Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenThu, 30 Mar 2017 18:04:15 +0000Poland Is Searching For the Last Living Auschwitz Guards database lays out details of the SS guards and commanders who carried out some of history's most terrible crimesTue, 31 Jan 2017 14:58:02 +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 +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 +0000Museum Devoted to Camille Claudel, Mistress of Rodin, Opens in France work has long been overshadowed 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 +0000N.W.A., NPR Among This Year’s National Recording Registry Inductees latest class of 25 also includes Judy Garland and Vin ScullyWed, 29 Mar 2017 16:12:57 +0000Can Playing Tetris Block Traumatic Memories? research suggests that the engaging, visual-spatial nature of the game may disrupt the formation "intrusive memories"Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:36:57 +0000 Before 1929, Nobody Thought the President Needed a Telephone in his Office Hoover got a phone in the Oval Office over fifty years after the White House first got a switchboardWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Bob Dylan Will (Finally) Collect his Nobel Prize for Literature the songwriter won't be delivering a Nobel Lecture at this timeWed, 29 Mar 2017 13:40:23 +0000Mice Have Called Human Houses Home for 15,000 Years before the dawn of agriculture, house mice plagued homesWed, 29 Mar 2017 13:39:53 +0000Panther Kittens Spotted in Florida Give Hope for Their Species' Survival cameras caught a mother panther trailed by two kittensWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000People Piqued by Plans to Place LED Lights in Rome of the energy-efficient lights take a dim view to the city's new bulbsWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Budweiser Clydesdales’ First Gig Was the End of Prohibition Busch, born on this day in 1899, came up with the concept of the Budweiser Clydesdales to celebrate the repeal of anti-liquor lawsTue, 28 Mar 2017 18:28:01 +0000Ancient Egyptian Shroud Gets New Life After Rediscovery in Scottish Museum Collections shroud, which dates to Egypt's Roman period, is etched with a hieroglyphic inscription and "unusual" art Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:14:43 +0000This 17th-Century Anatomist Made Art Out of Bodies human bodies in this way still happens–and it’s controversialTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:51:23 +0000How Detroit Went from Motor City to the Arsenal of Democracy already had car manufacturing capability: that turned into war production capability in the early 1940sTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle, Reenacted on a Microchip are complicated, but they’re no match for persistent bioengineersTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:42:20 +0000English-Speaking Cameroon Hasn’t Had Any Internet for 70 Days shutdown targets the country's two Anglophone regionsTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:10:39 +0000World’s Largest Gold Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum appear to have snuck through a window before making off with the almost 221-pound coinTue, 28 Mar 2017 13:35:31 +0000The Guillotine's Namesake Was Against Capital Punishment contrary to popular myth, he died of natural causes, not by beheadingTue, 28 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000Naval Base Believed to Have Been Used in the Legendary Battle of Salamis Found have discovered the harbor in Salamis' Ampelakia Bay where the Greek fleet prepared to battle the much larger Persian navyTue, 28 Mar 2017 12:45:21 +0000Gender-Neutral Pronoun “They” Adopted by Associated Press journalist’s bible will finally help reporters talk about non-binary people Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:23:23 +0000San Diego Breweries Experiment With Recycled Water and Ballast Point Breweries both created beers made from highly purified waste waterMon, 27 Mar 2017 20:21:31 +0000Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia print was among twenty-one types left behind 130 million years agoMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:36:36 +0000Researchers Turn Spinach Leaves Into Beating Heart Tissues living leaves could eventually become patches for the human heartMon, 27 Mar 2017 17:36:01 +0000Another Use for Viagra: Curing Hamster Jet Lag works—but only for hamsters (and maybe people) traveling eastMon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancer-Causing Mutations Are Unavoidable, Study Claims it's complicated—and the medical community is not in agreement about the new findingsMon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Charter Flight Takes Passengers to See the Southern Lights first "Flight to the Lights" took 130 skygazers to get up close with the Aurora AustralisFri, 24 Mar 2017 19:34:56 +0000This Couple Just Donated Their Collection of More Than a Million Insects O’Briens have carried on a decades-long love affair with the critters—and each otherFri, 24 Mar 2017 18:56:46 +0000This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth’s a bright idea that just might help humans create solar fuel Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:42:20 +0000Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline say that the pipeline will bolster job development in the U.S., but opponents worry about the project's environmental impactFri, 24 Mar 2017 17:18:55 +0000George Orwell Wrote '1984' While Dying of Tuberculosis, like thousands around the globe today, struggled with tuberculosis for many years before finally succumbing to the diseaseFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:11:12 +0000Cloud Atlas Adds First New "Species" in Almost 70 Years update includes 12 new cloud-related features, including volatus clouds, contrails, and wave-like asperitas discovered by citizen scientistsFri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:04 +0000This Eccentric 19th-Century Transportation Magnate May Have Inspired Jules Verne Francis Train traveled around the world three times in his increasingly weird lifeFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:47 +0000Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel nine months, the troops waited for orders to advance into Jerusalem. And while they waited, they drankFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Mount Etna’s Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the volcano's glowing lavaFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:54:43 +0000New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree analysis of dino fossils suggests that <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> and its relatives may be on the wrong side of the treeFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:25:42 +0000After Intense Downpour, Superblooming California Has a Problem a word: weeds Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Website Documents 100 Years of Japanese Animation propaganda to experimental cartoons, these films showcase the early days of a national art formFri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Facial Reconstruction of Medieval Man Sheds Light on England’s “Ordinary Poor”"Context 958" lived a harsh life and died destituteThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:01 +0000India's Ganges and Yamuna Rivers Are Given the Rights of People few days after a New Zealand river gained the rights of personhood, an Indian court has declared that two heavily polluted rivers also have legal statusThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:03:13 +0000Blind People’s Brains Rewire Themselves to Enhance Other Senses study finds marked differences between the brains of blind and sighted peopleThu, 23 Mar 2017 17:30:04 +0000Vandals Deface Rock Art In Chad's Ennedi World Heritage Site were written in French and Arabic on some of the area's rock art, which can date back as far as 8,000 yearsThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:42:00 +0000San People of South Africa Issue Code of Ethics for Researchers much-studied population is the first indigenous people of Africa to develop such guidelinesThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:02:29 +0000Ancient Crustacean Named After David Attenborough name, ‘Cascolus ravitis,’ is an allusion to the legacy of the beloved naturalistThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:55 +0000This Innovator Thought Elevators Should Be Round Cooper thought that round would be the most efficient shape for elevators, and requested an elevator shaft designed accordinglyThu, 23 Mar 2017 15:43:49 +0000Newly Discovered Color Movies Show Herbert Hoover’s Softer Side Hooverball to White House frolics, you've never seen the staid president quite like thisThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:58:42 +0000Wildfires Have Already Charred Over 2 Million Acres This Year fire season has gotten off to its fastest start in over a decade, with massive grass fires charring the southwest and plains statesThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:42:42 +0000Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero revolutionized mathematics, and then was forgotten because she was a womanThu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Flirtatious 100-Million-Year-Old Damselflies Found Frozen in Amber are learning about how insects evolved from their ancient come-hither danceThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:56:45 +0000Watch Declassified Nuclear Bomb Tests Online physicist Greg Sprigg has spent five years declassifying, digitizing and reanalyzing film of the U.S.'s 210 open air nuclear detonationsWed, 22 Mar 2017 19:48:17 +0000The Mime Who Saved Kids From the Holocaust Marceau is history’s most famous mime, but before that, he was a member of the French ResistanceWed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Saxophone Was Made of Wood The instrument was patented by–you guessed it–Adolphe Sax, on this day in 1846Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Tour Company Offers (Very Expensive) Dives to 'Titanic' Wreckage a mere $105,129 per person, thrill-seekers can explore the ruins of the ill-fated shipWed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000One of Christianity's Holiest Sites Gets Its Grand Unveiling team of 50 experts spent nine months cleaning and reinforcing the shrine that is believed to be above Jesus' tombWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Norwegians Are Named 2017's Happiest People countries take the top spots in the annual World Happiness ReportTue, 21 Mar 2017 20:49:27 +0000New Fund Pledges to Protect Cultural Heritage from War and Terror and philanthropists join together to safeguard one another’s priceless treasuresTue, 21 Mar 2017 19:50:23 +0000This Magnetic Map Shows Earth as You’ve Never Seen It Before a new, super high-res view of Earth’s magnetic fieldTue, 21 Mar 2017 18:03:56 +0000Mars May Have Had a Ring in the Past and Could Have One in the Future red planet's moon may have broken apart into a ring of debris and reformed several times over the planet's historyTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:46:50 +0000Crusader Shipwreck, Likely From the Siege of Acre, Discovered boat in the Bay of Haifa included ceramics and a stash of gold coinsTue, 21 Mar 2017 17:15:02 +0000The Sea Turtle That Ate 915 Coins Has Died death comes two weeks after vets tried to save her life with a seven-hour surgeryTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:55:09 +0000This Art Deco Office Tower Was the Master Work of 'The Architect of Detroit' Kahn designed numerous buildings and factories, this is the one that’s come to define his workTue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Game Turns James Joyce’s Most Notorious Novel Into Virtual Reality will it make you want to finish <i>Ulysses</i>?Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:38:09 +0000Man Charged After Slashing Gainsborough Painting at the National Gallery, preliminary reports suggest that "The Morning Walk" can be repairedTue, 21 Mar 2017 13:12:35 +0000Why Puppets (and Puppeteers) Are Still Important aren't just children's toys, as this look into the Smithsonian's collection showsTue, 21 Mar 2017 12:20:00 +0000France’s Famous High School Exam Will Soon Feature Its First Woman Author da La Fayette will infuse a much-needed POV into France’s literary curriculumTue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Sesame Street to Introduce Julia, a Muppet with Autism characters are confused by Julia’s behavior, but they come to embrace her differencesMon, 20 Mar 2017 18:29:17 +0000Chile Designates 11 Million Acres of Land as National Parks by the donation of 1 million acres of privately owned land, the country is adding five parks to its systemMon, 20 Mar 2017 17:14:53 +0000Chef Boyardee Was A Real Person’s more: Hector Boiardi was a respected chef who even helped cater Woodrow Wilson’s second weddingMon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Repeat Bleaching Destroys Massive Swaths of the Great Barrier Reef ocean temperatures have taken a toll on the World Heritage Area Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:50:46 +0000How the Remarkable Tardigrade Springs Back to Life after Drying Out particular protein helps these these tiny critters survive dehydration for over a decade at a timeMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:35:18 +0000White Southerners Said “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Was Fake News its author published a “key” to what’s true in the novelMon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:30 +0000High-Pressure Pockets Cause Fiery Blast at Mount Etna people were injured in the surprise blastFri, 17 Mar 2017 20:21:48 +0000So Is 'Mona Lisa' Smiling? A New Study Says Yes to other similar images, the masterpiece's mouth registered as happy to almost 100 percent of the participantsFri, 17 Mar 2017 19:07:47 +0000This New Zealand River Just Got the Legal Rights of a Person’s the end of more than a century of struggleFri, 17 Mar 2017 17:58:19 +0000L.M. Montgomery’s Ontario Home Will Open As a Museum living in the village of Norval, the beloved author enjoyed stunning literary success. But this chapter of her life was tinged with darknessFri, 17 Mar 2017 17:41:53 +0000At 1.6 Billion Years Old, These Fossils Could Be the Oldest Complex Life types of ancient red algae-like fossils captivate scientists, but many questions remainFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:06:56 +0000The World’s First Solar-Powered Satellite is Still Up There After 59 Years tiny grapefruit-sized satellite will still be up there well into the 2100s if we don’t take it downFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Did Catherine Parr Write a Propaganda Song for Henry VIII?'Gaude gloriosa Dei mater,' purportedly penned by the king’s sixth wife, will be performed in London for the first time in more than 470 yearsFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:24:12 +0000Washington’s Army Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day to Cure Winter Blues declared the day a holiday in an attempt to raise morale and acknowledge the army's many soldiers of Irish descentFri, 17 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Don’t Get Too Excited About That Viral Goldfish “Wheelchair” contraption, though surely built with the best intentions, may do more harm than good.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:32:05 +0000Utah Chooses New State Works of Art rock art and Robert Smithson's “Spiral Jetty” are poised to become state symbolsThu, 16 Mar 2017 19:26:45 +0000Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick associations join forces to sound the alarm on climate change and human healthThu, 16 Mar 2017 17:34:42 +0000A Missing Oxford Comma Just Changed the Course of a Court Case it pedantic, but comma wars are a thingThu, 16 Mar 2017 17:29:52 +0000Check Out the Most Detailed Tornado Simulation So Far supercomputer created a simulation of the F5 "El Reno" tornado which devastated part of Oklahoma in 2011Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:19:32 +0000The Idea of Surgeons Washing Their Hands is Only 150 Years Old world of surgery before that was much grosser and less effectiveThu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Netflix Will Finish Orson Welles’ Last Film <i>The Other Side of the Wind</i> live up to its iconic reputation? Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:01:40 +0000Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year comparison, whales eat up to 500 million tons annuallyThu, 16 Mar 2017 14:46:32 +0000The First Description of Allergies Was Published On This Day in 1844 Bostock was a British doctor suffering from what he called “summer catarrh”Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Contest Winners Capture the Eerie Beauty of Medical Imagery stained mice placenta to an implant in the eye, this year's Wellcome Image Award recipients highlight the beauty of scienceThu, 16 Mar 2017 13:45:42 +0000Researchers Find the First Naturally Fluorescent Frog Species polka-dot tree frog emits a blue-green glow under UV light, which is an unusual feature for land-dwelling crittersWed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:43 +0000Five Things You Didn’t Realize Were Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities 1965, the agency has bestowed more than 63,000 humanities-related grantsWed, 15 Mar 2017 17:45:19 +0000China Approves Massive National Park to Protect Its Last Big Cats 5,600-square-mile reserve along the Russian border will safeguard rare Amur leopards and Siberian TigersWed, 15 Mar 2017 17:28:36 +0000This Patent Was the Hallmark of an Aerosol Whip Cream Empire “Bunny” Lapin had already made Reddi-Wip a national concern when he finally received the patent for the aerosolizing whip cream nozzleWed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Scientists Successfully Grow Potatoes in Mars-Like Soils potatoes grow on the red planet? The International Potato Center is on the caseWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:40:54 +0000The First-Ever Blood Bank Opened 80 Years Ago Today inventor also coined the term "blood bank"Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Killed Northern Australia’s Mangroves? year’s massive die-off was the largest ever observedTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:56:19 +0000Thornbury Castle, Honeymoon Spot of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, On Sale for $10.3 million property boasts boasts 28 bedrooms, sprawling Tudor gardens and restaurant experience in the dungeonsTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:02:11 +0000Why Did This Australian Lake Turn Bright Pink? weather, scant rainfall and high salt levels have created a perfect storm for pinknessTue, 14 Mar 2017 17:31:20 +0000NASA Spots India's Long-Lost Lunar Orbiter had been missing for eight yearsTue, 14 Mar 2017 17:20:31 +0000Is Winter Storm Stella a "Weather Bomb"? storm battering the northeastern U.S. is expected to undergo "bombogenesis." Just what does that mean?Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:56:55 +0000Why South Korea’s National Archive Uprooted 12 Japanese Trees kaizuka trees represent a long and complicated history with the country's former colonial occupierTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:22:17 +0000The Man Who Dug JFK’s Grave, Twice Pollard dug graves in the Arlington National Cemetery for more than thirty yearsTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Worked Feverishly to Excavate Colonial-Era Graves at Philly Construction Site First Baptist Cemetery was supposed to have been moved in 1859, but as it turned out many of the graves were left behindTue, 14 Mar 2017 14:13:12 +0000Getting Married on Pi Day is a Thing, there are indications that couples who get married on special dates might not have the same chance of succeedingTue, 14 Mar 2017 13:30:00 +0000Scientists Spot Hundreds of Humpback Whales Feeding in Massive Groups normally solitary creatures gathered off the southwestern coast of South Africa, puzzling researchersMon, 13 Mar 2017 20:15:46 +0000Researchers Float (Unlikely) Theory That Jane Austen Died of Arsenic Poisoning contested hypothesis says the author’s glasses may offer new insight into her deathMon, 13 Mar 2017 18:35:33 +0000The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years Greenwood became an earmuff tycoon whose factory kept his hometown in businessMon, 13 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000Celebrate Sunshine Week By Transcribing Once Top-Secret Documents National Archives wants you…to make documents more accessible to future generations Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:22:20 +0000Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station VR simulation turns you into an orbiting astronaut Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:08:34 +0000Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting "Tower of the Blue Horses" is gone, but not forgottenMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:16:44 +0000The Bizarre Beliefs of Astronomer Percival Lowell's theories were treated with skepticism even in his own lifetimeMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site lunch counter where John Lewis and others were arrested will now be part of a soul food eatery and music venue Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000Man Crosses the Atlantic On a Stand-Up Paddleboard African surfer Chris Bertish spent 93 days paddling 4,050 miles between Morocco and AntiguaFri, 10 Mar 2017 22:20:13 +0000Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo may be a likeness of Ramses II, ancient Egypt's most powerful rulerFri, 10 Mar 2017 21:02:42 +0000Are Fast Radio Bursts from Alien Spacecraft? It's Unlikely, but Possible new paper raises the (distant) possibility that the unusual high-energy bursts from the cosmos are from intergalactic shipsFri, 10 Mar 2017 19:10:54 +0000“Pink Noise” May Improve Sleep and Memory in Older Adults new study has found that sound stimulation at night can lull people into a deep sleepFri, 10 Mar 2017 19:09:29 +0000Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows a human partner withheld tasty snacks, the dogs got sneakyFri, 10 Mar 2017 18:35:46 +0000One of Saturn's Moons is Making Astronomers Hungry images of the tiny moon are drawing comparisons to a ravioli, empanadas, walnuts, hamburgers...nom, nom, nomFri, 10 Mar 2017 17:22:55 +0000Don't Judge the Book-of-the-Month Club By Its Cover today you might associate its name with staid offerings, the club’s first book was by an openly queer authorFri, 10 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Ancient Brain Training Technique Can Boost Memory who practiced the Memory Palace method for 40 days showed changes in brain activity and improved memory months laterFri, 10 Mar 2017 15:12:26 +0000During (and After) WWII, Some States Had Year-Round Daylight Saving Time 1963 'Time Magazine' article called it "a chaos of time"Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Malta's Iconic Azure Window Crumbles Into the Sea limestone arch on the island of Gozo was expected to stand several more decades, but a vicious storm Wednesday took out the natural wonderThu, 09 Mar 2017 22:10:46 +0000Collection of Alexander Hamilton’s Documents Can Now Be Viewed Online them are Hamilton's first report as Secretary of Treasury, and a steamy love letter to his wifeThu, 09 Mar 2017 20:43:54 +0000History Film Forum Hashes Out Truth and Myth in Hollywood four-day Forum looks into time travel, black America, Poe and other depictions of history in the mediaThu, 09 Mar 2017 19:22:42 +0000Bumblebees May Smell Each Other's Footprints to Keep Track of Flowers a new study, bumblebees were able to discriminate the foot odor left behind by their nestmates, strange bees and themselvesThu, 09 Mar 2017 18:47:33 +0000California’s Bunny Museum Hops to a New Home previous location could not contain the museum’s 33,000 “artifacts”Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:09:34 +0000Two States Have Gone to Court to Keep the KKK From Adopting a Highway 2016, Georgia's Department of Transportation actually put the program on hold so it wouldn't have to respond to the hate group's applicationThu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Germans Invented the Autobahn. Now They’re Building a Superhighway for Bikes cyclist’s dream will soon be reality in BerlinThu, 09 Mar 2017 16:25:52 +0000Pollens Found in Grave of Bronze Age Woman Paint Picture of Bygone Scotland do they shed light on the mystery of the woman’s death?Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:49:22 +000014-Year-Old Boy Discovers Remains of German Fighter Plane and Its Pilot Rom Kristiansen was learning about WWII in school when he decided to look for a lost warplaneWed, 08 Mar 2017 22:19:15 +0000Why (Part of) the International Space Station Will Soon Be the Coldest Place in the Universe icebox-like lab will help scientists get a grip on a phenomenon that’s hard to spot on Earth Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:59:32 +0000Next-Gen Lightning Tracker Photographs Storms From Space in Stunning Detail of the GOES-16 weather satellite, the geosynchronous imager promises to improve storm detection and reveal the secrets of thunderboltsWed, 08 Mar 2017 19:45:50 +0000See the First Video of One of the World's Rarest Whales 46 second clip of several True's beaked whales was taken by students and teachers on a field trip in the Azore Islands in 2013Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:02:39 +0000The Horrible Fate of John Casor, The First Black Man to be Declared Slave for Life in America people in early America weren't slaves. After this lawsuit, they could beWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, Mistakenly Attributed to Her Brother, Premieres Under Her Name Royal College of London performed the Easter Sonata in honor of International Women's DayWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:23:15 +0000The American Garment Workers Who Helped Inspire International Women’s Day in the garment industry were some of the first to empower women in the industrial workforceWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:03:00 +0000Is This the Happiest Place in America? For the second time in a row, Gallup-Healthways ranked this Florida city first for overall well-beingTue, 07 Mar 2017 20:55:46 +0000Failure at One of These 15,000 American Dams Would Be Fatal quiet crisis is afoot as the nation's infrastructure agesTue, 07 Mar 2017 20:00:14 +0000Antonin Scalia’s Papers Find a Home at Harvard Law Supreme Court justice left behind a substantial legal and archival legacyTue, 07 Mar 2017 19:44:24 +0000What Killed More Than Half a Dozen of the Bahamas' Swimming Pigs? and sand-tainted snacks might be the reason for the recent deathsTue, 07 Mar 2017 18:42:29 +0000WHO Warns That Pollution Is Killing Millions of Children reports say that one in four deaths of young people under the age of five can be attributed to the environmentTue, 07 Mar 2017 18:02:37 +0000The Letters of Abigail and John Adams Show Their Mutual Respect still have 1,160 of their letters, written across the years of their marriageTue, 07 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Grey Gardens Estate Is on the Market for $20 Million feline tenants have been evictedTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:24:39 +0000Here Are All The Discoveries That Had To Happen Before Two Scientists Could Find DNA’s Structure and Crick weren’t the only ones working on the problems of humanity's genes, by a long shotTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First Breakfast Cereal, Granula, Had to Be Soaked Before Being Eaten by a doctor and health reformer, the brittle cakes were not an instant successTue, 07 Mar 2017 13:10:00 +0000Censored Iranian Film Gets First Public Release, 27 Years After Its Debut mysterious plan to steal <i>The Nights of Zayandeh-rood</i> from government archives helped bring the film to a London theaterTue, 07 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000When it Comes to Predicting Solar Storms, Space May Not Be the Place new study shows that earth-based observations can get warnings out soonerMon, 06 Mar 2017 23:05:38 +0000This Sea Turtle Ate 11 Pounds of Coins removed the 900+ coins from Omsin the turtle's stomach after they noticed she was acting erraticMon, 06 Mar 2017 20:52:37 +0000Skeletons Found Under a Florida Wine Shop May Be Some of America’s First Colonists skeletons, found in St. Augustine, Florida, likely date to the first decades of the oldest European settlement in the United StatesMon, 06 Mar 2017 18:55:43 +0000Nosy Researchers Are Sniffing a Vintage Library’s all an effort to recreate an olfactory landscape of yoreMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:46 +0000President James Buchanan Directly Influenced the Outcome of the Dred Scott Decision's remembered as a president who tried to unify a fractured nation with little success, doing damage along the wayMon, 06 Mar 2017 16:00:44 +0000Amsterdam Is Widening Some of Its Canals, the city’s iconic Central Station will look more like its old selfMon, 06 Mar 2017 15:59:01 +0000Happy 80th Birthday to the First Woman in Space spent almost three days in space on her first flightMon, 06 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000NASA Spacecraft Has Close Call With One of Mars’ Moons unattended, MAVEN and Phobos could have collided Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:57:13 +0000Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial, Bubbles and FreddyFri, 03 Mar 2017 20:17:54 +0000Genes of the Last Woolly Mammoths Were Riddled with Bad Mutations, Study Finds they died out, they lost their sense of smell and suffered from heartburnFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:56:03 +0000New Definition Would Make the Moon and Pluto Planets suggested update to the International Astronomical Union criteria would add over 100 planets to the solar systemFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:28:22 +0000Five-Year Photo Project Captures the Sistine Chapel in High-Res Detail in a new set of books, the 1:1 photos will be used by restorers to restore and assess damage to Michaelangelo's masterpiecesFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:24:48 +0000Large Hadron Collider Gets "Open Heart Surgery" massive physics experiment in Switzerland is receiving an upgradeFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:03:32 +0000Scientists Think These Skulls May Be New Human Ancestor fossils combine early human, Neanderthal features Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:17:31 +0000George W. Bush Displays Portraits of Military Veterans former president honors 66 members of the armed services in the show "Portraits of Courage," which just opened at the George W. Bush CenterFri, 03 Mar 2017 17:52:16 +0000A Pound Cake Was Originally Made With Four Pounds of Ingredients Americans today don't bake using pounds and ounces, but cups and teaspoonsFri, 03 Mar 2017 16:31:29 +0000Why Stamps Cost the Same Anywhere in the Country Postal Act of 1845 was just the beginning of a process of postal standarization that took many yearsFri, 03 Mar 2017 15:20:00 +0000African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, and Nobody Knows Why's less than any other animal on recordThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:49:43 +0000Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor hand-painted mirror, decorated with a painting of the philosopher, was discovered in the tomb of short-lived ruler Liu HeThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:32:17 +0000This Short-Lived 1930s Speakeasy Was a Sanctuary for Gay Londoners now you can visit a recreationThu, 02 Mar 2017 20:26:18 +0000NASA Wants the Public to Log In to Help Find Planet 9 scientists can examine photos to help discover a new planet, which recent evidence suggests is hiding at the edge of the solar systemThu, 02 Mar 2017 19:27:36 +0000Lou Reed’s Papers Have Found a Home vicious Velvet Underground frontman will live on at the New York Public LibraryThu, 02 Mar 2017 18:09:03 +0000The Horrors of the 'Great Slave Auction' largest sale of enslaved people ever to take place in the U.S. tore families apartThu, 02 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000Researchers Decipher Recipe Believed to Treat Medieval Mystic find came to light thanks to a multi-spectral analysis on the manuscript of Margery Kempe's autobiographyThu, 02 Mar 2017 16:58:36 +0000Dr. Seuss Had an Imaginary Daughter Named Chrysanthemum-Pearl Seuss Geisel created the character with his first wife, Helen Palmer GeiselThu, 02 Mar 2017 16:33:09 +0000Tracking Collars Can Lead Poachers Straight to Animals, Scientists