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M. Mitchell Waldrop
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I don't think there's much doubt that Jesus lived, +Zephyr López Cervilla. Opinions vary as to who his father was, mind you.

Either way, there is no question the book attributed to him clearly shows that he did not like "moneylenders" much, preferring the company of prostitutes and the destitute. He preached kindness to those in need; he called for non-violent solutions to problems; he risked his own life and health to tend to the sick; and so on. He definitely would not be happy to know his followers today support exactly the opposite values: greed and selfishness and intolerance.
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Waves from the Big Bang -- what does it all mean?
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A powerful and disturbing story by Sara Reardon -- her first news feature for Nature. An auspicious debut!
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Ron Cowen's wonderful profile of the guy behind #BICEP2, the South-Pole experiment that seems to have proved cosmic inflation. 
After years of work in the Antarctic, John Kovac and his team have captured strong evidence for a long-held theory about the Universe’s birth.
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What's with the constant 'Connection timed out' response on the Play home page? This has lately been happening almost constantly on both my Droid Maxx phone and Nexus 7 tablet. Other pages, like Books, load fine, just not the home page.
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Helen Shen's wonderful feature about one of the most inexplicably successful treatments out there for Parkinson's disease. And Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. And Depression. And...
 
How sending electrical jolts deep into the brain alleviates the symptoms of Parkinson's and other diseases. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1otUIbg
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Hilarious! And dead on...
 
Pi is not special. Vi Hart went off on a big rant for Pi Day.
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  • Nature Publishing Group
    Features Editor, 2008 - present
  • Freelance
    2006 - 2008
  • National Science Foundation
    Media Officer, 2003 - 2006
  • Freelance
    1991 - 2003
  • Science magazine
    Reporter, 1980 - 1991
  • Chemical & Engineering News
    Reporter, 1977 - 1980
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Augusta, GA - Greenville, SC - Griffin, GA - Columbus, GA - Pensacola, FL - Providence, RI - Pittsburgh, PA - Richmond, VA - Gastonia, NC - Chapel Hill, NC - Madison, WI - Palo Alto, CA - Washington, DC
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Currently, I am a features editor for Nature magazine, working out of the Washington, DC, office. In my distant past-1975-I earned a Ph.D. in elementary particle physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Two years later, in 1977, I earned a Master’s in journalism at Wisconsin. From 1977 to 1980 I was a writer and West Coast bureau chief for Chemical and Engineering News. From 1980 to 1991 I was a senior writer at ­Science magazine, where I covered physics, space, astronomy, computer science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, psychology, and neuroscience. From 1991 to 2003 I was a freelance writer, and from 2003 to 2006 I worked in media affairs for the National Science Foundation. I am the author of Man-Made Minds (Walker, 1987), a book about artificial intelligence; Complexity (Simon & Schuster, 1992), a book about the Santa Fe Institute and the new sciences of complexity; and The Dream Machine (Viking, 2001), a book about the history of computing. In my spare time I am an avid cyclist. I live in Washington, D.C. with my wife, Amy E. Friedlander.
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Interviewed Steven Hawking (1988). Rafted the Grand Canyon (2009). Ran the Marine Corps Marathon (2011 & 2012)
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Journalism (MA), 1975 - 1977
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Physics (PhD), 1969 - 1975
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Mathematics (BS), 1965 - 1969
  • Frank L. Ashley High School
    1962 - 1965
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