Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:34:31 +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 +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 +0000Neanderthals Built Mysterious Stalagmite Semicircles why?Fri, 27 May 2016 15:53:21 +0000Inside the Effort to Digitize Medieval Monks' Chants and interpreting centuries-old manuscripts is a challenge because musical notation wasn't formalized yetFri, 27 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000Five Landmarks Threatened by Climate Change a warming planet destroy humankinds' most precious cultural treasures? Fri, 27 May 2016 13:52:43 +0000Five Times the United States Officially Apologized are a few instances where the U.S. admitted it had done wrongFri, 27 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000The U.S. Nuclear Program Still Uses Eight-Inch Floppy Disks change takes forever to boot up Thu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000Rome Is Looking for People to Adopt Famous, Falling-Apart Sites in Rome, pony up some cash for cultural preservation Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16:31 +0000Tune Into the Smashing Sounds of Large Hadron Collider Data in Real Time made by groundbreaking physicsThu, 26 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000Surf Legend Builds Artificial Wave That Could Bring Surfing to the Masses World Surf League just bought Kelly Slater's artificial wave technology, a move that could bring surfing to places like NebraskaThu, 26 May 2016 17:22:16 +0000The Longest, Deepest Train Tunnel in the World Is About to Open goes straight through the base of the AlpsThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:38 +0000Dozens of Rare Documents From American History Just Sold at Auction copies of the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation just sold for millionsThu, 26 May 2016 13:43:07 +0000Doctors Diagnose Diseases of Subjects in Two Famous Paintings doctor will frame you nowThu, 26 May 2016 13:14:18 +0000Poverty Linked to DNA Changes That Could Lead to Mental Illness a better understanding of the biomarkers of lower socieconomic status help raise kids out of poverty? Wed, 25 May 2016 18:57:16 +0000Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Death examining pottery remains in over 50 rural settlements, archaeologists now better understand the extent that the population was wiped out by the plagueWed, 25 May 2016 16:11:29 +0000A Painting Georgia O’Keeffe Wanted Destroyed Is on Display for the First Time in Nearly 60 Years’Keeffe’s watercolor returns to the town where she painted itWed, 25 May 2016 15:16:26 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Shower the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Histories ads posted by slave owners reveal details of life under slaveryWed, 25 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000These Are America’s Most Well-Read Cities your bookish burg make's list? Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fake Blood and All, the Next-Gen Veggie Burger Is Set to Debut at Whole Foods creations of pea proteins and beet pulp, Beyond Meat hopes to mimic beef as closely as possibleTue, 24 May 2016 20:37:24 +0000Gan Bei! Chinese Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Ago analyzed deposits on ancient pots and jugs to find out Chinese brewers made sophisticated barley beers 1,000 years earlier than thoughtTue, 24 May 2016 20:16:14 +0000Young Adults Are More Likely to Live at Home Than With Significant Others Mom's basement the battlefield for a new social groundswell? Tue, 24 May 2016 20:03:14 +0000Bug Poop Is Turning the Taj Mahal Green make matters worse, constant cleaning is damaging the monument’s delicate marbleTue, 24 May 2016 19:33:02 +0000Five Fascinating Details About the Media Mogul Who May Have Written “Mary Had a Little Lamb” that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to goTue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 +0000Where Red Birds Get Their Vibrant Hues studies identify the same gene that makes red birds crimson—and perhaps helps them shed toxins, tooMon, 23 May 2016 19:44:19 +0000Auschwitz Museum Finds Victim's Jewelry in False-Bottomed Mug women’s ring made of gold and a necklace was carefully wrapped in a piece of canvasMon, 23 May 2016 19:21:05 +0000Four