Neil Swidey

Swidey is a Globe Magazine staff writer who writes in-depth stories on a variety of subjects. His work has been featured in “The Best American Science Writing,” “The Best American Crime Writing,” and “The Best American Political Writing.” He is author of “Trapped Under the Sea” and “The Assist,” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

Latest stories

What makes people gay? (An update)

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A decade after one of the most-read Boston Globe stories ever, we find new evidence that the answers lie in the womb.

The Green Issue

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: A Cabinet star is born

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How an MIT professor from Fall River got to the center of everything from climate change to nuclear Iran.

How to rethink the Olympic bid for Boston’s benefit

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With planning and discipline, we could create a better city for all — even if the torch never makes it here.

The Singapore Lee built, and the house he wants destroyed

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I’m making my way to the nondescript house that for six decades belonged to Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March at 91.