Another week, another four bylines. Here are my latest batch of articles for Scientific American and TakePart. At least one of these is a story that no one else covered. Two of them contain some of my best openings lines ever (or at least so far this year). One asks some tough questions. I'll let you guess which is which.
A Third of Parrot Species Face Extinction
How Barking Dogs Restored an Island Ravaged by Raccoons
Brazil's Bats to Face Climate-Change Squeeze
Not-So-Great-Apes? Research Focus on Gorillas Leave Other Species and Ecosystems Unstudied
More next week! Until then, follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen.
(PS: There are no actual crackers in this week's stories.)