Smart News | smithsonianmag.com feed for Smart NewsenWed, 08 Mar 2023 22:46:24 +0000Radioactive Capsule Safely Recovered in Western Australia getting lost in transit, the capsule sat for days on the side of a road in the desertTue, 31 Jan 2023 20:17:08 +0000Smiling Sphinx Statue Unearthed in Egypt suspect the Roman-era limestone figure may depict the emperor ClaudiusWed, 08 Mar 2023 22:46:24 +0000Bumblebees Learn to Open Puzzle Boxes From Each Other findings might suggest the insects have a capacity for culture, researchers sayWed, 08 Mar 2023 22:16:29 +0000Indie Film Studio A24 Buys Off-Broadway Theater studio made its first foray into live performance with the purchase of the Cherry Lane TheaterWed, 08 Mar 2023 20:24:09 +0000Why Scientists Are Studying the Stray Dogs Living at Chernobyl new study is a first step toward understanding how radiation exposure might affect DNAWed, 08 Mar 2023 19:36:55 +0000'The Great British Bake Off Musical' Comes to London's West End new stage adaptation aims to capture the heart of the beloved baking showWed, 08 Mar 2023 19:12:37 +0000Historic Treaty Protects Marine Life in the 'High Seas' United Nations agreement will help conserve 30 percent of the planet’s oceans by 2030Wed, 08 Mar 2023 16:12:25 +0000Ancient DNA Sheds Light on Europe's Hunter-Gatherers looked at the genomes of several hundred people who lived before, during and after the last ice ageTue, 07 Mar 2023 22:15:32 +0000One Woman's Quest to Eat 244 Scones Across U.K. Is Now Complete ten years, Sarah Merker has tried—and ranked—scones at National Trust sites in England, Wales and Northern IrelandTue, 07 Mar 2023 21:54:33 +0000How Vacationers on Antarctic Cruises Are Filling in Scientific Gaps ships and submarines, citizen scientists can access remote areas ripe for new discoveries. But does the research make up for the climate impact?Tue, 07 Mar 2023 20:02:03 +0000Archaeologists Find Evidence of Earliest Known Horseback Riders research indicates that humans were riding horses as early as 5,000 years agoTue, 07 Mar 2023 17:06:06 +0000Some Whales Use a Creaky 'Vocal Fry' Voice to Find Food humans, toothed whales have three vocal registers: chest, falsetto and vocal fryTue, 07 Mar 2023 16:45:24 +0000The Most Enigmatic Works in Art History new book highlights 100 artistic curiosities, from the nude "Mona Lisa" to portraits of a dog-headed saintTue, 07 Mar 2023 13:10:00 +0000What Made Judy Heumann, Mother of the Disability Rights Movement, an American Hero tireless activist, who died this weekend at 75, spent decades advocating for Americans with disabilitiesMon, 06 Mar 2023 23:33:49 +0000Kids Discover That EpiPens May Not Work in Space returning from space, the life-saving drug epinephrine had partially changed into poisonous benzoic acidMon, 06 Mar 2023 22:36:46 +0000Researchers Examine 3,500-Year-Old Brown Bear Preserved in Siberian Permafrost in 2020, the animal was originally declared to be a cave bear from the Ice AgeMon, 06 Mar 2023 21:35:55 +0000Dutch Artists Compete to Paint Like Vermeer in New Reality Show contestants are tasked with recreating six of the old master's lost worksMon, 06 Mar 2023 21:20:36 Adds More Than 300 New Words like “digital nomad,” “anti-fat” and “liminal space” reflect the dynamic nature of the English languageMon, 06 Mar 2023 21:07:05 +0000The Unusual European Journey of Thor the Walrus's rare to see one of these massive marine mammals in Western Europe, but Thor spent several months delighting crowds in multiple countriesMon, 06 Mar 2023 20:22:19 +0000Scientists Discover Oldest Known Fossils of Pollen-Carrying Insects’s unclear whether the creatures were pollinating prehistoric plants or just getting a snackMon, 06 Mar 2023 16:51:35 +0000Hidden Chamber Revealed Inside Great Pyramid of Giza used cosmic-ray imaging to uncover the 30-foot-long corridorFri, 03 Mar 2023 23:28:32 +0000Four Astronauts Arrive at the International Space Station a launch delay and docking issue, the space travelers are now onboard the orbiting laboratoryFri, 03 Mar 2023 21:26:32 +0000The Lincoln Memorial Is Getting a New Underground Museum are starting work on the $69 million project this month and hope to finish by 2026Fri, 03 Mar 2023 19:59:21 +0000Rare Jurassic-Era Insect Discovered at Arkansas Walmart species had not been recorded in eastern North America for more than 50 years—and never documented in the stateFri, 03 Mar 2023 19:55:37 +0000129-Year-Old Vessel Still Tethered to Lifeboat Found on Floor of Lake Huron 'Ironton' has been perfectly preserved since the day it sank in 'Shipwreck Alley'Fri, 03 Mar 2023 18:38:10 +0000NASA's Moon Dust Problem Might Finally Have a Solution sprayed liquid nitrogen at spacesuit-clad Barbie dolls to test their novel ideaFri, 03 Mar 2023 16:04:27 +0000These Mythical Sea Monsters May Have Been Whales With Unusual Dining Habits of creatures like the Norse “hafgufa” suggest ancient and medieval people may have seen whales trap feedingThu, 02 Mar 2023 22:26:43 +0000New Sleeper Train Will Connect Amsterdam and Barcelona proposed route is part of a broader push to increase cross-border rail travel in EuropeThu, 02 Mar 2023 21:34:53 +0000Ancient Comb Made From Human Skull Unearthed in England Iron Age artifact may have been used as an amulet rather than a hairstyling toolThu, 02 Mar 2023 20:53:30 +0000Artificial Sweetener Tied to Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Study Finds was not proven to cause these health problems, but some experts recommend limiting intakeThu, 02 Mar 2023 19:56:52 +0000Archaeologists Discover Wooden Spikes Described by Julius Caesar