Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 21 Oct 2016 19:13:40 +0000New U.K. Law That Would Pardon Gay Men Once Convicted of Sex Crimes Fails in Parliament private member's bill will not go aheadFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:46:20 +0000Happy 445th Birthday, Caravaggio artist’s gory paintings have captivated art lovers for centuriesThu, 29 Sep 2016 18:37:41 +0000Mission Complete: Rosetta's 12 Year Journey Is Over the early hours of the morning, Rosetta crashed into comet 67P in styleThu, 29 Sep 2016 16:09:42 +0000Scientists Just Discovered a Missing Link Between San Francisco’s Faults of California's most active fault lines appear to be a 118-mile-long fault insteadFri, 21 Oct 2016 19:13:40 +0000London's Natural History Museum Selects Best Wildlife Photos of the Year crows in the local park, to fish in the Pacific and lions in Africa, this year's images show the variety and beauty of life on earthFri, 21 Oct 2016 19:00:14 +0000Iggy Pop Bares More Than Abs in New Art Exhibition About Masculinity meets pencil in an art show that examines the portrayal of masculinity throughout the centuriesFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:58:54 +0000Scientists Stumble on a New Way to Tackle Carbon Emissions: Turn It Into Alcohol surprising new use for nanotechnology essentially reverses combustionFri, 21 Oct 2016 16:21:22 +0000Italy Has a Free Wine Fountain your thirst with what could be the world's most welcome glass of wineFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000This Breathtaking Map Traces Hydrogen Throughout the Milky Way have made the most detailed map of our home galaxy’s hydrogen currently possibleThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:56:42 +0000A Controversial Museum Tries to Revive the Myth of the Confederacy’s “Lost Cause” ideology has been used to whitewash slavery’s role in the Civil War for generationsThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:35:23 +0000Neanderthals May Have Given Us Both Good Genes and Nasty Diseases analysis shows ancient hominds transmitted genes that may have helped us adapt quicker to Europe and Asia. They also gave us HPV.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:01:51 +0000First Dinosaur Fossils Discovered in Alaska's Denali National Park found four small fragments of dino fossils, proving the acidic soil 70 million years ago could have preserved bonesThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:06:56 +0000Schiaparelli Mars Lander Likely Crashed on Descent European Space Agency lost contact with the Schiaparelli probe after it jettisoned its heat shield and deployed its parachuteThu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:32 +0000How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War I blooms help the world commemorate a bloody warThu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:25 +0000Cave Paintings Help Unravel the Mystery of the ‘Higgs Bison' hybrid bovine has been a missing link in the ancestral tree of modern European bisonWed, 19 Oct 2016 19:19:53 +0000How Many Comedy Writers Does It Take to Help A.I. Tell a Funnier Joke? from Pixar and <i>the Onion</i> are on the case to make artificial intelligence seem more humanWed, 19 Oct 2016 19:00:07 +000010,000 Scrotum Frogs Found Dead Near Lake Titicaca 10,000 of the world's largest water frogs were found dead along the Coata River, a tributary of the heavily polluted lakeWed, 19 Oct 2016 18:06:54 +0000What to Know About NASA's Historic Astronaut Beach House famous bungalow is on track to be repaired by 2018 when SpaceX is hoped to launch humans into space once againWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:46:07 +0000The History of Presidential Politics' Most Important Dinner Date decades, the Al Smith Dinner has helped Catholic voters dine and decideWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:49:43 +0000Prize-Winning Photos Capture the Big Beauty of a Microscopic World's Small World Photography Competition celebrates the gorgeous details of natureWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:01:00 +0000A Skeleton Found in a Castle Could Be the Key to Cracking a 17th-Century Cold Case murder mystery complete with royal intrigueTue, 18 Oct 2016 18:49:09 +0000Did a Comet Set Off Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago? glass beads found in New Jersey and Bermuda suggest this dramatic warming period began with an impactTue, 18 Oct 2016 18:41:32 +0000Goodbye, Jia Jia: World's Oldest Captive Panda Dies at Age 38 her long life, Jia Jia helped the dwindling number of pandas bounce backTue, 18 Oct 2016 17:36:22 +0000Hungry for Morel Mushrooms? Head to Yosemite turns out that the shriveled shrooms love forests ravaged by fireTue, 18 Oct 2016 16:19:27 +0000Archaeologists Detect Two Previously Unknown Cavities Beneath Giza’s Great Pyramid don't get too excited just yetTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:53:39 +0000Uranus May Have Been Hiding Two Moons spotted ripples in the planet's rings, which may be tracks left from two tiny moonsTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:56:04 +0000Countries Agree to Cut Harmful Refrigerants: What You Need to Know the weekend, nearly 200 nations agreed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a super greenhouse gas used in air conditioners and refrigerators Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:26:48 +0000An Artist Blanketed Bogota’s Bolívar Square With the Names of Victims of Colombia’s Civil War the dead as the country struggles to make peaceMon, 17 Oct 2016 18:59:09 +0000China Now Has a 20th-Century Architectural Heritage List country with an uneasy relationship to its past will preserve 98 buildings of the 20th century for future generationsMon, 17 Oct 2016 17:27:44 +0000Five Things to Know About the Schiaparelli Probe Heading for a Touchdown on Mars lot is riding on the European Space Agency’s first Mars landerMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:29:00 +0000Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss” 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artworkMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:08:52 +0000New Art Exhibition Celebrates 5,000 Years of Syria's History is more than just a refugee crisisMon, 17 Oct 2016 14:46:52 +0000Craters Are Forming on the Moon Faster Than