Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 26 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000Bangkok Won't Ban Street Food After All Tourism Authority of Thailand clarifies that vendors will be able to continue selling street food under new regulationsTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:27:24 +0000Venice Has Been Married to the Sea for Over a Thousand Years anniversary, you crazy kidsFri, 26 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000Why Food Smells So Good When it’s Browning complex chemical reaction called the Maillard Reaction is responsibleFri, 26 May 2017 15:10:00 +0000The Centuries-Long Squabble Over Who Owns Ellis Island's actually the federal government, but don't tell New York or New JerseyFri, 26 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Supercomputers Create Breathtaking Simulations of Spiral Galaxies simulations took months of modeling to complete—and the results can help scientists learn about the formation of galaxiesFri, 26 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000New Views of Jupiter Offer Up Marvel and Mystery stunning polar images to weird aurorae, the gas giant is even weirder than we thoughtFri, 26 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Zealand Sent a 3D-Printed Rocket to Space the Electron usher in a new era for satellites? Thu, 25 May 2017 18:49:32 +0000Gardner Museum Offers $10 Million for Information About 1990 Heist museum believes that somebody, somewhere can shed light on the whereabouts of 13 missing masterpieces Thu, 25 May 2017 18:06:07 +0000Three Ways Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Changed Dance Forever worked throughout his career to make life better for black performersThu, 25 May 2017 18:01:28 +0000Learning to Read May Reshape Adult Brains literacy changed the bodies of a group of Indian adults Thu, 25 May 2017 17:24:03 +0000This Art Was Made from JFK’s Cape Cod Home Hyannis Port house was the stuff of family legend. Now it’s the source of new artThu, 25 May 2017 17:23:20 +0000North Carolina Has a House Cat Museum’ll want to paws for this roadside attractionThu, 25 May 2017 16:03:08 +0000This Long, Violent Border Dispute Between Colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania is Why We Have the Mason-Dixon Line's War was a conflict that didn't get fully settled for almost 50 yearsThu, 25 May 2017 13:14:00 +0000How Do Flamingos Stay Stable On One Leg?'re actually more stable standing on one leg than they are on twoThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Hospitals Have a Big Problem: Baking Soda's common in kitchens, but a nationwide shortage is endangering more than baked goodsThu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Why Did Whales Get So Massive? answer is a tale of massive proportionsWed, 24 May 2017 20:20:50 +0000Sherpas Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude Nepali ethnic group handles oxygen more efficiently, allowing them to more easily live in the mountainsWed, 24 May 2017 17:46:08 +0000Fifth-Century Remains May Be Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Korea bodies were found under the walls of a castle, leading some experts to believe that they were sacrificed to ensure the building did not crumble Wed, 24 May 2017 16:22:24 +0000Researchers Create Color Images With Bacteria art is done by inserting 18 genes into E. coliWed, 24 May 2017 16:00:11 +0000'Mary Had a Little Lamb' Is Based on a True Story a child, Mary Sawyer rescued a lamb. Then it followed her to school one dayWed, 24 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Blinged-Out Menorah Debuts at Pioneering Exhibit in Rome piece, which is encrusted with precious jewels, was gifted to the Jewish Museum in Rome by the artist Joel Arthur RosenthalWed, 24 May 2017 14:42:08 +0000Controversial Study Claims Apes and Human Ancestors Split in Southern Europe believe these 7.2-million-year-old teeth have a lot to say about human evolutionTue, 23 May 2017 19:56:13 +0000Italy Is Giving Away 103 Historic Buildings, Free of Charge potential owners are required to transform the properties into tourist-friendly sites Tue, 23 May 2017 19:02:33 +0000This 3.3-Million-Year-Old Hominin Toddler Was Kind of Like Us of the ancient spine reveals tantalizing similarities—and questions about human evolutionTue, 23 May 2017 18:12:19 +0000Indonesian Village Turns Into a Rainbow to Attract Tourists house and business in Kampung Pelangi is painted in bright rainbow colorsTue, 23 May 2017 16:53:05 +0000Why Scientists Sent Mouse Sperm to the International Space Station on Earth, a pile of new pups proves that mouse DNA can survive spaceTue, 23 May 2017 16:40:29 +0000Basquiat Painting Becomes Most Expensive American Work Ever Sold Japanese billionaire bought the piece for $110.5 millionTue, 23 May 2017 15:16:09 +0000The “Alien Megastructure” Star Is Acting Up Again large dip in the star's brightness suggests something massive is orbiting the fiery bodyTue, 23 May 2017 15:11:48 +0000The 1870s Dairy Lobby Turned Margarine Pink So People Would Buy Butter or butter? The question has deep roots, and you shouldn't even ask it in WisconsinTue, 23 May 2017 13:40:00 +0000Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Earth Twinkles From Space ice makes the planet sparkle and shineTue, 23 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Take a Virtual Swim Through Five Marine Sanctuaries sunken ships to schools of fish, the new 360-degree, VR images are breathtaking Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +0000Has Hillary Step on Mount Everest Collapsed? British mountaineer says yes, but authorities in Nepal have denied his assertionsMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:03 +0000Switzerland Votes to Phase Out Nuclear Power nation plans to decommission it's five nuclear plants and invest in renewablesMon, 22 May 2017 18:27:01 +0000Sprawling Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Bangladesh space will include a 100-acre sculpture park and a vast gallery devoted to South Asian artMon, 22 May 2017 17:52:47 +0000When the Nazis Took Belgium, Tintin's Creator Drew Pro-Regime Propagandaé's politics have been the subject of debate over the yearsMon, 22 May 2017 17:22:56 +0000Enormous Chicken Painting Comes Home to Roost years overseas, Doug Argue’s iconic portrait is backMon, 22 May 2017 16:58:21 +0000New App Makes It Easier to Colorize Old Photos software combines human input and a sophisticated neural network to make historical images popMon, 22 May 2017 16:35:25 +0000A Brief History of White House Weddings weddings have taken place in the White House—the last in 1994Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000Now You Too Can Own a Piece of Space History engraver who inscribed Carl Sagan's and Frank Drake's 1973 message to extraterrestrials is now taking ordersMon, 22 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Japanese Princess Will Lose Her Royal Status When She Marries a Commoner say that the country should amend its imperial succession laws, which currently prohibit women from ascending to the throneFri, 19 May 2017 18:30:11 +0000Pringles: Snacktime Hero or Recycling Villain? UK Recycling Association speaks out against hard-to-recycle productsFri, 19 May 2017 18:29:21 +0000Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemite’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to—recent snowmelt is fueling spectacular fallsFri, 19 May 2017 17:28:39 +0000The Origami-Like Folds of Ladybug Wings Could Lead to Better Umbrellas have finally figured out how ladybugs fold their wingsFri, 19 May 2017 17:18:46 +0000Piece of the Meteorite That Struck a Woman Sells for More Than Its Weight in Gold the size of a dime, the fraction of the space rock fetched $7,500 at auctionFri, 19 May 