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Tyler Adkisson

Sci/Tech Reporter

Tyler Adkisson is a journalist and a social video editor from Chicago, Illinois. He joined Newsy in 2013 and has served in a variety of different roles for the company. When he's not writing about science, health or technology, you can catch Tyler blogging about his favorite music, digging through crates at local record stores, or hitting up concerts around the city.

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A man exhales vapor from an e-cigarette
Getty Images / Justin SullivanSci/Health

FDA's E-Cig Proposal Could Backfire For Adult Smokers Who Want To Quit

Amazon's corporate headquarters in Seattle
Getty ImagesTech

Amazon's New HQ Could Help It Win $10B Department Of Defense Contract

A Fire firefighter sprays water on a home during the Camp Fire on November 9, 2018
Getty Images / Justin SullivanSci/Health

Are The California Wildfires The Product Of Resource Mismanagement?

A bumblebee forages for pollen while wearing a unique tracking tag
James CrallSci/Health

Our Most Widely-Used Insecticide Makes Bees Lazy And Causes Die-Offs

Missourians stand outside with signs that say vote on November 5, 2018 in St. Louis
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Bad Weather Means Less And Less For Voter Turnout These Days

A man repairs a clock at a store in in Plantation, Florida
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Our Internal Clocks Are At Odds With Daylight Saving Time

A voter in Minnesota fills out a ballot for in a primary election in August 2018
Getty Images / Stephen MaturenPolitics

Congress Allocated Too Little Funding For Midterm Election Security

Packages in a crate at a United States Post Office building
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

How Do Mail Agencies Identify And Intercept Suspicious Packages?

People gather at a polling place on the first day of early voting on October 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Getty Images / Ethan MillerPolitics

Social Media's Misinformation Crackdown Falls Flat Ahead Of Midterms

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

What Makes California's Santa Ana Winds So Fierce?

Bottles of prescription drugs being packaged on an automatic line at Intermountain Heathcare in Utah on September 10, 2018
Getty Images / George FreySci/Health

Would Trump's New Drug TV Ad Proposal Make Prescription Drugs Cheaper?

Crews clear debris from the streets of Mexico Beach, Florida
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

FEMA Says Past Mistakes Informed New Hurricane Strategies

A Lake Worth lifeguard wears a protective mask and walks on a deserted beach
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Hurricane Michael Shifts Red Tide Back Toward Florida's Gulf Coastline

A hacker takes part in the Seccon 2016 final competition in Tokyo, Japan.
Getty Images / Tomohiro OhsumiTech

Privacy Groups Urge Congress To Create New National Privacy Law

A panoramic view of Saturn as photographed by Cassini
NASA / JPL / Space Science InstituteSci/Health

What Cassini's Final Descent Into Saturn Taught Us About Its Rings

Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaTech

The DOJ's California Lawsuit Could Shape The Future Of Net Neutrality

An endangered dusky gopher frog
John A. Tupy, Western Carolina University / USFWS / USDASci/Health

If Confirmed, Kavanaugh's First Case May Alter Endangered Species Act

Two men use iPhones inside an Apple store
Getty Images / Carl CourtTech

Big Tech Wants A Say In How New Data Protection Rules Get Made

An unnamed Airman particiaptes in a simulated anthrax attack exercise
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs / Airman 1st Class Valerie MonroyU.S.

Why The Trump Administration Changed The US Biodefense Strategy

Volunteers rescue a group of people in New Bern, North Carolina
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaU.S.

Social Media Can Help And Hurt In Florence's Aftermath

Tobacco farmers stand above bales of tobacco in Wilmington, North Carolina
Getty Images / Logan Mock-BuntingU.S.

Carolina Farmers Race To Save Crops, Farmland Before Florence Hits

Two men in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina board windows of a business prior to Hurricane Florence's landfall
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

What Makes People Choose To Ride Out Hurricanes?

Redwood trees pictured in Humboldt, California
Michael Balint / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

It Would Take A Forest The Size of the US To Offset Its Coal Emissions

Twitter CEOr Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Getty Images / Drew AngererTech

After Denying Former Requests, Twitter's CEO Testifies Before Congress

A woman is moved on a stretcher after an opioid overdose
Getty Images / Spencer PlattSci/Health

What Has Trump's Fight Against Opioid Addiction Done So Far?

Green algae blooms in a lake
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Lawmakers Want To Treat Algae Like The Serious Problem It Is

Emissions leave a stack at a coal-fired power plant
Getty Images / Mark WilsonSci/Health

Trump's Proposed Emissions Rules Show The Shift In Climate Priorities

A man who working at a smoke shop exhales vapor
Getty Images / Matt CardySci/Health

E-Cigarette Use Can Damage Your DNA, Study Finds

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks on repeal of net neutrality laws
Getty Images / Alex WongTech

FCC Chair Explains Why Agency Misled Congress On Fake Cyberattack

The launch of a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite
Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson / United Launch AllianceTech

A Space Force Would Probably Bring New Weapons With It