began a controversial phase out of FM radio broadcasts this week in favor of Digital Audio BroadcastingThu, 12 Jan 2017 19:20:18 +0000Harriet Tubman Is Getting Her Own National Historical Park park will tell the story of Tubman’s later years Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:17:19 +0000Why a Glass Penny Cost One Collector Over $70,000 prototype was part of a short-lived attempt to take the copper out of one-cent coinsThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:36:19 +0000New Hubble Image Captures the Collision of Two Galaxies beautiful look at a violent eventThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:20:51 +0000How a Children's Toy Could Help Fight Malaria 20-cent whirligig-like centrifuge could help doctors in remote regions diagnose diseaseThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:34 +0000Why Some Women Campaigned Against The Vote For Women it seems counter-intuitive now, some women had reasons for not wanting the voteThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Swiss Grocery Will Soon Sell Mealworm Burgers the continued quest for sustainable proteins, another company is wriggling into the market Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Puppies Love Baby Talk research shows puppies respond strongly to high-pitched chatter, but most adult dogs could care lessWed, 11 Jan 2017 19:15:19 +0000Warming Oceans Could Make These Seafood Favorites Toxic study links rising temperatures to dangerous toxinsWed, 11 Jan 2017 18:27:30 +0000People Have Tried to Make U.S. Cigarette Warning Labels More Graphic for Decades this day in 1964, the surgeon general officially said that smoking causes cancer. But warning labels in America still don't show its effects Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:00 +0000Earth's Moon Could Be Made From 20 Mini Moons celestial buddy could have formed after multiple impacts—not one giant smash upWed, 11 Jan 2017 16:05:43 +0000The Hot Toddy: A “Medicinal” Drink That Might Actually Work National Hot Toddy Day, warm up with this tasty drink, whether you're sick or notWed, 11 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000State Department Apologizes for the "Lavender Scare" decades, the agency purged gay and lesbian workers believing their sexual orientation made them security risksTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:47:29 +0000A Sneaky Asteroid Buzzed By Earth Yesterday space rock passed by at about half the distance between our planet and the moonTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:29:32 +0000The Part of Your Brain That Recognizes Faces Continues Growing Later in Life is, at least until you hit 30Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:33:20 +0000The Legendary Reporter Who Broke the Beginning of World War II Is Dead Hollingworth redefined the role of war correspondent Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:13:45 +0000Catch a Star Exploding in Action in 2022 five years from now a pair of stars are predicted to merge, forming a glittery and bright new point in the skyTue, 10 Jan 2017 17:59:20 +0000The Parking Garage Where Deep Throat Spilled the Beans on Watergate Is Being Torn Down is scheduled for early this yearTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:56:49 +0000This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985 today, some have asked if Sir Clive Sinclair was just ahead of his timeTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:55:00 +0000China Will Transform 100,000 Toilets for the Sake of Tourism vow to flush out outmoded commodes Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:41:47 +0000John D. Rockefeller Was the Richest Person To Ever Live. Period Oil, his company, is one of the biggest reasons we have anti-monopoly lawsTue, 10 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000One of California’s Iconic “Tunnel Trees” Has Fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree was likely hundreds of years oldMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:03:41 +0000New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill law aimed to crack down on public displays of affection of all kindsMon, 09 Jan 2017 20:15:58 +0000What Tech Writers Said About the iPhone When It Debuted Ten Years Ago everyone thought the sleek phone/browser/music player would have mainstream appealMon, 09 Jan 2017 20:00:32 +0000The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut May 2018, flight engineer Jeanette J. Epps will begin her mission on the ISSMon, 09 Jan 2017 18:58:55 +0000The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America’s First Photographer daguerreotype craze took over New York in the mid-nineteenth centuryMon, 09 Jan 2017 14:35:33 +0000Remembering Joan of Arc, the Original Nasty Woman Maid of Orleans and her holy voices were in many ways too different to liveMon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 +0000An Iceberg Larger Than Rhode Island Is Poised to Break From Antarctica break from the ice shelf could spell trouble for the frozen expanseFri, 06 Jan 2017 20:16:03 +0000Tens of Thousands of Plastic Eggs Washed Up on a German Beach was an eggstravaganzaFri, 06 Jan 2017 20:12:17 +0000NASA Just Announced Two New Missions, But Shelved Others the new missions have exciting prospects, some scientists aren’t thrilled by the decisionFri, 06 Jan 2017 17:11:30 +0000Researchers Uncover Fossils of 52-Million-Year-Old Tomatillos pair of ancient fruits suggest