Monday, January 28, 2013
Young innovators, rare birds & lucky chimpanzees
This past week produced a bounty of new stories by me -- several of which have been in the works for a while now, while others were inspired by this week's news and events. I'll start the list, as I usually do, with my two Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Released into Arizona Wild
Almost Extinct Brazilian Bird Observed in Nest for the First Time [Video]
In addition to my own articles, O'Reilly Media (the folks behind all of those technology textbooks and conferences) did a nice write-up about my Extinction Countdown work.
Next up, three stories about young innovators. Mother Nature Network just launched a new feature called "The Leader Board," about young people making their mark on the world. Many of the young leaders to be profiled here will be eco-oriented, but this first batch are all about technology and medicine:
Are these 3 students computing's next big thing?
Pancreatic caner's foe: Teen Andraka
How D'Aloisio is revolutionizing mobile news
Portland radon levels reveal potential health risks
Animal sanctuary to be built in memory of Sandy Hook shooting victim
CareerBuilder: No chimpanzee commercials during this year's Super Bowl
Use of chimpanzees in medical research would be restricted under proposed federal rules
Stephen Hawking to receive a voice upgrade, thanks to Intel
Scientists discover DNA with a quadruple helix in cancer cells
As if all of that weren't enough, I'm working on several features that will appear in February, March, April and probably beyond. It's a writer's life and I love it!