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TEDX: Chronic Pain – Shedding the Second Dark Age


Published: September 26, 2017


Chronic Pain: Shedding the Second Dark Age
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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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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions

for Scientific American
Published: September 21, 2017


Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one.”
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Suggestible You

for National Geographic Books

Upcoming book, due to be released in November, about the curious science of your brain's ability to deceive, transform, and heal.
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Can You Supercharge Your Baby?

for Scientific American
Published: June 2018


Hundreds of toys promise to help babies read, learn, do math and walk earlier than expected— many without scientific backing
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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.
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PBS NewsHour: The placebo effect’s role in healing, explained

for PBS NewsHour
Published: April 11, 2018


I traveled with a film crew to Huatla, Mexico, and Baltimore, Maryland, to understand the intersection of science, faith and healing.
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.
Gabriel Vistrain Andrade works at his shop near the ruins of Teotihuacan. 

The ruins of Teotihuacan, just outside of Mexico City, are Mexico’s most popular archaeological attraction. Around the site are hawkers selling their wares. Most hustle the same obsidian daggers, jaguar noisemakers and jewelry - Gabriel Vistrain Andrade is the exception. His small shop at the entrance of the pyramids is a recreation of ancient techniques, design, and his own artistic touch.

An Homage to Teotihuacan

for Sapiens
Published: July 5, 2018


One modern Mexican artist is making souvenirs that shed light on the ancient peoples of this city and continue their aesthetic traditions.