Articles | Smithsonian feed for ArticlesenSat, 14 Jul 2018 20:52:46 +0000National Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion Tamarin golden lion tamarin and its sibling were born on Friday, marking the first births of tamarins for the Zoo in a decadeMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:44:45 +0000A Handy Guide to Volcano Vocab Laze, vog, lava bomb—we help you decipher what geologists are actually talking aboutFri, 25 May 2018 12:30:00 +0000Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Cleveland citywide FRONT International festival is the largest event of its kind in North AmericaSat, 14 Jul 2018 20:52:46 +0000Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolvedFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:19:12 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000This Cold War-Era Publishing House Wanted To Share American Values With the World by the U.S. government, Franklin Publications was viewed as pushing imperialist propagandaFri, 13 Jul 2018 15:45:09 +0000Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada“Resilience” features artwork by 50 indigenous women supersized on billboards throughout Canada—from British Columbia's coast to Newfoundland's eastern tipFri, 13 Jul 2018 15:42:47 +0000How Data-Gathering Seals Help Scientists Measure the Melting Antarctic on how to take the temperature of the ocean floor, oceanographers turned to the cutest, most competent divers they knewFri, 13 Jul 2018 14:59:22 +0000A Robot May One Day Draw Your Blood have developed a "venipuncture robot" that can automatically draw blood and perform lab tests, no humans neededFri, 13 Jul 2018 14:33:57 +0000The Scientific Quest For the Perfect S’more trial by fireFri, 13 Jul 2018 13:30:00 +0000This Famous Singer Ditched L.A. for a Five-Year Retreat San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusionFri, 13 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit graduate students set out to show that the scientific and artistic processes are more similar than many imagineThu, 12 Jul 2018 17:49:06 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000The Historical Struggle to Rid Socialism of Sexism it was founded, the Socialist Party of America proclaimed itself as the champion of women's rights. The reality was much more complicatedThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:27:06 +0000Scientists Explain The Thrill of Detecting a Neutrino From a Far-Off Galaxy the first time, the IceCube observatory has triumphantly tracked a neutrino back to a massive blazarThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:07:04 +0000Seven Artists Explore New Orleans' Forgotten Histories new exhibit timed to the city's tricentennial explores The Big Easy's diverse and sometimes troubled pastThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:37:32 +0000The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters Researchers take you on a wild ride through endorphins, brain chemistry and stress science to explain the allure of theme park thrillThu, 12 Jul 2018 12:30:00 +0000Why Los Angeles Is One of the Best Places to Film San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years thereThu, 12 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Connecticut Farm Is Milking Cows for Data milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside cows will help the facility get the most milk from a healthy herdWed, 11 Jul 2018 19:00:03 +0000Should We Share Human Cancer Treatments With Tumorous Turtles? may be key to saving wild sea turtles from tumors associated with turtle-specific herpesWed, 11 Jul 2018 17:09:14 +0000These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times Aeolian Islands have been drawing visitors, fictional and real, for centuriesWed, 11 Jul 2018 16:42:54 +0000A Search for Mysteries and Monsters in Small Town America monster festivals became American pilgrimage sitesWed, 11 Jul 2018 16:04:34 +0000When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees World War II ended, Europe’s Jews began the process of rebuilding their lives and families. But few places were like St. OttilienWed, 11 Jul 2018 15:23:31 +0000A Never-Before-Seen Virus Has Been Detected in Myanmar’s Bats discovery of two new viruses related to those that cause SARS and MERS marks PREDICT's first milestone in the regionWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:37:47 +0000How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle research shows that ovulation in Serengeti wildebeests is accelerated and synchronized by the yammering of eager malesWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:33:00 +0000How Meghan Markle Went From Actress to British Nobility Markle was an up-and-coming actress when she met and fell in love with Britain's Prince HarryWed, 11 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000For 50 Years, the Special Olympics Has Given Marginalized Superstars Center Stage by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the games offer intellectually disabled athletes the chance to dazzle an international audienceTue, 10 Jul 2018 19:55:55 +0000New Artificial Insemination Technique Successfully Breeds Critically Endangered Scimitar-Horned Oryx marks the first birth of an oryx through artificial insemination that did not rely on potentially fertility-compromising anesthesiaTue, 10 Jul 2018 18:40:04 +0000How Gay Activists Challenged the Politics of Civility pie-throwing to shouting down public figures, these groups disturbed the establishment to effect changeTue, 10 Jul 2018 13:39:49 +0000The Botanical Artist Who Translates Plant Science Into Beautiful Art Smithsonian’s first and only botanical illustrator brings her subjects to life in all their scientific gloryTue, 10 Jul 2018 12:30:00 +0000The Deadly Attempt to Assassinate Qin Shi Huang 230 BC, the armies of the powerful Qin Shi Huang looked set to conquer all before them. But one neighboring kingdom, Yan, had other ideasTue, 10 