A Letter to the New Students of Vassar

[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 [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:43+00:00 July 24th, 2016|

Evolution of the Indoor Biome

There is something living in the north-facing wall of our apartment. My partner and I have narrowed it down to an organism in the phylum [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00 March 16th, 2015|

A Heart-to-Heart with Rob Dunn

We're excited for the upcoming release of Rob Dunn's new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, on February 3! After taking on the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00 January 27th, 2015|

Ants vs. Rats in NYC

Last year I got to take my first trip to New York City and spent most of my time in the medians of Broadway setting [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|

Navel-gazing Newsflash

A few quick updates on Belly Button Biodiversity and related projects: Azeen Ghorayhshi recently wrote a short bit for Wired Magazine UK recently about Belly [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:53+00:00 November 17th, 2014|

Students Discover Goes to Washington

Members of the Students Discover team recently visited the Nation’s Capital to present at the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) Washington Symposium. [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:54+00:00 October 7th, 2014|

Democratizing the Study of Ants

Across the world, ants are among the first animals children learn to recognize. They are diverse, abundant, and ecologically important from the tops of canopy [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:03+00:00 July 7th, 2014|

It’s official! Meet the high noon ant!

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! [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:16+00:00 December 4th, 2013|

Introducing Myrmex: A Comic Ant-thology

Science and education are at their core acts of storytelling. Nature tells her story to scientists and scientists in turn share Nature’s stories with the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:18+00:00 October 7th, 2013|

Lettuce eat microbes

Last week, Jonathan Leff and Noah Fierer, our colleagues at the University of Colorado at Boulder with whom we’re collaborating on the Wild [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:27+00:00 April 1st, 2013|

Manhattan Meet-ups

Elsa Youngsteadt and I have been setting up urban ecology experiments in New York City for the past week– we have another week [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:28+00:00 March 18th, 2013|