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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions

for Scientific American
Published: September 21, 2017

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one.”

TEDX: Chronic Pain – Shedding the Second Dark Age

Published: September 26, 2017

Chronic Pain: Shedding the Second Dark Age
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How Fireflies Are Keeping This Tiny Mexican Town Alive

for National Geographic
Published: August 24, 2017

In Nanacamilpa, a magical display of fireflies is attracting tourists by the thousands—now locals wonder how they can sustain the insect that brought them so much prosperity.
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Stewards of the Sea

for National Geographic
Published: September 2017

As fish populations crash elsewhere, towns limit catches to stabilize harvests, boost tourism, and preserve a way of life.
Fishermen from the Cocopah community raise their nets in the gulf of the Rio Colorado during the Curvina season.

Requiem for the Vaquita

for Scientific American
Published: August 2017

What the demise of a small Mexican porpoise tells us about extinction in the 21st century
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The Genius of Pinheads: When Little Brains Rule

for Scientific American
Published: March 28, 2017

Bigger brains are not always better

The Science Behind Miracles

for Outside
Published: Jan 16, 2017

How our minds push our bodies to defy expectations, beliefs, and even our own biology—in short, to make miracles

A Dad Takes His Son To The Doctor And Discovers Fear Of Vaccines

for NPR
Published: June 10, 2017

A father discovers an odd fear of vaccines
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems.

Surgery performed by  Dr Foote and Dr. Okun
McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida

Patient Russell Price is part of the Double Blind study.

Patient: Joel Russell Price (goes by Russell)
Has had Parkinsons for 12 years.

Michelle Koidin Jaffee
Assistant Director of Communications
McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida

Unlocking the Healing Power of You

for National Geographic Magazine
Published: December 2016

Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe.

Interview: Happening Now

for Happening Now

I appeared on a national news show to talk about the book and the cover story.

Here’s What Placebos Can Heal—And What They Can’t

for National Geographic Book Talk
Published: Nov 27, 2016

The latest research in biochemistry reveals that your brain can actually self-medicate.