recently, no traces of the military technology had ever been foundThu, 02 Mar 2023 19:52:56 +0000These Young Shrimp Can Snap Their Claws as Fast as a Speeding Bullet snapping shrimp can achieve the fastest acceleration of any repeatable, underwater motion by a living thing, per a new studyThu, 02 Mar 2023 16:07:03 +0000Ukraine Releases Banksy Postage Stamp on War's One-Year Anniversary street artist painted the image on a demolished wall during his secret trip to the country last fallWed, 01 Mar 2023 21:55:07 +0000These Tiny Bugs Urinate by Flinging Droplets of Pee are the first example of “superpropulsion” in a living organism, according to new researchWed, 01 Mar 2023 20:15:42 +0000Did Salvador Dalí Paint This Enigmatic Artwork? two curators began doubting the painting's authenticity, they made an unexpected discovery about its originsWed, 01 Mar 2023 18:51:45 +0000Scientists Find Evidence of Another Core Within Earth's Center newly proposed layer might have a different structure from the rest of the inner coreWed, 01 Mar 2023 17:32:02 +0000Space Officials Want a Time Zone for the Moon timekeeping could help with navigation and communication, but experts say it will be difficultTue, 28 Feb 2023 22:23:10 +0000Dried Lake Reveals New Statue on Easter Island stone monolith is one of the famous moai sculptures scattered across the landscapeTue, 28 Feb 2023 22:16:21 +0000See Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Gather in Nebraska year, travelers attempt to witness the birds on their long journey northTue, 28 Feb 2023 20:31:46 +0000Seaside California City Bans Balloons in Public Beach has joined several other cities taking aim at ocean pollution, wildlife health, power outages and wildfiresTue, 28 Feb 2023 19:00:31 +0000David Bowie's 80,000-Item Archive Will Go on Display Victoria and Albert Museum in London is building a new venue dedicated to the artistTue, 28 Feb 2023 17:24:21 +0000Did Air Pollution Influence Famous Impressionist Painters? like Turner and Monet painted the smog they saw in London and Paris, a new study saysMon, 27 Feb 2023 22:09:01 +0000Bird Flu Causes the Death of an 11-Year-Old in Cambodia father and daughter both contracted avian influenza, the first cases in the country since 2014Mon, 27 Feb 2023 21:46:45 +0000Is This Wooden Artifact an Ancient Roman Phallus? years ago, researchers thought that the 2,000-year-old object was a darning toolMon, 27 Feb 2023 20:58:06 +0000Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens in the Saudi Desert say the show helps bolster the regime's reputation—and obscure its human rights violationsMon, 27 Feb 2023 19:45:02 +0000Amateur Fossil Hunter Discovers New Species of Giant Petrel in New Zealand now-extinct birds, which lived roughly three million years ago, likely used their hooked bills to feast on seal carcassesMon, 27 Feb 2023 18:46:50 +0000Destructive 'Super Pigs' From Canada Threaten the Northern U.S. animals root through crops, prey on native species, cause soil erosion and carry pathogens that can spread to humansMon, 27 Feb 2023 17:18:24 +0000David Hockney Is the Subject of His Own Immersive Experience projections and voiceovers, "Bigger & Closer (Not Smaller & Further Away)" examines the renowned artist's careerFri, 24 Feb 2023 21:59:24 +0000See Rare Images of Early 20th-Century Antarctic Expeditions the first time, hundreds of photos, lantern slides and glass plate negatives are available to the publicFri, 24 Feb 2023 21:28:57 +0000Scientists Discover an Emperor Penguin Colony From Poop Stains in Satellite Images pinpointed the group of roughly 500 birds in West AntarcticaFri, 24 Feb 2023 21:26:30 +0000This Tiny Welsh Island Is Europe's First Dark Sky Sanctuary Enlli joins just 16 other sites of its kind across the worldFri, 24 Feb 2023 20:18:16 +0000You Can Buy Hot Dog Fingers and Pet Rocks From 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is selling props and costumes from the Oscar-nominated film at an upcoming charity auctionFri, 24 Feb 2023 20:07:54 +0000Webb Telescope Finds Evidence of Massive Galaxies That Defy Theories of the Early Universe six “universe breakers” appear much larger than what scientists thought was possible at that timeFri, 24 Feb 2023 19:07:23 +0000Archery May Have Arrived in Europe Thousands of Years Earlier Than Thought archaeological research suggests Homo sapiens used bows and arrows 54,000 years ago in present-day FranceThu, 23 Feb 2023 21:55:17 +0000The Smithsonian Will Temporarily House 77 Repatriated Artifacts Amid Unrest in Yemen the items can be returned, the National Museum of Asian Art will keep them safeThu, 23 Feb 2023 21:51:05 +0000High-Altitude Balloons Aren’t Just for Spying. Here’s How Scientists Use Them, scientists and hobbyists are beginning to worry for their research as balloons are increasingly shot downThu, 23 Feb 2023 19:47:23 +0000Parisian Opera House That Inspired 'Phantom of the Opera' Becomes an Airbnb just one night, two travelers will spend the night in the Palais Garnier’s Box of HonorThu, 23 Feb 2023 19:25:35 +0000French Court Orders Musée d’Orsay to Restitute Masterpieces Stolen During World War II of art dealer Ambroise Vollard won a legal battle over works by Renoir, Cézanne and GauguinThu, 23 Feb 2023 18:08:49 +0000Looted Gold Jewelry Returns to Cambodia back in Phnom Penh, the 77 items may have been worn by Angkorian royaltyWed, 22 Feb 2023 22:45:36 +0000Shoes Carry Poop Bacteria Into NYC Buildings, Study Finds "absolutely astonishing" amounts of fecal bacteria on city sidewalks, an expert recommends removing shoes before entering homesWed, 22 Feb 2023 