The Hidden Coastal Culture of the Ancient Maya

for Hakai

Published: November 6, 2018

For thousands of years, ancient Maya kings ruled a vast inland empire in Mexico and Belize. But just how inland was it, really?
Copyright Dominic Bracco II

An Ocean Apart

for Virginia Quarterly Review
Published: Spring 2015

Can two forces threatening the sustainability of sharks—the fishermen of Mexico and consumers in China—help the fish survive?
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Outsmarting the CERNageddon

for Nuatilus
Published: August 2013

Physics: Can the Large Hadron Collider spawn black holes at full power? CERN investigates.
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Hugh and the Boobies

for Hakai Magazine
Published: April 22, 2015

Like characters in a soap opera, boobies on a remote Mexican island cheat, kill, and jostle for power.
Copyright Dominic Bracco II

Feeding the Billions

for Scientific American
Published: April 2015

How a small group of visionaries are trying to feed China—and save the world's oceans.

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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Wind power: Clean energy, dirty business?

for The Christian Science Monitor
Published: January 26, 2012

Like the oil drilling rig that became an icon of the Industrial Age, the giant, spinning wind turbinehas become a global image of clean power.

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.

Genetically Modified Conservation

for Conservation Magazine & Utne Reader

(Click here to see the original story)
In the mid-1940s, Norman Borlaug started the Green Revolution on a small farm in southern Mexico. His idea was simple. As the human population skyrocketed, he would grow a new kind of wheat with a thicker stem and bigger seed heads, thus increasing its yield …