Contributor profile

Peter Aldhous

Science reporter BuzzFeed News; UC Santa Cruz; UC Berkeley

Biography

Peter is a science reporter at BuzzFeed News who teaches investigative journalism in the Science Communications program at UC Santa Cruz and data visualization at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He got his break in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behavior. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, as news editor for New Scientist and chief news & features editor with Nature, before moving to California in 2005 to become New Scientist’s San Francisco bureau chief. He has worked for BuzzFeed News since 2015. Peter's data-driven projects include the use of machine learning to identify spy planes from flight tracking data and visualizations of data on wildfires and climate change.

Content by Peter

Coding
Data scraping for stories

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