This month, Victorian farmers Grown & Gathered show us how to make our own butter, which might just be the easiest (and tastiest) thing we've ever done.

Q&A with Peter Singer

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Peter Singer is one of the world’s biggest philosophers. We spoke to him about living a fulfilling life, doing the most good, and what it means to be human.

A beer made with yeast from outer space has just touched down thanks to one out-of-this-world brewer.

Come Work at Smith Journal

Friday April 10, 2015

We're looking for a new marketing coordinator. Are you the one we're looking for?

2015 Smith Reader Survey

Thursday April 09, 2015

Tell us what you really think. The Smith Reader Survey is happening now, and there's a veritable swag of cool prizes up for grabs.

Big Shoes to Fill

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Welcome to Matehuala, Mexico, where the kids modify their cowboy boots into insanely long points with rubber hose and extra leather.

The Treasure of Maps

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Where do the old maps go to retire now that we’ve moved on to smartphones? Ask Glen Creason, Map Librarian.

Lentil and Matt Purbrick are Grown & Gathered: a self-sustainable farm in Victoria who will make you want to move to the country. Every month they’ll send a new DIY project our way, starting with this dill pickles recipe.

Soy Sauce Tsunami

Tuesday March 24, 2015

A centuries-old fungus that ferments soy sauce was presumed lost in the 2011 tsunami, until researchers stumbled across it amongst the rubble.

The Art of Street Writing

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Sometimes the best art is hidden in plain sight. Like the mesmerising craft behind painting mundane road signs.

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