My friend and colleague, the scientist Gordon Rugg, gets a plug in CNBC Magazine this month for his work on data analysis. The article highlights Rugg’s Search Visualizer software, which gives people a picture of whatever they’re searching for online.

Rugg is the “titular” scientist in my ebook, The Scientist & the Sociopath. That nonfiction book includes the story I wrote about his work, which appeared in Wired Magazine. That article was based on Rugg’s investigations into the Voynich Manuscript—a bizarre book that is written in an apparently unknown language or code. (See the video above.)

Rugg and I are coauthoring a book about his scientific methods, entitled BLIND SPOT, which HarperOne will release next year. I’ll post a cover here as soon as it’s released.