Exploring the Natural World Through the Scientific Writings of Jack Tamisiea

View my latest published articles from notable publications such as the New York Times, Scientific American, Science, National Geographic, Hakai Magazine, Atlas Obscura and more. My writing covers everything from evolutionary oddballs and fossil-munching sponges, to how old museum collections help researchers make sense of environmental change.

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A grizzly mystery: Why were bears missing toes?

Science

published: 09/03/2022

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A Long-Lost Branch of the Nile Helped in Building Egypt’s Pyramids

New York Times

published: 08/30/2022

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A 19th century farmer may be to blame for Australia’s rabbit scourge

Science

published: 08/22/2022

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Medieval friars were riddled with parasites

Science

published: 08/18/2022

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Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

New York Times

published: 08/10/2022

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In a First, Tiny Crustaceans Are Found to ‘Pollinate’ Seaweed like Bees of the Sea

Scientific American

published: 07/28/2022

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Beloved Chincoteague ponies’ mythical origins may be real

National Geographic

published: 07/27/2022

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Splitting T. Rex Into 3 Species Becomes a Dinosaur Royal Rumble

New York Times

published: 07/25/2022

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How Penguins Beat the Heat and Went South

New York Times

published: 07/19/2022

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Why some animals turn cannibal

Science

published: 07/19/2022

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Who’s Got Two Pseudothumbs and Loves to Eat Bamboo? This Bear.

New York Times

published: 06/30/2022

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Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging

New York Times

published: 06/23/2022

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Newly identified population of polar bears survives on glacier slush, not sea ice

Science

published: 06/16/2022

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Earth’s Largest Rodents Were Smaller Than We Once Thought

New York Times

published: 06/14/2022

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