Sound System Allows Deaf People to Experience Music Like Never Before
August 15, 2016, KQED Future of You
Seniors Go Virtual to Relive Pain, Loneliness
July 27, 2016, KQED Future of You
From the Olympics to the NFL, the Future of Training is Wearable Tech
July 15, 2016, KQED Future of You
The 10,000 Year Clock (book excerpt)
February 2, 2016, Hazlitt
A Bright Approach to Brain Implants
January 22, 2016, Wall Street Journal
Anybody Out There?
The first in a two-part series on the search for life in space, starting
with the hunt for a second genesis in our own solar system.
July 4, 2007, East Bay Express
There's No Place Like Home?
The second half of the life-in-space series, focusing on the search for
other Earth-like planets, and what all of this has to do with Goldilocks.
July 11, 2007, East Bay Express
The Case of the Missing Web Page
Is there free political speech on social networking sites like Facebook?
Id like to tell you, but ... mffffprhhgl.
November 29, 2006, East Bay Express
SWM Seeking Alien Hottie
April 20, 2005, East Bay Express
Looking for a way to power hydrogen fuel cells
using termite guts.
September 7, 2005, East Bay Express
Why do zoo elephants keep killing their own offspring?
June, 2003, Smithsonian
Kernels of Truth
Scientists thought they could keep genetically engineered corn from cross-pollinating
with native plants. Well, maybe not.
May 29, 2002, East Bay Express
Pentagon Goes to the Video Arcade
The militarys quest to turn shoot-em-up gaming software into
the ultimate training tool.
July, 1999, The Progressive
HEALTH & MEDICINE
A Cure for All That Ails You?
Is freezing your kids umbilical cord blood a potential lifesaver,
or just another expensive birthday present theyll never use?
August 22, 2007, East Bay Express
The Fragile Ones
A gene mutation called Fragile X Syndrome may help researchers unlock the
secrets of the cause of autism. Kids like Lucas Clark, who have both, will
their Rosetta Stone.
April 19, 2006, East Bay Express
Live, Fast, Die Old
Calorie restrictors chew their way to eternal life, one plateful at a time.
January 18, 2006, East Bay Express
The Making of a Martyr
The life, death and politicization of Holly Patterson, the first American
woman to die after using RU-486 (medical abortion.)
December 17, 2003, East Bay Express
Misery Without Borders
HIV and the migrant farm worker.
February 16, 2001, East Bay Express
Dealing in Death
Meet the nations second biggest dealer in crime guns. Then learn where
three of those guns went.
July 5, 2006, East Bay Express
What A Steal!
Psssst, ladies! Wanna buy a fake designer handbag? I infiltrate the secret
world of counterfeit purse parties.
November 3, 2004, East Bay Express
The Afghan Connection
Was this jewelry store owner and hawala operator just trying to help Afghani
and Pakistani-Americans wire money to impoverished relatives back home,
or was he funneling money to a heroin ring? A curious case of the murkiness
of money transfer to the Middle East in a post-9/11 world.
October 22, 2003, East Bay Express
Trailers Are for Travelers
How three Irish Travelers cruising the country in an RV raked in nearly
$1 million by pulling a bar-code scam on Home Depot.
September 10, 2003, East Bay Express
The Talented Mr. Young
The Fifth Top. The Imitation Temptation. The con man who has made a career
of pretending to be Motown legends.
March 27, 2002, East Bay Express
Riding pillion with the Patriot Guard Riders.
July 2006, Mother Jones
Creatures of the Night
Is sneaking pink plastic flamingos onto peoples yards in the middle
of the night a business model? Apparently, yes.
April 26, 2006, East Bay Express
The $10 Million Woman
The strange travels of Picassos Lady in White, an oil
painting looted by the Nazis during World War II.
August 4, 2004, East Bay Express
Catch Me If You Can
How members of the Bay Areas Philipino community helped take down
a con woman who was running a Ponzi scheme on them.
May 12, 2004, East Bay Express
The Secret of the Santa Maria
In the seventeen years Margaret Brandeis spent hunting for the wreck of
the Santa Maria de los Remedios off the coast of Ecuador, she encountered
scheming rivals, poisonous sea snakes, crooked diviners, witches, mutinies,
and parasites. And that wasnt even the weird part.
July 16, 2003, East Bay Express
It Was A Dark and Stormy Month
The year National Novel Writing Month broke.
December 19, 2001, East Bay Express
Rocky Nights in San Leandro
Can a movie about cross-dressing transvestites from space be good clean
fun? A case study in what happens when three undercover cops turn up at
an unusually wild showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
April 6, 2001, East Bay Express
Love At First Byte
A profile of computer science pioneer Donald Knuth, author of The Art
of Computer Programming, and first-class sweetheart.
May, 2006, Stanford Alumni Magazine
Meet robot artist Ken Goldberg, a guy who is too smart for only one career.
November 11, 2005, East Bay Express
Talking Head for the Undead
Professor Paranormal sees dead people. Or at least, he smells them.
February 5, 2003, East Bay Express
Eric Mills and the Horse He Rode In On
Californias one-man animal rights activism team takes on the rodeo.
June 4, 2003, East Bay Express
2-C-T-7s Bad Trip
A profile of psychedelic chemist Alexander Sasha Shulgin,
and what happened when one of his lab inventions ran amuck.
May 1, 2002, East Bay Express
Back in 2001, people thought Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher might be the
Democrats first female presidential candidate. A profile of a partys
June 8, 2001, East Bay Express
Bruce Woodbury and Enid Westberg own the worlds largest collection
of smiley faces. And that's just the tip of their collecting iceberg.
January 22, 1999, East Bay Express