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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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Maya bones bring a lost civilization to life

for Nature
Published: February 12, 2019


Trained in both medicine and archaeology, Vera Tiesler has revealed how the human body was deeply woven into the religion, tradition and politics of the Maya world.
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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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What Screen Addictions and Drug Addictions Have in Common

for NOVA
Published: October 23, 2018


New research shows that age-old concerns about the detrimental effects of screen time hold true.
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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
Photo Credit: Dominic Bracco

The Lobster Wars

for bioGraphic
Published: May 2019


In one coastal Mexican town, a sustainable fishery anchors the community. So why has Florida outlawed the same fishing methods?
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NASW Science in Society Winner, 2015



For the Discover magazine feature "Why Nothing Works"
Fishermen from the Cocopah community raise their nets in the gulf of the Rio Colorado during the Curvina season.

Requiem for the Vaquita

for Scientific American
Published: August 2017


What the demise of a small Mexican porpoise tells us about extinction in the 21st century
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Story Collider: Is This Biology?


In October 2015, I appeared with Story Collider to talk about porcupines, Satan worshippers, and biology.