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carlzimmer
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I had a kneejerk "Why in Prezi?" reaction to this guide to bad data journalism, but it actually works really well. andrewwhitby.com/bad-data-journ…
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More human-driven evolution: flowers evolving to bloom earlier due to warming. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/je… See also: youtube.com/watch?v=PA80bW…
This is crazy: Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds nyti.ms/1nTbJhG
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Cetaceans seem to have lost all taste perception except for “salty.” Of course in seawater, that one’s not as useful: news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/0…
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Amish missionaries returning from the Philippines have triggered a measles outbreak in Ohio. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
Meta-analysis incl 1.3 million children finds no #autism-vax, autism-mercury, autism-MMR, or autism-thimerosal link forbes.com/sites/emilywil…
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OMG, giggling on my flight listening to ‘Carl Zimmer: Safety Carl Versus Gamera’ by The Story Collider soundcloud.com/the-story-coll…
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@j_zimms @carlzimmer My dad was eating butter pecan ice cream once and my brother got him to laugh so hard he shot a pecan out of his nose.
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At one point during this @carlzimmer story at @story_collider I laughed so hard I threw my drink up my own nose is.gd/nKryyE
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@carlzimmer in fairness, they basically don't talk to anybody
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Interesting. Bezos-owned Wash. Post couldn’t get a comment from Bezos-owned Amazon about blocking Hachette books. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…
Chemist @Dereklowe argues that showering money on antibiotics research won’t lead to new cures. Low fruit is picked. pipeline.corante.com/archives/2014/…
.@jcurries On my Twitter feed, here are some great science book authors: @DavidQuammen @GaryMarcus @LeeBillings @LeeDugatkin @ElizKolbert...
There should be an award for the best reference to the Sound of Music in titles of scientific papers about lichen. plosone.org/article/info%3…
Any story illustrated by a picture of a scuba diver cradling a 12,000-year-old human skull is going to stop my day. news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/1…
Marshes are among our most valuable ecosystems. What's killing them? Check out my @nytimesscience column mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/sci…
Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People? No longer just philosophical question gizmodo.com/should-your-dr…
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Sure, it takes a gallon of water to produce a *single* almond. But a stick of butter needs 500 gal. More water math: slate.com/articles/techn…
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This is an elegant alternative to the tree of life judgestarling.tumblr.com/post/858217577…
Here’s a nice write-up of a talk that I and @pam3001 gave about science writing at the recent @ASJAhq meeting. profnetconnect.com/stephaniederui…
Today’s plan: tell some grade school kids about 18th c. medicine here in Connecticut. Trying to avoid nightmares: madisoncthistorical.org/visit_us/small…