Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:14:07 +0000Researchers Find Mysterious Purple Orb in the Channel Islands creature stumped the team and could be a new speciesWed, 27 Jul 2016 18:56:43 +0000How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to Help End Slavery groundbreaking orator embraced newfangled technology to make her message heardThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:14:07 +0000Scientists Find New Type of Antibiotics Hiding in the Human Nose whiff of success could be just the beginning of many new antibioticsThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:19:54 +0000The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music<i>The Hubble Cantata</i> brings the stars down to earthThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:25:39 +0000Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Also Red Hot The giant storm pipes out temperatures over 2,400 degrees FahrenheitThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:09:10 +0000Gouda Find: Divers Discover 340-Year-Old Dairy Product in Shipwreck researcher compared the scent to a mixture of yeast and a type of unpasteurized cheese called RoquefortThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:59:39 +0000How to Spot Added Sugars's all in the wordingThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:44:14 +0000New Species of Beaked Whale Discovered in Alaska analysis and a washed up corpse confirm this a new dark-colored species of beaked whaleThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Track the Whereabouts of This Rare White Whale on Twitter beautiful creatures have long delighted those lucky enough to catch a glimpseThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Watch the Chincoteague Ponies Complete Their 91st Annual Swim nine decades, the local fire department has herded the horses from Assateague to Chincoteague Island to auction off the foals Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:02:05 +0000Walmart Once Pulled a Shirt That Said “Someday a Woman Will Be President” From Its Shelves Hillary Clinton was living in the White House, no lessWed, 27 Jul 2016 19:35:55 +0000Why Ancestral Puebloans Honored People With Extra Digits research shows having extra toes or fingers was a revered trait among people living in the Chaco Canyon, New MexicoWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:08:17 +0000Skip the Stench: Watch Three Massive Corpse Flowers Bloom Online tropical flowers only bloom once every four to five yearsWed, 27 Jul 2016 16:30:56 +0000Sadly, Eating Curry Probably Won't Keep You From Going Bald new survey sponsored by wigmakers equates correlation with causationWed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Civil Rights Legend John Lewis Won a Prestigious Comic Book Award <i>March</i>, Lewis brings his life story to a whole new generationTue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:00 +0000Behold LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor of Life on Earth discoveries suggest life likely descends from the inhospitable environment of deep sea ventsTue, 26 Jul 2016 18:14:40 +0000The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaves with the Capitol and other iconic buildings in Washington, D.C.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:19:53 +0000Stunning Images Capture Peacock Spiders’ Flashy Colors and acrobatic, these tiny, vibrant creatures shake their tail fuzz in elaborate mating dancesTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:50:00 +0000Archaeologists Are Trying to Digitally Preserve an Ancient Cave Before It's Demolished 5th-century cave is in the way of an airport expansionTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:13 +0000The World Trade Center's Only Surviving Art Is Headed Back Home, but not broken, Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" will be reinstalled near its original location at Ground Zero Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:39 +0000Bloody Leaves Help Solve 82-Year-Old Royal Mystery Albert's untimely death sparked a range of conspiracy theories about the causeTue, 26 Jul 2016 15:37:37 +0000Why VHS and Five Other Formats May Live Forever final VCRs will ship later this month, but if recent history is any indicator, it doesn't mean the VHS format will vanish for goodTue, 26 Jul 2016 14:24:53 +0000Ancient "Poop Sticks" Offer Clues to the Spread of Disease Along the Silk Road parasites found within the 2,000-year-old-feces smeared on bamboo suggest more than commodities made the tripTue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000For Kiwis' Sake New Zealand Declares War on Rats country unveils an ambitious plan to protect its national birdMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:33:05 +0000NASA Is Finally Digitizing the Viking Mission's 40-Year-Old Data more microfilmMon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Italy Just Hosted the First Olympics-Like Competition for People With Down Syndrome unique competition drew 1,000 athletesMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:40:31 +0000This App Puts a Museum in Your Phone out and get some culture with a newly released app that gives art a smart spinMon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000An Artist Will Slice Up a Peninsula to Remember Norway's 2011 Massacre"Memory Wound" will evoke the brutal losses of the July 22 tragedyMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:22:31 +0000War Correspondents Are No Longer Spies in the Eyes of the Pentagon Law of War manual removes references that equate journalism to participation in hostilitiesFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:25:49 +0000Researcher Discovers First Written Evidence of Laws of Friction in Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks scientific breakthrough was dismissed as a