Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:57 +0000Happy 445th Birthday, Caravaggio artist’s gory paintings have captivated art lovers for centuriesThu, 29 Sep 2016 18:37:41 +0000Mission Complete: Rosetta's 12 Year Journey Is Over the early hours of the morning, Rosetta crashed into comet 67P in styleThu, 29 Sep 2016 16:09:42 +0000Doggonit: Genes That Make Fido Human Friendly Also Linked to Mental Disorderes’ diversity could make them vulnerable to disorders similar to OCD and autismFri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:57 +0000After 80 Years, New York’s Iconic Carnegie Deli Is Closing for Good iconic jewish deli has served heaps of pastrami in Times Square for decadesFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:54:34 +0000Should Californians Stress Out About the New Earthquake Advisory?'s what you need to knowFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:12:44 +0000These Were the Most-Performed High School Musicals of 2015/2016, kooky and supercalifragilisticexpialidociousFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:42:41 +0000Why Iceland’s Biggest City Turned Off Its Lights for One Night decided to pause in the dark to witness one of Earth’s most beautiful phenomenaFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:15:36 +0000Our Galactic Neighborhood Is Bigger Than Scientists Once Thought spur, hello spiral armFri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Whoops—Dams and Reservoirs Release Tons of Greenhouse Gases study shows reservoirs are actually a major source of carbon emissionsThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:47:55 +0000The Search for Buddy the Kidnapped Penguin Continues students stole and released an endangered African penguin from an Oceanarium. The problem is Buddy doesn't have the skills to surviveThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:28:41 +0000Archaeologist Finds Ancient Roman Coins in 12th-Century Japanese Castle meets westThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:13:41 +0000Why the U.S. Government Is Paying Half a Billion in Settlements to 17 Tribal Governments adds to 95 cases the U.S. has settled with native groups since 2012Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:31:46 +0000When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared Diesel’s fate is still intriguing to this dayThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:47:56 +0000Sorry, Stargazers: There’s No Way to See This Weekend’s Black Moon’s just a trumped-up nickname for a new moonWed, 28 Sep 2016 19:03:56 +0000Over 180 Countries Just Approved a Ban on Pangolin Trafficking’s a big win for a weird little creatureWed, 28 Sep 2016 17:11:12 +0000Welcome the First "Three-Parent" Baby Into the World doctor John Zhang and his team transplanted DNA from one egg to another to prevent a fatal mitochondrial diseaseWed, 28 Sep 2016 16:45:15 +0000Listen to the First Computer-Made Tune on Alan Turing's Synthesizer code-breaker to musical innovatorWed, 28 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000Rule Allows Native Hawaiians to Form Their Own Government rule by the Interior Department will allow indigenous Hawaiians to vote on creating a sovereign government similar to those of Native American tribesWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000You, Too, Could Own a Copy of the Voyager Golden Record records is producing a box set of the album sent into the cosmos to reach out to potential extraterrestrial lifeWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:56 +0000This Speedy, Wall-Crawling Conveyor System Will Now Deliver Books at the New York Public Library a robotic, book-carrying trainWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:33 +0000Rare Painting by a Victorian-Era Artist Found on “Antiques Roadshow” never know what might be lying around the atticWed, 28 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000Evidence Stacks Up for Icy Geysers Erupting on Europa water plumes could give researchers a way to study Jupiter’s moon without drillingTue, 27 Sep 2016 17:04:37 +0000Russian Burger King Campaign Isn't the First to Mix Art and Advertising’s a lot of back-and-forth between these worldsTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:47:38 +0000Nine in Ten People Worldwide Breathe Dangerous Air Every Day WHO just released the most detailed air pollution report ever—and the results are soberingTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:35:32 +0000Channel Childhoods Gone By With This Digital Archive of Victorian Children’s Books nursery rhymes to religious lectures, this digital archive shows how kids read in a bygone ageTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000Scientists Catch Schrödinger’s Cat on Camera cats were harmed in the making of this scienceTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:35 +0000This Documentary Series Will Teach You About World War I in Real Time week-by-week approach to the Great WarTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows How Cats Spread Around the World spread in two waves including moving around Europe on Viking ships, according to researchersTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:15 +0000This Supermarket Sells Only Wasted Food’s a yummy solution to a worldwide problemTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000An 1885 Ship Just Sailed Back to New York City a 16-month-long overhaul, the Wavertree has been restored to her former gloryTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000China Switches on the World's Largest Radio Telescope 1,640 feet across, the massive device will scour the skies for signs of life and new galaxiesMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:09:43 +0000Chinese Malls Are Filled With Sad Animals cities spread, so do depressing mall zoosMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:43:34 +0000A Statue of Lenin Has Finally Come Down from Red New York City of Manhattan’s strangest buildings has lost its mascotMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:33 +0000 How Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower Made Golf the Post-War Pastime charismatic, working-class golfer and beloved president made golf the sport of elites and middle-class duffers for a generationMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000NASA Didn’t Change Your Astrological Sign, Blame It on Earth's Wobbly Rotation is not a scienceMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:00 +0000Getty Instagram Grant Winners Document the Drama of the Everyday teen moms to slices of street lifeMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:29:02 +0000Watch Acoustic Holograms Create Complex Shapes and Levitate Droplets mesmarizing effects are created using only a plastic 3-D printed plate and speakerMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Letter Tells What Al Capone Was Up to in Alcatraz words: prison bandMon, 26 Sep 2016 15:42:54 +0000New Movie Posters Turn Scientists Into Superheroes Center for Infectious Disease Research recasts the fight against disease in a series of movie and comic book-style postersMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:43:34 +0000This Music Was Composed by Climate Change forests make magnificently melancholy listeningFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:43:55 +0000Canada Is Building a Trail That Measures Almost 15,000 Miles 2017, the world’s longest trail will finally be completeFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:59:22 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Society group was the first to split after a single wave of migration out of Africa took place between 51,000 and 72,000 years ago, study showsFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:28 +0000Scientists Virtually Peek Inside Ancient Biblical Charred Scrolls completely burned Biblical text is now readableFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 +0000George Washington’s Biracial Family Is Getting New Recognition National Park Service is finally acknowledging the first president’s biracial familyThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:24 +0000Mexican Police Raid Sawmills to Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat authorities closed down seven illegal logging operations near the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in MichoacánThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:07:48 +0000Water Bear Genes Could Help Protect Space Explorers From Radiation protein produced by tardigrades, a group of microscopic but hardy creatures, protects and repairs DNA damaged by X-raysWed, 21 Sep 2016 19:40:19 +0000Colombian Statue Heads Home After 80 Years slab figure disappeared from Colombia's National Musuem in 1939Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:18:28 +0000This Group Celebrates Kenya’s Religious Diversity by Painting Religious Centers Yellow for pluralismWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:52:05 +0000Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives towns meant to spark memories could help patients with dementiaWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:24:31 +0000Extreme Birdwatching Is a Thing, and This Could Be Its Greatest Year Ever El Niño for a Big Year that's bashing previous recordsWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:22:52 +0000Blind People Can Use Visual Areas of the Brain to Solve Math Problems brain is a highly adaptable organWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:08:22 +0000France Waves 'Au Revoir' to Plastic Tableware it doesn't come from biological sources, the country's new motto is "just say <i>non</i>" Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:33:44 +0000Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Pluto Has That Icy Heart dwarf planet’s geography, atmosphere and chemistry helped form its most famous featureTue, 20 Sep 2016 19:01:06 +0000World's Oldest Fish Hooks Discovered in Okinawa 23,000-year-old barbs are made from snail shell. The discovery shows that early people had the resources to survive on the isolated islandTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:46:00 +0000Scientists Puzzle Over Unusual Mammoth Skull Unearthed in the Channel Islands well-preserved fossil doesn't neatly fit in with other examples of the speciesTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:42:51 +0000A British Jail Is Paying Artistic Tribute to Oscar Wilde, its Most Famous Inmate Smith, Ai Weiwei and others envision what it's like to be <i>Inside</i>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:41:25 +0000Skeleton Pulled From the Antikythera Shipwreck Could Give Clues to Life Aboard the Vessel hope to analyze DNA taken from a skeleton found among the wreckageTue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:56 +0000A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses iconic symbol of the Wild West has a tangled and controversial storyTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Record-Breaking Lightning Strikes Force Redefinition of the Thunderbolt 199.5-mile-long streak captured the title for world's longest and a 7.74-second blast won world's brightestMon, 19 Sep 2016 20:17:13 +0000Amateur Archaeologist Discovers Significant Amount of Scotland's Ancient Rock Art and avid walker George Currie has catalogued 670 pieces of prehistoric rock art in the HighlandsMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:24 +0000Stalking Down Answers: Why Are Some Redwoods White? mysterious pale trees many not just be odd genetic mutations, a new study findsMon, 19 Sep 2016 18:31:28 +0000Augmented Reality Art Imagines What Could Be Seattle’s Weird, Bleak Future envisions mutant flowers and drone-like seaweed that may one day take over a post-climate change SeattleMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:24:37 +0000A New Choral Work Was Inspired by the Death of Matthew Shepard“Considering Matthew Shepard” finds hope inside a story of hateMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:44 +0000Visit the Manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' in New York handwritten novel is in the United States for the first time—along with an exhibition of artifacts from Charlotte Brontë’s brief and brilliant lifeMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:19 +0000You Could Own F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House in the Victorian rowhouse where a career was bornFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:19:26 +0000The Oldest Lighthouse in the United States Just Celebrated 300 Years of Service