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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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In the Depths of the Oceans, Human Activities Are Beginning to Take Their Toll


Published: June 7, 2017

Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution, overfishing and more.
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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.
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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
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Seven Species: A Visual Primer on the Sea of Cortez

for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

(Click here for original article)
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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 …

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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.
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Paleo Sleuth

for Howard Hughes Medical Institute

An insatiable curiosity has led paleontologist Julia Clarke to far-flung regions - and to far-ranging collaborations
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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 …

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Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

for Last Word on Nothing
Published: September 9, 2014

Blog post questioning the professional ethics of Indiana Jones.
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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.