Thomas is a news intern at Science. He studied physics and researched space weather at the University of California, Santa Cruz before jumping into the university's science writing graduate program. While his research background focused on the particles zipping around Earth, he enjoys writing about everything from grumbling volcanoes to carbon-capturing beavers. His writing has appeared in LiveScience, The Daily Mail, The San Jose Mercury News, FoxNews.com and others. When not scanning scientific abstracts and conference schedules, Thomas enjoys making video games and following the latest tech rumors.