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I wrote a piece for Nature about what scientists can expect doing what I do.

“What scientists can expect when dabbling in science writing” (June 5, 2019)


My full-length Massive Science 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).

My author profile at The Conversation 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). 

I've written several articles for the 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)

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)

I've written for many other outlets, including CSZ-SCZ Blog, Oceanbites, Wonk! Magazine, CurioCity, Lateral Magazine, and elsewhere. A complete list of my published articles is available upon request. 

Video Scripts

I've wrote all scripts for Crash Course Zoology series, and a few scripts for the PBS Eons series. Videos that I scripted are available to view on a separate page of this site, and on each series' respective YouTube channels.

Click here (or use the "Science Writing" menu) to go to my video page!


I worked with Plympton, Inc. on the Did You Know? project, authoring 20+ children's books about animals and other nature topics. Learn more about the series here.

I co-authored a book chapter about teaching science communication skills, due to be published later this year by Springer-Nature. 


B.G Borowiec and C.A. Freud. “The 5 Fact Story” Science + SciComm + Work: A Guide For Teaching Science Communication. Springer Nature.

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