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The human and the tree: a love story

I suspect no other relationship is more complex and fraught than that between humans and trees. I’ve been wanting for a long time to write something about it, but every time I try, I get overwhelmed. Where to begin? For us humans, it indeed goes back to the beginning: Adam and Eve learned of their […]

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Dolphins, Sharks, and Whales: Adventures in Biodiversity

“Space is the last great frontier.”  Space is indeed spectacular, but maybe not the last frontier of discovery, especially when completely new species pop up with some regularity on your own planet.  Due to an inability to grow gills, humans have yet to sprawl into the ocean, so many of these new species are water-dwelling, […]

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Getting Aliens ‘Right’

When it comes to aliens in science fiction, there are some standard tropes you run into. There are aliens that are essentially humans with themes. There are the bug-like aliens convenient for representing enemies because bugs are gross. (Spoiler alert: they’re usually more complicated than that after all!) And so on. But lately I’ve been hungry for clever […]

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