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Before Julie Urban was an evolutionary biologist studying planthoppers and armpit microbes, she studied human factors psychology, and before that…she was a middle school student. Her career has taken a few interesting turns since her middle school days studying math in a van. And one thing is for sure: [...]
In preparation for the debut of our collaborative wasp yeast beer at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh on April 5, 2014, I revived the Science Miniseries: The Big Story of Alcohol, Civilization and a Little Fungus that I wrote in 2012. We started with “He Is a Wise [...]
**Today, we’re reposting a story Rob wrote in late 2012, in praise of the decomposers that clean up our world, recycling waste back into life.
As an added bonus, we’ve asked insect photographer and Your Wild Life contributor, Matt Bertone, to share photos of some of his favorite arthropods that [...]
Today, Dr. Danielle Lee — mammalogist and science communicator extraordinaire — will be honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for her work to support and accelerate opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math for African American students, schools and communities. Long-time followers of Your Wild [...]
As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies’ natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their success? A fluid colony structure, which guards against big-city dangers. Here’s to social insect longevity!
In preparation for the debut of our collaborative wasp yeast beer at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh on April 5, 2014, I’ve decided to revive the Science Miniseries: The Big Story of Alcohol, Civilization and a Little Fungus that I wrote in 2012. A couple weeks ago, I [...]
I tried something a little different with this installment of “Before They Were Scientists” — I sat down for a video interview with the Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice, author of the new Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City. There were giant cookies, an adorable dog, and [...]
New York City: “the City of Ants.” Most of us wouldn’t describe the Big Apple that way. But Amy Savage has news for you.
For the last two years, Amy has crawled through New York City’s nooks and crannies, peering behind garbage cans and between sidewalk cracks, combing through the [...]
With unpredictable weather patterns resulting in monsoon-like storms and as warming seas swell, swallowing shorelines, more and more folks find themselves underwater or sinking fast. We’re not the first animals to find ourselves suddenly living the life aquatic. Unlike us, ants have been dealing with flooding for thousands of [...]
Dr. Eleanor has written a book on the most common ants in New York City (based on the work of many citizen scientists in and around the Big Apple participating in our School of Ants project).
After reading the book, we reckon you’ll know a little something about what species [...]
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