New breeding area in Bolivia offers hope for wild macaws on the brink
March 24, 2017, 12 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
An expedition uncovered important habitat — and potential protections — for critically endangered blue-throated macaws
3 reasons to stare at the clouds on World Meteorological Day
March 23, 2017, 7:55 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The theme for this year's celebration of weather is 'Understanding Clouds' — and there's a lot to know.
Turn your binoculars to the night sky for the Beehive Cluster
March 22, 2017, 2:12 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
This unusual cluster of stars will mesmerize you!
The easy way to tell the difference between seals and sea lions
March 21, 2017, 3:33 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
There are 2 quick tricks to tell which type of pinniped you're looking at.
Artist's whimsical watercolor animals bring attention to conservation
March 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Painter Cathy Zhang left the corporate world to find her calling as an artist focused on expressive animal portraits.
3 joyful ways to celebrate the International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017, 6:36 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
On this day of celebration, focusing on giving happiness will maximize your own.
A Switzerland-sized piece of land gains protection in Chile
March 17, 2017, 8:28 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Famous American philanthropist Kristine Tompkins has made the world’s largest donation of privately held land to the Chilean government.
What's the difference between native and endemic species?
March 16, 2017, 5:36 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
6 species categorizations that every animal lover should understand.
This polka dot tree frog has a cool party trick to show you
March 15, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The South American polka dot tree frog has been found to glow, a trait previously unheard of in amphibians.
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.