When it comes to echolocation, some bats just wing it

Although fruit bats such as this one were thought not to be able to echolocate, new research finds that some fruit bats can use sonar clicks from their wings to navigate in the dark. Credit: Current Biology, Boonman et al.

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How crazy ants live up to their name

A crazy ant detoxifying itself next to a fire ant. Photograph by Lawrence Gilbert

A crazy ant detoxifying itself next to a fire ant. Photograph by Lawrence Gilbert

Crazy ants (named for their strange, jerky walk) are displacing fire ants from the Southern US. Fire ants are notorious for their toxic venom, so researchers wondered how the […Read More]

Writing, coding, and time for a vacation

Fleshy comb on dinosaur fossil

Dinosaur fossil with fleshy comb

I finished my last freelance story for 2013, a NationalGeographic.com article about a dinosaur fossil with a fleshy comb like that of a rooster.

I also took a few lessons on CodeAcademy. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a quick primer on various programming languages, I find their lessons quite a bit of fun. I tried them sometime in early 2012, but the site didn’t have as […Read More]