Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +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 +0000SpaceX Failure Puts Dozens of Satellites on Hold 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 Mars 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 Butterflies 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 Reserves 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 Heartthrob’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 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 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 View 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 California 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 Rome 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 America 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? 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 Mars celebrated with a skydiving trip chaperoned by the U.S. Army Parachute TeamThu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000Michigan Owns 1,500 Shipwrecks, 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 Year 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, Georgia animals escaped a Tibilisi, Georgia zoo when their enclosures were destroyed Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000Dinosaurs (Probably) Never Saw the Grand Canyon 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 Chiles 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 Sweden main focus is Ikea's designs throughout the decadesFri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000Yes, Lions Will Hunt Humans if Given the Chance 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 Lake is a popular tourist destinationMon, 01 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000London Adds Special Lanes for Ducks city charity has painted pathways for waddlers on Regents Canal walkwaysMon, 01 Jun 2015 12:55:42 +0000