Brent Crane

Brent Crane

American freelance journalist

One of those reporter guys.

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The New Yorker

A Tiny Parasite Could Save Darwin's Finches from Extinction | The ...

Five years ago, George Heimpel, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota, travelled to Trinidad in search of insect larvae. He was after several kinds in particular—Philornis downsi, a fly whose parasitic young feed on the hatchlings of tropical birds, and various minuscule wasp species whose own offspring feed on those of the fly.

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The New Yorker

A Prehistoric Killer, Buried in Muck

On a sunny January morning outside Richmond Hill, Georgia, Bill Eberlein, a fifty-two-year-old former I.T. specialist, went diving in a local creek.