Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:57:01 +0000In This New Portrait, George Washington Trades His Curls for a Man Bun first president turns hipster at a new D.C. restaurantFri, 06 Jan 2017 17:05:25 +0000This Artist Wants to Send a Sculpture of Your Laughs Into Space is on orbit to become the first art piece created in spaceTue, 06 Dec 2016 16:03:37 +0000Second "Three-Parent" Baby Born. This Time, It's a Girl baby was produced through a controversial technique that requires implanting a fertilized nucleus into a donor eggThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:57:01 +0000New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History $7.5 million grant program will fund 39 projects in over 20 statesThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:22:15 +00002016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded in modern memory has the Earth's surface and sea temperature been so highThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:08:52 +0000Who Was the Poe Toaster? We Still Have No Idea Baltimore, they’re keeping the tradition of visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for his birthday—but without the mysteryThu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant Galaxies mysterious substance may suck gas from the galaxies—and a gasless galaxy is a dead galaxyThu, 19 Jan 2017 16:58:46 +0000The National Park Service Warns Inauguration-Goers to Keep Off Its Lawn National Mall finally recovered from President Obama's first inauguration, and rangers want to keep it that wayThu, 19 Jan 2017 16:26:02 +0000Iva d'Aquino Toguri Remains the Only U.S. Citizen Convicted of Treason Who Has Ever Been Pardoned was an American DJ who served six years in prison for her wartime radio broadcasts from JapanThu, 19 Jan 2017 15:26:30 +0000Dueling Theories on the Cause of “Fairy Circles” Could Both Be Right research brings together competing concepts to describe how the mysterious features formWed, 18 Jan 2017 21:03:28 +0000Second Group of the Once-Extinct African Oryx to Be Released Into the Wild wiped out wild populations of the scimitar-horned creatures, but breeding programs are helping them make a comeback Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:19:23 +0000One in Five People May Be Able to "Hear" a Flash of Light thought to be a rare condition, some forms of synesthesia may be fairly commonWed, 18 Jan 2017 19:43:44 +0000Over 12 Million Pages of CIA Documents Are Now Accessible Online, clairvoyants, invisible inkWed, 18 Jan 2017 18:03:02 +0000Where We Got the Term “Banana Republic” it’s not a great moment in American historyWed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000What the First European to Visit Hawaii Thought About Surfers Europeans were fascinated by Pacific Islanders' comfort in the waterWed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Colo, the World's First Gorilla Born in Captivity, Is Dead miracle baby turned matriarch was 60 years old Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:29:49 +0000Eugene Cernan: The Last Man on the Moon and So Much More experience helped make spaceflight saferTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:02:08 +0000This Altar Cloth Might Have Been Elizabeth I’s Skirt belonged to a parish church for centuriesTue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:12 +0000Scores of Dolphins Are Stranded in the Everglades far, at least 82 false killer whales have diedTue, 17 Jan 2017 19:13:29 +0000Scientists Spot Massive Wave in Venus' Atmosphere 6,200-mile long bow-shaped wrinkle may have been caused by gravity wavesTue, 17 Jan 2017 18:03:03 +0000Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women) founding father wrote letters in the voice of female pseudonyms throughout his lifeTue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Scientists Make the Coldest Object on Earth cooled a tiny aluminum drum almost to absolute zero and think they can go even furtherTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Cuban Cartoonist Drew the Cold War for MAD Magazine Black Spy and the White Spy have been chasing each other around in <i>MAD</i> Magazine for 56 yearsTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Austrian Town Seeks Professional Hermit beautiful locale makes up for the spartan lifestyle expected of successful applicantsTue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space International Space Station’s resident fish shed light on life in microgravityMon, 16 Jan 2017 21:08:26 +0000SpaceX Gets Back in Orbit: Watch Its Latest Rocket's Remarkable Landing successfully deploying ten satellites into orbit, the rocket's first stage adeptly landed on a floating platformMon, 16 Jan 2017 19:58:02 +0000Japan Tries (and Fails) to Launch a Tiny Rocket teensy satellites into space isn’t just an experiment in cute—it's an effort to reduce the cost of sending tech into spaceMon, 16 Jan 2017 19:07:19 +0000Necklace Similar to One Owned by Anne Frank Found at Nazi Death Camp say the remarkable find likely belonged to another victim who may have known Frank and her familyMon, 16 Jan 2017 18:54:12 +0000How Escaped Exotic Pet Birds Could Help Save Threatened Species usually seen as a threat to local populations, these escapees could also help in the recovery of creatures in troubleMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:13 +0000In 1957, The U.S. Flew a Jet Around the World to Prove it Could Drop a Nuclear Bomb Anywhere B-52 bomber that made the flight was part of a new bomber class that was still proving its worthMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000Some States Celebrate MLK Day and Robert E. Lee’s Birthday on the Same Day Luther King, Jr. has been celebrated on the third Monday in January since the federal holiday was first observed in 1986Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Remains From 800-Year-Old "Trojan Woman" Record Early Maternal Infection nodes on the skeleton and DNA from her fetus show the woman likely died from an infection of her placentaMon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000New $100 Coin Features First-Ever African-American Lady Liberty'll put a new face on a familiar allegoryFri, 13 Jan 2017 22:05:39 +0000Watch the First Footage of the Rare Ruby Seadragon Alive in the Wild sneaky critter has never been seen in its natural habitat beforeFri, 13 Jan 2017 21:15:08 +0000Orca Moms Might Go Into Menopause Because of Their Daughters could explain this evolutionary mysteryFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:35:11 +0000Austin Is Looking for Its First Artist-in-Residence artists will be embeded in city agencies to help bring in new eyes to reconsider old problemsFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:30:22 +0000A Four-Year-Old Bibliophile Is the Library of Congress' Latest Guest Librarian Maria Arana has read more than 1,000 booksFri, 13 Jan 2017 19:23:31 +0000New National Monuments Highlight Reconstruction