21:19:37 +0000Archaeologists Find Elite Residences at Mexico's Chichén Itzá housing complex is the first discovery of its kind in the ruined Maya cityWed, 22 Feb 2023 19:52:54 +0000A Long Low Tide Dries Up Venice's Smaller Canals high-pressure anticyclone is driving the situation, making it difficult to get around the carless cityWed, 22 Feb 2023 19:22:23 +0000Patient Cured of HIV After Stem Cell Transplant, Researchers Say is at least the third person cured in this way, which would likely be too risky for patients who don’t also have cancerWed, 22 Feb 2023 13:51:57 +0000Rare 1908 Harley-Davidson Becomes Most Expensive Motorcycle Sold at Auction restored bike, which a collector discovered in a Wisconsin barn, still has many of its original partsTue, 21 Feb 2023 21:57:28 +0000Genetically Modified Trees Are Taking Root to Capture Carbon start-up created the plants to help combat the climate crisis, but they have so far only been tested in a lab settingTue, 21 Feb 2023 21:15:38 +0000Visitor Accidentally Shatters $42,000 Jeff Koons Sculpture at Art Fair are now interested in buying the pieces of "Balloon Dog (Blue)"Tue, 21 Feb 2023 20:07:33 +0000World's Oldest European Hedgehog Found by Citizen Scientists species faces several threats, but the 16-year-old mammal is “really good news for conservation”Tue, 21 Feb 2023 19:29:02 +0000Hong Kong Is Giving Away 500,000 Free Plane Tickets government hopes to boost tourism in the wake of the pandemic and civil unrestTue, 21 Feb 2023 16:48:58 +0000Scientists Are Injecting Alligator Genes Into Catfish technique could help prevent infections in the millions of pounds of farmed catfish raised for human consumptionTue, 21 Feb 2023 13:55:57 +0000Oldest Schoolhouse for Black Children Moves to Colonial Williamsburg school educated free and enslaved Black children between 1760 and 1774Sat, 18 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000Machu Picchu Reopens Following Weeks of Civil Unrest, protesters and businesses came to an agreement to ensure the site's safetyFri, 17 Feb 2023 21:58:46 +0000Dead Fish and Chemical Smells Plague Ohio Community Two Weeks After Train Derailment department officials will establish a clinic for residents experiencing symptomsFri, 17 Feb 2023 21:56:27 +0000World's Oldest Near-Complete Hebrew Bible Goes to Auction Codex Sassoon could break auction records, becoming the most valuable historical document ever soldFri, 17 Feb 2023 20:06:19 +0000Opioid Overdose Treatment Might Soon Be Available Over the Counter FDA panel recommended the lifesaving nasal spray be distributed without a prescriptionFri, 17 Feb 2023 19:09:37 +0000Will California See a Wildflower Superbloom This Spring? the swaths of show-stopping poppies do appear, officials urge tourists to act responsiblyFri, 17 Feb 2023 18:55:28 +0000A Rare Look Below the 'Doomsday Glacier' Reveals Surprising Melting sent a robot through 2,000 feet of ice to study the quickly receding ice shelfFri, 17 Feb 2023 17:17:55 +0000Male Birth Control Drug 'Stops Sperm in Their Tracks' in Study of Mice drug served as a quick-acting, temporary contraceptive with no noticeable side effects, researchers sayFri, 17 Feb 2023 15:00:00 +0000Artifacts Unearthed Near Harriet Tubman's Birthplace identified a West African spirit cache, a collection of items used to protect a home's occupantsThu, 16 Feb 2023 23:05:45 +0000Kandinsky Painting Returned to Heirs of Jewish Collectors Could Sell for $45 Million masterpiece once belonged to Johanna Margarete Stern, who died at Auschwitz in 1944Thu, 16 Feb 2023 21:56:50 +0000Watch Rare New Footage of the Titanic Wreck team of oceanographers filmed the video in 1986 during the first detailed study of the sunken shipThu, 16 Feb 2023 20:22:29 +0000Banksy Unveils 'Valentine's Day Mascara,' a Statement on Domestic Violence removing parts of the artwork for safety, town officials quickly returned them to the siteThu, 16 Feb 2023 19:52:50 +0000Squatting Dinosaur Left Behind a Huge Footprint in England archaeologist accidentally came across the fossil that was preserved for 166 million yearsThu, 16 Feb 2023 18:41:04 +0000How Loud Was NASA's Artemis 1 Launch? Space Launch System rocket produced crackling sounds 40 million times louder than a bowl of Rice Krispies cereal in milk, researchers sayThu, 16 Feb 2023 16:04:42 +0000Did Vermeer's 'Girl' Really Have a Pearl Earring? real pearl of that size would have been "astronomically expensive," art historian saysWed, 15 Feb 2023 22:04:38 +0000Three Fishers Die After Falling Through Ice in Vermont fishing competitions on Lake Champlain have been canceled after an unusually warm JanuaryWed, 15 Feb 2023 21:17:56 +0000Severe Drought May Have Contributed to the Decline of the Hittites empire abruptly vanished around 1200 B.C.E., and ancient tree rings suggest climate played a roleWed, 15 Feb 2023 18:47:55 +0000160-Year-Old Civil War Artillery Shell Found at Gettysburg clearing the area, park officials sent experts to safely detonate the objectWed, 15 Feb 2023 18:36:24 +0000Shipwreck Carrying Rare 19th-Century Ceramics Gets Government Protection British emigrant vessel sank with a cargo of Victorian pottery on boardWed, 15 Feb 2023 17:47:46 +0000Skiing Faces an Uncertain Future as Winters Warm lack of snow has forced some ski resorts to close, impacting tourists and athletes alikeTue, 14 Feb 2023 22:07:38 +0000Celia Cruz, the 'Queen of Salsa,' Will Appear on U.S. Quarter is one of five honorees selected by the American Women Quarters ProgramTue, 14 Feb 2023 21:52:12 +0000Eating Table Scraps and Raw Food May Help Protect Dogs Against Stomach