I write about scrappy science, weird innovation, and out-of-the-box ideas, currently as a Knight fellow at MIT.

Recent Stuff

A Future of GE Children Is Closer Than You Think
Mother Jones

You Are What You Tweet: What We Can Tell About Your Health from Social Media

Maine’s Seaweed Dreams¬†
Yankee. Selected for Best Food Writing 2017

The Extraordinary Last-Ditch Effort to Document–and save–the World’s Coral Reefs.

Biography of a (Plant-Based) Burger
Pacific Standard

The Tao of Lake Swimming

Can Water Bridge Conflict in the Middle East?