that the nightshade group to which they belong is much older than scientists once thoughtFri, 06 Jan 2017 16:42:47 +0000There Are Only Two Shakers Left in the World of America’s oldest religious sects still survivesFri, 06 Jan 2017 16:41:40 +0000The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune esteemed scientist wasn't the only one to fall for the first investment bubbleFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:40:00 +0000New Study Confirms There Was No Global Warming Hiatus independent evaluation of NOAA's disputed data further supports the steady upward march of temperaturesFri, 06 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Finland Has a New Social Experiment: Giving People Free Money thousand unemployed Finns will now get around $594 a month—whether they get jobs or notThu, 05 Jan 2017 21:01:41 +0000A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the 'Titanic' new documentary claims the <i>Titanic</i>’s hull was weakened before it struck an icebergThu, 05 Jan 2017 19:43:06 +0000Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Traced to Dwarf Galaxy in the Auriga Constellation where they originate will help researchers understand what creates the mysterious high-energy signalsThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:32:39 +0000Advice for Drivers From Dorothy Levitt, the Pre-War Racing Record Breaker You’ve Never Heard Of’s story is proof that women were in auto racing almost from the start, and she has some ideas for other driversThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000We Can Thank Harry Truman for TV Politics was the first president to regularly appear on televisionThu, 05 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election Soviets offered the former presidential candidate propaganda support if he ran in 1960, an offer he politely declinedWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:50:45 +0000After Nearly 70 Years, the India-Pakistan Partition Gets a Museum Partition Museum is unrelenting in its portrayal of a brutal eraWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:22:06 +0000Swedish Woman Smashes Record for Skiing Solo to the South Pole for 38 days, 23 hours and 5 minutes Johanna Davidsson beat the previous record by almost 10 hoursWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:21:18 +0000Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery are calling for an upgrade in classification of this vital gut membraneWed, 04 Jan 2017 18:59:23 +0000Feral Cats Now Cover 99.8 Percent of Australia fluffy murderbeasts pose a major threat to wildlifeWed, 04 Jan 2017 18:23:47 +0000On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter Colt was a clever marketer as well as a talented inventorWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Topsy the Elephant Was a Victim of Her Captors, Not Thomas Edison believe Edison killed Topsy to prove a point, but some historians argue otherwiseWed, 04 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0000It Just Got Harder to Give Antibiotics to Farm Animals regulations take aim at antibiotic resistanceWed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Strike It Rich (Without Marrying for Money) by Finding Hidden Jane Austen Art British artist has sparked a nationwide scavenger hunt for £5 notes worth thousandsTue, 03 Jan 2017 21:13:40 +0000Germany’s Controversial New Version of ‘Mein Kampf’ Is Now a Bestseller kept under lock and key, the book is now available in a critical editionTue, 03 Jan 2017 19:18:18 +0000Ancient Teeth Show That Dinosaurs Took a Long Time to Hatch embryos may have developed slowly over several months, making them more susceptible to global catastrophesTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:42:23 +0000World’s Oldest-Known Orca Is Missing and Believed Dead a century old, "Granny" hasn't been spotted since early OctoberTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:04:48 +0000Happy Birthday to Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star was a leading lady, but racism held her career backTue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000One of the World’s Largest Dada Collections Can Now Be Viewed Online freewheeling art movement didn’t lend itself to posterityTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:18:31 +0000France Says "Au Revoir" to After-Hours Work Email new "right to disconnect" law lets employees negotiate communication rules in order to reduce stress and exhaustion from workTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:05:31 +0000The First-Known Photograph of the White House Was Taken by an Immigrant Plumbe, Jr. was one of America’s first rockstar photographersTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000People Mailed Dimes 'By The Truck Load' to FDR's White House to Cure Polio was America’s first and only president with a visible—and known—disabilityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000"Comfort Woman" Statue Stokes Old Tensions Between Japan and South Korea’s a silent reminder of the plight of hundreds of thousands of women forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War IITue, 03 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Michigan Banned Banning Plastic Bags new state law prevents cities and counties from restricting use of plastic bags or disposable cups and utensilsMon, 02 Jan 2017 21:37:41 +0000Notes Indicate Nixon Interfered With 1968 Peace Talks from aide seem to confirm long-time speculation that Nixon tried to scuttle a Vietnam peace deal to help his presidential campaignMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:39:52 +0000This Catastrophic Polar Journey Resulted in One of the Best Adventure Books Ever Written Cherry-Garrard's travel memoir is still the one to beat, and not only because it features penguinsMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:33:05 +0000Poland Gets a da Vinci at a Big Discount world famous Princes Czartoryski Foundation was recently acquired by the Polish government for a fraction of its valueMon, 02 Jan 2017 18:32:06 +0000Scientists Spot Cognitive Decline in Famous Artists’ Brushstrokes paintings hold clues to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases?Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:30:39 +0000If Isaac Asimov Had Named The Smartphone, He Might Have Called It The “Pocket Computer Mark II” sci-fi author correctly predicted a number of innovations that have come to passMon, 02 Jan 2017 15:28:16 +0000The World Finally Knows How Leaders Reacted to Margaret Thatcher’s Resignation Iron Lady glistens in newly released papers about her last years as Prime MinisterFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:48:30 +0000Fireworks Not Your Thing? Then Look Out For a Comet on New Year’s Eve a telescope in hand, you can watch a comet zoom past the Earth tomorrow nightFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:19:07 +0000The Year in National Parks people stealing baby bison and Yosemite trademarks to epic blooms in Death Valley, 2016 has been an eventful centennial year for the NPSFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:51:42 +0000China Has Banned the Ivory Trade the end of 2017, the world’s largest ivory market will be closedFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:11:22 +0000Goodbye, Pan Pan: World’s Oldest Male Panda Dies was a prolific panda papaFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:02:05 +0000We Will Have to Endure 2016 One Second Longer Than an Average Year’s not giving up the ghost quite yetFri, 30 Dec 2016 17:59:00 +0000Meet the Men Behind Saturday Morning's Most Memorable Cartoons! Hanna-Barbera once dominated kids’ Saturday schedulesFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:58:01 +0000The Story of the Real Canary in a Coal Mine until just 30 years ago, the humble canary was an important part of British mining historyFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:46:23 +0000Artist Geocaches His Work Throughout Central Park Troemel's Freecaching is a tongue-in-cheek response to New York's high rent and a new way to "store" artworkFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000How a Red Party Cup Became an American Icon's just something about Solo cupsThu, 29 Dec 2016 20:31:54 +0000The Vatican Names Its First Woman Museum Director Jatta just smashed through one frescoed ceilingThu, 29 Dec 2016 19:50:07 +0000Rains Transform Australia's Uluru National Park Into a Waterfall Wonderland storms flooded roads and swelled rivers near the park's iconic natural featureThu, 29 Dec 2016 19:27:24 +0000Obama Administration Designates Two New National Monuments Ears in Utah will span 1.3 million acres while Gold Butte in Nevada will protect 300,000 acresThu, 29 Dec 2016 18:41:54 +0000This Art Show Looks at 500 Years of Failed Utopias far, the ideal has yet to work outThu, 29 Dec 2016 17:53:49 +0000Residents Claim Ivy League College Polluted Water With Dead Lab Rodents of lab animals in the ‘60s and ‘70s have been linked to groundwater contamination in Hanover, New HampshireThu, 29 Dec 2016 17:39:06 +0000Lawyer Wants to Make Harper Lee’s Hometown a Haven for Tourists, Alabama, could change with a proposed Harper Lee TrailThu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:34 +0000What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps? are making digital reconstructions of the 7,000-year-old bodies, which face rapid deterioration from microbesThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:39:35 +0000Five Years Ago, This Island Nation Lost an Entire Day this day in 2011, Samoa switched sides of the international date line for the second time, losing December 30 in the process. Here's whyThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:36:08 +0000Researchers Record Trillions of Migrating Insects Swarming Through the Skies bugs make up a large amount of biomass, little was known about their migrating habits, until nowThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:12:27 +0000Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories library is looking for help protecting its tapesWed, 28 Dec 2016 20:21:23 +00002016 Got You Down? Trash All Your Woes on Good Riddance Day by a Latin American tradition, Good Riddance Day is one way to say goodbye to this year’s bad memoriesWed, 28 Dec 2016 19:53:01 +0000Chinese Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales record-breaking bust shines a spotlight on the plight of the pangolinWed, 28 Dec 2016 18:31:33 +0000New York City’s Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Is Packed With Public Art city’s four newest subway stations are covered in colorful mosaicsWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:08 +0000Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War public was also fascinated by the fact it was possible to take pictures of somebody’s insidesWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:05:23 +0000