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Imagine Science Films677,677On September 25 at 11AM (EST), #Experimenta invites the legendary +Carl Zimmer  for a discussion about the marriage between science and moving images and his Jury Emeritus status at Imagine Science Films. Join us for a dissection into the raw matter that makes up scientific movie-making.Into The Dark Matter of Scientific Movie-Making With Carl Zimmer2013-09-25 17:00:0038  

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2015-08-13 16:23:01 (9 comments; 6 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Were carbs essential to the evolution of our big brains? Check out my column this week in The New York Times​: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/science/for-evolving-brains-a-paleo-diet-full-of-carbs.html 

Most reshares: 12

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2015-07-09 23:11:03 (0 comments; 12 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

For my latest column in The New York Times​ I write about "brain nets." Joining brains of animals together let them do things better than they can on their own. Not quite the Borg, but spooky nonetheless. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/science/scientists-demonstrate-animal-mind-melds.html?_r=1

Most plusones: 72

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2015-07-14 17:58:04 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

w00t! The second edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life, which I wrote with Doug Emlen​, is out. Here's the cover, featuring Darwin's moth. http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Study-Guide-PACKAGE-Making/dp/1936221551/ref=pd_sim_sbs_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SJMKZ3BFSB2A9P0NF3Z

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2016-02-04 18:34:02 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

I wrote a column in October for The New York Times about the first recovery of an ancient African genome. Part of that study now looks to be wrong. So I wrote a new column this week. Beats a correction notice! http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/science/dna-study-of-first-ancient-african-genome-flawed-researchers-report.html 

I wrote a column in October for The New York Times about the first recovery of an ancient African genome. Part of that study now looks to be wrong. So I wrote a new column this week. Beats a correction notice! http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/science/dna-study-of-first-ancient-african-genome-flawed-researchers-report.html ___

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2016-01-29 17:11:03 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

For my new column for the New York Times, I look at a legal battle over a remarkable pair of 9,500-year-old skeletons in California http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/science/tribes-win-in-fight-for-la-jolla-bones-clouds-hopes-for-dna-studies.html

For my new column for the New York Times, I look at a legal battle over a remarkable pair of 9,500-year-old skeletons in California http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/science/tribes-win-in-fight-for-la-jolla-bones-clouds-hopes-for-dna-studies.html___

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2016-01-21 13:52:15 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Here's my new Science Happens video for Stat, in which I pay a visit to a lab where scientists grow brains. I find it strangely similar to making bread.http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/21/mini-brains-science-happens/

Here's my new Science Happens video for Stat, in which I pay a visit to a lab where scientists grow brains. I find it strangely similar to making bread.http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/21/mini-brains-science-happens/___

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2016-01-14 22:43:45 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

For this week's column in The New York Times​ I write about cell-free DNA, a kind of message in the bottle for doctors.
https://t.co/w5ixVQMImf

For this week's column in The New York Times​ I write about cell-free DNA, a kind of message in the bottle for doctors.
https://t.co/w5ixVQMImf___

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2016-01-13 00:20:03 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

The U.S. just took a big step to protect its salamanders from a hyper-lethal disease: 201 species are banned from coming into the country and moving between states. I've got the story in tomorrow's The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/13/science/us-restricts-movement-of-salamanders-for-their-own-good.html

The U.S. just took a big step to protect its salamanders from a hyper-lethal disease: 201 species are banned from coming into the country and moving between states. I've got the story in tomorrow's The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/13/science/us-restricts-movement-of-salamanders-for-their-own-good.html___

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2016-01-08 14:23:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

After a holiday break, here's a new edition of Friday's Elk, my email newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/carlzimmer/letters/friday-s-elk-january-8-2015

After a holiday break, here's a new edition of Friday's Elk, my email newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/carlzimmer/letters/friday-s-elk-january-8-2015___

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2016-01-07 19:43:24 (0 comments; 8 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Evolving from single cells to animals may have been simpler than scientists once thought. My new column today in The New York Times​:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/science/genetic-flip-helped-organisms-go-from-one-cell-to-many.html

Evolving from single cells to animals may have been simpler than scientists once thought. My new column today in The New York Times​:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/science/genetic-flip-helped-organisms-go-from-one-cell-to-many.html___

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2016-01-07 19:06:22 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Did the Iceman have ulcers? I look at a study of 5300-year-old H. pylori for STAT​ http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/07/otzi-iceman-stomach-bacteria-study/

