Friday, July 29, 2011

New Links to Tech Articles

One of the tech/engineering pubs I frequently write for, IEEE's The Institute, just got a major redesign/relaunch. You can find all of my articles for them here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This week's article links

What the? Only three articles published last week? Shocking! But I have so many in the hopper coming up over the next few weeks that you should have plenty of reading to do all through August.

So what were the three? Well, two were my usual Extinction Countdown columns for Scientific American:

Want to Conserve Bats? There's an App for That

Whitebark Pine Turned Down for Endangered Species List

The third was a news piece for Mother Nature Network:

Dangerous drug 'bath salts' still legal in many states

Stay tuned for lots, lots more!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Consulting, Carmageddon, Talking Canines and Countdowns

I love my job. Where else could you write about Hitler and Justin Bieber in the same week?

Before we get to either of those people, here are my latest two Extinction Countdown columns for Scientific American:

Good News for 2 Rare Leopard Species

Deadly Rabbit Disease May Have Doomed Iberian Lynx

This careers article for IEEE's The Institute has already proven quite popular. I had a lot of fun interviewing these folks:

Everything You Wanted to Know About Consulting but Were Afraid to Ask

Finally, this week's batch of (mostly weird but also inspiring) articles for Mother Nature Network:

Google's altruism after Japanese earthquake was boon to company

Hitler tried to teach dogs to speak German?

As Carmageddon approaches, Justin Bieber says don't text and drive

Solar Sister uses the power of the sun to empower women in the developing world

7-Eleven wants to give you a free Slurpee today [oops, you missed it.]

That's it for this past week. Lots more links in seven days!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dangerous plants, rare camels, a new editorial gig and the grossest story I ever wrote

Last week brought a bunch of new articles, an announcement or two, a contest win and other goodies.

First up, Scientific American launched their big new blog network, which Extinction Countdown will be a part of. Here are this week's two articles for them:

Enormous, Endangered, Epileptic Loggerhead Turtle Gets MRI Brain Scan [Definitely check out the video in this one. Very cool.]

Last Wild Camels in China Could be Saved with Embryonic Transfer Technique Perfected in U.A.E.

Next up, a new batch of articles for Mother Nature Network, where my editor recently joked that they should just go ahead and make their reporter for weird and odd stories. Hey, works for me.

Deadly Mexican drug cartels expanding into illegal logging

Hogweed: Blindness-causing plant spreading across New York

Mantria Corporation: The biggest green Ponzi scheme ever?

What's in your navel? Hundreds and hundreds of types of bacteria [I gotta tell you, I just about puked writing this story. Have fun reading it!]

This next bit isn't an article, but it's words, so it counts. Once again, I was the winner in cartoonist Eli Stein's cartoon caption contest. This was my fourth win, and possibly my favorite.

Finally this week, it was announced that I'll be a contributing editor, covering comics, to the new version of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first new volume of this massive tome in many years and the first to be done completely online. We launch next year. Should be fun.