Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer

@nytimes columnist. Author: Contacts via my web site welcome. RTs are pointers to things of interest, not endorsements

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How Coronavirus Ravaged One Houston Family

Apple Fire Leads to Evacuation Order for 7,000 in California

Captain and owners of NYC party boat arrested for crowded cruise

A complex web of investors who stand to profit if Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine succeeds shows the little-known financial interests often at play in the development of scientific innovation

"A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President DonaldTrump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of 'extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.'” @AP 

“We identify a new effect of seasonality (the winter is coming effect)”

UK risks twice-as-big second COVID wave without better testing, study finds


Dear Mr. President: It is important that you and everyone else understand the science of #covid19  because people’s lives depend on it. Let me correct the mistakes in your tweet. 1/7

"A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks.”

Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in LA with an eighth of a percent of his net worth (If you make $60,000 a year, that’s like spending $75 on a house) via @verge 

‘If anyone can hear us … help.’ Puerto Rico’s mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria

Not a joke: NASA nominee wants to strip “expansion of human knowledge” about space & Earth from NASA objectives

A new study indicates sudden global warming stripped oxygen from the ocean 252 million years ago and led to the greatest mass extinction ever. The parallels to now are way too close for comfort. My story for

A skull from a Greek cave shows that Homo sapiens was already in Europe 210,000 years ago. Here’s my story on evidence of an early expansion out of Africa

Scientists have discovered a remarkable human who lived in Siberia 90,000 years ago. Her mother was a Neanderthal, and her father was a Denisovan. Here’s my story on our emerging view of human hybrids:

Federal worker & diabetic Mallory Lorge is down to her last two vials of insulin. When her blood sugar rose to a high level last week, she chose not to use them. “I can’t afford anything. I just went to bed and hoped I’d wake up.”

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