Monday, January 26, 2015
First up, the terrible news for Scientific American:
1,215: The Record Number of Rhinos Poached in 2014
Venus Flytraps Risk Extinction in the Wild at the Hands of Poachers
And here's the not-quite-so-horrible news for TakePart:
The Troubling Reason Why These Rare, Beautiful Lynxes Are Dying Off
Canada Wants to Kill Gray Wolves to Save Another Struggling Species
Hopefully this coming week will bring some happier articles.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Here are five new articles links for you -- two for Scientific American and three for TakePart. They're all wildlife-related in one way or another. Some are cute. Others not so much. Can you guess which was this week's most popular?
The Real Paddington Bear: Cute, Unique and Endangered
Mexican Wolves Finally Get Endangered Species Status
The Horrible Truth Behind Those Slow Loris Videos You Love
Iceland Brewer Promotes Whale-Testicle Beer. Yes, Really
Watch This Orangutan Try to Talk Like a Human
There's lots more in the week to come, so follow me on Twitter for the headlines as each new article is published.
Monday, January 12, 2015
|"Grrr. I'm a dragon."|
First up, my latest "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:
Teeny, Tiny Relative of Komodo Dragon Discovered in Australia
Monarch Butterflies Could Gain Endangered Species Protection
Next, three new wildlife/animals/poaching articles for TakePart:
Here's One Beyoncé and Jay Z Selfie You Shouldn't 'Like' If You Love Wildlife
Millionaire Spends Stunning Amount of Money to Save 1,400 Monkeys From Medical Experimentation
This Remote Tribe Could Be Wiped Out for the Most Trivial of Reasons
And finally, two new engineering-related features for IEEE's The Institute:
Four Ways Women Engineers Can Increase Their Wealth [This actually contains good advice for just about anyone]
TryEngineering is Now Available for Smartphones
That's it for this week. I expect to be just as busy in the coming days, so make sure to follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen and come back here next Monday for another link compendium.
Monday, January 5, 2015
My first article of 2015 is now available and it's a doozy. "Smartwatches: Not Ready for Prime Time" appears as one of the cover features in the January/February issue of Consumers Digest magazine, which is on newsstands now. You can also read it here if you're a subscriber, along with a web-only supplement about smartwatch security issues. I enjoyed working on this piece -- it took a few months of research and interviews -- and I think it will help to illuminate this little-understood new technology.