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David Epstein covers energy and environment issues as well as sports science. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-authored the 2009 report that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. His science writing has won a number of awards, including the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists prize for science reporting for a story on the genetics of athletic performance. (He is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sports Gene). He was a 2011 Livingston Award finalist for stories on perceptual skills and pain in sports. Prior to SI, David was a crime reporter at the New York Daily News and a reporter at Inside Higher Ed. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism from Columbia University, and has lived in the Sonoran desert, on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, and in the Arctic.

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SRSLY: Why Make Something When Nothing Sells Just as Well?

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SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

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SRSLY: Fool Me Twice, Shame on You; Fool Me Three Times, I’m a Medical Board

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SRSLY: #SorryNotSorry, a Popular Hashtag — Also Tony Blair on Iraq

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SRSLY: BoJo, The #Brexit Bro

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SRSLY: I Am Humanoid, I Ask You Money

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SRSLY: Everyone Has an Opinion, and Not Much Else…

SRSLY: Do As I Sell, Not As I Do

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SRSLY: Whatever the Opposite of Art for Art’s Sake Is

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SRSLY: Like ‘Minority Report,’ But Without Tom Cruise or Accuracy

SRSLY: OMG DNA FUBAR

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SRSLY: Excitedly Delirious: Sounds Great If It Didn’t Mean You’re Dead

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How Milwaukee Landlords Figured Out How to Collect Rent and Not Pay Taxes

Podcast: Cary Spivak and Kevin Crowe of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel take ProPublica’s David Epstein inside their investigation of how landlords are gaming the system.

SRSLY: What the DEA Doesn’t Know Exists Can Definitely Kill You

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SRSLY: Real Estate Vampires of Milwaukee

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SRSLY: That Wild Alaskan Pollock Is Frozen Chinese Pollock?

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The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.

Devils, Deals and the DEA

Why Chapo Guzman was the biggest winner in the DEA’s longest running drug cartel case

How Russia Hid Its Doping in Plain Sight

A World Anti-Doping Agency report alleges widespread, widely accepted doping in track and field.

Everyone’s Juicing

Latest raids of undercover steroid labs suggest the market for steroids goes way beyond the world of elite athletes.
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