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Evan Thomas

Science and Technology Reporter

Evan covers technology and the Internet and produces all sorts of video content for Newsy and its partners. The Colorado native splits his time between coffee, videogames and bicycling; but has elected to not worry about splitting his music time — instead he just wears headphones eighteen hours a day.

  Recent Work
An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
Getty ImagesU.S.

US Air Carriers Aren't Grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

A tornado after touchdown
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Tornadoes Are Changing, But It's Still Hard To Say Why

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
Alex Demas, U.S. Geological SurveyU.S.

How Old Is The Grand Canyon?

A bird perches on the U.S. border fence
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Border Wall Emergency Could Make Things Worse For Endangered Species

Floating solar panels
Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy LaboratorySci/Health

A Net-Zero Carbon Future Will Need Better Energy Tech

Bowen Steam Plant in Georgia
U.S. Department of EnergySci/Health

Since The 2018 State Of The Union, Coal Has Continued To Crumble

A thermometer in Chicago in January 2019
Getty ImagesU.S.

Cold And Heat: Which Is More Dangerous, And Why?

Wind turbines
Argonne National LaboratorySci/Health

Renewable Energy Is Making More And More Sense

Plants growing aboard the International Space Station
NASASci/Health

The Promise Of Space Gardening

Grand Teton
U.S. National Park ServiceSci/Health

A Government Shutdown Makes National Parks Riskier Than Usual

The fourth version of the Media Bias Chart
Ad Fontes Media, Inc. / Vanessa OteroPolitics

This Map Can Help Navigate The Partisan Media Landscape

Floodwater after Hurricane Florence in South Carolina
Getty ImagesSci/Health

The Slow, Careful Rise Of Climate Change Attribution

A coal-fired power plant in Utah
Getty ImagesSci/Health

EPA Could Loosen CO2 Rules For Coal Plants That Nobody's Building

Satellite images of Hurricane Michael
NASA / GSFC, MISR TeamSci/Health

Every Hurricane Season Ends With A Single Number

MarCO CubeSats over Mars
NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratorySci/Health

Tiny CubeSats Sent Word Of InSight's Landing All The Way From Mars

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
Getty ImagesTech

Proposed Text Message Rules Echo The Fight Over Net Neutrality

Spinach
U.S. Department of AgricultureSci/Health

Why Leafy Greens Are So Often Responsible For Foodborne Illness

Debris from Lion Air flight 610 in Indonesia
Getty ImagesWorld

Boeing's Fleet Of At-Risk 737 MAX Planes Is Growing

A bucket of soybeans
Getty ImagesU.S.

Soybeans Are A Huge Casualty In The US-China Trade War

The Kepler space telescope
NASA Ames / W. StenzelSci/Health

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Is Finally Shutting Down

Hurricane Willa in the Pacific Ocean on Oct. 22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Why Are So Many Hurricanes Getting So Strong, So Quickly?

The Santa Ana winds blow wildfire smoke out of California into the Pacific Ocean
NASAU.S.

What Makes California's Santa Ana Winds So Fierce?

The Hubble Space Telescope
NASASci/Health

NASA Is Getting Pretty Good At Fixing Space Telescopes From The Ground

Flood risk areas on the Florida coast ahead of Hurricane Michael
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

The Shape Of Florida's Gulf Coastline Can Make Storm Flooding Worse

A coal-fired power plant in Germany
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Addressing The Dire Climate Straits Could Mean Leaving Coal Behind

A smartphone displays a test alert message
Federal Emergency Management AgencyTech

Why We Need A Nationwide Cell Phone Alert Test

El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park
Alex Demas, U.S. Geological SurveySci/Health

Climate Change Hits National Parks Harder Than Anywhere Else In The US

Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Rising Seas Made Florence's Flooding Worse

Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida coast
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Hurricane Categories Don't Tell You Anything About The Water

Rainfall measurements in Hurricane Florence
NASAU.S.

What Happens When A Hurricane Stalls