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Our 200,000-year history as a species just got clearer, thanks to hundreds of new genomes. My New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/science/ancient-dna-human-history.html?_r=0
Unprecedented analyses of DNA from people in indigenous populations suggests that almost all modern people trace their roots to one migration out of Africa.
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We’re in an antibiotic crisis that was predicted 70 years ago. Here’s a piece by me in Stat about why they didn’t stop it, and the lessons we need to learn from that neglected history. https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/12/superbug-antibiotic-resistance-history/
Although mostly forgotten today, scientists have been warning of a coming antibiotic crisis for more than a half-century. The bugs are still winning.
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For my new Science Happens video, I paid a visit to a lab where scientists are figuring out how salamanders regrow legs. Maybe we will, too, someday... https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/25/limbs-regeneration-science-salamanders/
The human body’s regenerative powers have their limits. Scientists are studying salamanders, which can regrow limbs, to see what lessons can be learned.
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When I saw this post I thought "why are they calling an axolotl a salamander?!"

Learned something today, just as everyday.
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I wrote about ExAC, the database that saved me from terrors of dropping dead of a heart attack. https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/17/genetic-variants-ex-ac-sequence/
With the help of new tools, scientists are identifying new genetic variants and starting to understand secrets about the biology that we all share.
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Here's the last installment of my Game of Genomes series, in which I used my genome as a time machine to go deep into the past and into the future. https://www.statnews.com/feature/game-of-genomes/season-three/
STAT's Carl Zimmer takes a journey back through time, visiting ancestors over the past 2,000 years and going back further to meet his inner Neanderthal.
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People of New York! At 5 pm today I'll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival with +Ed Yong and +Sonia Shah to talk about the invisible microbial world we live in. http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/2016-festival/microbes-viruses-and-destiny
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Did Lucy die from a long fall out of a tree? I look at a very cold case for The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/science/lucy-hominid-fossils-fall.html 
A team of scientists recently concluded that Lucy, a hominid whose skeleton was discovered in 1974, died from a long fall — but their study has divided experts.
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Excellent! Great Stuff. Thanks Carl!
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A hidden evolutionary link between hands and fins. Here's the story in my New York Times column for this week. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/science/from-fins-into-hands-scientists-discover-a-deep-evolutionary-link.html
The findings by a University of Chicago team will help researchers understand how our ancestors left the water, transforming fins into limbs so they could move on land.
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A flat denial from a lack of information or understanding is. Questioning reflects a desire to learn, refusal to accept the possibility that one's understanding might be incomplete reflects a closed mind.
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In the 70's all it took was some heavy grinding. Before that it's anyone's guess.
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What's a wolf? That's a complicated question, as a new study on wolf genomes reveals. In my latest New York Times column I take a look at this conundrum http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/science/red-eastern-gray-wolves.html 
The finding highlights the shortcomings of laws intended to protect endangered species that don’t take into account research of the evolution of species.
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For my column this week in +The New York Times, I look at a vastly improved map of our brain. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/science/human-connectome-brain-map.html
Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.
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I write about science, in books, articles, and blogs. I am a columnist at the New York Times, and I also write features for magazines such as National Geographic, Wired, and Scientific American. You can find out more about my books here. And here's a recent video where I explain why we live on a planet of viruses.  
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2011. A Body Fit for a FreakyBig Brain. Discover JulyAugust 2011. Link In 1758 the Swedish taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus dubbed our species Homo sapiens Latin

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Evolution | On my first full day blogging at Discover, things are a bit chaotic, but I'd be remiss not to take a second to observe the 150th anniversary of

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A Planet of Viruses | On Monday, I'll be speaking at a master's tea at Morse College at Yale at 4 pm about outbreaks--real and fictionalized, viral and

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Book sale! | Thanks to everyone who scooped up autographed copies of At the Water's Edge (72 are out the door as of this writing, and 8 are left). My shelves

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Carl Zimmer - Viruses and Other Little Things. February 4, 2013. Host: Indre Viskontas. This year's flu season has been dubbed the worst in

It Was Foretold Long Ago… | The Loom | Discover Magazine
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General | Allow me to introduce myself by way of a homecoming.It was at Discover that I started writing about science, a couple years out of college and with no

Serotonin | The Loom | Discover Magazine
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Science Tattoo Emporium | chemistry tattoos | Here is a picture of my serotonin tattoo. I don't know that it needs much more explanation than it's my favorite

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Top posts | In 1833, John Obadiah Westwood, a British entomologist, tried to guess how many species of insects there are on Earth. He extrapolated from England

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"Gentlemen, it is the microbes that will have the last word." - Louis Pasteur

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A Planet of Viruses | Last year, while I was working on a profile for the New York Times of a virus hunter named Ian Lipkin, he told me he was consulting on a

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Science Tattoo Emporium | Melinda writes,I have attached a photo of my Dirac Equation tattoo, which I obtained a few months ago. I am really happy with it. In

The Mere Existence of Whales | The Loom | Discover Magazine
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Evolution | Strictly speaking, there should be no blue whales.Blue whales can weigh over a thousand times more than a human being. That's a lot of extra cells