I'm a freelance journalist based in Minneapolis. I've paddled down the Peruvian Amazon, biked through Turkey, and SCUBA-dived into Cuba, all to tell stories about the world's animals and ecosystems. For Discovery News, I help cover the environment.

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Apr 16, 2014 09:00 AM ET
People who spend more time on social networking sites report more conflict in their relationships and are more likely to break up.
Apr 10, 2014 09:00 AM ET
The ability to categorize has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence. New findings suggest pigeons do it too.
Mar 28, 2014 09:00 AM ET
A controversial body of research suggests that exercise won’t protect your heart if you don’t also eat well and for some people, take drugs.
Mar 26, 2014 12:01 PM ET
The victims of the missing Malaysian flight are being compensated $5,000 for now, with more to come. What will that accomplish?
Mar 25, 2014 06:00 AM ET
Does the exploding use of exclamation marks indicate the end of the linguistic world as we know it? Not necessarily.
Mar 21, 2014 10:00 AM ET
A new invention offers a powerful and cheap strategy for identifying and responding to infestations that threaten agriculture and health.
Mar 18, 2014 06:00 AM ET
United States military officials have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to study the body language of foreign leaders in an attempt to predict their future behaviors. Will it work?
Mar 4, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Despite a common belief that a meal isn't a meal without a hunk of protein, new findings suggest middle-aged adults would be better off easing up on the chicken and cheese.
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