Smart News | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smart-news/RSS feed for Smart NewsenTue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:02 +0000Researchers Find Mysterious Purple Orb in the Channel Islandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-find-mysterious-purple-orb-channel-islands-180959933/The creature stumped the team and could be a new speciesWed, 27 Jul 2016 18:56:43 +0000After Two Years, Lost NASA Spacecraft Phones Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-two-years-lost-nasa-spacecraft-phones-home-180960221/Using 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 Moonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fifty-years-ago-this-photo-captured-first-view-of-earth-from-the-moon-180960222/And Earth’s view of itself changed foreverTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:21 +0000Why London's New Abstract Expressionism Show Is a Big Dealhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-londons-abstract-expressionism-show-big-deal-180960140/It's a survey of luminaries from Pollock to De KooningTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harvard-just-launched-fascinating-resource-all-about-bauhaus-180960156/The 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 Collectionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-library-congress-digitizing-its-braille-music-collection-180960112/It’s not as simple as putting it through a scannerTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Asheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/love-truman-capote-buy-his-ashes-180960216/Is 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 Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gulp-worlds-highest-longest-glass-bridge-opens-china-180960215/The 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 Destinationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-panoramic-glimpse-curiosity-rovers-next-destination-180960212/Welcome 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 Treehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/celebrating-least-1075-years-pine-could-be-europes-oldest-tree-180960210/The 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 Insteadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forget-bowling-taiwan-has-shrimping-alleys-instead-180960116/Catch-your-own shrimp bars are one of Taiwan's tastiest trendsMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:52:12 +0000Summer Heat Turns This Siberian Lake Bright Pinkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/summer-heat-turning-siberian-lake-pink-180960206/And it's not the only oneMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:30:00 +0000A Guide to Ancient Magichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/guide-ancient-magic-180960129/In antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell awayMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Ranch Is Now a Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/johnny-cashs-tennessee-ranch-now-museum-180960189/Complete 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 Eventshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tree-rings-help-circle-dating-pre-history-events-180960180/Solar 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 Mughttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-found-most-efficient-way-hold-coffee-mug-180960185/Drinking it is a different storyMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Soon Everyone Will Be Able to Read NASA-Funded Researchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasas-making-it-easier-check-out-research-its-funding-180960172/Get ready for a lot more space scienceMon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Science Officially Debunks Chemtrails, But the Conspiracy Will Likely Live Onhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-officially-debunks-chemtrails-conspiracy-live-180960139/A 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 Montanahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-t-rex-skull-makes-its-way-seattle-museum-180960197/The "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) http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-confederate-monuments-have-recently-disappeared-or-soon-will-180960173/Vanderbilt 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 Prisonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doj-will-say-goodbye-private-federal-prisons-180960193/Private 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 Goldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/olympic-medal-even-harder-win-gold-180960188/The International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Does Climate Change Fuel Floods? It’s Complicatedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/does-climate-change-fuel-floods-its-complicated-180960183/Here’s why that question is hard to answerFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:43:38 +0000Why This Rwandan City Bans Cars Once a Monthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-rwandan-city-bans-cars-once-month-180960150/Kigali’s #CarFreeDay is a first for AfricaFri, 19 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000Explorers Find Second Oldest Shipwreck in the Great Lakeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/second-oldest-great-lakes-shipwreck-found-180960178/The 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 Jailhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/use-phrase-polish-death-camps-in-poland-and-you-may-go-to-jail-180960167/Soon, 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 Rivershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ginormous-goldfish-are-invading-australian-rivers-180960177/Abandoned 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 Prisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-1980-olympic-village-now-prison-180960161/It’s one way to deal with leftover infrastructureThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:59 +0000DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Gravehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-analysis-reveals-what-otzi-iceman-wore-his-grave-180960170/He rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper AgeThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Beginshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dig-find-fabled-nazi-gold-train-begins-180960165/Explorers 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 Pangaeahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-bit-seafloor-discovered-mediterranean-180960153/Researchers 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 Stonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/so-called-superhenge-was-made-wood-not-stone-180960152/New 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 Californiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/adorable-stubby-squid-found-southern-california-180960160/Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus happened across a particularly cute stubby squidWed, 17 Aug 2016 14:33:48 +0000Eerie Video Shows How Coral Bleacheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eerie-video-shows-how-coral-bleaches-180960151/Time-lapse 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 Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/highest-peak-south-dakota-renamed-oglala-lakota-medicine-man-180960133/A 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 Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/finlands-hot-new-karaoke-bar-public-library-180960137/Don’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 Oldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/part-your-suntan-comes-photons-are-billions-years-old-180960135/Thank 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 Skieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hot-weather-makes-roaches-take-skies-180960134/Ew ew ew ew ewMon, 15 Aug 2016 17:58:00 +0000This Deadly Plant Virus Attracts Beeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-virus-makes-diseased-plants-attractive-bumblebees-180960113/The 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-ancient-greeks-engage-human-sacrifice-180960111/The 