Scorpions Choose Their Mates by Dancing With Them

Before a female scorpion chooses a mate, she must test the strength of her potential suitor. The only way to be certain it's the right match is to dance

What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above

One of America's greatest highways is barely visible from the ground. It's only from the air that you can pick out the remains of the Oregon Trail

What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?

Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers. And when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there

Magnificent Leaf Homes Woven by Australian Green Ants

Green ants build their grand nests out of leaves, which they pull and join together with silk. Amazingly, this silk is produced by their newborn larvae

This Is What You're Paying for When You Buy a Bentley

Manufacturing a Bentley in the traditional way is a time-consuming nod to their brand heritage. Each hand-crafted wheel can take 4.5 hours to finish

Why Doesn't the Willis Tower Topple Over?

Chicago is home to one of the tallest buildings in the world: the Willis Tower. On a windy day, the topmost floors can sway as much as three feet

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Watch Highlights From the Smithsonian's "Age of Humans" Symposium

Experts on the science, economics and innovations of climate change spoke at this one-day event in Washington, D.C.

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