Did the Iceman have ulcers? I look at a study of 5300-year-old H. pylori for STAT​ http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/07/otzi-iceman-stomach-bacteria-study/___

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2015-12-28 14:03:30 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Death in the morning, death at night: a spooky study that uncovers the clocks in our brains. By me http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/science/seeking-the-gears-of-our-inner-clock.html?partner=IFTTT&_r=0 

Death in the morning, death at night: a spooky study that uncovers the clocks in our brains. By me http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/science/seeking-the-gears-of-our-inner-clock.html?partner=IFTTT&_r=0 ___

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2015-12-17 15:59:41 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

For my new column in The New York Times​, I look at the evolution of sleep, and why human sleep is so weird http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/science/down-from-the-trees-humans-finally-got-a-decent-nights-sleep.html 

For my new column in The New York Times​, I look at the evolution of sleep, and why human sleep is so weird http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/science/down-from-the-trees-humans-finally-got-a-decent-nights-sleep.html ___

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2015-12-09 23:37:24 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Hacking the microbiome! Guts on a chip! Here's the next "Science Happens" episode I did for STAT​ http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/09/science-happens-microbiome-pamela-silver/

Hacking the microbiome! Guts on a chip! Here's the next "Science Happens" episode I did for STAT​ http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/09/science-happens-microbiome-pamela-silver/___

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2015-12-03 17:28:12 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

2nd story of the day: I look at the murky epigenetics of fatherhood. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/science/parents-may-pass-down-more-than-just-genes-study-suggests.html

2nd story of the day: I look at the murky epigenetics of fatherhood. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/science/parents-may-pass-down-more-than-just-genes-study-suggests.html___

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2015-12-03 14:29:40 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Over at STAT​ I've written a profile of a scientist who has discovered incredibly important new antibiotics by figuring out how to make bacteria happy. http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/03/antibiotics-bacteria-research/

Over at STAT​ I've written a profile of a scientist who has discovered incredibly important new antibiotics by figuring out how to make bacteria happy. http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/03/antibiotics-bacteria-research/___

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2015-11-23 16:35:20 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Scientists have tracked six thousand years of natural selection in Europe by looking at ancient DNA from 230 skeletons. I've got the story in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/science/agriculture-linked-to-dna-changes-in-ancient-europe.html?_r=0

Scientists have tracked six thousand years of natural selection in Europe by looking at ancient DNA from 230 skeletons. I've got the story in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/science/agriculture-linked-to-dna-changes-in-ancient-europe.html?_r=0___

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2015-11-18 16:58:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Here we go! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3tb9e8/i_am_carl_zimmer_a_science_writer_who_contributes/

Here we go! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3tb9e8/i_am_carl_zimmer_a_science_writer_who_contributes/___

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2015-11-17 14:15:13 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

I'll be on Reddit tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon ET to talk about science, STAT​, and more. Ask me anything! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

I'll be on Reddit tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon ET to talk about science, STAT​, and more. Ask me anything! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA___

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2015-11-16 20:07:06 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

This is a pretty amazing tooth--it's around 100,000 years old and contains DNA from Denisovans, our mysterious extinct cousins. I've got the story in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/science/in-a-tooth-dna-from-some-very-old-cousins-the-denisovans.html

This is a pretty amazing tooth--it's around 100,000 years old and contains DNA from Denisovans, our mysterious extinct cousins. I've got the story in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/science/in-a-tooth-dna-from-some-very-old-cousins-the-denisovans.html___

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2015-11-13 16:22:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Here's the first episode of "Science Happens!" my monthly video series for Stat. I pay a visit to a lab where scientists are designing a video game to help people recover from stroke. Featuring my best impression of a dolphin. http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/13/after-a-stroke-reteaching-the-brain-by-gaming/

Here's the first episode of "Science Happens!" my monthly video series for Stat. I pay a visit to a lab where scientists are designing a video game to help people recover from stroke. Featuring my best impression of a dolphin. http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/13/after-a-stroke-reteaching-the-brain-by-gaming/___

2015-11-12 19:06:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

For my column this week in The New York Times​ I look at the Lilliput Effect: how a mass extinction made vertebrates small http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/science/after-a-mass-extinction-only-the-small-survive.html?_r=0

For my column this week in The New York Times​ I look at the Lilliput Effect: how a mass extinction made vertebrates small http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/science/after-a-mass-extinction-only-the-small-survive.html?_r=0___

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2015-11-05 13:21:07 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Here’s my first piece for STAT​—a story about Big-Data science, medicine’s limits, and Craig Venter. http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/05/geneticist-craig-venter-helped-sequence-the-human-genome-now-he-wants-yours/ 

