The Biggest Microscope in the World

and it is focused on your toilet seat… My grandmother, Barbara, often talked about growing up in a bedroom that was an observatory. She also, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:19+00:00 September 13th, 2013|

The Day My Cat Went Home

Photo credit: Megan Halpern Recently, my friend Roland Kays, the Director of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences approached [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:20+00:00 July 26th, 2013|

A Beetle Buffet

On Sunday evening, I was taking a stroll around my Raleigh neighborhood, enjoying the entomological sounds (Katydids! Crickets!) and sights (Fireflies!) of summer. Along the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:21+00:00 July 10th, 2013|

Carpe Cicada!

As a kid, I never could sleep well on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of Santa’s visit  (and the pile of wrapped presents he [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:27+00:00 May 7th, 2013|