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
- NewsAnimal at base of family tree could help researchers understand the evolution of immunity.
- NewsMattress encasement, dry ice in bags, hot clothes dryers do help control infestation.
- NewsNewly discovered hermaphroditic sea slug deploys specialized needle-thin organ for injections near the eyes.
- It's AliveIt’s a real animal, the smallest armadillo species in the world. At about 100 grams, it would fit in your hands.
- NewsA fungus could be a farmer itself, sowing, cultivating and harvesting bacteria.
- NewsSpecies’ combat success can rise or fall after repeated exposure to a common neonicotinoid insecticide.
- News in BriefGrowing on the same tree, male blooms smell different from female blooms in certain tropical plant species.
- It's AliveYour calamari, it turns out, may have come from a temporary transvestite with rainbows in its armpits.
- NewsFungal menace to frogs and their kin shuts down key parts of the animals’ defenses.
- NewsMixed-sex society raises resistance to sperm in what may be a long-running arms race between the sexes over fertilization.