The Lion King: Rarely Seen Mountain Lions Rule over West Texas’ rocky ranges.

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine   With the widest distribution of any wild cat from Canada to South America, it’s surprising how little we know about mountain lions in Texas. What we do know comes largely from western states, where the cat is commonly classified as a … More The Lion King: Rarely Seen Mountain Lions Rule over West Texas’ rocky ranges.

A quick and dirty “How to Get Started Science Writing”

I’ve had several people ask me how to get started in science writing. There are so many different avenues that I get overwhelmed thinking of the possibilities and different ways us “science writers” have gotten started. If you’re interested in science communication, that is a different animal. It’s an emerging field and therefore mostly DIY, forge … More A quick and dirty “How to Get Started Science Writing”

Pond Scum Explains Evolution Of First Animals

[This article was published in NASA-sponsored Astrobiology Magazine in Jan. 2018.  https://www.astrobio.net/origin-and-evolution-of-life/pond-scum-explains-evolution-first-animals/] Earliest animals evolved on seafloor microbial mats By Emily Moskal   When Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species and for decades thereafter, scientists ascribed the beginning of animal life to the Cambrian, eventually pinned to about 540 million years ago when … More Pond Scum Explains Evolution Of First Animals