Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenTue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000Google’s Driverless Car Got Confused By A Cyclist just wants to protect soft, perishable humans.Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000Comedy Group Wants To Build a Wall To Keep Burners out of the Bay Area ban would apply to people armed with glowsticks and art cars alike.Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:41:04 +0000See How the Plague Swept Through London research shows that during mass burials, bodies were given more respect than previously thoughtTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:38:18 +0000Legendary Nazi Gold Train Might Exist After All culture minister is “99 percent sure” the train has been foundTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:30:00 +0000The History of the Bloody Mary Meat Straw straw is one potential upgrade to drink known for its penchant for carrying a little extra protein, among other thingsTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:04:47 +0000Pigs Aren't Quite as Domesticated as People Once Thought partially unravel the complexity of domesticated swine geneticsTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000Scientists Invented Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt as Fast involves a protein that some bacteria use as a kind of protectant coatingTue, 01 Sep 2015 16:42:49 +0000A Toilet Museum is Opening in Japan’s a love story to the lavatoryTue, 01 Sep 2015 16:01:57 +0000Chicago’s Corpse Flower Is Kind of a Disappointment failing to bloom as planned, horticulturists had to force "Spike" openTue, 01 Sep 2015 15:57:15 +0000Denali, Ongtupqa, and Other Native American Names for Landmarks McKinley was recently renamed Denali, but it's not the only one with a Native American nameTue, 01 Sep 2015 13:34:09 +0000U.S. Court Says A Chicken Sandwich Can’t Be Copyrighted claims intellectual property theft for putting chicken on a bun.Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000How Glistening Egyptian Blue Pigment Was Forgotten then Lost may be the oldest artificial pigmentMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000The American West is Full of Old Mines Threatening to Pollute Waterways can be learned from the recent spill in the Animas RiverMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Once Again, Thousands of Walruses Have Been Forced Ashore in Alaska the animals can’t find sea ice to rest on, they haul themselves ashore in crowded massesMon, 31 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000These Century-Old Stone "Tsunami Stones" Dot Japan’s Coastline"Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Some Sexually Transmitted Microbes Might Be Good for You’s a whole lot of bacteria and viruses that pass from person to person, using any means they can findMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Marine Biologists Find Rare Nautilus For The First Time In 30 Years “Crusty Nautilus” was believed to have gone extinct.Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Denmark’s Earliest Kings Were Also Pirates piracy laid the groundwork for the Danish monarchyMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:46:32 +0000Neanderthals Had Houses With Hot Water bad for a cavemanMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:39:13 +0000Here’s Every Nuclear Detonation Ever all 2,153 nuclear detonations since 1945 in this bleak visualizationMon, 31 Aug 2015 12:33:56 +0000Confused Construction Workers Tore Down an Ancient Tomb and Replaced it With a Picnic Table the tomb's picnic table-like appearance to blame? Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000What Does Neuroscience Know About Meditation? There are still many unknowns, but the practice seems to improves attention and memoryFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000Meth Lab Injuries Are Increasing laboratories can cause burns, respiratory problemsFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Studies With Shorter Titles Are Cited More Often titles may lead to greater impact factors.Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000African Wildlife May Be Acquiring Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From Nearby Humans finding points to ways that 'superbugs' might spreadFri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000These Drum Pants Might Help People Who Can’t Speak electronic drum kit could give a voice to some people who can’t talk.Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:08:27 +0000An Astrobiologist Is Already Fighting For Martian Independence colonists on the Red Planet be free from Earth’s influence from the get-go?Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Some Brands Are Labeling Products “GMO-free” Even if They Don’t Have Genes companies are paying to label their food as non-GMO, whether they need it or not.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Soon, Red Fireworks Might Not Contain Carcinogens Anymore discover alternative to cancer-causing chemicals that give red fireworks their color.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000During Prohibition, Vintners Sold "Wine Bricks" Rather Than Wine, ferment, enjoyThu, 27 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000New York City Might Get a Climate Change Museum museum will be the first of its kind in the U.S.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000Big Ben is Running Fast is it slow? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Woman Just Found a Message in a Bottle From a Century-old Experiment German tourist spotted the bottle, which had been intended to measure deep ocean currentsThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:45:00 +0000The Grand Canyon is Full of Mercury find high levels of mercury and selenium in plants and animals along the Colorado RiverThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:26:22 +0000Drought Could Kill Off Many of the West Coast’s Fish managers are already struggling with low water and disease brought by warmthThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:22:53 +0000Breeding Pandas Is Incredibly Hard National Zoo's newborn panda twins are practically miracles.Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:46:19 +0000Execution Ballads Once Spread the News of Punishment to the Public grisly tunes deliberately pull on emotions to discourage crimeWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Putting Eyeballs on Billboards Might Help Stop Crime feeling of being watched makes human change their behavior, even if it comes from a poster.Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Utah Has the First Tar Sands Mine in the U.S. mine will operate on land in the Book Cliffs areaWed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Manhattan-Sized Glacier Chunk Just Broke Off in Greenland calving creates monster icebergsWed, 26 Aug 2015 13:49:20 +0000There’s Now Whiskey On the ISS astronauts can't drink it)Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:45:54 +0000Psychopaths Might Be Immune to Contagious Yawning less empathetic someone is, the less likely they are to yawn back.Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:30:00 +0000"Full Blood Resurrection" and Other Gaming Terms Are Entering Chinese Vernacular online gaming is so popular in China, it’s changing the way people talk.Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:30:00 +00003D Printing Molten Glass Is Beautiful innovation comes out of the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTue, 25 Aug 2015 11:59:45 +0000ISIS Recently Blew Up an Ancient Temple in Palmyra temple of Baalshamin was over 2,000 years oldMon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000How a Single Wedding Ring Led to a $6 Billion Gold Hoax really wanted to believe there were 13 million pounds of gold there for the taking Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:40:13 +0000Two Men Say They’ve Found a Mythical Train of Nazi Gold hunters have searched for it since the end of World War II, but it may have never existed in the first placeMon, 24 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Fossilized Poop is Rare, Fossilized Poop Inside a Fossilized Dinosaur is Even Rarer feces are always interesting, and researchers may have just found an extra special exampleMon, 24 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Utah's Winged Monster Rock Painting Isn’t A Monster at All picture shows a collection of figures, none of which have wingsMon, 24 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000There’s a Conference in the U.K. All About Werewolves Next Month transformations in literature and history and their significance take the stageMon, 24 Aug 2015 12:39:28 +0000See, in Slow Motion, how Ladybugs Fit Wings Inside Their Spotted red Shells view of the insects that is rarely seenFri, 21 Aug 2015 20:00:00 +0000Biologists Have Spotted the First Wolf Pack in California in 100 Years adults and five pups make up the newly-named Shasta PackFri, 21 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000A 15-Foot-Tall, 250-Pound Inflatable Ball Got Loose in Toledo, Ohio like the inspiration for a Pixar movie.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:58:29 +0000Over 14,000 Miles of America's Coastline is Covered in Concrete percent of America’s coastline is coated in concrete — and that could actually be really bad Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:41:48 +0000Japan’s Subways Now Have Drunk-Spotting Cameras pilot program seeks to save drunken passengers from the dangers of busy train tracksFri, 21 Aug 2015 18:40:28 +0000Ancient Diamonds Came From Seawater and Future Diamonds Might Come From The Air diamonds give some scientists new clues to how they formed underground, others find ways to make them out of thin air.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:38:44 +0000For A Better-Tasting Tomato, Dip It In Hot Water Before Sticking It In The Fridge simple chemical trick could make supermarket tomatoes taste way better.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000The Story of the Butterfly That Got Adopted by A Red Ant unexpected infanticide and toxic chemicals, it’s a story loved by allFri, 21 Aug 2015 13:42:31 +0000Grimy City Buildings Re-Pollute the Air urban surfaces “breathe” pollutants when they’re exposed to sunThu, 20 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000Russia Wants Rachmaninoff’s Remains Back a composer who abandoned his home forever be returned there 72 years after his death? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000Burning Man is Currently Infested With Biting, Stinky Desert Bugs plague of insects is really harshing the vibeThu, 20 Aug 2015 17:34:48 +0000American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past the creators of corn flakes and graham crackers for veggie burgers and not-dogsThu, 20 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000Human Bones Found Near Pennsylvania Highway Could Be From the 1918 Flu construction reveals mass gravesiteThu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Follow a Piece of Luggage on a Rollercoaster Ride Through the Airport bag's journey through Amsterdam’s Schiphol AirportThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Medieval Chastity Belts Are a Myth probably chuckled just as much then about the idea as they do todayThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Banksy May Be Opening A Dystopian Disneyland Park elusive street artist’s take on Disneyland is chock-full of dystopiaThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:34:55 +0000Americans Used to Eat Robin Pie and Calf’s Foot Jelly food historian points out some forgotten favoritesThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:31:49 +0000Hummingbird Tongues Are Pumps, Not Straws tiny, quick pump mechanism lets birds slurp up nectar at a rate of 14 licks per secondThu, 20 Aug 2015 12:25:51 +0000Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Sleep Over at Versailles them eat cake (at a five-star hotel)Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:03:26 +0000Scientists Just Identified a Pinkie That’s Almost 2 Million Years Old it could be a major evolutionary breakthroughWed, 19 Aug 2015 16:01:01 +0000Black Holes Might Catapult Rogue Supernovas Into Space being fired from a slingshot at 4.5 million miles an hourWed, 19 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This is a Robot Taking a Leisurely, Terrifying Walk in the Woods humanoid robots have never been so relaxedWed, 19 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000The First Two Female Army Rangers Are About to Graduate completing a grueling course, two women have proved they have what it takes to join the Army's bestWed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Plants Might Move with the Moon Just as the Oceans