Issues research finds a link between the foods puppies eat and their gut health later in lifeTue, 14 Feb 2023 19:31:57 +0000Mexico Bans Great White Shark-Related Tourism on Guadalupe Island government cited bad practices in the industry as a reason for the ban, which has sparked concerns for the local economyTue, 14 Feb 2023 18:24:00 +0000Ancient Golden Glass Unearthed During Roman Subway Construction artifact depicts Roma, the goddess who personifies the city of RomeTue, 14 Feb 2023 18:16:08 +0000Medieval Pantry Stocked With Spices Found in 500-Year-Old Shipwreck vessel, called "Gribshunden," sank off the coast of Sweden in 1495Tue, 14 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000'La La Land,' an Homage to Hollywood, Is Coming to Broadway stage adaptation of the hit 2016 movie musical is officially in the worksMon, 13 Feb 2023 21:40:16 +0000A Mysterious Pink Pigeon in New York City Has Died bird may have been colored as part of a gender revealMon, 13 Feb 2023 20:25:07 +0000California Lost 36 Million Trees to Drought Last Year die-off is expected to continue despite this winter’s rain stormsMon, 13 Feb 2023 18:33:42 +0000Owen Wilson Brings Bob Ross Energy to 'Paint' comedy follows a fictional TV painter who bears a striking resemblance to RossMon, 13 Feb 2023 17:43:12 +0000CDC Includes Covid-19 Shots in Routine Immunization Schedule federal health agency updated its vaccination guidance for children and adultsMon, 13 Feb 2023 17:34:36 +0000Launching Dust From the Moon Could Help Cool Earth, Scientists Say to fight climate change by blocking sunlight aren’t new, but some experts argue the answer lies closer to homeMon, 13 Feb 2023 14:03:13 +0000Pentagon Releases Guantánamo Bay Prisoners' Art 2017, detainees have been barred from taking their art out of the prisonFri, 10 Feb 2023 22:46:06 +0000Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Channel Team Up for New Reality Show "The Exhibit," a group of seven promising creators compete to become the "next great artist"Fri, 10 Feb 2023 21:34:46 +0000Owl Escapes From Zoo, Becomes a New York Celebrity Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco has been on the loose for a week after his enclosure at the Central Park Zoo was vandalizedFri, 10 Feb 2023 20:51:46 +0000'Superbugs' Could Kill Up to Ten Million Additional People Each Year by 2050 new U.N. report warns that climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss are helping create pathogens that can evade our medicationsFri, 10 Feb 2023 19:29:48 +0000As Bird Flu Spreads to Mammals, Health Officials Urge Caution between minks has called attention to the potential risks to humans, though experts say not to panicFri, 10 Feb 2023 18:39:13 +0000Gregory Peck's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Script Goes to Auction for sale are gifts from Harper Lee, who remained close with the Peck family for yearsFri, 10 Feb 2023 18:30:34 +0000Fifteen Million People at Risk of Severe Floods From Melting Glaciers temperatures could worsen glacial lake outbursts, unleashing massive inland waves on downstream communities, a study findsFri, 10 Feb 2023 16:02:21 +0000India Wants to Replace Valentine's Day With 'Cow Hug Day' Hindu nationalist government says that Western culture threatens Indian traditionsFri, 10 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000Fossils of a 340-Pound Giant Penguin Found in New Zealand unearthed the bones of two new penguin species that lived 50 million years agoThu, 09 Feb 2023 21:47:25 +0000Nuclear-Powered Rockets Might One Day Carry Astronauts to Mars and DARPA are building a nuclear thermal rocket engine that could slash the time it would take to reach the Red PlanetThu, 09 Feb 2023 19:12:17 +0000Michael J. Fox Reflects on Rise to Fame and Life with Parkinson's new documentary offers an intimate look at the actor and activist's storyThu, 09 Feb 2023 18:48:51 +0000Ancient Statue of Emperor Dressed as Hercules Discovered During Roman Sewer Repairs life-size statue was likely buried along the Appian Way in the early 20th centuryThu, 09 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000Neanderthals Dined on Crab 90,000 Years Ago of shells in a Portuguese cave suggest the early humans cooked and ate crustaceans, according to a new studyWed, 08 Feb 2023 22:18:39 +0000AMC Theaters Will Start Charging Based on Where You Sit spots in the middle of the theater will cost more than front-row seatsWed, 08 Feb 2023 22:13:48 +0000Meet Bobi, the World's Oldest Dog 30 years old, the Portuguese canine has broken two world records—though he nearly didn't survive infancyWed, 08 Feb 2023 20:57:16 +0000DNA Reveals Identity of Skull Found in Alaska in 1997 remains belonged to a New York man who went missing during a hunting trip nearly 50 years agoWed, 08 Feb 2023 19:54:52 +0000Earthquakes Damage 2,000-Year-Old Castle in Turkey 7.8-magnitude quake also harmed other historic structures throughout Turkey and SyriaWed, 08 Feb 2023 18:30:53 +0000Jupiter Reclaims Title of Planet With the Most Moons the discovery of 12 new moons, the gas giant now has 92 known natural satellites—and scientists expect to find moreWed, 08 Feb 2023 17:13:18 +0000Train Cars Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derail in Ohio smoke rose from the site as officials released and burned chemicals to avert a potentially deadly explosionWed, 08 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000Iranian Protest Anthem That Led to Singer's Arrest Wins a Grammy lady Jill Biden presented the inaugural Best Song For Social Change awardTue, 07 Feb 2023 22:55:35 +0000Seven-Foot