Group of cheetah cubs in straw bed (Courtesy of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)

Cheetah cub boom: 10 in a week! [video]

Two litters of cheetah cubs were born during a single week at the Smithsonian Institution’s research facility.
Earth seen from space (© AP Images)video

April 21: Earth Day – seeing our planet from above and...

Join us for an interactive webchat to learn how different ways of seeing our planet affect how we think about it. Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Woman standing among corn stalks (AUN-API)

After escaping Boko Haram, farmers begin a new season with hope

Once displaced by chaos caused by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, thousands of Nigerian farmers are cultivating again.
Sun shining on solar panels (Shutterstock)

How one school system is going solar

A small Indiana town has always relied on the sun to grow crops but now will count on it to power schools.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sitting at dinner table (© AP Images)

Watch Trump’s grandchildren sing for China’s Xi [video]

Ivanka Trump tweeted out part of a hit performance: two of her children singing in Mandarin for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Animals on a mountain and under the water

For Earth Day, a free poster

On Earth Day, April 22, celebrate the many species of wildlife that make the Earth's polar regions their home. This free poster is available for printing.
Syrian child receiving oxygen from a medic (© Getty Images)

In photos: The chemical attack in Syria

Images from Syria's chemical attack on its own people continue to shock the world.
Gas masks (© Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Ridding the world of chemical weapons

Global leaders are condemning Syria for what President Trump calls its "barbaric" chemical weapon attack on April 4 that killed scores of civilians.
Peng Liyuan, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and Melania Trump lined up for picture (© AP Images)

Trump holds first meeting with China’s Xi

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed China’s President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.