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
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.
Science Sep 25What if we could put our plastic trash to good use?
Humans produce 420 million tons of plastic annually, most of which lands in the environment. With these two innovations, plastic could have a useful second life.
Science Sep 20Scientists gave octopuses some molly. Here’s what happened.
Two scientists drugged some cephalopods and were surprised to find that their reactions to MDMA were similar to those of humans, despite massive evolutionary differences.
Science Sep 18World’s largest scientific society adopts policy against harassment. Will it work?
In response to a #TimesUp movement, the American Association for the Advancement of Science passed measures on Saturday to tackle harassment.
Science Aug 27Hundreds say #TimesUp for world’s largest scientific organization to address sexual harassment
An open letter to the American Association for the Advancement of Science calls on the society to address harassment within its ranks and strip honors from those who are revealed to be harassers.