Anyone Predicted research digs into the changes on the pockmarked lunar surfaceMon, 17 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Creating an Atlas of Human Cells Human Cell Atlas will boldly go where science, surprisingly, hasn’t gone beforeMon, 17 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000There Are Ten Times as Many Galaxies as Previously Thought these latest estimates, two trillion galaxies are scattered throughout the vast universeFri, 14 Oct 2016 19:43:38 +0000China Will Finally Release the Last Tiananmen Square Prisoner Deshun has been in prison for the majority of his lifeFri, 14 Oct 2016 18:59:32 +0000Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors? analysis and DNA evidence suggests the 8,000 life-sized figures in emperor Qin Shi Huang's necropolis owe their inspiration to the GreeksFri, 14 Oct 2016 16:45:01 +0000What to Know Now That the King of Thailand Has Died uncertainty and potential unrest follows the death of the beloved Bhumibol AdulyadejFri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:32 +0000Commercial Modules Are Coming to the International Space Station. But You Can't Visit Anytime Soon, slow steps for private spaceflightFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:42:06 +0000Antarctic Fossil Suggests Ancient Birds Honked Not Sang analysis of two fossils provides the first evidence of ancient noisemakers Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About Bob Dylan it comes to awards, the times are a' changin'—and now the iconic musician is a Nobel laureateThu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:37 +0000Many of NASA's Recent Successes Actually Date Back to the Bush Administration leaps, launches and grand plans for the futureThu, 13 Oct 2016 17:56:53 +0000Discover One of History’s Most Ambitious Maps Waldseemüller's 1507 map was the oldest document to use "America" to describe the body of land between Africa and AsiaThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:50:16 +0000It’s 2016. Here’s How Hungry the World Is than 21 percent of the developing world is in “serious” need of food, according to a new reportThu, 13 Oct 2016 16:06:35 +0000Say Hello to Our Solar System’s Newest Dwarf Planet the dwarf planet could help in the search for Planet NineThu, 13 Oct 2016 15:45:03 +0000Capsules Reveal Once Highly Classified Pieces of WWII Air Campaign shipping barrels opened by the Commemorative Air Force contain one of the more intriguing technologies of the second world warThu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Feeding Silkworms Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Makes Super-Tough Silk diet rich in graphene or carbon nanotubes causes the creatures to produce a fiber twice as strong as normal silkThu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000Obama Just Signed a Law Mandating Diaper Changing Tables in Men's Restrooms BABIES Act will put changing tables in men's rooms in public, federal facilities Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:08:51 +0000Australian Researchers Brew Beer With Yeast Believed to Be from a 220-Year-Old Shipwreck glimpse into the boozy pastWed, 12 Oct 2016 18:18:07 +0000How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living NazisTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:47:52 +0000Athletes Rejoice: Study Shows Sex Before Competitions Is Probably Fine's no evidence that getting down and dirty before sporting events has negative effects—and it may have benefitsTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:40:54 +0000Five Things to Know About Ada Lovelace “Countess of Computing” didn’t just create the world’s first computer program—she foresaw a digital futureTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:16:39 +0000Landmark Settlement Seeks to Address Decades of Harassment Faced by Female Mounties historic apology to women in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police comes with steps to prevent future abuseTue, 11 Oct 2016 17:50:35 +00001,600-Year-Old Feast Unearthed in Alberta at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump have excavated a rare roasting pit with the meal still left insideTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:53:48 +0000Civil War-Era Cannonballs Unearthed by Hurricane Matthew destructive storm dug up some old historyTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:24:53 +0000Major Martian Dust Storms Might Soon Envelope the Red Planet plus for meteorologists but perhaps bad news for roversTue, 11 Oct 2016 15:15:51 +0000 New Study Highlights Coke and Pepsi's Uncomfortable Links to Health Organizations five years, the two soda companies sponsored at least 96 health and medical groupsTue, 11 Oct 2016 13:48:33 +0000Why Ethiopia Just Declared a State of Emergency protests have roiled the fast-growing countryTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Why a Ghanaian University Is Getting Rid of a Statue of Gandhi civil rights leader’s legacy is complicatedMon, 10 Oct 2016 15:42:32 +0000Coming Soon: Otter-Inspired Wetsuits team at MIT has figured out exactly how otter and beaver fur keeps the animals warm in cold waterMon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000New Sanctuary for Rare and Fluffy Wildcats to Open in Siberia their numbers dwindle, the poofy Pallas’ Cats will finally get their own protected parkMon, 10 Oct 2016 11:30:00 +0000How to Save Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters isn't easy to save cultural heritage from the ravages of nature, but a national task force thinks it's worth tryingFri, 07 Oct 2016 20:26:26 +0000This Is What 18th-Century Paris Sounded Like bygone age comes back to life in this painstaking reconstruction of the sounds of 1739Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:30:05 +0000Bumblebees Are Tiny Teachers fuzzy, buzzy creatures are capable of more than you might thinkFri, 07 Oct 2016 16:57:42 +0000Check Out This 3D Tour of a Villa in Ancient Pompeii Swedish Pompeii Project has digitally recreated a wealthy bankers villa and an entire city block using 3D scans from the devastated cityFri, 07 Oct 2016 16:02:57 +0000 Why Those Headlines About Rising Food Costs Are So Confusing's more to the storyFri, 07 Oct 2016 15:23:04 +0000Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Colombian President Who Got Guerillas to Come to