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Jonathan Lambert

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Science Writer — Nature
Covers:  Science, biology, evolution, health, physics, science policy
Life sciences reporter @ScienceNews, formerly @NatureNews, @nprscience,@QuantaMagazine @AAASMassMedia @DallasNews | @BrainsOn | Runner | Pear Enthusiastūüćź

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Biography

I am an evolutionary biologist turned science journalist, eager to connect people to the stories of science. I am currently the fall writing intern at Quanta Magazine. I was a 2018 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at the Dallas Morning News, where I reported on stories as varied as an international collaboration to study neutrinos to a local lab's investigations into the neurobiology of pain.

Before my Mass Media fellowship, I was an assistant producer for Brains On, a science podcast for kids from Amer…

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@evolambert — 1,670 followers, 829 tweets

RT @ScienceNews: A small pool on the Caribbean island of Curacao houses a new species of choanoflagellate that could help biologists… https://t.co/ODw9xpqM0j
RT @ScienceNews: ‚ÄúIt was this crazy behavior unlike anything we‚Äôd ever heard of in choanoflagellates.‚ÄĚ  https://www.sciencenews.org/article/choanoflagellates-multicellularity-evolution ‚Ķ
@ScienceNews Also - in reporting this story my transcription software translated "Choanoflagellate"as "Quantum Flatulance" which, I hope someday in the future becomes a thing...
A new species of choanoflagellate -- the last turnoff on the tree of life before animals -- forms sheets of cells that acrobatically flip between forms. The finding could give clues as to how multi-cellular animals evolved. My latest for @ScienceNews:  https://www.sciencenews.org/article/choanoflagellates-multicellularity-evolution ‚Ķ
RT @sarahkaplan48: Climate change has made Qatar so hot even the sidewalks must be air conditioned. 60% of the country's electricity g… https://t.co/rc5k8qgJEb
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Working for Brains On, a science podcast for kids from American Public Media

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Via email.

Why did you become a journalist?

I love connecting people to the wonders that science reveals in the world around us.