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Why Sociable Weavers Nest Together

Dillon Marsh's photographs of sociable weaver nests, taken in the Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa, beautifully illustrate traditional nature--the realm of wild animals--overlapping with human civilization...

February 19, 2013 — Hannah Waters

Welcome Beatrice the Biologist to the #SciAmBlogs network!

If you are a regular reader of our network, you are familiar with the Symbiartic blog, where artist Glendon Mellow and illustrator Kalliopi Monoyios explore the relationship and intersection between visual arts and science, nature and medicine.Today, I am super-happy to introduce a new blogger on our network - a third co-blogger at Symbiartic, with a focus on cartoons and comic strips...

STAFFFebruary 19, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Beatrice on Board

Well, hello there! Welcome to my first Symbiartic post. My name is Katie, and I write and illustrate a blog called Beatrice the Biologist. The most common question I get is, "Why is it called Beatrice the Biologist if your name is Katie?" A couple reasons:1) Katie the Biologist has no ring to it.2) Beatrice is an awesome name.3) I wanted to write a children's book called Beatrice the Biologist, so when I started a blog, I recycled the name.4) I wanted to create a science communication mascot to represent the idea that we are all scientists.5) Because I love messing with people.  I come from a biology background with a small amount of art training...

February 19, 2013 — Katie McKissick

Bacteriophone: Microbial Wallpapers

I take a lot of photos of bacteria on my phone, and sometimes I use those pictures as my phone's wallpaper. These photos are meta-phone bacteria wallpapers: photographs of bacteria that I collected off the surface of my phone (h/t to Nick for the microbial inspiration)...

February 19, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Drug screens-any more than theater?

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling recently, and am increasingly disturbed by the growing surveillance society and the misplaced reassurances that are used to assuage the public, coined “security theater” by Bruce Schneier...

February 19, 2013 — Judy Stone

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