Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer

for Scientific American
Published: November 2013

Latin America finds Africanized killer bees are better honey producers than expected
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Slow Quakes Add Clues for Forecasting Terrible Tremors

for Scientific American
Published: July 18, 2016

Slow earthquakes may be one of the most likely pathways to earthquake forecasting.

Have We Been Misreading a Crucial Maya Codex for Centuries?

for National Geographic

A new look at the Dresden Codex may change our understanding of the ways the Maya used the night sky to plan their ceremonial calendars.

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.
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It’s Time to Evolve. Yes, You Too.

for The Last Word on Nothing
Essay that suggests we quit arguing about evolution vs creation. The whole thing smacks of entertainment anyway.
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Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 “Doomsday” Myth

for National Geographic
Published: May 2012

Under the Guatemalan jungle, 1,200-year-old paintings like no others.

Seven Species: A Visual Primer on the Sea of Cortez

for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

(Click here for original article)
Sea Cucumber
The giant (or brown) sea cucumber (Isostichopus fuscus) isn’t much to look at. It’s a sort of lumpy brown cylinder that creeps along the ocean and just seems – how do I put it – somewhat fecal in nature.
But don’t be fooled. Considered an Asian …


New Artifact-Filled Chambers Revealed under Teotihuacan

Published: October 31, 2014

Rooms beneath the mysterious city contain jade statues, jaguar remains and thousands of other objects.

Is There Such A Thing As Extinction Proof?

for The Last Word on Nothing

Last year, I reported a story about sharks disappearing in the Sea of Cortez. The story deals with one little spot near the bottom of the Baja Peninsula called El Bajo. El Bajo is famous for two things, I suppose. One, it’s the site where scientists discovered a now-famous behavior …


Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

for Last Word on Nothing
Published: September 9, 2014

Blog post questioning the professional ethics of Indiana Jones.