Science | smithsonianmag.com feed for ScienceenWed, 08 Mar 2023 13:00:00 +0000How Lunar Cycles Guide the Spawning of Sea Creatures are starting to understand the biological rhythms that sync worms and corals to phases of the moonWed, 08 Mar 2023 13:00:00 +0000Why Newborn Chicks Love Objects That Defy Gravity clever new study shows the cute critters will often scuttle toward a video of a rising ballWed, 08 Mar 2023 00:01:00 +0000In Namibia, Lions Are King of the Beach the big cats return to hunting fur seals on the Skeleton Coast, a new project tries to keep people out of the wayFri, 03 Mar 2023 13:00:00 +0000Florida’s Love-Hate Relationship With Phosphorus state has mined and abused the Devil's Element for decades, and now it is increasingly fouling precious coastal watersThu, 02 Mar 2023 16:55:05 +0000What Does the Universe Sound Like? Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and other researchers have melded astronomy and music to offer a new oeuvreWed, 01 Mar 2023 13:00:00 +0000These Tsunami Detectives Search for Ancient Disasters gigantic waves have been decimating coastlines since time immemorial. We ignore these prehistoric warnings at our own peril.Thu, 23 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000This Man Underwent Brain Surgery 3,500 Years Ago discovered a punctured skull below the floor of a home in what is now IsraelWed, 22 Feb 2023 19:00:00 +0000Why Are Purple Martins Declining in the United States? contamination in their Amazonian wintering grounds may play a roleTue, 21 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000Behold: The Galápagos’ Marine Iguana quirky icon of evolution faces a rocky futureThu, 16 Feb 2023 13:30:00 +0000Can Satellites Really Detect Whales From Space? identification of whales is improving rapidly, but finding the behemoth creatures is still surprisingly trickyTue, 14 Feb 2023 17:56:19 +0000An Icelandic Town Goes All Out to Save Baby Puffins and senior citizens alike rally to rescue beloved young seabirds that have lost their bearingsTue, 14 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000Who Made the First Stone Tool Kits? nearly three-million-year-old butchering site packed with animal bones, stone implements and molars from our early ancestors reignites the debateThu, 09 Feb 2023 19:00:00 +0000Australia’s Most Endangered Parrot Faces an Unusual Threat: Trees vegetation blocks the birds’ ability to see approaching predatorsTue, 07 Feb 2023 15:26:39 +0000The Scientific History of Cannabinoids of these cannabis-related chemicals, both natural and synthetic, now exist, and researchers want to know how they can hurt and help usMon, 06 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000How Should Scientists Navigate the Ethics of Ancient Human DNA Research? research has expanded rapidly over the past two decades, igniting heated debate about studying remainsThu, 02 Feb 2023 13:00:00 +0000What 70 Years of Data Says About Where Predators Kill Humans new survey of attacks by lions, wolves and other big carnivores shows that people in low-income countries are at greater riskTue, 31 Jan 2023 19:00:00 +0000Ten Dazzling Celestial Events to See in 2023 can look forward to watching a rare comet, a super blue moon and several spectacular meteor showersMon, 30 Jan 2023 16:00:00 +0000How NASA Is Selecting the Next Astronauts to Walk on the Moon space agency has said that it will send the first woman and the first person of color to the lunar surfaceThu, 26 Jan 2023 16:00:00 +0000Primate-Like Critters Survived in the Arctic When It Was a Lush, Warm Swamp as darkness gripped the forests for months, two small species made it homeWed, 25 Jan 2023 19:00:00 +0000How Saliva Changes the Flavor of Food liquid impacts how we perceive taste and can influence what we choose to eatTue, 24 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Why Chickens Need to Stop Breeding With Their Wild Cousins red junglefowl is losing important genetic diversity in its native Asian habitatThu, 19 Jan 2023 19:00:00 +0000How Space Radiation Threatens Lunar Exploration are studying the possible impacts of the hazard on astronauts who will travel to the moonWed, 18 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Busted and Broken Fossils Show How Dinosaurs Fought locking horns to biting each other in the face, this is how dinos of the same species battledTue, 17 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Five Revolutionary Technologies Helping Scientists Study Polar Bears climate change threatens the charismatic creatures, scientists are embracing innovations to help them understand and protect the bearsFri, 13 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000Ancient DNA Charts Native Americans’ Journeys to Asia Thousands of Years Ago of ten Eurasian individuals, up to 7,500 years old, gives a new picture of movement across continentsThu, 12 Jan 2023 16:00:00 +0000Is It Ethical to Hunt Captive Lions? South Africa, the big cats are raised to be killed by hunters. Opponents are outraged, but advocates point to conservation benefitsWed, 11 Jan 2023 12:00:00 +0000How We Came to Know and Fear the Doomsday Glacier’re only beginning to understand Antarctica's Thwaites, the world's most vulnerable glacierTue, 10 Jan 2023 13:00:00 +0000