Published Writing


Sarah Richardson studies how science redefines sex and gender—and how those ideas, in turn, shape science—from the discovery of chromosomes to the genomic age. I profiled her for Harvard Magazine.


What can—or can't—DNA extracted from ancient skeletons tell us about primeval human migrations, the origin of our species, and whether the genesis of modern humanity can be told from our genes at all?


Olga Russakovsky says we can make "smart" machines "fair" // The Smart Enough City asks if we want them to be "smart" in the first place // Janet Vertesi lists the fallacies that trick us into designing unethical technology.

Explore the strange world of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with chemists, physicists, and engineers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Professor David Wilcove studies how humans can save wild animals and why conservation—like stopping the COVID-19 pandemice—has proven so difficult

Cristian Galbiati spent the early days of the pandemic stuck at home in Italy—desigining a new, cheaper ventilator specifically to meet the challenge and scale of COVID-19

Banks along the US coast have found a strategy to keep from going underwater when the properties they're financing flood - but it could be exposing the US financial system to even more climate risk. 

Steven Epstein's research lets him watch the arms race between viruses like COVID-19 and the antibodies that counter them. He hopes it will help give our antibodies the upper hand.

COVID-19's spread relies on human habits that can be changed—and Katy Milkman hopes her ideas help, in some small way, to change them