Wasp cannon

Have you seen the news that bees were recently added to the list of endangered species? It’s circulating on social media in this terrifying form (oh no think of the honey), and though some bees are indeed in trouble, there are a lot of other pollinators that are in even more danger—from bumblebees to butterflies to wasps.... Continue Reading →

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Of Mammoths and Men

In lab meeting this week, we somehow got on the topic of how scientists are close to resurrecting the wooly mammoth. Well, at least they’ve successfully inserted mammoth DNA into their closest living relatives, the Asian elephant. Mammoths started walking the Earth around 2.5 million years ago and went extinct ~10,000 years ago in most... Continue Reading →

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Camera roll randomness

I have been trying to write a few blog posts all at the same time (I don’t recommend this, it’s super confusing and achieves nothing), while also recently reading two dozen papers (or so) on novel ecosystems, landscape use (i.e. habitat fragmentation), and the effectiveness of conservation… Of course, with software crashing all around me... Continue Reading →

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Schrodingers tree

Have you ever been presented with this philosophical question? Philosophy would take us on a quest to show the absurdity of reality, and ultimately the answer to the question becomes “if there is no one around, there’s no tree to fall over.” Watch this quick video for an explanation; Scientifically, we can assume that trees... Continue Reading →

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