and Civil Rights History Obama designated three Southern sites critical to sharing that storyFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:20:59 +0000Since First Successfully Used 75 Years Ago, Ejection Seats Have Saved Thousands faster an airplane is moving, the harder it is to get out of: that's why ejection seats are so importantFri, 13 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This 1951 Prison B-Movie Inspired “Folsom Prison Blues” Cash's live prison concert made him the voice for rehabilitation over punishmentFri, 13 Jan 2017 16:25:25 +0000You Can Write Inside Mark Twain’s Library with Clemens in his historic homeFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:40:21 +0000A Physicist Figured Out the Best Way to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle the “57” has nothing to do with itFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:14:51 +0000Bruce Springsteen Is Getting His Own Archive new center will celebrate the glory days of Boss and other American musical iconsFri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Turmeric May Be Tasty, But It’s Not a Cure-All study shoots down the trendy “remedy”Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Muslim and Sikh Troops Can Now Wear Beards, Turbans and Headscarves U.S. Army just changed its grooming regulations to accommodate observant soldiersThu, 12 Jan 2017 20:46:19 +0000Tiny Cone-Shaped Creature Gets a Twig on the Tree of Life have confused scientists for 175 years, but researchers have finally worked out a few of their close relativesThu, 12 Jan 2017 20:24:57 +0000Department of Defense Calls for Biodegradable, Seed-Planting Ammo seed bombs could make Army training easier on the environment Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:40:08 +0000The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today, we still have no idea if the process will ever produce resultsThu, 12 Jan 2017 19:29:08 +0000Norway Killed the Radio Star Scandinavian country began a controversial phase out of FM radio broadcasts this week in favor of Digital Audio BroadcastingThu, 12 Jan 2017 19:20:18 +0000Harriet Tubman Is Getting Her Own National Historical Park park will tell the story of Tubman’s later years Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:17:19 +0000Why a Glass Penny Cost One Collector Over $70,000 prototype was part of a short-lived attempt to take the copper out of one-cent coinsThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:36:19 +0000New Hubble Image Captures the Collision of Two Galaxies beautiful look at a violent eventThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:20:51 +0000How a Children's Toy Could Help Fight Malaria 20-cent whirligig-like centrifuge could help doctors in remote regions diagnose diseaseThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:34 +0000Why Some Women Campaigned Against The Vote For Women it seems counter-intuitive now, some women had reasons for not wanting the voteThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Swiss Grocery Will Soon Sell Mealworm Burgers the continued quest for sustainable proteins, another company is wriggling into the market Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Puppies Love Baby Talk research shows puppies respond strongly to high-pitched chatter, but most adult dogs could care lessWed, 11 Jan 2017 19:15:19 +0000Warming Oceans Could Make These Seafood Favorites Toxic study links rising temperatures to dangerous toxinsWed, 11 Jan 2017 18:27:30 +0000People Have Tried to Make U.S. Cigarette Warning Labels More Graphic for Decades this day in 1964, the surgeon general officially said that smoking causes cancer. But warning labels in America still don't show its effects Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:00 +0000Earth's Moon Could Be Made From 20 Mini Moons celestial buddy could have formed after multiple impacts—not one giant smash upWed, 11 Jan 2017 16:05:43 +0000The Hot Toddy: A “Medicinal” Drink That Might Actually Work National Hot Toddy Day, warm up with this tasty drink, whether you're sick or notWed, 11 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000State Department Apologizes for the "Lavender Scare" decades, the agency purged gay and lesbian workers believing their sexual orientation made them security risksTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:47:29 +0000A Sneaky Asteroid Buzzed By Earth Yesterday space rock passed by at about half the distance between our planet and the moonTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:29:32 +0000The Part of Your Brain That Recognizes Faces Continues Growing Later in Life is, at least until you hit 30Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:33:20 +0000The Legendary Reporter Who Broke the Beginning of World War II Is Dead Hollingworth redefined the role of war correspondent Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:13:45 +0000Catch a Star Exploding in Action in 2022 five years from now a pair of stars are predicted to merge, forming a glittery and bright new point in the skyTue, 10 Jan 2017 17:59:20 +0000The Parking Garage Where Deep Throat Spilled the Beans on Watergate Is Being Torn Down is scheduled for early this yearTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:56:49 +0000This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985 today, some have asked if Sir Clive Sinclair was just ahead of his timeTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:55:00 +0000China Will Transform 100,000 Toilets for the Sake of Tourism vow to flush out outmoded commodes Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:41:47 +0000John D. Rockefeller Was the Richest Person To Ever Live. Period Oil, his company, is one of the biggest reasons we have anti-monopoly lawsTue, 10 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000One of California’s Iconic “Tunnel Trees” Has Fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree was likely hundreds of years oldMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:03:41 +0000New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill law aimed to crack down on public displays of affection of all kindsMon, 09 Jan 2017 20:15:58 +0000What Tech Writers Said About the iPhone When It Debuted Ten Years Ago everyone thought the sleek phone/browser/music player would have mainstream appealMon, 09 Jan 2017 20:00:32 +0000The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut May 2018, flight engineer Jeanette J. Epps will begin her mission on the ISSMon, 09 Jan 2017 18:58:55 +0000The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America’s First Photographer daguerreotype craze took over New York in the mid-nineteenth centuryMon, 09 Jan 2017 14:35:33 +0000Remembering Joan of Arc, the Original Nasty Woman Maid of Orleans and her holy voices were in many ways too different to liveMon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 +0000An Iceberg Larger Than Rhode Island Is