All posts tagged with celebrities

Sit down and shut up

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Carole McGranahan describes a memorable case where academics shut down public discussion of their work: “Dialogue with the Public: Adam Yauch and Academic Sn...

Darwin's Y

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The Telegraph has done a puff piece about the Genographic testing of Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson.

Violet eyes

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Oh, I suppose I should go ahead and link to that Elizabeth Taylor mutation article:

Winter's Bone

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Before anyone asks: Yes, I’m aware of the Academy’s unfortunate misspelling.

Neandertal anti-defamation files, 8

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OK, at ScienceOnline2011 I did a little bit of talking about Neandertals represented in art. So this entry in the NAD files truly pains me.

Culturomics

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From the Guardian: “Google creates a tool to probe ‘genome’ of English words for cultural trends”.

Ozzy Osbourne, archaic human

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Via a reader: The Daily Mail really aims for the lowest common denominator of genetics: “We’ve all suspected, now it’s official: Ozzy Osbourne IS a Neanderth...

Starr

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Ringo Starr turns 70 years old today. Many are reminiscing about some music group he was apparently part of. As for myself, I will forever treasure his geniu...

GET smart

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Carl Zimmer describes his experience as a master of ceremonies (with Robert Krulwich) at the Genomes, Envrionments, Traits conference (“A day among the genom...

This weeks' genomes

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Actress Glenn Close joins the ranks of the genomed; Daniel MacArthur discusses the celebrity genomics trend.

Shamone

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Funny, this didn’t stand out to me at the Field when we were there last…