Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenWed, 26 Jul 2017 20:43:38 +0000After Fans Rallied Around App, Windows Announces It Will Save Microsoft Paint classic Windows program responsible for so many wobbly works is getting a new home in the Windows StoreMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:59 +0000Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese Captivity History Channel special claims that a National Archives photo shows the pilot sitting on a dock in the Pacific, but experts are skeptical Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:51:04 +0000NASA Launch Will Dot the Sky With Colorful Clouds, it's not aliens or a massive conspiracy plot—just a space-age study of the atmosphereMon, 12 Jun 2017 18:09:43 +0000Famous Shriveled Toe Returned to Yukon Bar key ingredient in the Sourtoe Cocktail, the dried-out digit was mailed back on ThursdayThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Newseum Ditches Headlines for a Day Without News’s a stark reminder of the journalists who've died doing their jobs Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:57:58 +0000Trace Amounts of Pesticide Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream don't have a cowWed, 26 Jul 2017 20:43:38 +0000Auschwitz Museum Announces First Traveling Exhibition of Artifacts than 1,150 objects make up the exhibition, which will travel to 14 cities in Europe and North AmericaWed, 26 Jul 2017 20:18:32 +0000Yes, Sperm Counts Have Been Steadily Declining—But Don’t Freeze Your Sperm Yet study is a striking reminder of how much science has to learn about these little wrigglersWed, 26 Jul 2017 19:15:35 +0000Museum Offers $15,000 Per Character to Decipher Oracle Bone Script inscriptions offer detailed information about the Shang Dynasty, but researchers need help to read themWed, 26 Jul 2017 18:28:11 +0000200 Objects Damaged After Lightning Sets Fire to French Museum paintings on loan from the Louvre are among the destroyed worksWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:59:19 +0000Interact With the First 3-D Scan of the Rosetta Stone British Museum's model lets users get a close-up view of the precious relicWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:22:23 +0000 The First Pet Position in the Trump White House Will Remain Open—for Meow have served as companions and ambassadors for presidents dating back to George WashingtonWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:08:07 +0000Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home from these robovacs could assist in the development of other 'smart home' devicesWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:32:36 +0000A Brief History of American Dead Letter Offices United States postal system was established on this day in 1775, and mail started going "dead" very soon afterWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:20:00 +0000Vatican Shuts Off Its Historic Fountains in Midst of Scorching Drought is the first time that authorities can remember being forced to take such a stepWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:19:35 +0000This 1943 “Hellish Cloud” Was the Most Vivid Warning of LA’s Smog Problems to Come California–and LA in particular–continue to struggle with smogWed, 26 Jul 2017 14:30:00 +0000Five Fascinating Facts About Carl Jung thought he was two people (sort of) and more things you didn't know about the pioneering psychologistWed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Video Game Parodies What it Means to Be an Art World Star Passpartout: The Starving Artist, you do everything from virtually impress collectors to dine on wine and baguettesWed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Last Orca Born at SeaWorld Dies three-month-old creature succumbed to a case of pneumonia, according to the park Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Disease Found in 99 Percent of Brains Donated by NFL Families degenerative brain disease develops after repeated concussions or blows to the headTue, 25 Jul 2017 20:07:03 +0000Meaty Secrets Behind the Record-Setting, 1,774-Pound Burger beefy behemoth was recently bestowed the title of world's largest commercially available burgerTue, 25 Jul 2017 19:08:11 +0000The Unlikely Bromance Between Henry Ford and Mohandas Gandhi men had complicated ideologies but bonded over pacifismTue, 25 Jul 2017 17:21:19 +0000Underwater Robot Spots Possible Melted Nuclear Fuel in Fukushima Reactor the location of the fuel is a vital step in the decontamination processTue, 25 Jul 2017 17:18:41 +0000Facing an Uncertain Future, a Jane Austen Landmark Seeks the Public’s Help House, which was once owned by Austen’s brother, has launched a crowdfunding campaign after losing the support of its main beneficiary Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:48:48 +0000Small Alaska Town Mourns Loss of Stubbs the Cat, Beloved Honorary Mayor reigned with a light paw and a loyal followingTue, 25 Jul 2017 14:54:59 +0000Water May Lurk Beneath the Moon's Surface surprising abundance of water could help future lunar settlers survive in the barren landscapeTue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Dizzy History of Carousels Begins With Knights makes perfect–but nobody said it couldn't be funTue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000World's Oldest Smiley Face May Decorate a Hittite Jug did not notice the cheery, 3,700-year-old expression until they restored the ceramicMon, 24 Jul 2017 19:25:22 +0000Snooty, World's Oldest Captive Manatee, Dies in Accident 69-year-old sea cow was the mascot for the South Florida MuseumMon, 24 Jul 2017 18:30:05 +0000Forgotten Warhol Silkscreen Found in Alice Cooper’s Storage Locker shock rocker acquired and then forgot about the work amid a “swirl of drugs and drinking”Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:21 +0000Buckingham Palace Remembers Princess Diana With New Exhibit of the objects on display were selected by Diana's sonsMon, 24 Jul 2017 16:27:39 +0000Found: New Species of Ocean Sunfish, the World’s Largest Bony Fish identifying genetic traces of the creature, one researcher spent years searching for the aquatic beastMon, 24 Jul 2017 16:08:15 +0000The British Library Will Release Two New Books Inspired by “Harry Potter” editions are companions to an upcoming exhibition at the library, which will display rare artifacts related to J.K. Rowling’s magical universeMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:14:33 +0000Explore the International Space Station With Google Street View astronaut and Google mapped the ISS for Street View with a DSLR and a lot of patienceMon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000Meet 10 Depression-Era Photographers Who Captured the Struggle of Rural America women and eight men were sent out with their cameras in 1930s America. What they brought back was an indelible record of a period of struggleMon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Sells for $1.8 Million in Controversial Auction waged an unsuccessful legal battle to retrieve the bag, which contains traces of lunar dust, from a private collectionFri, 21 Jul 2017 19:21:53 +0000Was This Famous Lincoln Letter Written by His Secretary? a century of rumors, textual analysis suggests the Bixby letter sent to a grieving mother was penned by John HayFri, 21 Jul 2017 18:27:17 +0000George W. Bush’s Paintings of World Leaders to Go On Display at Conservative Conference former president’s “Art of Leadership” series features portraits of Merkel, Blair, Putin and other influential politicians Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:27:01 +0000Newly Released Documents Reveal Churchill’s Efforts to Suppress Details of Nazi Plot British leader did not want the public to know about a Nazi plan to kidnap Edward VIIIFri, 21 Jul 2017 15:56:28 +0000Vietnam Commits to Shut Down Bear Bile Farms the new agreement is promising, the practice remains prevalent throughout China and southeast AsiaFri, 21 Jul 2017 15:34:51 +0000Was the First Battle of Bull Run Really ‘The Picnic Battle’? But it was anything but frivolousFri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000Humans Have Produced Nine Billion Tons of Plastic and Counting half of that material was created in the last decadeThu, 20 Jul 2017 20:26:03 +0000Feeling Bleu: Champion Cheddars Nabbed From English Ag Show Farms is offering a reward for the return of its champion and reserve champion cheddars stolen from the Yeovil Show in SomersetThu, 20 Jul 2017 19:02:06 +0000Humans May Have Ventured Into Australia 20,000 Years Earlier Than Thought dating of sediments at an Australian rock shelter offers insights into ancient human migrationThu, 20 Jul 2017 17:58:03 +0000Agatha Christie’s