About Nsikan @MoNscience
Nsikan Akpan is the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour and co-creator of the award-winning, NewsHour digital series ScienceScope. For secure communication, he can be reached via Signal (240) 516-8357 or PGP Fingerprint: 06D0 E6A5 AC19 3074 13B0 9F87 A332 744F E4D1 95DF.
Nsikan was elected to the board of the National Association of Science Writers in September 2016. 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 Recent Stories
Science Oct 14The life of Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, in pictures
A new photobiography details Sally Ride's childhood, her early struggles with stardom and the scientific zeal of America's first woman in space.
Science Oct 12Can your ‘brain fingerprint’ reveal how smart you are?
Neuroscientists at Yale University discover a way to identify individuals and predict their intelligence levels by using brain fingerprints based on functional MRI scans.
Science Oct 07DNA repair research wins 3 scientists Nobel Prize in chemistry
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar split the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.
Science Oct 06Nobel Prize awarded for changing neutrinos, the ‘chameleons’ of particle physics
Takaaki Kajita of University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Canada have now won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.
Science Oct 052,000-year-old Chinese herbal therapy plays major role in Nobel Prize for Medicine
William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu win this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research into drug treatments for parasites.
Science Oct 02What ‘The Martian’ can teach us about the weather on Mars
The Martian author Andy Weir and the NASA director of planetary science discuss the movie, Mars weather and where else people might one day live in our solar system.
Science Sep 28Mars has flowing rivers of briny water, NASA satellite reveals
NASA solves part of the mystery about water on Mars…
Science Sep 23As a scientist, is the pope dodging the biggest contributor to climate change?
Once you’re a scientist, you’re always a scientist, and Pope Francis was once a scientist. In recent years, the pope’s outspoken views on issues like the environment seem to reveal his familiarity with life in a lab. Some scientists applaud…
Science Sep 18Take a look inside a sea level rise time machine
To explore future sea level rise, scientists engineered a giant outdoor experiment at the birthplace of coastal ecology.
Science Sep 16How rising seas could sink the sea turtle
Climate change and sea level rise do more than just wash away sea turtle habitat.