I am a senior writer at the Boston Globe and BetaBoston

Previously, I reported on science and technology at NBCNews.com and before that, at Fast Company. My work has also appeared online and in print at New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature News, MIT Technology Review, Sfari.org, and elsewhere. This is what my typical day looks like


The Boston Globe

At Cafe ArtScience, food is the next frontier

Boston's next culinary sensation may not be a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, but a Harvard scientist whose high-tech tinkering with food has produced breathable chocolates and pods of frozen yogurt wrapped in an edible skin.

The Boston Globe (October 2014)

3-D simulation takes you on a walking tour of the heart 

For 34 years, Dassault has developed 3-D software for engineers who build cars, airplane parts, and buildings. Moving into organs is their next step.

BetaBoston/The Boston Globe (May 2015)

After 100 years, this prosthetics firm is still on the cutting edge

When Katie O’Halloran reaches out to shake your hand, you can hear the whir before you feel her grip. It’s a slow process, and an awkward one, but because she’s waited two decades, each handshake feels like a victory.

BetaBoston/The Boston Globe (December 2014) 

LiquiGlide sliding fast out of MIT into success

In a region where venture capitalists are pouring millions into startups, where biotechs are bursting with potentially life-saving, disease-halting drugs, Dave Smith’s big idea doesn’t seem so big. 

The Boston Globe (October 2014) 

Ras Labs reimagines the future of prosthetics with artificial muscles 

Tucked into the Dragon spacecraft that took off from Florida this month was a science experiment that one day could help artificial limbs move with the grace and agility of real hands and legs.

BetaBoston/The Boston Globe (April 2015)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/04/11/somerville-grove-labs-wants-revolutionize-fresh-food/g4M3EqLuJhRl63OWNiP9wJ/story.html

Grove Labs has a plan to revolutionize fresh food

An indoor garden the size of a bookcase, engineered to sustain offseason produce year-round. This is the future of food dreamed up by twentysomethings Jamie Byron and Gabe Blanchet.

The Boston Globe Magazine (April 2015) 

Thync is building a gadget to change your mood

So is it really possible to change your mood by flipping on a current? And would you want to? The team behind Thync is betting big time that our nation of coffee-swilling, booze-guzzling, yoga-loving consumers will.

The Boston Globe Magazine (February 2015)

NBC News

Mystery rot threatens starfish on both coasts

What it takes to fly a drone

How some worms regrow their heads

Tooth tattoos can tell when you're ill

Tooth tattoos can tell when you're ill

Fast Company

Chinese memes skirt censorship

Chinese memes skirt censorship

Rhythmia models your heart in 3-D

Rhythmia models your heart in 3-D

MIT Tech Review

Power in your ears

Power in your ears

Budget diagnostics

Budget diagnostics

Nervous paths

Nervous paths

...and more 

NBC News

NBC News

Sfari.org

Sfari.org

New Scientist

New Scientist

Scientific American

Scientific American

Nature News

Nature News

NBC News

NBC News

Header image credit: Albert Folch, University of Washington