Tag: infographics

Mosquitoes Travel The Path of Least Resistance

The summer sun and heat calls people outside once again. With all the scares of mosquito transmitted diseases, the bug spray is par for the course. Who’s more at risk: city-dwellers or rural lovers? Research out of Panama suggests those along the main roads — whether they are rural or city dwellers are first choice …

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Bats on a Budget

  Bats. When most of us think of bats, we think of an ugly, rat like critter similar to the one preserved in the featured image. We don’t think of the small, cute, charismatic, graceful flyers that they really are. Seriously, how can you think this little guy is appalling? Liam McGuire, lead author and …

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Sandhill Cranes Return to the Eastern Shores

The birds were once one of the largest population of seabirds seen along the Atlantic coast. Then, in the early 18th century, they rapidly disappeared. Dr. Scott Melvin, who discovered the crane’s breeding ground in 2000 and monitored the birds for a decade, never discovered their migratory route. This past year, professional ornithologist, Matthew Halley, noticed the …

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Fixing Science Communication with Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Science communication is broken. The media doesn’t know how to read it well, the general public gets lost, and eyes glaze over at a prodigious rate. There is a widening gap between scientists and the general public. While this gap widens, the ridicule about why scientists are studying what they study increases. I had a …

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