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In late April, scientists and the public noticed a surprising number of birds in the mid-Atlantic region were exhibiting strange symptoms, often sick or dying. Smithsonian scientists need your help to figure out why.

Mysterious Bird Deaths in the Mid-Atlantic Region

June 29th, 2021, 8:49AM
Western lowland gorilla Moke eating a snack

The Science Behind Animal Snacks

June 23rd, 2021, 9:03AM
The coast on the island of Curaçao

Connecting Ocean Conservation from Sea to Sky

June 7th, 2021, 4:46PM
The cassowary's helmet-like casque is made of keratin, the same material that makes up our hair and fingernails.

Meet Cassowary Brothers Irwin and Dundee, Descendants of Dinosaurs

June 1st, 2021, 10:03AM