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Dead honeybee on its back

“Beyond the Honeybee” wins magazine award

My story "Beyond the Honeybee," which was published in Cottage Life magazine, won an award at the International Regional Magazine Awards.

Screen shot of polar bears fighting

National Geographic Exclusive Video: Polar Bear Cannibalizes Cub

Our polar bear video is now out on National Geographic. Rare footage of a male chasing, killing, and eating a cub. It's life in the Arctic, as Wade Davis says here, but viewer discretion is advised.

DNA on-screen

Follow the Fish

I'm a Field Correspondent with an Arctic mission, but before I head north I'm looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. . . By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic Ocean, it had been reduced to a droplet of clear liquid at the bottom of a plastic vial. I was at the finish line of a relay that had started far, far away.

National Geographic Explorer

Lindblad Expeditions: Northwest Passage bound

After writing so much about the Arctic and paddling a few of its rivers, I am ready to realize a dream: "For just one time, I would take the Northwest Passage . . . " I'll be a naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Explorer on a 25-day voyage from west to east through the famed passage.

Professor Sandu Popescu

Quantum Physics and the Culture of Possibility

I'm writing for the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information in Bristol, UK this week, which means I'm learning some quantum physics. The most excellent surprise of the day was coming across Professor Sandu Popescu from the University of Bristol in an on-line video. He studies "the most fundamental aspects of quantum physics," and aside from explaining some of the basic stuff I needed to know, he left me with a precious gem of inspiration.