A Gala of Stories, Foods,and Insights from the Study of the Life in Homes November 15th, 2018 (Evening) Beginning ten years ago scientists at North [...]
Overview: Over the last five years we have worked to develop citizen science projects that reach out to the public but also that, more specifically, [...]
On Monday, October 9th, Greg Crutsinger woke to an ordinary sort of day. He was looking forward to the week. He was launching a [...]
Your showerhead is personal. It is the conduit through which water falls on you to keep you clean. It is also full of life. Showerheads [...]
The Sourdough Project has some exciting updates to share today! Here is your chance to see some of the data for your individual sourdough starter, [...]
We have good news. From the 568 sourdough samples our participants sent us we have completed the first of many stages of identification of the [...]
I spent several years writing a book about the value of biological diversity to agriculture, Never Out of Season. In doing so, I gained a [...]
Recently, we asked you to share your sourdough starters and stories and you did. You shared them not just from the United States, but also [...]
In the Dunn lab we have worked for the last decade to study the life in homes. We have swabbed belly buttons, searched under beds, [...]
It all started in a street median in Manhattan, not far from Mary Tyler Moore’s apartment. Marko Pecaravic decided to do a thesis on the [...]
One of the luxuries of writing about science is that it gives me a chance to weave together discoveries made in disparate fields. I can connect the stories for readers. Sometimes I can even connect the scientists themselves. But the more I write, the more that I see that where such connections are most conspicuously missed is not random. In some subfields of science our ignorance is both vast and predictable. One of these subfields is the intersection between basic ecology and evolutionary biology and application.
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Each detail of our daily lives has a history and, just as with any history, it is a history we would do well to learn from. Consider the biology of your dinner table. Your table itself is Syrian or Iraqi as is most of the food on it.
[Rob has been invited to Vassar to talk to the entering class of students about his book The Wild Life of Our Bodies, but also [...]
[Positions listed at the end of this post] By the time the potato murrain arrived in Ireland scholars had already begun to explain its cause: a blight, a water mold. [...]