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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

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.

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
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May 27, 2015

RT @eruptionsblog: I’ll put it this way: if there is a 9.8 earthquake anywhere on Earth on Thursday, I will eat a chisel.

May 27, 2015

RT @BadAstronomer: Only 2 days before a nonexistent planetary alignment doesn’t cause a huge 9.8 mag earthquake in California! slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…

May 26, 2015

No one knows how many people are killed by police in the U.S. A special report on race, data, and death. buff.ly/1Lvwl8t

May 26, 2015

RT @KeithDFox45: Do you know this boy's family? Call @BaltimorePolice. He's autistic, unable to speak. Lost from family, w/police now. pic.twitter.com/reH0Ea6sFA

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