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 Beacheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-price-pay-saving-spots-italian-beaches-180960095/Be careful where you lay your towelFri, 12 Aug 2016 15:22:13 +0000Tourists in Hawaii Accidentally Discovered Ancient Petroglyphshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tourists-hawaii-accidentally-discovered-ancient-petroglyphs-180960104/A 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 Nazihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rules-about-how-to-address-us-flag-came-about-because-no-one-wanted-to-look-like-a-nazi-180960100/During 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, Toohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/librarians-have-olympics-too-180960085/Brains 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 Icehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans-colonized-americas-along-coast-not-through-ice-180960103/Evidence 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 Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fertility-problems-mans-best-friend-could-spell-trouble-men-180960099/Dog 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 Butcheryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/250000-years-ago-ancient-humans-used-these-tools-butchery-180960102/Traces 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 Bulgariahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-gold-object-unearthed-bulgaria-180960093/A 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 $150,000http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robe-volante-first-comfortable-dress-france-sells-150000-180960089/The 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 Seemshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-why-the-chinese-elevated-bus-may-not-be-quite-what-it-seems-180960092/The 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 Boosthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-weird-things-olympic-athletes-do-win-180960086/Those 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 Courthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sorry-sweetie-american-bar-association-bans-sexist-language-court-180960090/Under 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 Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/germany-reworking-commission-handles-restitution-nazi-looted-art-180960087/A 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 Lovershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/taiwans-yehliu-geopark-is-like-disneyland-for-rock-lovers-180960060/These 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 Photoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-far-out-views-with-1000-photos-mars-surface-180960080/It's the Martian "magic hour"Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:35:36 +0000NASA Accidentally Sold a Precious Apollo Artifacthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-accidentally-sold-precious-apollo-artifact-180960081/A 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 Saviorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-it-comes-to-west-nile-virus-atlantas-cardinals-may-be-our-feathered-saviors-180960076/New 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 Flamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-blue-whirl-new-type-flame-180960078/Naturally 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 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-indias-iron-lady-went-on-a-hunger-strike-for-16-years-180960075/Irom Chanu Sharmila resisted a draconian law with her own bodyTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:56:50 +0000Humans Still Threaten Endangered Condorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans-still-threaten-endangered-condors-180960059/Thanks 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 Hometownhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-lucy-is-unveiled-nearby-scary-lucy-in-lucille-balls-hometown-180960058/It'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 Emirateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cute-desert-cat-spotted-first-time-decade-united-arab-emirates-180960057/Researchers 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/role-emperor-modern-japan-180960053/While the role is ceremonial, abdication could mean a political battleMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:36:27 +0000Rare Maya Burial Temple Discovered in Belizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-maya-burial-temple-discovered-belize-180960054/Excavations 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 Longerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bookworms-rejoice-you-may-live-longer-180960052/In 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 Newshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-journalists-exit-birthplace-modern-news-180960051/After 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 Paperhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-meals-are-made-paper-180960040/Stop-motion spaghetti? Yes, pleaseMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:25:33 +0000This Museum's Giant Collection of Paper Peepshows Offers a Pinhole into the Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museums-giant-collection-of-paper-peepshow-offers-pinhole-into-past-180960012/The 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 Headshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/research-reveals-how-and-why-sunflowers-turn-their-golden-heads-180960042/A 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” Uniformhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/navy-bids-goodbye-blueberry-uniform-180960039/Aquaflage is <i>so</i> 2010Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:34:35 +0000Does a Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-flood-may-confirm-chinas-creation-myth-180960037/Evidence 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 Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/look-perseid-meteor-shower-going-be-doozy-year-180960026/The number of shooting stars could double this yearFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:34:25 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/original-pooh-bear-gets-makeover-returns-new-york-public-library-180960034/Winnie 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 Birthplacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/palace-unearthed-king-arthurs-birthplace-180960035/Archaeologists 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 Pasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/insect-making-ash-bats-part-baseballs-past-180960027/The 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 Gamehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-spin-around-mars-nasas-new-rover-game-180960033/Tour 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 Degashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-uncover-hidden-portrait-edgar-degas-180960031/A powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough draftsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:31:47 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-observation-tower-worlds-thinnest-180960028/Brighton's West Pier comes back to life...as a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000 World’s Climate Hit Extremes, Shattered Multiple Records in 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2015-broke-multiple-climate-records-180960025/From 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 Nutshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thieves-are-making-millions-dollars-stolen-nuts-180960015/It'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”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norwegian-youth-destroys-one-earliest-images-skiing-trying-improve-it-180960013/The petroglyph was made 5,000 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Sorry, Soda: The U.S. Is Just Not That Into Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sorry-soda-us-just-not-you-180960009/Americans 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 Highlandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-ava-bronze-age-woman-scottish-highlands-180959988/A 