Eli Kintisch

Eli Kintisch

Segment Producer, The Why

Eli produces segments for The Why with a focus on science, the environment and technology. He has written or produced videos for Vox, National Geographic, Science magazine, and The Washington Post. His 2010 book "Hack the Planet" explored the science and ethical dimensions of geoengineering the climate.

Recent Work
battery energy storage facility in Saginaw, Texas
Sam Hodde / APScience and Health

How has Texas maximized its renewable energy production?

Radio masts for mobile communications stand on a building in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Martin Meissner / APTech

What is 5G internet?

bats in a cage
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Why is the origin of COVID at issue?

Poultry worker handling chickens
ShuttershockScience and Health

Why is bird flu causing new concern?

Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron Technology, holds up a microchip as he gives a speech about his company's planned investment
Joshua Bessex / APTech

What's so important about microchips?

Sign saying "plan Columbia intervention"
Scripps NewsU.S.

Why is there a cocaine boom?

Tesla cars are loaded onto carriers at the Tesla electric car plant
Ben Margot / APBusiness

Are self driving cars safe?

Nineteenth-century statues stand by Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester
Ted Shaffrey / APTech

How is artificial intelligence changing education?

Pope Francis arrives for an audience with members of Roman Universities and Pontifical Institutions
Andrew Medichini / APLife

What is the future of the papacy?

A SpaceX rocket carrying the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base
Keegan Barber / APScience and Health

How have nations militarized space?

Snow falls at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Samantha Deleo / APScience and Health

How is winter changing?

Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of research at Google, speaks at the Google AI@ event at their offices in Manhattan
John Minchillo / APTech

Can machines be creative?

A closeup of a beam scale in New York.
Patrick Sison / APScience and Health

The science and safety behind newly popular weight loss drugs

3DPX Printing Sign
Scripps NewsBusiness

How Is 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing?

An employe of a genetic institute makes a DNA test in Bogota, Colombia
Fernando Vergara / APScience and Health

How Are Genetic Tests Changing Families?

Robots in a hospital

How Is Automation Transforming The Economy?

ASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze, left, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory DART coordination lead
Alex Brandon / APScience and Health

How Can Earth Avoid An Asteroid Strike?

An Iron Dome air defence system launches to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip
Ariel Schalit / APU.S.

How Effective Is Missile Defense?

A logo for BP is seen at a gas station in London
Kin Cheung / APScience and Health

Why Is Natural Gas So Expensive Now?

a copper water supply line is shown connected to a water main in Flint, Michigan
Paul Sancya / APScience and Health

Why Is Our Water Quality In Question?

shrimp boats lie grounded atop what was a mobile home park
Rebecca Blackwell / APScience and Health

Are Hurricanes Getting Stronger?

Skittles in New York
Mark Lennihan / APLife

Why Is There Concern About Common Food Additives?

U.S. corn crops
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?

Ben Levitt, director of research and development at Zap Energy
NewsyScience and Health

Why Is There New Interest In Fusion Energy?

A school resource officer speaks with a student
Matthew Brown / APU.S.

How Helpful Are Police Officers In Schools?

A meeting of NATO defense ministers
Olivier Matthys / APWorld

Why NATO Is Expanding

A woman in front of the setting sun
Charlie Riedel / APScience and Health

How A Changing Climate Is Changing Our Summers

A researcher holds a lab rat
Andre Penner / APScience and Health

Why We Experiment On Animals

An anti-nuclear protest
Markus Schreiber / APWorld

A New Era In Nuclear Proliferation

A combat drone
Maya Alleruzzo / APTech

How Drones Are Transforming Warfare