Events: Stayed tuned for events happening near you
What lives in you? It is a simple enough question. Yet, for most of history, it has been unanswerable. Finally, in just the last few years, we have begun to get a picture of the creatures on which you depend for existence, the creatures that constitute, literally, the majority [...]
In celebration of World Soil Day (December 5, 2013), we give you a round-up of Your Wild Life posts that in some way extol the wonders of soil and all of the organisms that live in it (microbes, arthropods and more) – Happy reading!
Confessions of a Stone Turner – [...]
Yesterday, we received word from the Entomological Society of America that the ant, Forelius pruinosus, now officially has a common name: the high noon ant!
Our quest to help Forelius pruinosus, a very common North American ant with a big personality but NO common name began last February. While working [...]
We are finally revealing our last batch of results about Belly Button Biodiversity, results of samples of 583 people. In doing so, we are going to try something new. I am going to write a series of short articles, paragraphs really, about belly button life, out of which I [...]
Today’s installment of Nature in Your Backyard is from our friendly neighborhood spider enthusiast, Christine Brown, a graduate student at NC State.
Look who stopped by to say “Happy Birthday!”
So exclaimed my friend Lauren Nichols as she burst through my office door Monday, holding a small jar with a large [...]
As many of you know, we partner with the awesome folks in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on a number of public science projects: belly button biodiversity, armpit microbes, face mites and soon soil microbes (as part of our new Students Discover [...]
This past week, over 3500 scientists who study insects and other arthropods gathered in Austin, Texas, for the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Scientific meetings like this one are important events where scientists share research results, catch up with colleagues, forge collaborations, and learn about new tools and [...]
Last week we were jazzed to learn that one of our favorite local educators, Kristin Bedell, was participating in the NASA Social in Pasadena, California. Below she shares her experience and reflects on how it transformed her thinking (and teaching) about science.
A minister, an astronautical engineer, and a professional [...]
Speaking of SciArt, the Buzz Hoot Roar folks were so inspired by our own Belly Button Biodiversity that they too started navel gazing.
What are you waiting for? Go check out their Vocabulary Friday post today!
Dr. Eleanor and friends have a fun new blog called Buzz Hoot Roar. In each post, they explain a scientific concept that interests or excites them (for example, the best thing about baby ants) in 300 words or less, and then work with graphic artists to illustrate it in [...]
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