Here’s my first piece for STAT​—a story about Big-Data science, medicine’s limits, and Craig Venter. http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/05/geneticist-craig-venter-helped-sequence-the-human-genome-now-he-wants-yours/ ___

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2015-11-02 20:51:51 (0 comments; 8 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Remember that scary die-off of saiga antelopes in May? Turns out it was even worse, as I write today in The New York Times​ https://t.co/7YbFX97BAZ

Remember that scary die-off of saiga antelopes in May? Turns out it was even worse, as I write today in The New York Times​ https://t.co/7YbFX97BAZ___

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2015-10-28 18:45:12 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Scientists call for a national microbiome initiative. Here’s my story for The New York Times​: https://t.co/Ogu4diHssU

Scientists call for a national microbiome initiative. Here’s my story for The New York Times​: https://t.co/Ogu4diHssU___

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2015-10-26 19:16:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Do you want more ancient DNA? I’ve got you covered! This time, it comes from 11,500-year-old infants found in Alaska. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/science/dna-of-ancient-children-offers-clues-on-how-people-settled-the-americas.html

Do you want more ancient DNA? I’ve got you covered! This time, it comes from 11,500-year-old infants found in Alaska. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/science/dna-of-ancient-children-offers-clues-on-how-people-settled-the-americas.html___

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2015-10-15 18:42:25 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Speaking of CRISPR: For my column this week in The New York Times, I take a look at a remarkable new experiment in altering the genes of pigs. It's big news, although maybe not as big as it may seem.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/science/editing-of-pig-dna-may-lead-to-more-organs-for-people.html

Speaking of CRISPR: For my column this week in The New York Times, I take a look at a remarkable new experiment in altering the genes of pigs. It's big news, although maybe not as big as it may seem.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/science/editing-of-pig-dna-may-lead-to-more-organs-for-people.html___

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2015-10-13 14:08:04 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Here's another video I've done with Business Insider. It's my 90-second dinner-table explanation of how CRISPR works.  http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-crispr-dna-editing-tool-works-2015-10

Here's another video I've done with Business Insider. It's my 90-second dinner-table explanation of how CRISPR works.  http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-crispr-dna-editing-tool-works-2015-10___

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2015-10-08 19:27:17 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

A busy day: I also reported on the first ancient human genome found in Africa, and what it tells us about early African history http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/science/scientists-sequence-first-ancient-human-genome-from-africa.html

A busy day: I also reported on the first ancient human genome found in Africa, and what it tells us about early African history http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/science/scientists-sequence-first-ancient-human-genome-from-africa.html___

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2015-10-08 19:25:53 (1 comments; 7 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Elephants don't get cancer, it turns out--or at least a lot less than you'd expect. In The New York Times​ I look at the anti-cancer weapons they've evolved. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/science/why-elephants-get-less-cancer.html

Elephants don't get cancer, it turns out--or at least a lot less than you'd expect. In The New York Times​ I look at the anti-cancer weapons they've evolved. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/science/why-elephants-get-less-cancer.html___

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2015-10-07 13:30:09 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Here's a video I made for Business Insider about life on Mars and my hope we won't track our microbes all over the Red Planet (if we haven't already) http://www.businessinsider.com/carl-zimmer-contaminating-mars-bacteria-viruses-earth-2015-10

Here's a video I made for Business Insider about life on Mars and my hope we won't track our microbes all over the Red Planet (if we haven't already) http://www.businessinsider.com/carl-zimmer-contaminating-mars-bacteria-viruses-earth-2015-10___

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2015-10-01 13:46:55 (8 comments; 9 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

A weird experiment on the streets of Seattle suggests that crows are keenly aware of the death of their fellow crows. For more, see my column today in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/science/crows-may-learn-lessons-from-death.html

A weird experiment on the streets of Seattle suggests that crows are keenly aware of the death of their fellow crows. For more, see my column today in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/science/crows-may-learn-lessons-from-death.html___

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2015-09-24 17:20:39 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Here’s a quick note about what I’ll be up to for the next couple years, writing-wise: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/24/more-stories-always-more-stories/

Here’s a quick note about what I’ll be up to for the next couple years, writing-wise: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/24/more-stories-always-more-stories/___

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2015-09-24 16:05:53 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Some of the wildest evolution in recent years has happened in…cheese! I have the story in the New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/science/that-stinky-cheese-is-a-result-of-evolutionary-overdrive.html?_r=0