the Table Colombia faces an uncertain future, the Nobel Committee recognizes its president who has worked to broker peaceFri, 07 Oct 2016 14:34:32 +0000"Extinct" Variety of Tree Rediscovered at Queen's Palace in Scotland Wentworth elms identified at Holyroodhouse escaped Dutch elm disease, which destroyed millions of other treesThu, 06 Oct 2016 19:12:24 +0000Have Humans Hit Their Maximum Lifespan? say 115 years old is the ceiling for most of us—with a few outliers able to live a bit longerThu, 06 Oct 2016 18:58:16 +0000Colorful Crosswalks Paint the Streets of Madrid art was made to be stepped all overThu, 06 Oct 2016 16:39:13 +0000October Skies Herald Meteor Showers Throughout the Month Draconid and Orionid meteor showers will streak across night skies this monthThu, 06 Oct 2016 16:33:24 +0000Toyota Hopes This Adorable Robot Will Make Japan Less Lonely your $390 best friendThu, 06 Oct 2016 15:43:11 +0000How the Reno Gang Launched the Era of American Train Robberies years ago today, the first-ever train robbery took place in Indiana, setting off decades of shoot outs and bloodshedThu, 06 Oct 2016 15:35:17 +0000Conservationists Butt Heads With U.S. Government Over Red Wolf Repopulation Program judge recently ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to let the endangered wolves stay where they areThu, 06 Oct 2016 15:06:31 +0000Cod May Have Regional "Accents" That Could Spawn Trouble When Breeding fish communication could help scientists learn more about the impact of underwater noise pollutionThu, 06 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000Channel Edward Hopper With a Night in His Bedroom in the childhood home of one of history’s greatest painters Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:09:58 +0000This Art Project Breathes New Life Into Blighted Buildings<i>Breathing Lights</i> will illuminate hundreds of abandoned structures throughout New YorkWed, 05 Oct 2016 18:04:05 +0000Tour the World’s Biggest Manmade Cave in China 816 Nuclear Plant stands as a reminder of a paranoid pastWed, 05 Oct 2016 16:39:48 +0000Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Big Advancements in Ultra-Tiny Machines winning trio created the building blocks of nanomachines that have the potential to revolutionize many fields of science and industryWed, 05 Oct 2016 15:00:11 +0000Botswana Unexpectedly Reverses Course on Ivory Trade southern African nation now supports protection for the animals instead of limited sales of ivoryTue, 04 Oct 2016 18:36:50 +0000$25.5 Million Raphael Painting Discovered in Scottish Manor House art historian working for a BBC television show recognized a painting in a dark corner as the work of the Renaissance masterTue, 04 Oct 2016 18:05:32 +0000Gold Rings Found in Warrior's Tomb Connect Two Ancient Greek Cultures of four gold rings and some 2,000 other recently uncovered objects points to the exchange of ideas and goods between two ancient peoplesTue, 04 Oct 2016 17:56:19 +0000Here’s What Scientists Found in Hawaii’s Mysterious “Twilight Zone” coral reefs reveal their secrets in a study two decades in the makingTue, 04 Oct 2016 17:43:24 +0000Nobel Physics Prize Goes to Exploration of Exotic Matter, Explained in Bagels probed superconductors and superfluids, launching the ongoing hunt for strange phases of matterTue, 04 Oct 2016 16:29:54 +0000Researchers Just Discovered One of the Largest Dinosaur Footprints Ever Found in the Gobi desert, the tracks of the titanosaur show that the beast certainly lived up to its nameTue, 04 Oct 2016 14:28:54 +0000Adiós, Toughie: The Last Known Rabb’s Fringe-Limbed Tree Frog Dies in Atlanta his discovery in 2005, Toughie the frog has been the face of amphibian extinctionTue, 04 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000Campsite Places Humans in Argentina 14,000 Years Ago at the site Arroyo Seco 2 include stone tools and evidence that humans were hunting giant sloths, giant armadillos and extinct horse speciesMon, 03 Oct 2016 19:57:03 +0000Vibrant Lightning Sprites Spark Above Hurricane Matthew photographer’s good eye captures an elusive phenomenonMon, 03 Oct 2016 18:31:33 +0000Watch This Faux Flower Bloom Thanks to Shape-Shifting Plastic developed a new polymer that changes shape over time, which could lead to a new class of medical implantsMon, 03 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +0000Hear the Recreated Voice of Ötzi the Iceman CT scans of the Neolithic man's vocal tract, Italian researchers have approximated the way he pronounced his vowelsMon, 03 Oct 2016 16:33:19 +0000Stolen van Gogh Paintings Recovered After 14 Years police found the two paintings stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam while investigating organized crime in NaplesMon, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:32 +0000Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel Prize for Discovering How Cells Cannibalize Worn Out Parts stripping old engine parts awayMon, 03 Oct 2016 15:09:09 +0000People Really Hate a Newly Repaired Stretch of the Great Wall of China for good reasonMon, 03 Oct 2016 13:48:52 +0000Wikipedia Wants You to Improve Its Coverage of Indigenous Peoples does the site that anyone can edit contain so little coverage of native people?Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:22:01 +0000Doggonit: Genes That Make Fido Human Friendly Also Linked to Mental Disorders’ diversity could make them vulnerable to disorders similar to OCD and autismFri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:57 +0000After 80 Years, New York’s Iconic Carnegie Deli Is Closing for Good iconic jewish deli has served heaps of pastrami in Times Square for decadesFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:54:34 +0000Should Californians Stress Out About the New Earthquake Advisory?'s what you need to knowFri, 30 Sep 2016 16:12:44 +0000These Were the Most-Performed High School Musicals of 2015/2016, kooky and supercalifragilisticexpialidociousFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:42:41 +0000Why Iceland’s Biggest City Turned Off Its Lights for One Night decided to pause in the dark to witness one of Earth’s most beautiful phenomenaFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:15:36 +0000Our Galactic Neighborhood Is Bigger Than Scientists Once Thought spur, hello spiral armFri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Whoops—Dams