“All-Female Termite Colonies Reproduce Without Male Input.” Smithsonian.com, September 2018.
“Do Not Fear the Drones Air-Dropping 50,000 Mosquitoes From Above.” Smithsonian.com, August 2018.
“Museum Curators Reflect on the Legacy of the Queen of Soul.” Smithsonian.com, August 2018.
“Cancer Is One Worry Elephants Can Feel Free to Forget.” Smithsonian.com, August 2018.
“Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm.” Smithsonian.com, July 2018.
“It's Not Without Caws That Crows Desecrate Their Dead.” Smithsonian.com, July 2018.
“Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better.” Smithsonian.com, June 2018.
“Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?” Originally published in The Conversation, republished in The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, Salon, and more, Oct. 2017.
“Why Can’t Scientists Talk Like Regular Humans?” Scientific American, May 2017.
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awards & honors
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow, Smithsonian, 2018
Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing & Creative Arts: Creative Writing, Stanford University, 2013
Levinthal Scholar in Creative Writing, Stanford University, 2013
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