People Have Died on Everest in as Many Days mountain's terrible toll has set the 2016 climbing season off to a rocky start Mon, 23 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000Houston Opens Up Its Huge "Underground Cathedral" to Visitors haunting 1920's city reservoir full of 25-foot columns and shafts of light is now open to the public Mon, 23 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000India’s Space Agency Just Launched a Mini Space Shuttle small step towards a cheaper space programMon, 23 May 2016 17:27:29 +0000When It Rains in Boston, the Sidewalks Reveal Poetry spray paint creates hidden poems on Beantown’s streetsMon, 23 May 2016 16:40:00 +0000How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to "See" a Dead Person's Last Sight once believed that the dead's last sight could be resolved from their extracted eyeballsMon, 23 May 2016 16:18:42 +0000Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery years later, WASPs have won one last battleMon, 23 May 2016 16:01:35 +0000A Giant Flock of Pigeons Is Lighting up New York’s Night Sky show is meant to illustrate that pigeons aren't rats with wingsMon, 23 May 2016 14:42:52 +0000Geoarchaeologist Proposes There Was a "World War Zero" an alliance among the "Luwians" have helped caused the collapse of eastern Mediterranean civilizations 3,200 years ago?Fri, 20 May 2016 19:10:28 +0000The "Antibiotic Apocalypse" Is Upon Us: Five Ways We Can Turn Things Around diseases kill 700,000 people per year, but a new report shows all hope is not lostFri, 20 May 2016 18:56:39 +0000Nile Crocodiles Have Moved to Florida "unusual" crocodilians turned out to be more closely related to South African crocs than American onesFri, 20 May 2016 18:32:26 +0000The World's Longest Pizza Took 250 Chefs More Than Six Hours to Make surprise, the record-holding pie was created in NaplesFri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000Five of the Most Iconic State Sandwiches a state sandwich is hard workFri, 20 May 2016 15:34:43 +0000Say Goodbye to a Historic El Niño and Hello to La Niña are looking ripe for the cooler climate pattern to take over in the PacificFri, 20 May 2016 14:26:12 +0000Conservationists Are Worried That “Finding Dory” Could Be Bad for Exotic Fish and Dory make for problematic petsFri, 20 May 2016 13:46:20 +0000An Archive of Native Americans Portraits Taken a Century Ago Spurs Further Exploration S. Curtis' photography is famous, but contemporary Native American artists go beyond stereotypes Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Computer Algorithm Transforms Movies Into Breathtaking Works of Art neural networks can make any moving image into a masterpiece from Picasso to van Gogh Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000"Sleeping" Birch Trees Rest Their Branches at Night laser scans of trees in Finland and Austria, researchers tracked interesting arboreal behavior Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Get Ready for the “Summer of Hamilton” new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society focuses on the "$10 Founding Father"Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:49 +0000Brewery Introduces Edible, Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings Brewery's new packaging is made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea lifeThu, 19 May 2016 16:44:06 +0000New Report Says Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe—But It's Complicated National Academies of Science looked at over 900 studies on GMOs. Here are the five things you need to know Thu, 19 May 2016 15:56:54 +0000Curators Are Preserving Graffiti Scrawled By WWI Conscientious Objectors cell walls at Richmond Castle are still covered in drawings and notesThu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Story of the Komagata Maru Is a Sad Mark on Canada’s Past Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to formally apologize is so significantThu, 19 May 2016 13:20:37 +0000The Red Planet and Summer Triangle Will Soon Shine Bright is swooping closer to the Earth this week while the Summer Triangle rises in the skyWed, 18 May 2016 17:47:33 +0000Thousands of People Are Trying to Save BBC’s Recipe Archive measures may nix the broadcaster's online recipe databaseWed, 18 May 2016 17:03:30 +0000Listen to Robert Frost