Warn study says that the new technology could hurt more than it helpsThu, 02 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +0000Heirs of Holocaust Victim Invoke New Law in Suit Over Two Schiele Drawings family of Fritz Grunbaum claims the works were stolen by NazisThu, 02 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Peak Bloom for This Year's Cherry Blossoms May Be Earliest On Record National Parks Service has predicted when everyone's favorite trees will reach peak bloomWed, 01 Mar 2017 21:17:17 +0000Tanning Beds Cause $343 Million in Medical Bills a Year new study has calculated the steep cost of a not-so-healthy glow Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:31:13 +0000Scientists Think They’ve Found the Oldest Fossil Ever controversial claim suggests that microbes lived on Earth half a billion years earlier than thought Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:14:06 +0000LEGO Is Making a Women of NASA Set toy company selected Maia Weinstock's proposal to celebrate the space agency's female pioneers during its Lego Ideas competitionWed, 01 Mar 2017 19:29:39 +0000Take a Peek at the Mesmerizing "Cosmic Jellyfish"'s research vessel Okeanos Explorer filmed this specimen of Rhopalonematid trachymedusa in the National Marine Sanctuary of American SamoaWed, 01 Mar 2017 17:17:13 +0000New Foundation is Looking to Level Up Video Game Culture non-profit aims to preserve game code and the magazines, marketing materials and culture surrounding video gamesWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:27:06 +0000Bad News, Pet Lovers: Teacup Pigs Are a Hoax’s a descriptor, not the term for a breed of pig, and it’s hurting animalsWed, 01 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0000Why Is This 25-Year-Old Pinball Machine Still the Most Popular? can even play a video-game version of this table Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Nobody Remembers the Forefather of Forensic Science Souder was a hidden pioneer of a still developing fieldTue, 28 Feb 2017 20:19:34 +0000New Study Shows Sharp Rise in Colorectal Cancers Among Young Adults authors are not sure why the cancers have risen so much—only that they’re increasing every year Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:02:23 +0000Study Shows 84% of Wildfires Caused by Humans the last 21 years, debris burning, arson and campfires have combined with climate change to make the fire season much longerTue, 28 Feb 2017 17:37:26 +0000As “Dord” Shows, Being in the Dictionary Doesn’t Always Mean Something’s a Word dictionaries can make mistakes, although Merriam-Webster maintains this is their only oneTue, 28 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0000Five Things to Know About Little Golden Books to know as the iconic series of children's books celebrates 75 yearsTue, 28 Feb 2017 16:38:47 +0000The Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland Also Drew Abraham Lincoln. A Lot Tenniel was a well-known editorial cartoonist as well as the man who gave Lewis Carroll’s books their visual charmTue, 28 Feb 2017 16:30:12 +0000A Very, Very Hungry Caterpillar Is Wreaking Havoc on Africa’s Crops Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:52:16 +0000View Daily Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp Through the Lens of Ansel Adams 1943, one of America’s best-known photographers documented one of the best-known internment campsTue, 28 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000New Exhibition Lets You Look at Art While Playing Pinball<i>Kings and Queens</i> tracks the game’s influence on a group of Chicago artistsMon, 27 Feb 2017 19:45:04 +0000Prince Charles Will Battle Squirrels Using Contraceptives and a Lot of Nutella American gray squirrels are decimating native red squirrels in the British Isles, leading to a new plan to reduce the population of invasive mammalsMon, 27 Feb 2017 19:13:21 +0000Great Barrier Reef Braces for Another Massive Bleaching Event the worst die-off in the reef's history in 2016, scientists are worried that high sea temperatures will affect the area againMon, 27 Feb 2017 19:08:37 +0000New McDonalds Has a Cool Design Element: an Ancient Roman Road a bit of history with that Happy Meal Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:26:27 +0000Listen to the Sounds of Sacred Spaces Around the World new project documents, then remixes, religious and spiritual sounds Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000When Freud Met Jung meeting of the minds happened 110 years agoMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:10:53 +0000This Supreme Court Justice Was a KKK Member after the story came out in 1937, Hugo Black went on to serve as a member of the Supreme Court into the 1970sMon, 27 Feb 2017 14:35:00 +0000Byron Was One of the Few Prominent Defenders of the Luddites later he even wrote them a poem, “Song for the Luddites”Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This African-American Artist’s Cartoons Helped Win World War II Alston knew how to turn art into motivationMon, 27 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Texas Approves Pesticide Targeting Wild Pigs hunters and conservationists are concerned that other animals will be exposed to the toxinFri, 24 Feb 2017 20:44:40 +0000Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour aboard the Pineapple ExpressFri, 24 Feb 2017 17:03:45 +0000This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute was one of a trio of automata that had functions like living creaturesFri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000You Can Still Buy Pig-Hair Toothbrushes's an argument for it, given all the environmental destruction causes by plastic onesFri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Syria Just Made a Major Seed Bank Deposit from 49,000 types of crops will be backed up in Svalbard once more Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:57:30 +0000The Weird Story of “The Man They Couldn’t Hang” ‘Babbacombe’ Lee’s life and almost-death are matters of speculationFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:38 +0000That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar, the award is kept on permanent display in the National ArchivesThu, 23 Feb 2017 21:48:45 +0000Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum hope the iconic warriors can sneak more tourism into the countryThu, 23 Feb 2017 19:44:39 +0000New Map Highlights Bee Population Declines Across the U.S. wild bee populations continue to fall, new research identifies counties that will be hit the hardestThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:27:37 +0000A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman serialized novella was first published anonymously in 1852Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:12:04 +0000Tootsie Rolls Were WWII Energy Bars candies were included in rations because they stayed fresh for a long timeThu, 23 Feb 2017 14:24:23 +0000Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director<i>Within Our Gates</i> was Oscar Micheaux’s response to a racist classicThu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Stolen ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Gate Returns to Dachau identity of the thieves remains a mysteryWed, 22 Feb 2017 19:47:18 +0000The Secret Student Group That Stood Up to the Nazis White Rose was short-lived, but its words were hard to ignoreWed, 22 Feb 2017 18:41:01 +0000How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap recognition software can identify individuals, helping researchers conserve the endangered primateWed, 22 Feb 2017 18:15:19 +0000The U.S. Forcibly Detained Native Alaskans During World War II the name of safety, Aleuts were held against their will under intolerable conditions in internment campsWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:28:36 +0000Here’s How To Make the Margarita’s (Possible) Predecessor, the Daisy cocktail has its roots in the nineteenth century, and some of its first recipes are made with brandy, not tequilaWed, 22 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000With Tens of Thousands Facing Starvation, Famine Is Declared in Parts of South Sudan million more are “on the brink” of