12 breathtaking images from the Sony World Photography Awards
March 8, 2017, 4:26 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The striking shots include landscapes, portraits, photojournalistic moments and nature scenes.
Development threatens Beirut's largest swath of public parkland
March 8, 2017, 3:43 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It's not easy being green (space) in the overdeveloped Lebanese capital.
Scientists capture first footage of rare True's beaked whales
March 8, 2017, 11:41 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
We know very little about these mysterious, deep-diving creatures.
Azaleas are the talk of the town as Masters Week approaches
March 8, 2017, 9:19 a.m. by Tom Oder
A mild winter means early blooms at Augusta National Golf Club.
Blue-footed boobies use their distinctive feet for courtship and parenting
March 7, 2017, 1:27 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
More than half of all breeding pairs are found in the Galapagos Islands.
Which of these Smithsonian contest images do you like the best?
March 7, 2017, 12:52 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Voting is open for the readers' choice winners of this long-running competition, and it'll be hard to select your favorites!
What's the difference between a salamander and a newt?
March 6, 2017, 7:18 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
They look a lot alike, but these two amphibians have subtle differences.