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Check out my YourTech column in Muse magazine, starting with the April 2015 issue. I also wrote a regular Science Scoops news column for Odyssey from 2007 through 2015.

This robot won’t trip people up

Science News for Students, December 1, 2017

The Mind in the Machine

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 9, November/December 2017

Sweat-slurping ‘aliens’ live on your skin

Science News for Students, October 25, 2017

Good germs lurk in gross places

Science News for Students, October 5, 2017

Video games level up life skills

Science News for Students, September 27, 2017

Cash for Blood

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 8, October 2017

Tiny spongelike machines sop up blood sugar

Science News for Students, September 22, 2017

Save the Doodles

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 6, July/August 2017

Camera catches new fish species — as it’s eaten!

Science News for Students, June 26, 2017

Cool Jobs: New tools to solve crimes

Science News for Students, June 8, 2017

Underwater robot vacuums up lionfish

Science News for Students, June 5, 2017

Are fidget spinners tools or toys?

Science News for Students, June 1, 2017

Cool Jobs: Counting calories

Science News for Students, May 25, 2017

Explainer: All about the calorie

Science News for Students, May 25, 2017

Just viewing super-size meals can promote overeating

Science News for Students, April 21, 2017

Teaching robots right from wrong

Science News for Students, April 20, 2017

Twitch Together

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 4, April 2017

Early birds eat better

Science News for Students, April 14, 2017

Communing with the Letter Spirits

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 3, March 2017

Wired and weird: Meet the cyborg plants

Science News for Students, February 23, 2017

Fasten Your Seat Belt

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 2, February 2017

Science@Work: Stephen Fletcher

Muse Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 1, January 2017

2016 Articles

Could toothpaste give heart disease the brush-off?
Science News for Students, November 23, 2016

DIY Dream Journal
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 9, November/December 2016

Zombies are Real!
Science News for Students, October 27, 2016

Cool Jobs: Video game creators
Science News for Students, October 6, 2016

Science@Work: Richard Kirby and Paraic McGlynn
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 8 October, 2016

One day, computers may decode your dreams
Science News for Students, September 22, 2016

Explainer: How to read brain activity
Science News for Students, September 22, 2016

Hands-on: Test Your Smarts
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 7, September 2016

Mighty & Magical Magnets
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 5, May/June 2016

The cool science of hot peppers
Science News for Students, May 5, 2016

Newly discovered microbe keeps teeth healthy
Science News for Students, April 18, 2016

Microbes mine treasure from waste
Science News for Students, March 31, 2016

Magic Potions
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 4, April 2016

Myth or Reality?
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 3, March 2016

From zits to warts: Which disturb people most?
Science News for Students, March 25, 2016

Explainer: What is metabolic syndrome?
Science News for Students, March 4, 2016

Teens eating better but gaining weight
Science News for Students, March 4, 2016

Zoo Complicated: Are Captive Animals Happy?
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 2, February 2016

The Truth About Zits
Science News for Students, January 22, 2016

The Ring of Fire
Muse Magazine, Vol. 20 No. 1, January 2016

2015 Articles

Do dogs have a sense of self?
Science News for Students, December 24, 2015

Some otters wear red algae
Science News for Students, December 17, 2015

Engineers consider liquid salt to generate power
Science News for Students, December 2, 2015

Some 3-D printing can leave toxic taint
Science News for Students, November 23, 2015

Slime Cities
Science News for Students, November 3, 2015

Science @ Work: Max Tegmark
Muse Magazine, Vol. 19 No. 9 November/December 2015

Testing Einstein in Space
Muse Magazine, Vol. 19 No. 9 November/December 2015

Fun and Games
Muse Magazine, Vol. 19 No. 5 May/June 2015

2014 Articles

Rare as a Rhino
Science News for Students: October 2, 2014

Wave to Saturn
Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 23 No. 7 September 2014

Meet Dr. Mad Science
Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 23 No. 6 July/August 2014

The Science of Star Trek
Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 23 No. 3 March 2014

2013 Articles

X-ray ‘eyes’, Science News for Students: November 22, 2013

A Race Through TimeOdyssey Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 6 July/August 2013

