Russell McLendon

Russell McLendon
Russell is science editor for Mother Nature Network. He writes MNN's Translating Uncle Sam features, works on infographics and other special projects, and blogs for the Earth Matters channel.

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Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

Light pollution threatens migrating birds, especially if they tweet while flying

Like humans, the world's smallest bear excels at imitating facial expressions

Earth's tiniest porpoise approaches extinction

These eggs shed light on a battle of wits between cowbirds and mockingbirds

Dr. Seuss may have modeled the Lorax after these real-life monkeys

7 'universal moral rules' found around the world

Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years

For the first time, a mammal species is extinct because of human-induced climate change

Great Backyard Bird Count takes flight

Give the gift of roaches for Valentine's Day

20 tips for camping in the depths of winter