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In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors?

A team of molecular biologists wants you to forget about strawberries and, instead, take “cell jam” for a whirl The home bioreactor in its intended environment. It also provides light for herbs. (Niko Räty) By Kat Eschner smithsonian.com 2 hours ago In the dead of winter, fresh fruit can be expensive, with soft fruits like […]

Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City

To encourage playful learning, Urban Thinkspace and other projects put miniature playgrounds along the paths kids travel Urban Thinkspace in Philadelphia (Sahar Coston-Hardy Photography) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com 2 hours ago Before, the triangular plot of land in West Philadelphia didn’t have much to interest a child. There was just a bus stop, a strip […]

Is Drone Delivery Good for the Environment?

Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much? Could drone delivery help the environment? (AP Photo/Claude Paris) By Constantine Samaras and Joshuah Stolaroff, The Conversation smithsonian.com an hour ago There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them […]

The Dubious Science of Genetics-Based Dating

Is love really just a cheek swab away? Test tubes hold users’ DNA samples, taken from cheek swabs. (Courtesy of Pheramor) By Jackie Mansky smithsonian.com an hour ago We live in a golden age of online dating, where complex algorithms and innovative apps promise to pinpoint your perfect romantic match in no time. And yet, […]

This AI Bot Fights Workplace Harassment

A new app, Spot, uses AI to help harassment and discrimination victims create and file reports without having to talk to a human Spot co-founders hope that the current cultural reckoning with issues of harassment will spur employers to take these problems seriously. (nito100/iStock) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com an hour ago If it wasn’t clear […]

How Climate Change is Fueling Innovation in Kenya

A new generation of start ups are working to help farmers in a region that faces myriad challenges A Kenyan farmer using the fertilizer in his fields. (Safi Organics) By Marcello Rossi smithsonian.com 35 minutes ago In the spring of 1997, El Niño struck Kenya. Although he was only eight years old at the time, Samuel Rigu vividly […]

When Treating Sports Injuries, Does the West Do It Best?

As the Olympics kick off in South Korea, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display A South Korean athlete receives acupuncture treatment (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) By Nate Newman, The Conversation smithsonian.com 2 hours ago Every two years, billions of people watch athletes at the Olympics compete to be crowned world champion. What […]

Your Burning Questions About the Olympic Torch, Answered

Curious minds will want to know that the blaze is lit not with matches or a lighter, but using a method that dates to Ancient Greece The Olympic Flame was lit from the sun’s rays using a parabolic mirror, during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting ceremony at Ancient Olympia, in southwestern Greece, on […]