Fiery Letters Offer New Glimpse Into the Queen of Crime author was not a fan of pink or Pekingese dogs Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:32:39 +0000Why 'Paradise Lost' Is Translated So Much book shows the enduring power of the epic poem has made it spread across dozens of languages and hundreds of yearsThu, 20 Jul 2017 17:24:12 +0000Thousands of Mysterious Yellow "Sponges" Wash Up On French Beaches experts were initially stumped, the substance has now been identifiedThu, 20 Jul 2017 17:11:05 +0000The First Self-Cleaning Home Was Essentially a 'Floor-to-Ceiling Dishwasher' Gabe, who died late last year, channeled her frustration with housework into a futuristic design to end the drudgery of cleaningThu, 20 Jul 2017 15:53:11 +0000Debunking the Mechanical Turk Helped Set Edgar Allan Poe on the Path to Mystery Writing many others, Poe was certain the machine couldn't be playing chess under its own powerThu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000From Melting Clocks to Lollipops, Salvador Dalí Left His Mark on the Visual World Surrealist artist's "pure, vertical, mystical love of cash" led him to advertisingThu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000'Twilight Zone' Enters the Stage Dimension theater will adapt the iconic television series to capture "American nightmares" past and presentWed, 19 Jul 2017 21:31:35 +0000What Makes Fido So Friendly? It Could Be Genetic in several genes linked to hypersocial behavior in people may have helped along canine domesticationWed, 19 Jul 2017 19:45:12 +0000Lost Manuscripts From Composer of “The Planets” Found in New Zealand one is sure how the handwritten scores by Gustav Holst ended up in the archives of the Bay of Plenty SymphoniaWed, 19 Jul 2017 19:41:41 +0000Nine-Year-Old Accidentally Discovers a Stegomastodon Fossil in New Mexico Sparks was hiking in the desert when he tripped over the ancient creature’s skullWed, 19 Jul 2017 18:51:02 +0000New Study Has a Bone to Pick With Dog Domestication Findings to past research, a new DNA study suggests fido was only tamed onceWed, 19 Jul 2017 18:03:21 +0000Only One Woman Who Was at the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention Lived to See Women Win the Vote Woodward Pierce was a teenager at the Seneca Falls convention for women's rights. She was 91 when women finally went to vote in 1920Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Tragic Story of England’s Nine-Day Queen Grey never wanted to be queen, and in the end, she died for itWed, 19 Jul 2017 13:14:59 +0000The Fierce T. Rex Was a Walker Not a Sprinter good pair of running shoes could help you escape the formidable beast, study findsTue, 18 Jul 2017 19:57:32 +0000"Space Archaeologists" to Examine the International Space Station millions of photos and documents, researchers will reconstruct life on the ISS to see how visitors interact with their tools and each otherTue, 18 Jul 2017 19:37:18 +0000Found: 200-Year-Old Cannonball From French and Indian War still live, the incendiary device has been moved to a safe location to be neutralizedTue, 18 Jul 2017 18:55:32 +0000What Is the Key to Predict Animal Speed? biggest animals aren't always the fastestTue, 18 Jul 2017 18:19:19 +0000Adorable Drone Helps Document Experiments on the International Space Station as a button, the Int-Ball is taking over astronauts’ photographic dutiesTue, 18 Jul 2017 17:00:46 +0000Champion of the Black Community Is Given Her Rightful Due in Richmond L. Walker fought segregation her whole life in the former capital of the Confederacy. Now her statue towers over the Virginia cityTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:56:40 +0000Bones Recovered From Wreckage of WWII Plane May Belong to Missing Airmen researchers can confirm their identity, the long-lost crewmembers may finally receive a proper burialTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:48:55 +0000Five Things to Know About Bath, Jane Austen’s Home and Inspiration hundred years after her death, Bath hasn't forgotten about Jane AustenTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:10:00 +0000The Story of the First Manned Expedition to the Sunken Wreck of the ‘Titanic’ manned exploration in 1986 brought back the first high-quality images of the ship since it sankTue, 18 Jul 2017 13:55:00 +0000Take a Trip Around Pluto and Charon With These New Animations years after its fly-by, NASA releases maps and videos made with data from New HorizonsTue, 18 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Civil War Hero's Long-Lost Sword Was Hiding in an Attic Colonel Robert Gould Shaw led the legendary the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first official black military units in the United StatesMon, 17 Jul 2017 21:14:34 +0000Remembering the Brilliant Maryam Mirzakhani, the Only Woman to Win a Fields Medal Stanford professor investigated the mathematics of curved surfaces, writing many groundbreaking papersMon, 17 Jul 2017 19:07:29 +0000Why Censors Are Targeting Winnie-the-Pooh in China media users have compared the honey-loving bear to Chinese President Xi JinpingMon, 17 Jul 2017 18:25:01 +0000How a Groundbreaking Interior Designer Helped Jackie O. Change the White House Parish is credited with creating American country style, a recognizable and quirky mix of old and newMon, 17 Jul 2017 15:52:37 +0000Text an Emoji and the SFMOMA Will Respond with a Picture of Art new text messaging service lets users explore the museum’s vast collectionMon, 17 Jul 2017 15:17:21 +0000Disneyland's Terrible First Day Didn't Stop the Crowds From Coming was ready. But by the end of the first week, more than 100,000 people had visitedMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:45:00 +0000At 100, Andrew Wyeth Still Brushes People the Right (and Wrong) Way centennial of his birth offers galleries and critics the opportunity to reconsider one of America's most famous paintersMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000How to Kill Nature's Most Indestructible Creature the boiling away of Earth's oceans could bring about the extinction of these tiny water bearsFri, 14 Jul 2017 20:44:53 +0000Graveyard of “Giants” Found in China of the 5,000 year-old skeletons measured 5' 9'' or longer, making the Neolithic humans exceptionally tall for that periodFri, 14 Jul 2017 18:35:43 +0000Lioness Spotted Nursing a Leopard Cub in Tanzania is the first time that a wild cat has been observed "adopting" another species—but the interaction may not have a happy endFri, 14 Jul 2017 18:19:39 +0000Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Can Plan for the Future birds were able to choose and hold onto a tool that could unlock an eventual rewardFri, 14 Jul 2017 17:58:07 +0000Revolutionary Black Artists of the Civil Rights Era Get Exhibition in the UK"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" features iconic works alongside pieces that have long been overlooked by the mainstreamFri, 14 Jul 2017 16:36:38 +0000How One Quest for the Northwest Passage Ended at the Icy Mouth of Disappointment River Mackenzie River, as it's know today, is North America's second-largest river system–but it wasn't what its namesake was looking forFri, 14 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Ex-NASA Engineer Builds World's Largest Super Soaker than a mere toy, this water gun can slice through glass and watermelonsFri, 14 Jul 2017 15:49:48 +0000Sixty Years After Its Discovery, a Hut in Scotland Has Been Linked to St. Columba dating has proved that the site could have been built and used during the lifetime of the revered saintFri, 14 Jul 2017 15:23:33 +0000How Hoop Skirts Led to Tape Measures ladies would recognize some things about the modern contractor’s toolFri, 14 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Store Video Clip in DNA of Living Cells first could lead to health-monitoring molecular recorders inside cellsFri, 14 Jul 2017 12:23:51 +0000The Biggest Trial of the 1920s Continues to Resonate and Vanzetti were on trial for their Italianness and their political leanings as much as for their alleged crimesFri, 14 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000WWII Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Sells for $51,000 legendary coding machine was first unearthed by a mathematician with a careful eye who purchased it for roughly $114Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:30:06 +0000Watch the Sri Lankan Navy Rescue an Elephant Stranded at Sea took 12 hours for a team of navy personnel, divers and wildlife officials to pull the creature back to shoreThu, 13 Jul 2017 19:11:28 +0000How Fire Ants Build Incredible Writhing Towers X-rays, researchers find simple rules help the ants raise each other up, which