useless doodle—until nowFri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:56 +0000Common African Union Passport to Allow Free Movement Across the Continent African Union unveiled a new passport earlier this week that will allow citizens to cross between its 54 member states without visasFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:55:35 +0000Police Request 3D-Printed Copy of a Dead Man’s Fingers to Unlock His Smartphone more guessing passwordsFri, 22 Jul 2016 17:35:25 +0000The Media Village at the Rio Olympics Is Built on a Mass Grave of Slaves Brazil looks forward to an Olympic future, it buries its pastFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Horrifying Sculpture Depicts a Human Evolved to Survive a Car Crash you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee itFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Why the Turtle Grew a Shell—It's More Than Safety armor may have developed for more than safetyFri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000New Brain Map Doubles Number of Known Regions have found 97 new areas in the brain and expect to add even moreThu, 21 Jul 2016 19:34:08 +0000Museum Unveils Henry VIII's Flagship <i>Mary Rose</i> sank almost 500 years ago, but following more than 30 years of restoration, the remains of the warship are open to the publicThu, 21 Jul 2016 17:52:45 +0000Cave Graffiti Shows Natives and Europeans Had Early Dialogue in the Caribbean art from both Taíno people and Spanish explorers in a cave on Mona Island shows the two had some early cultural understandingThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:47:38 +0000Lucifer Has Long Had His Hands in Politics the earliest days of Christianity, people have accused their political rivals of being in league with the DevilWed, 20 Jul 2016 19:04:51 +0000This Classical Mandolinist Makes Music With...Instagram?“InstaConcerto for Mandolin and Orchestra” plays with a genre known more for its selfies than its chamber musicWed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Study Shows Primates Prefer a Little Booze With Their Nectar prosimian primates, the aye-aye and slow loris, show a preference for sugar-water with a higher alcohol contentWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:13:19 +0000Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D the first time, you can peek inside the craft that enabled “one giant leap for mankind”Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:43:09 +0000After 6,000 Years of Farming, Barley Is Still (More or Less) the Same about an ancient grainWed, 20 Jul 2016 14:09:35 +0000Alexander McQueen Is Being Turned Into Leather late designer's DNA is part of a bizarre experiment in fashion ethicsWed, 20 Jul 2016 13:53:08 +0000Physicists May Have Finally Figured Out Why Knuckleballs Are So Hard to Hit with the help of a ball-throwing robotWed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Likely Norovirus Outbreak Strikes the GOP Convention’s a short-lived bug with explosive—and contagious—resultsTue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:23 +0000India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours than 800,000 volunteers planted saplings in public spaces in the state of Uttar Pradesh hoping to reduce greenhouse gases and reforest the countrysideTue, 19 Jul 2016 19:24:08 +0000These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Warned Against Giving Women the Vote are always those who resist societal changeTue, 19 Jul 2016 18:15:28 +0000Tides Trigger Tiny Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault spring tides trigger small tremors deep in the fault, revealing the fault's structureTue, 19 Jul 2016 17:51:23 +0000Kepler Just Found 104 New Planets Outside of Our Solar System anyone home?Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:36 +0000The World’s Largest Picnic Basket Faces an Uncertain Future fast decline of a kitschy landmarkTue, 19 Jul 2016 16:49:18 +0000Watch Historic Footage of Seven Consequential (and Cringeworthy) Convention Moments tidbits of political theater past must be seen to be believedMon, 18 Jul 2016 19:33:40 +0000Keep Your Eyes to the Sky for the Delta Aquarid Meteors This Month late-July meteor shower heralds the popular PerseidsMon, 18 Jul 2016 17:48:11 +0000Jane Austen’s Music Collection Is Now Online piano like a Darcy with nearly 600 Austen-approved tunesMon, 18 Jul 2016 14:28:44 +0000Unesco Names New World Heritage Sites art, irrigation and education add to the organization's growing list of sites worthy of protectionFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:27:29 +0000Five Things to Know About the New GMO Labeling Bill just passed a bill requiring GMO labeling, but it's not as straightforward as you might thinkFri, 15 Jul 2016 18:33:27 +0000Browse Though the Amazon's 12,000 Tree Species in This New Master List count 'em allFri, 15 Jul 2016 15:06:42 +0000Anyone Can Contribute to This Giant Poem...if You Can Find This Typewriter roving typewriter tries to capture New York's subconsciousFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:41:22 +0000Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Library’s a gardener’s fragrant fantasyFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:53:20 +0000Did Rembrandt Have Help With His Most Famous Paintings? new study suggests the old master also knew his opticsFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Mice Watching "Touch of Evil" Teach Scientists About the Mind's Eye tracking mice neurons, scientists hope to understand consciousness Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Watch Corals in Action With New Underwater Microscope Benthic Underwater Microscope opens up a whole new age of ocean explorationFri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000No, China's Tiangong-1 Will Not "Rain Molten Metal Down Onto Earth"'s not spiraling