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

On the Lot: Sony hack and 'Into the Woods' drama

It's time for On the Lot, our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times joined A Martinez in studio to chat.

LA Times uncovers worker abuse by supermarket vendors

An LA Times investigation has shown that Whole Foods, Walmart, and other grocers have bought produce from companies that severely mistreat their workers, in Mexico.

Eight years on, New Horizons probe almost at Pluto

NASA launched the New Horizons probe nearly nine years ago. And finally, it's almost at its destination, which is located in the corner of our solar system... Pluto.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we've got new music from Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan, Tētēma and Whitey Morgan.

App Chat: using science to find the perfect drink for you

Predicting security line wait times, a weather station in your pocket and using science to predict your favorite holiday drink - App Chat has you covered.

Protests in Berkeley turn violent on second night

On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.

On the Lot: hungry hungry Hunger Games

The hungry Hunger Games ate up the box office this weekend, Bradley Cooper plays the Elephant Man on Broadway and the first glimmers of awards season start to glow.

From punk to mariachi: The story of Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx isn't from the Bronx, and they don't have a deep mariachi background. They're a former punk band - and the mariachi community loves them.

NASA's Orion completes first test flight

NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!

2015 Grammy nominations announced

It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.

Saving Starry Kitchen's balls

Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.

Exploring the limits of human performance

Usain Bolt, Ueli Steck, Alberto Contador - are all athletes that have redefined what humans can do in sport, but how much better can we perform, as humans?

Brooke Shields opens up about her late mother, Teri

Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.

Bugs eat a lot of the trash that we throw on the ground

Scientists studied just how much food bugs eat within a small area of New York City and they found that it could be the equivalent of 600k potato chips per year.

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.