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Most Parents Want to Test Their Unborn Kids’ Genes For Disease Risk

Despite the fact that they might not like what they learn (By In The Light Photography/shutterstock.com) By Carolyn Sue Richards, The Conversation smithsonian.com May 25, 2018 11:47AM Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass […]

Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers

In the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dresses The bloomer costume (Library of Congress) By Lorraine Boissoneault smithsonian.com May 24, 2018 10:33AM In mid-1800s America, everyone agreed women’s clothing posed a problem. The dictates of modesty called for floor-length dresses, and fashion demanded […]

Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion?

As sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attire Silverman’s mushroom shoe prototype is sustainable—but will it hold up in the rain? (provided by the University of Delaware) By Kristen A. Schmitt smithsonian.com May 23, 2018 12:39PM Over the past three years, the fashion industry has started paying attention to […]

The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance

Can a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States? Flying Dog plans to release a seasonal beer each year with hops grown from the project. (Flying Dog Brewery) By Natasha Geiling smithsonian.com May 21, 2018 12:14PM For years, whenever anyone asked Bryan Butler, a scientist with the […]

Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits

A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create maps—an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis A scene from Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. (Brian Tomaszewski, CC BY-SA) By Brian Tomaszewski, The Conversation smithsonian.com May 21, 2018 10:42AM I first visited the Zaatari refugee camp in early 2015. Located in […]

Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos

Seventy years after the game-changing camera was invented, a vision scientist calls attention to Land’s other technological breakthroughs It’s been 70 years of instant photography, thanks to Edwin Land, on the left. (AP Photo) By Ann Elsner, The Conversation smithsonian.com an hour ago It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands […]

A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers

Invented for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street style Reebok marketed their slim, pliable Freestyle shoes to aerobics lovers in the 1980s. (Nick Smith) By Kate Keller smithsonian.com 3 hours ago The way Bill Bowerman told the story, one of Nike’s greatest innovations came to him at breakfast. The […]

How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways

As the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitement A very happy World Bee Day to you. Let’s talk pollinators. (James Gagliardi) By Ryan P. Smith smithsonian.com May 17, 2018 2:08PM Like many of the vital insects contributing daily to our biosphere, bees tend to get a bit […]