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.

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.

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

Gods of Blood and Stone (Spanish version)

for Scientific American
En algún momento del siglo xiv, un mexica dirigió por primera vez sus pasos al valle de Teotihuacán.