Smart News Travel | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-travel/RSS feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Times Square’s Iconic Billboards May Be Illegalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/times-squares-iconic-billboards-may-be-illegal-180956091/Bright lights, big city, breaking the lawWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000In Mexico, a Gritty Neighborhood Has Become a 65,000-Square-Foot Muralhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mexico-street-artists-brighten-rough-neighborhood-65000-square-foot-mural-180956090/A hillside in Pachuca gets a psychedelic makeoverTue, 28 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000This Huge, Gooey Blob Could Be a Clutch of Squid Eggshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/divers-turkey-find-enormous-gooey-blob-realize-its-squid-eggs-180956089/The 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 Beerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/venezuela-about-run-out-beer-180956069/Strict 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 Mayflieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/snowplow-was-needed-reclaim-bridge-iowa-swarmed-mayflies-180956063/An 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 Entrancinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slow-mo-lightning-strangely-artistic-180956035/Hypnotize yourself with lightning at 2,000 frames per secondMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000Root Beer Is For Adults Again http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/search-edge-craft-breweries-put-hard-root-beer-tap-180956008/This 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.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/central-park-has-no-statues-real-women-180955973/Could 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 Animalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-airport-building-luxury-terminal-just-animals-180955975/Pets 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-why-sand-even-grosser-ocean-water-180955968/New 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-wifi-mount-fuji-180955907/Hiking boots. Water bottle. Laptop? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Did Nobody Notice Five Million Pounds of Rock Fall Off Half Dome?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hordes-yosemite-tourists-failed-notice-fall-5-million-pounds-rock-half-dome-180955897/The 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 Acreshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/obama-just-established-three-new-national-monuments-covering-over-million-acres-180955895/Art, fossils and natural beautyMon, 13 Jul 2015 12:26:36 +0000Washington D.C. Just Got a 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-takes-visitors-beach-180955861/A 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/russian-government-teaching-selfie-safety-180955856/A 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unescos-newest-world-heritage-sites-are-vineyards-180955850/Bordeaux, 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-happened-when-australian-city-gave-trees-email-addresses-180955851/Trees 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 Nowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-still-filthy-disgusting-not-yet-melted-snow-boston-summer-180955848/The 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 Lazyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/despite-their-industrious-rep-some-ants-are-super-lazy-180955841/Research 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-more-bourbon-kentucky-right-now-last-40-years-180955829/Whiskey 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 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 +0000