Poised to Break From Antarctica break from the ice shelf could spell trouble for the frozen expanseFri, 06 Jan 2017 20:16:03 +0000Tens of Thousands of Plastic Eggs Washed Up on a German Beach was an eggstravaganzaFri, 06 Jan 2017 20:12:17 +0000NASA Just Announced Two New Missions, But Shelved Others the new missions have exciting prospects, some scientists aren’t thrilled by the decisionFri, 06 Jan 2017 17:11:30 +0000Researchers Uncover Fossils of 52-Million-Year-Old Tomatillos pair of ancient fruits suggest that the nightshade group to which they belong is much older than scientists once thoughtFri, 06 Jan 2017 16:42:47 +0000There Are Only Two Shakers Left in the World of America’s oldest religious sects still survivesFri, 06 Jan 2017 16:41:40 +0000The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune esteemed scientist wasn't the only one to fall for the first investment bubbleFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:40:00 +0000New Study Confirms There Was No Global Warming Hiatus independent evaluation of NOAA's disputed data further supports the steady upward march of temperaturesFri, 06 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Finland Has a New Social Experiment: Giving People Free Money thousand unemployed Finns will now get around $594 a month—whether they get jobs or notThu, 05 Jan 2017 21:01:41 +0000A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the 'Titanic' new documentary claims the <i>Titanic</i>’s hull was weakened before it struck an icebergThu, 05 Jan 2017 19:43:06 +0000Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Traced to Dwarf Galaxy in the Auriga Constellation where they originate will help researchers understand what creates the mysterious high-energy signalsThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:32:39 +0000Advice for Drivers From Dorothy Levitt, the Pre-War Racing Record Breaker You’ve Never Heard Of’s story is proof that women were in auto racing almost from the start, and she has some ideas for other driversThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000We Can Thank Harry Truman for TV Politics was the first president to regularly appear on televisionThu, 05 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election Soviets offered the former presidential candidate propaganda support if he ran in 1960, an offer he politely declinedWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:50:45 +0000After Nearly 70 Years, the India-Pakistan Partition Gets a Museum Partition Museum is unrelenting in its portrayal of a brutal eraWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:22:06 +0000Swedish Woman Smashes Record for Skiing Solo to the South Pole for 38 days, 23 hours and 5 minutes Johanna Davidsson beat the previous record by almost 10 hoursWed, 04 Jan 2017 19:21:18 +0000Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery are calling for an upgrade in classification of this vital gut membraneWed, 04 Jan 2017 18:59:23 +0000Feral Cats Now Cover 99.8 Percent of Australia fluffy murderbeasts pose a major threat to wildlifeWed, 04 Jan 2017 18:23:47 +0000On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter Colt was a clever marketer as well as a talented inventorWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Topsy the Elephant Was a Victim of Her Captors, Not Thomas Edison believe Edison killed Topsy to prove a point, but some historians argue otherwiseWed, 04 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0000It Just Got Harder to Give Antibiotics to Farm Animals regulations take aim at antibiotic resistanceWed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Strike It Rich (Without Marrying for Money) by Finding Hidden Jane Austen Art British artist has sparked a nationwide scavenger hunt for £5 notes worth thousandsTue, 03 Jan 2017 21:13:40 +0000Germany’s Controversial New Version of ‘Mein Kampf’ Is Now a Bestseller kept under lock and key, the book is now available in a critical editionTue, 03 Jan 2017 19:18:18 +0000Ancient Teeth Show That Dinosaurs Took a Long Time to Hatch embryos may have developed slowly over several months, making them more susceptible to global catastrophesTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:42:23 +0000World’s Oldest-Known Orca Is Missing and Believed Dead a century old, "Granny" hasn't been spotted since early OctoberTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:04:48 +0000Happy Birthday to Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star was a leading lady, but racism held her career backTue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000One of the World’s Largest Dada Collections Can Now Be Viewed Online freewheeling art movement didn’t lend itself to posterityTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:18:31 +0000France Says "Au Revoir" to After-Hours Work Email new "right to disconnect" law lets employees negotiate communication rules in order to reduce stress and exhaustion from workTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:05:31 +0000The First-Known Photograph of the White House Was Taken by an Immigrant Plumbe, Jr. was one of America’s first rockstar photographersTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000People Mailed Dimes 'By The Truck Load' to FDR's White House to Cure Polio was America’s first and only president with a visible—and known—disabilityTue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000"Comfort Woman" Statue Stokes Old Tensions Between Japan and South Korea’s a silent reminder of the plight of hundreds of thousands of women forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War IITue, 03 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Michigan Banned Banning Plastic Bags new state law prevents cities and counties from restricting use of plastic bags or disposable cups and utensilsMon, 02 Jan 2017 21:37:41 +0000Notes Indicate Nixon Interfered With 1968 Peace Talks from aide seem to confirm long-time speculation that Nixon tried to scuttle a Vietnam peace deal to help his presidential campaignMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:39:52 +0000This Catastrophic Polar Journey Resulted in One of the Best Adventure Books Ever Written Cherry-Garrard's travel memoir is still the one to beat, and not only because it features penguinsMon, 02 Jan 2017 20:33:05 +0000Poland Gets a da Vinci at a Big Discount world famous Princes Czartoryski Foundation was recently acquired by the Polish government for a fraction of its valueMon, 02 Jan 2017 18:32:06 +0000Scientists Spot Cognitive Decline in Famous Artists’ Brushstrokes paintings hold clues to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases?Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:30:39 +0000If Isaac Asimov Had Named The Smartphone, He Might Have Called It The “Pocket Computer Mark II” sci-fi author correctly predicted a number of innovations that have come to passMon, 02 Jan 2017 15:28:16 +0000The World Finally Knows How Leaders Reacted to Margaret Thatcher’s Resignation Iron Lady glistens in newly released papers about her last years as Prime MinisterFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:48:30 +0000Fireworks Not Your Thing? Then Look Out For a Comet on New Year’s Eve a telescope in hand, you can watch a comet zoom past the Earth tomorrow nightFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:19:07 +0000The Year in National Parks people stealing baby bison and Yosemite trademarks to epic blooms in Death Valley, 2016 has been an eventful centennial year for the NPSFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:51:42 +0000China Has Banned the Ivory Trade the end of 2017, the world’s largest ivory market will be closedFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:11:22 +0000Goodbye, Pan Pan: World’s Oldest Male Panda Dies was a prolific panda papaFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:02:05 +0000We Will Have to Endure 2016 One Second Longer Than an Average Year’s not giving up the ghost quite yetFri, 30 Dec 2016 17:59:00 +0000Meet the Men Behind Saturday Morning's Most Memorable Cartoons! Hanna-Barbera once dominated kids’ Saturday schedulesFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:58:01 +0000The Story of the Real Canary in a Coal Mine until just 30 years ago, the humble canary was an important part of British mining historyFri, 30 Dec 2016 15:46:23 +0000Artist Geocaches His Work Throughout Central Park Troemel's Freecaching is a tongue-in-cheek response to New York's high rent and a new way to "store" artworkFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000How a Red Party Cup Became an American Icon's just something about Solo cupsThu, 29 Dec 2016 20:31:54 +0000The Vatican Names Its First Woman Museum Director Jatta just smashed through one frescoed ceilingThu, 29 Dec 2016 19:50:07 +0000Rains Transform Australia's Uluru National Park Into a Waterfall Wonderland storms flooded roads and swelled rivers near the park's iconic natural featureThu, 29 Dec 2016 19:27:24 +0000Obama Administration Designates Two New National Monuments Ears in Utah will span 1.3 million acres while Gold Butte in Nevada will protect 300,000 acresThu, 29 Dec 2016 18:41:54 +0000This Art Show Looks at 500 Years of Failed Utopias far, the ideal has yet to work outThu, 29 Dec 2016 17:53:49 +0000Residents Claim Ivy League College Polluted Water With Dead Lab Rodents of lab animals in the ‘60s and ‘70s have been linked to groundwater contamination in Hanover, New HampshireThu, 29 Dec 2016 17:39:06 +0000Lawyer Wants to Make Harper Lee’s Hometown a Haven for Tourists, Alabama, could change with a proposed Harper Lee TrailThu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:34 +0000What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps? are making digital reconstructions of the 7,000-year-old bodies, which face rapid deterioration from microbesThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:39:35 +0000Five Years Ago, This Island Nation Lost an Entire Day this day in 2011, Samoa switched sides of the international date line for the second time, losing December 30 in the process. Here's whyThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:36:08 +0000Researchers Record Trillions of Migrating Insects Swarming Through the Skies bugs make up a large amount of biomass, little was known about their migrating habits, until nowThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:12:27 +0000Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories library is looking for help protecting its tapesWed, 28 Dec 2016 20:21:23 +00002016 Got You Down? Trash All Your Woes on Good Riddance Day by a Latin American tradition, Good Riddance Day is one way to say goodbye to this year’s bad memoriesWed, 28 Dec 2016 19:53:01 +0000Chinese Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales record-breaking bust shines a spotlight on the plight of the pangolinWed, 28 Dec 2016 18:31:33 +0000New York City’s Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Is Packed With Public Art city’s four newest subway stations are covered in colorful mosaicsWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:08 +0000Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War public was also fascinated by the fact it was possible to take pictures of somebody’s insidesWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:05:23 +0000Five Things to Know About Boundary-Breaking Astronomer Vera Rubin observations confirmed the theory of dark matter, and her activism helped open science to more women Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:22:53 +0000Cheetah Populations Plummet as They Race Toward Extinction, habitat loss and the pet trade have reduced the fastest land animal to roughly 7,100 individualsTue, 27 Dec 2016 15:59:51 +0000You Can Hear Hagia Sophia’s Sublime Acoustics Without a Trip to Istanbul scientists have digitally created the building’s unique sound, taking listeners back to the Middle AgesTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Researchers "Translate" Bat Talk. Turns Out, They Argue—A Lot machine learning algorithm helped decode the squeaks Egyptian fruit bats make in their roost, revealing that they "speak" to one another as individualsFri, 23 Dec 2016 19:36:57 +0000Park Service May Boost Wolf Pack on Isle Royale NPS has proposed a plan to boost the wolf population on the island where currently only two inbred canines remainFri, 23 Dec 2016 19:20:02 +0000 Why There’s A 30-Foot Menorah on the National Mall tradition of the National Menorah was begun under President Jimmy Carter in 1979Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Northwest’s Earliest “Garden” Discovered in British Columbia 3,800-year-old stone platform was used to cultivate wapato—wild water potatoes—a staple crop for many North American peoplesFri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:44 +0000This Historical Figure Wore the Label "Snowflake" With Pride Bentley became the first person to photograph a single snowflake in 1885Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:56:50 +0000The Volcano That May Have Killed Off the Neanderthals Is Stirring Once Again for Europe's largest eruption, the volcano is showing signs of another pending explosionFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:36:13 +0000Why Do People Tell Ghost Stories on Christmas? ghost stories are a tradition going back much farther than "A Christmas Carol"Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Fight to Save Thousands of Heirloom Apple Trees’s more to apples than the supermarket selection may suggestFri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Mineral Baths May Have Given Stradivari Their Signature Sound out the famous violins really are different from modern instrumentsThu, 22 Dec 2016 19:28:55 +0000Celebrate Christmas With the First Voice Ever Broadcast in Space kicked off the space race with a goodwill wishThu, 22 Dec 2016 19:07:43 +0000Someday, Maybe We’ll Have Hanukkah in July and Christmas fall on the same day this year because not everyone follows the same calendarThu, 22 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000Snow Falls in the Sahara for the First Time Since 1979 cold snap in the Algerian city of Ain Sefra led to a snowfall that covered the area's distinctive orange dunesThu, 22 Dec 2016 15:44:54 +0000This Year Marks the 50th Kwanzaa week-long holiday is a celebration of African-American cultureThu, 22 Dec 2016 15:01:00 +0000Massive Survey Catalogues the Night Sky four years, the Pan-STARRS telescope collected 2 petabytes of photos of the night sky, creating the most complete astronomical atlas yetThu, 22 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000New Yorkers’ Post-Election Post-its Will Be Preserved<i>Subway Therapy</i> captured a city's outpouring of emotion. Now, the notes New Yorkers left behind will be archivedWed, 21 Dec 2016 19:50:19 +0000A Huge Bronze Hippo in a Tutu Is Coming to Lincoln Center name is <i>Hippo Ballerina</i>, and she’s sure to make theatergoers do a double-take Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:41:33 +0000The Crazy Tricks Early Filmmakers Used To Fake Snow, flour and, uh, asbestos were all used in early moviesWed, 21 Dec 2016 18:03:00 +0000Check Out NASA's Picks for This Year's Best Images of Earth sunsets to city lights, the images capture the beauty of our ever-changing planetWed, 21 Dec 2016 17:42:17 +0000Obama and Trudeau Protect Millions of Acres From Drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic questions remain about the permanency of the act in the arcticWed, 21 Dec 2016 17:14:20 +0000Why Crossword Puzzles Are Still Mostly Written By Humans can write sports articles, replace stock brokers and help diagnose patients. But they can’t write good crosswordsWed, 21 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000Poland Has Lifted Its Media Ban’s the latest in an ongoing saga about press freedoms in the populist-led countryWed, 21 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Unidentified Complex Sound From Earth's Deepest Trench May Be New Whale Call as the Western Pacific Biotwang, researchers believe it may be a previously unrecoreded call from a dwarf minke whaleTue, 20 Dec 2016 18:15:07 +0000Meet the Klingon Newt, Ziggy Stardust Snake—Two of the 163 New Species Discovered in the Mekong new reports details the dozens of new animal and plant species scientists found in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong in 2015Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:42:45 +0000The Strange Story of the Westinghouse Atom Smasher giant bulb was an important part of early American nuclear history. Now it’s part of a miniature railroadTue, 20 Dec 2016 17:10:25 +0000The Long, Rich, Boozy History of Eggnog December, we’re exploring the drink’s storied historyTue, 20 Dec 2016 14:20:31 +0000Anne Frank May Not Have Been Betrayed evidence suggests the family was not specifically targeted, but rather discovered during an investigation related to illegal ration couponsTue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Do Flashing Images Cause Seizures? people with epilepsy, a flashing screen can be more than a passing annoyanceMon, 19 Dec 2016 19:35:17 +0000Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol" beloved story sold 6,000 copies in its first week in print and 15,000 in its first yearMon, 19 Dec 2016 19:30:11 +0000Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious Ghost Shark Gliding Through the Deep spotted the grey-blue creature off the coast of California—far from its usual haunts in the Southern hemisphereMon, 19 Dec 2016 17:47:57 +0000Scientists Discover the Oldest-known Pool of Water you wouldn’t want to drink from itMon, 19 Dec 2016 17:24:32 +0000Presidents Can Be Impeached Because Benjamin Franklin Thought It Was Better Than Assassination founding fathers struggled with the idea of whether the top leader should be impeachableMon, 19 Dec 2016 16:46:28 +0000Each Christmas, Iceland’s Yule Cat Takes Fashion Policing to the Extreme Jólakötturinn will make you thankful for those Christmas socksMon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000New Database Helps Families ID People Who Died Crossing the Border<i>I Have a Name/Yo Tengo Nombre</i> offers a devastating glimpse of those who are gone—and a glimmer of hope to those who want to find themMon, 19 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Most Expensive Science Book Sells for $3.7 Million anonymous buyer paid triple the estimated sale price for this first-edition copyFri, 16 Dec 2016 19:00:04 +0000The Pokémon GO Craze Had Health Benefits—For a Little While avid players walked about 11 extra minutes per day, the boost only lasted around six weeksFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:35:12 +0000On This Day, The Black Box Proved Its Worth Park Slope plane crash was a tragedy, but it proved the importance of the flight data recorderFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:31:27 +0000The Long, Adorable History of Pandas in America Lin was the first giant panda to come to America, landing in San Francisco 80 years agoFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:26:26 +0000Dutch Court Rules Crimean Artifacts on Loan Will Return to Ukraine Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine's government asked that the artifacts be returned to KievFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:03:04 +0000Caesarean Births Could Be Affecting Human Evolution it’s too soon to know for sureFri, 16 Dec 2016 17:59:34 +0000Six New Deep Sea Creatures Just Discovered at Site Slated for Underwater Mining hot springs are rife with lifeFri, 16 Dec 2016 16:12:51 +0000Think Your Job Is Depressing? Try Being an Airline Pilot study suggests pilots are more depressed than the average AmericanFri, 16 Dec 2016 15:23:55 +0000How Mozart Outsold Beyonce in CD Sales in 2016 massive new box set catpulted the classical superstar to the top of the chartsFri, 16 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000This Artist Is the Only Person Banned From Using the World’s Pinkest Pink's a brightly colored revenge for restricting the world’s blackest blackFri, 16 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Pinball Is Finally Legal Again in This Indiana City, Indiana, has reversed a 61-year-old ban on the game Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:40:31 +0000Why Do We Love Period Dramas So Much? 