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.

Excerpt: Remembering Childhood Trauma That Never Happened

for New York Magazine

Published: November 2016

New York Magazine ran an excerpt from my book, Suggestible You, introducing the concept of false memories.

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.

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.

Why trials of autism treatments have a placebo problem

for Spectrum

Published: November 2016

People with autism — and their family members — are susceptible to powerful placebo effects. Some researchers are using the problem to better understand this mystifying phenomenon.

Mesmerising

for Aeon

Published: November 2016

Look into my eyes: the fantastical history, mysterious healing power and emergent neuroscience of hypnosis

Unlocking the Healing Power of You

for National Geographic Magazine

Published: December 2016

Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe.

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

The Troubled Waters of Potosí

for Rotarian Magazine
Despite losing hundreds of feet, “the mountain that eats men,” as it became known, still looms over Potosí – which now ranks as one of the most polluted places on earth.

Stewards of the Sea

for National Geographic
Published: September 2017

As fish populations crash elsewhere, towns limit catches to stabilize harvests, boost tourism, and preserve a way of life.