Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:11:33 +0000Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking Six National Monuments review, which has been leaked, also suggests changes in uses and/or management of several other monumentsThu, 24 Aug 2017 21:14:37 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 a Satellite Just Used Earth Like a Slingshot its way to study an asteroid for clues about the origins of life, OSIRIS-REx got a little boost from Earth's gravityFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:10:26 +0000Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters thought you otter know theseFri, 22 Sep 2017 19:06:17 +0000Why Some Woolly Rhinos Grew Ribs on Their Necks misplaced ribs don't grow unless something unusual is going on in the gene poolFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:46:12 +0000Scientists Identify the Genes That Paint Butterfly Wings genetic editing, scientists isolated just two genes that play a major role in making butterfly wings as pretty as they areFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:15 +0000Those Little Birds On The Backs Of Rhinos Actually Drink Blood think that’s ticks they’re eating? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:39:37 +0000Five Fascinating Facts About the Amazing Cassowary may look pretty scary, but they’re actually pretty coolFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:03 +0000Even Without a Brain, Jellyfish Still Need to Sleep simple, ancient creatures show just how deeply rooted sleep may be in the animal kingdomFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Wild Bison Was Spotted in Germany for the First Time in Two Centuries. Then It Was Shot conservationists work to restore the once mighty European bison, they must face misunderstandings from concerned citizensFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Study Offers Glimmer of Hope for Sea Turtles numbers are on the rise in many areas of the globe, but the endangered species still needs helpFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Gene Editing of Embryos Gives Insight Into Basic Human Biology genetic tool allows researchers to disable a gene key to human development in a closely regulated experimentThu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:53 +0000Did Lager Beer Originate In South America? from 1,000-year-old pots suggests people in Patagonia were fermenting beverages with lager yeast well before the BavariansThu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:34 +0000The Science Behind Our Search for Waldo'Where's Waldo' was first published on this day 30 years agoThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000Barn Owls Do Not Suffer From Age-Related Hearing Loss, Study Shows ranging in age from two to 23 were able to respond equally well to auditory cuesWed, 20 Sep 2017 20:53:28 +0000The World’s Biggest and Smallest Animals Face Greatest Risk of Extinction and habitat degradation are largely to blameWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:26 +0000Is Animal Hoarding a Distinct Mental Disorder? are many differences between people that hoard objects and those that collect crittersWed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Scotland's Oldest Remaining Snow Patch Expected to Soon Disappear as 'The Sphinx,' the icy spot on the mountain Braeriach hasn't completely melted for 11 yearsTue, 19 Sep 2017 18:24:14 +0000Look Into the Creepy-Cute Eyes of This Reconstructed, 500-Million-Year-Old Creature depictions of Agnostus pisiformis are part of comprehensive review of the Cambrian-era arthropodTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:04:26 +0000Why The Pap Test Could Also Be Called the Stern Test Stern played a vital role in cervical cancer testing and treatmentTue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +0000Ancient Space Debris Created Hottest Temperature Yet Recorded on Earth studying the minerals at a Canadian crater, researchers learn the rocks were nearly half as hot as the sunTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Opening Warm Champagne Leads to a Pop of Blue flash of color is caused by the same process that colors the sky with its blue huesTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Octopus 'City' Found Off the Coast of Australia to live as loners, gloomy octopuses may actually live in groups bustling with activityTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000How Strong Is a Zap From an Electric Eel? Shockingly Strong biologist learns an eel's power first hand, allowing himself to be repeatedly shocked in the name of scienceMon, 18 Sep 2017 17:27:08 +0000Long Thought Extinct, Javan Tiger May Have Been Spotted in Indonesia sighted in 1976, many are hopeful that the Javan tiger still livesMon, 18 Sep 2017 15:48:05 +0000San Diego Is Dousing Its Streets With Bleach to Contain Hepatitis A Outbreak outbreak is primarily affecting the city’s homeless populationFri, 15 Sep 2017 20:29:10 +0000Liquid Cats, Didgeridoo Research and