Science writer at The Atlantic. Author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, a New York Times bestseller on animal-microbe partnerships. https://t.co/Pyu0Xpdt8x
Nice to see that this groundbreaking study on Toxoplasma (the cat poop parasite) has now been published. () I covered it as a preprint last month.
What do we want? Maggot stories. When do we want them? At all possible times.
From a tissue sample that’s been sitting in a drawer in Kinshasa since 1966, scientists have pieced together a near-complete genome of HIV, from almost two decades before the virus was first identified.
@s_m_i I choose to draw motivation from this little critter that compensates for a lack of limbs by inflating its butt and leaping after its dreams. So pure. So inspiring.
The entire Atlantic science team ground to a halt in our meeting because we discovered an inchworm on the desk. Sorry, no more journalism today.
Our Planet—Netflix’s answer to Planet Earth—is a big-budget wildlife documentary that *finally* forces viewers to acknowledge their complicity in the decline of nature, *throughout* each episode. It’s a hugely important shift.
In the late 80s, an Inuit hunter killed a strange whale and kept its skull on his roof for years. A new study finally confirms that the animal was a narluga--a hybrid whale born to a beluga father and a narwhal mother.