Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:01:22 +0000NASA Launch Will Dot the Sky With Colorful Clouds Tonight, it's not aliens or a massive conspiracy plot—just a space-age study of the atmosphereMon, 12 Jun 2017 18:09:43 +0000Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" May Grow to the Size of New Jersey This Year and fish may suffer as excess rain and nutrients produce one of the largest oxygen-poor zones to dateThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:01:22 +0000Scientists Hatch a New Explanation for How Eggs Get Their Shapes ability could explain how eggs are shaped Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Putting Tens of Thousands of Sea Fossils Online Western Interior Seaway is gone, but not forgottenThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:32 +0000The Little Brown Bat’s Mighty Talent for body size, the little brown bat lives longest of any mammal–but no one knows whyThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Crafty Killer Whales Are Harassing Alaskan Fishing Boats orcas are making off with tens of thousands of pounds of cod and halibutThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:12:20 +0000Puppy Pics May Add Spark to Struggling Relationships new study asked couples to look at photo streams that paired images of their spouses with pictures of poochesThu, 22 Jun 2017 14:55:36 +0000Celebrate the Eclipse With a Color-Shifting Stamp next letter just got more celestial Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:57:26 +0000Will You See August's Great Eclipse? This New Tool Helps You Find Out plug in a zip code and the solar simulator will show when the big event will pass overheadWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:30 +0000Our Sun Probably Grew Up With a Sibling now its buddy is long goneWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Australian Expedition Dredges Up Crazy Creatures From the Deep Sea a month exploring Australia's deepest ocean, researchers found over 300 new species of toothy, blobby and glowing animalsTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:50:44 +0000Half the World's Population Will Experience Deadly Heat by the End of the Century Arizona is kicking things offTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:49:02 +0000Kepler Finds 219 New Planets released the final catalog from its planet-hunting telescope, bringing its total up to 4,034 potential planetsTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:02:29 +0000Neural Network Generates Adorable Names for Rescue Guinea Pigs Popchop, Fuzzable, Princess Pow and moreTue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000Dogs Will Sniff Out Stomach Cancer in New Japanese Trial nose knowsTue, 20 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Female Elk Learn to Give Hunters the Slip majestic beasts learn how to outsmart hunters—and even modify their behavior based on the kinds of weapons used to kill them Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:53:31 +0000The Strait That Separates Europe and Asia Turned a Brilliant Turquoise Bosphorus and Black Sea are even more beautiful thanks to phytoplankton Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:39:45 +0000Meet the Rogue Women Astronauts of the 1960s Who Never Flew they passed the same tests the male astronauts did—and, yes, in high heelsFri, 16 Jun 2017 15:25:02 +0000Three New Things Science Says About Dads can have a significant effect on their childrenFri, 16 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Rare Two-Headed Porpoise Found in North Sea nine other cases of conjoined cetacean twins have ever been documentedThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:04:23 +0000The Early Birds Might Be Crowding Out the Bees humans expand, nesting space contracts—and competition heats upThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:51:25 +0000Endangered Balkan Lynx Kitten Photographed for the First Time in a Decade are less than 50 of these critically endangered cats left in the wildThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:26:20 +0000350 Years Ago, A Doctor Performed the First Human Blood Transfusion. A Sheep Was Involved scientists thought that the perceived qualities of an animal—a lamb’s purity, for instance—could be transmitted to humans in blood formThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Two Myths and One Truth About Wind Turbines the cost of turbines to one U.S. senator's suggestion that "wind is a finite resource" Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:35:19 +0000Climate Change Cuts Climate Change Study Short Yes. But it could be a new reality for scientists Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:42:22 +0000Art Installation Recreates the Smell of Cities Around the World Pollution Pod project emphasizes the unequal air quality divide between rich and poor citiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:44:59 +0000Three Very Modern Uses For A Nineteenth-Century Text Generator Markov was trying to understand poems with math when he created a whole new field of probability studiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:23:48 +0000Jupiter Could Be the Solar System's Oldest Resident early former may have set up just the right conditions for Earth to take shapeWed, 14 Jun 2017 15:03:45 +0000What Space-Faring Flatworms Can Teach Us About Human Health experiment had some weird results—and could one day help humans thrive in microgravity and back here on EarthTue, 13 Jun 2017 20:07:23 +0000How Sheep's Blood Helped Disprove This Wacky Nineteenth-Century Theory of Illness didn't understand that bacteria caused disease, but then enter Louis PasteurTue, 13 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000We May Live in a Massive Cosmic Void the universe were a block of Swiss cheese, the Milky Way would sit within one of the cheesy holesTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:54:57 +0000Eagles Adopt—Not Attack—a Red-Tailed Hawk Chick lovers are watching with bated breath to see if the eagles will keep feeding the little guy or turn him into dinnerTue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Wolves and Dogs Both Have a Sense of Fairness wolves seem to take inequity much more seriously than dogsMon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000This 115-Million-Year-Old Mushroom Is the Oldest Fossilized Fungus against all odds, the tiny mushroom sprung up when dinosaurs still ruled the landsFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:44:12 +0000Seeds May Use Tiny "Brains" to Decide When to Germinate clumps of cells send hormone signals to each other to help determine when the time has come to sproutFri, 09 Jun 2017 14:51:08 +0000Researchers Use Particle Accelerator to Peek Inside Fossilized Poop new method could reveal just what dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ateFri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000The "Nobel Prize Sperm Bank" Was Racist. It Also Helped Change the Fertility Industry Repository for Germinal Choice was supposed to produce super-kids from the sperm of white high achieversFri, 09 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Catastrophic Coastal Floods Could Become Much More Likely new study predicts a median 40-fold increase in flood frequency by 2050Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:28:39 +0000T. Rex Was Likely Covered in Scales, Not Feathers research dispels theories that the fearsome dino boasted a feathery plumeThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:36:12 +0000This 99-Million-Year-Old Bird Coexisted With Dinosaurs tiny bird is a big find for paleontologistsThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:01:07 +0000Three Things to Know About the Coral Triangle, the Ocean's Biodiversity Hot Spot more than a billion acres of ocean, the Coral Triangle is one of the world's biggest and most important marine regionsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:36:49 +0000Researchers Discover a Planet That's As Hot As a Star's daytime temperatures clock in at a scorching 7,800 degrees FahrenheitTue, 06 Jun 2017 19:01:54 +0000This Man's Gunshot Wound Gave Scientists a Window Into Digestion relationship between St. Martin and the doctor who experimented on him was ethically dubious at bestTue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000How Common Are Food Allergies? 3.6 percent of Americans have at least one food allergy or intolerance, study saysTue, 06 Jun 2017 14:43:52 +0000One of Malaysia's Last Sumatran Rhinos Has Died performing emergency surgery on Puntung, experts realized that the abscess was caused by cancerMon, 05 Jun 2017 16:53:28 +0000Ancient Methane Explosions Rocked the Arctic Ocean at the End of the Last Ice Age retreating ice relieved seafloor pressures, trapped methane burst through to the water column, study saysMon, 05 Jun 2017 16:17:30 +0000Meet Pedro the “Voder,” the First Electronic Machine to Talk was an experiment in reproducing speech electronically, but took on a kind of life of its ownMon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000How America Stacks Up When It Comes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions We're not number one, but we're closeFri, 02 Jun 2017 18:58:57 +0000Humans Polluted the Air Much Earlier Than Previously Thought cores suggest that humans have been polluting the air with lead for at least 2,000 yearsFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:27:22 +0000First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant Goes Online plant will collect 900 tons of carbon a year, piping it into a nearby greenhouse to boost vegetable growthThu, 01 Jun 2017 19:08:25 +0000Is Light Pollution Really Pollution? countries grow richer, light pollution