@nytimes columnist. New book: "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: What Heredity Is, Is Not, And May Become." May 2018 bit.ly/SheHasHerMothe

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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 ...

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Nov 24, 2017

RT @coraman: 158 years ago, today, Darwin published "On the the origin of the species." Here is the first edition @BioDivLibrary

Nov 24, 2017

RT @CNN: BREAKING NEWS: London police are responding to an incident at Oxford Circus tube station  http://cnn.it/2BjRF1V 

Nov 24, 2017

@ikewinski I haven’t looked into that particular case. So many parasites, so little time!

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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.