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...]

Hermit Crab Psychology and Other Beach Bucket Discoveries

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The beach across from my sister's house in Cape Cod is pretty much perfect. At high tide everyone … [Read more...]

The Nanoscale

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Sometimes the biggest marvels we see in nature arise from the smallest unseen … [Read more...]

Innovations of 2015: CRISPR and gene drive systems used in reducing malaria transmission

There are many achievements in science and technology that deserve celebration from 2015, and also … [Read more...]

The Perks of Winter Birding

Bundle up and grab your binoculars. Winter is coming. For someone who wrote her dissertation on … [Read more...]

What do scientists do? Part II – A tribute to taxonomists

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are huge, weighing up to 550 lbs (250 kg) and with a … [Read more...]

Mating Systems

Last blog I mentioned some specifics about horse shoe crab mating behavior and decided that I was … [Read more...]

#ESA100: The Centennial Celebration of the Ecological Society of America Meeting

Ecology is the study of relationships between organisms and their habitats and one hundred years ago … [Read more...]

An Attractive Nuisance?

As an urban ecologist, I'm fascinated by the ability of plants and animals to cope with the harsh … [Read more...]

BioBlitz: a coming together of scientists, naturalists, and the community

One of the reasons I wanted to start contributing to a blog was to share experiences of life as a … [Read more...]