Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

Carl Sagan understood the value of explaining complicated science with engaging visuals, which makes this cartoon a perfect addition to his legacy.

Growing Food on Mars (on Earth)

Monday April 11, 2016

Getting to Mars is going to be hard. But thanks to some scientists out in the Arizonan desert, growing fresh food there might be a tad easier.

Deteriorating air quality in the world’s major cities has reached crisis point. But sometimes the best solution for a complicated problem is the simplest – backpack-wearing pigeons!

Mysterious red circles have begun popping up across the Australian outback, confusing scientists and conspiracy theorists alike. But what are they?

As animal names go, 'emu' and 'cockatoo' sound about as Australian as Vegemite and cask wine. So why do a group of scientists want to change them?

The Earthquake-Proof Bed

Tuesday March 01, 2016

An inventor has come up with an ingenious way to help you survive an earthquake: by being eaten alive by your bed. Sweet dreams!

A 17-year-old boy from Slovakia just summed up the whole universe – and how we're all going to die – in one nifty infographic. It's pretty cool/existentially terrifying.

What Happens When You Die in Space?

Wednesday February 10, 2016

What should we do with the bodies of astronauts who die in space? These scientists have proposed an appropriately sci-fi answer.

The Mad Scientist Lab

Sunday January 10, 2016

Paying a visit to the one-stop-mad-scientist’s-shop in Santa Monica. 

Building with Ants

Thursday November 26, 2015

Think ants are just insects? Wrong. According to these scientists, they're a mysterious substance that's both a solid and a liquid. And they could hold the key to designing disaster-proof buildings.

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