Archivo: Smithsonian Magazine

The white bloom marring the face of a chocolate bar hidden away for a bit too long, thankfully, doesn’t mean the candy can’t be consumed. But it does seem to change the flavor. Now researchers have figured out exactly what happens to compromised chocolate, and are offering hints on how to prevent the problem in the first place

The approach uses an enzyme to snip off the parts of blood cells that can prove problematic.

A device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon could take some pressure off Type 1 diabetes patients and their parents

Lab tests suggest that infants learn more about the world around them when they encounter and investigate unexpected phenomena

The wandering thoughts brought on by fatigue can lead to insight

Creases, ridges, folds and «delaminated buckles» are all different forms of wrinkling.

Fifty years ago today, Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov did something no human had ever done before. He jumped out of a spacecraft and into space. «The silence struck me,» he recalls, according to «I could hear my heart beating so clearly. I could hear my breath — it even hurt to think.»

Sidewalk rage, road rage and anger at slow-loading web pages are all part of our evolutionary inheritance

John Calhoun studied behavior during overcrowding in mice and rats

Teachers’ unconscious beliefs in the aptitude of boys over girls come out when grading math tests