Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

Psychedelic Waterways

Thursday May 26, 2016

Want to know why the water in Yellowstone looks so much like a hippy’s tie-dyed t-shirt? It’s all due to some psychedelic bacteria.

When Sweden decided to build the world’s biggest model solar system, they didn’t muck around – they used the length of their entire country as a base.

The DIY Bioengineering Kit

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Let your inner mad scientist run free with the Amino One – a 'home-brew' science lab that lets you make fragrances, flavours, lights and even medicine from living cells.

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.

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