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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The Genius of Pinheads: When Little Brains Rule

for Scientific American

Published: March 28, 2017

Bigger brains are not always better