and Reservoirs Release Tons of Greenhouse Gases study shows reservoirs are actually a major source of carbon emissionsThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:47:55 +0000The Search for Buddy the Kidnapped Penguin Continues students stole and released an endangered African penguin from an Oceanarium. The problem is Buddy doesn't have the skills to surviveThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:28:41 +0000Archaeologist Finds Ancient Roman Coins in 12th-Century Japanese Castle meets westThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:13:41 +0000Why the U.S. Government Is Paying Half a Billion in Settlements to 17 Tribal Governments adds to 95 cases the U.S. has settled with native groups since 2012Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:31:46 +0000When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared Diesel’s fate is still intriguing to this dayThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:47:56 +0000Sorry, Stargazers: There’s No Way to See This Weekend’s Black Moon’s just a trumped-up nickname for a new moonWed, 28 Sep 2016 19:03:56 +0000Over 180 Countries Just Approved a Ban on Pangolin Trafficking’s a big win for a weird little creatureWed, 28 Sep 2016 17:11:12 +0000Welcome the First "Three-Parent" Baby Into the World doctor John Zhang and his team transplanted DNA from one egg to another to prevent a fatal mitochondrial diseaseWed, 28 Sep 2016 16:45:15 +0000Listen to the First Computer-Made Tune on Alan Turing's Synthesizer code-breaker to musical innovatorWed, 28 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000Rule Allows Native Hawaiians to Form Their Own Government rule by the Interior Department will allow indigenous Hawaiians to vote on creating a sovereign government similar to those of Native American tribesWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000You, Too, Could Own a Copy of the Voyager Golden Record records is producing a box set of the album sent into the cosmos to reach out to potential extraterrestrial lifeWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:56 +0000This Speedy, Wall-Crawling Conveyor System Will Now Deliver Books at the New York Public Library a robotic, book-carrying trainWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:33 +0000Rare Painting by a Victorian-Era Artist Found on “Antiques Roadshow” never know what might be lying around the atticWed, 28 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000Evidence Stacks Up for Icy Geysers Erupting on Europa water plumes could give researchers a way to study Jupiter’s moon without drillingTue, 27 Sep 2016 17:04:37 +0000Russian Burger King Campaign Isn't the First to Mix Art and Advertising’s a lot of back-and-forth between these worldsTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:47:38 +0000Nine in Ten People Worldwide Breathe Dangerous Air Every Day WHO just released the most detailed air pollution report ever—and the results are soberingTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:35:32 +0000Channel Childhoods Gone By With This Digital Archive of Victorian Children’s Books nursery rhymes to religious lectures, this digital archive shows how kids read in a bygone ageTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000Scientists Catch Schrödinger’s Cat on Camera cats were harmed in the making of this scienceTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:35 +0000This Documentary Series Will Teach You About World War I in Real Time week-by-week approach to the Great WarTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows How Cats Spread Around the World spread in two waves including moving around Europe on Viking ships, according to researchersTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:15 +0000This Supermarket Sells Only Wasted Food’s a yummy solution to a worldwide problemTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000An 1885 Ship Just Sailed Back to New York City a 16-month-long overhaul, the Wavertree has been restored to her former gloryTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000China Switches on the World's Largest Radio Telescope 1,640 feet across, the massive device will scour the skies for signs of life and new galaxiesMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:09:43 +0000Chinese Malls Are Filled With Sad Animals cities spread, so do depressing mall zoosMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:43:34 +0000A Statue of Lenin Has Finally Come Down from Red New York City of Manhattan’s strangest buildings has lost its mascotMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:33 +0000 How Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower Made Golf the Post-War Pastime charismatic, working-class golfer and beloved president made golf the sport of elites and middle-class duffers for a generationMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000NASA Didn’t Change Your Astrological Sign, Blame It on Earth's Wobbly Rotation is not a scienceMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:00 +0000Getty Instagram Grant Winners Document the Drama of the Everyday teen moms to slices of street lifeMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:29:02 +0000Watch Acoustic Holograms Create Complex Shapes and Levitate Droplets mesmarizing effects are created using only a plastic 3-D printed plate and speakerMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Letter Tells What Al Capone Was Up to in Alcatraz words: prison bandMon, 26 Sep 2016 15:42:54 +0000New Movie Posters Turn Scientists Into Superheroes Center for Infectious Disease Research recasts the fight against disease in a series of movie and comic book-style postersMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:43:34 +0000This Music Was Composed by Climate Change forests make magnificently melancholy listeningFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:43:55 +0000Canada Is Building a Trail That Measures Almost 15,000 Miles 2017, the world’s longest trail will finally be completeFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:59:22 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Society group was the first to split after a single wave of migration out of Africa took place between 51,000 and 72,000 years ago, study showsFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:28 +0000Scientists