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Nsikan Akpan is the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour and co-creator of the award-winning, NewsHour digital series ScienceScope.
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 served on the board of the National Association of Science Writers from 2016 to 2019.
The 14th iteration of NOAA's Arctic Report Card paints a bleak picture of wildlife invasions, animal die-offs, massive algal blooms, melting ice and disappearing ways of life.
A watchdog report on the Russia probe, by the Justice Department inspector general, finds no evidence of political bias but says 17 "significant errors or omissions" occurred during the Russia investigations.
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Inventors claim their carbon capture “battery” could return CO2 to preindustrial levels within 40 years, but first it has some economic hurdles to overcome.
Genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people are using to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool with which law enforcement can solve crimes. But the method has major privacy implications that are prompting some critics…
For law enforcement, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But it's not foolproof.
In 2019, American law enforcement agencies have identified over 70 suspects using a new technique called genetic genealogy, which California detectives leveraged in 2018 to identify the Golden State Killer. In the first of a two-part series, William Brangham shares…
The motherland of all motherlands has been genetically pinpointed in northern Botswana, but is it truly the source of modern humans?…
Another unintended consequence of electronic medical records has been revealed.
This week's Diablo winds were projected to be the strongest in two years, but early signs suggest that PG&E may have overestimated the fire risk.
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