PlantsTypes of plants, including flowers, trees, water plants and weeds
A number of studies indicate that several herb extracts could protect against sunburn and other damage from UV light
August 01, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Flying foxes can defoliate trees, but should the Royal Botanic Garden shoo this vulnerable species from its grounds?
June 18, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski
Historian Erik Rutkow argues in a new book that forests are key to understanding how our nation developed and who we are today
June 14, 2012 | By Amy Crawford
A new study indicates that temperate regions will experience more fires, while equatorial areas will see fewer
June 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Scientists at a British laboratory are racing to preserve thousands of the world’s threatened plants, one seed at a time
June 2012 | By Rob Sharp
Smithsonian Institution staff photographer Eric Long captured the moment this morning on his way to work
May 23, 2012 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
The Millennium Seed Bank has set out to collect 25 percent of the world's plant species by 2020—before it is too late
May 14, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
May 10, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
This week, take a garden tour, discover the universe through cutting edge developments in X-ray telescopes, and meet acclaimed artist Roni Horn.
April 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, spend spring break at the National Portrait Gallery, explore the Smithsonian gardens, and learn about baseball's special place in our presidential history.
April 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The juicy fruit can cause negative side effects with a number of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
March 08, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Pine and spruce trees managed to survive in certain spots in Scandinavia, according to DNA analyses
March 02, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
Four years ago this week, researchers opened the "Doomsday Vault" to store frozen seeds in case of disaster
February 29, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
A new crowd-sourced project aims to identify and evaluate pathways that connect bits of wildlife habitat
February 22, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Breeders from 19 countries put their creations to the test at the 20th World Orchid Conference in Singapore
February 2012 | By Somali Roy
Being spicy helps a chili plant protect its fruit from fungal rot, but it has a downside in dry conditions
January 05, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski
Why does this parasitic plant remind us of romance?
December 21, 2011 | By Rob Dunn
Scientists determine it was lack of water, not food, that was responsible for sudden aspen decline
December 19, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski