I'm a freelance journalist, author, and broadcaster specializing in science stories. My most recent book, The Science of Shakespeare, was published in April 2014 by St. Martin's Press in the U.S. and by Goose Lane in Canada. My previous books are In Search of Time and Universe on a T-Shirt.

My writing credits include Smithsonian, New Scientist, Scientific American, the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Quanta, Nautilus, NBCnews.com, Mental Floss, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. I've also written and produced dozens of radio documentaries, primarily for the CBC Radio program Ideas. Several of these documentaries have won prestigious international awards.

I co-host a podcast called BookLab with science journalist Amanda Gefter. The podcast reviews the latest in popular science books.

As well, I've worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto, developing and teaching a course for undergraduates called "Science and Literature," through the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST).  (I earned an MA from the IHPST in 2014.)

I'm also an avid amateur photographer. Some of my work (including science-related images and some astrophotography) can be seen on my Flickr account.

During the 2011/12 academic year I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. I live in Toronto, Canada.

I can be reached at [email protected].