Imagination Challenge: What can you build out of a cardboard box? Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 5 May/June 2013

The Rat Pack Researchers and a Fishy MysteryOdyssey Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 4 April 2013

Water, Water Everywhere: From outer space to inside your bodyOdyssey Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 3 March 2013

Singing Over the Noise: How Songbirds Adapt to City LifeOdyssey Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 2 February 2013

Say it with Photos: Fun with Photos on Facebook, Instagram, and BeyondOdyssey Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 1 January 2013

2012 Articles

The Dragon in the Dungeon, Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 9 November/December 2012

Tweet, Post, Share! How You are Changing Politics, Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 8 October 2012

Baboon for President, Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 8 October 2012

Engineering the Perfect Game, Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 6 Olympic Gold: Physics or Fate?, July/August 2012

Terrible Twister! Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 3 The Perfect Storm, March 2012

The Rat Pack Researchers and the Annoy-a-thon, Odyssey Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 1 How Annoying! “Stop That” Science, January 2012

Articles from 2007 through 2011

  • The Search for Another Earth, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 9 Does E.T. Exist?, November/December 2011.
  • They’re Sneaky… They’re Slimy… They’re Biofilms! Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 8, Slimes, October 2011.
  • The Rat Pack Researchers and the Zippy Mystery, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 7, Addicted? September 2011.
  • The Alien Discovery that Wasn’t, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 6, Rage or Reason? July/August 2011.
  • Keep an Eye on Solar Activity with the Free 3D Sun iPhone App, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 5, The Sun Burns, May/June 2011.
  • Staring at the Sun, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 5, The Sun Burns, May/June 2011.
  • Parallel Universes: Where (Almost) Anything is Possible! Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 3, Copycats, March 2011.
  • Learning from Disasters: Exxon-Valdez vs. Deepwater Horizon, Odyssey, Vol. 20 No. 1, Oil Spill! January 2011.
  • The Ice Storm that Stole Christmas, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 9, On Ice, November/December 2010.
  • Ava Do: Stealing Hearts & Minds (and Much More!), Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 8, The Magic Half, October 2010.
  • Four Incredible Cyborg Creatures, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 7, Am I A Borg, Yet? September 2010.
  • Under Pressure: Looking Inside Earth, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 6, That Rocks, July/August 2010.
  • Asses to Zebras, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 5, Wild Horses, May 2010.
  • Journey to the Moons, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 4, Fly Me to the Moons, April 2010.
  • Meet Allyson Ames: One of the Richest Kids in America, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 2, It’s Just Money, February 2010.
  • Andy Goldsworthy: Sculpting Earth Art, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 1, Is It Art or Science?, January 2010
  • Prize-Winning Art… By Scientists!, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 1, Is It Art or Science?, January 2010
  • Ars Electronica: A Tantalizing Technological Tour, Odyssey, Vol. 19 No. 1, Is It Art or Science?, January 2010
  • Star Trek, Odyssey, Vol. 18 No. 7, Techno Travel, September 2009
  • The Boy Who Couldn’t Play, Odyssey, Vol. 18 No. 6, Let’s Play!, July/August 2009
  • Shark Attack, Odyssey, Vol. 18 No. 5, Swimming with the Sharks, May 2009
  • Beetle Attack, Odyssey, Vol. 18 No. 4, The Carbon Connection, April 2009
  • Happy Birth Day, Odyssey, Vol. 18 No. 1, Babies: Journey to Life, January 2009
  • Robo-Speak, Odyssey, Vol. 17 No. 8, Robo-Buddy, October 2008
  • Modern Mummies, Odyssey, Vol. 17 No. 7, Stiff: The Engrossing Cadaver, September 2008
  • Albina’s Cell Phone, Odyssey, Vol. 17 No. 1, Unwired, January 2008
  • Career Watch: Working in Biometrics, Odyssey, Vol. 16 No. 7, Tagged: Identity Theft, October 2007
  • Great Depression Slang and Hobo Code, Cobblestone, The Great Depression, March 2008
  • A Day at School in Kyrgyzstan, Faces, Vol. 24 No. 3, Teens Around the World, November 2007
  • Together in Cyberspace, Faces, Vol. 24 No. 3, Teens Around the World, November 2007

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