Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenTue, 23 Jan 2018 20:41:19 +0000After Heavy Criticism, German City's Exhibition on Jewish Art Dealer Is Back On said the previously cancelled show will be put on view in a “more complete and revised form” at a later dateTue, 28 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000SpaceX Successfully Launches a Fully Recycled Mission to the Space Station previously flown rocket will launch a previously flown spacecraft to the space stationFri, 08 Dec 2017 23:03:40 +0000Meteorite Hunters Recover Fragments of Fireball That Exploded Over Michigan and professionals comb snowy landscapes for shards of the exploded meteorTue, 23 Jan 2018 20:41:19 +0000Why Did Alaska's Big Quake Lead to a Tiny Tsunami?, plate tectonics and the vast ocean all determine how severe a tsunami may beTue, 23 Jan 2018 19:59:27 +0000Scholars Decipher One of the Last Encrypted Dead Sea Scrolls text sheds light on an unusual Jewish calendar Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:07:20 +0000Why a Collection of Simone de Beauvoir’s Love Letters Was Just Sold to Yale 112 letters were written to filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, who had a seven-year relationship with the French philosopherTue, 23 Jan 2018 17:53:49 +0000Simply Exhaling May Spread Flu new study suggests the virus is found in tiny airborne particles that can be released while breathingTue, 23 Jan 2018 17:27:38 +0000This Recently Discovered 1,700-Year-Old Mouth Harp Can Still Hold a Tune mouth harp, found in Siberia’s Altai Republic, produces music when you strike or pluck it with a fingerTue, 23 Jan 2018 16:55:37 +0000Scythian Prince's Sprawling Tomb Found in the "Siberian Valley of the Kings" summer dig unearthed what may be the oldest and largest tomb left behind by the ancient nomadic culture in southern SiberiaMon, 22 Jan 2018 22:08:03 +0000Researchers Uncover Ancient Greek Island's Complex Plumbing System show the settlement of Dhaskalio at the pilgrimage site Keros was a sophisticated urban center Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:35:28 +0000New Study Suggests Lifestyle Shapes Our Ability to Name Odors the Malay Peninsula, researchers compared the vocabulary of the Semaq Beri hunter-gathering population and the Semelai, who are horticulturalistsMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:00:31 +0000In Stellar Tribute, Astronauts Teach "Lost Lessons" From Educator Who Died on <em>Challenger</em> McAliffe had planned to teach the lessons during her 1986 trip to space. Now, two astronauts will finally carry out the planMon, 22 Jan 2018 15:48:19 +0000Trove of Rare Stephen King Books Destroyed in Flood author said he was ‘horrified’ to hear about the lossFri, 19 Jan 2018 22:27:37 +0000Does the Moon's Phase Cause Earthquakes? researcher offers a succinct answerFri, 19 Jan 2018 18:58:08 +0000Archaeologists Could Be Close to Finding the Tomb of King Tut's Wife Tut's death, Ankhesenamun might have wed the Pharaoh Ay, and there's a possibility she's buried near him in the Valley of the MonkeysFri, 19 Jan 2018 18:05:42 +0000Thailand Drops Charges Against Historian Who Questioned the Facts Around Historic 16th-Century Duel Sivaraksa cast doubt on whether the legendary King Naresuan had really defeated an adversary while riding an elephantFri, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:34 +0000Behold Hubble's Best Image of a Distant Galaxy Yet galaxy is roughly 13.3 billion light years away, and formed just 500 million years after the universe beganFri, 19 Jan 2018 15:54:12 +0000Astronomers Spy a Black Hole's Double 'Burp' observations suggest that black holes cycle between activity and restFri, 19 Jan 2018 15:15:16 +0000The U.K. Now Has a "Minister for Loneliness." Here's Why It Matters Crouch will oversee the government's efforts to tackle "the sad reality of modern life"Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:11:38 +0000Marmots Live Longer When They Are Antisocial critters live an average of two years longer when they shirk social interactionsFri, 19 Jan 2018 14:39:00 +0000These Billboards Could Be the First to Feature Immersive Virtual Reality Drawings billboards on Sunset Boulevard play host to a fascinating new public art installationThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:53:50 +00002017 Was Another Really Hot Year (Even Without El Niño) year joins list of top three hottest ever recorded, according to multiple new reportsThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:17:24 +0000World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico 215-mile sunken freshwater labyrinth is a trove of ancient Maya artifactsThu, 18 Jan 2018 21:14:44 +0000Over 200,000 Endangered Antelope Suddenly Die Thanks to ... Weird Weather? change in humidity seems to have triggered bacteria that led to widespread death of the creaturesThu, 18 Jan 2018 15:42:35 +0000Meteor Explodes With a Brilliant Flash Over Michigan blast caused shook the ground and likely scattered small hunks of space rock in the regionWed, 17 Jan 2018 18:37:06 +0000Are Rats Innocent of Spreading the Black Plague? pests like fleas and lice may be responsible for spreading the pandemic that devastated Medieval EuropeWed, 17 Jan 2018 15:56:43 +0000Why Holding in a Sneeze Can Be Dangerous 34-year-old man squeezed while holding nose closed, leading to a tear in his throat and a stay in the hospitalWed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000Newly Identified Vincent van Gogh Drawings Go on Display two works were drawn during the artist’s formative years in ParisTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:08 +0000France Says ‘Au Revoir’ to the Word ‘Smartphone’ to prevent English tech vocabulary from entering the French language, officials have suggested ‘mobile multifunction’ as an alternativeTue, 16 Jan 2018 20:06:01 +0000World's Fifth-Largest Diamond Found in Lesotho 910-carat gem is a D-color, type-IIa stone, meaning it is completely colorless and has no visible impuritiesTue, 16 Jan 2018 18:43:42 +0000Possible