Amos grew up in and on Long Island, New York but never picked up the accent. When his worldly older brothers showed him what a magnifying glass could do in the summer sun, he began to think that science was pretty damn amazing.
Amos studied chemistry and physics in college. He found out then that professional science moved like Alaskan molasses, so he decided his path lay elsewhere. While day-dreaming during experiments, he wondered if it would be possible to make a Walkman that played the brand-new music format everyone was talking about: MP3. At one late-night party, he raved to friends that caffeinated beer was a great idea; they cut him off for the night.
Currently, Amos is finishing up a masters degree in science journalism at Boston University. He firmly believes that one day, cold people the world over will warm themselves with soup-filled bread tubes. iPods are hugely popular, and Budweiser sells a popular caffeinated beer called “B to the E.”
In 10 years, Amos will be travelling the world, reporting on science and how people use and abuse it. Ten years after that, he’ll edit a dynamic, popular magazine that may or may not have existed in 2005. Sales of soup-filled bread tubes will cross the billion-dollar mark.