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Science and Technology Correspondent, Al Jazeera America — Al Jazeera
As seen in:  Al Jazeera, Popular Science

Sci-tech correspondent for Al Jazeera America. Former editor-in-chief of Popular Science. I deliver the exploded view. jacob.ward@aljazeera.net

A Beginner’s Guide to the CRISPR Gene-Editing Technique, and Its Implications

jacobward.com — A beginner's guide to the CRISPR gene-editing technique, and the considerable ethical concerns that come with it. Tinkering with DNA could wipe out Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and diabetes, but any changes made will be passed on to the patient's descendants for all time.

How Periscope Will Shred Privacy and Broadcast Rights

jacobward.com — Periscope, an app that allows any smartphone-user to live-stream whatever they're doing, is a legal nightmare. Here's how it will blow apart privacy and legal issues forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIKDpYWT2tQ http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/4/new-social-media-tool-raising-questions.html

Prison Project Teaches Inmates to Code

jacobward.com — Inside San Quentin, prisoners who have never seen the Internet are learning to code-and earn the prison system big money in the process. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/morning-news/2015/4/prison-project-teaches-inmates-computer-programming.html

Decoding Dogs: Attack Training

jacobward.com — Inside the world of attack dogs, and the amateurs who claim to be able to train them. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2014/2/training-mans-bestfriendtobeafoe.html

One Family’s Diverse Heritage

jacobward.com — The Lau family is almost undefinably diverse, drawn from Hawaiian, Chinese, Caucasian, and African-American backgrounds. In a sense, the family is the future of America. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/2/examining-one-san-francisco-familys-diverse-heritage.html

Groundbreaking Psychiatrist Fired for Pot Research

jacobward.com — Dr. Suzanne Sisley had been given federal permission to study the potential therapeutic benefits of marijuana. Then her employers fired her. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2014/7/university-of-arizonamarijuanaresearcherfiredwithoutexplanation.html

Iran Nuclear Talks: Energy or Weapons?

jacobward.com — Denying Iran centrifuges doesn't necessarily limit the country's ability to produce nuclear weapons. If anything, it makes weapons a more likely outcome than power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_t4tFvHYk

Sea Lions Found Starving and Stranded

jacobward.com — Jacob Ward explains how the warming ocean water is a factor in what sea lion mothers face in getting food for their pups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J9-PsZpukU

Are Pesticides Killing the Bees?

jacobward.com — As the rest of the world bans neonicotonoids-a class of pesticides absorbed by plants-the US still allows their use, in spite of mounting evidence that they're killing bees.

Tigers of the Snow

jacobward.com — http://vimeo.com/5527021 Photographers Martin Schoeller and Jason Colquhoun travel to Nepal on assignment for Outside magazine to photograph a group of legendary Nepalese sherpas.
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Apr 27, 2015

A full day of earthquake news on @AJAM today, including a look at how construction is the difference between life and death in any shake.

Apr 27, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to the CRISPR Gene-Editing Technique, and Its Implications wp.me/p3aWgf-cG

Apr 27, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to the CRISPR Gene-Editing Technique and Its Enormous Implications // buff.ly/1yZ9AI4

Apr 27, 2015

RT @gkygirlengineer: Someone explain to me why a theoretical physicist is speaking earthquakes, as opposed to a geophysicist or geologist twitter.com/michiokaku/sta…

Apr 25, 2015

RT @PlanetDr: Had a chat with the lumber supervisor about how I hate that section of the store. He told me *so* many women tell him that

Apr 25, 2015

RT @PlanetDr: Some random dude just walked by and picked up boards off of my cart and started giving me advice for choosing better ones

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