Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine feed for Smart NewsenMon, 10 Aug 2020 20:42:32 +0000Arsonist Confesses to Starting Nantes Cathedral Fire July 18 blaze, which inflicted less damage than the devastating April 2019 inferno at Notre-Dame, destroyed the French church's organ, stained glassTue, 21 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000After Retiring Its Racist Name, D.C. Football Team Announces Temporary Moniker new title will be announced once trademark issues are resolvedMon, 13 Jul 2020 13:28:42 +0000Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak Starting Tonight early mornings of August 11, 12 and 13 are the best times to view the annual summer 'shooting star' displayMon, 10 Aug 2020 20:42:32 +0000Sole-Searching, Shoe-Swiping Fox Caught in Germany crafty urban dweller built a colorful collection of footwear dominated by CrocsMon, 10 Aug 2020 20:02:07 +0000Whiskey Salvaged From 79-Year-Old Scottish Shipwreck Is Up for Sale commercial diver recovered the intact bottle of spirits—which is no longer safe for consumption—in 1987Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:37:20 +0000The Forecast on Jupiter Is Cloudy With a Chance of 'Mushballs' research describes the gas giant's wild weatherMon, 10 Aug 2020 16:32:52 +0000Amber Fossil Shows 'Hell Ant' Was Unlike Anything Alive Today 99-million-year-old ant had scythe-like jaws that swung upward to pin prey against a horn-like head appendageMon, 10 Aug 2020 11:30:00 +0000Scientists Use Moon as Mirror in Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life Hubble Telescope captured reflections of ultraviolet light to test for ozone layersMon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Centuries-Old 'Wine Windows' Open for Business in Florence low-risk alternative to curbside pickup, the portals may have helped fight an outbreak of bubonic plague in the 1630sMon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Wreck of U-Boat Sunk Off English Coast During WWI Explored for the First Time used deep-sea scanning to learn more about the German submarine's history Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:39:38 +0000Ancient Artisans in Arabia, the Americas Invented Same Technology Independently research suggests stone fluting served different purposes in the two regionsFri, 07 Aug 2020 16:59:50 +0000These Life-Size, Animatronic Dinosaurs Are Heading to New Homes, an auction house in Canada offloaded more than 50 robotic reptiles in a unique online saleFri, 07 Aug 2020 15:22:55 +0000Amid Reckoning on Public Art, Statue of Black 'Everywoman' Unveiled in London J. Price's nine-foot-tall "Reaching Out" celebrates black culture and rejects monumentalismFri, 07 Aug 2020 14:17:01 +0000In Cities and Farms, Disease-Carrying Animals Thrive humans dominate wild land, disease-carrying animals take over and biodiversity suffersFri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Satellites Spy Poop-Stained Ice, Revealing New Emperor Penguin Colonies found eight new colonies, but all were small and located in parts of Antarctica predicted to be ravaged by climate changeFri, 07 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0000This Australian App Is Like 'Shazam' for Spiders and Snakes AI tool will help users identify venomous species Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:39:59 +0000This Might Be the Best Stargazing Spot on Earth, According to Scientists frigid hill near Antarctica’s South Pole has all the qualifications to be a superior telescope site, researchers say Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:36:59 +0000Study Identifies Site Where Crusader King Richard the Lionheart Defeated Saladin September 1191, the English monarch's forces secured victory over the sultan's army at the Battle of ArsufThu, 06 Aug 2020 15:53:17 +0000You Could Own an Abandoned Cold War Missile Site in North Dakota 50-acre fixer-upper has potential as a tourist attraction or a pandemic bunkerThu, 06 Aug 2020 14:16:37 +0000The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust new exhibition at the Wiener Holocaust Library in London showcases accounts of resiliency and defianceThu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Wild Bees Are Worth $1.5 Billion for Six U.S. Crops also finds that crop yields are often limited by a lack of pollinatorsWed, 05 Aug 2020 18:12:59 +0000Ancient Rome's Finest Glass Was Actually Made in Egypt used chemical analysis to determine the origins of the empire's crystal-clear glassWed, 05 Aug 2020 16:38:27 +0000When This Beetle Gets Eaten by a Frog, It Heads for the 'Back Door' research details how this Japanese water beetle travels through the bowels of its predator to emerge out the other end, alive and unharmed Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:36:56 +0000In Pursuit of the Perfect Photo, Tourist Accidentally Breaks Sculpture's Toes have identified the inadvertent vandal as an Austrian man who was in northern Italy on a birthday celebration tripWed, 05 Aug 2020 15:10:57 +0000Kerry James Marshall's New Paintings Consider Blackness and Audubon’s Legacy series explores black erasure in art and John James Audubon’s own racial identityWed, 05 Aug 2020 14:25:51 +0000Inca Llama Carving Recovered From Depths of Lake Titicaca well-preserved artifact was likely used in a sacred ritualWed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000Americans Plant Mysterious Seeds Despite Government Warnings USDA urges people not to plant unsolicited seeds they receive. Evidence suggests the packages are part of a scam designed to boost online salesTue, 04 Aug 2020 18:34:26 +0000Explore the Newly Digitized Diaries and Letters of Marian Anderson Libraries' online portal includes more than 2,500 artifacts related to the famed opera singerTue, 04 Aug 2020 15:56:21 +0000Scientists Capture First Murder Hornet in Washington State’s a step in the direction of eliminating the invasive species, experts say Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:23:53 +0000This Giant Prehistoric Owl Was an Actual Cannibal found in the Ecuadorian