Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Big Bend, the Ranch

Big Bend National Park is one of my favorite places in the world - big, wild, and beautiful. Its next-door neighbor, Big Bend Ranch State Park, is all of that and even less -- less crowded, that is. Read more in my piece for Men's Journal.

The iconic coonskin cap

The gift shop at the Alamo sells some 15,000 coonskin caps each year. Did Davy Crockett really wear one there? Find out in my piece for Texas Highways.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Students in Space

Or at least their research. Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, dozens of middle and high school students have experiments on the International Space Station. Read about the latest set of experiments selected for flight in my piece for the NASA website.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cool stuff from the space station robot

Robotic technology developed for the International Space Station inspires spin-offs to help people on Earth. Read about it in my piece for NASA's website.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

More fish, or just more fish in one place?

An in-depth study of artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico seeks to settle a long-running debate about these structures -- do they increase marine life or merely concentrate it? Read more about it in my piece for the June issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Wolves and Moose on Isle Royale

Scientists debate whether to intervene as the wolf population in Isle Royale National Park declines and moose numbers rise. Read more in my piece for Men's Journal online.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diagnosing infectious diseases using technology from space

Research on the International Space Station contributed to development of a medical testing device that could save lives in remote parts of the planet. Read my article about it on the NASA website.