Erin Weeks is a science writer from Charleston, South Carolina.
Flying for the Birds
Aerial surveys of nesting areas help biologists keep track of migratory bird populations and trends
Raising the Roof
Green Roof Outfitters puts plants to work in high places
Feeling lucky? Aim to catch prismatic magic in Caw Caw’s winter swamp
OrangeWave Innovative Science’s eclipse expeditions
Citizen Scientists Needed for the Vanishing Firefly Project
Participate in a national census of the iconic 'lightning bug'
In Another Dimension
Meet the South Carolinians who are on the cutting edge of the 3-D printing revolution
Wolbachia Bacteria Can Control Mosquitoes with Fewer Chemicals ...
Hijacking bacteria in the war against mosquitoes
Physics on a Shoestring Budget
Building a neutrino detector with scraps and ingenuity
Waiting in the Wings
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.
Drivers of Tropical Diversity
Researchers pinpoint rapid speciation, reduced extinction rates as reasons for increased diversity among tropical amphibians.
Shoring Up the Coastline
Up and down the East Coast, salt marshes are falling apart -- and one research team thinks they've pinpointed the reason why.
Horseshoe Crab Spawning Season a Boon for Shorebirds
SCDNR researchers studying a creature twice as ancient as the dinosaurs
Spawning Season for a “Living Fossil”
Horseshoe crabs may look alien, but they’re an indispensable part of both the medical world and coastal food webs across the globe.
The Cyril Smith Incident
A tale of Cold War jitters
Best to Be Eaten
In the animal kingdom, getting eaten usually means game over. But for seeds, getting gobbled up may just be the best thing that can happen to them.