Read His Poems offer a chance to really listen to the meaning behind classics like "The Road Not Taken"Wed, 18 May 2016 16:10:43 +0000Can Wine Made Without Grapes Match the Real Thing? San Francisco start-up is trying to create synthetic wine—just by mixing together the right ingredientsWed, 18 May 2016 16:00:42 +0000Amateur Divers Find Huge Cache of Bronze Artifacts in Israel National Park divers discover a Roman shipwreck full of rare bronze statues, coins and other artifacts in Caesarea National ParkWed, 18 May 2016 14:16:30 +0000It’s Lamprey Breeding Time in Britain bloodsucking fish are returning rivers that were once too polluted for them to live inWed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Climate Fight Moves From the Streets to the Courts actions by both youth and state attorneys are making climate change a legal issue, not just an environmental causeTue, 17 May 2016 18:58:31 +0000British Barber Proposes Beard Tax by historical examples, Antony Kent wants men to pay a 100-pound fee to rock a bushy beardTue, 17 May 2016 18:15:31 +0000This Latin Thesaurus Has Been in Progress Since 1894 are still working on the letter "N"Tue, 17 May 2016 17:05:02 +0000Rare Beaked Whale Washes Ashore in Australia unusual teeth, the young female offers researchers a chance to study an elusive cetaceanTue, 17 May 2016 16:51:02 +0000Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Try to "Save" It't touch the wildlifeTue, 17 May 2016 15:56:22 +0000A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride books, will travelTue, 17 May 2016 15:28:08 +0000Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parks rules on donor recognition could allow corporate sponsors to fund items within National ParksMon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000Astronomers Recreate Ancient Skies to Date a Nearly 2,600-Year-Old Greek Poem narrow down the dates for when the lonely poet Sappho wrote "Midnight Poem"Mon, 16 May 2016 16:23:11 +0000Wander About an Art Installation Inspired by the Large Hadron Collider from scienceMon, 16 May 2016 15:40:35 +0000China Will Start Publicly Shaming Tourists Who Graffiti Mount Everest nothing but footprintsMon, 16 May 2016 14:53:09 +0000Massive Effort Underway to Recover More Than 700 Migrants Drowned at Sea scientists hope to use DNA to identify the remainsMon, 16 May 2016 14:44:29 +0000NASA Finally Caught This Crazy Space Weather in Action interactions between the Earth and the Sun’s magnetic fields drive explosive space weatherFri, 13 May 2016 20:36:11 +0000These Temporary Tattoos Can Help ID a Food Allergy, the tattoo is inspired by historical Japanese printsFri, 13 May 2016 18:08:56 +0000Meet the Man Who Helped Define How Science Fiction Looks renowned cartoonist Jean Giraud had a hand in some of science fiction’s most iconic filmsFri, 13 May 2016 17:07:43 +0000For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teas straight to the sourceFri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000See Mercury's Landscape in Stunning Detail new map of the planet's surface captures the depths of craters and the peaks of volcanic mountainsFri, 13 May 2016 16:04:54 +0000Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K. story goes back to the English Civil Wars and a prince on the runFri, 13 May 2016 15:43:15 +0000Chinese Cops Are Temporarily Patrolling the Streets of Rome and Milan new experimental program put international police at Italy's tourist hubs to help the influx of Chinese travelersThu, 12 May 2016 18:32:12 +0000Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts Is Often Overlooked new exhibit explores the creative works of one of history's most famous mistressesThu, 12 May 2016 16:38:15 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Life impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000During the Cold War, the Air Force Dropped an Unarmed Nuke on South Carolina, none of the Gregg family of Mars Bluff were seriously hurt, not even the catThu, 12 May 2016 14:47:59 +0000Mice Show How the Zika Virus Can Cause Birth Defects new study offers the first experimental evidence of the virus crossing the placenta and damaging fetal brainsThu, 12 May 2016 10:00:00 +000050,000-Year-Old Axe Shows Australians Were at The Cutting Edge of Technology polished stone chip is the earliest-known example