out of control, and even if it was, it wouldn't enter the atmosphere until 2017Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000Meet Your New Librarian of Congress Hayden will make history as the first African-American in the role—and the first womanThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000Researchers Travel to the Amazon to Find Out if Musical Taste is Hardwired of the Tsimane tribe showed no preference between consonant and dissonate tones, meaning Western music is probably not biologically basedThu, 14 Jul 2016 17:04:56 +0000The Girl Scouts' Newest Badges Bring Art Outside designed and voted on the new badgesThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Meet William Merritt Chase, the American Master Coming Back into Fashion the turn of the century, Chase was one of the most well-known painters and teachers in the United States. A new exhibit revisits his revolutionary skillThu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +000010 Downing Street’s “Chief Mouser” Is Keeping His Job Despite Brexit the Cat will outlast David Cameron at the Prime Minister’s residenceThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:42 +0000The Revolutionary Infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois And Booker T. Washington visualizations shed light on the living conditions of black people decades after the end of slaveryThu, 14 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000New Zealanders Just Crowdfunded a New Addition to this National Park 40,000 people donated to buy Awaroa Beach and gift the site to Abel Tasman National ParkThu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000After 45 Years, the FBI Has Officially Stopped Looking for D.B. Cooper mysterious skyjacker got away cleanWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Breathtaking New Images Capture Failed Stars and Planet-Sized Objects Inside the Orion Nebula’s the deepest look into the nebula ever seen beforeWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:20:00 +0000Britain’s Most Famous Plundered Art Could Finally Go Home’s a new attempt to return the Parthenon marbles to GreeceWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000Impatient Islanders Create Google "Sheep View" won’t forget this unique look at the Faroe IslandsWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:34:04 +0000The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public renovations wrap up in September, the library at Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin University will debut an exhibition section for non-scholarsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:23:36 +0000Did Ancient Pacific Islanders Use Obsidian to Make Their Tattoos? team of Australian researchers think they may have found tools used to ink the ancientsWed, 13 Jul 2016 16:05:29 +0000New Discoveries Double the Size of Ancient Greek Shipwreck Graveyard in the Fourni archipelago found 23 ships dating between 525 B.C. and 1850Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:57 +0000Before Pokémon Go, These Scavenger Hunts Were All The Rage"X" marks the spotWed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:16 +0000Van Gogh Cut Off a Lot More Than His Earlobe self-inflicted wound was even worse than most thoughtTue, 12 Jul 2016 18:01:12 +0000Here's What Malcolm X Thought About Race in 1964 revealing postcard to Redd Foxx is up for auctionTue, 12 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Secret Life of Urban Hedgehogs city-dwelling hedgehogs have adapted to metropolitan life, some need a little help to thriveTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:36:43 +0000Why Britain’s New Prime Minister Wasn’t Elected May will become the U.K.’s newest Prime Minister tomorrowTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:25:31 +0000New Dig Shows the Philistines Weren’t Such Philistines graveyard containing over 200 sets of remains is giving researchers their first deep look into the little-known biblical tribeTue, 12 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Tragic Story of Dallas' First African-American Police Officer William McDuff was killed, it took Dallas 50 years to replace himTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000A Seattle Dump Just Got Some Clever Public Art rebar will make the Seattle North Transfer Station more beautifulTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Give Me a Drink, HAL: Artificial Intelligence Helps Design New Beer uses AI to guide its brewmaster's tweaksTue, 12 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000The Code That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon Just Resurfaced Online and Is Chock-Full of Jokes on GitHub, the array of in-jokes, pop culture and Shakespeare asides in the comments on the code show the human side of the projectMon, 11 Jul 2016 18:37:27 +0000 How an Anti-Lynching Banner From the 1920s and '30s Is Being Updated to Protest Modern-Day Violence artist took inspiration from the NAACP's iconic flagMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:53:21 +0000This Exhibit Captures the Magic of Being a Kid Metropolitan Museum of Art peeks into the idealized lives of kids pastMon, 11 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000This Renaissance Sculptor Is Getting His First U.S. Show della Robbia is finally getting a showcase in the StatesMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000These Beatrix Potter Illustrations Were Found Tucked Inside a Mansion’s Books children’s book author found inspiration on vacationMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000The KGB’s Favorite Restaurant Reopens in Moscow, the haunt of Soviet-era celebrities and spies opens after a 13-year absence and $20 million renovation Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000Self-Lubricating Swordfish Secrete Oil to Swim