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 Blacklisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eu-release-first-invasives-species-blacklist-180960008/Gray squirrels, raccoons and crayfish were among the prohibited speciesWed, 03 Aug 2016 19:48:56 +0000The First Private Lunar Landing Was Just Approvedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-private-lunar-landing-was-just-approved-180960007/Moon Express will head to Earth’s nearest neighbor in 2017Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:33:02 +0000Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diaries-holocaust-architect-heinrich-himmler-discovered-russia-180960005/The 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 Moviehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-armed-art-heist-made-into-movie-180959998/But <i>Ocean’s 11</i>, this isn’tWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:48:03 +0000California’s Joshua Trees Are Under Threathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/californias-joshua-trees-are-under-threat-180959991/Climate 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 Coinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/government-just-won-long-legal-battle-over-rare-coins-180959993/The enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinketsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:18:55 +0000This Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had a Rare Case of Arthritishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-dinosaur-fossil-had-bad-case-arthritis-180959995/Nothing like a bum legWed, 03 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000Taiwan's President Issues First Formal Apology to Nation's Indigenous Peopleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-president-makes-first-formal-apology-taiwans-indigenous-peoples-180959990/Tsai 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 Oldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ball-thread-3000-years-old-180959978/If 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 Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/future-deep-sea-mining-sites-are-full-new-ocean-species-180959981/The 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 Hotelshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forget-hive-wild-bees-can-check-these-swanky-hotels-180959987/Don'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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/substitute-workers-could-make-workplace-illness-worse-180959979/Though 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 Holeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-worlds-deepest-blue-holes-180959977/The 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 Orgasmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-female-orgasm-might-be-evolutionary-leftover-180959973/New 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 Stratospherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-engineers-got-vinyl-record-play-stratosphere-180959974/Fittingly, it took notes from Carl SaganMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:51:46 +0000For Sale: 400 Awesome Vintage Boomboxeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sale-400-awesome-vintage-boomboxes-180959961/A New Zealand aficionado is auctioning off his collection of iconic 1980s music machinesMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000A New Installation Turns the L.A. River Into Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-installation-turns-l-river-art-180959965/The river’s surreal landscape is the perfect place to make a statement about water useMon, 01 Aug 2016 17:21:20 +0000Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Minershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/peru-cracks-down-on-illegal-gold-miners-180959954/A boom in outlaw mining activity in the last five years is polluting rivers, poisoning people and destroying forests in the Peruvian AmazonMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000Summer Produce Could Last Longer With These Five New Technologieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/summer-produce-could-last-longer-these-five-new-technologies-180959960/Scientists seek solutions to slow the inevitable process of decompositionMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:25:32 +0000Protesters Prevent Chinese Museum From Evicting a Family of Catshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/protesters-prevent-chinese-museum-evicting-family-cats-180959953/The furry family is famous on the internetFri, 29 Jul 2016 18:37:13 +0000Chernobyl Might Get a Second Life as a Solar Power Planthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chernobyl-might-get-second-life-solar-power-plant-180959964/From nuclear disaster to renewable energyFri, 29 Jul 2016 17:49:22 +0000Tour the London of Yore With a Gigantic New Photo Maphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-london-yore-gigantic-new-photo-map-180959955/The London Picture Map brings an old city to new lifeFri, 29 Jul 2016 14:39:19 +0000How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to Help End Slaveryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-sojourner-truth-used-photography-help-end-slavery-180959952/The groundbreaking orator embraced newfangled technology to make her message heardThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:14:07 +0000Scientists Find New Type of Antibiotics Hiding in the Human Nosehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-found-new-type-antibiotics-hiding-human-nose-180959951/This whiff of success could be just the beginning of many new antibioticsThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:19:54 +0000The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Musichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-cosmos-sings-in-this-fusion-of-astrophysics-and-music-180959907/<i>The Hubble Cantata</i> brings the stars down to earthThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:25:39 +0000Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Also Red Hothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jupiters-great-red-spot-also-red-hot-180959949/ The giant storm pipes out temperatures over 2,400 degrees FahrenheitThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:09:10 +0000Gouda Find: Divers Discover 340-Year-Old Dairy Product in Shipwreckhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gouda-find-divers-discover-340-year-old-dairy-product-in-shipwreck-180959939/One researcher compared the scent to a mixture of yeast and a type of unpasteurized cheese called RoquefortThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:59:39 +0000How to Spot Added Sugarshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-spot-added-sugars-180959932/It's all in the wordingThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:44:14 +0000New Species of Beaked Whale Discovered in Alaskahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-species-whale-discovered-alaska-180959945/DNA analysis and a washed up corpse confirm this a new dark-colored species of beaked whaleThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Track the Whereabouts of This Rare White Whale on Twitterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/just-look-twitter-follow-rare-white-whale-180959931/These beautiful creatures have long delighted those lucky enough to catch a glimpseThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Watch the Chincoteague Ponies Complete Their 91st Annual Swimhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-chincoteague-ponies-complete-their-91st-annual-swim-180959938/For nine decades, the local fire department has herded the horses from Assateague to Chincoteague Island to auction off the foals Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:02:05 +0000Walmart Once Pulled a Shirt That Said “Someday a Woman Will Be President” From Its Shelveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/walmart-once-pulled-shirt-said-someday-woman-will-be-president-its-shelves-180959935/While Hillary Clinton was living in the White House, no lessWed, 27 Jul 2016 19:35:55 +0000Why Ancestral Puebloans Honored