Smart News | Smithsonian feed for Smart NewsenWed, 22 Nov 2017 20:49:05 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"? contact between Vikings and Muslim cultures is well documented, the interpretation of the 10th-century burial cloth has been called into questionFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000Five Things to Know About Net Neutrality Dec. 14 vote will decide whether to reverse the landmark 2015 regulations placed on Internet service providersWed, 22 Nov 2017 20:49:05 +0000Ratko Mladic, Known as the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ Found Guilty of War Crimes and Genocide United Nations court found that Mladic had directed the murders of thousands of Muslims in the 1990sWed, 22 Nov 2017 20:06:33 +0000Mars' Streaks of Flowing Water May Actually Be Sand have debated for years if—and how much—water could exist on the Red PlanetWed, 22 Nov 2017 18:41:38 +0000The Pilgrims Weren't the First to Celebrate Thanksgiving has a claim to an earlier Christian Thanksgiving celebrationWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:55 +0000Found: A Rare White Crocodile in Australia name is PearlWed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Male Humpback Dolphins Woo Mates By Presenting Sponges as Gifts also use "wingmen" and occasionally sport the sponges as hats—but researchers aren't sure just how much game they really haveWed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Will Launch From California This Weekend Hughes built his homemade rocket in an effort to "prove" the Earth is flat. He also plans to run for governorTue, 21 Nov 2017 21:55:05 +0000Blue Whales Have a Secret Feeding Weapon: Ambidextrousness they tend to favor their right side, blue whales can switch to 'left-handedness' while hunting Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:40:14 +0000What Did Virginia’s Jamestown Colonists Eat? far, researchers have found remains of horses, rats and snakes in a well that dates back to the Starving TimeTue, 21 Nov 2017 20:32:00 +0000You Can't Get Closer to Picasso's "Guernica" Than This 436-Gigabyte Image new "Rethinking Guernica" website also includes 2,000 documents and photos charting the painting's 80-year historyTue, 21 Nov 2017 20:26:37 +0000100 Stolen John Lennon Items Found in Berlin trove of memorabilia, which was stolen from Yoko Ono, includes Lennon’s diaries, glasses and handwritten music scoresTue, 21 Nov 2017 18:56:13 +0000Skeleton of a Massive Extinct Sea Cow Found on Siberian Island of the Steller's sea cow shed light on one of the first animals that taught humans about extinction Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:34:33 +0000Why Do We Call TV Watchers ‘Viewers’? all goes back to a quirky BBC subcommittee working in the 1930s to change the English languageTue, 21 Nov 2017 18:28:09 +0000"Lost" 17th-Century Portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Found in a Welsh Castle portrait, which depicts a Spanish writer and historian, has now been added to a Murillo exhibition in New YorkTue, 21 Nov 2017 16:13:40 +0000The Peculiar Story of the Witch of Wall Street the streets in black clothes and making obscene amounts of money, Hetty Green was one of the Gilded Age's many charactersTue, 21 Nov 2017 15:51:18 +0000 Voltaire: Enlightenment Philosopher and Lottery Scammer French government was trying to raise money by running a bond lottery, but a group of intellectuals had other ideasTue, 21 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000Watch This Year's Hurricanes Swirl Across the Globe in New NASA Visualization combined supercomputer simulations with satellite data tracking particles of sea salt, dust and smoke to create the mesmerizing graphicTue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Your Brain Swells—Then Deflates—While You Learn hypothesize that the brain "auditions" various cells that form, but only keeps the best of the bestTue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000How Clogs Damaged the Feet of 19th-Century Dutch Famers study of 132 skeletons revealed bone chips associated with a rare condition Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:32:45 +0000The First Interstellar Object Seen Buzzing by Earth Is Pretty Weird the size of a football field, the object is roughly 10 times longer than it is wideMon, 20 Nov 2017 21:22:40 +0000Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Major Obstacle for Construction move is the latest development in the long history of the controversial pipelineMon, 20 Nov 2017 20:29:53 +0000The First Thanksgiving Parades Were Riots Fantastics parades were occasions of sometimes-violent revelryMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:59:29 +0000This Rock Art May Be the Earliest Depiction of Dogs carvings are between 8,000 and 9,000 years old and hint that the creatures may already be heading toward domesticationMon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Rare Photograph of Billy the Kid Found at a Flea Market tintype image was purchased for $10 but might be worth millionsFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:40:51 +0000Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going started the process of making it a federal holiday in 1863, crystallizing something that had been around since the days of the PilgrimsFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:24:06 +0000In Attempt to Contact Intelligent Life, Group Sends Musical Signal Toward Planet GJ 273b the chances are slim, the team hopes this latest transmission is just the first of manyFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:16:12 +0000Scientists Search for the Most Dangerous Places to Be a Shark a bid to stop the populations from dwindling, scientists are turning to big dataFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:13:53 +0000The Historic Tail of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids can even learn to “mermaid” yourself, if the fancy takes youFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0000Happy 100th Birthday to Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole potato pudding has been a part of American cuisine for a centuryFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:38:29 +0000Newly Discovered Raymond Chandler Story Skewers U.S. Healthcare System’s titled ‘It’s All Right – He Only Died’Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:24:58 +0000How a New Accent Overturned BBC Tradition and Messed With the Nazis man with the name of Wilfred Pickles brought regional dialect to the BBC as part of an anti-Nazi-propaganda strategyFri, 17 Nov 2017 14:40:00 +0000Final Piece of Hidden Magritte Masterpiece Found have revealed the last bit of "La Pose Enchantee," which the artist cut up and reused in the early 1930sFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:58:25 +0000Why Critics Are Skeptical about the Record-Smashing $450 Million da Vinci the sale of "Salvator Mundi" has generated a considerable amount of excitement, there are doubts about its authenticityThu, 16 Nov 2017 20:10:33 +0000What Makes Bridges Wobble? Your Awkward Walk new study asks: How many people does it takes to set a pedestrian bridge a-swaying?Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:07:19 +0000Lawsuit Seeks "Personhood" for Three Connecticut Elephants animal advocacy group has filed a petition requesting that the elephants be removed from a traveling zooThu, 16 Nov 2017 19:46:22 +0000These Fall Exhibitions Explore the Origins of Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts revisit the artist's celebration of unrecognized women, female bodyThu, 16 Nov 2017 17:19:22 +0000For a Few Decades in the 18th Century, Women and African-Americans Could Vote in New Jersey some politicians got angryThu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:00 +0000The Real-Life Story of Maria von Trapp'The Sound of Music' was based on the true story of her life, but took a few libertiesThu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000Leonid Meteor Shower Will Streak Through Skies This Weekend 10 to 25 shooting stars per hour as the planet passes through the debris of comet Tempel-TuttleWed, 15 Nov 2017 19:24:28 +0000Earth-Sized Planet Detected Just 11 Light Years Away the star Ross 128, our new planetary neighbor is thought to be temperate, with days up to a balmy 68 degrees FahrenheitWed, 15 Nov 2017 18:06:31 +0000New Portrait of Lord Nelson Found, Scars and All of many Nelson portraits by Leonardo Guzzardi, the painting has been restored to include his war wounds Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:43:16 +0000Pictish Carving of Large-Nosed Warrior Found in Scotland carving may have marked the property of a high-ranking individual Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:58:26 +0000How the 1970s Created Recycling As We Know It recycled before then, but for different reasonsWed, 15 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000Oldest Evidence of Wine Making Found in Georgia discovery of grape residues on pottery suggest Neolithic people had a taste for wine 8,000 years agoTue, 14 Nov 2017 18:19:04 +0000The Story of the Sperry Top-Sider A. Sperry's innovative boat shoes were inspired by his dogTue, 14 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Year Before His Presidential Debate, JFK Foresaw How TV Would Change Politics's first iconic president was remarkably prescient on the subject of TVTue, 14 Nov 2017 13:57:00 +0000U.S. Hate Crimes Ticked Upward in 2016 latest FBI stats show a 4.6 percent rise, but crimes may be underreported by a factor of 50Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:48:08 +0000Global Carbon Emissions on the Rise After Three-Year Pause uptick in China and U.S. coal use is expected to make 2017 the year of greatest emissions yetMon, 13 Nov 2017 18:26:43 +0000Rare Roman Sundial Uncovered in Italy by a local politician, it sheds light on the relationship between Rome and its outlying territoriesMon, 13 Nov 2017 18:18:01 +0000This Film Version of 'Treasure Island' Gave Us Our Image of Pirates, you lubbers!Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000Students Allied Themselves With Robin Hood During This Anti-McCarthyism Movement students of the Green Feather Movement caused an on-campus controversy at Indiana UniversityMon, 13 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000Conservationists Give New Life to 350-Year-Old Map of Australia in 1663, the map reflects early knowledge of a mysterious continentMon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Wounds Heal Faster During the Day Than at Night new study suggests that you should consider staying away from sharp objects at nightFri, 10 Nov 2017 21:25:51 +0000Russian Local Discovers Frozen Remains of Extinct Cave Lion Cub lion died up to 50,000 years ago, but was found perfectly preserved in the frosty groundFri, 10 Nov 2017 19:03:02 +0000Dinosaurs Might Be Alive Today If the Asteroid Had Hit Another Location a fraction of the Earth’s surface contained the right amount of hydrocarbons to trigger the mass extinction, a new study saysFri, 10 Nov 2017 18:41:12 +0000Archivist Captures New York’s Bygone Past Through Home Movies, Historical Footage Prelinger seeks to capture ephemeral portraits of city lifeFri, 10 Nov 2017 18:22:58 +0000 In the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic, Families Got Help From an Unlikely Source'An Early Frost' was a made-for-TV movie with a purpose beyond entertainmentFri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000How the Trial and Death of Henry Wirz Shaped Post-Civil War America monument to Wirz still stands not far from the Confederate prison camp he commandedFri, 10 Nov 2017 15:20:00 +0000Five Things To Know About the New Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts an impressive rooftop, 55 buildings and a collection of more than 600 artworks—but it has been mired in controversy from the startFri, 10 Nov 2017 14:49:48 +0000Five Things To Know About Liliuokalani, the Last Queen of Hawaii queen, who was deposed by a coup led by American sugar planters, died 100 years ago, but is by no means forgottenFri, 10 Nov 2017 13:57:51 +0000A "Zombie" Star Is Refusing to Die supernova has been flaring for more than 600 days—and it may be the second time that the star has explodedThu, 09 Nov 2017 20:41:23 +0000Chopin’s Preserved Heart May Offer Clues About His Death who recently examined the organ have suggested that Chopin died of complications from tuberculosisThu, 09 Nov 2017 20:18:43 +0000Take in the Surreal Beauty of Jupiter in These Incredible New Images released the raw data earlier this week, allowing the public to process the beautiful imagesThu, 09 Nov 2017 19:07:48 +0000EPA Approves Use of Lab-Grown Mosquitoes in the Battle Against Disease bacterium-infected mosquitoes will be released in 20 states and D.C. to curb growing mosquito populationsThu, 09 Nov 2017 16:17:11 +0000Like Condensed Milk? Try the ‘Meat Biscuit’ meat biscuit was a practical idea but Gail Borden, also the inventor of condensed milk, never made it workThu, 09 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000Three Things to Know About Benjamin Banneker's Pioneering Career was a successful almanac-maker and self-taught student of mathematics and astronomyThu, 09 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000The True Story of the German-Jewish High Jumper Who Was Barred From the Berlin Olympics new Olympic Channel documentary explores Margaret Lambert's stunted path to Olympic glory—and her resilience in the face of persecution Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:06:38 +0000Scientists Trained Sheep to Recognize Faces of Emma Watson, Barack Obama Obama, if you willWed, 08 Nov 2017 19:58:00 +0000Pop-Up VR Museum to Bring Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces to the Masses Kremer Museum was imagined up after its creators grew disillusioned with constraints associated with showcasing a collection in a physical buildingWed, 08 Nov 2017 19:24:14 +0000Astronomers Spot One of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe dusty, star-forming galaxy is 12.8 billion years oldWed, 08 Nov 2017 19:02:07 +0000Syria Joins the Paris Agreement—the U.S. Now Stands Alone in Opposition announcement comes on the heels of Nicaragua agreeing to the accordsWed, 08 Nov 2017 18:14:08 +0000Barnes Foundation Launches Digital Gallery of Its Amazing Art Collection infamous for being inaccessible to the public, the foundation has now published images of almost half of its collection onlineWed, 08 Nov 2017 18:05:21 +0000A Union Captain Nearly Dragged the British Into the Civil War In 1861 if the country didn't have enough to worry aboutWed, 08 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000Composer Kurt Weill's Long-Forgotten “Song of the White Cheese" Discovered in Berlin Archive to the 1931 ditty, which had gone unnoticed in the collection of a little-known actressWed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Hermann Rorschach’s Artistic Obsession Led to His Famous Test's high school nickname was "Kleck," which means "inkblot" in GermanWed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Masterpiece of Greek Art Found in the Griffin Warrior Tomb engraving on the Pylos Combat Agate is so tiny and intricate that it changes our understanding of what the ancient Greeks could produceTue, 07 Nov 2017 21:01:25 +0000Central Park Has No Monuments Dedicated to Real Women. That's About to Change future site was dedicated during the state's centennial of women's suffrage; the State of New York also will build two statues of suffrage leadersTue, 07 Nov 2017 20:10:00 +0000Critically Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Dies After Capture in Latest Rescue Effort are attemping a risky last-ditch plan to move the remaining creatures to a sanctuary in the Gulf of CaliforniaTue, 07 Nov 2017 19:50:38 +0000When the Dinos Went Away, Mammals Came Out (in Daylight) to Play it's challenging to imply one caused the other, a new study shows that mammals came into the light of day soon after the dinos disappearedTue, 07 Nov 2017 18:39:52 +0000Germany’s Central Bank Funds Investigation Into Its Nazi Ties have already uncovered a damning letter from one of the bank's former presidentsTue, 07 Nov 2017 18:10:31 +0000 When Enslaved People Commandeered a Ship and Hightailed it to Freedom in the Bahamas's been called the most successful slave rebellion in U.S. historyTue, 07 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Third-Term Controversy That Gave the Republican Party Its Symbol elephant and the donkey as symbols for America's