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He couldn’t have seen VR comingThu, 15 Dec 2016 14:35:00 +000075 Years Ago, the Secretary of the Navy Falsely Blamed Japanese-Americans for Pearl Harbor baseless accusation sparked the road to the infamous internment campsThu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Grab Your Sweaters: The Polar Vortex Is Back atmospheric phenomenon will pack a chilly one-two punch this weekWed, 14 Dec 2016 19:37:10 +0000Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe Died Full of Gold shiny element was important to Renaissance scientists. Very importantWed, 14 Dec 2016 18:52:02 +0000Pope’s New Nativity Scene Raises Awareness of Worldwide Refugee Crisis's a lavish display complete with a plea for racial tolerance Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:29:08 +0000 Prize-Winning Videos Capture Mesmerizing, Microscopic World looks cooler when it's viewed through the lens of a microscopeWed, 14 Dec 2016 18:07:15 +0000The Paleo Diet May Need a Rewrite, Ancient Humans Feasted on a Wide Variety of Plants in Israel have counted 55 species of plant foods a an early hominid site on Lake HulaWed, 14 Dec 2016 16:06:41 +0000One of the First Female Rock Critics Battled Sexism and Obscurity To Document the 1970s was The New Yorker’s first pop music critic, but to her, everything was open for criticismWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:20:00 +000021st Century Cures Act Tackles Postpartum Depression new legislation includes grants to help diagnose and treat this prevalent issueTue, 13 Dec 2016 23:30:00 +0000Thumbnail Reveals the Final Days of Franklin Expedition Explorer synchrotron micro-x-ray sheds new light on the cause that led to one crew member's deathTue, 13 Dec 2016 21:05:12 +0000Preservationists Score Victory at Revolutionary War Battlefield of the Princeton battlefield where Washington’s troops fought will be saved from developmentTue, 13 Dec 2016 19:54:37 +0000New Rule Will Crack Down on Fraudulent Fish Seafood Import Monitoring Program will require fish to be traced from the ocean to the U.S. in an attempt to stop illegal seafoodTue, 13 Dec 2016 16:30:19 +0000The Full Moon May Dull the Dazzle of this Year's Geminid Meteor Shower—But You Can Still Catch a Glimpse just the right timing, stargazers could catch a few of the sparkling streaksTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:25:13 +0000Wisdom the Oldest Known Albatross Is Having Another Baby age hasn’t slowed down the prolific bird Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:08:57 +0000People Have Spent Years Trying to Diagnose Mary Todd Lincoln From Beyond the Grave Lincoln's wife has been called a "wildcat," "menstrual" and "bipolar" among other thingsTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:56:10 +0000Methane Levels Have Surged, and Scientists Don’t Know Why Earth heads toward climate crisis, the pressure is on to learn more about CH4Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:56:18 +0000Explore the Seedy Reality of a London Long Gone Booth explored the poorest parts of England’s capital—and changed the way social scientists think about the worldMon, 12 Dec 2016 20:40:03 +0000Reclaiming Nazi-Looted Art Is About to Get Easier Act removes legal loopholes that prevented victims of Nazi art plunder to restore what’s rightfully theirsMon, 12 Dec 2016 19:45:55 +0000Silicon Valley Owes Its Success To This Tech Genius You’ve Never Heard Of Noyce was one of the founders of Silicon ValleyMon, 12 Dec 2016 19:33:07 +0000The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America will put three major LOC map collections onlineMon, 12 Dec 2016 18:39:53 +0000Japan Testing "Space Tether" to Knock Junk Out of Orbit KITE experiment will use a half-mile long cable to guide some of the 500,000 chunks of space junk out of orbitMon, 12 Dec 2016 18:20:53 +0000Why You Should Know Trailblazing Architect Paul Revere Williams four decades after his death, the African-American architect whose work came to define Los Angeles gets his due Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:16:41 +0000The World’s First Motel Was a Luxury Establishment, Not a Dive first motel was supposed to turn into a chain, but it was quickly overtaken by cheaper competitors. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:15:40 +0000Austria’s Word of the Year Has 52 Letters<i>Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung</i> isn’t just a mouthful—it tells an annoying political storyFri, 09 Dec 2016 20:33:47 +0000U.S. Life Expectancy Drops for the First Time in 23 Years it only decreased by 0.1 percent overall, eight of the top ten causes of death all saw increases in 2015Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:30:17 +0000Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List of habitat destruction and poaching have reduced giraffe numbers by 30 percent, placing them in the vulnerable category for the first timeFri, 09 Dec 2016 18:38:51 +0000America’s Only Known Jaguar May Not Be Alone Anymore "El Jefe" isn't so lonely after all Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:00:59 +0000Another Weird Facet of America’s Strangest National Park: The Conscience Pile mail stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park, but they can't be returned to their original sitesFri, 09 Dec 2016 17:43:28 +0000Someone Paid $46,000 for a Bunch of Mold discovery was an accident, but this scientific sample changed the course of medicine forever Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:36:41 +0000Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented most of the mid-twentieth century, lead gasoline was considered normal. But lead is a poison, and burning it has had dire consequencesFri, 09 Dec 2016 15:30:48 +0000Canada Will Put Another Woman on Its Currency early civil rights heroine makes history (again)Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:30:10 +0000Check Out New Pictures of Saturn From Cassini’s Latest Orbit images of the ringed planet herald the spacecraft’s demiseThu, 08 Dec 2016 18:26:40 +0000Thousands of Snow Geese Die at Abandoned Pit Mine attempts to scare them away, thousands of geese landed on the acidic Berkeley Pit, which is full of toxic heavy metalsThu, 08 Dec 2016 18:14:30 +0000This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Trapped in Amber Hints at Feather Evolution rare specimen provides new insights into how feathers came to beThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:37:12 +0000Only One Person Voted Against the United States Entering World War II Jeanette Rankin's dedication to pacifism sprang from her personal brand of feminismThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:27 +0000Help the BBC Close Wikipedia’s Gender Gap Beeb’s hosting an edit-a-thon to improve the online encylopedia’s coverage of women Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:59:07 +0000How a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Could Help Future Robots Fly flying through a haze and lasers, Obi the parrotlet helped researchers figure out how much lift birds produceThu, 08 Dec 2016 15:10:22 +0000The Ancient Origins of Apple Cider classic fall drink has a boozy history going back thousands of yearsThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Discover Cosmic Dust in the Grime of City Gutters only found in remote locations, a dedicated amateur scientist combed through pounds of urban debris to recover these space specksThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:44:25 +0000Bare Down There? 