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Tyler Adkisson

Social Video Editor, Sci/Tech

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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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

The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers
Researchers document dead coral after a bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier ReefSci/Health

A Record Heat Wave Killed Huge Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef

Workers climb on a cellphone tower in Oakland, California
Getty Images / Justin SullivanTech

The US Won 4G, But It's Falling Behind In A Contested 5G Race

Scientist Viktor Barski studies computer data to speed up the sequencing process of the human genome
Getty Images / Argonne National LaboratorySci/Health

15 Years Ago, Scientists Finished Mapping The Human Genome

Soda sits on a counter at a bodega in New York City.
Getty Images / Allison JoyceSci/Health

Soda Taxes Might Sway People To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of Senate members
Getty Images / Win McNameeTech

Congress Doesn't Know How To Talk About Facebook's Data Collection

Former NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon
NASASci/Health

A Tabloid's Claim That Buzz Aldrin Saw Aliens In Space Is Way Off

Students assemble a naloxone injection kit
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

Overdose-Reversing Naloxone Is Getting Too Expensive For Some Cities

Cars drive down a highway in Illinois
Getty Images / Scott OlsonSci/Health

Some Automakers Aren't Backing The New EPA Emission Standards

A credit card is handed over to complete a transaction
Getty Images / Joe RaedleTech

Stores Aren't Doing A Great Job Of Protecting Customers' Credit Cards

South Sudanese refugees use Oxfam water pumps
Oxfam East AfricaSci/Health

Guinea Worm May Be The 2nd Human Disease To Be Completely Wiped Out

Code used in the Locky ransomware that locks computers
Christiaan Colen / CC BY SA 2.0Tech

Ransomware Is Shutting Off Essential Services Across Major US Cities

Woman walks in front of Facebook logo
Getty Images / Sean GallupTech

Facebook Users Are Suddenly Realizing How Far Data Collection Goes

A man rides a hoverboard at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair
Getty Images / Sean GallupTech

Hoverboards Cause Thousands of Injuries Annually, But Not By Exploding

Example of Locky ransomware that was released in 2016
Christiaan Colen / CC BY SA 2.0Tech

Scientists Willingly Got Hacked To Create A Map Of Ransomware Attacks

The Earth's light sources as seen from space
NASA Earth ObservatorySci/Health

During Earth Hour, Consider Turning Off Idle Electronics

A time lapse photo of SoFi swimming through a coral reef
Katzschmann et al., Sci. RobotSci/Health

A Robotic Fish Could Change How Humans Study Marine Life