A New Amoeba Era: Moving to Scientific American

by Jennifer Frazer on July 5, 2011

Mycetozoa, by Haeckel. A beautiful expression of ameoba-hood.

UPDATE: Feed link was previously incorrect. This has been fixed.

Dear Readers,

It has beenĀ  a joy blogging with you here over the last two and a quarter years. But someone made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and I have some fantastic news: my blog has been recruited by the new Scientific American blog network, which just launched this morning. Like all creatures, this blog is evolving.

You can find my new blog here and my intro post here, with many more details on my new digs. My new RSS feed will be


I am not sure if I’ll be able to simply transfer my old RSS feed over to this new one or not, but I’ll keep you updated on this if I find it is so.

Bora Zivkovic, our editor, has written a long post summarizing all the blogs (including mine) on the network (and there are about two dozen individual blogs and about 10 more editorial and group blogs) over at


The official press release is at:


Mariette DiChristina’s (Editor-in-Chief) welcome post is on the @ScientificAmerican blog at:


I am very excited about this new opportunity and about the fantastic people I’ll be working with over there. My first (and only the first) blog post will be on a schedule and won’t take place for well over a week, so don’t lose heart when you don’t hear from me for a while. I haven’t forgotten about you guys, and I’ll still be doing what I’ve been doing for two years — only in a slightly different place.

I’ll be keeping this website as well, so check back in occasionally for new posts that don’t fit well at Sci Am or that may get reposted here in order to show off art. This is my professional site and home of my portfolio, and it will continue to be so. So head on over to Scientific American, and check out my intro post, feel free to leave a comment there to say hi, and have a look around at the other wonderful bloggers we have lined up. See you soon.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Phil Gates July 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

Congratulations Jennifer, great news – now I can be inspired by your writing in two places on the web!

CelticRose July 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Congrats! :)

Jennifer Frazer July 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Thanks, guys! I just realized the comments at my new blogs aren’t working yet, so if you wanted to post a comment there and weren’t able to, hold tight. I’ll repost here when they’re working.
UPDATE: Comments are fixed on the new blog! Please drop by the new blog, say hi, introduce yourself, or suggest an organism or idea for a post. I’d love to hear from you there! Think of it as a blog-warming party . . .

Janice July 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Congratulations, Jen. I look forward to reading more and more of your wonderful work.

Jo McGraw July 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Congratulations! Terrific news for a terrific science writer!

Peter Bronski July 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

Congratulations, Jen! Great news! Happy writing…

Ed Baker July 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm


We have a print of that Haeckel in our bathroom, it’s amazing.

Alan July 26, 2011 at 11:35 am


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