Faster lightning, go greased lightningMon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatures <i>Okeanos Explorer</i> has spent three months mapping the seafloor and recording deep sea life in the ocean's depthsMon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +0000Study Shows Knights Were Pretty Spry in Their Suits of Armor studied the range of motion of fighters in suits of armor, finding they were heavy but allowed freedom of movementFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Family Discovers Rare Letters by Thomas Jefferson the two letters selling for over $300,000 each, Jefferson opines on the War of 1812 and his dislike for Alexander Hamilton's economicsThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:43:21 +0000What Do Goats, Puppies and Horses Have in Common? communicate with humans using eye contact, according to a new studyThu, 07 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000Juno Will Eventually Go Up in Flames to Protect Theoretical Alien Life, we hardly knew youThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000New Study Calls the Reliability of Brain Scan Research Into Question million analyses point to a problem with fMRI brain activity studiesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:01:39 +0000Amateur Historian Digs up Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Press Pass From the Spanish Civil War celebrated author of “The Little Prince” once covered the Spanish Civil WarWed, 06 Jul 2016 19:43:41 +0000Captain America Is Getting a Real-Life Statue, But Some Say It’s in the Wrong Place Steve Rogers grow up in Brooklyn or the Lower East Side?Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:20:30 +0000Hong Kong Beaches Are Swamped With Trash, and No One Knows Why piles of rubbish could be transported by ocean currents or recent floodsWed, 06 Jul 2016 18:38:11 +0000Check Out the Best Illusions of 2016 your brain with these contest-winning mind-bendersWed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:59 +0000Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Learning to Recognize Cyclists’ Hand Signals, meet the nicest car you’ll ever share the road withWed, 06 Jul 2016 17:30:18 +0000More Than Half a Million Hoverboards Were Just Recalled, McFlyWed, 06 Jul 2016 15:53:29 +0000Tens of Thousands of Artifacts Have Been Found in Colonial Philadelphia Toilets excavating the site of the Museum of the American Revolution found a dozen privy pits full of pottery, printing supplies and animal bonesWed, 06 Jul 2016 14:14:02 +0000How Did the Six-Pointed Star Become Associated With Judaism? connection between the two goes back centuriesWed, 06 Jul 2016 13:43:52 +0000Melting Arctic Ice Might Mean Faster Internet for Some dwindling ice has an unexpected benefit: more underwater cablesTue, 05 Jul 2016 19:38:47 +0000This Is What Jupiter Sounds Like as Juno bursts into the gas giant’s magnetosphereTue, 05 Jul 2016 17:20:29 +0000Why the Humble Sweet Potato Won the World Food Prize are helping to fight malnutrion and childhood blindness in Africa with new varieties of starchy, orange-fleshed sweet potatoesTue, 05 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000Four Explosive Advancements for Future Fireworks color to sound, the next-gen fireworks are sure to wowFri, 01 Jul 2016 20:06:42 +0000Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the U.S. Military of the last restrictions on who can serve in the military has been removedFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:51:56 +0000Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social statusFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:40:53 +0000These Ancient Tombs May Have Been Both Grave and Observatory best view of the heavens could be from within the tombFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:10:00 +0000These Artifacts Show the Best—And Worst—of American Election Ephemera trash to political treasureFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:49:37 +0000The FDA Just Declared War on Cookie Dough sweet spoons, hello food safetyThu, 30 Jun 2016 20:33:24 +0000Five Things to Know About Pullman Porters the oldest Pullman porters die, it's time to reflect on the proud legacy of these African-American workersThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:07:41 +0000Climate Change Could Devastate Penguin Populations by Century's End of ice and rising sea temperatures could impact 60 percent of the Adelie penguin colonies in AntarcticaThu, 30 Jun 2016 18:11:02 +0000Catch the Solar System’s Best Light Show With New Images of Jupiter’s Auroras’s Auroras Are the Best Light Show in the Solar SystemThu, 30 Jun 2016 17:32:37 +000019th-Century Sunken Schooner Uncovered in Lake Ontario’s the only two-masted ship known to have sunk in the areaThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:37:05 +0000Experience the Secrets of a Threatened Taiwanese Temple 3D reconstructions make it possible to look inside Lukang LongshanThu, 30 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Pass Might Help Get More Toddlers Into New York City’s Museums Cool Culture pass helps low-income families introduce their children to cultural institutionsThu, 30 Jun 2016 15:33:50 +0000Track These Space Rocks From Your Couch on Asteroid Day just a click, you can help astronomers learn more about two nearby asteroidsThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:48:57 +0000A New Project Tells the Stories of the Women of Route 66 oral history project with the National Park Service follows women on the iconic highwayThu, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Venomous Lionfish Invade the Mediterranean recent survey shows that the fish have colonized Cyprus and may continue to spreadWed, 29 Jun 2016 19:25:05 +0000The Poster That Started the "Keep Calm" Craze is on Sale about the print that launched a thousand