When most people think of a species they assume it is a unique, inviolate category of organism. Most of us learned in middle and high school the Biological Species Concept, that organisms of different species
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“We owe it to each other to tell stories.” – Neil Gaiman Scientific writing is often belied as dry, stale; a block of indomitable, indecipherable text buttressed with vague language, passive voice, countless equations,
The attribution of extreme events to human-induced climate change—what is termed anthropogenic climate change—has been a burgeoning scientific frontier as scientists grapple to understand how our activities are altering the earth system. This past week
A guest post from Dr. Anita George, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane Australia People love learning about animals. It’s true. In PLOS blogs alone, animal posts have been very popular–including
In the first study to track the detailed movements of cheetahs in a coalition, researchers from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, and Cheetah Conservation Botswana explored how the cats meet up again after becoming separated.
Above banner image by Thomas Leuthard (Coffee & Social Media, creative commons license) Guest Post by Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Laurence L. Browning Jr. Assistant Professor, Webster University (full bio below this post) Science communication remains
Reprinted with permission from Polar Ecology Letters, Vol 12, Issue 25, pp. 2016. Dear esteemed colleagues, It is with mounting chagrin that, as a scholar of arctic matters, I have come to understand