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MacGregor Campbell


MacGregor Campbell is a science writer and animator based in Portland. He has worked with OPB, PBS Education, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Nieman Storyboard, among others. He is also a correspondent for New Scientist, a popular science weekly published out of the UK. There he writes news and features about cutting edge science and technology, and produces a monthly series of “Explanimation” videos. His first real job was teaching math in the city of Compton.

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Recent Articles

Environment | Science | Health

Why Do We Have Allergies?

We've had hundreds of millions of years to figure out how to peacefully coexist with pollen. How have we not figured this out yet?

Environment | News | local | Science | NW Life

How Dangerous Are The Northwest’s Volcanoes?

The Pacific Northwest is home to a number of active volcanoes. How dangerous are they?

Politics | Economy | local | News

Visual FAQ: What Trump’s Tax Cuts Mean For Oregonians

With tax deadlines looming, here's a visual look at how the GOP tax cuts will affect people in the northwest.

News | local | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | Nation | Communities | 2017: The Year In Review

OPB's Favorite Videos From 2017

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite videos of 2017.

NW Life | local | Health | History | The Vietnam War

Resources For Veterans And Survivors

For veterans, war survivors and non-service members needing help, here are available resources.

Nation | News | Education | Science | Communities | History | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Watch: Why Eclipses Have Always Fascinated Us

One event links ancient mythology, the world's first computer and Albert Einstein. It's happening in Oregon on Aug. 21.

Environment | News | local

Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.

Environment | News | local | Nation

Watch: How The Hanford Tunnel Failed

Declassified blueprints show how a radioactive emergency happened at Hanford — and why it likely won't be the last.