could be useful in roboticsThu, 13 Jul 2017 18:56:07 +0000London Tube Scraps “Ladies and Gentlemen” Announcements say they want all passengers to feel welcome on the UndergroundThu, 13 Jul 2017 18:13:35 +0000Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Dies at Age 61 human rights activist spent his final years in Chinese custodyThu, 13 Jul 2017 17:31:16 +0000Astronomers Find the Smallest Star Yet faint orb is just a smidgen bigger than Saturn and around 2,000 to 3,000 times dimmer than our own sunThu, 13 Jul 2017 16:07:28 +0000Kermit the Frog Gets a New Voice for the First Time in 27 Years Whitmire, who voiced Kermit since Jim Henson’s death in 1990, has departed from the MuppetsThu, 13 Jul 2017 14:48:47 +0000John Dee’s Life Shows Science’s Magical Roots life shows a time when science and magic intersected–even for scientistsThu, 13 Jul 2017 13:45:00 +0000Stunning Images Capture First Close-Up With Jupiter's Great Red Spot a peek at the solar system's largest stormWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:31:06 +0000Diverse Splendor of Birds on Display in Audubon Photo Competition of the top submissions can now be viewed onlineWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:08:32 +0000World's Oldest Figurative Art is Now an Official World Treasure new Unesco world heritage site spans six caves located in the Swabian Alps in GermanyWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:08:16 +0000Delaware-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica'Whopper' of an iceberg weighs more than one trillion metric tons—and has been threatening to make the break for yearsWed, 12 Jul 2017 18:42:50 +0000Buckminster Fuller Was Good at Ideas, Terrible at Car Design held more than 30 patents during his life, but many of his ideas didn't make it off the page–or not for longWed, 12 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, Named World Heritage Site officials lobbied for the designation in a bid to reform their country’s isolationist imageWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:43:51 +0000Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase 'Smoking Gun' its origins to modern day, the favorite cliché of detectives and journalists everywhere refuses to kick the bucketWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:11:53 +0000Space-Bound Humans Bring Fungus Aboard—And the Stowaways Could Cause Trouble life is everywhere, but it could be dangerous for future astronauts bound for MarsWed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Anti-Slavery Jewelry Shows the Social Concerns (and the Technology) of Its Time 'Wedgwood Slave Medallion' was the first modern piece of protest jewelryWed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Martin Luther King and Gandhi Weren’t the Only Ones Inspired By Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience’'s essay became a cornerstone of 20th-century protestWed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Cache of Roman Messages Found Near Hadrian's Wall 25 well-preserved wooden tablets include a soldier's request for time offTue, 11 Jul 2017 20:09:58 +0000New Jersey Museum Discovers Stash of Madeira from 1796 Hall Museum owns the wine and will decide if anyone will be allowed to sample the Revolutionary libationTue, 11 Jul 2017 18:23:19 +0000Vatican Vetoes Gluten-Free Communion Wafers’s a sticky issue for Catholics with celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:25:36 +0000Watch How (Slowly) News of the Declaration of Independence Spread in Real Time social media, TV, radio and even telegraphs, news of America's independence took a long time to reach some AmericansTue, 11 Jul 2017 16:31:47 +0000The Amazing Story of the First All-Women North Pole Expedition an ad in a newspaper, 20 amateur explorers attempted to ski from Arctic Canada to the top of the worldTue, 11 Jul 2017 16:15:04 +0000The Bowdlers Wanted to Clean Up Shakespeare, Not Become a Byword for Censorship and Henrietta Bowdler started out with relatively noble intentionsTue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Strong Plant Defenses Made These Hungry Caterpillars Eat Each Other left with the choice of nasty-tasting plants or each other, the choice is clear for the beet armyworm caterpillarTue, 11 Jul 2017 13:38:23 +0000Genetically Modified Moth May Soon Be Coming to New York Crops move is an attempt to limit crop damage by the diamondback moth Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Online Map Charts Massacres of Indigenous Australians settlers waged more than 150 attacks against Aboriginal groups along the country’s east coast, resulting in the deaths of some 6,000 people Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Unknown Raphael Paintings Discovered in the Vatican work in the Hall of Constantine uncovered two allegorical figures that Raphael appears to have painted before his untimely death in 1520Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:23:43 +0000Forgotten Children’s Book by Maurice Sendak Will Be Published in 2018 "Where the Wild Things Are" author collaborated on the manuscript with long-time friend Arthur YorinksMon, 10 Jul 2017 18:23:39 +0000Early Sketches From Famed English Painter Found Hidden in Royal Library mislabeled in a Windsor Castle book, the drawings are the work of a young Thomas GainsboroughMon, 10 Jul 2017 16:37:28 +0000The Tin Man Is a Reminder of L. Frank Baum’s Onetime Oil Career had a number of careers before he hit it big with 'The Wizard of Oz'Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:51:43 +0000France May Say ‘Au Revoir’ to Fossil-Fueled Vehicles’s a bid to dramatically reduce the country’s carbon emissions Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:30:51 +0000Stunning Images Capture Rare Pale Tiger in India unusual genetic combination likely led to the creature's exceptionally light colorationFri, 07 Jul 2017 18:42:29 +0000Sheila Michaels, the Feminist Who Made ‘Ms.’ Mainstream, Has Died at 78 activist championed “Ms.” as a title that would allow women to be seen independently of their marital status Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:42:25 +0000Today We Use Lasers For Almost Everything. But They Took a Long Time to Seem Useful the first laser was built in 1960, it took a long time before laser products were on the mass marketFri, 07 Jul 2017 16:30:00 +0000Surf Through Newly Digitized Images to See Rome’s Ever-Changing History Eternal City is always evolving. Now, a new web resource shows howFri, 07 Jul 2017 16:04:29 +0000This Unremembered US-France 'Quasi War' Shaped Early America’s Foreign Relations wasn't officially at war with France between 1798 and 1800, but tell that to the U.S. NavyFri, 07 Jul 2017 14:04:17 +0000Take a Look at the Patents Behind Sliced Bread took a surprising amount of technological know-how to make the bread that birthed the expressionFri, 07 Jul 2017 13:41:26 +0000This 1797 Impeachment Has Never Been Fully Resolved an impeached senator be tried? Who knows! Let’s unpack this constitutional questionFri, 07 Jul 2017 13:40:07 +0000Mexico City Dig Uncovers Traces of Aztec Resistance to Spain residents of Tenochtitlan, rebellion didn’t just happen on the battlefieldThu, 06 Jul 2017 18:32:19 +0000Hobby Lobby Hands Over 5,500 Illegally Imported Artifacts 2010, the arts-and-crafts retailer purchased thousands of cultural artifacts smuggled from IraqThu, 06 Jul 2017 17:22:44 +0000Deep-Water Corals Glow for Their Lives research sheds light on the secrets of fluorescent coral reefs Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:53:38 +0000Mars Surface May Be Too Toxic for Microbial Life combination of UV radiation and perchlorates common on Mars could be deadly for bacteriaThu, 06 Jul 2017 15:39:42 +0000A Brief History of People Running Across America character Forrest Gump wasn’t the only one to do it, not by a long shotThu, 06 Jul 2017 14:29:09 +0000Humans May Have Bred With Neanderthals Much Earlier Than Previously Thought from a Neanderthal femur is offering new clues to ancient interactionsWed, 05 Jul 2017 20:47:59 +0000High-Status Indigenous Family Brought Back to Life With Digital Reconstruction 3,700 years ago, the relatives were given elaborate burials along the coast of British ColumbiaWed, 05 Jul 2017 20:03:48 +0000Utah Just Did Away With Liquor-Hiding “Curtains” liquor laws loosen, the “Zion Curtain” may become a thing of the pastWed, 05 Jul 2017 19:28:56 +0000France's Simone Veil Will Become the Fifth Woman Buried in the Panthéon is an exceptional honor reserved for esteemed French citizensWed, 05 Jul 2017 17:43:02 +0000Why Ancient Roman Concrete Is So Strong rare chemical reaction strengthens it even today—and that could help threatened coastal communitiesWed, 05 Jul 