My Scientific American stories are here.

My Popular Science stories are here.

My Washington Post stories are here.

A pseudo-random assortment of things I have written about: Ancient human ancestors, the chemistry of alchemy, why horror music is so effective, the spread of fake news, toxic pet coral, Elon Musk’s Neuralink implant, the business of fake Mars dirt, sexual harassment in academia, single-player board games, pop-punk star Tom Delonge’s fascination with extraterrestrials, reforestation, the critical-care nurse who was the first healthcare worker to receive a coronavirus vaccine, dinosaurs, virtual reality, gene-edited ants, gene-edited butterflies, gene-edited cephalopods, and long trains.