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Myanmar, Asia
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon - the oldest yet discovered
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
March 06, 2016
World
Unusual silica formations spotted by a NASA rover look a lot like structures formed by microbes around geysers on Earth.
Smithsonian
 | Space
February 01, 2016
United States, North America
A 13-year-old California high school freshman invented a groundbreaking low-cost Braille printer-embosser, this small portable machine looks a lot like any other printer - only it spits out strings of raised bumps instead of flat text on a page.
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
September 20, 2015
United States, North America
With funding from the Defense Department, scientists have begun work on devices that would use electric pulses to realign a memory process gone away.
Smithsonian
 | Science
April 20, 2015
World, Italy, United States, Canada, Thailand, Laos, Maldives, Asia, Europe, North America
See seven stunning natural light shows from around the world.
Smithsonian
 | Travel
March 19, 2015
United States, North America
Researchers have found proof of what caused a hot spring's drastic color modification - it's people, of course.
Smithsonian
 | Environment
February 14, 2015
World
By day Eric Hollinger is an archeologist, but his passion is baking and his chocolate cakes are works to behold.
Smithsonian
 | Entertainment
February 13, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Ancient oak trees found on the bottom of the North Sea represent a prehistoric woodland that likely spanned thousands of acres.
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
January 30, 2015
Antarctica
Biologists expected the seafloor under a glacier to be nearly barren, until life swam into view.
Smithsonian
 | Environment
January 25, 2015
United States, North America
A salve that seals severe wounds is making its way to veterinary clinics. Military and trauma testing may soon follow.
Smithsonian
 | Science
December 04, 2014
World
A group of innovators were asked to imagine what music will be like in 2214.
Smithsonian
 | Entertainment
November 26, 2014
World, Armenia, Europe, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, United States, North America
From a royal soccer ball to a very old book, see humanity's history of innovation in ten amazing everyday objects.
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
November 24, 2014
United States, North America
The sensor creates a barcode indicating the amount of pollutants and their whereabouts.
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
November 18, 2014
United States, North America
Noah Cordle was boogie boarding in New Jersey when he came upon an the 14,000-year-old hunting tool.
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
November 06, 2014
World, Mexico, Japan, China, Cambodia, Nepal, Asia, North America, South Korea
Because it's not just about parties and candies. For many, it has a profound spiritual meaning.
Smithsonian
 | Society
November 01, 2014
World, France, Europe
Wait until you watch the Interstellar movie, you will see where this could lead us.
Smithsonian
 | Environment
October 30, 2014
Philippines, Asia, United States, North America
By the end of their sad journey, the tribespeople were left poor, hungry and yearning for home.
Smithsonian
 | Stories
October 26, 2014
United States, North America
Hugh Herr is now envisioning new capabilities for everyone else way beyond his own.
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
October 25, 2014
United States, North America
Janet Echelman's sky-high sculptures cast a magical spell over urban spaces.
Smithsonian
 | Arts
October 21, 2014
Indonesia, Asia
Human history is being redefined again... how far will it get?
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
October 14, 2014
Finland, Europe
Will citizens of the Finnish capital be car-free by 2025?
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
October 11, 2014
Switzerland, Europe
The device could revolutionize workspace and waiting lines like never before.
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
September 11, 2014