Kathleen Yale is Orion’s special projects editor and author of the award-winning children’s book, Howl Like a Wolf!. She’s a former scriptwriter for the educational programs SciShow and Crash Course, and prior to that worked as a wildlife field biologist. She lives in Montana.
It’s a natural instinct to shelter our young underground, but the yellow-spotted goanna (Varanus panoptes) does this with remarkable determination and style. Not only is her burrow a unique helical shape, Continue reading
Set against the prairies and coalfields of North Dakota, Taylor Brorby’s Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land is a lyrical coming-of-age memoir about the loneliness of a Continue reading
Across sub-Saharan Africa, droves of shiny black Matabele ants (Megaponera analis) assemble for daily termite raids. But their appetite puts them at risk, for their prey bites back with a matched Continue reading
WITH the holiday season upon us, you must—must!—be looking for the perfect picture books to give to your favorite children. And if you love Orion and compelling storytelling, if you Continue reading
MARY ROACH IS A SCIENCE JOURNALIST, top-notch storyteller, and Orion advisor. She’s the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, GULP: Adventures Continue reading
The dappled fawn tangled in a line of barbed wire. Stop pedaling your bicycle. Dismount and quietly guide it to the wet, harried fur splayed out in the nodding grass. Continue reading