Tag Archives: wapo

Penguins and Peepguins, Oh My!

I’ve been on a bit of a knitting-sweaters-for-birds rampage this week. First I wrote about the call for penguin sweaters from a wildlife rescue organization in Australia. This call for sweaters spread like wildfire on social media, with a lighter … Continue reading

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Snakehead Tournament

Back in 2004, I had a great time poking around the Potomac River and its tributaries in search of snakeheads. I was reporting my first story for Smithsonian magazine, about the fish, which was at that time a new arrival … Continue reading

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superheroes in the newspaper

The Washington Post ran a little blurb recommending Science’s podcasts – particularly the entertaining ones, like the superhero one. Which was by me! Woohoo! Here’s their piece.

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meteorite!

A doctor in Lorton heard an explosion in his office on Monday. But it wasn’t an explosion, it was a meteorite. (Read the story in the Washington Post.) It’s crazy, this business of living on a planet. We go around … Continue reading

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silky sifaka follow-up

For the August National Geographic, I wrote a little story about the silky sifaka, a rare white lemur that lives in northeastern Madagascar. Between the time the story was written and the time it was published, a coup threw Madagascar … Continue reading

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travels in liberia

My plan for the month of November was to go to Namibia, but then the friends I was going to visit moved to Liberia. Honestly, I wasn’t that disappointed – a trip to see Namibia, with all its big game … Continue reading

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weather and bugs

We’ve been having the most fascinating weather in the D.C. area this summer. In the spring and early June it rained all the time. The rain stopped just in time for the Folklife Festival, a two-week outdoor Smithsonian event that … Continue reading

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bad news, bared

Friday was a good news day at the AAAS conference, with the fisheries scientists putting on a happy face. Today was bad news day for climate change. Chris Field, a very smart guy who I worked for briefly in 2002, … Continue reading

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