Virtually Peek Inside Ancient Biblical Charred Scrolls completely burned Biblical text is now readableFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 +0000George Washington’s Biracial Family Is Getting New Recognition National Park Service is finally acknowledging the first president’s biracial familyThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:24 +0000Mexican Police Raid Sawmills to Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat authorities closed down seven illegal logging operations near the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in MichoacánThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:07:48 +0000Water Bear Genes Could Help Protect Space Explorers From Radiation protein produced by tardigrades, a group of microscopic but hardy creatures, protects and repairs DNA damaged by X-raysWed, 21 Sep 2016 19:40:19 +0000Colombian Statue Heads Home After 80 Years slab figure disappeared from Colombia's National Musuem in 1939Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:18:28 +0000This Group Celebrates Kenya’s Religious Diversity by Painting Religious Centers Yellow for pluralismWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:52:05 +0000Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives towns meant to spark memories could help patients with dementiaWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:24:31 +0000Extreme Birdwatching Is a Thing, and This Could Be Its Greatest Year Ever El Niño for a Big Year that's bashing previous recordsWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:22:52 +0000Blind People Can Use Visual Areas of the Brain to Solve Math Problems brain is a highly adaptable organWed, 21 Sep 2016 15:08:22 +0000France Waves 'Au Revoir' to Plastic Tableware it doesn't come from biological sources, the country's new motto is "just say <i>non</i>" Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:33:44 +0000Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Pluto Has That Icy Heart dwarf planet’s geography, atmosphere and chemistry helped form its most famous featureTue, 20 Sep 2016 19:01:06 +0000World's Oldest Fish Hooks Discovered in Okinawa 23,000-year-old barbs are made from snail shell. The discovery shows that early people had the resources to survive on the isolated islandTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:46:00 +0000Scientists Puzzle Over Unusual Mammoth Skull Unearthed in the Channel Islands well-preserved fossil doesn't neatly fit in with other examples of the speciesTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:42:51 +0000A British Jail Is Paying Artistic Tribute to Oscar Wilde, its Most Famous Inmate Smith, Ai Weiwei and others envision what it's like to be <i>Inside</i>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:41:25 +0000Skeleton Pulled From the Antikythera Shipwreck Could Give Clues to Life Aboard the Vessel hope to analyze DNA taken from a skeleton found among the wreckageTue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:56 +0000A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses iconic symbol of the Wild West has a tangled and controversial storyTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Record-Breaking Lightning Strikes Force Redefinition of the Thunderbolt 199.5-mile-long streak captured the title for world's longest and a 7.74-second blast won world's brightestMon, 19 Sep 2016 20:17:13 +0000Amateur Archaeologist Discovers Significant Amount of Scotland's Ancient Rock Art and avid walker George Currie has catalogued 670 pieces of prehistoric rock art in the HighlandsMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:24 +0000Stalking Down Answers: Why Are Some Redwoods White? mysterious pale trees many not just be odd genetic mutations, a new study findsMon, 19 Sep 2016 18:31:28 +0000Augmented Reality Art Imagines What Could Be Seattle’s Weird, Bleak Future envisions mutant flowers and drone-like seaweed that may one day take over a post-climate change SeattleMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:24:37 +0000A New Choral Work Was Inspired by the Death of Matthew Shepard“Considering Matthew Shepard” finds hope inside a story of hateMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:44 +0000Visit the Manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' in New York handwritten novel is in the United States for the first time—along with an exhibition of artifacts from Charlotte Brontë’s brief and brilliant lifeMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:19 +0000You Could Own F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House in the Victorian rowhouse where a career was bornFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:19:26 +0000The Oldest Lighthouse in the United States Just Celebrated 300 Years of Service Boston Light still welcomes sailors to Boston HarborFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:11:45 +0000You’ll Want to Sit on Guggenheim’s Latest Piece, an 18-Karat Golden Toilet Cattelan returns from retirement with this pretentious pottyFri, 16 Sep 2016 17:55:48 +0000This Weekend's Stargazing Triple Threat: Harvest Moon, Eclipse and Possible Supermoon will be the last harvest moon eclipse until 2024Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:14:52 +0000Archaeologists Find Ancient Pot With Traces of 3,000-Year-Old Burnt Cheese ancient mishap gives researchers a peek into Bronze Age lifeFri, 16 Sep 2016 15:29:49 +0000Saplings From the 9/11 Survivor Tree Are Headed to Paris, San Bernardino and Orlando tree is a powerful symbol of resilience and life, even in the most tragic circumstancesFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:40:30 +0000The U.S. Government Is Suing for a Set of Lighthouse Lenses lenses could be worth up to $600,000Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:32:06 +0000Obama Declares the First Atlantic Ocean National Marine Monument the announcement of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, Obama solidifies his legacy as an ocean guardianThu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:47 +0000Earliest Evidence of Indigo Dye Found at Ancient Peruvian Burial Site dyed fabrics represent the earliest known use of indigo in the world, predating Egyptian samples by about 1,600 yearsThu, 15 Sep 2016 19:44:00 +0000People Feel More Tipsy if Their Friends Are Already Drunk