Shambhavi Chidambaram

Shambhavi (AKA Sam) is a biologist studying animal behaviour and neuroscience at the Humboldt University, Berlin. When she’s not chasing bats or running trails, she’s usually busy hunting for a perfectly-tailored humorous metaphor. Science writing for her is an art; she believes her work is done when anybody who reads her pieces has not only learned something fascinating but feels smarter in the process. While Sam mostly writes about biology and Open Science, she’s always keen for new ideas. You can follow her on Twitter at the handle @Quidestvita.

Zen And The Art Of Bat-Catching

Our patience was wearing thin. It had rained steadily for three days straight and we had…

The Rain And The Mist (Net)

No matter how long I lived in La Selva I knew I would never take being…

Magic Kingdom

My first day in La Selva and here we were, just having finished lunch. Still new…

Welcome To The Jungle

  The beady-eyed immigration official squinted at the screen in front of him. He flicked through my…