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Works at Al Jazeera America
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Los Angeles, CA
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New camera, new lenses, time to explore LA's (mini) wildlife.
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This weekend's +TechKnow - Learn all about your family's car of the future. 
TechKnow is a fast-paced show that explores how the latest scientific discoveries are changing our lives.
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Great. Show...watch every week..Thanks :)
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How do you solve a 19-year-old cold case? Use a DNA vacuum on the murder weapon: a rock found by a river. 

+TechKnow this Sunday 4:30 PT/ 7:30 ET on +Al Jazeera America 
“TechKnow” producer Mark Teague on a sheriff who never gave up on a murder case—and DNA tech that might find the killer.
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Another one of our very exciting finds in Peru. We were able to document Theridiosomatidae, which we nicknamed the 'slingshot spider' due to it building up tension and flinging the web at its prey. 
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Xelent!
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My take on our findings so far. Many questions remain, but at least we know what's making the little Silkhenges.
About six months ago, graduate student Troy Alexander took photos of this odd structure. What was it? The images went viral and neither the internet nor experts could figure it out. The inside 'tower' and outer 'fence' of thi...
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Catch a preview of tonight's episode of +TechKnow and eat more bugs!
Crickets and other insects are a nutritious delicacy in Africa and Asia but Americans still reject the protein source.
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On this weekend's +TechKnow-
 
"Demonstrating its strength, Toyota shot their gas tanks with bullets. In fact, they couldn’t break through the tank until they shot it with an armor-piercing bullet. Twice, in the same spot."

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2014/10/8/6-questions-abouthydrogenfuelcellcarsyouweretooembarrassedtoask.html
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Good show tonight 👍
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I'm featured this week in +The Atlantic talking eating insects to save the world. Or just on a first date:

“There is such a diversity to eat, depending on the flavor or method of cooking,” he says. “There’s a bug for you.” Chefs have tried to popularize gourmet bug dishes, but Torres says he hasn’t seen it trickle down much, though he would love to be able to order such a dish on a first date.
Two billion people worldwide already eat 1,900 insect species. The United Nations hopes to one day include Americans among them. What would it take for that to happen?
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Tonight on +TechKnow , I go down south to eat the leggy future of protein. We also talk 23andMe and the solar, salty energy coming to Vegas.
A hundred years ago raw seafood—and even cooked lobster—was considered disgusting.
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A round-up of my top photos of the year.
2013 will likely be the last year of my life in which I spend the majority of my time deep in a rainforest somewhere. While I do have a few field excursions planned this year (Peru, Borneo, and Philip
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We worked our tails off in the Amazon to solve the mystery behind these structures, and here is the answer:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/web-tower-mystery-solved/
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I love your work, the compelling fascination you have with nature and how we discover it through your eyes, the beauty the majesty and the rarity.
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On this week's TechKnow, contributor Phil Torres investigates new technology that allows donated organs to remain "alive" while in transport, increasing donor range and organ viability. Watch Sunday, 7:30ET/4:30PT on Al Jazeera America.
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This was a terrific show -- Thanks !
 
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Entomologist and TV Host
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  • Al Jazeera America
    Science Correspondent, present
    Host of Al Jazeera's Techknow
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Los Angeles, CA - Tambopata, Peru
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Naturalist, TV Host, Jungle Dweller.
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  • Cornell University
    Entomology; Systematics and Biotic Diversity, 2004 - 2007
  • Rice University
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    PhD Student
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