famineWed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Albania Wants to Show Off Its Shipwrecks 6th century B.C. Greek cargo ships to WWII wrecks, the Balkan nation is hoping to boost tourism by highlighting its underwater archaeologyTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:32:54 +0000The Country’s Most Famous Bald Eagle Pair Just Laid Another Egg the delight of millions of online viewers, the nesting eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum welcomed a new egg to their nestTue, 21 Feb 2017 19:20:09 +0000President Trump Visits the African American History Museum director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton led the president and his entourage on a tour of the new museumTue, 21 Feb 2017 18:35:22 +0000Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated the Girl Scouts of the USA initially declared itself a space for all girls, the reality was different for girls of colorTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:50:36 +0000Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies World Mother Language Day, read about why many say we should be fighting to preserve linguistic diversityTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0000The Inventors of Upcycling Published Their Manifesto In a Plastic Book. Why? might have heard the term in relation to crafting, but it means a lot moreTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:05:00 +0000The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers came out less than two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the deviceTue, 21 Feb 2017 16:11:07 +0000Old Particle Accelerator Tech Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered of important supplies for nuclear medicine has researchers looking for answers on how to produce technetium-99Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Mining Exploration Begins in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains is divided over a mining company's plans to drill for copper in a beloved state parkFri, 17 Feb 2017 20:54:21 +0000Check Out Yosemite's “Firefall” Illusion Light Up El Capitan firefall is back this year, and it’s just as spectacular as everFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:46:46 +0000Organic Material Found on Ceres Hints at Potential for Life are fired up about these building blocks of lifeFri, 17 Feb 2017 18:14:16 +0000A Leaky Roof Has Forced the Johannesburg Art Gallery to Temporarily Close there’s some good news to comes out of this soggy situationFri, 17 Feb 2017 17:59:04 +0000Another El Niño Could Be On Its Way’s a 40 percent chance of the pattern later this year Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:18:19 +0000The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented the original patent documents can help us learn more about this history of this American iconFri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000This Wooden Running Machine Was Your Fixie’s Great-Great Grandpa draisine was invented as a potential replacement for the horse during a shortageFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +0000Dubai Will Get Self-Flying Taxis This Year traffic with the taxi of the future Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000How 13th-Century “Mermaid Bones” Came to Be Displayed in a Japanese Temple to legend, the ningyo washed ashore on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 1222Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:39:06 +0000Yellow Fever Outbreak in Congo and Angola Finally Comes to an End almost 1,000 confirmed cases of the disease, the WHO has declared outbreak overThu, 16 Feb 2017 20:31:18 +0000American Girl Announces Boy toy titan’s newest doll is a boy named Logan Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:19:15 +0000Seagrasses Reduce Bacteria in Polluted Waters new study suggests the mesmerizing fields could be important for the health of humans and sea creatures alikeThu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000Five Cool Finds From Google Arts & Culture's Presidents' Day Collection platform is sharing more than 2,000 items steeped in political historyThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:08:06 +0000The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman House was the first home computer game ever to include graphics as well as textThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Nick Offerman’s Character in “The Founder” Is Based on This Real Historical Figure “Dick” McDonald’s story in the film is true — to a degreeThu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000This Ancient Reptile Gave Birth to Live Offspring than laying eggs like its modern bird and croc relatives this creature gave birth to live babiesThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:51:45 +0000“9-1-1” Has Meant “Help, Please” For 49 Years first 911 call ever placed came from the small town of Haleyville, AlabamaThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +0000New Report Cautiously Supports Some Gene Editing of Embryos new report suggests that editing embryos to cure some genetic diseases may be permissableWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:13:55 +0000Pentagon Investigates Missing Sailors from the U.S.S. Turner the ship exploded in New York Harbor in 1944, 136 sailors were classified as missing, but new research suggests some were buried on Long IslandWed, 15 Feb 2017 21:01:59 +0000Check Out NASA's Three Options for the 2020 Mars Rover Landing have narrowed down potential sites for the next rover to set wheel on the red planetWed, 15 Feb 2017 20:41:05 +0000New Claims Prove the Henrietta Lacks Controversy Is Far From Over family of the woman who changed science forever is seeking compensationWed, 15 Feb 2017 20:01:35 +0000The Aww-Inspiring Origins of Clifford the Big Red Dog Bridwell, Clifford’s creator, was also a lot like his creationWed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Superspreaders Caused Much of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic three percent of infected people caused two thirds of overall infections Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:47:37 +0000Some of the Most Important (and Cutest) Teddy Bear Moments of the Past 114 Years American toy was introduced in 1903, and almost immediately made its markWed, 15 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000This Sexist 1920s Toy is Part of the Reason for the Women in STEM Gap got Erector Sets. Girls got this stellar consolation prizeWed, 15 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist burglars made out with more than 160 books worth an estimated $2.5 millionTue, 14 Feb 2017 20:46:21 +0000Winning Nature Photos Capture Triumph and Turmoil in the Animal Kingdom poaching to panda recovery, the winners of the World Press Photo competition chronicle human interactions with natureTue, 14 Feb 2017 19:03:46 +0000How a Pompeiian Bakery Became This Year's Hot Date Destination romance never dies at the House of the Chaste LoversTue, 14 Feb 2017 18:18:08 +0000Surprising Levels of Pollution Found in the Depths of the Mariana Trench deep-sea creatures can't escape pollutantsTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:52:21 +0000These Photos Show Just How Colossal the World's Tallest Sandcastle Is new Guinness World Record holder is a 48.8-foot creation on Puri Beach that celebrates world peace. It's <i>shore</i> to impress Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000Despite Dam Danger, California’s Still In a Drought beneath the surface for an unresolved water crisis Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:41:43 +0000Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art Triumphantly Re-Opens museum has restored 160 artifacts damaged by a 2014 truck bomb and has expanded, putting three times as many artworks on displayTue, 14 Feb 2017 16:32:30 +0000How to Make an Authentic Civil War Valentine Valentine cards were popularized (and commercialized) in the U.S. during the Civil War yearsTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Win a Stay at a Castle Fit for "Beauty and the Beast" it's a Scottish castle, not French château, it's sure to be a fairytale tripTue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Genome Mapping