Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter

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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

After death threats, Brianna Wu talks gaming's dark side

It's tough enough being a woman in the real world, but it's even tougher being one in a video game. Just ask Princess Peach, of Mario fame.

Are minorities well represented in video games?

We hear all the time about the lack of diversity in film and television, but what about other forms of media? Say, video games?

Are you missing your adult vaccinations?

The measles outbreak in the U.S. sparked debates about children and vaccination, but it turns out that a lack of vaccinations among adults is also a problem.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Drake and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music on Take Two. This week journalist Oliver Wang joins A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

The Net Neutrality debate is far from over

Internet access is "too important to let broadband providers be the ones making the rules," said FCC's Tom Wheeler. But, what's to come?

Why long snapping's one of the most important football moves

When talking about football, you might've heard about positions like tight end, running back, receiver, quarterback, and kickers, but what about long snappers?

Impatient: Measles and West Nile still a concern in SoCal

With measles on the wane and West Nile on the rise, we turn to Rebecca Plevin for the latest in health news in our weekly segment, Impatient.

KPCC exclusive with The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett

You can't force the creative process, but you can indulge in vision quests, bike rides, and food to try and set it off. At least that's worked for Mikel Jollett.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Dom La Nena, The Sway Machinery and more

It's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez in the studio with releases from around the world.

On The Lot: Politics and funny moments at the Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear and the disparity in pay between men and women in Hollywood both came up at the Academy Awards. We talk about it.

CDC doctor talks about fighting superbugs in hospitals

Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become a problem in hospitals in recent years, so officials are developing new standards to deal with the outbreaks.

Cable channels speed up reruns to fit in more commercials

If you're watching TV and it seems like a show is going just a little faster? You're not nuts. Some cable channels are speeding up shows to fit in more commercials.

Promising new HIV treatment revealed in study

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new way to possibly block new HIV infections, much like a vaccine.

São Paulo residents suffer water shutoffs during shortage

Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.

Japan may dump contaminated water from Fukushima into ocean

Japanese officials are considering advice from nuclear inspectors to dump contaminated water, that's been treated, into the ocean.