Smart News | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smart-news/RSS feed for Smart NewsenThu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000The U.S. Nuclear Program Still Uses Eight-Inch Floppy Diskshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-nuclear-program-still-uses-eight-inch-floppy-disks-180959245/Technological change takes forever to boot up Thu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000Rome Is Looking for People to Adopt Famous, Falling-Apart Siteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rome-looking-people-adopt-famous-falling-apart-sites-180959236/When in Rome, pony up some cash for cultural preservation Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000Tune Into the Smashing Sounds of Large Hadron Collider Data in Real Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tune-smashing-sound-large-hadron-collider-data-real-time-180959240/Grooves made by groundbreaking physicsThu, 26 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000Surf Legend Builds Artificial Wave That Could Bring Surfing to the Masseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/surf-legend-builds-artificial-wave-could-bring-surfing-to-the-masses-180959234/The World Surf League just bought Kelly Slater's artificial wave technology, a move that could bring surfing to places like NebraskaThu, 26 May 2016 17:22:16 +0000The Longest, Deepest Train Tunnel in the World Is About to Openhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/longest-deepest-train-tunnel-world-about-open-180959228/It goes straight through the base of the AlpsThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:38 +0000Dozens of Rare Documents From American History Just Sold at Auctionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dozens-rare-documents-american-history-just-sold-at-auction-180959239/Original copies of the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation just sold for millionsThu, 26 May 2016 13:43:07 +0000Doctors Diagnose Diseases of Subjects in Two Famous Paintingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doctor-will-frame-you-now-mds-diagnose-diseases-two-famous-paintings-180959227/The doctor will frame you nowThu, 26 May 2016 13:14:18 +0000Poverty Linked to DNA Changes That Could Lead to Mental Illnesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poverty-changes-dna-linked-mental-illness-180959235/Could a better understanding of the biomarkers of lower socieconomic status help raise kids out of poverty? Wed, 25 May 2016 18:57:16 +0000Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/research-reveals-more-complete-picture-of-the-devastation-wrought-by-the-black-death-180959233/By examining pottery remains in over 50 rural settlements, archaeologists now better understand the extent that the population was wiped out by the plagueWed, 25 May 2016 16:11:29 +0000A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/painting-georgia-okeeffe-wanted-destroyed-display-first-time-nearly-60-years-180959229/O’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted itWed, 25 May 2016 15:16:26 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Showerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/startup-wants-open-2020-olympics-man-made-meteor-shower-180959219/Could the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Historieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archive-fugitive-slave-ads-could-shed-new-light-lost-histories-180959194/Wanted ads posted by slave owners reveal details of life under slaveryWed, 25 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000These Are America’s Most Well-Read Citieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-americas-most-well-read-cities-180959224/Did your bookish burg make Amazon.com's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fake Blood and All, the Next-Gen Veggie Burger Is Set to Debut at Whole Foodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/next-gen-veggie-burger-fake-blood-and-all-debut-supermarket-180959220/With creations of pea proteins and beet pulp, Beyond Meat hopes to mimic beef as closely as possibleTue, 24 May 2016 20:37:24 +0000Gan Bei! Chinese Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Agohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gan-bei-chinese-brewed-beer-5000-years-ago-180959218/Researchers analyzed deposits on ancient pots and jugs to find out Chinese brewers made sophisticated barley beers 1,000 years earlier than thoughtTue, 24 May 2016 20:16:14 +0000Young Adults Are More Likely to Live at Home Than With Significant Othershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/young-adults-are-more-likely-live-home-significant-others-180959223/Is Mom's basement the battlefield for a new social groundswell? Tue, 24 May 2016 20:03:14 +0000Bug Poop Is Turning the Taj Mahal Greenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bug-poop-turning-taj-mahal-green-180959222/To make matters worse, constant cleaning is damaging the monument’s delicate marbleTue, 24 May 2016 19:33:02 +0000Five Fascinating Details About the Media Mogul Who May Have Written “Mary Had a Little Lamb”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-fascinating-details-about-media-mogul-who-might-have-written-mary-had-little-lamb-180959212/Everywhere that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to goTue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000Where Red Birds Get Their Vibrant Hueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/where-red-birds-get-their-vibrant-hues-180959211/Two studies identify the same gene that makes red birds crimson—and perhaps helps them shed toxins, tooMon, 23 May 2016 19:44:19 +0000Auschwitz Museum Finds Victim's Jewelry in False-Bottomed Mughttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/auschwitz-museum-finds-victims-jewelry-in-false-bottomed-mug-180959210/A women’s ring made of gold and a necklace was carefully wrapped in a piece of canvasMon, 23 May 2016 19:21:05 +0000Four People Have Died on Everest in as Many Dayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-people-have-died-everest-many-days-180959209/The mountain's terrible toll has set the 2016 climbing season off to a rocky start Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/houston-opens-its-huge-underground-cathedral-visitors-180959204/A haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public Mon, 23 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000India’s Space Agency Just Launched a Mini Space Shuttlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indias-space-agency-just-launched-small-reusable-model-space-shuttle-180959208/One small step towards a cheaper space programMon, 23 May 2016 17:27:29 +0000When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-it-rains-boston-sidewalks-reveal-poetry-180959205/Water-resistant spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streetsMon, 23 May 2016 16:40:00 +0000How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to "See" a Dead Person's Last Sighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-forensic-scientists-once-tried-see-dead-persons-last-sight-180959157/Scientists once believed that the dead's last sight could be resolved from their extracted eyeballsMon, 23 May 2016 16:18:42 +0000Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried at Arlington National Cemeteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/female-wwii-pilots-can-now-be-buried-arlington-national-cemetery--180959203/Seventy-five years later, WASPs have won one last battleMon, 23 May 2016 16:01:35 +0000A Giant Flock of Pigeons Is Lighting up New York’s Night Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-giant-flock-pigeons-lighting-new-yorks-night-sky-180959192/The show is meant to illustrate that pigeons aren't rats with wingsMon, 23 May 2016 14:42:52 +0000Geoarchaeologist Proposes There Was a "World War Zero"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/geoarchaeologist-proposes-there-was-a-world-war-zero-180959152/Could an alliance among the "Luwians" have helped caused the collapse of eastern Mediterranean civilizations 3,200 years ago?Fri, 20 May 2016 19:10:28 +0000The "Antibiotic Apocalypse" Is Upon Us: Five Ways We Can Turn Things Around http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antibiotic-apocalypse-upon-us-five-ways-we-can-turn-things-around-1-180959188/Antibiotic-resistant diseases kill 700,000 people per year, but a new report shows all hope is not lostFri, 20 May 2016 18:56:39 +0000Nile Crocodiles Have Moved to Floridahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nile-crocodiles-have-moved-florida-180959189/Three "unusual" crocodilians turned out to be more closely related to South African crocs than American onesFri, 20 May 2016 18:32:26 +0000The World's Longest Pizza Took 250 Chefs More Than Six Hours to Makehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-pizza-took-250-chefs-more-six-hours-make-180959177/No surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwicheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-most-iconic-state-sandwiches-180959180/Choosing a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Say Goodbye to a Historic El Niño and Hello to La Niñahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/say-goodbye-historic-el-nino-get-ready-welcome-la-nina-180959178/Conditions are looking ripe for the cooler climate pattern to take over in the PacificFri, 20 May 2016 14:26:12 +0000Conservationists Are Worried That “Finding Dory” Could Be Bad for Exotic Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/conservationists-are-worried-finding-dory-could-be-bad-exotic-fish-180959179/Nemo and Dory make for problematic petsFri, 20 May 2016 13:46:20 +0000An Archive of Native Americans Portraits Taken a Century Ago Spurs Further Explorationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archive-native-americans-portraits-taken-century-ago-spurs-further-exploration-180959167/Edward