2017 15:46:17 +0000A Human-Made "Bubble" of Radio Waves Could Be Shielding Earth From Radiation Low Frequency radio waves have created a protective bubble around the planetFri, 19 May 2017 15:12:19 +0000Six Portraits on Display Deepen the Mystery of Jane Austen Austen demure, sardonic, or glamorous? Each portrait tells a different story about the beloved authorFri, 19 May 2017 14:26:23 +0000When Women Crowdfunded Radium For Marie Curie element was hard to get and extremely expensive but essential for Curie's cancer researchFri, 19 May 2017 14:23:00 +0000The Icelandic Translation of 'Dracula' Is Actually a Different Book mysteries of this Gothic classic aren't over yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:34:00 +0000Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive was what's called a "prophetic patent"—one that isn't real yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000American Trees are Shifting West 86 common species, northwest seems to be best. But why? Thu, 18 May 2017 19:35:46 +0000New Zealand’s Yellow-Eyed Penguins May Be in Trouble new study estimates that the beloved birds could disappear locally within 25 yearsThu, 18 May 2017 18:53:58 +0000More Than 300,000 Unaccompanied Children Migrated Alone in 2015 and 2016 new report details the risks faced by minors who flee their home countries Thu, 18 May 2017 17:25:14 +0000Wild Orangutans Can Breastfeed for Over Eight Years primates take a while to wean their youngThu, 18 May 2017 17:16:03 +0000Here’s How FDR Explained Making Electricity Public"My friends, my policy is as radical as the Constitution of the United States," he saidThu, 18 May 2017 17:10:00 +0000Beads Made From Meteorite Reveal Ancient Trade Network have confirmed iron beads in Illinois come from a Minnesota meteorite, supporting a theory called the Hopewell Interaction SphereThu, 18 May 2017 16:43:17 +0000Iceland's Volcano and Earthquake Museum is Devoted to the Country's "Epic" Geology Lava Center is surrounded by three volcanoesThu, 18 May 2017 15:28:13 +0000See the Civil War Through the Lens of Its First Photographer Brady and the photographers he hired were the first to photograph a war zoneThu, 18 May 2017 15:20:00 +0000Drag Queens Are Public Libraries’ Newest Storytellers reading just got a lot more glamorous Thu, 18 May 2017 14:39:14 +0000One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century Midgley Jr.'s inventions have had an outsize impact—not all of it good—on humankindThu, 18 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000Cocaine Is Destroying Forests in Central America lands are being used in money laundering operationsWed, 17 May 2017 20:12:43 +0000T. Rex Ants Found Alive for the First Time is not nearly as formidable as its namesakeWed, 17 May 2017 19:58:24 +0000Mice With 3D-Printed Ovaries Successfully Give Birth gelatin-scaffold ovary could one day help restore endocrine function in young cancer patients and treat infertilityWed, 17 May 2017 19:17:45 +0000First-Ever Federal Transgender Hate Crime Sentence Handed Down Williamson’s killer was prosecuted in the absence of a Mississippi state law protecting trans people against hate crimes Wed, 17 May 2017 18:08:10 +0000Can Giving Paintings Their Own DNA Stop Art Forgery? is leading the charge against copycatsWed, 17 May 2017 15:25:55 +000072-Year-Old Love Letter Returned to WWII Veteran letter, which had never reached its intended recipient, was found during renovations of a New Jersey homeTue, 16 May 2017 18:45:04 +0000The Witch of Agnesi mistranslation led to the unusual name of this mathematical conceptTue, 16 May 2017 18:16:01 +0000Glue Made of Mussel Slime Could Prevent Scarring glue, infused with a version of the protein decorin, healed wounds in rats, giving them skin with hair follicles and oil glands instead of scar tissueTue, 16 May 2017 17:36:15 +0000A Little History of American Kindergartens, blocks and snack time (and don't forget a nap)Tue, 16 May 2017 16:49:43 +0000New Drone Footage Shows One Way Narwhals Use Their Tusks narwhals were observed using their signature appendages to hit and stun preyTue, 16 May 2017 16:26:44 +0000Street Art Will Soon Take to the Skies with Graffiti-Painting Drone Swarms quadcopters can turn any vertical space into a canvas Tue, 16 May 2017 16:25:36 +0000This Remote Island Is Covered with 37 Million Pieces of Your Trash no more, the island now looks more like a dump than a pristine paradiseTue, 16 May 2017 15:42:31 +0000Dust May Help, Not Harm, Air Pollution in China it comes to some of Earth’s smoggiest cities, less dust isn’t necessarily betterTue, 16 May 2017 15:13:40 +0000Walt Disney’s Original Map of Disneyland Is Headed to Auction created the map with the artist Herb Ryman while trying to secure funds for his theme parkTue, 16 May 2017 14:26:52 +0000The MP3 Format is Music History's Latest Casualty Institute that licenses MP3 tech recently stopped, but the format that began the digital music era may live on indefinitelyMon, 15 May 2017 19:49:40 +0000Newly Digitized Archives Reveal the Inner Lives of Artists Delaware Art Museum just put 500 rare documents online Mon, 15 May 2017 18:50:46 +0000Spectacularly Detailed Armored Dinosaur “Mummy” Makes Its Debut nodosaur found in Alberta includes some of the best preserved dino skin and armor ever foundMon, 15 May 2017 18:32:18 +0000The 400-Year-Old Mystery of These Bullet-Shattering Glass Drops May Finally Be Solved tadpole-shaped glass structures can survive a hammer blow but explode if their tail is squeezedMon, 15 May 2017 17:46:46 +0000How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact Reiche lived in a shack in the desert with the Nazca Lines for 40 yearsMon, 15 May 2017 16:48:27 +0000Chinese Tomb Murals Paint Colorful Picture of 1000-Year-Old Fashions of vibrant clothing and tables laden with fineries are depicted on the walls of the Liao Dynasty tombMon, 15 May 2017 16:47:51 +0000Did Peckish Christians Make Chickens More Social? dietary laws in the Middle Ages could have helped make the fowl less aggressiveMon, 15 May 2017 14:46:01 +0000The First “Chocolate Chip” Was a Molasses Candy name "chocolate chip" goes back much farther than the Toll House cookiesMon, 15 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000Latest Fast Radio Burst From Space Adds to Their Mystery trained 11 telescopes on a recent burst's aftermath, but could find no traces of what caused the high energy signalMon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim devoted to Picasso, Rothko, Lichtenstein, Klimt and more are now available for your reading pleasureMon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000With This One Quotable Speech, Teddy Roosevelt Changed the Way America Thinks About Nature a speech at the start of the 1908 Conference of Governors, Roosevelt changed the national conversation about resource useMon, 15 May 2017 12:49:00 +0000Is Australia’s Dingo-Proof Fence Changing the Ecosystem of the Outback? new study says yes, but it’s complicatedMon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000This 36-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is a "Missing Link" in Whale Evolution in Peru, the new fossil has tiny remnants of hind limbsMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000An Upcoming Art Exhibition Caters to Canine Critics (and licking and sniffing) the art is allowedMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Egyptian Princess May Have Been Buried in Newly Discovered Pyramid inscription suggests that the tomb once belonged to a pharaoh’s daughter Fri, 12 May 2017 18:26:31 +0000Spain's Parliament Votes to Exhume a Dead Dictator’s reign of terror is over—but Spaniards are still making sense of his legacyFri, 12 May 2017 17:52:31 +0000Handwritten 'Harry Potter' Prequel Stolen and J.K. Rowling have urged fans