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Early Warnings of Terrible Earthquakes Appear High in the Sky, a New Theory Says

for Scientific American

Published: October, 2018

The best early warnings of a big disaster may appear 180 miles above the ground, a controversial new theory says
Photo Credit: Dominic Bracco

The Lobster Wars

for bioGraphic

Published: May 2019

In one coastal Mexican town, a sustainable fishery anchors the community. So why has Florida outlawed the same fishing methods?
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A Widening Gulf

for WWF Magazine
Published: Summer 2015

For fishing families along America’s Gulf Coast, illegal fishing is a reality that’s hitting very close to home.
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Maya bones bring a lost civilization to life

for Nature

Published: February 12, 2019

Trained in both medicine and archaeology, Vera Tiesler has revealed how the human body was deeply woven into the religion, tradition and politics of the Maya world.
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Great White Mystery

for National Geographic
Published: June 2016

Thanks to Jaws, they're the ocean's most iconic and feared fish. But we know surprisingly little about them.
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Excerpt: Remembering Childhood Trauma That Never Happened

for New York Magazine

Published: November 2016

New York Magazine ran an excerpt from my book, Suggestible You, introducing the concept of false memories.
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In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya

for National Geographic
Published: September 2016

The ambitious Snake kings used force and diplomacy to create the most powerful alliance in their culture’s history.
The writer, Erik Vance, explores a patch of cloud forest near El Zapotal, Veracruz. (Dominic Bracco II / Prime for Biographic)

A Forest Hidden by Fog

for bioGraphic

Published: September 2016

Spellbound by an idea, a writer sets out to find the mythical cloud forest—and shines a bright light on an endangered ecosystem.
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Why trials of autism treatments have a placebo problem

for Spectrum

Published: November 2016

People with autism — and their family members — are susceptible to powerful placebo effects. Some researchers are using the problem to better understand this mystifying phenomenon.
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Mesmerising

for Aeon

Published: November 2016

Look into my eyes: the fantastical history, mysterious healing power and emergent neuroscience of hypnosis