Spiking solar activity could mean more chances to see the awesome aurora borealis
Researchers discovered the skeleton of a man with a nail hammered through his heel bone
Despite internet claims, castoreum—a substance found in beaver glands—is rarely used today as a food flavoring
The Pennsylvanian was one of America’s greatest heroes. Why hasn’t he gotten his due?
A trove of arboreal fossils pushes back the origin of modern forests and sophisticated tree roots
To mark the Smithsonian's multi-year initiative, Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past, which will confront the history and legacy of race and racism through live and virtual events, pop-up exhibitions, digital resources, and other offerings, Smithsonian magazine has compiled this collection of relevant coverage.
The Union general directly benefited from the brutal institution before and during the Civil War
The drugs have been shown to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms and make individuals more flexible in their thinking
Nurseries built from bundles of tree branches may help conserve the freshwater fish in the age of climate change
Titled "Six Persimmons," the famous 13th-century work hasn't left Japan for hundreds of years
Perfumer Mandy Aftel's spellbinding collection of rare essences and artifacts is on display at the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents in Berkeley
The celebrated artist’s crusading works, now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum, upend the stereotypes too often foisted on Black women