not to buy the magical manuscript Fri, 12 May 2017 17:06:59 +0000Battle the Bard in Shakespeare Remix Competition$25,000 is on the line—along with some serious bragging rightsFri, 12 May 2017 16:15:53 +0000Apple Pie Is Not All That American apples nor the pie originally came from America, but Americans have made this dish their ownFri, 12 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Ebola Returns to the Democratic Republic of Congo single death has been confirmed—now public health officials must keep an outbreak from becoming an epidemicFri, 12 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000The Second Life of Henri IV’s Severed Head it's lying in the grave or sitting in a Paris bank vault, the monarch's cranium has been the subject of much debate since his untimely demiseFri, 12 May 2017 15:44:35 +0000Massive Royal Atlas Gets Digitized magnificent Klencke Atlas is now available online courtesy of the British LibraryFri, 12 May 2017 15:03:54 +0000First Evidence of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Found in Luxor have theorized that lettuce and palm trees were once planted there to honor the dead Fri, 12 May 2017 14:27:14 +0000Listen to This First 1920s Recording By One of the Kings of Jazz Bechet was one of the first big jazz soloists, and brought the soprano saxophone into the jazz foldFri, 12 May 2017 13:35:35 +0000Why Does Every Tourist Attraction Sell Fudge? thing that places as different as Niagara Falls, Disneyland and Ellis Island have in common? FudgeFri, 12 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Witness the Document that Set the Trail of Tears in Motion Indian Removal Act is on display at the National Archives through June 14Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Hear a 20-Year-Old John F. Kennedy Speak have recently digitized a clip from a 1937 public speaking course, believed to be the oldest recording of the presidentThu, 11 May 2017 20:36:20 +0000This Island Can Only Be Visited by Men will soon become a Unesco world heritage site—but tradition bans women from its shoresThu, 11 May 2017 19:55:41 +0000American Journalists Used Nazi-Provided Photos During World War II new report reveals more details about the Associated Press’ secret deal with the Third ReichThu, 11 May 2017 18:38:21 +0000Ornate Tiara, Once Worn by a Grand Duchess, Stolen From German Museum headpiece is adorned with 367 diamonds and has been valued at $1.31 millionThu, 11 May 2017 16:47:57 +0000Ancient Creature Left a 28-Foot Drag Mark After It Died ammonite found in a German quarry left its mark on its lagoon homeThu, 11 May 2017 16:46:05 +0000Songwriter Irving Berlin’s Interfaith Marriage Caused 1920s Gossip songwriter made headlines when he and writer Ellin Mackay got married against her millionaire father's wishesThu, 11 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why People Love Southern Gothic the 19th century to S-Town, it’s a compelling genre that’s as flawed as its most grotesque charactersThu, 11 May 2017 14:03:00 +0000Infant Dinosaur Found Still Encased in Its Egg Identified as New Species suggests that the embryo belongs to the cassowary-like oviraptorosaursWed, 10 May 2017 18:27:24 +0000This Infamous 19th-Century Birth Control Pamphlet Got Its Writer Imprisoned Knowlton did three months hard labor and was fined $50Wed, 10 May 2017 15:10:51 +0000Historical Pressed Flowers Accidentally Destroyed in Australia flowers are “literally irreplaceable”Wed, 10 May 2017 14:40:45 +0000Tomatoes Have Legally Been Vegetables Since 1893, so it's technically a fruit. But we don't eat it like oneWed, 10 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000“Lost” 18th-Century Garden Found at Scottish Castle believed that the garden had been demolished and buried during renovations of the sprawling estateWed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Study Challenges the Supremacy of Stradivarius Violins French researcher set out to solve a long-standing fiddle riddle: do these infamous violins project sound better than new ones?Wed, 10 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Human Cousin May Have Lived Alongside Early Homo Sapiens <i>Homo naledi</i> may have been much younger—and more advanced—than previously thoughtTue, 09 May 2017 19:26:37 +0000The Eurovision Song Contest Rocks Europe This Week. Here’s How It All Got Started was the idea of the European Broadcasting Union, who wanted to put the relatively new technology of television through its pacesTue, 09 May 2017 18:03:01 +0000Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England librarian at the University of Reading discovered the 15th-century text buried in a boxTue, 09 May 2017 17:53:48 +0000Google Maps Glitch Sends Tourists to the Wrong Norwegian Town is not in FossmorkTue, 09 May 2017 17:12:45 +0000Pricey Graphing Calculators Could Be Headed for Extinction testing companies are adopting embedded web calculators instead of freestanding devicesTue, 09 May 2017 16:41:10 +0000Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imagery’s America’s first satanic monument on public groundsTue, 09 May 2017 16:40:58 +0000Thousands of Bodies Rest Under the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus University hopes to remove the bodies and build a memorial and laboratory to study the former insane asylum patients Tue, 09 May 2017 15:41:11 +0000Crayola to Debut Crayon Inspired by New Shade of Blue YInMn pigment was accidentally discovered by a chemist in 2009Tue, 09 May 2017 14:04:23 +0000Deer Caught Gnawing on Human Bones the first time, researchers spotted a white-tailed deer chewing on a rib bone at a body farmMon, 08 May 2017 19:22:57 +0000British Parliament Ditches Parchment for Paper the debate between traditionalists and modernists isn't overMon, 08 May 2017 19:12:53 +0000A Beach Disappeared in Ireland 33 Years Ago—Now It's Back Beach is sandy once moreMon, 08 May 2017 17:28:59 +0000Two New Species of Googly-Eyed Tarsiers Discovered in Indonesia tiny tree dwellers are the 80th and 81st primates discovered since 2000Mon, 08 May 2017 15:23:56 +0000These Groceries Are Made of Felt artist Lucy Sparrow is opening an entire bodega full of themMon, 08 May 2017 14:51:15 +0000Activist Will Not Be Jailed for Giving Water to Pigs Krajnc was charged with mischief after she offered water to pigs being transported to a slaughterhouse Fri, 05 May 2017 19:54:19 +0000Humans Are Making Too Much Noise—Even in Protected Areas out that protecting natural areas doesn't give animals much peace and quietFri, 05 May 2017 19:25:45 +0000After 200 Years, a Wolf Pack Returns to Denmark female wolf has been spotted among a group of males in Jutland Fri, 05 May 2017 19:04:52 +0000How Glaciers Gave Us the Adorable, Handstanding Spotted Skunk tests suggest ancient changes in climate shaped the creatures' evolutionFri, 05 May 2017 17:58:08 +0000Rhino Horn Stolen From the University of Vermont thief broke in and snatched the horn, which could be worth half a million dollars on the black marketFri, 05 May 2017 15:33:18 +0000German Scientists Will Study Brain Samples of Nazi Victims research society is still coming to grips with its past—and learning more about how the Third Reich targeted people with disabilitiesFri, 05 May 2017 15:17:34 +0000This Unassuming NYC Home is the Legacy of America's First Foodie Beard’s culinary philosophy helped shape American cuisineFri, 05 May 2017 15:10:43 +0000U.S. Home Births Aren't As Safe As Many Abroad birth doesn't have to be a dangerous and deadly proposition–but in the United States, it often isFri, 05 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Obamas Unveil Plans for Presidential Library and Museum in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side, the former first couple hopes the campus will help revitalize the