There was a lot of coverage this week of the research Tom Miller, Sarah Bengston, and I are doing this year to investigate how severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey affected native and non-native ant communities in the Big Thicket region of east Texas. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180326213310.htm https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Harvey-fire-ants-Houston-Rice-University-12783050.php Months After Harvey, Another Flood: One Of Fire Ants
Science Books and Films (a division of the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science) has named Future Humans as a “Best Book of 2017”! http://www.sbfonline.com/Documents/2017BestBooks.pdf
(the segment with my interview begins at 15:50)
Evolution is hard to control — but what if you had a magic wand? https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/10-scientists-tell-what-extra-body-feature-or-ability-they-ncna835416
My TEDx talk is live! “Human Evolution on Mars”
Great news! The National Science Foundation is funding a proposal by Tom Miller, Sarah Bengston, and myself to determine how extreme flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 affected the abundance and community composition of ants in the Big Thicket region of east Texas. This region hosts dozens of native ant species that provide valuable ecosystem services, […]
I was recently interviewed for a video series by the National Academy of Sciences called “From Research to Reward.” This piece will focus on how advances in the science of weather forecasting affected people’s experiences and outcomes during Hurricane Harvey.
Could humans ever evolve superhuman abilities? Gizmodo asked me to weigh in on this question for their latest edition of Giz Asks… http://gizmodo.com/can-superhuman-mutants-be-living-amongst-us-1795696308