More From the 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes parody of the prestigious Nobel Prizes, the awards celebrate research that makes people laugh, then thinkFri, 15 Sep 2017 20:02:46 +0000Two Rare White Giraffes Filmed in Kenya leucistic mother and baby were filmed by local rangers in AugustFri, 15 Sep 2017 17:29:57 +0000Carbon Dating Reveals the History of Zero Is Older Than Previously Thought ancient text called the Bakhshali manuscript has bumped zero’s origin story back by 500 yearsThu, 14 Sep 2017 19:50:47 +0000What Cassini's Daring Dives Have Taught Us About Saturn the probe's final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, here’s a look back at what we’ve learned so farThu, 14 Sep 2017 17:59:18 +0000Why Bacteria in Space Are Surprisingly Tough to Kill how space changes microbes might help fight antibiotic resistance here on EarthThu, 14 Sep 2017 14:29:03 +0000How Do Giraffes Stay So Cool? Perhaps the Secret Is a Long Neck long, thin necks may be used to shade their skin from the hot African SunThu, 14 Sep 2017 13:45:36 +0000Researchers Find 98-Million-Year-Old Horned Vampire Ant Encased in Amber newly described species of Hell Ant impaled its tiny victims on its reinforced horn and may have slurped up their bug blood Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:35:41 +0000Tattoo Ink May Stain Your Lymph Nodes more research is needed to determine whether this is actually a bad thingWed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:32 +0000Celebrate Cassini's Historic Voyage in Eight Incredible Images 13 years of exploration, one of NASA's most successful probes will crash into Saturn's atmosphereWed, 13 Sep 2017 19:36:42 +0000This Algorithm Generates Crazy and Terrifying Disease Names new neural network makes lists of diseases we thankfully don't haveWed, 13 Sep 2017 17:06:00 +0000Man Poisons Himself by Taking Apricot Kernels to Treat Cancer believe these seeds can fight cancer, but there's no scientific evidence to back up the claimWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:51 +0000Damage From Hurricane Irma Can Be Seen From Space islands that were once lush and green now appear sickly and brownTue, 12 Sep 2017 20:14:23 +0000Rocket Powered by Recycled Tires and Hope Launches in the U.K. a successful test of the Skybolt 2 rocket, Starchaser Industries takes a step towards sending tourists into spaceTue, 12 Sep 2017 19:12:44 +0000Why Everyone Went on a Wild Goose Chase Looking for the Planet Vulcan idea of a ninth planet in the Solar System would resolve a mathematical conundrum about Mercury–only problem is, it wasn't thereTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:04:43 +0000To Save Australia's Ecosystem, Ecologists Say Eat Kangaroos a soaring population, the iconic marsupials are overwhelming other species and may soon run out of foodTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:52:20 +0000Cargo Ships May Double Lightning Strikes in Their Path exhaust impacts cloud formation, which may influence lightning over busy shipping lanesTue, 12 Sep 2017 12:05:04 +0000This High-Ranking Viking Warrior Was a Woman analysis shows that the elaborate grave of what appears to be a Viking officer was a real-life shieldmaidenMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:51:54 +0000The Roots of Computer Code Lie in Telegraph CodeÉmile Baudot, born a year after the first long-distance telegraph message was sent, helped advance the technologyMon, 11 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000West Coast Monarch Butterflies Flutter Toward Extinction 1981, the butterfly's numbers have declined 97 percent according to a new surveyFri, 08 Sep 2017 20:43:44 +0000Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam through this large airport could be greeted by America's official mammalFri, 08 Sep 2017 19:34:06 +0000Got Writer's Block? Try Listening to Happy Music new study suggests that an upbeat tune can boost creativityFri, 08 Sep 2017 18:34:21 +0000Two Centuries of Dinosaur Art Come Alive in This Gorgeous New Book<i>Paleoart</i> traces historic depictions of T. rex, mastodons and other ancient creatures through an artistic lens Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:24:32 +0000Swiss Chocolatiers Introduce New Type of Chocolate—Pink ‘ruby chocolate,’ its creators claim the concoction contains no red coloring Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:18:13 +0000Pluto's Surface Features Get Their First Official Names International Astronomical Union approved 14 dark and heroic names for the erstwhile planetFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:37:46 +0000 More Than a Century Later, This Texas Hurricane Remains America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster Great Galveston Hurricane helped the city of Houston to rise to prominenceFri, 08 Sep 2017 13:54:03 +0000This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington’s Great-Great-Great... Grandfather Welles's ideas about whiteness were a reflection of his time, and