Some of the wildest evolution in recent years has happened in…cheese! I have the story in the New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/science/that-stinky-cheese-is-a-result-of-evolutionary-overdrive.html?_r=0___

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2015-09-15 13:17:08 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

The National Center for Science Education has kindly posted a free chapter (on macroevolution) from the second edition of "Evolution: Making Sense of Life," which I co-authored with Doug Emlen. Download away! http://ncse.com/news/2015/08/preview-evolution-making-sense-life-0016614

The National Center for Science Education has kindly posted a free chapter (on macroevolution) from the second edition of "Evolution: Making Sense of Life," which I co-authored with Doug Emlen. Download away! http://ncse.com/news/2015/08/preview-evolution-making-sense-life-0016614___

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2015-09-10 19:37:23 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Mothers are chimeras. I look at new ideas about their mixed identify in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/science/a-pregnancy-souvenir-cells-that-are-not-your-own.html?_r=0

Mothers are chimeras. I look at new ideas about their mixed identify in The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/science/a-pregnancy-souvenir-cells-that-are-not-your-own.html?_r=0___

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2015-09-08 21:19:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

My brother Ben and I met at Pete's Tavern to talk about fishapods, word squares, and the origin of "blue blood." Here's the interview that came of that, in today's The New York Observer.
http://observer.com/2015/09/zimmer-down-boys/#.Ve9OPWOCLm4.facebook

My brother Ben and I met at Pete's Tavern to talk about fishapods, word squares, and the origin of "blue blood." Here's the interview that came of that, in today's The New York Observer.
http://observer.com/2015/09/zimmer-down-boys/#.Ve9OPWOCLm4.facebook___

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2015-09-03 20:04:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

We may be turning the world’s oceans into an ecological blender. That’s the subject of my New York Times column this week:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/science/warming-oceans-putting-marine-life-in-a-blender.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

We may be turning the world’s oceans into an ecological blender. That’s the subject of my New York Times column this week:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/science/warming-oceans-putting-marine-life-in-a-blender.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well___

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2015-09-02 20:32:37 (0 comments; 8 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

On the Loom, I offer the latest chapter in the story of FOP, a disease that makes you grow a second skeleton. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/02/fighting-the-second-skeleton/

On the Loom, I offer the latest chapter in the story of FOP, a disease that makes you grow a second skeleton. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/02/fighting-the-second-skeleton/___

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2015-08-31 21:21:24 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Well, that was fun.

Well, that was fun.___

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2015-08-31 20:16:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

I'll be talking about the legacy of Oliver Sacks on Huffington Post Live at ~4:45 pm ET TODAY http://huff.lv/1WRkatw

I'll be talking about the legacy of Oliver Sacks on Huffington Post Live at ~4:45 pm ET TODAY http://huff.lv/1WRkatw___

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2015-08-20 20:32:23 (6 comments; 6 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Here's a story I wrote for the New York Times on the evolution of deception: it's all about messing with the head of the deceived. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/science/evolving-a-defense-mimics-save-themselves.html

Here's a story I wrote for the New York Times on the evolution of deception: it's all about messing with the head of the deceived. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/science/evolving-a-defense-mimics-save-themselves.html___

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2015-08-13 16:23:01 (9 comments; 6 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Were carbs essential to the evolution of our big brains? Check out my column this week in The New York Times​: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/science/for-evolving-brains-a-paleo-diet-full-of-carbs.html 

Were carbs essential to the evolution of our big brains? Check out my column this week in The New York Times​: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/science/for-evolving-brains-a-paleo-diet-full-of-carbs.html ___

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2015-08-06 17:50:02 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

The new Ebola vaccine results are great news, but the fact remains that vaccine development is a mess. For my column this week for The New York Times​, I talked to some vaccine experts who want to change how things are done.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/science/for-vaccines-needed-in-an-epidemic-timing-is-everything.html

The new Ebola vaccine results are great news, but the fact remains that vaccine development is a mess. For my column this week for The New York Times​, I talked to some vaccine experts who want to change how things are done.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/science/for-vaccines-needed-in-an-epidemic-timing-is-everything.html___

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2015-07-31 12:51:54 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Radiolab​ ran an experiment for their latest podcast: it's just a long studio palaver between me, Jad Abumrad​ & Robert Krulwich​ about giant viruses & what they mean for life itself--without any of their trademark lightning edits. It's more like Marc Maron for microbiology instead of comedy. Thankfully, they let me fact-check myself at the end. 

