...is a freelance writer & photographer who covers science, culture, and adventure. His work has appeared in: Discover, Smithsonian, Wired (UK), The New York Times, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Orion Magazine, Popular Science, Columbia Journalism Review, Technology Review, and other newspapers and magazines. His reporting has brought him from the Meth Lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, to a semi-abandoned railroad in the Cambodian countryside, to the halls of Congress. Russ teaches Journalism to undergraduates at UMass, Amherst. His passion is storytelling...