Emily Mavrakis

Graphic showing colored Aztec stone center

Ominous new interpretation of Aztec sun stone

Study finds central image of Aztec sun stone shows dying sun god killed by eclipse En español A new study on one of the most important remaining artifacts f...

Extinct tortoise yields oldest tropical DNA

The well-preserved skull of an extinct tortoise species. Florida Museum of Natural History photo courtesy of Nancy Albury An extinct tortoise species that a...
A male (top) and female coastal darter (Etheostoma colorosum).

Florida fishes book features live photos

Freshwater fishes in Florida are getting a close-up 60 years in the making. Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyologists have written a new book, “Fishes...
In “Wicked Plants: The Exhibit,” Doug Soltis reviews the interactive that highlights the danger of mistaking poison hemlock for carrots. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kristen Grace

On the defense

Harmful plants have evolved to protect themselves from predators It’s one of society’s hotly debated questions: ketchup or mustard? For some, the harsh, aci...
comparing butterfly wings

Worker bees behind the scenes

Lab technicians instrumental in daily research operations As a vegan and animal lover, lab technician Samantha Epstein had always envisioned a future working w...