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Most Massive of Dinos Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought Triassic giant unearthed in Argentina suggests that dinosaurs took the path to greatness at least twiceMon, 09 Jul 2018 18:22:46 +0000How Tiny Trackers Could Help Humans Avoid Kissing Bugs' Deadly Smooch insects, which spread Chagas disease, can now be tracked with miniature radios to stop the spread of illnessMon, 09 Jul 2018 15:28:39 +0000How the Tiniest of Parasites is Taking Down the Mightiest of Monk Seals is now the number one disease threat to the recovery of this endangered marine mammalMon, 09 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests urbanization continues to push wildlife to the brink, humans may need to reevaluate their role in habitat destructionMon, 09 Jul 2018 14:07:25 +0000This Chinese Emperor Was Betrayed by His Mother's Lover's young emperor, Qin Shi Huang, faced a serious threat to his reign in 238 BC. At the heart of it was his mother, Queen Zhao, and her ambitious loverMon, 09 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rug new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery world's longest reversible cableway now carries an unprecedented number of visitors to this historic site Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:04:10 +0000Florence Sabin Pioneered Her Way in Medical Science, Then Made Sure Other Women Could Do the Same scientist and so much more, she helped lay the groundwork for curing tuberculosis but still found time to promote women doctorsFri, 06 Jul 2018 13:42:41 +0000This Sailor Got Sucked Inside a Fighter Jet Engine getting sucked into a fighter jet engine to a misjudged landing by an approaching jet fighter, an active flight deck is a minefield of dangerFri, 06 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Giant Panda Mei Xiang Will Not Give Birth a week and a half of waiting, the National Zoo confirms that Mei Xiang experienced a pseudopregnancy. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:12:52 +0000Building the Flight 93 Memorial's Massive Chime Tower Tower of Voices, being erected in Pennsylvania this summer, will feature chimes on a scale unseen anywhere else in the worldThu, 05 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +0000How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery Boquera brothers, two fishermen from the Costa Brava, are part an innovative management plan that combines science with maritime skills and knowledgeThu, 05 Jul 2018 15:23:15 +0000How Artificial Ovaries Could Expand Fertility Options for Chemo Patients have taken the next steps toward creating an alternative fertility preservation method using modified ovarian tissueThu, 05 Jul 2018 14:37:38 +0000Forget Baguettes — Why In-the-Know Bread Lovers Should be Heading to the Caucasus (Recipe) a culinary research trip to the Republic of Georgia, a team of chefs tour backyard bakeries — and return with inspiration for their flatbreadThu, 05 Jul 2018 14:05:57 +0000How Feasting Rituals Help Shape Human Civilization transformative practices—and the cooperation they require—are a cornerstone of societies the world overThu, 05 Jul 2018 13:42:55 +0000How Alcatraz Has Changed Throughout History has gone from a 'place of evil spirits' in native American lore, to a military prison, to a federal lockupThu, 05 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000What Meghan Markle and Frances Work Have in Common the 1880s, Frances Ellen Work, a free-spirited American heiress married James Roche, an Irish baronWed, 04 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture performers disguised as Giants and Big Heads blend reverence with ribaldry at the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Jul 2018 19:08:49 +0000What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution? may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrateTue, 03 Jul 2018 18:29:37 +0000The Pickup Truck's Transformation From Humble Workhorse to Fancy Toy 'rusty rattletraps' to 'big black jacked-up' rides, the vehicles symbolize blue-collar identity while flaunting bourgeois prosperityTue, 03 Jul 2018 15:17:11 +0000How the Fourth of July Was Celebrated (and Protested) in 1968 from <em>The New York Times</em> reveal how the nation and the world commemorated Independence Day in what had already been a tumultuous yearTue, 03 Jul 2018 15:13:52 +0000Five Real Life Wasp Superpowers Not in <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> tend to get all the attention, but Marvel turns the spotlight on one of nature’s most devious mastermindsTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:59 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wet ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000What the 2026 World Cup Could Do for America's 250th Birthday Celebration eight years, the soccer tournament will come to the U.S. just as we mark a major anniversary, providing an opportunity that can't be missedTue, 03 Jul 2018 13:26:02 +0000The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened’s foresight might have prevented the 1930s dust bowl and perhaps, today’s water scarcitiesTue, 03 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Lighthouse Made Sailing Into San Francisco Bay Safer heavy fog and windy conditions, sailing into San Francisco Bay has long been a hazardous affair. Then, in 1870, things got a lot saferTue, 03 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisis and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000For His Patriotic Birthday, Five Facts About Calvin Coolidge Coolidge’s would-be 146th birthday, celebrate with some little-known facts about our 30th PresidentMon, 02 Jul 2018 18:01:23 +0000How Ancient Teeth Reveal the Roots of Humankind diet to evolution, prehistoric chompers tell archaeologists a surprising amount about our ancestorsMon, 02 Jul 2018 16:30:34 +0000Personal Flying Machines of the Future Won't Look Much Like Jet Packs from the GoFly