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Harrison Tasoff

Harrison Tasoff currently serves as Scienceline’s physical science editor working on stories ranging from special relativity to minerology. Outside of the physical sciences, he has a tender spot for the marine biology beat. Harrison has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Swarthmore College and is pursuing a master’s in science journalism at NYU.

Harrison grew up in sunny Southern California watching science shows and exploring tide pools. He is an avid mineral collector and when he’s not writing you can find him tending his bonsai.

You can follow Harrison on Twitter here.

February 28, 2018

Marine biologist Alex Vagelli has devoted the last 20 years of his life to studying the endangered Banggai cardinalfish and fighting for its protection

October 30, 2017

New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun's atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.

August 18, 2017

The hidden nuclear history of suburban Los Angeles

July 26, 2017

Powerful rockets were built and tested in a sleepy residential suburb of Los Angeles

July 3, 2017

Keeping specimen collections in working order is a full-time job

June 28, 2017

What makes these boulders ring?

May 31, 2017

Proposed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, our nation’s fishery management law, would compound problems for the nation’s fish

May 22, 2017

Often overlooked, peatlands emit staggering quantities of carbon dioxide

April 24, 2017

The first land plants quickly formed relationships with fungi

April 5, 2017

Countries look to large marine protected areas to conserve our oceans, but the devil is in the details

March 20, 2017

Climate change is pushing corals, and the biologists hoping to save them, to their limits.

March 20, 2017

The science behind the phenomenon devastating reefs worldwide

February 1, 2017

Buckets in hand, ecologists scramble to save the threatened Santa Ana sucker

December 9, 2016

Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.

October 7, 2016

The otters of Monterey Bay are doing well, but their neighbors are still suffering

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