of a ground-edge axe yetWed, 11 May 2016 17:59:20 +0000Central Park Opens Up Its "Secret Sanctuary" for 80 Years, the Park recently announced it will open the restored Hallett Nature Sanctuary to vistorsWed, 11 May 2016 16:37:53 +0000A Dalit Man Dug His Own Well When He Was Denied Water During a Drought’s “untouchables” still face daily discriminationWed, 11 May 2016 15:14:01 +0000Five Things to Know About the Diamond Sutra, the World’s Oldest Dated Printed Book over 1,100 years ago, a Chinese copy of the Diamond Sutra at the British Library is one of the most intriguing documents in the worldWed, 11 May 2016 13:58:00 +0000Kepler Discovers More Than 1,000 New Exoplanets space telescope is still alive and kickingTue, 10 May 2016 20:54:05 +0000New Polymer Successfully Smooths Wrinkles "second skin" tightens wrinkles and could be used to cover wounds as well as deliver medicationsTue, 10 May 2016 17:20:40 +0000Wasting Disease Clears Way for Young Sea Stars, for Now or not the devastated populations are on the road to recovery remains uncertainTue, 10 May 2016 17:03:15 +0000Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display painting is one of five in a series about the senses that the Dutch master created as a teenagerTue, 10 May 2016 15:47:56 +0000Leprosy Threatens U.K. Red Squirrel Populations have launched a new study to try to save the furry rodentsTue, 10 May 2016 14:58:43 +0000Victoria Woodhull Ran for President Before Women Had the Right to Vote 1872 campaign platform focused on women’s rights and sexual freedomTue, 10 May 2016 14:35:52 +0000The Bison Is Now the Official Mammal of the United States big beasts are the first official mammals recognized by the federal governmentMon, 09 May 2016 20:07:42 +0000Will Luxembourg Lead the Race for Space Mining? tiny nation announced its private industry partners for asteroid miningMon, 09 May 2016 19:03:09 +0000Brawny American Lobsters Are Muscling in on Their European Cousins wants to ban live American lobsters for fear they will out-claw their ownMon, 09 May 2016 17:13:58 +0000Kenya Moves to Shut Down the World's Largest Refugee Camp the weekend, Kenya announced plans to shut the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, which house hundreds of thousands of Somali refugeesMon, 09 May 2016 16:40:59 +0000Video Calls Are Replacing In-Person Visits at Some Prisons some companies, bans on in-person prison visits mean big businessMon, 09 May 2016 15:36:31 +0000Super 8 Said Farewell to Its Kitschy Motel Art With a Gallery Show mediocre art off in styleMon, 09 May 2016 14:52:34 +0000What Caused the 2011 D.C. Earthquake? thinning mantle led to the 5.8 magnitude shake in the Southeast, and more may be in storeMon, 09 May 2016 14:28:36 +0000Scientific A-Team Plans to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genome historians, geneticists and other researchers are working together to compile the great artist's DNA Mon, 09 May 2016 13:58:11 +0000Want to Browse Some National Park Maps? There’s a Site For That you guess the most popular map?Mon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000Fossil Hunters Uncover 71-Million-Year-Old Trove in Antarctica a plane flight, boat ride, helicopter lift and a lot of hiking, the scientists returned with a massive cache of fossilsFri, 06 May 2016 18:24:18 +0000Build Your Own Library at the First-Ever Little Library Festival book-sharing stations have popped up all across the United StatesFri, 06 May 2016 17:57:07 +0000A Modernist Sculpted Ceiling Was Uncovered in a U-Haul Showroom Isamu Noguchi work is being shown once againFri, 06 May 2016 16:26:56 +0000These Little-Known Nuns Helped Map the Stars century later, the identities of women who mapped over 481,000 stars are finally knownFri, 06 May 2016 15:43:57 +0000Australians Make Beer Out of Belly Button Lint's 7 Cent Brewery will debut a Belgian-style Witbier later this month brewed using yeast strains cultivated from its founders' navelsFri, 06 May 2016 14:21:31 +0000 'The Shining' Looks to Raise Hairs and Octaves in Its Opera Debut Minnesota Opera will debut its take on the horror novel in a new production by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Paul MoravecThu, 05 May 2016 19:23:46 +0000The Oldest Species May Win in the Race to Survive Climate Change's survival of the fittest, and