Maggie is an American science journalist, former columnist for The New York Times Magazine and current senior science reporter for the web site FiveThirtyEight. She is the author of the 2012 book "Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us," and her work has been included in the 2014 "Best American Science and Nature Writing" anthology. She writes about the intersection of science and culture, about studies she finds to be especially revealing or provocative, about human behavior and technological innovation and natural phenomena. Carl Zimmer referred to her as "one of the most innovative science writers at work today."