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A California biologist discovered a new insect species and then caught evolution in the act

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Sandoval says there’s no substitute for beating the bushes. "To be a good naturalist you have to go out in the field with your eyes wide open," she says. "You have to pay attention to develop intuition. Analytic skills are important, and so is luck. But intuition is crucial, so that you’re always ready to pursue what luck turns up."


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