Peter Aldhous is a science reporter with BuzzFeed News. He also teaches investigative reporting in the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has developed online training materials in data visualization for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Peter got his start in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behavior. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, news editor for New Scientist and chief news and features editor with Nature, before moving to California in 2005 to become New Scientist‘s San Francisco bureau chief. Peter works with free tools to ‘interview’ and visualize data from scans of his own DNA to records of human conflict. His projects include web apps that have explored the local and global history of climate change and the number of Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Peter’s articles have won awards from bodies including the Global Editors Network, the Association of British Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Wistar Institute.