gets worse–but some are fighting to change thatThu, 01 Jun 2017 16:30:28 +0000Three Incredible Natural Areas Nominated for the World Heritage List in Tibet, Argentina and West Africa are likely to receive international protection for their rare plants, animals and natural beautyThu, 01 Jun 2017 15:22:02 +0000This Glass Frog’s Heart Is Visible Through Its Skin new species of frog has a transparent underside, offering a glimpse of its beating heart insideThu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000"Faceless" Fish Found off the Coast of Australia rare creature was dredged up from some 13,000 feet below the surfaceThu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000See the Gulf of Mexico's Seafloor Like Never Before With This 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map from data collected from 200 proprietary maps from oil and gas companies, the new image has a resolution 16 times greater than the next best mapWed, 31 May 2017 19:26:42 +0000Democratic Republic of Congo Approves Ebola Vaccine’s the newest tool in health workers’ arsenal against the contagious virusWed, 31 May 2017 18:16:23 +0000NASA Hopes to "Touch the Sun" With a Newly Named Probe craft will travel within 4 million miles of the sun's surfaceWed, 31 May 2017 17:02:02 +0000Watch a Partial Solar Eclipse From Space's a preview of even more spectacular things to comeWed, 31 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000A Lonely Snail With an Unusual Shell Strikes Out in Love brought Jeremy two potential partners who went on to mate with each otherWed, 31 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000These Sustainable Sneakers Are Made Using Algae shoes’ manufacturers harvest harmful algal blooms and turn the goo into footwearWed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000How the First Female Photographer Changed the Way the World Sees Algae groundbreaking photo book by Anna Atkins, a 19th-century British botanist, is going on display in the NetherlandsTue, 30 May 2017 19:38:39 +0000Three Mile Island to Shutter Its Doors in 2019’s been nearly 40 years since the nuclear power plant partially melted downTue, 30 May 2017 18:14:12 +0000Why Seed Beetles Are Caught in a "Sexual Arms Race" strange spiky penis of the cowpea beetle seems to drive the evolution of both male and female beetlesTue, 30 May 2017 17:26:53 +0000Monkeys in Bali Swipe Tourists’ Belongings and Barter Them for Snacks behavior seems to have become a “cultural tradition” among local group of long-tailed macaquesTue, 30 May 2017 15:32:56 +0000Why Food Smells So Good When It’s Browning complex chemical reaction called the Maillard Reaction is responsibleFri, 26 May 2017 15:10:00 +0000Supercomputers Create Breathtaking Simulations of Spiral Galaxies simulations took months of modeling to complete—and the results can help scientists learn about the formation of galaxiesFri, 26 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000New Views of Jupiter Offer Up Marvel and Mystery stunning polar images to weird aurorae, the gas giant is even weirder than we thoughtFri, 26 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Zealand Sent a 3D-Printed Rocket to Space the Electron usher in a new era for satellites? Thu, 25 May 2017 18:49:32 +0000Learning to Read May Reshape Adult Brains literacy changed the bodies of a group of Indian adults Thu, 25 May 2017 17:24:03 +0000How Do Flamingos Stay Stable On One Leg?'re actually more stable standing on one leg than they are on twoThu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Hospitals Have a Big Problem: Baking Soda's common in kitchens, but a nationwide shortage is endangering more than baked goodsThu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Why Did Whales Get So Massive? answer is a tale of massive proportionsWed, 24 May 2017 20:20:50 +0000Sherpas Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude Nepali ethnic group handles oxygen more efficiently, allowing them to more easily live in the mountainsWed, 24 May 2017 17:46:08 +0000Researchers Create Color Images With Bacteria art is done by inserting 18 genes into E. coliWed, 24 May 2017 16:00:11 +0000Controversial Study Claims Apes and Human Ancestors Split in Southern Europe believe these 7.2-million-year-old teeth have a lot to say about human evolutionTue, 23 May 2017 19:56:13 +0000This 3.3-Million-Year-Old Hominin Toddler Was Kind of Like Us of the ancient spine reveals tantalizing similarities—and questions about human evolutionTue, 23 May 2017 18:12:19 +0000Why Scientists Sent Mouse Sperm to the International Space Station on Earth, a pile of new pups proves that mouse DNA can survive spaceTue, 23 May 2017 16:40:29 +0000The “Alien Megastructure” Star Is Acting Up Again large dip in the star's brightness suggests something massive is orbiting the fiery bodyTue, 23 May 2017 15:11:48 +0000Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Earth