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.
Meet the bilby! 5 fast facts about this adorable Australian animal
March 1, 2017, 7:13 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
These adorable creatures are becoming more popular, and they may just take over as the country's animal representative for Easter.
Venom from these snails could provide solution for chronic pain relief
February 28, 2017, 8:01 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
This small yet powerful sea snail could help us replace addictive opioids for pain relief therapy.
This beautiful tidal road is Britain's deadliest
Why Italians are the healthiest in the world
8 cooking liquids you shouldn't toss
Unusual 'Dr. Seuss flower' discovered by park ranger
This couple is getting ready to hike the entire Appalachian Trail — with baby in tow
Kulning: The haunting, beautiful Swedish herding call that's also a song