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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.

  Recent Work
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

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

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

An artist rendering of Juno above Jupiter
NASA / JPL-CaltechSci/Health

As Juno Nears Middle of Jupiter Mission, NASA Shares Newest Findings

Floodwater after Hurricane Florence in South Carolina
Getty ImagesSci/Health

The Slow, Careful Rise Of Climate Change Attribution

An artist's rendition of InSight sitting on the surface of Mars
NASA / JPL-CaltechSci/Health

InSight Will Spend Months Surveying Mars Before It Starts Its Science

Steam and exhaust rise from a coking plant in Germany
Getty Images / Lukas SchulzeSci/Health

Who Should Pay To Fix The Climate: Developed or Developing Nations?

Satellite images of Hurricane Michael
NASA / GSFC, MISR TeamSci/Health

Every Hurricane Season Ends With A Single Number

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House committee
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaTech

International Lawmakers Pick Up Chatter On Trust-Busting Facebook