Science | Smithsonian feed for ScienceenFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:21:22 +0000Before You Swat That Mosquito, Record It on Your Cell Phone's the strategy behind Abuzz, a crowdsourcing project designed to track mosquito activity around the worldFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:21:22 +0000Alpha Male Tiger Forces This Cub to Submit young tiger comes face-to-face with an encroaching male tiger, threatening to take over his father's territoryThu, 23 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Ten Best STEM Toys of 2017 tested and parent approved, these tech toys stand out for holiday wish lists Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:26:24 +0000Why You Won’t See Pudding on the Thanksgiving Table The once-classic American dish has been widely replaced with the casserole—thanks in part to anti-immigrant sentiments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why California Fishermen Are Throwing Deafening “Seal Bombs” at Sea Lions why no one is stopping themTue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readersMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000What Foods Are Most Likely to Make You Sick? put some common myths to rest—and help you tackle your next turkey dinner with confidenceFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:45 +0000How Fruit Fly Brains Could Improve Our Search Engines flies have a unique way of matching data, which could teach scientists to create better, faster search algorithmsFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:53:05 +0000Tigers Use Urine to Figure Out If They Have Chemistry tiger Kumal is spellbound by a female tiger he encounters in a local stretch of forest. If she's interested, she'll signal her intentFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Blessing and the Curse of Being Bill Nye zany scientist talks about his recent transformation into the public—and controversial—face for scienceThu, 16 Nov 2017 18:50:56 +0000When Carl Sagan Warned the World About Nuclear Winter the official report came out, the popular scientist took to the presses to paint a dire picture of what nuclear war might look likeWed, 15 Nov 2017 19:02:29 +0000When the Next Pandemic Hits, Will We Be Prepared? question isn’t whether a pandemic will strike—it’s how it will play out.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:20:19 +0000The Evolutionary Reason Why Fish Don't Swim Upside Down’s a natural question for animals that float, but few scientists have delved into the detailsMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:29:50 +0000The United States Is Not Ready for Another Flu Pandemic might think that today, if a pandemic like the 1918 flu hit, we'd be ready for it. You'd be wrongMon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Lion Couple Mates Over 100 Times a Day newly coupled lion and lioness head to the relative solitude of the higher grounds in their new kingdom of RwandaMon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Did the 1918 Flu Kill So Many Otherwise Healthy Young Adults? a World War I veteran's story provided a genealogist and pharmacologist with some cluesFri, 10 Nov 2017 15:59:06 +0000Australian Pigeons Have a Specially Evolved Feather to Better Annoy the Heck Out of You With the birds’ noisemakers could help researchers better understand why urban avians make so much dang noise Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Woman Who Tried to Take Down Darwin a preacher with no scientific training ended up writing the first feminist critique of <em>Origins</em>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:14:08 +0000Why Male Lions Need Lionesses to Help Them Survive might be earmarked as future kings of the jungle, but young male lions are lazy and lack survival skills. Their only hope is to attract a femaleThu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000How to Tell If You're in for a Bumpy Plane Landing March 7, 2007, Garuda Flight 200 was preparing to land. An Air Force security officer on board immediately sensed a problemWed, 08 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Scientists Identified the Oldest Known Solar Eclipse ... Using the Bible new research by two physicists adds to astronomical knowledge—and overturns previous Biblical interpretationsTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:17:23 +0000The Medical Practitioner Who Paved the Way for Women Doctors in America Hunt refused to let her gender limit her ambitions—or those of the next generation of physiciansTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:14:28 +0000Here's Why Washington’s Beloved Air and Space Museum Is Facing a Sweeping Seven-Year Upgrade museum will remain open as it works to enhance the visitor's experience Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs, May 3, 1999 began like any other spring dayTue, 07 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Watch: Experts Discuss "The Next Pandemic: Are We Prepared?" leaders gathered at the National Museum of Natural History on November 13 to discuss the past, present and future of the fluMon, 06 Nov 2017 16:41:08 +0000This Family Hid From a 300 MPH Tornado in a Water Pipe family caught in the midst of an epic tornado seek refuge in a nearby drainage pipeMon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Archival Museum Research new study shows off a computer program’s specimen-sorting prowessFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:42:08 +0000Is the Mysterious Sea Cucumber Slipping Out of Our Grasp? slimy, tasty enigmas have long been over-harvested. An indigenous community in Canada could be close to finding a sustainable solutionFri, 03 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Were Lithium Batteries the Cause of This Plane Crash? Airlines Flight 6 crashed into a military base 10 miles from Dubai Airport on September 3, 2010Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Researchers Uncovered a Massive Void in the Great Pyramid of Giza cavity could hold clues to how the pyramids came to beThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:57:57 +0000Chilling Footage of the 1989 Cypress Freeway Collapse Oakland fire department rushed to the scene of the Cypress Freeway, after the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake hits. They were greeted by a catastropheThu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000When You Die, You'll Probably Be Embalmed. Thank Abraham Lincoln For That president was an "early adopter" of embalming technology, helping to bring the modern death industry to the mainstream Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:06:30 +0000Why the 1989 San Francisco Quake Was So Disastrous 1989 San Francisco earthquake delivered a myriad of deadly disasters, all unfolding at the same timeWed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Impulsive "Teen Brain" Isn't Based in Science, adolescent brains crave novelty. But they have the cognitive control to go with itTue, 31 Oct 2017 18:38:20 +0000Where Do New Ideas Come From? close study, the genealogies of even the most original ideas can be tracedTue, 31 Oct 2017 16:50:42 +0000What the Neutron Star Collision Means for Dark Matter latest LIGO observations rekindle a fiery debate over how gravity works: Does the universe include dark matter, or doesn’t it?Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:44:20 +0000Five Questions You Should Have About Evaporation as a Renewable Energy Source’s the big deal with evaporation-driven engines?Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Gelada Baboon Reacts to Being Cheated on With Fury a gelada queen doubts her king's influence, she'll happily play the field. But when she gets caught, it's up to the alpha to fight for what's hisTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000These Breathtaking Images Are the Cat’s Meow in Nature Photography incredible outdoor scenes are now on view at the National Museum of Natural HistoryMon, 30 Oct 2017 20:30:27 +0000How Do Scientists Measure the Public Health Impacts of Natural Disasters? the wake of this year's hurricanes, epidemiologists are assessing the effects of mold, toxic leaks and other threatsMon, 30 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Female Geladas Consider Replacing Their Lazy King is the undisputed alpha male of this band of gelada baboons. But he's been displaying a passive attitude toward his queenMon, 30 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires people actually did to prevent the dead from rising again was very different than what Hollywood would have you think Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:37:38 +0000What Happens in the Brain When We Feel Fear And why some of us just can't get enough of itFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:04:13 +0000Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens became the largest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. historyFri, 27 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Adorable Bandit-Faced Dinosaur Will Steal Your Heart dinos were small, fluffy and frankly adorable, a new analysis showsThu, 26 Oct 2017 19:33:50 +0000How a Deadly Flesh-Eating Fungus Helped Make Bats Cute Again silver lining to the worldwide epidemic of white nose syndrome: People like bats more nowThu, 26 Oct 2017 17:07:48 +0000How a Psychologist’s Work on Race Identity Helped Overturn School Segregation in 1950s America Phipps Clark came up with the oft-cited "doll test" and provided expert testimony in Brown v. Board of EducationThu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porpoises Left on the Planet fascinating vaquita is heading for oblivion, the victim of a ravenous black market for a dubious remedyWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Could Video Gamers Make Our Food Supply Safer? effort to combat poisonous molds that contaminate crops is looking to tap the puzzle-solving skills of amateur gamersWed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Next Pandemic Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Museum of Natural History, we look at the past, present and future of the fluTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:05:52 +0000What's In Your Flu Shot? influenza expert at Johns Hopkins University explains how the cocktail for this year's flu vaccine was developedTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How to Stop a Lethal Virus tens of millions of lives at stake, medical researchers are racing to create a revolutionary flu vaccine before the next devastating epidemicTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic? there have already died of a new bird flu, putting world health authorities on high alertTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000No One’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf—And That’s a Problem Vancouver Island, habituation to humans has made wolves aggressive, fearless and more prone to clashes with peopleMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:55:13 +0000A Paradise for Grizzly Bears Gets an Up-Close Look unique North American sanctuary lets a few lucky observers see the besieged species in its wildest stateMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Western Chimpanzees Have Declined By 80 Percent Over The Past 25 Years largest population of these animals—the only critically endangered chimp subspecies—sits in a region riddled with bauxite minesFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:10:01 +0000In 2014, Americans Feared Walking Alone at Night. Now They’re Worried about Government Corruption survey on American fears by Chapman University sociologists has produced some surprisingly frightful resultsFri, 20 Oct 2017 12:57:16 +0000How Flowers Manipulate Light to Send Secret Signals to Bees Come-hither blue haloes are just one of the effects employed by nature’s first nanotechnologists Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The "Science" Behind "Geostorm", the Newest Weather-Fueled Doomsday Flick have long sought control over the weather, but have yet to find a realistic way to master itWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:46:49 +0000How Japan's Bear-Worshipping Indigenous Group Fought Its Way to Cultural Relevance a long time, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to bury the Ainu. It didn't workWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Inventing a Vocabulary to Help Inuit People Talk About Climate Change team is working with Inuvialuit elders to come up with a renewable energy terminology—and maybe revive a dying languageTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Are the Three Main Categories of Bloodstain Patterns pattern analysis is used in murder investigations - analysts draw on chemistry, mathematics and physics to determine the area of originTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Ten Technologies That Will Change Our Lives, Soonish scientist and admired cartoonist explore how today’s research is becoming tomorrow’s innovations in a new bookMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:42:38 +0000Why NASA Needs To Establish Martian Law Mars colonists may want to form their own legal system. What would stop them?Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:55:24 +0000Mothers Adopt a Universal Tone of Voice When They Talk To Babies other surprising facts about how we speak to infantsFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:58:53 +0000The 1938 Hurricane That Revived New England's Fall Colors epic natural disaster restored the forest of an earlier AmericaThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:55:07 +0000The Musk Turtle Beer Koozie and Other Household Items We Use for Science the going gets tough, creative researchers turn to plastic lizard protectors, monkey loofahs and deer vagina trackersWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Island Where Scientists Bring Extinct Reptiles Back to Life (Nope, Not That One) a long-dead Galapagos tortoise will take Jurassic Park-esque tactics—but have humans already intervened too much?Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Trinity Site Offers a Rare Chance to Visit Ground Zero of the World’s First Atomic Bomb Explosion detonation site is only open to civilians twice a yearFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:51:16 +0000How to Give Dead Animals a Second Life: The Art of Skeleton Articulation deRoos and Michi Main build beautiful models from the remains of Pacific sea creaturesThu, 05 Oct 2017 16:12:12 +0000How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War new book documents the triumphs and challenges of more than 10,000 women who worked behind the scenes of wartime intelligenceThu, 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Explore the Secret Lives of Animals With These Marvelous Maps new book considers how sophisticated tracking technology and the data it collects can improve conservation strategiesTue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000What Stinky Cheese Tells Us About the Science of Disgust does this pungent delicacy give some the munchies, but send others reeling to the toilet?Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Does Human Echolocation Work? since he was very young, Daniel Kish is the world's foremost proponent of using vocal clicks to navigateMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:45:57 +0000With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic the urgency of climate change becomes tangible to those in the Arctic, federal funds are growing harder to come byFri, 29 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories an innovative protein analysis technique helped solve a decades-old mystery Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Rock Lobster From a Farm Could Soon Be Coming To a Menu Near You lobster isn't just a B52's song, it's a beloved meal around the world. And now scientists have figured out how to raise them on a farmThu, 28 Sep 2017 19:59:20 +0000The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee science helps your barista brew your espresso perfectly every timeThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:26:03 +0000Fall in Love With This Newly Discovered Giant Island Rat Vangunu rat is the first rodent species to come to light on the Solomon Islands in 80 years—and it’s already endangeredWed, 27 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000