Science | smithsonianmag.com feed for ScienceenWed, 27 Oct 2021 18:51:48 +0000Fourteen Ways That Spiders Use Their Silk making parachutes to building scuba tanks, the arachnids have come up with some fascinating creationsWed, 27 Oct 2021 18:51:48 +0000Discarded Tires Are 'Ghost Fishing' Hermit Crabs research suggests these shell-swapping crustaceans are vulnerable to becoming trapped inside human debrisTue, 26 Oct 2021 23:01:00 +0000New Dating Method Shows Vikings Occupied Newfoundland in 1021 C.E. ring evidence of an ancient solar storm enables scientists to pinpoint the exact year of Norse settlementWed, 20 Oct 2021 15:00:00 +0000What Does the Future Hold for the Joshua Tree? beloved desert denizen is feeling the heatWed, 20 Oct 2021 13:44:17 +0000What Drove Homo Erectus Out of Africa? at a site in northern Israel are at the heart of a debate about the species' migrationsTue, 19 Oct 2021 14:06:41 +0000Inside the Experiment to Create Mars on Earth hostile landscape. Cramped quarters. Dehydrated food. A photographer takes part in an attempt to live on another planetTue, 19 Oct 2021 11:52:05 +0000Seven Important Questions About Covid Antivirals Answered medicines may stop the virus from replicating so your immune system can fight a few viral soldiers instead of an armyMon, 18 Oct 2021 14:12:52 +0000How Steller's Sea Cows Impacted the Environment They Left Behind new paper explores the ways these extinct megaherbivores would have reshaped kelp forests across the North PacificFri, 15 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About NASA's Lunar Rover 'VIPER' device will hunt for resources, including water, vital to future space explorationTue, 12 Oct 2021 13:34:54 +0000Modern Crocodiles Are Evolving at a Rapid Rate their reputation as "living fossils," crocodiles have changed dramatically in the last two million yearsThu, 07 Oct 2021 13:52:47 +0000Plastics Make Beaches Hotter During the Day and Colder at Night study of remote islands shows that debris alters sand temperaturesTue, 05 Oct 2021 16:54:11 +0000How Indigenous Stories Helped Scientists Understand the Origin of Three Huge Boulders spurred researchers to form a theory about Makin Island's distinctively out-of-place rocksMon, 04 Oct 2021 17:01:00 +0000X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette's Censored Secret Correspondence combination of the chemical analysis and advanced data processing used could reveal many more lost writings or drawingsFri, 01 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000This Molecule Could Be the Key to Understanding Why Concussions Have Such Long-Term Effects identified the molecule that persists in the brain—and showed how to disarm it in miceThu, 30 Sep 2021 13:29:34 +0000Ode to an Orca photographer takes the plunge into forbidding waters off Norway for an extraordinary encounter with orcasWed, 29 Sep 2021 13:25:46 +0000The National Weather Service Began as a Crowdsourcing Experiment Secretary Joseph Henry used an army of volunteers in what would eventually become the nation's weather forecasting operationTue, 28 Sep 2021 16:53:01 +0000Why Do Pilot Whales Chase Killer Whales Near Iceland? are working to understand the strange inter-cetacean conflictMon, 27 Sep 2021 13:16:57 +0000Vampire Bats Call Out to Friends to Share Blood Meals they prep bite sites to lap the blood out of live cows, females invite their roostmates to join themThu, 23 Sep 2021 18:24:53 +0000Genetic Study Maps When and How Polynesians Settled the Pacific Islands stone figures on far-flung islands may have been erected by descendants of seafaring explorers from the same archipelagoWed, 22 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000To Boost Black Men in Medicine, Advocates Turn to Sports athletes possess many of the skills and attributes that physicians need, supporters of the strategy sayTue, 21 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000Inside the Growing Movement to Share Science Through Quilting classic medium allows researchers, students and artists to tell stories about science, technology, engineering and mathMon, 20 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000The Planet Has Lost Half of Its Coral Reefs Since 1950 new study finds dramatic declines in coral reef cover, biodiversity and fish abundanceFri, 17 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000Evidence of Fur and Leather Clothing, Among World's Oldest, Found in Moroccan Cave likely sported clothes made of jackal, fox and wildcat skins some 120,000 years agoThu, 16 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000Why Don't Kids Tend to Get as Sick From Covid-19? children have been hospitalized and some have died, but at a tiny fraction of the adult rate. Scientists are trying to find out why.Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000Can Birds Tip Us Off to Natural Disasters? think birds can hear hurricanes and tsunamis—a sense they’re hoping to tap into to develop a bird-based early warning systemWed, 08 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000New, Giant Carnivorous Dinosaur Was a Terror to Smaller Tyrannosaurs fossil jaw reveals the large predator lived 90 million years agoWed, 08 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0000Frog Foam May Help Deliver Drugs to Human Skin new study suggests the concoction created by mating amphibians may help dispense medicine slowly over timeTue, 07 Sep 2021 23:01:00 +0000Animals Are Changing Shape to Cope With Rising Temperatures, bats, rabbits, mice and other creatures are growing bigger body parts to cool themselves off Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:49:52 +0000A Brief, Fascinating History of Ambergris odd, enduring appeal of a scarce commodity few people use and no one really needsThu, 02 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Identify Seven Species of Spotted Skunks, and They All Do Handstands Before They Spray analyzed hundreds of spotted skunk specimens to classify the animalsWed, 01 Sep 2021 14:53:10 +0000Endangered Wild Dogs Rely on Diverse Habitat to Survive Around Lions new study shows that bramble and brush help the canines avoid attacks by the big cats, and may offer clues about where to reintroduce the dogsMon, 30 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000