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Thomas Sumner

Earth sciences writer

Thomas Sumner is the Earth sciences reporter for Science News, covering everything going on between Earth’s inner core and the lunar orbit. Thomas studied physics and researched space weather at the University of California, Santa Cruz before jumping into the school’s Science Communication Program. His work has appeared in Science, FoxNews.com, LiveScience.com, the Daily Mail and the San Jose Mercury News. When not scouring journals and conferences for the latest Earth sciences advances, Thomas enjoys making video games and following the latest tech rumors. 

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