Andes suggest the creature was a formidable predatorTue, 04 Aug 2020 15:08:13 +0000The Penn Museum Moves Collection of Enslaved People's Skulls Into Storage a statement, the Philadelphia institution is actively working to ensure the bones' "repatriation or reburial"Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:21:48 +0000Rare Chinese Vase Found in Pet-Filled Home Sells for $9 Million 18th-century artifact was made in a style specific to the Qianlong dynastyMon, 03 Aug 2020 18:20:38 +0000How Ancient Monsoons and Tectonic Shifts Shaped This Flowering Mountain Hotspot stunning biodiversity of alpine plants in China’s Hengduan Mountains can be traced back 30 million years, according to a new study Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:22:38 +0000Lead From Notre-Dame Fire Discovered in Parisian Beehives findings indicate that honey can provide important evidence of environmental pollution, scientists say Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:39:49 +0000This A.I. Can Recognize Individual Birds of the Same Species can’t reliably tell birds of the same species apart, limiting our ability to study their behavior, but the new A.I. is 90 percent accurateMon, 03 Aug 2020 14:48:31 +0000This Medieval Potion Kills Stubborn Bacteria"Bald’s eyesalve" is effective against numerous strains of bacteria—and could help treat diabetic foot and leg ulcersMon, 03 Aug 2020 14:44:52 +0000Cape Cod Island Opens to the Public for the First Time in 300 Years Sipson Island went on the luxury real estate market in 2018, locals saw an opportunity for conservationFri, 31 Jul 2020 19:44:24 +0000Anglerfish Drop Their Immune Defenses to Find Love anglerfish are major clingers. To avoid mistaking mates as foreign tissue, the deep sea couples lost part of their immune system in evolutionFri, 31 Jul 2020 19:26:43 +0000Civil War-Era Vaccination Kits Yield New Clues About History of Smallpox Vaccine were able to sequence the genomes of five smallpox vaccines used by doctors in the 1860s Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:01:18 +0000Study Suggests Bones Preserved in Peat Bogs May Be at Risk the paper, archaeologists need to act quickly to recover organic material trapped in the wetlands before specimens degradeFri, 31 Jul 2020 18:31:53 +0000This Marsupial Sabertooth Was No Killer Cat fangs caused many to assume Thylacosmilus was a slashing predator, but new research suggests it was a scavenger with a preference for leftoversFri, 31 Jul 2020 17:31:21 +0000Archaeologists Pinpoint Origins of Stonehenge's Mysterious Megaliths new study used chemical analysis to determine that the 20-ton boulders came from the West Woods, some 15 miles awayFri, 31 Jul 2020 16:43:04 +0000Trees Live for Thousands of Years, but Can They Cheat Death? Not Quite new paper suggests that though humans may not notice, even the longest-lived trees are dying a little each dayThu, 30 Jul 2020 19:45:59 +0000Explore Centuries of Brooklyn's History With These Newly Digitized Maps Brooklyn Historical Society recently launched a portal featuring almost 1,500 documents dating back to the 17th centuryThu, 30 Jul 2020 19:13:44 +0000Here Are Three Things the Perseverence Rover Will Do When It Gets to Mars's newest space robot will build on the goals of previous missions to find out whether life ever existed on the Red PlanetThu, 30 Jul 2020 17:32:41 +0000CT Scans Reveal Miniature Mummies' Surprising Contents appears to hold the skeleton of a bird, while the other contains a tightly packed lump of grain and mudThu, 30 Jul 2020 16:31:20 +0000See Two Giant Exoplanets Orbit a Distant Star in This Rare Image used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to capture the image Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:13:16 +0000Nursing Home Residents Recreate Iconic Album Covers During Lockdown in the U.K. staged photoshoots inspired by Elvis Presley, Madonna, David Bowie and other musiciansThu, 30 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Why 'Pandemic Shaming' Is Bad for Public Health may go further than annoyance when encouraging people to change their risky behavior Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:59:32 +0000How the Australian Finger Lime Could Save American Citrus found the gene that makes finger limes impervious to a disease turning oranges green and bitterWed, 29 Jul 2020 19:31:28 +0000Art Historian Identifies the Spot Where Vincent van Gogh Painted His Final Work Dutch artist died 130 years ago todayWed, 29 Jul 2020 18:29:05 +0000Woolly Mammoth Skeleton With Intact Ligaments Found in Siberian Lake of the extinct animal's foot was recovered from the water with well-preserved, millennia-old soft tissueWed, 29 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Neanderthals May Have Been More Sensitive to Pain Than Most Humans humans with this Neanderthal-inherited gene report 7 percent more pain than other peopleWed, 29 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000You Could Be the Next Owner of Ireland's 'Most Haunted House' legend claims that the devil visited Loftus Hall, now on sale for $2.87 million, during the 18th centuryTue, 28 Jul 2020 20:07:13 +0000New Research Reveals the Transatlantic Slave Trade's Genetic Legacy investigated whether genetic data collected from 50,000 volunteers lined up with historical shipping manifestsTue, 28 Jul 2020 18:39:57 +000014,000-Year-Old Fossilized Poop Among Oldest Traces of Humans in North America recently confirmed that the ancient dung was indeed produced by humans, and not by animals Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:19:16 +0000Reef Sharks Are in Serious Danger of Extinction found that the sharks are 'functionally extinct' in 20 percent of coral reefs surveyed Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:34:45 +0000Astronomy Offers Fresh Look at Vermeer's 'View of Delft' of sunlight and shadows suggests the Dutch masterpiece portrays the city around 8 a.m. in early September 1659 or 1658Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Scientists Crack the Mathematical Mystery of Stingless