Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenThu, 20 Nov 2014 18:14:19 +0000Millennials Are Different, Just Not the Way You Think adults today are more optimistic despite facing more economic strain than the previous two generationsThu, 20 Nov 2014 18:14:19 +0000More Than 35 Million People Around the World Are Slaves are slaves in every one of the 167 countries investigated in a new report, including the United StatesMon, 17 Nov 2014 19:30:56 +0000We're Running Out of Chocolate're eating so much chocolate that plants can't keep upMon, 17 Nov 2014 14:43:29 +0000Eat More Seaweed (It's Good for You) for fresh seaweeds gives you option and the best taste according to this Brittany seaweed eaterMon, 17 Nov 2014 14:31:36 +0000Get Past the Vile Smell: Ginkgo Nuts Are Delicious have been feasting on these tasty little morsels since at least the 11th centuryFri, 14 Nov 2014 19:14:53 +0000This Artist Makes E. coli-Shaped Popsicles those who prefer plants to pathogens, there's popsicle cacti, too Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:11 +0000North Korea Subsidizes About 70 Schools in Japan institutions are a way for ethnic Koreans to connect to their culture but are also targets of criticismWed, 12 Nov 2014 18:57:25 +0000Living in Tough Environments Makes People More Prone to Belief in God living in harsh natural environments are more likely to believe in a tough, moralizing godWed, 12 Nov 2014 14:34:07 +0000Grad Students Carry 40 Percent of All Student Debt they make up just 14 percent of enrollment at U.S. universitiesTue, 11 Nov 2014 14:32:19 +0000A Lost John Steinbeck Short Story Was Rediscovered, Published short story deals with the racial politics of the mid-20th centuryMon, 10 Nov 2014 17:32:53 +0000The World of Personal Computers in the 1980s Was A Wacky, Wonderful Place can experience early video games and operating systems yourself through retrocomputing and adsFri, 07 Nov 2014 19:00:26 +0000Atari Games That No One Wanted Now Selling for $500 a Pop one wanted Atari's E.T. in 1982, but they want it nowThu, 06 Nov 2014 18:03:32 +0000How the Word “OK” Was Invented 175 Years Ago is an editorial joke run wild Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:00:23 +0000Nearly 400 Journalists Have Been Murdered Over the Past Ten Years ten percent of their killers are ever reprimanded Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:07:42 +0000Scotland Is No Longer Home to the World’s Best Whiskys it comes to whisky, Japan, the US and even England now reign supreme Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:17:53 +0000How to Protect the Lincoln Memorial From Crazy Flooding capital city's decades-old system of levees to keep water back during storms and flooding is getting an upgradeMon, 03 Nov 2014 18:39:05 +0000The European Space Agency Has Made the Weirdest Short Film ESA's advertising Rosetta with a very unusual sci-fi shortThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:00:45 +0000Artists In Search of Inspiration Can Now Find Their Muse On a Cargo Ship ships now join Amtrak trains, dune shacks and remote islands in the Arctic circle as sights dedicated to artistic pursuitThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:29:26 +0000You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to London And Manchester’s Statues scan a tag near the statues with your cell, and they'll call you with a quick first-person history lessonWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:50:37 +0000America's Finally Getting Its First Permanent Cat Cafe and a Siamese, pleaseTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:49 +0000When Becoming a Man Means Sticking Your Hand Into a Glove of Ants men must subject themselves to a ritual involving bullet ant-filled gloves not once but 20 times Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:56:33 +0000This Photographer Set Out on a Quest to Rediscover the World's Lost Species of Frogs 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 Outbreak 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 Radio 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 Offense 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 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 Menu Jersey is hoping more hunters will take advantage of bear seasonMon, 13 Oct 2014 18:57:32 +0000This Comedy Club Charges By the Laugh 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 Polish 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 Minneapolis 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 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 Years 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 Film, 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 Starbucks spies need their morning coffee Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:17 +0000Anyone Can Make Up Their Own Weird Or Random Holiday 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 Open 113-year-old copper box is inside a golden lion statue's headFri, 26 Sep 2014 18:48:13 +0000