John comes to us from Popular Mechanics, where he was a news writer for their website. He also has been a freelance journalist for more than a decade, including stories on the websites of Wired, The Atlantic, The Verge, Mental Floss, The Awl, and more. He has a life-long interest in planetary science, space exploration, and SETI. He has a bachelor of arts in English with a writing emphasis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When not at work, he enjoys hiking, reading comic books, spending time with his fiance Lisa, or playing with his dog, Fermi, or cats, Slimer and Tiger Friend.