Bees' Spiral Honeycombs waxy architectural wonders seem to grow like crystalsTue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Olivia de Havilland, Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 104 actress is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Melanie Hamilton in "Gone With the Wind"Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:49:48 +0000Police Confiscate Roman Amphorae Found Stashed in Spanish Seafood Shop store owner's son allegedly discovered the 13 clay vessels on fishing trips and brought them back as decorationsMon, 27 Jul 2020 16:26:18 +0000New Evidence Suggests Ancient Crocodiles Swam From Africa to America prehistoric reptiles would have gotten some help from ocean currents Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:02:24 +0000See Jean-Michel Basquiat Masterpieces Up Close in This Online Exhibition virtual experience spotlights a 2019 show that included around 70 works by the artistMon, 27 Jul 2020 15:24:52 +0000How Do Dogs Find Their Way Home? They Might Sense Earth's Magnetic Field canine companions aren't the only animals that may be capable of magnetoreceptionMon, 27 Jul 2020 14:57:59 +0000Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Convicted as Accessory in 5,230 Murders Bruce Dey, now 93, oversaw prisoners at Stutthof in Poland from August 1944 to April 1945Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:25:55 +0000The Legend, the History and the Science Behind Seattle's New Hockey Team Name fans, meet the Seattle Kraken—named for a mythical beast that may have been inspired by the very real giant squidFri, 24 Jul 2020 18:16:32 +0000Sierra Club Grapples With Founder John Muir’s Racism organization calls out Muir’s racist statements and pledges to diversify leadership and deepen environmental justice initiativesFri, 24 Jul 2020 17:26:56 +0000A New London Tube Map Will Highlight Women and Nonbinary People Emma Watson and Reni Eddo-Lodge drew inspiration from a 2016 project centered on the New York City subwayFri, 24 Jul 2020 14:29:45 +0000Can You Help Identify This Museum's Mystery Artifacts? Manchester-based science institution has a backlog of unusual objects in need of classificationFri, 24 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Archaeology Student Finds Viking Trading Post in Norway unearthed at the site include jewelry, coins and pieces of silverFri, 24 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Rich Americans’ Homes Have 25% Larger Carbon Footprints Than Low-Income Households researchers calculated the carbon emissions of 93 million U.S. homes during the year 2015 and analyzed the results by income and locationFri, 24 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000Will Mass Transit Recover From the Pandemic? losses from low ridership and unexpectedly low sales tax revenue threaten the future of public transportationThu, 23 Jul 2020 17:56:41 +0000Abandoned Artwork Discovered Beneath Pablo Picasso Painting artist, who regularly reused canvases, covered a neoclassical still life with a Cubist oneThu, 23 Jul 2020 14:41:18 +0000Did the Ancient Greeks Design Temples With Accessibility in Mind? suggests ramps found at ancient sites may have been used by people with disabilities, but some scholars remain skepticalThu, 23 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Protections for Grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Area Upheld in Court over a decade, the protected status of grizzly bears under the Endangered Species Act has been under fireThu, 23 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Centuries-Old Paintings Help Researchers Track Food Evolution inadvertently documents the domestication of carrots, wheat, watermelon and other culinary delightsThu, 23 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Researchers Discover What May Be 37 Active Volcanoes on Venus had long assumed Venus' volcanoes were dormant, but a new study suggests the inhospitable planet has 37 active volcanoesThu, 23 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000See Our Sun’s Surface in Unprecedented Detail and the European Space Agency released the closest images ever taken of our sunWed, 22 Jul 2020 17:15:20 +0000Scientists Accidentally Bred a School of 'Sturddlefish' mixed paddlefish sperm with sturgeon eggs because the fish seemed too dissimilar to form a hybrid Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:26:14 +0000See Archaeological Treasures Unearthed by U.K. Residents During Lockdown include a Neolithic arrowhead, a snake-shaped belt hook and shards of Roman potteryWed, 22 Jul 2020 15:50:22 +0000New Research Suggests Bloodletting, Pneumonia Killed Raphael artist failed to disclose his late-night outings to physicians, leading them to misdiagnose his illnessWed, 22 Jul 2020 14:30:57 +0000Historic Brooklyn Cemetery Seeks Its First Artist-in-Residence is the final resting place of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Louis Comfort Tiffany, among othersWed, 22 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Yosemite Sewage Tests Positive for Coronavirus results suggest there were dozens of visitors carrying the novel coronavirus in the park over the Fourth of July weekendTue, 21 Jul 2020 19:30:24 +0000Centuries-Old Gardening Hoes Made of Bison Bone Found in Canada tools provide evidence that the region's Indigenous population practiced agriculture pre-European contactTue, 21 Jul 2020 16:41:41 +0000You Can Now Explore All 48,000 Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Online commemorative quilt weighs 54 tons and spans 1.2 million square feetTue, 21 Jul 2020 15:09:29 +0000Rock Dust Could Be Farming's Next Climate Solution process, called enhanced weathering, could remove 2 billion tons of CO2 from the air while fertilizing soilTue, 21 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000World Methane Emissions Hit New High and fossil fuels drive a surge in global emissions of the powerful greenhouse gasMon, 20 Jul 2020 18:55:47 +0000Beetles Wearing Tiny, Robotic Camera Backpacks Give Bugs-Eye View of the World wireless, lightweight