Remains of ‘Lost’ Monastery Discovered in Scotland elusive monastery is associated with the Book of Deer, which contains the oldest-surviving examples of Scottish Gaelic writingTue, 16 Jan 2018 17:41:48 +0000Massive Data Project Will Help People Identify Enslaved Ancestors State's 'Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade' will combine available historical data on slavery into one searchable hubTue, 16 Jan 2018 16:50:39 +0000Newly Discovered Dino Had a Rainbow of Shiny Feathers fossilized creature was likely a blend of hummingbird and crowTue, 16 Jan 2018 15:23:17 +0000Citizen Scientists Discover an Unusual Five-Planet Solar System looking through data on Exoplanet Explorers flagged four sub-Neptune planets orbiting a distant star called K2-138Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:29:39 +0000Scientists' Gender May Influence the Results of Experiments review of past research has found that subjects respond differently to male and female testersMon, 15 Jan 2018 20:43:15 +0000Scientist Autopsy the Aftermath of the Largest Underwater Volcanic Eruption of the Last Century 2012, miles of floating rock appeared in the Pacific. Now, scientists have studied the Havre seamount eruption that caused the mysterious pumice 'raft'Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:57:54 +0000Take a Breathtaking Trip Through the Orion Nebula in NASA's New Video visible and infrared imagery, the new video takes viewers deep into the star nurseryMon, 15 Jan 2018 15:28:59 +0000Arthur Miller’s Vast Archive Comes to the University of Texas at Austin collection includes a wealth of material, from theatrical manuscripts to personal memorabiliaFri, 12 Jan 2018 20:28:29 +0000Huge Deposits of Ice Found Just Beneath Mars’ Surface has exposed eight sites of enormous quantities of water iceFri, 12 Jan 2018 19:38:08 +0000New Clues to the Origins of the Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From Space analysis suggests that the bursts originate near massive black holes or neutron starsFri, 12 Jan 2018 15:31:09 +0000The Oldest Known Butterflies Existed Before Flowers new study raises intriguing questions about the evolutionary trajectory of butterflies and mothsThu, 11 Jan 2018 20:49:21 +0000Meet Riley, the Puppy Training to Sniff Out Bugs in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Weimaraner will inspect incoming artwork for beetles, moths and other critters that can damage museum collectionsThu, 11 Jan 2018 19:04:31 +0000York Minister's Massive Medieval Stained-Glass Window Restored to Its Former Glory spent some 92,400 hours cleaning and protecting the great east window's 311 panelsThu, 11 Jan 2018 17:27:56 +0000Heatwave Kills Hundreds of Flying Fox Pups in Australia temperatures hot enough to melt asphalt, the searing heat "boiled" the tiny creaturesThu, 11 Jan 2018 15:42:07 +0000Scientists Shine New Light on the Blackest Black Feathers of paradise feathers boast a unique structure that traps 99.95 percent of incoming lightThu, 11 Jan 2018 15:02:35 +0000Researchers Are Trying to Figure Out How to Play This Ancient Roman Board Game in a grave in Slovakia in 2006, it is one of Europe's best-preserved ancient gaming boardsWed, 10 Jan 2018 17:43:56 +0000What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite? all is well for the classified Zuma satellite launched from Florida on SundayWed, 10 Jan 2018 14:47:40 +0000Runaway Sprinkles from the Museum of Ice Cream Create ‘Environmental Hazard’ in Miami Beach’s the scoop: officials are worried that the museum’s fake sprinkles will get washed into oceans and eaten by marine creaturesWed, 10 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000New York Directive Restricts Inmates’ Literature Options pilot directive affecting three New York State prisons stipulates that inmates can only receive packages from six approved vendorsTue, 09 Jan 2018 21:51:49 +0000Climate Change Is Turning Green Sea Turtles Female. That's a Problem 99 percent of turtle hatchlings in northern Australia are female due to increasing sand and sea temperaturesTue, 09 Jan 2018 19:49:51 +0000 Rare Scraps of Paper Unearthed in the Sludge of Famed Pirate Ship 300-year-old fragments found in Blackbeard's flagship show someone on board was likely literate and interested in sea storiesTue, 09 Jan 2018 19:40:42 +0000After More Than 90 Years, Looted Mummy Parts Repatriated to Egypt skull and two hands were illegally acquired by a tourist in 1927 and were confiscated from an antiquities dealerTue, 09 Jan 2018 16:03:00 +0000These Letters Tell the Inside Story of Mary, Queen of Scots’ Imprisonment collection of 43 letters relating to the latter years of the queen’s confinement was recently donated to the British LibraryMon, 08 Jan 2018 20:35:34 +000016th-Century Child Mummy Had Oldest Known Case of Hepatitis B thought to suffer from smallpox, the genome of the 500-year-old mummy shows signs of HPBMon, 08 Jan 2018 19:53:56 +0000250,000 Circus Items Donated to Illinois State University donation includes clown props, photos, posters and costumesMon, 08 Jan 2018 18:05:32 +0000New Website Explores the Women in Architecture Your History Books Didn't Teach You About'Pioneering Women of American Architecture' features in-depth profiles of unsung architects who made significant contributions to the fieldMon, 08 Jan 2018 16:44:40 +0000Toxic Algae Closes Important Maine Shellfish Region unprecedented late-season bloom may be linked to warming waters and could be a preview of things to comeFri, 05 Jan 2018 21:34:01 +0000Administration Proposes Opening Nearly All U.S. Coastlines to Offshore Drilling 90 percent of America's waters will be available for oil and gas drilling under proposed planFri, 05 Jan 2018 20:17:40 +0000Humans Like Helpers, But Bonobos Prefer Bullies new study has found that bonobos gravitate towards characters that push and steal toysFri, 05 Jan 2018 17:58:18 +0000How Peacock Spiders Make Rainbows on Their Backsides adorable arachnids use specialized scales to break light into its component colors to produce some of nature's tiniest