perceived levels of intoxication could help cities combat disorderly conductThu, 15 Sep 2016 16:13:14 +0000New Analysis Shows Disputed Maya “Grolier Codex” Is the Real Deal long thought the document was forged, but a recent study suggests otherwiseThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:01:25 +0000Five Things to Know About the Most Recent Census Income Report’s up, but the picture is more complicated than thatThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:46:54 +0000Resupply Helps Trapped Arctic Scientists Scare Off Polar Bear "Siege" sea ice cover at record lows, polar bear conflict with humans becomes more commonThu, 15 Sep 2016 13:40:14 +0000Royal Society Photo Contest Winners Capture Breathtaking Details of Our Rapidly Changing World photos capture moments of stark change in the natural world in the Royal Society’s second annual contestWed, 14 Sep 2016 23:01:00 +0000Behold a Billion Stars in This Stunning New Map of the Milky Way from Gaia satellite data, this stellar new map is the most complete chart of our galaxy to dateWed, 14 Sep 2016 20:48:03 +0000Watch a 10-Ton Ice Cube Melt on a Seattle Square’s a different kind of block partyWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000This Camera Uses Radiation to Read Closed Books need to open a book to read past its coverWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +0000Understanding the Controversy Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline to know as protesters and the oil company continue to clashWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:13 +0000New xkcd Comic Masterfully Shows How Climate Has Changed Through Time through 20,000 years of humorously illustrated climate dataWed, 14 Sep 2016 14:31:41 +0000The Woman in the Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Died at 92, Here's Her Story’s more to the image than meets the eyeWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Four Finds from University of Kansas' Collection of Radical Zines university's Solidarity! Radical Library boasts a collection of almost 1,000 alternative papersWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 Sugar Study Draws Attention to Food Industry’s Sour Secret industries have long opened their wallets to snag a piece of the science pie Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:32:13 +0000Second Ship From Sir John Franklin's 19th-Century Expedition Found years and a day after its sister ship was discovered, Canadian researchers find the H.M.S. <i>Terror</i>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:51:28 +0000The New York Public Library’s Radical Zine Collection Is Now on Display out pamphlets from people like Noam Chomsky and Mumia Abu-JamalTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:56:37 +0000What Will the Memorials of the Future Look Like? underwater trees to mechanical parrots, the memorials of tomorrow don’t look much like the ones that exist todayTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:58 +0000What Does Science Say About the Five-Second Rule? It’s Complicated real world is a lot more nuanced than this simple rule reflectsTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:54 +0000Watch E.coli Evolve Before Your Eyes is how antibiotic resistance happensTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:22:23 +0000Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Painting<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a timeTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:30 +0000Here’s How the Oxford English Dictionary Chooses New Words“YOLO,” “uptalk” and “gender-fluid” have all made the cutTue, 13 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000Pew Research Shows Public Libraries Remain Vital to Communities latest poll shows that the majority of Americans think libraries have the resources they needTue, 13 Sep 2016 14:14:25 +0000These Early Infographics Illustrated the Plight of America’s Poor Kelley used hard numbers to effect changeMon, 12 Sep 2016 19:06:01 +0000Fish Industry On the Hook for Rampant Mislabeling of Species new report identifies rampant fraud in the seafood industryMon, 12 Sep 2016 18:36:47 +0000A Starchy Sixth Sense Could Explain Why Humans Love Carbs tongues may be even more sensitive than once thoughtMon, 12 Sep 2016 16:55:15 +0000There Are Four Giraffe Species—Not Just One downside to this revelation: several of the new species are critically endangeredMon, 12 Sep 2016 16:21:52 +0000This Slo-Mo Sneeze Video Shows Just How Far Spray Clouds Can Spread as it may be, by mapping the ejected sneeze droplets, researchers hope to better control the spread of diseaseMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000Thousands of Toilets Submerged in NY Harbor Go From Bathroom Throne to Oyster Home’s much too soon to eat them, thoughMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:28:35 +0000These Stunning Images Capture the Unseen Beauty of Booze to the magic of polarized light microscopy Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:05:16 +0000This Digital Collection of Babe Ruth’s Scrapbooks Is a Piece of Home Run History Baseball Hall of Fame is sharing its collection with the internetFri, 09 Sep 2016 19:48:56 +0000DNA from 17th-Century Teeth Confirms Cause of London’s Great Plague excavated from a mass grave during London’s Crossrail project yield new clues about the ancient mysteryFri, 09 Sep 2016 18:44:52 +0000Inside the 9/11 Museum’s First Art Show exhibit marks the 15th anniversary of the attacksFri, 09 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0000Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It’s up for Auction handwritten novella captures his feelings toward love at age 26Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:37 +0000North America Is Crazy For Lego Toys and the Manufacturer Can’t Keep Up bricks keep kids and adults coming back for moreFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Austria and Turkey Are Butting Heads Over an Archaeological Dig authorities have shut down a major dig early due to international tensionsFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Five Times Aleppo Was the Center of the World’s Attention the once-regal city survive this moment in the spotlight?Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:25:33 +0000Celebrate 50 Years of International Literacy Day With the British Library, rabbits and Shakespeare: there's something for everybodyThu, 08 Sep 2016 17:27:38 +0000Your Brain Is Full of Magnetic Minerals, and You Might Not Like the Reason Why air pollution for the microscopic minerals that go up your nose and into your nogginThu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:18 +0000Watch OSIRIS-REx Head to the Cosmos to Grab a Scoop of Asteroid Dust, NASA will launch the spacecraft which will travel to the nearby asteroid BennuThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:38:56 +0000Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laos later, a once-secret war still threatens LaotiansThu, 08 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Delayed InSight Mission to Mars Slated to Launch in 2018 redesigned equipment, scientists hope to unearth how the Red Planet came to beWed, 07 Sep 2016 19:46:20 +0000Why Syrian Bakers Are Still Making Bread in Spite of the Civil War are going to great lengths to preserve a little bit of normalcyWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:42:29 +0000Cleaning This Portrait Could Change the Way Historians See Shakespeare only portrait of the Bard made while he was alive might be getting touch-upsWed, 07 Sep 2016 17:09:27 +0000Explore Skulls and Artifacts From a 16th-Century Warship <i>Mary Rose</i> was the pride of Henry VIII’s fleet before it sank at seaWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:10:22 +0000Fuel Your Design Obsession With 200,000 Newly Digitized Artifacts 30 centuries of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum without leaving your computerWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:10 +0000Remembering the Tasmanian Tiger, 80 Years After It Became Extinct, the animal’s memory is alive and well in AustraliaWed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000Don't Miss These Dazzling, Iconic Flower Festivals matter the time of year, it’s always time for a flower festivalTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:02:01 +0000This Is the World’s Best Place for Expats wins big in survey of over 14,000 expatriatesTue, 06 Sep 2016 17:29:35 +0000Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered but Are Still in Danger aren't the only ones in trouble: the state of the great apes is more dire than everTue, 06 Sep 2016 17:29:10 +0000After Two Years of Searching, Comet Lander Philae Finally Found of the small probe come just weeks before the mission ends with Rosetta’s comet touchdownTue, 06 Sep 2016 16:45:47 +0000Awesome New Maps Show Alaska in High-Resolution Detail ArcticDEMs are the first set of detailed elevation maps of the Great White NorthTue, 06 Sep 2016 15:46:43 +0000Identical Twin Puppies Confirmed for the First Time Irish wolfhounds from South Africa shared the same placenta and have the same genetic makeupTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:58:04 +0000Mosquito Sprayers Accidentally "Nuke" Millions of Bees in South Carolina reports of four new Zika cases, Dorchester County aerial sprayed insecticide, destroying several beekeeping operationsFri, 02 Sep 2016 19:31:59 +0000Two Pterosaur Finds Are Helping to Untangle Their Family Tree intact skull and a pint-sized species offer clues to how these creatures evolvedFri, 02 Sep 2016 19:00:06 +0000See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decision can see the document that led to the Supreme Court case that overturned laws barring interracial marriage in the U.S. on displayFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:44:00 +0000One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year don't mourn the death of the printed word just yetFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:31:38 +0000Alabama Library Plans to Enforce Strict Overdue Book Ordinance could face a fine or even spend a night in jail for keeping books too longFri, 02 Sep 2016 17:48:14 +0000Streams Around Baltimore Are Flush With Amphetamines many people are sending drugs down the drain, increasing amounts are ending up in waterwaysFri, 02 Sep 2016 16:26:06 +0000New Project Pairs Modern News Photos with Old Masters"Recognition," winner of Tate's IK Prize, uses machine learning to match artwork with images coming from the 24/7 news cycleFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:07:00 +0000What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums? the longest-running program at the METFri, 02 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000Scholars Uncover Secret Message from Mussolini dictator's self-image lives on deep beneath an obelisk he built to commemorate his own greatnessThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:53:30 +0000The Science Behind Hawaii's Double Hurricane two cyclones in the ocean is not rare, but when they get too close to each other things can get crazyThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:01:46 +0000New York's Highest Court Has Expanded the Definition of What it Means to Be a Parent New York law, parental rights have now become more inclusiveWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:31:40 +0000Now Departing: Some of America’s Most Iconic Train Signs will demolish departure boards in Philadelphia and New YorkWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000New Exhibit Shows Manspreading Has Been Taking up Subway Space for Decades ads show struggles with transit etiquette Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:20:00 +0000Deadly Fungal Infections Are Growing Antibiotic Resistance used in agriculture may be impacting the effectiveness of some medicinesWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:54:56 +0000Unnerving Find: Cells That Control Goosebumps and Nipple Erections new study documents eight new types of nerve cells, including ones that control sweating and blood flowWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:10:00 +0000Could You Solve the Case of the Missing Mystery Heirs? you related to Clifton Robbins? You could receive royalties from his 21st-century publisherWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The U.S. Government Is Buying Tons of Eggs and Cheese Depression-Era program is helping bail out America’s egg and dairy farmersWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000That "Strong" SETI Signal Probably Isn't Aliens folks, E.T. is still not phoning homeTue, 