Sword Unearthed From 1,600-Year-Old Burial Mound in Japan think the artifact was used to protect against evil after deathTue, 07 Feb 2023 21:53:38 +0000Farmers Find Wild African Cat Wandering Around Missouri wildlife refuge took in the serval last month and is nursing it back to healthTue, 07 Feb 2023 19:18:20 +0000A Mine That Threatened Alaskan Salmon May Be No More rare “veto” from the EPA effectively halted the proposed Pebble Mine after two decades of disputesTue, 07 Feb 2023 17:43:58 +0000One Small Step for Space Art new artwork by Sacha Jafri could travel to the moon next monthTue, 07 Feb 2023 16:13:52 +0000Beyoncé Just Became the Most Awarded Artist in Grammy History 32 wins, the superstar has surpassed the record held by conductor Georg SoltiMon, 06 Feb 2023 21:58:00 +00007.8-Magnitude Earthquake Felt 'Like the Apocalypse' in Turkey and Syria death toll has risen to at least 3,000 following one of the largest quakes recorded in the regionMon, 06 Feb 2023 21:14:06 +0000Metal Detectorist Finds Mysterious Roman Object Possibly Used for Magic Schuermans discovered a fragment of a 1,600-year-old dodecahedron in BelgiumMon, 06 Feb 2023 21:01:13 +0000The Wind Chill Hit Minus 108 at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington 6,288-foot summit endured record-breaking conditions brought by an Arctic air massMon, 06 Feb 2023 19:28:21 +0000French Museum Will Return 'Talking Drum' to Ivory Coast settlers seized the ten-foot-long wooden instrument in 1916Mon, 06 Feb 2023 19:19:11 +0000A Controversial Arctic Oil Drilling Project Is One Step Closer to Moving Forward Biden administration recommended a scaled-back proposal for drilling in Alaska, which may emit 280 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over 30 yearsMon, 06 Feb 2023 17:27:35 +0000Manhattan's Mini-Bean Is Finally Complete sculpture, based on the famous Chicago landmark, had been under construction for yearsFri, 03 Feb 2023 22:52:24 +0000Scientists Have Created a New Type of Ice looks like a white powder and has nearly the same density as liquid waterFri, 03 Feb 2023 22:23:29 +0000You Can Travel in a Vintage 1940s Train Along the Hudson River its heyday, the 20th Century Limited was advertised as "the most famous train in the world"Fri, 03 Feb 2023 21:33:57 +0000Iranian Director Jafar Panahi Released From Prison After Declaring Hunger Strike renowned filmmaker had been arrested in July when authorities reactivated a 2010 sentenceFri, 03 Feb 2023 21:18:23 +0000Animals at the Dallas Zoo Keep Mysteriously Disappearing just a few weeks, the zoo has had enclosures tampered with, a clouded leopard escape, two stolen monkeys and a suspicious vulture deathFri, 03 Feb 2023 20:15:00 +0000Neanderthals Hunted and Butchered Massive Elephants 125,000 Years Ago from the gigantic animals could have fed hundreds of hominids, according to a new analysis of bones found in central GermanyFri, 03 Feb 2023 19:00:50 +0000Vikings Brought Horses and Dogs to England, Study Finds bone fragments suggest these animals were companions to the VikingsFri, 03 Feb 2023 16:37:20 +0000To Spider-Man, With Love new exhibition features letters children sent to the superhero’s address in Queens, where a real-life Parker family lived for decadesThu, 02 Feb 2023 21:47:14 +0000This Company Wants to Bring the Dodo Back From Extinction Biosciences plans to de-extinct the dodo, but some scientists question whether it’s ethical—or even plausibleThu, 02 Feb 2023 21:32:33 +0000The Surprising Substances Ancient Egyptians Used to Mummify the Dead analysis of 2,500-year-old embalming ingredients suggests some of them came from far-off placesThu, 02 Feb 2023 19:57:43 +0000Archaeologists Find 2,000-Year-Old Gemstones in Drain Beneath a Roman Bathhouse stones, known as intaglios, likely fell from the rings of wealthy bathersThu, 02 Feb 2023 19:39:08 +0000Too Much Sex and Too Little Sleep Can Kill These Endangered Marsupials study finds male northern quolls forgo rest to travel up to 6.5 miles in one night in search of a mate—the equivalent of a human walking 25 milesThu, 02 Feb 2023 16:13:22 +0000Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Known Gold-Covered Mummy in Egypt year-long excavation has also revealed statues, tools, pottery and dozens of other artifactsThu, 02 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +00005,000-Year-Old Tavern With Food Still Inside Discovered in Iraq found benches, an oven and food remnants dating back to 2700 B.C.E.Wed, 01 Feb 2023 21:46:32 +0000Perseverance Rover Completes Depot of Mars Rock Samples collection is a failsafe for the Mars Sample Return project, which aims to deliver Martian rocks to EarthWed, 01 Feb 2023 21:32:54 +0000Hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright's Designs Were Never Built. Here's What They Might Have Looked Like far, David Romero has digitally reconstructed more than 20 of the famous architect's unrealized projectsWed, 01 Feb 2023 21:25:32 +0000Dolphins and Humans Work Together to Catch Fish in Brazil partnership has endured for some 150 years, and it benefits both species, a new study findsWed, 01 Feb 2023 17:46:18 +0000U.S. Restores Protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest new federal rule restricts road construction and logging in the country’s largest national forestTue, 31 Jan 2023 22:18:02 +0000Havasu Falls Is Reopening After Three Years whose reservations were canceled during the pandemic are first in lineTue, 31 Jan 2023 21:58:20 +0000Metal Detectorist Discovers Rare Gold Pendant Celebrating Henry VIII's First Marriage heart-shaped accessory features