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Massive Science

My full-length articles and short format "lab notes" indexed on my Massive Science author page. Some highlights include: 


"Whale sharks’ huge bodies mean they’ve never really been cold-blooded" (August 25, 2020)

"Cats are like tiny, judgmental camels" (July 15, 2019). 

"There’s life in one of the hottest, saltiest, most acidic, most contaminated places on Earth"  (June 1, 2019). 

"Meet mathematician Emmy Noether, mother of the most beautiful theorem in the world"   (April 13, 2019)

"Four facts about Jane Goodall, primatologist, anthropologist, and activist" (April 5, 2018)

"How does an electric fish get its charge?"​ (January 31, 2018).

"Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout" (January 15, 2018).


PBS Eons 

I've written scripts for the PBS Eons YouTube series. Videos that I scripted are linked below.

CSZ Public Awareness Award 2017

Syndicated in Salon

The Conversation

My author profile is located here.


“Why we see hope for the future of science journalism" (February 26, 2019). [En français]

“Being a dad is hard when you're a plainfin midshipman fish" (February 21, 2019). 

“Meet the famous mummichog: Model fish extraordinaire” (November 12, 2018). 

Canadian Science Publishing Blog 

"Using DNA libraries to track mysterious, microscopic, and endangered animals" (January 26, 2021)

"Could volatile organic compounds save bats from white-nose syndrome?" (August 18, 2020)

"Hudson Bay Lowlands and western NWT at highest risk of permafrost thaw" (August 2, 2020)

"The secret to good Chinese liquor is in the mud" (May 12, 2020)

"What happens when Albertan oil seeps into a lake?" (April 7, 2020)

"Wood bison dodge biting flies and soggy soil" (March 30, 2020)

"Before and after 17 years of deforestation in Myanmar" (February 10, 2020).

Outside JEB 

My articles in the Journal of Experimental Biology including Outside JEB (editorial commentary) and peer-reviewed papers are here. Some of my Outside JEB highlights:

"Most salamander glow: now what?" (June 4, 2020)

"Fish larvae are oxygen fans" (February 4, 2020)

Genes of the world's coolest fish (April 30, 2019)

Fasting fish risk oxidative stress(August 30, 2018) 

"Widespread 'gassing off' in killifishes" (November 1, 2018)

Trouble in murky seas for reef fish (February 5, 2018)

My complete publication record can be found at this link. Some highlights include:

“Why don't sharks go deep?” ( June 29, 2016) 

“Turtles turn heat exchange topsy-turvy” (March 1, 2016). [En Español/translation]

“Odd couples: tales of symbiosis in the ocean” (February 8, 2016). 

Did You Know? book series 

I worked with Plympton, Inc. on the Did You Know? project, authoring 20+ short books about animals and other nature topics. Select proofs are available upon request.

Other science writing

I'm always looking for new outlets to write about science & science writing! 

"What scientists can expect when dabbling in science writing" (June 5, 2019). Nature.

"Cold-blooded animals in the cold" (March 4, 2019). Wonk! Magazine

“Hitting the pause button on life” (August 8, 2018). Lateral Magazine.

“A brief history of vertebrate life” (October 11, 2017). CurioCity.

“It’s (not) alive! Zombie genes wake up after death” (December 9, 2016). CurioCity.