EventsMomentous and notable cultural and historic occasions as well as holidays and celebrations
The USS Hatteras, sunk 150 years ago, was discovered and photographed recently using 3D sonar
January 23, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Although the rover itself could not make the trip from Mars, a full-size model will roll in the parade alongside the real-life crew
January 18, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
James Idle was only 19 when he became one of the earliest casualties of the First World War. But his senseless death inspired a lifetime of devotion from a 9-year-old girl who watched his funeral
January 18, 2013 | By Mike Dash
From digging a harbor to expanding the Panama Canal, how couldn't nuclear bombs be used?
January 16, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
In 2012, 349 active-duty servicemembers took their own lives
January 15, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
What delicacies and confectionaries were found on the 250-foot-long buffet table?
January 15, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Everything you've wanted to know about the upcoming Presidential Inauguration
January 14, 2013 | By Smithsonian.com
Low water levels in Lake Michigan could cause the Chicago River to start flowing the other way
January 10, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Across Australia wildfires are raging. And yes, there is a climate connection
January 09, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Rather than tossing your tree, turn it into spruce beer
January 07, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Someday those pesky fallen needles may help save lives—or at least sterilize needles for annual flu shots
January 04, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
There are some things that are universal—trade, money, shelter, hangovers
January 03, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
This ancient social lubricant has been a staple of cultic feasts and gatherings since the dawn of time, archaeological evidence suggests, meaning every time we sip a cold stout or toast with a glass of bubbly, we're taking part in a millennia-old tradition
January 02, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
What do people all around the world want to change this year?
January 02, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Want to bolster your chances of actually staying true to your 2013 New Year's resolution, whatever it may be?
January 01, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
January 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
Tonight, when you pop the bubbly, are you popping champagne or sparkling wine? How should you pour it? How do you drink it?
December 31, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
180,000 medieval manuscripts are housed in Timbuktu, and only 23,000 of those ancient writings have ever been catalogued
December 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Listen to the first song written specifically to be performed in space
December 27, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
After Makerbot and Stasys pulled support, 3-D gun printers have found help elsewhere, and opened an online database of designs
December 26, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth