Monday, June 11, 2012

Platypus in peril, the wisdom of crowds, history mysteries and more

Wow, this is my 200th post here at the John Platt Library. That's a lot of articles and other goodies. I'm scared to actually go back and count the number of items that I have linked to over the years.

Anyway, here are this week's new articles. I'm going to start the links with this week with my latest feature article for IEEE-USA's Today's Engineer:

Crowdfunding: A New Opportunity for Science and Innovation

Next up, this week's two Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:

100 Amazon Bird Species Are at Greater Risk of Extinction Due to Deforestation

Platypus Populations on Small Australian Islands Show Lack of Genetic Diversity

Meanwhile, last week's saiga article was reprinted by Mother Jones, linked to by io9 and a bunch of others, and ripped off by more than a few sites. It's good to be loved.

Moving on, here are four new articles for Mother Nature Network:

2,000 former NFL players file lawsuit over brain injury risks

New web site offers landowners interactive tools for managing woodlands

Lost for 147 years: First doctor's report from Abraham Lincoln's assassination unearthed

Amelia Earhart: Anti-freckle cream and forgotten distress calls may hold clues to her disappearance

And finally, the new annual report for Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences contains 5 articles by me. They're not bylined (I got a credit at the end), but that's fine. Bigelow does phenomenal work and I had a lot of fun working with them on this.

More next week!

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