Born and raised in California, Amy founded Hawkmoth in 2014. She earned her master's at Columbia University, studying the evolution and conservation of coral reef fish in the tropical Indo-Pacific and is now a banana slug, in UC Santa Cruz's Science Communication Program.
Mammals are thriving among the vestiges of nuclear disaster. It’s fraught work for the researchers who study them.
Think your apartment is too small for a garden? Guess again. This teeny DIY edible garden will tickle your tastebuds (and your inner interior decorator). Great for any sunny sill.
The Asian 'Greenhouse' camel cricket is now more common in cellars and basements than any native camel cricket species. This Q&A with ecologist Mary Jane Epps asks how this happened, and why we didn't notice sooner.
Germs are in us and on us. They affect our health, and may even shape our evolution.
On life and death: Amy McDermott leads morning meditation with Sue the T.rex, at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
Cats at the research station, dogs on the farm– these are the domestic animals we've met in the field.
Sunflowers are a timeless sign of late summer, bringing a breath of countryside calm to windowsills in even the most bustling metropolis. But how were these sunburst-orange beauties domesticated? We trace the controversial story of sunflowers from wild to cultivar.