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 Jul 23NASA’s Kepler telescope finds the closest copy of Earth to date
NASA Kepler's mission adds 500 new exoplanets to its library.
Science Jul 20Russian billionaire and Stephen Hawking announce $100 million search for aliens
Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner funds the most ambitious hunt to date for alien life, thanks to a new $100 million project called the Breakthrough Initiatives.
Science Jul 17Nepal gets a piece of Pluto plus four new surprises from New Horizons
Gas tails and Nepalese landmarks are just some of the latest updates from NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto.
Science Jul 16Here’s why human screams make your skin crawl
Neuroscientists unlock what happens to our brains and behavior when we hear a scream.
Science Jul 08The ant, the butterfly and their chemical warfare with an oregano plant
When pushed to the brink by ant invaders, oregano uses chemical warfare to call in butterfly reinforcements.
Science Jul 07Male spider genitals have some nerve
A new study shows that male spider genitals have nerve cells and might feel.
Science Jul 03The science of sleeping in, and why you probably shouldn’t
As part of PBS NewsHour's series on work-life balance, two psychologists weigh the pros and cons of sleeping in over the weekends.
Science Jun 307 things to know about tonight’s leap second
Like Taco Tuesdays? Well, thanks to a leap second, this one just got a little longer.
Science Jun 29Ultrasound sensors dig deeper into your fingerprints and fat
Ultrasound sensor can fortify fingerprint scanners and how we measure our waistlines, according to scientists at the University of California.
Science Jun 23Rosetta spacecraft expected to ride comet into the sunset
The European Space Agency might land the Rosetta spacecraft on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.