Richard Harris has reported on science for National Public Radio since 1986, and is the author of Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions (2017). Harris has traveled to all seven continents for NPR, reporting from the South Pole, Beijing during the SARS epidemic, the center of Greenland, the Amazon rain forest, the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro (for a story about tuberculosis), and Japan to cover the nuclear aftermath of the 2011 tsunami. He has received the American Geophysical Union’s 2013 Presidential Citation for Science and Society, shared the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Communication Award, shared a 1995 Peabody Award for reporting about the tobacco industry, and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s science journalism award three times.
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