Bird Fact Friday – The House Finch (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the House Finch, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The House Finch is gregarious, social, vocal, and often colorful. They were introduced from the western US to New … [Read More...]

Insect of the Week: Why do bees fill up on honey?

Adapted from 82-84 of The Lives of Bees: There are two distinct contexts in which it is adaptive for worker bees to stuff themselves with honey and become averse to stinging. One is when they are in a swarm. Swarming bees tank up with … [Read More...]

What is Calculus?: Limits

This is the second in a series of short articles exploring calculus. The first article explored the origins of calculus. The next few articles explore the mathematics of calculus. This article focuses on the foundation of calculus: limits. The … [Read More...]

Dino Day: Sinosaurus shawanensis

All summer long, we'll be highlighting different theropods from Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Theropods and Other Dinosauriformes by Rubén Molina-Pérez and Asier Larramendi (with illustrations byAndrey Atuchin and Sante Mazzei). This week's … [Read More...]

Tanya Bub: Things My Father Taught Me (quantum edition)

Totally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics--entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it.  In honor of father's day, we asked author Tanya … [Read More...]

David Grazian: A Sociologist at the zoo, Father’s Day style

This Father’s Day, millions of American families with small children will trek to their local zoos for the pleasures of springtime—afternoons of strolling tree-lined paths, watching lions nap and flamingos dance, hand-feeding elk and free-range … [Read More...]

#WeAreUP: A Mark Saunders-inspired salute to sales reps

As I write, I am returning from four days in the incredible and inspiring company of the AUPresses community.  The spirit of our collective is working to rebuild itself around the chasm created by the loss of one of its finest craftsmen, Mark … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – The Purple Finch (as seen on BirdGenie!)

This week’s Bird Fact Friday highlights the Purple Finch, as seen on BirdGenie. Here are some interesting facts about the bird: The Purple Finch is chunky, seed-crackling, and musical. They are short distance migrants who spend summers in … [Read More...]

On the Future by Martin Rees