areaFri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000After Brexit, A Tiny German Town Will Become the Center of the EU of the area thought the announcement was an April Fool’s jokeThu, 04 May 2017 19:44:02 +0000Paris’ Infamous Love Locks Will Now Help Migrants pesky padlocks are now removed from the bridge—and up for auctionThu, 04 May 2017 19:14:24 +0000Urine Luck: Vinegar Is the Best Treatment for a Man O' War Sting new study suggests urine, sea water and lemon juice all do more harm than good on painful stingsThu, 04 May 2017 18:30:42 +0000Norwegian TV Series on Migrating Reindeer Impeded After Animals Stop Migrating animals are not moving fast enough for Norway’s "slow TV" crazeThu, 04 May 2017 18:25:05 +0000Rome Is Finally Restoring the Mausoleum of Augustus the tomb of emperors, a project funded by a telecom company hopes to revive the massive monument now covered in trash and weedsThu, 04 May 2017 17:27:38 +0000Asian-American Superhero The Green Turtle Returns! character, created in the 1940s and revived in a 2014 graphic novel, stars in a new comic book to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thu, 04 May 2017 16:18:49 +0000How Mule Racing Led to Mule Cloning was a huge advance in cloning in the early 2000sThu, 04 May 2017 15:12:06 +0000Who Is the Mysterious Subject of This Alice Neel Portrait? journalist has cracked the caseThu, 04 May 2017 15:08:36 +0000U.K. Killer Whale Contained Staggering Levels of Toxic Chemical had one of the highest concentrations of PCBs ever recorded in a marine mammalThu, 04 May 2017 14:33:25 +0000Shipwreck Identified as Rare Canal Boat boats once fueled trade in the Erie CanalThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Rosa Parks’ Detroit House Finds a Home in Berlin abandoned and decrepit, the house has been restored overseasThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Watch Two Cuttlefish Fiercely Battle Over a Mate is the first time researchers caught the creatures locked in a vicious fight in the wildWed, 03 May 2017 18:35:38 +0000"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museum Mill Restaurant, which once served hungry travelers, now hosts a shrine to the highway's roadside attractionsWed, 03 May 2017 18:10:43 +0000How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax new paper looks back on an old epidemic—and raises fresh questions about antique shaving brushesWed, 03 May 2017 18:00:28 +0000Scientists Found a Sweet New Way to Measure Pee in Pools common food additive reveals how much urine lurks in the lanesWed, 03 May 2017 17:48:24 +0000Project Is Making 3D Scans of Ancient Handprints Handpas Project is looking to unlock who made the prehistoric art and whyWed, 03 May 2017 17:02:57 +0000Why Morning Glories Could Survive Space Travel seed of the common garden flower could survive long journeys in spaceWed, 03 May 2017 16:16:34 +0000UK Appoints First Woman as Official Artist of General Election Parker will create a piece for the Parliamentary Art CollectionWed, 03 May 2017 15:39:47 +0000Researchers Read the Genome in the Tea Leaves's massive—four times that of coffeeWed, 03 May 2017 15:26:54 +0000Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Museum Reopens some, the museum is the first time they confront information about the 1989 massacreWed, 03 May 2017 14:17:21 +0000The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask Haldane came up with a rudimentary gas mask to protect Allied troops during WWIWed, 03 May 2017 14:16:18 +0000Insect-Based Munchies Coming to Grocery Stores Across Switzerland country recently lifted restrictions on selling mealworms, locusts and crickets for consumptionWed, 03 May 2017 13:57:43 +0000Cassini Survives Its Daredevil Plunge Toward Saturn craft’s first date with the “big empty” went off without a hitchTue, 02 May 2017 17:10:03 +0000Stunning Map Shows Changes in Light at Night Around the World satellite images show where the most light is making night skies brightTue, 02 May 2017 16:47:03 +0000Tasmanian Art Festival to Host Controversial Hermann Nitsch Performance festival has decided to proceed with the avant-garde artist's work, despite public outrageTue, 02 May 2017 16:41:20 +0000This Prolific Inventor Helped Give Us The Phrase “The Real McCoy” are many stories about how we got this phrase. But there was only one Elijah McCoyTue, 02 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Antarctica's Blood Falls Helps Unravel the Inner Workings of Glaciers new study maps the path of the water that feeds the falls and explores how water can exist under the iceTue, 02 May 2017 15:30:19 +0000Benjamin Franklin Was the First to Chart the Gulf Stream's cousin, Timothy Folger, knew how the then-unnamed current worked from his days as a whalerTue, 02 May 2017 15:08:56 +0000Museum of Migration Opens in London ambitious museum brings new perspective to a city shaped by immigrantsTue, 02 May 2017 15:04:06 +0000Music or Animal Abuse? A Brief History of the Cat Piano the early 1800s, the katzenklavier was hailed as a treatment for distracted peopleTue, 02 May 2017 13:26:34 +0000Can Snow Machines Save Swiss Glaciers? many as 4,000 could be deployed to insulate ice on MorteratschMon, 01 May 2017 20:24:49 +0000Why New York Schoolchildren Want to Grow a Billion Oysters's a grand attempt to restore a ravaged estuary Mon, 01 May 2017 19:52:52 +0000Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born in Durham six puppies are the first born at Museum of Life and Science in 15 years, part of a program to save the wolves which only number about 300Mon, 01 May 2017 18:52:24 +0000Model Looms Are Missing Link in China's Textile History miniature pattern looms found in a burial in Chengdu show how the Han Dynasty produced cloth to trade on the Silk RoadMon, 01 May 2017 17:08:58 +0000DNA of Ancient Skeleton Linked to Modern Indigenous Peoples new study has established a genetic link between a 10,300-year-old man and native groups living in the Pacific Northwest todayMon, 01 May 2017 16:44:31 +0000New Exhibit Highlights the Art of the Courtroom Sketch decades, these drawings offered the public its only glimpse into high-profile court casesMon, 01 May 2017 16:12:51 +0000The US Declared “Loyalty Day” in the 1950s to Erase Worker Protest Eisenhower during the Cold War, "Loyalty Day" was declared to paper over International Workers' DayMon, 01 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Latest National Report Card Shows Little Student Improvement in Music and Art is the third time that the National Center for Educational Statistics has assessed eight-graders in music and visual artsMon, 01 May 2017 14:24:58 +0000Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate knew that inoculation could prevent you from catching smallpox. It was how Civil War soldiers did it that caused problemsMon, 01 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Make Sturdy Bricks From Mars-Like Soils findings may be a step forward in the mission to build structures on the Red PlanetMon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000Check Out This Year's Entries to the RobotArt Competition teams have submitted almost 200 artworks painted by robots, many guided by artsy artificial intelligence Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:16:08 +0000Why Mother and Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to One Another quiet communication helps them avoid killer whales and randy male humpbacksFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:26:26 +0000Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Humans Out of Cave Dirt new technique promises to transform the study of the hominid family tree Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:59 +0000A Nude Sculpture of George Washington Is Coming to New York work was made in preparation for a larger, clothed