memesWed, 29 Jun 2016 17:45:00 +0000Tour de France Goes High Tech to Battle Mechanical Cheating will use thermal cameras developed by the French nuclear agency to detect "mechanical doping" during the 2016 TourWed, 29 Jun 2016 16:59:31 +0000Archaeologists Found a Hand-Dug Holocaust Escape Tunnel tunnel was dug by desperate prisoners using spoonsWed, 29 Jun 2016 15:26:50 +0000Take a Peek Inside the International Center for Photography’s New Home Center’s newest exhibition explores what it means to be constantly in front of the lensWed, 29 Jun 2016 14:44:56 +000099-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amber rare fossils from the age of the dinosaurs look a lot like modern-day bird wingsTue, 28 Jun 2016 21:14:22 +0000"Water Windfall" Discovered Under California's Drought-Stricken Central Valley the aquifer could help with the current and future droughts, researchers caution getting too greedy with the resourceTue, 28 Jun 2016 19:29:04 +0000Scientists Found a Huge Reservoir of Much-Needed Helium is used in everything from particle accelerators to MRI machines, and a dearth of the gas has long plagued researchersTue, 28 Jun 2016 17:13:21 +0000Smithsonian Curator on the Priceless Impact Pat Summitt Made on College Athletics winningest coach in NCAA Division I history left an incredible legacyTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:44:24 +0000Researchers Will Soon Get Their First Taste of "Martian" Vegetables testing them for heavy metals, the scientists will eat vegetables grown in simulated Martian soil later this weekTue, 28 Jun 2016 15:13:24 +0000Breathtaking Images to Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope Getting Another Five Years of Life amazing views are just a selection of the beautiful images the craft has captured over the yearsTue, 28 Jun 2016 14:40:00 +0000Explore the Netherlands’ Most Iconic Museum Rijksmuseum is now the best-represented institution in the Google Cultural InstituteTue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000You Can Help Decode Thousands of Top Secret Civil War Telegrams will transcribe and tease out the messages of of nearly 16,000 communiquesTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Sculptor's New Show is a Riot of Color Chihuly sets out to "overwhelm with light and color" in 'Persian Ceiling'Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:00 +0000This Perfume Smells Like a Comet, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000Watch Scientists Make Their Own Lava rock and a lot of heat equals a homegrown brew that’s as beautiful as it is dangerousMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000After 60 Years, An Expedition Determines Highest Peaks in U.S. Arctic Matt Nolan and ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers tested a new mapping system to end uncertainty about the highest mountain in the Brooks RangeMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:10:00 +0000Spix’s Macaw, Star of “Rio,” Spotted in the Wild for the First Time in 15 Years in a backlit cellphone video, the sighting gives conservationists hope for the survival of Brazil's little blue birdsMon, 27 Jun 2016 16:24:35 +0000An Ancient Squash Dodges Extinction Thanks to the Efforts of Native Americans people carefully tended an ancient squash for thousands of years and now the seeds are seeing a resurgence in popularityMon, 27 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000Landfill Surprises Scientists With 12-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils fossilized remains of a sperm whale were discovered in a newly cleared area of an Orange County landfillMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:39:03 +0000Columbus, Ohio Wins $140 Million to Become the Transporation City of Tomorrow city beat out 77 others vying for the chance to update its infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologyMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:08:57 +0000Researchers Studying "Teen Sex" and Flesh-Eating Maggots Win 2016 Golden Goose Awards quirky and important, these studies went against the grainMon, 27 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000President Obama Just Created the First National Monument to Gay Rights Stonewall National Monument tells the story of LGBTQ struggles in the United StatesFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +0000A Strange Case of Dancing Mania Struck Germany Six Centuries Ago Today experts still don't agree on what caused plagues of compulsive dancing in the streetsFri, 24 Jun 2016 18:52:05 +0000What's the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.? up, would-be Anglophiles: Here's how never to mess up your realms, kingdoms and empires again Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:21:14 +0000Some Genes Remain "Alive" for Days After the Body Dies in animals show that even when a creature has ceased to live, some genes are still busy doing their thingFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000Commemorate the Panama Canal's Expansion With These Photos From Its Construction Panama Canal is opening a third lane to accommodate new mega cargo ships, a feat almost—but not quite—as impressive as building the originalFri, 24 Jun 2016 16:04:48 +0000Solving a Neighborhood Mystery Reveals Forgotten African-American History abandoned lot in San Antonio turned out to be an important part of the city's storyFri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000Mammals May Have Dinosaurs to Thank for Their Night Vision most likely developed a new pathway to night vision to avoid the jaws of dinos and other daytime predatorsThu, 23 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000A Brief History of Congressional Carpets's more to the House floor than meets the eyeThu, 23 Jun 2016 17:15:56 +0000A Lucky Artist Will Be Marooned on a Deserted Island