the entwined initials of the Tudor king and Catherine of AragonTue, 31 Jan 2023 21:10:38 +0000Lisa Loring, the Original Wednesday Addams, Dies at 64 introduced audiences to the iconic character on "The Addams Family" in 1964Tue, 31 Jan 2023 20:13:50 +0000More Gay and Bisexual Men Could Soon Donate Blood 1985, federal blood donor restrictions have barred many men who have sex with men from participatingTue, 31 Jan 2023 16:17:37 +0000New York Public Library Acquires Joan Didion's Letters, Drafts and Notes archive includes 240 linear feet of papers from Didion and her husband, John Gregory DunneMon, 30 Jan 2023 21:53:21 +0000This Black Bear Took Hundreds of ‘Selfies’ on a Wildlife Camera the 580 images captured by the camera in November, about 400 were of the bearMon, 30 Jan 2023 21:33:34 +0000Iceberg Twice the Size of New York City Breaks off From Antarctica event was expected and not linked to climate change, researchers sayMon, 30 Jan 2023 20:11:34 +0000Never-Before-Seen Photos by Paul McCartney Take You Inside Beatlemania of images from 1963 and 1964 are going on display at London's National Portrait GalleryMon, 30 Jan 2023 19:17:10 +0000Genetics Society Issues Apology for Ties to Eugenics and Racism a new report, the American Society of Human Genetics details its failures to address false and unjust uses of the fieldMon, 30 Jan 2023 18:06:25 +0000UNESCO Adds Odesa to List of World Heritage in Danger new designation is intended to offer additional protection and resources to the historic port cityFri, 27 Jan 2023 23:05:34 +0000Artificial Intelligence Identifies Long-Overlooked Raphael Masterpiece facial recognition analysis found that the faces in a mysterious painting are virtually identical to those in the artist's "Sistine Madonna"Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:13:36 +0000This Shape-Shifting Robot Can Liquefy Itself and Reform technology could one day assemble and repair hard-to-reach circuits, act as a universal screw or retrieve foreign objects from a body, researchers sayFri, 27 Jan 2023 20:59:13 +0000What Secrets Lie Beneath This 17th-Century French Aristocrat's Smile? research suggests noblewoman Anne d’Alégre used gold wire to keep her decaying teeth in placeFri, 27 Jan 2023 20:49:54 +0000An Asteroid Just Passed Very Close to Earth truck-sized space rock came within 2,200 miles of our planet, closer than some satellitesFri, 27 Jan 2023 20:07:07 +0000NASA’s Electric Plane Will Take Flight This Year—but Its Future Is Uncertain X-57 Maxwell has removed some barriers to electric flight, but its funding expires soonFri, 27 Jan 2023 17:24:02 +0000The Real Zombie Fungus That Inspired HBO's 'The Last of Us' will probably never face a fungal apocalypse, but in the insect world, mind-controlling fungi can pose a serious threatThu, 26 Jan 2023 21:20:25 +0000In Salman Rushdie's New Book, Stories Outlive Tyrants'Victory City' comes just six months after the author survived a violent attack at a speaking eventThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:55:05 +0000In Alaska, Hungry Wolves Have Started Eating Sea Otters devouring their island's deer, these canines may be the first land predators to rely on sea otters as a main food sourceThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:07:20 +0000Have You Seen This David Bowie Dress? A London Museum Is Looking For It Museum of London Docklands is hoping to locate lost garments for an exhibition on Jewish fashion designersThu, 26 Jan 2023 19:32:33 +0000The First 'A.I. Lawyer' Will Help Defendants Fight Speeding Tickets people equipped with Bluetooth earpieces will repeat to a judge what the robot tells themThu, 26 Jan 2023 17:18:45 +0000Italy Celebrates Return of Looted Artifacts Worth $20 Million of the five dozen items had been on view at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThu, 26 Jan 2023 17:01:11 +0000Lloyd Morrisett, Co-Creator of Sesame Street, Dies at 93 used television to help underserved children overcome barriers and succeed in the classroomWed, 25 Jan 2023 22:00:51 +0000These Ants Were Trained to Sniff Out Cancer just ten minutes, an ant could learn to identify urine from mice with cancerous tumors, a new study findsWed, 25 Jan 2023 21:28:50 +0000Peru Closes Machu Picchu Amid Anti-Government Protests than 50 people have died as demonstrations escalate and police crack down on dissentWed, 25 Jan 2023 21:06:58 +0000Just How Chilly Is the World's Coldest City? temperature in Yakutsk, Russia, dropped to a record-breaking minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit this monthWed, 25 Jan 2023 20:35:58 +0000The Spin of Earth's Inner Core May Be Changing, Scientists Say new study finds our planet's iron center shifts between spinning slightly faster and slightly slower than the surface—but not all experts agreeWed, 25 Jan 2023 17:43:21 +0000The Doomsday Clock Is Now Closer Than Ever to Midnight reset comes amid the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats and climate changeTue, 24 Jan 2023 21:49:00 +0000Digital Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Golden Boy' Mummy 2,300-year-old mummified teen was buried with 49 protective amulets, several made of goldTue, 24 Jan 2023 21:15:42 +0000Are A.I. Image Generators Violating Copyright Laws? new lawsuits argue that tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are infringing on artists' rightsTue, 24 Jan 2023 21:15:15 +0000Researchers Find Rare 17-Pound Meteorite in Antarctic Ice polar desert is a prime zone for preserving space rocks dating back to our early solar systemTue, 24 Jan 2023 20:57:54 +0000Gloria