Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-arts-culture/RSS feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:40 +0000This Photographer Set Out on a Quest to Rediscover the World's Lost Species of Frogs http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/photographer-set-out-quest-rediscover-worlds-lost-species-frogs-180953061/Some of the subjects are new to science, others haven't been seen in 15 to 160 yearsThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:40 +0000Unbelievable Reactions People Have Had to the Ebola Outbreakhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unbelievable-reactions-people-have-had-ebola-outbreak-180953056/For some, the disease is a chance to make money; for others, it brings out racism Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:54:37 +0000How Endangered Snails Are Endangering Hawaiian Public Radiohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-endangered-snails-ruined-hawaiian-public-radio-180953010/The mating season of protected snails delay radio repairs during pledge season Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:09:01 +0000In the U.K., Posting Nude Pictures of Another Person Is About to Become a Jailable Offensehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-laws-uk-would-send-revenge-porn-sharers-jail-many-us-states-its-still-legal-jennifer-lawrence-photos-180953008/This year, 28 states introduced or proposed legislation pertaining to revenge porn, though many are still pending Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:29:34 +0000Here's What Happens When a Hawk And a Drone Fight http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-happens-when-hawk-and-drone-fight-180953006/This raptor was not ok with a quadcopter fronting on its turf Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:27:55 +0000New Jersey Encourages Hunters to Add Bear to Menuhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-jersey-encourages-hunters-add-bear-menu-180953003/New Jersey is hoping more hunters will take advantage of bear seasonMon, 13 Oct 2014 18:57:32 +0000This Comedy Club Charges By the Laughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/barcelona-comedy-club-charges-laugh-180952996/In Barcelona, a comedy club is keeping tabs on its patrons' laughs with facial recognition technologyFri, 10 Oct 2014 19:52:57 +0000More Americans Speak Arabic at Home Than Italian or Polishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-americans-speak-arabic-home-italian-or-polish-180952982/21 percent of Americans speak another language at home Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:13:08 +0000Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle And Minneapolishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/columbus-day-now-indigenous-peoples-day-seattle-and-minneapolis-180952958/Some cities seek to change the second Monday in October to a more politically correct, inclusive holiday Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:13:10 +0000The Grand Canyon Will Not Be Mined for Uranium http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/grand-canyon-will-not-be-mined-uranium-180952950/Uranium mining will be banned for the next 20 years on nearly 1 million acres of land near the Grand Canyon Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:56:17 +0000One Human Year Does Not Equal Seven Dog Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-human-year-does-not-equal-seven-dog-years-180952929/No one knows where the dog years myth came from, but experts agree that it's simply not true Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:41:39 +0000Movie Theaters Boycott Netflix’s First Feature Filmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/movie-theaters-balk-change-boycott-netflixs-first-feature-film-180952906/AMC, Regal, Carmike and Cinemark thumb their nose at Netflix's upcoming sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:32:28 +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 +0000