John Dawson

John is a correspondent for WORLD. He is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and previously wrote for The Birmingham News. John resides in Dallas, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @talkdawson.

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RIP Arecibo Observatory

Science | The National Science Foundation decommissions a historic astronomic tool
by John Dawson
Posted 11/25/20, 03:58 pm

After nearly 60 years of service, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pulling the plug on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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A city-country conservation divide

Science | The reintroduction of gray wolves highlights Colorado’s split personality
by John Dawson
Posted 11/25/20, 03:40 pm

Gray wolves disappeared from Colorado more than 70 years ago, but some packs are returning. On Monday, officers with the state’s Parks and Wildlife Office reported they had spotted tracks, heard howling, and seen some gray wolves on game cameras in the far northwestern corner of the state.

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Straight onto the endangered list

Science | Scientists discover a new species of monkey
by John Dawson
Posted 11/19/20, 01:45 pm

Two years ago, scientists spotted a strange monkey high atop Mount Popa in Myanmar. At first, they thought it was a common langur native to India. But the monkey with a fright wig of gray hair is now the newest named species on the planet.

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