Do with Tides researcher calls it the "leaftide"Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:30:25 +0000Go to the Moon for Less than $10,000! One Catch: Dead People Only’s the cheapest option yet for choosing the Moon as a final resting placeTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:46:39 +0000Why Airplane Seats Come With Barf Bags of the last remaining luxuries of airplane travelTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:25:59 +0000Elizabeth II Isn’t England’s Longest-Ruling Monarch Just Yet she's about to set a royal recordTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:24:22 +0000This Pesticide Doesn’t Kill Spiders, But It Does Mess With Their Heads because a chemical isn’t lethal doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous to other insectsTue, 18 Aug 2015 15:39:42 +0000Drone Racing Wants to Become a Professional Sport Drone Racing League just got $1 million from Miami Dolphins owner Stephen RossTue, 18 Aug 2015 14:30:55 +0000Future Antibiotics for Humans Could Come From Ant Fungus Gardens unique symbiotic relationship exists between leaf-cutter ants, fungi and bacteriaMon, 17 Aug 2015 18:40:29 +0000Why Satellites Are a Biologist's Best Friend tracking penguins to coral reefs, satellites are changing the way scientists study ecology Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Is Chocolate Milk the Next Sports Drink? all comes down to cowsMon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Why Humans Love Things That Fit into Other Things's comfort in unexpected orderMon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000When Will the Next Solar Superflare Hit Earth? year 2209 just got a lot scarierMon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Lightning Strikes Can Change Rocks' Atomic Structure research suggests that rock crystals melt under the intense force and heat of lightningMon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Cadavers Are Teaching Doctors to Be More Empathetic getting to know the person behind the cadaver, new doctors are honing the skills they'll use on living patientsMon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000A New Cooking Oil Can Be Reused 80 Times it make for better French fries and disrupt a worldwide black market at the same time? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:45:00 +0000The Color White Has a Dark Past race to wealth to cleanliness, the color's connotations have a long historyFri, 14 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000How a Hellish Road Trip Revolutionized American Highways, food rationing, and embarrassment may have prompted Ike to push for a better highway systemFri, 14 Aug 2015 18:05:00 +0000Would You Pass This 1910 Museum Curator Test?'t know how to steer a canoe? Instant failFri, 14 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Modern Life Could Be Making Dementia More Common is affecting people more and earlier than ever before — but is pollution the culprit? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000The European Space Agency Wants to Build a Moon Village soon, the hot new European vacation spot could have a great view of the planet EarthFri, 14 Aug 2015 15:10:00 +0000Dinosaurs May Have Lived (and Died) Among Ancient Daisies<i>Triceratops</i> loves me, <i>Triceratops</i> loves me not...Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000It's Strangely Difficult to Measure Big Explosions is it time for a makeover? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Why Infectious Tropical Diseases Are Returning to America, geography and economy are just a few risk factorsFri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000What Killed Over 134,000 Endangered Antelopes? are closer to an answerThu, 13 Aug 2015 16:30:00 +0000The World's Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Was Too Fragile to Read...Until Now 1633 book has now been digitizedThu, 13 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Why Coffee Makes Some People Poop's not the caffeineThu, 13 Aug 2015 13:22:00 +0000Watch a Robot Evolve's the mother of all robotsThu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Animation Is Made of Embroidery took a year and a half to create a short film using "embroidermation" Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Corals still haven't cracked the mystery of "white syndrome"Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:14:00 +0000Could a Door in King Tut's Tomb Lead to Nefertiti? could be more in Tutanhkamun's burial chamber than meets the eyeWed, 12 Aug 2015 17:10:00 +0000Falcons Can’t Fly Without Passports in the United Arab Emirates documents are helping stamp out smuggling for the prized birdsWed, 12 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000Scientists Are Still Baffled by Monarch Migration it comes to declining winter butterfly populations, something just doesn't add upWed, 12 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This is How Bread Takes Shape in Tajikistan poke, a slap, a prized traditionWed, 12 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Watch the Perseids Peak This Week's stunning meteor shower is sure to please stargazersWed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Modern Milk is Kind of Miraculous least in the USATue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend? over, Lara Croft: raiding tombs is an increasingly viable career in ChinaTue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Inside a Dutch Police Academy...for Rats rats are creating new job opportunities for their fellow rodentsTue, 11 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Do Animals Find Food? The Answer's in Their Eyes shape provides differing advantages to those who crave the hunt and those who hide Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Russia Might Own the North Pole to global warming, Russia has claimed a new ocean in the ArcticTue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot? pipes in the Bard’s backyard may retain traces of cannabis, but some historians remain skeptical Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries've been on the cutting edge of the English language since at least the 1500sMon, 10 Aug 2015 18:45:00 +0000Search Engines Can Sway Undecided Voters research uncovers "the search engine effect" and its potential to influence election outcomesMon, 10 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000Humans Evolved to Be Moved by