The Social Life of Forests

Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?”

Published: Dec 2, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,916 words)

The Truth About Dentistry

Fears, meet validation: those procedures you endured at the dentist may have been unnecessary.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 20, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,974 words)

The Story of Storytelling

When narratives are examined through an evolutionary lens, they reveal shared cultural origins and the durability of storytelling itself, which has evolved as a kind of organism along with homo sapiens. “If any organism can achieve true immortality,” Ferris Jabr writes, “it is surely the story.”

Published: Mar 1, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,213 words)

The Lunar Sea

What do humans and corals (and numerous other marine creatures) have in common? We all seem to find the moon irresistibly romantic.

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jun 13, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,300 words)

The Body Electric

Life after being struck by lightning.

Source: Outside
Published: Sep 22, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,373 words)