U.S. Customs agents recently seized 35 pounds of live African giant snails being shipped to California. With few predators (other than humans) the slow-moving snails are fast becoming one of the world’s most destructive invasive species. Ellen Strong of the Natural History Museum tells you everything you need to know. Plus recipes!
Watch Albert Tong’s stirring portrait of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival–One Village: China and Kenya.
Heading out on a road trip this summer? Our digital archivist has some tips on making the memories last. Quick tip: Edit down those photos!
Confusion caused by bright city lights and collisions with skyscrapers, planes and power lines kill millions of birds each year.
Some of the traits that make us human evolved even earlier than once thought.
The 2014 Folklife Festival aims to be the most eco-friendly and sustainable event ever heal don the National Mall.
We’ve got the petrified poop, we’ve got the presidential connection, we’ve got everything you need to celebrate Sloth Week at the Smithsonian.
The three newest members of the Zoo’s Asian elephant herd checked out their new digs for the first time.
For the first time in history, 3-D technology has been used to create a portrait of a sitting president.
Everyone knows Betsy Ross made the Star-Spangled Banner, right? Well, everyone is wrong. Celebrate Flag Day by learning seven little-known facts about the flag that inspired the National Anthem.