About Jamie @jamie_lev
Jamie Leventhal is an Associate Producer of Digital Video for the PBS NewsHour. She started at NewsHour as a Science & Social Media News Assistant, and covers topics on science, global health and tech. She earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University, and has previously worked at Popular Science and Quartz.
Jamie’s Recent Stories
Health Feb 05Can you safely play indoor sports during the pandemic?
As COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations rise, just how safe are indoor sports?…
Health Dec 10When it comes to coronavirus risks, Americans are divided over indoor sports
A majority of Americans – 58 percent – say that people should not participate in indoor team sports this winter, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
Science Dec 26This drone will fly on one of Saturn’s moons. Here’s the woman leading the mission
Planetary scientist Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle breaks down NASA's upcoming mission to Saturn's moon, Titan, to learn about how early life may develop.
Science Nov 25How removing ‘likes’ from Instagram could affect our mental health
Social media appeals to users through a repetitive rewards system, so what happens when it takes away the likes?…
Science Nov 06Security flaws found in popular smart home devices
Researchers reviewed 24 smart home security gadgets, finding that the majority of these popular systems contained critical design flaws.
Health Oct 08Beauty products for vulvas? These doctors say don’t buy it
Instagram influencers and companies are selling cosmetic products for vulvas and "wellness" products for vaginas, which could put people at risk for infection and bacterial vaginosis.
Science Jul 30Could the path to a more nutritious pizza be illuminated by laser beams?
New York City has been known for its pizza for decades, but now a surprising oven innovation is attracting new attention. At Columbia University, a lab is crafting ways to improve nutrition by 3-D printing pizza to precise dietary specifications…
Science Jul 12Is CBD legal? Here’s what you need to know, according to science
If you buy or sell CBD, you could be breaking the law. These science lessons can explain why.
Science Mar 15How the New York pizza slice became universal
A new book explains how simple inventions, like the New York City pizza oven, allow certain food producers to dominate their global supply chains.
Science Mar 14Deep dish or New York style? How pi can solve your pizza order
Math can solve your eternal questions of ordering pizza and explain why folding your pizza is always the strongest move.