Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-arts-culture/RSS feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:17 +0000The CIA Has Its Own High-Security Starbuckshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cia-has-its-own-high-security-starbucks-180952872/Even spies need their morning coffee Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:17 +0000Anyone Can Make Up Their Own Weird Or Random Holidayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/anyone-can-make-their-own-weird-or-random-holiday-180952869/Case in point: Today is International Coffee Day as well as National Poisoned Blackberries DayMon, 29 Sep 2014 14:53:37 +0000 Boston Just Found a Time Capsule That No One Knows How to Openhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boston-just-found-time-capsule-no-one-knows-how-open-180952864/The 113-year-old copper box is inside a golden lion statue's headFri, 26 Sep 2014 18:48:13 +0000Americans See Scientists As Smart, But Not Trustworthyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/americans-think-scientists-know-what-theyre-talking-about-they-dont-trust-them-180952828/Scientists, along with lawyers and engineers, are viewed as competent but lacking in warmth Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:49:44 +0000The Waters Around Malaysia, Not Somalia, Are the World’s Worst for Pirateshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/waters-around-malaysia-not-somalia-are-worlds-worst-pirates-180952827/More than 40 percent of pirate attacks over the last two decades took place in Southeast Asia Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:24:03 +0000With Record Turnout In Referendum, Scotland Votes Nohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/record-turnout-referendum-scotland-votes-no-180952759/In a close race, Scotland decides to stay a part of the United KingdomFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09:30 +0000Dog Movies Create Ten-Year Spikes in Breeds' Popularity http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/movies-featuring-certain-breeds-dogs-create-ten-year-spikes-popularity-those-pets-180952668/"Lassie" alone led to a 40 percent increase in the number of border collies that families adopted Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:52:49 +0000The Social Media Fight Between the U.S. and ISIS Is Weirder Than You'd Imaginehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/social-media-fight-between-us-and-isis-weirder-youd-imagine-180952663/The U.S. has decided to fight propaganda with propaganda Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:21:13 +0000Every Year for the Next 100 Years, Authors Will Write Books That Won't Be Read Until 2114http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/every-year-next-100-years-authors-will-write-books-wont-be-read-until-2114-180952637/Author Margaret Atwood's new book became the first to go into the century-long time capsule project Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:33:30 +0000High-tech Chopsticks Developed To Combat Food Safety Issues In Chinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/high-tech-chopsticks-developed-combat-food-safety-issues-china-180952627/Could utensils be a way to keep consumers safe? Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:22:20 +0000500 Years' Worth of Book Illustrations Have Just Been Liberated From Print http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/500-years-worth-book-illustrations-have-just-been-liberated-print-180952621/The internet's about to get a wealth of illustrations from more than two million booksFri, 05 Sep 2014 14:03:50 +0000Home-Cooked Meals Are a Burden on Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/many-families-home-cooked-meals-range-burdensome-impossible-prepare-180952608/Cash- and time-strapped moms often feel pressured to cook meals for unappreciative kids and men Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:33:33 +0000Nine Different Households, Surrounded by a Week's Worth Garbagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-photos-show-families-laying-weeks-worth-their-garbage-180952604/Photographer Gregg Segal wanted to highlight the problems of waste, pollution and overconsumption Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:14:38 +0000A Lost Chapter From Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Was Just Releasedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-chapter-roald-dahls-charlie-and-chocolate-factory-was-just-released-180952584/The chapter was removed after being deemed "too wild" and subversive Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:30 +0000Public Health Orgs Are Weighing In on E-Cigaretteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/varied-opinions-e-cigarettes-health-organizations-180952477/The AHA is neutral on e-cigarettes in U.S., but the WHO wants to ban them indoorsTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:17:58 +0000Dear Americans: You Don’t Understand What the Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Means to Canadianshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dear-americans-you-dont-understand-what-burger-king-tim-hortons-merger-means-canadians-180952479/Tim Hortons is a core component of the amorphous "Canadian identity"Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:31 +0000Tasmanian Sheep May Be Wooliest In Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tasmanian-sheep-may-be-wooliest-world-180952476/Shaun the sheep might beat out the previous champ, Shrek, as the world's wooliest sheepTue, 26 Aug 2014 13:21:02 +0000Women Now Outnumber Adolescent Boys in the Gamer Community http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/women-now-outnumber-adolescent-boys-gamer-community-180952452/Smartphones likely explain the sudden spike in the number of female gamers Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:44:10 +0000Some Zoo Grass Is Electrifiedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-zoo-grass-electrified-180952420/Some zoo landscaping is designed to keep the animals within their cages, not for them to interact withThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:59 +0000Facebook Users Want Help Distinguishing Satire From Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/facebook-thinks-its-users-need-help-distinguishing-satire-reality-180952385/A special label could indicate whether content posted on Facebook is in jest Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:38:47 +0000An American Tribe Wants a German Museum to Return Native American Scalpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/american-tribes-want-german-collectors-return-native-american-scalps-180952374/The German Museums Association says that scalps are not subject to the same ethical guidelines that govern other human remains Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:06:34 +0000Watch How Jim Henson Animated Jazz With Tiny, Dancing Strips of Paperhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-lost-jim-henson-jazz-visualization-papercut-animation-180952372/Jim Henson had a soft spot for jazzMon, 18 Aug 2014 15:33:53 +0000Hummus and Goat Cheese Are Out; Ramen and Brussels Sprouts Are In http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hummus-and-goat-cheese-are-out-ramen-and-brussels-sprouts-are-180952330/Food trends, as revealed by the New York Times' coverageTue, 12 Aug 2014 17:59:17 +0000Iceland’s Naming Laws Prevented a 10-Year-Old From Getting a Passporthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/icelands-naming-laws-prevent-10-year-old-getting-passport-180952319/Iceland's rules for naming children are getting a lot of attention after a few high-profile cases Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:56:06 +0000The World's Longest Horse Race Is Going on Right Now in Mongoliahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-longest-horserace-going-now-mongolia-180952295/With wild horses, broken bones and treacherous terrain, this isn't a steeplechase Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:46 +0000This Is Why the Park Service Banned Drones—One Just Crashed Into a Famous Hot Springhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/yellowstone-crash-why-park-service-banned-drones-180952276/This is why we can't have nice thingsThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:51:22 +0000If a Monkey Takes a Photo, No One Owns Copyrighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/no-one-owns-copyright-wikipedia-monkeys-self-portrait-180952275/The contested photo likely belongs to neither monkey nor man, but to the public domain Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:50:02 +0000The Rise and Fall of PBRhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rise-and-fall-pbr-beer-180952273/How Pabst Blue Ribbon lost its cool Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:29:21 +0000Barcelona's Turning Its Old Olympic Stadium Into a Virtual Reality Themeparkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/planned-virtual-reality-theme-park-lets-you-race-olympian-180952269/At Barcelona's Olympic Stadium, you can race a virtual OlympianThu, 07 Aug 2014 13:15:41 +0000Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Are Trapped Without Food or Water on Mountains Surrounded by Militiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-iraqi-refugees-are-trapped-without-food-or-water-mountains-surrounded-militia-180952259/Delivering help by land or air is impossible, humanitarian aid experts say Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:20:09 +0000When Scientists, Social Media, and the Kardashians Collidehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-scientists-social-media-and-kardashians-collide-180952255/A commentary published in a scientific journal sparks a heated debate amongst scientistsTue, 05 Aug 2014 18:46:33 +0000Bake Sales And Girl Scout Cookies Are Out; Bowl-a-Thons Are In http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bake-sales-and-girl-scout-cookies-are-out-bowl-thons-are-180952246/The then-and-nows of kids' food-related fundraising Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:33:51 +0000Quentin Tarantino And Judd Apatow Agree: Kodak Film Can't Disappear—They Need Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hollywood-directors-are-helping-try-save-kodak-180952235/Some of Hollywood's most famous directors are pressing studios to buy Kodak film—before it's too lateFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02:36 +0000