Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter

From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

New music from My Morning Jacket, Olivia Chaney and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our new music segment, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen to talk about the best new albums.

Could the woolly mammoth roam the earth once again?

The woolly mammoth could be making a comeback. Last week scientists announced that they mapped the mammoth's genome, but could they successfully clone the mammoth?

New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland

L.A.-based rapper Nazo Bravo reflects on his family, his heritage and the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago today.

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice charge overturned

More than 10 years after the BALCO scandal, the only charge still remaining against Barry Bonds has officially been overturned.

Should you be negotiating lower medical costs with your doctor?

Should doing no financial harm to patients be included in the hippocratic oath? Some doctors think so. Rebecca Plevin talks about what you can do to keep costs down.

New music from Squarepusher, Greg Holden and more

Want to find out which new music you should be listening to? We've got you covered, this week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our new music segment.

The companies that cash in big on viral videos

There's a lot of money to be made off of viral videos, but contrary to popular belief it has less to do with the ads that are shown on YouTube than it does something else.

Should California limit household access to water if the drought gets bad enough?

With California an awful drought, could we learn anything from other places that've had to adapt to drought conditions as well?

Uber and Lyft to be allowed to pick up riders at LAX

How did Mayor Eric Garcetti decide to make it a little easier to get around Los Angeles? By making some deals with tech companies.

Paul Feig on his new show and how he cast the new 'Ghostbusters' movie

Paul Feig's worked as a writer, producer and director on shows such as "Freaks and Geeks," and "The Office," but his new show "Other Space" offered other challenges.

Will California lawmakers help lower healthcare costs?

The Affordable Care Act made health coverage available to millions of people and yet medical care can still be very expensive. Could new California laws change that?

The Brood: Should kids be able to play outside on their own?

What boundaries should be set for kids and at what age? Those are some of the question that we're asking this week on The Brood, our regular segment on parenting.

New music from Alabama Shakes, Raekwon and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes join Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in music.

How online sports betting changes fandom

You know at least one person into fantasy sports, as there are an estimated 42 million people in the US and Canada that played in at least one league last year.

The last time Saint Motel were at Coachella, they broke in

Band members A/J and Greg stopped by the studio recently to talk to Alex Cohen and tease their upcoming show at Coachella. Two words: "sexually colorful."