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Ecology Photo Contest Highlights 
The Smithsonian magazine has some highlights from a photo contest held by BMC Ecology, an open access journal. You can find the eye candy, here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tiny-ant-sneaky-octopus-photo-competition-highlights-splendor-earths-ecosystems-180964591/

Kiwi Cutie Hatched at Smithsonian 
The Smitty is proudly showing off a new arrival at its Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. You can see her, here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-conservationists-hatch-cutie-pie-kiwi-180964421/