S. Curtis' photography is famous, but contemporary Native American artists go beyond stereotypes Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Computer Algorithm Transforms Movies Into Breathtaking Works of Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/computer-algorithm-can-transform-movies-breathtaking-works-art-180959165/These neural networks can make any moving image into a masterpiece from Picasso to van Gogh Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000"Sleeping" Birch Trees Rest Their Branches at Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sleeping-birch-trees-rest-their-branches-night-180959175/Using laser scans of trees in Finland and Austria, researchers tracked interesting arboreal behavior Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/get-ready-summer-hamilton-180959166/A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society focuses on the "$10 Founding Father"Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:49 +0000Brewery Introduces Edible, Biodegradable Six-Pack Ringshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brewery-introduces-edible-biodegrable-six-pack-rings-180959172/Saltwater Brewery's new packaging is made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea lifeThu, 19 May 2016 16:44:06 +0000New Report Says Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe—But It's Complicatedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-report-says-genetically-engineered-crops-are-safe-but-its-complicated-180959169/The National Academies of Science looked at over 900 studies on GMOs. Here are the five things you need to know Thu, 19 May 2016 15:56:54 +0000Curators Are Preserving Graffiti Scrawled By WWI Conscientious Objectorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/graffiti-wwi-conscientious-objectors-being-preserved-180959156/The cell walls at Richmond Castle are still covered in drawings and notesThu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Story of the Komagata Maru Is a Sad Mark on Canada’s Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/story-komagata-maru-sad-mark-canadas-past-180959160/Why Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to formally apologize is so significantThu, 19 May 2016 13:20:37 +0000The Red Planet and Summer Triangle Will Soon Shine Brighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/red-planet-and-summer-triangle-shine-bright-tonight-180959151/Mars is swooping closer to the Earth this week while the Summer Triangle rises in the skyWed, 18 May 2016 17:47:33 +0000Thousands of People Are Trying to Save BBC’s Recipe Archivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-people-are-trying-save-bbcs-recipe-archive-180959144/Cost-cutting measures may nix the broadcaster's online recipe databaseWed, 18 May 2016 17:03:30 +0000Listen to Robert Frost Read His Poemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-robert-frost-read-his-poems-180959150/Recordings offer a chance to really listen to the meaning behind classics like "The Road Not Taken"Wed, 18 May 2016 16:10:43 +0000Can Wine Made Without Grapes Match the Real Thing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-wine-made-without-grapes-match-real-thing-180959145/A San Francisco start-up is trying to create synthetic wine—just by mixing together the right ingredientsWed, 18 May 2016 16:00:42 +0000Amateur Divers Find Huge Cache of Bronze Artifacts in Israel National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-divers-find-huge-cache-bronze-artifacts-israel-national-park-180959143/Recreational divers discover a Roman shipwreck full of rare bronze statues, coins and other artifacts in Caesarea National ParkWed, 18 May 2016 14:16:30 +0000It’s Lamprey Breeding Time in Britainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-lamprey-breeding-time-britain-180959138/The bloodsucking fish are returning rivers that were once too polluted for them to live inWed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Climate Fight Moves From the Streets to the Courtshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-fight-moves-streets-courts-180959100/Recent actions by both youth and state attorneys are making climate change a legal issue, not just an environmental causeTue, 17 May 2016 18:58:31 +0000British Barber Proposes Beard Taxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-barber-proposes-new-beard-tax-180959136/Inspired by historical examples, Antony Kent wants men to pay a 100-pound fee to rock a bushy beardTue, 17 May 2016 18:15:31 +0000This Latin Thesaurus Has Been in Progress Since 1894 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/latin-thesaurus-has-been-progress-1894-180959137/Scholars are still working on the letter "N"Tue, 17 May 2016 17:05:02 +0000Rare Beaked Whale Washes Ashore in Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-beaked-whale-washes-ashore-australia-180959139/Sporting unusual teeth, the young female offers researchers a chance to study an elusive cetaceanTue, 17 May 2016 16:51:02 +0000Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Try to "Save" Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/baby-bison-euthanized-after-tourists-try-save-it-180959142/Don't touch the wildlifeTue, 17 May 2016 15:56:22 +0000A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ridehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-taking-books-along-for-the-ride-180959116/Have books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-you-might-start-seeing-disney-other-brands-in-national-parks-180959106/Relaxed rules on donor recognition could allow corporate sponsors to fund items within National ParksMon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000Astronomers Recreate Ancient Skies to Date a Nearly 2,600-Year-Old Greek Poemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-recreate-ancient-skies-date-nearly-2600-year-old-greek-poem-180959135/Researchers narrow down the dates for when the lonely poet Sappho wrote "Midnight Poem"Mon, 16 May 2016 16:23:11 +0000Wander About an Art Installation Inspired by the Large Hadron Colliderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wander-about-art-installation-inspired-large-hadron-collider-180959117/Art from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000China Will Start Publicly Shaming Tourists Who Graffiti Mount Everesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/china-will-start-publicly-shaming-tourists-who-graffiti-mount-everest-180959097/Leave nothing but footprintsMon, 16 May 2016 14:53:09 +0000Massive Effort Underway to Recover More Than 700 Migrants Drowned at Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-effort-underway-recover-700-migrants-drowned-sea-180959112/Forensic scientists hope to use DNA to identify the remainsMon, 16 May 2016 14:44:29 +0000NASA Finally Caught This Crazy Space Weather in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-just-watched-fundamental-part-space-weather-action-180959113/The interactions between the Earth and the Sun’s magnetic fields drive explosive space weatherFri, 13 May 2016 20:36:11 +0000These Temporary Tattoos Can Help ID a Food Allergyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-temporary-tattoos-can-help-id-buckwheat-allergies-180959079/Plus, the tattoo is inspired by historical Japanese printsFri, 13 May 2016 18:08:56 +0000Meet the Man Who Helped Define How Science Fiction Lookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-the-man-who-helped-define-how-science-fiction-looks-180959080/The renowned cartoonist Jean Giraud had a hand in some of science fiction’s most iconic filmsFri, 13 May 2016 17:07:43 +0000For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-150-years-anyone-can-buy-one-worlds-rarest-teas-180959099/Go straight to the sourceFri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000See Mercury's Landscape in Stunning Detailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-mercurys-landscape-stunning-detail-180959096/A new map of the planet's surface captures the depths of craters and the peaks of volcanic mountainsFri, 13 May 2016 16:04:54 +0000Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-royal-oak-popular-pub-name-uk-180959098/The story goes back to the English Civil Wars and a prince on the runFri, 13 May 2016 15:43:15 +0000Chinese Cops Are Temporarily Patrolling the Streets of Rome and Milanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chinese-cops-are-temporarily-patrolling-streets-rome-and-milan-180959088/A new experimental program put international police at Italy's tourist hubs to help the influx of Chinese travelersThu, 12 May 2016 18:32:12 +0000Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts Is Often Overlookedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madame-de-pompadours-legacy-patron-arts-often-overlooked-180959062/A new exhibit explores the creative works of one of history's most famous mistressesThu, 12 May 2016 16:38:15 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-museum-rebuilding-eric-britains-first-robot-180959055/Eric impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000During the Cold War, the Air Force Dropped an Unarmed Nuke on South Carolinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/during-cold-war-air-force-dropped-an-unarmed-nuke-on-south-carolina-180959078/Amazingly, none of the Gregg family of Mars Bluff were seriously hurt, not even the catThu, 12 May 2016 14:47:59 +0000Mice Show How the Zika Virus Can Cause Birth Defectshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mice-show-how-zika-virus-can-cause-birth-defects-180959059/A new study offers the first experimental evidence of the virus crossing the placenta and damaging fetal brainsThu, 12 May 2016 10:00:00 +000050,000-Year-Old Axe Shows Australians Were at The Cutting Edge of Technologyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nearly-50000-year-old-stone-chip-shows-australians-were-innovators-axe-technology-180959050/A