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In Chapter 4, “Darwin’s Barnacles, Agassiz’s Jellyfish,” author Christoph Irmscher describes his subject’s obsession with marine organisms.

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The King of Turtles

By | May 1, 2013

American naturalist Louis Agassiz had a zeal for collecting that encouraged a nation to engage with nature.

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Your Thesis in 180 Seconds

By | April 26, 2013

Three-Minute Thesis competitions are designed to help young researchers refine their communication skills, but not everyone is convinced they are effective.

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Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan

By | December 19, 2012

Five workers at anti-polio campaigns were shot at close range this week, creating a major setback for efforts to prevent the crippling disease.

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Pixel Perfect

By | October 1, 2012

Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012

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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.

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The Bug Zoo

By | July 6, 2012

A Canadian menagerie lets visitors get up close and personal with insects to help make crawlies less creepy.

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Meet the Bugs

By | July 6, 2012

The Victoria Bug Zoo is extremely small. In 1997, the Zoo's founder, Carol Maier, started the collection, which now includes more than 50 insect species, after completing her entomology degree from the University of Guelph. 

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Opinion: Misguided Science Policy?

By | April 10, 2012

The pitfalls of using public meetings as surrogate gauges of public opinion

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Showcase Your Science

By | September 1, 2011

Tips for creating a science video or website.

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