Sometimes a journalist researches and writes an article and it's online that same day. Sometimes the process takes four, five or six months -- or more. This week embodied both of those extremes.
Consumers Digest (pictured). This article took seven months from assignment to publication -- most of which was spent researching, interviewing and reporting -- and I'm pretty darned proud of it. This article won't appear online as far as I can tell, but it should turn up on newsstands this week.
In other publication news, my latest two "Extinction Countdown" articles appeared at Scientific American:
Giant Tusked Insect Saved from Extinction (Just in the Nick of Time)
Blue-Footed Boobies Have Stopped Breeding—But Why?
And here's my latest article for TakePart:
Here's What Happened When a Family's Car Caught Fire in the Middle of a Lion Safari
And finally, here are a whole bunch of history, climate and science-related articles for Mother Nature Network:
Cooler summer predicted for Northeast, Great Lakes
10 things you didn't know about Johnny Appleseed
The strange history of the man-eating lions of Tsavo
Now you can use Google Street View to go back in time
Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
Graphene discovery: A low-end kitchen blender can make a high-end batch of this valuable material
That's it for this week (and I'm sure it was plenty!). Make sure to follow me on Twitter for links to more articles as they go live. Otherwise, I'll see you next Monday for another list of links!