Nsikan Akpan is the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour and co-creator of the NewsHour digital series ScienceScope. ScienceScope, which won the 2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Silver Award in the television spot news/feature reporting category, takes a deep dive into the process of scientific discovery, exploring the nitty gritty in short, digestible, music-filled video bites.
When he isn't taking rides to the ocean floor or watching the shapes of smells for ScienceScope, Nsikan writes and edits for the NewsHour website and works on social media projects such as science-based Facebook Lives and Snapchat and Instagram stories.
Nsikan was elected to the board of the National Association of Science Writers in September 2016. His two-year tenure will include helping to organize the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists.
Prior to joining NewsHour, his work appeared in NPR, Science Magazine, Science News, Scientific American, Newsweek and elsewhere. He holds a doctorate in Pathobiology (Columbia University) and is an alum of the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Nsikan's Most Recent Stories
September 26, 2017
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe offers a new vantage of Earth on its way to the asteroid Bennu. Continue reading →
September 20, 2017
Usted puede encontrar la versión en inglés aquí. Un terremoto poderoso agitó la Ciudad de México el martes por la tarde, colapsando edificios en la capital del país. El evento ocurrió 11 días después de que otro terremoto más poderoso … Continue reading →
September 20, 2017
Republicans, Democrats are equally engaged with science news, but one group is less pleased with what they read, see or hear. Continue reading →
September 19, 2017
By Tuesday evening, 149 people had died from the earthquake, which came 11 days after another major earthquake. Continue reading →
September 8, 2017
The earthquake also sparked a series of relatively small tsunamis that hit the Chiapas coastline. Continue reading →