and steerable device expands the possibilities for miniature camerasMon, 20 Jul 2020 17:45:59 +0000Evidence of Enormous Temples Found at Northern Ireland's Navan Fort survey reveals traces of Iron Age religious structures, early medieval royal residencesMon, 20 Jul 2020 16:39:22 +0000The Andean Condor Can Soar 100 Miles Without Flapping impressively efficient flight was recorded during a new study of the giant scavenger’s aerial prowessMon, 20 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000You Could Help Curate This Ambitious Timeline of Food History family of Lynne Olver, the librarian who launched the online portal in 1999, needs help keeping her legacy aliveFri, 17 Jul 2020 20:43:34 +0000Why It's Unsettling That Anything Could Be Cake, According to Science explain why the disconnect between expectations and reality is both amusing and uncomfortableFri, 17 Jul 2020 20:04:21 +0000This Ancient Greek Shipwreck Is Now an Underwater Museum Peristera, a cargo vessel loaded with thousands of amphorae, sank in the Aegean Sea around 500 B.C.Fri, 17 Jul 2020 17:44:50 +0000How to See Five Planets in the Night Sky This Weekend, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible during the early morning hours on July 19Fri, 17 Jul 2020 16:18:01 +0000New Research Reveals Surprising Origins of Egypt's Hyksos Dynasty analysis of ancient tooth enamel suggests the enigmatic ancients were immigrants, not invadersFri, 17 Jul 2020 15:54:13 +0000Llama Cells Could Help Scientists Create a COVID-19 Treatment are re-engineering llama antibodies to neutralize the virusFri, 17 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000How Many Hot Dogs Can a Person Eat in Ten Minutes? hot dogs might be the human limit—but only after specific training to stretch the stomachFri, 17 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000This Website Highlights Views Outside Windows Across the World WindowSwap project provides a virtual travel opportunity for those sheltering in place amid the COVID-19 pandemicThu, 16 Jul 2020 19:02:50 +0000Do These 10,000-Year-Old Flint Artifacts Depict Human Figures? say the objects' grooves evoke the hips and the narrowing of the neck around the shouldersThu, 16 Jul 2020 17:14:34 +0000California, Texas and Florida Emerge as COVID-19 Hotspots, the three states accounted for nearly 20 percent of the world's new cases on earlier this weekThu, 16 Jul 2020 15:29:24 +0000In a Rare Sighting, Wayward Beluga Spotted Off San Diego whale was seen thousands of miles south of its usual habitat, the farthest south the species has ever been seenThu, 16 Jul 2020 15:11:00 +0000Massachusetts' Plimoth Plantation Will Change Its Name new moniker will incorporate the Mashpee Wampanoag name for the region: PatuxetThu, 16 Jul 2020 14:54:41 +0000North Atlantic Right Whales Now Listed as 'Critically Endangered' about 400 of the whales survive in the wild, and they continue to die at an alarming rate Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Aztec Palace and House Built by Hernán Cortés Unearthed in Mexico City Spanish conquistador's home stood on the site of the razed royal residenceWed, 15 Jul 2020 19:44:45 +0000Wild Bison to Roam Britain for First Time in Thousands of Years small herd of four European bison will be released into a woodland in southeastern England in spring 2022Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:20:01 +00001.4-Million-Year-Old Ax Made of Hippo Bone Found in Ethiopia to have been made by Homo erectus, the implement adds range and sophistication to the bipedal hominin's toolkitWed, 15 Jul 2020 16:35:30 +0000See Birds Dive, Splash and Play in These Prize-Winning Photos images by amateurs and professionals took center stage in the 2020 Audubon Photography AwardsWed, 15 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000NASA Warns of 'Active' Atlantic Hurricane and Amazon Fire Seasons show high risk of fires and hurricanes, in part due to warmer than average sea surface temperatures Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:54:02 +0000Iron Age Murder Victim's Skeleton Found in England man was buried with his hands bound together at the waistTue, 14 Jul 2020 18:24:08 +0000Window-Mounted Device Could Keep Out City Noise microphone outside the window measures the incoming noise so that an array of two dozen speakers can cancel it out Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:18:50 +0000Millennia-Old Rock Art in Israel Offers Window Into Lost Culture carvings depict animals, geometric designs and what may be a human faceTue, 14 Jul 2020 14:53:47 +0000Hawaiian Chief's Cloak and Helmet Repatriated After 241 Years New Zealand museum initially returned the artifacts, given to Captain James Cook in 1779, on a long-term loan in 2016Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Giant Extinct Dolphin May Have Hunted Other Whales nearly 16-foot species may have been an apex predator like modern killer whales, researchers sayTue, 14 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Turkey Controversially Converts Hagia Sophia From Museum Into Mosque move has attracted criticism from Unesco, Pope Francis, the Russian Orthodox Church and othersMon, 13 Jul 2020 18:09:39 +0000Images Offer a Rare Glimpse of Cross River Gorillas With Their Babies photos show a group of the animals, which were once presumed extinct, with infants of varying ages—a promising sign for the subspecies Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:20:12 +0000Earth Could Hit Critical Climate Threshold in Next Five Years 20 percent chance that one of the next five years will see annual global temperatures rise to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levelsMon, 13 Jul 2020 16:00:07 +0000How the U.S. Got Caught Under a 'Heat Dome' high-pressure system is causing days on end of unusually hot weather across most of the continental U.S.Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:50:20 +0000In Ancient Kazakhstan, Nomadic Herders Kept Their Toothless Pet Cat Alive assessment of the 1,000-year-old feline's bones suggest it wouldn’t have been able to survive without human careMon, 13 Jul 2020 15:22:15 +0000FBI Raids Northern Michigan Home Linked to Suspected Art Forgery Ring formerly attributed to Gertrude Abercrombie, Ralston Crawford and George Ault are now thought to be fakesMon, 13 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000What a New Supreme Court Decision Means for Native American Sovereignty landmark ruling upholds the sanctity of treaties between the United States and American Indians—to a certain pointFri, 10 Jul 2020 19:36:38 +0000How to Watch Comet Neowise's Spectacular Show mid-August, the comet will be bright enough to spot with the naked eyeFri, 10 Jul 2020 17:02:23 +0000New Research Suggests Humans Invented String at Least 120,000 Years Ago found on ancient shells indicate that they were laced together to create necklacesFri, 10 Jul 2020 15:45:15 +0000Hummingbirds Learn to Count to Find Their Favorite Flowers found that wild rufous hummingbirds could remember which flower in a sequence held nectar Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:13:01 +0000Volcanic Island's Explosive Growth Creates New Land Japanese island of Nishinoshima has added 500 feet to its coastline in less than a monthFri, 10 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Tesla's Patents, Einstein's Letters and an Enigma Machine Are Up for Auction's Eureka! sale features personal and academic objects owned by 20th-century scientistsFri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Researchers Digitally Reconstruct Thomas Becket's Razed Canterbury Cathedral Shrine model, centered around the medieval saint's golden casket, is now available to view onlineThu, 09 Jul 2020 17:09:47 +0000Giant Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs May Have Evolved From This Four-Inch-Tall Reptile Madagascar some 237 million years ago, the tiny <em>Kongonaphon kely</em> was chasing down insects on two legsThu, 09 Jul 2020 15:48:30 +0000The Far-Reaching Consequences of Siberia's Climate-Change-Driven Wildfires from the blazes is now reaching the West Coast of the United StatesThu, 09 Jul 2020 15:20:06 +0000Snail Shells Date England's Cerne Abbas Giant to Medieval, Not Prehistoric, Era are conducting additional testing aimed at confirming the chalk figure's age and originsThu, 09 Jul 2020 15:02:00 +0000National Gallery of Art Acquires Its First Painting by a Native American Artist Quick-to-See Smith's work addresses questions of identity and appropriationThu, 09 Jul 2020 13:05:28 +0000Experts Aren’t Sure Why Botswana's Elephants Are Dying by the Hundreds being slowed by the global pandemic, tests are now underwayThu, 09 Jul 2020 12:45:35 +0000How Did the Norman Conquest Change English Cuisine? the invasion of 1066, pork and possibly chicken spiked in popularityWed, 08 Jul 2020 16:10:30 +0000This AR Artwork Reimagines Historical Spaces Across the U.S. Baker Cahill's red, white and blue "Liberty Bell" rings over sites in six major citiesWed, 08 Jul 2020 14:27:12 +0000This Worm-Like Amphibian May Pack a Venomous Bite new study suggests that legless burrowers called caecilians may be the first known amphibian to have venom glands in their mouthsWed, 08 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000Beavers Are Accelerating Climate Change in Alaska the Arctic warms, the furry animals are moving in—and redevelopingWed, 08 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0000Explore a 5,000-Year-Old Welsh Tomb Recreated in Minecraft virtual world now boasts a cube-based recreation of Bryn Celli Ddu in its heydayWed, 08 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000An Underwater Cave Once Hosted the Americas' Oldest Known Ocher Mine have valued the rich red pigment for hundreds of thousands of yearsTue, 07 Jul 2020 15:53:23 +0000Canada’s White-Throated Sparrows Are Changing Their Tune new song is catching on and spreading across the country at an unprecedented speedTue, 07 Jul 2020 14:48:23 +0000Meet Augie, the 20-Year-Old Golden Retriever Who Might Have Just Set an Age Record doggo's recent birthday may be an all-timer for her breedTue, 07 Jul 2020 14:30:00 +0000How the Uffizi Gallery Is Highlighting Black Figures in Renaissance Art Saturday, the Florentine museum will release a new educational video on TikTok and FacebookTue, 07 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000New Swine Flu Strain With Pandemic Potential Isn’t Cause for Alarm findings are a reminder not to forget about seasonal viruses, but also shows that virus surveillance systems workMon, 06 Jul 2020 19:50:49 +0000Divers Find 16th-Century Shipwreck Off Coast of Northern Italy vessel may be the "Santo Spirito & Santa Maria di Loreto," which sank in the vicinity in 1579Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:37:12 +0000As Segway Retires, Its Inventor Gears Up to Grow Organs Kamen, inventor of the soon-to-be obsolete Segway, has assembled a team to mass-produce human organs for transplantMon, 06 Jul 2020 15:29:29 +0000Second Brazilian Museum Fire in Two Years Sparks Calls for Reform are assessing the damage caused by a June 15 blaze at the Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden in Belo HorizonteMon, 06 Jul 2020 15:23:48 +0000Headless Sea Lions Are Washing Up in British Columbia and local beachgoers who have encountered the decapitated marine mammals suggest humans may be to blameMon, 06 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0000Why Scholars Are Skeptical of Claimed Rediscovery of Lost Frida Kahlo Masterpiece"The Wounded Table," a 1940 work by the Mexican painter, disappeared 65 years agoMon, 06 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000NASA Needs Your Help Designing a 'Lunar Loo' need to balance size, weight, functionality in microgravity and lunar gravity—and, of course, user experience Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Whale Sharks Have Tiny Teeth on Their Eyeballs 'dermal denticles' probably help protect the eyes of these gentle giants, scientists say Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000Why Did the Maya Abandon the Ancient City of Tikal? research