NOVA’s Evolution Lab!

•April 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think. In NOVA’s Evolution Lab, you’ll puzzle out the evolutionary relationships linking together a spectacular array of species. Explore the tree of life and get a front row seat to what some have called the greatest show on Earth.

Interested in telling others about the Lab? We’ve prepared a launch toolkit with a press release, Lab overview, and social media guide. So tweet and forward to your heart’s content, but most importantly, play!

A new kind of nuclear reactor?

•April 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Nuclear energy is fraught. What do you do with the spent radioactive fuel rods? What happens if there’s a meltdown? These worries have led many to write the whole thing off, and some to rebel against it. But a startup in Cambridge, Mass. thinks things can be different –- like, revolutionary different.

My story aired yesterday on Here & Now.

The Rules for the Black Birdwatcher

•March 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

A 2-minute video featuring Clemson University ecologist Drew Lanham. Amanda Kowalski shot the video footage and I produced the film for BirdNote. We’ve got the video on Facebook as well — please share!

Are we witnessing the death of ‘uh’? Um, maybe — and not just in English

•February 13, 2015 • 1 Comment

We’ve have been peppering our speech with “um,” “uh” and other expressions of hesitation for a long time — maybe for as long as we’ve had language. More recently, linguists are noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from “uh” to “um.”

My story aired last week on PRI’s The World and the BBC News Magazine.

The energy efficiency revolution is coming — just don’t tell consumers

•January 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Energy-saving, environmentally friendly devices are starting to work their way into the consumer market, and many were on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Shows. But to make sure they sell, their manufacturers are leaving the efficiency out of their sales pitches.

My story aired yesterday on PRI’s The World.

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn’t really a citizen of either country

•November 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Rainey lives in Lebanon, a country that will never give her citizenship. Her parents are from Sri Lanka, but she was born in Beirut. And now, Lebanon may ask her to leave the only home she’s ever known.

This is my final story in the series Young Lebanon that aired all this week on PRI’s The World.

This series was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

An unlikely pair in Lebanon teams up in hopes of creating change

•November 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Ryan and Noor are best friends, and they live in Beirut. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. They agree that in Lebanon, they are an unlikely match.

This is my third story in the series Young Lebanon airing all this week on PRI’s The World.

This series was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 
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