Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenThu, 11 Sep 2014 14:52:49 +0000Dog Movies Create Ten-Year Spikes in Breeds' Popularity"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 Imagine 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 2114 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 China 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 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 Women 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 Garbage 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 Released 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-Cigarettes 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 Canadians Hortons is a core component of the amorphous "Canadian identity"Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:31 +0000Tasmanian Sheep May Be Wooliest In World 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 likely explain the sudden spike in the number of female gamers Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:44:10 +0000Some Zoo Grass Is Electrified 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 Reality 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 Scalps 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 Paper 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 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 Passport'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 Mongolia 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 Spring is why we can't have nice thingsThu, 07 Aug 2014 14:51:22 +0000If a Monkey Takes a Photo, No One Owns Copyright 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 PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon lost its cool Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:29:21 +0000Barcelona's Turning Its Old Olympic Stadium Into a Virtual Reality Themepark 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 Militia 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 Collide 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 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 It of Hollywood's most famous directors are pressing studios to buy Kodak film—before it's too lateFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02:36 +0000For the First Time in 300 Years, a New Permanent Sculpture Will Grace Versailles fountain sculpture being installed on the grounds is intended to be the first permanent addition to the collection in centuriesThu, 31 Jul 2014 14:08:49 +0000If Certain Couples in Yemen Choose to Divorce, Their Siblings Must Get a Divorce, Too"Swap" marriages dictate that both marriage vows and divorces must be evenly shared between siblings of two familiesWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:17:23 +0000Meet One of the Last Bornean Elders Who Still Makes Traditional Poison Dart Blowpipes takes two days of constant drilling by hand to create a single pipe, which can be used to hunting animals Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:01:20 +0000Another Horribly Botched Execution Reveals Ongoing Flaws in Lethal Drug Cocktails execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood took nearly two hours Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:14 +0000China's Extra Wide Ladies-Only Parking Spaces Sparked a Backlash Over Sexism mall that created the women-only spaces meant well, but their reasoning is indicative of a bigger problem Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:08 +0000Artist Sends a Bouquet and a Bonsai to Space happens when you send a Bonsai tree to space? See for yourselfMon, 21 Jul 2014 14:41:17 +0000