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Sarah Zielinski

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Sarah Zielinski is an award-winning science writer and editor with more than a decade of experience covering a wide breadth of science, from astronomy to zoology. She founded and wrote Smithsonian’s Surprising Science blog and started Wild Things on her own website in early 2013 before moving it to its new home. Sarah’s work has been published in a variety of outlets, including Slate, Smithsonian, Science, Science News, National Geographic News and NPR.org.

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    Little thylacine had a big bite

    A reconstruction of the skull of a thylacine, an extinct, fox-sized Australian marsupial, reveals that the animal could have eaten prey much larger than itself.

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    How a chimp goes mattress hunting

    Chimpanzees prefer firm beds made of ironwood, a new study finds.

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    The surprising life of a piece of sunken wood

    Timber and trees that wash out to sea and sink to the bottom of the ocean hold a diverse community of organisms.

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    Lionfish grow wary after culling

    Efforts to control invasive lionfish could make them more difficult to catch.

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    Small sperm whale species share a diet

    Dwarf and pygmy species of sperm whales overlap in what they eat, and that could be a problem as the food web changes around them.

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    Young vervet monkeys look to mom when learning

    Among vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops), behaviors are passed from mother to child, a new study finds.

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    Pandas enjoy the sweet life

    Unlike many of their carnivore relatives, bamboo-loving pandas can taste natural, and some artificial, sugars.

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    As their homes warm, salamanders shrink

    Many species of salamanders respond to climate change by getting smaller.

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    Skewed gender ratios turn bird world into a soap opera

    Infidelity, divorce and polygamy become more common among birds when one sex is rarer and has more choice in partners.

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    Mama frog’s care includes a gift of poison

    Strawberry poison frog tadpoles get defensive chemicals through unfertilized, nutritious eggs provided by mom.

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