Last month I got an email from Max Nesterak, a journalist at NPR who works on the podcast called Hidden Brain. He had read my piece in Aeon about being bored during the the four-month isolation mission back in 2013, and wanted to know what it … Continue reading
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After a long delay, here is a post about the very-fun-to-research piece I wrote for Lucky Peach about the food marathon swimmers eat when they swim for a hours on end. Check it out here.
I have a new piece up at The Atlantic about a better wound dressing for deep cuts, lacerations and burns. These dressings–which can be 3-D printed into customizable shapes and have been shown to significantly reduce the time it takes a wound to … Continue reading
Pacific Standard just published my piece on mapping rivers above and below the surface in its January/February 2016 issue. This was a fun one that grew out of reading a 2012 NYT blog post about a nascent river-mapping project by a guy named … Continue reading
I’m pleased to announced that the book I’ve co-authored with Nathan Eagle, Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World, has won a 2015 PROSE Award. This award goes to a best-in-category academic book; we won in the Computing … Continue reading