People With Extra Digitshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ancestral-puebloans-honored-people-with-extra-digits-180959919/New research shows having extra toes or fingers was a revered trait among people living in the Chaco Canyon, New MexicoWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:08:17 +0000Skip the Stench: Watch Three Massive Corpse Flowers Bloom Onlinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skip-stench-watch-three-massive-corpse-flowers-bloom-online-180959914/These tropical flowers only bloom once every four to five yearsWed, 27 Jul 2016 16:30:56 +0000Sadly, Eating Curry Probably Won't Keep You From Going Baldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sadly-eating-curry-probably-wont-keep-you-from-going-bald-180959895/A new survey sponsored by wigmakers equates correlation with causationWed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Civil Rights Legend John Lewis Won a Prestigious Comic Book Awardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-rights-legend-john-lewis-won-prestigious-comic-book-award-180959918/With <i>March</i>, Lewis brings his life story to a whole new generationTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:00 +0000Behold LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor of Life on Earthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/behold-luca-last-universal-common-ancestor-life-earth-180959915/New discoveries suggest life likely descends from the inhospitable environment of deep sea ventsTue, 26 Jul 2016 18:14:40 +0000The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/white-house-was-fact-built-slaves-180959916/Along with the Capitol and other iconic buildings in Washington, D.C.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:19:53 +0000Stunning Images Capture Peacock Spiders’ Flashy Colorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stunning-images-capture-peacock-spiders-flashy-colors-180959877/Beautiful and acrobatic, these tiny, vibrant creatures shake their tail fuzz in elaborate mating dancesTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:50:00 +0000Archaeologists Are Trying to Digitally Preserve an Ancient Cave Before It's Demolishedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-are-trying-digitally-preserve-ancient-cave-it-demolished-180959876/The 5th-century cave is in the way of an airport expansionTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:13 +0000The World Trade Center's Only Surviving Art Is Headed Back Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/world-trade-centers-only-surviving-art-headed-back-home-180959910/Battered, but not broken, Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" will be reinstalled near its original location at Ground Zero Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:39 +0000Bloody Leaves Help Solve 82-Year-Old Royal Mysteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bloody-leaves-help-solve-82-year-old-royal-mystery-180959906/King Albert's untimely death sparked a range of conspiracy theories about the causeTue, 26 Jul 2016 15:37:37 +0000Why VHS and Five Other Formats May Live Foreverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-vhs-and-five-other-formats-may-live-forever-180959892/The final VCRs will ship later this month, but if recent history is any indicator, it doesn't mean the VHS format will vanish for goodTue, 26 Jul 2016 14:24:53 +0000Ancient "Poop Sticks" Offer Clues to the Spread of Disease Along the Silk Roadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-poop-sticks-offer-clues-spread-disease-along-silk-road-180959900/The parasites found within the 2,000-year-old-feces smeared on bamboo suggest more than commodities made the tripTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000For Kiwis' Sake New Zealand Declares War on Ratshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-zealand-just-declared-war-rats-180959903/The country unveils an ambitious plan to protect its national birdMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:33:05 +0000NASA Is Finally Digitizing the Viking Mission's 40-Year-Old Datahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-finally-digitizing-data-gathered-40-years-ago-viking-mission-180959901/No more microfilmMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Italy Just Hosted the First Olympics-Like Competition for People With Down Syndromehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italy-just-hosted-worlds-first-olympics-people-down-syndrome-180959902/The unique competition drew 1,000 athletesMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:40:31 +0000This App Puts a Museum in Your Phonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/app-puts-museum-your-phone-180959874/Get out and get some culture with a newly released app that gives art a smart spinMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000An Artist Will Slice Up a Peninsula to Remember Norway's 2011 Massacrehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-will-slice-peninsula-remember-norways-2011-massacre-180959891/"Memory Wound" will evoke the brutal losses of the July 22 tragedyMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:22:31 +0000War Correspondents Are No Longer Spies in the Eyes of the Pentagonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/war-correspondents-are-no-longer-spies-eyes-pentagon-180959890/Updated Law of War manual removes references that equate journalism to participation in hostilitiesFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:25:49 +0000Researcher Discovers First Written Evidence of Laws of Friction in Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researcher-discovers-first-written-evidence-laws-friction-leonardo-da-vincis-notebooks-180959889/A scientific breakthrough was dismissed as a useless doodle—until nowFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:56 +0000Common African Union Passport to Allow Free Movement Across the Continenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/common-africa-passport-to-allow-free-movement-across-continent-180959875/The African Union unveiled a new passport earlier this week that will allow citizens to cross between its 54 member states without visasFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:55:35 +0000Police Request 3D-Printed Copy of a Dead Man’s Fingers to Unlock His Smartphonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/police-want-3d-print-copies-dead-mans-fingers-unlock-his-smartphone-180959883/No more guessing passwordsFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:35:25 +0000The Media Village at the Rio Olympics Is Built on a Mass Grave of Slaveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/media-village-rio-olympics-built-mass-grave-slaves-180959873/As Brazil looks forward to an Olympic future, it buries its pastFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Horrifying Sculpture Depicts a Human Evolved to Survive a Car Crashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/horrifying-sculpture-depicts-human-evolved-survive-car-crash-180959878/Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee itFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Why the Turtle Grew a Shell—It's More Than Safetyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-turtle-got-shell-180959872/Its armor may have developed for more than safetyFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000New Brain Map Doubles Number of Known Regionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-brain-map-doubles-known-number-regions-180959869/Neurologists have found 97 new areas in the brain and expect to add even moreThu, 21 Jul 2016 19:34:08 +0000Museum Unveils Henry VIII's Flagshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-unveils-henry-viiis-flagship-180959861/The <i>Mary Rose</i> sank almost 500 years ago, but following more than 30 years of restoration, the remains of the warship are open to the publicThu, 21 Jul 2016 17:52:45 +0000Cave Graffiti Shows Natives and Europeans Had Early Dialogue in the Caribbeanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cave-graffiti-shows-natives-and-europeans-had-early-dialogue-caribbean-180959857/Cave art from both Taíno people and Spanish explorers in a cave on Mona Island shows the two had some early cultural understandingThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:47:38 +0000Lucifer Has Long Had His Hands in Politicshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lucifer-has-long-had-his-hands-politics-180959858/Since the earliest days of Christianity, people have accused their political rivals of being in league with the DevilWed, 20 Jul 2016 19:04:51 +0000This Classical Mandolinist Makes Music With...Instagram?