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Tiny Chameleons and Conversation about Conservation

Chances are good that you’ve seen the story about the discovery of a super tiny and super adorable chameleon in Madagascar this week. If you haven’t, click these links, one from Reuters at the Chicago Tribune with just the facts, Jack, and one from the open-access scientific journal PLoS ONE with the original article and […]

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A Tale of Two Sharks

Scientists have been looking for answers to questions for hundreds, nay thousands, of years now. But, as is the nature of scientific inquiry, each question answered brings forth two new questions, like the mythological hydra. The sea is one of the most mysterious places on earth, what with its glassy surface hiding beasts, plants and […]

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Gosh-Garnet! It’s Time for January’s Birthstone.

Now this is a stone that a biologist can really love: the name “garnet” does not refer to just one stone, but to a series of several species (yes! Species! I told you biologists would love it) of stone, each one similar, and yet unique, in their formation and chemical structure. Oh January, January, you […]