the oldest may be the fittest, new study saysThu, 05 May 2016 19:07:13 +0000Why Making “Derby-Pie” Might Land You a Lawsuit Kentucky Derby’s traditional dessert has a tangled legal historyThu, 05 May 2016 18:32:41 +0000Drought Forces Zimbabwe to Sell Its Wild Animals food and water shortages, the country hopes to save it's wildlifeThu, 05 May 2016 17:41:52 +0000Say Au Revoir to France's Foie Gras (Only For a Bit) flu fuels foie gras fearsThu, 05 May 2016 16:41:36 +0000NASA Announces World's New Lightning Hotspot electric capital tops the charts with lightning storms 297 nights per yearThu, 05 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000Meet Mary Kies, America’s First Woman to Become a Patent Holder plus bonnets equal a historic firstThu, 05 May 2016 14:15:50 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Place'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals? waters have turned the country's once-pristine coast into a putrid sightWed, 04 May 2016 19:35:03 +0000For The First Time in a Decade, Watch Mercury Cross the Sun's Face week's transit of Mercury is one of the major astronomical events of the yearWed, 04 May 2016 17:48:09 +0000A Brief History of Lee Harvey Oswald's Connection to Cuba over 50 years, conspiracy theorists have linked JFK’s assassin to Fidel Castro’s CubaWed, 04 May 2016 16:50:53 +0000The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplus 1.19 billion pounds of cached cheeseWed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000Marines Are Investigating the Identity of a Flag Raiser in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photo historians have called into question the identity of a soldier in Joe Rosenthal's 1945 Pulitzer prize-winning imageTue, 03 May 2016 19:49:27 +0000Mountaineers Have Discovered the Bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridges climbers died in an avalanche on Shishapangma in 1999Tue, 03 May 2016 18:24:59 +0000Yellowstone’s Most Famous Bear Is Dead shot “Scarface”?Tue, 03 May 2016 18:20:00 +0000A Historic Cathedral in New York City Goes up in Flames Cathedral of St. Sava caught fire just hours after the Orthodox congregation celebrated EasterTue, 03 May 2016 15:55:11 +0000Boiling Water Could Explain Mysterious Dark Streaks on Mars simulate some of the Red Planet's unique features in an Earth-bound chamberTue, 03 May 2016 15:23:25 +0000Between Bleaching and Boats, Florida’s Coral Reefs Are Struggling to Survive reefs are crumbling in acidifying waters and buried from dredging, according to new reportsTue, 03 May 2016 14:48:54 +0000Five Things to Know About Megacities is happening fast—here's what to know about the world's largest citiesMon, 02 May 2016 19:12:41 +0000The First Delivery Drone in the United States Lands a Spot at the Smithsonian Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter touches ground at the National Air and Space MuseumMon, 02 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000Nepal Celebrates Two Years Free From Rhino Poaching education and a law enforcement crackdown has helped the tiny nation keep its rhinos safe for 730 days in a rowMon, 02 May 2016 17:02:13 +0000Deep-Sea Researchers Spot a Mysterious Jellyfish Near The Mariana Trench glowing jellyfish was previously unknown to scienceMon, 02 May 2016 16:37:27 +0000Eerie Footage of Over 100 Tons of Burning Ivory Kenyan government burned tusks from over 6,000 elephants to reduce stockpiles of ivory and raise awareness of poachingMon, 02 May 2016 16:20:00 +0000“New” 2,000-Year-Old Geoglyph Spotted in Peru’s always more to learn about the mysterious Nazca linesMon, 02 May 2016 16:01:22 +0000Meteors Will Streak the Skies This Week Thanks to Halley’s Comet't miss this annual showMon, 02 May 2016 15:23:39 +0000A "Merbot" Retrieved Artifacts From Louis XIV’s Sunken Flagship humanoid diving robot could help researchers explore fragile wrecks from the surface of the seaMon, 02 May 2016 15:09:13 +0000Scientists Use "The Moth Radio Hour" to Create Brain Atlas a functional MRI, scientists created a visual dictionary to show how areas of the brain process languageFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:50:38 +0000Spanish Ditch Diggers Unearth 1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins near Seville, Spain, found a hoard of 19 amphora filled with