I am a staff 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. 


Boston Globe

At a scientist’s cafe, food is the next frontier

The next culinary sensation in Boston 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.

 Boston Globe (October 2014)

 

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.

Boston Globe (December 2014) 

 

High blood pressure? There’s an app for that

Among the ills of the American health care system is the disconnect between patients and their doctors.  Moore is cofounder of Twine Health, which is making a mobile app to improve communication between doctors and patients and nudge the sick to more closely follow their treatment plans. 

Boston Globe (November 2014) 

LiquiGlide sliding fast out of MIT into success

In a region where venture capitalists are pouring millions into startups dreaming of becoming the next Wayfair or Dropbox, where biotechs are bursting with potentially life-saving, disease-halting drugs, Dave Smith’s big idea, born at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, doesn’t seem so big. 

Boston Globe (October 2014) 

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Killer robots

Killer robots

Jellyfish robots

Jellyfish robots

Worms won't die

Worms won't die

Tooth tattoos

Tooth tattoos

Fast Company

International meme-ry

International meme-ry

Listen to your heart beat

Listen to your heart beat

MIT Tech Review

Power in your ears

Power in your ears

Budget diagnostics

Budget diagnostics

Nervous paths

Nervous paths

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NBC News

Sfari.org

Sfari.org

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New Scientist

Scientific American

Scientific American

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Nature News

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NBC News

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