polished stone chip is the earliest-known example of a ground-edge axe yetWed, 11 May 2016 17:59:20 +0000Central Park Opens Up Its "Secret Sanctuary"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/central-park-opens-its-secret-sanctuary-180959058/Closed for 80 Years, the Park recently announced it will open the restored Hallett Nature Sanctuary to vistorsWed, 11 May 2016 16:37:53 +0000A Dalit Man Dug His Own Well When He Was Denied Water During a Droughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dalit-man-dug-his-own-well-when-he-was-denied-water-during-drought-180959051/India’s “untouchables” still face daily discriminationWed, 11 May 2016 15:14:01 +0000Five Things to Know About the Diamond Sutra, the World’s Oldest Dated Printed Bookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Five-things-to-know-about-diamond-sutra-worlds-oldest-dated-printed-book-180959052/Printed over 1,100 years ago, a Chinese copy of the Diamond Sutra at the British Library is one of the most intriguing documents in the worldWed, 11 May 2016 13:58:00 +0000Kepler Discovers More Than 1,000 New Exoplanetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kepler-discovered-more-1000-new-exoplanets-180959049/The space telescope is still alive and kickingTue, 10 May 2016 20:54:05 +0000New Polymer Successfully Smooths Wrinkleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-polymer-successfully-smooths-wrinkles-180959044/This "second skin" tightens wrinkles and could be used to cover wounds as well as deliver medicationsTue, 10 May 2016 17:20:40 +0000Wasting Disease Clears Way for Young Sea Stars, for Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wasting-disease-clears-way-young-sea-stars-now-180959034/Whether or not the devastated populations are on the road to recovery remains uncertainTue, 10 May 2016 17:03:15 +0000Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-rembrandt-found-in-basement-goes-on-display-180959036/The painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenagerTue, 10 May 2016 15:47:56 +0000Leprosy Threatens U.K. Red Squirrel Populationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/leprosy-threatens-red-squirrel-populations-uk-180959039/Researchers have launched a new study to try to save the furry rodentsTue, 10 May 2016 14:58:43 +0000Victoria Woodhull Ran for President Before Women Had the Right to Votehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/victoria-woodhull-ran-for-president-before-women-had-the-right-to-vote-180959038/Her 1872 campaign platform focused on women’s rights and sexual freedomTue, 10 May 2016 14:35:52 +0000The Bison Is Now the Official Mammal of the United Stateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bison-now-official-mammal-united-states-180958921/The big beasts are the first official mammals recognized by the federal governmentMon, 09 May 2016 20:07:42 +0000Will Luxembourg Lead the Race for Space Mining?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/will-luxembourg-lead-race-space-mining-180959031/The tiny nation announced its private industry partners for asteroid miningMon, 09 May 2016 19:03:09 +0000Brawny American Lobsters Are Muscling in on Their European Cousinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brawny-american-lobsters-are-muscling-their-european-cousins-180959027/Sweden wants to ban live American lobsters for fear they will out-claw their ownMon, 09 May 2016 17:13:58 +0000Kenya Moves to Shut Down the World's Largest Refugee Camphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kenya-moves-shut-down-worlds-largest-refugee-camp-180959030/Over the weekend, Kenya announced plans to shut the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, which house hundreds of thousands of Somali refugeesMon, 09 May 2016 16:40:59 +0000Video Calls Are Replacing In-Person Visits at Some Prisonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/video-calls-are-replacing-in-person-visits-at-some-prisons-180959025/For some companies, bans on in-person prison visits mean big businessMon, 09 May 2016 15:36:31 +0000Super 8 Said Farewell to Its Kitschy Motel Art With a Gallery Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/super-8-said-farewell-its-kitschy-motel-art-gallery-show-180959028/Sending mediocre art off in styleMon, 09 May 2016 14:52:34 +0000What Caused the 2011 D.C. Earthquake?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-caused-dc-earthquake-2011-180959019/A thinning mantle led to the 5.8 magnitude shake in the Southeast, and more may be in storeMon, 09 May 2016 14:28:36 +0000Scientific A-Team Plans to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genomehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientific-team-plans-reconstruct-leonardo-da-vincis-genome-180959022/Art historians, geneticists and other researchers are working together to compile the great artist's DNA Mon, 09 May 2016 13:58:11 +0000Want to Browse Some National Park Maps? There’s a Site For Thathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/want-browse-some-national-park-maps-theres-site-180959021/Can you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fossil Hunters Uncover 71-Million-Year-Old Trove in Antarcticahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fossil-hunters-uncover-17-million-year-old-trove-antarctica-180959018/After a plane flight, boat ride, helicopter lift and a lot of hiking, the scientists returned with a massive cache of fossilsFri, 06 May 2016 18:24:18 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/build-your-own-library-first-ever-little-library-festival-180959017/The book-sharing stations have popped up all across the United StatesFri, 06 May 2016 17:57:07 +0000A Modernist Sculpted Ceiling Was Uncovered in a U-Haul Showroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modernist-sculpted-ceiling-was-uncovered-u-haul-showroom-180959016/The Isamu Noguchi work is being shown once againFri, 06 May 2016 16:26:56 +0000These Little-Known Nuns Helped Map the Starshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-little-known-nuns-helped-map-stars-180959012/A century later, the identities of women who mapped over 481,000 stars are finally knownFri, 06 May 2016 15:43:57 +0000Australians Make Beer Out of Belly Button Linthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/australians-make-beer-out-belly-button-lint-180958999/Melbourne's 7 Cent Brewery will debut a Belgian-style Witbier later this month brewed using yeast strains cultivated from its founders' navelsFri, 06 May 2016 14:21:31 +0000 'The Shining' Looks to Raise Hairs and Octaves in Its Opera Debuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-shining-looks-raise-hairs-and-octaves-in-opera-debut-180958997/The Minnesota Opera will debut its take on the horror novel in a new production by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Paul MoravecThu, 05 May 2016 19:23:46 +0000The Oldest Species May Win in the Race to Survive Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-species-may-win-race-survive-climate-change-180959011/It's survival of the fittest, and the oldest may be the fittest, new study saysThu, 05 May 2016 19:07:13 +0000Why Making “Derby-Pie” Might Land You a Lawsuithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-making-derby-pie-might-land-you-lawsuit-180959007/The Kentucky Derby’s traditional dessert has a tangled legal historyThu, 05 May 2016 18:32:41 +0000Drought Forces Zimbabwe to Sell Its Wild Animalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/zimbabwe-selling-animals-cope-epic-drought-180959010/Facing food and water shortages, the country hopes to save it's wildlifeThu, 05 May 2016 17:41:52 +0000Say Au Revoir to France's Foie Gras (Only For a Bit)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/france-banning-foie-gras-bit-180959006/Fowl flu fuels foie gras fearsThu, 05 May 2016 16:41:36 +0000NASA Announces World's New Lightning Hotspothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-announce-worlds-new-lightning-hot-spot-180958994/The electric capital tops the charts with lightning storms 297 nights per yearThu, 05 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000Meet Mary Kies, America’s First Woman to Become a Patent Holderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-mary-kies-americas-first-woman-become-patent-holder-180959008/Brains plus bonnets equal a historic firstThu, 05 May 2016 14:15:50 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-film-will-simulate-anne-franks-hiding-place-180958996/'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-are-chilean-beaches-covered-dead-animals-180958998/Warm waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sightWed, 04 May 2016 19:35:03 +0000For The First Time in a Decade, Watch Mercury Cross the Sun's Facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-decade-mercury-crossing-face-sun-180958986/Next week's transit of Mercury is one of the major astronomical events of the yearWed, 04 May 2016 17:48:09 +0000A Brief History of Lee Harvey Oswald's Connection to Cubahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-brief-history-of-lee-harvey-oswalds-connection-to-cuba-180958987/For over 50 years, conspiracy theorists have linked JFK’s assassin to Fidel Castro’s CubaWed, 04 May 2016 16:50:53 +0000The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-has-massive-cheese-surplus-180958985/Imagine 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000Marines Are Investigating the Identity of a Flag Raiser in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marines-investigating-identity-flag-raiser-iconic-iwo-jima-image-180958979/Amateur historians have called into question the identity of a soldier in Joe Rosenthal's 1945 Pulitzer prize-winning imageTue, 03 May 2016 19:49:27 +0000Mountaineers Have Discovered the Bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridgeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Mountaineers-Have-Discovered-the-Bodies-of-Alex-Lowe-and-David-Bridges-180958977/The climbers died in an avalanche on Shishapangma in 1999Tue, 03 May 2016 18:24:59 +0000Yellowstone’s Most Famous Bear Is Deadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yellowstones-most-famous-bear-dead-180958980/Who shot “Scarface”?Tue, 03 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000A Historic Cathedral in New York City Goes up in Flameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historic-cathedral-new-york-city-goes-flames-180958973/The Cathedral of St. Sava caught fire just hours after the Orthodox congregation celebrated EasterTue, 03 May 2016 15:55:11 +0000Boiling Water Could Explain Mysterious Dark Streaks on Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boiling-water-could-explain-mysterious-dark-streaks-mars-180958976/Researchers simulate some of the Red Planet's unique features in an Earth-bound chamberTue, 03 May 2016 15:23:25 +0000Between Bleaching and Boats, Florida’s Coral Reefs Are Struggling to Survivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/between-bleaching-and-boats-floridas-coral-reefs-are-struggling-survive-180958974/The reefs are crumbling in acidifying waters and buried from dredging, according to new reportsTue, 03 May 2016 14:48:54 +0000Five Things to Know About Megacitieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-to-know-about-megacities-180958937/Urbanization is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000The First Delivery Drone in the United States Lands a Spot at the Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-delivery-drone-united-states-lands-spot-smithsonian-180958964/The Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter touches ground at the National Air and Space MuseumMon, 02 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000Nepal Celebrates Two Years Free From Rhino Poachinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nepal-celebrates-two-years-free-rom-rhino-poaching-180958970/Increased education and a law enforcement crackdown has helped the tiny nation keep its rhinos safe for 730 days in a rowMon, 02 May 2016 17:02:13 +0000Deep-Sea Researchers Spot a Mysterious Jellyfish Near The Mariana Trenchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/deep-sea-researchers-spot-mysterious-jellyfish-near-mariana-trench-180958961/The glowing jellyfish was previously unknown to scienceMon, 02 May 2016 16:37:27 +0000Eerie Footage of Over 100 Tons of Burning Ivory http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eerie-footage-over-100-tons-burning-ivory-180958967/The Kenyan government burned tusks from over 6,000 elephants to reduce stockpiles of ivory and raise awareness of poachingMon, 02 May 2016 16:20:00 +0000“New” 2,000-Year-Old Geoglyph Spotted in Peruhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-2000-year-old-geoglyph-spotted-peru-180958968/There’s always more to learn about the mysterious Nazca linesMon, 02 May 2016 16:01:22 +0000Meteors Will Streak the Skies This Week Thanks to Halley’s Comethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meteors-streak-skies-week-thanks-halleys-comet-180958898/Don't miss this annual showMon, 02 May 2016 15:23:39 +0000A "Merbot" Retrieved Artifacts From Louis XIV’s Sunken Flagshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-merbot-retrieved-artifacts-louis-xivs-sunken-flagship-180958950/The humanoid diving robot could help researchers explore fragile wrecks from the surface of the seaMon, 02 May 2016 15:09:13 +0000Scientists Use "The Moth Radio Hour" to Create Brain Atlashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-use-moth-radio-hour-create-brain-atlas-180958960/Using a functional MRI, scientists created a visual dictionary to show how areas of the brain process languageFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:50:38 +0000Spanish Ditch Diggers Unearth 1,300 Pounds of Roman Coinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spanish-ditch-diggers-unearth-1300-pounds-roman-coins-180958958/Workers near Seville, Spain, found a hoard of 19 amphora filled with mint-condition coins from the third and fourth centuriesFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:34:40 +0000James Monroe’s House Was Way Bigger Than Historians Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/james-monroes-house-was-way-bigger-historians-thoughts-180958956/It turns out that Highland was more "castle" than "cabin"Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:51:36 +0000The Swiss Have Made Cheese Since the Iron Agehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swiss-have-made-cheese-iron-age-180958952/This discovery pushes Swiss cheesemaking traditions back millenniaFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:56:04 +0000Astronomers Deploy a Laser System for a Clearer View of the Skieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-deploy-laser-system-aid-stargazing-180958946/A new four-laser system at the Paranal Observatory will help the massive telescope compensate for atmospheric turbulenceFri, 29 Apr 2016 14:05:00 +0000Ancient Arabic Text Shines Light on Massive Supernovahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-arabic-text-shines-light-massive-supernova-180958942/A new look at records from an ancient astronomer yields insights into one of the brighest supernovas ever seen from EarthFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:46:10 +0000Eating Toxic Algae Might Make Some Plankton Act Drunkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eating-toxic-algae-might-make-some-plankton-act-drunk-180958948/Though it may seem funny, it could have serious environmental consequencesFri, 29 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Over 9,000 Years Later, Kennewick Man Will Be Given a Native American Burialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/over-9000-years-later-kennewick-man-will-be-given-native-american-burial-180958947/Five Native American nations will join together to bury his remainsThu, 28 Apr 2016 20:15:21 +0000Unesco: Don’t Worry, Palmyra Is Still Authentichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unesco-dont-worry-palmyra-still-authentic-180958944/The ancient city may have been destroyed, but it is still a treasured cultural siteThu, 28 Apr 2016 17:03:16 +0000A Robot Monk Is Spreading Buddhist Teachings in Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robot-monk-spreading-buddhist-teachings-china-180958938/An adorable robot serves up automated mantrasThu, 28 Apr 2016 16:22:31 +0000Biographer Uncovers Unsigned Feature Article by Harper Leehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/biographer-uncovers-unsigned-feature-article-harper-lee-180958935/The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author published a profile of a Kansas investigator in an FBI magazine while helping Truman Capote research 'In Cold Blood'Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:58 +0000Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Had Great Eyesight and a Droopy Headhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-dinosaur-species-had-great-eyesight-and-droopy-head-180958933/Sarmientosaurus weighed as much as two elephants but had a brain the size of a limeWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:26 +0000Hubble Spies a Tiny Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hubble-discovered-new-moon-hiding-kuiper-belt-180958934/Our solar system still has plenty of surprisesWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:37 +0000Japanese Priests Collected Almost Seven Centuries of Climate Datahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japanese-priests-collected-almost-seven-centuries-climate-data-180958929/Historic records from "citizen scientists" in Japan and Finland give researchers centuries of data on ice conditionsWed, 27 Apr 2016 16:07:03 +0000A German City Installed Traffic Lights For Textershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/german-city-installed-traffic-lights-texters-180958926/In Augsburg, distracted smartphone users don't have to look up to stay safeWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:57:14 +0000A British Store Will Go Quiet For Customers With Autismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-store-will-go-quiet-customers-autism-180958917/Shh—people are shoppingWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:03:44 +0000Audubon Pranked Fellow Naturalist by Making Up Fake Rodentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/audubon-pranked-fellow-naturalist-making-fake-rodents-180958907/Annoyed with naturalist and houseguest Constantine Rafinesque, John J. Audubon dreamed up 28 non-existent speciesWed, 27 Apr 2016 14:32:03 +0000Prince’s Paisley Park Studios Will Become a Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/princes-paisley-park-studios-will-become-museum-180958920/A la GracelandTue, 26 Apr 2016 20:02:22 +0000"Shark Vision" Shines Light on Biofluorescent Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-shark-vision-record-neon-species-180958919/Using a specially designed filter, divers uncovered the glowing patterns on the skin of catsharksTue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:59 +0000Indian Artists Are Protesting a Private Takeover of a Public Art Galleryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indian-artists-are-protesting-private-takeover-public-art-gallery-180958885/Local artists want the Venkatappa Art Gallery to stay publicTue, 26 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000Take in the Beauty of This Gravity Web That Connects Galaxies Across the Universehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/web-gravity-connect-galaxies-across-universe-180958918/A new simulation visualizes how distant galaxies might be connectedTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:40:00 +0000For the First Time, See Two Early Medieval Books Written By Women On Display Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/for-the-first-time-see-two-early-medieval-books-written-by-women-on-display-together-180958884/The manuscripts detail the authors' experiencesTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:19:14 +0000Thirty Years Later, a Gigantic Arch Is Set to Cover Chernobylhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirty-years-later-gigantic-arch-set-cover-chernobyl-180958915/The New Safe Confinement is one of history’s most ambitious engineering projects—and it comes not a moment too soonTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:16:08 +0000Fire Devastates New Delhi's National Museum of Natural Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fire-devastates-new-delhis-national-museum-natural-history-180958914/A late night blaze guts one of India's favorite museums, destroying valuable collections and exhibitsTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:02 +0000An Israeli Brewery Recreated a 2,000-Year-Old Beerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/israeli-brewery-recreated-2000-year-old-beer-180958883/Beer brewed as in Biblical timesMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:13:04 +0000Explore 300 Terabytes of CERN Data Now Free to Downloadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/citizen-scientists-now-have-300-terabytes-cern-data-explore-180958895/CERN’s latest data dump includes raw information from the Large Hadron ColliderMon, 25 Apr 2016 17:06:01 +0000'Lost' Medieval Music Performed for the First Time in 1,000 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-medieval-music-performed-first-time-1000-years-180958892/Researchers and musicians at Cambridge reconstruct songs from 'The Consolation of Philosophy'Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:01:59 +0000This “Sweaty” Billboard Kills Mosquitoeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sweaty-billboard-kills-mosquitoes-180958893/Gross gimmick or Zika-fighting innovation?Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:46:44 +0000Bed Bugs Are Picky About Certain Colorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bed-bugs-are-picky-about-certain-colors-180958891/But don’t buy new sheets just yetMon, 25 Apr 2016 15:08:22 +0000Marijuana Advocates Want to Establish a Standard Unit of Highnesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marijuana-advocates-want-establish-standard-unit-highness-180958873/What’s the weed equivalent to an alcoholic drink?Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:25:53 +0000Oldest Message in a Bottle Ever Foundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-message-bottle-ever-found-180958875/The 108-year-old message in a bottle from a British marine researcher washed up on a German beachFri, 22 Apr 2016 17:22:35 +0000Celebrate Earth Day With a Rainbow of Spectacular Photoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/celebrate-earth-day-rainbow-spectacular-photos-180958876/Nature's palette is unparalleledFri, 22 Apr 2016 16:33:52 +0000The Hubble Scoped This Space Bubble Just in Time For Its Birthdayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hubble-scoped-space-bubble-just-time-its-birthday-180958874/The Hubble Telescope has been in orbit for 26 yearsFri, 22 Apr 2016 15:00:40 +0000This Artist Builds Tiny Rooms in Milan’s Forgotten Manholeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-builds-tiny-rooms-milans-forgotten-manholes-180958854/The seemingly whimsical project has a darker meaningFri, 22 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Eight Awesome Maps From Stanford's New David Rumsey Map Centerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eight-awesome-maps-stanfords-new-david-rumsey-map-center-180958861/A collection of 150,000 historic maps merges paper and digital images in new waysFri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Beyond Raspberry Berets: What Prince Left Behind http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/beyond-raspberry-berets-what-prince-left-behind-180958866/From portraits to guitars, The Artist’s legacy lives on at the SmithsonianThu, 21 Apr 2016 19:42:03 +0000Damien Hirst's Artworks May Leak Formaldehyde Gashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/damien-hirsts-artworks-may-leak-formaldehyde-gas-180958862/Where does art end and hazard begin?Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:40:02 +000021 Million Years Ago, Monkeys May Have Floated to North America on Raftshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/monkeys-may-have-come-north-america-rafts-180958864/Fossil teeth in Panama show monkeys made it to Central America, probably on floating mats of vegetationThu, 21 Apr 2016 18:30:00 +0000How Indonesia’s “Death Zoo” Got Its Grisly Reputationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-indonesias-death-zoo-got-its-grisly-reputation-180958865/Will Rama the tiger’s demise prompt action at a zoo known for its filthy, overcrowded conditions?Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:43:48 +0000For the First Time in 800 Years, Rice and Beans Are Kosher for Passoverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-800-years-rice-and-beans-are-kosher-passover-180958856/The Jewish Conservative movement relaxes a 13th-century ban on rice, corn and beans during PassoverThu, 21 Apr 2016 14:57:12 +0000Three People Hit With Criminal Charges Over Flint Water Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-people-have-been-hit-criminal-charges-over-flint-water-crisis-180958857/Two state officials and a city employee are the first to be charged in connection with the Flint water crisisThu, 21 Apr 2016 14:15:04 +0000It's Official: Harriet Tubman Will Grace the $20 Billhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harriet-tubman-grace-20-dollar-bill-180958852/The famed Underground Railroad Conductor will appear on the front of the $20 bill, among other changes to U.S. currencyWed, 20 Apr 2016 20:42:13 +0000Mass Bleaching Destroys Swaths of the Great Barrier Reefhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mass-bleaching-decimates-great-barrier-reef-180958850/Surveys show that 55 percent of reefs surveyed were severely affected by high water temperatures, with half of those expected to dieWed, 20 Apr 2016 19:09:42 +0000More Than Half of All Americans Breathe Polluted Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-half-all-americans-breathe-polluted-air-180958849/166 million people a year are exposed to air that’s too dangerous to breatheWed, 20 Apr 2016 18:26:07 +0000Palmyra Arch Destroyed by ISIS Rises Again in Central Londonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/palmyra-arch-destroyed-isis-rises-again-central-london-180958848/Using 3-D photos and computer guided stonecutters, researchers recreated the Triumphal Arch destroyed by the terrorist group last yearWed, 20 Apr 2016 17:34:52 +0000Why Women Bring Their 'I Voted' Stickers to Susan B. Anthony's Grave http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-women-bring-their-i-voted-stickers-susan-b-anthonys-grave-180958847/It's a small tribute to a big leader in women's suffrage Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:36:31 +0000Dutch Divers Found a 17th-Century Dress Buried Under the Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dutch-divers-found-17th-century-dress-buried-under-the-sea-180958843/The 400-year-old gown was remarkably well-preservedWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:42:26 +0000Every City Has a Unique Microbial “Fingerprint”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/every-city-has-unique-microbial-fingerprint-180958842/From architecture to microbes, every city is differentWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:05:37 +0000Do Insects Have Consciousness and Ego?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/do-insects-have-consciousness-ego-180958824/The brains of insects are similar to a structure in human brains, which could show a rudimentary form of consciousnessTue, 19 Apr 2016 18:23:26 +0000Read Almost 150 Years' Worth of Mexican-American Journalismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/read-almost-150-years-worth-mexican-american-journalism-180958825/History is in the headlines at the Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press CollectionTue, 19 Apr 2016 17:50:00 +0000Massive Roman Villa Found in British Backyardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-roman-villa-found-british-backyard-180958821/One of the largest and best-preserved Roman homes ever found in Britain was discovered after a family decided they wanted to play ping-pong in their barnTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:55:36 +0000Help First Responders in Ecuador Without Leaving Your Deskhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-first-responders-ecuador-without-leaving-your-desk-180958822/Scour satellite imagery of earthquake-stricken areas to help aid agencies decide where to go nextTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:20:00 +0000Watch Earth's Atmosphere Brilliantly Light Up From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-earth-atmosphere-brilliantly-light-up-space-180958817/The glow isn't from an aurora, it's a phenomena called airglowTue, 19 Apr 2016 15:53:02 +0000Los Angeles’ Skid Row Is Getting a Golf Coursehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/los-angeles-skid-row-getting-golf-course-180958730/It’s a hole-in-one for performers with a point to make about gentrificationTue, 19 Apr 2016 15:39:37 +0000Supreme Court Declines to Hear Copyright Challenge to Google Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/supreme-court-declines-hear-copyright-challenge-google-books-180958818/By turning down the case, the Supreme Court made a stand for fair useTue, 19 Apr 2016 14:23:59 +0000A New Exhibition Is All About Underwearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibition-all-about-underwear-180958809/From a queen's drawers to David Beckham's briefs, The Victoria and Albert Museum gets "Undressed"Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Death Valley Has a Secret Shrine to…Teahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/death-valley-has-secret-shrine-tea-180958795/Take a kettle, leave a kettle at this remote junctionTue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Shackled Skeletons Unearthed in Greece Could Be Remains of Slaughtered Rebelshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shackled-skeletons-unearthed-in-greece-could-be-remains-of-slaughtered-rebels-180958812/Three dozen skeletons in shackles may be the followers of Cylon, an Olympic champion who tried to take over Athens in 632 B.C.