mint-condition coins from the third and fourth centuriesFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:34:40 +0000James Monroe’s House Was Way Bigger Than Historians Thought turns out that Highland was more "castle" than "cabin"Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:51:36 +0000The Swiss Have Made Cheese Since the Iron Age discovery pushes Swiss cheesemaking traditions back millenniaFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:56:04 +0000Astronomers Deploy a Laser System for a Clearer View of the Skies new four-laser system at the Paranal Observatory will help the massive telescope compensate for atmospheric turbulenceFri, 29 Apr 2016 14:05:00 +0000Ancient Arabic Text Shines Light on Massive Supernova new look at records from an ancient astronomer yields insights into one of the brighest supernovas ever seen from EarthFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:46:10 +0000Eating Toxic Algae Might Make Some Plankton Act Drunk it may seem funny, it could have serious environmental consequencesFri, 29 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Over 9,000 Years Later, Kennewick Man Will Be Given a Native American Burial Native American nations will join together to bury his remainsThu, 28 Apr 2016 20:15:21 +0000Unesco: Don’t Worry, Palmyra Is Still Authentic ancient city may have been destroyed, but it is still a treasured cultural siteThu, 28 Apr 2016 17:03:16 +0000A Robot Monk Is Spreading Buddhist Teachings in China adorable robot serves up automated mantrasThu, 28 Apr 2016 16:22:31 +0000Biographer Uncovers Unsigned Feature Article by Harper Lee 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author published a profile of a Kansas investigator in an FBI magazine while helping Truman Capote research 'In Cold Blood'Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:58 +0000Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Had Great Eyesight and a Droopy Head weighed as much as two elephants but had a brain the size of a limeWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:26 +0000Hubble Spies a Tiny Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake solar system still has plenty of surprisesWed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:37 +0000Japanese Priests Collected Almost Seven Centuries of Climate Data records from "citizen scientists" in Japan and Finland give researchers centuries of data on ice conditionsWed, 27 Apr 2016 16:07:03 +0000A German City Installed Traffic Lights For Texters Augsburg, distracted smartphone users don't have to look up to stay safeWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:57:14 +0000A British Store Will Go Quiet For Customers With Autism—people are shoppingWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:03:44 +0000Audubon Pranked Fellow Naturalist by Making Up Fake Rodents with naturalist and houseguest Constantine Rafinesque, John J. Audubon dreamed up 28 non-existent speciesWed, 27 Apr 2016 14:32:03 +0000Prince’s Paisley Park Studios Will Become a Museum la GracelandTue, 26 Apr 2016 20:02:22 +0000"Shark Vision" Shines Light on Biofluorescent Species a specially designed filter, divers uncovered the glowing patterns on the skin of catsharksTue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:59 +0000Indian Artists Are Protesting a Private Takeover of a Public Art Gallery artists want the Venkatappa Art Gallery to stay publicTue, 26 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000Take in the Beauty of This Gravity Web That Connects Galaxies Across the Universe new simulation visualizes how distant galaxies might be connectedTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:40:00 +0000For the First Time, See Two Early Medieval Books Written By Women On Display Together manuscripts detail the authors' experiencesTue, 26 Apr 2016 17:19:14 +0000Thirty Years Later, a Gigantic Arch Is Set to Cover Chernobyl New Safe Confinement is one of history’s most ambitious engineering projects—and it comes not a moment too soonTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:16:08 +0000Fire Devastates New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History late night blaze guts one of India's favorite museums, destroying valuable collections and exhibitsTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:02 +0000