Boston Light still welcomes sailors to Boston HarborFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:11:45 +0000You’ll Want to Sit on Guggenheim’s Latest Piece, an 18-Karat Golden Toilet Cattelan returns from retirement with this pretentious pottyFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:55:48 +0000This Weekend's Stargazing Triple Threat: Harvest Moon, Eclipse and Possible Supermoon will be the last harvest moon eclipse until 2024Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:14:52 +0000Archaeologists Find Ancient Pot With Traces of 3,000-Year-Old Burnt Cheese ancient mishap gives researchers a peek into Bronze Age lifeFri, 16 Sep 2016 15:29:49 +0000Saplings From the 9/11 Survivor Tree Are Headed to Paris, San Bernardino and Orlando tree is a powerful symbol of resilience and life, even in the most tragic circumstancesFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:40:30 +0000The U.S. Government Is Suing for a Set of Lighthouse Lenses lenses could be worth up to $600,000Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:32:06 +0000Obama Declares the First Atlantic Ocean National Marine Monument the announcement of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, Obama solidifies his legacy as an ocean guardianThu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:47 +0000Earliest Evidence of Indigo Dye Found at Ancient Peruvian Burial Site dyed fabrics represent the earliest known use of indigo in the world, predating Egyptian samples by about 1,600 yearsThu, 15 Sep 2016 19:44:00 +0000People Feel More Tipsy if Their Friends Are Already Drunk perceived levels of intoxication could help cities combat disorderly conductThu, 15 Sep 2016 16:13:14 +0000New Analysis Shows Disputed Maya “Grolier Codex” Is the Real Deal long thought the document was forged, but a recent study suggests otherwiseThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:01:25 +0000Five Things to Know About the Most Recent Census Income Report’s up, but the picture is more complicated than thatThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:46:54 +0000Resupply Helps Trapped Arctic Scientists Scare Off Polar Bear "Siege" sea ice cover at record lows, polar bear conflict with humans becomes more commonThu, 15 Sep 2016 13:40:14 +0000Royal Society Photo Contest Winners Capture Breathtaking Details of Our Rapidly Changing World photos capture moments of stark change in the natural world in the Royal Society’s second annual contestWed, 14 Sep 2016 23:01:00 +0000Behold a Billion Stars in This Stunning New Map of the Milky Way from Gaia satellite data, this stellar new map is the most complete chart of our galaxy to dateWed, 14 Sep 2016 20:48:03 +0000Watch a 10-Ton Ice Cube Melt on a Seattle Square’s a different kind of block partyWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000This Camera Uses Radiation to Read Closed Books need to open a book to read past its coverWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +0000Understanding the Controversy Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline to know as protesters and the oil company continue to clashWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:13 +0000New xkcd Comic Masterfully Shows How Climate Has Changed Through Time through 20,000 years of humorously illustrated climate dataWed, 14 Sep 2016 14:31:41 +0000The Woman in the Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Died at 92, Here's Her Story’s more to the image than meets the eyeWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Four Finds from University of Kansas' Collection of Radical Zines university's Solidarity! Radical Library boasts a collection of almost 1,000 alternative papersWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 Sugar Study Draws Attention to Food Industry’s Sour Secret industries have long opened their wallets to snag a piece of the science pie Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:32:13 +0000Second Ship From Sir John Franklin's 19th-Century Expedition Found years and a day after its sister ship was discovered, Canadian researchers find the H.M.S. <i>Terror</i>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:51:28 +0000The New York Public Library’s Radical Zine Collection Is Now on Display out pamphlets from people like Noam Chomsky and Mumia Abu-JamalTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:56:37 +0000What Will the Memorials of the Future Look Like? underwater trees to mechanical parrots, the memorials of tomorrow don’t look much like the ones that exist todayTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:58 +0000What Does Science Say About the Five-Second Rule? It’s Complicated real world is a lot more nuanced than this simple rule reflectsTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:54 +0000Watch E.coli Evolve Before Your Eyes is how antibiotic resistance happensTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:22:23 +0000Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Painting<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a timeTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:30 +0000Here’s How the Oxford English Dictionary Chooses New Words“YOLO,” “uptalk” and “gender-fluid” have all made the cutTue, 13 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000Pew Research Shows Public Libraries Remain Vital to Communities latest poll shows that the majority of Americans think libraries have the resources they needTue, 13 Sep 2016 14:14:25 +0000These Early Infographics Illustrated the Plight of America’s Poor Kelley used hard numbers to effect changeMon, 12 Sep 2016 19:06:01 +0000Fish Industry On the Hook for Rampant Mislabeling of Species new report identifies rampant fraud in the seafood industryMon, 12 Sep 2016 18:36:47 +0000A Starchy Sixth Sense Could Explain Why Humans Love Carbs tongues may be even more sensitive than once thoughtMon, 12 Sep 2016 16:55:15 +0000There Are Four Giraffe Species—Not Just One downside to this revelation: several of the new species are critically endangeredMon, 12 Sep 2016 16:21:52 +0000This Slo-Mo Sneeze Video Shows Just How Far Spray Clouds Can Spread as it may be, by mapping the ejected sneeze droplets, researchers hope to better control the spread of diseaseMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000Thousands of