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
- NewsWasps' gut inhabitants can kill or save crossbreeds.
- NewsThe organ's reserves enable a long journey from waters off California to Hawaii and back, tracking data suggest.
- News in BriefSounds of an approaching predator inspire ultrasonic rasping in insect prey.
- News in BriefSelections from the meeting include a natural fish experiment, terrapins' light displays and why a variety of eye colors persist in people, presented June 21-25 in Snowbird, Utah.
- NewsWiping out gut bacteria in wasps saves crossbred offspring from death, suggesting that microbes may play a role in speciation.
- FeatureCicadas' odd life cycle poses evolutionary conundrums.
- News in BriefSpecies prepares for two pairings but goes into a fatal coma after a single encounter.
- News in BriefThe long tube of the insects' mouthparts is fluid friendly only at the tip.
- NewsFamous for speed, the big cats actually rely on acceleration and maneuverability to capture prey.
- Deleted ScenesThe how and why of years lived underground are among the unsolved mysteries about the loud, obvious insects.
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