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Raegan Scharfetter

Raegan is a freelance journalist. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and is currently obtaining her master’s in journalism at New York University. Raegan’s work has appeared in CBS News, Scientific American and The Dallas Morning News. Read more of her work at

Articles by Raegan Scharfetter
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It’s a Bear-Eat-Bear World: Understanding Cannibalism in the Largest Land Carnivores
Raegan Scharfetter | Jul 20, 2022 | 3 min read
A new review seeks to understand why the animals sometimes devour members of their own species.
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Q&A: In Battle of the Sexes, Dominance Doesn’t Always Equal Power
Raegan Scharfetter | May 18, 2022 | 6 min read
The Scientist spoke to hyena researcher Eve Davidian for a broad look at power relationships between male and female mammals.