rainbowsFri, 05 Jan 2018 15:31:01 +0000Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Captures Haunting View of Earth in Space tested its cameras by taking a gorgeous photo of its home planetFri, 05 Jan 2018 14:25:52 +0000This Is the Largest Known Prime Number Yet newly discovered prime is 23 million digits longThu, 04 Jan 2018 21:46:57 +0000UV Light Could Help Stop the Bat-Killing White Nose Syndrome shows the fungus is susceptible to UV light. The problem is getting bats into the tanning bedsThu, 04 Jan 2018 20:56:41 +0000Indian Jewels Swiped From Venice Museum in “Movie-Worthy" Heist thieves reportedly deactivated the alarm system and walked off with the goods in broad daylightThu, 04 Jan 2018 19:34:07 +0000Why Americans Missed Out on Public Domain Day (Again) Crowley, Dorothy Parker, and René Magritte joined the public domain in 2018, but not in the United StatesThu, 04 Jan 2018 18:30:38 +0000India to Cap Number of Taj Mahal Visitors by safety and conservation concerns, officials plan to limit the number of domestic tourists to 40,000 per dayThu, 04 Jan 2018 17:13:34 +0000Big Data Traces the World's Most Distinctive Musical Traditions analysis of 8,200 recordings from 137 nations shows nations in sub-Saharan Africa have the most unique rhythms and melodiesThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:28:03 +0000Dust, Not an Alien Megastructure, Likely Causes Strange Winks in Tabby’s Star Brightness extensive observations, researchers can now confidently say: It's not aliensWed, 03 Jan 2018 21:44:29 +0000Meet the Newly Named 86 Stars of the Night Sky new names are drawn from China, Australia, South Africa, Maya, Polynesian and Coptic traditionsWed, 03 Jan 2018 19:59:42 +0000Watch Rare Footage of the Elusive Javan Warty Pig in the Wild destruction and hunting are rapidly driving the "world's ugliest pig" to extinctionWed, 03 Jan 2018 18:10:01 +0000Wisdom the Oldest Known Albatross Is Expecting (Again) Laysan albatross is now 67 years old and is thought to have raised 30 to 35 chicks in her lifetimeWed, 03 Jan 2018 17:21:59 +0000China Brings an End to Its Ivory Trade country is believed to have been one of the world’s largest markets for ivory productsWed, 03 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000Quadrantid Meteor Shower Kicks Off the New Year annual show is known for producing long-lasting, bright fireballs from asteroid 2003 EH1Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:02:07 +0000Watch the Supermoon Rise Around the World in Pictures 'super' event was a great excuse to get outside and take in some celestial wonder—even if the moon didn't look all that differentTue, 02 Jan 2018 17:15:03 +0000Amazon Bird Revealed to be Extremely Rare Hybrid Species Golden-crowned manakin is the first-known hybrid bird species found in the Amazon rainforestTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:10:44 +0000Rose Marie's Sprawling Legacy as Told Through the Artifacts She Left Behind late actress sang for mobsters, toured New York nightclubs and wisecracked her way through a career that spanned nine decadesFri, 29 Dec 2017 22:25:48 +00002,000-Year-Old Texts Reveal the First Emperor of China’s Quest for Eternal Life Shihuang issued an executive order demanding that his subjects search for an immortality elixirFri, 29 Dec 2017 20:01:57 +0000Speak Now: Reward for Biggest Art Heist in History Gets Cut in Half on New Year's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hoped the $10 million reward would shake loose new clues in the 27-year-old crimeFri, 29 Dec 2017 19:14:33 +0000Russia Proposes "Luxury Hotel" for the International Space Station NEM-2 module would have four cabins, two bathrooms, exercise equipment, WiFi and a lounge with a 16-inch windowFri, 29 Dec 2017 18:06:30 +0000Cache of Newly Digitized Travel Photographs Will Transport You to 1900s California William and Grace McCarthy really got around, and in nearly 3,000 photos, they captured a unique view of San Francisco, Tahoe and YosemiteFri, 29 Dec 2017 16:59:53 +0000The YMCA First Opened Gyms to Train Stronger Christians fitness was a secondary goal for the movementFri, 29 Dec 2017 15:20:00 +0000Madame de Pompadour Was Far More Than a ‘Mistress’ though she was a keen politicker and influential patron, she’s been historically overlooked Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:01:00 +000030,000 Shards of Historic Stained Glass Found in Westminster Abbey's Attic glass and other trash was excavated from depressions in the vaulted ceiling and are being made into new windows for the AbbeyFri, 29 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Find Gate to Headquarters of Famed “Ironclad” Sixth Legion in Northern Israel on the find imply the gate could be part of a dedication or it could list the names of the legion's commanders or war heroesThu, 28 Dec 2017 21:10:43 +0000Belgium Ends Telegram Service After 171 Years end of Belgian telegrams isn’t the end of the service across the world, but it’s getting closeThu, 28 Dec 2017 19:59:38 +0000Tomb Door Engraved with Menorah Discovered in Israel artifact tells the story of the three major religious groups that have occupied Tiberias over the centuriesThu, 28 Dec 2017 19:23:05 +0000Don Hogan Charles, Who Captured the Civil Rights Movement, Has Died at 79 1964, Charles became the first black photographer hired by the <i>New York Times</i>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:35:42 +0000This Time-Saving Patent Paved the Way for the Modern Dishwasher Cochran just wanted to stop having broken dishesThu, 28 Dec 2017 15:50:00 +0000The True Story of Mrs. Alford's Nitroglycerin Factory Alford remains the only woman known to own a dynamite and nitroglycerin factoryThu, 28 Dec 2017 14:40:00 +0000White House Magnolia Tree Planted by Andrew Jackson Will Be Cut Down multiple attempts to save it, the tree is in bad shapeThu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Limited Number of Critically Ill Evacuated from Besieged Syrian Region people have been approved for evacuation from eastern Ghouta, but hundreds