suggests mercury and toxic algae poisoned the settlement's reservoirsThu, 02 Jul 2020 18:29:48 +0000Paris Exhibition Recreates Pompeii's Final Hours unable to visit the show in person can access a trove of online resources related to the immersive experienceThu, 02 Jul 2020 16:24:46 +0000Flying Snakes Need to Wriggle Through the Air to Glide paradise tree snake flattens its body and swerves in three dimensions to glide through the canopy Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0000Fish Eggs Can Survive a Journey Through Both Ends of a Duck new study finds some eggs remain viable even after being eaten and pooped out by waterfowlThu, 02 Jul 2020 12:30:00 +0000Watch This Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of the Sun’s Last Decade released the hour-long video in honor of the ten-year anniversary of its satellite, the Solar Dynamics Observatory Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0000Renovations at Historic York Guildhall Reveal Human Remains, Roman Artifacts work at the 15th-century municipal building has yielded an array of archaeological findsThu, 02 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Roadkill Reduced During Lockdowns, but Traffic Is Increasing Again, Idaho and Maine saw considerably fewer roadkill deaths in the first few weeks of stay-at-home orders Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:54:32 +0000Scientists Propose a New Name for Nature in the Time of COVID-19: The 'Anthropause' travel came to a halt during COVID-19, and scientists argue that this worldwide 'pause' presents a rare opportunity to study our impact on animalsWed, 01 Jul 2020 17:20:58 +0000Record-Breaking Lightning Bolts Spark Excitement confirmed two 'megaflash' lightning bolts in Brazil and Argentina that struck down previous world records Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:42:22 +0000Archaeologists Unearth 16th-Century Children's Cemetery in Poland of the deceased were buried with coins in their mouths as payment for Charon, ferryman of the underworldWed, 01 Jul 2020 16:05:17 +0000Early Residents of the Pacific Northwest Smoked Smooth Sumac used a new technique to detect the chemical fingerprints of specific plant species in a 1,400-year-old pipe's residueWed, 01 Jul 2020 15:10:19 +0000Newly Discovered Portrait May Be Oldest Known Image of Māori Person photo depicts Hemi Pomara, who was kidnapped and "exhibited" by British colonialists in London during the 1840sWed, 01 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000Watch Colorful Sunsets on Distant Planets in This NASA Simulation models from a NASA scientist show what the sun’s setting might look like on Venus, Uranus and MarsTue, 30 Jun 2020 19:10:04 +0000See the Face of a Man Whose Skull Was Mounted on a Stake 8,000 Years Ago forensic artist used 3-D scans of the hunter-gatherer's cranium to envision what he may have looked like in lifeTue, 30 Jun 2020 17:25:31 +0000'Joker' Spider Named After Joaquin Phoenix phoenixi’s bold red and white abdomen inspired the researchers’ homageTue, 30 Jun 2020 15:40:17 +0000Roman-Era Structures Found Near Sphinx-Lined Egyptian Avenue at Kebbash Road revealed circular ovens, a mud-brick wall and a sandstone wallTue, 30 Jun 2020 15:37:25 +0000Remains Discovered in Parisian Chapel May Belong to Guillotined Aristocrats research suggests the bodies of nearly 500 nobles beheaded during the Reign of Terror are buried in Chapelle ExpiatoireTue, 30 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000300-Pound, Wombat-Like Creature Once Roamed Australia describe a new species of extinct Australian marsupial that is most closely related to modern wombats but was the size of a black bearMon, 29 Jun 2020 19:30:19 +0000Heat in Jupiter’s Moon Europa Might Have Made Its Oceans Habitable upcoming NASA mission will get a closer look at the ocean moon Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:59:55 +0000How an Alaskan Volcano Is Linked to the Decline of the Roman Republic research suggests Mount Okmok's eruption in 43 B.C. sparked extreme weather halfway across the worldMon, 29 Jun 2020 17:43:41 +0000Disney Will Overhaul Controversial Splash Mountain Ride attraction, based on the racist 1946 movie "Song of the South," will now celebrate "The Princess and the Frog"Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:22:15 +0000Archaeologists Unearth Trove of Artifacts From 19th-Century Australian Chinatown immigrants created a community in the Frog's Hollow neighborhood of BrisbaneMon, 29 Jun 2020 14:50:35 +0000Local Man Finds 2,000-Year-Old Roman Lead Ingot in Welsh Field Jones' discovery adds a tangible piece of evidence to the history of mining in Roman BritainFri, 26 Jun 2020 16:55:38 +0000Distant Black Hole Collides With a Mysterious Object detect what is either the heaviest known neutron star or the least massive black hole ever recordedFri, 26 Jun 2020 15:50:26 +0000Early Short Story by Louisa May Alcott Published for the First Time "Little Women" author wrote "Aunt Nellie's Diary" in 1849, when she was 17 years oldFri, 26 Jun 2020 15:28:04 +0000NASA Names D.C. Headquarters for 'Hidden Figure' and Engineer Mary Jackson may have been the only African American woman aeronautical engineer in the 1950s Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000Temperatures Hit a Sweltering 100.4 Degrees Fahrenheit in Arctic Town likely record-setting day is the latest development in a blistering heat wave that’s been warming the region and exacerbating wildfires Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000New Digital Archive Explores 133 Years of African American Funeral Programs online resource offers a veritable treasure trove of information for historians and genealogists Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:01:04 +0000Rare Hybrid Hawksbill-Green Sea Turtle Released in Florida turtle will participate in an annual 'race' put on by a Florida-based sea turtle conservation groupThu, 25 Jun 2020 19:07:34 +0000Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Hits Southern Mexico sits above a complicated system of tectonic plates that makes the region prone to violent temblors Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:02:26 +0000Newly Excavated Viking Dwelling May Be Oldest Found in Iceland say the settlement, which may have housed a Norse chieftain, dates to roughly 800 A.D.Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:59:22 +0000For $125,000, You Could Ride a Balloon Into the Stratosphere new company, Space Perspective, announced its plan for a commercial space craft this weekThu, 25 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000Botched Art Restoration Renders Virgin Mary Unrecognizable failed makeover—one of several to surface in Spain in recent years—has prompted calls for stricter regulation of the fieldThu, 25 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Audience of Plants Roots for Barcelona Opera House on Opening Night leafy crowd enjoyed a string quartet's performance of Puccini's "Crisantemi"Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:38:13 +0000Australia’s Fires Sent Smoke 19 Miles High unprecedented plumes of were carried aloft by smoke-filled thunderclouds and exhibited unusual wind patternsWed, 24 Jun 2020 17:55:02 +0000You Can Help Teach the Curiosity Rover to Drive on Mars rover isn’t quite eight years old, but NASA thinks it’s time that Curiosity becomes more independent Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:59:05 +0000Archaeologists Discover Enormous Ring of Ancient Pits Near Stonehenge buried shafts may represent the largest prehistoric structure ever found in Great BritainWed, 24 Jun 2020 15:21:30 +0000‘Into the Wild’ Bus Airlifted Out of the Wilderness and even deadly pilgrimages to the bus prompted officials to remove the bus due to public safety concernsWed, 24 Jun 2020 14:55:05 +0000Earthquake Swarm Reveals Complex Structure of a California Fault Line 2016, fluid broke into the cracks of a fault system, setting off a four-year-long swarm of mini earthquakesWed, 24 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Arizona Faces Wildfires and Evacuations as COVID-19 Cases Rise has spread out firefighters’ camp sites and relied more on aircraft to fight fires amid the pandemicTue, 23 Jun 2020 16:39:23 +0000Huge Saharan Dust Cloud Could Bring Hazy Skies, Spectacular Sunsets to the United States large dust cloud has already obscured skies in the Caribbean and will likely reach Gulf Coast states by the middle of this week Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:59:35 +0000Was Beethoven Black? Probably Not, but These Unsung Composers Were music scholar examines the history of the decades-old theory, and what its permanence tells us about who is considered 'canon' in classical musicTue, 23 Jun 2020 15:29:03 +0000Australian Mouse Feared Extinct After Fires Found Alive traps spotted the endangered smoky mouse in seven different locationsTue, 23 Jun 2020 15:05:04 +0000The Racist Statue of Theodore Roosevelt Will No Longer Loom Over the American Museum of Natural History plans emerge to remove the controversial figure, the 26th President's legacy remains sullied by his colonialist ideologyTue, 23 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0000Centuries-Old Hindu Temple Unearthed in India 200-year-old structure had been buried by sand for 80 years until local miners rediscovered itTue, 23 Jun 2020 12:30:00 +0000A Construction Project Reveals Whale Bones Beneath a Road in Scotland to have come from a large male sperm whale, they may be remnants of the whaling industry that once operated out of Edinburgh’s portTue, 23 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000See 'The Last Supper' in a New High-Resolution Scan Online on a copy made by Leonardo da Vinci's pupils, the image will be useful to scholars and the public alikeMon, 22 Jun 2020 16:55:34 +0000Experiment Tricks Mice Into Smelling Things That Aren’t There stimulated certain of the mouse’s brain cells in a particular order to produce 'synthetic smells'Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:15:03 +0000Soap Bubbles Can Pollinate Flowers, but Can They Replace Bees? research shows that carefully calibrated soap bubbles cause pear trees to bear fruitMon, 22 Jun 2020 16:06:03 +0000First Soft-Shelled Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found discoveries reveal that some ancient reptiles laid soft-shelled eggs, challenging long-held assumptions in paleontologyMon, 22 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000How to Livestream Stonehenge's Summer Solstice Celebrations event at the Neolithic monument will be broadcast virtually in place of an in-person gatheringFri, 19 Jun 2020 19:49:51 +0000National Archives Locates Handwritten Juneteenth Order June 19, 1865, the decree informed the people of Texas that enslaved individuals were now freeFri, 19 Jun 2020 18:16:21 +0000Rare Giant Squid Washes Onto Shores of South African Beach more than 13 feet long, the creature was probably just 2 years old, scientists say Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:10:44 +0000DNA Extracted From Ancient 'Irish Pharaoh' May Reveal Royal Incest analysis of elite man buried in Stone Age monument suggests he was the product of either a brother-sister or parent-child pairingFri, 19 Jun 2020 15:57:44 +0000Forgotten Antietam Battlefield Map Shows Locations of Thousands of Graves Union and Confederate soldiers buried at the site of the 1862 clash were later moved to nearby cemeteriesFri, 19 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000New Research Suggests We're Living in Historically Unhappy Times tool that analyzes tweets and a study from University of Chicago researchers show that Americans' happiness has reached new lows in recent weeksFri, 19 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Bright Patches on Saturn’s Largest Moon Are Dried-Up Lake Beds study tackles a 20-year-old mystery about Titan, the second-largest moon in the solar systemFri, 19 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000Quaker Oats to Retire Aunt Jemima After Acknowledging Brand's Origins as 'Racial Stereotype' breakfast line's