• An Interview with Professor Jonathan Snow

    Jonathan Snow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College, received his B.A. from Williams College in 1996, after which he completed his graduate studies at UCSF and his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School on the effects of transcriptional regulation in immune system development.  He decided to come back to Williams to teach and […]

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  • All the complicated life in the hive …

    “Most people don’t have any idea about all the complicated life going on inside a hive. Bees have a secret life we don’t know anything about.” -August in The Secret Life of Bees For several years now, people have been wondering what, exactly, is happening inside the hives of honeybees.  Colony collapse disorder has been […]

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  • Mellow Yellow: Lovely Lindera Benzoin, North American Native Spicebush

    The question comes up every September in my garden. The meter-reader, oil delivery driver and countless guests have asked: “What’s that bright yellow shrub over there by the wall… The one covered with birds and red berries?” When I ask, “Have you heard of Lindera benzoin, North American spicebush?”, the answer is invariably ‘no’. And […]

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