Radiolab​ ran an experiment for their latest podcast: it's just a long studio palaver between me, Jad Abumrad​ & Robert Krulwich​ about giant viruses & what they mean for life itself--without any of their trademark lightning edits. It's more like Marc Maron for microbiology instead of comedy. Thankfully, they let me fact-check myself at the end. ___

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2015-07-30 18:10:14 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

If a deadly fungus arrives in North America, our hundreds of salamander species could be in big trouble. See my latest column in The New York Times​ for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/science/importing-both-salamanders-and-their-potential-destruction.html

If a deadly fungus arrives in North America, our hundreds of salamander species could be in big trouble. See my latest column in The New York Times​ for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/science/importing-both-salamanders-and-their-potential-destruction.html___

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2015-07-14 17:58:04 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

w00t! The second edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life, which I wrote with Doug Emlen​, is out. Here's the cover, featuring Darwin's moth. http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Study-Guide-PACKAGE-Making/dp/1936221551/ref=pd_sim_sbs_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SJMKZ3BFSB2A9P0NF3Z

w00t! The second edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life, which I wrote with Doug Emlen​, is out. Here's the cover, featuring Darwin's moth. http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Study-Guide-PACKAGE-Making/dp/1936221551/ref=pd_sim_sbs_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SJMKZ3BFSB2A9P0NF3Z___

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2015-07-09 23:11:03 (0 comments; 12 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

For my latest column in The New York Times​ I write about "brain nets." Joining brains of animals together let them do things better than they can on their own. Not quite the Borg, but spooky nonetheless. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/science/scientists-demonstrate-animal-mind-melds.html?_r=1

For my latest column in The New York Times​ I write about "brain nets." Joining brains of animals together let them do things better than they can on their own. Not quite the Borg, but spooky nonetheless. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/science/scientists-demonstrate-animal-mind-melds.html?_r=1___

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2015-07-07 17:06:16 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Here's a brief guide to explaining science that I wrote for The Open Notebook​ http://www.theopennotebook.com/2015/07/07/zimmers-guide-to-explainers

Here's a brief guide to explaining science that I wrote for The Open Notebook​ http://www.theopennotebook.com/2015/07/07/zimmers-guide-to-explainers___

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2015-06-22 19:41:38 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Neuroscientists have identified a new condition with an awesome name: aphantasia. It's the lack of a mind's eye. My little piece of the story: A piece I wrote five years ago helped the scientists find enough aphantasaics to study. So how well do you see mental images?

Neuroscientists have identified a new condition with an awesome name: aphantasia. It's the lack of a mind's eye. My little piece of the story: A piece I wrote five years ago helped the scientists find enough aphantasaics to study. So how well do you see mental images?___

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2015-06-18 21:31:09 (0 comments; 12 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Scientists have retrieved the 8500-year-old genome of Kennewick Man. I write in the New York Times about what his DNA tells us about the peopling of the New World. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/science/new-dna-results-show-kennewick-man-was-native-american.html

Scientists have retrieved the 8500-year-old genome of Kennewick Man. I write in the New York Times about what his DNA tells us about the peopling of the New World. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/science/new-dna-results-show-kennewick-man-was-native-american.html___

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2015-06-10 19:44:39 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Are you Yamnaya? If you're European, chances are you've got some DNA from these mysterious Bronze Age nomads. I take a look at new genetic histories of Europe in my latest column for The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/science/dna-deciphers-roots-of-modern-europeans.html

Are you Yamnaya? If you're European, chances are you've got some DNA from these mysterious Bronze Age nomads. I take a look at new genetic histories of Europe in my latest column for The New York Times​ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/science/dna-deciphers-roots-of-modern-europeans.html___

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2015-05-29 23:55:44 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Here's a disturbing mystery. The saiga is an Asian species of antelope with a face drawn by Dr. Seuss. In the past two weeks, over a third of the entire species has dropped dead of an unknown disease--possibly opportunistic infections taking advantage of weakened animals. I talked to saiga experts about this distressing outbreak for a story in The New York Times​ 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/science/saiga-antelope-mystery-disease-die-off.html

Here's a disturbing mystery. The saiga is an Asian species of antelope with a face drawn by Dr. Seuss. In the past two weeks, over a third of the entire species has dropped dead of an unknown disease--possibly opportunistic infections taking advantage of weakened animals. I talked to saiga experts about this distressing outbreak for a story in The New York Times​ 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/science/saiga-antelope-mystery-disease-die-off.html___

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