more are in desperate need of medical careWed, 27 Dec 2017 19:11:10 +0000Five Things to Know About the Recently Changed Migratory Bird Act new rule prevents industry from being prosecuted for killing birds under the 100-year-old conservation lawWed, 27 Dec 2017 17:31:55 +0000The Library of Congress Will Stop Archiving Twitter tweets have become too long and too numerous, the Library will only archive tweets of 'historic value"Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:43:39 +0000It Didn’t Take Very Long For Anesthesia to Change Childbirth unprecedented idea of a painless delivery changed women's livesWed, 27 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +0000Three Things to Know About Radical Prohibitionist Carry A. Nation was convinced she was on a mission from GodWed, 27 Dec 2017 14:12:00 +0000UN Begins Negotiating First Conservation Treaty for the High Seas waters face threats from overfishing, mining, pollution and climate change and the new treaty may help preserve marine biodiversityTue, 26 Dec 2017 20:54:49 +0000How 21st-Century Technology Is Shedding Light on a 2nd-Century Egyptian Painting at UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have pioneered a technology that goes behind the scenes of a centuries-old artistic processTue, 26 Dec 2017 17:08:46 +0000Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, the First Woman to Take the Mound as a Major-League Pitcher Negro Leagues trailblazer has died at 82. Barred from trying out for a segregated female league, she made her mark playing alongside menTue, 26 Dec 2017 15:47:16 +0000The Modern History of Ornithology Starts With This Inquisitive Medieval Emperor II got up to a lot in his lifetimeTue, 26 Dec 2017 14:34:00 +0000How Charles II Used Art to Bolster Britain’s Struggling Monarchy new exhibit at the Queen’s Gallery in London features more than 200 items from the collection of the “Merry Monarch”Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000'Sesame Street' to Create a Show for Syrian Refugee Children $100 million MacArthur grant will fund the important project, which will feature characters and narratives developed specifically for its unique audienceFri, 22 Dec 2017 20:23:02 +0000This Fierce 508-Million-Year-Old Relative of Scorpions Had Five Jaws and Body Armor new analysis of <em>Habelia optata</em> could help us understand the history of modern arthropodsFri, 22 Dec 2017 20:15:25 +0000Found: The Site of One of Australia’s Oldest Pubs, archaeologists discovered the remains of a 19th-century hut once occupied by convictsFri, 22 Dec 2017 19:45:37 +0000How Baby Sea Turtles on Treadmills Can Help Researchers Understand Wild Turtle Survival doubt it's adorable, but the study offers clues into the impact of disorienting light pollution on the reptiles' healthFri, 22 Dec 2017 19:14:14 +0000After Mysteriously Disappearing in WWI, Australia's First Submarine Finally Found craft disappeared during in heavy haze early in the warFri, 22 Dec 2017 17:40:53 +0000Archaeologists Discover 500 Artifacts from 18th-Century British Coffeehouse the finds were cups, saucers, sugar bowls, coffee tins and an impressive collection of teapotsFri, 22 Dec 2017 17:32:50 +0000 In the 1930s, This Natural History Curator Discovered a Living Fossil–Well, Sort of Courtenay-Latimer was convinced she'd found something special in a pile of fish, but it took some time for her discovery to be recognizedFri, 22 Dec 2017 15:04:00 +0000Manhattan DA Launches First Antiquities Trafficking Unit unit will investigate the uptick in looted artifacts flooding the antiquities marketFri, 22 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Record the Thunderous Call of the Loudest Known Fish Gulf corvina’s collective mating call is so powerful that it can damage the hearing of sea lions and dolphinsFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000England Has Its Own Pod of Dolphins discover that the group of 28 animals are actually local residents, not just visitorsFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Listen to Alan Turing's First Computer-Generated Christmas Carols 1951, the BBC played two carols from Turing's computer, which have now been recreated by New Zealand researchersFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Memphis Removes Two Confederate Statues was dedicated to Jefferson Davis, the other to Nathan Bedford Forrest Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:13:02 +0000President Lincoln’s Last Christmas character of American Christmas changed as a result of the Civil WarThu, 21 Dec 2017 18:02:32 +0000Vandals Shatter 115-Million-Year Old Dino Track in Australia to be from a rare polar dinosaur, the damage was discovered by a school class visiting Bunurong Marine National ParkThu, 21 Dec 2017 17:28:44 +0000Zora Neale Hurston’s Study of the Last Known U.S. Slave to Be Published in 2018 Lewis was captured and transported to the U.S. in 1860. After regaining his freedom five years later, he went on to help establish African TownThu, 21 Dec 2017 17:02:29 +0000The Most Notorious Poet in 18th Century America Was An Enslaved Teenager You've Never Heard Of Wheatley was a prodigy, but her ultimate fate reflects the gross racial disparities of 1700s AmericaThu, 21 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000Marshmallow-Topped Hot Chocolate Will Keep You Warm This Long Solstice Night and hot chocolate each have a long history, but their union only dates back about a centuryThu, 21 Dec 2017 14:58:44 +0000NASA Unveils Finalists for Its Next New Frontiers Mission 2025, the agency will either try to grab a piece of a comet or send a space-helicopter drone to the surface of Saturn's moon TitanWed, 20 Dec 2017 22:18:20 +0000How Industrial Espionage Started America's Cotton Revolution the British, Samuel Slater was ‘Slater the traitor,’ but to the Americans, he was the father of the American industrial revolutionWed, 20 Dec 2017 19:37:06 +0000Millions of Historic Images Pay Tribute to the Diversity of Life on Earth in the infinitely strange wonder of our planet with these