Twinkles From Space ice makes the planet sparkle and shineTue, 23 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Take a Virtual Swim Through Five Marine Sanctuaries sunken ships to schools of fish, the new 360-degree, VR images are breathtaking Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:26 +0000Has Hillary Step on Mount Everest Collapsed? British mountaineer says yes, but authorities in Nepal have denied his assertionsMon, 22 May 2017 18:49:03 +0000New App Makes It Easier to Colorize Old Photos software combines human input and a sophisticated neural network to make historical images popMon, 22 May 2017 16:35:25 +0000Now You Too Can Own a Piece of Space History engraver who inscribed Carl Sagan's and Frank Drake's 1973 message to extraterrestrials is now taking ordersMon, 22 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Pringles: Snacktime Hero or Recycling Villain? UK Recycling Association speaks out against hard-to-recycle productsFri, 19 May 2017 18:29:21 +0000Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemite’t stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to—recent snowmelt is fueling spectacular fallsFri, 19 May 2017 17:28:39 +0000The Origami-Like Folds of Ladybug Wings Could Lead to Better Umbrellas have finally figured out how ladybugs fold their wingsFri, 19 May 2017 17:18:46 +0000Piece of the Meteorite That Struck a Woman Sells for More Than Its Weight in Gold the size of a dime, the fraction of the space rock fetched $7,500 at auctionFri, 19 May 2017 15:46:17 +0000A Human-Made "Bubble" of Radio Waves Could Be Shielding Earth From Radiation Low Frequency radio waves have created a protective bubble around the planetFri, 19 May 2017 15:12:19 +0000When Women Crowdfunded Radium For Marie Curie element was hard to get and extremely expensive but essential for Curie's cancer researchFri, 19 May 2017 14:23:00 +0000Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive was what's called a "prophetic patent"—one that isn't real yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000American Trees are Shifting West 86 common species, northwest seems to be best. But why? Thu, 18 May 2017 19:35:46 +0000New Zealand’s Yellow-Eyed Penguins May Be in Trouble new study estimates that the beloved birds could disappear locally within 25 yearsThu, 18 May 2017 18:53:58 +0000Wild Orangutans Can Breastfeed for Over Eight Years primates take a while to wean their youngThu, 18 May 2017 17:16:03 +0000Iceland's Volcano and Earthquake Museum is Devoted to the Country's "Epic" Geology Lava Center is surrounded by three volcanoesThu, 18 May 2017 15:28:13 +0000One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century Midgley Jr.'s inventions have had an outsize impact—not all of it good—on humankindThu, 18 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000Cocaine Is Destroying Forests in Central America lands are being used in money laundering operationsWed, 17 May 2017 20:12:43 +0000T. Rex Ants Found Alive for the First Time is not nearly as formidable as its namesakeWed, 17 May 2017 19:58:24 +0000Mice With 3D-Printed Ovaries Successfully Give Birth gelatin-scaffold ovary could one day help restore endocrine function in young cancer patients and treat infertilityWed, 17 May 2017 19:17:45 +0000The Witch of Agnesi mistranslation led to the unusual name of this mathematical conceptTue, 16 May 2017 18:16:01 +0000Glue Made of Mussel Slime Could Prevent Scarring glue, infused with a version of the protein decorin, healed wounds in rats, giving them skin with hair follicles and oil glands instead of scar tissueTue, 16 May 2017 17:36:15 +0000New Drone Footage Shows One Way Narwhals Use Their Tusks narwhals were observed using their signature appendages to hit and stun preyTue, 16 May 2017 16:26:44 +0000This Remote Island Is Covered with 37 Million Pieces of Your Trash no more, the island now looks more like a dump than a pristine paradiseTue, 16 May 2017 15:42:31 +0000Dust May Help, Not Harm, Air Pollution in China it comes to some of Earth’s smoggiest cities, less dust isn’t necessarily betterTue, 16 May 2017 15:13:40 +0000Spectacularly Detailed Armored Dinosaur “Mummy” Makes Its Debut nodosaur found in Alberta includes some of the best preserved dino skin and armor ever foundMon, 15 May 2017 18:32:18 +0000The 400-Year-Old Mystery of These Bullet-Shattering Glass Drops May Finally Be Solved tadpole-shaped glass structures can survive a hammer blow but explode if their tail is squeezedMon, 15 May 2017 17:46:46 +0000Did Peckish Christians Make Chickens More Social? dietary laws in the Middle Ages could have helped make the fowl less aggressiveMon, 15 May 2017 14:46:01 +0000Latest Fast Radio Burst From Space Adds to Their Mystery trained 11 telescopes on a recent burst's aftermath, but could find no traces of what caused the high energy signalMon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Is