Kendra Marshall

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Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …

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From Night Vision to Heaters, 3 of the Ocean’s Most Remarkable Eyes

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>This post is reprinted, with permission, from</b> <b>The Extreme Life of the Sea</b><b>, by Stephen Palumbi and Tony Palumbi,</b> <b>Princeton University Press</b> <b>2014.</b><p>Evolution throws countless designs at the proverbial wall and steps back to see what sticks. All that evolution really needs is a big, …

Late Journalist Matthew Power Inspired a Generation

I think guides are dangerous, no one can show you the way. The world changes too swiftly, even if someone has just cracked the code, five minutes later the digits are different. And besides, you are different, you are not them, and if you trail too close your own work will never be your own.<p>But it …

European Union Fisheries Ban Ignores Belize Conservation Success Story

<b>By Britt Groosman and Janet Gibson</b><p>Belize is a small nation that has been making some big headlines lately due to the rogue fishing practices of some of the vessels its government has flagged. Unfortunately, this makes it look like the 15,000 Belizeans whose livelihoods are directly tied to fishing …

Matthew Power 1974-2014: A Giggle Memory

As I step forward into my darkest fears, I hear next to me the last sound I’d expect—giggling. I am chest deep in inky, swamp water. Somewhere ahead of me is dry land I hope, but it is nowhere in sight. Each foot forward, I expect something to bite, zap, or attack me—a lurking viper, an electric …

Week in Space: Martian Blasts, Saturn's Moons, and Hawaiian Skies

A bevy of astronomical beauties displays the grandeur of the planets (and moons) in the week's best space pictures.<p>Campfire flames light up the Hawaiian night, seen in this March 12 Your Shot photo taken on the road to Mauna Kea. (See "Road Trip: The Big Island of Hawaii.")<p>At base camp some 6,000 …

Birds Don't Like Old Man Winter Anymore, Either

It's killing them. Literally. Robins, wrens, and woodcocks are among those suffering.<p>Humans in the frigid Northeast aren't the only ones who've had a tough time this winter. Birds are suffering, too.<p>Eagles, for example, have headed to the coast for food and are fighting over duck dinners. Swans, …

New International Pact Aims to Protect the Sargasso Sea—Why It's Worth Saving

Five nations agreed this week to promote conservation of the Sargasso Sea.<p>Five countries signed an agreement this week committing to the protection of the Sargasso Sea, which occupies a vast stretch of the North Atlantic Ocean around Bermuda.<p>The Sargasso has long attracted the attention of …

Vanishing Innocents: Fish, Dolphins, and Other Sea Creatures in Troubled Waters

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Photograph by Charles Saylan<p><b>Sardinia has a unique and unforgettable scent, different from any other place I’ve known. It’s the scent of the Mediterranean undergrowth, of junipers and myrtles. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can almost smell it even now, thousands of</b> …

Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes Out of Ireland?

It's the stuff of legend: The reptiles never existed on the Emerald Isle.<p>St. Patrick's Day, which is celebrated worldwide on March 17, honors St. Patrick, the Christian missionary who supposedly rid Ireland of snakes during the fifth century A.D.<p>According to legend, the patron saint of Ireland …

How Finding Debris Could Quickly Solve Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight

After a long search, answers could come quickly. Here's how.<p>As a 12-nation hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane spread out Saturday across the Indian Ocean and reached over land toward Kazakhstan in Central Asia, some experts raised the incredible possibility that a 250-ton Boeing 777 might …