Could Lead to Cheaper and More Abundant Quinoa data on the "superfood" could help breed varieties that require less processing and can thrive in poor soil conditionsMon, 13 Feb 2017 20:09:09 +0000Why This Squid Has One Giant and One Tiny Eye creature’s mismatched eyes help it survive in the ocean depthsMon, 13 Feb 2017 18:10:31 +0000Rare Photographs Could Show Paul Gauguin in Tahiti newly discovered photos are from the summer of 1896Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:55:45 +0000New Self-Sustaining “Wheat” Could Change the Farming Industry’s called Salish Blue, and it’s more than a science experimentMon, 13 Feb 2017 16:23:51 +0000When Some 1920s Garbage Was Mistaken for an Ancient Artifact "Coso Artifact" was fuel for those who want to believe that the truth is out thereMon, 13 Feb 2017 15:17:45 +0000Fly Through Space With This “Mixed Reality” Coaster park promises it won't give you motion sickness—well, more than on a regular rollar coaster, that isMon, 13 Feb 2017 13:59:00 +0000Somalia’s New President Is an American Citizen. How Did That Happen? working city, county and state jobs in Buffalo, New York, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed was elected president earlier this weekFri, 10 Feb 2017 21:53:07 +0000Newly Discovered Photo May Depict a Younger Harriet Tubman late 1860s carte-de-visite comes from fellow abolitionist Emily Howland's albumFri, 10 Feb 2017 20:15:08 +0000What Is the Congressional Review Act? U.S. Congress is wiping away rules and regulations finalized in the last months of the Obama administration through a little-used 1996 lawFri, 10 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000Hundreds of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand’s Farewell Spit to 300 have died and volunteers are scrambling to get the remaining creatures back in the waterFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:45:29 +0000Meet the Historically Accurate Mr. Darcy team of experts on fashion and social culture offer their take on Jane Austen's brooding heroFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:04:11 +0000Computers Are Great at Chess, But That Doesn't Mean the Game Is 'Solved' this day in 1996, the computer Deep Blue made history when it beat Garry KasparovFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000New Exhibit Reveals 8,000 Years of London's History Museum of London Docklands highlights 500 finds unearthed by the Crossrail ProjectFri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000World’s Largest Refugee Camp Ordered to Stay Open Kenyan judge called the government's plan to close Dadaab "discriminatory"Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Archive Is Digitizing the History of the Circus a bid to preserve circus culture, Illinois State University's Milner Library is making more than 300 circus route books available onlineThu, 09 Feb 2017 20:05:09 +0000The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf' golf courses had been around before, but Garnet Carter gave it a roadside attraction spinThu, 09 Feb 2017 15:33:39 +0000A Quarter of the World’s Saiga Antelope Are Dead virus is decimating an already fragile species Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:19:01 +0000Bison Back in Banff After 130 Years Canada released 16 of the wooly ungulates in the national park in a pilot project to re-establish the speciesThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:45:59 +0000Mark Twain Museum Battles Mold malfunctioning HVAC system led to mold contaminating 5,000 artifacts in a storage room, which will be restored over the next four monthsThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Discovered a Gigantic, 300,000-Year-Old Landslide Under the Ocean ago, an almost inconceivable amount of sand shifted, changing the surface of the sea floorThu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Might Have Found Another Dead Sea Scroll Cave could be cave number 12Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:10:19 +0000A Comet, Eclipse and a Full Moon Will Light Up the Skies Friday Night will be a lot going on in the night sky, including a pass by the green comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-PajdušákováWed, 08 Feb 2017 19:46:00 +0000375,000 Images From the Met Are Now Yours for the Taking’s a milestone for one of the world's most significant art collectionsWed, 08 Feb 2017 19:36:28 +0000Fans of Dorothy Parker Can Pay to Wear Her Mink Coat’s all in the name of preservationWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:59:10 +0000These Spectacularly Preserved Trilobite Fossils Come Complete With Guts, Gills and Legs 478-million-year-old creatures could help explain a series of mysterious fossilized tracksWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:31:44 +0000Meet the Cincinnati Zoo's Three Newborn Malayan Tigers adorable balls of fur could help the zoo diversify their tiger gene poolWed, 08 Feb 2017 17:57:03 +0000The Quest to Save Vincent van Gogh’s Grave final resting place is in disrepair, so fans of the tormented artist are pitching in to save itWed, 08 Feb 2017 17:25:34 +0000Only 30 of the World’s Most Adorable Porpoise Are Left on Earth “the panda of the sea” hurtles toward extinction, scientists stage a last-ditch effort to save the speciesWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:36:53 +0000Watch the Original 1959 Ad for the First Office-Ready Xerox Machine the Xerox 914 entered offices, the working world changed foreverWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:25:50 +0000Mutiny in Space: Why These Skylab Astronauts Never Flew Again 1973, it was the longest space mission — 84 days in the stars. But at some point the astronauts just got fed upWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000Blazing Green Meteor Lights Up Midwest Skies Monday morning, the fireball buzzed Wisconsin before breaking up over Lake MichiganWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:38:16 +0000The Little House on the Prairie Was Built on Native American Land was Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday. It's time to take a critical look at her workWed, 08 Feb 2017 15:27:54 +0000#ColorOurCollections Is Back, Turning Your Favorite Cultural Institutions Into Coloring Books its second year, it's more vibrant than everWed, 08 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Species of Fish-Scaled Gecko Can (Literally) Jump Out of Its Skin creature sloughs its skin when predators attack, leaving it looking like a raw chicken tenderTue, 07 Feb 2017 22:13:48 +0000British Parliament Is Losing its Wigs’re itchy, formal—and part of centuries of traditionTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:13:06 +0000Why Romanians Took to the Streets This Weekend to half a million citizens protested a new decree that would have diminished anti-corruption penaltiesTue, 07 Feb 2017 21:08:37 +0000Japan Plans to Make Olympic Medals Out of Electronic Waste hope to reclaim gold, silver and copper from the used electronics for the 2020 gamesTue, 07 Feb 2017 18:02:47 +0000The Chief Designer of the ‘Titanic’ Saved Everyone He Could as His Ship Went Down Andrews had argued for more lifeboats on the ship, but he was rebuffed on the grounds that it would ruin the viewTue, 07 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of Years space rock found in Northwest Africa provides new clues to volcanic activity on MarsTue, 07 Feb 2017 16:12:11 +0000A Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to Burn Their Clothes, Makeup and Art told Florentines the apocalypse was coming, and to save themselves through self-censorshipTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:30:00 +0000Scientists Measure Highest Radiation Levels Yet Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors latest measurements are over seven times the previously measured high—enough to fry a robot in two hoursMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:04:52 +0000Researchers Discover a 17th-Century "Emoji" classic smiley face has been around for a long timeMon, 06 Feb 2017 18:40:13 +0000Why the Military Is Investing in Paper Airplanes drones could save lives—and moneyMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:02:25 +0000Why Was Babe