competition, they're much more likely to resemble flying motorbikesMon, 02 Jul 2018 15:16:41 +0000Racism Kept Connecticut's Beaches White Up Through the 1970s bussing black kids from Hartford to the shore, Ned Coll took a stand against the bigotry of “armchair liberals”Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:03:32 +0000The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Life Wirt Benson helped invent the fictional teen sleuth who became a generational role modelMon, 02 Jul 2018 14:44:50 +0000Anti-War Protests Turn Violent at 1968 Democratic Convention's August 26, 1968, and the Democratic National Convention is about to kick off in Chicago. In the background, scenes of turbulence and unrestMon, 02 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000What Will It Take to Make Vegan Wool? team of Colombian students has created a wool-like material from coconut fibers, hemp and mushroom enzymesFri, 29 Jun 2018 16:34:06 +0000Let Us Tell You S'more About America’s Favorite Campfire Treat gooey snack became popular thanks to technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, which brought cheap sweets to the massesFri, 29 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Catch a Game at These Still-Functional All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Ballparks This Summer the league's 75 year anniversary at a historic stadiumFri, 29 Jun 2018 12:25:00 +0000The Intricate Skill That Goes Into Landing a Fighter Jet on an aircraft carrier's 300-feet runway seems like an impossible taskFri, 29 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Earliest Mammals Kept Their Cool With Descended Testicles if free-swinging sperm sacs are the norm, then why did undescended ones evolve four separate times?Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000Alternatives to Heterosexual Pairings, Brought to You By Non-Human Animals one quite has this sex thing figured out, but these non-binary animals have some good ideasThu, 28 Jun 2018 17:22:56 +0000A Primer on the Zoo’s Possibly Pregnant Giant Panda anticipation of a potential new cub, here’s a refresher on Mei Xiang and Tian Tian’s storied pastThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:46:41 +0000This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation effortsThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:35 +0000The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil War Spain chooses to memorialize Francisco Franco and the victims of his authoritarian regime is tearing the nation apartThu, 28 Jun 2018 14:02:34 +0000The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War new Smithsonian exhibition examines the global context that bolstered the colonists’ fight for independenceThu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Aircraft Carrier Cannon Fires 4,500 Rounds a Minute Sea Wiz is the affectionate nickname given to a 20mm Vulcan Cannon on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. It fires 4,500 rounds a minuteThu, 28 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templar 700 years ago, the most famous of the medieval Christian orders is undergoing a 21st century revivalThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Counterfeit Queen of Soul strange and bittersweet ballad of kidnapping, stolen identity and unlikely stardomThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000Do Marine Mammals Yawn and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000An Artistic Reimagining of London's Past in 'Old River Thames' ho! Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten English looks at when swan lovers come to their censusThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Neanderthals Hunted in Groups, One More Strike Against the Dumb Brute Myth skeletons of deer killed 120,000 years ago offer more evidence of cooperative behavior and risk-taking among our hominin relativesWed, 27 Jun 2018 20:04:09 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C. acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000Today's Whales Are Huge, But Why Aren't They Huger? giant cetaceans only got giant in the past 4.5 million years, suggesting they could have room to growWed, 27 Jun 2018 15:52:55 +0000The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave to the new Mt. Everest of surfing, a notoriously dangerous break off the coast of PortugalWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000Engineering the Perfect Wave technology breakthrough allows surf legend Kelly Slater to manufacture the same wave over and over againWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfing surfer Rodrigo Koxa had to conquer PTSD before he was ready to break Garrett McNamara’s world recordWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Years centuries, the people of the mountain village of Chambon-sur-Lignon have opened their arms to the world’s displacedWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000Pushed to the Margins, These Brave People Are Pushing Back the American West to the Middle East, the powerless face stark choices when confronted by the powerfulWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Slow Recovery in Puerto Rico the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandonedWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Apollo 8 Astronaut Took the Famous "Earthrise" Photo in orbit, astronaut William Anders takes one of the most legendary photographs of all timeWed, 27 Jun 2018 13:31:01 +0000Fifty Years Ago, Airline Diplomacy Sought to Bring the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Closer Together for a Cold War détente were sky high when the first American and Soviet flights took off 50 years agoWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margarita Dallas restaurant owner blended tequila, ice and automation. America has been hungover ever sinceWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Preservation Battle of Grand Central years