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Ryan Biek

Digital Content Producer

Fleeing Minnesota winters, Ryan attended the University of Missouri to study psychology and economics — that is when he wasn't too busy playing lacrosse. He didn't consider pursuing journalism until he picked it up at a summer job. Since then, he's covered a wide range of topics, including politics, neurodegeneration, food and wine and the occasional cat video. When Ryan isn't writing for Newsy, he's trying to stay out of trouble by shooting pool and playing sand volleyball with his buddies and creating food blogs.

  Recent Work
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PJ Nelson / CC BY SA 3.0Politics

There's A Battle Brewing Over Bullets

An artist's conception of the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1.

In A Way, NASA's Latest Discovery Is Special Because It's Not

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
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Trump, Obama Are Among The Leaders Criticized For Human Rights Abuses

Soldiers at the scene of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif's death.

Israeli Soldier Gets 18 Months In Extrajudicial Killing Of Palestinian

M1/A1 Abrahams tanks.
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The World Hasn't Moved This Many Weapons Since The End Of The Cold War

China's top legislature.
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China Deals A Major Blow To North Korea

A traffic jam
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Traffic's Costing You More Than You Think, Especially In These Cities

Cosmic rays hitting Earth's atmosphere.
U Chicago / NASATech

Cosmic Rays May Be Why Your Phone Crashed

A bald eagle is released in Washington, D.C.
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Why The Endangered Species Act Can Be So Controversial

Artist's concept of exoplanets
NASA / Tim PyleSci/Health

NASA Needs Your Help For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Discovery

Three pistols.
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Senate Votes To Block Obama's Gun Control Rule

Parts detaching from the ISRO's rocket.
Indian Space Research OrganizationSci/Health

India's Record Satellite Launch Is Also A Call To Big Businesses

Video blogger Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie.
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World's Most Popular YouTuber Could Be Losing A Lot Of Money

Two animated pangolins in Google's doodle game.

Google's New Doodle Uses An Adorable Game To Send A Serious Message

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Getty Images / Mario TamaPolitics

Michael Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

Frank Ancona
Traditionalist American knights of the Ku Klux KlanU.S.

Ranking Member Of Missouri KKK Group Found Dead

Adele with her many Grammy awards.
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How One Artist Can Sweep The Grammys

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a television screen
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North Korea Tests Missile As Trump Meets With Japan's Prime Minister

LeBron James
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If You're Good At NBA Video Games, You Could Sign With The NBA

Suspected asylum seekers arrive at Christmas Island.
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US Pauses Vetting Refugees On Australia's Nauru Island

President Donald Trump at Trump Tower.
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Military May Have To Pay Rent To Perform Duties At Trump Tower

President Donald Trump
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How Trump's Sleep Schedule Stacks Up To Other Presidents'

Vice President Mike Pence shaking Secretary of Education Betsy Devos' hand.
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Pence Makes Historic Vote To OK Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

An image of the Calabash Nebula.
ESA / Hubble & NASASci/Health

As A Star Slowly Dies, The Rotten Egg Nebula Is Born

A frame from Airbnb's Super Bowl commercial.

Airbnb Turns Super Bowl Ad Into Promise For Refugees

Intel's drones form the shape of an American flag during Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show.

Can We Talk About The Drones In Lady Gaga's Halftime Show?

Cam Newton and Miranda Kerr in Buick's Super Bowl commercial.

Super Bowl Commercials Are Getting Too Big For The Super Bowl

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
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France's Rising Political Star Wants America's Best Minds

An artist's impression of saccorhytus.
University of CambridgeSci/Health

Humans' Earliest Known Ancestor May Have Been Tiny ... And Terrifying

President Donald Trump.
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Will Trump Honor A Refugee Deal With A Close US Ally?