gorgeous biodiversity galleriesWed, 20 Dec 2017 16:40:35 +0000At 3.5 Billion Years Old, Are These the Oldest Fossils? new analysis of this decades-old find suggests that they were indeed once biological life—but not all are convincedWed, 20 Dec 2017 15:46:57 +0000 The Weird Story of the FBI and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ film supposedly had Communistic tendenciesWed, 20 Dec 2017 15:05:16 +0000NIH Lifts Ban on Funding High-Risk Virus Research viruses could help prepare the U.S. for future pandemics, but it could also risk starting the next outbreakTue, 19 Dec 2017 20:41:56 +0000‘120 Days of Sodom', Marquis de Sade's Depraved Opus, Declared a French National Treasure sought to prevent the manuscript from being sold at an upcoming auctionTue, 19 Dec 2017 20:15:22 +0000How Swimsuits Became Fashion Items Marie Reid's vision for beachwear helped shape the modern swimsuitTue, 19 Dec 2017 18:49:48 +0000First Center for Empathy and Art Launched in Minneapolis center will bring together researchers, artists, historians and philosophers to learn how art museums can promote empathy and understandingTue, 19 Dec 2017 18:49:31 +0000Unusual Interstellar Visitor Could Be Shard of Ice new study of ‘Oumuamua suggests it's water ice covered with 20 inches of dry carbon compoundsTue, 19 Dec 2017 17:48:22 +0000For the First Time, Inuit Artists Will Represent Canada at the Venice Biennale Isuma collective is a video production company run by Indigenous artists of the Canadian ArcticTue, 19 Dec 2017 17:02:08 +0000Researchers Whack Fake Skulls to Learn About Neolithic Weapons the ‘Thames Beater’ used to kill? Four crushed model skulls say yesTue, 19 Dec 2017 16:52:19 +0000How Mark Twain’s Hatred of Suspenders Drove Him to Invent his given name, Samuel Clemens, Twain held several patentsTue, 19 Dec 2017 16:45:16 +0000Federal Court Strikes Down Ban on ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks game-changing case centered on a clothing brand with a cheekTue, 19 Dec 2017 15:27:50 +0000How 1950s America Shaped ‘The Nutcracker’ took the marketing insight of a Russian choreographer to make it all happenMon, 18 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +000012 Facts About ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ and astound your loved ones with these pieces of carol triviaMon, 18 Dec 2017 15:40:27 +0000Award Winning Images Capture the Goofiness of the Animal Kingdom these masterpieces in animal sillinessMon, 18 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Shadows of Saturn's Rings Mess With Its Upper Atmosphere Cassini probe's final swoops through the rings found that they impact the planet's ionosphereFri, 15 Dec 2017 20:51:50 +0000Dinosaurs Were Around Before Saturn Had Rings from the Cassini space probe suggests that the rings may be as young as 150 million years oldFri, 15 Dec 2017 20:34:56 +0000Movie Theaters Will Be Legal in Saudi Arabia Again After 35 Years first cinemas are expected to be open by March 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:59:27 +0000New Map Reveals What Lies Below Greenland's Ice map of 'naked' Greenland is the most detailed yet and can help in refining climate predictionsFri, 15 Dec 2017 19:10:43 +0000Dive Through More Than 1,000 Dalí Paintings Online Dalí Foundation's complete catalogue raisonné, which spans from 1910 to 1983, is sheer surrealist eye candyFri, 15 Dec 2017 19:01:55 +0000The Cinema Museum, Housed in the Workhouse Where Charlie Chaplin Spent His Formative Years, Is Under Threat property will go up for sale in 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:23:26 +0000Five Things to Know About French Enlightenment Genius Émilie du Châtelet was brilliant and unconventional, but her life had a tragic endFri, 15 Dec 2017 18:18:17 +0000How the Arrival of One Bird Brought $223,000 to a Pennsylvanian Town rare black-backed oriole showed up outside Reading, Pennsylvania, and birdwatchers flocked to the sceneFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:55:37 +0000Inside the First Museum in Iran Devoted to a Female Artist new museum houses 50 works by the acclaimed artist Monir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:15:01 +0000How the Rapidly Changing Shape of This New Island Could Teach Us About Mars Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai has lasted longer than it should, and the processes that formed the island are of interest to NASAFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:13:03 +0000The Physics Behind the Layers in Your Latte lattes are a cool trick, but the science of why it happens could help in manufacturing and even studying the oceanFri, 15 Dec 2017 16:22:28 +0000Birdwatch for Science This Holiday Season outdoors for the Audubon's annual Christmas Bird CountFri, 15 Dec 2017 15:44:11 +0000The FDA Used to Have People Whose Job Was to Taste Tea, that was itFri, 15 Dec 2017 14:58:39 +0000These Places Are Actually The Middle of Nowhere "poles of inaccessibility" are among the world's most remote placesFri, 15 Dec 2017 14:04:50 +0000Here's Why Pearls No Longer Cost a Fortune up with ways to lower the price of pearls—either through culturing or by out-right fakery—took centuriesThu, 14 Dec 2017 15:22:27 +0000George Washington’s Hard Death Shows the Limits of Medicine in His Time’s one of the United States’s most revered figures, but his last hours were plagued by excruciating illnessThu, 14 Dec 2017 14:53:43 +000099-Million-Year-Old Tick That Feasted on Dino Blood Found Trapped in Amber, there's no DNA left. But the find does provide the first strong evidence that the parasites preyed on dinosaursWed, 13 Dec 2017 21:41:09 +0000What to Know About the Removal of 44 Artworks from Catalan's Museum of Lleida fate of the works has become a point of contention in Catalonia’s bitter push for independenceWed, 13 Dec 2017 18:55:47 +0000The Magical Mind of Gabriel García Márquez Shines Through His Newly Digitized Archive University of Texas has digitized some 27,000 documents from the collection of the acclaimed authorWed, 13 Dec 2017 17:01:35 +0000This Giant Penguin Was the Size of a Human ancient mega-penguins waddled around New Zealand some 60 million years agoWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:20:02 +0000Catch a Rare Viewing of Robert Frost's Cheery, Dreary, Dark Christmas Cards poet’s annual Christmas cards, made in compilation with printer Joe Blumenthal, were not necessarily traditional, but they were always beautifulWed, 13 Dec 2017 15:52:26 +0000How One Mycologist Saved France’s Wine (Among Other Things) mixture saved many crops besides grapes from fungusWed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000In Luxor, Two Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Unveil Their Secrets include hundreds of statues and one of the best-preserved wall paintings found in the areaTue, 12 Dec 2017 20:05:26 +0000What Lurks Below Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? results from the Juno spacecraft are helping to unlock the secrets of this centuries-old stormTue, 12 Dec 2017 19:10:00 +0000Charles Darwin’s Grandfather Was Famous for His Poems About Plant Sex Darwin’s poetics influenced his grandson’s vision of natureTue, 12 Dec 2017 16:03:23 +0000This 1940s Solar House Powered Innovation and Women in STEM far back as the 1940s, people were worried about running out of fuel. The sun seemed like a feasible alternativeTue, 12 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +0000Why Pantone's Color of the Year Is the Shade of Science 18-3838 Ultra Violet is a deep saturated purple, but it doesn't hold a candle to true ultravioletTue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:44 +0000The Un-Christmassy Origin of Gingerbread Houses tradition dates back to the story of Hansel and GretelTue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000Millions of Migrating Red Crabs Are Coming to Google Street View crustaceans are making their brief annual appearance on Australia's Christmas Island Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded in the Deep Sea for the First Time discovery could help unlock the planet's deepest secretsMon, 11 Dec 2017 21:28:53 +0000You Don't Have to Have Synesthesia to "Hear" This Silent Gif we perceive the world is the result of the complex intertwining of illusion, synesthesia, and suggestionMon, 11 Dec 2017 20:37:59 +0000Sign the Stars Anywhere on Earth With the First International Astronomy Dictionary For Deaf Communities encyclopedic list includes more than 40 space terms ranging from the Moon to exoplanetMon, 11 Dec 2017 20:16:16 +0000Take a Virtual Tour of a Mysterious Pictish Cave in Scotland have created a 3D model of the fascinating, but hard-to-access Sculptor's CaveMon, 11 Dec 2017 17:49:07 +0000Mamma Mia!: Naples’ Pizza-Making Process Gets Unesco Heritage Status art of <i>pizzaiuolo</i>, as the craft is known, is a cherished tradition that is not easy as pieMon, 11 Dec 2017 15:39:57 +0000A Paper Bag Was the Inspiration for the First Coach Purse Cahn reached back to her childhood experiences to design the "leather shopping bag" that was the company's first purseMon, 11 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +0000New Species of Extinct Marsupial Lion Deepens Their Fierce Family Tree dog-sized animal adds more diversity to the history of Australia's largest predatorMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Gaze Into a 530-Million-Year-Old Eye, the Oldest Yet Discovered on an Estonian trilobite, the eye once processed 100 "pixels" of informationMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Remains Tell Stories of Delaware's Earliest Enslaved uncovered in Rehoboth Bay give a first-hand account of the hard life faced by those forced to labor on a 17th-century Delaware plantationFri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:45 +0000Narwhals Have a Strange Stress Response the creatures are frightened, they both flee and freezeFri, 08 Dec 2017 18:52:20 +0000The Profound Loneliness of Greta Garbo’s is auctioning off a collection of letters that reveal Garbo’s deep dissatisfaction with her life in HollywoodFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:56:42 +0000Air Pollution May Diminish the Benefits of Exercise might want to rethink that walk along the smoggy roadwayFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:48:30 +0000Message From the Past Found Inside Spanish Statue of Jesus local chaplain wanted people from the future to know what crops his region grew, what games they played and what diseases they sufferedFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:16:27 +0000How Robots Left the Lab and Started Helping Humans were the size of refrigerators--or larger--but robots were on their wayFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:42:29 +0000Toblerone’s Tussle With "Twin Peaks" Chocolate Comes to a Bittersweet End grocery chain Poundland is now able to sell its Toblerone copycat, but it had to change the packaging Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:39:41 +0000Newly Discovered Swimming Dinosaur Is Delightfully Bizarre cartoonish creature blends characteristics of velociraptors, penguins, swans, and ducksFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:10:36 +0000Little Foot, the Most Complete Australopithecus Fossil, Goes on Display 20 years of excavation and cleaning, the 3.67-million year old hominin is ready for her closeupFri, 08 Dec 2017 14:51:36 +0000Is This St. Nicolas' Pelvis Bone? researchers have determined that a bone fragment purportedly from St. Nicholas comes from the same century in which he diedFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Need Your Help Rescuing 100-Year-Old Weather Records new citizen-science project needs volunteers to digitize decades of temperature, rain and barometric data from across western EuropeThu, 07 Dec 2017 21:26:12 +0000Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Jubilant Vote first same-sex weddings will be able to take place as early as January 9Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:08:47 +0000Scientists Discover Ancient Black Hole From the Dawn