Depending on your tendency to nap in classrooms, what you missed in history might vary. This podcast is closer to the stuff we all missed in history class.

Lefty Righty

Wednesday April 09, 2014

What makes us left or right-handed is an elusive, unsolved – though seemingly simple – puzzle. Could evolution hold the answer?

Play Ball

Wednesday March 19, 2014

In a case of great minds thinking alike, a Mexican university discovered the remnants of an ancient Mayan basketball court – while trying to build their own.

Virus on Ice

Saturday March 08, 2014

Good news! God-playing scientists have awoken a giant 30,000 year-old virus from its unearthly slumber.

Proving there's a champion for everyone, we raise a glass and cheers Arnold of Soissons, the patron saint of brewers. 

The Signature of All Things

Thursday February 27, 2014

In the 19th century there was a window of time where the plant world was an action adventure universe – explains author Elizabeth Gilbert in her latest book, and in Smith Journal volume 10.

A Cracking History

Saturday February 08, 2014

It makes sense that Chinese New Year is one of the few times we’re allowed to crack out the fireworks: they invented the dang things.

Papa's Patties

Tuesday February 04, 2014

If you thought Hemingway’s novels were hungry work, you might find sustenance in this posthumous release – a recipe for his favourite hamburger.

Mind Maps

Friday January 24, 2014

Maps do far more than get us from A to B: they show us what we think about the world. Here are 12 that say more about us than the planet they tried to capture.

A Century on Ice

Friday January 17, 2014

Someone took photos of a failed Antarctic expedition 100 years ago and only got around to developing them now...