FACT: We study evolution in nematodes by constructing trees out of their penis size. Ok, well a “penis” in male nematodes is actually a hard copulatory…View More The weird sizes and exotic shapes of nematode worms
At some point someone had sent me this video as a joke – according the SpongeBob SquarePants, this is what nematodes do in the deep…View More Don’t try to learn marine taxonomy from SpongeBob SquarePants
I’ve been suspiciously quiet on the blogging front lately. The reason: I’ve just completed a cross-country move in the middle of the holiday season (its…View More TGIF: Friday Fashion Finds
If there’s one thing I learned at ScienceOnline2011 (a gathering of journalists, writers, and scientists), it’s that science communicators should tell stories, not just facts.…View More Scientists, what’s YOUR story?
Dr. M’s article in Wired truly stirred something in me this morning. We need to put names on things. I’m a scientist who has always…View More Biodiversity crisis-a call to arms for scientists?
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! Olu et al. in PLoS One examine the…View More Tide Pool: Cool Seeps, Parasitic Nematodes, and Magnetic Sea Animals
While sorting through my deep-sea Gulf of Mexico samples this morning I found this freakin’ huge nematode. Isn’t it awesome???? Usually its only the parasitic…View More So big I could pet it
A professor once told me that if you removed everything from earth and just left the nematodes you would still recognize the outlines of everything.…View More How Many Deep-Sea Nematodes Are There & Why We Many Never Know
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now how much the media loves tug-on-the-heartstrings images of oiled birds, dead fish and mile-wide slicks. But have you heard…View More Invisible But Not Forgotten