Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

Today is international Asteroid Day. To mark the event, we’ve ranked the solar system’s most famous asteroids (and a few comets) from worst to best.

How to See Like a Dolphin

Tuesday June 21, 2016

The children of Thailand's "sea nomads" all have one superpower: underwater, they can see like dolphins. Here's how.

Spotting the Ramadan Moon

Saturday June 18, 2016

Think your job is stressful? Try being the guy who has to declare the beginning of Ramadan just by looking at the moon. Here’s how he does it, and what it all means.

Birds vs. Drones

Friday June 10, 2016

Want to take down a drone? Send in an eagle. At least that’s the advice from Dutch police.

The Library of Rare Colours

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Harvard’s pigment collection isn’t just extraordinarily beautiful – it’s also totally poisonous. 

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.

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