In a break from journalistic tradition, I thought I’d actually put up an end-of-year list at the actual end of the year. I know! I promise to live less dangerously in 2015.

It’s been a good and gratifying year. I gave a TED talk, enjoyed my second year at National Geographic, and signed a deal to write a book about partnerships between animals and microbes–I Contain Multitudes, to be released in early 2016).

Sincere thanks to everyone who read or listened to something I did in 2014. Here is a list of the work that I’m proudest of.

Longer reads:

Talks

Blog posts