Alan was all set on majoring in biology, but then he realized he liked writing about science more than doing research, so he left Hong Kong and went to study journalism in the U.S. After interning at NPR and WBEZ in Chicago, he has never wanted to work anywhere outside of public radio. He covers space and all other kinds of innovation. He enjoys comic books, LEGO, and dragon boating.
Health & Medicine
Despite the inconclusive evidence, the practice of alternative medicine, including acupuncture, is becoming more accepted in the US as a way to address pain. This is in part driven by the opioid epidemic that left 49,000 dead last year alone.
Every trip to Antarctica inspires awe and concern for the fragile frozen continent. But every trip also contributes to the global warming that's eating away at the place. So is it better to visit Antarctica, or stay away?