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Danny Matteson

Digital Content Producer

A connoisseur of fine dunks with an unusually high tolerance for SyFy originals, Danny is a multimedia journalist with an affinity for stories — be they science, health, tech, innovation — that exemplify the finer points of human creativity and ingenuity. Or, if that’s not available, memes and Florida crime stories will do. When not at work he can be found debating the finer points of dramatic television shows and watching basketball — normally with his cat.

  Recent Work
Burgers on display at the New York City Wine & Food Festival
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Your Meat Isn't Fake, It's Designer: A Newer, Cooler Era Of Meatless

An employee mounts a Mercedes-Benz emblem to the hood of a sedan
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Grinding Gears: The Wheels That Must Turn to Get New Cars On The Road

A Rohingya refugee studies the Koran
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'Jihad' Makes Us Think 'Terrorism,' But That's A Huge Inaccuracy

Astrologer consults an astrology book
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A Sign From The Stars? No, But A Sign Astrology Has Scientific Roots

Trump supporter at a 2016 rally in New Hampshire
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College Goes Conservative? Trump Could Be Shifting Campus Politics

Stacks of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal
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Pork Barrel Spending In Congress Isn't A Thing Of The Past

Barbara Jordan gives a press conference

Dems Weren't Always Pro-immigration — Just Ask The Jordan Commission

Columbia University campus.
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More Of Us Are Educated Than Ever, But Is It Worth Our $1.3T In Debt?

A protester holds an American flag and a Mexican flag
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Minding The Gap: Some Goods We Buy Could Cost 75% More Without NAFTA

U.S. Capitol
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Balancing Act: When 3 Programs Use Two-Thirds Of The US' Budget

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Here's Who Paved The Way For Women In Medicine

Journalists take part in a silent protest
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Why Are Journalists Being Jailed At Historic Highs?

A congressional House staffer holds the 2017 Budget
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How Secret Ingredients Get Cooked Into Congressional Spending Bills

National debt clock
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The National Debt Is $20 Trillion, And That's A Huge Problem


How Dirty Money Gets Cleaned

A person uses a credit card to buy something online.
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What The FICO: How 3 Digits Control Your Life

Booking photo of Theodore Kaczynski.

The Unabomber Case Launched A New Science Using Only Words

A member of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army stands guard in front of an ISIS flag
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Poverty Is One Factor In Radicalization, Not The Only Factor

A sign for the Office of Congressional Ethics hangs on a wall in Washington, D.C.
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Ethics Violation In Congress? Here's Who Takes A Look

Jill Stein
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The Trials And Triumphs Of Third Parties In The US

A shopper chooses Granny Smith apples at a supermarket in China.
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Why Our Food Has Fewer Nutrients Than Ever Before

Harvey Weinstein
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A Timeline Of 2017's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

People walk by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City
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How Trickle-down Economics Would Work

Prototype sections of a border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
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What Trump's Border Wall Could Look Like

Stormy Afternoon by Spanish artist Joaqun Sorolla (est. £500,000-700,000) goes on view.
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How Art Goes From Concept To Costly

Supporters of same-sex marriage unfurl a large rainbow pride flag near the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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The Road To An LGBTQ Presence In Politics

Teacher Sarah Ward at home on maternity leave with her 3-month-old daughter
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What's The State Of Maternity Leave In America?

A man holds a syringe
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The Cost Of America's War On Drugs

Darth Vader and stormtrooper toys
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The Empire Strikes It Rich: How 'Star Wars' Built A Franchise Dynasty

Katie Parkins holds a My Teal Ticket.
Elizabeth BensingerSci/Health

Teen's Invention Aims To Help Those With Food Allergies Safely Eat Out