rebranding arrives amid widespread protests against systemic racism and police brutalityThu, 18 Jun 2020 19:22:32 +0000U.K. Museum Reimagines Classic Art With Face Masks Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has released greeting cards of six paintings adapted for this "most unusual year"Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:56:07 +0000Nearly 2,000 Black Americans Were Lynched During Reconstruction new report brings the number of victims of racial terror killings between 1865 and 1950 to almost 6,500Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:09:46 +0000Green Glow Detected in Mars' Atmosphere emerald light resembles the glow emitted in Earth's atmosphere Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:30:00 +0000Compared With Hummingbirds, People Are Rather Colorblind reveal the tiny birds can see "non-spectral" colors that blend ultraviolet light with colors humans can see to create distinct hues we can'tThu, 18 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000Businesses Can Now Buy Spot, Boston Dynamics' Robotic 'Dog' four-legged robot sells for about $75,000 Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Fisherman Finds Suspected Medieval Statue in Spanish Riverbed think the religious icon, which depicts the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus, is about 700 years oldThu, 18 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Activists Try to Remove African Artifact From Paris Museum demanding the repatriation of looted objects seized a funeral pole on view at the Musée du Quai Branly–Jacques ChiracWed, 17 Jun 2020 18:26:13 +0000Evidence of Early Bow-and-Arrow Hunting Discovered in Sri Lanka confirmed, the 48,000-year-old find will be the oldest known instance of bowhunting outside of AfricaWed, 17 Jun 2020 16:45:21 +0000Lost African American Cemetery Found Under Florida Parking Lot discovery marks the fourth forgotten black graveyard identified in the Tampa Bay area in the past yearWed, 17 Jun 2020 15:13:44 +0000This Sculpture Takes the Great Barrier Reef’s Temperature'Ocean Siren' changes colors in real time to reflect ocean temperatures at Davies Reef, part of Australia’s ailing Great Barrier ReefWed, 17 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0000COVID-19 Cases Exceed Eight Million Worldwide bleak milestone arrives as cases spike in South AmericaWed, 17 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000Tiny, Rare Bone Found in the Hearts of Chimpanzees say the bone may be linked to heart disease Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:30:00 +0000Celebrate World Ocean Month With Four Virtual Dives with a sea lion, sea turtles, sharks and more in four 360-degree virtual dives created by NOAA Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0000The Forecast in National Parks Is Cloudy With a Chance of Plastic Rain research finds America’s western national parks and wilderness areas receive more than 1,000 tons of plastic rain every yearTue, 16 Jun 2020 13:30:00 +0000Fossil Footprints Suggest Ancient Crocodile Walked on Two Legs lumbering crocodylomorph lived during the early Cretaceous period, about 106 million years agoTue, 16 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0000Drought Reveals Traces of Ancient Roman Structures in Wales used aerial photographs to discover previously unknown forts and roads in water-starved fields across the countryTue, 16 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000Wreck of John F. Kennedy's World War II Patrol Boat Recovered future president took over command of PT-59 after his first ship, PT-109, sank in 1943Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000NASA Releases Rainbow-Colored Images of Martian Moon Phobos say that the brightly colored thermal images, collected by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, will help them better understand the moon’s originsMon, 15 Jun 2020 17:50:06 +0000Studies Estimate That Lockdowns Slowed COVID-19 Spread and Saved Lives say the results provide evidence in support of extending these measuresMon, 15 Jun 2020 17:31:48 +000015,000 Years Ago, Humans in Israel Ate Snakes and Lizards on reptiles may have helped these prehistoric people adapt to living in more permanent settlementsMon, 15 Jun 2020 16:50:10 +0000France Seeks Proposals for Memorial to Victims of Slavery, Paris is home to just one significant monument recognizing the country's history of enslavementMon, 15 Jun 2020 15:09:25 +0000Virginia School District Will Use Drones to Deliver Summer Reading County has partnered with Google's Wing service to distribute library booksMon, 15 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000Drone Footage Shows Thousands of Nesting Sea Turtles roughly 64,000 green sea turtles were photographed off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia at Raine Island, the turtle's largest breeding groundMon, 15 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000China Increases Protections for Pangolins mammal’s keratin scales have been removed from the traditional medicine ingredient listFri, 12 Jun 2020 19:25:59 +0000A Sculptor Made This 15-Foot-Tall Laughing Kookaburra in Lockdown Farvardin Daliri in Brisbane, Australia crafted the giant sculpture, which opens its beak and cackles with laughterFri, 12 Jun 2020 19:25:35 +0000Archaeologists Discover Details of Buried Roman City Without Digging radar revealed Falerii Novi's elaborate architecture, including a bath complex, theater and network of water pipesFri, 12 Jun 2020 17:42:09 +0000Ancient Roman Board Game Found in Norwegian Burial Mound unearthed a four-sided dice and 18 circular tokensFri, 12 Jun 2020 15:17:26 +0000Christopher Columbus Statues Beheaded, Pulled Down Across America in three U.S. cities targeted sculptures of the Italian explorer and colonizerFri, 12 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0000How a Berlin Theater Will Enforce Social Distancing venue removed more than half of its seats to keep audience members safely separatedFri, 12 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000