Monday, October 25, 2010

This week's articles: Dying coral, Wonder Woman, and Halloween candy

This week's articles cover a pretty wide range of topics. That's half the fun of being a freelancer -- you never know what cool stories are going to fall in your lap from week to week!

First off, as usual, here are this week's Extinction Countdown columns for Scientific American:

Rare New Zealand pigs to be killed for their semen

Asian coral die-off could be worst ever; Is climate change to blame?  [Of course, this got plenty of comments from global warming deniers!)

Now a few fun, cause-related stories for

Fifth Annual Wonder Woman Day to Help Victims of Domestic Violence [This raised a huge amount of money, I'm excited to say!]

Help Team Superman Raise $10K to Battle Brain Tumors

And finally, here are the latest Green Tips blogs from the pages of Green Hands USA:

Do You Work in a 'Sick Building'?

How to Choose Eco-Friendly Halloween Candy

So far this week I've written about wildlife smuggling, wireless communications, facial recognition, and sustainable business practices. Stay tuned next week for more links!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Frogs, water & vampire power

This week's article links!

First up, my profile of last Friday's Blog Action Day for

Speak Up for Safe Water on Blog Action Day

Next, two Green Tips blogs for GreenHandsUSA:

This $10 Device Can Protect You From Vampire Power

Build a Pond, Save a Frog (and maybe win a prize)

Finally, my latest two Extinction Countdown columns for Scientific American:

From chytrid to ranavirus: Another disease is devastating frog populations

New record size for a genome goes to rare plant 

Stay tuned for this week's articles, plus some more catching up from the archives!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Extinction, Using Social Media, Scary Books & More

I told you that last week would be a good week for my articles. Heck, I had six published last Thursday alone. (I'm pretty sure that's a personal record.)

Anyway, here are the latest and greatest additions to the Platt Library. First up, two new Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:

Survival denied: Birds, fish, plant, pygmy rabbits lose out on endangered species protection

Population crash in Kenya: Rare bird gets much, much rarer--but why?

Next up, an article for The Institute that should be good for any consultant, freelancer or small business:

Using Social Media to Attract New Business

Now we get to some engineering-related articles...

The Price Is Right: Free Design Standard Expected to Be Adopted Speedily

IEEE-USA 2010 Salary Survey Reveals Positive Changes Along with Reductions and Gaps

...and then a few pieces for the readers among you, an overview of upcoming horror novels for this month and reviews of two excellent graphic novels:

Six Scream-Worthy Reads for October

Diario de Oaxaco: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico

Cats Are Weird and More Observations

Finally, here are my latest Green Tips blogs for GreenHandsUSA:

7 Things to do with Shredded Paper

7 Ways to Green Your Laundry


Monday, October 4, 2010