The author discusses a return to art and his forthcoming book <em>Ungrateful Mammals</em>
These tiny, buzzing lab assistants provide scientists with a treasure trove of conservation data
Why some researchers are proposing a drastic measure to save a threatened ecosystem
One day this mollusc-inspired invention might just save your life
One intrepid reporter documents the careful science, artistry and gross factor of a very strange party
This deadly nematode and its sidekicks reveal the power of bacterial symbiosis
For now, the prototype rover—part tank, part Batmobile—is destined for Washington, D.C.
Charting these watery depths could transform oceanography. It could also aid deep sea miners looking for profit
Inventors design a staircase that recycles energy to assist users
The new class of repellents, called "excito-repellents," is similar to "getting on an elevator with someone who's put on way too much perfume"
Surveying 2.4 million trees showed that predators may help keep the trees at sustainable levels
The day the circus rolled into Washington, D.C., and other tales from the Smithsonian’s hot summer party on the National Mall
The American History Museum opens a trio of timely new shows on democracy, religion and immigration
From sinkholes to liquefaction, we look at how solid earth can shrink and elude our grasp
Now that they’ve tallied up American feces, researchers are turning to the other half of the microbial equation: food