Sarah have been blogging at various outlets since 2008 when she was an editor at Smithsonian magazine and founded the now-defunct blog Surprising Science. Her latest blog is Wild Things, about the weird and wonderful side of the natural world, which is part of the Science News blog network.

Here are some of her favorite blog posts from the past:

Rare Earth Elements Not Rare, Just Playing Hard to Get (winner of the 2010 DCSWA Newsbrief Award for Short Science Journalism), Surprising Science

Camera trap catches badger burying a cow (video received a 2017 DCSWA Newsbrief Award for Short Science Journalism honorable mention, multimedia), Wild Things

How a snake named Hannibal led to a discovery about cobra cannibalism, Wild Things

Coconut crabs are a bird’s worst nightmare, Wild Things

Children’s classic ‘Watership Down’ is based on real science, Wild Things

The dinosaurs in the backyard, Wild Things

Protecting wildlife with legal hunting is a complicated issue, Wild Things

The giraffes that sailed to medieval China, Wild Things

A Parrot Passes the Marshmallow Test, Slate‘s animal blog

Save the Ugly Animals! Slate‘s animal blog

Brewers Prepare Beer For The End Of The World, Mayan Or Otherwise, NPR’s The Salt