Monday, September 29, 2014
Squirrel Week and a whole lot more
I gotta tell you, I did not expect to see so many of my articles appear this week. Yes, I wrote a lot during this past week, but four articles on this list were actually written the prior week. Meanwhile, one of them was published a couple of weeks ago but my editor didn't tell me. Ah, the writer is always the last to know.
Anyway, here are this week's publications, starting with my two "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American, where it unintentionally ended up being Squirrel Week:
This Massive Squirrel Has Been Saved from Extinction
Mysterious Flying Squirrel Could Get Endangered Species Protection
Next up, four new articles from TakePart, where I continue to write about wildlife, animals and poaching:
Take a Good Look at This Rare Malayan Tiger—It May Be One of Your Last
Zambia’s Lion King Is Dead
FBI Classifies Animal Abuse as a ‘Crime Against Society’
What's Not Trying to Kill California Sea Otters?
Switching topics completely, here's a new feature and a cool blog for IEEE's The Institute:
Landing a Job in Big Data
The Tricorder Might Soon Become a Reality
And finally, check out my latest weird history and explainer articles for Mother Nature Network:
Meet the man who invented the emoticon ... in 1879
Take warning when the sky is red in the morning
This coming week shall be busy, busy, busy. I'm starting two new features for print magazines (the issues won't appear for months) as well as continuing along in similar veins to the articles above. Sure, some of it's going to be dark and depressing -- I don't shy away from that -- but none of it will be dull.