Articles for Adults
My science news and features for adults have explored the science of species restoration, the mysteries of animal behavior, and surprising developments in medical science.
Two Million Blossoms, Autumn 2020
How a small town in Illinois provides important insight into insect declines.
Chestnuts in China
The Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation, November/December 2012
A chestnut research expedition heads to China and encounters twists along the way.
Blight Resistance: It's in the DNA
The Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation, March/April 2012
DNA studies are aiding the effort to restore the American chestnut.
Light Sensing in Birds: On the Trail of a 70-Year-Old Mystery
Today's Science, September 2009
Spring is when birds mate, build nests, and hatch chicks, but how do they know when the time is right?
All Pumped Up: Team Creates a Beating Rat Heart
Today's Science, February 2008
Doris Taylor set out to build a beating heart in her laboratory.
Secret Senses: Birds "See" Magnetic Field
Today's Science, November 2007
Songbirds are masters at finding their way. How do they do it?
Talking Bones: Skeleton Joins Endocrine Team
Today's Science, September 2007
Scientists discover an unsuspected role for the human skeleton: control of body weight and metabolism.
The Animal Kingdom Just Got Bigger: Biologists Stumble upon Two New Mammals
Today's Science, July 2005
Scientists in Africa and Asia discover two mammals unknown to science.
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