statue by the Italian artist Antonio Canova Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000Times Square's Glitzy Look was One Man's Bright Idea Leigh's ability to imagine new kinds of advertising shaped the signs of the cityFri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0000Network of WWI Training Tunnels and Trenches Found in England were meant to prepare soldiers for gruelling conditions on the frontlines of Belgium and FranceThu, 27 Apr 2017 17:10:38 +0000The Essential I.M. Pei century-old architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000The Secret Behind Bioluminescent Mushrooms’ Magic Glow use chemistry to account for an astonishing phenomenonThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:16:57 +0000The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn Whymper had tried seven times to reach the top of the Matterhorn. He made it on the eighth try–at great costThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:43 +0000Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree have been barking up the same tree for over 20 yearsThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:56:52 +0000Cassini Sends Back First Images From Its Saturn Dives stream of raw images include new pictures of the strange hexagonal storm swirling around its north poleThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:42:01 +0000Sold: Diary of 28-Year-Old JFK recorded his impressions of a formative trip through post-War EuropeThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:26 +0000What Coconuts Can Tell Us About Escaping Alcatraz are using GPS-enabled coconuts to monitor currents to determine if three men could have survived a 1962 escape from "The Rock"Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:22:04 +0000Cassini Makes a Daring Dive spacecraft is out of contact as it begins a series of dramatic orbits between Saturn and its ringsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:53:55 +0000DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition analysis on bone and and tooth fragments will allow researchers to learn more about the ill-fated crewWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:07:58 +0000“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud mother-of-pearl clouds stoke a painter's angst? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:02:55 +0000This Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic find could lead to new techniques for breaking down our ever-growing plastic wasteWed, 26 Apr 2017 16:08:39 +0000This Building Is Covered in Emoji raising both hands in celebration-Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:56:43 +0000Time-Lapse Video Captures the Breathtaking Glow of Hawaii's Night Sky<i>Skyglow</i> allows you to revel in an increasingly rare sight: a starry nightWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:51 +0000Cult Filmmaker John Waters Is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adults’s as kooky as you might imagineWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:29 +0000Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803 l'Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everythingWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0000Cleveland Museum of Art will Return Stolen Roman Sculpture to Italy have long voiced concerns about origins of the portraitWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Orleans Tears Down Controversial Confederate Monuments 35-foot obelisk in memory of a white supremacist uprising is no moreTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000MIT’s ‘Treepedia’ Shows How Green Your City Grows data from Google Street View, researchers created an interactive map that measures tree density on city streetsTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:53:58 +0000The "Hobbits" Could Be Much Older Than Once Thought Flores hobbits' ancestor may have ventured out of Africa much earlier than previously thoughtTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:35:20 +0000Found: A Second Parchment Copy of the Declaration of Independence commissioned in the 1780s by James Wilson, the handwritten copy's signatory order appears to emphasize national unityTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 +0000Hundreds of Thousands of Babies Will Receive World’s First Malaria Vaccine pilot program will focus on Kenya, Ghana and Malawi—countries at the center of the global malaria crisisTue, 25 Apr 2017 15:22:07 +0000Meet the Successor to Hubble That Will Peer Through Time’s next giant space telescope is due to launch next yearTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:16:56 +0000A Civil War Colonel Invented Fracking in the 1860s first invention was an "oil well torpedo," but it was followed by others Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:42:48 +0000Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space has spent 534 cumulative days (and counting) in orbitMon, 24 Apr 2017 17:02:50 +0000Amateur Skywatchers Spot New Atmospheric Phenomenon name is Steve, and it’s more common than you might thinkMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:38:09 +0000People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s humble hatmaker was among the first to compile data on how Londoners lived—and diedMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:39 +0000Naked Mole-Rats Can Survive for 18 Minutes Without Oxygen when you thought the wrinkly creatures couldn’t get any strangerMon, 24 Apr 2017 14:08:33 +0000'The Outsiders' Was Groundbreaking, But It Didn't Create YA Fiction have claimed that “young adult” fiction didn’t exist before S.E. Hinton wrote her cult classic–but it did, sort ofMon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:56 +0000Watch the Causes of Death Change Across America patterns highlight key social and economic issues in the country Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Collector Finds Live 19th-Century Cannonball fuse appeared to be attached to the explosive deviceFri, 21 Apr 2017 20:08:29 +0000California May Lose Popular Surfing Spots to Rising Seas changing climate may make iconic breaks disappearFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:56 +0000Check Out These Rare Color Images of World War II photos are part of a new book from the Imperial War Museums which includes many images published for the first timeFri, 21 Apr 2017 18:24:12 +0000Although Less Deadly Than Crinolines, Bustles Were Still a Pain in the Behind“The woman with a bustle can never sit down in a natural position,” one 1880s doctor wroteFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:21:18 +0000A New Museum in Sweden Is All About Failure the many examples of products that were short-sighted, short-lived or just sillyFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:16:21 +0000A Tale of Two White Houses Confederacy had its own White House—two, actuallyFri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Massasoit, Chief Who Signed Treaty With the Pilgrims, To Be Reburied a 20-year search, members of the Wampanoag Nation have collected his remains from museumsFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:33:33 +0000Germany Will Research Stasi Art Seizures Nazis weren’t the only group that looted German treasuresFri, 21 Apr 2017 14:38:43 +0000Fire Poles Saved Time, But They Also Injured Firefighters fire departments across the country have phased out the poleFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0000Watch Scientists Freeze and Shake the James Webb Space Telescope largest space telescope ever built has a few last tests to passFri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic are acting like a conveyor belt for plastic, dumping the bits in pristine northern watersFri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000SeaWorld