A complete list of Science stories can be found on my staff site.
I also write about earth and environmental science for Eos magazine: Clips here.
Reading an anguished brain - Science magazine
Can brain scans help personalize treatment for people who are depressed or suicidal?
Listening to ketamine - Knowable Magazine
Finalist for 2019 Ozzie award
The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown about long-term use and the potential for abuse.
Palliative care may save money and ease suffering - The Washington Post
Gordon Surber and Mark Hailey have the same terminal lung disease. Brothers-in-law, they live next door to one another on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural Northern California. But they live in different worlds when it comes to health care.
The pain of exile - Science
Surviving genocide: How Yezidi communities are coping with forced exile.
Lessons in resilience - Science
In Jordan, researchers put a so-called “resilience intervention” for war-affected Syrian and Jordanian teenagers to the test.
A new drug war - Science
Researchers race to understand a rapidly expanding array of substances that mimic or increase the effects of illegal drugs, yet slip past law enforcement because their formulas are tweaked just enough to skirt existing regulations..
The polluted brain - Science
The microscopic particles sifting from freeways and power plants don't just harm your heart and lungs. They may also attack your brain.
A shot at migraines - Science
The FDA just approved the first antibody drug to prevent migraines. The story of its discovery — and its limitations.
Can disparities be deadly? - Science
Controversial research explores whether living in an unequal society can make people sick.
Can Down Syndrome be treated? - Science
People with Down syndrome are signing up for trials of several drugs aimed at helping their cognitive impairment, even as researchers explore more radical ideas to "cure" the genetic disorder.
Experimental deep brain stimulation surgeries for depression are giving old theories about the disorder a jolt.
Alarm over autism test - Science
A hypothesis that maternal antibodies can impair fetal brains stirred plenty of doubts—and that was before a researcher set out to turn it into a test for predicting autism.
The brain's identity crisis - Science
Neuronal classification of cells throughout the brain and the overall nervous system is one of the oldest and most controversial problems in neuroscience. Some see the quest to categorize as a fool's errand.
Everything about the newborns was normal, except for their pungent aromas of fenugreek, curry, and cumin.
Other recent stories:
The master of disguise of the ocean reveals its secrets - Smithsonian
How mastiffs became the world’s top dogs - Smithsonian
How horses lost their toes - Science News
Hacking the immune system - Knowable