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It Was Controversial Then, Too was seen as more humane and relatively painless, but that's not certainWed, 07 Dec 2016 20:40:03 +0000Historic Photos of Baltimore Show the Real-Life "Hairspray"<i>Hairspray Live!</i> fans, learn the history behind the beloved storyWed, 07 Dec 2016 19:58:08 +0000Oldest Community of Monks in U.K. Discovered find was thanks to a community training digWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:17:36 +0000Why There Won’t Be Any Monuments to Fidel Castro in Cuba Comandante had one last dictate Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:35 +0000People at the 1904 World's Fair Paid Half the Price of Admission for a Box of Cotton Candy cotton candy's sugary, innovative goodnessWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:37:58 +0000Scientists Finally Spot Giant, Slimy Sea Blob First Found Over a Century Ago in 1899, the creature recently popped up in Monterey BayWed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:47 +0000The Washington Monument Looks Like an Obelisk Because of Egyptomania the 1800s, America was desperate to look like it had been around for a while, so it was adopting old styles. Really oldTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:45:44 +0000Ever Wonder Why Encylopedia Is Sometimes Spelled Encyclopædia? added the ash to the Roman alphabet so they could phonetically spell sounds that Latin didn't includeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:31:08 +0000What Happened to America’s Most Precious Documents After Pearl Harbor? and archivists made sure the nation’s records didn’t become casualties of World War II Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:46 +0000Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway metal gate bearing the slogan <i>Arbeit Macht Frei</i>was recently found outside the city of BergenTue, 06 Dec 2016 19:08:00 +0000Paris Is Selling Old Love Locks to Raise Money For Refugees clipped locks to good useTue, 06 Dec 2016 18:39:06 +0000Researchers Identify Queen Nefertari's Mummified Knees in 1904, new research confirms the mummified fragments in a Turin museum likely belong to ancient Egypt's beautiful and revered queenTue, 06 Dec 2016 17:16:55 +0000You May Not Have Rhythm, But Your Eyeballs Sure Do eye movement gives researchers a peek into how the brain reacts to musicTue, 06 Dec 2016 16:26:07 +0000Archeologists Discover Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Pet Cemetery in Egypt 100 lovingly positioned creatures, the site suggests that the ancients could have valued their companion animals as much as we doTue, 06 Dec 2016 15:52:46 +0000Alan Turing’s World War II Headquarters Will Once Again House Codebreakers Park is being revived as a cybersecurity training centerTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Are Over, For Now Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not issue an easement to complete the pipeline, but the incoming administration could change courseMon, 05 Dec 2016 21:57:00 +0000Hawaii Faces Down Nearly Three Feet of Snow more of the white stuff is on its way to the Big Island’s tallest peaks Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:44:24 +0000Comfort Foods Aren't Magic, But Memory Might Be National Comfort Food Day (yeah it's a thing), dig into the powers of food and how it makes us feelMon, 05 Dec 2016 19:16:06 +0000How Maps Shaped Shakespeare exhibition in Boston delves into historical maps to show how the Bard saw the wider world Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:58 +0000These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life<i>Catching the Wave</i> dramatizes the large and small moments of second-wave feminism Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:11 +0000When Women Weren't Allowed to Go to Harvard, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Brought Harvard to Them other women's colleges of the day, the Annex was intimately connected with HarvardMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:56:15 +0000Ambitious New Public Art Project Will Turn the Thames Into an Illuminated Canvas <i>Illuminated River</i> launches in 2018, it will be the biggest such project ever undertaken Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:53:25 +0000Escape With a Virtual Ride on the World’s Steepest Train are looking up (down, right and left) thanks to a 360-degree video captures a stunning Norwegian fjord Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:40:01 +0000Dallas Proposes the Country's Largest Urban Park 10,000-acre Nature District could turn the Trinity River into the city’s centerpieceMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:24:22 +0000Construction Workers Uncover Ancient Elephant Bones Under L.A.’s Subway it won’t slow the metro downMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:16:45 +0000Why Vegetarians Hate the U.K.'s New £5 Note new currency uses a polymer that contains some animal fat, and it turns out at least 24 other nations use the same productMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000For 50 Years, This Swedish City Has Celebrated Christmas Season With a Giant Straw Goat most of the time it meets a fiery endMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Listen to This Holly, Jolly (and a Little Creepy) A.I.-Penned Christmas Song neural network at the University of Toronto wrote a holiday ditty based on an image of a Christmas treeMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Newly Discovered Pollinators Under the Sea tiny crustaceans are challenging previous assumptions about how plants grow underwater Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000Unesco Just Added Belgian Beer to Its Heritage List move celebrates the tiny country's huge love of sudsFri, 02 Dec 2016 21:39:32 +0000Goodbye, Barrow, Alaska. Hello, Utqiagvik most northerly city has officially reverted back to the Inupiaq name for the settlement on the Arctic seaFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:29 +0000Massive Cluster of Sinkholes Found Deep in China’s Mountainous Northwest network of pockmarks is packed with old-growth forests and giant flying squirrelsFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:28:26 +0000There’s a Department of Government Ethics? What Does it Do? is the agency weighing in on the incoming administrations potential conflicts of interest?Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:15:43 +0000English Mass Grave Sheds New Light on the Horrors of the Black Death burial pit contained 48 skeletons that tested positive for the plagueFri, 02 Dec 2016 18:53:20 +0000Remembering Barney Clark, Whose Ethically Questionable Heart Transplant Advanced Science decades ago, a dentist agreed to receive the first artificial heart. And then things went downhillFri, 02 Dec 2016 16:22:39 +0000Yasir Arafat Museum Opens in Ramallah three-story building tells the story of the controversial Palestinian leader and includes artifacts like his Nobel Prize and views of his bedroomFri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:03 +0000Could Magic Mushrooms One Day Help Cancer Patients Face Down Death? new studies show the promise of psilocybin for patients with anxiety and depression Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:12 +0000Sixty-One Years After Rosa Parks Took a Seat in Montgomery, Protest Is Alive in America civil rights leader likely would have approved of current activists' workThu, 01 Dec 2016 20:52:18 +0000India Inches Closer to Creating World's Largest River Network plan to interlink rivers would connect up to 30 rivers via 30 canals and 3,000 damsThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:56:53 +0000One Hundred and Three Years Ago Today, Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly Line: His Workers Hated It was seen as one more way the automaker could exert rigid control over his employeesThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:32:55 +0000John Lewis’ Arrest Records Are Finally Uncovered“Good trouble” led to real consequences for the civil rights agitatorThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:21:11 +0000The 'Flying Scotsman' Made Train History When The Speedometer Hit 100 first locomotive to hit 100 miles per hour was billed as "The Most Famous Train in the World"Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:09 +0000You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper’s True Identity by Digging Through FBI Files crowdsourced project is trying to identify the infamous skyjacker once and for allWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:40:38 +0000Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmet daredevil still holds the world record for the most broken bonesWed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:24 +0000Watch 32 Years of Our Changing Planet Unfold With Google Timelapse satellite-eye’s-view of growing cities and climate changeWed, 30 Nov 2016 19:45:55 +0000Women Won’t Register for the Draft After All’re gaining parity within the U.S. military—but women won’t yet be required to register for compulsory service in case of war Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:31 +0000Was the Speed of Light Even Faster in the Early Universe? propose a way to test if light exceeded Einstein's constant just after the Big BangWed, 30 Nov 2016 17:26:46 +0000For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later "Hodges meteorite" brought problems to the woman it struck, but good fortune to at least one neighborWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:15:23 +0000Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypt huts and tombs could be the final resting places of local elitesWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:32 +0000Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal’s a grand old flag—here’s why the right to burn it was affirmed in 1989Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:36:26 +0000How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalated 'architect of the Vietnam war' never formally apologized, but struggled with its consequences for the rest of his lifeTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:38 +0000In Its Final Hurrah, Cassini Will Swoop Past Saturn’s Rings craft will take one last look at the ringed planet before diving into its depthsTue, 29 Nov 2016 20:10:36 +0000The Beloved, Baffling 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Rejected By 26 Publishers Madeleine L'Engle, whose birthday is today, almost quit writing before it was publishedTue, 29 Nov 2016 18:37:54 +0000Researchers Find Word Optimism Is Linked to National Misery Pollyanna changes her tune in times of war and economic hardshipTue, 29 Nov 2016 17:46:20 +0000Why Xenophobia Is’s Word of the Year word derived from Greek roots captured the zeitgeist of 2016Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:36:37 +0000A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money out that Boston’s city Christmas tree is a very valuable gift Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:49:26 +0000Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better little creativity each day goes a long wayTue, 29 Nov 2016 16:01:23 +0000Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored like an antique document to block a draftTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000NASA Wants to Know What to Do With Its Astronaut Poo Space Poo Challenge is offering $30,000 for a system that can keep an astronaut clean and dry for 144 hours in a space suitMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:58:52 +0000There Are as Many Names for French Toast as Ways to Cook It have been enjoying the eggy bread treat since Roman timesMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:20:59 +0000The Forgotten Car That Won America's First Auto Race zippy roadster won America's first automobile race in 1895 with an average speed of 5 mphMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000Coconut Crab's Pinch Among the Strongest in the World unusual crustacean's pincer rivals the bite of a lionMon, 28 Nov 2016 19:39:19 +0000The Sticky Science Behind the Deadly Boston Molasses Disaster 100 years after the massive molasses tank ruptured, scientists are finally sussing out how this tragedy occurredMon, 28 Nov 2016 19:06:20 +0000This Massive Martian Field of Ice Could Fill Lake Superior frosty deposit could be a lifeline for future human explorers on the Red PlanetWed, 23 Nov 2016 20:57:47 +0000Stargazers Help Track Down a Freshly Fallen Meteorite in Western Australia network of cameras and smartphone apps are helping Australian researchers hunt for space rocksWed, 23 Nov 2016 20:05:24 +0000New Doping Tests Are Turning Past Runners-Up Into Olympic Medalists 75 medal winners from the 2008 and 2012 games have been busted for doping, scrambling the Olympic record booksWed, 23 Nov 2016 18:59:52 +0000Researchers Dig Into the Juicy History of Taming the Turkey talk turkey in two recent studiesWed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Head Transplant Patient Will Use Virtual Reality to Smooth Transition to New Body controversial surgical procedure is currently scheduled for next yearWed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:00 +0000This "Perfume" for Toilets Could Help Improve Sanitation Around the World odor-masking scent could help convince people to choose latrines and prevent pollution of waterways with wasteWed, 23 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Researchers Trace 300-Year-Old Lump of Poop to Danish Bishop upper class contents of the little nugget suggests it likely belonged to Bishop Jens Bircherod or his wifeWed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000