Articles by Joseph Stromberg
Here's how the Smithsonian acquired the instrument of one of the world's most influential and unconventional American jazz musicians
In response to calls to destroy all the trees, officials rebranded them as "Oriental" rather than "Japanese"
Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer
After her mother consumed two other cubs, staff took the unprecedented step of raising her themselves
New research says our olfactory system is far more sensitive than we thought
Scientists detect the signature of gravitational waves generated in the first moments of the Big Bang
A new interactive map tells you exactly how far you live from a nuclear reactor
Languages spoken in North America and Siberia are distantly related. What does that tell us about the first Americans?
A number of interplanetary destinations could harbor extraterrestrial life—finding it could be just a space mission away
Is an imaginary creature a case of mistaken identity?
The startup what3words wants to change the way we talk about locations
It's not a threat to humans, but does show that ancient viruses can persist for millennia and remain a potential health threat
Northup's story garnered heavy press coverage and spread widely in the weeks and months after he was rescued
New research shows that the instruments could be a vector for bacterial infections—a concern, as they're infrequently sterilized
Ancient blooms of toxic algae appear to have killed dozens of whales at once
People will pay more for memorabilia, a study finds, simply if they believe a celebrity touched it