Photo of Thomas SumnerThomas Sumner is a science journalist who covers the Earth sciences beat for Science News Magazine in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in such publications as Science, the San Jose Mercury News, LiveScience, the Daily Mail and Fox News.

Thomas previously interned at Science, the American Geophysical Union, Stanford University, Inside Science and the Salinas Californian. Thomas studied as a graduate student in UC Santa Cruz’s Science Communication Program. Before going into journalism, Thomas assisted space weather research and studied physics at UC Santa Cruz.

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