2017 16:59:22 +0000Sally Hemings Gets Her Own Room at Monticello renovation at Thomas Jefferson's estate will give the slave he likely fathered at least six children with a display in what may have been her quartersWed, 05 Jul 2017 16:37:35 +0000Why an Astronomer Turned to Trees to Try to Solve a Celestial Mystery Ellicott Douglass's theory of sunspots and climate was wrong, but he still pioneered the science of tree-ring datingWed, 05 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000"Corpse Hotels" Are in Demand in Japan are too busy, so a new type of business stepped in to make the wait more comfortableWed, 05 Jul 2017 14:35:05 +0000Mexico Will Use Dolphins to Herd the Endangered Vaquita to Safety dolphins will help researchers transfer the remaining creatures into marine sanctuaries Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:26:05 +0000New Website Tracks Paintings Provenance from Brush to Gallery Wall<i>Mapping Paintings</i> makes it easier to figure out an artwork’s chain of ownershipWed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Was the First Major News Article on HIV/AIDS epidemic’s early days were perplexing and terrifying Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:15:07 +0000Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts texts dealing with charms, spirits, and all other manners of magical practice are now accessible onlineMon, 03 Jul 2017 20:14:18 +0000AI Project Produces New Styles of Art let two neural networks critique each other to create the imagesMon, 03 Jul 2017 19:30:03 +0000Aztec "Skull Tower" Contains Remains of Women and Children tzompantli were once believed to only contain the skulls of conquered male warriorsMon, 03 Jul 2017 18:01:20 +0000Is Jupiter the "Star" in Lord Byron's Famous Poem? to astronomer Donald Olson, the brilliant star described in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is actually a planetMon, 03 Jul 2017 17:15:55 +0000Someone Was Actually Trying to Build a Casino Three Miles From the Gettysburg Battle Site local businessman said the casino would bring jobs and money to the historic region–but other locals said gaming would irrevocably change GettysburgMon, 03 Jul 2017 15:37:34 +0000Suggested Alternative Dates for Independence Day reason Independence Day is on July 4 isn’t very robustMon, 03 Jul 2017 13:10:00 +0000Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After a 28-Year Hiatus company stopped producing vinyl records in 1989Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Major "Clean Coal" Project in Mississippi Shuts Down over budget and three years behind, the Kemper County coal gasification project will now produce electricity using natural gasMon, 03 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Beautiful Species Could Be Trouble for Native Birds shows that the parasitic pin-tailed whydah could impact native birds in the Caribbean, Hawaii and the southern U.S.Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000Cheers To This Spanish Town's Annual Wine Battle boozy event has its roots in a 13th century land disputeFri, 30 Jun 2017 17:41:44 +0000Geek Out to This Asteroid Day Livestream 24 hours a YouTube channel will host discussions on space rocks and their potential impacts on Earth Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:38:51 +00003-D Reconstruction Reveals Face of 500-Year-Old Irishman image offers a rare portrait of an ordinary DublinerFri, 30 Jun 2017 15:19:51 +0000The Crazy Story of the 1946 Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests were the first time that a nuclear weapon had been deployed since the 1945 attacks on JapanFri, 30 Jun 2017 15:01:03 +0000Lincoln's Signature Laid the Groundwork for the National Park System "Yo-Semite Valley" was made a California state park on this day in 1864, but it quickly became a national parkFri, 30 Jun 2017 14:17:37 +0000Phone Booths Are Back in Times Square—And This Time, They’re Telling Immigrant Stories<i>Once Upon a Place</i> features the oral histories of 70 immigrantsFri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Former Paris Stock Exchange To Be Transformed into Art Museum renovation will be so remarkable, according to the lead architect, it will cure Brexit-induced malaise Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000Neanderthals May Have Used Toothpicks to Treat Aching Teeth Neanderthal living in what is now Croatia and wore grooves in his or her teeth trying to soothe the painThu, 29 Jun 2017 19:26:04 +0000Two Thirds of Southern Resident Orca Pregnancies Fail now scientists think they know why Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:59:55 +0000Harry Potter Sparks Illegal Owl Trade in Indonesia made quite the impression—but her popularity is hurting real-life birdsThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:33:18 +0000Unprecedented Carved Skulls Discovered at a Stone Age Temple in Turkey carved skull fragments from Gobekli Tepe offer tantalizing hints about the lives of Neolithic peopleThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +0000Global Fishing Fleets Waste Ten Percent of Catch year, fisheries waste ten million tons of fish—enough to fill 4,500 Olympic-sized swimming poolsThu, 29 Jun 2017 16:39:22 +0000Drinking From Ancient Water Bottles Didn't Hurt Indigenous People—Making Them Did replicated a bottle-making process used by indigenous groups of the California Channel Islands to test toxic chemicalsThu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000One in Three American Pets Is Pudgy your kitty curvaceous? It's not the only oneThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:13:11 +0000Three Ways the Interstate System Changed America idea of a national highway system stretches back to the 1930s but wasn't put into place until the midcenturyThu, 29 Jun 2017 14:32:40 +0000The First Printed Fried Chicken Recipe in America white Virginian woman named Mary Randolph was the first to publish it, but fried chicken's Southern history is deeper than 'The Virginia Housewife'Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:53:00 +0000These Beautiful Medieval Wafer Presses Are Where Waffles Come From my flat, fancy EggoThu, 29 Jun 2017 12:30:00 +0000Rare Colonial Court Documents Found on eBay to a historian’s spidey sense, they’re now housed in a New York archiveThu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Boaty McBoatface Completes Its First Mission little submarine named by the Internet investigated the icy deep waters of Antarctica's Orkney ChannelWed, 28 Jun 2017 19:06:33 +0000Plague Infects Three People in New Mexico deadly disease can be spread by household pets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:56:19 +0000Michael Bond, Creator of Paddington Bear, Dies at 91 author's stories about a plucky, marmalade-loving bear sold more than 35 million copies worldwideWed, 28 Jun 2017 17:20:16 +0000There's a New Island Off the Coast of North Carolina"Shelly Island" is a mile long and 300 yards wide, but it's hard to say how long it'll be aroundWed, 28 Jun 2017 16:57:25 +0000Researchers Find Ancient Extinction Event Among Large Marine Creatures than a third of large ocean-dwelling species disappeared roughly 2 million years agoWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:51:31 +0000Americans Caught ‘Victoria Fever’ For The British Queen’s 1838 Coronation delicacies as 'Victoria soap' could be bought in America as a souvenir of the occasionWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000New Species of Amazon Parrot Discovered in Mexico say that only 100 blue-winged Amazons, which have distinctive markings and a unique call, exist in the wildWed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Detailed Images of a Distant Star Hold Clues to Its Ultimate Fate some 640 light years from our planet, the star Betelgeuse is on the verge of supernovaWed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Watch a 100-foot-tall Giant Sequoia Get Transplanted in Boise gift from John Muir, the beloved tree was transferred to a local park by St. Luke's Medical Center so the facility can expandTue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:08 +0000A Dog From 3rd Century Rome Was Discovered During Subway Excavations canine’s skeleton and other artifacts were preserved in a fire, offering a window on Ancient Roman lifeTue, 27 Jun 2017 17:40:54 +0000Unesco-Protected Reefs Could Be Destroyed by 2100 70 percent of world heritage reefs were damaged during the recent bleaching eventTue, 27 Jun 2017 16:42:19 +0000Chase August’s Solar Eclipse Aboard This Special Flight Airlines will give away one coveted seat on the chartered flight Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:52 +0000The Latest Bleaching