Life sciences writer Susan Milius has been writing about botany, zoology and ecology for Science News since the last millennium. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a double major in biology and English and worked at diverse publications before breaking into science writing and editing. After stints on the staffs of The Scientist, Science, International Wildlife and United Press International, she joined Science News. Two of Susan's articles have been selected to appear in editions of The Best American Science Writing.
Susan Milius' Articles
- NewsThe rare Amborella shrub has engulfed whole genomes from other species.
- NewsEarliest evidence found for grain as a force in feline domestication.
- NewsA fossil head has both a duck bill and a soft-tissue crest, scientists suggest.
- NewsDecades of assumptions may be wrong about the evolution of reptile lungs.
- It's AliveThe orchid mantis uses a flowery subterfuge to lure prey.
- News in BriefThe lack of a digestive organ in fish and other animals is linked to genetics.
- NewsSmelling female fruit flies but not mating with them can actually shorten males’ lives.
- NewsHead shape creates hydrodynamic fake-out for stealth hunting.
- It's AliveCombat between fungal individuals is a bit like war between heaps of spaghetti.
- Say What?A newly discovered structure where mouth-puckering compounds called tannins form inside plant cells.