I think I must possess some sort of innate and unnatural immunity to tryptophan, because even with way too much turkey in my belly I still managed to get an awful lot of writing done this week.
Without further ado, here are links to all of my articles that went live last week while you were preparing and/or eating Thanksgiving dinner:
Was Lonesome George Not Really the Last of his Species?
Last 22 Gobi Bears Endangered by Climate Change in Mongolia
SeaWorld Orlando unveils upcoming Antarctica ride
Greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels in 2011
What do polar bears eat and how is their food threatened?
World Bank report warns of 'devastating' effects of climate change
Those were all for Scientific American and Mother Nature Network. I also spent the weekend (between eating leftovers) working on five new features for MNN and other magazines that are all due before the end of the month. As in Friday, tick, tock.
I already have several articles in the publication queue for this week, so make sure to follow me on the Tweeter for the links as they happen.
Now if you'll excuse me, there's one last slice of pumpkin pie waiting for me in the fridge. I need to fuel up before today's writing sessions, after all...
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
I'll start this week's list with my two Extinction Countdown blogs for Scientific American, the second of which is a great follow-up on a story I originally did just over a year ago:
Brazil Plans to Clone Its Endangered Species
Controversial Toronto Zoo Penguins Not Gay after All?
Next up, a whole bunch of stories for Mother Nature Network, including two of those features I mentioned:
Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged [This was probably my most popular article of the week]
What if climate-change doubters held a debate and nobody came? [This one earned me some nice hate mail.]
Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farms
Galapagos to poison 180 million rats
Smartphone app could help save Australian Aboriginal language from extinction
Can you trust online product reviews and ratings?
And finally, here's this month's feature for Today's Engineer. I'll follow this up next month with a look at nuclear engineering careers outside of the power industry:
Career Focus: Careers in Nuclear Energy
That should give you enough to read for your next few lunch hours. More next week!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Anyway, although a few of my articles didn't see print last week as planned, quite a few more still made their way into the world. Here's the list, starting with my Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
Amazing: Rarest Whale Seen for First Time in History, but Not at Sea [This was my most-read SciAm article of the past year!]
Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity
Next up, a whole bunch of articles -- many of them climate-related -- for Mother Nature Network:
Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia election
More researchers join effort to control stink bugs organically
Climate change threatens your morning cup of coffee
Satellites could help predict volcano eruptions
Staten Island desperately needs underwear
Climate change could have devastating effect on India's monsoon season
That's it for this time around. A few extra, storm-delayed articles should appear this coming week, along with my usual batch of stuff. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they go live!
Monday, November 5, 2012
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.