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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. The exploded view. jacob.ward@aljazeera.net

Killed By Police, But No One Is Watching

jacobward.com — There is no federal database that tracks violent encounters with the police, much less incidents in which civilians die at the hands of law enforcement. So a handful of citizen activists are trying to keep track of the data themselves. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/Ali-Velshi-On-Target/articles/2015/5/28/No-data-on-how-many-killed-by-police-in-America.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

Cannabis Science Gets Green Light from White House

jacobward.com — The White House just streamlined the approval process for marijuana research. We looked at the regulatory limbo that has stalled true cannabis science until now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2PWjBhhPU

Pesticides in Hawaii, Part One

jacobward.com — A battle is on between multibillion-dollar companies that develop seed corn in Hawaii, and the residents who say that the fields, sprayed constantly with chemicals, are poisoning them. We traveled to the island of Kauai to interview the people affected, and the huge biotech companies that use this chunk of paradise to develop seeds that feed billions of...

Humpbacks Could Soon Come Off the Endangered Species List

jacobward.com — Should Humpback whales, which came back from the brink of extinction by virtue of the Endangered Species List, now be taken off? They fit the theoretical requirements for delisting, but the motivation may have as much to do with money as with science. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/morning-news/2015/5/should-humpback-whales-be-removed-from-the-endangered-species-list.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Television.

I Just Got Off a Centrifuge, and Boy Do I Feel Terrible

jacobward.com — For my January 2014 story, The Trials and Torments of Space School, I entered a massive centrifuge at the NASTAR facility outside Philadelphia and underwent a simulation of the G-forces that will accompany a private trip to space. Well, actually, I experienced only half those G forces. Because I washed out.

Shell Receives Conditional Approval to Drill the Arctic

The Rise of Super-Tall, Super-Slender Skyscrapers for the Ultra-Rich

jacobward.com — Super-tall, super-thin skyscrapers are a unique byproduct of New York's real estate market, and the engineering not only caters to the super-rich, but also fools their senses as well. I took a trip to the very top of New York's tallest new skyscraper for a dizzying, palm-soaked tour of a $95 million penthouse under construction.

The Pseudoscience of Torture

jacobward.com — The American Psychology Association may have helped the Bush administration refine and justify its interrogation program. In doing so, APA members tolerated and maybe even endorsed methods that have no proven ability to elicit useful information from anyone, and trampled the organization's own code of ethics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vluqSz0G1pM http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/4/american-psychological-assoc-allegedly-helped-cia-with-torture-techniques.html

What Made Nepal’s Earthquake So Deadly

jacobward.com — Why do earthquakes in Asia kill thousands, but the same shakes kill only dozens in the West? It's not the earth. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/4/why-is-nepal-prone-to-major-earthquakes.html

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.
Apr 27, 2015

RT @_jacobward_: 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 Implications wp.me/p3aWgf-cG

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Aug 03, 2015

Firefighters say this blaze should have peaked at two days, but continues to build after five. New ball game. pic.twitter.com/7B6EB3dk1p

Aug 03, 2015

By the time we drove back down the same road, Highway 20, the fire had leapt across it. pic.twitter.com/YoCUUzEMGZ

Aug 03, 2015

En route to the 60,000-acre Rocky Fire blazing in Northern California. Reports later tonight.

Aug 02, 2015

RT @OffbeatAriel: I'm oddly emo over this very different take on the singularity by Donato Giancola, as seen in @PopSci pic.twitter.com/PIhuOlo2Ms

Jul 31, 2015

Fracking is forcing firefighters to prepare for hell on earth in their towns. 8pm ET on @AJAM. pic.twitter.com/dNhHuWjTDc

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