About Jamie @jamie_lev
Jamie Leventhal is a Science & Social Media News Assistant for PBS NewsHour. She recently graduated from Northwestern University, and has previously worked at Popular Science and Quartz.
Jamie’s Recent Stories
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.
Health Jan 29Measles patients are mostly children. Here’s why
Here’s a look into how the latest epidemic started, why children may face the worst of it, and how it's no surprise that the outbreak hit the Pacific Northwest.
Nation Jan 18How Americans are stepping up during the shutdown
Four stories about people and organizations making a difference for their communities and furloughed workers.
Science Jan 04Cities could be teeming with more rats, thanks to the shutdown’s festering trash
Rats could get access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of garbage during the government shutdown as uncollected trash piles up.
Science Dec 21What to do with all of your holiday trash
Many Americans will toss their mountainous pile of holiday waste into the recycling bin, which can do more harm than good. Here's how to properly dispose of holiday wrappings, decorations and Christmas lights.
Science Dec 204 scientific tips to make your holiday cookies burst with flavor
By using some chemistry and physics when baking, you can unlock a completely new range of delicious flavors in your holiday cookies.
Science Nov 19How to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, according to science
Thanksgiving turkeys often come out dry and tasteless, but not this year. Here's how you can use basic chemistry to make a stunning main dish for you and your guests to gobble down.
Science Oct 24In a crash, should self-driving cars save passengers or pedestrians? 2 million people weigh in
Researchers are using an online computer program to gauge how humans respond to tough ethical decisions involving AI technology for driverless vehicles. The results could inform car manufacturers and policy makers on how driverless vehicles should behave in life-or-death scenarios.
Health Oct 11A quiet rise in unvaccinated children could put the U.S. at risk of outbreaks
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.