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Introducing: Kate Prengaman

Introducing: Kate Prengaman

This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.

STAFFFebruary 20, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Postage Stamps Overlook Earth's Tiny Creatures

Postage Stamps Overlook Earth's Tiny Creatures

What can postage stamps tell us about biodiversity conservation? When André Nemésio isn’t studying biology, he collects stamps. André and his colleagues Diana Seixas and Heraldo Vasconcelos recently cataloged the animals represented on hundreds of thousands of postage stamps for sale on Delcampe and eBay.

February 20, 2013 — Laura Jane Martin
Par cutin: "Here Is Something New and Strange"

Par cutin: "Here Is Something New and Strange"

Imagine a pastoral scene, seventy years ago in Mexico. On a sunny February day, a woman and her son watch over their flock of sheep from the shade of oaks; her husband strides across his fields toward a pile of branches that need burning, while his helper completes a furrow.

February 20, 2013 — Dana Hunter
Electric Vehicle Deployment - Where Should We Be Today?

Electric Vehicle Deployment - Where Should We Be Today?

Guest Post by Tali Trigg Electric vehicles (EVs) have come under siege in the media in the past two years, with several observers pointing to shortcomings like driving range, performance in cold weather and resale value as indicators of their imminent demise.

February 20, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Why Sociable Weavers Nest Together

Why Sociable Weavers Nest Together

Assimilation 7 by © Dillon Marsh (http://dillonmarsh.com) 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!

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

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

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