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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

Small Matters

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

National Moth Week

Citizen scientists worldwide have been out at night to search for the fluttery denizens of darkness, the moths, during the second annual National ( and now international) Moth Week.


Australia's 'Magnetic' Termites

In Australia's Northern Territory, termites build mounds that are tall, thin, and aligned like compass needles. How and why the insects do this is not entirely clear. One entomologist offers some theories.