ago, preservationists—including a former First Lady—fought to maintain the integrity of New York City’s historic railway stationTue, 26 Jun 2018 16:35:38 +0000Why Bioluminescence Evolved to Be Red Light, and Blue laws of nature constrict living light to a few hues, which also happen to be quite patrioticTue, 26 Jun 2018 14:25:24 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000An Intense Struggle to Catch a Giant West African Tarpon fisherman and adventurer Andy Coetzee thinks he may have snared a giant barracuda. He hasn't, but he's caught another interesting and prized fishTue, 26 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia revolutionary American scientist is using subatomic physics to decipher 2,000-year-old texts from the early days of Western civilizationTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Iconic Hula Hoop Keeps on Rolling the loopy 60-year-old toy maintains its popularityTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Raging Controversy at the Border Began With This Incident 100 Years Ago Nogales, Arizona, the United States and Mexico agreed to build walls separating their countriesTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000King T’Challa’s Black Panther Suit, a Bold Statement of Afrofuturist Pride, Comes to the Smithsonian on the opportunity to celebrate contemporary African-African filmmaking at the National Museum of African American History and Culture this fallMon, 25 Jun 2018 20:41:21 +0000A Century Ago, the Romanovs Met a Gruesome End Rappaport’s new book investigates if the family could have been savedMon, 25 Jun 2018 17:49:08 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversa director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000"Time Banking" Is Catching On In the Digital World that allow users to pay for services in redeemable credits instead of cash are helping to build communitiesMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:12:50 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culture year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a window on Armenian visions of homeMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Mother Tiger Makes Speedy Kill to Feed Cubs cub Kumal is entirely dependent on his mother to hunt prey. He also relies on his father for protection against intrudersMon, 25 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Some Summers Are So Appealing For Mosquitoes so unbearable for youFri, 22 Jun 2018 18:35:10 +0000You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museum new French museum puts an out-of-the-box spin on the usual gallery experienceFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:21:34 +0000It's Pooches vs. Poachers in the Fight Against Wildlife Smugglers new breed of law enforcement is on the scene—and its bite is stronger than its barkFri, 22 Jun 2018 15:30:00 +0000Can Artificial Intelligence Help Stop School Shootings? researchers believe it could help predict student violence. Others worry about unintended consequencesFri, 22 Jun 2018 14:05:22 +0000Stunning Aerial Footage of Victoria Falls Zambia, the 'Smoke That Thunders' is the name given to a gaping ravine filled with a stunning waterfall. We know it better as Victoria FallsFri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers hundred years ago, a horrific railway disaster decimated the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus—but the show still went onFri, 22 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime the similarities and differences between Indigenous and Western cosmologiesThu, 21 Jun 2018 19:13:42 +0000Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life artwork will be a part of this weekend’s By the People Festival at the Arts and Industries buildingThu, 21 Jun 2018 18:31:20 +0000Operation Calamari: How the Smithsonian Got Its Giant Squids a decade on view, these cephalopod specimens have a growing fan base Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:46:30 +0000How We Elected <i>T. rex</i> to Be Our Tyrant Lizard King true story behind our obsession with the last and largest of the tyrannosaurs Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:40:43 +0000The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro's Crocodiles are trying to save a 'pure' Cuban crocodile—but out in the wild, divisions between species are increasingly murkyThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved collection of replica appendages is on display in Copenhagen's Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museumThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:10:00 +0000The Biggest Threat Facing the City of Miami sea levels are threatening to flood Miami. In fact, some scientists estimate that the entire city could be underwater by the end of the 21st centuryThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water new model of the solar system suggest we have gas giants to thank for our watery worldWed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Device Pulls Water Out of Desert Air new water harvester can extract water from extremely dry air, using only solar energyWed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why People Believed Hippos Were Related to Whales were once believed to be related to whales. They're both mammals, they both sleep underwater, and they both rise to breathe in their sleepWed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle the amputated limbs and full skeletons of a Manassas burial pit tell us about wartime surgical practicesWed, 20 Jun 2018 11:30:51 +0000The Original 'Space Invaders' Is a Meditation on 1970s America's Deepest Fears One of the first digital shooting games reflected a fear of, well, invaders—a fear that still resonates todayTue, 19 Jun 2018 15:38:39 +0000Some Animals Take Turns While Talking, Just Like Humans. Why? their courteous exchanges—from frog croaks to elephant rumbles—could shed light on the origins of human conversationTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:56:54 +0000The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families her new book, 'The Bone and Sinew of the Land', historian Anna-Lisa Cox explores the mostly ignored story of the free black people who first moved WestTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:34:34 +0000The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum Massachusetts's Peabody Essex Museum, Tedi Asher is using neuroscience research to create impactful art experiencesTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why These Lagoons Are Full of Giant Barracuda maze of lagoons in Loango National Park, in Gabon, isn't just a good place to hunt barracudas--it's also an ancient migratory routeTue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing America National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focusMon, 18 Jun 2018 19:13:51 +0000North America’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls must-see waterfalls you can visit in the United States, Canada and MexicoMon, 18 Jun 2018 18:53:11 +0000An Astronaut Reflects on Sally Ride's Legacy for Women in STEM Ride encouraged girls to embrace science and engineering, helping democratize space for all. But more work is neededMon, 18 Jun 2018 17:45:42 +0000Three Ways Bats Could Bounce Back From Devastating White Nose Syndrome are testing light therapy, a fungus-killing fungus—and maybe, doing nothingMon, 18 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000Why a Fire Broke Out at William the Conqueror's Coronation the Conqueror's coronation was marred by a bizarre incident. The guards outside the cathedral mistook the cheers for a riotMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000When America's Most Prominent Socialist Was Jailed for Speaking Out Against World War I winning 6 percent of the vote in the 1912 presidential election, Eugene Debs ran afoul of the nation's new anti-sedition lawsFri, 15 Jun 2018 18:08:36 +0000For 50 Years, José Feliciano's Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride acclaimed musician offers a moving welcome to the newest U.S. citizens and donates his guitarFri, 15 Jun 2018 15:30:28 +0000Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls? new Supreme Court ruling changes the course of a century-long debate over speech and conduct when voting Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:31:24 +0000Jurassic Park's Unlikely Symbiosis With Real-World Science 1993 film showed both the promise and misconceptions that surround ancient DNAFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:33:21 +0000Here's Why Mount Si Stands Out in TV History Seattle is surrounded by dramatic peaks on all sides, the relatively small Mount Si sticks out as a key location in the iconic TV series, Twin PeaksFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines Rosen meets the free spirits giving shape to this flourishing wine region with a soon-to-be-legendary culinary scene, California’s Mendocino CountyThu, 14 Jun 2018 19:35:45 +0000Fear of Humans Is Forcing Daytime Animals Into Night Mode stress is pushing some animals to adjust their schedules—but not all will be quick enough to adaptThu, 14 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000Putting Enslaved Families' Stories Back in the Monticello Narrative oral history project deepens our understanding of U.S. history by sharing accounts of the community owned by Thomas JeffersonThu, 14 Jun 2018 16:41:15 +0000Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different it's hard to imagine Seattle's Space Needle looking any other way, few people know that the iconic 'flying saucer' design wasn't the original choiceThu, 14 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000This NASA Satellite Can Map the Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days speedy collection of this data will help with crop management and flood predictionWed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:19 +0000The First Family of Rodeo a cowboy legend have what it takes to recapture the championship?Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:02:49 +0000Like Birds, Some Bats Warble to Woo Their Mates join an elite club of mammals—including mice, whales and humans—whose melodies convey complex informationWed, 13 Jun 2018 15:50:03 +0000What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History the 200-year-old literary genre reflects changing notions of history and societyWed, 13 Jun 2018 13:31:11 +0000Nearly Half the Patents on Marine Genes Belong to Just One Company owns biodiversity? No one and everyone—or maybe, a German chemical companyWed, 13 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000Are the Sands of the Namib Desert Really Rusting? reddish hues of the vast dunes of the Namib Desert in southern Africa are a result of concentrations of iron in the sandWed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Iroquois Theater Disaster Killed Hundreds and Changed Fire Safety Forever deadly conflagration ushered in a series of reforms that are still visible todayTue, 12 Jun 2018 16:05:32 +0000How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub's second largest city has nimbly transformed into a R&D hotpsot, offering a model for the country's futureTue, 12 Jun 2018 15:48:42 +0000How Climate Changed-Fueled “Mega Droughts” Could Harm Human Health Researchers looked at the little-studied danger of dust and worsening air quality in the American SouthwestTue, 12 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New <i>Jurassic World</i> So Much Better appears that <i>Fallen Kingdom</i> has not evolved alongside 21st century researchTue, 12 Jun 2018 14:11:51 +0000Braving Shark-Infested Waters for a Look at This Big Fish Andy Coetzee is in the middle of a dangerous dive, in the shark-filled waters of the Indian OceanTue, 12 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Computer Scientists Model the Role of Religion in Society simulations attempt to show how faith influences human behavior in the face of terrorMon, 11 Jun 2018 15:49:28 +0000Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath in your breath could help AI detect illnesses, including different cancersMon, 11 Jun 2018 14:58:00 +0000How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum explores the kaleidoscope of figures who shaped color theoryMon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Catching a Giant 30-lb. Perch With a Wooden Reel and adventurer Andy Coetzee is going traditional with his bid to snare a giant perchMon, 11 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward was the first time that computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. How has the technology improved since then?Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:01:48 +0000The Bitter Aftertaste of Prohibition in American History sentiment flavored that cocktail ban, historians sayFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:44:46 +0000Bees May Understand Zero, a Concept That Took Humans Millennia to Grasp the finding is true, they'd be the first invertebrates to join an elite club that includes primates, dolphins and parrotsFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:26:14 +0000Woodrow Wilson's Papers Go Digital, Leaving Microfiche Behind increased accessibility of Wilson’s papers coincides with a new wave of interest in the 28th presidentFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:19:58 +0000Can AI Tell if a Child Is Malnourished? new program may be able to spot malnutrition in a simple photo, making it easier to assess nutrition problems in volatile regionsFri, 08 Jun 2018 14:46:09 +0000Fishing for Perch in Nile Crocodile-Filled Waters African fisherman Andy Coetzee has his eyes set on a giant perch--a massive freshwater predator fish indigenous to the waters of UgandaFri, 08 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way actually serve a very specific purposeThu, 07 Jun 2018 20:08:56 +0000Organic Molecules Found on Mars, Reopening the Search For Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com Molecules Found on Mars, Reopening the Search for LifeThu, 07 Jun 2018 18:24:06 +0000The Many Ways Women Get Left Out of Paleontology hurdles that prevent female fossil hunters from rising at the same rates as their male peers are myriad—but they are all interconnectedThu, 07 Jun 2018 14:52:33 +0000The History of Black Catholics in America Black Catholic Movement reinvigorated the church, with liturgical innovation, new preaching styles and activist scholarshipThu, 07 Jun 2018 14:50:35 +0000Oprah's Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibition National Museum of African American History and Culture follows Winfrey's life, from her roots in rural Mississippi to her success as a cultural phenomThu, 07 Jun 2018 13:21:47 +0000How Bad Weather Delayed the Norman Invasion of England's 1066 and William of Normandy and his massive army of 14,000 men are preparing to cross the English Channel and invade EnglandThu, 07 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Rat Bones Reveal How Humans Transformed Their Island Environments remains prove an ideal tool for investigating changes on three Polynesian island chainsWed, 06 Jun 2018 18:20:32 +0000NASA's New Exoplanet Travel Bureau Lets You "Tour" Far-Distant Planets In 360 Degrees space tourists can now visit sunny Kepler-186f, a moon of Kepler-16b or the Earth-like TRAPPIST-1e virtuallyWed, 06 Jun 2018 16:43:33 +0000The Violent 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066 battle of Stamford Bridge was said to be so violent that a giant mountain of bones remained a half century laterWed, 06 Jun 2018 16:30:14 +0000The Mining Millionaire Americans Couldn’t Help But Love the other one-percenters of his age, John Mackay gained his countrymen’s admiration. But in an ironic twist, it means he’s little known todayWed, 06 Jun 2018 13:39:33 +0000On the Eve of his Death, Robert Kennedy Was a Whirlwind of Empathy and Internal Strife unconventional portraits capture the man's evolution from straitlaced politician to champion of the poorWed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018 Oregon Trail stops to Mister Rogers' original neighborhood, these towns are worth seeing this yearTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:53:16 +0000Smart Software Helps Fishermen Catch the Fish They Want, Not Endangered Species a dynamic weather app for the sea, the program allows fishermen to pinpoint areas of conservation and can be updated dailyTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:21:18 +0000Why Robert Kennedy Transformed From a Conservative Into a Liberal Champion of Civil Rights professor of political history looks at how RFK, assassinated 50 years ago this week, was an improbable hero to the leftTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:05:17 +0000The Sweetheart of the American Expeditionary Force World War I, vaudeville star Elsie Janis travelled to France to bring good cheer to U.S. troopsTue, 05 Jun 2018 14:37:13 +0000The Woman Who Challenged the Idea that Black Communities Were Destined for Disease physician and activist, Rebecca J. Cole became a leading voice in medical social servicesTue, 05 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball History after he redefined the game, the 24-time All-Star continues to be revered by fans and historians alikeTue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Quest to Grow the First Great American Wine Grape might be the key to creating vineyards that both resist disease and don’t taste like skunkTue, 05 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000Which Famous Music Icons Lived in These Chicago Homes? has always been a hotbed of musical talentTue, 05 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Globalization Changed the Way We Fight Disease new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History explores the deadly past