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/classical-mandolinist-makes-music-instagram-180959854/“InstaConcerto for Mandolin and Orchestra” plays with a genre known more for its selfies than its chamber musicWed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Study Shows Primates Prefer a Little Booze With Their Nectarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-shows-primates-prefer-little-booze-their-nectar-180959852/Two prosimian primates, the aye-aye and slow loris, show a preference for sugar-water with a higher alcohol contentWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:13:19 +0000Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3Dhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-apollo-11-3d-180959853/For the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind”Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:43:09 +0000After 6,000 Years of Farming, Barley Is Still (More or Less) the Samehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-6000-years-farming-barley-still-more-or-less-same-180959838/Talk about an ancient grainWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:09:35 +0000Alexander McQueen Is Being Turned Into Leatherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/alexander-mcqueen-being-turned-leather-180959837/The late designer's DNA is part of a bizarre experiment in fashion ethicsWed, 20 Jul 2016 13:53:08 +0000Physicists May Have Finally Figured Out Why Knuckleballs Are So Hard to Hithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/physicists-have-finally-figured-out-why-knuckleballs-are-so-hard-hit-180959826/All with the help of a ball-throwing robotWed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Likely Norovirus Outbreak Strikes the GOP Conventionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-norovirus-outbreak-gop-convention-180959841/It’s a short-lived bug with explosive—and contagious—resultsTue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:23 +0000India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hourshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indian-plants-record-50-million-trees-24-hours-180959839/More than 800,000 volunteers planted saplings in public spaces in the state of Uttar Pradesh hoping to reduce greenhouse gases and reforest the countrysideTue, 19 Jul 2016 19:24:08 +0000These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Warned Against Giving Women the Votehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-anti-suffragette-postcards-warned-against-giving-women-vote-180959828/There are always those who resist societal changeTue, 19 Jul 2016 18:15:28 +0000Tides Trigger Tiny Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Faulthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tides-trigger-tiny-earthquakes-along-san-andreas-fault-180959833/The spring tides trigger small tremors deep in the fault, revealing the fault's structureTue, 19 Jul 2016 17:51:23 +0000Kepler Just Found 104 New Planets Outside of Our Solar Systemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kepler-just-found-104-new-planets-outside-our-solar-system-180959834/Is anyone home?Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:36 +0000The World’s Largest Picnic Basket Faces an Uncertain Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-largest-picnic-basket-faces-uncertain-future-180959835/The fast decline of a kitschy landmarkTue, 19 Jul 2016 16:49:18 +0000Watch Historic Footage of Seven Consequential (and Cringeworthy) Convention Momentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-historic-footage-of-seven-consequential-and-cringeworthy-convention-moments-180959827/These tidbits of political theater past must be seen to be believedMon, 18 Jul 2016 19:33:40 +0000Keep Your Eyes to the Sky for the Delta Aquarid Meteors This Monthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/keep-your-eyes-peeled-delta-aquarid-meteors-month-180959812/The late-July meteor shower heralds the popular PerseidsMon, 18 Jul 2016 17:48:11 +0000Jane Austen’s Music Collection Is Now Onlinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jane-austens-music-collection-now-online-180959819/Play piano like a Darcy with nearly 600 Austen-approved tunesMon, 18 Jul 2016 14:28:44 +0000Unesco Names New World Heritage Siteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-unescos-new-world-heritage-sites-180959822/Rock art, irrigation and education add to the organization's growing list of sites worthy of protectionFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:27:29 +0000Five Things to Know About the New GMO Labeling Billhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-new-gmo-labeling-bill-180959821/Congress just passed a bill requiring GMO labeling, but it's not as straightforward as you might thinkFri, 15 Jul 2016 18:33:27 +0000Browse Though the Amazon's 12,000 Tree Species in This New Master Listhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-300-years-collecting-ecologist-finally-make-list-amazons-12000-trees-180959815/Gotta count 'em allFri, 15 Jul 2016 15:06:42 +0000Anyone Can Contribute to This Giant Poem...if You Can Find This Typewriterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/anyone-can-contribute-giant-poem-new-york-if-you-can-find-this-typewriters-180959758/A roving typewriter tries to capture New York's subconsciousFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:41:22 +0000Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Libraryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/go-inside-new-yorks-nearly-secret-botanical-library-180959813/It’s a gardener’s fragrant fantasyFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:53:20 +0000Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-rembrandt-have-help-180959809/A new study suggests the old master also knew his opticsFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Mice Watching "Touch of Evil" Teach Scientists About the Mind's Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-mice-windows-their-brains-watching-movies-could-change-everything-180959808/By tracking mice neurons, scientists hope to understand consciousness Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Watch Corals in Action With New Underwater Microscopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-corals-action-new-underwater-microscope-180959800/The Benthic Underwater Microscope opens up a whole new age of ocean explorationFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000No, China's Tiangong-1 Will Not "Rain Molten Metal Down Onto Earth"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/no-need-panic-over-chinas-spiraling-space-lab-180959810/It's not spiraling out of control, and even if it was, it wouldn't enter the atmosphere until 2017Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000Meet Your New Librarian of Congresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-your-new-librarian-congress-180959807/Carla Hayden will make history as the first African-American in the role—and the first womanThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000Researchers Travel to the Amazon to Find Out if Musical Taste is Hardwiredhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-travel-amazon-learn-musical-taste-not-hardwired-180959804/Members of the Tsimane tribe showed no preference between consonant and dissonate tones, meaning Western music is probably not biologically basedThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:04:56 +0000The Girl Scouts' Newest Badges Bring Art Outsidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/girl-scouts-newest-badges-bring-art-outside-180959704/Scouts designed and voted on the new badgesThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Meet William Merritt Chase, the American Master Coming Back into Fashionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-william-merritt-chase-americas-artist-coming-back-into-fashion-180959665/At the turn of the century, Chase was one of the most well-known painters and teachers in the United States. A new exhibit revisits his revolutionary skillThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +000010 Downing Street’s “Chief Mouser” Is Keeping His Job Despite Brexithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/10-downing-streets-chief-mouser-keeping-his-job-despite-brexit-180959799/Larry the Cat will outlast David Cameron at the Prime Minister’s residenceThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:42 +0000The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois And Booker T. Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-revolutionary-infographics-of-web-du-bois-and-booker-t-washington-180959756/Data visualizations shed light on the living conditions of black people decades after the end of slaveryThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000New Zealanders Just Crowdfunded a New Addition to this National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-zealander-just-crowdfunded-newest-addition-to-this-national-park-180959795/Over 40,000 people donated to buy Awaroa Beach and gift the site to Abel Tasman National ParkThu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000After 45 Years, the FBI Has Officially Stopped Looking for D.B. Cooperhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-45-years-fbi-has-officially-stopped-looking-db-cooper-180959798/The mysterious skyjacker got away cleanWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Breathtaking New Images Capture Failed Stars and Planet-Sized Objects Inside the Orion Nebula http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-images-inside-orion-nebula-reveal-failed-stars-and-planet-sized-objects-180959796/It’s the deepest look into the nebula ever seen beforeWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Britain’s Most Famous Plundered Art Could Finally Go Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britains-most-famous-plundered-art-could-finally-go-home-180959792/There’s a new attempt to return the Parthenon marbles to GreeceWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000Impatient Islanders Create Google "Sheep View"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/impatient-islanders-create-google-sheep-view-180959793/Ewe won’t forget this unique look at the Faroe IslandsWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:34:04 +0000The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Publichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-oldest-working-library-will-soon-open-to-the-public-180959670/After renovations wrap up in September, the library at Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin University will debut an exhibition section for non-scholarsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:23:36 +0000Did Ancient Pacific Islanders Use Obsidian to Make Their Tattoos?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-ancient-pacific-islanders-use-obsidian-make-their-tattoos-180959791/A team of Australian researchers think they may have found tools used to ink the ancientsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:05:29 +0000New Discoveries Double the Size of Ancient Greek Shipwreck Graveyardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-discoveries-double-size-ancient-greek-ship-graveyard-180959787/Researcher in the Fourni archipelago found 23 ships dating between 525 B.C. and 1850Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:57 +0000Before Pokémon Go, These Scavenger Hunts Were All The Ragehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pokemon-go-these-scavenger-hunts-were-all-rage-180959788/"X" marks the spotWed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:16 +0000Van Gogh Cut Off a Lot More Than His Earlobehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/van-gogh-cut-lot-more-his-earlobe-180959778/The self-inflicted wound was even worse than most thoughtTue, 12 Jul 2016 18:01:12 +0000Here's What Malcolm X Thought About Race in 1964http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-malcolm-x-thought-about-race-1964-180959763/A revealing postcard to Redd Foxx is up for auctionTue, 12 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Secret Life of Urban Hedgehogshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/secret-life-urban-hedgehogs-180959745/Though city-dwelling hedgehogs have adapted to metropolitan life, some need a little help to thriveTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:36:43 +0000Why Britain’s New Prime Minister Wasn’t Electedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-britains-new-prime-minister-wasnt-elected-180959762/Theresa May will become the U.K.’s newest Prime Minister tomorrowTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:25:31 +0000New Dig Shows the Philistines Weren’t Such Philistineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/philistines-werent-such-philistines-new-dig-shows-180959757/A graveyard containing over 200 sets of remains is giving researchers their first deep look into the little-known biblical tribeTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Tragic Story of Dallas' First African-American Police Officerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tragic-story-dallas-first-african-american-police-officer-180959755/After William McDuff was killed, it took Dallas 50 years to replace himTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000A Seattle Dump Just Got Some Clever Public Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/seattle-dump-just-got-some-clever-public-art-180959688/Recycled rebar will make the Seattle North Transfer Station more beautifulTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Give Me a Drink, HAL: Artificial Intelligence Helps Design New Beerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/give-me-drink-hal-new-beer-designed-artificial-intelligence-debuts-180959751/IntelligenceX uses AI to guide its brewmaster's tweaksTue, 12 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000The Code That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon Just Resurfaced Online and Is Chock-Full of Jokeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/code-got-us-moon-full-jokes-pop-culture-and-shakespeare-180959754/Published on GitHub, the array of in-jokes, pop culture and Shakespeare asides in the comments on the code show the human side of the projectMon, 11 Jul 2016 18:37:27 +0000 How an Anti-Lynching Banner From the 1920s and '30s Is Being Updated to Protest Modern-Day Violencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-an-anti-lynching-banner-from-1920s-30s-being-updated-to-protest-modern-day-violence-180959752/One artist took inspiration from the NAACP's iconic flagMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:53:21 +0000This Exhibit Captures the Magic of Being a Kidhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exhibit-captures-magic-being-kid-180959671/The Metropolitan Museum of Art peeks into the idealized lives of kids pastMon, 11 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000This Renaissance Sculptor Is Getting His First U.S. Showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/renaissance-sculptor-getting-his-first-us-show-180959734/Luca della Robbia is finally getting a showcase in the StatesMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000These Beatrix Potter Illustrations Were Found Tucked Inside a Mansion’s Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-beatrix-potter-illustrations-were-found-inside-mansions-books-180959742/The children’s book author found inspiration on vacationMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000The KGB’s Favorite Restaurant Reopens in Moscowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kgbs-favorite-restaurant-reopens-moscow-180959732/Aragvi, the haunt of Soviet-era celebrities and spies opens after a 13-year absence and $20 million