Art research shows that while people respond to art for very different reasons, the ability to be moved in the first place is universalMon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Why Don't Balancing Boulders Fall During Earthquakes? interaction of nearby fault lines may lessen ground shaking around some balancing rocks Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000What's Next for the Animas River? efforts are underway at the river, which turned a bright orange-yellow after a catastrophic chemical spillMon, 10 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000This is the First Known Photo of the Smithsonian Castle the Smithsonian's 169th birthday, a glimpse into the iconic Castle's constructionMon, 10 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000Bats and Balloon Bombs: The Weird Weapons That Could Have Won WWII War II's lesser-known weapons were ingenious, indeedMon, 10 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Washing Machine of the Future May Use Beads Instead of Water new washing machine cuts down on water use with deep-cleaning polymer beadsMon, 10 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Could This Video Solve One of History's Greatest Art Mysteries? shows an unknown man entering the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum the night before the infamous robberyFri, 07 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS, archaeologists and librarians scramble to save precious cultural capital before it can be sold or destroyed by militantsFri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Americans Have Always Loved to Hate Presidential Debates are ambivalent — but they still tune inFri, 07 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Steve Jobs is About to Get His Own Opera will it include a singing Woz? Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Nagasaki Bombing Almost Didn’t Happen really happened on the mission to drop the second atomic bombFri, 07 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000Austin Just Sidestepped a Brawl Over BBQ Smoke't mess with Texas...barbecue Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Swiss Troops Stormed France in the Name of Cheese (and Cows) cows + torrid heat = trouble between nationsFri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000The Health Effects of the Atom Bomb Are Still Being Studied of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors influence worldwide radiation standards, even 70 years laterThu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000Blueberries: A Biography world's commercial blueberries all have their roots in New JerseyThu, 06 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000He Designed the Sydney Opera House...But Wasn't Even Invited to its Opening, an inexperienced architect and a mismanaged project still produced one of the world's most iconic buildingsThu, 06 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Astronauts Fill Out Customs Forms, Too Buzz Aldrin's expense report and customs form from his Apollo 11 mission to the moonThu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This Renaissance Painting of Fruit Holds a Modern-Day Science Lesson it's in the watermelonThu, 06 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Feeling Small in the Face of Nature Makes People More Generous, yeahThu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Breathtaking Space GIF Gives Earth a New Perspective of the Moon's EPIC camera took the image a million miles from EarthWed, 05 Aug 2015 19:10:00 +0000Why This Chicken is Black From Comb to Feathers to Muscles Ayam Cemani is the Goth of the chicken worldWed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Physics of a UFC Fighter so Fast, She Might Just Be Bionic words: kinetic energyWed, 05 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000By Keeping Cows From Burping, This Drug Could Slow Down Climate Change cheeseburger may soon be less harmful to the environmentWed, 05 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Balloon or Drone? The Internet's Space Race is Heating Up and Google battle to provide the best internet connection from the edge of the atmosphereWed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000This Was the Turducken of Border Disputes Khagrabari (#51) used to be a piece of India inside Bangladesh, inside India, inside BangladeshWed, 05 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Teen Schools Professor on "No Irish Need Apply" Signs with a Google search and a theory, a 14-year-old enters the fray on a longstanding historical debateWed, 05 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Glaciers Are Retreating Faster Than Before future of Earth's glaciers is unsettling at bestTue, 04 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000The Parks Service Just Added Four New National Historic Landmarks memorials, bison jumps and parksTue, 04 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000The Middle East Just Lived Through One of the Hottest Days in History Iranian city logged a 165-degree heat index last week as temperatures continue to boilTue, 04 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000Astronauts Have Some Weird Pre-Launch Traditions are important when you're about to rocket into spaceTue, 04 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000North Korea's Military Still Uses Stealth Planes From the 1940s An-2 can hover and fly backwardsTue, 04 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000How Emojis Could Help People With Food Allergies emoji. Disappointed face emoji.Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000How Hurricane Katrina Changed Pets' Legal Status loss of thousands of pets to the hurricane encouraged lawmakers to rethink society’s responsibility to animalsTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000A 13th-Century Sword Is Giving Historians a Headache sword's inscription is an 800-year-old mysteryTue, 04 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Why Super-Small Black Holes Haven’t Destroyed the Universe probably won'tTue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Have Been Talking About Greenhouse Gases for 191 Years first explorations of the greenhouse effect began in 1824Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:54:46 +0000Why Primatologists Love Collecting Poop's intel inside monkey feces — in the form of DNAMon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000How Do U.S. Carbon Emissions Rank Internationally?'s complicatedMon, 03 Aug 2015 17:05:00 +0000How NASA Dealt With Images of an Alien Planet in the 1960s alien planet was Mars and the process was just a bit simpler than it is todayMon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000Why the International Olympic Committee is Worried About Water Quality in Rio and bacteria may threaten swimmers in the 2016 summer gamesMon, 03 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000The United States Once Invaded and Occupied Haiti 1915, American troops began a 19-year, unofficial occupation of the Caribbean nation Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000The Science Behind Dogs' Goofy Greetings do dogs go nuts when their owners get home? The answers lie in their DNA and brainsMon, 03 Aug 2015 14:20:00 +0000Kids With Autism Can Read Emotions Through Body Language new study challenges the misconception that kids with the disorder lack empathyMon, 03 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Robotic Insect Can Jump on Water Because it’s coolMon, 03 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Hackers Have Figured Out How to Control Smart Rifles the right code, hackers can control guns from afarFri, 31 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Australian Cities Pass Cat Curfews little murderbeasts may soon be kept under lock and keyFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection in Trial unusual trial design helped prove the vaccine safe and effective in less than a yearFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:55:00 +0000We Crave Comfort Food to Feel Less Alone is why you can't stop eating corndogsFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Maine Brewers Are Selling Lobster-Infused Beer of course they areFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000NYC Subway Technology Goes Way the 1930s's busiest subway system relies on vintage machinesFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000These Super-Dense Galaxies Are Bursting With Stars in these systems would have trouble starting, but the night skies would be spectacular to beholdFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Philae Proves There's More to Comets Than Dust and Ice lander found organic compounds on comet 67PFri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Florida Divers Dig Up $1 Million in Sunken Treasure hunters find 300-year-old coins from a Spanish fleet off the Florida coastThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:02:00 +0000"Happy Birthday to You" Could Soon Have Its Day in the Public Domain of the most popular songs in the world could soon be free to singThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Mystery of Minnesota's Disappearing River a river is missing in the Judge C.R. Magney State ParkThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Muggles, Rejoice: Quidditch is Becoming a Serious Sport Harry Potter-inspired game is now played by more than 300 teams around the worldThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Only Four Northern White Rhinos Are Left on Earth of the species' last females died this weekThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Bully or Bystander? It Could Be in the Genes study says bullying may be nature, not nurtureThu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +000070 Years Ago, a B-25 Bomber Crashed Into the Empire State Building people died in the accidentThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Kids Can Build Their Own Lego Prosthetics system brings a bit of fun to prostheticsThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Queen Guitarist Brian May is Now a New Horizons Science Collaborator new images were transmitted from Pluto, the rock-star-turned-astrophysicist rubbed shoulders with his heroesWed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000This Plant Murders Bugs and Decorates Itself With Their Dead Bodies about a roundabout defense strategyWed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Here's What Caused a Catastrophic Virgin Galactic Crash say space plane didn’t have enough safeguardsWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Go Ahead, Wise Guy: Sarcasm Makes People More Creative’s science, duhWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Listen to Dr. Kevorkian's Jazz-Funk Album man called "Dr. Death" created a complex and surprising body of artistic workWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Mystery Solved: Why Puddles Don't Go On Forever picture of proper puddle behavior had a few missing piecesWed, 29 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Times Square’s Iconic Billboards May Be Illegal lights, big city, breaking the lawWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In Mexico, a Gritty Neighborhood Has Become a 65,000-Square-Foot Mural hillside in Pachuca gets a psychedelic makeoverTue, 28 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000This Huge, Gooey Blob Could Be a Clutch of Squid Eggs blob was the size of a car...and completely baffling to a group of diversTue, 28 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000No One Knew This Plant Existed Until It Was Posted to Facebook's the emoji for "scientific discovery"? Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Why Mammals Have a Monopoly On Milk all started with an eggTue, 28 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000There's Flowing Ice on Pluto maybe an underground oceanTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Venezuela Is About to Run Out of Beer import laws could make Venezuela's taps dry up in just a few weeksTue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Drones Are Getting in the Way of Firefighters Combating Wilderness Blazes need to take to the air to fight fires, but sometimes that air is just too crowdedMon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Officials Had to Use A Snowplow to Reclaim a Bridge in Iowa Swarmed by Mayflies unusually large emergence of aquatic insects created temporarily hazardous conditionsMon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Climate Change Might Break Carbon Dating fuel emissions mess with the ratio of carbon isotopes in the atmosphereMon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Here’s How a Strange Phenomenon Called ‘Hair Ice’ Forms on Dead Trees white ice filaments look a lot like cotton candyMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000Who Were the First People to Eat Chickens? find in Israel shows evidence of chicken consumption from as early as 400 B.C.E.Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Franklin’s Doomed Arctic Expedition Ended in Gruesome Cannibalism bone analysis suggests crew resorted to eating flesh, then marrowMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000This Fungus Eats the Butts off Cicadas’s totally not a big deal, though Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000This Video of Lightning in Slow Motion is Strangely Entrancing yourself with lightning at 2,000 frames per secondMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000These Drones Hunt Whale Snot will make mucus collection less stressful for whalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Carrot Liqueur Could Be Coming to a Cocktail Near You’s Next?! Kale?! Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The First Malaria Vaccine Could Be Released Soon vaccine isn’t as effective as hoped however, and needs several more approvalsSat, 25 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000New Horizons Snaps a Final Shot of Pluto long, dwarf planet! Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:17:08 +0000Carbon Dating Reveals One of the Oldest Known Copies of the Quran fragments found in U.K. library were written between 568 and 645Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:41:02 +0000A List of All the Times People Have Tried to Build a Working Tricorder Trek-style scanning has been a bit more complicated than expected Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:19:43 +0000Your Pupils May Expand When You Daydream researchers aren’t totally sure why or how the two are connectedFri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Brain-Eating Amoebas May Kill You With Help from Your Own Immune System amoeba’s presence in the brain triggers swelling that may do more harm than goodFri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Bakers Are Still Searching for the Perfect Egg Replacement prices are hitting record highs, raising demand for substitutesFri, 24 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000Don’t Freak Out Over the Funky Flowers That Appeared Near Fukushima odd appearance is due to a plant disorder called fasciationFri, 24 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000An Explosion at a National Lab is Being Linked to Meth former combustion research lab seems to have been used for a very different purpose: cooking methamphetamineFri, 24 Jul 2015 12:51:55 +0000Listen to 98 hours of Shakespeare’s Poems and Plays Performed by Great Actors playlist includes the voices of Edith Evans, Dylan Thomas, Orson Welles and Sir Ian McKellenFri, 24 Jul 2015 12:51:41 +0000Great Appetizers Can Spoil the Main Meal contrast is keyThu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000This Plant Calls to Bats So They Will Poop in it shaped reflectors bounce back the squeaks of echolocating batsThu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Why Are People Still Using Asbestos? story holds parallels with that of the tobacco industryThu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Researchers are Fitting Rhinos With Hidden Horn Cameras non-profit wants to outfit the animals with cameras and heart rate monitors to save them Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Root Beer Is For Adults Again is not your soda fountain’s root beerThu, 23 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Watch Wildfire Smoke from Alaska and Canada Envelop the Arctic’s why that’s badThu, 23 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive years and 100,000 hours of work later, the IOC’s archive has been digitized and preservedThu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000The NSA Has a Summer Camp for Cyberspies camps nationwide teach teens white hat hacking skills Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:24:07 +0000You Can Pay for This Transylvanian Music Festival in Blood would totally approve of this payment systemWed, 22 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Central Park Has 22 Statues of Historical Figures. Every Single One is a Man. a crusade to bring historic women into the park change the face of the city?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:28:49 +0000After 21 Years, the U.S. Has Snagged a Coveted Math Competition Victory decades later, American students grab brag-worthy math titleWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:13:25 +0000A New York City Airport is Building a Luxury Terminal Just for Animals and livestock will soon travel in high style through JFKWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Oldest Bald Eagle in the U.S. Was Killed by a Car Last Month’s to you, 629-03142 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000See the Algerian Sahara From Space’s pretty spectacularTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Think Ocean Water is Gross? Sand Is Way Grosser research shows that microbes take longer to decay in sand than at seaTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000An Internet Billionaire Just Pledged $100 Million to Search for Extraterrestrial Life telescope time, better equipment could help scientists figure out what’s out thereTue, 21 Jul 2015 12:13:28 +0000In the 1960s, One Man Took Washington D.C.’s Rat Problem Into His Own Hands, Literally challenged the city’s race and wealth divide in the processTue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In L.A. There’s a Warehouse Filled with Whale Bones video offers a tour of the Whale Warehouse, which holds a large part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's marine mammal collectionMon, 20 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000Here’s What Steam-Powered Cars Were Like Before the Combustion Engine Doble brothers’ built a beautiful steam car in 1924 but mismanagement kept it from being a financial sucessMon, 20 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Someone Stole the Skull of ‘Nosferatu’ Director F.W. Murnau left behind traces of wax, suggesting occult practices might be at play here Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Oldest Fossilized Animal Sperm Comes From a Worm That Lived 50 Million Years Ago discovery points to a new way that microscopic critters might be preserved in the fossil recordMon, 20 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000150 Years Ago, a Fire in P.T. Barnum's Museum Boiled Two Whales Alive tourists and locals alike, the museum mixed freakshow performers with educational collectionsMon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000What Makes Some Screams Scarier Than Others? of fear share sound qualities with car alarmsMon, 20 Jul 2015 13:17:52 +0000One Man Packed and Shipped Over 700 Pounds of Boston Snow This Year they refused to ship snow to anyone in Massachusetts Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:13:20 +0000Of Course Some People Think NASA's Pluto Pictures Are Fake at least doctored to exclude evidence of alien life.Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:37:12 +0000Divers Turn to Robots for Help Scouring the Pacific for Long-Lost WWII Soldiers ongoing effort to recover those missing in action teams military historians, volunteers and scientistsFri, 17 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000What’s the Deal With Wine Baths? investigate the science behind the hypeFri, 17 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Archeologists Have Found 2,000 Ancient Golden Spirals and They Have No Idea What They Are meaning or purpose behind the spirals is unclear, but they probably were part of a ritual Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000What Is a Pentaquark and Why Are Physicists so Excited About It? fifty years scientists have thought they existed, and now they finally have proofFri, 17 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +0000A Deadly Fungus is Eating the Scales off Snakes in the Eastern U.S. are still not sure why the fungus, usually content to live on dead animals, is now infecting living snakesFri, 17 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Statue of Liberty Arrived in New York in 350 Pieces, she also came with an instruction manualFri, 17 Jul 2015 12:36:15 +0000In Some Ways, Human Hands Are More Primitive Than Chimp Hands suggests our common ancestor had humanlike hands Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:33:45 +0000These Worms Hitchhike in the Belly of Slugs To Get Around study shows that worm their way into slug guts and feces to travel long distancesFri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000How Feeding Prairie Dogs Peanut Butter Could Help Save Ferrets from the Plague recovery of black-footed ferrets is threatened by plagueThu, 16 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000Public Drinking Fountains Are Disappearing, and That's a Bad Thing water divorces people from caring about keeping public water supply cleanThu, 16 Jul 2015 18:51:29 +0000Australians Are Building a Skyscraper Inspired by Beyoncé envision a rippling structure that takes a page from the singer’s famous lookThu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000What Makes Day Old Water Taste Funny? might be full of microbes and carbon dioxide, but a leftover glass of water is still (probably) safe to drinkWed, 15 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Explore This Map of 13 Centuries' Worth of English Metaphors long ago did English speakers start linking chickens with fearfulness?Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Could This Shrub Overthrow the Mighty Rubber Tree? are working to make a shrub found in southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico a viable natural rubber alternativeWed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Here’s Why Some People Have More Bellybutton Lint Than Others secret is on your stomachWed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000There’s Now Wifi on Mount Fuji boots. Water bottle. Laptop? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Did Nobody Notice Five Million Pounds of Rock Fall Off Half Dome? park is always changing, but this time nobody realized itWed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000What to Expect From Harper Lee’s Long-Lost Second Novel still surrounds the release of <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Pluto Got Its Name Horizons carries an instrument named for Venetia Burney, the 11-year-old girl who named PlutoTue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000San Diego’s First Comic-Con Was Held in a Basement original fan gathering only attracted 145 peopleTue, 14 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Here’s What the First Lady Has to Do if She Wants to Redecorate few throw pillows and a touch of new paint? No way.Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000New Horizons Probe Reveals That Pluto is Bigger Than Expected so far it still won’t be considered a "planet"Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:01:17 +0000A Squirrel Virus May Have Killed Three Squirrel Breeders in Germany mysterious set of deaths seem to be linked to the rodentsMon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Heroin Use in the United States Increased 150 Percent Between 2007 and 2013 sources and painkiller addiction are contributing factorsMon, 13 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000Why Was One of Hollywood's First Female Film Directors, Dorothy Arzner, Forgotten? directed 20 feature films Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000Lyme Disease is Spreading, and It's People's Fault to climate change and human population growth, cases have been on the rise for decadesMon, 13 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Has the Internet Finally Killed the Greeting Card? like Hallmark are experiencing hard times as social media and ecards gain steamMon, 13 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Why So Few Scientists Are Studying the Causes of Gun Violence has prohibited funds for research advocating gun control since 1996Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Conservationists Want You to Stop Building Rock Piles have a long history and purpose, one that newer stacks sometimes subvertMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:32:07 +0000Obama Just Established Three New National Monuments Covering Over a Million Acres, fossils and natural beautyMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:26:36 +0000Ever Heard of the Bontebok? It’s an African Animal Humans Nearly Destroyed, Then Saved of this conservation success story relies on the bontebok’s inability to jumpFri, 10 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000When This Photographer Got Sick, He Started Taking