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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
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 ImagesSports

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

What Makes California's Santa Ana Winds So Fierce?

The Hubble Space Telescope

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

What Happens When A Hurricane Stalls

A European corn borer
Keith Weller / United States Department of AgricultureSci/Health

To Survive In A Warmer World, Insects Will Eat More Of Our Crops

Rainfall measurements in Hurricane Lane
NASA / JAXA, Hal PierceSci/Health

Why Hawaii Doesn't Usually Endure Many Hurricanes

United States 
Drug Enforcement AdministrationU.S.

Sewers Show The Unexpected Scope Of The US' Illegal Drug Problem

A man next to a dead whale shark on a Florida beach
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute/CC by 2.0Sci/Health

Red Tides Can Be Dangerous For Humans, Too

An elephant with a calf
U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSci/Health

Elephants Have Special Genes That Keep Them From Getting Cancer

Artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe

To Get To The Sun, NASA's Probe Will Have To Hit The Brakes

A firefighter attacks wildfire flames near a home.
U.S. Department of Homeland SecuritySci/Health

The More We Expand Into Wild Spaces, The Worse Wildfires Can Get

The Curiosity mission approaches Mars

For Future Astronauts, It's A Good Thing Mars Gets This Close

A coral reef
NOAA CCMA Biogeography BranchSci/Health

Human Influence Has Reached Almost Every Remote Corner Of The Ocean

Aid workers distribute supplies in Puerto Rico
Federal Emergency Management AgencySci/Health

Smarter Rebuilding Will Make Future Natural Disasters Less Expensive

The IceCube Lab and a readout of a neutrino event
IceCube CollaborationSci/Health

For The First Time, We Know Exactly Where A Neutrino Came From

Air conditioning units for sale
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Our Air Conditioning Appetite Could Lead To More Air Quality Deaths

A wind turbine and cooling towers from a coal power plant
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Some Of Our Worst-Polluting Industries Could Get Greener With One Fix

A woman uses a smartphone outside the Supreme Court building
Getty ImagesTech

Supreme Court Smartphone Ruling Is A Privacy Law For The Modern Age

A facial recognition camera
Getty ImagesTech

There Aren't Many Laws Governing Facial Recognition At US Airports

A drone in New York City
Getty ImagesTech

Drones Endanger Other Aircraft, But Finding Culprit Pilots Is Tricky