Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenWed, 22 Nov 2017 20:06:33 +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 +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 +0000The Pilgrims Weren't the First to Celebrate Thanksgiving has a claim to an earlier Christian Thanksgiving celebrationWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:55 +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 +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 +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 +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 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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 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 +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 +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 +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 +0000John Philip Sousa Feared ‘The Menace of Mechanical Music’ what he’d say about SpotifyMon, 06 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +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 +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 +0000Can a Sandwich Be Intellectual Property? is the story of a patent war over PB&JFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Storm Ophelia Unearthed an Ancient Skeleton in Ireland of the skeleton’s skin was still preservedThu, 02 Nov 2017 18:13:43 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +0000Remains of Temple to Ramses II Discovered Near Cairo recent find was five years in the makingFri, 20 Oct 2017 21:14:46 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 Nicholas Culpeper Brought Medicine to the People 17th-century text is still in print todayWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +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 +0000How Margarita Cansino Became Rita Hayworth navigated identity, ethnicity and transformation throughout her careerTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +0000