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Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times, where his "Matter" column appears each week. He also writes for magazines such as National Geographic and Wired and is the author of a dozen books. Zimmer joined the staff of Discover in 1990 and served there as a senior editor from 1995 to 1999 (he remains a contributing editor). Zimmer has earned awards from the National Academies and the ...

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How Scientists Stalked a Lethal Superbug-With the Killer's Own DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com

How Scientists Stalked a Lethal Superbug-With the Killer's Own DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com

What was your first job as a journalist?

Summer intern at the Hunterdon County Democrat

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I actually owned a manual typewriter as a kid.

How is social media changing news?

The audience is no longer silent. News has become a conversation.

Holes in the net: A podcast of my Story Collider tale

Holes in the net: A podcast of my Story Collider tale
blogs.discovermagazine.com — Story Collider is a monthly performance where people tell stories about science. (Think The Moth in a lab coat.) The organizer, Ben Lillie, invited me to tell a personal story about the place of science writing in my life. I decided to talk about a memorable night in South Sudan, when I wondered what I ...

Festooning The Tree Of Life

Festooning The Tree Of Life
blogs.discovermagazine.com — Can we make a picture of history? Charles Darwin recognized that all the different species on Earth share a common ancestry, having branched apart over millions of years. He pictured the history of life as a tree, as he sketched here in one of his notebooks.

Can You Live Forever? Maybe Not--But You Can Have Fun Trying

Can You Live Forever? Maybe Not--But You Can Have Fun Trying
scientificamerican.com — Editor's Note: Carl Zimmer, author of this month's article, "100 Trillion Connections," has just brought out a much-acclaimed e-book, Brain Cuttings: 15 Journeys Through the Mind (Scott & Nix), that compiles a series of his writings on neuroscience.

Science Fairs Are As Flawed As My Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker

Science Fairs Are As Flawed As My Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker
article.wn.com — By Carl Zimmer Last fall, my daughter Veronica got an idea for the seventh grade science fair at her school. She'd compare different ways to clean a toothbrush. First she'd take a new toothbrush out of a package and brush her teeth, covering it with her mouth bacteria.

Science Fairs Are As Flawed As My Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker

Science Fairs Are As Flawed As My Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker
huffingtonpost.com — Last fall, my daughter Veronica got an idea for the seventh grade science fair at her school. She'd compare different ways to clean a toothbrush. First she'd take a new toothbrush out of a package and brush her teeth, covering it with her mouth bacteria.

Science fairs are as useless as my solar-powered hot dog cooker

Science fairs are as useless as my solar-powered hot dog cooker
statnews.com — Last fall, my daughter Veronica got an idea for the seventh grade science fair at her school. She'd compare different ways to clean a toothbrush. First she'd take a new toothbrush out of a package and brush her teeth, covering it with her mouth bacteria.

Scientists unveil a new 'Tree of Life'

Scientists unveil a new 'Tree of Life'
smh.com.au — A team of scientists have unveiled a new tree of life, a diagram outlining the evolution of all living things. The researchers found that bacteria make up most of life's branches. And they found that much of that diversity has been waiting in plain sight to be discovered, dwelling in river mud and meadow soils.

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Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’

Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’
nytimes.com — A team of scientists unveiled a new tree of life on Monday, a diagram outlining the evolution of all living things. The researchers found that bacteria make up most of life's branches. And they found that much of that diversity has been waiting in plain sight to be discovered, dwelling in river mud and meadow soils.

In Science, It’s Never ‘Just a Theory’

In Science, It’s Never ‘Just a Theory’
nytimes.com — We asked readers to share the misconception that frustrate them the most on The New York Times - Science Facebook page. People had an array of answers, a number of which we addressed earlier this week. Judging from all the likes it quickly accumulated - far more than any other submission - this was the standout in terms of mass frustration.
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May 02, 2016

@mtontonoz I plan to use the mashed potato pizza as some kind of metaphor for the fabric of the universe...

May 02, 2016

Tomorrow night at Bar in New Haven I’ll be at the Science Happy Hour with wild-caught physicists star.physics.yale.edu/BAREVENT2016/i…

May 02, 2016

RT @pontus_skoglund: Neandertal ancestry decreased by ~0.7% per 10,000 years due to natural selection (cf. bit.ly/1OcA2Ad) https:/pic.twitter.com/SCFnDhCtudt.co/SCFnDhCtud

May 02, 2016

@edyong209 @leonidkruglyak I’ll just wait over here while you guys count every species on Earth. <Sips champagne.>

May 02, 2016

RT @HelenBranswell: Brazilian scientists says 20% of children born to women infected with #Zika during pregnancy will have problems. https:bbc.com/news/world-lat…/t.co/EQscmSwpp6


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