Angus Chen


The Takeaway

Angus Chen is an intern with The Takeaway.

Angus Chen is an intern with The Takeaway. Angus produces and edits segments on health, science, environment, politics, technology, and other general assignments. He's also a freelance science reporter. His work has appeared with Science and Discover Magazine’s blogs as well as other media websites. Before climbing into the airwaves, Angus did research in geology at Princeton University and in ecology at Harvard University. Angus graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, and Geology.

Could Tetris help ameliorate some of the symptoms for those with PTSD?


Research suggests that playing Tetris soon after seeing a violent movie or TV show dims the nightmares that can be associated with seeing graphic violence. Researchers hope Tetris might be able to help victims of violent acts keep from having uncontrollable nightmares, reliving their experience.

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power reads a statement following a United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution about the ongoing crisis in Iraq on August 15, 2014.

Shocking photos push Samantha Power to seek peace in Syria

An artist's rendering of a habitable moon orbiting a gas giant planet.

Life beyond Earth? The best bet may be on moons, not planets

An artist's rendering if Kepler 186f, a world extremely similar to Kepler 438b, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting an M-class dwarf star in the habitable zone.

Up close, ‘Earth-like’ planets are still wildly unfamiliar worlds

Children look at a light display for Chinese New Year outside Kuala Lumpur.

Chinese New Year should be a big deal for me. It’s not, and I feel guilty

Nurse Donna Riccardi administers a shot of Influenze virus vaccine to patient Deanna Joa at the New York Downtown Hospital in New York on January 10, 2013.

The CDC says there’s a flu epidemic raging in America


With flu cases up and medicines getting hard to come by, the CDC declared last week that the US is facing a flu epidemic. But even with cases up, doctors say the health system is prepared.

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, is pictured in this February 3, 2013 handout self-portrait.

The Curiosity rover uncovers evidence that Mars once had a massive lake


The Curiosity rover is currently roaming a 96-mile crater on the surface Mars, and the evidence it has collected suggests that the crater was once home to a huge lake. And NASA scientists say this information is unlike any they’ve seen before.

Health workers wearing protective equipment are pictured at the Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on September 30, 2014, where patients are treated for Ebola.

Even in the US, a doctor who treats Ebola is treated like a ‘half hero, half pariah’


Dr. Adam Levine just returned from Liberia, where he spent more than a month helping to treat Ebola patients. Now that he’s back and waiting to see if he’s officially clear of the disease, he’s feeling the same isolation many West Africans feel — and he says the panic in the US isn’t helping anti-Ebola efforts.

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan on September 19, 2014.

Some customers are bent out of shape after Apple’s big iPhone launch


Within days of launching the iPhone 6, Apple faced major problems with updates to iOS and claims that its new phones were bending in the pockets of users. Apple is downplaying the reports, but does the raft of problems mean people might think twice about buying the new phone?