Author: Rebecca Cudmore

Whale of a toxic tale

Whale of a toxic tale

The blue whale’s testimony to past pesticide use

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted October 2, 2014

Scrappy males cut the mating line

Scrappy males cut the mating line

If you can’t beat ‘em, find a buddy and follow him

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted August 12, 2014

The lifecycle in your walls

The lifecycle in your walls

What’s thriving behind the scenes of your home this summer?

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted July 24, 2014

 SNAPSHOT:Monarchs with big, bright wings arrive in Mexico first

SNAPSHOT:Monarchs with big, bright wings arrive in Mexico first

Little, pale wings make for a slow and often unsuccessful journey south

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted June 16, 2014

AUDIO: The modern days of Internet fame

AUDIO: The modern days of Internet fame

Most media is now hosted online. So how does that change the process of gaining fame and staying famous?

By Rebecca Cudmore and Amy Lu | Posted June 8, 2014

AUDIO: Why so serious?

AUDIO: Why so serious?

The science of humor

By Rebecca Cudmore and Neel V. Patel | Posted May 5, 2014

Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Organic gardener and blogger Frank Meuschke cultivates crops online.

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted April 2, 2014

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Harris communicates science with minimal line work

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted January 31, 2014

On the ground: How to spy on a birdhouse

On the ground: How to spy on a birdhouse

Marketing products that matter

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted January 12, 2014

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

Scientists have a hard time agreeing on how to measure an animal’s personality

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted December 5, 2013

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Organisms keep up with a changing climate without waiting for genetic adaptation

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted November 7, 2013

Wisdom from Weisman

Wisdom from Weisman

The author suggests that empowering women could feed the future

By Rebecca Cudmore | Posted September 29, 2013