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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May 8, 2014 06:00 AM ET
Mt. Everest is a natural laboratory that continues to teach scientists lessons about how the body works and why lack of oxygen causes so many problems for climbers and heart failure patients.
May 3, 2014 07:00 AM ET
For people who want a more drama-free climbing experience, the globe is filled with other peaks worth tackling.
Apr 29, 2014 09:00 AM ET
Weather forecasting for Everest is better than it used to be, but huge mountains remain dangerously unpredictable.
Apr 24, 2014 06:00 AM ET
There is a long history of tension and drama on Mt. Everest. Will a police presence make any difference?
Apr 22, 2014 02:31 PM ET
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
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.
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