biggest political parties date back to the 1800s and this controversyTue, 07 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Three Quirky Facts About Marie Curie honor of her 150th birthday, let's review a few lesser-known pieces of her personal historyTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:12:14 +0000Hundreds of Sea Turtles Found Dead Off the Coast of El Salvador aren't sure what caused the die-off, but a prime suspect is a toxic algal bloomTue, 07 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Our Nearest Neighbor Might Harbor Its Own Solar System data from Proxima Centauri shows it has a ring of cold dust—a sign that many planets may orbit the distant starMon, 06 Nov 2017 19:53:08 +0000Brazil Begins Effort to Plant 73 Million Trees in the Amazon experiment in reforestation involves spreading native seeds instead of planting saplingsMon, 06 Nov 2017 17:55:42 +0000200 Artifacts of Witchcraft Cast a Spell in Cornell's “The World Bewitch’d” exhibit, full of manuscripts, photographs and posters, highlights the history of witchcraft in EuropeMon, 06 Nov 2017 15:47:45 +0000John Philip Sousa Feared ‘The Menace of Mechanical Music’ what he’d say about SpotifyMon, 06 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +0000Found: A New Species of Orangutan it's thought to be already critically endangeredFri, 03 Nov 2017 19:13:25 +0000The Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It's Been in 30 Years—But We Can't Take Credit in the stratosphere has kept away ozone-killing chemicals, reducing annual thinning for the last two yearsFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:54:32 +0000Most Antiquities Sold Online Are Fake or Illegal media and ISIS have combined to flood the web with thousands of questionable artifactsFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:52:01 +0000Clues for Earthquake Prediction May Be Hiding in Earth's Molten Core propose that irregularities in the core's rotation could spawn clusters of major quakesFri, 03 Nov 2017 16:18:49 +0000Harriet Tubman’s Canadian Church Is Struggling to Survive Salem Chapel in St. Catharines, Ontario, is in desperate need of repairsFri, 03 Nov 2017 16:10:36 +0000The Poetic Tale of Literary Outlaw Black Bart robber Charles Bole took the inspiration for his pseudonym from pulp fictionFri, 03 Nov 2017 15:48:13 +0000This Sea Slug Has a Crafty Way of Getting Super-Sized Meals colorful creatures prefer to feast on prey that has just eatenFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Watch the Winners of the 2017 Dance Your Ph.D. Competition sea stars to mathematical braids, scientists translate their work into hot moves and killer choreographyFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Corals Seem to Like the "Taste" of Plastic are attracted to the material not for its coloring, but for one of its many chemicalsFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Can a Sandwich Be Intellectual Property? is the story of a patent war over PB&JFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Stopping the Aging Process May Be Mathematically Impossible find that removing low-functioning cells can slow aging—but allows cancer cells to proliferateThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:35:26 +0000Noisy Colonies Help Bat Babies Learn Different Dialects new study has found that baby bats mimic the vocalizations that surround them Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:32:54 +0000Four-Horned Giraffe Ancestor Unearthed in Spain fossil is an unusually complete individual of an ancient giraffid speciesThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:16:30 +0000Envisioning Vermeer, Master of Genre Painting, at the National Gallery of Art explores the Dutch artist's connections with his contemporariesThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:03:18 +0000Storm Ophelia Unearthed an Ancient Skeleton in Ireland of the skeleton’s skin was still preservedThu, 02 Nov 2017 18:13:43 +0000What Does Post-9/11 Art Mean? Imperial War Museum Explores the Question in 'Age of Terror' by Ai Weiwei, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Coco Fusco respond to contemporary violence and conflictThu, 02 Nov 2017 17:26:18 +0000Why Saudi Arabia Giving a Robot Citizenship Is Firing People Up Arabia’s newest citizen is a robot named Sophia and she already has more rights than human women who live in the countryThu, 02 Nov 2017 16:17:31 +0000Archaeologists Date Pre-Hispanic Puerto Rican Rock Art for the First Time new analysis looks at the thousands of images found in caves on Mona Island, a spiritual hub for the Taino cultureThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:31:32 +0000Jupiter's Auroras Are Surprisingly Out of Sync bursts from the poles are expected to line up, but the south is regular while the north produces haphazard burstsThu, 02 Nov 2017 14:07:56 +0000New York City Is Asking Its Residents for Input on Controversial Statues seven-question survey allows respondents to propose action regarding existing works, suggest new monumentsThu, 02 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Australia Will Ban Climbing Uluru, a Sacred Indigenous Site, in 2019 long-awaited move honors Anangu beliefs, which hold that ancestral beings reside inside the rockWed, 01 Nov 2017 18:40:16 +0000The Public Can Finally See Works From the Infamous Nazi-Looted Art Trove exhibitions are exploring the treasures and context behind the cache of "degenerate" art uncovered in a Munich apartment in 2012Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:15:00 +0000Revisiting the Myth of Mata Hari, From Sultry Spy to Government Scapegoat hundred years after her death, a new exhibit is putting the spotlight on the dancer’s life and legacyWed, 01 Nov 2017 16:26:15 +0000 This New Zealand Island’s Pigeon Mail Stamps Are Still Prized carried correspondence between Great Barrier Island and the New Zealand mainland for about a decade in the early 20th centuryWed, 01 Nov 2017 16:14:45 +0000America's Oldest Museum of Black Culture Started in a Living Room DuSable Museum of African American History was founded by Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, born on this day in 1915Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:54:45 +0000Now You Can Read the Stamp-Sized Story That May Have Inspired Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" Sackville-West's hero predates and mirrors Woolf's androgynous time-travelerWed, 01 Nov 2017 14:20:32 +0000The Creator of Sherlock Holmes Was, Like Many Victorians, Fascinated by Mormons first story featuring iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, 'A Study in Scarlet,' was published on this day in 1887—and set in Mormon UtahWed, 01 Nov 2017 14:03:00 +0000Why Did Dozens of Octopuses Crawl Onto a Beach in Wales? aren’t sure, but recent storms or burgeoning populations might be to blameWed, 01 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000Growing Ice Cracks Force Shutdown of Antarctic Research Station British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI research station will close for the second year due to cracking of the iceWed, 01 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots Found Hidden Beneath Another Painting politically dangerous work was painted over by Adrian Vanson two year after the queen's executionTue, 31 Oct 2017 21:03:28 +0000Dennis Banks, Native American Civil Rights Warrior, Has Died rose to national attention after spearheading a 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South DakotaTue, 31 Oct 2017 20:31:19 +0000Roman Mosaic, Long Used as a Coffee Table, Returned To Italy mosaic hails from a “pleasure ship” built by the notorious emperor Caligula Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:27:28 +0000Understanding the Doping Controversy That's Hit Sled Dog Racing Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's dogs tested positive for banned substances, but Seavey claims it was sabotageTue, 31 Oct 2017 18:28:50 +0000Linda Nochlin, Pioneering Feminist Art Historian, Has Died is best known for a 1971 essay theorizing that social institutions—and not a lack of talent—held women back in the art worldTue, 31 Oct 2017 17:41:21 +0000An A.I. Bot Named "Shelley" Is Generating Spooky Stories on Twitter you're invited to collaborate on