Chris Sweeney is a Boston-based writer. Previously, he was a staff writer at the New Times, a Village Voice weekly in South Florida. Sweeney has contributed to Men's Journal, Playboy, Wired, Popular Mechanics, Yes!, and GOOD, among others. He won the 2012 Florida Press Club Best Health Reporting award for a feature on genetically modified mosquitoes. His feature on the illicit coral trade was awarded an honorable mention in the 2012 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for young science journalists. His work has been anthologized, translated into Polish, and featured on Longform.org and Byliner. Below is a selection of his recent work. Follow him: @cbsweeney