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:48:32 +0000Vaccine Switch Marks a New (and Hopefully Last) Stage in the Battle With Poliohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vaccine-switch-marks-new-stage-battle-polio-180958810/Over the weekend, health officials began replacing the current polio vaccination in an effort to wipe out one of three strains of the virusMon, 18 Apr 2016 17:54:51 +0000The Northeast Prepares for Swarms of Cicadas This Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/northeast-prepares-swarms-cicadas-spring-180958806/Billions of red-eyed cicadas will emerge from the earth in much of the northeast this spring, part of a 17-year-cycleMon, 18 Apr 2016 16:45:00 +0000Your Body Could One Day Be a Computer Displayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/your-body-could-one-day-be-computer-display-180958807/Forget screen time—a new technology is all about skin timeMon, 18 Apr 2016 16:17:24 +0000New York’s Newest Urban Farm Floatshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-yorks-newest-urban-farm-floats-180958764/A barge bursting with vegetables takes to the water this summerMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:04:52 +0000This Perfume Smells Like the Apocalypsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfume-smells-apocalypse-180958728/Artists bottled blood and thunder to capture the heady scent of the end timesMon, 18 Apr 2016 14:19:23 +0000Scientists Catalog Creatures in Every Corner of Los Angeleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-catalog-creatures-every-corner-los-angeles-180958798/In a huge citizen science project, scientists are turning to an urban environment to seek out biodiversityMon, 18 Apr 2016 11:00:00 +0000Historic Sites of the London Underground Will Soon Open for Visitorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tourists-will-get-rare-chance-tour-secrets-london-underground-180958794/See Churchill’s blitz bunker and the first underwater tunnel ever builtFri, 15 Apr 2016 16:43:31 +0000Historians Identify 35 Descendants of Leonardo da Vincihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historians-identify-35-descendants-leonardo-da-vinci-180958793/Using historical documents and genealogical detective work, researchers have reconstructed 15 generations of Leonardo's family treeFri, 15 Apr 2016 16:07:28 +0000The Czech Republic Wants to Change Its Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/czech-republic-wants-change-its-name-180958792/Welcome to “Czechia”Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:24:49 +0000A Construction Crew Uncovered the Grave of One of Mexico’s First Catholic Priestshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-crew-uncovered-grave-one-mexicos-first-catholic-priests-180958771/The 16th-century grave was found at the site of an Aztec templeThu, 14 Apr 2016 19:14:05 +0000Your High-End Perfume Is Likely Part Whale Mucushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/your-high-end-perfume-likely-part-whale-mucus-180958767/A single pound of "whale vomit" can be worth tens of thousands of dollarsThu, 14 Apr 2016 18:52:19 +0000Five Fascinating Places to Visit This Obscura Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-fascinating-places-visit-obscura-day-180958762/<i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates all things weird and wonderful worldwide this SaturdayThu, 14 Apr 2016 17:07:12 +0000Lawyers Who Made the Birthday Song Public Domain Take Aim at Civil Rights Anthemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lawyers-who-made-birthday-song-copyright-take-aim-at-civil-rights-anthem-180958757/A group of filmmakers want to remove the copyright from "We Shall Overcome" Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:32:09 +0000Scientists Discovered Exoplanets More Than 70 Years Earlier Than Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-actually-discovered-exoplanets-over-70-years-earlier-than-thought-180958753/A 1917 glass plate discovered in an observatory archive records the first evidence of exoplanetsThu, 14 Apr 2016 15:00:53 +0000A Canadian First Nation Community Is in the Grips of a Suicide Crisishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canadian-first-nation-community-grips-suicide-crisis-180958755/Eleven suicide attempts took place in Attawapiskat First Nation on Saturday aloneWed, 13 Apr 2016 18:33:06 +0000New Timeline Zeros in on the Creation of the Chauvet Cave Paintingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-timeline-zeroes-creation-chauvet-cave-paintings-180958754/Radiocarbon dates help reconstruct the cave's long historyWed, 13 Apr 2016 18:21:00 +0000Multi-Million Dollar Painting Found in Leaky French Attichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/multi-million-dollar-painting-found-leaky-french-attic-180958752/Homeowners may have found a lost Caravaggio masterpiece behind a sealed attic door in their home near ToulouseWed, 13 Apr 2016 16:02:31 +0000These Were 2015’s Most Challenged Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-were-2015s-most-challenged-books-180958749/This year's list includes S&M, LGBT content...and the Bible. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:25:51 +0000Scientists Are Searching Out “Genetic Superheroes” to Cure Diseaseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientist-searching-out-genetic-superheroes-cure-diseases-180958748/Out of almost 600,000 people, 13 seem to have mutations that prevent deadly diseases from being expressedWed, 13 Apr 2016 14:29:27 +0000The 1873 Colfax Massacre Crippled the Reconstruction Erahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1873-colfax-massacre-crippled-reconstruction-180958746/One of the worst incidents of racial violence after the Civil War set the stage for segregationWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:30:00 +0000Watch a Massive Swarm of Crabs Scuttling Along The Ocean Floorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-unprecedented-massive-swarm-crabs-scuttling-along-ocean-floor-180958740/Marine biologists say this behavior has never been seen beforeWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Stephen Hawking and Billionaire Announce Project to Send Tiny Probes to Nearest Star Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stephen-hawking-and-billionaire-announce-project-send-tiny-probes-nearest-star-system-180958745/Yuri Milner is investing 100 million dollars in research to develop a swarm of tiny probes for a mission to Alpha CentauriTue, 12 Apr 2016 22:57:21 +0000The U.S. Finally Has a National Monument That Honors Women’s Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-finally-has-national-monument-honors-womens-history-180958742/144 Constitution Avenue is now one of the women’s movement’s most significant sitesTue, 12 Apr 2016 20:10:51 +0000Machine Learning May Help Determine When the Old Testament Was Writtenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/machine-learning-may-help-determine-when-old-testament-was-written-180958738/Using computer algorithms to analyze handwriting, researchers discover citizens of ancient Judah were much more literate than previously thoughtTue, 12 Apr 2016 17:47:29 +0000Human Diseases May Have Doomed the Neanderthalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-diseases-may-have-doomed-neanderthals-180958735/Stomach ulcers, herpes, ringworm and other tropical diseases may have all contributed to the Neanderthal demiseTue, 12 Apr 2016 16:10:54 +0000Can Great Apes Be Vaccinated Against Ebola and Other Diseases?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-are-trying-vaccinate-great-apes-against-ebola-and-other-diseases-180958725/Vaccinations could be the best defense against devastating population dropsTue, 12 Apr 2016 14:26:33 +0000Austria May Seize the Home Where Hitler Was Bornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/austria-may-seize-home-hitler-was-born-180958718/The government doesn't want the apartment complex turning into a Neo-Nazi shrineTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:30:00 +0000Could Virtual Reality Inspire Empathy for Others?