her very weird talesTue, 31 Oct 2017 16:33:25 +0000Unpublished Harper Lee Letters Purchased at Auction Share Intimate Reflections letters from the <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> scribe include remembrances of Hollywood celebrities, a bit of history and some sassTue, 31 Oct 2017 16:09:47 +0000Celebrate Halloween With These Unsettling Sounds From Outer Space's new SoundCloud playlist captures the sounds of planets, comets and plasma wavesTue, 31 Oct 2017 15:38:20 +0000Spiders Give You the Heebie Jeebies? You Might Be Born With That Fear research shows that even babies are creeped out by these wriggly crittersTue, 31 Oct 2017 14:49:21 +0000A Short History of the Crosswalk crosswalks and roads have a complicated relationshipTue, 31 Oct 2017 14:35:18 +0000In Emotional Homecoming, Smithsonian Repatriates 24 Sets of Human Remains by an anthropologist in 1931, the National Museum of Natural History returned the bones to the village of IgiugigTue, 31 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Carbon Dioxide Levels Reached Record High in 2016 Meteorological Organization reports that current atmospheric CO2 concentrations are at their highest level in 800,000 yearsMon, 30 Oct 2017 17:22:40 +0000Thirty-Three Migratory Species Get New Protections the newly protected creatures are lions, chimpanzees, giraffes and whale sharksMon, 30 Oct 2017 17:00:50 +0000Zombie Movies Are Never Really About Zombies have offered a way to work out cultural fears about everything from race to climate changeMon, 30 Oct 2017 15:20:00 +0000How New Printing Technology Gave Witches Their Familiar Silhouette media helped give witches their imageMon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Getting to the Roots of "Plant Horror" the serious—pod people—to the farcical—”feed me, feed me!”—this genre has produced some strange stuffMon, 30 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Trump Declares the Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency. What Does That Mean? say that his plan falls short of the drastic—and costly—effort required to effectively combat the crisis Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000The Comic Artists Who Inspired Roy Lichtenstein Aren't Too Thrilled About It's use of comic art and styles made him one of America's most famous pop artists, but some have comic artists have a bad taste in their mouthsFri, 27 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000These Two Small Letters Heralded the Beginning of Online Communication message is far more profound in retrospect than it was at the timeFri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10:00 +0000Watch This RoboBee Surge From Water to Sky hope that someday similar robots could help with everything from biological monitoring to search and rescueFri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Scientists Unearth Near-Complete Marine Reptile Fossil in India have unearthed the remains of an ichthyosaur, a prehistoric creature more frequently seen in North America and Europe Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Out-of-This-World Facts for International Observe the Moon Night Saturday, people around the world will be gazing up at the glowing orb in the skyFri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Even Without Ears, Oysters Can Hear Our Noise Pollution shows that certain frequencies of noise cause oysters to clam upFri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Are Viking Squirrels to Blame for Infecting England with Leprosy?'s possible, say researchers who found that medieval strains of the disease may have come to Great Britain in the rodents' fur and meatThu, 26 Oct 2017 20:27:22 +0000The History of Mincemeat Pies, from the Crusades to Christmas by Shakespeare, allegedly banned by Puritans, and enjoyed by many still, these traditional treats have a long history in English cuisineThu, 26 Oct 2017 19:01:46 +0000This Ancient Skull May Have Belonged to The World's Oldest Tsunami Victim new study says Papua New Guinea's Aitape skull is from someone who died in a massive ocean wave 6,000 years agoThu, 26 Oct 2017 18:57:39 +0000Rare Mariner’s Astrolabe Found in Shipwreck Near Oman to some reports, it may not be the earliest-known marine navigational tool—but it's still a spectacular findThu, 26 Oct 2017 18:24:57 +0000The National Park Service Is Proposing Entrance Fee Increases at Select Parks NPS says it need to address a maintenance backlog, and has opened the proposal up to a 30-day public comment periodWed, 25 Oct 2017 21:37:29 +0000The Boston Public Library Is Digitizing 200,000 Vintage Recordings the help of the Internet Archive, the recordings from the Sound Archives Collection will one day be available for free streaming and downloadWed, 25 Oct 2017 20:18:13 +0000Pablo Neruda Did Not Die of Cancer, Raising the Possibility He Was Murdered Nobel-prize winning Chilean poet died 2 weeks after the brutal Pinochet regime took power in his countryWed, 25 Oct 2017 19:55:58 +0000Einstein's Maxims on Life Fetch $1.8 Million at Auction notes were given as a tip to a Tokyo bellboy in 1922Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:39:00 +0000This Artist Is Crowdsourcing "Singing" Sand From Around the World artist Lotte Geeven is making sand symphonies for a public artwork debuting next springWed, 25 Oct 2017 19:29:05 +000020 Years Ago, an Iconically Quirky St. Louis Museum Opened veritable playhouse of salvaged materials and crafted objects, the City Museum has entertained the young and young at heart for two decadesWed, 25 Oct 2017 18:54:47 +0000Bacterial Infections Spread in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico and Texas the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, bacterial infections threaten communities struggling to rebuildWed, 25 Oct 2017 17:34:27 +0000Shrews Shrink Their Skulls and Brains for the Winter tiny animal have some surprising reactions to the changing seasonsWed, 25 Oct 2017 16:04:47 +0000Ancient Trees "Ripped Their Skeletons Apart" To Grow of 374-million-year-old tree trunks revealed a complex web of woody strands that split and repaired themselvesWed, 25 Oct 2017 14:38:04 +0000Surprising Footage Captures Arctic Jellyfish Lurking Under the Ice creatures were previously thought not tough enough to survive the harsh wintersWed, 25 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Scientists Need Your Help Peeping on the Lugworm’s Weird Mating Habits scientists are recruiting volunteers to look for the critters’ “sperm pools”Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:44:18 +0000Google Earth Leads to Discovery of 400 Stone "Gates" in Saudi Arabia researchers first came across the rock structures in 2004. Four years later, after seeing them again on Google Earth, they decided to investigateTue, 24 Oct 2017 19:58:22 +0000Archaeologists Discover Trove of Cuneiform Tablets in Northern Iraq of the 93 artifacts were unbaked and badly worn, making reading and translating the tablets a lengthy taskTue, 24 Oct 2017 17:58:20 +0000The Acoustics of Ancient Greek Theaters Aren't What They Used to Be sound quality in ancient times was likely much better than it is todayTue, 24 Oct 2017 16:29:25 +0000How Mosquitoes Sneak Away After Feasting on Your Blood wingbeats and long legs help mosquitoes take off without getting smushedTue, 24 Oct 2017 16:28:13 +0000This Gallery Is Dedicated to Coal Miners' Art Mining Art Gallery showcases works created by the thousands of miners who've lived and worked in the Great Northern CoalfieldTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:50:42 +0000Stephen Hawking's PhD Thesis Goes Online, Crashing Internet Servers less than a day on the internet, it racked up 60,000 downloadsTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:22:06 +0000The Search for Habitable Worlds Just Got a Boost realistic simulations of the atmosphere of far-flung planets are helping researchers sort out the best candidates for possible lifeTue, 24 Oct 2017 14:59:55 +0000How Boris Pasternak Won and Lost the Nobel Prize in 1958, the "Doctor Zhivago" author won the Nobel Prize, but the Soviets made sure he never got itMon, 23 Oct 2017 21:02:20 +0000Five Things to Know About the Yellowstone Supervolcano's no need to worry: It's unlikely it will blow anytime soonMon, 23 Oct 2017 20:11:12 +0000Chemistry Nerds Rejoice—It's Mole Day for a unit of atomic particles, this decades-old quirky holiday seeks to raise enthusiasm for chemistry with cakes, crafts and a lot of bad jokesMon, 23 Oct 2017 17:37:37 +0000Songbook From the 16th-Century Spells Out Samurai Customs, Tactics and Baby Names newly translated Japanese text offers kernels of advice to warriors who had yet to face battleMon, 23 Oct 2017 16:55:28 +0000Saber-toothed Cats May Have Co-Existed With Modern Humans also share an ancestor will all living catsMon, 23 Oct 2017 15:43:14 +0000Remains of Temple to Ramses II Discovered Near Cairo recent find was five years in the makingFri, 20 Oct 2017 21:14:46 +0000One in Six Global Deaths Linked to Pollution new report suggests that pollution led to the deaths of nine million people in 2015Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:22:00 +0000Roman Theater Uncovered Near Jerusalem's Western Wall finished or used, the small theater has been sought for more than a century by archaeologistsFri, 20 Oct 2017 19:53:21 +0000Thousands of Turkish Frogs Rescued From Smugglers delicacy often exported to European countries, frogs are a tightly regulated commodity in the countryFri, 20 Oct 2017 18:54:00 +0000California Becomes First State to Introduce Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates new law also makes it easier for residents to legally change their sex designationFri, 20 Oct 2017 18:42:15 +0000Barack Obama's Letters From Three Decades Ago a striving college student and recent graduate, letters by the future president depict a man coming to terms with his identity and futureFri, 20 Oct 2017 18:09:36 +0000Fido's Making That Puppy Face on Purpose—He's Trying to Tell You Something new study suggests dogs use their facial expressions to communicateFri, 20 Oct 2017 17:40:40 +0000Stone Age Britons Feasted While Building Stonehenge new exhibit shows that the builders gorged on animals from as far away as ScotlandFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:25 +0000Look Up: The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Streak Through Skies This Weekend of Halley's Comet are raining down on Earth, and the show will peak in the wee hours of Saturday morningFri, 20 Oct 2017 15:57:50 +00003-D Printed Cycling Bridge Unveiled in the Netherlands is reportedly the first-ever civil infrastructure project built with a 3-D printerFri, 20 Oct 2017 15:20:50 +0000These Dummies Gave Us a Crash Course on Auto Safety of your car's safety features owe a lot to these inanimate peopleFri, 20 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000JFK Faked a Cold to Get Back to Washington During the Cuban Missile Crisis president was in Chicago when he got the news that he needed to make a decisionFri, 20 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +0000Over Three Quarters of Flying Insects Disappear From German Nature Preserves combination of habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change may be behind the dramatic three-decade declineFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Declassified Records Show U.S. Knew About, Supported 1965 Massacre in Indonesia cable referred to the brutal transition of power as a "fantastic switch"Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:34:06 +0000Latest AI Teaches Itself to Play Go With No Human Help's AlphaGo Zero taught itself how to play Go, becoming the greatest player in history in just 40 daysThu, 19 Oct 2017 17:31:10 +0000After 149 Years, Thailand's Royal Puppets Dance Again ancient art of Hun Luang all but vanished until passionate artisans revived the style in time for the late king’s royal funeralThu, 19 Oct 2017 17:24:27 +0000All But Two Adélie Penguin Chicks Die in "Catastrophic" Breeding Season WWF official described it as "Tarantino does Happy Feet"Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:57:41 +0000First 'Negative Emissions' Plant Opens in Iceland, Turning Atmospheric CO2 Into Stone plant's operators hope to halt the warming of the Earth, but many challenges remain for the plan to work on a large scaleThu, 19 Oct 2017 15:41:50 +0000"Lost" Rodin Sculpture Discovered in New Jersey Borough Hall took decades for someone to notice the artist’s signature, which was facing the wallThu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:20 +0000Tragedy and Beauty of Nature on Display in This Year's Best Wildlife Photos 16 award-winning images range from whimsical birds to the tragic aftermath of a poaching raidThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:42:24 +0000Volcanic Eruptions Could Have Spurred Revolts in Ancient Egypt new study comparing eruptions and uprisings looks at how volcanoes meddle with annual Nile floodsThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:03:33 +0000Three Things to Know About Pants-Wearing Mountaineer Annie Smith Peck wasn’t wealthy and her family, who did have money, didn’t approve of her globe-trotting, mountain-climbing, pants-wearing lifestyle Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000John Z. DeLorean Thought He Was Designing the Car of the Future its almost-instantly out-of-date styling made it a legendThu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Why Wolves Work Together While Wild Dogs Do Not to popular belief, domestication has made dogs less likely to cooperate to get food than wolvesThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders becomes the second America to win for his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," an experimental ghost story that explores the grief of the 16th presidentWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:50:49 +0000Now You Can Virtually Visit Quttinirpaaq National Park, One of the Most Remote Places on Earth Street Views records the wonders of the northerly jewelWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:21 +0000The Real-Life Whale That Gave Moby Dick His Name Dick had encounters with around 100 ships before he was finally killedWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +000025 Images Capture at-Risk Heritage Sites of the Latest World Monuments Watch World Monuments Fund shines a light on landmarks in over 30 countries and territories that are in desperate need of conservationWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:19:08 +0000How Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Turned Skies Red Over the U.K a year of crazy weather, the remnants of the massive storm headed toward the British IslesWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:04 +0000How Nicholas Culpeper Brought Medicine to the People 17th-century text is still in print todayWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Worm Hasn't Had Sex in 18 Million Years fusing its chromosomes, the creature could essentially clone itself while still maintaining genetic variationWed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Smithsonian Curator Talks Barack and Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait Selection Wiley and Amy Sherald will become the first black artists commissioned to paint a presidential couple for the SmithsonianTue, 17 Oct 2017 21:12:54 +0000The "Unlikely Historians" Who Documented America in Protest new exhibit showcases photos and films that have long been stowed away in a basement at New York Police Department's headquartersTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:12:18 +0000This Groundbreaking Astronaut and Star Trek Fan Is Now Working on Interstellar Travel Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, wants us to look beyond EarthTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:29:08 +0000How Margarita Cansino Became Rita Hayworth navigated identity, ethnicity and transformation throughout her careerTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000Genetic Study Shows Skin Color Is Only Skin Deep for both light and dark pigmentation have been in the human gene pool for at least 900,000 yearsTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Richard Wilbur, Esteemed Poet and Two-Time Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96 championed a formal style in an era dominated by experimental, confessional poetryMon, 16 Oct 2017 21:04:13 +0000Scientists Spot the Spark From Ancient Collision of Neutron Stars chirp and flash from the event offers clues to the origin of Earth's precious metalsMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:11:33 +0000The Cardiff Giant Was Just a Big Hoax though it didn't really look much like a petrified person, spectacle-seekers flocked to view itMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:18:12 +0000Mark Twain Liked Cats Better Than People wouldn't? Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Peek Across the Galaxy to the "Dark Side" of the Milky Way now, researchers haven't been able to map half of the galaxy we call homeFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:11:17 +0000Footage Recalls the Night Madison Square Garden Filled With Nazis short documentary shows the 20,000-strong rally held by the Nazi-supporting German-American Bund in 1939Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:51:26 +0000Five Things You Didn't Know About the Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts will begin admitting girls next year, just one of many changes the organization has undergone over the yearsFri, 13 Oct 2017 17:53:45 +0000The Navajo Nation Might Lift a Longstanding Ban on Genetic Research policy written by tribal officials could help alleviate ethical concerns and guide genetic research and data sharingFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:11:14 +0000A Century After WWI, a Victory Garden Sows Seeds of Remembrance Library of Congress is playing host to heirloom vegetables and traditional growing methods that date back to 1917Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:29:20 +0000Why Is Friday the 13th Supposedly Unlucky? one really knows–spooky, right? Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000U.S. Pulls Out of Unesco for the Second Time bias against Israel, the U.S. breaks ties with UN agency it helped foundThu, 12 Oct 2017 21:29:57 +0000Stinking Rich: Swiss Sewage Contains $1.8 Million in Gold don't start digging through the country's sewer sludge just yetThu, 12 Oct 2017 19:17:33 +0000App Aims to be the "Shazam" of the Art Museum a database of 30 museums worldwide and growing, Smartify can use your phone camera to identify and explain works of artThu, 12 Oct 2017 18:40:40 +0000A Mysteriously Massive Hole in Antarctic Ice Has Returned holes are thought to be crucial elements of the currents driving the world's oceans, and after 40 years, one has formed againThu, 12 Oct 2017 18:17:05 +0000Watch First Video of Sand Cat Kittens Romping in the Wild elusive kittens were documented sitting under a bush in the Moroccan Sahara last AprilThu, 12 Oct 2017 17:46:26 +0000Scholar Deciphers 3,200-Year-Old Inscription That Could Shed Light on the "Sea People" the Luwian language text's unproven provenance calls its authenticity into questionThu, 12 Oct 2017 17:43:43 +0000Massive Green Squash Smashes Record for World's Largest Jutras' 2118-pound squash makes him the first person to earn the record for largest pumpkin, longest gourd and heaviest squashThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:31:59 +0000World's Largest Radio Telescope Spies Its First Pulsars in its trial run, the China's FAST radio telescope has already identified two new pulsars and perhaps a dozen moreThu, 12 Oct 2017 14:21:27 +0000The Man Who Invented Nitroglycerin Was Horrified By Dynamite Nobel–yes, that Nobel–commercialized it, but inventor Asciano Sobrero thought nitroglycerin was too destructive to be usefulThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Restoration Uncovers Four Figures Hidden in 17th-Century Painting discovery sheds new light on the painting’s anti-Catholic message Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:35:02 +0000These Were the First Cookbooks Published By Black People in America cookbooks and domestic guides offer historians a window into the experiences and tastes of black Americans in the 1800sWed, 11 Oct 2017 19:49:16 +0000Reconstructed Auschwitz Letter Reveals Horrors Endured by Forced Laborer Nadjari buried his letter hoping it would one day reach his familyWed, 11 Oct 2017 19:31:07 +0000Records of Residential School Abuse Can Be Destroyed, Canadian Supreme Court Rules federal government wanted to retain the documents, but survivors said they were promised confidentiality Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:17:06 +0000Why an Irish Stamp Has Reignited a Decades-Old Debate About Che Guevara’s Controversial Legacy commemorative stamp was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the guerrilla revolutionaryWed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:24 +0000Geologists Map the Plumbing Beneath Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser turning over a stone, geologists imaged the subsurface supply for this iconic geyserWed, 11 Oct 2017 15:04:52 +0000Researchers Sniff Out the Genes Behind the Smell of the World's Stinkiest Fruit DNA of the durian, it turns out, is very complex and optimized for producing a wretched stenchWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:52 +0000How Eleanor Roosevelt and Henrietta Nesbitt Transformed the White House Kitchen kitchen was new, but by all accounts it didn't help the cookingWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000There Never Were 57 Varieties of Heinz Ketchup '57' doesn't actually refer to <I>anything</i>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +0000Anthrax Outbreak May Have Caused Mass Die-off of Hippos in Namibia than 100 hippos have been found dead over the past weekWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:24:36 +0000The Elusive Songbird Species That Likely Never Existed fruitless hunts for a Liberian songbird, DNA analysis suggests that the species is not newTue, 10 Oct 2017 20:27:24 +0000Virtually Explore a World War II Shipwreck in 360 Degrees video and 3D scanning brings the SS <i>Thistlegorm</i> to armchair archaeologists everywhereTue, 10 Oct 2017 20:13:14 +0000Sooty Bird Feathers Reveal a Century of Coal Emissions History story of pollution hides in the grime of museums' birds specimensTue, 10 Oct 2017 20:08:10 +0000Canoe Churned up by Irma May Date to the 1600s dating shows the dugout canoe found in Cocoa, Florida, has a 50 percent chance of being from 1640 to 1680Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:58:25 +0000Exhibit Sheds New Light on Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" than 130 years after it was completed, "Renoir and Friends" returns to the famed paintingTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:01:54 +0000The Sweet Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber Halvorsen's efforts made children happy but they also provided the U.S. military with an opportunityTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:53:22 +0000Get Stuck on Band-Aid History injuries are a commonplace problem, but before the Band-Aid, protecting papercuts and other such wounds was a huge hassleTue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Jane Squire and the Longitude Wars sixteenth-century debate over how to determine longitude had a lot of participants—and one womanTue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000The UK May Implement a Near-Total Ban on Its Ivory Trade the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1990, the UK permits the sale of items crafted before 1947Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:56:49 +0000Agoraphobic Photographer Captures the World With Some Help From Google Street View new exhibition shows how Jacqui Kenny has photographed stunning images of the planet without leaving her London homeMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:41:20 +0000Stunning Video Captures Humpback Whales Catching Fish With Nets of Bubbles's a complicated but ingenious way to catch a mealMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:23:05 +0000How a 1604 Supernova Presented a Challenge to Astronomers supernova provided proof to Galileo, Kepler and others that the heavens were not fixed–although they were wrong about what caused the bright starMon, 09 Oct 2017 13:20:00 +0000The Sharp Rise and Steep Descent of AOL Instant Messenger free instant messaging service introduced millions to the joys of online communication, but it fell behind in the social media ageFri, 06 Oct 2017 20:05:27 +0000New Species of Fly Found Breeding on Central Park Duck Droppings