Monday, January 27, 2014
Speaking of those articles, here they are -- two for Scientific American and two for Mother Nature Network:
30 Percent of Sharks, Rays and Related Species at Risk of Extinction
Sunday Species Snapshot: Mexican Agouti
Chimpanzees gesture for (and bond over) food
Nut job: Thieves are stealing California walnuts by the truckload
So that's it for this time around, but worry not, I'm pounding the vitamin C and fluids and I am well-rested for the writing week to come. It's sure to be a fun and exciting week, so come on back here in 7 days for the links or follow me on Twitter for the latest headlines as they go live.
Monday, January 20, 2014
First up, my "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American, the first of which has been covered by no one else:
Typhoid Monkey: Can Social Networks Predict the Apes Most Likely to Transmit Disease?
From Saved to Stolen: Thief Absconds with Extinct-in-the-Wild Water Lily
Sunday Species Snapshot: Gulf Coast Jaguarundi
Next up, a bunch of news/science articles for Mother Nature Network:
Winner of $350,000 black rhino hunting auction goes public, now finds himself hunted
Did wine made from this poisonous flower kill Alexander the Great?
Darwin was right: Island life makes animals more relaxed
Molecular chlorine found at high levels in Arctic atmosphere
Ice-covered valley, bigger than the Grand Canyon, found hidden under Antarctica
And finally this week, here's my latest feature for IEEE-USA's Today's Engineer (which is, thankfully, mayhem-free):
IEEE-USA Board of Directors Has Big Plans for 2014
That's it for this time around. See you next Monday with another long list of article links. You can also follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they go live. As always, thanks for reading!
Monday, January 13, 2014
I'm happy to say that the year is off to a great start. In addition to the published links below, I am also working on several big features that will appear over the coming months, including one that won't see print until May. Yup, I'm a busy guy!
But although that's the present for me, it's the future for you. This blog is about the recent past, so here are the links from the first week-plus of 2014.
Let's start with a few Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa [This was one of my most popular articles ever.]
New Population of Critically Endangered Rabbits Found in (of All Places) a Nature Reserve
Sunday Species Snapshot: Forest Owlet [This inspired a pretty neat article on Boing Boing.]
'Bring 'Em Back Alive': How one explorer changed what we know about animals
If you love pandas, you have one amazing woman to thank
Emperor penguins spotted climbing cliffs to avoid climate change
Ferreted away: Who's stealing the UK's ferrets?
Global warming could drive world temperatures up 7 degrees by 2100
Actual glow-in-the-dark pigs created by Chinese scientists
Poisoned oaks, now gone, loom large at Auburn University
Several of these articles were also reprinted by the Huffington Post. I won't overwhelm you with the links, though!
That's it for now. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they happen. See you next Monday!