Ruth So Good At Hitting Home Runs? have been using science on the Great Bambino since the 1920sMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco', but not all, of the hesitance to embrace vaccines can be traced back to this event more than 40 years agoMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mary Leakey’s Husband (Sort of) Took Credit For Her Groundbreaking Work On Humanity’s Origins and her husband, Louis Leakey, were a paleoanthropology power coupleMon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Spool of “Holocaust Songs” Found in Mislabelled Container “Henonville Songs” are being heard for the first time in 70 yearsFri, 03 Feb 2017 20:59:24 +0000Science Is Falling Woefully Behind in Testing New Chemicals 10 million new chemicals are synthesized each year, but with little funding science can't keep upFri, 03 Feb 2017 20:01:00 +0000LiDAR Scans Reveal Maya Civilization's Sophisticated Network of Roads aerial images reveal a remarkably ambitious transportation network consisting of 17 roadsFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:39:38 +0000Meaty Finds: Two Studies Claim to Have Isolated Dinosaur Proteins have long thought soft tissues couldn't survive over millennia—but new research suggests that isn't the caseFri, 03 Feb 2017 19:11:16 +0000These 12,000-Year-Old Prostate Stones Likely Led to One Prehistoric Man’s Painful Death walnut-sized stones were found inside a skeleton buried in modern-day SudanFri, 03 Feb 2017 18:09:00 +0000This Robotic Silver Swan Has Fascinated Fans for Nearly 250 Years preens, fishes and impressesFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:59:21 +0000Are "Education Genes" on the Decline? in Iceland with genes associated with educational attainment are having fewer children, which may be affecting the population's smartsFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:37:12 +0000Rachel Carson Wrote Silent Spring (Partly) Because of the Author of Stuart Little book was a turning point for the environmental movementFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:26:53 +0000Diet Deficiency Can Lead to Cannibal Hamsters new study may explain why the rodents are declining in western EuropeThu, 02 Feb 2017 19:57:11 +0000WWII Songstress Croons Her Way to Age 100 With a New Album Vera Lynn "the Forces' Sweetheart" will make the history books with the releaseThu, 02 Feb 2017 19:53:34 +0000Watch a Lava "Firehose" Spew Out of a Hawaiian Cliff is putting on a spectacularly scorching show Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:21:44 +0000The Father of Canning Knew His Process Worked, But Not Why It Worked Appert was trying to win a hefty prize offered by the French armyThu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Researchers Think They've Found a Mini Continent in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius sits on a sunken piece of earth's crust torn apart by plate tectonicsThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:49:51 +0000This Hell-Raising Suffragist’s Name Will Soon Grace an Oregon Hotel Scott Duniway staged a lifelong fight for women's rightsThu, 02 Feb 2017 16:00:06 +0000Lie Detectors Don’t Work as Advertised and They Never Did from use in U.S. court, lie detectors are still used today in other parts of the legal systemThu, 02 Feb 2017 14:50:42 +0000Meet the Inner Circle That Runs Groundhog Day've been holding the ceremony in Gobbler’s Knob every year since 1887Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Google Doodle Sculpts a Tribute to Pioneering Artist Edmonia Lewis the first day of Black History Month by getting to know the 19th-century sculptorWed, 01 Feb 2017 20:49:50 +0000Special Spit Helps Frogs Get a Grip on Insects sticky spit snatches snacks, study showsWed, 01 Feb 2017 20:39:40 +0000Astronaut Twin Study Shows How Hard Space Is on the Body study’s first results suggest that space travel can cause changes on the molecular levelWed, 01 Feb 2017 19:05:47 +0000The House Where ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Was Written Is for Sale 9.5-acre estate was once home to Christopher Robin and A.A. MilneWed, 01 Feb 2017 17:38:16 +0000One of America’s First Female Pediatricians Saved Lives for 74 Years Leila Denmark lived to be 114, and practiced medicine for three quarters of a centuryWed, 01 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000NASA Releases Spectacular New Snapshots of Saturn’s Rings of moonlets appear to be tucked inside the debris that famously circles the planetWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:24:26 +0000How Langston Hughes’s Dreams Inspired MLK’s Hughes wrote about dreams at a time when racism meant that black people’s dreams were silencedWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000Museum Displays the Weasel that Brought Down Particle Physics stone marten that disrupted the Large Hadron Collider in November goes on display in Rotterdam in an exhibit about human-animal mishapsWed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Bag-Like, Big-Mouthed Sea Creature Could Be Earliest Human Ancestor minute wriggly sea blob could represent some of the earliest steps along the path of evolutionTue, 31 Jan 2017 21:04:37 +0000Dig This: Researchers Found a 38,000-Year-Old Engraving in France from a rock shelter, the image of an aurochs covered in dots was made by the Aurignacians, the earliest group of modern humans in EuropeTue, 31 Jan 2017 20:44:53 +0000World's Longest Running Streak Comes to an End running a mile a day for 52 years and 39 days, running legend Ron Hill finally took a day off due to heart problemsTue, 31 Jan 2017 19:21:57 +0000Co-Defendant in €100 Million Art Heist Claims He Threw Five Masterpieces in the Trash investigators are skepticalTue, 31 Jan 2017 18:35:23 +0000This 100-Million-Year-Old Insect Trapped in Amber Defines New Order now-extinct creatures are thought to have been able to secrete a chemical repellant and rotate their heads 180 degreesTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:55:00 +0000Seventeenth-Century Shopping List Discovered Under Floorboards of Historic English Home in 1633, the “beautifully written” list hints at household life 400 years agoTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:12:04 +0000Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children to Enroll in Boys-Only Programs decision is thanks to an 8 year old Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:18 +0000Scotch Tape Can Create X-Rays, and More You Didn't Know About The Sticky Stuff have used it to repair everything from curtains to ceilingsTue, 31 Jan 2017 16:21:26 +0000A Picture History of One of the World’s Greatest Hot Air Balloons by Charles Green, the Great Nassau was big enough to capture the imaginations of an entire countryTue, 31 Jan 2017 15:05:00 +0000Underwater Images Give First Glimpse of Newly Discovered Brazilian Reef Amazon Reef once shocked scientists. Now, for the first time, we know what it looks likeTue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000Humans Threaten Over 100 Precious Natural Heritage Sites loss and humans' footprint are endangering the very sites humans want to preserveMon, 30 Jan 2017 19:05:21 +0000One of the Last Links to the Inner Nazi Circle Dies at 106 Pomsel worked with Joseph Goebbels until the final days of the Third ReichMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:31:49 +0000In One 1968 Presentation, This Inventor Shaped Modern Computing Engelbart’s career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanityMon, 30 Jan 2017 16:17:16 +0000Take a Rare Look Inside FDR’s WWII Information Center: The Map Room before Google Earth, this was how the president saw the worldMon, 30 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000Did an Earthquake Make Mount Everest Shorter? New Expedition Aims to Find Out and Nepal both plan to determine if the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal caused the world's highest peak to lose an inchMon, 30 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Calculations Reposition the Geographical Center of North America an 90-year-reign, the title moves from Rugby, North Dakota, to the city of Center, in Oliver CountyMon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000