creatures are likely drawn to the area by the high concentrations of duck poopFri, 06 Oct 2017 19:36:38 +0000International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize grassroots coalition spearheaded a U.N. treaty to outlaw nuclear arms and hopes to make them taboo, like chemical weaponsFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:24:15 +0000More Than 30 Years Since Their Discovery, Prions Still Fascinate, Terrify and Mystify Us out what they were was just the beginning of a field of research into prions and prion diseases that's still growingFri, 06 Oct 2017 13:20:00 +0000Canada to Replace Holocaust Plaque After Uproar plaque dedicating the country's new national Holocaust memorial was criticized for making no reference to Jews or anti-SemitismThu, 05 Oct 2017 21:02:42 +0000Using 18th-Century Writings and Illustrations, Scientists Model an Ancient Magnetic Storm vibrant aurora lit up the night sky over the city of Kyoto, Japan, some 250 years agoThu, 05 Oct 2017 19:56:37 +0000An October Harvest Moon Rises Tonight full moon closest to the equinox rises soon after sunset, casting a glow early evening that helps farmers bring in their cropsThu, 05 Oct 2017 18:01:31 +0000 ‘Why ‘The Family Circus’ Was Always So Sentimental Bil Keane landed on a formula that worked and he stuck to itThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:59:15 +0000What to Know About Literature's Newest Nobel Winner British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro author of <i>The Remains of the Day</i> and seven other books explores themes of memory, time and self-deceptionThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:26:34 +0000Antikythera Shipwreck Yields New Cache of Treasures, Hints More May Be Buried at Site discovery of an ancient bronze arm is a rare archaeological findThu, 05 Oct 2017 14:45:12 +0000Even Colonial Americans Liked Pumpkin Spice recipe for pumpkin (or rather, “pompkin”) spice appears in America’s oldest cookbookThu, 05 Oct 2017 14:38:22 +0000People in the 1800s Dreamed of Bicycling on Water numerous patents, nothing really ever came of this fadThu, 05 Oct 2017 13:09:00 +0000The Founder of Primal Scream Therapy Has Died. What Exactly Is Primal Scream Therapy? Janov believed encountering trauma from childhood could help free people from adult neurosesThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Investigators Are Turning to Big Data to Find Who Betrayed Anne Frank experts believe that someone alerted Nazi authorities to the hiding place of Frank and her family, but the culprit has never been determined Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:47:14 +0000This Wandering Concrete Sphere Will Track the Movements of the Arctic Circle a small Icelandic island, a massive piece of art will track Earth's wobble in spaceWed, 04 Oct 2017 20:30:59 +0000Turkey Claims It's Found Saint Nicholas' Crypt say the body was not stolen by crusaders in the 11th century and is still located below a church in DemreWed, 04 Oct 2017 20:08:29 +0000Method for Capturing the Smallest Details of Life Nabs Chemistry Nobel cryo-electron microscopy, tiny living molecules can be seen in their natural statesWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:55:14 +0000Rome's Colosseum Is Reopening Its Upper Tiers to Visitors the first time in four decades, the public will be able to enter the top levels of Rome’s amphitheaterWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:39:40 +0000World's Largest Online Database of Jewish Art Preserves At-Risk Heritage Objects a tour through the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, which contains more than 260,000 entries from 41 countriesWed, 04 Oct 2017 15:30:26 +0000Revel in the Big Details of Tiny Things With These Prize-Winning Images cells, tape worms and fuzzy mold are among this years top photosWed, 04 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Scientists Decide Which Animal Genomes to Sequence are an estimated 8.7 million species on Earth–it's unlikely scientists will ever sequence them allWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0000Hemingway's Earliest Piece of Fiction Discovered phony travelogue describes a trip from his home in Illinois across the Atlantic to Ireland and ScotlandWed, 04 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Could a Magnetic Shield Protect Earth From Space Weather? bad geomagnetic storm would fry the electric grid and cripple civilization for years—a space shield is cheap by comparisonTue, 03 Oct 2017 19:15:51 +0000Controversial Hawaiian Telescope Gets State Approval long-delayed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea faces opposition from native Hawaiian groups and environmentalistsTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:46:37 +0000Three Scientists Behind the Detection of Gravitational Waves Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics trio is the leading force behind the massive pair of detectors that can measures ripples in the fabric of space-time smaller than the width of a protonTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:25:18 +0000The Irish Cardiologist Whose Invention Saved LBJ Pantridge miniaturized the defibrillator, making it portableTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:04:26 +0000Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus's Lion of Al-lāt, as the statue is known, once adorned the temple of a pre-Islamic goddess Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:05:46 +0000The Most 'Realistic' Civil War Novel Was Written Three Decades After It Ended an author who wasn't even alive when it occurredTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:51:00 +0000You Can Now Read Five Newly Discovered Kurt Vonnegut Short Stories early in the author's careers, the works were recently unearthed in his archivesMon, 02 Oct 2017 20:11:50 +0000In a First, Archival-Quality Performances Are Preserved in DNA by Miles Davis and Deep Purple at the Montreux Jazz Festival will live on in the ultra-compact, long-lasting formatMon, 02 Oct 2017 18:58:03 +0000Germany Celebrates Its First Same-Sex Marriages country’s marriage equality law, which was passed in June, went into effect on SundayMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:59:24 +0000Just a Few Species Make Up Most of Earth's Food Supply. And That's a Problem looming threat of extinction from climate change makes the lack of diversity in the world's food supplies a dangerous prospectMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:48:37 +0000Nobel Prize Awarded to Three Scientists Who Mapped the Body's Internal Clock rhythms dictate the daily patterns of life on Earth, and understanding these patterns is crucial to overall healthMon, 02 Oct 2017 15:36:03 +0000The Hollywood Star Who Confronted the AIDS 'Silent Epidemic' Hudson died of AIDS-related complications on this day in 1985Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Scientists Discover One Last Image From the Rosetta Mission probe sent partial data for the photo before it crash landed on a comet September 30, 2016Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:46:53 +0000Celiac Sufferers May Soon Have Better Bread Options Thanks to Genetically Modified Wheat successfully removed 90 percent of the genes that code for the gluten proteins that trigger adverse symptomsMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:25 +0000How a Controversial European Architect Shaped New York Corbusier's ideas arguably helped shape the city more than his own designsMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000This 17th-Century "Women's Petition Against Coffee" Probably Wasn't About Women, or Coffee probably wasn't written by angry, sex-deprived wives–although stranger things have happenedMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Nobel Laureate: Early Mornings, Performance Anxiety the plus side, at UC Berkeley you get free parkingMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:33:54 +0000Da Vinci Had a Hand in the "Naked Mona Lisa" preliminary study suggests the master painter worked on the drawing called the "Mona Vanna"Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The 2011 Tsunami Flushed Hundreds of Japanese Species Across the Ocean the Fukushima disaster, a surprising number of coastal creatures survived