Monday, November 5, 2012
Species discoveries, glowing tides and inspirational spider webs
We'll start this week's run-down with my two Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
9 New Tree-Loving and Endangered Tarantula Species Discovered in Brazil
New Lizard Discovered in Australia, Threatened by Incoming Housing Development
Mother Nature Network kept me more than busy last week, and these articles touch upon at least six fields of science:
First all-carbon solar cell made with nanotubes and buckyballs instead of silicon
Will San Diego's tides glow blue again this year?
Michael Bloomberg endorses Barack Obama, 'a president to lead on climate change'
Europe's oldest prehistoric village found in Bulgaria
Vision evolved 700 million years ago, researchers find
Spider webs and gecko feet inspire potential pain-free bandage
That last one was also reprinted by the Huffington Post.
In addition to the above, I turned in my next feature for Today's Engineer (and I'm deep into my next one for them), I have three features pending at Mother Nature Network, Monday's SciAm article is already queued up waiting for an embargo to lift, and I am plugging away on two new features for Lion magazine. I'm so busy that my fingers have worn the letters off of seven keys on my keyboard. I guess it's a good things I'm not a hunt-and-peck typist!
More next week -- or follow me on Twitter for the latest headlines as they happen.