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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.
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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.
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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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A Dad Takes His Son To The Doctor And Discovers Fear Of Vaccines

for NPR

Published: June 10, 2017

A father discovers an odd fear of vaccines
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The Science Behind Miracles

for Outside

Published: Jan 16, 2017

How our minds push our bodies to defy expectations, beliefs, and even our own biology—in short, to make miracles
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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