a multi-year journey by clinging to floating debrisFri, 29 Sep 2017 20:06:53 +0000Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon Sells for $35 Million for inflation, Bill Gates’ $30.8 million purchase of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester in 1994 remains the most expensive manuscript saleFri, 29 Sep 2017 19:49:23 +0000The 1982 Tylenol Terror Shattered American Consumer Innocence people lost their lives after taking poisoned Tylenol. The tragedy led to important safety reformsFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:49:34 +0000Diver Explores Beautiful Blue Hole Hidden in Plain Sight spotting the feature while perusing Google maps, a marine biologist set out to experience and capture it in all its cerulean gloryFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:24:58 +0000Competition Wants You to Turn Cultural Heritage Into GIFs latest round of "GIF It Up" seeks the best GIFs made from public domain prints, photos, paintings and moreFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:39:02 +0000Hugh Hefner's Legacy as Told Through National Portrait Gallery Artifacts objects explore the complicated and controversial life of the late founder of the Playboy empireFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:39:11 +0000New York Village Changes Controversial Seal Showing a White Settler Wrestling a Native American seal was widely mocked and criticized after villagers voted against changing it last yearFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:33:13 +0000Why Coco Chanel Created the Little Black Dress style icon created a... well.... style icon in 1926Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:33:34 +0000Your Mocha is Named After the Birthplace of the Coffee Trade port city of Mocha, in Yemen, was once a vast coffee marketplaceFri, 29 Sep 2017 13:04:38 +0000This May Be the Oldest Traces of Life Yet Found of graphite, 3.95 billion years old, suggest life was churning away soon after Earth's formationFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks show the artist fleshed out his wax and clay personal projects with bits and pieces found around the studioFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Panda Habitat Is Severely Fragmented, Placing Pandas at Risk recent habitat improvements, roads and development are isolating panda populationsThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:56:18 +0000"Lost Continent" Rises Again With New Expedition sank beneath ocean tens of millions of years ago, but scientists are pulling up remnants of it to study how it used to beThu, 28 Sep 2017 16:48:32 +0000Wolf Pups Spotted Near Rome for the First Time in Decades animals were once hunted to the brink of extinction, but are now recovering Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:44:46 +0000What to Know About the Controversy Surrounding the Chinese Art Exhibit Coming to the Guggenheim questions of animal cruelty, artistic freedom swirl, three major works were pulled from "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World"Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:33:04 +0000Experimental Treatment Partially Awakens Man in Vegetative State are hopeful but cautious about the initial results of the testThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:27:33 +0000Three True Things About Sanitary Engineer Thomas Crapper Crapper's actual innovation was entirely tangential to the flush toiletThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why You Should Appreciate the Invention of the Bendy Straw's the straw that bends, not the personThu, 28 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Detect Fourth Gravitational Wave, Homing in on an Ancient Black Hole Collision triangulating measurements, scientists could soon detect these once elusive energy bursts on a weekly basis with greater precision than ever beforeWed, 27 Sep 2017 20:41:58 +0000Excavations Begin on Paul Revere's Privy in Boston hope the outhouse will reveal the diet and detritus of the families that lived on the siteWed, 27 Sep 2017 19:24:59 +0000Botanic Gardens May Be Endangered Species' Best Bet shows the institutions preserve one third of Earth's plant life and 40 percent of endangered plant speciesWed, 27 Sep 2017 18:12:30 +0000Meet California’s New State Dinosaur herbivorous creature last tromped across the state roughly 66 million years agoWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:47:41 +0000Saudi Women Win the Right to Drive June, women in the ultra-patriarchal society will become the last in the world to receive driver's licensesWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:22:26 +0000Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Antarctic Glacier chunk of ice is roughly four times the size of ManhattanWed, 27 Sep 2017 16:31:31 +0000This Jumble of Writhing Sticks Is Actually a Bizarre Parasite flailing around in Taiwan, this so-called 'alien' turns out to be a horsehair wormWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:17:49 +0000Watch a Dinosaur Opera at New York's American Museum of Natural History your teeth into the family friendly “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:14:59 +0000A Sixteenth-Century Hot Date Might Include a Trip to the Dissecting Theater theaters were an early site for science as spectacleWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:05:00 +0000Jar of Headless Toads Found in Bronze Age Tomb in Jerusalem, the little hoppers could have been an afterlife snack or a symbol of rejuvenationWed, 27 Sep 2017 14:44:25 +0000In Vitro Fertilization Was Once As Controversial As Gene Editing is Today scientists who pioneered it were regarded as pariahs, even within their own universitiesWed, 27 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000Drones Reveal Unexplored Ancient Settlement in Iraqi Kurdistan settlement was first spotted in declassified Cold War spy images from the 1960sTue, 26 Sep 2017 18:32:57 +0000Africa’s Largest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Cape Town some critics have questioned whether the institution adequately represents black African artistsTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:46:51 +0000Lots of Sweet Potatoes Could’ve Made Easter Island a Bustling Place new agricultural analysis of the island finds that the crop could have supported more than 17,000 peopleTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:03:21 +0000The Modern World Depends on Humble Cement cement is a key ingredient in one of the world’s most common materials Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Watch This AI Turn Sketches into Masterpieces on the 'history of human art,' this system can transform your scribblesTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Explore the High Fashion of Exploration the Arctic to the Moon, a new exhibit shows how the outfits of exploration have impacted the outfits of the runwayMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:11 +0000NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’'I think they're crazy,' the 99-year-old jokingly said of the honor Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:53:04 +0000Museum Devoted to Street Art Opens in Berlin façade of the five-story building is covered in large muralsMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:22 +0000Hubble Spots Strange Pair of Space Rocks in the Night Sky duo, dubbed 288P, may help scientists better understand asteroid evolutionMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:22:45 +0000Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Maze elaborate Wisconsin maze honors the state's geologic historyMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:07:39 +0000How The U.S. Won the Race to Circumnavigate the Globe by Air first round-the-world flight was an achievement but also a surpriseMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000This Ambitious Young Sculptor Gave Us A Lincoln For the Capitol Ream was the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the U.S. governmentMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Amidst Heated Criticism, Queer Art Exhibition Is Shuttered in Brazil accused the exhibit of promoting pedophilia, bestiality, pornography and blasphemyMon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:36 +0000