A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful, with posts each Wednesday by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals, for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Discover, and Wired. She is the co-author of Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects.
With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive.
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
But what’s the upside for the curmudgeon?
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It’s still not cut and dried
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Photos have value beyond expressions of self-adoration
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 06, 2015
And thanks to everyone who helped along the way
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Life expectancy is still low for young African-American males
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Medical care lags for this part of America’s population
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Do not attempt this experiment at home
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Where children can be victims
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Not the metaphorical kind
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by Erik Anderson
Basements can hold mysterious treasures: long-lost letters, old photo albums, forgotten mementos. For writer Erik Anderson, the basement of a Lancaster, Pennsylvania museum sparked a different mystery altogether. What was the body of a 19th century black-tailed trainbearer, a bird native to South America, doing among the exhibits? As Anderson searches through library archives to find an answer, his detective work turns into a meditation on the delicate balance between protecting nature and destroying it. “Why attempt to preserve something as fleeting as a bird’s life? Is this curiosity, or are we holding on too tight?” he writes in a 2016 essay for the Scholar. The more he searches, the more he comes to understand the impulse to preserve beauty where we find it. After all, “Humans may be all brain, but birds are all heart.”