Recent Articles


How to Build a Dog
Mix, Match, Morph
National Geographic, March 2012


The Mark
The F.B.I. needs informants, but what happens when they go too far?
The New Yorker, May 2, 2011


Taming the Wild
National Geographic, February 2011


Self-Service: The Delicate Dance of Online Bragging
Wired, July, 2010


Dr. Pierce’s Modern Cure
You’ll feel like a million bucks.
48hr, May, 2010


For one month, Evan Ratliff shed his identity and tried to disappear. Here’s what happened.
Wired, December, 2009


Gone Forever
What Does it Take to Really Disappear?
Wired, September, 2009


Origin of Species
How a T. Rex Femur Sparked a Scientific Smackdown
Wired, July, 2009


210 Minutes With Michael Lewis
He wrote the book on baseball and now has a new one on fatherhood. But can he lead the Dynamite, his daughter’s softball team, to victory?
New York, June 8, 2009


One Great Thing
Some travel can be like a journey through Purgatory, but even the worst trip can be saved by the perfect moment
Outside GO, Spring 2009


Seriously Funny
Legendary folklorist Alan Dundes took jokes to another level
California, March/April, 2009


The Animal that Taught Me Things and Changed Lives
McSweeney’, April 1, 2009


An Appalachian gunsmith’s robot army
The New Yorker, February 23, 2009


A New Kind of Economic Stimulus
Prying open government data coffers will do more than increase transparency. It will be a boon for business., February 17, 2009


America Online
Barack Obama promised to reboot the White House. But first he’ll have to navigate a little federal legal gobbledygook. Hope? Well, it’s a start.
Wired, February, 2009


Fill ‘Er Up With Algae
Corn ethanol turns out to be a terrible idea, but a new generation of biofuels is nearly ready for the pump.
Men’s Journal, December, 2008


Feed Your Head (or, How Fighter Pilots Stay Sharp)
Popular with air force pilots, ER docs, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs as a stay-awake drug, Provigil also appears to enhance brain function.
Men’s Journal, November, 2008