Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:29:26 +0000Artists In Search of Inspiration Can Now Find Thier 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 +0000Americans See Scientists As Smart, But Not Trustworthy, 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 Pirates 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 No 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"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 +0000