renovation Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Self-Lubricating Swordfish Secrete Oil to Swim Fasterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swordfish-secrete-oil-may-let-them-swim-faster-180959723/Greased lightning, go greased lightningMon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatureshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mission-mariana-trench-records-dozens-crazy-deep-sea-creatures-180959690/The <i>Okeanos Explorer</i> has spent three months mapping the seafloor and recording deep sea life in the ocean's depthsMon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Study Shows Knights Were Pretty Spry in Their Suits of Armorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-shows-knights-were-pretty-spry-their-suits-armor-180959699/Researchers studied the range of motion of fighters in suits of armor, finding they were heavy but allowed freedom of movementFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Family Discovers Rare Letters by Thomas Jeffersonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/family-discovers-thomas-jefferson-letters-180959718/In the two letters selling for over $300,000 each, Jefferson opines on the War of 1812 and his dislike for Alexander Hamilton's economicsThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:43:21 +0000What Do Goats, Puppies and Horses Have in Common?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-goats-puppies-and-horses-have-common-180959711/Goats communicate with humans using eye contact, according to a new studyThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000Juno Will Eventually Go Up in Flames to Protect Theoretical Alien Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/juno-will-eventually-go-up-in-flames-to-protect-theoretical-alien-life-180959713/Juno, we hardly knew youThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000New Study Calls the Reliability of Brain Scan Research Into Questionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-study-calls-reliability-brain-scan-research-question-180959715/Three million analyses point to a problem with fMRI brain activity studiesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:01:39 +0000Amateur Historian Digs up Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Press Pass From the Spanish Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-historian-digs-antoine-de-saint-exuperys-press-pass-spanish-civil-war-180959702/The celebrated author of “The Little Prince” once covered the Spanish Civil WarWed, 06 Jul 2016 19:43:41 +0000Captain America Is Getting a Real-Life Statue, But Some Say It’s in the Wrong Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/captain-america-getting-real-life-statue-some-say-its-wrong-place-180959706/Did Steve Rogers grow up in Brooklyn or the Lower East Side?Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:20:30 +0000Hong Kong Beaches Are Swamped With Trash, and No One Knows Whyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hong-kong-beaches-are-swamped-trash-and-no-one-knows-why-180959701/The piles of rubbish could be transported by ocean currents or recent floodsWed, 06 Jul 2016 18:38:11 +0000Check Out the Best Illusions of 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-best-illusions-2016-180959703/Baffle your brain with these contest-winning mind-bendersWed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:59 +0000Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Learning to Recognize Cyclists’ Hand Signalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-teaching-its-self-driving-cars-recognize-cyclists-hand-signals-180959698/Cyclists, meet the nicest car you’ll ever share the road withWed, 06 Jul 2016 17:30:18 +0000More Than Half a Million Hoverboards Were Just Recalledhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-half-million-hoverboards-were-just-recalled-180959697/Sorry, McFlyWed, 06 Jul 2016 15:53:29 +0000Tens of Thousands of Artifacts Have Been Found in Colonial Philadelphia Toiletshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tens-thousands-artifacts-recovered-colonial-philadelphia-toilets-180959687/Archaeologists excavating the site of the Museum of the American Revolution found a dozen privy pits full of pottery, printing supplies and animal bonesWed, 06 Jul 2016 14:14:02 +0000How Did the Six-Pointed Star Become Associated With Judaism?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-did-the-six-pointed-star-become-associated-with-judaism-180959693/The connection between the two goes back centuriesWed, 06 Jul 2016 13:43:52 +0000Melting Arctic Ice Might Mean Faster Internet for Somehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/melting-arctic-ice-might-mean-faster-internet-some-180959689/The dwindling ice has an unexpected benefit: more underwater cablesTue, 05 Jul 2016 19:38:47 +0000This Is What Jupiter Sounds Likehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-jupiter-sounds-180959686/Listen as Juno bursts into the gas giant’s magnetosphereTue, 05 Jul 2016 17:20:29 +0000Why the Humble Sweet Potato Won the World Food Prizehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-humble-sweet-potato-won-world-food-prize-180959656/Researchers are helping to fight malnutrion and childhood blindness in Africa with new varieties of starchy, orange-fleshed sweet potatoesTue, 05 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Four Explosive Advancements for Future Fireworkshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-ways-fireworks-are-getting-even-better-180959680/From color to sound, the next-gen fireworks are sure to wowFri, 01 Jul 2016 20:06:42 +0000Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the U.S. Militaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/transgender-people-can-now-serve-openly-us-military-180959677/One of the last restrictions on who can serve in the military has been removedFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:51:56 +0000Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researcher-unearths-trove-new-shakespeare-documents-180959673/Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social statusFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:40:53 +0000These Ancient Tombs May Have Been Both Grave and Observatoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-ancient-tombs-may-have-been-both-grave-observatory-180959668/The best view of the heavens could be from within the tombFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:10:00 +0000These Artifacts Show the Best—And Worst—of American Election Ephemerahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-artifacts-show-the-best-and-worst-of-american-election-ephemera-180959669/From trash to political treasureFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:49:37 +0000The FDA Just Declared War on Cookie Doughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fda-war-cookie-dough-180959664/Goodbye sweet spoons, hello food safetyThu, 30 Jun 2016 20:33:24 +0000Five Things to Know About Pullman Portershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-things-know-about-pullman-porters-180959663/As the oldest Pullman porters die, it's time to reflect on the proud legacy of these African-American workersThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:07:41 +0000Climate Change Could Devastate Penguin Populations by Century's End http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-change-could-devastate-penguin-colonies-180959662/Loss of ice and rising sea temperatures could impact 60 percent of the Adelie penguin colonies in AntarcticaThu, 30 Jun 2016 18:11:02 +0000Catch the Solar System’s Best Light Show With New Images of Jupiter’s Aurorashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jupiters-auroras-are-best-light-shows-solar-system-180959660/Jupiter’s Auroras Are the Best Light Show in the Solar SystemThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:32:37 +000019th-Century Sunken Schooner Uncovered in Lake Ontariohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/19th-century-old-sunken-schooner-uncovered-lake-ontario-180959657/It’s the only two-masted ship known to have sunk in the areaThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:37:05 +0000Experience the