Author Archive

  • Pleistocene Time Machine

    As a child I visited many parks and historical sites. At most of these parks the rangers always mentioned that there was a chance that you might find fossils, bones or artifacts as you walked along. Finding a fossil or preserved bone is something that I dreamed about every time I visited one of these places. I have no doubt it wasn’t only me—the idea of finding a piece of history amazes everyone from children to adults.
  • Extending the Senses

    The path that led me to apply to the Polaris Project was less focused on science and more focused on the process behind science, the data collection, measurements, and methods of analysis used to investigate natural phenomena. I’ve spent the past few months designing a reliable, low-cost circuit to record environmental information in Siberia.