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Ari Daniel Shapiro

  • Guest Blogger/Independent Producer



Ari Daniel Shapiro has always been enchanted by the natural world. As a kid, he packed his green Wildlife Treasury box full of species cards. As a graduate student, Ari trained gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) and helped tag wild Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca). These days, Ari is a science reporter, and he records a species he’s better equipped to understand – Homo sapiens. He uses radio and multimedia to tell stories about science and the environment on public radio and online. In the fifth grade, Ari won the “Most Contagious Smile” award.


Temporary Housing For Young People, By Young People

Homelessness is hard enough, but being a young adult and homeless brings its own set of challenges. No longer eligible for family shelters, 18- to 24-year-olds can be targets of theft and assault by...

January 7, 2016 - 9:45am

What's A Lake Doing In the Middle Of The Desert?

One place you don't expect to see waves lapping against the shore is in the middle of a desert. But that's exactly what's happening deep inside the United Arab Emirates, where a recently formed lake...

October 26, 2012 - 2:01pm

Haitians Mark The New Year With A Belly Full Of Soup

Nine years ago, on New Year's Day, David Gunther faced a mini-epidemic. He's a family doctor, and at his old job in Somerville, Mass., just north of Boston, many of his patients were from Haiti. "...

January 1, 2012 - 1:45am

Used Lab Equipment Finds A Second Home Overseas

Science is an expensive endeavor. Labs in the U.S. can easily spend millions of dollars each year on equipment, chemicals and supplies alone. But for scientists in the developing world, these costs...

October 26, 2011 - 1:00pm

Fossils Help Rev Hard-Hit Newfoundland Fishing Area

Sometimes the solution to a new problem is right in front of you or, in the case of one community in Newfoundland, right under their feet. That's where residents, who partnered with paleontologists...

October 4, 2011 - 1:00pm


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Tech Thursday: Emergence - Finding the Unexpected

In this post, guest blogger Ari Daniel Shapiro explores the concept of emergence which can be present in the highly technical and evolved and the ordinary. Imagine something you use everyday – like...

March 21, 2013 - 6:10am