Losing Maya Heritage to Looters

for National Geographic
Published: August 8, 2014

Stolen artifacts are making it from the Guatemalan jungle to wealthy black-market buyers.
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Why Nothing Works

for Discover
Published: July 2014

Once dismissed as a psychological curiosity, the placebo effect is now recognized as the key to the brain’s “inner pharmacy.” If only doctors knew how to open the medicine cabinet.
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Gods of Blood And Stone

for Scientific American
Published: July 2014

Long cloaked in mystery, the ancient Teotihuacán culture is at last giving up its secrets.
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On Call in the Wild

for Discover
Published: April 2014

Wilderness physician Matt Lewin has traveled to the nether reaches of the planet to treat scientists in the field.

A Bookseller And His Well

for The Last Word on Nothing

A tale of Francis “Steve” Stephenson, who owned a small bookstore in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And the hundreds of lives he saved.

Pictures and Prose: When photographers and writers work together

for The Open Notebook

I ask a roundtable of writers, editors and photographers to discuss the value of teaming up and how they make it work.
Jack Russell

An Open Letter to Yosemite National Park

for The Last Word on Nothing

A national park in crisis, a crippling disease, and a yappy little dog.
Life and Death in The Northern Pass

Cocaine Is Evil

for Slate
Published: December 2013

The gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.
Emptying The Sea of Cortez

Emptying the World’s Aquarium (Spanish Version)

for Harper's Magazine

Por Erik Vance (Puedes compartir este artículo.  Si lo haces, sólo te agradecería avisarme antes en y citarme en los créditos como Erik Vance.)
Al igual que la mayoría de los pescadores locales en Kino, un tranquilo pueblo de Sonora a mitad de la parte oriental del Mar de Cortez, Ernesto Acuña …


Are Dolphins Not as Smart as We Thought?

for Discover Crux Blog
Published: October 2013

In Douglas Adams’s hilarious classic, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, there are several animals said to be cleverer than humans.
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Why can’t mexico make science pay off?

for Scientific American
Published: October 2013

The nation is poised to explode into the information economy— and yet stubbornly refuses to do so