If you teach science, is your teaching scientific?

As a faculty member teaching can sometimes seem like a chore – your lectures compete with smartphones and laptops.  Some students see themselves as education “consumers” and haggle over grades.  STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) faculty have a particularly

If you teach science, is your teaching scientific?

As a faculty member teaching can sometimes seem like a chore – your lectures compete with smartphones and laptops.  Some students see themselves as education “consumers” and haggle over grades.  STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) faculty have a particularly

Fungus Kills Caterpillars to Feed Its Plant Host

Plants and fungi look like peaceful woodland scenery, but underneath the soil some plant-fungi pairs act as a deadly team mummifying insects and draining them of their nutrients, according to a new paper published  in Science.  The study by Canadian

Fungus Kills Caterpillars to Feed Its Plant Host

Plants and fungi look like peaceful woodland scenery, but underneath the soil some plant-fungi pairs act as a deadly team mummifying insects and draining them of their nutrients, according to a new paper published  in Science.  The study by Canadian

British Butterfly Thrives on Climate Change

Climate change is reviving   a once rare British butterfly, according to a new article in the journal Science.   The brown argus butterfly was once scarce, but has doubled the size of its range in the last 20 years.   The

British Butterfly Thrives on Climate Change

Climate change is reviving   a once rare British butterfly, according to a new article in the journal Science.   The brown argus butterfly was once scarce, but has doubled the size of its range in the last 20 years.   The

Teen Lepidopterist Decodes the Secret to Butterfly Sense of Smell

Alexandra Sourakov has logged hours of research at the University of Florida’s butterfly house.  She used a combination of behavioral experiments and electorantennography (measurements of electrical current in butterfly antennae) to determine how butterflies find food.  Her most recent paper on foraging

Teen Lepidopterist Decodes the Secret to Butterfly Sense of Smell

Alexandra Sourakov has logged hours of research at the University of Florida’s butterfly house.  She used a combination of behavioral experiments and electorantennography (measurements of electrical current in butterfly antennae) to determine how butterflies find food.  Her most recent paper on foraging

Early spring meltdown a threat to butterflies and flowers

Spring has been coming early to the Rocky Mountains, and while warm weather may be good news for humans, it’s bad news for flowers and butterflies. A  long term study by Carol Boggs (Stanford University) and David Inouye (University of

Early spring meltdown a threat to butterflies and flowers

Spring has been coming early to the Rocky Mountains, and while warm weather may be good news for humans, it’s bad news for flowers and butterflies. A  long term study by Carol Boggs (Stanford University) and David Inouye (University of

Science Online 2012

This week Jess and I attended the Science Online 2012 conference in Raleigh.  This so -called  “un-conference” is designed to bring together scientists, science writers, educators, and bloggers of all stripes to learn about using the web for science communication.  The conference

Science Online 2012

This week Jess and I attended the Science Online 2012 conference in Raleigh.  This so -called  “un-conference” is designed to bring together scientists, science writers, educators, and bloggers of all stripes to learn about using the web for science communication.  The conference

Mother Monarch Butterflies Medicate Their Offspring

While humans may rely on mom’s chicken soup to fight off infection, mother monarch butterflies lay eggs on medicinal plants to protect their offspring from disease. According to a new study by Emory professor Jaap De Roode and his research

Mother Monarch Butterflies Medicate Their Offspring

While humans may rely on mom’s chicken soup to fight off infection, mother monarch butterflies lay eggs on medicinal plants to protect their offspring from disease. According to a new study by Emory professor Jaap De Roode and his research