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Give the gift of science empowerment this year!

Biology Everywhere isn’t your typical science book. And it’s definitely not a textbook. At the core, Biology Everywhere is about empowering people to engage with science by making it directly accessible and relatable to our everyday lives. Rather than a collection of facts and information about the natural world, it’s how we experience biology in our daily lives … and also how biology interfaces with other disciplines like art and business in new ways. Here’s a list of five p

Are we in the midst of a zombie pandemic?

What does it mean to be alive? How do I know is something is living or not? These are deceptively simple questions. Although we start learning to differentiate what is (or isn't alive) from an early age, it isn't always straightforward. Although some things like trees are clearly alive and some things like rocks are clearly not--cars are not alive and yet meet 3/5 criteria for life. Viruses, like COVID19, are even trickier to classify as living or not. So is the #COVID19 pand

Exploring Biology Everywhere with Kiddos

One question I'm frequently asked is about #biologyeverywhere activities to do at home with kiddos--especially right now during the #COVID19 pandemic. Here's a fun activity that I did with my son that you can try on your own. I've included suggestions for adapting to different ages and leading questions that you can use to help explore biology. I'd love to see pictures of your progress, so please share them with me :-) I'm also more than happy to answer any biology questions

Exploring the Diversity of Life in Your Immediate Environment

One of the easiest ways to engage with #biologyeverywhere is to look out your window or step outside. How many living things can you see if you look out your window right now? Can you count the number of different animals and plants that you see? Is there anything unique about the plants/animals that you see that is special to where you are in the world? For example, do you live near a body of water? Is the air salty? Is the air dry? Or wet? These non-living or abiotic factor

Panic Buying and Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons

With the first cases of #COVID19 in the United States also came the mass buying of toilet paper. The first commercially available toilet paper came about in 1857 as Gayetty's medicated paper. The free Sears and Robuck Catalogs (because why would you pay for something that you are literally going to use to wipe your bottom with?) were also popular for post-defecation cleaning. What did people do without toilet paper? Bidets originated as small bowls seated in a stool used fo

Is my reusable grocery bag actually greener?

Plastic bag bans are in the news--but are reusable bags actually more earth friendly? What can biology, and more specifically ecology (the study of interactions among living beings) tell us about the decision to reuse. Check out the first #biologyeverywhere video, a collaboration between Biology Everywhere and Evosense! Enjoy! #plasticbagban #reuse #reduce #refuse #recycle #biologyeverywhere #ecology #conservation

Oh no, another article on the coronavirus? Here's a different take...

Like everyone else, I'm following the news on #coronavirus. Also like you, I’ve seen conflicting information about coronavirus and how worried (or not worried) we should be right now. Is it worse than the flu or not? Are people making a mountain out of a molehill? Is it going to shut my kid's school down? Should I cancel upcoming travel? Should I join the masses of people stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer? Rather than join all the others out there making my opini