Dominic Evangelista

Dominic Evangelista

New Jersey


Haven't backed any projects yet! 

Published on Jun 30, 2015

Project Update - A year since funding

This project was funded about 14 months ago and a lot has happened since then. Here's a brief overview on the project outcomes and progress.1. Genetics progress: The funds from my donors allowed me...

Group 6 Copy 47
Published on Mar 25, 2014

Climate change, conservation and the Rupununi

Climate change is a reality and it's something that effects every corner of the world. That includes the tropics, where seasonal changes are not summer-winter oscillations but wet-dry oscillations....

Group 6 Copy 53
Published on Mar 17, 2014

CHALLENGE: Pledge the most money and win the naming rights to a new species of cockroach!

CONTEST NO LONGER ACTIVE as of April 13, 2014You can immortalize your loved ones by naming a star after them. You can commemorate a respected person for the rest of time by naming a crater on Mars ...

Group 6 Copy 244
Published on Mar 14, 2014

EncROACHment on NPR's Science Friday

We're featured on NPR today about NYC's cockroaches and amazing cockroach diversity!Please remember to donate! Thanks!

Group 6 Copy 43
Published on Mar 13, 2014

Some of my insect art

I have put together some cool photos of insects taken by me and friends over the past few years. Here's a few of them!Polyzosterine cockroach from SE Asia/Australia. One the coolest roaches I have ...

Group 6 Copy 71
Published on Mar 07, 2014

Super-cockroach in NYC

A project we did came out a few months ago where we identified a new cockroach in downtown Manhattan. The cool part was, it was no ordinary cockroach. It is a species that has an uncanny ability to...

Group 6 Copy 53
Apr 06, 2014
Can viral molecular structures cause cancer?
View comment
Hi Adam, I think the procedure you're talking about would assist with getting higher yields of DNA in the extraction process. The PCR beads are a special concoction of ingredients used in the PCR phase, after extraction. So, macerating the samples could (in certain cases) improve the results at the PCR phase but is mostly unrelated to what the beads do.
Mar 17, 2014
How do tropical landscapes drive insect evolution?
View comment
These same errors are also made by scientists when communicating to other scientists.
Mar 04, 2014
How does communication training benefit scientists?
View comment