From ducks to dolphins, females have developed sex organs that help them deter undesirable suitors and derive pleasure from non-reproductive behavior
For two years, researchers from the Smithsonian traveled the country explaining the science of our shared origins
They have a lot to tell us about our future
After World War II, Jewish refugees found they could never return to their native land—a sentiment that some echo today
These books not only inspired awe and wonder—they helped us better understand the machinations of our world
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A silver lining to the worldwide epidemic of white nose syndrome: People like bats more now
Reproductive experts weigh in on panda porn, panda Viagra and other biological myths
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Researchers reveal how bats turn echolocation signals into a 3-D image of moving prey
The Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program has stitched together a visual archive of the world’s earthquakes and volcanoes
A bird-loving scientist calls for an end to outdoor cats "once and for all"
The U.S. and Canada celebrate the centennial of an agreement recognizing that birds see no borders
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