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/could-virtual-reality-inspire-empathy-others-180958703/Virtual reality could allow users to step into someone else's shoes, experiencing things like having migraines or swapping gendersTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Radioactive Boars Rampage Around Fukushimahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/radioactive-boars-rampage-around-fukushima-180958722/A boom in the wild boar population is causing problems for farmers near the site of the 2011 nuclear disasterTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday With a Trip to Her Sculpture Gardenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/celebrate-beverly-clearys-100th-birthday-trip-her-sculpture-garden-180958724/Ramona's creator is even more timeless thanks to Portland's tribute in bronzeTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000New Project Uncovers What Americans Knew About the Holocausthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-project-uncovers-what-americans-knew-about-holocaust-180958712/You can help historians learn how newspapers in the U.S. documented the persecution of European JewsMon, 11 Apr 2016 19:32:18 +0000The Poor’s Life Expectancy Varies Based on Where They Livehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poors-life-expectancy-varies-based-where-they-live-180958719/The life expectancy gap between New York and Gary, Indiana is over four yearsMon, 11 Apr 2016 19:08:12 +0000Museum Building Is Booming in the United Stateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-building-booming-united-states-180958711/In a seven-year period, museums in the U.S. spent around $5 billionMon, 11 Apr 2016 18:31:25 +0000After Decades of Decline, Tiger Populations Could Be on the Risehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-decades-decline-tiger-populations-are-starting-rise-180958720/Though the latest numbers seem hopeful, the majestic creatures are not out of the woods yetMon, 11 Apr 2016 18:26:45 +0000Isaac Newton Used This Recipe in His Hunt to Make a Philosopher’s Stonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/isaac-newton-used-recipe-his-hunt-make-philosophers-stone-180958709/The recently publicized document was kept in a private collection for many yearsMon, 11 Apr 2016 16:07:42 +0000The Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Entered Emergency Modehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kepler-planet-hunting-telescope-emergency-mode-180958716/The probe suddenly went into a safe mode for unknown reasons last weekMon, 11 Apr 2016 15:39:10 +0000In "Solomonic Solution," Museum Returns Two Nazi-Looted Artworks to 95-Year-Old Descendanthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vienna-museum-returns-two-works-of-art-stolen-nazis-180958705/After nearly 20 years of fighting, the Leopold Museum in Vienna has agreed to return the watercolorsFri, 08 Apr 2016 19:10:46 +0000Researchers Piece Together Ancient Plesiosaur Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-piece-together-ancient-plesiosaur-attack-180958704/After examining bite marks on a 70-million-year old diving bird, researchers figure out who tried to have it for dinnerFri, 08 Apr 2016 18:57:24 +0000Humans and Neanderthals May Have Had Trouble Making Male Babieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans-and-neanderthals-may-have-had-trouble-making-male-babies-180958701/The Neanderthal Y chromosome hasn't persisted in modern humansFri, 08 Apr 2016 16:45:58 +0000Supermassive Black Holes May Be More Common Than Previously Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/supermassive-black-holes-may-be-more-common-previously-thought-180958688/Astronomers have found a huge black hole in a "cosmic backwater," opening the possiblity there could be many more in the universeThu, 07 Apr 2016 19:24:13 +0000A New Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio Was Found in a Scottish Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-copy-shakespeares-first-folio-was-found-scottish-library-180958694/Only a few hundred copies still surviveThu, 07 Apr 2016 19:01:32 +0000Pig Heart Beat for Over Two Years in Baboon's Bellyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pig-heart-beat-over-two-years-baboon-belly-180958686/Researchers take big step forward in the quest to develop cross-species organ transplantsThu, 07 Apr 2016 18:30:00 +0000How Booker T. Washington Became the First African-American on a U.S. Postage Stamphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-booker-t-washington-became-the-first-african-american-us-postage-stamp-180958689/At the time, postage stamps usually depicted white men Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:58:29 +0000Radioactive Isotopes in The Oceans May Be Remnants of Ancient Supernovaehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/radioactive-isotopes-oceans-may-have-come-nearby-supernovae-180958687/Cosmic dust may have altered life on Earth as we know itThu, 07 Apr 2016 16:47:09 +0000Celebrate Shakespeare’s Legacy at Hamlet’s Castlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/celebrate-shakespeares-legacy-hamlets-castle-180958685/Rest, rest, perturbed spirit! A bed awaits at “Elsinore”Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:54:56 +0000An Italian Senator Wants Kids to Learn About Wine in Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italian-senator-wants-kids-learn-about-wine-school-180958681/A bill would add wine classes to elementary school curriculumsThu, 07 Apr 2016 14:41:42 +0000This Mural Honoring Garbage Collectors Covers More Than 50 Buildings in Cairohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mural-honoring-garbage-collectors-covers-more-50-buildings-cairo-180958636/An enormous painting brightens up one of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoodsWed, 06 Apr 2016 19:15:08 +0000Three Things to Know About the Newly-Discovered State of Matterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-things-know-about-newly-discovered-state-matter-180958680/There’s more to matter than just solids, liquids and gasesWed, 06 Apr 2016 18:49:34 +0000Green Sea Turtles Are No Longer Endangered in Florida and Mexicohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/green-sea-turtles-come-endangered-list-florida-mexico-180958677/Decades of conservation efforts have led authorities to downgrade the turtles to threatened, though many challenges still remainWed, 06 Apr 2016 17:21:29 +0000Researchers Crack Open the Mysterious Plain of Jarshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-crack-open-mysterious-plain-jars-180958675/After 80 years, archeologists get the chance to explore the Laotian plateau dotted with giant stone jarsWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:57:53 +0000The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 Was a Bloody Prelude to Decades of Hardshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-york-slave-revolt-1712-was-bloody-prelude-decades-hardship-180958665/304 years ago today, a group of black slaves rose up against white colonists in New YorkWed, 06 Apr 2016 13:30:00 +0000Sneak a Peek at the Multi-Million Dollar Meteorites Soon up for Salehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sneak-peek-multi-million-dollar-meteorite-soon-sale-180958622/Christie's is auctioning off dozens of rare and important meteorites, including pieces of the rock that exploded over Russia in 2013Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Eco-Celebrity Crane Inspires Wetland Protection in Taiwanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eco-celebrity-crane-inspires-wetland-protection-taiwan-180958666/An endangered Siberian crane that has made Taiwan home is inspiring locals to protect the wetlandsTue, 05 Apr 2016 19:20:00 +0000Neolithic People Were Also Strip Minershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neolithic-people-were-also-strip-miners-180958668/Quarries are changing how archaeologists think about the Stone AgeTue, 05 Apr 2016 18:59:17 +0000NOAA Just Moved to Protect Puny Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/noaa-just-moved-protect-puny-fish-180958661/Why a new ban is a big deal for the ocean's tiniest creaturesTue, 05 Apr 2016 18:20:00 +0000"New" Rembrandt Created, 347 Years After the Dutch Master's Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-rembrandt-created-347-years-after-the-dutch-masters-death-180958664/The painting was created using data from more than 168,000 fragments of Rembrandt’s workTue, 05 Apr 2016 17:49:16 +0000Bullet Helps Revive Lawrence of Arabia's Reputationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bullet-helps-revive-lawrence-arabias-reputation-180958662/A bullet from a Colt pistol found at the site of one of T.E. Lawrence's most famous battles helps verify the authenticity of his storiesTue, 05 Apr 2016 16:45:15 +0000Horse Poop Helps Unravel the Mystery of Hannibal’s Route Through the Alpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/horse-poo-helps-unravel-mystery-hannibals-route-through-alps-180958660/Researchers have found a large deposit of horse manure in the Col de Traversette pass, likely left by the ancient general's armyTue, 05 Apr 2016 15:34:31 +0000Three Things to Know About Judi Dench's Theater Careerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-things-to-know-about-judi-denchs-theater-career-180958656/The acclaimed actor's career spans decadesTue, 05 Apr 2016 15:20:32 +0000Three Surprising Finds from the New Alan Lomax Archivehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-surprising-finds-new-alan-lomax-archive-180958650/A new online database shares more than 17,000 recordings from the folk music archivistTue, 05 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000What Mummy DNA Reveals About the Spread and Decline of People in the Americashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-mummy-dna-reveals-about-spread-decline-people-americas-180958648/Researchers have pieced together how humans spread from Alaska to Argentina and the extent of devastation from the introduction of European diseaseMon, 04 Apr 2016 18:33:23 +0000After 36 Years, Archivists Finally Found the Wright Brothers’ Airplane Patenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-36-years-archivists-finally-found-wright-brothers-airplane-patent-180958649/The missing patent was found safe and sound in a Kansas storage facilityMon, 04 Apr 2016 17:44:05 +0000I Scream, You Scream: A Vanilla Ice Cream Shortage Is Loominghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/i-scream-you-scream-a-vanilla-ice-cream-shortage-is-looming-180958642/Just in time for the summerMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:10:46 +0000Archaeologists