What We Don’t Know Can’t Help Us

Lasers, once thought to be a useless invention, are now used in everything from life-saving medical applications to entertainment spectacles. Image: Liberty Science Center

Let's talk about lasers for a minute. Aside from just being cool, it's difficult to debate the value … [Read more...]

A vaccine for fake news

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There is currently a plague of fake news around the U.S. and like many other educators, scientists … [Read more...]

Trading places: How to deal with a conservation quandary

Monk Parakeets may be a cute and unexpected site in New Jersey, but their nests can be a serious fire hazard.

There were two things that always seemed out of place in the parking lot of the Whole Foods in … [Read more...]

Here is where the wild things are

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It’s 5:45 am. I need get out of my car and get to work, but I can’t. I’m alone, on a deserted road … [Read more...]

The great garden escape: the transition from ornamental to naturalized species

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This summer I've had the pleasure to travel and explore the region I live in. Visiting beautiful … [Read more...]

A (Late) Lichen Update!

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Not too long ago, I wrote a post about lichens. In that post, I mentioned that lichens are made up … [Read more...]

How understanding the ecology of mosquitoes guides how to prevent pathogen transmission

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This past year has been quite a year for mosquitoes. Besides just being a pest at almost any kind of … [Read more...]

Bigger Than a 3-inch Fish

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By now I'm sure you've heard Donald Trump's California rally declaration  "There is no … [Read more...]

Pollination of invasive species: a who done it story.

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I am working on a mystery. A who done it, of sorts. The investigator, yours truly of course and the … [Read more...]

Like a Lichen

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There's a strange being inhabiting our planet. It's made up of at least two separate organisms, each … [Read more...]