As 2012 draws to a close, all of my editors appear to be on vacation or on holiday, so the final four articles below should be my last published pieces for this calendar year. This brings my total for 2012 to 402 published articles, up slightly from 378 in 2011 (the only other year for which I kept a running count).
Although I doubt anything else will be published today, I do have quite a few articles (mostly magazine features) already written and pending publication in 2013. And I already have about a dozen things on my plate to start writing as soon as the New Year's holiday is behind us. So yeah, I'm keeping busy.
Anyway, here are the links for you to click and and read over your celebratory glass of champagne.
Amazing Photos of Florida Panther and Cubs Bring a Bright Spot to a Deadly Year (Scientific American)
Los Angeles Considers Ban on Circus Elephants (Mother Nature Network)
Dystextia: Pregnant Woman's Garbled Text Messages were a Sign of a Stroke (MNN)
Solved: The Mystery of the Biofuel-filled Train that Kept Crossing the Border (MNN)
That's it for now. See you in the New Year!