Derek Smith

Derek Smith is a research scientist turned freelance writer who tells stories about science and the natural world. His writing has appeared in EosHakai Magazine and institutional blogs, where the main characters are animals and plants, microbes and molecules, scientists and the rest of us. He has degrees in Aquatic Biology and Environmental Science.

All Stories by Derek Smith

  1. Paleontology

    This dinosaur might have used its feet to snag prey in midair like modern hawks

    Fossilized toe pads suggest a hawklike hunting style in Microraptor, a dinosaur that some scientists think could hunt while flying.