of the Universe some 13.1 billion light years away, the find offers a window into the early universeThu, 07 Dec 2017 20:57:02 +0000Why Lubaina Himid's Turner Prize Win Is One for the History Books 63-year-old, Zanzibar-born contemporary artist becomes the oldest person and first woman of color to win the prestigious awardThu, 07 Dec 2017 19:51:32 +0000Christine Keeler, the British Model at the Heart of a 1960s Political Scandal, Is Dead at 75 had simultaneous relationships with a Conservative politician and a Soviet attaché, prompting concerns that she had revealed British state secretsThu, 07 Dec 2017 18:56:54 +0000How Marie Tussaud Created a Wax Empire France, to Britain, to the world, Tussaud's waxworks endureThu, 07 Dec 2017 17:03:00 +0000Colombia Begins the Christmas Season With These Beautiful Light Displaysía de las Velitas is celebrated on the day before the celebration of the Immaculate ConceptionThu, 07 Dec 2017 15:57:29 +0000The Riveting Story of an American Icon has a surprising historyThu, 07 Dec 2017 14:04:00 +0000Why the Getty Center Is the "Safest Place" For Its Priceless Collection in the Case of Disaster wildfires blaze through Southern California, the Getty's Ron Hartwig explains how the structure was built with fire in mindWed, 06 Dec 2017 22:42:32 +0000Five Things to Know About the Redrawn National Monuments president is reducing two massive National Monuments by millions of acres. Read the context behind the decision and what to expect going forwardWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:40 +0000Winding Ice Age Cave Discovered Beneath Montreal cave stretches for more than 600 feet and splinters off into a number of different passagewaysWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:06:07 +0000Satellite Images Show Frightening Intensity of California Wildfires plumes of smoke can be seen blowing across the Pacific Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:49:41 +0000Is Your Champagne Good? Listen to the Bubbles for Clues may be able to <em>hear</em> a high-quality bubblyWed, 06 Dec 2017 15:47:05 +0000These Are the Most Instagrammed Museums of 2017, selfie, in the feed—which institutions did users of the popular photo sharing site tag as the fairest of all?Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:33:07 +0000You've Seen The Washington Monument. Now See the Other Washington Monuments, the obelisk in Washington, D.C. is not the only monument to America's first presidentWed, 06 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Maya Heritage Comes Alive...With Some Help From Google and the British Museum explorer Alfred Maudslay’s images are now available online for all to seeTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:02:25 +0000New Video Highlights Hidden Cold War Bunker in Sweden footage shows off the site that appears to have been inhabited by Swedish intelligence workersTue, 05 Dec 2017 20:36:51 +0000Indonesia Gets Its First Contemporary Art Museum inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara features 90 works by 70 artistsTue, 05 Dec 2017 18:40:44 +0000Walt Disney’s First ‘Princess’ Was A Spunky Four-Year-Old silent ‘Alice Comedies’ ran from 1924 through 1927, predating MickeyTue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000Sweeping Mumbai Exhibition Tells the Story of India, With Help From the British Museum‘India and the World’ features 124 loans from London and 104 objects from institutions across IndiaTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:45:25 +0000Royal Society Photo Contest Winners Capture Drama and Wonder of the Natural World Antarctic ice to eclipses and killer whales, the images unveil nature's strange and sometimes surreal beautyTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:26:44 +0000Geminid Meteor Shower Will Blaze Across Skies you stay up to catch the show?Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:29:31 +0000Civil War Reenactments Were a Thing Even During the Civil War 'practice battles' are the root of today's Civil War reenactorsTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +0000Why the Ku Klux Klan Flourished Under Prohibition Ku Klux Klan's resurgence in the 1920s is linked to the passage of the Volstead Act in 1920Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:27:45 +0000After 1300 Years Abroad, the Earliest Complete Latin Bible Returns to England Codex Amiatinus will go on display at the British Library in 2018Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000More than 120 Academics and Artists Call for Removal of Controversial Monuments in New York letter singles out three statues and two commemorative markers honoring contentious historical figuresMon, 04 Dec 2017 22:03:27 +0000DNA Code Gets Two New Synthetic Letters—And Uses Them to Create a New Protein hope the advance is a step toward producing a range of new compounds, including designer drugs and biofuelsMon, 04 Dec 2017 20:56:31 +0000Pioneering Political Journalist Marianne Means Has Died at Age 83 first woman assigned to cover a president's activities on a full-time basis, Means wrote a widely syndicated column about the goings-on in WashingtonMon, 04 Dec 2017 19:37:44 +0000Researchers Investigate What Makes a Poem Popular recent study found that vividness of imagery best predicted a poem's aesthetic appealMon, 04 Dec 2017 17:31:15 +0000Your Oldest Ancestor Was Probably Sponge Like new study may settle a long-running debate about which creature was the first to evolve from a universal common animal ancestorMon, 04 Dec 2017 17:23:33 +0000The Snowmobile Changed How Americans Did Winter the cold comes in, snowbound communities are tuning up their vehicles and recreationists are making speedy winter plansMon, 04 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000Rare Amur Leopard Call Gets Caught on Tape footage of the cat making its distinctive roar offers a glimpse into the endangered species' behaviorMon, 04 Dec 2017 15:54:00 +0000Super Pictures Capture This Year's Only Visible Supermoon you missed last night's celestial show, these