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.
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
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.
I am, to my knowledge, the only writer for whom a species of tapeworm has been named. (Details here: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/08/a-tapeworm-to-call-my-own/ )