Meet the Team

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
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Why NASA's Mars Rover Has Only Moved 10 Miles In 4 Years

Barbed wire fence close to the the demilitarized zone.
Getty ImagesWorld

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Exploded Within Seconds

A Gall-Peters projection.
MdfU.S.

Boston Public Schools Are Ditching The Classic World Map

David Rockefeller
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David Rockefeller — The World's Oldest Billionaire — Dies At 101

An American flag in black and white.
Jeff Meyer / CC BY 2.0World

A UN Study Explains Why The US Population Is Getting Sadder

A bee on a flower.
Marcus Trienke / CC by SA 2.0Business

Critics Say Cheerios' Bee-Saving Campaign Could Hurt Some Ecosystems

An image from a nuclear test.
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryU.S.

You Can Now Watch Declassified Nuclear Weapons Tests ... On YouTube

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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Rex Tillerson: The Past 20 Years Of US Efforts In N. Korea Have Failed

A woman wearing St. Patrick's Day sunglasses.
Getty ImagesU.S.

A Lesson In Clovers So You Don't Insult Anyone This St. Paddy's Day

Yahoo headquarters.
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US Justice Department Charges Russian Officials In Yahoo Hack

President Donald Trump
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Was It Illegal For MSNBC To Share Part Of Trump's Tax Return?

An illustration of neural cells
albastrica mititica / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

The Brain Might Be 10 Times More Active Than Previously Believed

Former Vice President Joe Biden
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Joe Biden Pushes For Collaboration In Cancer Research

A boy who lost his leg during the war in Syria.
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6 Years Into The War, Syrian Children Faced Their Worst Year Yet

OutVets marching in a Veterans Day parade.
OutVetsU.S.

Gay Veterans Group Will Walk In Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Finn Jones as Danny Rand in Netflix's "Iron Fist."
Netflix / "Iron Fist"Entertainment

Critics Are Upset Iron Fist Is A White Guy

The Oleo Sponge
Argonne National LaboratorySci/Health

This Sponge Could Be Key For Cleaning Oil Spills

A prisoner.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why A Wrongful Conviction Is More Likely For Black People Than Whites

A frame from Netflix's "House of Cards."
Netflix / "House of Cards"Entertainment

Netflix Will Let Viewers Choose What Happens During TV Episodes

A THAAD system test-firing.
Lockheed MartinWorld

Tensions Grow As US Brings Missile Defense System To South Korea

European Union flags
Getty ImagesWorld

Why Not All Countries Are For The New EU Military Headquarters

A South Korean man in front of a TV with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un onscreen.
Getty ImagesWorld

Experts Disagree About Why North Korea Launched 4 Missiles

Fence near the Demilitarized zone.
Getty ImagesWorld

South Korea Is Quadrupling Its Reward For Some North Defectors

Trump supporter and anti-Trump protester argue
Getty ImagesPolitics

Violence Erupts As 'March 4 Trump' Rallies Meet Counterprotests

Lead bullets
Getty ImagesPolitics

Hunters Can Continue Using Lead Bullets On US Federal Land

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.
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A French Presidential Candidate Could Now Be Prosecuted

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with legislators.
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For The Third Time, Trump Delays A Revision To The Travel Ban

Cigarettes and an ash tray
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Why Former And Current Smokers Should Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

A shopper looks at a gun.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Quietly Overturns Obama-Era Rule On Gun Control

President Donald Trump meeting with HBCU leaders.
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Trump May Give Historically Black Colleges Opportunities Obama Didn't