Jacob Margolis KPCC's Science Reporter

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Jacob's time in journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days working on the mid-day newscast at KPFK in Los Angeles.

Since then he's worked at NPR in Washington, D.C., as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC and as a reporter, covering the political and social impact of California's new marijuana industry.

Now, he's the science reporter for the station.


Stories by Jacob Margolis

We love to eat!

Ginger, carrot, spinach, bee pollen, wheat grass smoothie.

HAL 9000 (iPad edition)

Image of Alan's iPad navigation screen for his home automated system photo credit: Alan Graham

Coliform bacteria found in reusable shopping bags

According to a study by researchers at University of Arizona and Loma Linda University, out of 84 reusable bags tested, "bacteria were found in almost all bags and coliform bacteria in half.

Allegations suggest BP burns turtles alive

So, there are a few videos that caught my eye this morning. The first one surprises, disgusts, and worries me. It shows a beach that's littered with tar balls. But the disturbing part is that there are people, children actually, swimming in the water.

Audio exploration with Moby

In case you didn't know about it, electronica music man extraordinaire, Moby, has a website called Moby Gratis where he posts free music. You can't just download the tracks, but you can preview them, and some are very beautiful.

A burrito on a stick... why not?

photo: Eddie L. Bernal