Latest Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Stories
Mites not only inhabit the dust bunnies under the bed, they also occupy the nests of tropical sweat bees where they keep fungi in check.
Oil palm cultivation is a significant driver of tropical forest destruction across Southeast Asia.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) recently won a competitively-bid contract to participate in the Simulation, Training & Instrumentation contract from the U.S.
Farm acreage in Latin America is being overrun by jungles, officials say, sparking debate among scientists about how urgent it is to save primeval rain forests. New secondary forests -- from small acreage to much larger swaths of farmland -- are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions worldwide, The New York Times reported Friday.
Annemarie Surlykke from the University of Southern Denmark is fascinated by echolocation.
Non-scientists can easily identify fish species using common name searches, or a tool that allows entry of information on a fish's location, shape and color.
A single hit on the head by the termite Termes panamensis (Snyder), which possesses the fastest mandible strike ever recorded, is sufficient to kill a would-be nest invader.
Boston University undergraduate Jessica Rogge and associate professor Karen Warkentin, working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's laboratories in Gamboa, Panama, discovered that frog embryos at a very early developmental stage actively respond to oxygen levels in the egg
Trees in a hyper-diverse tropical rainforest interact with each other and their environment to create and maintain diversity, researchers report in the Oct. 24 issue of the journal Science.
By Gary Bogue PANAMA CITY, Panama PANAMA CITY is an amazing city. Its skyline is certainly as spectacular as San Francisco's -- some might even say more so -- with its tall skyscrapers. And more modern buildings are under construction, even as we speak.
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