Beautiful Photos of Painkillers and Tears extreme closeups were one way for the photographer to understand what he was takingFri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000How Do You Give an Iberian Lynx a Pregnancy Test? Use an Assassin Bug used the insects to keep tabs on population growth in the threatened speciesFri, 10 Jul 2015 15:27:18 +0000Real-life Vampires Exist, but They Are Scared to Admit Their Practices to Doctors vampires need non-judgmental help sometimesFri, 10 Jul 2015 15:23:44 +0000Cannabis is Being Used to Build Homes“Hempcrete” turns weed into building materialsFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Here’s How to Make a Record Out of a Tortilla, it’s edibleThu, 09 Jul 2015 18:57:53 +0000How Air Pollution Makes Floods Worse better understanding of how aerosols interact with weather could lead to better flood forecasts, fewer floodsThu, 09 Jul 2015 18:44:47 +0000Washington D.C. Just Got a 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit giant ball pit exhibit allows National Building Museum visitors to experience an indoor oceanThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Playing Tetris Could Stop Traumatic Memories from Becoming Flashbacks visually stimulating game seems to lessen the blow of disturbing events when they are recalledThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000Frustrated with Shark Week, This Year Biologists Celebrated Jacques Cousteau with #JacquesWeek French explorer and conservationist had a very different take on ocean lifeThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000Researchers Just Found a Surprising Stash of Dinosaur Eggshells in Japan eggs belonged to a slew of different species and represent the first nesting site discovered in JapanThu, 09 Jul 2015 13:52:48 +0000Here’s What the Sun Looks Like Through an X-Ray Telescope of the wonder of Earth’s closest star, none of the retinal damageThu, 09 Jul 2015 13:52:21 +0000The Russian Government is Teaching its Citizens Selfie Safety rash of injuries while taking selfies prompted the new campaign Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000People Who Bring Their Own Grocery Bags are More Likely to Buy Junk Food’s all about perceived virtueThu, 09 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000In South Africa, People Painted with Cow Milk Long Before They Domesticated Cattle need to hunt wild cow relatives would have made this paint valuableThu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000Why Is there Wine on the UNESCO World Heritage List?, Champagne wine regions get world heritage designationsWed, 08 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000This is What Happened When an Australian City Gave Trees Email Addresses get fan mail and even write back to Melburnian residentsWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:24:42 +0000There’s Still (Filthy, Disgusting, Not-Yet-Melted) Snow in Boston Right Now detritus of Boston’s most severe winter ever has yet to melt away Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:13:33 +0000This Pac-Man Spacecraft Will Devour a Satellite researchers are designing a tiny satellite to eat their defunct cube satellite and clean up space junkWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:13:18 +0000Do Shark Repellents Really Work? not, not even the one made by Julia ChildWed, 08 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Behold the World’s Tallest Sandcastle, 41 Feet Tall battle for tallest sand structure rages onWed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In 1915 a Former Harvard Professor Tried to Blow Up the U.S. Capitol by anti-war sentiment, he went on to carry out several terrorist attacks in NYC to protest U.S. involvement in WWIWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000Despite Their Industrious Reputation, Some Ants Are Super Lazy suggests that some worker ants excel at inactivityWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000Adidas Just Made a Running Shoe Out of Ocean Trash apparel company recently released a prototype that incorporates recycled ocean plasticWed, 08 Jul 2015 10:57:53 +0000Look Up: Clouds Could be the Next Movie Screens abandoned military strategy leads to the first “cloud movie” Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000Ultrasonic Fingerprint Readers Can Unlock Phones Even When Your Fingers are Gross and Sweaty say ultrasound fingerprint sensors are harder to hackTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:25:21 +0000Researchers Are Using Facial Recognition Software To Save Lions algorithms offer a non-invasive way to track the big catsTue, 07 Jul 2015 16:21:08 +0000Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving storytelling brings a bit of sobering reality to would-be donorsTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:15:00 +0000There’s More Bourbon in Kentucky Right now Than any Other Time in the Last 40 Years lovers, take note: the state currently boasts 5.7 million barrels of aging bourbonTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:49:06 +0000Croquet Was Once the Big Thing at Wimbledon club has croquet to thank for its famous lawnsTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:47:06 +0000Researchers Are Trying to Genetically Engineer Cows to Stay Cool the planet warms, researchers are trying to engineer a cow that can beat the heatMon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Researchers Strapped a Go-Pro to a Sea Turtle, and Here’s What They Got the Great Barrier Reef from a turtle's viewMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:46 +0000In 1950, the U.S. Released a Bioweapon in San Francisco was one of hundreds of bioweapon simulations carried out in the 1950s and 1960sMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:37:28 +0000This Scorpion-Shaped Robot Will Enter One of Fukushima’s Reactors nuclear power plant's owners still don't know exactly what is going on inside the three reactors that melted downMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:13 +0000These Two Mutations Turned Not-so-Deadly Bacteria Into the Plague ancestor of the bacterium responsible for the Black Plague isn’t nearly as deadlyMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:29:25 +0000Meet the Doctor Who Convinced America to Sober Up Benjamin Rush, father of the temperance movement, signer of the Declaration of IndependenceMon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000