Latest from Nick Kirkpatrick

What’s new with Percy the Mars rover?

Follow the adventures of a historic mission through the eyes and ears of the NASA rover
  • Apr 20, 2021

The war in Afghanistan: America’s longest conflict in photos

After two decades, tens of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in cost, the U.S. maps out its exit
  • Apr 14, 2021

Stimulus payments will cover seven months of rent for some, less than one for others

Depending on your filing status and where you live, your stimulus payment could cover multiple rent bills – or not even a full month.
  • Mar 11, 2021

How Johnson & Johnson companies used a 'super poppy' to make narcotics for America's most abused opioid pills

Johnson & Johnson, a company more widely known for baby powder and Band-Aids, became a major supplier of narcotic raw materials to the U.S. thanks to a Tasmanian breed of poppies.
  • Mar 26, 2020

Here’s what major cities look like now that the coronavirus has shut everything down

The streets of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and others are abandoned as authorities tell people to stay at home to stop the spread of covid-19.
  • Mar 24, 2020

Kentucky was devastated for decades by mountaintop removal. Now scientists have figured out a way to undo the damage — one tree at a time.

Patrick Angel spent decades overseeing the destruction of Kentucky's land. After a painful epiphany, he's devoting himself to making Appalachia green again.
  • Feb 13, 2020

The reality-show reveals in Trump’s speech

A scholarship, a medal and a trip home: You’ll never guess what happened next at the State of the Union.
  • Feb 5, 2020

Photographing America’s deadliest drug epidemic

Washington Post staff photographer Salwan Georges has covered the havoc ensued from the opioid epidemic over the past year.
  • Dec 30, 2019

The war in Afghanistan: A visual timeline of the 18-year conflict

Victory on the battlefield came swiftly. Coping with the aftermath took longer than most expected.
  • Dec 9, 2019

School lunches have become more nutritious despite many challenges, a look at eight elementary schools shows

What kids are eating — and where, when and why — in eight schools across the country
  • Oct 28, 2019