Toilets Submerged in NY Harbor Go From Bathroom Throne to Oyster Home’s much too soon to eat them, thoughMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:28:35 +0000These Stunning Images Capture the Unseen Beauty of Booze to the magic of polarized light microscopy Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:05:16 +0000This Digital Collection of Babe Ruth’s Scrapbooks Is a Piece of Home Run History Baseball Hall of Fame is sharing its collection with the internetFri, 09 Sep 2016 19:48:56 +0000DNA from 17th-Century Teeth Confirms Cause of London’s Great Plague excavated from a mass grave during London’s Crossrail project yield new clues about the ancient mysteryFri, 09 Sep 2016 18:44:52 +0000Inside the 9/11 Museum’s First Art Show exhibit marks the 15th anniversary of the attacksFri, 09 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It’s up for Auction handwritten novella captures his feelings toward love at age 26Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:37 +0000North America Is Crazy For Lego Toys and the Manufacturer Can’t Keep Up bricks keep kids and adults coming back for moreFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Austria and Turkey Are Butting Heads Over an Archaeological Dig authorities have shut down a major dig early due to international tensionsFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Five Times Aleppo Was the Center of the World’s Attention the once-regal city survive this moment in the spotlight?Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:25:33 +0000Celebrate 50 Years of International Literacy Day With the British Library, rabbits and Shakespeare: there's something for everybodyThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:38 +0000Your Brain Is Full of Magnetic Minerals, and You Might Not Like the Reason Why air pollution for the microscopic minerals that go up your nose and into your nogginThu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:18 +0000Watch OSIRIS-REx Head to the Cosmos to Grab a Scoop of Asteroid Dust, NASA will launch the spacecraft which will travel to the nearby asteroid BennuThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:38:56 +0000Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laos later, a once-secret war still threatens LaotiansThu, 08 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Delayed InSight Mission to Mars Slated to Launch in 2018 redesigned equipment, scientists hope to unearth how the Red Planet came to beWed, 07 Sep 2016 19:46:20 +0000Why Syrian Bakers Are Still Making Bread in Spite of the Civil War are going to great lengths to preserve a little bit of normalcyWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:42:29 +0000Cleaning This Portrait Could Change the Way Historians See Shakespeare only portrait of the Bard made while he was alive might be getting touch-upsWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:09:27 +0000Explore Skulls and Artifacts From a 16th-Century Warship <i>Mary Rose</i> was the pride of Henry VIII’s fleet before it sank at seaWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:10:22 +0000Fuel Your Design Obsession With 200,000 Newly Digitized Artifacts 30 centuries of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum without leaving your computerWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:10 +0000Remembering the Tasmanian Tiger, 80 Years After It Became Extinct, the animal’s memory is alive and well in AustraliaWed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000Don't Miss These Dazzling, Iconic Flower Festivals matter the time of year, it’s always time for a flower festivalTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:02:01 +0000This Is the World’s Best Place for Expats wins big in survey of over 14,000 expatriatesTue, 06 Sep 2016 17:29:35 +0000Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered but Are Still in Danger aren't the only ones in trouble: the state of the great apes is more dire than everTue, 06 Sep 2016 17:29:10 +0000After Two Years of Searching, Comet Lander Philae Finally Found of the small probe come just weeks before the mission ends with Rosetta’s comet touchdownTue, 06 Sep 2016 16:45:47 +0000Awesome New Maps Show Alaska in High-Resolution Detail ArcticDEMs are the first set of detailed elevation maps of the Great White NorthTue, 06 Sep 2016 15:46:43 +0000Identical Twin Puppies Confirmed for the First Time Irish wolfhounds from South Africa shared the same placenta and have the same genetic makeupTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:58:04 +0000Mosquito Sprayers Accidentally "Nuke" Millions of Bees in South Carolina reports of four new Zika cases, Dorchester County aerial sprayed insecticide, destroying several beekeeping operationsFri, 02 Sep 2016 19:31:59 +0000Two Pterosaur Finds Are Helping to Untangle Their Family Tree intact skull and a pint-sized species offer clues to how these creatures evolvedFri, 02 Sep 2016 19:00:06 +0000See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decision can see the document that led to the Supreme Court case that overturned laws barring interracial marriage in the U.S. on displayFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:44:00 +0000One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year don't mourn the death of the printed word just yetFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:31:38 +0000Alabama Library Plans to Enforce Strict Overdue Book Ordinance could face a fine or even spend a night in jail for keeping books too longFri, 02 Sep 2016 17:48:14 +0000Streams Around Baltimore Are Flush With Amphetamines many people are sending drugs down the drain, increasing amounts are ending up in waterwaysFri, 02 Sep 2016 16:26:06 +0000New Project Pairs Modern News Photos with Old Masters"Recognition," winner of Tate's IK Prize, uses machine learning to match artwork with images coming from the 24/7 news cycleFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:07:00 +0000What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums? the longest-running program at the METFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Scholars Uncover Secret Message from Mussolini dictator's self-image lives on deep beneath an obelisk he built to commemorate his own greatnessThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:53:30 +0000The Science Behind Hawaii's Double Hurricane two cyclones in the ocean is not rare, but when they get too close to each other things can get crazyThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:01:46 +0000New York's Highest Court Has Expanded the Definition of What it Means to Be a Parent New York law, parental rights have now become more inclusiveWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:31:40 +0000Now Departing: Some of America’s Most Iconic Train Signs will demolish departure boards in Philadelphia and New YorkWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000New Exhibit Shows Manspreading Has Been Taking up Subway Space for Decades ads show struggles with transit etiquette Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:20:00 +0000Deadly Fungal Infections Are Growing Antibiotic Resistance used in agriculture may be impacting the effectiveness of some medicinesWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:54:56 +0000Unnerving Find: Cells That Control Goosebumps and Nipple Erections new study documents eight new types of nerve cells, including ones that control sweating and blood flowWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:10:00 +0000Could You Solve the Case of the Missing Mystery Heirs? you related to Clifton Robbins? You could receive royalties from his 21st-century publisherWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The U.S. Government Is Buying Tons of Eggs and Cheese Depression-Era program is helping bail out America’s egg and dairy farmersWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000That "Strong" SETI Signal Probably Isn't Aliens folks, E.T. is still not phoning homeTue, 30 Aug 2016 21:16:20 +0000You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks life in the Civilian Conservation Corps is preserved in a new National Park Service archiveTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:54:32 +0000The Remains of 400-Year-Old Scottish Soldiers Will Be Reburied in England soldiers were captured by Oliver Cromwell's forces following the Battle of DunbarTue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000Crew From NASA's Yearlong Mars Simulation Finally Emerges From the Dome Martians say aloha to a challenging experiment Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:09:31 +0000The U.K. Bans Queen Victoria’s Coronet From Leaving British Soil government has placed the artifact under an export ban in hopes a collector will keep it in-countryTue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Read a Chilling Letter From Bonnie and Clyde $40,000? You could own an angry letter from the vengeful duo Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:08:03 +0000Rare Dodo Composite Skeleton Goes On Sale British auction house is selling one of only a dozen known dodo skeletons, put together by a collector from the bones of several birds Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:15:31 +0000The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Hiding Another Massive Reef iconic coral reef sits above an even deeper oneMon, 29 Aug 2016 19:11:53 +0000Rare Great White Shark Nursery Discovered Off the Coast of New York find North Atlantic great whites spend their first 20 years in the waters off Montauk, Long IslandMon, 29 Aug 2016 18:24:22 +0000New Exhibition Shares Rare Ansel Adams Photos of the American West breathtaking early works by the iconic photographerMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11:45 +0000Mesmerizing Animation Shows Potential Animal Escape Routes in a Warming World"Migrations in Motion" models the journeys over 2,900 species may take to find new habitatsMon, 29 Aug 2016 13:40:30 +0000President Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Protected Areaānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is now twice the size of TexasFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:40:17 +0000After 52 Years, the War Between Colombia and the FARC Will End out of five of the decades-long conflict's dead were civiliansFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:28 +0000Discovery of a New Class of Galaxies Challenges Our Understanding of How Galaxy Formation Works 44 near the Coma cluster has the same mass as the Milky Way but only 1 percent of the visible matterFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:49:29 +0000France’s Top Court Overturns Burkini Ban swimmers may keep wearing what they pleaseFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:05 +0000The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home From Gentrification new kind of Harlem renaissance is threatening the home of one of America's greatest poetsFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:16:11 +0000Help Crowdsource the History of Wine University of California, Davis, is looking for online volunteers to help catalog and describe 5,200 wine labelsFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Canadian Fishermen Caught Fabled 650-Pound, Century-Old Sturgeon “Pig Nose,” the fish was quickly released back into the wildFri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Playing the Bagpipes Can Literally Kill You as “Bagpipe Lung,” the reaction can wreak havoc on your respiratory systemFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:30:00 +0000This Algorithm Lets You “Write” Like the Greats words, their handwritingFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Calling All Conspiracy Theorists: Alaska's "Mind-Control Lab" Is Hosting an Open House on who you ask, HAARP can control minds, weather, and even earthquakesThu, 25 Aug 2016 20:28:34 +0000Hearst Castle Has a Brush With California's Wildfires were ready to evacuate the Hearst Estate, now a state park and museum full of priceless art, furniture and historyThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:15 +0000Coffee Consumption Could Be In Your Genes new study shows a genetic variation in caffeine metabolism may lead some to drink a little less joeThu, 25 Aug 2016 18:52:26 +0000This Robot Is Soft and Squishy Inside and Out—No Wires or Batteries Necessary"Octobot" uses a deceptively simple fuel source and inspiration from the depths of the seaThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:56:05 +0000Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Time from hieroglyphics on monuments, tombs and papyri, the book will present tales few outside of academia have readThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:48 +0000Explore Some of America's Greatest National Parks in Virtual Reality next best thing to celebrating the Centennial in personThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:36:26 +0000Astronomers Have Discovered an Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Backyard what would potential life look like on this planetary neighbor?Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:29:29 +0000Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich Manuscript, which has stumped scholars for over a centuryWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:40 +0000Maine Just Got the Nation’s Newest National Monument Woods and Waters National Monument could one day become a national parkWed, 24 Aug 2016 17:24:37 +0000At 75 Pounds, This Could Be the World's Largest Pearl Filipino fisherman found the massive gem over a decade ago and kept it as a good luck charmWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:46:54 +0000Scan Reveals Rare, 500-Year-Old Mesoamerican Manuscript imagery reveals hidden Mixtec paintings and glyphs on the 16-foot, deer-hide Codex SeldenWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:40:00 +0000Inside the Upcoming Memorial and Museum Dedicated to Lynching Victims slavery to segregation to mass incarcerationWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000The Geology Behind Italy’s Catastrophic Quake magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the Apennine Mountains—and given the region’s geology, that’s no surpriseWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:01:48 +0000After Two Years, Lost NASA Spacecraft Phones Home the Deep Space Network, mission control has reestablished contact with the solar observatory STEREO-B Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:02 +0000Fifty Years Ago, This Photo Captured the First View of Earth From the Moon Earth’s view of itself changed foreverTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:21 +0000Why London's New Abstract Expressionism Show Is a Big Deal's a survey of luminaries from Pollock to De KooningTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaus newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000How the Library of Congress Is Digitizing Its Braille Music Collection’s not as simple as putting it through a scannerTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Ashes the sale of Capote’s earthy remains a gauche publicity stunt or an act worthy of the audacious author?Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:38:11 +0000Gulp: The World's Highest, Longest Glass Bridge Opens in China new bridge in Hunan's Zhangjiajie Forest Park overlooks the mountains that inspired AvatarMon, 22 Aug 2016 19:10:34 +0000Here's a Panoramic Glimpse of the Curiosity Rover's Next Destination to Murray Buttes. You are now free to rove about the landscapeMon, 22 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000Celebrating at Least 1,075 Years, This Pine Could Be Europe's Oldest Tree Bosnian pine stands in a forest of ancient trees in the Pindus MountainsMon, 22 Aug 2016 17:34:53 +0000Forget Bowling: Taiwan Has Shrimping Alleys Instead shrimp bars are one of Taiwan's tastiest trendsMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:52:12 +0000Summer Heat Turns This Siberian Lake Bright Pink it's not the only oneMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:30:00 +0000A Guide to Ancient Magic antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell awayMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Ranch Is Now a Museum with a car built “one piece at a time”Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:47:04 +0000Tree Rings Help Circle in on Dating Pre-History Events flares create spikes in the Carbon-14 of woody plants that can provide anchor years for more accurate dating of artifactsMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:25:02 +0000Scientists Have Found The Most Efficient Way to Hold a Coffee Mug it is a different storyMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Soon Everyone Will Be Able to Read NASA-Funded Research ready for a lot more space scienceMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Science Officially Debunks Chemtrails, But the Conspiracy Will Likely Live On panel of 77 atmospheric scientists and geochemists weigh in on the controversial streaks in the sky Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Rare Complete T. Rex Skull Found in Montana "Tufts-Love skull" will be cleaned and put on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:45:45 +0000Five Places Where Confederate Monuments Have Recently Disappeared (or Soon Will) University's decision to rename a building to "Memorial Hall" is just one of many ongoing effortsFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:10:08 +0000DOJ Will Say Goodbye to Private Federal Prisons facilities for federal inmates will be phased out—but state use of the practice remainsFri, 19 Aug 2016 17:34:55 +0000This Olympic Medal Is Even Harder to Win Than the Gold International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Does Climate Change Fuel Floods? It’s Complicated’s why that question is hard to answerFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:43:38 +0000Why This Rwandan City Bans Cars Once a Month’s #CarFreeDay is a first for AfricaFri, 19 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000Explorers Find Second Oldest Shipwreck in the Great Lakes merchant sloop <i>Washington</i> went down in a storm in 1803 on Lake OntarioThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:57:55 +0000Use the Phrase “Polish Death Camps” in Poland and You May Go to Jail, saying that Nazi death camps were Polish could earn you three years in prisonThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:18:29 +0000Ginormous Goldfish Are Invading Australian Rivers by their owners, the fish run rampant and impact the environmentThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:17:30 +0000Why the 1980 Olympic Village Is Now a Prison’s one way to deal with leftover infrastructureThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:59 +0000DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper AgeThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Begins believe the Nazis stashed an armored train full of gold and weapons in tunnels in Poland's Owl MountainsWed, 17 Aug 2016 17:23:33 +0000This 340-Million-Year-Old Ocean Crust Could Date Back to Pangaea believe they've found the world's oldest ocean crustWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:54:44 +0000The So-Called “Superhenge” Was Made of Wood, Not Stone research shows that the ancient structure was also taken down in a hurryWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:26:29 +0000Adorable Stubby Squid Found Off the Coast of Southern California aboard the E/V Nautilus happened across a particularly cute stubby squidWed, 17 Aug 2016 14:33:48 +0000Eerie Video Shows How Coral Bleaches video captures the coral's convulsions while it expels the algae that give it colorTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:51:26 +0000Highest Peak in South Dakota Renamed for Oglala Lakota Medicine Man federal board has officially changed South Dakota's Harney Peak to Black Elk PeakTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:09:51 +0000Finland’s Hot New Karaoke Bar Is a Public Library’t stop believin’ in the power of musicTue, 16 Aug 2016 15:37:49 +0000Part of Your Suntan Comes From Photons That Are Billions of Years Old bodies from beyond the galaxy for a bit of that golden glowMon, 15 Aug 2016 18:44:44 +0000Look Out New Yorkers: Hot Weather Makes Roaches Take to the Skies ew ew ew ewMon, 15 Aug 2016 17:58:00 +0000This Deadly Plant Virus Attracts Bees cucumber mosaic virus alters the scent of tomato plants to attract more bees to their ailing hosts Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:38:48 +0000Did the Ancient Greeks Engage in Human Sacrifice? remains uncovered at an altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion may confirm legends about human sacrifice at the shrineFri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:41 +0000There’s a Price to Pay for Saving Spots at Italian Beaches careful where you lay your towelFri, 12 Aug 2016 15:22:13 +0000Tourists in Hawaii Accidentally Discovered Ancient Petroglyphs stroke of luck on the beachFri, 12 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazi the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Librarians Have an Olympics, Too met brawn in a bookish competition for the agesThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:45:01 +0000First Humans Entered the Americas Along the Coast, Not Through the Ice mounts against the traditional story of early human migration through an ice corridorThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:42:54 +0000Fertility Problems for Man's Best Friend Could Spell Trouble for Man sperm quality has decreased likely from household chemical exposureThu, 11 Aug 2016 18:20:00 +0000Ancient Hominids Used These 250,000-Year-Old Tools for Butchery of blood on the prehistoric tools, suggest our ancestors had a much more varied diet than once thoughtThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:16 +0000World's Oldest Gold Object May Have Just Been Unearthed in Bulgaria small gold bead shows that Copper Age people in the Balkans were processing gold 6,500 years agoThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:21:05 +0000The Robe Volante, the First Comfortable Dress in France, Sells for $150,000 sweatpants of its day for courtiers, the style was a rebellion against the elaborate, corseted dresses of Louis XIV's courtThu, 11 Aug 2016 15:33:42 +0000Not So Fast: Here's Why That Chinese Elevated Bus May Not Be Quite What It Seems TEB is the latest iteration of a concept that's been "floating" for decades, but it has some big problemsThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:17:07 +0000Cupping Isn't the Only Strange Tactic Olympic Athletes Use to Get a Boost painful cupping "hickies" are only the start—athletes go to great lengths to gain an edgeThu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Sorry, Sweetie: American Bar Association Bans Sexist Language in Court a new rule, attorneys could be fined or suspended for using derogatory language while they practice lawWed, 10 Aug 2016 19:16:38 +0000Germany Is Reworking the Commission That Handles Restitution for Nazi-Looted Art lackluster track record and controversial comments led to a shiftWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:47:10 +0000Taiwan's Yehliu Geopark Is Like Disneyland for Rock Lovers mushroom-like mounds are some of the country's greatest geological treasuresWed, 10 Aug 2016 16:51:57 +0000Explore Far Out Views From Mars' Surface With Over 1,000 New Photos's the Martian "magic hour"Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:35:36 +0000NASA Accidentally Sold a Precious Apollo Artifact seemingly simple bag is at the center of multiple lawsuitsWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000When It Comes to West Nile Virus, Atlanta's Cardinals May Be Our Feathered Saviors research suggests the bright red birds are viral “super-suppressors”Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Researchers Discover the Blue Whirl, a New Type of Flame occurring fire tornadoes are scary, but a new clean-burning, controlled version could help clean oil spillsTue, 09 Aug 2016 19:41:11 +0000Why India’s “Iron Lady” Went on a Hunger Strike for 16 Years Chanu Sharmila resisted a draconian law with her own bodyTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:56:50 +0000Humans Still Threaten Endangered Condors to industrial byproducts and pesticides, birds face more contamination than their cousins inlandTue, 09 Aug 2016 16:53:33 +0000"New Lucy" Is Unveiled Nearby "Scary Lucy" in Lucille Ball's Hometown's a tale of two LucysTue, 09 Aug 2016 15:28:22 +0000Cute Sand Cat Spotted for the First Time in a Decade in the United Arab Emirates set out to photograph the elusive cat to help create a conservation plan for the endangered felineMon, 08 Aug 2016 20:24:56 +0000What Is the Role of the Emperor in Modern Japan? the role is ceremonial, abdication could mean a political battleMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:36:27 +0000Rare Maya Burial Temple Discovered in Belize at Xunantunich have uncovered the remains of a body and hieroglyphics that tell the story of the