Pulitzer-prize winning science writer for the NYTimes and author of Woman, The Canon and other books.

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@angier58 — 2,980 followers, 1,032 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

Sometimes I come across an unusual word I like & think, ooh, I gotta find an excuse to use that one; but then I see it a few more times & oh, well, I missed my chance. Two recent examples: "rictus" and "tranche."

Nov 20, 2017

Men: It's really not that hard to keep your hands to yourself. We women manage to do it every day of our lives.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/11/20/al_franken_accused_of_groping_woman_during_photo_op.html 

Nov 19, 2017

My wish for the new year: we finally hear from an alien civilization, with helpful tips on how to survive for the next millennium or two. Because we myopic Earthlings clearly don't have a clue.

Nov 19, 2017

Why do I have this terrible feeling that, when all the sturm and fury over sexual harassment have run their course, women will be the ones who end up paying the price?

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