30 Aug 2016 21:16:20 +0000You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks life in the Civilian Conservation Corps is preserved in a new National Park Service archiveTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:54:32 +0000The Remains of 400-Year-Old Scottish Soldiers Will Be Reburied in England soldiers were captured by Oliver Cromwell's forces following the Battle of DunbarTue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000Crew From NASA's Yearlong Mars Simulation Finally Emerges From the Dome Martians say aloha to a challenging experiment Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:09:31 +0000The U.K. Bans Queen Victoria’s Coronet From Leaving British Soil government has placed the artifact under an export ban in hopes a collector will keep it in-countryTue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Read a Chilling Letter From Bonnie and Clyde $40,000? You could own an angry letter from the vengeful duo Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:08:03 +0000Rare Dodo Composite Skeleton Goes On Sale British auction house is selling one of only a dozen known dodo skeletons, put together by a collector from the bones of several birds Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:15:31 +0000The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Hiding Another Massive Reef iconic coral reef sits above an even deeper oneMon, 29 Aug 2016 19:11:53 +0000Rare Great White Shark Nursery Discovered Off the Coast of New York find North Atlantic great whites spend their first 20 years in the waters off Montauk, Long IslandMon, 29 Aug 2016 18:24:22 +0000New Exhibition Shares Rare Ansel Adams Photos of the American West breathtaking early works by the iconic photographerMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11:45 +0000Mesmerizing Animation Shows Potential Animal Escape Routes in a Warming World"Migrations in Motion" models the journeys over 2,900 species may take to find new habitatsMon, 29 Aug 2016 13:40:30 +0000President Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Protected Areaānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is now twice the size of TexasFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:40:17 +0000After 52 Years, the War Between Colombia and the FARC Will End out of five of the decades-long conflict's dead were civiliansFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:28 +0000Discovery of a New Class of Galaxies Challenges Our Understanding of How Galaxy Formation Works 44 near the Coma cluster has the same mass as the Milky Way but only 1 percent of the visible matterFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:49:29 +0000France’s Top Court Overturns Burkini Ban swimmers may keep wearing what they pleaseFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:05 +0000The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home From Gentrification new kind of Harlem renaissance is threatening the home of one of America's greatest poetsFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:16:11 +0000Help Crowdsource the History of Wine University of California, Davis, is looking for online volunteers to help catalog and describe 5,200 wine labelsFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Canadian Fishermen Caught Fabled 650-Pound, Century-Old Sturgeon “Pig Nose,” the fish was quickly released back into the wildFri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Playing the Bagpipes Can Literally Kill You as “Bagpipe Lung,” the reaction can wreak havoc on your respiratory systemFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:30:00 +0000This Algorithm Lets You “Write” Like the Greats words, their handwritingFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Calling All Conspiracy Theorists: Alaska's "Mind-Control Lab" Is Hosting an Open House on who you ask, HAARP can control minds, weather, and even earthquakesThu, 25 Aug 2016 20:28:34 +0000Hearst Castle Has a Brush With California's Wildfires were ready to evacuate the Hearst Estate, now a state park and museum full of priceless art, furniture and historyThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:15 +0000Coffee Consumption Could Be in Your Genes new study shows a genetic variation in caffeine metabolism may lead some to drink a little less joeThu, 25 Aug 2016 18:52:26 +0000This Robot Is Soft and Squishy Inside and Out—No Wires or Batteries Necessary"Octobot" uses a deceptively simple fuel source and inspiration from the depths of the seaThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:56:05 +0000Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Time from hieroglyphics on monuments, tombs and papyri, the book will present tales few outside of academia have readThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:48 +0000Explore Some of America's Greatest National Parks in Virtual Reality next best thing to celebrating the Centennial in personThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:36:26 +0000Astronomers Have Discovered an Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Backyard what would potential life look like on this planetary neighbor?Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:29:29 +0000Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich Manuscript, which has stumped scholars for over a centuryWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:40 +0000Maine Just Got the Nation’s Newest National Monument Woods and Waters National Monument could one day become a national parkWed, 24 Aug 2016 17:24:37 +0000At 75 Pounds, This Could Be the World's Largest Pearl Filipino fisherman found the massive gem over a decade ago and kept it as a good luck charmWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:46:54 +0000Scan Reveals Rare, 500-Year-Old Mesoamerican Manuscript imagery reveals hidden Mixtec paintings and glyphs on the 16-foot, deer-hide Codex SeldenWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:40:00 +0000Inside the Upcoming Memorial and Museum Dedicated to Lynching Victims slavery to segregation to mass incarcerationWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000The Geology Behind Italy’s Catastrophic Quake magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the Apennine Mountains—and given the region’s geology, that’s no surpriseWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:01:48 +0000