would be continued into the futureFri, 08 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Harvey's Next Danger: Massive Mosquito Clouds water is breeding billions of post-hurricane mosquitoes, which could transmit diseases like the West Nile VirusThu, 07 Sep 2017 17:40:53 +0000This Algorithm Can Tell How Much Pain You're In may soon measure pain with an appThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:43:42 +0000Gesundheit! African Wild Dogs Sneeze to Vote on Group Decisions new study found that the more the pooches sneeze, the more likely they are to set off on a huntThu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Brain-like Blob Found in Canadian Pond rarely seen creature, which is a type of bryozoan, is comprised of thousands of tiny organisms Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000NASA Captures Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade morning, the sun emitted two X-class flares, disrupting GPS and radio signalsWed, 06 Sep 2017 21:13:43 +00002.8 Million Stars Sparkle in This Incredible Image of the Milky Way Gaia star surveyor captured a densely packed area near the center of the galaxyWed, 06 Sep 2017 19:49:01 +0000How Zika Virus Could Be Used to Fight Brain Cancer same properties that make Zika virus devastating to fetal brains could be turned against cancer cellsWed, 06 Sep 2017 17:12:11 +0000Discovery of Unexploded WWII Bomb Forces Massive Evacuation in Frankfurt Sunday, residents living within a mile of the site left their homes while the 4,000-pound "Blockbuster" was defusedTue, 05 Sep 2017 19:22:30 +0000Prize-Winning Images Capture Birds in All Their Feathered Glory Best Bird Photographer of the Year Awards displays the dynamic lives of the amazing avianTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:49:13 +0000Why Are Some Leaves Massive and Others Minuscule? have found that the rainfall, sunshine and the threat of frost or overheating set the maximum size for leavesFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:23:31 +0000Could These Nearby Earth-Sized Exoplanets Harbor Liquid Water? of the TRAPPIST-1 stellar system shows that several of its planets have the right conditions for liquid waterFri, 01 Sep 2017 15:00:44 +0000First Gene Therapy Treatment Approved in U.S. modifying a person's own immune cells, the treatment can effectively target leukemia cellsThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:13:43 +0000Astronomers Detect 15 Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From a Distant Galaxy new cosmic blasts may help researchers finally figure out what's producing the energy in spaceThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:40:58 +0000How Getting Fish Hooked on Drugs Could Help Fight Opioid Addiction fish and humans have similar pathways of addiction, which may make them ideal test subjects for addiction studiesThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:09:29 +0000The First Syphilis Cure Was the First 'Magic Bullet' term 'magic bullet' once just meant a targeted drugThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:56:44 +0000Colorado Construction Crew Unearths 66-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Fossil Thornton’s new Public Safety Facility, the crew happened upon a rare findWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:00:21 +0000Despite Harvey's Wrath, This 1,000-Year Old Tree Still Stands Tall Big Tree has survived at least 40 hurricanesWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:25:13 +0000Seabirds Use Their Sense of Smell to Navigate Open Water new study suggests shearwaters follow their nose homeWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:00:18 +0000Another Danger of the Harvey Flood: Floating Fire Ants stinging insects are floating around Texas floodwaters in giant matsTue, 29 Aug 2017 17:32:20 +0000A Mysterious Chemical Cloud Descended on the British Coast people were treated for stinging eyes, irritated throats and vomitingMon, 28 Aug 2017 18:10:37 +0000Watch Gentoo Penguins Hunting From a Bird's Eye View footage is helping researchers untangle the meaning behind these tuxedo-clad birds' callsMon, 28 Aug 2017 17:32:32 +0000Ancient Babylonian Tablet May Hold Earliest Examples of Trigonometry true, it would mean the ancient culture figured out this mathematical field more than a millennia before its known creationMon, 28 Aug 2017 14:35:10 +0000The Farmboy Who Invented Television inventor of television’s career presages many of the good and bad things about Silicon ValleyMon, 28 Aug 2017 14:20:00 +0000In Pakistan, Arsenic-Laced Groundwater Puts 60 Million People at Risk live in the Indus River ValleyFri, 25 Aug 2017 19:24:29 +0000Why Horses and Their Ilk Are the Only One-Toed Animals Still Standing horses had 15 toes, but life on the plains led to a stronger center toe, leading to life on four hoovesFri, 25 Aug 2017 16:12:00 +0000The Father of Modern Chemistry Proved Respiration Occurred by Freezing a Guinea Pig he got the guinea pig from remains a mysteryFri, 25 