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Fermented Foods: Harnessing the Power of Microorganisms
Humans have fermented foods, be they vegetables, grains or beverages, for thousands of years. Fermentation has the power to preserve food while also altering its flavor and, in many cases, increasing its nutritional qualities. This [...]
Why We #CitSci
Your Wild Life is relocating to the West Coast this week to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Citizen Science Association in San Jose, California. We’re looking forward to two FUN-FILLED days of building [...]
Navel-gazing in NYC
We’re headed back to the Big Apple this week – this time, not in search of ants, but BELLY BUTTONS. We’re launching a new research project investigating how belly button microbes – and skin microbes [...]
Humans vs. Ants
This past weekend was BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The Your Wild Life team was on-location, chatting with visitors about our various arthropod-themed citizen science projects, including School [...]
Behind the Science: A Meeting of Scientists and their Mites at Evolution 2014
Once a year, thousands of evolutionary biologists, students, and educators from all around the world converge on a single city for the annual Evolution meeting. The Evolution meeting is jointly hosted by three professional scientific [...]
Meet Your Muddy Microbes!
Check out this exciting citizen science opportunity coming up at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on June 5! Have you ever wondered what gives dirt its distinctive smell? Or what that fuzzy stuff growing [...]
Wowing Washington with Wild Life!
Last weekend (April 25-27, 2014), we took our wild brand of citizen science on the road to Washington, DC, to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and [...]
Your Wild Life Heads to Washington!
This weekend (April 25-27, 2014), hundreds of thousands of students and science enthusiasts will swarm the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the Nation’s Capital for the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Your Wild Life [...]
The Odor of the Odorous House Ant
A visitor prepares to sniff the odorous house ant. Photo credit: Magdalena Sorger. This past weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences annual BugFest, we convinced a couple hundred people to [...]
You haven’t forgotten, have you?
Back in February, we issued a call for help. As Dr. Eleanor had keenly observed while researching species for her Book of Common Ants, Forelius pruinosus, a very common North American ant with a big [...]