Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

The Bluest River in the World?

Thursday September 22, 2016

The pristine waters of Petermann Glacier, Greenland, have a good shot at claiming the title. 

Mapping the World’s Ant Colonies

Sunday September 18, 2016

Forget Google Earth: an interactive online map tracking the locations of the world’s ants has just launched, and it’s a thing of tiny, squirming beauty. 

Apparently we should all have pet wallabies.

Ever wanted to sit in the Apollo 11 command module? Well, you can’t. But with this virtual model from the Smithsonian, at least you can pretend.

A recent discovery shows how ancient Peruvians survived for nearly 2000 years in one of the driest places on Earth, using giant carvings etched into desert sands.  

Uni student Robbi Bishop-Taylor uses data about Australia’s waterways to create intricately detailed maps of the continent.

Seven Better Ways to Map the World

Thursday August 11, 2016

When Buckminster Fuller decided the world could do with a better map, he came up with his own version. Now seven designers have tinkered with it to make their own.

What’s Out Your Window?

Monday August 08, 2016

Ever looked out an airplane window and wondered what crazy stuff you were flying over? Now there is, as they say, an app for that.

The story of how one concerned citizen singlehandedly saved an entire butterfly species from extinction – in his own backyard. 

35,000 Feet Under the Sea

Saturday July 23, 2016

The Challenger Deep is thought to be the deepest part of the ocean – further under the surface than an upside-down Mount Everest.

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