Estefan Will Be the First Hispanic Woman in the Songwriters Hall of Fame Cuban-American artist will be inducted alongside Sade, Snoop Dogg, Jeff Lynne and othersMon, 23 Jan 2023 21:59:35 +0000Three Grizzly Bears Tested Positive for Avian Flu in Montana current outbreak has led to the deaths of more than 52 million birds in the United StatesMon, 23 Jan 2023 21:53:07 +0000At Almost Six Pounds, ‘Toadzilla’ May Be the Largest Toad Ever Found in a national park in Australia, the cane toad was later euthanized due to the invasive animal’s threat to the environmentMon, 23 Jan 2023 20:53:34 +0000This 13-Foot-Long Munch Painting Was Hidden From the Nazis in a Norwegian Forest"Dance on the Beach" will be going up for auction for the first time since the 1930sMon, 23 Jan 2023 20:48:20 +0000Watch Rare Drone Video of a Moose Shedding Its Antlers wildlife enthusiast in eastern Canada stumbled across the magnificent event this monthMon, 23 Jan 2023 19:58:10 +0000Archaeologists in Egypt Unearth 2,500-Year-Old Mummified Crocodiles remains include five reptile heads and five nearly intact specimensMon, 23 Jan 2023 18:17:47 +0000David Crosby, Folk-Rock Legend, Dies at 81 counterculture icon was a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & NashFri, 20 Jan 2023 23:11:36 +0000Experimental RSV Vaccine Prevents Illness in Older Adults, Moderna Says a large clinical trial, the vaccine was 83.7 percent effective at preventing two or more symptoms of respiratory illness in people over the age of 60Fri, 20 Jan 2023 22:09:55 +0000Light Pollution Is Outshining Stars Faster Than Thought artificial glow threatens astronomy, migrating birds and human healthFri, 20 Jan 2023 21:14:49 +0000Scientists Uncover Nearly 100 Dinosaur Nests in Fossilized Hatchery find reveals that plant-eating titanosaurs had reproductive similarities to both birds and crocodilesFri, 20 Jan 2023 19:58:35 +0000André Leon Talley’s Caftans and Cufflinks Are Going Up for Auction his will, the trailblazing fashion editor left the proceeds to two Black churchesFri, 20 Jan 2023 19:54:08 +0000See 25 Stunning Images From the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest for your favorite among these photos shortlisted in the People's Choice category until February 2Fri, 20 Jan 2023 16:36:31 +0000This 'Jousting' Trilobite Might Be the First Known Creature to Fight for a Mate a “trident” attached to its head, the arthropod may have competed for sexual dominance 400 million years agoThu, 19 Jan 2023 21:31:29 +0000U.K.'s Oldest Toy Museum Shuts Its Doors of historic toys will sit in storage until Pollock’s Toy Museum finds a new homeThu, 19 Jan 2023 21:10:39 +0000Freshwater Fish Contain Harmful 'Forever Chemicals' one serving of locally caught fish could equate to drinking contaminated water for a month, a new study findsThu, 19 Jan 2023 17:48:35 +0000David Byrne’s Disco Musical About Imelda Marcos Comes to Broadway'Here Lies Love' is an immersive stage production about the Philippines’ former first ladyThu, 19 Jan 2023 17:28:55 +0000'Sensational' Runestone Discovered in Norway May Be the World's Oldest find promises to shed new light on lingering questions about runic writing's early historyThu, 19 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Superfan Buys House From 'The Goonies' Zakeri has seen the film more than 100 times—and wants to restore the home to its on-screen gloryWed, 18 Jan 2023 22:27:05 +0000More Than 350 New UFO Sightings Added to U.S. Government Records speculate these may include balloons, drones, airborne plastic bags or birdsWed, 18 Jan 2023 22:15:13 +0000Arthur Duncan, Talented Tap Dancer Who Broke Barriers, Dies at 97 pioneering entertainer enjoyed a dazzling career that kept him dancing for decadesWed, 18 Jan 2023 21:04:08 +0000Archaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Wishing Well in Germany Bronze Age well was full of decorative ceramics, jewelry and other items likely used for ritual purposesWed, 18 Jan 2023 20:29:06 +0000Scientists Guide Lightning Bolts With Lasers for the First Time technology could one day protect wider areas than metal lightning rods do, perhaps shielding airports and launchpads during stormsWed, 18 Jan 2023 18:28:55 +0000Oceans Break Record for Highest Temperatures Four Years in a Row oceans can drive sea-level rise and extreme weatherTue, 17 Jan 2023 22:00:43 +0000The Frick Adds Its First Renaissance Portrait of a Woman to Permanent Collection stunning 16th-century painting by Giovanni Battista Moroni is now on displayTue, 17 Jan 2023 21:46:44 +0000Why a London Museum Is Removing the Skeleton of an 'Irish Giant' From View Byrne asked for his body to be buried at sea. Instead, an anatomist bought his bones and displayed them to the publicTue, 17 Jan 2023 20:32:26 +0000Student Creates App to Detect Essays Written by AI response to the text-generating bot ChatGPT, the new tool measures sentence complexity and variation to predict whether an author was humanTue, 17 Jan 2023 20:25:43 +0000Neutron Imaging Reveals Tiny Bones Inside 800-Year-Old Pendant high-tech method allowed researchers to examine the artifact without opening itTue, 17 Jan 2023 19:52:06 +0000Puget Sound's Parasites Are Disappearing—but Don’t Be Glad to Say Goodbye decline, which was correlated with warming waters in a new study, is bad news for ecosystemsTue, 17 Jan 2023 18:50:04 +0000Space Station Astronauts to Receive New Spacecraft After Coolant Leak original vehicle was deemed too dangerous for a regular trip home and will only be used in an emergencyFri, 13 Jan 2023 22:24:14 +0000Man Sets World Record by Eating at 