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John Timmer

New York City
Science Editor — Ars Technica

Chief science wrangler for Ars Technica. Writes, edits, and teaches science communications.

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John is Ars Technica's science editor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. John has done over a decade's worth of research in genetics and developmental biology at places like Co...

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Nov 18, 2017

@alderran88 @arstechnica It’s not an analogy. It’s a clear indication that the market doesn’t solve everything. Including ensuring basic science research gets done.

Nov 17, 2017

@alderran88 @arstechnica The free market also says it’s cheaper to dump toxic waste in your back yard than clean it up. Hope you don’t mind.

Nov 17, 2017

@alderran88 @arstechnica So, you basically don’t think there should be any basic science research.

Nov 17, 2017

@alderran88 @arstechnica So you think every biomedical/physics/chemistry/etc. research position that’s not in private industry is worthless?

Nov 16, 2017

@laurahelmuth We’re incentivized to debunk stories that other outlets are hyping.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance writing for Ars Technica.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I do most of my writing in BBEdit.

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