Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 27 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000An Astrobiologist Is Already Fighting For Martian Independence colonists on the Red Planet be free from Earth’s influence from the get-go?Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Big Ben is Running Fast is it slow? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Grand Canyon is Full of Mercury find high levels of mercury and selenium in plants and animals along the Colorado RiverThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:26:22 +0000Utah's Winged Monster Rock Painting Isn’t A Monster at All picture shows a collection of figures, none of which have wingsMon, 24 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Follow a Piece of Luggage on a Rollercoaster Ride Through the Airport bag's journey through Amsterdam’s Schiphol AirportThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Sleep Over at Versailles them eat cake (at a five-star hotel)Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:03:26 +0000Go to the Moon for Less than $10,000! One Catch: Dead People Only’s the cheapest option yet for choosing the Moon as a final resting placeTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:46:39 +0000Why Airplane Seats Come With Barf Bags of the last remaining luxuries of airplane travelTue, 18 Aug 2015 17:25:59 +0000Disney Will Add Star Wars Themed Lands to California and Florida Theme Parks 14-acre expansion will feature battles and the Millennium FalconMon, 17 Aug 2015 18:33:33 +0000How a Hellish Road Trip Revolutionized American Highways, food rationing, and embarrassment may have prompted Ike to push for a better highway systemFri, 14 Aug 2015 18:05:00 +0000The European Space Agency Wants to Build a Moon Village soon, the hot new European vacation spot could have a great view of the planet EarthFri, 14 Aug 2015 15:10:00 +0000Falcons Can’t Fly Without Passports in the United Arab Emirates documents are helping stamp out smuggling for the prized birdsWed, 12 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000Russia Might Own the North Pole to global warming, Russia has claimed a new ocean in the ArcticTue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Why Don't Balancing Boulders Fall During Earthquakes? interaction of nearby fault lines may lessen ground shaking around some balancing rocks Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000This is the First Known Photo of the Smithsonian Castle the Smithsonian's 169th birthday, a glimpse into the iconic Castle's constructionMon, 10 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000Austin Just Sidestepped a Brawl Over BBQ Smoke't mess with Texas...barbecue Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000Swiss Troops Stormed France in the Name of Cheese (and Cows) cows + torrid heat = trouble between nationsFri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000Blueberries: A Biography world's commercial blueberries all have their roots in New JerseyThu, 06 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000He Designed the Sydney Opera House...But Wasn't Even Invited to its Opening, an inexperienced architect and a mismanaged project still produced one of the world's most iconic buildingsThu, 06 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000Feeling Small in the Face of Nature Makes People More Generous, yeahThu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000This Was the Turducken of Border Disputes Khagrabari (#51) used to be a piece of India inside Bangladesh, inside India, inside BangladeshWed, 05 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000The Parks Service Just Added Four New National Historic Landmarks memorials, bison jumps and parksTue, 04 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000The Middle East Just Lived Through One of the Hottest Days in History Iranian city logged a 165-degree heat index last week as temperatures continue to boilTue, 04 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000Astronauts Have Some Weird Pre-Launch Traditions are important when you're about to rocket into spaceTue, 04 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Maine Brewers Are Selling Lobster-Infused Beer of course they areFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000NYC Subway Technology Goes Way the 1930s's busiest subway system relies on vintage machinesFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000The Mystery of Minnesota's Disappearing River a river is missing in the Judge C.R. Magney State ParkThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000Times Square’s Iconic Billboards May Be Illegal lights, big city, breaking the lawWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In Mexico, a Gritty Neighborhood Has Become a 65,000-Square-Foot Mural hillside in Pachuca gets a psychedelic makeoverTue, 28 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000This Huge, Gooey Blob Could Be a Clutch of Squid Eggs blob was the size of a car...and completely baffling to a group of diversTue, 28 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Venezuela Is About to Run Out of Beer import laws could make Venezuela's taps dry up in just a few weeksTue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Officials Had to Use A Snowplow to Reclaim a Bridge in Iowa Swarmed by Mayflies unusually large emergence of aquatic insects created temporarily hazardous conditionsMon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000This Video of Lightning in Slow Motion is Strangely Entrancing yourself with lightning at 2,000 frames per secondMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Root Beer Is For Adults Again is not your soda fountain’s root beerThu, 23 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000Central Park Has 22 Statues of Historical Figures. Every Single One is a Man. a crusade to bring historic women into the park change the face of the city?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:28:49 +0000A New York City Airport is Building a Luxury Terminal Just for Animals and livestock will soon travel in high style through JFKWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000Think Ocean Water is Gross? Sand Is Way Grosser research shows that microbes take longer to decay in sand than at seaTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000There’s Now Wifi on Mount Fuji boots. Water bottle. Laptop? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Did Nobody Notice Five Million Pounds of Rock Fall Off Half Dome? park is always changing, but this time nobody realized itWed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Obama Just Established Three New National Monuments Covering Over a Million Acres, fossils and natural beautyMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:26:36 +0000Washington D.C. Just Got a 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit giant ball pit exhibit allows National Building Museum visitors to experience an indoor oceanThu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000The Russian Government is Teaching its Citizens Selfie Safety rash of injuries while taking selfies prompted the new campaign Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Why Is there Wine on the UNESCO World Heritage List?, Champagne wine regions get world heritage designationsWed, 08 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000This is What Happened When an Australian City Gave Trees Email Addresses get fan mail and even write back to Melburnian residentsWed, 08 Jul 2015 17:24:42 +0000There’s Still (Filthy, Disgusting, Not-Yet-Melted) Snow in Boston Right Now detritus of Boston’s most severe winter ever has yet to melt away Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:13:33 +0000Despite Their Industrious Reputation, Some Ants Are Super Lazy suggests that some worker ants excel at inactivityWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000There’s More Bourbon in Kentucky Right now Than any Other Time in the Last 40 Years lovers, take note: the state currently boasts 5.7 million barrels of aging bourbonTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:49:06 +0000Researchers Strapped a Go-Pro to a Sea Turtle, and Here’s What They Got the Great Barrier Reef from a turtle's viewMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:49:46 +0000