Author Archives for Jamie Canepa

Can a coral reef die?

Last Austral summer, a record number of corals on the Great Barrier Reef died. Is the reef dead?

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A Scientific Mystery, Illustrated

Scientists don’t like mysteries. Or do we? If you were a naturalist, and you observed something you knew no one else would believe, would you still try to describe it? On the other hand, would you invent a fantastical discovery to bring attention to your genuine, yet unappreciated scientific works? One of these likely explains […]

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How to survive grad school when you are actually just a small and confused animal trapped inside something that you don’t understand

  “I think we’re in purgatory,” I say, during our fourth hour together in the small windowless room, home of the poster printer. This is not the first time I have felt this way. “What, you mean grad school?” Melissa responds flatly. In my sleep deprived, delirious state, I think this is the funniest thing […]

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