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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Dec 31, 2015 10:00 AM ET
2015 is shaping up to be the hottest year ever recorded. Along with a strong, El Niño, it has been a year full of bizarre and record-setting weather.
Dec 18, 2015 11:18 AM ET
Static stretching might help sports performance after all, but only when done after a good warm-up and for less than a minute for each muscle group.
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET
The findings add to growing evidence that the fetal environment influences brain development.
Dec 9, 2015 03:31 PM ET
Trump repeatedly refers to others as stupid, morons, dummies and losers. It's an unusual strategy, but it seems to be working.
Dec 2, 2015 02:30 PM ET
If emissions go unchecked, heat waves and damaging superstorms could displace millions of people.
Nov 27, 2015 07:00 AM ET
Science offers some simple suggestions for teaching kids to feel more grateful.
Nov 23, 2015 08:37 AM ET
Fear of 'others' is a deeply human experience that tends to intensify under threatening conditions.
Nov 10, 2015 11:19 AM ET
Humor can arise when something violates our ideas of identity and normalcy, while simultaneously seeming safe and playful.
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