Secrets of a Threatened Taiwanese Templehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/experience-secrets-threatened-taiwanese-temple-180959611/New 3D reconstructions make it possible to look inside Lukang LongshanThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Pass Might Help Get More Toddlers Into New York City’s Museumshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pass-might-help-get-more-toddlers-new-york-citys-museums-180959653/The Cool Culture pass helps low-income families introduce their children to cultural institutionsThu, 30 Jun 2016 15:33:50 +0000Track These Space Rocks From Your Couch on Asteroid Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/help-scientists-track-space-rocks-asteroid-day-180959617/With just a click, you can help astronomers learn more about two nearby asteroidsThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:48:57 +0000A New Project Tells the Stories of the Women of Route 66http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-project-tells-stories-women-route-66-180959614/An oral history project with the National Park Service follows women on the iconic highwayThu, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Venomous Lionfish Invade the Mediterraneanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/venomous-lionfish-invade-mediterranean-180959616/A recent survey shows that the fish have colonized Cyprus and may continue to spreadWed, 29 Jun 2016 19:25:05 +0000The Poster That Started the "Keep Calm" Craze is on Salehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-poster-that-started-the-keep-calm-craze-is-on-sale-180959609/Learn about the print that launched a thousand memesWed, 29 Jun 2016 17:45:00 +0000Tour de France Goes High Tech to Battle Mechanical Cheatinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-de-france-goes-high-tech-battle-mini-motors-180959601/Organizers will use thermal cameras developed by the French nuclear agency to detect "mechanical doping" during the 2016 TourWed, 29 Jun 2016 16:59:31 +0000Archaeologists Found a Hand-Dug Holocaust Escape Tunnelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-found-hand-dug-holocaust-escape-tunnel-180959607/The tunnel was dug by desperate prisoners using spoonsWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:26:50 +0000Take a Peek Inside the International Center for Photography’s New Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-peek-inside-international-center-photographys-new-home-180959597/The Center’s newest exhibition explores what it means to be constantly in front of the lensWed, 29 Jun 2016 14:44:56 +000099-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amberhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bird-wings-dating-back-age-dinosaurs-found-frozen-amber-180959599/The rare fossils from the age of the dinosaurs look a lot like modern-day bird wingsTue, 28 Jun 2016 21:14:22 +0000"Water Windfall" Discovered Under California's Drought-Stricken Central Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/water-windfall-under-californias-drought-stricken-central-valley-180959590/Though the aquifer could help with the current and future droughts, researchers caution getting too greedy with the resourceTue, 28 Jun 2016 19:29:04 +0000Scientists Found a Huge Reservoir of Much-Needed Heliumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-found-huge-reservoir-much-needed-helium-180959592/Helium is used in everything from particle accelerators to MRI machines, and a dearth of the gas has long plagued researchersTue, 28 Jun 2016 17:13:21 +0000Smithsonian Curator on the Priceless Impact Pat Summitt Made on College Athleticshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/smithsonian-curator-on-the-priceless-impact-pat-summitt-made-on-college-athletics-180959589/The winningest coach in NCAA Division I history left an incredible legacyTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:44:24 +0000Researchers Will Soon Get Their First Taste of "Martian" Vegetableshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researcher-will-soon-taste-martian-vegetable-180959579/After testing them for heavy metals, the scientists will eat vegetables grown in simulated Martian soil later this weekTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:13:24 +0000Breathtaking Images to Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope Getting Another Five Years of Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hubble-space-telescope-gets-another-five-years-life-180959583/These amazing views are just a selection of the beautiful images the craft has captured over the yearsTue, 28 Jun 2016 14:40:00 +0000Explore the Netherlands’ Most Iconic Museumhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-netherlands-most-iconic-museum-180959578/The Rijksmuseum is now the best-represented institution in the Google Cultural InstituteTue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000You Can Help Decode Thousands of Top Secret Civil War Telegramshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/you-can-help-decode-thousands-top-secret-civil-war-telegrams-180959561/Volunteers will transcribe and tease out the messages of of nearly 16,000 communiquesTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Sculptor's New Show is a Riot of Color http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sculptort-new-show-is-a-riot-of-color-180959567/Dale Chihuly sets out to "overwhelm with light and color" in 'Persian Ceiling'Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:00 +0000This Perfume Smells Like a Comethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfume-smells-comet-180959574/Yum?Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000Watch Scientists Make Their Own Lavahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-scientists-make-their-own-lava-180959560/Basaltic rock and a lot of heat equals a homegrown brew that’s as beautiful as it is dangerousMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000After 60 Years, An Expedition Determines Highest Peaks in U.S. Arctichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-60-years-mountaineer-and-pilot-determine-highest-peaks-us-arctic-180959555/Glaciologist Matt Nolan and ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers tested a new mapping system to end uncertainty about the highest mountain in the Brooks RangeMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:10:00 +0000Spix’s Macaw, Star of “Rio,” Spotted in the Wild for the First Time in 15 Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spixs-macaw-thought-extinct-wild-videoed-brazil-180959576/Captured in a backlit cellphone video, the sighting gives conservationists hope for the survival of Brazil's little blue birdsMon, 27 Jun 2016 16:24:35 +0000An Ancient Squash Dodges Extinction Thanks to the Efforts of Native Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-squash-dodges-extinction-thanks-efforts-native-americans-180959565/Indigenous people carefully tended an ancient squash for thousands of years and now the seeds are seeing a resurgence in popularityMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000Landfill Surprises Scientists With 12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/landfill-surprises-scientists-12-million-year-old-whale-fossils-180959566/The fossilized remains of a sperm whale were discovered in a newly cleared area of an Orange County landfillMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:39:03 +0000Columbus, Ohio Wins $140 Million to Become the Transporation City of Tomorrowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/columbus-ohio-gets-140-million-become-transporation-city-tomorrow-180959564/The city beat out 77 others vying for the chance to update its infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologyMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:08:57 +0000Researchers Studying "Teen Sex" and Flesh-Eating Maggots Win 2016 Golden Goose Awardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/teen-sex-and-flesh-eating-maggot-studies-receive-2016-golden-goose-awards-180959559/Both quirky and important, these studies went against the grainMon, 27 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000