Science writer covering the natural world, past, present and future.

Published in National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, Science News, & more

Recent work

Image by John Cameron

Plastics are making beaches hotter during the day and colder at night | Smithsonian Magazine, Oct. 2021

These worms "hear" with their whole bodies | National Geographic, Oct. 2021

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How tides may have led to life as we know it | National Geographic, Sept. 2021

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How a 310 m.y.o. horseshoe crab's brain was fossilized | Science News, Aug. 2021

Image by Patrick Campanale

Unprecedented Rocky Mtn. wildfires | Scientific American, Aug. 2021

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A third of 'Corn Belt' topsoil is eroded | Smithsonian Magazine, Apr. 2021