Ed Yong

Ed Yong

Science writer at The Atlantic. Author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, a New York Times bestseller on animal-microbe partnerships. https://t.co/Pyu0Xpdt8x

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By toilet-paper insiders do you mean, like, a bunch of small cardboard tubes?

@qjurecic  Quinta I feel you so much. I think what you’re feeling now is exactly how I felt three years ago. We’ve sort of see-sawed. Idk if that helps at all but I hope it at least conveys how much weight your great work has carried for those of us who were floundering in our own ways.

I've really appreciated @DKThomp 's reporting on the economic side of the pandemic. This one's great, but read all the recent ones. Clear suggestions of steps that should have been taken, were not taken, and still could be taken-->

@GreatDismal  For what I hope are obvious reasons, this vote of confidence for the future-looking section means a lot. Thanks William. Hope you and yours are safe and well.

We just updated the Atlantic masks piece with a nod and link to that very useful study.

i'm still waiting for the dramatic reading of the virus's entire genome

I took one drink for every instance of “operationalize” and now my liver is failing, help

i see that the pandemic is already magnifying social fault-lines, widening the gulf between the have-tots and the have-nots

"What do you have to lose? is a dark sentiment from a president managing a crisis that his administration failed to prepare for." Read@jameshamblin 's excellent piece on hydroxychloroquine.

this 25th season of America's Next Top Model has really jumped the shark.


"When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like," says photographer Paul Nicklen. "Bears are going to starve to death."

🚨I wrote a big piece about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic: how the US got to this point; what needs to happen in the coming weeks and months; what the endgame looks like; and what the world might be like in the aftermath.

I wrote about the new coronavirus itself--where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it infects and kills, and what the summer might bring. It's early days, of course, but this serves as a rough preliminary portrait of SARS-CoV-2.

Hey, remember that viral video of a baby bear climbing up a snowy cliff to its mother? It's not a life-affirming tale of persistence. The bears were fleeing from the drone that was filming and harassing them.

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean, 1.2 miles deeper than Everest is tall. The animals living at its bottom have plastic in their guts.

Inspired by Hidden Figures, a team of researchers scoured the acknowledgements of old genetics papers & uncovered the names of many women programmers, who made important contributions but were never given authorship.

I've spent 2 years tracking the gender balance in my stories. In that time, I've raised the proportion of women whom I quote from 25% to 50%. Here's why I did it, and what I learned on the way.

Never before in recorded history has a single disease burned down so much of the tree of life. New estimates show that the doomsday fungus called Bd has caused the decline of over 500 species and the extinction of at least 90.

Now they've done it. They've pissed off Aquaman

🚨In a new piece, I explore the growing debates about: - whether the new coronavirus is "airborne" - whether it's safe to go outside - whether everyone should be wearing a mask