Understanding people’s past land use strategies could help us better conserve global biodiversity now.
In a tropical rainforest study, 60 percent fewer insects visited traps illuminated in a golden glow. Researchers say the results may be widely applicable
Learn about how humans of the past helped build the bond between us and our favorite furry friends
When Covid-19 hit, Smithsonian researchers set up makeshift home laboratories to conduct groundbreaking studies on mask fabric materials
Bryophytes are an important part of our environment, but in the tropics, there's still much to learn about them
The discovery shows how studying marine biodiversity can enhance biomedical research.
High-elevation birds might use their downy feathers to keep from wasting energy shivering to stay warm
When Perseverance lands, Mariah Baker will collect data that will prepare the way for crewed missions to the Red Planet
A new model explains a possible route for the extraterrestrial rock before it blasted Earth
Now that scientists can detect these fossils in geologic materials faster, they will be able to look for past evidence of the fossils more efficiently
Thanks to a Harvard-Smithsonian mentoring program, high school students Kartik Pinglé and Jasmine Wright helped discover new worlds
The research could help zoologists understand what makes tuataras so genetically different from all other reptiles.
Studying past Arctic cultures and working with today's northern communities to address present-day socioeconomic and environmental challenges
Two individuals spotted in the wild seem to have classic long necks but unusually short, stubby legs
New study shows how extracting whole genomes from ancient material opens the door for new research questions and breathes new life into old samples