artist-in-residence program invites applicants to consider spending a month alone in paradiseThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:50:29 +0000Murder of Environmental Activists Reaches All-Time High least 185 environmental activists were murdered in 2015, according to a new reportThu, 23 Jun 2016 16:15:41 +0000After 52 Years, the "Mississippi Burning" Case Closes Department of Justice and State of Mississippi close the investigation of three civil rights workers killed by KKK members in 1964Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:43:36 +0000The Marines Have Confirmed That One of the Men in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photo Has Been Misidentified for 71 Years Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz never publicly spoke about his role during his lifeThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:12:51 +0000Editing of Human Genes May Begin by Year’s End in the U.S. first-ever trial of CRISPR in the U.S. will test if it's safe to edit T cells in cancer patientsThu, 23 Jun 2016 13:23:29 +0000UN Report Shows Refugee Numbers Have Hit a Historic High than 65 million people are now displaced from their homes due to extended wars and a lack of new solutionsWed, 22 Jun 2016 19:00:07 +0000New Evidence Strengthens the Case for Pluto's Underground Ocean on the dwarf planet's smooth surface suggest that not all is frozen on that tiny, distant worldWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:52:17 +0000Land Around the Infamous San Andreas Fault Is on the Move mapped how California rises and falls around its most famous faultWed, 22 Jun 2016 18:23:22 +0000PG&E Announces Closure of California's Last Nuclear Power Plant of the most famous, but aging, nuclear power plants in the U.S. will soon see its endWed, 22 Jun 2016 17:06:38 +0000The Event that Wiped out Dinosaurs Also Nearly Did in the Mammals estimates suggest a measly seven percent of mammals survived the extinctionWed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Trader Joe's Agrees to Fix Its Fridges for the Environment retailer just agreed to a pricey settlement with the Environmental Protection AgencyTue, 21 Jun 2016 18:44:29 +0000Every Sperm Whale Alive Today May Have Descended From the Same Female 80,000-year-old "Eve" was the mother of all modern sperm whales—literallyTue, 21 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000What Brexit Would Mean for U.K.'s Arts, Sciences and Other Sectors the European Union could have far ranging consequences for industries throughout the United KingdomTue, 21 Jun 2016 17:19:53 +0000What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? brains of people who get chills when the right song comes on are wired differently than othersMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:46:07 +0000This Floating School Was a Design Nerd’s Dream…until it sankMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Library Has Books Checked Out by Hamilton and Burr New York Society Library was wide enough for both menMon, 20 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +0000The Contentious History of the Cherry Tomato salad topper has a long and fraught historyMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:55 +0000Meet Three of Earth's Tiny Celestial Buddies handful of quasi-satellites, mini-moons and Trojan asteroids tag along with Earth as it whizzes around the sunMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:08:43 +0000As U.S.-Cuba Relations Warm, This Long-Dead Author Benefits new conservation facility is on its way to Hemingway’s home near HavanaMon, 20 Jun 2016 13:54:45 +0000Former SS Guard Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder Hanning a 94-year-old retired dairy farmer served as a guard at Auschwitz during World War IIFri, 17 Jun 2016 19:59:05 +0000LGBT People Are the Targets of More Hate Crimes Than Any Other Minority crimes against LGBT people are far from rareFri, 17 Jun 2016 18:40:41 +0000Watch a Horde of Giant Crabs Amass Off of the Australian Coast Of thousands. Of crabs. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:30:00 +0000Mongolia Adopts Address System That Uses Three-Word Names' geo-coding system divides the Earth's surface into 57 trillion squares, and assigns each a unique, memorable string of namesFri, 17 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000India Gives Go-Ahead for Farmers to Cull "Vermin" cull will include a range of animals deemed troublesome to people—including rhesus monkeys and wild boar in some placesFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0000Check Out NASA's Retro Mars Recruitment Posters, teachers, surveyors and engineers will all be needed in the envisaged Mars settlementFri, 17 Jun 2016 14:50:00 +0000Archaeologists Uncover Massive Naval Bases of the Ancient Athenians have excavated ship sheds in the city of Piraeus that held triremes from the pivotal Battle of SalamisFri, 17 Jun 2016 14:27:13 +0000Scientists Spot Tiny Asteroid Tagging Along Behind The Earth's our very own “quasi-moon”Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:30:00 +0000A New Hitch in the Plan for Building a Space Elevator nanotubes may not be as strong as scientists once thoughtFri, 17 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000Here’s What Will Happen When Juno Gets to Jupiter all goes down July 4Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:48:18 +0000Japan Honors the Creator of the California Roll may see it as an affront against sushi, others see an ambassador for cultureThu, 16 Jun 2016 18:30:30 +0000New Agreement Will Help Protect the Amazon Basin's largest tropical rainforest just got a slew of new allies Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:25:00 +0000The Expanded Tate Modern Opens Its Doors Friday museum is being called the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British