The Secrets of Slime, SuperScience, October 2015
How oozing slime helps hagfish, slugs, and even humans stay alive.
Swallowed Up, Science World, February 3, 2014
How do sinkholes form? And are you going to fall into one in your sleep?
Science World, October 7, 2013
How 18-year-old Justin Beckerman built a working submarine out of a piece of plastic drainage pipe.
Science World, September 16, 2013
Most people avoid handling dangerous snakes. Not Mark Hockmuller, who picks up dozens every day.
Mount Everest's Death Zone,
SuperScience, February 2013
Is climbing Everest worth the risk?
Can I Train My Cat to Be Less Annoying?
Slate, October 18, 2016
A book claims you can train your cat to be happier and better behaved. Can it deliver?
Brilliant Ten 2011 and 2012,
For two years I led the research for Popular Science's annual Brilliant Ten, vetting hundreds of nominees and profiling several honorees.
The Data-Centric Universe, Popular Science, November 2011
A map of where everything we've discovered in the universe is.
Discover, March 2011
To Find Love, the Barnacle Grows a Stretchy, Accordion-Like Penis,
Discover , November 23, 2010
How Do Barnacles Attach to Whales?
Scienceline.org, March 22, 2010