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I’ll miss the sharks. I’ll miss the sea turtles and the manatees. These are the species that have my heart—and that’s not fair. In his 2013 book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking … Continue reading
I recently moved from small-town Illinois to big-city California, and now a new article has me wondering if this move could have changed my genes. In this article for Pacific Standard, science writer David Dobbs explains how bees, birds and … Continue reading
I’m wrapping up my current job at the American Society of Animal Science. It has been a crazy couple of years, and I’ve learned so much. For example, a sheep’s placenta is very similar to a human placenta. That’s why … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Shark news update! While beachgoers in Florida worry about a shark attack off St. Augustine, shark behavior research goes strong. First — A shameless plug. I had to investigate when I ran into a reference to Dr. … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Here’s how I know I’m weird: my ears perk up when I hear the word “nematode.” See, I worked in a nematology lab for most of college, and my time with this group of roundworms has left … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt To quote nearly every tv sitcom cynic in nearly every Valentine’s Day episode: “What’s sooooo special about one day in February?! Ugh!” And while that sitcom character goes on to learn the value of love, I’m going … Continue reading