Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun Facts about Sharks

I'm doing my part to improve the undeserved bad reputation of sharks. Here are nine facts about these amazing animals that you probably didn't know, published on Mental Floss.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Diving for lobsters, and dollars

Celebrate the spiny lobster mini-season in Florida at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's BugFest. Divers can collect up to 12 lobsters per day and compete for prizes, plus enjoy other dive-related events. Read more in my piece for Men's Journal online.

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.