Monday, March 26th
Sunday, March 25th
We are excited to announce the finalists of the 15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received 48,000 submissions from photographers in 155 countries and territories. From dynamic portraits to breathtaking landscapes, these 60 images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable.
Voting for the Readers’ Choice winner is now open! Come back each day to vote for your favorite finalist. Voting is limited to one vote per user per day and runs through 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on March 26.
Sunday, Mar 25th 2018 (12:00am)
Saturday, March 24th
On this unique island in Japan, you can actually spend the day with several friendly long eared hares. With a much larger-than-usual population of rabbits, visitors are able to get up close and even feed the captivating little guys! Although there is great debate as to how the island became overrun with bunnies, there is no denying how adorable they are!
Saturday, Mar 24th 2018 (12:46am)
Friday, March 23rd
And now the founder, Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys "R" Us 70 years ago, died Thursday, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations.
Lazarus had no equity in the firm for many years but was responsible for expanding the retailer from a single store to a worldwide beast that later succumbed to a mountain of debt.
Friday, Mar 23rd 2018 (4:15am)
"I have been wearing scrunchies for years," the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice told the Wall Street Journal on March 19. "My best scrunchies come from Zurich. Next best, London, and third best, Rome."
Friday, Mar 23rd 2018 (12:01am)
Thursday, March 22nd
By day, a steady stream of tourists came, posing for pictures (and peeking in the windows) dressed in the free costumes provided by the visitor center - calico smocks with cameos, overalls and black jackets, even the spectacles - and wielding pitchforks of all sizes. They brought their own props, which included a prized Harley Davidson, a fleet of Stanley steam cars, and a herd of llamas. It was the centerpiece of a Klingon calendar shoot, a bare-chested rock band's album cover, a marriage proposal, a family reunion - a gamut of creativity daily.
Wednesday, March 21st
Wednesday, Mar 21st 2018 (2:08am)
Tuesday, March 20th
A Cirque du Soleil acrobat plunged to his death in front of a horrified audience while performing the routine for the first time on Saturday night in Florida. It was the company's third death in 34 years.
Tuesday, Mar 20th 2018 (12:00am)
According to Nancy Zucker, director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders, in a sample of 2,600 adults who identified themselves as picky eaters, 75 percent reported that the pattern started in childhood.
Monday, March 19th
Video shows the moment the chaos broke out
A malfunctioning chairlift plunged a European ski resort into chaos Friday, with skiers tossed from the lift and into the snow.
Monday, Mar 19th 2018 (12:02am)
If you're like me, you've been up nights trying to figure out what the fuck the end theme to WKRP's lyrics actually mean since the late '70s. Well, we can both finally get some sleep - they don't make any sense because they're not supposed to. Lyrics after the jump, in case you don't have them burned into your brain by decades of obsessive contemplation.
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Sunday, March 18th
Saturday, March 17th
Maybe it's due to the popularity of the poop emoji, or maybe it's a trend that is somehow too intellectual for me to grasp, but today's kids are into toy turds in a big way. I'm not speaking figuratively here. Right now, shelves are packed with products like...
Saturday, Mar 17th 2018 (12:00am)
Friday, March 16th
Tom Benson, the powerful and at times polarizing owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, who delighted fans in his early years with his Benson Boogie and at times frustrated them with his frequent demands and threats to relocate the team, died Thursday (March 15), the teams announced in a statement. He was 90.
Friday, Mar 16th 2018 (8:55am)
Some people are able to solve a Rubik’s Cube very quickly, there are even lots of robots that can solve them much faster than people can. Well this new system is crazy fast. Less then a half second to solve the cube. The motors need to be very strong and fast to push the system to this speed. This means that the moves have to be exacting or else it is sure destruction of the cube. They have some dramatic examples of that in the videos.
Friday, Mar 16th 2018 (12:00am)
Thursday, March 15th
Whether you’re a fan of Nirvana or not, chances are that you’re familiar with the cover of their Nevermind album. It’s the one with a naked baby chasing a dollar in a swimming pool, and a reader’s poll for Rolling Stone magazine rated it as the third most iconic cover of all time.
Well believe it or not, that little baby – named Spencer Elden – is now 25 years old, and in homage to the album’s quarter century anniversary, he recently decided to recreate the pose that made him famous.
Thursday, Mar 15th 2018 (12:01am)
Wednesday, March 14th
Wednesday, Mar 14th 2018 (5:21am)
Tuesday, March 13th
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is "100 percent fatal." Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will smell the flowers again in a data server somewhere.
Tuesday, Mar 13th 2018 (11:33am) | Thanks: beppo
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