Nicknamed "Scoop" in high school, David Malakoff joined NPR in December of 2004 as the technology and science correspondent for NPR’s science desk. His stories about how science and technology impact people’s daily lives can be heard on all NPR news programs.
Venomous snakes bite thousands of people every year. Kate Jackson survived a bite and has written a book — Mean and Lowly Things — detailing her journey from a Canadian childhood to a life chasing snakes in Central Africa.
After his 22-year-old son Lucas died during a whitewater kayaking trip, Gil Turner took a closer look at one important piece of gear: the helmet. Turner partnered with engineering students to build a better helmet -- and change industry standards in the process.