Ari Daniel

I've always loved science. As a graduate student, I trained gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) for my Master's degree at the University of St. Andrews and helped tag wild Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca) for my Ph.D. at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

These days, as a science reporter, I record a species that I'm better equipped to understand — Homo sapiens.  My radio stories have been featured on PRI’s The World, Radiolab, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In the fifth grade, I won the “Most Contagious Smile” award.

Recent Stories

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade is a pretty plant with deep purple flowers, but it's also an invasive plant that's giving scientists clues as to why some invasive species thrive so well.

Small Matters: Emergence

The universe loves order, and structure. Patterns continually emerge and develop.

Mother of Medicine Tree

On the Pacific island of Palau, the modern world rubs shoulders with the traditional, and as the inhabitants eat a more western diet, they often develop diabetes. But a traditional tree that grows on the island, known as the mother of medicine tree, promises a treatment.

Small Matters

We take a look at how various organisms, from birds to water molecules, align themselves in seemingly random ways.

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