Monday, June 24, 2013
Regardless of what season we're in, I'm sure to be found type-type-typing away. This past week didn't see too many new articles published, but I'm working on a ton of other assignments and as busy as ever.
Anyway, here are this week's six new articles, all for Scientific American and Mother Nature Network. Enjoy!
Weird Frog Discovered by Charles Darwin May Be Extinct [this was reprinted by Salon]
Philippines Cancels Planned Burn of Confiscated Elephant Tusks after Clean-Air Groups Object
Why do army ants commit suicide?
Billionaires could live forever by putting their brains in robots
BP ends Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi
Find the cleanest, safest beaches with updated Swim Guide app [this was also reprinted by the Huffington Post.]
That's it for this week! Lots more as we close the books on June and head into July.
Monday, June 17, 2013
So what did all that excitement yield? Let's go to the links!
First up: This week brought some very cool stories for Extinction Countdown, including my 500th article for Scientific American!
Chimpanzees May Finally Gain Full Protection under the Endangered Species Act
Climate Change versus Groundhogs: Even Common Species Will Suffer
Diseased Tigers, Wounded Rhinos and Other Links from the Brink
Next up, my latest technology careers article for Today's Engineer. The dramatic need for people in this particular field is both terrifying and encouraging:
Cybersecurity Careers – An International Priority
(Seriously, if you know any students who aren't sure what technology career they want to eventually go into, point them in this direction.)
The Inventioneers: 6 teens invent way to stop dangerous texting while driving
OCD both triggered and treated in mice
RoboRoach: Now you can create your very own cyborg cockroach
Fracking companies are exploiting the Amish, say reports
Bee semen could help combat colony collapse disorder
Meanwhile, an earlier MNN feature on NASA's AirSWOT program was reprinted by the Huffington Post, which probably reprinted one or two other MNN articles. (It's kind of hard to keep track, honestly.)
That's it for last week. This week I'm working on several new SA and MNN articles, plus several features that will appear in the coming months. It's going to be another busy, fast-paced few days, so excuse me while I go get that adrenaline pumping!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Last week was a whirlwind. I turned in my first magazine cover feature and three other features that will be making their way to you over the coming weeks and months. And I also wrote all of the articles below. (Well, all but one; the NASA piece was turned in a few weeks ago).
So, about those links! We'll start with my regular Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
Britain Tries (Again) to Re-Introduce Extinct Bees
Extinct Frog Rediscovered in 2011; World Takes Notice in 2013
Gray Wolves Declared ‘Recovered’ and Other Links from the Brink
Math is hard, but solving this equation could earn you $1 million
NASA takes to the air to measure the world's water
Study: Increased carbon dioxide may lead to greener deserts
God's Bathtub: The Australian lake untouched by time or climate
How a plan to destroy Gezi Park in Turkey sparked nationwide protests
In other news, the fiction anthology on which I served as contributing editor is now available. Check it out.
That's it for this week (and it was enough!). More next Monday, or follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they happen.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Let's start this week's link list with three Extinction Countdown pieces for Scientific American:
Lion Meat Tacos (You Read That Right) Are the Latest Threat to Conservation
Does Controversial Decision Pit California Condors against Wind Turbines?
The Last 50 Corroboree Frogs and Other Links from the Brink
As usual, Mother Nature Network kept me busy writing about a wide range of topics:
Plants resurrected after 400 years under a glacier
Middle Eastern virus called 'threat to entire world' by World Health Organization
Is this grainy sonar image actually Amelia Earhart's long-lost plane?
Apple hires former EPA chief to head green efforts
Last week also saw a few reprints at the Huffington Post and Business Insider.
This coming week will definitely see more from SA and MNN. We'll see if any of other long-in-the-works articles appear as well!