Smart News Science | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-science/RSS feed for Smart News ScienceenThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:35:09 +0000Is Country Air Really Better Than City Air?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-country-air-better-city-air-180955803/One scientist thinks it’s because of toxic plant chemicals Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:35:09 +0000Smelling a Fish May Improve Critical Thinking Skillshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fishy-smells-may-improve-critical-thinking-skills-180955799/New research shows that gross smells can foster a healthy sense of distrustThu, 02 Jul 2015 15:12:01 +0000After the Dinosaurs Died, Earth Experienced the Age of Fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-dinosaurs-died-earth-experienced-age-fish-180955791/The fossil record shows how ray-finned fishes took over the planet's oceansThu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Where Should Humans Land on Mars? NASA Wants to Hear Your Suggestionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/where-should-humans-land-mars-180955794/In October, the agency will hear proposals on where to put a Mars baseThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000How Many Craters Are There On Earth? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-craters-are-earth-180955771/Not as many as you might thinkTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000Travel Inside a Human Heart With This Videohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/travel-inside-human-heart-video-180955757/An informative video shows off a research team’s simulation of the beating heartTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:33:02 +0000See Three of Saturn’s Moons Pose in a Family Photo http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-three-saturns-moons-pose-family-photo-180955754/While in orbit, Cassini captures a stunning shot of three crescents Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Here’s Why Scientists Want to Flood the Grand Canyon http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-why-scientists-flood-grand-canyon-180955729/Without sediment flowing through the canyon, it loses sandbars vital to the river ecosystemMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:03:05 +0000The First Human Clinical Trial of Synthetic Blood Will Begin Soonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fake-blood-will-go-clinical-trial-uk-180955721/People could receive artificial blood transfusions as early as 2017Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000That Time a Mushroom Coral Ate a Sea Slughttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/time-mushroom-coral-ate-sea-slug-180955714/Researchers observed the rare event off the coast of ThailandFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:59:33 +0000Jumping Worms Have Invaded Wisconsinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jumping-worms-invade-wisconsin-180955724/A wriggling worm is becoming a problem in the MidwestFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:52:31 +0000Urine (Not Chlorine) Causes Red Eyes in Poolshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/urine-not-chlorine-causes-red-eyes-pools-180955712/CDC spreads the word about the peril of pee in poolsFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000Pet Goldfish Released into the Wild Are Getting Really Hugehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pet-goldfish-released-wild-are-getting-really-huge-180955710/Monster goldfish are trouble for native fishFri, 26 Jun 2015 12:30:00 +0000Racehorse Speed Hasn’t Peaked Yethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/racehorse-speed-hasnt-peaked-yet-180955707/But how will horses fare in the race to get faster?Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:00:00 +0000Mustard Is A Product Of Evolutionary Warfare Between Plants And Caterpillarshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mustard-product-evolutionary-warfare-between-plants-and-caterpillars-180955697/Plants produce mustard oils to fight off pests in a chemical conflict that’s been waged for millions of yearsThu, 25 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000Lakes on Saturn’s Moon are Really Sinkholes Filled With Liquid Methane and Ethanehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lakes-saturns-moon-are-really-sinkholes-filled-liquid-methane-and-ethane-180955690/Strange and changeable lakes might form just as certain water-filled lakes do on EarthThu, 25 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Genetically Modified Sheep was Sent to a Slaughter House and Sold for Meathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/genetically-modified-lamb-accidentally-sold-market-paris-180955684/The lamb came from a agricultural research lab and was equipped with a jellyfish gene Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000Can Hookworms Cure Hayfever?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-hookworms-cure-hayfever-180955516/Maybe. But we need to learn a lot more about them before they hit pharmacy shelvesTue, 23 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +000016 Million Years Ago This Giant Bat Walked the Jungles of New Zealandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-fossil-walking-bat-new-zealand-180955672/A new fossil gives clues to just how long ago bats arrived on the islandsTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Mystery of the Failed Chlamydia Vaccinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-science/why-1960s-chlamydia-vaccines-made-people-more-susceptible-chlamydia-180955652/In the 1960s, a vaccine for chlamydia made patients more susceptible to chlamydia. Now scientists know whyMon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000How Do Scientists Weigh a Supermassive Black Hole?