Smithsonian’s SmartNews

SmartNews blogger

October 2014 – March 2016

Curating and writing stories about science, culture, art, history and more, with a ‘smart take’ for Wrote 2-3 posts every weekday. Contributions included three of the top ten stories on the website for 2015, including #1.

Some favorites:

As Glaciers Retreat, They Give Up the Bodies and Artifacts They Swallowed

A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride

Behold the Beauty of Disappearing Glacier Ice Caves on Mt. Hood

Why the Sands of Many Dunes Sing, Boom, and Even Burp

Ice Age Cave Lion Cubs and a Look Back at Permafrost Mummies

These Brilliant Literary Maps Will Help You Understand Your Favorite Book

The Past and Present of Mars Look Wetter and Wetter

The Increasingly Muddled Origins of Homo Naledi

American Women in the 1900s Called Street Harassers ‘Mashers’ and Stabbed Them With Hatpins

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