Australia’s Dingo-Proof Fence Changing the Ecosystem of the Outback? new study says yes, but it’s complicatedMon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000This 36-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is a "Missing Link" in Whale Evolution in Peru, the new fossil has tiny remnants of hind limbsMon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ebola Returns to the Democratic Republic of Congo single death has been confirmed—now public health officials must keep an outbreak from becoming an epidemicFri, 12 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000The Second Life of Henri IV’s Severed Head it's lying in the grave or sitting in a Paris bank vault, the monarch's cranium has been the subject of much debate since his untimely demiseFri, 12 May 2017 15:44:35 +0000Ancient Creature Left a 28-Foot Drag Mark After It Died ammonite found in a German quarry left its mark on its lagoon homeThu, 11 May 2017 16:46:05 +0000Infant Dinosaur Found Still Encased in Its Egg Identified as New Species suggests that the embryo belongs to the cassowary-like oviraptorosaursWed, 10 May 2017 18:27:24 +0000Historical Pressed Flowers Accidentally Destroyed in Australia flowers are “literally irreplaceable”Wed, 10 May 2017 14:40:45 +0000Tomatoes Have Legally Been Vegetables Since 1893, so it's technically a fruit. But we don't eat it like oneWed, 10 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000Study Challenges the Supremacy of Stradivarius Violins French researcher set out to solve a long-standing fiddle riddle: do these infamous violins project sound better than new ones?Wed, 10 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Human Cousin May Have Lived Alongside Early Homo Sapiens <i>Homo naledi</i> may have been much younger—and more advanced—than previously thoughtTue, 09 May 2017 19:26:37 +0000Deer Caught Gnawing on Human Bones the first time, researchers spotted a white-tailed deer chewing on a rib bone at a body farmMon, 08 May 2017 19:22:57 +0000A Beach Disappeared in Ireland 33 Years Ago—Now It's Back Beach is sandy once moreMon, 08 May 2017 17:28:59 +0000Two New Species of Googly-Eyed Tarsiers Discovered in Indonesia tiny tree dwellers are the 80th and 81st primates discovered since 2000Mon, 08 May 2017 15:23:56 +0000Activist Will Not Be Jailed for Giving Water to Pigs Krajnc was charged with mischief after she offered water to pigs being transported to a slaughterhouse Fri, 05 May 2017 19:54:19 +0000Humans Are Making Too Much Noise—Even in Protected Areas out that protecting natural areas doesn't give animals much peace and quietFri, 05 May 2017 19:25:45 +0000After 200 Years, a Wolf Pack Returns to Denmark female wolf has been spotted among a group of males in Jutland Fri, 05 May 2017 19:04:52 +0000How Glaciers Gave Us the Adorable, Handstanding Spotted Skunk tests suggest ancient changes in climate shaped the creatures' evolutionFri, 05 May 2017 17:58:08 +0000Rhino Horn Stolen From the University of Vermont thief broke in and snatched the horn, which could be worth half a million dollars on the black marketFri, 05 May 2017 15:33:18 +0000German Scientists Will Study Brain Samples of Nazi Victims research society is still coming to grips with its past—and learning more about how the Third Reich targeted people with disabilitiesFri, 05 May 2017 15:17:34 +0000U.S. Home Births Aren't As Safe As Many Abroad birth doesn't have to be a dangerous and deadly proposition–but in the United States, it often isFri, 05 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Urine Luck: Vinegar Is the Best Treatment for a Man O' War Sting new study suggests urine, sea water and lemon juice all do more harm than good on painful stingsThu, 04 May 2017 18:30:42 +0000How Mule Racing Led to Mule Cloning was a huge advance in cloning in the early 2000sThu, 04 May 2017 15:12:06 +0000U.K. Killer Whale Contained Staggering Levels of Toxic Chemical had one of the highest concentrations of PCBs ever recorded in a marine mammalThu, 04 May 2017 14:33:25 +0000Watch Two Cuttlefish Fiercely Battle Over a Mate is the first time researchers caught the creatures locked in a vicious fight in the wildWed, 03 May 2017 18:35:38 +0000How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax new paper looks back on an old epidemic—and raises fresh questions about antique shaving brushesWed, 03 May 2017 18:00:28 +0000Scientists Found a Sweet New Way to Measure Pee in Pools common food additive reveals how much urine lurks in the lanesWed, 03 May 2017 17:48:24 +0000Why Morning Glories Could Survive Space Travel seed of the common garden flower could survive long journeys in spaceWed, 03 May 2017 16:16:34 +0000Researchers Read the Genome in the Tea Leaves's massive—four times that of coffeeWed, 03 May 2017 15:26:54 +0000The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask Haldane came up with a rudimentary gas mask to protect