About Eli Kintisch
ELI KINTISCH is a reporter for Science magazine, and he has also written for Slate, Discover, MIT Technology Review and The New Republic. He has worked as a Washington correspondent for the Forward and a science reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2005 he won the Space Journalism prize for a series of articles on private spaceflight.
No reporter is covering the emerging story of geoengineering like Kintisch. He’s broken stories on Bill Gates funding planet-hacking research, DARPA exploring the idea, the groundbreaking Harvard geoengineering conference in 2007, the controversial 2010 Asilomar meeting, first-ever congressional hearings on geoengineering and an innovative code of conduct for the field and a first-ever partnership between U.S. and U.K. lawmakers on the subject
His writing has also included pieces on coal, parachutes, obesity, genetically modified crops, Lewis and Clark, a pair of Muslim and Jewish physicists who were friends and won separate Nobel prizes, dangerous rifles, and asexuals. Months after 9-11 in 2001 he traveled to Israel with Al Sharpton and Shmuley Boteach, Michael Jackson’s rabbi. (He interviewed a deteriorating Yasser Arafat.) He plays ultimate frisbee, builds furniture, cooks and listens to music for fun.