images feature our lunar orb in all its gloryMon, 04 Dec 2017 14:51:17 +0000Mammoth Remains Unearthed at Michigan Farm, Hint at Ancient Human Butchering have found 40 additional bones, including the skull, tusks and teeth of an ice age creatureMon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Memorial to Crazy Horse Has Been Under Construction For Almost 70 Years you can still visit the memorial, which is located in South DakotaMon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Chilean Telescope Takes Deepest Look Into the Cosmos Yet the process, researchers discovered 72 new galaxies and details on 1,600 moreMon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Exhibit of Art by Guantánamo Prisoners Prompts Pentagon Review Department of Defense has halted transfers of artworks by detaineesFri, 01 Dec 2017 21:18:52 +0000Cache of 120-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Found in China of the eggs contained embryonic remains, offering unprecedented insight into the pterosaur’s early life phases Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:46:26 +0000Earthworms Reproduce in Faux Mars Soil For the First Time vital component of healthy Earth gardens, scientists are testing their resilience in the harsh Red Planet environmentFri, 01 Dec 2017 18:03:28 +0000Archaeologists in California Unearth a Large Sphinx—From the Set of ‘The Ten Commandments’ Cecil B. DeMille gave the order for the entire set be buried beneath the sand after shooting on the blockbuster concludedFri, 01 Dec 2017 17:23:00 +000011 Cauldrons Found at Iron Age Settlement in England cauldrons, most of which were buried in a circle, appear to have been used in ceremonial feastsFri, 01 Dec 2017 16:23:18 +0000A Short Picture History of Gas Stations stations have evolved a lot from their humble rootsFri, 01 Dec 2017 15:59:12 +0000Winston Churchill Imagined the Lab-Grown Hamburger he was off about the year when it would be createdFri, 01 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000Meet the Record-Breaking Fish That Lives 26,000 Feet Under the Sea creature is a type of snailfish, and has adapted to survive crushing pressuresThu, 30 Nov 2017 16:17:44 +0000Most "Yeti" Evidence Is Actually From Brown Bears results dispel the idea of these mythical beasts while providing clues to the ancestry of the elusive Himalayan and Tibetan bearsThu, 30 Nov 2017 15:35:52 +0000This Dinosaur Was Much Fuzzier Than Scientists Once Thought new analysis shows the extent of ancient bird-like dino's fluffThu, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Discover Where Julius Caesar Landed in Britain large camp along Pegwell Bay is the likely spot where 20,000 Romans landed in 54 B.C.Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000‘Comfort Women’ Statue Prompts Osaka to Cut Ties with San Francisco monument pays tribute to women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothelsWed, 29 Nov 2017 22:08:16 +0000Three-Mile Wide Asteroid Will Zoom by Earth This December it will still be about 6.4 million miles awayWed, 29 Nov 2017 17:43:51 +0000Ancient Orca Geoglyph Rediscovered in Peru on a hillside in the Palpa desert, the 200-foot image was likely made by peoples of the Paracas and Nazca culturesWed, 29 Nov 2017 17:10:52 +0000Square Dancing is Uniquely American the culture it came from, square dance has roots in European, Native American and African practices Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Thank(?) Joseph Shivers For Spandex Spanx to space suits, spandex has shaped modern garmentsWed, 29 Nov 2017 15:27:38 +0000This Neural Network Can (Maybe) Start a Novel Better Than You the end of NaNoWriMo draws near, take a look at one researcher's effort to help find that perfect first lineWed, 29 Nov 2017 14:13:46 +0000Newly Discovered 235-Year-Old Watercolor Shows Off General Washington’s Wartime Tent painting offers a unique glimpse into the Revolutionary WarWed, 29 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000This Artificial Muscle Can Lift 1,000 Times Its Own Weight were inspired by origamiTue, 28 Nov 2017 21:52:10 +0000Mortar Found at "Jesus’ Tomb" Dates to the Constantine Era new analysis correlates with historical accounts stating that the tomb was discovered by the Romans, under the direction of emperor ConstantineTue, 28 Nov 2017 21:02:55 +0000Are Alien Microbes Clinging to the International Space Station? Probably Not report out of Russia claims extraterrestrial bacteria has been found on the space station, but there's plenty of room for doubtTue, 28 Nov 2017 20:58:58 +0000Museum Restores North America's Longest Painting in 1848, the quarter-mile-long panorama deteriorated after it toured the country on wagons and trainsTue, 28 Nov 2017 19:54:03 +0000A Look Inside China’s Effort to Preserve Historical Mongolian Manuscripts projects are attempting to digitize the more than 200,000 volumes of Mongolian books and documents in the countryTue, 28 Nov 2017 18:09:37 +0000Three Medical Breakthroughs That Can Be Traced Back to a Tragic Nightclub Fire hundred ninety-two people died as a result of the horrifying fire, an unprecedented death toll that led physicians to make unprecedented innovationsTue, 28 Nov 2017 15:07:54 +0000Our Cloud Names Come From a 1700s Amateur Meteorologist Howard's nomenclature inspired writers as well as scientistsTue, 28 Nov 2017 14:45:00 +0000Behold the Newly Digitized 400-Year-Old Codex Quetzalecatz manuscript dates back to the late 1500s, and was recently acquired by the Library of CongressMon, 27 Nov 2017 21:35:26 +0000The Geology of Bali's Simmering Agung Volcano high viscosity magma of stratovolcanoes like Agung makes them extremely explosive—and potentially deadlyMon, 27 Nov 2017 20:35:35 +0000Friction Matches Were a Boon to Those Lighting Fires–Not So Much to Matchmakers who worked in match factories were exposed to white phosphorus, which caused a debilitating and potentially deadly conditionMon, 27 Nov 2017 16:59:47 +0000How WWII Created the Care Package, the innovation was originally trademarkedMon, 27 Nov 2017 16:03:21 +0000