Monday, January 20, 2014

Mayhem Week: Diseases, Poisonings, Thefts and More

Wow, this week's articles took a bit of a dark turn...

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!

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