Jacob Margolis KPCC's Science Reporter
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 complicated politics and social impact of California's new marijuana industry.
Now, he's the science reporter for KPCC.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
You might get to relax this weekend, but JPL's Juno probe is going to be working overtime. After five years, it's finally ready to figure out Jupiter's back story.
Last year, California's fishing industry took a huge hit when a massive toxic algal bloom made its way up the coast. Could it be back?
In one year, day will be turned to night and for the first time in 38 years North Americans will get to see their first total solar eclipse. Are you ready?
As fire season gets worse in the western U.S., increased amounts of fine particles will likely have an adverse effect on public health.
The USC study finds two of the 10 Zika proteins inhibit fetal brain development. A drug to combat them is likely years away.
The failure of El Niño to bring significant rain is a reminder that a La Niña weather pattern does not guarantee a drier-than-normal winter.
Twelve years after being placed on the endangered species list, three subspecies of Channel Islands fox will be delisted - the fastest-ever recovery by a mammal.
The Perseid meteor shower comes along annually, but this year the sky will be flooded with shooting stars. It's all thanks to Jupiter.
Should bottom trawling be allowed or banned? That's what one environmental advocacy group is trying to figure out by mapping the seafloor off of SoCal.
People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.
Suspicions that the Rams traded to the No. 1 pick spot to snag a quarterback proved true as they snagged Jared Goff to kick off the NFL draft.
You won't be able to walk into a supermarket to buy a joint, but you would likely see recreational pot shops in some cities and businesses that deliver to your door.
As L.A.'s infrastructure for delivering water ages, the quality of its water is also impacted, according to Professor of Environmental Sciences at UCLA.
"The motor controller has some metal parts on it and it was touching a metal screw. Didn’t realize that. Short circuited and then obviously, fire," explained Nishant Desai.
Banning short-term rentals wasn't enough to stop sites like Airbnb and VRBO, so Santa Monica stepped it up by citing them for hundreds of violations.