Shaena Montanari, InsideHook

Shaena Montanari


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Shaena:

Inside the Campaign to Save LA’s Mountain Lion Population

Los Angeles has something within its limits that sets it apart from almost any other megacity in the world: big cats. Mountain lions famously call the Los Angeles area home, but one of the many problems of big cats in the big city is that freeway infrastructure gets in their way, severely fragmenting their dwindling […] → Read More

Fixing the Grand Canyon’s aging water pipeline won’t be easy—but it’s necessary

The park’s only water source needs a major upgrade, meaning that drastic changes to popular trails and campgrounds are only a few years out. → Read More

Brain study debunks an assumption about ancient humans

A new study of fossil hominin braincases reveals early species in the genus Homo had a “much more primitive brain” than previously thought. → Read More

The asteroid that killed dinosaurs caused the birth of something great

Fossil pollen and leaves from South America paint a new paleontological picture. → Read More

An overlooked San Andreas Fault strand could be the next big one

A new study suggests an overlooked part of the San Andreas Fault, east of Los Angeles, is accumulating a lot of strain. → Read More

How to Catalog Pandemic History

Collecting history as it's happening isn’t a straightforward task. → Read More

Trump Administration Clears Way for Mining Company to Take Over Sacred Indigenous Land

After more than 15 years of protest by tribes, an extended battle over a valuable parcel of land in central Arizona entered a new phase. On Friday, the Forest Service issued the final environmental impact statement green-lighting a controversial mining project. → Read More

Are yams and sweet potatoes the same? 5 questions answered about the favorite fall food

Sweet potato and yam are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Here's how to tell the difference. → Read More

What Happens to Medical Education When the Dissection Lab Is Closed?

Students are learning anatomy in VR headsets—and some schools want that to continue even once the pandemic is over. → Read More

Toilet Paper Thieves and Heavy Crowds at National Parks Put Rangers on the Frontlines of a Disaster

Last Wednesday, the National Park Service (NPS) announced it would suspend fees to parks to aid people in their quest for social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S. Then, the weekend came. It didn’t go that well. → Read More

In This Town, the Weapons of War Are Flour and Eggs

This 200-year-old tradition in Spain is the ultimate food fight. → Read More

See Inside Massive Wildfires with These Stunning Pictures

A photographer’s work fighting fires gave him rare, up-close access to California’s wildfire epidemic. → Read More

Adorable Pictures of Itchy Animals

When animals get an itch, they have to get creative about how they scratch. → Read More

Ancient Giant Sloth Fossil Found in Underwater Cave

While cave diving in Mexico, explorers uncovered 10,000-year-old remains of a new sloth species. → Read More

Giraffe Tosses Dead Wildebeest Around in Bizarre Pictures

This strange behavior, spotted in Kenya, may have a perfectly healthy explanation. → Read More

Bald Eagle Attacks a Swimming Deer

A fawn took a swim and an eagle saw a snack. → Read More

Vintage Photos Show the Beauty of Brides Around the World

These century-old photos give a rare glimpse of bridal wear from many cultures. → Read More

Vintage Photos Show the Beauty of Brides Around the World

These century-old photos give a rare glimpse of bridal wear from many cultures. → Read More

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse From Anywhere

Tune in here to see the full glory of totality no matter where you are. → Read More

Watch a Wildcat Attack a Parrot in Rare Video

Tourists were in for a shock when they saw a wildcat catch a parrot during a birdwatching trip. → Read More