Archivo: Smithsonian Magazine

A vast microscopic world writhes around you. Now a coloring book lets you bring wee beasts and beauties to life

Astronomers call LHS 1140b one of the “best targets” for hunting liquid water with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

A new study suggests that fruit, not social relationships, could be the main driver of larger brains

No, females aren’t always choosy and males don’t always get around

Militants, malaria and pirates are just some of the challenges these scientist-explorers face in their quest to map the world’s diversity

How a Mesoamerican insect once created the globe’s most coveted color

The MIT graduate speaks to how he ended up studying the stars for the Catholic Church.

Drill deep into the mysteries of our home planet, from the surface all the way down to the core

Scientists are sitting on top of the world after this monumental discovery and are eager to keep exploring the universe

Emily Temple-Wood’s Women Scientist project is writing female researchers back into the conversation