Announces Birth of Last Orca Bred in Captivity calf's mother was pregnant when SeaWorld cancelled its controversial breeding programThu, 20 Apr 2017 19:32:25 +0000Almost Half of Natural World Heritage Sites Are Threatened by Criminal Activity WWF report found that illegal poaching, logging, and fishing impacts 45 percent of the designated locationsThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:55:30 +0000Billie Holiday’s Label Wouldn’t Touch 'Strange Fruit' emotive song about lynching in the American South is both a classic and a warningThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Researchers Work to Take the Bias Out Of Facial Reconstruction of relying on European-centric data sets, researchers used a global database to help image a 13,600-year-old woman from ThailandThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:59:51 +0000Social Networks May Give Runners a Motivational Leg Up to Hit the Pavement' running habits may have more influence on your workouts than you might thinkThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:22:57 +0000Salty Food Might Make You Drink Less, Not More can thank a future trip to Mars for a surprising new theory on how salt affects the body Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:24:09 +0000Jaw-Dropping Video Shows Blue Whale Chowing Down on Krill drone captured the giant cetaceans plowing through krill clouds to get their fillThu, 20 Apr 2017 13:09:45 +0000Without Edgar Allan Poe, We Wouldn't Have Sherlock Holmes Auguste Dupin, Poe's main character, was the first genius detectiveThu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Chance of Another El Niño Is Rising the year presses on, the likelihood of another wacky winter has grownThu, 20 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000John Adams Was the United States’ First Ambassador as Well as Its Second President's house in the Hague was the first-ever U.S. EmbassyWed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Sealed Files of the United Nations War Crimes Commission Will Finally See Light of Day massive archive has already revealed that war crimes charges against Hitler were drawn up as early as 1944Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:28:28 +0000 Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky a small telescope will be neededWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:15 +0000New Technique Shows San Rock Art Is 5,000 Years Old a highly refined form of carbon dating, researchers were able to date the pigments in art in Botswana, Lesotho and South AfricaWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:56:56 +0000After Centuries of Searching, Scientists Finally Find the Mysterious Giant Shipworm Alive three-foot long creature has long eluded scientists, but they finally got a closer lookWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:19:43 +0000This Frog’s Slime Kills Flu Viruses don’t go kissing frogs just yetWed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000Mummies and More Than 1,000 Statues Found in Egyptian Tomb treasure was buried near LuxorTue, 18 Apr 2017 20:36:07 +0000A Minnesota Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Is For Sale, Original Furniture And All from the floor color to the light fixtures is as the architect designed itTue, 18 Apr 2017 18:53:23 +0000Builders Find Remains of Five Archbishops of Canterbury out the vault in which they were buried wasn't destroyed by flood after all Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:04:49 +0000How Low Can Life Go? New Study Suggests Six Miles Down of life from below a mud volcano hints at life beneath the crustTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:22:21 +0000Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers is a growing problem worldwide, but a new method could help take a byte out of the issueTue, 18 Apr 2017 16:22:12 +0000The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Some Other Guys midnight ride wasn’t so much a solo operation as it was a relayTue, 18 Apr 2017 15:18:27 +0000Ancient Architectural Science is Coming to a Renowned Indian Engineering School of alignment with the sun and magnetic fields in vastu shastra stretch back 8,000 yearsTue, 18 Apr 2017 15:02:41 +0000 A Look Back at the 1925 Woman’s World Fair the success of the Chicago World's Fair, women made their own eventTue, 18 Apr 2017 14:58:29 +0000NASA Spots New Crack in Greenland Glacier the Petermann Glacier getting ready to rupture again?Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:37:03 +0000Dingo Wins Competition for World’s Most Interesting Genome desert dingo beat out an explosive beetle, a pit viper and pink pigeon to win a grant to have its genome sequencedMon, 17 Apr 2017 20:16:42 +0000“Are Women Animals?” Asked One 19th-Century Letter Writer women couldn't have the rights of full human beings, "An Earnest Englishwoman" asked, could they at least have as many legal protections as animals?Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Story of Hollywood's Most Famous Lion, there have been five of themMon, 17 Apr 2017 14:52:08 +0000California’s Lush Super Bloom Is Even More Stunning From Space images captured an explosion of flowers stretching across California’s desert hills Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:15:54 +0000Meet DeeDee, the Solar System's Newest Dwarf Planet (Maybe) the tiny icy orb meets all the criteria, it has yet to receive the official designationFri, 14 Apr 2017 18:47:08 +0000Ireland May End Its Historic Good Friday Alcohol Ban 1927 prohibition restricted the sale of booze on Good Friday, Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s DayFri, 14 Apr 2017 17:21:19 +0000This Ant Species Rescues Wounded Comrades on the Battlefield it may be counterintuitive, a new study suggests saving the injured benefits the colony more than leaving them for deadFri, 14 Apr 2017 16:34:25 +0000The Curious History of the White House Easter Egg Roll of families enter the lottery each year to take part in this White House traditionFri, 14 Apr 2017 16:13:52 +0000Aromatic New Museum Celebrates the Art and History of Perfume the ancient Egyptians to Elizabeth Taylor, the Grand Musée du Parfum tells the story of fragranceFri, 14 Apr 2017 15:05:39 +0000This 1000-Mile Long Storm Showed the Horror of Life in the Dust Bowl the American history of extreme weather events, ‘Black Sunday’ sticks outFri, 14 Apr 2017 14:22:51 +0000This Free Laundromat Has a Famous Sponsor: the Pope’s homeless people will be able to do their laundry on the Vatican’s dimeThu, 13 Apr 2017 20:43:11 +0000NASA Detects Microbe-Friendly Food Spouting From Saturn's Moon Enceladus Cassini spacecraft has detected the ingredients for life in sprays from the icy worldThu, 13 Apr 2017 20:12:02 +0000Black Marble Photo Shows Off Earth's Darker Side composite shot could one day help scientists make the most of the night skyThu, 13 Apr 2017 18:11:15 +0000Fashion Made From Cow Poo Wins Innovation Award looks to manure to produce bioplastic, paper and fashion-forward textilesThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:45:04 +0000A Penguin Colony's Rise and Fall, Recorded in Poop nearby volcano has decimated the gentoo colony on Ardley Island three timesThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:36:42 +0000Mars Has Metal in Its Atmosphere ions have a permanent presence in the red planet’s atmosphere—kind of like on EarthThu, 13 Apr 2017 16:09:10 +0000What We Know About the CIA's Midcentury Mind-Control Project MKUltra began on this day in 1953 and continued for yearsThu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Slumber With Skeletons at This New York Museum, mummies and adults are invited to a special sleepoverThu, 13 Apr 2017 15:46:28 +0000Digital