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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
Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Rising Seas Made Florence's Flooding Worse

Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. East 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

A loot box
Blizzard EntertainmentSci/Health

Video Game Loot Boxes Hook Players The Same Way Gambling Does

construction in Miami
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Coastal Real Estate Is Already Feeling The Costs Of Sea Level Rise

A tractor in a field of crops
U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSci/Health

Just 100 Nuke Detonations Could Cause Worldwide Food Shortages

A map of Earth with ocean floor features
Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth ObservatorySci/Health

Making A Detailed Map Of Earth's Oceans Is Harder Than It Looks

The Curiosity rover
NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratorySci/Health

There's Still No Life On Mars — But The Odds Are Getting Better

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricanes May Be Getting Slower, Making Them Even More Destructive

Offshore wind turbine in a storm
U.S. Department of EnergyU.S.

How Wind Turbines Could Guard The Coast Against Strong Hurricanes

A sea turtle tangled in a fishing net
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSci/Health

Sea Turtles Have To Deal With Plastic Threats On Two Fronts

A runner in the snow
Getty ImagesSci/Health

For A Healthy Brain, Exercise Your Legs

polar bears
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSci/Health

Some Animals Are So Famous, People Don't Realize They're Endangered

A cartoon brain with the words "Laurel" and "Yanny"

How The Laurel-Yanny Clip — Like 'The Dress' — Tricks Our Brains