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.
He’s written about coal, physics, chemistry, fires, 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, asexuals. Months after 9-11 in 2001 he traveled to Israel with Al Sharpton and Shmuley Boteach, of Kosher Sex fame. (He interviewed a deteriorating Yasser Arafat.) He plays ultimate frisbee, builds furniture, cooks and listens to music for fun.