Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenFri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Japan Plans a Trip to the Moon by 2018 lander will use information from Japan’s moon-orbiting satellite to stick the landingFri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Watch A Dangerous Yet Lovely Volcano Erupt in Chile volcano springs to life after more than 40 years of dormancyThu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:33 +0000Here’s How Cinnamon is Harvested in Indonesia as the inner bark from cinnamon trees is cut and stripped down to create the spiceWed, 22 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Meet the First Donut That Went to Space pair of Swedish brothers launched a tasty pastry into the stratosphere—and filmed the entire rideFri, 17 Apr 2015 18:35:07 +0000Levitating Train Breaks Speed Record in Japan magnetic levitation bullet train is capable of speeds of 366 miles per hour—and possibly moreFri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:40 +0000This Man Plans to Spend a Year Living in a Giant Ball on an Iceberg Alex Bellini wants to watch a Greenland iceberg melt while he dwells in a "survival pod"Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:15:40 +0000New York City Ran a Slave Market marker will acknowledge the bustling slave trade that helped build New YorkTue, 14 Apr 2015 14:15:45 +0000Tour the Theater Where Lincoln Was Assassinated on Google Street View years later, a new view of Ford’s TheatreTue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000Here Are the Places Most at Risk of a Volcanic Explosion research will help countries prepare Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:30:48 +0000Mountaineers Are Taking a New Route Up Everest’ll forge their path sans sherpas or oxygen tanksFri, 10 Apr 2015 15:30:32 +0000Here’s Why the Dutch Are So Tall new study shows natural selection is alive and well in the Netherlands Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:30:44 +000070 Percent of Western Canada’s Glaciers Will Disappear by 2100 that’s the conservative side of scientists’ ice melt projectionsTue, 07 Apr 2015 15:30:46 +0000Could NASA Stop on the Moon on the Way to Mars?'s chief of human exploration thinks we'll need a pit stop en route to the fiery planetMon, 06 Apr 2015 14:15:50 +0000An Autonomous Car Just Completed a 3,400-Mile Road Trip’s robo-car drove itself across 15 states in just nine daysFri, 03 Apr 2015 17:12:48 +0000California’s Drought Is Changing the Way Bay-Area Water Tastes And Smells Bay Area’s water is still safe to use, but drought is causing a noxious algae bloom to affect tap waterThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:37:26 +0000Why the ESA’s Astronauts Train Underground European Space Agency is applying protocols from the International Space Station in cavesThu, 02 Apr 2015 15:01:11 +0000Houston, We Might Have Some Major Problems Making Babies in Space risky pregnancies to birth defects to problems with inbreeding, it just seems like a bad ideaThu, 02 Apr 2015 13:30:50 +0000New Census Data Shows Fastest-Growing Areas, Texas post big gains in 2013-2014 statisticsThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:20 +0000How Bad Is California’s Drought? it’s pretty badTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:00:44 +0000Tortoise Defends His Lady in a Super Slow Chase’s what happens when you interrupt two giant reptiles just trying to get in a bit of quality time togetherMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:30:38 +0000Found: A Secret Nazi Hideaway in the Heart of an Andean Jungle of a dark Nazi history found in ArgentinaMon, 23 Mar 2015 22:20:21 +0000'The Stars and Sun Are Everywhere’: 50 Years of Spacewalks marks five decades since cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in spaceWed, 18 Mar 2015 19:07:32 +0000Watch a Drone Explore the World’s Largest Cave’s Son Doong cave is a magnificent not-so-microcosmTue, 17 Mar 2015 14:25:12 +0000Here’s How to Lay Claim to a Brand New Island’s pretty complicated (surprise!)Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:33 +0000The Children’s Book That Caused Japan’s Raccoon Problem the story of one man’s childhood pet raccoon became a hit in 1970s Japan, it heralded a biological invasion still troubling the country todayMon, 16 Mar 2015 17:30:10 +0000Will 2015 Be the Best Mushroom Year Ever? braces itself for the biggest morel mushroom harvest in world history Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:15:03 +0000There’s Finally Free Wifi in Cuba becomes more connectedMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:15:30 +0000When Breathtaking Rock Billboards Dominated the Sunset Strip new exhibition showcases the Sunset Strip's "rock 'n' roll billboards"Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:30:44 +0000Sorry, ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake...No Circus Maximus for You blocks the remake from filming at the historic stadiumThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:10 +0000This is How Earth Welcomed Back Soyuz a bad re-entry after months on the International Space Station Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:40:02 +0000London’s Congestion Pricing Plan Is Saving Lives charging $17.34 for a trip downtown during peak hours, London has reduced traffic fatalities by 40 percentTue, 10 Mar 2015 15:30:53 +0000Should People Be Allowed to Boat Through Yellowstone? and recreational paddlers are split on whether to open up remaining National Parks waterways to boatersThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:30:09 +0000A Beefalo Invasion Is Causing Trouble in the Grand Canyon of the hybrid animals are drying up water resources and messing with the ecosystem, eliciting calls for cullingWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:59 +0000Chilean Volcano Erupts in the Early Morning 9,000-foot volcano spewed ash, smoke and lava high into the airTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:36:24 +0000Amazing Ruins of a Long Lost City Discovered in Honduras scientific expedition into the depths of the Honduran rain forest discovered a lost cityTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:31 +0000The Fourth Tallest Man-made Structure Isn’t a Building at All towers and power station chimneys are some less well-known record-breakers in the history of super-tall structuresMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:47 +0000It's Now Legal to Book a Cruise to Cuba Canadian cruise line is allowing Americans to legally book a trip around CubaMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:01:14 +0000Statisticians Reveal the Best Place to Wait Out a Zombie Apocalypse’ll want to head for the Rocky MountainsFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:26 +0000Would You Live in an Antarctic Penguin Post Office? soar at post office in Port Lockroy, AntarcticaFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:32 +0000Adultery Is Now Legal in South Korea years after the passage of a morality law, spouses can’t be prosecuted for extramarital affairsThu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:34 +0000