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Why Amateur Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey radio underwent a resurgence in the United States after Hurricane KatrinaThu, 24 Aug 2017 21:16:11 +0000This Is the Best Image of a Star Beyond Our Solar System (Yet) detailed convection map of the red supergiant Antares is spectacular, but it also shows we don't know everything that's going onThu, 24 Aug 2017 19:09:25 +0000Thousands of Invasive Salmon Escape From Farm in Pacific Northwest are urging fishers to catch the salmon in the waters off WashingtonThu, 24 Aug 2017 18:47:51 +0000Could Astronauts Harvest Nutrients From Their Waste? new study suggests that modified yeast feeding on human waste can make useful byproducts for long missions in spaceThu, 24 Aug 2017 16:53:56 +0000Australian Zoo Asks For Help Naming Rare White Koala the suggestions thus far are “Tofu” and “Daenerys”Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:57:53 +0000Woman Wins $417 Million in Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer the association between talc and cancer continues to be debated by the scientific community Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:41:35 +0000Fannie Farmer Was the Original Rachael Ray was the first prominent figure to advocate scientific cookery. Her cookbook remains in print to this dayWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:46:32 +0000This Enzyme Is Why Onions Make You Cry out the how the tear-inducing fumes form could give surprising insights into our own human proteinsWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:36:46 +0000Violent Snowstorms May Rack the Martian Night show how the water snow falling on Mars may fall much differently than we're used to here on EarthWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:01:34 +0000It May Rain Diamonds Inside Neptune and Uranus have finally simulated the long-proposed shower of gemsTue, 22 Aug 2017 19:11:16 +0000Photo Competition Highlights Splendor of Earth’s Ecosystems winning and commended images of BMC Ecology’s fifth annual photo contest are now available onlineTue, 22 Aug 2017 18:14:17 +0000Meet Florence, the Giant Asteroid That Will Buzz by Earth This September 2.7-mile-long, near-Earth object will give astronomers a chance to study the asteroid up closeTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:46 +0000How Microscopic Algae Kick-Started Life As We Know It 650 million years ago, algae took over the seas, which may have been a needed spark in the formation of complex lifeTue, 22 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses? are several options, including recycling, upcycling and donating them to children in the path of the next eclipseMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:48:01 +0000Stunning Photos Capture the Solar Eclipse Across America stellar phenomenon delighted millions today as it transited across the United StatesMon, 21 Aug 2017 16:22:42 +0000The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)'t worry if you can't make it to the path of totality. These unique livestreams have you coveredMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:45:18 +0000This Russian Monument Honors the Humble Lab Mouse peculiar Russian monument praises the scientific achievements of a tiny mammal Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000How the Silk Road Created the Modern Apple genetic study shows how wild Kazakhstan apples disbursed by traders combined with other wild species to create today's popular fruitMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Melting Sea Ice Forces Walruses Ashore in Earliest Gathering Yet Observed ice melts, the Pacific walruses are losing their icy resting platforms Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Scientific Reason You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey computer simulation shows that diluting whiskey brings flavor molecules to the surface, improving the aroma and taste of the tippleMon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000This 'Extinct' Penguin Likely Never Existed in the First Place analysis helps untangle the species behind a jumble of bone fragmentsMon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000Scientists Find Record 2.7-Million-Year-Old Ice Core in Antarctica may offer a frosty relic from the beginning of the ice ageFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:02:46 +0000Scientists Unlock Magic Mushrooms' Mysterious Chemical Compound new study has uncovered the enzymatic pathways that allow 'shrooms to make psilocybinFri, 18 Aug 2017 18:25:53 +0000ISS Astronauts Get a Sweet Taste of Real Ice Cream latest shipment to the station includes some frozen goodness for the crewFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:46:00 +0000AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways team at Google is using neural networks to create tools that they hope will inspire and channel creativityFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:31:30 +0000