Tombstone Brings the Dead Back to Life is eternal—but cemeteries are changing with the timesThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:30:00 +0000NASA Puts Earth Up for Adoption, wrinkles, and allThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:20:24 +0000The Tournament Scrabble Dictionary Contains More Than A Hundred Slurs woman first raised the issue of the Scrabble dictionary containing offensive words in the 1990sThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Capture Beautiful, Explosive Collision of Young Stars high-resolution images could hold clues about the early stages of star formationWed, 12 Apr 2017 17:18:04 +0000“Great Cold Spot” Discovered on Jupiter ancient storm was hiding in plain sightWed, 12 Apr 2017 16:59:12 +0000This Artificial Neural Network Generates Absurd Pickup Lines the technology probably won't be able to land you a date anytime soonWed, 12 Apr 2017 16:28:07 +0000Movie Palaces Let Everyday Americans Be Royalty were an important part of the studio system that flourished until the late 1940sWed, 12 Apr 2017 15:04:12 +0000The First Manned Space Flight Was the Rocket Designer’s Victory as Much as Yuri Gagarin’s Korolev designed the entire Soviet rocket program. But nobody knew his name until after he diedWed, 12 Apr 2017 13:10:00 +0000One Million Internet Users Created This Piece of Art range from the juvenile to bizarre to strangely beautifulTue, 11 Apr 2017 20:44:48 +0000Take a Peek at the Auroras on Uranus composite image gives the best view yet of the seventh planet's atmospheric lights and ringTue, 11 Apr 2017 20:35:47 +0000Scientists Think Comb Jellies May Have Come Before All Other Animals, sponges—there’s a new oldest ancestor in townTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:25:07 +0000The Met Will Finally Integrate Some Native American Art Into Its American Wing now, indigenous art has lived in its own sectionTue, 11 Apr 2017 19:01:32 +0000This Patented Smoking Deterrent Made Little Coughing Noises The history of smoking cessation aids has a few funny detours like this oneTue, 11 Apr 2017 16:41:46 +0000Orcas Are Killed in Front of Tourists, Now Caribbean Nation Wrangles With Whaling Laws prime minister of St. Vincent will introduce legislation to outlaw orca hunting Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:03:05 +000013,000-Year-Old Fillings Were “Drilled” With Stone and Packed With Tar can't handle the toothTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:24:43 +0000Huge New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave<i>Califorctenus cacachilensis</i> is the width of a softball and represents a new genus of arachnidsTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:06:29 +0000This 3,500-Year-Old Statue of a Syrian Refugee Remains One of Archaeology’s Most Important Finds Idrimi is getting digitized and his autobiography is as relevant as everTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Bizarre Story of Saddam Hussein’s Failed “Supergun” was called “Big Babylon” and it was originally supposed to fire satellites into orbitTue, 11 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000Graffiti Grudge Goes to Federal Court was once an international graffiti icon. Now, aerosol artists are fighting the developer who tore it downTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000New Survey Estimates Earth Has 60,065 Tree Species from Botanic Gardens Conservation International compiled the list, finding that at least 10,000 tree species are at risk of extinctionTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Marine Le Pen Denies State’s Role in Deporting French Jews During WWII 13,000 Jews were arrested by French authorities in July of 1942Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:42:56 +0000Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial Text educational edict was banned after World War II for serving military and nationalistic purposesMon, 10 Apr 2017 19:24:01 +0000The Eighteenth-Century Founder of Homeopathy Said His Treatments Were Better Than Bloodletting Hahnemann was trying to fix the unscientific field of medicineMon, 10 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The ASPCA’s Founder Was Known as “The Great Meddler” Bergh's efforts to prevent animal cruelty weren't well-received by all, the ASPCA did change how animals were seen in the United StatesMon, 10 Apr 2017 15:13:02 +0000New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat caloric value of the human body is surprisingly low compared to other prehistoric food optionsFri, 07 Apr 2017 18:46:12 +0000Hubble Snags Splendid Snapshot of Jupiter perfect photographic conditions make for a grand view of the gas giantFri, 07 Apr 2017 17:56:58 +0000Atmosphere Detected Around an Earth(ish)-Sized Planet 39 light years away, GJ 1132b is 1.4 times the Earth's radius and has an atmosphere that may be composed of steam or methane Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:46:22 +0000The Quest to Better Describe the Scent of Old Books a unique smell just got easier thanks to a pair of olfactory detectivesFri, 07 Apr 2017 16:13:32 +0000New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt this week the interior structure of pyramid was uncovered at the Dahshur Necropolis, home to some of Egypt's earliest pyramidsFri, 07 Apr 2017 15:50:57 +0000This Swashbuckling Botanist Changed America’s Landscapes always for the betterFri, 07 Apr 2017 15:11:15 +0000South Africa to Legalize Domestic Rhino Horn Trade court ruling overturns a 2009 ban, a move that conservationists worry will increase poachingFri, 07 Apr 2017 14:49:57 +0000Smithsonian and Library of Congress Purchase Rare 1860s Photo of Harriet Tubman of an album of 44 photos of prominent abolitionists, the unique photo was recently acquired at auctionFri, 07 Apr 2017 14:44:16 +0000How Some Breweries Survived Prohibition mostly involved playing to their non-alcoholic strengthsFri, 07 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000Moths Are Nibbling Away at England’s Heritage Sites “Operation Clothes Moths” commenceThu, 06 Apr 2017 19:28:41 +0000Artifacts Found in Indonesian Cave Show Complexities of Ice Age Culture and buttons as well as carvings suggest the inhabitants of Wallacea were as advanced as Europeans during the Ice AgeThu, 06 Apr 2017 17:37:54 +0000Why Do So Many Hollywood Villains Have Skin Conditions? new study cautions that the scars and warts that afflict many movie villains could contribute to social stigmasThu, 06 Apr 2017 16:42:13 +0000Only 30 Dutch Wooden Shoe Makers Remain traditional trade is in troubleThu, 06 Apr 2017 16:19:42 +0000The Secretary of the Interior Once Banned Rock Bands From the National Mall Watt, who was outed from office in the early 1980s, said the only songs he knew were 'The Star Spangled Banner' and 'Amazing Grace'Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Coal-Fueled Power Plants Linked to Lower Birth Weights in Tennessee Valley nuclear power plants pressed pause, coal stepped in—and birth weights began to declineThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:47:44 +0000Web-Slinging Snails Discovered on Sunken Ship worry that their presence spells trouble for threatened coral reefsThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:18:30 +0000Fans Hope to Preserve Jack Kerouac’s Florida Home modest house in St. Petersburg is now for sale, and may be turned into a museum Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:07:22 +0000How Caribou Baby Monitors Could Save a Dying Species hope camera collars with GPS will unravel a deadly mysteryThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:54:14 +0000Once Upon a Time, Exploding Billiard Balls Were An Everyday Thing was a side effect of no longer making them from ivoryThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:41:25 +0000Slo-Mo Footage Shows How Scorpions Strike high speed cameras, researchers uncovered the defensive patterns used by scorpions, including the super-fast death stalkerThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:13:18 +0000The National Spelling Bee Adjusts Its Rules To Prevent Ties spellers will be required to take a written test on the final evening of the competitionWed, 05 Apr 2017 18:01:21 +0000Your Alaskan Cruise is Possible Because Canada Blew Up an Underwater Mountain predicted tsunamis and an earthquake, but nothing particularly bad happenedWed, 05 Apr 2017 17:45:56 +0000This $71.2 Million Diamond Just Set a New World Record flawless stone has a new owner—and a new nameWed, 05 Apr 2017 15:54:56 +0000Watch SpaceX's Recycled Rocket Stick Its Landing reused Falcon 9 booster rocket may usher in an era of cheaper and more frequent trips into spaceWed, 05 Apr 2017 15:38:02 +0000Europe’s Only Known Cavefish Discovered in Germany analyses suggest that the cave loach speedily adapted to its lightless habitatWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:36:26 +0000Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements discovery of the 14,000-year-old village in Canada lends credence to the theory that humans arrived in North America from the coastWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000Now Everyone Can Track Yosemite’s Bears Online park is displaying delayed GPS data on a new website to stop curious humans from scouting out the creatures in real timeWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000France Wants You to Lie on Your Back for 60 Days in the Name of Space Research only if you’re a man Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Second Doomsday Vault—This One to to Preserve Data—Is Opening in Svalbard as the Arctic World Archive, it will store copies of books, archives and documents on special filmWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +000030-Million-Year-Old Tick Full of Monkey Blood Found in Ancient Amber think the tick was plucked from a primate before being dropped in a puddle of sticky tree resinTue, 04 Apr 2017 19:41:56 +0000130 Years Ago, Men Against Women's Suffrage Put Susanna Salter’s Name on the Ballot, were they sorry.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:54:05 +0000London's Parliament Square Will Get Its First Statue of a Woman leader Millicent Garrett Fawcett will join the ranks of 11 statesmen who have been honored with monuments thereTue, 04 Apr 2017 16:48:09 +0000Sriracha Sauce Is Finally Available in Vietnam happens when a cult staple heads to another country?Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:26:11 +0000Brief Vending Machine Delay Helps People Make Better Snack Choices a vending machine withheld junky snacks for 25 seconds, people were slightly more likely to choose a healthier optionTue, 04 Apr 2017 15:07:30 +0000Proposed Test Heats Up the Debate on Solar Geoengineering scientists are moving ahead with plans to investigate using particles to reflect some of the sun's radiationTue, 04 Apr 2017 14:16:35 +0000Manatees Move From Endangered to Threatened conservationists say the species still faces significant threatsMon, 03 Apr 2017 18:30:47 +0000These Tropical Fish Have Opioids in Their Fangs point isn’t to relieve pain—it’s to killMon, 03 Apr 2017 17:59:58 +0000Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper Deadly were obsessed with vividly-colored wallpaper, which is on-trend for this year–though arsenic poisoning is never in styleMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Before Velcro’s Patent Expired, It Was a Niche Product Most People Hadn’t Heard Of hook-and-loop tape's moment in the sun came after others were free to copy itMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000How 148 Tornadoes in One Day in 1974 Changed Emergency Preparedness “super outbreak” flattened towns and killed and injured thousands, all with little warning and in the space of 24 hoursMon, 03 Apr 2017 13:22:11 +0000How Agent Orange Turned This American Small Town Into a Toxic Waste-Ridden Deathtrap“Walking into the houses, many of them were like people had just simply stood up, walked out and never come back”Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Japanese Fleet Killed Over 300 Whales This Season creatures were supposedly collected for the sake of researchFri, 31 Mar 2017 17:30:15 +0000There’s a New World’s Blackest Black it’s really blackFri, 31 Mar 2017 17:11:40 +0000National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft footprints, which had been left in a lakebed by ancient mammals and birds, have been swiped Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:51:16 +0000WWII Marine Buried at Arlington, 73 Years After His Death K. Tye's body went missing after the 1943 Battle of Tarawa. Decades later, his remains were discovered and returned home.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:29:24 +0000Gold Miners Kept Their Sourdough Starters Alive By Cuddling Them Francisco-area miners used sourdough starters as a replacement for commercial leavening agentsFri, 31 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000Nanocars Will Race Across (a Very, Very Tiny Bit of) France and gentlemen, start your moleculesFri, 31 Mar 2017 15:27:44 +0000Researchers Spot Giant, Deep-Sea Octopus Munching on an Unusual Snack cephalopod was chowing down on a jellyfish—long thought unimportant in the food webFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:29:17 +0000The Campaign Is On to Save the Natural History Collections of a Louisiana University school is displacing millions of specimens in favor of a new trackThu, 30 Mar 2017 19:00:18 +0000Happy 159th Birthday to the Modern Pencil patent for this supremely convenient invention didn't last longThu, 30 Mar 2017 18:04:15 +0000This 'Brilliant' Pioneering Psychologist Never Got a Ph.D....Technically "the most brilliant examination" Harvard had ever seen, the school didn't grant degrees to women at the timeThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:53:40 +0000Corrosion Could Bring a Premature End to This Legendary Ship report sounds the alarm on the RMS Queen MaryThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:21:11 +0000Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time are getting serious for the world's most famous bald eaglesThu, 30 Mar 2017 16:52:21 +0000What Kind of Art is the Most Popular?'s not always in museums—and historic name recognition is starting to matter lessThu, 30 Mar 2017 16:04:38 +0000Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Long Overshadowed by Rodin, Opens in France work has long been obscured by her dramatic personal lifeThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:20:02 +0000New Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Move His Arm With His Mind brain implant bypasses the patient's injured spinal cord, allowing him to eat and drink on his ownWed, 29 Mar 2017 20:58:32 +0000NASA Launches the Galaxy’s Most Glorious Space Database you can easily peruse more than 140,000 of the agency's photos, videos and visualizationsWed, 29 Mar 2017 19:24:06 +0000U.S. Heroin Use Has Risen Dramatically Since 2001 males under 45 are most likely to report using the drug Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:00:33 +0000Coca-Cola’s Creator Said the Drink Would Make You Smarter the wine and cocaine drink that preceded it, Coca-Cola was first marketed as a brain tonicWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:52:21 +0000Norway Proposes World's First Mile-Long Tunnel for Ships tunnel would help ships and ferries avoid rough seas around the Stadlandet Peninsula where 33 people have died since World War IIWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:50 +0000