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Tyler Adkisson

Science and Health Reporter

Tyler Adkisson is a reporter focused on covering any and all angles in the world of science, health and technology. Prior to working at Newsy, he was an anchor and reporter for NPR affiliate station KBIA. He got his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.

  Recent Work
Alex Jones of InfoWars live streams a Senate Intelligence Committee from his phone on Sep. 5, 2018
Getty Images / Drew AngererTech

Deplatforming Helps Social Media Catch Up To Hate Speech

A woman takes a photo for Instagram of a ridge at Zion National Park in Utah
Flickr / Zion National ParkSci/Health

Social Media Is Making Some National Parks Too Popular

A tablet with the Facebook logo sits on top of another device displaying the Facebook App
Getty ImagesTech

Mueller Report Details How Russia Used Facebook To Sway 2016 Election

The Nebraska Army National Guard helps with flood response efforts on March 14, near Columbus, Nebraska
Spc. Lisa CrawfordU.S.

The Midwest Floods Could Be A Preview Of The Region's Future

A tractor moves along flooded Highway 59 on March 22, 2019 near Craig, Missouri
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

More Snow Could Make Midwest Flooding Easier To Deal With

Forensics investigators collect items from the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, 2019 in Ethiopia
Getty Images / Jemal CountessTech

What Congress Is Doing To Ensure Boeing Max 8 Models Are Safe To Fly

An aerial view of flooded at Camp Ashland, Nebraska on March 17, 2019.
Nebraska National Guard / Staff Sgt. Herschel TalleyU.S.

River Flooding Can Get Even Worse Days After A Storm Passes

An ice jam is seen on the Mohawk River in Schenectady, New york in January 2018
U.S. Air National Guard Photo / Command Chief Master Sgt. Shawn PenoU.S.

How Ice Jams Can Make Winter Flooding Even More Serious

A flight data recorder retrieved from Continental Connection Flight 3407 is shown at NTSB headquarters
Getty Images / Win McNameeU.S.

Why Don't Airplane Recording Devices Stream Data?

Two flight recording devices sit on a table at the National Transportation Safety Board's laboratory in Washington, DC
National Transportation Safety Board via Getty ImagesU.S.

What Exactly Are "Black Boxes?"

An illustration showing Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station
SpaceXSci/Health

What's Next For Commercial Spaceflight After The Crew Dragon Launch?

A demonstrator protests the Federal Communications Commission outside a Verizon store in Chicago, Illinois
Getty Images / Scott OlsonTech

With New Democratic Backing, What's Next In Fight For Net Neutrality?

Gov. Jay Inslee announces his presidential campaign at A & R Solar in Seattle, Washington
Getty Images / Karen DuceySci/Health

Why Gov. Jay Inslee Is Going All-In On Climate For Presidential Run

A waning crescent moon rises above the Wasatch Mountains by Salt Lake City, UT
NASA / Bill DunfordSci/Health

Don't Have The Money To Fly Spacecraft To The Moon? Borrow Gravity

The Colorado River cuts through the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Getty Images / Justin SullivanSci/Health

Not Even Federally-Protected Lands Are Safe From Resource Development

A nurse practitioner prepares an influenza shot
Getty Images / Joe RaedleTech

How Facebook's Fake News Fight Helped Circulate Vaccine Misinformation

A U.S. Border patrol agent sits in his vehicle near the U.S.-Mexico Border in Sunland Park, New Mexico
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Trump's National Emergency On Border Wall May Shift Debate On Climate

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure are sworn in during a Senate hearing
Getty Images / Alex WongTech

Who T-Mobile, Sprint Have To Satisfy To Finish Their Merger

Inspectors look at the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware.
Getty Images / William Thomas CainSci/Health

The US Needs To Rebuild Infrastructure With Climate Change In Mind

Border Patrol agents stand at the border wall separating the United States from Tijuana, Mexico in January 2019
Getty Images / Scott OlsonSci/Health

A Border Wall Won't Stop The US Fentanyl Problem

People walk along the Lake Michigan during a Polar Vortex
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Global Warming Can Lead To Extreme Cold, Too

A smart phone with the WhatsApp logo sits atop a tablet displaying the Facebook logo
Getty Images / Justin SullivanTech

Merging Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Could Spread More Fake News

Protestors demonstrate outside of Facebook's Menlo Park location in April 2018
Getty Images / Justin SullivanTech

Critics Say FTC's Privacy Fines Need To Get More Serious

Firefighters monitor a fire along the 101 freeway north of Ventura, California
Getty Images / Mario TamaU.S.

Natural Disaster Preparations Halted Across US By Government Shutdown

President Jair Bolsonaro is recognized as commander-in-chief of Brazil's Armed Forces during his inauguration
Getty Images / Bruna Prado / StringerSci/Health

Brazil's New Forest Policies Could Cause Worldwide CO2 Impacts

A NOAA meteorologist monitors weather in the agency's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
Getty Images / Mark WilsonSci/Health

Government Shutdowns Can Wreck The Rigid Timing Of Scientific Research

A composite image of the far side of the moon as captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
NASASci/Health

What We Can Learn From China's Unprecedented Far-Side Moon Landing

Concept art of OSIRIS-REx approaching the surface of asteroid Bennu
NASA / Goddard Space Flight CenterSci/Health

How A NASA Probe Will Orbit An Asteroid With Almost No Gravity

A photograph of Earth, taken during the Apollo 8 mission
Project Apollo ArchiveSci/Health

How Apollo 8 Changed Spaceflight History In Only Four Months

A woman walks in front of a smoke shop advertising Juul products in Chicago, IL
Getty Images / Scott OlsonSci/Health

As More Teens Pick Up Vapes, FDA Looks For Effective Regulation Plan