Staff science writer, I also blog for "ScienceStuff" and co-host the "ScienceStuff" podcast. A former high school English teacher, I become a reporter for the Tullahoma News in Tennessee, later joining the staff of the Covington News in Georgia.

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Sep 18, 2013 07:26 AM ET
Infectious diseases have inflicted a great deal of damage throughout the centuries, decimating entire populations. Here are some of the worst mankind has ever seen.
Jan 30, 2013 03:00 AM ET
Ever wonder how we could stop an asteroid in its tracks if it were hurtling toward us? Here are 10 ideas for dodging that galactic bullet.
Mar 27, 2012 11:29 PM ET
You'll tap your foot. You'll hum "Pyramids" for days. You might even take a space viking as your lover.
Jan 12, 2012 11:13 AM ET
It's only natural that pop culture's favorite one percenters now ascend into space aboard Virgin Galactic and film the mother of all music videos.
Oct 28, 2009 05:17 PM ET
Nov 23, 2010 12:38 PM ET
The human brain allows for logic and feeling, which partly why the scientific and religious worlds continue to butt heads.
Jan 6, 2011 09:39 AM ET
People are capturing experiences instead of having experiences.
Dec 6, 2010 06:48 PM ET
As we look to our future amid the stars, solar sail technology gives us a compelling opportunity: the chance to hitch a ride on light.
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