Event May Be Over, But Reefs Are Still in Danger like Guam and Hawaii could soon face more hot waterTue, 27 Jun 2017 14:30:09 +0000Robert Oppenheimer’s Career Ended Long After the Bang, With a Whimper rivalry between Edward Teller and Robert Oppenheimer ended both their careersTue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller simple story that's usually told about her today reflects cultural biases that have nothing to do with her actual lifeTue, 27 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +0000NYC Unveils Design for New Monument to the LGBT Community monument will be built in the Hudson River Park, a historic LGBT siteTue, 27 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000Documents Show Chile Foiled Nazi Plot to Attack Panama Canal released by Chile's Investigations Police show a special unit busted two Nazi spy rings in South America Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Figured Out How the Sun Shoots Plasma Jets particles are behind spicules’ spectacular show Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:45:41 +0000A Broadway Production of ‘1984’ Is Making Audiences Faint and Vomit spatter, electrocution and strobe lights are all part of the experienceMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000Magnetic Field Around Uranus Are a Chaotic Mess data from the Voyager 2 mission, researchers have modeled Uranus's off-kilter magnetosphereMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:12:25 +0000Yemen's Deadly Cholera Crisis is the Worst in the World than 200,000 cases have been reported in a country racked by civil war Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:35:08 +0000Three Horrifying Pre-FDA Cosmetics mercury-loaded face cream to mascara that left you blindMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:09:49 +0000Creating a Full Palette of Blues the discovery of a new metal helped to change painting foreverMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Lock Dating to Revolutionary War Period Found at Michigan Fort 250-year-old lock was unearthed in a fur trader's house at Michilimackinac FortMon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Where the Myth of JFK's 'Jelly Donut' Mistake Came From misinterpretation didn't arise until years after his deathMon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Asia’s First Major LGBTQ Exhibition to Launch in Taipei groundbreaking <i>Spectrosynthesis</i> is united by a single theme: the spectrum of lightFri, 23 Jun 2017 19:17:55 +0000Hordes of Gelatinous “Sea Pickles” Are Invading the West Coast a rare creature, no one yet knows the reason for the influx of the light-emitting creaturesFri, 23 Jun 2017 18:49:59 +0000New Zealand’s Iconic Pōhutukawa Tree May Have Roots in Australia belonging to the pōhutukawa’s ancient ancestors were found on the coast of Tasmania Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:05 +0000Explore Ancient British Isles Hill Forts with a New Online Atlas atlas lists over 4,000 of the structures that dot the landscape, used as gathering spots for Bronze and Iron Age BritonsFri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:06 +0000Yellowstone Grizzly to Be Removed From Endangered Species List numbers have grown from 136 animals in 1975 to roughly 700 todayFri, 23 Jun 2017 15:52:16 +0000Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau Created New Orleans’ Midsummer Festival Gras may be the city's biggest party, but St. John's Eve is its most important religious festivalFri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +0000The Stylish Flamingo Hotel Shaped the Las Vegas Strip Flamingo, still operating today, is the oldest hotel on the StripFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:00 +0000Choreographer Bob Fosse Is the Forgotten Author of Modern Musicals's signature style influenced everything from Michael Jackson to today's musicalsFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000New Badges Will Make Today's Girl Scouts Tomorrow's Cybersleuths and cookie sales are just the tip of the iceberg for modern scoutsFri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000London Exhibit Showcases Powerful Artwork Created by Teenage Refugees“All I Left Behind. All I Will Discover” includes pieces by 80 teens who fled to the UKThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:27:19 +0000Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri Destroyed by ISIS Militants 12th-century mosque’s leaning minaret was one of Mosul’s most recognizable landmarksThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:25:16 +0000Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" May Grow to the Size of New Jersey This Year and fish may suffer as excess rain and nutrients produce one of the largest oxygen-poor zones to dateThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:01:22 +0000Scientists Hatch a New Explanation for How Eggs Get Their Shapes ability could explain how eggs are shaped Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Putting Tens of Thousands of Sea Fossils Online Western Interior Seaway is gone, but not forgottenThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:32 +0000LGBTQ History Comes Out of the Shadows in New U.K. Exhibition<i>Gay UK</i> tells the stories of people once subject to oppressive anti-gay lawsThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:23:22 +0000The Little Brown Bat’s Mighty Talent for body size, the little brown bat lives longest of any mammal–but no one knows whyThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Crafty Killer Whales Are Harassing Alaskan Fishing Boats orcas are making off with tens of thousands of pounds of cod and halibutThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:12:20 +0000Puppy Pics May Add Spark to Struggling Relationships new study asked couples to look at photo streams that paired images of their spouses with pictures of poochesThu, 22 Jun 2017 14:55:36 +0000Hebrew Inscription Ordering Wine Found on Ancient Pottery Shard shard was discovered in the 1960s and studied extensively, but researchers did not see a faded message on its reverse sideThu, 22 Jun 2017 14:34:43 +0000Camera Film Reveals Images of the Mount St. Helens Eruption photographer developed the film found at a Goodwill, revealing images of the ash plume from the 1980 eruption that killed 57Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:34:30 +0000Celebrate the Eclipse With a Color-Shifting Stamp next letter just got more celestial Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:57:26 +0000This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Prosthetics from leather and wood, the ancient Egyptian prosthesis was was adjusted to precisely fit its wearer's foot Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:34:27 +0000The Peculiar Story of Giraffes in 1400s China China's short-lived golden age of exploration, two giraffes came to the imperial courtWed, 21 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Will You See August's Great Eclipse? This New Tool Helps You Find Out plug in a zip code and the solar simulator will show when the big event will pass overheadWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:30 +0000Take a Peep at This Gallery of Historic Selfies have been photographing themselves almost since the dawn of the technologyWed, 21 Jun 2017 13:40:41 +0000Our Sun Probably Grew Up With a Sibling now its buddy is long goneWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000UK Charity Calls On Developers to Save At-Risk Buildings ‘Up My Street’ catalogue profiles 100 historic properties in desperate need of repairWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Australian Expedition Dredges Up Crazy Creatures From the Deep Sea a month exploring Australia's deepest ocean, researchers found over 300 new species of toothy, blobby and glowing animalsTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:50:44 +0000Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait Is Headed to Auction artist transformed a photo booth image into a vibrant, turquoise printTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:33:13 +0000Half the World's Population Will Experience Deadly Heat by the End of the Century Arizona is kicking things offTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:49:02 +0000132-Year-Old Lobster Earns a Pardon from the Pot, a 22-pound crustacean born during the Cleveland administration, returned to the sea after 20 years living at Peter's Clam BarTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:37:05 +0000Kepler Finds 219 New Planets released the final catalog from its planet-hunting telescope, bringing its total up to 4,034 potential planetsTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:02:29 +0000Trove of Nazi Artifacts Found in Secret Room of Argentina Home bust of Hitler, a knife with Nazi markings and a medical device for measuring heads were among the objects uncovered by authorities Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:30:41 +0000A Century After Sinking, This Storied Ship Will Remain Underwater <i>McCulloch</i> was the largest cutter of its day and sank in 1917 after colliding with a passenger ship in heavy fogTue, 20 Jun 2017 16:48:20 +0000Lizzie Borden Didn’t Kill Her Parents (Maybe) was acquitted of the crime on this day in 1893, but no one else was ever chargedTue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Oxford Is Digitizing UK's World War I Memorabilia Lest We Forget Project is asking people to bring in letters, photos and objects from the Great War to be recorded for a free online databaseTue, 20 Jun 2017 15:19:32 +0000Neural Network Generates Adorable Names for Rescue Guinea Pigs Popchop, Fuzzable, Princess Pow and moreTue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000Dogs Will Sniff Out Stomach Cancer in New Japanese Trial nose knowsTue, 20 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Offensive Terms Are No Longer Exempt From Trademark Protection Supreme Court ruling affirms a reclaimed slurMon, 19 Jun 2017 20:33:10 +0000Remains of Thriving Trade City Found in Ethiopia archaeological excavation at Harlaa suggests the region was a hub for Islamic communities in AfricaMon, 19 Jun 2017 18:53:33 +0000Female Elk Learn to Give Hunters the Slip majestic beasts learn how to outsmart hunters—and even modify their behavior based on the kinds of weapons used to kill them Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:53:31 +0000More People Are Forcibly Displaced Than Ever Before UN report paints a grim picture of the world’s refugees and migrantsMon, 19 Jun 2017 17:59:33 +0000Renewables Generated Ten Percent of U.S. Energy In March days, stronger wind and reduced electricity demand helped green energy break double digits for the first timeMon, 19 Jun 2017 17:43:42 +0000Nobody Is Sure Why they Call It a ‘Martini’ just as good, thoughMon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Tasty Art Installation Lets Visitors Pick Their Own Fruit the Stoneview Nature Center in Los Angeles, fruit trees are arranged according to the colors of the rainbowMon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000On World Sauntering Day, Take a Walk's good for youMon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Oregon Becomes First State to Issue Gender Non-Binary ID Cards who do not identify as male or female will be able to select “X” for non-specified gender when applying for IDsFri, 16 Jun 2017 20:05:51 +0000Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey Hōkūleʻa’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide themFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:58:08 +0000This Father’s Day, Check Out Furniture Made by Abraham Lincoln’s Much-Maligned Dad Lincoln was a master craftsman—and a man history has misrepresentedFri, 16 Jun 2017 17:55:52 +0000The Strait That Separates Europe and Asia Turned a Brilliant Turquoise Bosphorus and Black Sea are even more beautiful thanks to phytoplankton Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:39:45 +0000Meet the Rogue Women Astronauts of the 1960s Who Never Flew they passed the same tests the male astronauts did—and, yes, in high heelsFri, 16 Jun 2017 15:25:02 +0000Three New Things Science Says About Dads can have a significant effect on their childrenFri, 16 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Happy Bloomsday! Too Bad James Joyce Would Have Hated This infamously disliked the idea of being memorializedFri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Canada's New Two-Dollar Coins Glow in the Dark two-dollar coins celebrate the nation's 150th anniversary and include a scene with Northern Lights that really glowThu, 15 Jun 2017 19:14:10 +0000San Francisco Is Creating Its Own Governors Island Island will turn into a major cultural destination under new, multi-billion dollar planThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:21:59 +0000Rare Two-Headed Porpoise Found in North Sea nine other cases of conjoined cetacean twins have ever been documentedThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:04:23 +0000Australia to Return Remains of Japan's Indigenous Ainu People the early 20th century, an anthropologist excavated the remains and sent them overseasThu, 15 Jun 2017 17:06:17 +0000Why the Library of Congress Thinks Your Favorite Meme Is Worth Preserving and Web Cultures Archives are documenting online cultureThu, 15 Jun 2017 15:10:09 +0000The Early Birds Might Be Crowding Out the Bees humans expand, nesting space contracts—and competition heats upThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:51:25 +0000Endangered Balkan Lynx Kitten Photographed for the First Time in a Decade are less than 50 of these critically endangered cats left in the wildThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:26:20 +0000350 Years Ago, A Doctor Performed the First Human Blood Transfusion. A Sheep Was Involved scientists thought that the perceived qualities of an animal—a lamb’s purity, for instance—could be transmitted to humans in blood formThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Two Myths and One Truth About Wind Turbines the cost of turbines to one U.S. senator's suggestion that "wind is a finite resource" Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:35:19 +0000Climate Change, and Cod, Are Causing One Heck of a Lobster Boom in Maine complex relationships between humans, lobster, and cod are creating boom times--for nowThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:34:35 +0000Germany Moves Forward with Controversial Monument to Reunification German Memorial to Freedom and Unity has a fraught history Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Climate Change Cuts Climate Change Study Short Yes. But it could be a new reality for scientists Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:42:22 +0000Library of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith As New Poet Laureate previously won a Pulitzer Prize for her work, which is by turns philosophical, fantastical and deeply personal Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:39:14 +0000Art Installation Recreates the Smell of Cities Around the World Pollution Pod project emphasizes the unequal air quality divide between rich and poor citiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:44:59 +0000Three Very Modern Uses For A Nineteenth-Century Text Generator Markov was trying to understand poems with math when he created a whole new field of probability studiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:23:48 +0000First House Designed by Antoni Gaudí to Open as a Museum vibrant Casa Vicens was an early hallmark of Gaudí’s unique styleWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:02:45 +0000Jupiter Could Be the Solar System's Oldest Resident early former may have set up just the right conditions for Earth to take shapeWed, 14 Jun 2017 15:03:45 +0000A Bear and Her Cubs Took Over Vlad the Impaler’s Castle’s Poenari Castle was shut down to visitors after authorities had “close encounters” with the creaturesWed, 14 Jun 2017 14:36:51 +0000In a Fit of 1940s Optimism, Greyhound Proposed a Fleet of Helicopter Buses"Greyhound Skyways" would have turned major cities into bustling helicopter hubsWed, 14 Jun 2017 13:37:44 +0000What Space-Faring Flatworms Can Teach Us About Human Health experiment had some weird results—and could one day help humans thrive in microgravity and back here on EarthTue, 13 Jun 2017 20:07:23 +0000How Sheep's Blood Helped Disprove This Wacky Nineteenth-Century Theory of Illness didn't understand that bacteria caused disease, but then enter Louis PasteurTue, 13 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000Crowdfunding Project Aims to Put 200 Holocaust Diaries Online accounts bring the brutal chapter in history to lifeTue, 13 Jun 2017 18:23:36 +0000New Report Ranks Easiest and Hardest Places to Be a Kid the Children compares 172 countries based on factors like child mortality rates and adolescent birth ratesTue, 13 Jun 2017 17:15:38 +0000After 130 Years, Lost Natural Wonder May Have Been Rediscovered in New Zealand was believed the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed in an eruption, but research suggests they are buried under ash and mudTue, 13 Jun 2017 15:06:31 +0000We May Live in a Massive Cosmic Void the universe were a block of Swiss cheese, the Milky Way would sit within one of the cheesy holesTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:54:57 +0000Eagles Adopt—Not Attack—a Red-Tailed Hawk Chick lovers are watching with bated breath to see if the eagles will keep feeding the little guy or turn him into dinnerTue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000En Garde! (Nonviolent) Dueling Will Soon Be Legal in Canada government is ridding the Criminal Code of obsolete laws—like ones that prohibit dueling and witchcraftMon, 12 Jun 2017 20:38:18 +0000Ancient Mask Challenges Theories on Origin of Metalworking in South America 3,000-year-old mask found in Argentina suggests that advanced metallurgy may not have been born in PeruMon, 12 Jun 2017 19:56:45 +0000Massive Wooden Fire Monument Is Older Than Stonehenge dating shows that the site dates back to 3300 B.C.Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:01:30 +0000Puerto Rico Will Seek Statehood Again referendum sets the stage for another statehood bidMon, 12 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +0000In 1913, One Gluttonous Pupper Changed the Course of Animation History before "Steamboat Willie," this animated dog hammed it up onscreenMon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000When Franklin Delano Roosevelt Served Hot Dogs to a King A king had never visited a president at home before, but by all accounts they got along fineMon, 12 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000257-Year-Old Coloring Book Rediscovered in St. Louis Florist contains 60 drawings, and recommends watercolor pigments like “gall-stone brown”Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Wolves and Dogs Both Have a Sense of Fairness wolves seem to take inequity much more seriously than dogsMon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Chinese City Institutes One-Dog Policy in Qingdao say they are trying to limit the amount of disturbance caused by an ever-growing pooch populationFri, 09 Jun 2017 19:56:44 +0000Indonesia’s Trying to Figure Out How Many Islands It Contains it’s really complicatedFri, 09 Jun 2017 18:50:43 +0000Google Digitizes 3,000 Years of Fashion History massive "We Wear Culture Project" includes 30,000 online artifacts from over 180 institutionsFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:45:56 +0000This 115-Million-Year-Old Mushroom Is the Oldest Fossilized Fungus against all odds, the tiny mushroom sprung up when dinosaurs still ruled the landsFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:44:12 +0000First-Ever Roma Cultural Institution Opens in Europe’s a step toward cultural inclusion for Europe’s largest minority groupFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:19:19 +0000Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast stone tools date back thousands of yearsFri, 09 Jun 2017 15:53:58 +0000Seeds May Use Tiny "Brains" to Decide When to Germinate clumps of cells send hormone signals to each other to help determine when the time has come to sproutFri, 09 Jun 2017 14:51:08 +0000What Hattie McDaniel Said About Her Oscar-Winning Career Playing Racial Stereotypes McDaniel saw herself as a groundbreaker for black AmericansFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0000Gigantic Aztec Temple Unearthed in Mexico City was built in tribute to the wind godFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Researchers Use Particle Accelerator to Peek Inside Fossilized Poop new method could reveal just what dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ateFri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000The "Nobel Prize Sperm Bank" Was Racist. It Also Helped Change the Fertility Industry Repository for Germinal Choice was supposed to produce super-kids from the sperm of white high achieversFri, 09 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Two Centuries Ago, These Ill-Fated Laborers Attempted to Overthrow the British Government 1817, the tragic Pentrich Revolution was short and brutalThu, 08 Jun 2017 19:47:25 +0000This Museum Was the World’s Most-Visited in 2016 to a new report ranking the most popular international museumsThu, 08 Jun 2017 18:56:50 +0000This Tool Makes it Easy to Compare Art From Different Museums frees images from the confines of individual websites Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:34:03 +0000Catastrophic Coastal Floods Could Become Much More Likely new study predicts a median 40-fold increase in flood frequency by 2050Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:28:39 +0000T. Rex Was Likely Covered in Scales, Not Feathers research dispels theories that the fearsome dino boasted a feathery plumeThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:36:12 +0000Mail Delivery By Rocket Never Took Off the Postmaster General was on board with the idea of missile mail, the Navy was ultimately less interestedThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:10:00 +0000This 99-Million-Year-Old Bird Coexisted With Dinosaurs tiny bird is a big find for paleontologistsThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:01:07 +0000Three Things to Know About the Coral Triangle, the Ocean's Biodiversity Hot Spot more than a billion acres of ocean, the Coral Triangle is one of the world's biggest and most important marine regionsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:36:49 +0000Dr. Seuss Museum Opens in Massachusetts Amazing World of Dr. Seuss features a life-sized Wump of Gump, a recreation of Sala-ma-Sond, and replicas of the author’s childhood hauntsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Sliver of Saint’s Brain Stolen From Italian Basilica are looking for the person or persons who swiped the sacred relic from the Don Bosco Basilica Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000This Wyoming Town Was Put Up for Auction bulk of the little hamlet was recently sold for $500,000Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:48:41 +0000Florence Cracks Down on Picnicking Sightseers can still eat in the city—but don’t do it on the white marble steps of the Basilica di Santa CroceWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:15:05 +0000Got Food Waste? Get Some Maggots just a few hours, these tiny crawlers can eat more than their weight in foodWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:00:15 +0000Anthony Burgess' Legendary Dictionary of Slang Lives author and linguist gave up the book after realizing how enormous the task of keeping up with slang would beWed, 07 Jun 2017 17:21:34 +0000China Turns On the World's Largest Floating Solar Farm on a lake over a collapsed coal mine, the power station in Anhui province can produce 40 megawatts of energyWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:29:21 +0000Domestic Rice Was Grown in China 9,400 Years Ago new study offers evidence that prehistoric villages in the area of Shangshan were growing half-domesticated riceWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:00:57 +0000When the Niagara River Crushed a Power Plant cascade of rock slides left Schoellkopf Power Station's three generators in ruins and killed one workerWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000See 17th-Century England Through the Eyes of One of the First Modern Travel Writers Fiennes traveled and wrote about her adventures—including a bit of life adviceWed, 07 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Researchers Discover a Planet That's As Hot As a Star's daytime temperatures clock in at a scorching 7,800 degrees FahrenheitTue, 06 Jun 2017 19:01:54 +0000Abused Animals in Connecticut Get Their Own Legal Advocates week, for the first time, a lawyer testified in court on behalf of abused pit bullsTue, 06 Jun 2017 17:42:20 +0000Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring professor noticed that a rare manuscript had been stamped with the seal of the Royal Library of Turin, leading him to believe that it had been stolenTue, 06 Jun 2017 16:34:20 +0000This Man's Gunshot Wound Gave Scientists a Window Into Digestion relationship between St. Martin and the doctor who experimented on him was ethically dubious at bestTue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Researchers Catalogue the Grisly Deaths of Soldiers in the Thirty Years' War 47 bodies were found in a mass grave from the Battle of Lützen, one of the turning points in the devastating conflictTue, 06 Jun 2017 15:16:35 +0000How Common Are Food Allergies? 