Jennifer Sheridan (left) instructs early career graduate students on field survey and research methods in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. The student group represented 12 countries.

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk (detail), 1987, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Big Picture

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the Moon.


Face Time

Nicole Heller

Nicole Heller

Nicole Heller used to spend her days on hands and knees trying to tease apart the secret world of Argentine ants—an invasive insect that has risen to worldwide prominence thanks to its ability to hitch rides on human trade routes. But after several years debating specialized questions about ant behavior with colleagues, Heller, who spent her formative years in Palo Alto, California, started to yearn for something bigger.


Photo: Joshua Franzos

Inside the Museums

Powdermill Nature Reserve in Rector, Pennsylvania, is a research oasis, a natural science classroom, and the source of the best long-term bird-banding data in the country. Here, a researcher releases a bird after identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding it.