Richard Harris is a longtime former science correspondent at National Public Radio. Before joining NPR in 1986, he was a science writer at the San Francisco Examiner. He was president of the National Association of Science Writers from 1996 to 1998; he co-founded the DC Science Writers Association in 1987, and he served as president of the Northern California Science Writers Association before that. Having covered all the sciences for NPR, Richard took a leave 2015-16 to write Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions (Basic Books, 2017). His awards include a 2010 AAAS/Kavli Science Journalism Award for his coverage of the BP oil spill.