3.6 percent of Americans have at least one food allergy or intolerance, study saysTue, 06 Jun 2017 14:43:52 +0000Meet the Daredevil Parachutist Who Tested the First Nylon Parachute 75 Years Ago Gray was just 24, but she was already an experienced parachutist and a trained pilotTue, 06 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Dylan Finally Delivers on Nobel Prize Lecture reclusive singer-songwriter muses on literature and music in characteristic styleMon, 05 Jun 2017 17:38:32 +0000One of Malaysia's Last Sumatran Rhinos Has Died performing emergency surgery on Puntung, experts realized that the abscess was caused by cancerMon, 05 Jun 2017 16:53:28 +0000Ancient Methane Explosions Rocked the Arctic Ocean at the End of the Last Ice Age retreating ice relieved seafloor pressures, trapped methane burst through to the water column, study saysMon, 05 Jun 2017 16:17:30 +0000Restored Roman Catacombs Reveal Stunning Frescoes of grime have been removed from two chambers of the Domitilia catacombs, exposing images of fourth-century RomeMon, 05 Jun 2017 15:42:12 +0000Meet Pedro the “Voder,” the First Electronic Machine to Talk was an experiment in reproducing speech electronically, but took on a kind of life of its ownMon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000There's Something Fishy About the Ketchup You Put On Your Burgers red stuff that Americans eat on their French Fries doesn't look much like the 'kôechiap' it's based onMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000How America Stacks Up When It Comes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions We're not number one, but we're closeFri, 02 Jun 2017 18:58:57 +0000Tolkien’s Newly Published Book Is Rooted in a Real Love Story tale of Beren and Lúthien was first conceived in 1917, after an encounter between Tolkien and his wife EdithFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:59:19 +0000Tourists Are Now Banned from Photographing This Swiss Village's a blatant—if somewhat brilliant—press playFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:46:28 +0000Humans Polluted the Air Much Earlier Than Previously Thought cores suggest that humans have been polluting the air with lead for at least 2,000 yearsFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:27:22 +0000Snoop Inside Thoreau's Journals at This New Exhibition's your chance to get up-close and personal with the philosopher-poet’s possessionsFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:26:52 +0000Cat Left a Pawprint in a 2,000-Year-Old Roman Roof Tile excavating a highway in Lincolnshire UK, archaeologists found thousands of artifacts, including tiles with dog, cat and deer printsFri, 02 Jun 2017 16:40:21 +0000Why Does Every American Graduation Play ‘Pomp and Circumstance’? song was written for a British king’s coronation and its name is a Shakespeare reference. What gives?Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:45 +0000Why Was Maine the First State to Try Prohibition? groundbreaking "Maine law" laid the groundwork for other states to experiment with temperance lawsFri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000The First Artificial Skating Rinks Looked Pretty But Smelled Terrible the technology to reliably freeze water existed, the first rinks used pig fat and saltsFri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant Goes Online plant will collect 900 tons of carbon a year, piping it into a nearby greenhouse to boost vegetable growthThu, 01 Jun 2017 19:08:25 +0000Is Light Pollution Really Pollution? countries grow richer, light pollution gets worse–but some are fighting to change thatThu, 01 Jun 2017 16:30:28 +0000Researchers Analyze Burial of Ancient Celtic Prince researchers are looking at the construction, composition and origin of artifacts found with the 2,500-year-old skeletonThu, 01 Jun 2017 16:21:14 +0000Three Incredible Natural Areas Nominated for the World Heritage List in Tibet, Argentina and West Africa are likely to receive international protection for their rare plants, animals and natural beautyThu, 01 Jun 2017 15:22:02 +0000What Do They Call a Quarter Pounder With Cheese in Casablanca? has been international for 50 years now... and its restaurants have learned how to blend in to the local sceneThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:07:00 +0000New Online Database Catalogues 20,000 Threatened Archaeological Sites Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Database includes an interactive map and a detailed search functionThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Glass Frog’s Heart Is Visible Through Its Skin new species of frog has a transparent underside, offering a glimpse of its beating heart insideThu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000"Faceless" Fish Found off the Coast of Australia rare creature was dredged up from some 13,000 feet below the surfaceThu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000See the Gulf of Mexico's Seafloor Like Never Before With This 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map from data collected from 200 proprietary maps from oil and gas companies, the new image has a resolution 16 times greater than the next best mapWed, 31 May 2017 19:26:42 +0000Interactive Map Shows the History of Presidential Travel Trump's first foreign trip follows a long line of international visits by heads of stateWed, 31 May 2017 18:43:02 +0000Democratic Republic of Congo Approves Ebola Vaccine’s the newest tool in health workers’ arsenal against the contagious virusWed, 31 May 2017 18:16:23 +0000NASA Hopes to "Touch the Sun" With a Newly Named Probe craft will travel within 4 million miles of the sun's surfaceWed, 31 May 2017 17:02:02 +0000Footage of Early 20th-Century Explorations Now Available Online UK’s Royal Geographical Society has digitized its archival footage of historic expeditions Wed, 31 May 2017 16:17:22 +0000No U.S. President Has Ever Died in May and Other Weird Trivia About Presidential Lives lives are scrutinized for meaning, even when none is readily apparentWed, 31 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Scholars Rediscover Forgotten Edith Wharton Play“The Shadow of a Doubt” had been overshadowed by over 100 years of historyWed, 31 May 2017 15:38:37 +0000Amid Controversy, Minneapolis Museum Removes Sculpture Based on Execution of 38 Dakota Men of the Dakota community say that the sculpture trivializes a painful chapter of their history Wed, 31 May 2017 14:01:40 +0000The First Declaration of Independence Drafted in the 13 Colonies Was (Probably) a Hoax some are still very invested in the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the scholarly community maintains it was never realWed, 31 May 2017 13:50:00 +0000Samuel Pepys Was England's First Blogger famed blogger—okay, diarist—told historians so much about 17th-century daily life in England, but he could have told us so much moreWed, 31 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Watch a Partial Solar Eclipse From Space's a preview of even more spectacular things to comeWed, 31 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000A Lonely Snail With an Unusual Shell Strikes Out in Love brought Jeremy two potential partners who went on to mate with each otherWed, 31 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000These Sustainable Sneakers Are Made Using Algae shoes’ manufacturers harvest harmful algal blooms and turn the goo into footwearWed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000How the First Female Photographer Changed the Way the World Sees Algae groundbreaking photo book by Anna Atkins, a 19th-century British botanist, is going on display in the NetherlandsTue, 30 May 2017 19:38:39 +0000Late Fees No Longer Exist at Salt Lake City Libraries you kept a book longer than you should have, you're in luckTue, 30 May 2017 18:14:55 +0000Three Mile Island to Shutter Its Doors in 2019’s been nearly 40 years since the nuclear power plant partially melted downTue, 30 May 2017 18:14:12 +0000Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83 had been serving a 20-year prison sentence for corruption and murderTue, 30 May 2017 17:48:49 +0000Why Seed Beetles Are Caught in a "Sexual Arms Race" strange spiky penis of the cowpea beetle seems to drive the evolution of both male and female beetlesTue, 30 May 2017 17:26:53 +0000The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles're 20-foot-tall symbols of a slowly healing riftTue, 30 May 2017 16:44:57 +0000A Tiny Church Sits On Britain's Oldest Site of Continuous Worship a 4,000-year-old wooden post was found near the church, it suggested that area was used for ritual purposes since the late Neolithic periodTue, 30 May 2017 15:49:27 +0000Monkeys in Bali Swipe Tourists’ Belongings and Barter Them for Snacks behavior seems to have become a “cultural tradition” among local group of long-tailed macaquesTue, 30 May 2017 15:32:56 +0000The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria Just Made Her More Powerful kept trying to kill Queen Victoria. She kept looking better and betterTue, 30 May 2017 12:40:00 +0000