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 political and social impact of California's new marijuana industry.

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

Stories by Jacob Margolis

'Mr. Robot' star on season finale, hearing voices and his crazy eyes

Rami Malek used to skip out of his computer class in high school, which is funny because he's been playing a hacker on a hit TV show for an entire season.

William Finnegan explores his past in his new memoir 'Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life'

In his new book, William Finnegan talks about what's driven his life: reporting and traveling around the world in search of the perfect wave.

Find the best tacos in LA with this taco encyclopedia

Click through to find out what you should be eating.

Quvenzhané Wallis brings to life Almitra in 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'

A new interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is making its way to the big screen. And in it actress Quvenzhane Wallis brings to life the character Almitra.

New music from Mac DeMarco and LA band HEALTH

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment.

Jason Segel reflects on the nature of celebrity with Alex Cohen

Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'

Top actors take the stage for 'Spamalot' at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson and Christian Slater will all take the stage to perform in the Eric Idle musical "Spamalot" at the Hollywood Bowl.

'A Lego Brickumentary' explores the deep history of and the far reach of Lego

What toy do children around the world spend more than 5 billion hours a year playing with, is sold in 140 countries and has spawned a fan club of 5 million members?

Impatient: What's the best way to find a new doctor?

In this society, we tend to think of new as a good. But what about when you have to find a new doctor? We break down the best way to find a new physician.

New music from Jill Scott, Louie Vega and more

Every Tuesday our regular music experts join us in the studio to talk about the latest in new music for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

'Tomorrowland' shows readers just how inventive humans can be

How can human inventiveness push the bounds between science fiction and reality? Steven Kotler joins A Martinez to talk about some of human kinds biggest feats.

How one athlete is getting ready for the Special Olympics World Games

Practice, practice, practice... that's what athlete Greg Kozlowski has been up to since spring in preparation for the Special Olympics World Games.

How much does it cost to have a baby at a birthing center?

When you're looking for alternative birthing strategies, should you consider birthing centers as a viable option? How much do they cost? We've got the answers.

New music from Lianne La Havas and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our regulars bring us a selection of their favorite new music. This week we have new sounds from Lianne La Havas, Forró in the Dark and Benjamin Clementine.

Recreating the Wright Brothers' first flight in Virtual Reality

As more and more companies come out with their own virtual reality devices the question of who provides the content becomes a key question.