Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenFri, 22 May 2015 18:37:28 +0000Watch a Baby Bee Go From Wriggly Larvae to Adult in Just Over a Minute larvae to adult thanks to the magic of timelapse photographyFri, 22 May 2015 18:37:28 +0000Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Once Helped Clear an Innocent Man of Murder his birthday, revist the mystery author's most famous caseFri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000There Will Be an Extra Week of Summer This Year summer ensures 106 days of fun in the sunFri, 22 May 2015 14:50:48 +0000After Two Years On the Job, Women’s Confidence Plummets research shows dropping levels of ambition and confidence for mid-career womenFri, 22 May 2015 12:30:00 +0000Vikings Didn't Just Raid, They Traded Too artifacts found at Medieval market sites suggest the famed raiders tried the merchant thing firstFri, 22 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000How Chemistry Gives New York City Bagels an Edge it really all in the water? Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:05 +0000There’s a Hospital for Statues in Argentina the going gets tough for Buenos Aires statues, they head to a statue-only hospital for a bit of TLCThu, 21 May 2015 15:54:27 +0000Is This a Portrait of Shakespeare? One Historian Says Yes, Many Say No experts doubt whether the engraving found in a 400-year old book is actually the Bard himselfWed, 20 May 2015 15:29:33 +0000A Malaysian Farm is Playing Classical Music to its Chickens chickens roam in a barn filled with tunes from MozartTue, 19 May 2015 17:42:09 +0000Postal Workers Are Bitten By Dogs Nearly 6,000 Times Per Year Angeles, Houston lead the list of cities with the most dog attacks Mon, 18 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Here's How Video Game Designers Give Voices to Imaginary Creatures they need are digital vocal cords, voice box and mouthFri, 15 May 2015 12:30:00 +0000Picasso Painting Breaks Auction Record by $37 Million"Women of Algiers (Version O)" fetched nearly $180 millionWed, 13 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000Archivists Are Uncovering Lost Mark Twain Stories archives reveal Samuel Clemens, struggling journalistMon, 11 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000Germans and Americans Agree That They're Allies, Disagree On Why new survey shows differing opinions on foreign policy and the importance of historical eventsFri, 08 May 2015 15:30:00 +0000Here's How to Make Harper Lee’s Crackling Cornbread recipe is offered with a side serving of dry witThu, 07 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000Reading Harry Potter Might Make You a Better Person readers who identify with the Boy Who Lived may grow up to be more tolerant.Thu, 07 May 2015 14:26:01 +0000Labyrinths in Prisons and Hospitals Might Actually Help People Relax are experiencing a revivalThu, 07 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000Why People Call Apartments 'Pads' slang term has a sordid pastWed, 06 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000The Mystery of What Venus de Milo Was Once Holding distaff, thread and spindle could have been held in her upraised arms and would have been appropriate for the goddess of love Wed, 06 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000Two French Towns Are Battling Over a Saint’s Remains Saint Bernadette be laid to rest in the town she made famous…or the one she chose to live in?Tue, 05 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000You Can See South Korea’s Seaweed Farms From Space farms offer a sustainable source of vegetable proteinTue, 05 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000Germany Just Opened a Nazi Museum in the Party's Former Headquarters years later, Munich's mayor says the city is ready to "face up to its Nazi past" Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000Curling, Baking, Typos: How This Year’s Kentucky Derby Contenders Got Their Names’s in a name? A lot, if you want to tackle the Triple CrownFri, 01 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000Gender-Neutral Clothes Are Trendy, But Not New — Humans Dressed Similarly for Centuries with distinct looks for men and women is a relatively recent, Western-centric phenomenonWed, 29 Apr 2015 17:20:26 +0000Friday Knight Fights: Russian MMA Fighters Go Medieval duels are so popular with the fans that the company is actively searching for more knights to fill out its ranksWed, 29 Apr 2015 15:39:33 +0000Culinary Diplomacy: Why Governments Are Starting Food Trends your country's food is becoming a trendy tactic for nations looking to raise their profile (and tourist revenue)Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:30:00 +0000How a Piano Dropped from a Helicopter Paved the Way For Woodstock Piano Drop set the stage for the outdoor rock festival Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:44 +0000The Mystery of Colorado’s “Book Tosser” Has Been Solved litterbug blames Amazon, arthritis for his habit of illegally discarding booksFri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000Vinyl Presses Struggle to Keep up with the Resurgent Demand for Records a handful of pressing plants can make records in the U.S. and their machinery is finicky Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Busted: A Years-Long Bourbon Conspiracy distillery employee suspected to be at the center of a huge bourbon theft ring Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:30:00 +0000An Artist Is Trying To Preserve India’s Fading Street Sounds shopping malls and suburbs come to Delhi, one woman fights to save the sound of its street vendorsMon, 20 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000"Look Ma, No Hands!" A Rock Climber Scales Cliffs Without Using His Hands British rock climber Johnny Dawes puts a twist on his sportThu, 16 Apr 2015 17:40:48 +0000These Were 2014’s Most Challenged Books Americans, Iran and gay penguins top the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged BooksMon, 13 Apr 2015 16:30:37 +0000Nine Out of Ten Americans Consider Themselves Middle Class a day and age when teens are tasked with picking multimillion dollar dream homes, it's not hard to see why Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:30:38 +0000What Would Closing the Wage Gap Mean? effects for single moms and racial minorities would be particularly significantFri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:06 +0000These Mud Figures Fight Injustice“Figures” challenges British austerity policies—and an artist’s physical endurance Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:30:46 +0000Meet Your New Favorite Font Unica, Helvetica’s long-lost sibling, is back after 30 years in obscurity Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:10 +0000Paintings Have Become Increasingly Blue over, orange: modern art is all about hues of blue Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:40:42 +0000Cash-Strapped Museums are Selling Their Art with budget cuts and debt, museums turn to “deaccessioning” Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:30:33 +0000Here’s What the Apostles Ate at the Last Supper, charoset, and unleavened breadThu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:02 +0000This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake“Egypt’s Mona Lisa” is likely a shamWed, 01 Apr 2015 17:57:17 +0000There Are Communities of People Who Call Themselves Vampires"Their self-described nature begins to manifest around or just after puberty"Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:21 +0000It Doesn’t Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their Kids research shows no link between amount of time spent with children and emotional, behavioral, or academic outcomesMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:11:45 +0000