Spy New Viking Settlement From Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-spy-new-viking-settlement-from-space-180958641/Space archaeologists think they may have found a second Viking colony in the AmericasFri, 01 Apr 2016 18:56:48 +0000Don’t Worry: Eating Quinoa Doesn't Hurt Peruvian Farmershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dont-worry-eating-quinoa-helps-peruvian-farmers-180958639/A new study shows that the grain helps rather than hurtsFri, 01 Apr 2016 18:03:51 +0000Museum Programs Affect Teens for a Lifetimehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-programs-affect-teens-for-a-lifetime-180958638/A first-of-its-kind study shows that the effects of arts programs can last well into adulthoodFri, 01 Apr 2016 17:14:26 +0000White-Nose Syndrome Detected in Bats West of the Rockies for the First Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/white-nose-syndrome-detected-bats-west-rockies-first-time-180958637/The fungal disease, which has devastated bat populations in the Eastern U.S., has now shown up in Washington stateFri, 01 Apr 2016 17:09:09 +0000What's Over the Horizon? These New Maps Will Show Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-over-horizon-new-maps-show-you-180958633/Andy Woodruff's line of sight maps show what you're facing from any coastline in the worldFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:52:32 +0000Here are Seven of Zaha Hadid's Most Stunning Structures http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/here-are-seven-zaha-hadids-most-stunning-structures-180958635/The architect leaves behind an astonishing legacyFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:52:26 +0000Researchers Make Cyborg Beetles a Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-make-cyborg-beetles-reality-180958631/Outfitted with microprocessor-equipped backpacks, scientists can control the beetle's steps via remote controlFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:35:24 +0000How the Associated Press Became Part of the Nazi Propaganda Machinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-associated-press-became-part-nazi-propaganda-machine-180958629/New research suggests a backscratch agreement that traded access for controlFri, 01 Apr 2016 15:40:35 +0000Following WWII, New Zealand’s Navy Was Rocked With Peaceful Mutinieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/following-wwii-new-zealands-navy-was-rocked-peaceful-mutinies-180958604/More than 20 percent of the Royal New Zealand Navy was discharged for protesting low payFri, 01 Apr 2016 14:53:37 +00003,400-Year-Old Necropolis Hints at Ancient Egyptian Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3400-year-old-necropolis-hints-ancient-egyptian-life-180958625/Dozens of tombs and a temple were uncovered in an ancient quarryThu, 31 Mar 2016 19:26:40 +0000Chicago Is Getting a Pizza Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chicago-getting-pizza-museum-180958624/Hold the anchovies: This pop-up is a pizza-lover’s dreamThu, 31 Mar 2016 19:20:00 +0000Tower Lights Will Soon Blink for the Sake of Birdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tower-lights-soon-blink-sake-birds-180958627/With a simple blink, tall towers can go from deadly to bird-friendlyThu, 31 Mar 2016 18:50:00 +0000UC Irvine Becomes the First American Public University To Offer E-Sports Scholarshipshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/uc-irvine-becomes-first-american-public-university-to-offer-e-sports-scholarships-180958623/The university jumps into the world of competitive gamingThu, 31 Mar 2016 18:24:05 +0000German Brewery Pulls Beer Accused of Having Nazi and Anti-Immigrant Sentimentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/german-brewery-pulls-beer-accused-of-having-nazi-and-anti-immigrant-sentiments-180958606/“Grenzzaun halbe" referenced the country's debate on whether or not to seal its bordersThu, 31 Mar 2016 16:45:41 +00002,500-Year-Old Monument Could Help Crack the Mysterious Etruscan Languagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/monument-could-help-crack-mysterious-etruscan-language-180958610/Researchers found the inscribed slab near Florence and believe it might hold secrets behind the language of Italy's pre-Roman cultureThu, 31 Mar 2016 14:50:26 +0000NASA Scientists Are Trying to Make Medicine Onboard the ISShttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-scientists-are-trying-make-medicine-onboard-iss-180958612/Scientists are sending fungi to the space station to see what pharmaceuticals astronauts can brewWed, 30 Mar 2016 19:20:00 +0000305-Million-Year-Old Fossil Helps Unravel the Spider's Evolutionary Webhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fossil-helps-unravel-spiders-evolutionary-web-180958614/The spider look-alike shows what separates modern spiders from their ancient eight-legged cousinsWed, 30 Mar 2016 18:47:54 +0000Switzerland Will Host the First Cyborg Olympicshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/switzerland-will-host-first-cyborg-olympics-180958608/The “Cybathlon” will show what happens when humans and machines collaborateWed, 30 Mar 2016 17:32:49 +0000How Hearst Tried to Stop ‘Citizen Kane'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-hearst-tried-stop-citizen-kane-180958602/The newspaper mogul hated the film more than previously thoughtWed, 30 Mar 2016 16:45:00 +0000Amateur Astronomers Capture an Asteroid or Comet Colliding With Jupiterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-astronomers-capture-asteroid-comet-colliding-jupiter-180958607/The object recently exploded in the atmosphere of the solar system's largest planetWed, 30 Mar 2016 16:33:06 +0000Dog Owners Beware, DNA in Dog Poop Could Be Used to Track You Downhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-owners-beware-dna-dog-poop-could-used-track-you-down-180958596/A Chicago apartment building is trying out a new scheme to catch four-legged offenders and their humansWed, 30 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Library of Congress Will Ditch the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-congress-will-ditch-subject-heading-illegal-aliens-180958599/Student activists are to thank for the changeTue, 29 Mar 2016 19:06:49 +0000Genetically Pure Bison Will Return to Montana After 100 Years in Exilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/genetically-pure-bison-return-montana-after-100-years-exile-180958597/Next week, the Blackfeet Tribe will receive 89 buffalo calves that descended from Montana stock in a Canadian National ParkTue, 29 Mar 2016 18:30:50 +0000Syrian Troops Find Palmyra's Ancient Ruins In Better Shape Than Expectedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/syrian-troops-find-palmyras-ancient-ruins-in-better-shape-than-expected-180958588/The “Jewel of the Desert” is out of the hands of people who would see its wonders demolishedTue, 29 Mar 2016 16:50:00 +0000New USGS Map Shows Man-Made Earthquakes Are on the Risehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-usgs-map-shows-man-made-earthquakes-rise-180958595/This updated earthquake hazard map shows seven million more Americans are at risk of quakesTue, 29 Mar 2016 16:10:28 +0000Future Moon Bases Might Be Built in Underground Lava Tubeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/future-moon-bases-might-be-built-underground-lava-tubes-180958590/Caverns carved out by ancient lava could shelter astronauts from the hazards of moon lifeTue, 29 Mar 2016 15:49:35 +0000This Transgender Archive’s Oldest Artifacts Tell a Story of Courage and Communityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-transgender-archives-oldest-artifacts-tell-story-courage-community-180958589/The Digital Transgender Archive was born out of two researchers’ frustration with finding materials by and about transgender peopleTue, 29 Mar 2016 14:40:01 +0000Competitive Book Collecting Is a Thinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/competitive-book-collecting-thing-180958573/Young bibliophiles duke it out in the National Collegiate Book Collecting ContestTue, 29 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000Tesla vs. Edison Is a Video Game That Will Literally Shock Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tesla-vs-edison-now-video-game-180958564/Fight the 'War of the Currents'Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000An AI-Written Novella Almost Won a Literary Prizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ai-written-novella-almost-won-literary-prize-180958577/A short novel co-written by humans and AI passed the first round of a Japanese literary contestMon, 28 Mar 2016 18:53:39 +0000Rhinos Will Be Airlifted to Australia to Avoid Poachershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rhinos-flying-australia-avoid-poachers-180958587/A new project is flying rhinos from South Africa to Australia to create a "biological insurance policy" against increased poachingMon, 28 Mar 2016 18:05:23 +0000The Secret Behind Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Yeasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/secret-behind-your-favorite-coffee-yeast-180958583/Researchers find three unique strains of yeast that help ferment coffee and cacao beans and may give the treats their unique flavorsMon, 28 Mar 2016 17:09:16 +0000Genes of Ancestral Peanuts May Help Feed the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/genes-ancestral-peanuts-may-help-develop-new-varieties-180958576/Researchers have sequenced the genome of peanuts and its ancient cousins, which could lead to disease and drought-resistant varietiesMon, 28 Mar 2016 15:54:09 +0000Alaska’s Most Active Volcano Is at It Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/alaskas-most-active-volcano-is-it-again-180958582/Pavlof Volcano spews ash 20,000 feet into the air, and scientists warn pilots to steer clearMon, 28 Mar 2016 15:22:31 +0000