Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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Armed with garlic, gallbladders and a very old book, this crack team of historians is looking to the past to solve our modern-day health problems.

The time travellers’ party was poorly attended. Which was exactly of the point. 

The Watercolour Deserts of Utah

Monday November 12, 2018

That’s no mirage: these pastel-coloured pools in the Utah desert are actually used to make fertiliser. (We could have sworn they were making crayons.)

The Neuroscience of Translation

Saturday November 10, 2018

Being a professional translator is one of the most demanding things a person can do, and scientists are just beginning to understand how the brain does it.

Turning Art into Video Games

Friday November 09, 2018

Critics have long debated whether video games can truly be considered art. By combining a Mondrian painting with Pong, this programmer has answered the question once and for all. 

“If we love, we grieve,” the musician tells a mourning fan. "That's the pact."

Ford Yates: Capturing the American South

Wednesday November 07, 2018

These photos of a real-life Huckleberry Finn will make you want to throw your laptop away. (After you've first booked flights to the U.S.)

Call off the search for extraterrestrial life: these photos of the weirdest mushrooms on Earth are proof the aliens are already among us.

The Rolling Homes That Almost Were

Monday November 05, 2018

Back in the 1930s, these ball-shaped buildings almost gave new meaning to the phrase 'moving house'.

The story of the guy who printed $200 million in twenty dollar bills, and got away with it (for a while).

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