Allied troops during WWIWed, 03 May 2017 14:16:18 +0000Cassini Survives Its Daredevil Plunge Toward Saturn craft’s first date with the “big empty” went off without a hitchTue, 02 May 2017 17:10:03 +0000Stunning Map Shows Changes in Light at Night Around the World satellite images show where the most light is making night skies brightTue, 02 May 2017 16:47:03 +0000Antarctica's Blood Falls Helps Unravel the Inner Workings of Glaciers new study maps the path of the water that feeds the falls and explores how water can exist under the iceTue, 02 May 2017 15:30:19 +0000Can Snow Machines Save Swiss Glaciers? many as 4,000 could be deployed to insulate ice on MorteratschMon, 01 May 2017 20:24:49 +0000Why New York Schoolchildren Want to Grow a Billion Oysters's a grand attempt to restore a ravaged estuary Mon, 01 May 2017 19:52:52 +0000Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born in Durham six puppies are the first born at Museum of Life and Science in 15 years, part of a program to save the wolves which only number about 300Mon, 01 May 2017 18:52:24 +0000Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate knew that inoculation could prevent you from catching smallpox. It was how Civil War soldiers did it that caused problemsMon, 01 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Make Sturdy Bricks From Mars-Like Soils findings may be a step forward in the mission to build structures on the Red PlanetMon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000Why Mother and Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to One Another quiet communication helps them avoid killer whales and randy male humpbacksFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:26:26 +0000Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Humans Out of Cave Dirt new technique promises to transform the study of the hominid family tree Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:59 +0000The Secret Behind Bioluminescent Mushrooms’ Magic Glow use chemistry to account for an astonishing phenomenonThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:16:57 +0000Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree have been barking up the same tree for over 20 yearsThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:56:52 +0000Cassini Sends Back First Images From Its Saturn Dives stream of raw images include new pictures of the strange hexagonal storm swirling around its north poleThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:42:01 +0000Cassini Makes a Daring Dive spacecraft is out of contact as it begins a series of dramatic orbits between Saturn and its ringsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:53:55 +0000“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud mother-of-pearl clouds stoke a painter's angst? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:02:55 +0000Remarkable New Evidence for Human Activity in North America 130,000 Years Ago say prehistoric mastodon bones bear human-made markingsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:16 +0000This Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic find could lead to new techniques for breaking down our ever-growing plastic wasteWed, 26 Apr 2017 16:08:39 +0000Time-Lapse Video Captures the Breathtaking Glow of Hawaii's Night Sky<i>Skyglow</i> allows you to revel in an increasingly rare sight: a starry nightWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:51 +0000Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803 l'Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everythingWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0000The "Hobbits" Could Be Much Older Than Once Thought Flores hobbits' ancestor may have ventured out of Africa much earlier than previously thoughtTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:35:20 +0000Hundreds of Thousands of Babies Will Receive World’s First Malaria Vaccine pilot program will focus on Kenya, Ghana and Malawi—countries at the center of the global malaria crisisTue, 25 Apr 2017 15:22:07 +0000Meet the Successor to Hubble That Will Peer Through Time’s next giant space telescope is due to launch next yearTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:16:56 +0000Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record for Most Days in Space has spent 534 cumulative days (and counting) in orbitMon, 24 Apr 2017 17:02:50 +0000Amateur Skywatchers Spot New Atmospheric Phenomenon name is Steve, and it’s more common than you might thinkMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:38:09 +0000People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s humble hatmaker was among the first to compile data on how Londoners lived—and diedMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:39 +0000Naked Mole-Rats Can Survive for 18 Minutes Without Oxygen when you thought the wrinkly creatures couldn’t get any strangerMon, 24 Apr 2017 14:08:33 +0000