Scientists have found life in the depths beneath the ice
June 2013 | By Erica R. Hendry
Director of Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program
May 20, 2013 | By Smithsonian Magazine's "Future Is Here" Conference
January 2013 | By Smithsonian Magazine
Freshkills was once the biggest landfill in the world. Today, it's the biggest park in New York City
October 15, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
The American football field as evolved over more than 100 years, and with it, the game
September 24, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
How a three-time Olympic competitor designed an innovative new whitewater system using underwater bricks
August 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
With Saab's new digital panorama, the local air traffic controller may soon go the way of the technical support specialist.
June 04, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
How a ditch irrigation system in the arid Southwest became the backbone of local democracy.
May 14, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
From one conservationist's perspective, harvesting rainwater doesn't necessarily mean high-tech strategies—traditional techniques have been around for centuries
May 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Design teams propose new models for farming and suburban development in California's water-scarce Central Valley
April 25, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Design strategies for arid regions go back centuries, but in the face of climate change, drylands design is a whole new ballgame
April 19, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How our need for convenience is redesigning our food supply
March 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
In the future, farmers will use unmanned drones to improve the appearance of their crops
March 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
How citrus crate label design fueled a boom that caused the art form's own demise.
March 01, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Earth’s most violent mud volcano is wreaking havoc in Indonesia. Was drilling to blame? And when will it end?
December 02, 2011 | By Erin Wayman
A Smithsonian geologist offers her expertise on the seismic event that shook much of the mid-Atlantic this week
August 24, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Scientists at the Natural History Museum search for the elusive "recipe" that endows the famed gem with its unique blue color
November 2010 | By Joseph Caputo
More than 150 years after acid rain was first identified, scientists now see success in recovery from its damaging effects
April 19, 2010 | By Cassandra Willyard
The Smithsonian Institution pitches in to help NASA prepare for its next lunar mission with a new "home on wheels"
January 2010 | By Megan Gambino
Geologist Bernhard Edmaier has been photographing the majestic beauty of active and dormant volcanoes for over 15 years
December 02, 2009 | By Abby Callard