LibraryThu, 16 Jun 2016 17:05:50 +0000Cats Are Adorable Physicists that fluffy exterior lies a shrewd understanding of how the world worksThu, 16 Jun 2016 14:33:30 +0000New Footage Shows Rapid Breakdown of Shipwreck 'Andrea Doria' visited the remains of the Italian luxury liner in a submersible to figure out how quickly wrecks deteriorateThu, 16 Jun 2016 13:21:52 +0000Gravitational Waves Strike Twice announce the second detection of gravitational wavesWed, 15 Jun 2016 20:16:24 +0000National Aquarium Will Move Dolphins to Seaside Sanctuary by 2020 mounting public pressure, the aquarium's eight bottle-nosed dolphins will soon move to a seaside retreat in the tropicsWed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:02 +0000Report: Nine Out of Ten Refugee Children Travel Alone of thousands of kids are on the move—and face scary challenges as they migrateWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:33:23 +0000One Day Only: A Chance to View One Map to Rule Them All rare Tolkien-annotated map goes on display June 23Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Complicated History Between the Press and the Presidency a newspaper like the 'Post' is a move that wouldn't fly even in the Nixon White HouseTue, 14 Jun 2016 20:49:16 +0000This Jupiter-Sized Planet Is the Largest Found Orbiting Two Suns orbiting moons could be habitable—but scientists have yet to spot themTue, 14 Jun 2016 19:39:37 +0000Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Surpass Long-Feared Milestone goodbye to 400 ppm—and hello to Earth's new atmospheric realityTue, 14 Jun 2016 19:03:02 +0000Spy Two Supernovae in June's Night Sky millions of years, their light is finally bright enough to see from EarthTue, 14 Jun 2016 18:26:14 +0000Net Neutrality Was Just Upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals’s a victory for open internet activists—but will it stick?Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:37:39 +0000This New York Project Wants You to Write on the Walls On It All gives voice—and a pen—to one and allTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:10:00 +0000This Robot Librarian Locates Haphazardly Placed Books's the next best thing since the Dewey Decimal SystemTue, 14 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail the early days of the parcel post, some parents took advantage of the mail in unexpected waysTue, 14 Jun 2016 15:31:23 +0000Herring Spawn in Hudson River Tributary for the First Time in 85 Years herring are spawning in Wynants Kill tributary after one of the many dams along the Hudson was removedTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:37:09 +0000Laser Scans Reveal Massive Khmer Cities Hidden in the Cambodian Jungle Lidar technology, researchers are discovering the extent of the medieval Khmer empireTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:20:00 +0000One of the World's Most Colorful Places Is in Taiwan Family Village shows there's nothing a man with a paintbrush can't do Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Egg Producers Pledge More Humane Fate for Male Chicks technology could make “maceration” go the way of the dodoMon, 13 Jun 2016 18:39:12 +0000A Brief History of Bog Butter cutters in Ireland regularly find chunks of butter deep in the nation's peat bogs. What is the stuff doing there?Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:11:45 +0000Bronze Buckle Shows Ancient Trade Between Eurasia and North America objects found on Alaska's Seward Peninsula indicate that local people received trade goods from Asia almost 1,000 years agoMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:23:03 +0000Thousands of Objects Taken From Holocaust Victims Have Been Rediscovered 16,000 items were forgotten for decadesFri, 10 Jun 2016 18:03:13 +0000Grand Canyon Turns Down Its Lights to Become a Dark Sky Park gazers, rejoice—the skies above the Grand Canyon will never lose their sparkleFri, 10 Jun 2016 17:09:59 +0000The Library of Congress Needs Your Help to Identify These Silent Movies the fifth year, the "Mostly Lost" film festival calls on its audience to help identify obscure details in movie-making historyFri, 10 Jun 2016 16:55:43 +0000Refugees Are Teaching Germans How to Cook Their Traditional Foods classes are bridging the gaps between Germans and Middle Eastern refugeesFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:32:00 +0000Help England Crowdsource Its History England is asking the public for information and photos on 21 weird and wonderful sites on its list of historic placesFri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Find Gigantic Ancient Monument in Jordan the ancient city of Petra, Google Earth and drones helped uncover remnants of a platform the size of an Olympic swimming poolThu, 09 Jun 2016 19:50:14 +0000Extremeophile Worms Discovered Living in Toxic Colorado Cave Cave in Steamboat Springs is home to a new species of blood-red worm capable of living in a cave full of hydrogen sulfideThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:38:34 +0000This New Satellite Project Helps People Find Patterns in City Spaces turns a mad world into a satisfying, matchy-matchy nirvanaThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:34:40 +0000The World’s "Ugliest" Color Could Help People Quit Smoking hope hideous packs of cigarette packs will make would-be smokers think twice Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:57:17 +0000Here’s How the Pacific NW Is Preparing for “The Big One”’s the mother of all disaster drills for what could be the worst disaster in American historyThu, 09 Jun 2016 15:01:21 +0000'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the War Against Bots bots are snatching up seats and jacking up the price of concert and theater ticketsThu, 09 Jun 2016 14:34:49 +0000The Four Newest Elements Now Have Names have proposed names for the