Monday, November 2, 2015

5 of the world's best stargazing spots

Dark skies, clear air and elevation make for incredible views of the night sky. Here are five places around the world to find them.

Photo: Jaco Powell,

Monday, October 19, 2015

3 Days in Paint Rock

This tiny Texas town has incredible rock art and, nearby, craft beer, great food, kayaking, historic forts and more. Read about it in my story for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Fall in the Hill Country

Lost Maples deserves its reputation for fall splendor, but nearby Hill Country State Natural Area also sports color, without the crowds. Read more in the latest Texas Highways.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Saving the vaquita

The population of the Gulf of California harbor porpoise, or vaquita, has plummeted in recent years and an illegal trade in the bladders of totoaba fish, also endangered, bears much of the blame. Conservationists and scientists hope efforts to save both aren't too little, too late. Read more in my piece for Newsweek.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Space fog

It's a real thing, just not what you think. Astronauts coined the term to refer to the difficulty concentrating and mental fatigue sometimes experienced in space. Researchers are trying to figure out exactly what causes it and what to do about it. Read more here

Monday, October 12, 2015

Your brain in space

An investigation on the International Space Station is looking at how microgravity affects the human brain and what that in turn does to our cognitive and physical abilities. Read more on the NASA website.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

World's best places to shore dive

Ten destinations where great diving is just a walk off the shore, making it easy to pack in lots of diving along with taking it easy on the beach and other fun. Read about them in my piece for Men's Journal.

Diving at Storms River mouth, South Africa.