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Jack Longino, 'The Astonishing Ant Man,' Finds 33 New Species

| August 1, 2013
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While many of us spend our working days staring into an electronic box or dozing at meetings, there are some who prefer to crawl through tropical rain forests. People like “the astonishing ant-man.”

That’s what his students call Jack Longino. Longino started out collecting stamps in his childhood, but that got boring fast. Man-made things just didn’t thrill, so Longino decided to “get small.”

As in: “If you’re shopping for a home entertainment system,” he says, “you can’t do better than a good dissecting microscope.”

In school, Longino put insects under the microscope and voila! — a new world emerged. “With insects I …read more

Source: NPR Science – ingested into KQED

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