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Link: Profile of Tilly Edinger

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Smithsonian has done a nice profile of Tilly Edinger, one of the most important paleontologists of the twentieth century: “The Woman Who Shaped the Study of ...

Link: Following fieldwork in Malawi

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Emory University has done a nice story about Jessica Thompson’s archaeological fieldwork in Malawi: “Bonding over bones, stones and beads”.

Link: Sci-Hub profiled

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Verge has a long article on Sci-Hub, focusing on its founder, Alexandra Elbakyan: “Science’s Pirate Queen”.

Link: An appreciation of Frank Brown

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Nature last week published an appreciation by Bernard Wood of the life and contributions of the late Frank Brown, who died earlier this fall: “Frank Brown (1...

Link: Lee Berger interviewed in Nautilus

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Nautilus is running a nice interview with Lee Berger about Homo naledi and other things: “The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species”.

Link: Biomechanical demands of hip width

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Boston University’s research office has a nice article about Kristi Lewton’s research on pelvic biomechanics: “In defense of wide hips”. The piece refers to ...

Link: A visit to Ethiopian paleoanthropology

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I’m frankly amazed I didn’t link to this Nautilus article when it came out last year: “Digging Through the World’s Oldest Graveyard”. In it, Amy Maxmen trave...

Bernard Wood interviewed in Current Biology

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A recent issue of Current Biology has a short interview with paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood: “Bernard Wood”. The interview covers his transition from a tra...

A profile of John Gurche

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The Mail and Guardian has a nice article about the work of John Gurche, written by Sarah Wild: “The next best thing to a time machine”. Gurche is doing a gue...

Interview with Lee Berger

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As many readers know, I recently offered a massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Human Evolution Past and Future”. The course included video interviews ...

Cynthia Kenyon profile

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The Guardian has a profile interview with aging researcher Cynthia Kenyon: “Cynthia Kenyon: ‘The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexp...

Pardis Sabeti profile

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Smithsonian is running a profile of geneticist Pardis Sabeti, written by Seth Mnookin: “Pardis Sabeti, the Rollerblading Rock Star Scientist of Harvard”.

Tomoko Ohta profile

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Current Biology has published an interview of the esteemed Japanese population geneticist Tomoko Ohta Ohta:profile:2012.

Into the belly of the whale

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Carl Zimmer profiles anatomist Joy Reidenberg, who has scored a coup for public communication of science on the BBC show, Inside Nature’s Giants: “From Insid...

James F. Crow, 1916-2012

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I received today the sad news that my friend and colleague James F. Crow has died, at the age of 95. Jim was a legend in the field of population genetics, wh...

Making a Hawking

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Cosmos posts a long biographical retrospective from Stephen Hawking about his life and work. A lot of it will be review for people well-read on the history o...

Computer composer

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An article about classical composer David Cope and the AI programs he wrote to make original music. It’s not new news, but a nice profile with many “what doe...

Seed interviews Richard Wrangham

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I’ve been reading Richard Wrangham’s book, and I’ll report on it when I’ve finished it. Meanwhile, SEED gives us another Wrangham interview. Wrangham points ...

Freeman Dyson profile

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In my book, what it takes to be a rockin’ physicist is coming up with something that forms the basis of entire series of sci-fi novels. So Freeman Dyson qual...