Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:46 +0000Researchers Strapped a Go-Pro to a Sea Turtle, and Here’s What They Gothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-great-barrier-reef-sea-turtles-eye-view-180955820/See the Great Barrier Reef from a turtle's viewMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:46 +0000SpaceX Failure Puts Dozens of Satellites on Holdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/spacex-failure-causing-satellite-traffic-jam-earth-180955800/Recent losses have left other SpaceX customers in limboThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000This Boomerang-Shaped Aircraft Could be the First to Fly on Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boomerang-shaped-aircraft-could-be-first-fly-mars-180955790/The lightweight glider would search for potential landing spots to be used by a future manned mission to MarsThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000This Beautiful Valley in Turkey is Home to 100 Species of Butterflieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/valley-turkey-home-about-100-species-butterflies-180955756/The valley's remote location keeps the butterflies happy and thrivingTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Germany is Turning its Old Military Bases Into Nature Reserveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/old-military-bases-germany-become-nature-reserves-180955755/While downsizing the military, Germany sets aside land for wildlifeTue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000Move Over, Clooney: This Japanese Gorilla is the Internet’s Newest Heartthrobhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japans-newest-heartthrob-gorilla-180955747/Shabani’s sexy looks are responsible for a spike in zoo attendanceMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +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 +0000A 93 Year Old Miscalculation Helped Create Today's Western Drought http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bad-math-helped-create-todays-western-water-crisis-93-years-ago-180955731/How a miscalculation led to modern water shortages in seven Western statesMon, 29 Jun 2015 13:59:27 +0000Scale El Capitan From Your Couch Using Google Street Viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scale-el-capitan-google-street-view-180955727/The latest expansion of the Maps project takes users up Yosemite’s iconic climbFri, 26 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Here’s A Map of All the Trees in Californiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-map-all-trees-california-180955708/Every meter covered by trees shows upThu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000Have Something Rude to Say? Put it on This 2300-Year Old Statue in Romehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/have-something-rude-say-put-it-2300-year-old-statute-rome-180955704/A cardinal started the tradition of decorating this statue with snarky poems and insultsThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:20:00 +0000These Are the Most Threatened Historical Places in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-most-threatened-historical-places-america-180955689/The Grand Canyon, The Factory and the A.G. Gaston Motel are just a few of the 11 names on the listWed, 24 Jun 2015 16:58:54 +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 +0000Six "Crew Members" Just Emerged from a Simulated Eight Months on Marshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/six-crew-members-just-emerged-simulated-eight-months-mars-180955632/They celebrated with a skydiving trip chaperoned by the U.S. Army Parachute TeamThu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000Michigan Owns 1,500 Shipwrecks http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/michigan-owns-1500-shipwrecks-180955620/Divers, historians and state officials team up to preserve the state’s underwater heritageThu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000Elon Musk’s Futuristic Hyperloop is Coming to California Next Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-five-mile-futuristic-hyperloop-scheduled-california-next-year-1-180955587/The project isn’t the enormous high-speed rail alternative that Elon Musk orginialy proposed, but it is closeTue, 16 Jun 2015 15:30:00 +0000Lions and Tigers are on the Loose After Floods in Tibilisi, Georgiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lions-and-tigers-are-loose-after-floods-tibilisi-180955600/Wild animals escaped a Tibilisi, Georgia zoo when their enclosures were destroyed Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +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 +0000Salty Groundwater is Threatening New Mexico’s Chileshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/salty-groundwater-threatening-new-mexicos-chiles-180955559/Drought plus salt equals bad news for a state’s signature cropWed, 10 Jun 2015 15:50:59 +0000There is an Ikea Museum at the Company’s Headquarters in Swedenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-ikea-museum-companys-headquarters-sweden-180955503/The main focus is Ikea's designs throughout the decadesFri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +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 +0000Watch One Snorkeler Swim Through a Lake of Pulsating Jellyfish http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/palau-swimmers-float-jellyfish-dont-get-stung-180955452/Jellyfish Lake is a popular tourist destinationMon, 01 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000London Adds Special Lanes for Duckshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canal-lanes-make-way-londons-ducks-180955441/A city charity has painted pathways for waddlers on Regents Canal walkwaysMon, 01 Jun 2015 12:55:42 +0000Should a Colony Where Leprosy Patients Were Once Exiled Become a Tourist Destination?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/should-colony-where-leprosy-patients-were-once-exiled-become-tourist-destination-180955449/The discussion gets sticky with concerns over how to respect the largely Native Hawaiian residents past and presentFri, 29 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000A Museum Keeps The Fake Noses That Once Replaced Those Missing on Ancient Sculptureshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-keeps-fake-noses-replaced-those-missing-ancient-sculptures-180955420/The exhibit is a testament to art restoration’s changing valuesWed, 27 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000A Heat Wave Has Killed Over 1,100 People in India http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heat-wave-has-killed-over-1100-india-180955419/Scorching temperatures are having a disproportionate affect on the poorWed, 27 May 2015 17:30:00 +00003D Copies of Art Let the Blind Experience Classic Works in New Wayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3d-copies-art-let-blind-experience-classic-works-180955418/In this museum, touching the paintings is allowedWed, 27 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000Take a Drone Tour of Ancient Historyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-drone-tour-ancient-history-180955413/Drones offer a soaring perspective of ancient sitesWed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000A Volcano In the Galapagos Islands Is Threatening Precious Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/volcano-galapagos-islands-threatening-precious-species-180955395/Pink iguanas, marine life could be harmed by lava flows on Isabela IslandTue, 26 May 2015 16:30:00 +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 +0000This New Tower Gives Scientists a Bird's Eye View of the Amazonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tallest-structure-south-america-give-scientists-eyes-amazon-180955342/It pairs with a similar tower in Siberia to observe changes in the Earth's atmosphereThu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000How Feral Donkeys Saved a Lost Hiker’s Life in Death Valley http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/feral-burros-saved-lost-hikers-life-death-valley-180955271/But not everyone loves shaggy wild donkeysSun, 17 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000