In part 2 of our interview, award-winning author Carl Zimmer talks about his latest books, and a new study that shows how Toxoplasma influences the behavior of rats--and maybe of us
Click here for Part One: Carl Zimmer on the Art of Science Writing "Carl Zimmer" by Nathaniel Gold Carl Zimmer has an uncanny knack for getting under your skin, quite literally.
Click here for Part Two: Carl Zimmer Delves Beneath the Surface of Science Writing "Carl Zimmer" by Nathaniel Gold Carl Zimmer is one of the most insightful and trenchant science writers working today.
The annual Scientific American September single-topic issue is all about cities. And award-winning author Carl Zimmer recently penned a piece on evolution research in the urban environment for The New York Times. In part 1 of this interview, he talks about urban evolution
Author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about the search for the physiological and biological basis of intelligence, the subject of his article in the October issue of Scientific American magazine. And Editor in Chief John Rennie discusses other articles in the issue, including the cover story on the possibility of a big bounce instead of the big bang and the science of the World Wide Web. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites mentioned in this episode include www.SciAm.com/sciammag; www.carlzimmer.com
Quick: How many top science writers were spotted standing behind a Republican Senate candidate during a concession speech last night?Only one, as far as we know: Carl Zimmer.
Author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about E. coli, the bacteria that are the subject of his new book Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life. Web sites mentioned in this episode include www.carlzimmer.com
A while back an illustrator I consider a friend and mentor sent me an amazing birthday gift: It’s a mammoth by Carl Buell. Buell, you’ll likely already know, is the greatest living painter of extinct mammalian fauna today.
Some great stuff on the blogs today: - Mariette DiChristina - A Busy 2011 at Scientific American - Eric Michael Johnson - Probing the Passions of Science: An Interview with Carl Zimmer on the Art of Science Writing and Probing the Passions of Science: Carl Zimmer Delves Beneath the Surface of Science Writing - Stephen Di Cerbo - Ichthyology Meets Printmaking - Melissa C.
In this episode, author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about his Scientific American article Evolved For Cancer?, which looks at how natural selection has led to what appears to be an inevitable tendency for human beings to develop the disease. Dmitry Vaintrob, winner of the 2006-07 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for high school students, talks about his project in string topology. Plus we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.sciam.com/podcast; www.carlzimmer.com; www.siemens-foundation.org
A search for the genetic basis of spirituality
A popular science writer who has written a book about science-themed tattoos reveals some of the surprises he encountered along the way
Just how important were the discoveries of dinosaur fossils?
In this chapter from his new e-book, journalist Carl Zimmer tries to reconcile the visions of techno-immortalists with the exigencies imposed by real-world biology
Carl Zimmer continues his discussion of E. coli, the bacteria that are the subject of his new book Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about the Nobel Prizes awarded this week. Web sites mentioned in this episode include www.carlzimmer.com; improbable.com; nobelprize.org
Biologists are beginning to tease out how the brain gives rise to a constant sense of being oneself
Wednesday night I joined Jon Ronson, Carl Zimmer, Ophira Eisenberg, and Sarah Schlesinger in Brooklyn to tell stories in celebration of the Story Collider’s fourth anniversary.
Natural selection lacks the power to erase cancer from our species and, some scientists argue, may even have provided tools that help tumors grow
Researchers try to prevent bacteria from gumming up the works in industry, medicine and agriculture
When my 18-year old self walked into a tattoo parlor on South Street in Philadelphia, I had no idea I was joining a movement of tattooed scientists, embellishing their bodies with symbols of their passions.