Geoff Brumfiel Geoff Brumfiel works as a senior editor and correspondent on NPR's science desk.
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Geoff Brumfiel

Senior Editor and Correspondent

Geoff Brumfiel works as a senior editor and correspondent on NPR's science desk. His editing duties include science and space, while his reporting focuses on the intersection of science and national security.

From April of 2016 to September of 2018, Brumfiel served as an editor overseeing basic research and climate science. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a reporter covering physics and space for the network. Brumfiel has carried his microphone into ghost villages created by the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. He's tracked the journey of highly enriched uranium as it was shipped out of Poland. For a story on how animals drink, he crouched for over an hour and tried to convince his neighbor's cat to lap a bowl of milk.

Before NPR, Brumfiel was based in London as a senior reporter for Nature Magazine from 2007-2013. There, he covered energy, space, climate, and the physical sciences. From 2002 – 2007, Brumfiel was Nature Magazine's Washington Correspondent.

Brumfiel is the 2013 winner of the Association of British Science Writers award for news reporting on the Fukushima nuclear accident.

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President Trump's New COVID-19 Adviser Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous

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Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved

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Good News: This Comet Won't Cause A Mass Extinction In 2020. Also, It's Really Pretty

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Bug Hunt: Bumblebee Millipede That Could Be A Pet

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Predators That Walk On Water: Some Facts To Know About Water Skaters

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NASA And SpaceX Launch 1st Astronauts To Orbit From U.S. Since 2011

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