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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 visitor looks at laser-etched lead crystal glass formation in the shape of a brain
Getty Images / Dan KitwoodSci/Health

To Understand The Outside World, The Brain Has To Ignore Its Own Body

A group of rescuers inside Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Getty Images / Linh PhamaSci/Health

Thai Soccer Team Will Likely Need To Recover From Darkness, Isolation

Marines practice operating a quadcopter as part of the "Quads for Squads" program
U.S. Marine Corps / Pfc. Audrey RamptonTech

US Military Surveillance Drones Are Being Grounded By The Pentagon

A person swims through a coral arch in the Great Barrier Reef
Getty Images / Mark Kolbe / Getty Images for Tourism QueenslandSci/Health

Hawaii Wants To Ban Sunscreens That Cause Severe Bleaching In Corals

Doctor examines a patient with flu-like symptoms
Getty Images / Scott OlsonSci/Health

The FDA Is Fast-Tracking A New Flu-Fighting Drug For Upcoming Season

An IT person works on a supercomputer
Getty Images / Morris MacMatzenTech

Proposed US Tech Rules Could Make Teslas, Smartphones More Expensive

Mexican soccer fans celebrate a World Cup group stage win over Germany in Mexico City
Getty Images / Manuel VelasquezSci/Health

Sports Fans Shake The Ground So Much, It Spawned A New Kind Of Science

Equipment from an AT&T mobile telephone switching office
Getty Images / John W. AdkissonTech

The US' National Broadband Map Could Be Further Hurt By AT&T's Merger

A drone helicopter captures another drone helicopter in a net
U.S. Air ForceU.S.

When Can The Government Bring Down A Drone?

A miner handles coal in West Virginia
Getty Images / Spencer PlattSci/Health

Why Trump's Administration Made Coal Plants A National Security Issue

Protestors hold signs denouncing Facebook's data collection practices
Getty Images / Justin SullivanTech

Facebook Collects Data On People Who Don't Even Have An Account

An example of Locky ransomware is displayed on a computer
Christiaan Colen / CC BY-SA 2.0Tech

Why Ransomware Is The Most Popular Tool For Cyberattacks

Kids play basketball
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonSci/Health

The Trump Administration's Approach To Fitness Is Mostly Nonexistent

A pile of marshmallows on a black surface
Kate Ter Haar / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

The Famous Marshmallow Test May Not Predict Success Like We Thought

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center
Getty Images / Joe RaedleSci/Health

Trump Signs Directive To Loosen Regulations On Space Commercialization

Facebook logo reflected off of a user's eye
Getty Images / Chris JacksonTech

A New EU Privacy Rule Is Changing How Facebook, Google Treat Your Data

Western honeybee sits on top of a flower
Artur Rydzewski / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

Are Honeybees Endangered? Scientists Can't Give A Definitive Answer

Europa as captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft
NASA / JPL-Caltech / SETI InstituteSci/Health

NASA Finds Evidence Of Water Plumes On Jupiter's Moon Europa

Female mosquitoes are seen underneath a microscope
Getty Images / Kevin FrayerSci/Health

CDC Says Mosquito, Tick And Flea Diseases Tripled Since 2004; But Why?

The robot 'Pepper' speaks with visitors at a tech trade fair
Getty Images / Alexander Koerner / StringerTech

The Next Step For AI? Private Industry Teaming Up With The Government

A McDonald's menu displays the caloric intake of meals
Getty Images / Chris HondrosSci/Health

Can A New Rule Requiring Menu Calorie Counts Help Fight Obesity?

An ash plume rises from a crater
United States Geological ServiceSci/Health

Hawaiian Volcano Eruption Releases Toxic 'Vog' Into The Air

A research assistant prepares for an electroencephalogram experiment
Getty Images / Oli ScarffTech

Some Businesses Use Brain Wave Detectors To Monitor Employees

Stephen Hawking in front of a projection of Earth
Getty ImagesSci/Health

What Stephen Hawking's Last Theory Has To Say About The Universe

Used plastic bottles sit in a pile at a recycling facility in China
Getty Images / China PhotosSci/Health

China's Refusal To Take In US Trash Is Creating A Garbage Problem

Pedestrians walk by a T-Mobile store in San Francisco
Getty Images / Justin SullivanTech

The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger May Be Driven By The Race To Win 5G

A coronal mass ejection
SOHO (ESA and NASA)Sci/Health

Why Experts Say We Should All Pay More Attention To Space Weather

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Getty Images / Pete Marovich / StringerSci/Health

Would The EPA's New 'Secret Science' Rules Promote Transparency?

Street vendors stand in front of a coal-fired power plant
Getty Images / Kevin FrayerSci/Health

Expensive Climate Change Policies Can Return Huge Economic Benefits

Rep. James Bridenstine testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Representative James Bridenstine testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation CommitteeSci/Health

NASA Finally Gets New Administrator Following Contentious Confirmation