of global epidemicsMon, 04 Jun 2018 15:13:14 +0000How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated condiment really is the perfect complement to the American dietMon, 04 Jun 2018 14:24:06 +0000The Startling Alternative Theory of How Humans Arrived in America an island off the east coast of Maryland, a stone spearpoint sticking out of a coastal cliff stuns archaeologistsMon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Ocean Heatwaves Are Getting Longer and More Intense If the past century is any indication, global warming may be contributing to less stable marine ecosystemsFri, 01 Jun 2018 14:32:59 +0000How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the AmericasFri, 01 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Greening the Future of Outer Space team of scientists and policy experts want to develop space sustainably for future generationsFri, 01 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000Terrifying Mammals That May Have Greeted Early Humans in America in the Chesapeake Bay, the early American inhabitants' first order of business would have been to craft weapons to defend themselvesFri, 01 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Royally Adorable Baby Kingfisher Perpetuates a Species Extinct in the Wild fine soon-to-be-feathered friend joins the menagerie at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology InstituteThu, 31 May 2018 18:06:41 +0000Meet The Devotees of the Growing Lao Food Movement in a New Video from Folklife Luangrath opened a Lao restaurant in Washington, D.C. and made it a community for other immigrantsThu, 31 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Yes, You Can Go Sandboarding in the Namib Desert Namibian town of Swakopmund is a top tourist draw for desert lovers. Popular activities include quad-biking and sandboarding down its massive dunesThu, 31 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Archives Reveal Touching Stories on the Life of Robert Indiana, the Man Who Invented “LOVE” curators reflect on the legacy of the iconic artist, following his death at age 89Wed, 30 May 2018 18:21:24 +0000How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine Scientists are now working to connect these ersatz "organs" together into systemsWed, 30 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin Onto Burn Victims machine prints sheets of a skin substitute directly onto burn wounds, potentially making skin grafting faster, cheaper and easierWed, 30 May 2018 15:21:30 +0000The Issue on the Table: Is "Hamilton" Good For History? a new book, top historians discuss the musical’s educational value, historical accuracy and racial revisionismWed, 30 May 2018 14:27:36 +0000How Seaweed Connects Us All unlikely debate about rockweed brings together Rachel Carson, marine biology and Maine's supreme courtWed, 30 May 2018 14:13:11 +0000Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboy Latest from Folkways, a Label Marking 70 Years, revives music traditions from the African-American ranch crews of the WestWed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Is How Hard It Is to Catch a 40-lb. Dogtooth With a Reel Andy Coetzee is holding onto his fishing line for dear life, as a monstrous tug threatens to drag him into the oceanWed, 30 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of America's Appetite for Macaroni and Cheese by Thomas Jefferson, this versatile dish fulfills our nation's quest for the 'cheapest protein possible'Tue, 29 May 2018 14:37:57 +0000Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel virtual reality entertainment? Bunk beds in the cargo hold? These innovations may be the future of flight. Tue, 29 May 2018 14:19:16 +0000How Saddam and ISIS Killed Iraqi Science decades the country’s scientific infrastructure went from world-class to shambles. What happened?Tue, 29 May 2018 13:30:22 +0000Window Cleaning One of Chicago's Tallest Buildings, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, throws some pretty unusual challenges at its daring window cleanersTue, 29 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Edward the Confessor's Advisor Seized Power 1066, the English king Edward the Confessor lay dying in his bed. Three powerful men had strong claims to succeed himMon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018's Top Wine Destination Fri, 25 May 2018 18:20:59 +0000Mark Segal, LGBTQ Iconoclast, Activist and Disruptor, Donates Lifetime of Papers and Artifacts the 1969 Stonewall Raid, Segal built a life around protest and the quest for equal rights for minority groups Fri, 25 May 2018 17:45:45 +0000Most Parents Want to Test Their Unborn Kids' Genes For Disease Risk the fact that they might not like what they learnFri, 25 May 2018 15:47:23 +0000Dolphins Have a Mysterious Network of Veins That Could Be Key to Preventing the Bends might be possible to make an external device that protects divers from the deadly conditionFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View new show, featuring the paper cutouts, reveals unheralded early Americans, as well as contemporary artists working with this old art formFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Inside South Africa's Multi-Million Dollar Seafood Industry, a large sea snail native to the Western Cape, is a popular local delicacy. To meet demand, the seafood industry created abalone farmsFri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000How the Ancestors of Birds Survived the Dino-Killing Asteroid cover was crucial to avian evolution, a new study on the mass extinction event assertsThu, 24 May 2018 15:13:09 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000The Science Behind Florida’s Sinkhole Epidemic of these ground-chasms have been swelling in the past few years. Geology helps explain whyThu, 24 May 2018 14:20:47 +0000How Come U.S. Currency Never Changes Its Face and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000What Is the Future of Fire? Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive elementThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fit war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Today Treaty With the Delawares, signed in 1778, has arrived at the National Museum of the American IndianThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Spectacular Sights of Wolfberg Arch Up-Close Wolfberg Arch, located in the Cederberg mountain area in Western Cape, South Africa, is an awe-inspiring 160-foot-long sandstone formationThu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Seven Planned Utopian Towns That You Can Visit Today utopic cities—some working, some not—can still be visited todayWed, 23 May 2018 19:07:13 +0000Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion? sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attireWed, 23 May 2018 16:39:15 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlin decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Travel to Southern France for a Dazzling Taste of Ancient Rome new museum in Nimes pays tribute to the grandeur of the EmpireWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmed me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatile renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Molecule Could Explain the Origin of Life cyanide is a molecule that appears to be at the heart of the creation of life. To create it, scientists need a burst of energyWed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold scans reveal that Wim Hof artificially induces a stress response in his brainTue, 22 May 2018 18:03:34 +0000The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an "eat 'em to beat 'em" approachTue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women's Baseball Players Took the Field Indiana slugger was one of the athletes who “hit the dirt in the skirt” and changed Americans’ view of womenTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000A New Exhibit Gives Charles White's Art and Activism the Attention They Deserve century after his birth, an overlooked figure in the Black Renaissance is on the rise againTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Defiant Ones young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools half a century agoTue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000We're All Made of Stardust. Here's How billion years ago, the universe began with a big bang and the atoms it created would find their way into everythingTue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States?Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:39 +0000The Adorable Chinese Giant Salamander Is Slithering Toward Extinction amphibians could actually be five separate species, some of which may already be extinctMon, 21 May 2018 15:08:08 +0000Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create maps—an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisisMon, 21 May 2018 14:42:21 +0000The Dangerous Work of Relocating 5,000-Pound Rhinos race is on to save the species: Ride along with an armed convoy deep into the Okavango DeltaMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violence need the children's television icon now more than everMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Can the Northern White Rhino Be Brought Back From the Brink of Extinction? beloved African breed is extinct in the wild, but scientists still hope to rescue it from oblivionMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Factory That Oreos Built new owner for the New York City landmark offers a tasty opportunity to recap a crème-filled historyMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Photographing Pandas Is More Challenging Than You Might Think Ami Vitale describes her years of work capturing the lovable furballsMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Deception Valley's Deadly Heat is Good for Wildlife harsh climate of Deception Valley, a remote section of the Kalahari, deters people from living thereMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America new exhibition at the National Postal Museum honors the nation’s first airmail pilotsFri, 18 May 2018 20:25:00 +0000How Do You Copyright a Clown Face? Paint It On an Egg the 1940s, eggs have been the canvas of choice for registering performers' unique makeup designsFri, 18 May 2018 19:20:30 +0000Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos years after the game-changing camera was invented, a vision scientist calls attention to Land's other technological breakthroughsFri, 18 May 2018 17:07:55 +0000A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street styleFri, 18 May 2018 15:16:53 +0000Why King Harold's Rapid Coronation Sparked Outrage fast ascension of Harold Godwinson to the English throne in 1066 was greeted with fury by rivals Duke William of Normandy and Viking Harald HardradaFri, 18 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitementThu, 17 May 2018 18:08:01 +0000Sacred Sites Can Also Be Hotspots of Conservation burial grounds, temples and churchyards can bolster wildlife and forestsThu, 17 May 2018 17:32:16 +0000Could This Low-Cost Device Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those In Need? have created an upgraded solar still that uses carbon paper and the sun to purify water at an unprecedented rateThu, 17 May 2018 15:03:21 +0000An 800-Year-Old Shipwreck Helps Archaeologists Piece Together Asia’s Maritime Trade new date for the Java Sea shipwreck could shed light on the politics of Chinese trade routesThu, 17 May 2018 15:02:49 +0000How a British Engineer Made a Bomb That Could Bounce On Water years ago, Barnes Wallis masterminded a famous World War II attack that involved skipping a bomb into German damsThu, 17 May 2018 14:38:46 +0000You Won't Believe the Size of Botswana's Salt Flats Deception Valley, giant salt flats the size of Portugal are a major boon to the Botswanan economyThu, 17 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000