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Ferns thrived in shady forests by borrowing a light-sensing gene from other plants. I tell the story in my new column for the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/science/plants-that-practice-genetic-engineering.html?_r=1
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In the latest issue of Wired, I interview microbiologist Martin Blaser about our endangered microbiome. If you want to find out more, his new book, Missing Microbes, has just been published. It’s an excellent look at one of the most intriguing fields of biology today.
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For my column this week in the New York Times, I look at how machine learning (think Watson on Jeopardy) can help doctors swim through the ocean of cancer data and come up with better treatments.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/science/enlisting-a-computer-to-battle-cancers-one-by-one.html?hp
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Here’s the video of my talk yesterday at Harvard about humans as an evolutionary force. While the lighting on me is dim, the slides are bright. Besides, you don't need to see the color of my tie anyway... http://youtu.be/PA80bWpPf2c
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Binary coupling & decoupling in a given codex partially alive
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Today on the Loom, I have a long essay about that most marvelous whale, the narwhal. I look at its extraordinary tusk--which was once peddled as unicorn horns--and the debate among scientists about what it's for. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/18/the-mystery-of-the-sea-unicorn/
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Well i don't care how much money pcs u put up it just does not impress me
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Sometimes you feel like a sponge. Sometimes you don't.
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For my new "Matter" column for the New York Times, I take you inside the crowded, jittery interior of the cell: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/science/watch-proteins-do-the-jitterbug.html?hpw&rref=science
The animators who produced the video hit “The Inner Life of a Cell” are back with a look at the messy, chaotic dance performed by molecules in a neuron.
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The photographer Rachel Sussman has come out with a gorgeous, important new book called, “The Oldest Living Things In the World.” She asked me to write the introduction. Here's what I wrote about these biological Methuselahs: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/28/the-oldest-living-things-on-earth/
The photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to take pictures of the oldest living organisms on our planet. She described her journey in this TED talk, and now, at last, she's creat...
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+Sheyma Gates what do you mean by that?
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On the Loom, I offer three ways to fly through a brain http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/flying-through-inner-space/
It's hard to truly see the brain. I don't mean to simply see a three-pound hunk of tissue. I mean to see it in a way that offers a deep feel for how it works. That's not surprising, given that the ...
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Thanks for all your connects but again even when searching Connecticut on Yahoo i get Connecticut Ohio which is a travesty for these bigots of 43147 as well
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For my new "Matter" column in the New York Times, I look at a moss that has returned from the age of King Arthur and the new science of “resurrection ecology.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/science/a-growth-spurt-at-1500-years-old.html
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This moss might help with B cells and antigens.
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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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