A new species of mite discovered recently in Ohio is so tiny that it lives in the space between particles in sandy, impoverished soils.
Learn how to use the Smithsonian Wild website to find amazing camera trap photos of mammals from around the world
Carla Dove is an Ornithologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In this Feb. 12 Webcast join her in analyzing the remains of birds from airplane strikes and other events.
An 880-pound asteroid moving at 38,000 miles per hour hit the moon last September with a blast equivalent to 15 tons of TNT.
It has all the hallmarks of a paleontological crime scene: a massive graveyard along a remote desert highway containing the fossil bones of at least 40 dead whales and a slew of other marine victims.
Paddling the remote oxbow lakes and bayous of the White River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, the team of scientists was seeking proof of a rare behavior in a common bird.
What is it like to be the curator of Great Cats at the National Zoo? We interviewed Craig Saffoe to hear firsthand.
Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for sale in Germany.
As the male túngara frog serenades female frogs from a pond, he creates watery ripples that make him easier to target by rivals and predators such as bats, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Leiden University and Salisbury University.
A new coral species, Psammogorgia hookeri, has been collected by scuba divers from rocky ledges at depths to 25 meters in Peru’s Paracas National Reserve.
One way to avoid a cold or the flu, doctors say, is to stay away from crowded places. Viruses spread fast in places where people congregate.
Animal keepers at the National Zoo have been hand feeding a female gray seal pup, born Jan. 21 at 10:21 p.m., in the holding area of the seal exhibit on American Trail.
By simulating the environment when corn was first exploited by people and then domesticated, Smithsonian scientists discovered that corn’s ancestor; a wild grass called teosinte, may have looked more like corn then than it does today.
Our solar system seems like a neat and orderly place, with small, rocky worlds near the Sun and big, gaseous worlds farther out, all eight planets following orbital paths unchanged since they formed.
Out in Montana’s Big Sky Country Dale Greenwalt spends his summers seeking the incredibly tiny and fragile.
The National Zoo’s Great Cats team celebrated the arrival of its first litter of African lion cubs in four years.
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute rung in 2014 with the hatching of the most endangered species in its collection—a Micronesian kingfisher—Jan.
Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature.
Ants dominate the earth’s ecosystems and many are voracious predators that use their mandibles and sheer numbers to pin down and tear apart most other insects.
mycorrhizal fungi When scientists discuss global change, they often focus on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and vegetation.