newest additions to the Periodic TableWed, 08 Jun 2016 20:39:37 +0000Five Things to Know About the Declaration of Sentiments seating to suffrage, here’s why the document is relevant todayWed, 08 Jun 2016 20:24:07 +0000This Tropical Fish Can Be Taught to Recognize Human Faces study trained fish to spit at human facesWed, 08 Jun 2016 19:17:13 +0000Parisians Are in an Uproar Over Their New Newstands’ iconic kiosks are being updated and replacedWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:45:55 +0000Researchers Discover World's Tallest Known Tropical Tree in Sabah's "Lost World" 293.6-foot endangered yellow meranti tree on the island of Borneo was discovered by scanning its forestsWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:15:35 +0000Artwork by Muhammad Ali Is Going up For Auction could own a painting by the Louisville LipWed, 08 Jun 2016 14:38:59 +0000Vandals Destroyed 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Artworks in Tasmania priceless rock art is damaged beyond repairWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Bison Fossils Offer Clues to Track Human Migration Into the Americas analysis of bison fossils show that people likely migrated down the Pacific coast and not through the Rocky MountainsTue, 07 Jun 2016 19:09:17 +0000The Marshall Islands Are Becoming Less Nuclear new study finds that the abandoned nuclear test sites aren't much more radioactive than Central Park Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:07:23 +0000Last Known 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Dog Dies was the last surviving dog from the 300 that worked at the World Trade Center siteTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:40:16 +0000Olympics Allows Refugees to Compete on Their Own Team refugee-athletes from Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo will compete at the Rio OlympicsTue, 07 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Headgear Fit for a Champion: What Muhammad Ali Left Behind boxer may be dead, but physical traces of his audacious life remainTue, 07 Jun 2016 11:30:00 +0000Turkey Sunk an Airplane to Turn It Into a Reef Airbus jumbo jet will soon become home to all sorts of sea lifeMon, 06 Jun 2016 19:49:59 +0000Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Natural Food perch gorge themselves on microplastics, which seems to be stunting growth and affecting natural instinctsMon, 06 Jun 2016 17:31:50 +0000After a Century, an Anthropologist Picked up the Trail of the "Hobo King" hundred-year-old graffiti by “A-No.1” and others were found by the L.A. RiverMon, 06 Jun 2016 16:18:55 +0000X-Rays Reveal "Hidden Library" on the Spines of Early Books are uncovering fragments of medieval texts used in early book bindingMon, 06 Jun 2016 15:56:56 +0000What Happens to the Coins Tossed Into Fountains? that money has to go somewhereMon, 06 Jun 2016 14:55:38 +0000A Steamy Letter From JFK Is up for Auction president had a real way with the ladies—and with an em dashFri, 03 Jun 2016 19:32:00 +0000A Rare Blind Salamander’s Eggs Are Finally Hatching have waited with bated breath for monthsFri, 03 Jun 2016 15:52:47 +0000There’s a World Cup For Unrecognized States game is for soccer's international underdogsFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:44:43 +0000Instead of Tagging Real-Life Surfaces, Graffiti Artists Can Use a New Simulator bombing has never felt so realFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:16:47 +0000This "Lost Underwater City" Was Actually Made by Microbes these formations may not be evidence of a lost city, they show off some intriguing chemistryThu, 02 Jun 2016 23:01:00 +0000Ruff News: Man’s Best Friend May Have Been Domesticated Twice did Fido come from? It’s complicatedThu, 02 Jun 2016 20:40:44 +0000King Tut’s Dagger Was Made From a Meteorite spectroscopy lays a decades-long metal mystery to restThu, 02 Jun 2016 18:15:59 +0000Bordeaux’s New Wine Museum Is Open for Business “City of Wine” is a vino lover’s amusement parkThu, 02 Jun 2016 17:43:15 +0000The U.S. Just Announced an Unprecedented Ban on African Ivory tighter rules help reduce global demand? Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:34:49 +0000Thailand’s Controversial "Temple Tigers" Are Finally Free officials found nearly 140 captive tigers as well as 40 dead cubs kept in freezers at the self-proclaimed sanctuaryWed, 01 Jun 2016 18:54:59 +0000New Evidence Shows Peppered Moths Changed Color in Sync With the Industrial Revolution used “jumping genes” as a time machine to track down changes in moths’ appearanceWed, 01 Jun 2016 18:07:49 +0000This Museum Made Art Out of a John Deere Harvester'Continuous Service Altered Daily' finds life inside a familiar machineWed, 01 Jun 2016 16:38:44 +0000Paris’ Iconic “Love Locks” Bridge Is Now Home to a Set of Creepy Statues rotating art installation on the Pont des Arts bridge was inspired by classical mythology Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:33:00 +0000Emotikis and New Keyboards Bring Indigenous Cultures to Text Messaging Maori emojis to First Nations languagesWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:24:56 +0000Vladimir Nabokov’s Butterfly Drawings Take Flight in This New Book little-known fact: The author of “Lolita” was also an avid lepidopteristWed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000Are the Fancy New Curling Brooms Fair? Robots and Lasers Will Help Figure It Out “Frankenbrooms” are causing tension amongst the world's curlersTue, 31 May 2016 19:48:04 +0000Bumblebees Detect a Flower's Electric Buzz With Their Fuzz the tiny hairs that cover their bodies, bees can tap into the weak electric field in the atmosphere Tue, 31 May 2016 19:05:10 +0000Land of Oz Theme Park Will Temporarily Reopen Its Emerald Gates June, the yellow brick road will once again take you to see the WizardTue, 31 May 2016 18:55:08 +0000