Guy Gugliotta spent 16 years with The Washington Post as a science reporter and political and domestic policy correspondent. He began his career at U.P.I. and The Miami Herald covering wars, crises, and policy issues in Latin America and elsewhere around the world. For the last seven years he has had a successful career as a freelance science journalist writing for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Wired, and other publications. He is co-author of Kings of Cocaine (on the Medellin Cartel) and author of Freedom's Cap (history of the construction of the U.S. Capitol in the years leading up to the Civil War). He plans to be at SFI from February through early May 2014.