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-how-scientists-weigh-supermassive-black-hole-180955658/A new method puts the mass of one black hole at 140 million times the mass of our SunMon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Venus (Probably) Has Active Volcanoes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/venus-probably-has-active-volcanoes-180955659/And they’re (probably) erupting! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:40:00 +0000Colorado Hopes This Asian Wasp Can Save its Treeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wasp-china-might-kill-beetles-killing-denvers-trees-180955660/Researchers are hoping to use one non-native species to fight another, more destructive oneMon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000A Pickle A Day May Keep Your Anxiety At Bayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pickle-day-may-keep-your-anxiety-bay-180955661/Fermented food appears to calm the nerves of the socially challengedMon, 22 Jun 2015 15:15:00 +0000Some 19th-Century Physicians Thought Music Could Infect the Brainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/19th-century-physicians-thought-music-was-disease-180955662/When it comes to music in the brain, medicine has come a long wayMon, 22 Jun 2015 14:45:00 +0000How Elephant Poop is Helping Nab Ivory Poachershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/elephant-poop-helping-nab-ivory-poachers-180955664/Scientists match DNA in seized tusks to elephant dung to map where poaching is taking placeMon, 22 Jun 2015 14:17:32 +000070-Year-Old Tree Cut Down in NYC Will be Cloned and Planted Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/70-year-old-tree-cut-down-nyc-will-be-cloned-and-planted-again-180955665/Residents of Astoria, Queens asked an arborist for help when a beloved neighborhood tree got the axMon, 22 Jun 2015 14:09:46 +0000Here Are The Animals That Are the Best at Pretending to Be Poophttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-animals-masquerade-poop-180955640/Moth caterpillars change their posture to look like bird dung, and they’re not aloneFri, 19 Jun 2015 20:00:00 +0000More than 100 New Marine Species Were Just Discovered in the Philippineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-100-new-marine-critters-were-just-discovered-philippines-180955642/The creatures hail from a rarely before explored region of the ocean's water columnFri, 19 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000What Does it Really Mean to Be 99 Percent Chimp?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-does-being-99-percent-chimp-mean-180955645/This video breaks down our statistical similarity to chimpanzeesFri, 19 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000This is Why Developing an HIV Vaccine is Really Hardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-developing-hiv-vaccine-hard-180955651/For three decades researchers have been working to protect against the tricky virus Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:47:00 +0000How Will Climate Change Affect National Park Attendance?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-will-climate-change-affect-national-parks-180955628/A new analysis of the effect of global warming on tourism has things heating up in some areas, staying lukewarm in othersFri, 19 Jun 2015 16:41:21 +0000Louisiana's Bears Are Making a Comebackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/louisianas-bears-are-making-comeback-180955613/The state thinks the bears are doing well enough to merit removal from protected status. Others disagreeThu, 18 Jun 2015 17:00:00 +0000Could the Sounds of Cod Having Sex Save a Species (and an Economy)? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/could-sounds-cod-having-sex-save-species-and-economy-180955619/Spying on “spawning haystacks” is helping fishermen make more money and biologists preserve a floundering fish populationWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:46:46 +0000Some African Countries Are Trying to Use Science to Make Homophobic Laws, Now African Scientists are Pushing Backhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/africans-scientists-speak-out-against-homophobic-laws-180955579/Some African countries have tried to use science to justify laws that criminalize homosexualityWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:46:31 +0000Forget Llamas and Lions, Flamingos Are the Best Escape Artists http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-makes-flamingos-excellent-zoo-escape-artists-180955612/The pink birds are tougher than they lookWed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Polar Bears are Eating Dolphins, Probably Thanks to Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/polar-bears-are-eating-dolphins-probably-thanks-climate-change-180955608/A warmer winter lured a pod of white-beaked dolphins north but then ice trapped them, sealing their fate as a polar bear's mealTue, 16 Jun 2015 18:23:42 +0000Comet Lander Philae Wakes Up From Naphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/comet-lander-philae-wakes-nap-180955599/"Are you there, Rosetta? It's me Philae"Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Dinosaurs (Probably) Never Saw the Grand Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dinosaurs-probably-never-saw-grand-canyon-180955577/The canyon likely didn't exist in time to be a hang out for giant lizardsFri, 12 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000Saturn’s Rings Extend Farther Than Thought — Nearly 4 Million Miles From the Planethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/saturns-rings-extend-farther-thought-nearly-4-million-miles-planet-180955576/The outermost ring is dark and dustyFri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Behold the Weird Beauty of Moldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/behold-weird-beauty-mold-180955562/Scientists aren’t quite sure why mold comes in so many colorsThu, 11 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Here's How Claw Machines Are Rigged to Make Sure You Losehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/claw-machines-have-long-been-designed-steal-your-money-180955565/That's why simply grabbing a prize is so deceptively difficultThu, 11 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000How to Build the Perfect Campfirehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-build-perfect-campfire-180955564/Science confirms that the best way to build a campfire really is the best way to build a campfireThu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000West African Chimps Regularly Drink Alcoholic Palm Saphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/west-african-chimps-regularly-drink-alcoholic-palm-sap-180955561/Observations over 17 years show this isn’t just an experiment for the apesThu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Computer Runs on Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/computer-runs-water-180955558/A new class of computers takes advantage of the physical properties of waterWed, 10 Jun 2015 15:57:28 +0000Here's What Happens When You Culture the Bacteria on an Eight-Year-Old’s Handhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-happens-when-you-culture-bacteria-eight-year-olds-hand-180955528/Lots of cooties growTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Meet the Mites That Live on Your Facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-mites-live-your-face-180955523/These microscopic organisms live and die on your faceTue, 09 Jun 2015 12:56:55 +0000Visit the Pacific’s Deepest Hydrothermal Vents With Underwater Robotshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/visit-pacifics-deepest-hydrothermal-vents-underwater-robots-180955515/Researchers spotted the vents nearly 12,500 feet beneath the surface during an expedition mapping the floor of the Pescadero BasinFri, 05 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000There’s no Sound Evidence That Placenta Eating is a Good Ideahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-no-real-evidence-placenta-eating-good-idea-180955514/The scientific literature is skimpy and the organ’s biology indicates there might be reasons to abstainFri, 05 Jun 2015 17:43:45 +0000NASA Will Lose Contact With Mars for 14 Days This Month http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasas-prepping-months-communications-blackout-mars-180955509/A conjunction with the sun will cause a two-week pause in commands to NASA Mars missionsFri, 05 Jun 2015 15:27:31 +0000Stop Calling Flibanserin "Female Viagra"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-flibanserin-isnt-female-viagra-180955506/As the FDA weighs the merits of a new drug to boost female libido, it's clear this is not a little blue pill for womenFri, 05 Jun 2015 14:10:41 +0000Mini Beavers Once Roamed Oregonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mini-beavers-once-roamed-oregon-180955487/Fossils of a squirrel-sized from in eastern Oregon may be related to modern beaversFri, 05 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Yes, Lions Will Hunt Humans if Given the Chancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-lion-killing-tourist-south-africa-isnt-surprising-180955512/The tragic attack at a South AFrican park serves as a reminder that lions are predators and humans are preyFri, 05 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000Chimpanzees Can Learn to Cook http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chimpanzees-can-learn-cook-180955497/Given a microwave-like tool, chimpanzees become chefsThu, 04 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000Listen to the Dulcet Purr of a Wolf Spiderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-dulcet-purr-wolf-spider-180955482/Males seduce females by making leaves vibrateWed, 03 Jun 2015 16:30:00 +0000The Tallest Muir Woods Redwood Is Way Younger Than Scientists Expectedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tallest-muir-woods-redwood-777-years-young-180955481/New dating studies show the tree is only 777 years oldWed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000The Case for Washing Clothes in Cold Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/case-washing-clothes-cold-water-180955459/Laundry: You're doing it wrongMon, 01 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000These Perfumers Are Analyzing the Stench of Toiletshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-chemicals-give-toilets-their-stench-180955453/Fair warning: Toilet chemistry is not for the faint of stomachMon, 01 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Swiss Cheese Has Holeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-finally-figured-out-why-swiss-cheese-has-holes-180955450/No, it's not gas from bacteria Fri, 29 May 2015 17:30:00 +000060 NASA Scientists are Trying to Build a Better Parachutehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/60-nasa-scientists-are-trying-build-better-parachute-180955446/The Supreme Council of Parachute Experts wants to construct a parachute that can help a heavier craft land on MarsFri, 29 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000A New Strain of Canine Flu Is on the Risehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-strain-canine-flu-rise-180955429/Possible cases of dog flu pop up in 13 states Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000Half of the World’s Saiga Antelopes Are Dead From a Mysterious Diseasehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/half-worlds-saiga-antelopes-are-dead-mysterious-disease-180955438/The already endangered antelope started dying in the thousands this monthThu, 28 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000Scientists Just Mummified a Human Leg to Test Ancient Egyptian Techniqueshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-mummify-human-leg-test-ancient-egyptian-techniques-180955439/It took 208 days for Swiss scientists to mummify a fresh leg using natronThu, 28 May 2015 17:10:23 +0000Is the Curiosity Rover Behind Weird Methane Readings on Mars? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/curiosity-rover-behind-weird-methane-readings-mars-180955421/The debate over methane is causing a stink among scientistsWed, 27 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000What Was Life Like for a Girl in the Bronze Age?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-was-life-girl-bronze-age-180955406/Analysis of a 3,400-year-old burial traces the life story of a Bronze Age femaleWed, 27 May 2015 17:13:09 +0000Watch a Volcanic Island Form in the Red Seahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-volcanic-island-form-red-sea-180955394/Magma troughs and earthquake swarms gave rise to two new islands near YemenWed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000Ancient Carnivores Had a Taste for Neanderthal Meathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-carnivores-had-taste-neanderthal-180955390/Researchers link bite marks on a Neanderthal skull to the fangs of an ancient big catTue, 26 May 2015 15:14:34 +0000How Will Climate Change Impact Plankton?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-will-climate-change-impact-plankton-180955387/A global plankton survey aims to help us understand how the tiny organisms that live at the ocean surface will fare in a warming worldTue, 26 May 2015 12:26:31 +0000Most Mountains Don't Come With Pointy Peakshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/most-mountains-dont-come-pointy-peaks-180955378/Some mountains actually get wider as you go upFri, 22 May 2015 18:15:37 +0000Found: A Galaxy That Shines With the Light of Over 300 Trillion Sunshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-universe-brighter-300-trillion-suns-180955382/A very hungry black hole at the center of WISE J224607.57-052635.0 emits an incredible amount of lightFri, 22 May 2015 15:32:33 +0000Did Mars Steal its Moons From the Asteroid Belt?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/debate-mars-moons-were-they-stolen-asteroid-belt-or-not-180955376/Scientists still aren’t sure where the odd little moons came from, but they have ideasFri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Beginner's Guide to the Santa Barbara Oil Spillhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/everything-you-need-know-about-santa-barbara-oil-spill-180955380/Cleanup efforts are underway at Refugio State Beach after more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilledFri, 22 May 2015 13:59:35 +0000How Jumping Spiders See in Colorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-jumping-spiders-see-color-180955368/The agile arachnids see in three color channels, and they can actually see more colors than humans can Fri, 22 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000Atheists Remind People of Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/atheists-remind-people-death-180955370/New research shows that atheists trigger death-related thoughtsFri, 22 May 2015 12:30:00 +0000Research Confirms Fears that Deepwater Horizon Spill Contributed to Dolphin Deathshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/research-confirms-fears-bp-spill-contributed-dolphin-deaths-180955375/Dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the Gulf of Mexico had lesions linked to petroleum exposureFri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000There's a Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacifichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-spacecraft-cemetery-pacific-180955338/The middle of the Pacfic Ocean is one of the two places spacecrafts are laid to rest Thu, 21 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000How Chemistry Gives New York City Bagels an Edgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-chemistry-gives-new-york-bagels-edge-180955362/Is it really all in the water? Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:05 +0000Texans Die of Tuberculosis and Other Insights From the CDC’s Distinctive Death Maphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/texas-you-are-more-likely-die-tuberculosis-any-other-state-180955360/The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention compiled a list of the most common unusual deaths in every stateThu, 21 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000When People Want an Upgrade They Tend to Break and Lose Their Old Gadgetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-people-want-upgrade-they-tend-break-and-lose-their-old-gadgets-180955359/Researchers call it the "Must-Have Effect"Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 +000021,000 Gallons of Oil Just Spilled Near Santa Barbarahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/21000-gallons-oil-spilled-near-santa-barbara-180955356/An underwater pipeline was the culprit for a crude oil spill in the PacificWed, 20 May 2015 15:42:30 +0000Meet Your New Favorite Dinosaur: The Velociraptor's Cousinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/velociraptors-cousin-was-even-more-frightening-180955340/A keen sense of smell gave this dino an edgeTue, 19 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000Engineered Yeast Could Open up a DIY Painkiller Markethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/engineered-yeast-could-open-diy-painkiller-market-180955334/The modified microbes could also make cheaper and better opiatesTue, 19 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000No, It's Not Really Raining Spiders in Australiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/no-its-not-really-raining-spiders-australia-180955327/The arachnids are simply catching a ride on the wind Tue, 19 May 2015 12:42:17 +0000Asteroid Impacts Once Made the Earth's Oceans Boil for A Whole Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/asteroid-impacts-once-made-earths-oceans-boil-whole-year-180955332/Life had it rough back thenMon, 18 May 2015 18:42:12 +0000Satellite Data Underestimated how Fast Sea Levels Were Risinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/satellite-data-underestimated-how-fast-sea-levels-are-rising-180955309/The