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Half Earth: enough for one species?

Bio Bites By R. Gary Raham               In 2016, E.O. Wilson, an entomologist/conservationist awarded for both his science (U.S. National Medal of Science and many more) and his writing (Pulitzer Prize in 1979), wrote […]

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Redefining failure

Bio Bites By R. Gary Raham A biologist-artist’s ruminations about our roles in a science-inspired world             Teresa Funke, a friend of mine, recently wrote an amazing book: Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life. […]

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Medleys in carbon

Bio Bites By R. Gary Raham               Ninety-eight percent of the known universe consists of the elements hydrogen and helium. Just hot gas. Go figure. But 25% of what’s left is carbon—an element amazingly […]

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What are Bio Bites?

Bio Bites By R. Gary Raham A biologist-artist’s ruminations about our roles in a science-inspired world The column Bio Bites will chew bite-sized topics in current science and invite readers to digest the implications for […]