18 Michelin-Starred Restaurants in 24 Hours Finkelstein, a 34-year-old healthcare IT consultant, had been planning the attempt for monthsFri, 13 Jan 2023 22:22:38 +0000Florida High School Cancels 'Indecent,' a Play About Censorship on Broadway in 1923 speech groups—and playwright Paula Vogel—are condemning the school board's decisionFri, 13 Jan 2023 22:10:03 +0000Italian Police Seize Rubens Masterpiece From an Exhibition people are under investigation for illegally exporting the painting and money launderingFri, 13 Jan 2023 20:47:49 +0000See the Largest Known Flower Preserved in Amber by modern technology, researchers discovered the prehistoric blossom was a case of mistaken identityFri, 13 Jan 2023 20:39:20 +0000Drying Great Salt Lake Could Expose Millions to Toxic Arsenic-Laced Dust largest saline lake in North America is on track to collapse within five years, a new report findsFri, 13 Jan 2023 18:49:09 +0000The Smithsonian Will Restore Hundreds of the World's Oldest Sound Recordings were made by Alexander Graham Bell and his fellow researchers between 1881 and 1892Fri, 13 Jan 2023 18:20:33 +0000Genetic Mutations Could Help Lizards Survive City Life Puerto Rican crested anoles show genetic changes related to immune function, metabolism and limb and skin developmentFri, 13 Jan 2023 16:30:41 +0000Rioters Damage Art at Government Buildings in Brazil government has released a list of artworks that were harmed during the attacksThu, 12 Jan 2023 21:59:33 +0000Catch a Glimpse of a Rare Green Comet This Month should be able to spot the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle with binocularsThu, 12 Jan 2023 21:17:51 +0000James Webb Telescope Confirms the Existence of Its First Exoplanet high-tech observatory is helping to study the rocky, Earth-sized world that's 41 light-years awayThu, 12 Jan 2023 19:35:51 +0000Man Who Tried to Steal Over 1,000 Unpublished Manuscripts Pleads Guilty former Simon & Schuster employee used his industry knowledge to impersonate publishing professionsThu, 12 Jan 2023 18:40:16 +0000California Reeling From Extreme Storms With Three More on the Way severe weather has caused flooding, landslides, evacuations and at least 18 deathsThu, 12 Jan 2023 17:13:30 +0000Police Recover $400,000 Worth of Stolen Artwork in Colorado suspect allegedly broke into a locked truck that was transporting five high-end pieces across the countryThu, 12 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Should the U.S. Ban Gas Stoves? the White House opposes an all-out ban, a federal safety agency is studying the health and environmental hazards of the kitchen appliancesWed, 11 Jan 2023 22:21:30 +0000This Congressman Was Sworn Into Office With Rare Superman Comic’s Robert Garcia says the superhero embodies values like truth and justiceWed, 11 Jan 2023 21:42:13 +0000These Awe-Inspiring Images Capture the World's Little Details this year's winners of the annual Close-up Photographer of the Year competitionWed, 11 Jan 2023 20:29:30 +0000See the Face of a Neolithic Man Who Lived in Jericho 9,500 Years Ago people modified a skull to create a rudimentary likeness of its owner. Now, scholars have produced a more accurate facial reconstructionWed, 11 Jan 2023 19:34:59 +0000NASA Satellite Falls Back to Earth After Almost 40 Years in Space reentry calls attention to the mission’s success and puts a spotlight on the dangers of space debrisWed, 11 Jan 2023 18:39:46 +0000The Ozone Hole Is on Track to Mend Itself Within Decades worldwide phaseout of ozone-depleting substances is allowing the atmosphere to recover, a new U.N. report findsTue, 10 Jan 2023 22:10:29 +0000See the Lavish Pompeii Home Owned by Two Men Freed From Slavery two decades, the newly restored House of the Vettii is officially open to visitorsTue, 10 Jan 2023 21:44:13 +0000California City Relocates Noisy Peacocks colorful birds have sparked disputes between residents in South Pasadena, with some enjoying the animals and others wanting them goneTue, 10 Jan 2023 20:48:36 +0000Rare 16th-Century Ship Unearthed in England workers discovered the vessel 1,000 feet from the nearest coastlineTue, 10 Jan 2023 19:27:22 +0000Ancient DNA Reveals a Genetic History of the Viking Age 300 ancient genomes shed light on how people migrated and genes flowed in ScandinaviaTue, 10 Jan 2023 19:06:41 +0000Princess Diana's Iconic Velvet Gown Is Going Up For Auction late princess wore the dress on several occasions throughout the '90sTue, 10 Jan 2023 16:29:36 +0000For the First Time, U.S. Repatriates an Artifact to the Palestinian Authority item, an ivory cosmetic spoon, dates back to between 800 and 700 B.C.E.Mon, 09 Jan 2023 22:27:03 +0000What to Know About 'Tranq,' the Animal Sedative Infiltrating Street Drugs health officials are sounding the alarm about xylazine, a substance that causes gruesome wounds and knocks users out for hoursMon, 09 Jan 2023 21:42:36 +0000'Self-Healing' Concrete May Have Preserved Ancient Roman Structures durable material could fill its own cracks, new research suggestsMon, 09 Jan 2023 20:39:52 +0000You Can Listen to Audiobooks Narrated by Artificial Intelligence is now offering "digital narration" for some titles in the romance and fiction genresMon, 09 Jan 2023 20:31:21 +0000Police Discover Hundreds of Stolen Artifacts at Two Spanish Residences collection includes bones, Paleolithic tools, an ancient Roman loom and moreMon, 09 Jan 2023 19:30:29 +0000The World's First Vaccine for Honeybees Is Here could be a game-changer for beekeepers fighting American foulbrood, a disease that can wipe out entire coloniesMon, 09 Jan 2023 16:42:48 +0000