oceans are rising faster than scientists thought.Mon, 18 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000Researchers are Trying to Harness the Power of Music for Unconscious Patientshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-are-trying-understand-power-music-unconscious-patients-180955313/Plumbing the depths of the unconscious brain has thus far uncovered more mysteries than answersMon, 18 May 2015 15:51:33 +0000Twitter is Helping Scientists Spot More Northern Lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/twitters-helping-scientists-spot-more-northern-lights-180955272/A new study shows the power of social media to pinpoint where and when auroras occurSun, 17 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000Science on a Shoestring: How Cuba’s Researchers Survived the Embargohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-shoestring-how-cubas-researchers-survived-embargo-180955273/Will normalized U.S.-Cuban relations make science easier in the once-isolated country? Sat, 16 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Flew a Jet Plane Into a Thunderstorm to Study Antimatterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-flew-jet-plane-thunderstorm-study-antimatter-180955279/They got a little too close and saw something unexpectedSat, 16 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000How the Animal got its Headhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-animal-got-its-head-180955260/Ancient brain fossils show how early animals evolved heads.Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000Europe Once Had Bison, and now They're Making a Comeback http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/european-bison-are-making-comeback-after-century-180955269/Just like their American cousins, the bison needed help after their numbers were decimated by habitat loss and huntingFri, 15 May 2015 11:33:53 +0000Scientists Are Stopping Malaria With Viagrahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-are-stopping-malaria-its-tracks-viagra-180955259/Viagra can help boost the spleen’s ability to filter out infected blood cellsThu, 14 May 2015 15:18:11 +0000Malaysia Airlines Search Team Finds Sunken Ship Insteadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/malaysia-airlines-searchers-find-sunken-ship-instead-180955256/Still no sign of the missing Flight 370.Thu, 14 May 2015 14:01:21 +0000In the Future, We Might Take Sunscreen in Pill Formhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fish-produce-their-own-sunscreen-180955245/A discovery in some fish suggests that sunblocking chemicals could be ingested rather than slathered onWed, 13 May 2015 15:30:00 +0000Revealing the Deep Secrets of Deepwater Waves http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-are-enormous-waves-under-ocean-180955243/Scientists hope their study of 1,600-foot underwater waves can help improve climate modelingWed, 13 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000Researchers Create Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur-Like Faces http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chicken-embryos-get-dino-snouts-thanks-biological-tinkering-180955250/Researchers seeking to understand how birds got their beaks turned back the evolutionary clock just a tadWed, 13 May 2015 06:30:00 +0000Another Big Earthquake Has Hit Nepalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/another-big-earthquake-wracks-nepal-180955235/Second major quake hits as the country still struggles to recover from the last one.Tue, 12 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000Watch the Sun Set on Mars http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-sun-set-mars-180955226/Curiosity takes its first color pictures of a Martian sunsetTue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Spider Feeds Her Babies by Vomiting up Her Own Gutshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spider-feeds-her-babies-vomiting-her-own-guts-180955224/Nothing says love like feeding your intestines to your childrenMon, 11 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000Most American Babies are Born in the Morninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/most-american-babies-are-born-morning-180955223/Medical interventions may determine time of birth, says new study.Mon, 11 May 2015 13:59:08 +0000Turning the American Chestnut into a GMO Might be the Only Way to Save ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wheat-genes-could-save-american-chestnut-180955216/Adding wheat genes could help the tree fight off blightSun, 10 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000X-Rays Reveal Why Old Chocolate Turns Whitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/x-rays-show-why-old-chocolate-turns-white-180955217/Liquid fat turns out to be the culpritSat, 09 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000Dogs are Still the Best Way to Find a Corpsehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/death-smelling-dogs-are-best-finding-corpses-180955210/Man’s best friend is better than any machine when it comes to finding dead bodies.Fri, 08 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000The First GMO Is 8,000 Years Old http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-gmo-8000-years-old-180955199/Scientists find that bacteria modified DNA in sweet potatoes millennia agoThu, 07 May 2015 15:30:00 +0000Goofy Looking Ocean Sunfish Are Actually Active Swimmers and Predatorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ocean-sunfish-are-actually-active-swimmers-and-predators-180955177/The idea that these giant fish are lazy is just wrongWed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000CDC Says Ebola Survivors Should Keep Using Condoms Indefinitelyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cdc-says-ebola-survivors-should-keep-using-condoms-180955168/The virus may survive in semen longer than originally thoughtTue, 05 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000