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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 13 2017

Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

WASHINGTON Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings have walked the Earth. Even dinosaurs felt their blood-sucking wrath.

Dec 13 2017

Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

Dec 06 2017

Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

WASHINGTON The oldest and most distant black hole ever observed -- a celestial brute 800 million times more massive than the sun -- is providing scientists some surprises about the nature of the universe when, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler.

Dec 06 2017

Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'

WASHINGTON A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.

Nov 30 2017

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

WASHINGTON A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care.

Nov 28 2017

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.

Nov 22 2017

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

WASHINGTON The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing.

Nov 20 2017

Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly

WASHINGTON A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert.

Nov 13 2017

Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi

WASHINGTON Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine.

Nov 03 2017

Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt's Great Pyramid

WASHINGTON Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. | Video

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