snake-head dynastyMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:01:56 +0000Bookworms, Rejoice: You May Live Longer a new study, readers showed "a survival advantage" over those who don't ever crack open a book Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:19:53 +0000Last Journalists Exit the Birthplace of Modern News 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stopMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:04 +0000These Meals Are Made of Paper spaghetti? Yes, pleaseMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:25:33 +0000This Museum's Giant Collection of Paper Peepshows Offers a Pinhole into the Past art pieces were created during the 19th and earth 20th centuries to celebrate coronations, world events and illustrate children's storiesMon, 08 Aug 2016 14:39:31 +0000Research Reveals How and Why Sunflowers Turn Their Golden Heads new study shows sunflowers have an internal clock and face east to keep bees and other insects happyFri, 05 Aug 2016 18:30:24 +0000Navy Bids Goodbye to “Blueberry” Uniform is <i>so</i> 2010Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:34:35 +0000Does a Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth? shows a cataclysmic flood occurred along the Yellow River 3,200 years agoFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:23:50 +0000Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Going to Be a Doozy This Year number of shooting stars could double this yearFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:34:25 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Library and his friends are clean, fluffy and filled with stories Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:16:31 +0000A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplace at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kingsFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:44:43 +0000An Insect Could Make Ash Baseball Bats a Thing of the Past invasive emerald ash borer is threatening the forests where Rawlings and Louisville Sluggers come from, putting the bats in jeopardyFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Take a Spin Around Mars in NASA’s New Rover Game the Red Planet without the risk of a multi-million dollar crashFri, 05 Aug 2016 11:30:00 +0000Scientists Uncover a “Hidden” Portrait by Edgar Degas powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough draftsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:31:47 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnest's West Pier comes back to a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000 World’s Climate Hit Extremes, Shattered Multiple Records in 2015 rising temperatures and ocean levels to record greenhouse gas levels, 2015 was a rough year for planet EarthThu, 04 Aug 2016 16:32:56 +0000Thieves Are Making Off With Millions of Dollars in Stolen Nuts's a hard case to crackThu, 04 Aug 2016 15:14:01 +0000One of the Earliest Images of Skiing Was Destroyed by Youths Trying to “Improve It” petroglyph was made 5,000 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Sorry, Soda: The U.S. Is Just Not That Into You will buy more bottled water than soda for the first time ever in 2016Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Meet Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlands forensic artist has recreated the face of a woman alive 3,700 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000EU Releases Its First Invasive Species Blacklist squirrels, raccoons and crayfish were among the prohibited speciesWed, 03 Aug 2016 19:48:56 +0000The First Private Lunar Landing Was Just Approved Express will head to Earth’s nearest neighbor in 2017Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:33:02 +0000Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russia man who designed the Nazi concentration camps switched easily between recording domestic life and mass murderWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:15:39 +0000The First Armed Art Heist in History Is Being Made Into a Movie <i>Ocean’s 11</i>, this isn’tWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:48:03 +0000California’s Joshua Trees Are Under Threat change could decimate the iconic tree for future generationsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:42:41 +0000The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinketsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:18:55 +0000This Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had a Rare Case of Arthritis like a bum legWed, 03 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000Taiwan's President Issues First Formal Apology to Nation's Indigenous Peoples Ing-wen is also setting up new programs and implementing laws to guarantee basic rights for native inhabitantsTue, 02 Aug 2016 17:33:18 +0000This Ball of Thread Is 3,000 Years Old it is simply held in the wrong way, the priceless artifact could crumble to piecesTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:51:10 +0000Future Deep Sea Mining Sites Are Bursting With Rare Marine Species area is full of rare metals, but a new study shows it's a hub for deep-sea diversity, tooTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:20:00 +0000Forget the Hive, Now Wild Bees Can Check in to These Swanky Hotels't six-legged guests also deserve the best bang for their buzz?Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:50:59 +0000Going Home Sick? Your Substitute Could Spread Disease More Widely it may seem counterintuitive, bringing in a sub isn’t necessarily the best solution Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:40:00 +0000Explore Some of the World's Deepest Blue Holes Dragon Hole in the South China Sea is now the "world's deepest" underwater sinkhole. Learn why these geologic wonders form in oceans around the globeTue, 02 Aug 2016 15:19:38 +0000The Evolutionary Reason Why Women Orgasm research suggests the female orgasm is tied to ovulation, not reproductionMon, 01 Aug 2016 20:25:46 +0000How Engineers Got a Vinyl Record to Play in the Stratosphere, it took notes from Carl SaganMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:51:46 +0000For Sale: 400 Awesome Vintage Boomboxes New Zealand aficionado is auctioning off his collection of iconic 1980s music machinesMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000