Emily Willoughby

emily willoughby

Emily is an author, paleontological illustrator, and nature photographer with a passion for anything and everything with feathers. Her work—ranging from paleoart to science communication on evolution—has been featured in journals, books, and museums around the world. Her artwork, photography, and social media links can be found on emilywilloughby.com. She is currently working toward a graduate degree in cognitive psychology.

The Art of Scientific Illustration

The Art of Scientific Illustration

By Shayna Keyles Twitter @shaynakeyles Instagram @shaynakeyles Scientific illustration is more than just cool artwork. It’s a way of conveying ...
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Book Review: God’s Word or Human Reason?

Book Review: God’s Word or Human Reason?

Title: God’s Word or Human Reason? An Inside Perspective on Creationism Reviewed by: Steven Spence for GotScience.org, a Science Connected ...
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photographing snowflakes

GotScience Book Reviews for Holiday Season 2016

[tweetthis]Looking for science books to give as gifts or to read yourself? Check out our reviews![/tweetthis] Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely ...
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ancient bird wing preserved in amber

Amber Preserves Details of Ancient Bird Wings

By Emily Willoughby @eawilloughby I am a paleoartist—a scientific illustrator whose job is to combine paleontological research with inference, logic, ...
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Nests, Neurons, and the Evolution of Behavior. How and Why Do Brain Cells Die?

Nests, Neurons, and the Evolution of Behavior

By Emily Willoughby @eawilloughby Evolution is a beautiful thing. We tend to appreciate its elegance and creative productivity most when ...
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Velociraptor © Emily Willoughby

Velociraptor Needs Your Help

By Emily Willoughby @eawilloughby Velociraptor! The name strikes excitement into the hearts of dinosaur enthusiasts far and wide, just as ...
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Dinosaur Dromaeosaurus by David Alden

Dromaeosaurus: Dinosaur Brought to Life in Colorful Sculpture

By Shayna Keyles  @shaynakeyles David Alden is a sculptor who, in his latest project, combines his enthusiasm for paleontology and ...
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Birds: The Greatest Eyes on Earth

Bird Eyes: The Greatest Eyes on Earth

By Emily Willoughby @eawilloughby Powered flight has arisen independently on our planet a total of five times: in insects, pterosaurs, ...
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birds fly home, migration

Bird Migration: I’ll Fly Home—or Not

By Mark Lasbury, MS, MSEd, PhD @Biologuy1 The arctic tern travels from north of the Arctic Circle to Antarctica and ...
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Two Perseid meteors from western NC (Emily Willoughby)

Discovered: Nearby Planets that Could Host Life

MIT researchers found three potentially habitable planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star The study, released today in Nature, located the ...
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big, beautiful bird brains

Big, Beautiful Bird Brains

By Emily Willoughby @eawilloughby It is probably not a coincidence that the verbs ape and parrot have such a similar ...
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Osprey: Bird of Many Names

By Steven Spence guān guān jū jiū ‘Fair, fair,’ cry the ospreys 关 关 雎 鸠 zài hé zhī zhōu ...
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The Art of Scientific Illustration

Discovering Dakotaraptor Steini

By Featured Guest David Blagic David is a young, amateur paleontologist and student of vertebrate paleontology. He lives in Mladenovac, ...
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how snakes lost their legs

How Snakes Lost their Legs

By Kate Stone Long ago, snakes lost their legs. Now, a fresh clue as to how and why has been ...
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The Art of Scientific Illustration

Dakotaraptor: Giant Raptor Straight Out of Hell Creek

By Emily Willoughby For centuries, dinosaurs have captured the public’s imagination through their massive proportions and power, and their ancestral ...
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