June 6, 2018

Though invisible to the naked eye, rich worlds of microbes are contained in our bodies. Our gut, skin, mouth, and most of our body is home to unique communities of microbes including viruses, protists, bacteria, archaea, and fungi. These communities are also known as t...

December 7, 2017

On my way into my other job, I usually see a sidewalk board from the salon behind us to entice potential walk-in clients. For the past few weeks, the sign has simply said "Your hair shouldn't say 'I give up!'" Uh, okay? A little presumptive, but also reflective of mode...

June 12, 2017

I originally started this post with warm weather in mind; not too long ago, it was 95 and sunny. But, as I sit here editing and putting the finishing touches on this post, it's a gloomy 55 and rainy, and I wish I had a second sweater with me. Summer seems like a myth r...

May 2, 2017

It's finally spring here in Western Massachusetts! We've transitioned from they gloomy gray of an unpredictable winter to the bright colors of fresh leaves and blooms. This week, why not celebrate spring with equally bright and colorful baby monkeys? 

 Meet Trachyp...

April 3, 2017

Knowledge is crucial to conservation (and, I mean, life in general, but that's outside the scope of this blog). But how many primates do you know of? Do you know how many species there are in the world? (505, according to the IUCN database!) Do you know the differences...

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