Ben Mirin
Ben Mirin

Ben Mirin is a former Slate staffer who writes and produces music about science and nature. Follow him on Twitter and on his blog,

Wild Things
March 13 2015 10:06 AMThe Incredible Science Behind a Baby Praying Mantis' Jump
March 21 2014 7:00 AMThe Beatboxer’s PlaybookHow to tell the art from the noise.
Future Tense
Feb. 21 2014 5:34 PMThis Might Be the Most Surprising Use of WhatsApp
Wild Things
Jan. 20 2014 12:00 AMScientifically Accurate Animal Superheroes Couldn’t Save Us From Anything
Wild Things
April 10 2014 10:56 AMThese Zebra Finches Play Les Paul Guitars, for Art
Slate Picks
March 17 2014 11:00 AMLions and Hippos and Jellyfish, Oh MyThe best animal stories in books, articles, and movies, from Slate’s Wild Things writers.
Wild Things
Jan. 28 2014 3:51 PMHypnotizing Videos Trace Birds’ Flight Patterns
Wild Things
Oct. 29 2013 11:47 AMNicolas Cage Should Stop Collecting Dinosaur Fossils
  News & Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AM How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
  Slate Plus
March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.